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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Rameau: Anacreon, Le Berger fidele (1996)

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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Rameau: Anacreon, Le Berger fidele (1996)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Rameau: Anacréon, Le Berger fidèle (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 298 Mb | Total time: 56:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 449-211-2 | Recorded: 1995

There are two different short operas (from 1754 and 1757) by Rameau with the title Anacréon. Both are one-act actes de ballet; this one was actually used as the third entrée of Rameau's opéra-ballet Les surprises de l'Amour when it was revived the same year. Both works have as their subject the Greek poet, Anacreon. The 1757 one - which was first performed at the Paris Opéra in May of that year and has a libretto by Pierre-Joseph Justin Bernard - has an only marginally less slight ‘plot’ than the earlier Anacréon. It follows an argument as to the relative merits of love and wine. That’s resolved in Anacreon’s favour by L’Amour; in fact, he believes the two are not incompatible.

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).

Marvin Gaye - The Marvin Gaye Collection (1990) {4CD Box Set Motown MOTD4-6311}

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Marvin Gaye - The Marvin Gaye Collection (1990) {4CD Box Set Motown MOTD4-6311}

Marvin Gaye - The Marvin Gaye Collection (1990) {4CD Box Set Motown MOTD4-6311}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.41 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 605 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 99 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990 Motown Record Company ‎| MOTD4-6311
R&B / Motown / Soul / Pop-Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Uptown Soul / Funk / Quiet Storm

The Marvin Gaye Collection released by Motown Records in 1990. The box set, divided into four categories, features thirty-four unreleased songs, including the sessions from 1979's The Ballads. A wonderful anthology of classics and rare tracks. The Balladeer is my favourite CD; so soulful and expressive of the pain this artist had experienced in his life. Wonderful to listen to when you are feeling nostalgic. There are many feel-good songs in this box set and already a collector's item. Some of the best music from the 20th century and an artist and voice that is truly missed.

Univers Zero - Discography [10 Studio Albums] (1977-2014) (Repost)

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Univers Zero - Discography [10 Studio Albums] (1977-2014) (Repost)

Univers Zero - Discography [10 Studio Albums] (1977-2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 3,15 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,28 GB | Covers - 257 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform Records, Arcàngelo

With a musical vision that is at the same time dark and ominous, yet stylish and sophisticated, Univers Zero are one of the most unique and influential bands ever to be associated with progressive rock, and the undisputed creators of the genre known as 'chamber rock'. Getting their inspiration from such diverse sources as rock, jazz, European folk and classical music (both ancient and modern), they have forged a distinctive sound that has received widespread critical acclaim, as well as influencing a vast number of contemporary avant-garde bands and ensembles…

Hamza El Din - Muwashshah (1995) [Reissue 2005]

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Hamza El Din - Muwashshah (1995) [Reissue 2005]

Hamza El Din - Muwashshah (1995) [Reissue 2005]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:30
World Music, Middle Eastern Folk, East African | Label: Alula | # ALU-5011

One of the many excellent albums he's recorded, Muwashshah offers abundant proof that when it comes to Middle Eastern and North African music, Hamza el Din is as impressive a musician as he is a singer. El Din's soulful vocals are something to treasure, but even if he did no singing whatsoever, his oud playing on hypnotic gems like "Assaramessuga," "Gala 2000," and "Bint Baladna" would make the CD worth the price of admission. The oud is a very recognizable lute that has been prominent in traditional Arabic music for centuries – anyone who has spent time listening to traditional Middle Eastern music has more than likely been exposed to the oud at some point – and el Din's mastery of it is undeniable. Thankfully, one doesn't have to choose between el Din's singing and his oud playing; both do their part to make Muwashshah the triumph that it is.

Rhapsody - Legendary Tales (1997)

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Rhapsody - Legendary Tales (1997)

Rhapsody - Legendary Tales (1997)
Italy | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116 MB
Symphonic Power Metal | Label : Limb Music

Legendary Tales is the first studio album by the symphonic power metal band Rhapsody. It was released in 1997 on Limb Music. The album is the beginning of the Emerald Sword Saga.

Bjørn Lynne - The Void (1997)

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Bjørn Lynne - The Void (1997)

Bjorn Lynne - The Void (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 406 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cyclops (CYCL 051)

The Void is a sci-fi adventure in music. It was released in 1997 to much praise by the fans as well as the music critics. The sheer pulse, vibrancy and spaceness of this album has been able to cross all musical boundaries; the reviewers don't know what to call it; some even say that Lynne is inventing a new style of music, and the people working in record stores have real problems figuring out in which section to put this album. The Void has elements of progressive/symphonic rock as well as more contemporary electronic, ambient and rock styles. It is a concept album about a space trip that went horribly wrong - there is a vibe, a certain something that is hard to put your finger on, which gives the album a deep atmosphere…

Harold Budd, Ruben Garcia, Daniel Lentz - Music for 3 Pianos (1992) {Gyroscope--All Saints CAROL 6603-2}

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Harold Budd, Ruben Garcia, Daniel Lentz - Music for 3 Pianos (1992) {Gyroscope--All Saints CAROL 6603-2}

Harold Budd, Ruben Garcia, Daniel Lentz - Music for 3 Pianos (1992) {Gyroscope–All Saints CAROL 6603-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 85 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 60 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 95 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992 Gyroscope / All Saints Records / Caroline | CAROL 6603-2
Classical / Neo-Classical / Avant-Garde / Ambient

Harold Budd has been a principal figure in the Californian avant garde since the early 1960s. His latest release, Music For 3 Pianos, is the result of a long-standing friendship with fellow Americans Daniel Lentz and Ruben Garcia. Inspired by Morton Feldman's multi-piano pieces, the trio continues to explore the space between music and silence with these six sketches for piano. Music For 3 Pianos is ambient music of the highest order, in which the echoes and silences mean as much as the notes themselves.

Xentrix: Discography (1989 - 2019)

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Xentrix: Discography (1989 - 2019)

Xentrix: Discography (1989 - 2019)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Label: Various | ~ 2190 or 952 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 160 Mb
Thrash Metal

Although they surely qualify as one of England's most successful thrash metal bands, Lancashire's hapless Xentrix ultimately came to epitomize all of Great Britain's relatively insignificant contributions to speed metal – as compared to the genre's utterly dominating American bands. Formed in 1986 (as Sweet Vengeance, in the town of Preston) by vocalist/guitarist Chris Astley, guitarist Kristian Havard, bassist Paul MacKenzie, and drummer Dennis Gasser, Xentrix started life, not surprisingly, as a Metallica cover band, gradually drawing attention to themselves on the U.K. pub circuit and with their 1988 demo, Hunger For…. Fledgling Roadrunner Records soon took notice and signed the band, releasing their debut album, Shattered Existence, in 1989, and, later that year, the now infamous Ghost Buster EP…

The Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones 1971-1993 (1993) {2017, Remastered}

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The Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones 1971-1993 (1993) {2017, Remastered}

The Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones 1971-1993 (1993) {2017, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 541 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans ~ 94 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Rock & Roll | Polydor / Rolling Stones Records #‎4605026716155

Released in 1994 to coincide with the Stones' catalog moving to Virgin Records, as well as the accompanying remastering of their Rolling Stone Records catalog (1971's Sticky Fingers through 1989's Steel Wheels – actually 1991's Flashpoint, which is the last Rolling Stones Records release, but isn't featured here), Jump Back supplants Rewind as the best single-disc overview of the Stones' '70s and '80s recordings. The nonchronological order at times is a little irritating – bouncing between "Brown Sugar," "Harlem Shuffle," "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)," "Mixed Emotions," and "Angie" nearly causes whiplash – but nearly all the big songs from this period are included.

Skunk Anansie - Post Orgasmic Chill (1999) Japanese Edition

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Skunk Anansie - Post Orgasmic Chill (1999) Japanese Edition

Skunk Anansie - Post Orgasmic Chill (1999) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | CD Extras ~ 97 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Alternative Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Virgin | # VJCP-68117 | Time: 00:56:11

Post Orgasmic Chill is the third studio album by British rock band Skunk Anansie, first released in 1999. Two album covers exist: the European version with the band lounging in an oceanside apartment, and the American version with the band standing on the Atlantic City boardwalk. It was a complete departure from their previous two albums, which had elements of punk rock and alternative rock by moving to a new harder sound with elements of hard rock and alternative metal. The album title resembles the title of the 13th song, a Japanese bonus track called Post Orgasmic Sleep. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Label: Verve, Gitanes Blues Productions | # 314 537 617-2 | Time: 00:56:46
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jump Blues, Jazz-Blues, Swing

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's tough-minded approach to the blues, country, Cajun, and jazz insures a minimum of nonsense and a maximum of variety, while his virtuosity on the guitar and fiddle insures the highest standards. Nonetheless, Brown's 1997 album is a landmark for the 73-year-old picker who won a Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. All 13 tunes on Gate Swings find Brown working with his regular road quartet plus a 13-piece horn section, enabling him to prove that Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton have been as important to his music as any bluesman or Creole fiddler. Gate Swings includes tunes by all three of those big-band leaders as well as compositions by Buddy Johnson, Percy Mayfield, Louis Jordan, and Brown himself, and they all swing with the massive force that only a big horn section can muster. Brown has leaned in this direction before, but Gate Swings is special, because it features the horn arrangements of Wardell Quezergue, an alumnus of the Dave Bartholomew band who arranged many of the best New Orleans R&B hits in the '60s and '70s.

Sacrosanct - Recesses For The Depraved (1991)

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Sacrosanct - Recesses For The Depraved (1991)

Sacrosanct - Recesses For The Depraved (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1MF Recordz, 377.0024.2 | ~ 332 or 111 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 40 Mb
Progressive Thrash Metal

Compared to Sacrosanct's first album, Recesses For The Depraved is a lot better example of the band's music. With a more focused and, if possible, even heavier approach, this album features some awesome moments. Though still not entirely a memorable effort and some parts dragging a bit, this album gains momentum by the sheer intensity and convincing delivery of the music alone…

Polly Ferman - Waltzes of the Americas (1990/2019)

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Polly Ferman - Waltzes of the Americas (1990/2019)

Polly Ferman - Waltzes of the Americas (1990/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 184 MB | Tracks: 13 | 56:46 min
Style: Classical | Label: Musical Heritage Society

One of the leading interpreters of the music of the Americas, PollyFerman continues to captivate audiences with her outstandingperformances of works by Gottschalk, Nazareth, Gershwin, Villa-Lobos,Ginastera and Piazzolla. Her mastery of this literature prompted The Japan Times to recognize her as "a Musical Ambassador of the Americas".

VA - Mozart Goes To A Party (1990) {CBS} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Mozart Goes To A Party (1990) {CBS} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Mozart Goes To A Party (1990) {CBS}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 359 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 168 mb
Genre: classical

Mozart Goes To A Party is a 1990 compilation CD released by CBS Records. It features "previously released material" from 1972, 1980, and 1989 respectively. No credits given for who was responsible for this collection or for mastering.