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Humble Pie - As Safe As Yesterday Is (1969) {2008, Remastered} Repost

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Humble Pie - As Safe As Yesterday Is (1969) {2008, Remastered} Repost

Humble Pie - As Safe As Yesterday Is (1969) {2008, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 398 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 149 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock / Pop Rock / Folk Rock / Classic Rock / Blues Rock
Repertoire Records #REP 5049

Humble Pie, known as boogie hammerheads, at least once achieved American popularity in the mid-'70s. Its origins were quite different, however, and its debut album, As Safe as Yesterday Is, is a visionary blend of hard blues, crushing rock, pastoral folk, and post-mod pop. It would be even more impressive if the group had written songs to support its sound, but it seemed to have overlooked that element of the equation. Still, there's no denying that the sound of the band isn't just good, it's quite engaging, as the band bring disparate elements together, letting them bump up against each other, forming a wildly rich blend of hippie folk and deeply sexy blues.

Kevin Ayers - Joy Of A Toy (1969) {2003 Harvest}

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Kevin Ayers - Joy Of A Toy (1969) {2003 Harvest}

Kevin Ayers - Joy Of A Toy (1969) {2003 Harvest}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 409 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 151 mb
Genre: psychedelic rock

Joy Of A Toy is the 1969 album by Kevin Ayers. This is the 2003 remaster/reissue from Harvest Records featuring six bonus cuts.

Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (2004) [Re-Up]

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Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (2004) [Re-Up]

Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 523 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Afro-Pop, Worldbeat, West African | Label: Sony Greece/Ελευθεροτυπία | 01:15:41

This 16-track compilation covers Senegalese singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Youssou N'Dour's Columbia Records period, from 1991 to 1996. Perhaps the most popular pop culture figure in Senegal's history, N'Dour created a music of his own from various sources, which he called "mbalax" and which incorporates everything from jazz, soul, hard R&B styles, hip-hop, and even Cuban samba, and juxtaposes them with the folk melodies and polyrhythms of his native land. The cuts here, particularly "Old Man," "New Africa," "Yo le Le, (Fulani Rhythm)," and the covers of Smokey Robinson's "Don't Look Back," and Lennon and McCartney's "Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da," reveal N'Dour's idiosyncratic, yet very accessible grasp and integration of Western and African pop styles.

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008) [Re-Up]

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Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008) [Re-Up]

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 88697222492 | Time: 01:13:18

In many ways, Debussy’s piano music finds its rightful home on the harp. Apart from the distinctive textural and colouristic elements in the writing itself, we have contemporary accounts of Debussy’s piano-playing that refer to his ability to make you forget a piano even had hammers. Of course, this doesn’t allow for dreamy, “impressionistic” interpretations; rather, it makes clarity and precision absolute imperatives – which qualities we find in abundance in this recital by Xavier de Maistre and friends.

Michael Chapman - Still Making Rain Remixed (1993) {2003, Reissue}

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Michael Chapman - Still Making Rain Remixed (1993) {2003, Reissue}

Michael Chapman - Still Making Rain Remixed (1993) {2003, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 436 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Full Scans | 01:04:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Folk Rock, Acoustic | Rural Retreat Records #VPRR3CD

Hopefully this reissue of Chapman's 1993 disc will find a wider audience than it managed the first time around. For those who love his late-'60s work, there's a real harking back to the classic Rainmaker in the title, and even a new version of one of his best-known songs, "Postcards of Scarborough." Doing everything himself, Chapman melds his gritty voice with thoughtful lyrics and rippling guitar work, although he does cut loose on a couple of occasions, on the instrumentals "Akublu" and "Elinkine," while his non-vocal take on "She Moves Through the Fair" glides with an almost ethereal grace. He can still write some stunning, insightful songs, like "Fool in the Night," with its remorse, or the wistful "Falling from Grace."

Steve Hackett - Hungarian Horizons: Live In Budapest (2002) [2CD + DVD]

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Steve Hackett - Hungarian Horizons: Live In Budapest (2002) [2CD + DVD]

Steve Hackett - Hungarian Horizons: Live In Budapest (2002))
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Camino Records | ~ 465 or 258 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 70 Mb
DVD-9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 & 4 ch / DTS, 5 ch
Acoustic

Join the audience at Budapest's Petofi Hall for an evening of acoustic arrangements of many Hackett and Genesis favourites. "A Weekend In Budapest" includes exclusive interviews and rehearsal footage. Songs include Horizons, Gnossienne #1, Bour, e/Bacchu…

Supertramp - Live, 1997 (2006)

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Supertramp - Live, 1997 (2006)

Supertramp - Live, 1997 (2006)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Parlophone, 0946 3 59044 2 0 | ~ 511 or 179 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 45 Mb
Progressive Rock

After Supertramp split in 1987, fans waited nearly ten years before most members of the best-known lineup reunited for an album (1997's Some Things Never Change) and tour. But while one of the group's two leaders was included in the proceedings (Rick Davies), the other one was not (Roger Hodgson). Regardless, the "new look" Supertramp soldiered on with a stage show that expectedly focused primarily on the classics – as reflected on the 2006 release Live, 1997…

Jerry Vale - The Collection (2004) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Jerry Vale - The Collection (2004) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Jerry Vale - The Collection (2004) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 435 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Pop, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz | Label: Sony Music | # 513765 2 | 03:00:47

2004 compilation for artist whose beautiful high-tenor voice graced many of the most enchanting pop songs of the '50s & '60s. This three disc, 60-track collection covers his entire recording career with all the hits & more. Three standard jewelcases housed in a slipcase.

Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Elgar: Violin Concerto; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004) [Re-Up]

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Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Elgar: Violin Concerto; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004) [Re-Up]

Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)
Hilary Hahn, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans ~ 165 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 474 5042 | Time: 01:06:04

Elgar’s Violin Concerto has a certain mystique about it independent of the knee-jerk obeisance it has received in the British press. It probably is the longest and most difficult of all Romantic violin concertos, requiring not just great technical facility but great concentration from the soloist and a real partnership of equals with the orchestra. And like all of Elgar’s large orchestral works, it is extremely episodic in construction and liable to fall apart if not handled with a compelling sense of the long line. In reviewing the score while listening to this excellent performance, I was struck by just how fussy Elgar’s indications often are: the constant accelerandos and ritards, and the minute (and impractical) dynamic indications that ask more questions than they sometimes answer. No version, least of all the composer’s own, even attempts to realize them all: it would be impossible without italicizing and sectionalizing the work to death.

Quatuor Diotima - Posadas: Liturgia Fractal (2009)

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Quatuor Diotima - Posadas: Liturgia Fractal (2009)

Quatuor Diotima - Posadas: Liturgia Fractal (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 266 MB | 52:12
Genre: Classical | Label: Kairos

This new work by Spanish composer Alberto Posadas, composed from 2003 to 2007, is not a collection of string quartets, but rather a cycle of five quartets, meant to be performed as a whole with only brief pauses punctuating the parts, 52 minutes in all. It is performed here with energy and precision by the Quatuor Diotima, and recorded in January 2009 for Kairos.

Carl St. Clair, Staatskapelle Weimar - Wagner: Die Walküre (2009) [Blu-ray]

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Carl St. Clair, Staatskapelle Weimar - Wagner: Die Walküre (2009) [Blu-ray]

Carl St. Clair, Staatskapelle Weimar - Wagner: Die Walküre (2009) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19479 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 236 min | 41,1 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2007 kbps / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 236 min | 12,8 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese

Outside Germany, the name Weimar tends to evoke mixed feelings and pictures of German history of the last hundred years. Within Germany, Weimar means a town in the state of Thuringia arguably saturated with the “Deutsche Kultur” of the “Weimarer Klassik”, the legendary Bauhaus, and finally the life and work of Franz Liszt and his son in law Richard Wagner. In Weimar Richard Wagner began composing the first part of his RING-cycle, “Das Rheingold”. In 2008 the Nationaltheater Weimar started a new production of this unique tetralogy. The conductor is Carl St.Clair, a former student of Leonard Bernstein. With Michael Schulz’ fine and highly intelligent staging this new “Ring” production becomes an outstanding document of contemporary opera theatre.

A Spirale - Come Una Lastra (2004) {Lizard}

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A Spirale - Come Una Lastra (2004) {Lizard}

A Spirale - Come Una Lastra (2004) {Lizard}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 197 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 87 mb
Genre: progressive rock, art rock, noise

Come Una Lastra is the 2005 album by Italian progressive rock band A Spirale. This was released by Lizard.

Shania Twain - The Woman In Me (1995) Expanded Re-Release 2000 [Re-Up]

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Shania Twain - The Woman In Me (1995) Expanded Re-Release 2000 [Re-Up]

Shania Twain - The Woman In Me (1995) Expanded Re-Release 2000
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 455 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Country, Contemporary Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury | # 170 129-2 | Time: 01:03:58

Shania Twain comes full circle on this album, cowriting 11 out of 12 cuts and proving that she can do more than sing. Once again she crosses over into pop-rock territory with this multiplatinum affair, bringing legions of new fans into the country camp. Peppered with hits such as "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" and "Any Man of Mine," Twain's sophomore effort features crisp and clear vocals and country-flavored pop arrangements. Husband and cowriter "Mutt" Lange, known for his production work with hard hitters Def Leppard, has produced a fresh sound for country, enhancing the traditional with a more gritty, gutsy sound; even the more delicate tunes resemble those power-pop tunes from the 1980s. This is music for all occasions: danceable, romantic, and powerful.

Wiek Hijmans - Classic Electric (2004) {X-OR CD 018}

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Wiek Hijmans - Classic Electric (2004) {X-OR CD 018}

Wiek Hijmans - Classic Electric (2004) {X-OR CD 018}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 242 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 166 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 X-OR Records | CD 018
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Avant-Garde / Electric Guitar

Wiek Hijmans (1967) has played the electric guitar since the age of eleven. His interest in both classical and popular music instilled a lifelong passion in him for integrating the electric guitar in classical music. Hijmans has been featured at the Holland Festivals Night of the electric guitar, and at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, as ‘the specialist in contemporary composed music for electric guitar’. Hijmans holds a Performing Musician’s Diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he studied with David Starobin.

Denis Beuret - Alone: Augmented Bass Trombone & Live Electronics (2008) {Leo Records CDLR511}

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Denis Beuret - Alone: Augmented Bass Trombone & Live Electronics (2008) {Leo Records CDLR511}

Denis Beuret - Alone: Augmented Bass Trombone & Live Electronics (2008) {Leo Records CDLR511}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 233 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 144 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Leo Records | CD LR 511
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Trombone

Denis Beuret is a wizard of trombone playing. 12 improvisations recorded here reflect his vast musical palette. The originality of sonorities, mixing double sounds, digital effects, innovating mutes, new mouthpieces and other astonishing accessories combine with an original polyrhythmic use of loops. They were recorded live and in one take. To believe this it is imperative to experience his radical performance live in order to see and understand how he achieves this amazing results.