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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Credo (1996)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Credo (1996)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Credo (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:15 | 206 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Philips | Catalog: 446089

Don’t be put off by the cover, showing Hvorostovsky’s eyes overlaid on some ecclesiastical vaulting: this is an impressive anthology in many ways, containing some unusual music and demonstrating a close collaboration between choir and soloist. Inevitably in this repertoire, Hvorostovsky does not, for the most part, have tremendously virtuosic writing to deal with. Instead he is called upon to sing convincingly and sincerely without being sentimental, and he achieves this very well indeed.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Mikhail Arkadiev - My Restless Soul (1995)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Mikhail Arkadiev - My Restless Soul (1995)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Mikhail Arkadiev - My Restless Soul (1995)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:20 | 181 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Philips | Catalog: 442 536-2PH

Known for captivating song recitals, lyrical performances of Verdi baritone roles, and, not least of all, his striking silver hair, Dmitri Hvorostovsky enjoyed an A-list career since he emerged in the early 1990s. His brilliant, yet deceptively dark-hued voice is the embodiment of chiaroscuro, and the combination of vocal polish and emotion that he brought to his performances made him an audience favorite.

Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker - Duo (1999) {Blue Note}

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Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker - Duo (1999) {Blue Note}

Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker - Duo (1999) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 263 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 117 mb
Genre: jazz

Duo is a 1999 collaborative album between guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Leon Parker. This one is a sure fire hit from the folks at Blue Note Records.

Charlie Hunter - s/t (2000) {Blue Note}

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Charlie Hunter - s/t (2000) {Blue Note}

Charlie Hunter - s/t (2000) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 294 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134 mb
Genre: jazz

Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter decided to self-title his album in 2000. The album, which also features longtime collaborator Leon Parker, was released by Blue Note.

Ernie Isley - High Wire (1990)

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Ernie Isley - High Wire (1990)

Ernie Isley - High Wire (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Blues Rock, Funk Rock | Label: Elektra | # 9 60902-2 | Time: 00:50:35

An astonishingly diverse solo debut by the Isleys' axeman, High Wire is full of screaming guitars, tight riffs, ear-tugging melodies, and evocative vocals.

Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - Sneakin' Around (1992)

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Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - Sneakin' Around (1992)

Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - Sneakin' Around (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb| Scans included | 00:46:33
Country Pop, Instrumental Country, Finger-Picked Guitar | Label: Columbia | # 471480 2

Sneakin' Around is a collaborative album by guitarists Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. Reed and Atkins had done a series of recording collaborations nearly 20 years before this release. It peaked at No. 68 on the Billboard Country Albums charts. At the Grammy Awards of 1993, Sneakin' Around won the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.

Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back! (1960) [1997, DCC GZS-1111]

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Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back! (1960) [1997, DCC GZS-1111]

Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back! (1960)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | DCC GZS-1111 | ~ 209 or 81 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 16 Mb
Pop, Rock, Rock'n'Roll

Although they have common recording origins, two of the three singles, "It's Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight," were very quirky by the standards of Elvis songs at the time – the former inspired by Elvis's admiration for Tony Martin's 1949 hit "There's No Tomorrow," while the latter was recorded at the request of Col. Parker as a favor to his wife. They add to the diversity of sounds on this record, which shows a mature Elvis Presley…

Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991)

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Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991)

Sarah McLachlan - Solace (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 405 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Alternative Rock | Arista Records #261 955

Solace is at once comforting, mysterious, expansive, timeless, and familiar. The sophomore jinx was certainly eluded here, as McLachlan sets forth a superior collection of songs and performances with the help of longtime producer Pierre Marchand. The opening track, "Drawn to the Rhythm," serves its title well and does the job of luring you in. Intelligent, intriguing lyrics and lilting melodies abound, whether amidst the pulsing rhythms of "Into the Fire" and "Back Door Man" or the quietly profound stories of "Home" and "Shelter." Although pretty much all of the tunes will grab you at one point or another, "The Path of Thorns (Terms)" and "I Will Not Forget You" are especially memorable…

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)

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Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 342 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 80 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Alternative Rock | Nettwerk #30081-2

Although 1991's Solace made Sarah McLachlan a star in Canada, her international breakthrough arrived two years later with Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, a softly assured album that combined the atmospheric production of Pierre Marchand (a former apprentice – and evident disciple – of Daniel Lanois) with some of McLachlan's strongest songwriting to date. At the center of everything was her voice, an ethereal, lilting soprano that helped pave the way for Paula Cole, Lillith Fair, and a decade's worth of successful female songwriters. McLachlan utilized the crack between her chest and head voice, emphasizing the changing tones as her melodies climbed into the vocal stratosphere…

Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas In Vienna (1991) {Philips} **[RE-UP]**

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Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas In Vienna (1991) {Philips} **[RE-UP]**

Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas In Vienna (1991) {Philips}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 116 mb
Genre: Christmas

Christmas In Vienna is a 1991 CD by The Vienna Boys Choir. This CD was recorded in 1990 and released in 1991. It features the Teufel family (Madgalena, Alexander, Katharina, Dominika, Antonia, Sturmfried, and Anneliese) playing the instruments, while the choir was conducted by Uwe Christian Harrer. For fans of Die Wiener Sängerknaben, this is a delightful treat, at any time of the year.

NY Loose - Year of the Rat (1996)

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NY Loose - Year of the Rat (1996)

NY Loose - Year of the Rat (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Punk Rock, Garage Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Hollywood | # HR-62049-2 | 00:38:57

On its one and only major-label release, Year of the Rat, NY Loose delivers powerful performances of a punk-pop musical blend that have nothing whatsoever to do with other '90s platinum purveyors of radio punk. Instead of simply being snide or just plain goofy rock stars like Green Day or the Offspring, NY Loose emits a refreshingly punk attitude of contrariness, if not actual rebellion, on this 1996 release. Founding members Brijitte West (guitars and vocals) and Danny Nordahl (bass) are joined on Year of the Rat by drummer Pete Lloyd and guitarist Marc Diamond. Each member seems versed well enough in the standard instrumental punk vocabulary, but West's saucy delivery and upfront lyrics make NY Loose special.

VA - Delivering Real Holiday Refreshment (Coca-Cola/CDNow Christmas Compilation) (1998) **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Delivering Real Holiday Refreshment (Coca-Cola/CDNow Christmas Compilation) (1998) **[RE-UP]**

VA - Delivering Real Holiday Refreshment (Coca-Cola/CDNow Christmas Compilation) (1998)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 45mb
Genre: alternative, soul, blues

Delivering Real Holiday Refreshment is a Christmas sampler CD put together by Coca-Coca and the now-defunct website CDnow, passed out to customers as freebies. This was released in 1998.

Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In (1971)

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Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In (1971)

Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1994 | Columbia, CK 64414 | ~ 285 or 109 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 19 Mb
Country Rock / Soft Rock / Classic Rock

This debut album was credited to Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina because the project had begun as a solo record by Loggins being produced by Messina. By the time it was finished, however, Messina had written or co-written six of the 11 songs, contributed "first guitar," and shared lead vocals on many tracks…

Ronnie Milsap - Back To The Grindstone (1991)

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Ronnie Milsap - Back To The Grindstone (1991)

Ronnie Milsap - Back To The Grindstone (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included
Country Pop, Blue-eyed Soul, Soft Rock | Label: BMG | # 2375-2-R | Time: 00:46:10

Back to the Grindstone was an excellent return to form from Ronnie Milsap and, not coincidentally, it was his last great record, as well as his last hit album. Throughout Back to the Grindstone, Milsap displays his talent for eclectic, soul-inflected R&B, tearing throug a gritty duet with Patti LaBelle on "Love Certified," covering "Since I Don't Have You" with heart, and then slipping into hard country with "Turn That Radio On." Not one of the 10 songs on the record is weak, and Milsap responds with a gutsy, powerful performance, easily making Back to the Grindstone one of his best albums.

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

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Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contenporary, Minimalism | Label: Telarc | # CD-80513 | Time: 01:08:09

This unique recording couples the music of two major 20th-century composers, and includes the world premiere on disc of Riley's "The Heaven Ladder, Book 7," commissioned by Cheng-Cochran and written in 1994. California-based pianist Gloria Cheng has become a favoured collaborator with some of the most demanding of today's composer/conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Essa-Pekka Salonen and Oliver Knussen, for her renditions of thorny 20th century scores. "The multifarious pulsings of Adams's Phrygian Gates (all 26 minutes of it) are more palatable here than on some rival versions, and the relatively brief China Gates (just five minutes) are well worth visiting. Terry Riley's pieces are more varied in colour and rhythm, less obviously 'minimalist', than you might have expected, with the worlds of jazz remaining well within earshot. Gloria Cheng-Cochran seems fully absorbed in the tasks to hand, and the sound is superb." (Gramophone Magazine).