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Altered Images - I Could Be Happy: The Best of Altered Images (1997)

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Altered Images - I Could Be Happy: The Best of Altered Images (1997)

Altered Images - I Could Be Happy: The Best of Altered Images (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave | Label: Epic/Legacy | # EK 65182 | Time: 00:56:53

I Could Be Happy: The Best of Altered Images is an excellent, thorough collection covering all of the highlights from the band's three albums, adding several non-LP singles for good measure. All of the group's hits – "Happy Birthday," "I Could Be Happy," "See Those Eyes," "Love and Kisses" – are presented, usually in their single versions, plus many fine album tracks, making I Could Be Happy a definitive retrospective.

Nick Drake - Way To Blue: An Introduction To Nick Drake (1994)

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Nick Drake - Way To Blue: An Introduction To Nick Drake (1994)

Nick Drake - Way To Blue: An Introduction To Nick Drake (1994)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 129 Mb
Label: Island Masters | # IMCD 196/524 007-2 | Time: 01:02:10
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Folk-Rock

Released in 1994 and curated by Joe Boyd, the 16-track collection Way to Blue held true to its claim as An Introduction to Nick Drake. Though largely unknown during his lifetime and brief career, the beguiling English folksinger ascended to a kind of romantic cult hero in the two decades following his 1974 death. His name was known among artists and hardcore record collectors and thanks to Boyd's Hannibal Records label, his three lone albums along with the essential 1986 rarities disc Time of No Reply were all back in print. Artists like R.E.M., the Cure, and the Dream Academy had all cited him as an influence in the mid-'80s, but it really wasn't until the '90s that his gentle, austere music began to achieve the legendary status that it would enjoy well into the 21st century. A handful of other Nick Drake compilations had existed before this one, but Way to Blue remains the definitive primer for aspiring and casual fans.

Sarah Mclachlan - Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff (1996)

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Sarah Mclachlan - Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff (1996)

Sarah Mclachlan - Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nettwerk, 0 6700-30105-2 8 | ~ 386 or 168 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 3.0 Mb
Pop, Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Singer-Songwriter

In the time it took her to release her first three proper albums, Sarah McLachlan put out nearly as much music as B-sides, singles, or stray tracks for compilations and soundtracks, leaving no easy job for fans wanting her entire output…

Andras Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 French Suites, Italian Concerto, French Overture (1993) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Andras Schiff - Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 French Suites, Italian Concerto, French Overture (1993) 2CDs [Re-Up]

András Schiff - J.S. Bach: 6 French Suites, Italian Concerto, French Overture (1993) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 460 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb | Time: 02:09:15
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 433 313-2 DH2

András Schiff is one of the best Bach players among Gould, Rosalyn Tureck and Wanda Landowska. On Schiff's French Suites, every part from every suite has a different color and gives you different feeling. Every harmony is taken to its end with care, and dynamic balance is always delightful to listen. Articulation of the notes is excellent, full of humour, and in some places you surely start to smile and you feel very happy when you listen to Schiff. He also plays the slow parts very deeply and warmly, which is for some artists a big problem when playing Bach. There are also Italian Concerto and French Overture on the CD's, played brilliantly, so this set is really worth buying. Recommended for everyone.

The Legendary Pink Dots: Discography Part 5 (1997-2002)

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The Legendary Pink Dots: Discography Part 5 (1997-2002)

The Legendary Pink Dots: Discography Part 5 (1997-2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
9CD | Label: various | ~ 3042 or 1332 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 122 Mb
Electronic, Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental, Art Rock

The Legendary Pink Dots exist in the fields of experimental and psychedelic music. The band is fronted by Edward Ka-Spel, who doubles as singer and chief lyric writer. Phil Knight (The Silverman), Erik Drost, and Raymond Steeg make up the current lineup of the band…

Falco - Greatest Hits (1999) [Re-Up]

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Falco - Greatest Hits (1999) [Re-Up]

Falco - Greatest Hits (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 468 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Buddha Records | # 7446599653 2 | Time: 01:08:07
Dance-Pop, Synthpop, New Wave, Dance Rock

Buddha's Greatest Hits is the first definitive collection of the Austrian new wave dance-popster's hits, containing his two great singles – "Rock Me Amadeus" and "Der Kommissar" – plus such other hits as "Jeanny" and "Vienna Calling," album tracks, and Jason Nevins' bonus remix of "Der Kommissar." Of course, Falco's music hasn't dated particularly well and was always lightweight Euro-dance, but it can be a guilty pleasure, and this is the best place to find out why.

Halle Orchestra & Choir, Kent Nagano - Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied. Original version in 3 parts (1998)

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Halle Orchestra & Choir, Kent Nagano - Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied. Original version in 3 parts (1998)

Gustav Mahler - Das klagende Lied. Original version in 3 parts (1998)
Soloists, Hallé Orchestra & Choir, conducted by Kent Nagano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 96 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Erato | # 3984-21664-2 | Time: 01:02:27

This unbelievably exciting record is actually a Mahler world premiere! Das klagende Lied was Mahler's first great work–he was only 18 when he wrote it–but he later removed its first part and extensively revised the remaining two. The original versions of the second two parts, then, have never been performed until their release in 1997 as part of the new critical edition. The music is, as might be expected, less polished than the revision, but it's also wilder and even more powerful in many respects. Hopefully it will gain new attention for this neglected but totally characteristic work. This performance is nothing short of spectacular, and makes the best possible case for Mahler's original thoughts.

Paul McCartney and Carl Davis - Liverpool Oratorio (1991)

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Paul McCartney and Carl Davis - Liverpool Oratorio (1991)

Paul McCartney and Carl Davis - Liverpool Oratorio (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | EMI Classics, CDS 7 54371 2 | ~ 406 or 234 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 31 Mb
Classical

Paul McCartney was commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to compose a work to mark its 150th anniversary and collaborated with composer/conductor Carl Davis on this 90-minute classical piece, which features soloists Kiri Te Kanawa and Jerry Hadley in a vaguely autobiographical story of a Liverpudlian named Shanty…

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:48:37
Alternative Rock, Shoegaze, Noise Pop, Dream Pop | Label: Creation | # COCY-9243

Loveless is the second studio album by alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine. Released on 4 November 1991, Loveless was recorded over a two-year period between 1989 and 1991 in nineteen recording studios. My Bloody Valentine's relationship with Creation Records deteriorated during the album's recording, and the band was removed from the label after the record's release due to the difficulty and expense of working with Shields. While Loveless did not achieve great commercial success, the album was well received by critics. Widely regarded as a landmark work of the shoegazing genre, the record has been cited as an influence to several artists, and by critics as one of the best albums of the 1990s.

Anthrax - Persistence Of Time (2020) [2CD + DVD, Remastered]

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Anthrax - Persistence Of Time (2020) [2CD + DVD, Remastered]

Anthrax - Persistence Of Time (2020)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Island Records / Universal Music | ~ 1096 or 369 Mb | Artwork -> 71 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Thrash Metal

Persistence of Time rivals Among the Living as Anthrax's best album and might even be a clear-cut favorite if some of the songs had been trimmed a bit…

Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983)

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Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983)

Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Virgin Records, VVIPD 116 | ~ 242 or 88 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 20 Mb
Pop Rock, Experimental, Ambient

Following a long-established production pattern, Mike Oldfield assembled some relatively simple pop- and rock-flavored numbers following one long introductory piece on his 1983 Disky release, Crisis…

Currende, Erik Van Nevel - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Joao Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990/2007) [Re-Up]

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Currende, Erik Van Nevel - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Joao Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990/2007) [Re-Up]

Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; João Rodriguez Esteves: Missa A Oito Voces (1990)
Vocal And Instrumental Ensemble 'Currende'; Erik Van Nevel, direction

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:47:10
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: ACC Accent | # 10069

As the old saying goes, "the third time's the charm." This is indeed the third time the German label Accent has issued this coupling of Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat Mater with João Rodrigues Esteves' Missa a oito voces. The first time was in 1990, when the recording by Currende under the leadership of Erik van Nevel was new, and the second in 1998 as part of a box set containing this and several recordings by Concerto Palatino. No complaints here, though, as this is one of the finest discs Accent has to offer.

Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble - Music for the Native Americans (1994) [Re-Up]

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Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble - Music for the Native Americans (1994) [Re-Up]

Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble - Music for the Native Americans (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans Included
Native American, Ethnic Fusion, Rock, Folk | Label: Capitol | # 7243 8 28295 2 2 | 00:54:28

Music for The Native Americans is a 1994 album by Robbie Robertson, compiling music written by Robertson and other colleagues (billed as the Red Road Ensemble) for the television documentary film The Native Americans. The album was Robertson's first foray into writing music specifically inspired by his Mohawk heritage. Robertson brought in his son Sebastian Robertson to handle the drums on "Golden Feather", "Skinwalker", "It Is a Good Day to Die" and "Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood". His daughter Delphine Robertson sings backing vocals on "Coyote Dance".

Sly & The Family Stone - The Best Of Sly & The Family Stone (1992) [Re-Up]

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Sly & The Family Stone - The Best Of Sly & The Family Stone (1992) [Re-Up]

Sly & The Family Stone - The Best Of Sly & The Family Stone (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Soul, Funk, Rock | Label: Epic | # 471758 2 | Time: 01:10:51

Sly Stewart is one of pop and rock's great enigmas. A charismatic performer, full of a boundless, good energy, a wonderful songwriter and, at least when he was in his prime, a man with a sure vision, Sly still somehow managed to throw it all away by the mid-'70s. The classic work he did with Sly & the Family Stone, though, is worth its weight in gold. This 20-track set has all the essential hits, including "Stand," "Everyday People," "Everybody Is a Star," "Family Affair," "Dance to the Music," and "I Want to Take You Higher," among others, and for most casual listeners, it has everything they'll really need.

Chet Atkins - My Favorite Guitars / It's a Guitar World (1997)

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Chet Atkins - My Favorite Guitars / It's a Guitar World (1997)

Chet Atkins - My Favorite Guitars / It's a Guitar World (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
One Way Records/BMG, OW 35121 | ~ 337 or 143 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Country

Chet Atkins' albums of easygoing easy listening guitar playing had become a standard feature of the RCA Victor release schedule by the mid-'60s, and this two-fer CD reissue combines two typical efforts, Atkins' 22nd 12" LP, My Favorite Guitars (1965), and his 26th, It's a Guitar World (1967). The two albums were united – nominally – by their international themes…