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Porcupine Tree: Collection (1992 - 2009) [19CD + 2DVD, Japanese Ed.]

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Porcupine Tree: Collection (1992 - 2009) [19CD + 2DVD, Japanese Ed.]

Porcupine Tree: Collection (1992 - 2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
19CD | WHD Entertainment | ~ 6868 or 2986 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1263 Mb
2xDVD-9: MLP 48/24 5.1,DTS 5.1,24-bit stereo / MLP 48/24 5.1,DTS 5.1 & 2.0
Progressive Rock

Porcupine Tree were an English progressive rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music. By late 1993, however, he wanted to work in a band environment, bringing on frequent collaborators Richard Barbieri as keyboardist, Colin Edwin as bassist, and Chris Maitland as drummer to form the first permanent lineup…

Pepe & Celedonio Romero; ASMF, Sir Neville Marriner - Mauro Giuliani: Complete Guitar Concertos (1996) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Pepe & Celedonio Romero; ASMF, Sir Neville Marriner - Mauro Giuliani: Complete Guitar Concertos (1996) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Mauro Giuliani: Complete Guitar Concertos (1996) 2CDs
Pepe Romero & Celedonio Romero, guitars
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 685 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Classical, Classical Guitar | Label: Philips | # 454 262-2 | Time: 02:37:27

An acclaimed Italian guitar virtuoso and composer, Mauro Giuliani, along with Fernando Sor, was one of the last great classical proponents of his instrument until its revival in the early twentieth century. He studied counterpoint and the cello, but on the six-string guitar he was entirely self-taught, and that became his principal instrument early on. Italy abounded with fine guitarists at the beginning of the nineteenth century (Carulli remains the most familiar today), but few of them could make a living because of the public's preoccupation with opera. So Giuliani embarked on a successful tour of Europe when he was 19, and in 1806 he settled in Vienna, where he entered the musical circle of Diabelli, Moscheles, and Hummel. He solidified his reputation with the 1808 premiere of his Guitar Concerto in A major, Op. 30, and was soon heralded as the greatest living guitar virtuoso. Even Beethoven noticed Giuliani, and wrote of his admiration for him. Perhaps to return the favor, Giuliani played cello in the 1813 premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

Dieter Klöcker - Mozart: Concertos for Clarinet and Orchestra (1998)

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Dieter Klöcker -  Mozart: Concertos for Clarinet and Orchestra (1998)

Dieter Klöcker - Mozart: Concertos for Clarinet and Orchestra (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:25 | 345 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog: MDG 301 0755-2

Recently, I have reviewed several CDs of works imitating Haydn. Although never reaching the large numbers of pseudo-Haydns, there arose, after Mozart’s death in 1791, a school of followers who produced symphonies, concertos, divertimentos and sonatas. Hence on this disc we have four clarinet works, three of them spuriously attributed to Mozart. The first is the Violin Concerto, K268, long regarded as doubtful, which is now presented as a clarinet concerto after a German manuscript, where it is arranged for clarinet and piano.

Paul Desmond Quartet - Like Someone In Love [Recorded 1975] (1992) (Repost)

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Paul Desmond Quartet - Like Someone In Love [Recorded 1975] (1992) (Repost)

Paul Desmond Quartet - Like Someone In Love [Recorded 1975] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 309 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarchive (CD-83319)

In 1992, Telarc unveiled a series of performances from the vault on a short-lived label punningly entitled "Telarchive," beginning with this long-delayed encore to the original releases from Paul Desmond's "Canadian" quartet. Recorded live in Toronto's Bourbon Street Jazz Club several months before the live dates released on Horizon and Artists House, it finds Desmond growing comfortable with his new Toronto friends but not quite settled into their laid-back ways quite yet. There are passages in this session where Desmond sounds a bit uncharacteristically scattered and unfocused, where guitarist Ed Bickert becomes the more fluid and stable solo partner, and bassist (and engineer) Don Thompson takes a lengthy solo on every track…

Antal Doráti - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1995)

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Antal Doráti - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1995)

Antal Doráti - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 129:07 | 623 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 443 027-2

This album is a superb recording of Haydn's oratorio The Creation conducted by Antal Dorati and featuring the incredible voices of bass Kurt Moll and soprano Lucia Popp. There is another recording I like, an obscure recording with Roland Bader conducting the Cracow National Philharmonic and the voices of soprano Teresa Seidl, tenor Christian Elsner and baritone Michael Volle. This recording is the best and the singers are divine and it's too bad it's not really well known or circulated. But this recording is dynamic and powerful and beautiful. It would be my second choice of favorite.

T-Bone Burnett - Studio Albums 1980-2008 (8CD) [Re-Up]

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T-Bone Burnett - Studio Albums 1980-2008 (8CD) [Re-Up]

T-Bone Burnett - Studio Albums 1980-2008 [8CD]
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 950 Mb | Scans Included
Americana, Country Rock, Heartland Rock, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll | Time: 05:58:54

A collection of 8 CD, which includes 7 studio albums by T-Bone Burnett, is an American musician, songwriter, and soundtrack and famous record producer.

Overkill: CD Collection (1985-2009) Re-up

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Overkill: CD Collection (1985-2009) Re-up

Overkill: CD Collection (1985-2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
11CD | Label: Various | ~ 4028 or 1257 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 575 Mb
Thrash / Speed Metal

An integral part of the early 1980s thrash metal movement, New Jersey quartet Overkill were formed in 1980 by vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and guitarist Bobby Gustafson, and also included bassist D.D. Verni and drummer Rat Skates (later replaced by Sid Falck). The band garnered a reputation for brutal, pounding speed and technique, but lacked the musical diversity to compete with heavy hitters like Metallica; still, Overkill built up a strong following in the metal underground with albums like 1985's Taking Over and 1988's Under the Influence…

Sandy Denny - "Listen Listen": An Introduction To Sandy Denny (1999) [Re-Up]

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Sandy Denny - "Listen Listen": An Introduction To Sandy Denny (1999) [Re-Up]

Sandy Denny - "Listen Listen": An Introduction To Sandy Denny (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans ~ 157 Mb
Label: Island Records | # IMCD 253, 524 511-2 | Time: 01:14:30
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Island's single-disc Sandy Denny compilation does its best to offer a compact overview of the iconic singer's work. Focusing on the four records completed before her death in 1978, the 17-track Listen Listen winds comfortably through career highlights like "The North Star Grassman and the Raven," "Blackwaterside," and the gorgeous title track. Fans will contest the omission of tracks like "Carnival" and "It Suits Me Well," but for such a slim collection – considering Denny's invaluable work with Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, and the Strawbs – Listen Listen is a fine introduction to the artist's later days.

John Ogdon, Paavo Berglund, Sir John Barbirolli - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Piano Concerto / Schumann, Franck (1995)

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John Ogdon, Paavo Berglund, Sir John Barbirolli - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Piano Concerto / Schumann, Franck (1995)

John Ogdon, Paavo Berglund, Sir John Barbirolli - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Piano Concerto / Schumann, Franck (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:24:37 | 631 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Seraphim | Catalog: 7243 5 68522 2 8

Sir John Barbirolli was always considered a strong proponent of Grieg. The first disc in this two disc set feaures a marvelous 1969 performance from the Halle Orchestra of music from Grieg's incidental music to the Ibsen play "Peer Gynt", and not just the eight pieces which make up the two popular suites but also some essential additional selections. First and foremost "Solveig's Song" and "Lullaby" both beautifully sung by soprano Sheila Armstrong. Also the addition of the chorus to "In the Hall of the Mountain King" adds even more power to this already exciting moment from the music.

Marcello Panni, Orchestra dell'Opera da Camera di Roma - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (1992)

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Marcello Panni, Orchestra dell'Opera da Camera di Roma - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (1992)

Marcello Panni, Orchestra dell'Opera da Camera di Roma - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 843 Mb | Total time: 69:21+57:47+34:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB 2078/79/80-2 | Recorded: 1986

Given that this CD was recorded in the 80s, I guess you can't really fault it for featuring the style of opera singing that was popular then, and it was worth buying anyway since it is the only recording of this beautiful opera available. If you're into obscure baroque operas, this would be a good one to add to your collection. And although the singers cast in the primo roles aren't the ones I would have chosen, Daniela Dessi as Sabina and Lucia Mazzaria as Aquilio perform very well in those roles. Susanna Anselmi is also good as Adriano.

Rein De Graaff Trio - Tenor Conclave (1992) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Rein De Graaff Trio - Tenor Conclave (1992) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Rein De Graaff Trio - Tenor Conclave (1992) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 438 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 276 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6367
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bebop / Piano Trio / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Rein de Graaff continues on as “the keeper of the flame in Dutch Jazz;” an exponent of bebop, hard bop and straight-ahead Jazz. Buck Hill, Teddy Edwards and Von Freeman have all enjoyed long careers as well regarded, though under-recorded jazzmen. Freeman enjoys a reputation as one of Chicago's boss tenors and has recorded some in recent years. Hill and Edwards have even less recent recorded material available. Here, the three tenors have their say over a strong, tight rhythm section, in a format of lengthy solos over standards. They sound great, singly and together. This hard to find CD would be a welcome addition to a jazz lover's collection.

Electric Light Orchestra - Definitive Collection (1992) {Extended Edition}

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Electric Light Orchestra - Definitive Collection (1992) {Extended Edition}

Electric Light Orchestra - Definitive Collection (1992) {Extended Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 763 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 267 Mb
Full Scans ~ 24 Mb | 01:17:21 + 00:33:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Rock & Roll | Epic #472421 9

The 1992 Holland collection Definitive Collection isn't really definitive, of course – it's the kind of title common to budget-line discs or European and Asian-only compilations – but it is a good sampler of ELO's hits all the same, containing 19 songs, including many, many hits: "Showdown," "Can't Get It out of My Head," "Evil Woman," "Strange Magic," "Livin' Thing," "Turn to Stone," "Don't Bring Me Down," and "Rock N' Roll Is King."

Robert Johnson - Red Hot Blues: The Blues Collection [Recorded 1936-1937] (1993)

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Robert Johnson - Red Hot Blues: The Blues Collection [Recorded 1936-1937] (1993)

Robert Johnson - Red Hot Blues: The Blues Collection [Recorded 1936-1937] (1993)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 165 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Orbis ‎(BLU NC 006)

Towering figure of the Delta blues, whose high, ghostly wail and dauntingly nimble guitar work lent his music frightening emotional power.
If the blues has a truly mythic figure, one whose story hangs over the music the way a Charlie Parker does over jazz or a Hank Williams does over country, it's Robert Johnson, certainly the most celebrated figure in the history of the blues. Of course, his legend is immensely fortified by the fact that Johnson also left behind a small legacy of recordings that are considered the emotional apex of the music itself…

VA - Nuggets From The Golden State: The Berkeley EP's 1966-1968 (1995)

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VA - Nuggets From The Golden State: The Berkeley EP's 1966-1968 (1995)

VA - Nuggets From The Golden State: The Berkeley EPs 1966-1968 (1995)
Country Joe & The Fish; Frumious Bandersnatch; Mad River; Notes From The Underground

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Label: Big Beat Records / Ace Records | # CDWIKD 153 | Time: 01:01:31
Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Folk-Rock

Compiling the "Nuggets From The Golden State" series has been a lot of fun and a true labour of love, but right from the start there's one volume I've been itching to put together: 'The Berkeley EPs'. A compilation of four prized artefacts from the mid-1960s West Coast rock renaissance, this CD hopes to make a case for the town of Berkeley as the real birthplace of psychedelic music.People in the UK tend to view the whole of the Bay Area as just "San Francisco" whereas Berkeley, a twenty minute drive east across the Bay Bridge, is a completely separate area, both geographically and intellectually. And it shows.

Marc-André Hamelin - Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on Bach, Variations and Fugue on Telemann (1999)

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Marc-André Hamelin - Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on Bach, Variations and Fugue on Telemann (1999)

Marc-André Hamelin - Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on Bach, Variations and Fugue on Telemann (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:51 | 260 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 66996

Max Reger's music is never likely to be popular. Among this century's great pianists, only Rudolf Serkin championed some of it (the piano concerto in particular), and it's easy to see why this composer's dense, uncompromisingly note-heavy scores fail to appeal to most players. Simply put, when badly performed the music sounds like mud. All of its excruciating difficulties in performance are intellectual: the pianist has to plow through (and clarify) thickets of contrapuntal detail, and though the music really does demand a virtuoso technique, there's nothing flashy or spectacular about it at all.