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Shirley Horn - Here's To Life (1992) [Reissue 2005]

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Shirley Horn - Here's To Life (1992) [Reissue 2005]

Shirley Horn - Here's To Life (1992) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 328 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602498840382)

Here's to Life is a 1992 studio album by Shirley Horn, arranged by Johnny Mandel (also the composer of three of the songs on the album), who received a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) on this album.
Horn recorded with her trio (which includes bassist Charles Ables and drummer Steve Williams) first, emphasizing slow ballads. Mandel used the pianist-vocalist's improvisations and chord voicings as the basis for his charts and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis took guest solos on "A Time for Love" and "Quietly There." Shirley Horn fans will love this CD (which includes such numbers as "Here's To Life," "How Am I To Know" and "If You Love Me") but no real surprises or contrast occurs.

Martina Gebhardt - Coming Home for Winter (2019)

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Martina Gebhardt - Coming Home for Winter (2019)

Martina Gebhardt - Coming Home for Winter (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 420.64 Mb + 15.48 Mb (Scans) | 01:14:07
Vocal Jazz, Christmas | Label: Laika Records - 3510378.2

Mit Weihnachtsalben ist das so eine Sache. Meist ist ihnen nur eine kurze Aufmerksamkeitsspanne vergönnt. Zum 1. Advent werden sie aus dem heimischen Regal gezogen, um nach dem Fest wegsortiert zu werden und monatelang zu verstauben. Ganz anders das neue Album der Jazzsängerin Martina Gebhardt. Schon der Titel „Coming Home for Winter“ verdeutlicht, dass es sich um kein Weihnachtsalbum im herkömmlichen Sinne handelt. Stattdessen bescheren Martina Gebhardt und ihr Septett den Hörern ein „Jazzalbum mit Winter- und Weihnachtsliedern“, wie man es in dieser Form bislang vergeblich gesucht hat. Ein musikalisches Juwel, das sich in so mancher Hinsicht von den vielen Mainstream-Produktionen unterscheidet.

The Fërtility Cült - Kosmodysseia (2019)

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The Fërtility Cült - Kosmodysseia (2019)

The Fertility Cult - Kosmodysseia (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 294 MB | Front cover
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Kosmodysseia is the new album by Finnish heavy progressive/psych rock band The Fërtility Cült. This Tampere-based band has progressed and grown a lot in a few years and now seem to be annual performers at Fruits de Mer Records's Crabstock Festival in Wales. In addition to the standard rock instrumentation and great vocals their sound is heavily saturated with Hammond organ, Rhodes piano and saxophones making them sound rather special at least in Finland at the moment. There's also some cello and violin on the album. The new album seems less doom metal and more progressive rock which is definitely a good thing this time but there are still some heavy, gloomy parts in there.

V.A. - Oh, Run Into Me, But Don't Hurt Me! - Female Blues Singers (Rarities 1923-1930) (2008)

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V.A. - Oh, Run Into Me, But Don't Hurt Me! - Female Blues Singers (Rarities 1923-1930) (2008)

V.A. - Oh, Run Into Me, But Don't Hurt Me! - Female Blues Singers (Rarities 1923-1930) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 361 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers - 123 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sub Rosa (SR268)

There are a couple of names here, like Memphis Minnie and Lucille Bogan, that will be familiar to fans of the early blues on this interesting collection of female blues singers who recorded between 1923 and 1930, but most of these singers will be unknown to all but the most serious blues scholars and collectors. Most of them recorded sparingly, often cutting only the two sides of a single 78, before vanishing into the mists of history, remaining now only as vocal ghosts in the digital glow of the 21st century. Those voices, however, remain amazingly powerful, and the honest coarseness and barely veiled sexual themes of these songs is oddly refreshing and hopeful, and the directness of some of these sides seems bold even by today's standards…

Ultimate Kaos - Casanova (Germany CD5) (1998) {Mercury/PolyGram}

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Ultimate Kaos - Casanova (Germany CD5) (1998) {Mercury/PolyGram}

Ultimate Kaos - Casanova (Germany CD5) (1998) {Mercury/PolyGram}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE | scans | 119 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 34 mb
Genre: R&B swing, modern pop

"Casanova" is the 1998 single by British teen boy sensations Ultimate Kaos. This is the German CD5 released by Mercury/PolyGram.

The D Project - Making Sense (2014) {Ozéta Productions}

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The D Project - Making Sense (2014) {Ozéta Productions}

The D Project - Making Sense (2014) {Ozéta Productions}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 319 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 120 mb
Genre: neo-progressive rock, Symphonic Rock

Making Sense is the 2014 album by The D Project, and true to its music, the D measure up to its length and thickness. This was released by Ozéta Productions.

Various Artists - The Ace Story, Volume 5 (2012) {Ace Records CDCHD1351 rec 1956-1962}

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Various Artists - The Ace Story, Volume 5 (2012) {Ace Records CDCHD1351 rec 1956-1962}

Various Artists - The Ace Story, Volume 5 (2012) {Ace Records CDCHD1351 rec 1956-1962}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 258 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 144 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956-62, 2012 Ace Records | CDCHD 1351
Rhythm & Blues / Rock & Roll / Early R&B / Soul / New Orleans R&B / Blues

All good things must come to an end. And so it is that, having reached Volume 5 this month, we bid a fond farewell to “The Ace Story”. There’s enough good stuff left in the vaults of Johnny Vincent’s label to fill five more CDs, but our original plan was to expand the albums we put out in the late 70s and early 80s, so we’re stopping here – for now, at least – in the knowledge we have built a library of compilations that show the venerable imprint in its very best light.

Renee Fleming - Christmas in New York (2014) [Re-Up]

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Renee Fleming - Christmas in New York (2014) [Re-Up]

Renée Fleming - Christmas in New York (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:18
Holidays, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Classical Crossover | Label: Decca | # B0021104-02

American soprano Renee Fleming's first-ever holiday album celebrates the beloved and iconic Christmas season in New York City. From the holiday windows lining 5th Avenue to the red and green-lit spire of the Empire State Building, the essence of the city at the most wonderful time of year is captured on Christmas in New York. Pop, Broadway and jazz greats Chris Botti, Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Kelli O Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright join Renée as she lends her sublime voice to hits like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silver Bells" and other gems, including "Central Park Serenade" a brand new duet by songwriting legend Diane Warren. In total, Renee Fleming and her guests have won 16 Grammy awards across multiple categories.

VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Various Artists - 70s: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 904 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb | 06:30:46
Pop Rock, Dance Rock, Pop, R&B, Disco, New Wave, Pop Punk | EMI Gold | # 5099 699172 2 6

Original Hits: 70s is a decent six-disc set, highlighting 111 pop singles released in that decade. Along with the original versions of radio classics by Al Stewart, Blondie, the Knack, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Dr. Hook, are less-than-obvious inclusions by Peter Tosh, XTC, the Move, and Benny Hill!

David Byrne - American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording Live) (2019)

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David Byrne - American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording Live) (2019)

David Byrne - American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording Live) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers included | 01:30:40 | 646 Mb
Pop Rock, Soundtrack | Label: Nonesuch Records

The cast album for the critically acclaimed Broadway production of David Byrne’s American Utopia, with music and lyrics by David Byrne, is now available on a double CD, following its recent digital release.

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

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Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL, Mastered by Rob LoVerde 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2135

Dean Martin finally got access to conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle for an album project, and the result was an easy swinging collection with appealing horn charts and a series of comfortable readings of recent and vintage standards. Especially notable were the two songs borrowed from My Fair Lady, "On the Street Where You Live" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," which Martin and Riddle re-imagined as straight-forward love songs; "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" (which Martin would try again in a more contemporary arrangement four years later for one of his biggest hits); and a solo version of "Just in Time," which the singer had recently done with Judy Holliday in the film version of the musical Bells Are Ringing. This Time I'm Swingin'! was a good, confident set by an artist who had figured out how to make competent albums without expending a lot of effort, which was a key to his charm.

Chris Rea - The Blue Cafe (1998) {Japan 1st Press}

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Chris Rea - The Blue Cafe (1998) {Japan 1st Press}

Chris Rea - The Blue Cafe (1998) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 478 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Full Scans ~ 97 Mb | 01:07:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Blues Rock | EastWest Japan Inc. #AMCE-2520

A confident and consistent album, The Blue Cafe combines Rea's atmospheric songwriting with larger doses of his slide guitar playing than usual. An overlooked talent of his, it underlies this collection of contemporary sounding songs rooted in dance beats and blues (a strange combination, but it works). Two songs from different sides of the spectrum illustrate the album well: "Sweet Summer Day" is one of the best from a master of summer anthems ("On the Beach," "All Summer Long," etc.), while "Where Do We Go From Here?" is a bitingly perceptive indictment of the emptiness of consumer culture laid against a cool, smooth backing track. All in all, this is one of Rea's most introspective albums and a strong addition to his catalog.

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Spare Keys (2016)

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Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Spare Keys (2016)

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Spare Keys (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 506 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 188 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | White River Records #WRR1953

Rooted in the Blues and spanning out to include a variety of rock, tropical and blues styles, while using all the spare keys available to an accomplished guitarist, this music rocks, rolls and captures emotions. Jimmy Thackery has been writing and performing his original music for over 40 years, hitting the stages of large venues and getting down at your favorite neighborhood bars. An impeccable crowd pleaser, his loyal fans never miss the chance to see his live performances, and he relishes their commitment by giving the best show possible every time he and The Drivers set the downbeat. Spare Keys is a showcase of Jimmy's styles, many of which he gained by playing with and learning from some of the famous original Bluesmen, such as Muddy Waters and Otis Rush. Jimmy leads you on an emotional journey through the jungle, around some heartache and into the floating clouds that you'll want to ride as long as possible.

Leonard Cohen - Greatest Hits (2009)

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Leonard Cohen - Greatest Hits (2009)

Leonard Cohen - Greatest Hits (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 481 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 188 Mb
Full Scans ~ 43 Mb | 01:18:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Folk | Columbia Records / Sony Music #88697556132

The Best of Leonard Cohen is a greatest hits album by Leonard Cohen, released in 1975. In some countries from Europe, it was released under the title Greatest Hits. This alternative title was used for the original vinyl release and for CD reissues from the 1980s onwards. The album was not a hit in the United States but did well in Europe, Cohen's major market at the time. He toured in support of the album in 1976, beginning in Berlin on April 22 and ending in London on July 7. The front cover photograph was taken in 1968 in a Milan hotel room, according to Cohen's liner notes. In July 2009, this compilation was re-released in England under the title Greatest Hits with updated artwork and a revised track listing.

David Chesky - The Fantasies For Solo Piano (1996) {Chesky Records}

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David Chesky - The Fantasies For Solo Piano (1996) {Chesky Records}

David Chesky - The Fantasies For Solo Piano (1996) {Chesky Records}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 316MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 167MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Jazz

Composer-pianist David Chesky has written seven new pieces that draw their inspiration from the Fantasia form. The Fantasia has evolved from its Renaissance roots and has become a vehicle for a composer's freedom of expression, utilizing rhythm, harmony, and improvisatory skill. And David Chesky brilliantly succeeds, not only in remaining faithful to the original concept of Fantasia, but also in creating a new genre of music with these works.