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Toots Thielemans - Four Classic Albums (2CD) (2016) {Compilation, Remastered}

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Toots Thielemans - Four Classic Albums (2CD) (2016) {Compilation, Remastered}

Toots Thielemans - Four Classic Albums (2CD) (2016) {Compilation, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 349.64 Mb + 270.88 Mb + 19.23 Mb (Scans) | 02:25:41
Bop, Easy Listening | Label: Avid Jazz - EMSC 1223

In this release AVID pay tribute to the recently departed harmonica player, guitarist and whistler and one of Belgium greatest exports (along with Jacques Brel, Django Reinhardt, Tin Tin and Hercule Poirot ), Toots Thielemans who died on August 22nd 2016. Starting out playing the accordion at age 3, Toots became attracted to jazz during the German occupation of Belgium in 1940. He began by teaching himself guitar listening to recordings by fellow Belgian, the extraordinary guitarist Django Reinhardt. By 1949 he was playing guitar in Paris with Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.

Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016) [Re-Up]

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Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016) [Re-Up]

Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 14:57:27 | 2,10 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Some have likened Herbert von Karajan's "chamber-music approach" to Wagner's Ring cycle in terms of his scaling down or deconstructing the heroic roles. This approach has less to do with dynamics per se than it does with von Karajan's masterful balancing of voices and instruments. He achieves revelations of horizontal clarity, allowing no contrapuntal strand to emerge with an unwanted accent or a miscalibrated dynamic. The texts are unusually pinpointed and distinct, although the singers don't convey the experience and dimension of Sir Georg Solti's cast on London. There are exceptions.

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

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Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS37816 | 00:57:28

The Ragazze Quartet with its classical roots, Slagwerk Den Haag with the sounds of today, and the idiosyncratic jazz trio Kapok… Contrasting contours, but a common denominator: none of our three ensembles belong to a specific category. All three push the boundaries of our genres in our quest for new forms and adventurous joint projects. It is through this inquisitive musicianship that the unusual combination feels so wonderfully natural. The choice for Riley’s repertoire gave another stir to our boundary reconnoitre. For Riley’s music allows considerable space for creativity and improvisation. The tension that arises through freedom within strict frames means that every performance is different. And it brings with it that the music has a strong sense of spontaneity and joie de vivre. In In C, performed by the Ragazze Quartet and Slagwerk Den Haag, the dynamic range is enormous. Long, melodic lines as well as short, rhythmic motifs may be employed, producing an effect of both tranquil contemplation and pulsating explosiveness. Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector was originally written for string quartet. But the Ragazze Quartet invited jazz trio Kapok to make a new arrangement together.The mix of string quartet and horn, electric guitar and percussion, all expanded with electronic effects, offers a rich pallet of timbres.

Paul Carrack - Original Album Collection Volume 1 (1996-2003) {2016, 5CD Box Set}

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Paul Carrack - Original Album Collection Volume 1 (1996-2003) {2016, 5CD Box Set}

Paul Carrack - Original Album Collection Volume 1 (1996-2003) {2016, 5CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 2,08 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 841 Mb
Full Scans | 04:56:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blue-Eyed Soul, Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Carrack-UK #PCARCD27SET1

Five classic Paul Carrack albums in mini LP style wallets housed in a wrap-around slipcase. Great Music - Great Value. Includes the albums Blue Views, Beautiful World, Satisfy My Soul, Still Groovin & It Ain't Over. Paul Carrack, the hugely respected singer-songwriter who is the voice of many of the landmark British pop songs of the past 40 years, released a stunning new album, Soul Shadows, on January 15, 2016. The record sees him at the absolute peak of his powers as a vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Paul Carrack surely deserves the latter-day title of the hardest-working man in showbusiness. Soul Shadows came in the wake of Carrack's latest sojourn as featured vocalist and keyboard player in Eric Clapton's band for his UK and international tour, the result of their longtime friendship and mutual respect. The new album was the follow-up to 2013's warmly-received Rain Or Shine, which maintained Paul's recurring status as a staple of the BBC Radio 2 playlist.

Blur - New World Towers (2016) Re-up

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Blur - New World Towers (2016) Re-up

Blur - New World Towers (2016)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 16997 kbps, 23.976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 4116 kbps, 24-bit
Documentary, BritPop, Indie Rock | 01:33:14 | ~ 17.53 Gb

The film charts the iconic British band’s sprawling journey over the last few years – from an unexpected break in Hong Kong which sowed the seeds for their first album as a four piece in 16 years, to a glorious home coming show in London and, finally, an emotional reunion with their Hong Kong audience…

Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (2016)

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Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (2016)

Jan Tomasz Adamus, Capella Cracoviensis - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 867 Mb | Total time: 177:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 483 0004 | Recorded: 2015

New love, position, power, revenge, disguise, mistaken identity, complications and passionate devotion – the full spectrum of baroque opera seria is here in this new recording of Pergolesi’s ‘Adriano In Siria’. Franco Fagioli leads the cast, alongside Romina Basso, Yuriy Mynenko, Dilyara Idrisova, Juan Sancho and Cigdem Soyarslan, accompanied by the exuberant Polish orchestra Capella Cracoviensis under the baton of Jan Tomasz Adamus. Famed for his Stabat Mater, Pergolesi died aged just 26 but had already completed four opera seria; ‘Adriano in Siria’ is the third of these and has a libretto by Metastasio.

Revocation: Discography (2008 - 2018) Re-up

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Revocation: Discography (2008 - 2018) Re-up

Revocation: Discography (2008 - 2018)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | Label: Various | ~ 2878 or 1251 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 368 Mb
Technical Death / Thrash Metal

Originally operating under the moniker Cryptic Warning, Boston, Massachusetts extreme metal trio Revocation emerged in the mid-2000s armed with a super-technical thrash/death metal-style prizing virtuosity as much as heaviness and aggression. As Cryptic Warning, the band found favor with the metal underground via a pair of well-received demos and a full-length…

M. Ward - More Rain (2016) {Bella Union--[PIAS] BELLA521CD}

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M. Ward - More Rain (2016) {Bella Union--[PIAS] BELLA521CD}

M. Ward - More Rain (2016) {Bella Union–[PIAS] BELLA521CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Bella Union / [PIAS] | BELLA521CD
Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Rock / Americana / Alternative Singer-Songwriter / Adult Alternative Pop

With his static-dusted voice and predilection for early rock antiquity, M. Ward has always come across as one of his generation's more understated bards. Interpreting the ever-deepening subtleties of his catalog generally requires repeated listens, and such is the case with his ninth solo effort, the appropriately moody More Rain. Easing in with a minute-long rainstorm soundscape, he leads off with the dreamy acoustic gallop of "Pirate Dial," a genial folk-pop hymn perfectly suited for the patient rotations of a vinyl long-player. A stuttering guitar groove on the Neko Case-aided "Time Won't Wait" quickens the album's pulse, setting up the similarly paced lead single, "Confession," a classic Ward track replete with a rich vein of warm backing vocals and soaring trumpet solo.

Stephane Deneve, Stuttgart RSO - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2016)

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Stephane Deneve,  Stuttgart RSO - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2016)

Maurice Ravel - Orchestral Works Vol. 3: Daphnis et Chloé; Valses nobles et sentimentales (2016)
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart SWR; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart; Stéphane Denève

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: SWR/Naxos | # SWR19004CD | Time: 01:13:26

This third volume of the complete orchestral works by the great French composer Maurice Ravel features his music for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé, his longest work, written for Sergei Diaghalev’s Ballets Russes. The company gave the first performance in 1912. Ravel depicted the characters in the story with great musical delicacy, and the Stuttgart Orchestra reflects this through the attention it gives to the score’s finest nuances. Ravel secures scintillating effects from the large percussion section that he uses, a clear nod to ancient music. The Valses nobles et sentimentales were composed at the same time as the ballet, which makes it an appropriate coupling. The version for piano, clearly linked to Franz Schubert’s similarly named waltzes, was published in 1911, with the orchestral version following one year later. Again the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra gives a thrilling, first class interpretation.

Giovanni Togni - The Expressive Harpsichord (2012/2016)

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Giovanni Togni - The Expressive Harpsichord (2012/2016)

Giovanni Togni - The Expressive Harpsichord (2012/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 396 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Artwork included | 01:00:40
Classical | Label: Animus Cristofori

The harpsichord by Thomas Culliford (Longman & Broderip) from 1785 is one of the very few remaining English harpsichords in Italy. It is the only harpsichord by Culliford with a single manual, with its original registers and jacks and especially with its unchanged Machine stop. The restoration included a thorough cleaning and consolidation of unglued components, especially the cleaning of the soundboard and the consolidation of the inlay work on the front board. Some of the strings which were identified as being original were carefully documented and examined.

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

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Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:30
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: AR Ré-Sé

Choir leader, singing teacher, singer and composer, Maurice Bourbon leads three vocal ensembles as the art director of the Chapelle des Flandres Association - Métamorphoses, a vocal ensemble of international soloists, Coeli et Terra, a top-level chamber choir, and Biscantor!, a vocal ensemble of young adults, founded respectively in 1983, 1987 and 2005.

Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs

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Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs

Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 694 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 265 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79468-8 | Time: 01:56:12
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion

Once you’ve heard Pat Metheny you will always recognise him, no matter what company he’s in or what instrument he’s playing, be it a simple acoustic guitar or some unlikely invention of his own. Beneath it all there’s a frank, open-hearted tunefulness that keeps the music airborne. This double album, recorded at the end of a year-long tour by his Unity Band, is as polished and sophisticated as any, but moments such as the opening melody of This Belongs to You or the gradual unfolding of Born are just plain elegant. There’s a similar quality about saxophonist Chris Potter’s playing, and all four are so relaxed in each other’s company that everything flows beautifully.

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Campra: Cantates françaises (1986/2016)

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Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Campra: Cantates françaises (1986/2016)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Campra: Cantates françaises (1986/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:06
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

William Christie triumphs; nobody does French Baroque with an Italian accent better and with his ensemble Les Arts Flos, he has made some of the finest recordings of French baroque music, including these French cantatas by André Campra (1660-1744). Campra is usually regarded as the most important French composer between Lully and Rameau and a transitional figure in French opera. Curiously, many of the musicans of Les Arts Florissants back in 1986 were American or British: violinist John Holloway, flautist Robert Claire, theorbist Stephen Stubbs, and the superlative American soprano Jill Feldman. However, to hear quintessential French vocal technique, listen to Dominique Visse singing the cantata 'La Dispute de l'Amour et de l'Hymen.' Jean-François Gardeil, the baritone on this CD, also contributes a pure French inflection to the performance. Recorded in 1986, in Arles.

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Moulinié: Cantique de Moÿse (1980/2016)

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Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Moulinié: Cantique de Moÿse (1980/2016)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Moulinié: Cantique de Moÿse (1980/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:48:27
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

William Christie directs the singers and period-instrument musicians of Les Arts Florissants in a recording of works by Etienne Moulinié (c1600-c1669). Recorded June 1980, Eglise du Bon Secours, Paris with notes in English, French, and German and texts with English translations.

Elvis Presley - The Album Collection: 60th Anniversary 60-CD Edition (2016) {Discs 13-18}

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Elvis Presley - The Album Collection: 60th Anniversary 60-CD Edition (2016) {Discs 13-18}

Elvis Presley - The Album Collection: 60th Anniversary 60-CD Edition (2016) {Discs 13-18}
Pop/Rock, Rock'N'Roll | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 02:49:09 | 1,13 Gb
Label: RCA/Sony Music/Legacy (EU) | Cat.# 88875114562 | Released: 2016-03-18 (1961-1963)

This 60th Anniversary 60-CD Deluxe Edition celebrates RCA Victor's signing of Elvis Presley-The King of rock 'n' roll. Features all of the albums Elvis recorded and RCA released in his lifetime: studio, soundtrack, and live. It also includes compilations released that featured unreleased songs or songs new to the LP format.