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Carol Welsman - I Like Men: Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee (2009)

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Carol Welsman - I Like Men: Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee (2009)

Carol Welsman - I Like Men: Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 312 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Welcar Music

The success of Carol Welsman's I Like Men: Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee defies the odds. The idea of doing "tribute" albums to more famous performers in the jazz genre is as commercially enticing as it is artistically dicey. It's hard to gain a footing in jazz, and associating oneself with a well-known name is an obvious way to get attention. But the jazz section of record stores (brick-and-mortar and in cyberspace) is strewn with failed efforts in which performers were saddled with material unsuited to them, and with which they were unfamiliar before the call came from their managers. Then, too, the tribute concept works better in a live setting than on disc, since the question always comes up, why not just listen to a recording actually by the original artist?…

Schumann - Complete Organ Music - Roberto Marini (2014) {Brilliant Classics 94721}

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Schumann - Complete Organ Music - Roberto Marini (2014) {Brilliant Classics 94721}

Schumann - Complete Organ Music - Roberto Marini (2014) {Brilliant Classics 94721}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 291 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 166 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Brilliant Classics | 94721
Classical / Romantic / Pipe Organ

Robert Schumann is probably best known for his copious amount of piano works and lieder – music that, fuelled by vivid imaginings and unfettered emotions, represents one of the highest expressions of the Romantic spirit. It shouldn’t be forgotten, however, that the composer also wrote masterly works for the organ, an instrument which interested him only occasionally but which he praised in his Rules for House and Life (1850): ‘If you pass near a church and you hear the organ playing, go inside and listen… Never waste an opportunity to practise the organ: there is no other instrument able so swiftly to dispense with all that is impure and imprecise, both in the music itself and in the manner of playing it.’

Eric Dolphy - Vintage Dolphy (1963) {GM Recordings 3005-2 rel 1995} (featuring Don Ellis)

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Eric Dolphy - Vintage Dolphy (1963) {GM Recordings 3005-2 rel 1995} (featuring Don Ellis)

Eric Dolphy - Vintage Dolphy (1963) {GM Recordings 3005-2 rel 1995} (featuring Don Ellis)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 315 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1995 GM Recordings | 3005-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Reeds

This is our all-time best seller. Selected ‘Jazz Album of the Week’ in the New York Times and on numerous ‘Best Recordings of the Year’ lists upon its original release, these live recordings from Carnegie Hall and Syracuse, New York, are now remastered and repackaged and include additional, previously unreleased Dolphy performances of Gunther Schuller’s Third Stream masterpiece Variants on a Theme by Monk. An incredible sampling of Dolphy’s artistry from ’62 to ’63, in action with his own quartet, in contemporary chamber music settings created for him by Schuller and in the heat of an all-star jam session on “Donna Lee”… Dolphy was never more brilliant.

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Leave It Open (1981) [Japanese Edition 2006]

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Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Leave It Open (1981) [Japanese Edition 2006]

Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Leave It Open (1981) [Japanese Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 249 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG Japan (BVCM-37766)

By the late 1970s, percussionist Pierre Moerlen had taken over the leadership of Gong and had steered the band away from Psychedelic Space Rock and took the band into a Jazz Rock direction. After recording several albums with Virgin, Moerlen signed with Arista Records in 1978. Following the album's Downwind, Time Is the Key and Live, Moerlen's band recorded this classic album with Hansford Rowe on bass and Bon Lozaga on guitar.

Deep Purple - Deepest Purple: The Very Best Of Deep Purple (1980)

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Deep Purple - Deepest Purple: The Very Best Of Deep Purple (1980)

Deep Purple - Deepest Purple: The Very Best Of Deep Purple (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1989 | Harvest, CDP 7 46032 2 | ~ 405 or 151 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 13 Mb
Hard Rock

While they started out in the late '60s as a psychedelic band, delved into progressive rock, and even recorded an album in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Purple achieved their greatest success as a strong, straightforward, hard rock band, anchored by the powerful guitar work of Ritchie Blackmore and the show-stopping vocals of Ian Gillan (and later David Coverdale). From 1970's Deep Purple in Rock to 1974's Stormbringer, Deep Purple were one of the most popular hard rock bands on Earth, and Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple captures the band at the top of their form on some of their best-known songs…

James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006) [Classics 1410]

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James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006) [Classics 1410]

James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1410 | Time: 01:10:53

Back in New York after three years spent gigging and recording in Europe, a mature and rejuvenated James Moody resumed the endless North American scuffle to get by as a contemporary jazz musician. Volume five in the Classics James Moody chronology presents 16 rare Mercury recordings made between October 1951 and June 1953, followed by eight Prestige titles from January and April, 1954. The first four tracks feature baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne; high points include the rowdy, bristling "Moody's Home" and "Wiggle Waggle," an R&B rocker that sounds like something right up out of the King record catalog. Beginning with the material recorded on May 21, 1952, Moody is heard leading a group largely composed of players who, like him, had worked in Dizzy Gillespie's big band. Two of these individuals – trumpeter Dave Burns and baritone saxophonist Numa "Pee Wee" Moore – show up regularly in the front line of Moody's excellent recording ensembles between 1952 and 1955.

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn etc

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Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.

Fountains Of Wayne - Utopia Parkway (1999) [15 tracks Edition]

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Fountains Of Wayne - Utopia Parkway (1999) [15 tracks Edition]

Fountains Of Wayne - Utopia Parkway (1999) [15 tracks Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 389 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Pop/Rock, Power Pop | Label: Atlantic | # 7567809342 | 00:49:04

There's no denying that Fountains of Wayne know how to craft a great pop record. They know how to write a hook, they can pull of mild rockers and sweet ballads with equal aplomb, and they write melodies that feel like half-forgotten favorites. They have all the elements of a classic power pop band but they suffer from that peculiar '90s ailment – detachment. For all their flair, talent, and craftsmanship, the band don't really dig deeper than the surface. Of course, that doesn't mean they make bad records, and their second album, Utopia Parkway, is, if anything, every bit as good as their fine debut. All the songs immediately make a connection and all of their melodic attributes simply strengthen with repeated listens. However, those repeated listens reveal that Fountains of Wayne don't have a lot to say. That's not a cardinal sin in guitar pop, since most bands simply recycle the same lovelorn themes, but Fountains choose to have fun with clichés, throwing in goofy asides even in their ballads.

Die Krupps - V: Metal Machine Music (2015) [2CD, Deluxe Limited Edition]

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Die Krupps - V: Metal Machine Music (2015) [2CD, Deluxe Limited Edition]

Die Krupps - V: Metal Machine Music (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | SPV 268939 BOX | ~ 278 or 191 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 454 Mb
EBM, Electro-Industrial

V – Metal Machine Music is the ninth album by German Industrial/EBM band Die Krupps. The album was released on 28 August 2015 as digital download and double CD as well as limited bundles…

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Family (2006)

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Family (2006)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Family (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 569 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 190 Mb
Full Scans ~ 64 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Southern Rock / Blues Rock / Boogie Rock / Hard Rock
Hip-O Records / Geffen Records #B0002855-02

The rich, lengthy, and sometimes painful history of Lynyrd Skynyrd is not only one of the true epic tales of Southern rock, but in all of rock & roll itself. The early rise to fame, the tragic loss, and eventual rebirth of the group has been well documented over and over again in the form of box sets, greatest-hits collections, and deluxe reissues. But this sampler takes the best of the best and puts it all into one disc. The greatest moments of Skynyrd's career – "Freebird," "Sweet Home Alabama," and "What's Your Name" – are all here. But what makes Family truly special is the branching out into the side projects like .38 Special, Rossington Collins Band, and Van Zant to name but a few. This might not be the most comprehensive collection available, but it is certainly one of the more enjoyable and easily accessible.

Kenny Wheeler - It Takes Two! (2006) {Cam Jazz CAM 5016}

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Kenny Wheeler - It Takes Two! (2006) {Cam Jazz CAM 5016}

Kenny Wheeler - It Takes Two! (2006) {Cam Jazz CAM 5016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 Cam Jazz / Cam Cine TV Music | CAM 5016
Jazz / Post Bop / Flugelhorn / Guitar

It Takes Two! finds Kenny Wheeler in an instrumental context with which he has not previously recorded. Throughout he is partnered by guitarists John Abercrombie and John Parricelli and the Swedish bass virtuoso Anders Jormin. The musical sensitivity of all those involved has resulted in what is, even by Wheeler's sometimes introspective standards, an extremely intimate sounding recording. Indeed, the shades, textures, and contrasts of the two guitars (harp-like, steely and incisive by turns), Jormin's bass and Wheeler's horns create something akin to a conversation to which the listener eavesdrops.

Quincy Jones & Band - I Dig Dancers (1961) [Reissue 2010]

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Quincy Jones & Band - I Dig Dancers (1961) [Reissue 2010]

Quincy Jones & Band - I Dig Dancers (1961) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Univerasl Music France (275 230-8)

I Dig Dancers was, as the title indicates, aimed at attracting dancers and securing an identity for the band as a dance organization. There is, therefore, a plenitude of tunes eminently suitable for tripping the light fantastic to a band with a full solid ensemble sound and relaxed, clever and swinging arrangements at tempos tailor-made for the ballroom. The band assembled here was an all-star aggregation that was put together to support a European tour of “Free and Easy”. When that show ended, Jones took this great band, that featured Benny Bailey, Clark Terry, Phil Woods and others, on a tour of Europe and also made many of these recordings. After returning to the states, Jones made some more recordings, this time with Freddie Hubbard and Oliver Nelson on board.

Cheap Trick - The Epic Archive, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) (2017)

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Cheap Trick - The Epic Archive, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) (2017)

Cheap Trick - The Epic Archive, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 458 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:06:39
Arena Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Real Gone Music

In most bands, there's someone who saves everything – the set lists, the fliers, the photos, the board tapes (or CDs), the T-shirts, and the minutiae that add up during a group's career. In the Beatles it was Ringo Starr, in the Velvet Underground it was Sterling Morrison, and while playing drums with Cheap Trick throughout most of their history, Bun E. Carlos was also the band's pack rat, keeping track of the group's artifacts and holding onto copies of their demos and outtakes. Carlos helped annotate and provided the tapes for many of the tracks on The Epic Archive, Vol. 1, a collection of odds and ends from Cheap Trick's peak creative period of 1975 to 1979. The set opens with three songs from a demo the band cut at Memphis' Ardent Recording in 1975 (power pop devotees can pause to wonder if they bumped into Alex Chilton, who was recording Big Star's 3rd that same year), while also delivering a handful of session outtakes and demos, live tracks from a 1977 gig at the Whisky, a clumsy single edit of "Ain't That a Shame" from At Budokan, rude alternate versions of "I Dig Go-Go Girls" and "Surrender," and three tracks from their 1979 return to Budokan.

VA - all of god's money / a tribute to wilco's yankee hotel foxtrot (2019)

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VA - all of god's money / a tribute to wilco's yankee hotel foxtrot (2019)

VA - all of god's money / a tribute to wilco's yankee hotel foxtrot (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 284 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 Mb | 00:49:31
Indie Rock, Alt. Country, Indie Folk | Label: Better Yet

Wilco’s legend-making 2002 opus Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is one of the best albums ever recorded. You know it, I know it, and the good people at Chicago-based podcast Better Yet know it. Apparently, so do many of the best artists in today’s indie and punk underground.

Grobschnitt - Die Grobschnitt Story 0 [Recorded 1971] (2010)

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Grobschnitt - Die Grobschnitt Story 0 [Recorded 1971] (2010)

Grobschnitt - Die Grobschnitt Story 0 [Recorded 1971] (2010)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 729 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 247 MB | Covers - 118 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MIG Music (MIG00242 2CD)

The Grobschnitt debut from 1972 are a milestone in modern music history. This double cd collects what the band recorded before the debut was released. These early authentical recordings leave in many ways a livelier and fresher impression compared to the perfectly polished studio versions of the LP from Metronome. They show "the" Kapelle Elias Grobschnitt precisely in the fashion as they were to be experienced in those days.