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Josh Rouse - Dressed Up Like Nebraska (1998)

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Josh Rouse - Dressed Up Like Nebraska (1998)

Josh Rouse - Dressed Up Like Nebraska (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Slow River Records/Rykodisc, SRRCD 36 | ~ 286 or 99 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 42 Mb
Folk-Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Josh Rouse plays it straight like the roads and byways which criss-cross the Great Plains. This music is the no-frills variety that takes a bit of getting used to, but once acclimated, listeners start to feel like they've come across something real. The songs which comprise Dressed Up Like Nebraska sound like they've really happened, if not to the artist, then to those near and dear to him…

Richard Sinclair's Caravan Of Dreams - Richard Sinclair's Caravan Of Dreams (1992)

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Richard Sinclair's Caravan Of Dreams - Richard Sinclair's Caravan Of Dreams (1992)

Richard Sinclair's Caravan Of Dreams - Richard Sinclair's Caravan Of Dreams (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 346 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Full Scans: (PNG) ~ 209 Mb or (JPG) ~ 38 Mb | 01:00:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Folk Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Canterbury Scene
HTD Records #HTD CD7

Richard Stephen Sinclair is an English progressive rock bassist, guitarist, and vocalist who has been a member of several bands of the Canterbury scene (Caravan, Camel, Hatfield and the North, Camel…). Caravan of Dreams were a British progressive rock band from the Canterbury scene. On their first album, Caravan of Dreams (1992), the band consisted of Richard Sinclair (guitar, vocals, bass on studio tracks), Dave Sinclair (keyboards), Jimmy Hastings (flute, saxophone), Andy Ward (drums), Rick Biddulph (live bass), Michael Heupel (flute) and Alan Clarke (harmonica).

Graham Bonnet - Line-Up (1981) {1994, Japanese Reissue}

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Graham Bonnet - Line-Up (1981) {1994, Japanese Reissue}

Graham Bonnet - Line-Up (1981) {1994, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 300 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Vertigo / Nippon Phonogram #PHCR-4194

Leading off with the 1981 number six U.K. hit single "Night Games," Line Up is a journeyman, early-'80s cross between hard rock and AOR. It's neither pop nor heavy metal, but somewhere in between. Though it may be far less metal than the group he'd just left (Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow), it was also far less catchy than, say, the post-Keith Moon-era Who. It was just the sound of a guy belting out mediocre songs with a lot of lung-power in the waning days of '70s-style hard rock popularity, with Cozy Powell's thumping drums doing more than anyone else to bring it into the 1980s production-wise.

Gidon Kremer, Seiji Ozawa - Schumann, Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (1994)

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Gidon Kremer, Seiji Ozawa - Schumann, Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (1994)

Gidon Kremer, Seiji Ozawa - Schumann, Shostakovich: Violin Concertos (1994)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 263 MB | 54:25
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Gidon Kremer, instead of coupling the Shostakovich Second Concerto with its natural partner, No. 1, enterprisingly chooses a concerto which Shostakovich labelled as his own Op. 129, but which in fact confusingly enough is Schumann's Op. 129. This is a novelty on two counts. Not only does it bring us Shostakovich's orchestration of the work, aiming to improve on Schumann's own, but for the first time to my knowledge puts on disc Schumann's violin version of his cello concerto. Shostakovich's aim in renovating the orchestration with changes predominating in the tuttis was to improve the work for his protege, Rostropovich.

Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan - Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (1995)

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Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan - Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (1995)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan - Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:18 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4474132

There have been a number of outstanding recordings of the Dvorák Concerto since this DG record was made, but none to match it for the warmth of lyrical feeling, the sheer strength of personality of the cello playing and the distinction of the partnership between Karajan and Rostropovich. Any moments of romantic licence from the latter, who's obviously deeply in love with the music, are set against Karajan's overall grip on the proceedings. The orchestral playing is superb.

Karaca, Erguner, Kutbay - Makam: Musique Classique Ottomane (1993) {Al Sur ALCD114 rec 1971}

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Karaca, Erguner, Kutbay - Makam: Musique Classique Ottomane (1993) {Al Sur ALCD114 rec 1971}

Karaca, Erguner, Kutbay - Makam: Musique Classique Ottomane (1993) {Al Sur ALCD114 rec 1971}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 342 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 1993 Al Sur | ALCD 114
World / Classical / Folk / Turkish / Makam

To make this album, Kudsi Erguner worked from a recording of Kani Karaca, Akagündüz Kutbay and Nezih Uzel in London in 1971. He added taksims to the ney. Poems and songs from the repertoire of Ottoman classical music, based on makams. Detailed booklet in French and English.

Joe Sample - Old Places Old Faces (1996) {Warner}

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Joe Sample - Old Places Old Faces (1996) {Warner}

Joe Sample - Old Places Old Faces (1996) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 286MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Pianist Joe Sample's Warner Bros. session mostly features relaxed acoustic music. Sample emphasizes his original melodies during his improvisations and is backed quite ably by bassist Jay Anderson, drummer Ralph Penland and an occasional percussionist. Most notable is that tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd guests on three tracks, playing in his usual mellow version of John Coltrane.

Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Thierry Fischer - Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)

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Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Thierry Fischer - Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)

Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conducted by Thierry Fischer; Soloists of the Kirov Opera

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9488 | Time: 00:59:44

This CD offers a rare opportunity to hear Igor Stravinsky's opera buffa, 'Mavra.' At only 28 minutes, the opera is short, but interesting. By scoring the orchestra with full winds and just a handful of strings, Stravinsky molded the usually romantic opera genre into his cool, neoclassical form. Both the singing and the playing are highly energetic, and contain a certain wittiness. Conductor Thierry Fischer does something quite amazing: instead of the usual separation between voice and pit orchestra, Fischer puts the orchestra in direct dialogue with the stage action, creating an incredible integration. The 'Octet' and 'Concertino', more standard works, are also well played. Attacks and articulations are so very clean, and it was this cleanliness that attracted Stravinsky to wind instruments in the first place. Unlike other Stravinsky recordings, this one has the vitality and moodiness that make the notes sparkle. One always feels a sense of propulsion. In the 'Concertino', this rhythmic drive is contrasted beautifully with eerie string lines. The 'Octet' manages to achieve a perfect chamber music feel. The ensemble never forces the sound, and the result is an elegant, interesting and contagious performance. The same could be said for the whole album.

Paul McCartney - Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990)

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Paul McCartney - Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990)

Paul McCartney - Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 910 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 333 Mb
Full Scans ~ 71 Mb | 01:09:58 + 01:08:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Capitol Records / MPL #CDP 7 94778 2 | US

Tripping the Live Fantastic is Paul McCartney's first official live album and his first release of concert material since Wings' 1976 Wings over America live package. It was released in 1990 as triple LP, double cassette and double CD. Tripping the Live Fantastic reached number 17 in the UK and number 26 in the US. A document of the huge success of The Paul McCartney World Tour, Tripping the Live Fantastic encompasses McCartney's entire musical career from his famed Beatles hits to his recent hit album, Flowers in the Dirt, while also including some unique covers. Interspersed throughout the package are occasional soundcheck recordings as well. This album spawned a few singles which contained live B-sides from this tour. These B-sides were live songs that were not featured on the live album, which made the singles collectors items.

Kin Ping Meh - Fairy Tales & Cryptic Chapters [4CD Box Set] (1998)

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Kin Ping Meh - Fairy Tales & Cryptic Chapters [4CD Box Set] (1998)

Kin Ping Meh - Fairy Tales & Cryptic Chapters [4CD Box Set] (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,71 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 593 MB | Covers - 294 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Second Battle (SB 056-059)

Kin Ping Meh are not your typical Krautrock band. Although they're quite frequently labelled as such, theor sound is more akin to Art Rock, or "Hard Prog," like in the case of Birth Control. Kin Ping Meh, whose name was of Chinese origin, was founded in 1970 in Mannheim as a quintet featuring Joachim Schaffer, Werner Stephan, Torsten Herzog, Kalle Weber, and Joachim Schafer. In their early years, Kin Ping Meh performed many covers by bands like Blood, Sweat & Tears, Deep Purple, The Steve Winwood Group, etc… Soon, they were discovered by Polydor records, who signed them immediately. Schaffer left before the first album was recorded, but was replaced by Willie Wagner, who wrote perhaps their most famous track, "Fairy Tales"…

Joe Walsh - Joe Walsh's Greatest Hits: Little Did He Know... (1997)

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Joe Walsh - Joe Walsh's Greatest Hits: Little Did He Know... (1997)

Joe Walsh - Joe Walsh's Greatest Hits: Little Did He Know… (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 521 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 217 Mb
Full Scans | 01:15:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | MCA Records #MCABD-11679

Good-natured rock & roll wise guy Joe Walsh not only made a name for himself as guitarist for The Eagles and The James Gang, but he also had a successful solo career. Known for his self-deprecating sense of humor ("Life's Been Good") and his dirty guitar boogie (the pulsating "Rocky Mountain Way"), Walsh drew a fan base from those who were fond of the harder edge he gave to The Eagles. He was easily one of the better guitarists of his generation, not so much for flashy licks but for his rhythmic sensibilities and awareness of restraint and economy. Yet Walsh continued to view himself as an "Ordinary Average Guy."

Joe Sample - Ashes To Ashes (1990) {Warner}

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Joe Sample - Ashes To Ashes (1990) {Warner}

Joe Sample - Ashes To Ashes (1990) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 293 MB
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Sample's Ashes to Ashes was released in 1990, but, here it is a century later, and the music has remained ageless. Masterfully creative and skillfully played, Sample has a secret love affair with the piano, and each cut on this CD is like a page out of his diary. Every time you play this CD you will hear something different, and when you're not listening to it, you'll hear his piano in your head.

Lisa Franco - Romantic Dreams (1993)

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Lisa Franco - Romantic Dreams (1993)

Lisa Franco - Romantic Dreams (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 239 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication (IC 2180-2)

Lisa Lynne Franco has recorded some brilliant material under five different guises. Her earliest work was as Lisa Franco. She recorded three CDs for the German Innovative Communications label. Romantic Dreams might be her best CD. The entire album speaks greatness with every note. Peter Seiler produced the CD and co-wrote four of the nine original pieces. He wrote one of the two bonus tracks. He also accompanies Franco's harp with his keyboards. This CD represents his best work, too. His gentle atmospheres surround her aggressive style like billowing clouds and fluffy pillows. The beauty of the atmospheres is breathtaking. There are no appropriate comparisons for this masterwork. It stands alone - a true sign of greatness.

Butterfly Child - Onomatopoeia (1993) {Rough Trade}

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Butterfly Child - Onomatopoeia (1993) {Rough Trade}

Butterfly Child - Onomatopoeia (1993) {Rough Trade}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 345 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 152 mb
Genre: indie rock, shoegaze

Onomatopoeia is the 1993 album by Joe Cassidy, who goes by the name Butterfly Child. The shoegaze master released this on Rough Trade.

John Butt - Johann Pachelbel: Hexachordum Apollinis; Chaconnes in D and in F (1990) Reissue 1997 [Re-Up]

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John Butt - Johann Pachelbel: Hexachordum Apollinis; Chaconnes in D and in F (1990) Reissue 1997 [Re-Up]

John Butt - Johann Pachelbel: Hexachordum Apollinis; Chaconnes in D and F (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi USA | # HMT 7907029 HM76 | Time: 01:05:07

Arguably Pachelbel's masterpiece, "Apollo's Lyre" is a series of six arias, each of which consists of a set of highly contrasted variations on the initial theme. As a composer, Pachelbel was perhaps most interested in the variation principal, in direct contrast to his great successor, Bach, who used the form only rarely (but then typically wrote the greatest variation work ever–the "Goldberg Variations"). The musical argument is easy to follow, and the tunes themselves simple and memorable. John Butt frames the work with two mighty chaconnes. A chaconne is basically the same thing as a passacaglia, namely a series of variations over a constantly repeating bass line. Try this disc. You're in for a pleasant surprise.