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Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

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Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 518841 2 | Time: 00:58:49 | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Instrumental Pop, Easy Listening

Trumpeter Chris Botti drops the synthesizers and drum loops of his previous effort, Thousand Kisses Deep, for a more elegant and traditional sound on When I Fall in Love. While Thousand Kisses Deep maximized Botti's penchant for mixing perfect pop songs with his Miles Davis-influenced jazz style, it nonetheless featured many of the electronic and processed sounds predictable on modern smooth jazz releases. By eschewing such "go to" pop-jazz production techniques as drum machines and synthesized strings in favor of the real instruments here, Botti ironically sounds utterly groundbreaking on what is ultimately a straight-ahead orchestral jazz album. While nowhere near as improvisationally adventurous as its predecessors, When I Fall in Love is still a revelation in the tradition of Sketches of Spain, Clifford Brown With Strings, and Wynton Marsalis' Hot House Flowers. Mixing standards and contemporary pop tunes all in a straight-ahead style, Botti gives his minimalist Miles-ian horn sound a chance to breath and be enjoyed on its own.

The Orlando Consort - Machaut: The Single Rose (2019)

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The Orlando Consort - Machaut: The Single Rose (2019)

The Orlando Consort - Machaut: The Single Rose (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 258 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion Records

The rose as symbol of both the beloved and of love itself: the ‘fleur des fleurs’ of the Roman de la rose is paid due homage by The Orlando Consort in this latest instalment of their essential series.

VA - Nova Tunes 4.2 (2021)

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VA - Nova Tunes 4.2 (2021)

VA - Nova Tunes 4.2 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:17:00 | 496 / 195 Mb
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Reggae, Funk, Hip-Hop / Label: Nova Records

Nova Records Presents Nova Tunes 4.2 album original hits and the original artists genre Electronic, Pop, Reggae, Funk, Hip-Hop.

Ben Heppner, London Symphony Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - French Opera Arias (2001)

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Ben Heppner, London Symphony Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - French Opera Arias (2001)

Ben Heppner, London Symphony Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - French Opera Arias (2001)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 322 MB | 01:14:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A few decades from now, someone will put together a series of recordings devoted to “the greatest tenors of the 21st century”. Will Ben Heppner be featured on one of these? Most likely more than one. What other conclusion can you reach after hearing these splendiferous performances of French arias, presented as the Canadian singer’s debut under his new, exclusive DG contract? To begin with, there’s nothing really typical about this recital, from the choice of repertoire–extended arias from some of the less-traveled operatic territory–to this revered label’s confirmation of big-budget stature on an artist who’s neither a “three tenor” nor a singer under the age of 14. No, this is really grown-up stuff, and Heppner proves not only a seasoned and commanding presence, but an artist of the highest magnitude, with the vocal equipment and musical intelligence to at once rivet an audience to its seats and compel it to spontaneously rise in a collective ovation.

Andrea Bocelli, Myung-Whun Chung - Bizet: Carmen (2010)

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Andrea Bocelli, Myung-Whun Chung - Bizet: Carmen (2010)

Andrea Bocelli, Myung-Whun Chung - Bizet: Carmen (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 661 MB | 02:18:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

What a pleasant surprise that this recording of Carmen, that, on the basis of its packaging looks like it was intended to be essentially a showcase for Andrea Bocelli, is an entirely respectable version of the opera. Much of the credit goes to Myung-Whun Chung, who leads Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France in an exceptionally brisk account of the score, starting with a prelude that's bracingly impetuous, but he can be languidly flexible when the music calls for it. He uses a sort of hybrid version of the score, with some of the spoken dialogue and some of Guiraud's recitatives, and it works just fine.

Malcolm McLaren - Paris (1994) [2CD Edition]

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Malcolm McLaren - Paris (1994) [2CD Edition]

Malcolm McLaren - Paris (1994) [2CD Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 712 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 261 MB | Covers - 168 MB
Genre: Electronic, Future Jazz, Lounge, Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: No!/Gee Street/Island Records (314-524 107-2)

Malcolm McLaren was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way. He is best known as a promoter and manager of bands the New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols.
1st CD is full of the compositions and arrangements of Malcolm McLaren including his original lyrics and most often his spoken contributions to the pieces. He is certainly a creative musician and conceptual artist. The remake of Serge Gainsbourg's "Je T'Aime …Moi Non Plus" is very well done. The album also features Catherine Deneauve, the actress; Sonia Rykiel, the clothing designer; and Francoise Hardy, the French pop star sing with him on various selections…

Philippe Rombi - Boîte noire (Bande originale du film) (2021)

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Philippe Rombi - Boîte noire (Bande originale du film) (2021)

Philippe Rombi - Boîte noire (Bande originale du film) (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:04:07 | 244 / 146 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack / Label: Music Box Records

n collaboration avec WY Production, Music Box Records présente en CD la bande originale du nouveau film de Yann Gozlan (Un Homme idéal) Boîte noire (2021) composée, orchestrée et dirigée par Philippe Rombi et interprétée par L'Orchestre National d'Île-de-France.

Pascal Comelade & Marc Hurtado - Larme Secrete (2020)

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Pascal Comelade & Marc Hurtado - Larme Secrete (2020)

Pascal Comelade & Marc Hurtado - Larme Secrete (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 Mb | 00:41:27
Experimental Electronic, Ambient | Label: Klanggalerie

Pascal Comelade was born in Montpellier, France. After living in Barcelona for several years, he made his first album, under the name of Fluence, influenced by electronic music and by the group Heldon. Since 1980 Comelade releases music under his own name. Ever since, his music has become more acoustic and is often characterised by the sounds of toy instruments, used as solo-instruments or as an integral part of the sound of his group, the Bel Canto Orchestra. Marc Hurtado is one half of the experimental French duo Étant Donnés. Active since the end of the 1970s, the group has released several albums, also collaborating with people like Alan Vega, Lydia Lunch, Michael Gira or Genesis P-Orridge.

RIAS Kammerchor, Marcus Creed, Daniel Reuss - Poulenc: Figure humaine, Motets (2013)

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RIAS Kammerchor, Marcus Creed, Daniel Reuss - Poulenc: Figure humaine, Motets (2013)

RIAS Kammerchor, Marcus Creed, Daniel Reuss - Poulenc: Figure humaine, Motets (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 385 MB | 01:46:05
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Fifty years after his death, Poulenc is one of the most frequently performed French composers of the twentieth century all over the world. His choral output offers a nuanced portrait of a musician who, at bottom, fell in love with the texts he set, whether they were sacred (CD 1) or secular (CD 2). ʻA singer, as fashioned by Francis, presents us with words raised to the height of severity or charm by Poulenc’s musical intelligence’, wrote Jean Cocteau. An admirable compliment to an oeuvre as capable of expressing faith (Motets pour un temps de pénitence) as resistance.

Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

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Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

P.I. Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, conductor
Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Vladimir Valaitis, Andrey Fedoseyev, Valentina Levko
Andrey Sokolov, Valery Yaroslavtsev, Vitaly Vlasov, Yury Dementyev, Galina Borisova

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 718 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 365 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | # 420 375-2 | Time: 02:40:13

This version of The Queen of Spades was originally recorded in 1974 and made available as a special import; it was then generally released by Philips in 1988. Reviewing it at the time, AB gave a level account of its strengths, but had little difficulty in preferring the Tchakarov set when it was issued in 1990. Deleted by Philips, the Ermler performance has now been restored to the Melodiya catalogue. I cannot see anyone dissenting from AB's view: certainly I do not, except perhaps to regard him as being over-generous in his account of Atlantov's Herman in calling it ''loud and unsubtle''. Stronger words would also be appropriate, especially when Atlantov is compared with the sensitive Wieslaw Ochman on the Tchakarov set. Valentina Levko is a good Countess in what is a well-established Russian tradition of responses to the role: AB thought the old lady's reminiscences not so pointedly delivered as by some other singers, and I would add that she would certainly have acquired a better French accent during her long sojourn as the Venus of Paris.

Grand Corps Malade - MESDAMES (Deluxe) (2021)

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Grand Corps Malade - MESDAMES (Deluxe) (2021)

Grand Corps Malade - MESDAMES (Deluxe) (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 327 MB | Cover | 51:27 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119 MB
Chanson française | Label: Anouche Productions

"Parce que l’avenir appartient à celles qu’on aime trop, voilà l’album « Mesdames ». Après l’immense succès de l’album concept, voici la version Deluxe avec 4 chansons inédites, avec la participation de Kimberose, Mélody Gardot et Leïla Bekhti.

Charles Aznavour - Aznavour 2000 (2000) [Re-Up]

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Charles Aznavour - Aznavour 2000 (2000) [Re-Up]

Charles Aznavour - Aznavour 2000 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans ~ 96 Mb
Vocal Pop, French Chanson, Vocal Jazz | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 29056 2 1 | 00:53:08

The venerable Charles Aznavour graced his adoring public with a stellar album of material for the new millennium, titled Aznavour 2000. The album tends to sway toward upbeat, jazzy, swingin' numbers, such as the opener, "Le Jazz Est Revenu," "Elle a le Swing au Corps," "La Formule Un," and "Nos Avocats." His voice, always warm and compassionate, is like an old friend, giving this album a feeling of intimacy, although his public spans the globe and numbers in the millions. The shining moments, however, are the ballads, which drip with his eternally stylish and sophisticated melancholy, such as the lovely and heartbreaking "De la Scene a la Seine," a tribute to the late, tragic Italian-Egyptian star Dalida. The downcast "Qu'Avons-Nous Fait de Nos Vingt Ans" echoes of his ancestral Armenia and "Je Danse Avec l'Amour" is a classic-sounding French chanson. "Quand Tu M'Aimes" and the samba-styled "Je Ne Savais Pas" are from his musical Lautrec (based on the life of Tolouse-Lautrec) and offer more variety to this winning and marvelously orchestrated album. A sheer pleasure through and through for fans of the amazing and enduring Charles Aznavour.

Charles Aznavour - Charles Aznavour au Carnegie Hall 1995 (2001)

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Charles Aznavour - Charles Aznavour au Carnegie Hall 1995 (2001)

Charles Aznavour - Charles Aznavour au Carnegie Hall 1995 (2001)
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps | ~ 5.7 Gb | Time: 01:50:28
Vocal Pop, French Chanson, Cabaret, Vocal Jazz | Label: EMI | # 492 673 9

Filmed at prestigious Carnegie Hall, this 1995 concert captures the magic of French crooner Charles Aznavour, who delivers 27 songs – including many numbers that he composed such as "La Mamma," "She" and "La Bohème." Still a charismatic entertainer in his 70s, Aznavour serenades his audience with French and English language melodies. Additional selections include "Mon Emouvant Amour," "Isabelle," "Ave Maria" and "Still I Cling to You."

Mona Lisa - L'Escapade (1974) [Reissue 1991]

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Mona Lisa - L'Escapade (1974) [Reissue 1991]

Mona Lisa - L'Escapade (1974) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Musea (FGBG 4032.AR)

Even on its first record "L'Escapade" (1974), Mona Lisa appeared as a dedicated follower of the theatrical, emotional and melodramatic rock created by Ange. The emphasis, the sensibility, the vocal subtlety of Dominique Le Guennec goes beyond the usual style. He "lives" his lyrics and surprises the listener by performing an expressive and suggestive music that evoke Genesis.

Vanessa Paradis - Love Songs (2013)

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Vanessa Paradis - Love Songs (2013)

Vanessa Paradis - Love Songs (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | ~ 465 or 164 Mb | Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 483 Mb
Pop / French Pop | Barclay a Universal Music France Devision, 374 306 5

It's been six years since Divinidylle, and Vanessa Paradis is making up for lost time with the 22-track Love Songs. The title bears some poignancy – this is her first offering since splitting from Johnny Depp. (He and their daughter Lily Rose get co-writing credits on the dubwise "New Year.") Benjamin Biolay produced the set, wrote six tunes for it, co-wrote another with Paradis, and performed a duet with her…