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Travers & Appice - It Takes A Lot Of Balls (2004)

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Travers & Appice - It Takes A Lot Of Balls (2004)

Travers & Appice - It Takes A Lot Of Balls (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 425 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Full Scans ~ 93 Mb | 00:58:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Steamhammer / Soyuz Music #SPV 085-69932 CD

Exactly as advertised, Travers & Appice is a collaboration between two classic rock icons: guitarist and vocalist Pat Travers, of numerous '70s solo guitar hero records fame, and drummer Carmine Appice, ex-member of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne – heck, you name it! Paired together by the Steamhammer/SPV label, the duo cut 2004's brashly hard-rocking It Takes a Lot of Balls with the help of journeyman bassist T.M. Stevens, who has previously worked with James Brown, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, and many more.

Oscar Peterson - A Night in Vienna (2004)

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Oscar Peterson - A Night in Vienna (2004)

Oscar Peterson - A Night in Vienna (2004)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 461 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 192 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602498625354)

Oscar Peterson has continued to fill concert halls - for good reason - following his return after a serious stroke in 1993. This 2003 concert, recorded in Vienna, shows a packed house enthusiastically applauding the veteran pianist and his quartet, which includes old friends Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen on bass, drummer Martin Drew, and the relative youngster of the group, guitarist Ulf Wakenius. In spite of the damage the stroke did to Peterson's once powerful left hand, he has hardly lost his ability to swing hard; he simply relies more heavily on his right hand and the strong support of his group. The 11 songs from this concert are dominated by Peterson's originals, including old favorites like his gospel-inflected "Hymn to Freedom" and "Wheatland" (from his Canadiana Suite) and new works like the tender ballad "When Summer Comes"…

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Timeless (2004) [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Timeless (2004) [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Timeless (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb
Label: HighTone | # HCD8174 | Time: 00:57:36 | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Rock & Roll, Swing

Journeyman blues icon vocalist/guitarist/violinist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown delivers another solid mix of electric Texas blues, country, and swing on Timeless. At this point in his career, Brown essentially represents all that is "roots" music, which is another way of saying he has nothing to prove and the listener has everything to gain. To these ends, Brown's impassioned wail fills the sky on the slow blues "For Now So Long," he reworks "Unchained Melody" into an atmospheric John Coltrane-inspired piece, and he delivers a funny yet compelling Sun Ra-esque spoken word intro on "The Drifter." Featuring a full complement of horns and a rhythm section, Timeless showcases all that makes Brown a living national treasure.

VA - Billy Martin presents The Turntable Sessions Volume 1 (2004) {Amulet} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Billy Martin presents The Turntable Sessions Volume 1 (2004) {Amulet} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Billy Martin presents The Turntable Sessions Volume 1 (2004) {Amulet}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 302 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 118 mb
Genre: free jazz, electronic, turnablism

Medeski, Martin & Wood drummer Billy Martin released an album on his Amulet label in 2004 called The Turntable Sessions Volume 1. It is a combination of free jazz, electronics, and turntablism with help from DJ Olive and Scotty Hard, plus help from Ikue Mori and Martin's mates John Medeski and Chris Wood.

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings - Struttin’ Our Stuff (Live) (2004) {Hybrid SACD} Audio CD Layer

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Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings - Struttin’ Our Stuff (Live) (2004) {Hybrid SACD} Audio CD Layer

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings - Struttin’ Our Stuff (Live) (2004) {Hybrid SACD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 459 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Scans Included | 01:05:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues / Blues / Rock & Roll / Roots Rock / Classic Rock
In-Akustik #INAK 5506 SACD

Founding Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman essentially retired from music after leaving the band in 1993, choosing to dedicate time to his family and his restaurant, Sticky Fingers. He returned to music in 1997 with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, a rotating old-time rock & roll, R&B, blues, and boogie collective of superstar musicians anchored by keyboardist Georgie Fame, guitarist Albert Lee, pianist Gary Brooker, and guitarist Terry Taylor. Their first album, Struttin' Our Stuff, appeared that year and it was followed two years later by Anyway the Wind Blows, which featured cameos from Peter Frampton, Geraint Watkins, Paul Carrack, and, notably, fellow Stone Keith Richards.

The Shadows - The Final Tour (2004) [DVD-9 + 2CD]

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The Shadows - The Final Tour (2004) [DVD-9 + 2CD]

The Shadows - The Final Tour (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Eagle Records, ER 20047-2 | ~ 881 or 318 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 12 Mb
DVD-9: PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 Kbps / Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 Kbps / DTS, 6 ch
Instrumental Rock, Rock & Roll

The Shadows have gotten a magnificent sendoff with this concert DVD from their final tour, undertaken in 2004 and featuring Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, and Brian Bennett, supported by Mark Griffiths on bass and Cliff Hall on keyboards…

John Lennon - Mind Games (1973) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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John Lennon - Mind Games (1973) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

John Lennon - Mind Games (1973)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 245 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 96 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 19 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.43 Gb
2004 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFSL 1-293 | Rock | Remasterd

After the hostile reaction to the politically charged Sometime in New York City, John Lennon moved away from explicit protest songs and returned to introspective songwriting with Mind Games. Lennon didn't leave politics behind – he just tempered his opinions with humor on songs like "Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)," which happened to undercut the intention of the song. It also indicated the confusion that lies at the heart of the album…

Diego's Umbrella - The Last Stand Of Festive Jim & The Story Of Effingham (2004)

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Diego's Umbrella - The Last Stand Of Festive Jim & The Story Of Effingham (2004)

Diego's Umbrella - The Last Stand Of Festive Jim & The Story Of Effingham (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 137 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 64 Mb
Full Scans | 00:21:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Gypsy Rock, Latin | Minor Miracle Records #620673215220

Diego's Umbrella is an American gypsy rock band consisting six male members from San Francisco, California, celebrated as San Francisco's Ambassadors of Gypsy Rock. The members of the group include Tyson Maulhardt a.k.a. the Facehorn, Vaughn Lindstrom a.k.a. the Juergistador, Jason Kleinberg a.k.a. the Gypsy, Benjamin Leon a.k.a. the Token Ecuadorian, Jake Wood a.k.a. the Samurai, and Red Cup a.k.a. the Animal. Diego's Umbrella describes their own music as "a blend of eastern European gypsy traditional stuff, Spanish flamenco, polka/ska rhythms, and good ol' pop and rock from the west. It sounds schizo to describe it, but it all comes together as dance music. It's a show for getting drunk, sweaty and making bad decisions." Their matching outfits are homemade, and they are known to perform shows without set lists.

Agnieszka Duczmal - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations [arr. Józef Koffler] (2004)

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Agnieszka Duczmal - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations [arr. Józef Koffler] (2004)

Agnieszka Duczmal - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations [arr. Józef Koffler] (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 388 Mb | Total time: 77:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Centaur Records | # CRC 3450 | Recorded: 2001

The transcription on this CD was prepared by the eminent Polish-Jewish composer from Lvov, Józef Koffler, who arranged the Variations for a chamber orchestra (flute, oboe, English horn, bassoon and string quintet). This transcription, completely unknown until only recently, is undoubtedly one of the best 20th-century transcriptions of Bach's music.

Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Galuppi: La Diavolessa (2004)

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Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Galuppi: La Diavolessa (2004)

Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Galuppi: La Diavolessa (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 125:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 947-2 | Recorded: 2003

La diavolessa dates some way into the Galuppi/Goldoni canon, being the 13th of their joint ventures. It was first given during November 1755 at Teatro San Samuele in Venice, and like many of Galuppi’s operas soon traveled beyond the confines of Italy, being taken up in Leipzig and Prague in the year following its Venetian premiere. The motivational force of the plot is greed, but Goldoni also has some pertinent observations on social status to make. The action centers round the Naples home of Don Poppone, a wealthy fool obsessed by the belief that there is hidden treasure in his cellar.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano - Jennifer Higdon: City Scape, Concerto For Orchestra (2004) [Re-Up]

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano - Jennifer Higdon: City Scape, Concerto For Orchestra (2004) [Re-Up]

Jennifer Higdon: City Scape, Concerto For Orchestra (2004)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Telarc | # CD-80620 | Time: 01:08:18

Jennifer Higdon is a masterful colorist whose music is immediately appealing, full of energy and dash, but also with lyrical movements that grab you and hold your interest with their variety and melodic freshness. She can be brassy and bold like William Schuman and lushly Romantic like Samuel Barber, to mention just two American predecessors her music calls to mind. She also has a strong profile of her own, as we hear in City Scapes, a musical portrait of Atlanta that captures the bustle of a metropolis on the move. It's centerpiece, "river sings a song to trees," is wonderfully paced and engrossing. Concerto for Orchestra is a grand workout for a virtuoso band, teeming with solo turns that can tax all but the best musicians, and passages that spotlight sections of the orchestra with opportunities to strut their stuff. It's a brilliant piece brilliantly played by the Atlantans. Add Telarc's usual terrific sound and this disc becomes a must for fans of accessible modern music.

Buck Clayton - 1949-1953 (2004)

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Buck Clayton - 1949-1953 (2004)

Buck Clayton - 1949-1953 (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1362)

It wasn't until Buck Clayton made the European scene in 1949 that he had a chance to begin making records as a leader. Clayton cooked up 13 exceptionally fine tracks before heading back to New York. "High Tide" was a modern notion of Count Basie's. "Swingin' at Sundown" is immediately recognizable as "At Sundown," an old Walter Donaldson tune dating from the 1920s. The composer does not receive credit. Saxophonist Don Byas interacts busily with Clayton on "Who's Sorry Now" and the venerable "Sugar Blues." The trumpet is solely featured on "Blues in First," while "Blues in Second" is taken at almost exactly the same tempo, amounting to little more than a second take. "Don's Blues" is based on "Lester Leaps In"…

Diplo - Florida (2004) {Big Dada} **[RE-UP]**

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Diplo - Florida (2004) {Big Dada} **[RE-UP]**

Diplo - Florida (2004) {Big Dada}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 381 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 155 mb
Genre: electronic, downtempo, trip-hop, hip-hop, rap, dancehall

Florida is the 2004 debut album by Thomas Wesley Pentz, who is better known as Diplodocus, shortened to Diplo for those who can't pronounce "diplodocus" correctly. This was released by the Ninja Tune subsidiary Big Dada.

Sharron Kraus - Songs of Love and Loss (2004)

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Sharron Kraus - Songs of Love and Loss (2004)

Sharron Kraus - Songs of Love and Loss (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Camera Obscura | # CAMO65CD | Time: 00:54:14

Sharron Kraus' sophomore effort Songs of Love and Loss follows and diverges from the path she carved out on Beautiful Twisted. Echoes of Shirley & Dolly Collins flit about, but there is no derivative strain in the proceedings. Kraus' more plaintive voice is the perfect balance for her songs, which are laden with the kind of gloomy spirit that drives people to dwell on love's passing and absence rather than its gifts – or perhaps, as evidenced by Kraus' tomes here, this wondrously dark creativity is its gift in an offhanded way. The album was recorded in Oxford with her band that includes Colin Fletcher on bass, Jon Fletcher on banjo and guitar, and cellist and fiddle player Jane Griffiths as welll as a number of stalwart guests including Jeffrey Alexander and Jon Bowden. Kraus is both heartbreakingly sweet and sad and deliciously grim, such as on the harrowing "Song of the Hanged Man," where tropes and stereotypes explode without flinching and move into a quiet but tense and cacophonous melody adorned with squeezebox, banjo, and shimmering, clanging steel noises that is delightfully unsettling.

Antonio Frigé, Ensemble Pian & Forte - Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi: La forza del divino amore (2004)

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Antonio Frigé, Ensemble Pian & Forte - Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi: La forza del divino amore (2004)

Antonio Frigé, Ensemble Pian & Forte - Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi: La forza del divino amore (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 63:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0710 | Recorded: 2004

Bernardo Gaffi's 'La forza del divino amore' (The Power of Divine Love) is an intriguing rarity, and receives its premiere recording on the Chaconne label. It is an oratorio (for chamber forces with solo trumpet), one of eight by the composer which were popular in their day, and it is based on an episode in the life of St Teresa of Ávila. It is a beautiful score, performed by Ensemble 'Pian & Forte', a group formed in 1989 and dedicated to rediscovering and performing works of seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Ensemble is joined by three vocal soloists, renowned exponents of the music of this period.