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Queen - Greatest Hits II (1991) {2019, MQA-CD x UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

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Queen - Greatest Hits II (1991) {2019, MQA-CD x UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

Queen - Greatest Hits II (1991) {2019, MQA-CD x UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 619 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 236 Mb
Full Scans | 01:19:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock / Art Rock / Glam Rock / Arena Rock / Classic Rock
Island Records / Universal Music #UICY-40264

The second volume of Queen’s Greatest Hits appeared a decade after the first; a decade after the group started its slow shift from international superstars toward ruling the world that existed outside of the United States. Apart from “Under Pressure” and “Radio Ga Ga,” all of the 17 singles here did not crack the American Top 40, but they’re well-known throughout the world, particularly the operatic anthems “A Kind of Magic,” “I Want It All,” “I Want to Break Free,” and “Who Wants to Live Forever.” Generally, the songs here favor melodrama to untrammeled rock & roll, which means while there’s nothing here that hits as hard as “Tie Your Mother Down”; there’s also nothing as light on its feet as “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” either. This is not necessarily a bad thing: nobody scaled the dramatic heights like Queen, and this captures their pomp & circumstance at its most polished.

Queen - Made In Heaven (1995) {2019, MQA-CD x UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

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Queen - Made In Heaven (1995) {2019, MQA-CD x UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}

Queen - Made In Heaven (1995) {2019, MQA-CD x UHQCD, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 476 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 202 Mb
Full Scans | 01:10:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock / Arena Rock / Art Rock / Classic Rock
Island Records / Universal Music #UICY-40265

Made in Heaven is the fifteenth and final studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 6 November 1995 by Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom and by Hollywood Records in the United States. It was the band's first release after the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991. Following Mercury's death, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor, and bass guitarist John Deacon worked with vocal and piano parts that Mercury recorded before his death, adding new instrumentation to the recordings. Both stages of recording, before and after Mercury's death, were completed at the band's studio in Montreux, Switzerland. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK where it went 5× platinum. The album became the band's best-selling studio album, selling over 19 million copies around the world.

Still Wish You Were Here: A Tribute To Pink Floyd (2021)

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Still Wish You Were Here: A Tribute To Pink Floyd (2021)

Still Wish You Were Here: A Tribute To Pink Floyd (2021)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Cleopatra Records‎, CLO2309 | RU | ~ 273 or 103 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 10 Mb
Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock

Pink Floyd's 1975 multi-platinum masterpiece, Wish You Were Here, is brought to life once again with an all-star line-up of rock/metal royalty performing the album in it's entirety! Includes performances by keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, Deep Purple's Ian Paice, Rock Hall nominee Todd Rundgren, ex-Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate, guitar god Joe Satriani, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, spacebass super genius Bootsy Collins, The Damned's Rat Scabies, PiL's Jah Wobble and lots more!

Roger Chapman - Life in the Pond (2021)

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Roger Chapman - Life in the Pond (2021)

Roger Chapman - Life in the Pond (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 346 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 Mb | 00:50:12
Blues Rock | Label: Ruf Records

A studio album by Roger Chapman is always an event. Since '66, when the British singer-songwriter emerged as the voice of his generation with the seminal Family band, through every twist of his four-decade solo career, Chappo's output has defied music industry protocol, challenged genre, and held up a mirror to the times. "I've never stopped writing," he reflects, "and with Life In The Pond, I felt the need to hear what I'd put down in music."

WDR Sinfonieorchester Chamber Players - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2021)

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WDR Sinfonieorchester Chamber Players - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2021)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Chamber Players - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:37
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Max Bruch was eighty years old when, in 1918, he decided to return to the chamber music genre he had frequented in his early years. Stimulated by the violin virtuoso Willy Hess, he composed two string quintets and an octet, monuments to beauty and harmony, at the end of a tumultuous personal life and in the midst of a western world on the brink of collapse. After an album devoted to Beethoven’s chamber music, the Chamber Players of the WDR Sinfonieorchester now tackle one of the last chapters of German Romantic music, with pieces that constitute Bruch’s swansong.

François-Xavier Roth & Les Siècles - Stravinsky: Ballets Russes (2021)

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François-Xavier Roth & Les Siècles - Stravinsky: Ballets Russes (2021)

François-Xavier Roth & Les Siècles - Stravinsky: Ballets Russes (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 568 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 297 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:09:05
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

Paris, early Twentieth Century: in the space of three ballets, a previously unknown Russian composer revolutionised the music of his time. With The Firebird and Petrushka, respectively fairytale and folktale, and of course The Rite of Spring, a telluric invocation with its insanely innovative harmonies and rhythms, Stravinsky dynamised the Late Romantic orchestra, taking it to literally unheard-of places.

Alain Planès - Frédéric Chopin: Complete Nocturnes (2021)

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Alain Planès - Frédéric Chopin:  Complete Nocturnes (2021)

Alain Planès - Frédéric Chopin: Complete Nocturnes (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 345 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 262 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:54:08
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

His Debussy and Chopin recordings for harmonia mundi already offer ample evidence that Alain Planès is highly adept at selecting a period instrument best suited for the repertoire.

Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]

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Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]

Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Big Band | Label: ACT | # 9492-2 | Time: 00:53:10

Helge Sunde is a 44-year-old Norwegian trombonist and composer who often works with jazz/classical composer Geir Lysne, sounds as if he checks out Hermeto Pascoal, Django Bates, Carla Bley, and British jazz and TV composer Colin Towns – and who has produced a cracker of a contemporary big-band album with this set. Sunde's Denada ensemble has produced powerful work before, but the balance of moods, melodic variety and arranging ingenuity on Finding Nymo (the sax-playing Nymo brothers Frode and Atle are star soloists) ought to raise his standing outside continental Europe. He throws listeners off the big-band scent with the eerie vocoder whispers at the start, but busy phrase-swapping between the horns, and arrhythmic ensemble riffs with solo-sax wails rising out of them introduce a Django Bates feel. When In Rome is a hooting, swaggering theme with revving engines and street noise, Valse Triste starts like a funeral lament and turns into a demonically waltzing dance, and the title track begins as tentative, sputtery improv, then coalesces into a melody. Guests Olka Konkova (piano) and Marilyn Mazur add flourishes to an already formidable set.

Willie Nile - Streets of New York (2006)

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Willie Nile - Streets of New York (2006)

Willie Nile - Streets of New York (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Americana | Label: Evangeline | # GEL 4096 | 01:04:37

If early 2006 is remembered for nothing else, it will go down in history for the two greatest urban Americana albums of the 21st century to date – Dion's Bronx in Blue and Willie Nile's Streets of New York, a swaggering braggart of a disc that is to the modern Apple everything that Lou Reed's New York was 15 years before. The opening "Welcome to My Head" sets the stage, raising the curtain on a fantasy vision of the city nightlife that sums up every dream Broadway and beyond have ever instilled in the mind of the outsider, and set to a crunchy guitar melody that is as real as the streets that stretch out from there. It might be Nile's first album in six years, but it sounds as though he's been planning it his entire life – even the songs that slip outside of the city concept ("Asking Annie Out" is the first) share the crowded, bustling air of the more "relevant" rockers, while "The Day I Saw Bo Diddley in Washington Square" paints the scene so firmly that you'll see him, too. Even more impressively, the backing rarely motors in the directions you'd expect. Fiddles keen and a mandolin pounds, while Nile borrowed his band from as far afield as John Mellencamp and Rosanne Cash.

John Lennon - Anthology (1998) [4CD Box Set] Re-up

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John Lennon - Anthology (1998) [4CD Box Set] Re-up

John Lennon - Anthology (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Capitol, C2 7243 8 30614 2 6 | ~ 1538 or 631 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 68 Mb
Classic Rock / Pop Rock

During the great John Lennon revival of the late '80s, Yoko Ono licensed to have the Westwood One Radio Network air scores of unreleased home recordings and demos as the Lost Lennon Tapes radio show. At the time, there was endless speculation about when highlights would be released, likely as a box set…

Scorpions - Hot & Heavy (1993)

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Scorpions - Hot & Heavy (1993)

Scorpions - Hot & Heavy (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
BMG, 291 136-200 | ~ 281 or 93 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 12 Mb
Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Hot and Heavy, released in 1993, is another RCA compilation of all the Scorpions' best Uli Jon Roth recordings. As the title suggests, it features their heavier songs, including three sung by Roth himself. Although not really necessary, the album does a good job in showing the raw '70s power the Scorpions had.

Peter Gabriel - Up (2002) Re-Up

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Peter Gabriel - Up (2002) Re-Up

Peter Gabriel - Up (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 415 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 181 Mb
Full Scans | 01:06:47 | RAR 5% Recovery
Real World Records #PGCD11 / Virgin #7243 813062 08
Art Rock, Progressive Rock

Ten years is a long time, especially in pop music, but waiting ten years to deliver an album is a clear sign that you're not all that interested in the pop game anyway. Such is the case with Peter Gabriel, who delivered Up in 2002, a decade after Us and four years after he announced its title. Perhaps appropriately, Up sounds like an album that was ten years in the making, revealing not just its pleasures but its intent very, very slowly. This is not an accessible record, nor is it easy to warm up to, which means that many may dismiss it upon a single listen or two, never giving it the time it demands in order to be understood (it does not help matters that the one attempt at a single is the ham-fisted, wrong-headed trash-TV "satire" "The Barry Williams Show," which feels utterly forced and out of place here, as if Geffen was pleading for anything resembling a single to add to the album).

Jeff Beck - Live + (2015)

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Jeff Beck - Live + (2015)

Jeff Beck - Live + (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 524 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Scans Included | 01:11:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Rhino Records / Deuce Music #081227954581

The "+" in the title of Live+ refers to the two studio recordings tacked onto the end of this 2015 live set: a tense, cloistered original called "Tribal," where Jeff Beck spits out squalls of noise over thundering primal drums; and a cover of "My Tiled White Floor," a wash of electronic soul with vocals by Veronica Bellino that feels constructed out of faded memories of Prince. They're nice additions that wouldn't have quite suited 2010's Emotion & Commotion, nor do they quite feel of a piece with the rest of Live+, all recorded on tour in August 2014.

Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Scufflin' (1996) [Re-Up]

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Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Scufflin' (1996) [Re-Up]

Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Scufflin' (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD5036 | 00:40:53

One of the more imposing figures on modern blues scene, guitarist-singer Magic Slim serves up raw, passionate Chicago-style blues with his band The Teardrops on Scufflin’ (Blind Pig 5036; 40:53). Raucous, good-time romps like “Hole In The Wall,” Jimmy Reed’s “Down In Virginia” and Slim’s shuffle “Just Before You Go” sound like just another Saturday night at Florence’s on the South Side. And Slim imbues each tune with nasty licks from his trusty Fender Jazzmaster. Sloppy but powerfully intense, like the spirits of Albert King and Hound Dog Taylor mingling at a juke joint jam.

Peter Kooij, L'Armonia Son - De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)

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Peter Kooij, L'Armonia Son - De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)

De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)
Peter Kooij, bass; L'Armonia Sonora; Mieneke van der Velden, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0604 | Time: 01:06:20

This is a gem of a CD. It's a well-chosen, well-performed and well-presented anthology of mid-Baroque German sacred cantatas. Bass Peter Kooij and the seven-person L'Armonia Sonora are directed by gambist Mieneke Van der Velden. They have a close and warm affinity not only with one another, but also for the music; it's music as varied as it's beautiful. Its rich, sustained sonorities will stay with you long after you have finished the uplifting experience of listening to the CD. Released on the enterprising Ramée label De profundis clamavi comprises seven sumptuous examples of the music written in the north German Länder in the period after the Thirty Years War. It's music which not so much 'reflects' that profound conflict, as is 'affected' by it – weighed down with detached regret and unselfconscious resignation.