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Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs

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Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs

Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall, 1961: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Label: Capitol Records | # 7243 5 27876 2 3 | Time: 02:02:29
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Easy Listening, Show Tunes

The late 1950s were tough on Judy Garland, but this live recording, cut on April 23, 1961, at Carnegie Hall, would (rightfully) bring the legendary icon back into the spotlight. Live would go on to win five Grammys, be Garland's bestselling record, and confirm that, yes, on certain levels, she still had it. Her vocals are as strong as ever on these tunes, and Garland has fun with an audience obviously enraptured by her charms. She's self-deprecating where necessary–on "You Go to My Head" she "forgets" the lyrics but pretends to improvise. Mostly she just shines, especially on tunes she made famous, such as "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Stormy Weather," and "Over the Rainbow." This is easily one of pop music's greatest live recordings and a fine testament to Garland's recorded legacy. This two-CD set has been remastered for EMI's 40th-anniversary reissue to coincide with the ABC film based on daughter Lorna Luft's memoir Me and My Shadows.

Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow (2005) 4 CD Set [Quadromania Series]

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Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow (2005) 4 CD Set [Quadromania Series]

Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow (2005) 4 CD Set [Quadromania Series]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 866 Mb | Scans included | Time: 03:38:04
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Show/Musical | Label: Membran | # 222430-444

This is an essential package! Whoever put this together obviously knew what they were doing, and all is placed in chronological order. Discs 1-3 are a terrific compilation of material from the MGM years, consisting of commercial recordings of soundtrack materal. If no recording was commercially released, the original soundtrack is used-great for such numbers as "Hoe Down" with Mickey Rooney! But the last disc makes this package essential-here is a pristine soundboard recording of Judy's final performance at the Palace Theater, MYC-2/24/52! She was concluding a 19-week engagement, and the atmosphere is electric. Fantastic stuff!

Lena Horne - The Best Of Lena Horne: The United Artists & Blue Note Recordings (2007) 2CDs

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Lena Horne - The Best Of Lena Horne: The United Artists & Blue Note Recordings (2007) 2CDs

Lena Horne - The Best Of Lena Horne: The United Artists & Blue Note Recordings (2007) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 754 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 317 Mb | Scans included | 02:09:21
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Show Tunes | Label: EMI Gold | # 0946 3 97388 2 3

2007 two CD set celebrating the life and music of the world-famous entertainer who has won numerous Grammy and Tony awards, appeared on television and in feature films and recorded enchanting music for over six decades. Features 40 tracks including 'Stormy Weather', 'Prelude To A Kiss', 'What The Word Needs Now Is Love', 'On A Wonderful Day Like Today', 'Softly As I Leave You' and many more.

Mel Torme & Margaret Whiting - Broadway, Right Now! (1960) Expanded Reissue 2010

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Mel Torme & Margaret Whiting - Broadway, Right Now! (1960) Expanded Reissue 2010

Mel Tormé & Margaret Whiting - Broadway, Right Now! (1960) Expanded Reissue 2010
Arrangements and Orchestra Conducted by Russell Garcia

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Show Tunes | Label: Flare | # ROYCD310 | Time: 01:02:04

On Broadway, Right Now!, Mel Tormé and Margaret Whiting perform songs from the 1960 Broadway shows "Do Re Mi", "Wildcat", "Camelot", and "Irma La Douce". The results range from jazzy ("All You Need Is A Quarter") to zany ("What's New At The Zoo?") to staggeringly beautiful ("Far Away From Home/Angelina"). The 2010 reissue is fleshed out with solo recordings of other Broadway tunes, recorded at other sessions in 1959 and 1960.

VA - Pink Champagne (2003) 2CDs

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VA - Pink Champagne (2003) 2CDs

VA - Pink Champagne (2003) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 735 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Show Tunes | Label: EMI | # 7243 595428 2 9 | 02:11:35

Exclusive 32-track collection from EMI features the perfect soundtrack to your cocktail party! Highlights include, Cassandra Wilson 'Time After Time', Peggy Lee 'I Left My Heart In San Francicso', Minnie Riperton featuring Jose Feliciano 'Light My Fire', Charlie Hunter and Norah Jones 'More than This', Julie London 'Fly Me to the Moon', Cilla Black 'Alfie', Eva Cassidy 'Yesterday', Nina Simone 'Wild is the Wind' and other tracks from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Edith Piaf, Nancy Wilson and many more.

Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (2016) Deluxe Edition

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Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (2016) Deluxe Edition

Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (2016) Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 88985353552 | Time: 01:01:12 | Scans ~ 134 Mb
Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Show Tunes

This Deluxe expanded edition of the album features 4 bonus tracks in addition to the 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The inspired new musical pairings include Anne Hathaway, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Seth MacFarlane, and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley. This album follows 2014’s “Partners”, which debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Top 200, and received Platinum Certification. The greatest star to ever come out of Broadway, Streisand returns to her roots with 'ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway'.

Robert Goulet - Two Of Us (1962) & Begin To Love (1965) [2003, Reissue]

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Robert Goulet - Two Of Us (1962) & Begin To Love (1965) [2003, Reissue]

Robert Goulet - Two Of Us (1962) & Begin To Love (1965) [2003, Reissue]
Pop, Vocal, Standards, Show Tunes | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:10:23 | 391,92 Mb
Label: Columbia/Sony Music (UK) | Cat.# 510865 2 (5108652003) | Released: 2003-03-31 (1962/1965)

Robert Goulet is one of those quality singers with a straight ahead, no nonsense vocal style that commands attention. Add the ingredients of top notch songs, tastefully programmed to fit many moods, impressive orchestral backings, and you have a shining example of the art of popular song. That is precisely what is on display in this excellent coupling of two of Robert’s Columbia albums. A Goulet collection will guarantee that you hear every word of every song such is the clarity and precision of his diction and phrasing. The voice is strong, powerful and confident but also sensitive to the lyrics whatever the mood. Not surprisingly, given his many Broadway show appearances, Robert favours melodies from the musical theatre while also regularly embracing the great standards from the pens of leading popular songwriters. In this highly tuneful and melodic treasury of good songs, Goulet has the accompanying services of two of America’s most distinguished arrangers and conductors.

Andrew Lloyd Webber & VA - Now & Forever (2001) 5CD Box Set

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Andrew Lloyd Webber & VA - Now & Forever (2001) 5CD Box Set

Andrew Lloyd Webber & VA - Now & Forever (2001) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 2.22 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 871 Mb | Scans ~ 215 Mb
Label: Really Useful Records, Decca Broadway | # 314 589 393-2 | 06:20:44
Musical, Soundtracks, Vocal Pop, Rock Operas, Show Tunes

This 5-CD showstopper not only brings you the best-loved songs from Webber's decades of Broadway blockbusters, but also many superstar interpretations and a CD of rare and unreleased material. You'll hear songs from Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Song and Dance, Starlight Express, Requiem, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, By Jeeves, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle down the Wind and The Beautiful Game. Then, you'll hear wonderful Webber performances by Barbra Streisand (As If We Never Said Goodbye), Betty Buckley (Memory), Madonna (You Must Love Me), Boy George (Try Not to Be Afraid), Tom Jones (The Vaults of Heaven), Kiri Te Kanawa (The Heart Is Slow to Learn), Petula Clark (With One Look) and more including, just weeks before his death, Elvis Presley (It's Easy for You)!

The Mills Brothers - Golden Greats (2002) 3CDs

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The Mills Brothers - Golden Greats (2002) 3CDs

The Mills Brothers - Golden Greats (2002) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 963 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 502 Mb | Scans included
Label: Disky | # MP 791832 | Time: 03:35:47
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Harmony Vocal Group, Swing, Show Tunes

This three-disc compilation features many of the Mills Brothers' best tracks. Although Golden Greats does not cover the vocal group's whole career, it still competes well with the definitive Mills Brothers: The Anthology (1931-1968) and perhaps represents them better.

Frank Sinatra - The Concert Sinatra (1963) [1990, Reissue]

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Frank Sinatra - The Concert Sinatra (1963) [1990, Reissue]

Frank Sinatra - The Concert Sinatra (1963) [1990, Reissue]
Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standards, Show Tunes | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPG) | 31:58 | 187,80 Mb
Label: Reprise Records (Germany) | Cat.# 7599-27024-2 | Released: 1990-10-25 (1963)

"The Concert Sinatra" is one of Frank Sinatra's best records of the early '60s, an album that successfully rearranges a selection of show tunes, primarily those composed by Richard Rodgers, for the concert stage. Nelson Riddle arranged and conducted one of the largest orchestras that had ever supported Frank Sinatra, and his work is light and delicate. Despite the large number of musicians, the music is never overbearing instead, it is grand and sweeping, providing appropriately epic settings for songs like "Lost in the Stars," "You'll Never Walk Alone," and the stunning "Soliloquy." Sinatra is given the opportunity to demonstrate his full emotional range, from the melodrama of "Ol' Man River" to the tender romanticism of "Bewitched," which helps make The Concert Sinatra one of his most fulfilling albums of the era.

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

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Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story:
Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Scans ~ 117 Mb
Label: Sony Classical, Columbia, Legacy | # SMK 60724 | Time: 01:18:20
Musical, Show Tunes, Orchestral, Jazz, Symphonic

What is there left to say about this musical, deservedly one of the most famous in the canon? Created by what lyricist Stephen Sondheim described as "a unique concatenation of people" (Leonard Bernstein, Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins), the show remains as explosively vibrant, daring, and modern as it was decades ago. Bernstein integrated Latin percussion and jazz into his electrifying score, dazzlingly translating New York's unique vitality into a musical idiom. West Side Story has been adapted for jazz and interpreted by pop and opera singers, but you owe it to yourself to check out the original version to see what the fuss was all about. This new reissue adds over 20 minutes of "symphonic dances" as well as liner notes and production photos.

Marilyn Monroe - The Gold Collection: Classic Performances (1997) 2CDs

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Marilyn Monroe - The Gold Collection: Classic Performances (1997) 2CDs

Marilyn Monroe - The Gold Collection: Classic Performances (1997) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 439 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb | Scans included | 01:39:31
Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Soundtracks, Show/Musical | Label: Retro | # R2CD 40-35

Marilyn Monroe was not much of a recording artist per se, but she sang in many of her motion pictures. This European two-CD set presents dialogue and musical performances drawn directly from the soundtracks to the movie musicals Ladies of the Chorus, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The River of No Return, and There's No Business Like Show Business. She also sings briefly in non-musicals Niagra, Bus Stop, and The Prince and the Showgirl, plays "Chopsticks" in The Seven Year Itch, and exchanges witticisms with Groucho Marx in Love Happy; and there are a few stray non-movie song recordings. The second half of the second disc is taken up by miscellaneous recordings, not all of them musical, including a TV commercial, the presentation of several awards (she says, "Thank you"), radio sketches with Edgar Bergen and Jack Benny, and Monroe's appearances in Korea (singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend") and at the 1962 birthday party for President Kennedy at which she sang "Happy Birthday".

Michel Legrand - Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (1964) 2CDs [Japanese SHM-CD 2017]

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Michel Legrand - Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (1964) 2CDs [Japanese SHM-CD 2017]

Michel Legrand - Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (1964) 2CDs [Japanese SHM-CD 2017]
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 497 Mb | MP3, CBR320 kbps ~ 202 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Label: Universal Music | # UICY-15611/2 | Time: 01:28:08
Soundtrack, Musical, French Pop, Easy Listening, Show Tunes, Jazz

Michel Legrand's abundantly lyrical soundtrack to Jacques Demy's 1964 movie musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg faithfully evokes the film's predominant theme of young love foiled by adult reality. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg's overriding melancholia finds a voice in two main melodic motifs Legrand uses throughout the soundtrack, the first from the Legrand jazz standard "Watch What Happens" and the second from his song "I Will Wait for You." Legrand's considerable arranging abilities are on display here as he works the recurring themes through a variety of settings: tragic duets cloaked in dramatic string passages, broken-down cabaret soliloquies, and even a tango piece à la Astor Piazzolla. A prevalent jazz waltz theme also seesaws its way through the score, providing a break from the gloom. As with his later Demy soundtrack, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Legrand does integrate jazz into the mix, but not in such pervasive fashion; occasional big-band outbursts and light jazz backgrounds ultimately take a back seat to Legrand's preferred chanson mode. Combining Debussy's opaque melodies and Richard Rodgers song economy, he transforms the whimsical French song of Piaf and Trenet into petite arias. For Legrand it comes down to the song, and there are plenty of good ones on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Barbra Streisand - The Broadway Album (1985) {Japan for Europe}

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Barbra Streisand - The Broadway Album (1985) {Japan for Europe}

Barbra Streisand - The Broadway Album (1985) {Japan for Europe}
Pop, Vocal, Stage & Screen | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 48:00 | 433,72 Mb
Label: CBS (Europe) | Cat.# CDCBS 86322 | Released: 1985-11-04

"The Broadway Album" is the 24th studio album by director, composer, actress and singer Barbra Streisand, released by Columbia Records on November 4, 1985. Consisting mainly of classic show tunes, the album marked a major shift in Barbra Streisand's career. Streisand had spent ten years appearing in musicals and singing standards on her albums in the 1960s. Beginning with the album "Stoney End" in 1971 and ending with the album "Emotion" in 1984, Streisand sang mostly rock, pop, folk, and disco-oriented songs for Columbia Records. Noted Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim personally penned additional lyrics for the songs "Putting It Together" and "Send in the Clowns" on request of the singer. The album, originally released on the Columbia label and subsequently re-released by Columbia and Sony Records, was a critical and commercial success. First certified Gold by the RIAA on January 13, 1986, it reached four times Platinum on January 31, 1995.

Tony Bennett - Profession Crooner [2CD] (2012)

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Tony Bennett - Profession Crooner [2CD] (2012)

Tony Bennett - Profession Crooner [2CD] (2012)
Jazz, Vocal Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:31:28 | 543,83 Mb
Label: Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Entertainment (EU) | Cat.# 88691933172 | Released: 2012-02-13

This is a wonderful Set by Tony Bennet. There are 35 songs on 2CDs, and every one is strong. His moods range from playful to exuberant to gritty dignity in the face of heartbreak, connecting one song to the next with uncanny grace, as if this collection were a single concert.