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Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)

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Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)

Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Yorkshire Bach Choir - Bach: Mass in B minor (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 521 Mb | Total time: 103:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum | SIGCD265 | Recorded: 2010

The Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and Yorkshire Bach Choir were formed in 1973 as the basis of the famous York Early Music Festival, and have built a firm reputation as one of the finest ensembles in the world in their performance and interpretation of 17th and 18th century music. Under their director Peter Seymour they return to disc with a fine selection of soloists to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Their 2009 disc of Bach’s St John Passion, also on Signum, was released to excellent reviews.

The Barracudas - Drop Out (1980) {EMI}

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The Barracudas - Drop Out (1980) {EMI}

The Barracudas - Drop Out (1980) {EMI}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 585MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 177MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Surf, Garage Rock, Power Pop

On CD for the first time, this album has been digitally re-mastered and includes bonus tracks and previously unreleased material 'Chevy Baby', 'Barracuda Waver', Surfers Are Back', 'Rendevous', 'The K.G.B. (Made A Man Out Of Me)', 'Ballad Of A Liar', Gotta Get A Gun', Grammar Of Misery', 'I Can't Sleep', 'On A Sunday', 'Shades Of Today' & Summer Fun' (Alternate Version). Also includes original artwork plus booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes from the band and rare memorabilia. Drop Out with The Barracudas is the debut studio album by English rock band The Barracudas, released in 1980 by record label Zonophone.

Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)

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Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)

Ensemble Mare Balticum - Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 76:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | DCD34181 | Recorded: 2015

Scandinavia’s archaeologically known prehistory encompasses around twelve thousand years, culminating in the Viking period (c.800–1050AD). The Middle Ages then followed, around six hundred years later than in continental Europe – a late development due to the long period in which ice still covered Europe’s northern parts. Volume 2 in Delphian Records’ groundbreaking collaboration with the European Music Archaeology Project constructs a soundscape of these two periods, featuring both music improvised on Viking instruments, and notated songs and instrumental items from the early centuries of Christianity in Scandinavia.

Rupert Till, Justus Willberg - Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from classical antiquity Vol.5 (2018)

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Rupert Till, Justus Willberg - Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from classical antiquity Vol.5 (2018)

Rupert Till, Justus Willberg, Barnaby Brown, Callum Armstrong, Olga Sutkowska, Stef Conner - Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from classical antiquity Vol.5 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 56:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | DCD34188 | Recorded: 2015, 2017

The Greek and Roman cultures of classical antiquity have left an indelible mark on European society. The Greek 'muse' is the origin of our concept of 'music', and ancient Greek culture included concert performances with a listening audience, hundreds of years before the rest of the continent.

Carole King - City Streets (1989) [1991, Japan]

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Carole King - City Streets (1989) [1991, Japan]

Carole King - City Streets (1989) [1991, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 43:18 | 341,35 Mb
Label: Capitol Records/Toshiba-EMI Ltd (Japan) | Cat.# TOCP-6939 | Released: 1991-12-18 (1989)

"City Streets" is an album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1989. It was the first album after 6-year hiatus from her recording career, co-produced by Rudy Guess who supported her as a backing guitarist in later years. The title track features a guitar solo by Eric Clapton. It was released as a single and became a top-20 hit on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Clapton also played the guitar on "Ain't That the Way". Another notable guest musician is Branford Marsalis, who played the saxophone on "Midnight Flyer".

John Abercrombie & John Ruocco - Topics (2007)

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John Abercrombie & John Ruocco - Topics (2007)

John Abercrombie & John Ruocco - Topics (2007)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 144MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

This intimate recording by guitarist John Abercrombie and clarinetist John Ruocco is reminiscent of the famous recordings from the 1960s by Jimmy Giuffre with Jim Hall. A contemporary take on chamber jazz, it comes from a similar heritage but in a different musical context, more introverted, lyrical and half a century more modern. Guitarist John Abercrombie is well-known for his recordings as leader and as a sideman for ECM but his partner in this project is a less-familiar name. The American tenor saxophonist and clarinettist John Ruocco has been closely associated with the Belgian jazz scene and he is director of the Dutch Jazz Orchestra and he has directed The Den Haag Conservatory big band for a number of years.

John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) {ECM 1117}

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John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) {ECM 1117}

John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) {ECM 1117}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 168MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Always unique and uncompromising, John Abercrombie gained a good deal of his popularity from his solo playing. Not the virtuoso of his primary influences – Django Reinhardt, Tal Farlow and Jim Hall – Abercrombie is much more the introvert. He often bypasses traditional techniques to pursue experimental sounds and rhythms. Along with Ralph Towner, whom he has recorded with before (see Sargasso Sea), Abercrombie makes excellent use of space within both his compositions and solos. Upon the first listen there may not appear to be very much here; however, this music needs to be absorbed over several listens to appreciate Abercrombie's brilliance.

Kenny Rogers - Love Lifted Me (1976) & Kenny Rogers (1977) [2CD] [2009, Reissue]

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Kenny Rogers - Love Lifted Me (1976) & Kenny Rogers (1977) [2CD] [2009, Reissue]

Kenny Rogers - Love Lifted Me (1976) & Kenny Rogers (1977) [2CD] (2009, Reissue)
Pop/Rock, Country, Country-Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:09:03 | 427,89 Mb
Label: Edsel Records (EU) | Cat.# EDSD 2039 | Released: 2009-07-14 (1976/1977)

2009 two CD-set containing a pair of albums from the Country superstar, originally released on the United Artists and Liberty labels at the height of his worldwide popularity between 1976 and 1983. Though Rogers achieved success at the tail end of the '60s with his band The First Edition, it wasn't until he fully crossed over into the Country market that international fame came calling. Ironically, his move away from the Pop charts actually brought him more success once Country Music began to crossover into the same market he had initially given up on. Contains the albums Love Lifted Me (1976) and Kenny Rogers (1977). 21 tracks.

Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark - Solo (2003)

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Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark - Solo (2003)

Jean-François Jenny-Clark - Solo (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 193.33 Mb | 43:40 | Covers
Free Improvisation | Label: La Buissonne - RJA397002

Many musicians consider Jean-François Jenny-Clark to be one of the greatest bass players of his generation, and I now realise that over the years and in many different projects and contexts, I was fortunate enough to share my rhythmic role with one of the greatest contemporary improvisers. Jean-François knew his instrument so well that he was able to assert his strong personality so quickly that it wasn’t always easy to adapt to his idea of tempo – it could be fragmented, loosely defined, deliberately variable or merely hinted at. His premature death makes one suspect that he never fully realised the importance of his personal contribution to music, nor the admiration we all felt for him. (Daniel Humair)

Trio Wanderer, Christophe Gaugué, Stéphane Logerot - Hummel, Schubert: Quintets (2003)

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Trio Wanderer, Christophe Gaugué, Stéphane Logerot - Hummel, Schubert: Quintets (2003)

Trio Wanderer, Christophe Gaugué, Stéphane Logerot - Hummel, Schubert: Quintets (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:34 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC90 1792

likely to divide listeners. Some may object to French players performing Austro-German music, while others will embrace the notion of musical internationalism. Others may object to first-rate Schubert being joined to second-rate Hummel, while others will enjoy the chance to hear an unfamiliar as well as a familiar work. After they hear it, however, most listeners will likely agree on two things. First, they will likely find that the French players do a marvelous job of breathing life into both these works.

Bud Powell Trio - Bouncing with Bud (1962/1997) {Remastered}

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Bud Powell Trio - Bouncing with Bud (1962/1997) {Remastered}

Bud Powell Trio - Bouncing with Bud (1962/1997) {Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 242.50 Mb | 42:33 | Covers
Hard Bop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab - UDCD 703

Bud Powell was a jazz pianist of rare talent, perhaps unique in his ability to inject vocal inflections into his improvisational playing. He reached a peak by the late 1940s although sadly by the 1950s he seemed to be succumbing to the mental illness that had plagued him all his life. Unexpectedly his career had a sporadic revival after he moved to France in 1959. Cared for by a friend, Bud Powell still proved capable of giving performances occasionally as brilliantly fluent as his finest from the 1940s. One of these performances were immortalized on this recording from Jazzhus Montmartre in 1962.

The Temptations - The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul (1967) [2013, Japan]

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The Temptations - The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul (1967) [2013, Japan]

The Temptations - The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul (1967) [2013, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 34:40 | 247,96 Mb
Label: Motown/USM Japan (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-75836 | Released: 2013-11-20 (1967-07-17)

"The Temptations with a Lot o' Soul" is the 5th studio album by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label released in 1967. Featuring four hit singles, With a Lot o' Soul is the most successful Temptations album from their "classic 5" era, during which David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin, and Otis Williams constituted the Temptations' lineup. The four singles from the album, all Top 20 pop/ Top 10 R&B hits, were "(I Know) I'm Losing You", "All I Need", "You're My Everything", and "(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need". three of these four songs also reached the Billboard Pop Top 10 as well. Norman Whitfield produced most of the tracks here, supporting the Temptations' vocals with a hard-edged soul sound with elements of the music of James Brown.

Trio Parnassus - Joseph Rheinberger: Complete Piano Trios (1992)

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Trio Parnassus - Joseph Rheinberger: Complete Piano Trios (1992)

Trio Parnassus - Joseph Rheinberger: Complete Piano Trios (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:00:51 | 523 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog: MDG 303 0419-2

This two-hour double-disc set of Joseph Rheinberger's complete piano trios is a hefty contribution to the rehabilitation of the composer's oeuvre, though it may be more than the average listener can appreciate in one sitting. Rheinberger's music is earnest and perhaps too heavy for some tastes, and it may even seem too stodgy and dryly theoretical. In his mature Romantic style, his reliance on Classical form, and his pensive expression, Rheinberger often resembles Brahms, though it must be said that he lacks Brahms' rhythmic ingenuity, contrapuntal dexterity, and emotional depth.

Dorothee Oberlinger, Christian Rieger - Bach: a due per Flauto e Cambalo (2006)

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Dorothee Oberlinger, Christian Rieger - Bach: a due per Flauto e Cambalo (2006)

Dorothee Oberlinger, Christian Rieger - Bach: a due per Flauto e Cambalo (2006)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 538 Mb | Total time: 75:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Marc Aurel Edition | MA 20035 | Recorded: 2005

In its way, this German release is more radical than many of the other discs on which recorder players have asserted their rights to big swaths of the Baroque repertory. The radical quality doesn't lie in the arrangement of Bach works for the recorder, which in no way goes beyond Bach's own musical recycling ethic. (Three works were originally written for flute, one was an organ trio sonata, one was a violin sonata, and one is for harpsichord alone.) The unusual quality of the arrangement instead lies in the treatment of the accompanimental harpsichord, which is all alone with no gamba or anything else supporting its fundamental line.

Hamish Milne - Bach Piano transcriptions, Vol. 5: Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire, Siloti (2005)

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Hamish Milne - Bach Piano transcriptions, Vol. 5: Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire, Siloti (2005)

Hamish Milne - Bach Piano transcriptions, Vol. 5: Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire, Siloti (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:54 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67506

Hyperion's series of recordings of Bach transcriptions continues with this superlative release by Hamish Milne. While earlier volumes had featured the transcriptions of Busoni, Feinberg, Friedman, and Grainger, this volume features transcriptions by Russian composers. And, as with earlier volumes, the transcriptions reveal more about the transcriber than they do about the composer. In the case of Siloti's transcriptions of the Prelude in B minor and the Air from the Third Orchestral Suite, we find a transcriber of strength and delicacy, of massive sonorities and ethereal melodies.