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VA - NOW That's What I Call Broadway (2016)

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VA - NOW That's What I Call Broadway (2016)

VA - NOW That's What I Call Broadway (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 446 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | 01:14:46
Musical, Pop, Stage & Screen | Label: Sony Music

The album, which features 18 tracks from original cast recordings. The recording includes songs from Annie, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Cats, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Evita, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Wicked and The Wiz. “We’re thrilled to add this distinguished and varied collection of Broadway music to our NOW! family,” stated Jeff Moskow, head of A&R for NOW That's What I Call Music. “In curating this album, we set out to find 18 songs that represent and celebrate the rich history of Broadway from the last 40 years. I think we’ve achieved that and more. We look forward to bringing these brilliant performances to the NOW! audience.”

Pasadena Roof Orchestra - The Very Best Of: As Time Goes By (2016)

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Pasadena Roof Orchestra - The Very Best Of: As Time Goes By (2016)

Pasadena Roof Orchestra - The Very Best Of: As Time Goes By (2016)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 871 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 359 Mb
Full Scans ~ 187 Mb | 01:14:17 + 01:14:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Metro Select #METRSL121

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra is a contemporary band from England that specialises in the jazz and swing genres of music of the 1920s and 1930s, although their full repertoire is considerably wider. The orchestra has existed since 1969, although the line-up has frequently changed. It has achieved success outside of the United Kingdom, most notably in Germany.

Styx - Paradise Theatre (1981) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77888]

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Styx - Paradise Theatre (1981) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77888]

Styx - Paradise Theatre (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-7788 | ~ 266 or 116 Mb | Scans(png) -> 140 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

After successfully establishing themselves as one of America's best commercial progressive rock bands of the late '70s with albums like The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight, Chicago's Styx had taken a dubious step towards pop overkill with singer Dennis DeYoung's ballad "Babe." The centerpiece of 1979's uneven Cornerstone album, the number one single sowed the seeds of disaster for the group by pitching DeYoung's increasingly mainstream ambitions against the group's more conservative songwriters, Tommy Shaw and James "JY" Young…

Cromwell - Black Chapter Red (2016)

Posted By: gribovar
Cromwell - Black Chapter Red (2016)

Cromwell - Black Chapter Red (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 403 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 132 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Progressive Promotion Records (PPRCD041)

German band Cromwell was formed back in 1994, and released their debut album "Burning Banners" in 1997 through the German label Angular Records. Line-up alterations and other issues then saw to it that the band activities stopped up for quite some time, but a second album has been in the works for many years now. Their sophomore creation "Black Chapter Red" eventually appeared in the summer of 2016, issued through Progressive Promotion Records. Those who are fond of the harder-edged variety of neo-progressive rock that some bands started to explore in the '90s should feel right at home with this sophomore production by Cromwell. Tight, firm and dark toned guitars paired off with light toned keyboard arrangements are the key combination that creates an appealing sound, with effective vocals and clever use of minor alterations, as the details that ensure nerve and tension, are maintained quite nicely…

Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

Posted By: Designol
Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesänge Op.121; Lieder Und Gesänge Op.32 (2016)
Matthias Goerne, baritone; Christoph Eschenbach, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Artwork included | 00:55:47
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902174

It's the late Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121, that get the big print on the cover of this release by the awe-inspiring baritone Matthias Goerne, but actually the music on the album falls into a neat early-middle-late classification scheme. The group of middle-period settings of poetry by Heinrich Heine doesn't even get graphics on the cover, but these are fascinating. Brahms wrote a lot of songs, but you couldn't do better than the selection and performances here for a cornerstone collection item. Beyond the sheer beauty of Goerne's voice is an ability to shift gears to match how Brahms' style evolved. If you want to hear his real slashing, operatic high notes, check out the Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 32, settings of poems by the minor poets Georg Friedrich Daumer and Karl August Graf von Platen. These rather overwrought texts add up to a kind of slimmed-down Winterreise, and they catch the spirit of the still-young Brahms with his strong passions, elegantly controlled. The Heine settings, which come from several different sets of lieder, are not that often heard and are in some ways the most compelling of the group here.

Elephants Of Scotland - The Perfect Map (2016)

Posted By: popsakov
Elephants Of Scotland - The Perfect Map (2016)

Elephants Of Scotland - The Perfect Map (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 307 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | © Elephants Of Scotland #888295446822

The Perfect Map is a third full-length studio album by Elephants Of Scotland, released June 17, 2016. Elephants of Scotland was formed in 2010 in Burlington, Vermont, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and composer Adam Rabin, who took upon the challenge to start a progressive rock band in a place better known for jam bands and cows. After a year of writing and the usual growing pains, the core band settled in together with Ornan McLean on drums and percussion, Dan MacDonald on bass and vocals and John "Lefty" Whyte on guitars and vocals, with Adam on synthesizers and vocals.

Deus Ex Machina - Devoto (2016)

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Deus Ex Machina - Devoto (2016)

Deus Ex Machina - Devoto (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 411 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 87 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform Records (Rune 429)

Following an eight-year absence, the Italian rock/progressive group Deus Ex Machina bursts back onto the international scene with Devoto. Blazing into contemporary focus with Devoto, Deus Ex Machina is poised to transcend the accomplishments of its past. Devoto retains Deus Ex Machina’s distinctive blend of fiery, complexly designed music, passionate bel canto vocals, virtuosic instrumental performances and analogue-heavy textures. Here as before, DEM’s music combines both the energy and beauty of early Mahavishnu Orchestra and Larks' Tongues in Aspic-era King Crimson; classic 70s hard rock influences from AC/DC, Deep Purple and, most unmistakably, Led Zeppelin; hints of RIO-tinged avant-progressive; and the unmistakable Mediterranean vibe of fellow 'Rock Progressivo Italiano' combos like PFM…

Satisfied Drive - Live (2016)

Posted By: popsakov
Satisfied Drive - Live (2016)

Satisfied Drive - Live (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 518 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 200 Mb
Full Scans | 01:06:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Album Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock | © Satisfied Drive #888295458184

Satisfied Drive has been throwing down killer live shows for audiences since 2007! Between 2007 and 2016 they have released three studio albums, several music videos and played over 800 shows! Their 4th release, Satisfied Drive "Live" is a high energy live concert recording featuring songs from their previous three studio albums, but with all the raw energy, improvisation and emotion that you can only get from a live performance! All tracks were recorded live on March 18, 2016!

Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway (2016) {Warner}

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway (2016) {Warner}

Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway (2016) {Warner}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 126MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Alternative Rock, Funk-Rock

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' 11th studio album, 2016's The Getaway, is a sophisticated work of dark-hued maturity that finds the long-running California outfit expanding their sound into nuanced, '70s-style orchestral soul and funky psychedelia. The album follows the equally adventurous I'm with You (2011) and once again showcases guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante in 2009. A major difference, however, between I'm with You and The Getaway was the band's choice to work with producer/instrumentalist Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse). This makes The Getaway the first album the Red Hot Chili Peppers have recorded without longtime collaborator Rick Rubin, who has helmed each of the band's albums since 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (2016) [Re-Up]

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Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (2016) [Re-Up]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902216 | Time: 00:48:34

You might think that Handel's Water Music, HWV 348-350, arguably the most familiar piece of Baroque music (the Four Seasons of Vivaldi can give it a run for its money, but its popularity is more recent), has received every possible interpretation. And you would be wrong, as the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have shown in this Harmonia Mundi release, precisely recorded in Berlin's Teldex studio. You get a steady parade of innovations here, marked overall by, but not in the least restricted to, blisteringly fast tempos that turn the horn-dominated movements into tests of virtuosity. Unexpected dynamic contrasts and the unusual rhythmic treatment of the "Overture" to the Suite No. 1 (sample track one) are other novelties, but this veteran group is not out for shock value. The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin operate without a conductor, and their coordination in these crisp prestos is worth the price of admission in itself. Their ability to act as one in really unusual shapings of each individual movement is remarkable, and the treacherous horn parts are near perfection in the hands of Erwin Wieringa and Miroslav Rovenský.

Styx - Cornerstone (1979) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77887]

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Styx - Cornerstone (1979) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77887]

Styx - Cornerstone (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77887 | ~ 239 or 91 Mb | Scans(png) -> 195 Mb
Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Presenting radio with one of the best rock ballads ever, Cornerstone gave Chicago's Styx their big break with the number one single "Babe," which held that spot for two weeks in October of 1979. "Babe" is a smooth, keyboard-pampered love song that finally credited Dennis De Young's textured vocals…

The Islanders - The Enchanted Sound Of The Islanders (2016)

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The Islanders - The Enchanted Sound Of The Islanders (2016)

The Islanders - The Enchanted Sound Of The Islanders (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 177 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Full Scans | 00:31:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Surf Rock, Exotic Lounge | Scion Music Group #024606955854

The murmur of the surf breaking on a romantic tropical isle, a distant whistle, a melancholy accordion, lush violins, a guitar that almost seems to be singing, these are just some of the ingredients that are blended so tastefully in this album. The Islanders were an American group which included Frank Metis (accordion) and Randy Starr (guitar). Their most notable song was "The Enchanted Sea" which reached number 15 on Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959. Originally released on vinyl, this digital album contains a Bonus Track, "Forbidden Island", which was initially released as a single.

Airbag - Disconnected (2016)

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Airbag - Disconnected (2016)

Airbag - Disconnected (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Karisma Records #KAR111

Airbag’s fourth album, following their critically acclaimed 2013 release ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. ‘Disconnected’ features six songs with a common theme – from the opening track to the thirteen-minute long title track, the listener is taken on a sonic journey of lush soundscapes and arrangements, underlined by soaring guitars and soulful vocals. Airbag are a prog band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 2004 by five school friends with a similar taste in music. They are often compared to such bands as Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Porcupine Tree. Airbag’s music is best described as scenic, epic rock. Their three hugely successful album releases, Identity (2009), All Right Removed (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2013), has gained the band a solid following and reputation among both fans and the press.

Aisles - Hawaii (2016)

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Aisles - Hawaii (2016)

Aisles - Hawaii (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 496 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 193 MB | Covers - 109 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Presagio Records (PRCD1104)

With three studio albums and a career spanning eleven years, Aisles have become one of South America’s most acclaimed prog acts of the last decade. Their fourth album, ‘Hawaii’ was released on July 29th, 2016 through Presagio Records. In November 2015 they went to a local beach house, spent a week together, writing music the whole time. It must have been an amazing experience for them, with the final result of this successful double CD. Obviously designed as a concept album "all the music was written with our hearts and minds, set on the idea of these human colonies - a small group of people who are able to preserve some of the heritage of mankind after earth is destroyed".

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77886]

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Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77886]

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-77886 | ~ 278 or 100 Mb | Scans(png) -> 160 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Styx's feisty, straightforward brand of album rock is represented best by "Blue Collar Man" from 1978's Pieces of Eight, an invigorating keyboard and guitar rush – hard and heavy, yet curved by Tommy Shaw's emphasized vocals…