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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)
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.

VA - Lost In Translation - Original Soundtrack (2004)

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VA - Lost In Translation - Original Soundtrack (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 256 MB
53:56 | Soundtrack, Downtempo, Experimental, Ambient | Label: Emperor Norton Records

Sofia Coppola has, with two elegant movies, proved herself a talented director with a keen eye for interior life. She's also got great ears. For Lost in Translation, the story of a May-December friendship in Tokyo between two displaced Americans, the score is a tonic for jetlag. Coppola prescribes a dose of shoegazer pop, from My Bloody Valentine's chiming "Sometimes" to Jesus & Mary Chain's fuzzed-out "Just Like Honey." The music nails the hazy conscious state of actors Bill Murray (as a movie star with a midlife crisis) and Scarlet Johansson (as an emotionally marooned twenty-something). It also provides a safe, warm envelope in which they can enact their overseas adventures. Working with producer Brian Reitzell, whose band Air scored her previous Virgin Suicides, Coppola lured Valentine's Kevin Shields into providing several slices of dreamy indie-rock and sonic wallpaper, as stylish as it is formless. There's a welcome bit of Japanese goofiness, a funhouse-mirror reflection of U.S. folk-rock courtesy of early-1970s band Happy End. And a "hidden" track provides the audio of Murray, in the film, doing his sleepy karaoke version of Roxy Music's "More Than This."

Massimiliano Pezzotti, Francesco Fontolan - Ibert, Tournier, Bozza, Jolivet, Luigini, Ravel: Vers la source dans le bois (2021)

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Massimiliano Pezzotti, Francesco Fontolan - Ibert, Tournier, Bozza, Jolivet, Luigini, Ravel: Vers la source dans le bois (2021)

Massimiliano Pezzotti, Francesco Fontolan - Ibert, Tournier, Bozza, Jolivet, Luigini, Ravel: Vers la source dans le bois (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 52:15 | 120 / 238 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Da Vinci Classics

A subtle thread weaves through the pieces that make up this elegant record. This thread evokes a particular view of music, perhaps even of human nature, from which echoes the name of the ensemble that performs these pieces, the Ariosofuriosotrio. This dual concept, evoking tradition – the formal composure of an aria – on the one hand, and renewal – the (re)creative fire of fury – on the other, a metaphor for an existential (as well as social and cultural) condition, guides the listener in this unusual journey into French music, following an equally unusual trio: flute, bassoon, and harp.

Jens Hamann, Christian Drengk - Golden Paths of Heaven (2021)

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Jens Hamann, Christian Drengk - Golden Paths of Heaven (2021)

Jens Hamann, Christian Drengk - Golden Paths of Heaven (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:19:49 | 333 / 182 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Myricae Classics

Es ist ein Dialog über die Zeiten hinweg, wenn der Sinnsucher Johannes Brahms gegen Ende seines Lebens biblische Worte zur Komposition auswählt, die zwischen 300 vor und 50 nach Christus niedergeschrieben wurden. Dass Christus dabei nicht genannt wird, kommt dem skeptisch eingestellten Brahms entgegen. Fragen waren ihm letztlich wichtiger als traditionelle und kirchliche Antworten.

Elen Machová - Tuma Requiem (2021)

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Elen Machová - Tuma Requiem (2021)
FLAC tracks | 59:40 | 256 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Supraphon a.s.

František Ignác Antonín Tůma was one of the Czech composers to have considerably influenced 18th-century European music. Along with J. D. Zelenka and G T. Muffat, he has been named among the finest pupils of Johann Joseph Fux, and, just like Zelenka, he rubbed shoulders with the political and social elite of his time. He was highly esteemed in Vienna, with his sacred music even serving as a model for younger composers, including Joseph Haydn and W. A. Mozart. A dexterous theorbist and gambist, at the age of 19 Tůma most likely participated in the celebrations marking the coronation in Prague of Emperor Charles VI in 1723. Nineteen years later, in 1742, Tůma’s Requiem in c accompanied the soul mass for the self-same monarch on the occasion of the transfer of his remains to the sarcophagus in the Capuchin Crypt in Vienna. At the time, Tůma worked as Kapellmeister of the music ensemble set up by Charles’s widow, Empress Elisabeth Christine. The Requiem in D minor, whose instrumentation was commensurate to the significance of the event (the orchestra was enhanced by a cornett, two trombones, a bassoon and two natural trumpets), was again heard at the funeral of Elisabeth Christine herself, in 1750. Tůma enjoyed great respect on the part of Empress Maria Theresa, who probably personally commissioned from him the Miserere in c. It comes as no surprise that following four acclaimed recordings of F. X. Richter’s works Czech Ensemble Baroque have focused on Tůma. His music definitely deserves our attention.

Marie-Pierre Roy - Le Long du Quai (2021)

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Marie-Pierre Roy - Le Long du Quai (2021)

Marie-Pierre Roy - Le Long du Quai (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:16:40 | 175 / 235 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Prospero Classical

Le long du quai was born from the reunion of a great friendship and the love of beautiful music ; music which speaks to us and moves us, music brought from the heart to the heart. Amazed that several of the most beautiful mélodies from French repertoire were composed using poems by Sully Prudhomme, we wanted to learn more about this famous stranger and winner of the first Nobel Prize in Literature. We encountered a poet and philosopher with a moving idealism, who was often melancholic. Prudhomme was a well-known Académicien in France in his time and one of the first instigators of the Parnasse movement. His texts were used by the greatest composers. As a result, we discovered and rediscovered a whole bunch of inspiring mélodies composed by Fauré and Duparc, but also mélodies by less famous, but just as interesting composers, such as Dubois, Franck, Widor, or Enesco…

Roland Wilson, Musica Fiata - Vespro da camera (2021)

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Roland Wilson, Musica Fiata - Vespro da camera (2021)

Roland Wilson, Musica Fiata - Vespro da camera (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:16:16 | 351 / 174 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CPO

Monteverdi, ses collègues et amis. Ce n'est que récemment que le monde de la musique classique a commencé à se débarrasser de son obsession pour les grands noms et les grands lieux. Il ne fait évidemment aucun doute que Claudio Monteverdi était un grand compositeur et qu'il a écrit de nombreuses œuvres magnifiques pour la Cathédrale Saint-Marc. Pourtant, après de longues années, nous nous rendons progressivement compte que l'univers musical vénitien ne se limitait pas à Saint-Marc. Sans vouloir diminuer le génie de Monteverdi, il faut admettre, comme cela est clairement audible sur cet enregistrement, que ce maître était membre d'un cercle de compositeurs doués et novateurs dont la production créative lui était également profitable.

Bremen Weser-Renaissance, Manfred Cordes - Gabrieli: Motets & Organ Works (2021)

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Bremen Weser-Renaissance, Manfred Cordes - Gabrieli: Motets & Organ Works (2021)

Bremen Weser-Renaissance, Manfred Cordes - Gabrieli: Motets & Organ Works (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:09:04 | 290 / 158 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CPO

La splendeur musicale de Saint-Marc. Avec son premier programme consacré aux madrigaux et canzonettas d'Andrea Gabrieli, l'ensemble Weser Renaissance dirigé par Manfred Cordes était déjà dans son élément. Michael Stegemann a commenté sur SWR2 Radio : "Un enregistrement très divertissant et très réussi. Équilibre parfait dans le mélange des chanteurs et des vents, transparence audio des structures polyphoniques, grande intelligibilité textuelle". Et dans les oeuvres de ce deuxième opus de la même équipe, contenant madrigaux, psaumes et pièces d'orgue, l'intention et le désir d'A. Gabrieli d'offrir un divertissement intelligent à ses semblables apparaissent clairement. En 1566 au plus tard, Andrea Gabrieli a été nommé au poste convoité d'organiste de la cathédrale Saint-Marc, et déjà de son vivant, il était estimé en particulier en raison de son énorme polyvalence.

Opella Musica, Gregor Meyer, Camerata Lipsiensis - Kuhnau: Complete Sacred Works, Vol. 6 (2021)

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Opella Musica, Gregor Meyer, Camerata Lipsiensis - Kuhnau: Complete Sacred Works, Vol. 6 (2021)

Opella Musica, Gregor Meyer, Camerata Lipsiensis - Kuhnau: Complete Sacred Works, Vol. 6 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 57:36 | 235 / 131 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CPO

Le sixième volume de cette intégrale des cantates de Kuhnau présente ce que l'on pourrait appeler les extrémités opposées du large spectre couvert par la musique du compositeur, tant sur le plan formel que sur le plan chronologique. D'une part, avec Ihr Himmel jubiliert von oben et Lobet, ihr Himmel, den Herrn, nous avons deux magnifiques cantates de l'Ascension pour grands ensembles, datant de la période tardive où Kuhnau était directeur musical de St. Thomas à Leipzig.

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Best Of Christmas Carols From The Choir Of Kings College (2021)

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The Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Best Of Christmas Carols From The Choir Of Kings College (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 51:59 | 192 / 119 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca Music Group Ltd

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge is an English choir. It is considered one of today's most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great English choral tradition.[1] It was created by King Henry VI, who founded King's College, Cambridge, in 1441, to provide daily singing in his Chapel, which remains the main task of the choir to this day.Today the choir is directed by Daniel Hyde and derives much of its fame from the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast worldwide to millions on Christmas Eve every year, and the TV service Carols from King's which accompanies it. The choir commissions a carol from a contemporary composer for each year's Festival.

Claudia Urru, Giorgio Misseri, Omar Montanari, Gaia Petrone - Donizetti: Le nozze in villa, A. 4 (Live) (2021)

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Claudia Urru, Giorgio Misseri, Omar Montanari, Gaia Petrone - Donizetti: Le nozze in villa, A. 4 (Live) (2021)

Claudia Urru, Giorgio Misseri, Omar Montanari, Gaia Petrone - Donizetti: Le nozze in villa, A. 4 (Live) (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:50:41 | 510 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Dynamic

This early, long-forgotten opera by Donizetti was staged during the 2020 edition of the Festival dedicated to the composer, with full-Covid 19 safety measures on. Fondazione Donizetti and its scholars took on the challenge to stage a work which had no original printed copy of the libretto, no autograph score and a second act quintet – 'Aura gentil, che mormori' – which was completely missing. This latter was commissioned to Elio and Rocco Tanica with the collaboration of Enrico Melozzi, who created a new version which 'seamlessly blended with the rest of the score.' (Bachtrack). The mise-en-scène is contemporary, imaginative and playful.

VA - Greatest Ever Decades (2021)

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VA - Greatest Ever Decades (2021)

VA - Greatest Ever Decades (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.9 GB | 05:15:31
Pop, Rock | Label: BMG

On four CDs with 80 tracks, "Greatest Ever Decades" offers great hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and the beginning of this century, ten years per disc. The collection starts with the 1970s, when glam mixes with disco and pop with soul. In the 1980s the sound of synthesizers became increasingly important, and the 1990s saw great moments in pop, house and R&B. By the 2000s, there were airplay favorites across all genres, and pretty much all of the above! The Greatest Ever Decades is the place to find the best music from forty years.
With: Cher, Sweet, Kylie Minogue, Nickelback, Katie Melua, Duran Duran, Simply Red, Roxette, Gnarls Barkley, Van Morrison and many more.

VA - Soul Source: Jackson 5 Remixes 2 (2001) {Motown Japan} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Soul Source: Jackson 5 Remixes 2 (2001) {Motown Japan} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Soul Source: Jackson 5 Remixes 2 (2001) {Motown Japan}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no CUE or log) | scans | 357 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 118 mb
Genre: soul, electronica, trip hop

Soul Source: Jackson 5 Remixes 2 is the sequel to the first volume of J5 remixes released in 2000 by Motown Japan. Like the first one, this features a mixture of Japanese producers along with artists known in the "western" world, including the Jungle Brothers, DJ Spinna, and 4Hero. Just like the first volume which featured one song that was not a proper remix, the Jungle Brothers contribution is a cover of "It's Great To Be Here", done without their trademark rapping.

Alessandra Artifoni - Echo (2021)

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Alessandra Artifoni - Echo (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:05:46 | 389 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Dynamic

Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Clavier-Übung II elevates two differing national styles to create a pair of incomparable masterpieces. The Italian Concerto uses the spectacular effects available from a two-manual harpsichord to represent contrasts between different groups of instruments, while the French Overture, Bach’s longest keyboard suite, explores French harmonies, rhythms, ornamentation and melodic invention in the dark and dramatic key of B minor. Both the multiple counterpoint of the Fantasia and Fugue in A minor and the unusual harmonic richness of the Sonata in D minor further represent Bach’s mastery of the keyboard and genius as a composer. For the Dynamic label, Alessandra Artifoni has recorded two double CDs dedicated to J.S. Bach’s harpsichord music, the French and English suites. Alessandra Artifoni teaches harpsichord and basso continuo at the 'Centro Studi Musica & Arte' in Florence, where she also coordinates the Early Music Laboratories, and at the Bergamo Conservatory.

Andy Summers - Harmonics Of The Night (2021)

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Andy Summers - Harmonics Of The Night (2021)

Andy Summers - Harmonics Of The Night (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:08:09 | 237 / 160 Mb
Genre: Fusion, Rock, Jazz / Label: Flickering Shadow Records

'Harmonics of the Night' is the third in what he conceived of as a trilogy of recordings from guitarist Andy Summers. Following on from 'Metal Dog' and 'Triboluminescence', 'Harmonics of the Night' began it's life as a guitar improvisation for a museum installation of Andy's own photos.