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Daevid Allen & Freinds - Live At The Roundhouse 1971 (2012)

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Daevid Allen & Freinds - Live At The Roundhouse 1971 (2012)

Daevid Allen & Freinds - Live At The Roundhouse 1971 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 230 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans ~ 88 Mb | 00:47:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Gonzo Multimedia #HST115CD

Historic pre-Gong performance. This is a recording of Daevid and Gilli's performance upon their return to the U.K., four years after Daevid was refused entry in 1967, which led him to leaving Soft Machine. The recording is a reasonable audience recording, regardless, this is an intriguing and historic performance and highly recommended to all Gong heads and Daevid Allen fans alike. The material was the recent spoken word/soundscape material at the time, but also brings forward new material which was to see new life in the Gong era. The band for this show is as follows: Daevid Allen (guitar,spoken word, tape loops), Gilli Smyth (spoken word and vocal improv - space whisper), Robert Wyatt (drums), Hugh Hopper (bass), and Elton Dean (sax).

The Greatest Show On Earth - Horizons (1970) {1994, Reissue}

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The Greatest Show On Earth - Horizons (1970) {1994, Reissue}

The Greatest Show On Earth - Horizons (1970) {1994, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 314 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 4484-WP

Although the Greatest Show on Earth (GSOE) were not the first bunch of rockers to incorporate a powerful brass and woodwind section, they are among the best and heaviest-sounding British bands to have emerged from the post-psychedelia of the late '60s and early '70s. GSOE were, in essence, the invention of EMI Records subsidiary Harvest, who were focusing in on new and progressive artists such as Pink Floyd and Deep Purple. When the group was initially signed in 1968, they were an R&B/soul revue whose forte was more along the lines of Stax or Motown, instead of trippy acid rock. After ditching their original vocalist, Ozzie Lane, they eventually settled on Colin Horton Jennings, a multi-faceted performer who would begin to compose originals that would allow the octet to incrementally abandon their Yankee soul leanings.

Marcus Creed, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Gioacchino Rossini: Stabat Mater (2001)

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Marcus Creed, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Gioacchino Rossini: Stabat Mater (2001)

Marcus Creed, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Gioacchino Rossini: Stabat Mater (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 57:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901693 | Recorded: 1999

One of the first, and best, recordings of this splendid but interpretatively elusive work was made in Berlin in 1954 under the direction of Ferenc Fricsay. Like the present recording, it featured the RIAS (Berlin Radio) Chamber Choir, though in those days the fledgling choir was supplemented in the full choruses by the famous St Hedwig’s Cathedral Choir. Now it is on its own, acquitting itself superbly in all movements and dimensions; what’s more, the conductor of the entire enterprise is its own conductor, the English-born Marcus Creed.

Eric Clapton - Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton & Special Bonus Selection (2006) {Tour 2006 Limited Edition}

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Eric Clapton - Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton & Special Bonus Selection (2006) {Tour 2006 Limited Edition}

Eric Clapton - Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton & Special Bonus Selection (2006) {Tour 2006 Limited Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 379 Mb
Full Scans | 01:16:21 + 01:13:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Classic Rock, Blues | Reprise Records #43274-2

Clapton Chronicles ignores Eric Clapton's 1983 Reprise debut, Money and Cigarettes (which sounded more like an RSO album, anyway), starting with the pair of Phil Collins-produced mid-'80s albums, Behind the Sun and August. Though these had a pop sheen, they were album rock holdovers. Clapton didn't get the balance between hard rock and commercial gloss right until 1989's Journeyman, whose featured songs – "Before You Accuse Me," "Bad Love," and "Pretending" – form the heart of this compilation. Journeyman was overshadowed by the phenomenal success of "Tears in Heaven" and 1992's Unplugged. Not only did Unplugged go platinum ten times, it established a new public image – classy, stylish, and substantial. That's the image that prevails on Clapton Chronicles. His triple-platinum blues album From the Cradle is written out of the picture, with songs from movie soundtracks taking its place.

Evgueni Galperine - Theory of Becoming (2022)

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Evgueni Galperine - Theory of Becoming (2022)

Evgueni Galperine - Theory of Becoming (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:43:15 | 171 Mb
Modern Classical | Label: ECM Records

Evgueni Galperine’s ECM New Series debut is one of the most strikingly original and evocative albums of the year. A composer of Russian and Ukrainian heritage, living in Paris since 1990, Galperine is working with sound, texture and dynamics in new and powerfully expressive ways. As he explains, the sound world of Theory of Becoming represents an “augmented reality of acoustic instruments, created from recordings made with real and virtual instruments. The numerous transformations the instruments undergo allow me to capture their acoustic nature while also adding techniques and colours impossible to produce in reality…” Galperine’s compositions address wide-ranging subjects: from the resilience of hope in the face of destruction to meditations on the journey of the soul, as well as travels through space and through the magical forests of Max Ernst’s paintings.

Céline Dion - Love Again (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (2023)

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Céline Dion - Love Again (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (2023)

Céline Dion - Love Again (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:56:39 | 327 Mb
Pop, Female Vocal, Soundtrack | Label: Sony Music, Columbia Records

Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Columbia Records have released LOVE AGAIN (Soundtrack from The Motion Picture). The 14-track album features five new Celine Dion songs, including the title track, “Love Again,” and the latest song, “I’ll Be.”

Sebastian Rochford & Kit Downes - A Short Diary (2023)

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Sebastian Rochford & Kit Downes - A Short Diary (2023)

Sebastian Rochford & Kit Downes - A Short Diary (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:36:51 | 133 Mb
Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM Records

This “short diary (of loss)”, as drummer Sebastian Rochford calls it, is offered as “a sonic memory, created with love, out of need for comfort.” It is dedicated to Rochford’s father, Aberdeen poet Gerard Rochford, 1932-2019, and to his family. Seb, one of ten siblings, wrote most of the music shortly after Gerard’s death and delivers it here, in performances of deep feeling and hymn-like clarity, together with pianist Kit Downes. The final wistful piece, “Even Now I Think Of Her” was composed by Gerard Rochford. Sebastian explains: “It’s a tune my dad had sung into his phone and sent me. I forwarded this to Kit. He listened, and then we started.”

Culture Club - The Best Of Culture Club (2004)

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Culture Club - The Best Of Culture Club (2004)

Culture Club - The Best Of Culture Club (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 424 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 01:01:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-Pop | EMI Gold #7243 5 60268 2 7

The Best of Culture Club is a greatest hits album of British new wave group Culture Club, released by Virgin Records in 1989. The album was Culture Club's second greatest hits compilation. It originally included 16 tracks: 13 singles, 2 songs previously not available on any Culture Club album, and a non-single track. In 1999 and 2004, Virgin and EMI Gold, respectively, released the album with different artworks, retaining the original track listing. The compilation reached number 4 in French Compilations Chart in 1992. In 2005, the compilation was certified Silver in the UK.

Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

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Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

Maria João Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985 (2005) 5CD Box Set
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.21 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 777 Mb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564612482 | Time: 05:30:10

Maria João Pires “shapes and colours every phrase, and with immaculate taste, and she makes sure the phrases end as eloquently as they begin,” wrote Gramophone in 1974. “She conveys not just the details but the relevance of every note to the whole … Best of all, she communicates everything she has discovered about the music, and it is worth having.” This Portuguese pupil of Wilhelm Kempff, Pires was one of the artists who defined the Erato label in the 1970s and 1980s. This 5-CD box gathers together the recordings she made over the period from 1976 to 1985 and it reflects the consistent focus of her repertoire, with its special emphasis on Austro-German composers of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Embracing solo works, piano duets and concertos, it contains works by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, but also by Bach and Chopin.

Blood, Sweat & Tears - New Blood (1972); No Sweat (1973); More Than Ever (1976) 3 LP in 2 CD, Remastered 2012

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Blood, Sweat & Tears - New Blood (1972); No Sweat (1973); More Than Ever (1976) 3 LP in 2 CD, Remastered 2012

Blood, Sweat & Tears - New Blood (1972); No Sweat (1973); More Than Ever (1976) 3 LP in 2 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 722 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 279 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, R&B | Label: BGO | # BGOCD1074 | Time: 02:01:29

From their beginnings as an attempt at bold jazz-rock fusion in 1967 through a run as a high-powered R&B/soul-rock singles act with singer David Clayton-Thomas two years later, Blood, Sweat & Tears were always a kind of fascinating experiment, and a commercially successful one at that. The first album from the Clayton-Thomas-fronted band appeared in 1969, spawned four high chart hits, won a Grammy as Album of the Year, and went on to sell some three million units. The next two albums, Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 and 4, generated a few more hits, but the band was gradually running out of creative steam by this point, and when Clayton-Thomas left the group after the fourth album, well, that was the end of the line commercially for Blood, Sweat & Tears. A jazzier, but definitely not as commercial, version of Blood, Sweat & Tears showed up for two of the albums collected in this set, 1972's New Blood and 1973's No Sweat, with the third album here, 1976's More Than Ever, featuring the return of David Clayton-Thomas to the fold.

Jimi Hendrix - Experience: Original Soundtrack from the Feature Length Motion Picture (1971) Reissue 1995

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Jimi Hendrix - Experience: Original Soundtrack from the Feature Length Motion Picture (1971) Reissue 1995

Jimi Hendrix - Experience: Original Soundtrack from the Feature Length Motion Picture (1971)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Nectar | # NTRCD036 | Time: 01:05:45

Experience was a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix, released in August 1971 in the United Kingdom by Ember Records. The album was intended as a soundtrack to the unreleased film Experience documenting The Jimi Hendrix Experience's performance at the Royal Albert Hall on February 24, 1969. It peaked at No. 9 in the U.K. album charts in September 1971.

Irma Thomas - True Believer (1992)

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Irma Thomas - True Believer (1992)

Irma Thomas - True Believer (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb
Label: Rounder | # RCD 2117 | Time: 00:42:48 | Scans included
Soul, Blues, New Orleans R&B, Rhythm & Blues

Like her first two efforts for Rounder, True Believer is a stellar collection of contemporary soul performed in the classic '50s New Orleans tradition. The difference is in conception. True Believer focuses on heartbreak songs, and there is genuine anguish in Irma Thomas' voice, making new songs by the likes of Dan Penn, Dr. John, Tony Joe White, Allen Toussaint, and Doc Pomus sound like instant classics. Another excellent effort from a woman who has plenty to her credit.

George 'Harmonica' Smith - Now You Can Talk About Me (1998)

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George 'Harmonica' Smith - Now You Can Talk About Me (1998)

George 'Harmonica' Smith - Now You Can Talk About Me (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Harmonica Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BP-5049 | Time: 00:45:42

Now You Can Talk About Me collects mid- and late-period Smith, with the harmonica genius' '60s sides for the microscopic imprint Sotoplay sampled on the first five cuts. The remainder of the album is from a 1982 session for the Murray Brothers label with Rod Piazza behind the board, which produced the Boogie'n with George album. Also included are the previously unreleased "Last Chance" and a powerful instrumental slow-burner. Junior Watson shines on guitar on these tracks and Smith's tone is big, fat, rich, and full of ideas galore on tunes like "Bad Start," "Astatic Stomp," "Sunbird," and the title track. But Smith's use of a chromatic harp will strike most blues mavens as something unique and out of the ordinary, as he tackles such standards as "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Peg o' My Heart" with considerable élan, imparting both with a bluesy feel that Jerry Murad & the Harmonicats could only envision. If you like great blues harmonica playing, you're going to love Now You Can Talk About Me. Add Smith's name to the list of all-time greats near the top with this one.

Selena Gomez & The Scene - When The Sun Goes Down (2011) {Japanese Edition}

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Selena Gomez & The Scene - When The Sun Goes Down (2011) {Japanese Edition}

Selena Gomez & The Scene - When The Sun Goes Down (2011) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 416 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans ~ 124 Mb | 00:51:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Dance, Pop | Hollywood Records / Avex #AVCW-13132

You’d be forgiven if you thought Selena Gomez & the Scene’s third album in three years, 2011's When the Sun Goes Down, might show signs of a dip in quality control due to cranking out albums so quickly. You’d be wrong, though, because When the Sun Goes Down is actually an improvement over 2010's Year Without Rain. Where that record tried to position Gomez as a more serious and adult artist with varying levels of success, here she’s back to mostly being a young and breezy, happy-go-lucky pop singer. With a couple exceptions, the songs are sassier, lighter, and more fun. Her vocals are more spirited, the arrangements less reliant on heavy synths, and overall, there’s a more playful feeling to the record that’s more in keeping with her first album.

Reto Bieri & Meta4 - Quasi morendo (2019)

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Reto Bieri & Meta4 - Quasi morendo (2019)

Reto Bieri & Meta4 - Quasi morendo (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 211 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:15
Classical | Label: ECM Records

Reto Bieri’s solo album Contrechant, released in 2011, was widely praised for the Swiss clarinettist’s beauty of tone and his uncommon expressiveness with extended instrumental techniques. Quasi Morendo begins with a new exploration of one of the pieces featured on Contrechant, Salvatore Sciarrino’s Let Me Die Before I Wake (1982), with its “whisper-quiet sound world of harmonics, multiphonics and tremolandos” (The Guardian). Bieri is then joined by Finnish string quartet Meta4 for a profound interpretation of Johannes Brahms’s Quintet op 115 (1891). Inspired by Brahms’s friendship with clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld the quintet sounds freer, and more idyllic, than the composer’s earlier chamber music, yet is one of his most meticulously constructed works. The album closes with Gérard Pesson’s Nebenstück (1998), a ghostly re-arrangement of Brahms’s Ballade, Op. 10 No. 4.