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The Duke Robillard Band - Duke's Blues (1994)

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The Duke Robillard Band - Duke's Blues (1994)

The Duke Robillard Band - Duke's Blues (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb
Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1195 | Time: 01:09:12 | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Contemporary Blues, Rhythm & Blues

Robillard, ex-Fab Thunderbird and founder of Roomful of Blues, hits a cool-rockin' groove on the opening, "Midnite Cannonball", and rides it with style, chops and hot horn riffs through the closing 11-minute jam on the late Albert Collins', "Dyin' Flu". A fine mix of originals and classics.

Helen Shapiro - The Best Of The EMI Years (1991)

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Helen Shapiro - The Best Of The EMI Years (1991)

Helen Shapiro - The Best Of The EMI Years (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb | 00:52:00
AM Pop, Vocal Pop, British Invasion, Early Pop/Rock | Label: EMI | # CDP 7 96448 2

Helen Shapiro is remembered today by younger pop culture buffs as the slightly awkward actress/singer in Richard Lester's 1962 debut feature film, It's Trad, Dad. From 1961 until 1963, however, Shapiro was England's teenage pop music queen, at one point selling 40,000 copies daily of her biggest single, "Walking Back to Happiness," during a 19-week chart run. A deceptively young 14 when she was discovered, Shapiro had a rich, expressive voice properly sounding like the property of someone twice as old, and she matured into a seasoned professional very quickly.

John Hiatt - Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? (1994) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75583] Repost

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John Hiatt - Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? (1994) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75583] Repost

John Hiatt - Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-75583 | ~ 489 or 184 Mb | Scans(png) -> 162 Mb
Rock & Roll, Classic Rock

John Hiatt's first live album was recorded during a 1994 winter-spring tour of the U.S. (the title is a joke) and finds the singer/songwriter backed by the Guilty Dogs, a guitar-bass-drums trio. He doesn't need any more ammunition than that, not when he's got a set of 15 songs drawn from his last four critically acclaimed albums, including "Thing Called Love" and "Tennessee Plates."…

Opeth - Morningrise (1996)

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Opeth - Morningrise (1996)

Opeth - Morningrise (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 449 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 74 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Candlelight (Candle015CD)

While they have taken a different approach with each album, Opeth has a very distinct and instantly recognizable sound: somber, mysterious, and very serious. Their style falls at a meeting point between melodic Swedish death metal and '70s progressive rock, though without any of the technical busyness that description might imply. Morningrise is, as far as the metal scale goes, possibly their least heavy album; it also contains their longest songs - just five of them, ranging in length from ten to 20 minutes. The tracks all take their time developing, shifting back and forth from full-on metal sections (marked by distorted dual guitar riffs and growling vocals) to calm, acoustic guitar-based passages with more softly sung vocals…

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002

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John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 327 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 143 Mb
Label: DISKY/EMI | # SI 905157 | 01:02:24 | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Soundtracks, Easy Listening, Jazz, Instrumental, Orchestral

Born John Barry Prendergast to a father who owned a cinema and a mother who played piano, all the elements were in place for John to develop his career as he did. Even when he had to do national service, he managed to secure a job as an army bandsman, so he managed to use that period to hone his craft. John first came to prominence via his recording of Hit and miss, which became the theme to the TV show Jukebox jury. Famous as his TV theme became, John's most famous hit is the James Bond theme. This particular compilation, as its title suggests, focuses on John's recordings for EMI. Many of these recordings date from the early to mid sixties, but there are a few from the nineties too. Most of the tracks are instrumentals, but there are also three Shirley Bassey tracks (Goldfinger, Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Diamonds are forever) and a Matt Monro track (Born free) in which John was involved. Two of the Shirley Bassey tracks are famous, but I'd not heard the other one before buying this CD. It was apparently intended as the theme for Thunderball but was dropped in favor of the Tom Jones song Thunderball. There are 25 tracks altogether and the CD comes with a nice booklet. By no means a definitive John Barry compilation, this does at least contain all those early sixties tracks that I particularly wanted and showcases John's versatility as a composer and arranger. Sadly, John died early in 2011 but his legacy in the history of cinematic music is assured.

Colosseum - LiveS - The Reunion Concerts 1994 (1995) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)

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Colosseum - LiveS - The Reunion Concerts 1994 (1995) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)

Colosseum - LiveS - The Reunion Concerts 1994 (1995) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 502 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Castle Music/Sanctuary (CMRCD1355)

Drummer Jon Hiseman seemingly had low expectations for a Colosseum reunion. The group decided to re-form at keyboardist Dave Greenslade's 50th birthday party, although Hiseman wasn't sure the timing was right. He was hopeful his German bookers could maybe put together six shows; they swiftly found 30, with Colosseum going on to play over 100 gigs during 1994-1995. And why not? In their three-year lifespan, the group racked up three U.K. Top 20 albums, while simultaneously blowing the socks off of Germany and much of Europe. And coming back together after two decades was, judging by the music here, a lot like coming home…

808 State - Bombadin (Europe CD5) (1994) {ZTT}

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808 State - Bombadin (Europe CD5) (1994) {ZTT}

808 State - Bombadin (Europe CD5) (1994) {ZTT}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 79 mb
Genre: electronica, techno, dance

"Bombadin" is a 1994 single by British electronic music group 808 State. This features four different remixes of "Bombadin" along with three remixes of "Marathon". This is a ZTT presentation.

Heart - Brigade (1990) {1991 Capitol Japan limited edition box}

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Heart - Brigade (1990) {1991 Capitol Japan limited edition box}

Heart - Brigade (1990) {1991 Capitol Japan limited edition box}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: pop rock

Brigade is the 1990 album by American pop rock band Heart. This is a special limited edition pressing from Japan, featuring a bonus CD3 (3 inch CD) featuring three extra songs.

Kiss - Dressed To Kill 1975 & Revenge 1992 (1999)

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Kiss - Dressed To Kill 1975 & Revenge 1992 (1999)

Kiss - Dressed To Kill 1975 & Revenge 1992 (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CD-Maximum, CDM 0499-251 | RU | ~ 567 or 191 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Hard Rock, Glam

By the release of their third album, 1975's Dressed to Kill, Kiss were fast becoming America's top rock concert attraction, yet their record sales up to this point did not reflect their ticket sales. Casablanca label head Neil Bogart decided to take matters into his own hands, and produced the new record along with the band. The result is more vibrant sounding than its predecessor, 1974's sludgefest Hotter Than Hell, and the songs have more of an obvious pop edge to them…

Bruno Walter – Wagner: Orchestral Music from the Operas (1994) (Repost)

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Bruno Walter – Wagner: Orchestral Music from the Operas (1994) (Repost)

Bruno Walter – Wagner: Orchestral Music from the Operas (1994)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:59 | 675 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SMK 64456

Bruno Walter's recording of the Siegfried Idyll with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra is radiantly beautiful one of the most affecting of all this great conductor's statements. The horns wobble and nick a couple of notes, the ensemble isn't always perfect, and little things happen in the winds, but the sense of what the music is about the character of the solo playing, the phrasing, and the wonderful feeling of delicacy and joy is unmatched by anyone, except perhaps Karajan.

Elton John - Made in England (1995) [Rocket 526 185-2, Germany]

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Elton John - Made in England (1995) [Rocket 526 185-2, Germany]

Elton John - Made in England (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Rocket 526 185-2 | ~ 357 or 127 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 119 Mb
Pop Rock, Classic Rock

Made in England could as easily be the follow-up to Elton John's self-titled 1970 album as his first recording since the success of his songs for the Lion King soundtrack. John has brought back some of his old associates, including percussionist Ray Cooper, guitarist Davey Johnstone, and, particularly, orchestrator Paul Buckmaster, who gave the Elton John album its distinctive sound 25 years ago and contributes four string charts here…

Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse (1998)

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Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse (1998)

Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 373 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 124 MB | Covers - 86 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Candlelight (CANDLE25)

On their third album - and first to be released simultaneously in Europe and the U.S. - Opeth continue to refine their epic, progressive death metal style, replete with harmonized leads and acoustic passages. My Arms, Your Hearse flows logically from one composition to the next, and the mostly long songs have enough variation in texture and mood to hold the listener's interest fairly consistently.

Sam Price And His Texas Blusicians - 1929-1941 (1993)

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Sam Price And His Texas Blusicians - 1929-1941 (1993)

Sam Price And His Texas Blusicians - 1929-1941 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 316 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Blues, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 696)

This single CD from the European Classics label collects all of pianist Sammy Price's prewar recordings as a leader. Despite its title, only two titles preceded the 1940-41 period: "Blue Rhythm Stomp" by Price's Four Quarters in 1929, and "Nasty But Nice," which finds Price on the same day accompanying trombonist Bert Johnson. Otherwise, the music features Price's Texas Blusicians, New York-based septets and octets put together especially for recordings. The emphasis is on blues, with Price taking several vocals, but such notable guests as altoist Don Stovall, trumpeters Shad Collins and Emmett Berry and (on four songs) tenor great Lester Young uplift the music. Recommended to small-group swing collectors.

Joe Sample & Lalah Hathaway - The Song Lives On (1999)

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Joe Sample & Lalah Hathaway - The Song Lives On (1999)

Joe Sample & Lalah Hathaway - The Song Lives On (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:40
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Adult Contemporary R&B, Soul | Label: PRA | # PRA-60701-2

The daughter of the popular late R&B singer Donny, husky voiced Lalah Hathaway is the perfect foil for Joe Sample's compelling notion that The Song Lives On. Finding a happy medium between the graceful straight-ahead jazz trio vibe of his Invitation album and the plucky pop energy of Spellbound, Sample provides Hathaway on seven of the 11 tunes with a showcase for her sultry approach.His and Bill Shnee's production approach is generally sparse, not much more than piano and bass, enhanced on occasion by Fender Rhodes and the occasional smoky input of Kirk Whalum. Sample doesn't seem to mind playing second fiddle most of the time, his trademark mix of dark chords and dancing, optimistic improvisations forming harmony lines behind her; often, though, his itchiness to step higher into the mix comes clear and he breaks into extended upbeat improvisations. On a cover of his Crusaders hit "Street Life," Hathaway turns the title into a mantra and Sample echoes her sentiments with sharp, percussive reiterations of the song's main melody. Then Hathaway stops and Michael Thompson steps in with some edgy electric guitar lines.

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Singers, Jeannette Sorrell – Handel: Messiah (1996)

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The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Singers, Jeannette Sorrell – Handel: Messiah (1996)

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Singers, Jeannette Sorrell – Handel: Messiah (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:02:59 | 578 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Onda Records | Catalog: PAP9612JS1

A native of San Francisco, American conductor and harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell began studying piano at age nine, and she also took up the violin. By 16, she had formed her own ensemble, and began studying composition and conducting. She attended Oberlin Conservatory on a scholarship, and studied harpsichord with Lisa Crawford and conducting with Robert Spano.