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Kazumi Watanabe - Guitar Is Beautiful KW45 (2016) {WM Japan}

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Kazumi Watanabe - Guitar Is Beautiful KW45 (2016) {WM Japan}

Kazumi Watanabe - Guitar Is Beautiful KW45 (2016) {WM Japan}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 333MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Guitar Fusion

Kazumi Watanabe has for the past 20 years been one of the top guitarists in fusion, a rock-oriented player whose furious power does not mask a creative imagination. Watanabe studied guitar at Tokyo's Yamaha Music School and he was a recording artist while still a teenager. In 1979, he formed the group Kylyn and, in 1983, he put together the Mobo band. Several of his recordings have been made available by Gramavision and they show that he ranks up with Al DiMeola (when he is electrified) and Scott Henderson among the pacesetters in the idiom.

Zsófia Boros - Local Objects (2016)

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Zsófia Boros - Local Objects (2016)

Zsófia Boros - Local Objects (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 161 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:41:23
Jazz, Classical, World, Flamenco | Label: ECM Records, ECM New Series

The second album from the Hungarian-born Vienna-based guitarist finds her embracing a broad scope of music, broader even than on her outstanding debut En otra parte. This time the range extends from contemporary composition to jazz etude via music from Brazil, Argentina, Italy and Azerbaijan - all embraced with imagination and creative flair. Pieces played here by Zsófia Boros include Egberto Gismonti’s challenging “Celebração de Núpcias” (made famous on Dança das cabeças), Franghiz Ali-Zadeh’s “Fantasie”, Al Di Meola’s “Vertigo Shadow”, and Carlo Domeniconi’s Turkish-influenced “Koyunbaba”. These Local Objects are rendered universal by Boros’s subtle and sensitive playing in an album recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo in November 2015 and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Isabelle Faust, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016) 2CDs

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Isabelle Faust, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016) 2CDs

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016) 2CDs
Isabelle Faust, violin; Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 550 Mb | Artwork included | 02:09:15
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902230.31

For her first collaboration with the period ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, violinist Isabelle Faust performs the five Violin Concertos of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with three shorter concertante works. This is an extraordinary set, for the historically informed performances, the polished sound of the group, the almost palpable presence of the players, which Harmonia Mundi has captured with superior engineering, and for the unrepressed joy in the music. Faust is the center of attention, naturally, and her refined and expressive playing immediately pulls the listener in. These are far from the most demanding concertos in the repertoire, so Faust is less concerned with technical execution than with conveying the pure feeling of the music, which is delightfully buoyant and uplifting. Under the direction of Giovanni Antonini, the group provides warm and sparkling accompaniment that gives Faust all the support she needs, but there's no doubt that she sets the emotional tone for these exquisite recordings. Highly recommended, especially for devotees of Classical style at its finest.

Panhandle - Panhandle (1972) Remastered Reissue 2016

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Panhandle - Panhandle (1972) Remastered Reissue 2016

Panhandle - Panhandle (1972) Remastered Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Prog Temple | # PTCD8052 | Time: 00:35:22

Though producer Rodger Bain is principally known for his influential collaborations with Black Sabbath and other hard rock acts, in 1971 he oversaw this obscure one-off studio project. Featuring (among others) the legendary guitarist Chris Spedding, bassist Herbie Flowers, singer P.P. Arnold, and even Dudley Moore on keyboards, it s a superb set of tough-edged rock and pop standards, and makes its long-overdue CD debut here.

V.A. - Greatest Ever! Dad Rock: The Definitive Collection (3CD Box Set, 2016)

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V.A. - Greatest Ever! Dad Rock: The Definitive Collection (3CD Box Set, 2016)

V.A. - Greatest Ever! Dad Rock: The Definitive Collection (3CD Box Set, 2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 3:32:58 | 605 Mb
Genre: Rock | Label: Union Square Music Limited

If you're male, aged 30-50, have kids and are fond of your Playstation / stereo / football / shed / 'man-time', chances are you re a fan of Dad Rock. We know that making such sweeping generalisations is really out of order, but there's no smoke without fire and let's face it, you love a lot of the songs on this album. So, a quick vox pop of the kind of thing you're going to hear: Ocean Colour Scene Check. The Jam Check. The Quo Check. The La's Check. Super Furry Animals Yes, sir. We could go on… Greatest Ever Dad Rock brings together 3CDs of tracks designed to bring out the Dad in you. And possibly your wife and kids too. So get down to the shed (sorry, 'office') and crank up the volume: this album is for all you Dads out there. You rock.

Esperanza Spalding - Emily’s D + Evolution (2016) Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

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Esperanza Spalding - Emily’s D + Evolution (2016) Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Esperanza Spalding - Emily’s D + Evolution (2016) Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 402 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb
Label: Concord | # 0888072391468 | Scans included | Time: 00:59:27
Jazz Rock, Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz

Deluxe edition includes two bonus tracks. 2016 album from the acclaimed jazz artist. Esperanza Spalding presents Emily's D+Evolution, a rekindling of her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement, which delves into a broader concept of performance. Taking a new approach to her on-stage persona, the remarkable Spalding taps into new creative energy, delivering musical vignettes inspired during a "sleepless night of full moon inspiration." As she puts it, "Emily is my middle name, and I'm using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand. My hope for this group is to create a world around each song, there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video, and the movement of our bodies".

William Christie, Orchestra "La Scintilla" of the Zurich Opera House - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (2016/2001) [BDRip]

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William Christie, Orchestra "La Scintilla" of the Zurich Opera House - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (2016/2001) [BDRip]

William Christie, Orchestra "La Scintilla" of the Zurich Opera House - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (2016/2001) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 108 min | 5,26 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | ArtHaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Gluck‘s wonderful but neglected 1774 opera Iphigénie en Tauride, inspired by the Greek legend, is treated with forceful and convincing simplicity in Klaus Guth‘s revolutionary production staged at the Zurich Opera House. The psychological drama in a tense atmosphere of fears and traumas is underlined by Guth‘s use of huge masks and enclosed spaces. Conductor William Christie and his typically transparent but never cold orchestral sound perfectly match the descriptive elements in Gluck’s score, while the Armenian mezzosoprano Juliette Galstian as a fabulously good Iphigénie, the leading American opera baritone Rodney Gilfry as Oreste and the deceased South African tenor Deon van der Walt as Pylade head a superb cast.

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs
Ekaterina Sergeeva, mezzo soprano; Alexander Timchenko, tenor
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0770 | Time: 01:31:10

As a composer of orchestral music, Alexander Scriabin is best known for his last two idiosyncratic symphonies, the Poem of Ecstasy and Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, which are essentially symphonic poems, not symphonies in the conventional sense. The Symphony No. 1 (1900) and the Symphony No. 2 (1901), however, are more recognizable as symphonies in their multiple-movement forms, and their durations are comparable to the expansive symphonies of Scriabin's contemporary, Gustav Mahler. They also share the post-Romantic tendency toward Wagnerian harmonies, rhapsodic melodies, and lush orchestration, which, in Scriabin's case, were developed to express heightened emotional states and mystical transcendence. This 2016 double SACD by Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra presents each of the symphonies on its own disc, and the high-quality multichannel sound is ideal for bringing across the subtle nuances of tone color and the shifting of dynamics that are characteristic of his style.]

Steve Hillage - Searching For The Spark (2016) [22CD Super Deluxe Box Set]

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Steve Hillage - Searching For The Spark (2016) [22CD Super Deluxe Box Set]

Steve Hillage - Searching For The Spark (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
22CD | Madfish Records, SMABOX1045 | ~ 8973 or 3521 Mb | Scans(png) -> 1191 Mb
Progressive Rock / Art-Rock | Box Art(png) -> 4197 Mb

Steve Hillage has always had one eye on the future, experimenting with genres such as ambient and dance before many of his peers, and creating extra-terrestrial guitar sounds throughout his career with Uriel, Khan, Gong and System 7…

Frode Gjerstad Trio - Steam In The Casa (2016)

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Frode Gjerstad Trio - Steam In The Casa (2016)

Frode Gjerstad Trio - Steam In The Casa (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 87 Mb | 00:37:43
Free Jazz | Label: PNL Records

'Frode Gjerstad and Paal Nilssen-Love collaboration goes back to 1992 when Paal joined Frode's Circulasione Totale Orchestra as their second drummer. Since then they have worked together in various settings as a duo, as well in trios and quartet line-ups, counting 25 CDs and LPs documenting their work. The Frode Gjerstad Trio has been around for a long time, but this version of the trio, with bass-player Jon Rune Strom, made its debut at the Blow Out festival in Oslo, august 2011. The explosive dynamic of the three coming together soon made it a fixed line-up, and since then they've toured all over the world,including Norway, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. They've also released seven recordings, of which the new CD 'Steam In The Casa' is now available on Paal's own PNL Records label. 'Steam In The Casa' captures theband in full force at Casa del Popolo in Canada, November 2015, and is a solid testament of the trio's high energy.'

Return to Forever - Musicmagic (1977) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

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Return to Forever - Musicmagic (1977) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Return to Forever - Musicmagic (1977) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Audio Fidelity, Columbia | # AFZ 250 | Time: 00:41:57

Musicmagic is Return to Forever's seventh and final studio album and one of the best jazz recordings released in the fusion genre. The album contains the final line-up of the band with only founders Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke returning from the previous recordings. This 1977 release was the first Return to Forever album in five years to contain vocals, performed here by Corea's future wife Gayle Moran and the surprisingly enjoyable Stanley Clarke. This album also marked the return of original member Joe Farrell on saxophone and flute, along with several new members making up a killer five-piece horn section.

Dave Berry - This Special Sound Of Dave Berry (1966 Reissue) (2016)

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Dave Berry - This Special Sound Of Dave Berry (1966 Reissue) (2016)

Dave Berry - This Special Sound Of Dave Berry (1966 Reissue) (2016)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 275 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 95 MB | 35:49
Genre: Pop Rock | Label: Decca

Dave Berry's second album had his usual aggravatingly inconsistent mixture of corny pop ballads, good British Invasion rock-a-ballads, and surprisingly tough bluesy rockers. Speaking of corny pop ballads, they don't come much gushier than the vile "Mama," which did give him one of his three U.K. Top Five singles. Another of those Top Five singles, a cover of Bobby Goldsboro's "Little Things," is here too.

Sunburst - Sunburst (Japan Edition) (1980/2016)

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Sunburst - Sunburst (Japan Edition) (1980/2016)

Sunburst - Sunburst (Japan Edition) (1980/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 309.38 Mb | 45:52 | Cover
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Victor Musical Industries - VICJ-77023

Toshiyuki Honda (born April 9, 1957, Tokyo) is a Japanese jazz musician and composer. Honda's father was a jazz critic, whose name was also Toshiyuki Honda. As a jazz musician, he learned flute and saxophone, and worked in the late 1970s with George Otsuka and the Burning Waves ensemble. In the 1980s he worked with Chick Corea, Tatsuya Takahashi, and Kazumi Watanabe, as well as leading his own ensemble, Super Quartet. he was also a member of the ensemble Native Son. Starting in the late 1980s, Honda turned increasingly toward composing for film and television, as well as working in record producing. He composed the soundtrack for the film A Taxing Woman in 1987, which raised his prominence as a film scorer.

Griffiths, Howard - Holbrooke: Symphonic Poems, Vol. 2 (2016)

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Griffiths, Howard - Holbrooke: Symphonic Poems, Vol. 2 (2016)

Griffiths, Howard - Holbrooke: Symphonic Poems, Vol. 2 (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 490 MB | Tracks: 25 | 95:26 min
Style: Classical | Label: CPO

When the symphonic poem The Raven after Edgar Allan Poe celebrated it's premiere in London in March, 1900, the critics showered hymns of praise on his work so rich in unique orchestral colors and on it's young composer Josef Holbrooke. It brought him his breakthrough and firmly established his reputation as an innovative and original contemporary composer. There are certainly many settings of Poe's poem, but Holbrooke was the first composer who did not merely set the text but used it as the poetic basis for his first "Poem for Orchestra."

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits (1972) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

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Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits (1972) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits (1972) [Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Jazz Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 241 | 00:41:15
Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Stephen Marsh

Sometimes, a greatest-hits set is timed perfectly to gather together a group's most successful and familiar performances just at the point when that group has passed the point of their maximum exposure to the public, but before the public memory has had a chance to fade. That was the case when Columbia Records assembled this compilation for release in early 1972. At that point, Blood, Sweat & Tears had released four albums and scored six Top 40 hits, each of which is heard here. But lead singer David Clayton-Thomas had just quit the group, so that the unit that recorded songs like "You've Made Me So Very Happy" was not working together anymore. And even when Clayton-Thomas returned, the band would continue to decline commercially. As such, BS&T's Greatest Hits captures the band's peak in 11 selections–seven singles chart entries, plus two album tracks from the celebrated debut album when Al Kooper helmed the group, and two more from the Grammy-winning multi-platinum second album.