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Claudia Bettinaglio - Sometimes... (2003)

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Claudia Bettinaglio - Sometimes... (2003)

Claudia Bettinaglio - Sometimes… (2003)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Vocal Jazz, Pop/Rock | Label: Crosscut | # CCD 12006 | Time: 00:58:26

In 2001 Claudia released Nashville's debut album "Saving All My Love" A Tribute To Tom Waits. Claudia Bettinaglio interprets pearls from Waits' repertoire in her own way and expresses her unmistakable stamp with the powerful voice. 2003 release of the CD "Sometimes …". Behind this production is a high-caliber team: Roots-Rocker Hank Shizzoe produces and plays the guitars, the Freiburg-based Alexander Paeffgen plays the piano, Hammond organ and selected keyboards. The basis is Michel Poffet on bass and Walter Keiser on drums and percussion. The songs were written by Claudia Bettinaglio together with various musicians (among others, Hank Shizzoe, Pink Pedrazzi, Pascal Biedermann, among others), and they find themselves musically where blues, rock, jazz and pop come together.

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

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Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974)
Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics/Asylum Records | # GZS 1025 | Time: 00:37:03
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk-Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album – a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise – moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).

Paul Carrack - Collected (2012) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Paul Carrack - Collected (2012) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Paul Carrack - Collected (2012) 3CD Box Set
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 450 Mb | Scans ~ 145 Mb
Label: Universal Music B.V./USM | # 533 938-1 | Time: 03:16:49
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Blue-eyed Soul

Collected covers Carrack’s whole solo career, as well as the best of his work with Ace, Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics and others.

Barbara Hendricks, Chœurs de Radio France, ONF, Georges Pretre - Francis Poulenc: Gloria; Stabat Mater (2006)

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Barbara Hendricks, Chœurs de Radio France, ONF, Georges Pretre - Francis Poulenc: Gloria; Stabat Mater (2006)

Francis Poulenc: Gloria; Stabat Mater (2006)
Barbara Hendricks, soprano; Chœurs de Radio France; Michel Tranchant, chorus master
Orchestre National de France, conducted by Georges Prêtre

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Vocal | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 55688 2 0 | 00:59:20

Understandably, Poulenc's Gloria and Stabat Mater have almost invariably been coupled together on LPs and CDs. Similarly scored for solo soprano, chorus, and orchestra, the two works are arguably the twin peaks of Poulenc's sacred music, that is, they are irresistibly melodic, energetically rhythmic, directly emotional, conservatively harmonic, and fervently religious. That said, however, the difference in tone between the two works is as striking as their similarities. Where the Gloria is light, bright, and at times even funny, the Stabat Mater, as befits its subject matter, is dark, heavy, and always deeply sorrowful. In this pair of performances with Georges Prêtre leading the Orchestre National de France and the French Radio Choir from the '80s, both works are given the deluxe French treatment. Prêtre is as skilled at balancing his forces as he is at keeping the music moving, and, as importantly, he is as capable of expressing the Gloria's joyous wit as he is of articulating the Stabat Mater's profound suffering. But the real star of these performances is American soprano Barbara Hendricks whose clear, warm voice and excellent diction breath vibrant life into all Poulenc's glorious melodies.

Nick Drake - Way To Blue: An Introduction To Nick Drake (1994)

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Nick Drake - Way To Blue: An Introduction To Nick Drake (1994)

Nick Drake - Way To Blue: An Introduction To Nick Drake (1994)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 129 Mb
Label: Island Masters | # IMCD 196/524 007-2 | Time: 01:02:10
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Folk-Rock

Released in 1994 and curated by Joe Boyd, the 16-track collection Way to Blue held true to its claim as An Introduction to Nick Drake. Though largely unknown during his lifetime and brief career, the beguiling English folksinger ascended to a kind of romantic cult hero in the two decades following his 1974 death. His name was known among artists and hardcore record collectors and thanks to Boyd's Hannibal Records label, his three lone albums along with the essential 1986 rarities disc Time of No Reply were all back in print. Artists like R.E.M., the Cure, and the Dream Academy had all cited him as an influence in the mid-'80s, but it really wasn't until the '90s that his gentle, austere music began to achieve the legendary status that it would enjoy well into the 21st century. A handful of other Nick Drake compilations had existed before this one, but Way to Blue remains the definitive primer for aspiring and casual fans.

Gov't Mule - Mulennium (2010) 3 CD Set

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Gov't Mule - Mulennium (2010) 3 CD Set

Gov't Mule - Mulennium (2010) 3CD Set
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.31 Gb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Label: Evil Teen | # 651751-12102-7 | Time: 03:19:31
Blues-Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock

Recorded live at the Roxy in Atlanta, GA on December 31, 1999. Since 1994, Gov't Mule has celebrated the upcoming New Year with unique fan-pleasing concerts that showcase their wide-ranging repertoire, virtuosic musicianship and commitment to their fans. New Year's is very special not only to the fans but to the band as well. December 31, 1999, ushered in a new century and millennium and called for something truly magical - and that nights show at Atlanta's historic Fox theater delivered it. What made the show so extraordinary? For starters, Little Milton, one of Warren Haynes' most important influences, joins Gov't Mule for six songs including 'I Can't Quit You Baby' and 'It Hurts Me Too'. Other special guests include longtime Mule friends and collaborators Audley Freed (Black Crows), Robert Kearns, Johnny Mosier, Mark Van Allen and Barry Richman. Secondly, this show contains many Mule covers played for the first time including The Black Crows 'Sometimes Salvation' and King Krimson's '21st Century Schzoid Man'.

Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizons (2005) [Re-Up]

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Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizons (2005) [Re-Up]

Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizons (2005)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Classical Crossover, World Music | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 93962 | Time: 01:04:08

Continuing their explorations on Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble go even deeper into cross-cultural studies on this 2005 soundtrack album. Produced for a 10-part series on Japan's NHK television network, the CD's 15 tracks are arranged in three suites, entitled Enchantment, Origins, and New Beginnings, more reflective of inherent musical affinities than of the way the music was used in the program. The musicians tap into the variously overlapping musical styles of lands stretching from China and India to Iran and Turkey, and the arrangements by Zhao Jiping and Zhao Lin include a mix of instruments from around the world, to add greater color and sonic dimensions. The album's exotic and meditative qualities may attract fans of both international and new age music, though there is perhaps little crossover appeal for Ma's classical devotees.

Edith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set

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Edith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set

Édith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.13 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.61 Gb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
French Chanson, Cabaret, Vocal Pop | Label: EMI France | # 4790 642 | Time: 11:36:26

211 tracks, with all her most popular songs ( La Vie en Rose; Milord; Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, etc.), all CDs have picture sleeves and when the images on the spines are arranged together they form a picture of Edith + 84-page booklet in english and french, housed in maroon & gold picture box.

Jason Mraz - Studio Albums Collection 2002-2008 (3CD) [Re-Up]

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Jason Mraz - Studio Albums Collection 2002-2008 (3CD) [Re-Up]

Jason Mraz - Studio Albums Collection 2002-2008 (3CD)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 387 Mb | Complete Scans
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Acoustic | Time: 02:33:22

Collection includes 3 studio albums by American pop-rock singer/songwriter Jason Mraz: 'Waiting for My Rocket to Come' (2002); 'Mr. A-Z' (2005); 'We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things' (2008).

Various Composers - Classic Cinema: Part 2 (2008) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

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Various Composers - Classic Cinema: Part 2 (2008) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

Various Composers - Classic Cinema: Part 2 (2008) 3 CD Set
EAC | WV (Image) + cue.+log ~ 1.04 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 480 Mb | Scans included | 03:29:08
Soundtracks, Neo-Classical, Classical | Label: Sony BMG/Sony Classical | # 88697290382

2008 three CD collection of soundtracks from classic movies of our time. With a generous playing time of over three hours, this stunning set offers something for everyone: fromthe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's 'Pirates of the Caribeean-Dead Man's Chest' and 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' to other orignial perfromances as heard in the classic films like, The Godfather, Cinema Paradiso, Taxi Drive, Jurassic Park, Edward Scissorhands to name but a few! Enjoy unforgettable movie themes from a wide range of famous composers from Yo Yo Ma, John Williams, John Barry and more.

Blai Justo, Elisa Joglar, Bernard Zonderman - Juan De Ledesma: Sonatas para violin y bajo (2009)

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Blai Justo, Elisa Joglar, Bernard Zonderman - Juan De Ledesma: Sonatas para violin y bajo (2009)

Juan De Ledesma: Sonatas para violin y bajo (2009)
Blai Justo, violin; Elisa Joglar, cello; Bernard Zonderman, guitar

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0901 | Time: 01:08:40

The revival of Spanish music of the Baroque period continues moving forward into the Classical era with this premiere recording of sonatas for "violin y bajo" – violin and bass – by Juan de Ledesma. The sonatas were rediscovered only in the late 1980s, and they're very elegantly presented here in a package adorned by a reproduction of a marvelous French fan of the period. There isn't anything of earthshaking importance among the five sonatas on the disc, but they're attractive pieces with some challenges for the violinist, and both players of the instruments and those with collections of Spanish music will find the release of interest. The booklet notes by violinist Blai Justo (in English, French, and German, with Spanish and Catalan additionally available online) point to Corelli's influence, but also note the presence of the galant style of the period, and it is the latter sound, with its atmosphere of charm and its relaxed procession of contrasting two-measure phrases, that predominates. The players do well to avoid a harpsichord accompaniment, using either a combination of cello and guitar or one or the other instrument alone.

English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94, 95 & 97 (1991) Reissue 2006

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English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94, 95 & 97 (1991) Reissue 2006

Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94 "Surprise", 95 & 97 (1991)
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Tate

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 55678 2 3 | Time: 01:10:54

This recording, made in 1991, dates from what was perhaps the heyday of the English Chamber Orchestra (although the group's vigorous activities remain undiminished). The ECO, with origins as a conductorless Baroque orchestra, functioned smoothly as an ensemble, with a restrained sound and a high level of mutual sensitivity among the players. In these late Haydn symphonies, that translated into readings that were exceptionally effective in bringing out the humorous details and asides, the extensions of phrases so that they end with a wink or a joke, that are the essence of late Haydn. The orchestra is probably about the size of the one Haydn had at his disposal in London.

Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

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Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)
Vasiljka Jezovsek, Soprano; Claudia Schubert, Contralto
Marcus Ullmann, Tenor; Michael Voile, Bass
Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, conducted by Frieder Bernius

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Carus | # 83.207 | Time: 00:46:15

Frieder Bernius and his Stuttgart forces weigh in with one of the finer Mozart Requiems in a very crowded field–and to ensure this performance’s relative exclusivity, it’s one of only a handful of recordings that use the edition by Franz Beyer, an intelligent and persuasive 1971 effort to correct “obvious textural errors” and some decidedly un-Mozartian features in the orchestration attributable to Franz Süssmayr, Mozart’s pupil/assistant who completed the work after the master’s death. This live concert performance from 1999 offers well-set tempos (including a vigorous Kyrie fugue), infectious rhythmic energy from both chorus and orchestra, robust, precise, musically compelling choral singing, a first rate quartet of soloists–and, especially considering its concert-performance setting, impressively detailed and vibrant sonics. The CD also features informative notes by Beyer himself.

Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison (1988) [Re-Up]

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Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison (1988) [Re-Up]

Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison (1988)
EAC | WavPack | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Jazz Blues, Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: Atlantic Jazz | # 1542-2 | 00:56:23

The Mose Allison installment in Atlantic's Jazz Anthology series of 1970 is superior to most in that line simply on the grounds of time. Since Allison's songs were usually brief, Atlantic was able to fit 12 of them onto a single LP and thus provide a wider selection of his output, unlike others in that series that included only five or six tracks, making it serve as a pretty good capsule introduction to one of American music's most idiosyncratic individualists. Many of his most famous songs are here – "Your Mind Is on Vacation," "New Parchman," "I'm the Wild Man," "I Don't Worry About a Thing," and "Your Molecular Structure," along with covers like "Rollin' Stone" and a rushed live remake of his biggest "hit," Willie Dixon's "Seventh Son".

Mother's Finest - Another Mother Further (1977) [2008, Reissue]

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Mother's Finest - Another Mother Further (1977) [2008, Reissue]

Mother's Finest - Another Mother Further (1977) [2008, Reissue]
R&B, Funk, Rock | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 33:11 | 264,84 Mb
Label: Epic/CBS Records, Inc. (USA) | Cat.# EK 34699 | Released: 2008-02-05 (1977)

"Another Mother Further" is the third full-length studio album by Atlanta funk-rock group Mother's Finest. It was released in 1977 on Epic Records and co-produced by Tom Werman. It managed to chart one single, "Piece of the Rock". "Truth'll Set You Free" was covered by R&B group Labelle on their 2008 album, Back to Now, after Nona Hendryx and Joyce Kennedy performed it on the international Daughters Of Soul tour in 2004.