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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)

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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 358 Mb | Total time: 69:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573498 | Recorded: 2015

This is part of a series of releases on the Naxos label devoted to the 40 symphonies of Michael Haydn, younger brother of Franz Joseph. These have been commercially successful, and it's easy to see why: there's music of unsuspected high quality here, and you can see why the younger Haydn's work was taken for Mozart's in several cases for decades, and why Mozart, who was spare in his praise of other composers, bestowed it upon this one. All four of these symphonies are in the three-movement form that Mozart had mostly left behind by the late 1770s and 1780s (when the Haydn works were composed), but the individual movements are quite confidently handled, with the elegant but harmonically wide-ranging slow movements perhaps the best of the lot.

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)

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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 70:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573497 | Recorded: 2015

This album, the first in a series devoted to the 41 symphonies of Michael Haydn, leads off with perhaps the most historically famous one of all: the Sinfonia in G major, Perger 16, is none other than the missing Symphony No. 37 of Mozart, which was not removed from the Mozart canon until 1907. The reason for the error was that a copy of the work exists in Mozart's handwriting; he wrote a slow introduction to the first movement (not performed here), and apparently copied out the piece in preparation. It remains difficult to believe that listeners' suspicions weren't raised before that; the work's simple, squarish movements resemble those of the symphonies Mozart wrote in his mid-teens.

Talking Heads - Bonus Rarities & Outtakes (2006)

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Talking Heads - Bonus Rarities & Outtakes (2006)

Talking Heads - Bonus Rarities & Outtakes (2006)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 420 MB
1:11:50 | New wave, Art Punk | Label: Rhino/Warner

A group from the New York punk scene established at the CBGB's club in the mid-1970s, Talking Heads gradually turned away from it to merge its rock and funk energy with other musical forms, from electro ambient to world music. from the 1980s. Comprised of leading mind David Byrne (songwriter, songwriter, guitar and vocals), guitarist Jerry Harrison, bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz, the quartet benefits from the services of visionary producer Brian Eno for both major albums Fear of Music (1979) and Remain in Light (1980), paving the way for the new wave after the post-punk of the first two collections (Talking Heads 77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food).

Various Artists - The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (The Music) (1987)

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Various Artists - The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (The Music) (1987)

Various Artists - The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (The Music) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 321 MB | Scans
Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Art Rock, New Wave | Label: Virgin Records | Catalog Number: CDV2458

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball took place at The London Palladium over four consecutive nights 26–29 March 1987. The show's format was retooled in an effort to take advantage of the growing number of rock musicians supporting Amnesty. Instead of it being primarily a comedy show with a few musical cameos, the event made a point of giving equal emphasis to comedy and music. The show's four nights were divided up into two nights of comedy and two nights of music.

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Terra Brasilis (1980) [Re-Up]

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Antonio Carlos Jobim - Terra Brasilis (1980) [Re-Up]

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Terra Brasilis (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 75 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-23409-2 | Time: 01:11:19
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, MPB

In some ways, this is a strategic retreat for Antonio Carlos Jobim after the classical departures of the '70s – a retrospective of past triumphs, including some of the most trod-upon standards ("Ipanema," "Desafinado," "One-Note Samba," etc.), with Claus Ogerman again at hand. But these are thoughtful retoolings, some subtle, some radical, ranging in backing from a lonely piano to elaborate yet sensitive Ogerman orchestral flights that cram more complexity than ever into the spaces (listen to his beguilingly involved take on "Double Rainbow") with only a few overbearing faux pas. Jobim's own vocals sound increasingly casual in temperament as he serves them up in an unpredictable mixture of Portuguese, English and scat. And there is much unfamiliar material here, often dressed up in a brooding classical manner.

Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians - Fegmania! (1985) [Re-Up]

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Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians - Fegmania! (1985) [Re-Up]

Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians - Fegmania! (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:30
Jangle Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Aternative Rock | Label: Midnight Music | # CHIME 00.08 CD

After the stripped-back collection I Often Dream of Trains, Robyn Hitchcock slowly formed a backing band called the Egyptians with ex-Soft Boys Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor, and keyboardist Roger Jackson over the course of the next year. Fegmania!, the Egyptians' first album, was a distinct departure from both the Soft Boys and Hitchcock's previous solo work, featuring layered, intertwining guitars and keyboards that created lush and thick sonic textures. Even with the more detailed arrangements, the songs remained twitchy and off-kilter, with melodies that usually went in willfully unpredictable directions, yet remained catchy all the while. Fegmania! was Hitchcock's most consistent work to date, featuring such highlights as the Eastern-tinged "Egyptian Cream", and the creepy "My Wife & My Dead Wife", and the relatively straightforward "The Man with the Lightbulb Head".

Elvin Bishop - Red Dog Speaks (2010)

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Elvin Bishop - Red Dog Speaks (2010)

Elvin Bishop - Red Dog Speaks (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Delta Groove | # DGPCD 138 | Time: 00:39:54

Veteran guitarist/vocalist Elvin Bishop has always been – at heart – a blues man, but more known for his pop tunes ("Fooled Around & Fell In Love") and associations as an accompanist. Though he's put out many recordings as a leader, this could be the crown jewel in a long and perhaps sometimes frustrating career. It's his second for the Delta Groove label, accentuating Bishop's deft, meaty slide guitar work, featuring five of his originals, and covers of great standards written by Leroy Carr, Huey Meaux and others. In addition, Bishop is teamed with many heavy friends (including guitarist Tommy Castro, R.C Carrier on rub board, pianist Bob Welsh, and ex-Charles Brown electric bassist Ruth Davies) who also know a great deal about the Chicago-based electric urban music they grew up with and still adore. John Nemeth adds his soulful and gritty vocals to three songs, including a cover of Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross" and a classic read of Otis Spann's New Orleans-flavored "Get Your Hand Out of My Pocket".

Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum, Minimum, Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016) [Re-Up]

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Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum, Minimum, Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016) [Re-Up]

Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum | Minimum | Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016)
John Adams, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, David Rakowski, John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, 20th Century, Minimalism | Label: Albany | # TROY1617 | 01:00:02

Korean pianist Sung-Soo Cho performs an intriguing recital of compositions by American composers that range from works with very progressive musical language to ones that integrate influences of folk and honky-tonk – in other words, the full spectrum of modern American classical music. The oldest work on the program was written in 1967 and the most recent in 2015. John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito, John Adams, Lowell Liebermann, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, and David Rakowski are all represented on this recording. These composers have a strong advocate in Sung-Soo Cho, who was awarded "Best American Contemporary Performance: at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition and "Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: at the Texas State International Piano Competition. An award winner of numerous international competitions, Cho has appeared as a soloist in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. A graduate of Seoul National University and Manhattan School of Music, he is currently pursuing his D.M.A. degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is on the faculty at Notre Dame College.

VA - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Music from the Motion Picture) (2003)

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VA - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Music from the Motion Picture) (2003)

VA - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Music from the Motion Picture) (2003)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 MB
00:59:17 | Baroque, Score, Classical, Modern, Soundtrack | Label: Decca

Master and Commander, based on the hugely successful literary series by Patrick O' Brian, chronicles the adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey of The Royal British Navy. Musically speaking, the seafaring genre hasn't lived up to its expectations in a long, long time. For a world saturated with lore, shanties, and melodies inspired by the ocean, Hollywood remains unresponsive, uninspired, and bereft of the combination to Davy Jones' locker. One would expect a bombastic, heroic, and unforgettable motif to assist our protagonist in his exploits, but composers Iva Davies and Christopher Gordon provide nothing of the sort. The original portion of the score succeeds in riding wave upon wave of tension, but swashbuckling tales of the sea require a memorable tune, not just a storm of Taiko drums and washed-out strings. The composers fare better on a recurring folk medley, lovingly rendered by master violinist Richard Tognetti – fans of the novels on which the film is based know full well that Lucky Jack is a fiddle-slinging-bard of a captain – that captures the true spirit of being miles away from home with your mates and fending off ghostly freighters. The remainder of the soundtrack yields a tad more bounty, utilizing famous classical pieces from Mozart, Bach, and Boccherini to great effect, bailing out the brackish water intent on keeping this ship permanently docked.

Peter Case - Peter Case (1986)

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Peter Case - Peter Case (1986)

Peter Case - Peter Case (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 MB
47:44 | Folk Rock | Label: Geffen Goldline

Former leader of Nerves (Californian punk-rock group) and Plimsouls, he began a solo career in 1987. Described as a “masterpiece” by Rolling Stone magazine, his first album was produced by T Bone Burnett. John Hiatt, the Byrds are on it. His unmistakable voice serves autobiographical lyrics in a mix of scorching rock and edgy blues.

John Holt - The Tide Is High - Anthology 1962-1979 (2002)

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John Holt - The Tide Is High - Anthology 1962-1979 (2002)

John Holt - The Tide Is High - Anthology 1962-1979 (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, log, scans) - 675 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 324 MB
02:26:59 | Rocksteady, Roots Reggae | Label: Trojan Records

Sweet-voiced singer/songwriter John Holt has been working professionally in the Jamaican music business since 1958, and his recorded legacy is a long one, with several peaks and valleys, but when he is on his game, and when he is working with a producer who cares about quality as well as commercial viability, he is arguably the greatest of Jamaica's balladeers. This two-disc, 50-track set from Trojan tells at least part of that story, beginning with Holt's wonderful work with the Paragons in the 1960s and continuing on through his subsequent solo career, which found Holt ranging from roots rock to string-drenched MOR fare and then transitioning effortlessly into the dancehall era.

Gregg Diamond - Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser (1978) [2021 Japan]

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Gregg Diamond - Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser (1978) [2021 Japan]

Gregg Diamond - Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser (1978) [2021 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 553 MB | Scans
Genre: Disco, Funk, Soul | Label: Solid Records [Japan] | Catalog Number: CDSOL-46624

Gregg Diamond was an accomplished songwriter, piano player, drummer and producer. Based in New York, Gregg emerged in the mid-70's as a producer, initially on the jazz fusion scene with artists including Impact Of Brass on albums including 'IOB' (1977) for Polydor. During the disco era of the late 70's he produced albums for his groups Star Cruiser and Bionic Boogie. 'Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser' delivered 'Star Cruiser', including 'Starcruisin' and 'Holding Back' for the Miami-based Marlin label (via TK) in 1978.
The same year 'Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie' delivered 'Hot Butterfly', featuring Luther Vandross as lead vocalist on the title song and 'Cream (Always Rises To the Top)'. 'Hot Butterfly' was written by Gregg and later recorded by Chaka Khan on 'Naughty'. Gregg stayed at Polydor for two further albums, 'Tiger Tiger' (1979) and 'Hardware' (1979). Gregg also wrote songs for Andrea True Connection, Gloria Gaynor and worked with James Brown.
Sadly, Gregg died from gastrointestinal bleeding in 1999.

Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis - Cruisin (Australia CD5) (2000) {Festival Mushroom/Hollywood}

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis - Cruisin (Australia CD5) (2000) {Festival Mushroom/Hollywood}

Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis - Cruisin (Australia CD5) (2000) {Festival Mushroom/Hollywood}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no CUE or log) | scans | 71 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 26 mb
Genre: pop rock

"Cruisin'" is a Smokey Robinson interpreted by Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis. This was released as a single and this is the Australian CD5 released by Festival Mushroom/Hollywood.

Bullfrog - s/t (1976) {1995 Green Tree}

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Bullfrog - s/t (1976) {1995 Green Tree}

Bullfrog - s/t (1976) {1995 Green Tree}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 248 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 100 mb
Genre: progressive rock, blues rock, Krautrock

This is the 1976 debut album by German progressive rock/Krautrock band Bullfrog. This is the 1995 remaster reissued by Green Tree.

Bluesiana Triangle - s/t (1990) {Windham Hill Jazz}

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Bluesiana Triangle - s/t (1990) {Windham Hill Jazz}

Bluesiana Triangle - s/t (1990) {Windham Hill Jazz}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 286 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 125 mb
Genre: jazz, blues, R&B

This is the self-titled debut album by Bluesiana Triangle. a trio formed by Art Blakey, Dr. John and David "Fathead" Newman. Windham Hill Jazz made this a reality for the fans.