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Pierre Monteux, London Symphony Orchestra, Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole (2013/2021)

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Pierre Monteux, London Symphony Orchestra, Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole (2013/2021)

Pierre Monteux, London Symphony Orchestra, Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole (2013/2021)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:13:39 | 381 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Praga Digitals

Pierre Monteux had one of the longest active careers as a conductor, probably exceeded among famous musicians by Pablo Casals and Leopold Stokowski. He retained a youthful appearance with black hair (although his mustache was white), and was expressed by any suggestion that the color was not natural. He said anyone who said otherwise was welcome to come with shampoo, alcohol, or whatever to wash his hair and prove the color was natural. "Also you might mention that I have all my teeth," he added. This story also illustrates his sense of humor and genial nature. It is often stated that the man made no enemies, or even that he was loved by all.

Faces - Stay With Me: Faces Anthology (2012) 2CDs

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Faces - Stay With Me: Faces Anthology (2012) 2CDs

Faces - Stay With Me: Faces Anthology (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 922 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 336 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Warner Bros./Rhino | # 8122797179 | 02:27:14

The Faces were unanthologized on CD prior to 1999, but ever since Rhino's corking single-disc Good Boys…When They're Asleep…, the group has seen a number of different compilations of different sizes, of which Rhino U.K.'s 2012 set Stay with Me: Anthology is the fifth. At two discs, this has 2007's The Definitive Rock Collection as its closest cousin: they're both double discs that cover a tremendous amount of ground, but Stay with Me has a slight edge, weighing in at 36 tracks compared to Definitive's 30. Of those 30 tracks, 27 cuts are present and accounted for on Stay with Me – the missing numbers are "Open to Ideas," "Jodie," and "(I Know) I'm Losing You," the latter two cuts from solo Rod Stewart albums where he was backed by the Faces – and those other nine songs include some of the Faces' very best, including the roaring rocker "That's All You Need," Ronnie Lane's sweet, plaintive "Richmond," and the gloriously shambolic "On the Beach." Serious fans should pony up for 2004's Five Guys Walk into a Bar…, which is one of the great rock & roll box sets, but this double-disc set is like that box in miniature, containing the essence of the Faces in all their messy glory.

VA - Gothic Rock, Vol. 3: Back On Black (1998) 2CD Set

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VA - Gothic Rock, Vol. 3: Back On Black (1998) 2CD Set

VA - Gothic Rock, Vol. 3: Back On Black (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 990 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 316 Mb | Scans ~ 10 Mb
Label: Cleopatra Records | # CLP 0378-2 | Time: 02:17:44
Genre: Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock

Focusing on the '80s, Cleopatra continues to document the history of gothic rock with this two-CD set. Progressing through the discs, the tracks get basically more obscure. Starting off is the pop-goth of the Cult ("Spirit Walker," similar to the Skeleton Family track), then on to the odd, desert goth of Theatre of Hate's "Do You Believe in the Westworld." Fields of Nephilim adds riff-rock goth (&"Blue Water"). With sound ready to open for Psychedelic Furs or Modern English is March Violets. Truly unique is the bouncy, glam goth of Danielle Dax' "Yummer Yummer Man." The obligatory track of '80's goth kings, Bauhaus, is "Passion of Lovers." Other big names in the genre found here include Christian Death, New Model Army, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Gene Loves Jezebel and Alien Sex Fiend. Lesser known is a catchy cut from Sexbeat, "Sweat.

If - Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces `74 & Tea Break Is Over - Back On Your 'Eads `75 (2005)

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If - Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces `74 & Tea Break Is Over - Back On Your 'Eads `75 (2005)

If - Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces `74 & Tea Break Is Over - Back On Your 'Eads `75 (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sunrise, SR 50523162 | ~ 407 or 177 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 18 Mb
Prog Rock, Jazz Rock

If's last studio album isn't as good as their first albums. After many line-up changes, the band slowly changed their musical direction to more straightforward blues-soul-rock…

Rod Stewart - Original Album Series (2009) [5CD Box set]

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Rod Stewart - Original Album Series (2009) [5CD Box set]

Rod Stewart - Original Album Series (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros. 8122 79828 6 | ~ 1315 or 490 Mb | Artwork -> 32 Mb
Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Pop Rock

The five albums collected in this 2010 slipcase box – Foolish Behaviour, Tonight I'm Yours, Camouflage, Every Beat of My Heart, and Vagabond Heart – may not be Rod Stewart's best, but they are certainly the ones that capture the singer's '80s work…

Thomas Trotter - Symphony Hall Sorcery (2022)

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Thomas Trotter - Symphony Hall Sorcery (2022)

Thomas Trotter - Symphony Hall Sorcery (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:14:44 | 306 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Regent

Organ music magical,symphonic, dancing, and jazzy from one of the world’s great wizards of the organ, Thomas Trotter, performed on the magnificent 2002 Klais organ in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.
An unashamedly entertaining selection of old and new, with well-loved pieces from Saint-Saëns and Widor to Thomas Trotter’s own new transcription of Dukas’s ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’. Two sets of dances - one from the 16th-century Susato and the other from the 20th-century John Gardner are a riot of rhythmic energy and expressive colour.

Wihan Quartet - Smetana & Dvořák: Works for String Quartet (2022)

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Wihan Quartet - Smetana & Dvořák: Works for String Quartet (2022)

Wihan Quartet - Smetana & Dvořák: Works for String Quartet (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:03:55 | 295 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Nimbus Alliance

Loss of hearing forced Smetana to leave his position at the Provincial Theatre and withdraw from social life and his musical career. In 1876 he moved to his daughter Zofie's house in Jabkenice. Here he was able to enjoy the calm and quite needed so that he could focus on his compositions. The change in his circumstances made him reflect on his life and he captured his feelings in his String Quartet No. 1 in E-minor, "From My Life". Smetana described the work as “intimate and private music for four instruments talking about my life”. However, the opposite was true of this epic score of programme music. Until this time the techniques used by Smetana in this quartet had only been used by composers writing for symphony orchestra. He used symphonic techniques with brilliant effect for chamber music.

Alda Caiello, Prazak Quartet - Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21, Suite Op. 29 (2012)

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Alda Caiello, Prazak Quartet - Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21, Suite Op. 29 (2012)

Alda Caiello, Prazak Quartet - Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21, Suite Op. 29 (2012)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:07:30 | 268 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Praga Digitals

Playing host to an ad hoc group of musicians, the Prazák Quartet presents two of Arnold Schoenberg's classic works in a program that coheres most effectively. The pairing of the expressionist melodrama Pierrot lunaire and the angular, twelve-tone Suite requires the addition of a female vocalist, flute doubling on piccolo, two clarinets, a bass clarinet, and a piano to the Prazák's members, so this is a practical match-up for a concert, provided the players are available. Soprano Alda Caiello delivers the sprechstimme of Pierrot lunaire with a variety of expressions that sort with the bizarre moods and characters in the songs, and her delivery is theatrical, intense, and disturbing in its edginess. The instrumentalists are obviously at home in Schoenberg's music, so the complexities of Pierrot's tense accompaniment and the pungent counterpoint of the Suite come off with apparent ease. The recording space is quite spacious and reverberant, so this takes some of the harshness off Schoenberg's dissonances, and the roominess of the sound provides a great deal of separation, so the players can be differentiated with little difficulty. This may not be the best choice for listeners who like dry textures and crisp definition in these pieces, but that preference should take nothing away from the merits of this album.

Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012) 2CDs

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Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012) 2CDs

Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing: The Best Of Hot Chocolate (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 944 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 355 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Funk, Disco, Pop | Label: Music Club Deluxe | # MCDLX143 | Time: 02:30:26

2012 two CD collection from the British R&B band. Led by charismatic singer/songwriter, Errol Brown, Hot Chocolate are without doubt one of the UK s most successful and popular singles bands. The hits started in 1970 and continued right up until 1984 in a remarkable fourteen-year run that witnessed the chart-topping So You Win Again, and such memorable songs as You Sexy Thing (which was a Top 10 smash in three separate decades), Disco Queen, Emma, No Doubt About It and Every 1 s A Winner. This stunning 38-track retrospective features 29 chart hits, including 12 Top 10s!

VA - Ladies Sing The Boss: The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen (2022)

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VA - Ladies Sing The Boss: The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen (2022)

VA - Ladies Sing The Boss: The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 442 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | 01:15:35
Folk Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Ace Records

In his 2016 autobiography, “Born To Run”, Bruce Springsteen reveals the essence of his songwriting: “Most of my writing is emotionally autobiographical. I’ve learned you’ve got to pull up the things that mean something to you in order for them to mean anything to your audience. That’s where the proof is. That’s how they know you’re not kidding.”

Jack White - 2022-04-26 The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA (2022)

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Jack White - 2022-04-26 The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA (2022)

Jack White - 2022-04-26 The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:39:48 | 667 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock, Alternative, Indie / Label: Self Released

"This was the 14th time I've seen Jack White. Best show I've ever experienced. Had so much fun and met so many nice people. Thanks so much for posting these shows here on Nugs. Now I can listen whenever I want. "

Cantar Alla Viola - Corkine: Each Lovely Grace (2012)

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Cantar Alla Viola - Corkine: Each Lovely Grace (2012)

Cantar Alla Viola - Corkine: Each Lovely Grace (2012)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:06:39 | 286 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Nimbus Alliance

CANTAR ALLA VIOLA, the art of accompanying the voice with the viola da gamba, is the largely-forgotten technique of using a bowed instrument to play polyphony and harmony as an accompaniment to the voice. The rediscovery of these methods inspired Nadine Balbeisi, soprano, and Fernando Marín, viola da gamba, to create their duo of the same name.

Slávka Pechocová - Leoš Janáček: Sonata 1. X. 1905, On an Overgrown Path, Reminiscence, In the Mist (2010)

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Slávka Pechocová - Leoš Janáček: Sonata 1. X. 1905, On an Overgrown Path, Reminiscence, In the Mist (2010)

Slávka Pechocová - Leoš Janáček: Sonata 1. X. 1905, On an Overgrown Path, Reminiscence, In the Mist (2010)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:17:32 | 215 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Praga Digitals

Slávka Pechocová Pianist Pechocová's graduate thesis was on the music of Janácek, but her performances cover a wide range of solo and chamber music.

Graham Parker - The Middlesex Demos (2022)

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Graham Parker - The Middlesex Demos (2022)

Graham Parker - The Middlesex Demos (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 55:10 | 209 / 126 Mb
Genre: Rock, Pub-Rock, New Wave / Label: Graham Parker

Graham Parker Stereotyped early in his career as the quintessential angry young man, Graham Parker was one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters to emerge from England's pub rock scene in the early '70s. Drawing heavily from Van Morrison and the Rolling Stones, Parker developed a sinewy fusion of driving rock & roll and confessional folk-rock, highlighted by his indignant passion, biting sarcasm, and bristling anger. At the outset of his career, his albums crackled with pub rock energy, snide witticisms, and perceptive insights, earning him a devoted following of fans and critics, who lavished praise on his debut, 1976's Howlin' Wind, recorded with the Rumour, his backing band of pub rock all-stars.

Luca Romanelli - Leo Brouwer - Elogio Guitar Works (Estudios Sencillos, Elogio de la Danza, El Decameron Negro) (2019)

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Luca Romanelli - Leo Brouwer - Elogio Guitar Works (Estudios Sencillos, Elogio de la Danza, El Decameron Negro) (2019)

Luca Romanelli - Leo Brouwer - Elogio Guitar Works (Estudios Sencillos, Elogio de la Danza, El Decameron Negro) (2019)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 57:37 | 183 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Da Vinci Classics

All of the Estudios sencillos represent, in a few lines of music, the stylistic evolution of Leo Brouwer throughout his compositional itinerary. The first series of ten pieces, conceived as a pedagogical study of particular difficulties, was written in 1971 and still embodies the Cuban influences of the early Brouwer. Starting with the very first, which had been largely sketched in the early Sixties, and in which the study of syncopations against a bass is joined to a typical South-American rhythm, all of the Studies focus on the challenges which the students may face when confronting a style markedly different from that of the simple tunes or regular arpeggios found in the teaching methods hitherto used – and which dated back from the early nineteenth century; this does not apply, of course, to the concert etudes written for the professional performers.