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Gustav Leonhardt - Fantasias, Pavans & Galliards: Music by Bull, Byrd & Gibbons (1993)

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Gustav Leonhardt - Fantasias, Pavans & Galliards: Music by Bull, Byrd & Gibbons (1993)

Gustav Leonhardt - Fantasias, Pavans & Galliards: Music by Bull, Byrd & Gibbons (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 414 Mb | Total time: 59:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips| 438 153-2 | Recorded: 1992

This disc takes us on a whistle-stop tour of English keyboard music in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The fantasy, pavan and galliard were among the most popular forms of their day. The latter two dance movements were often paired together, and sometimes linked thematically. The pavan, wrote Thomas Morley, was ‘a kind of staide musicke, ordained for grave dauncing’, while the briefer galliard serviced ‘a lighter and more stirring kinde of dauncing’. The most attractive examples here are Bull’s charming John Lumley’s Pavan and Galliard and Byrd’s Pavan ‘Ph. Tregian’ & Galliard, its regal pavan among the disc’s high spots.

Neville Marriner - J.S. Bach: Cantatas 170, 82 & 159 (1991)

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Neville Marriner - J.S. Bach: Cantatas 170, 82 & 159 (1991)

Neville Marriner - J.S. Bach: Cantatas 170, 82 & 159 (1991)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 365 MB | 01:09:13
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 430260

A warm welcome to this reissue which has a cleaner sound than the original L'OiseauLyre. Dame Janet is on what sounds to be her best form, with almost impeccable intonation and a warmth which gives the performances an intense glow. Vergnügte Ruh' begins with a haunting melody of such expressive dimensions that, for me, the remainder of the cantata is something of an emotional unwinding. On numerous other levels, however, the succeeding movements are satisfying and well contrasted with one another.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Complete Sister Rosetta Tharpe Vol. 1: 1938-1943 (1998)

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Complete Sister Rosetta Tharpe Vol. 1: 1938-1943 (1998)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Complete Sister Rosetta Tharpe Vol. 1: 1938-1943 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 219 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Gospel, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (FA 1301)

A remarkable gospel and jazz singer, with a substantial following in both fields.
Alongside Willie Mae Ford Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is widely acclaimed among the greatest Sanctified gospel singers of her generation; a flamboyant performer whose music often flirted with the blues and swing, she was also one of the most controversial talents of her day, shocking purists with her leap into the secular market - by playing nightclubs and theaters, she not only pushed spiritual music into the mainstream, but in the process also helped pioneer the rise of pop-gospel…

Ensemble Sonnerie - Fontana, Cima, Turini: Sonatas (1996)

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Ensemble Sonnerie - Fontana, Cima, Turini: Sonatas (1996)

Ensemble Sonnerie - Fontana, Cima, Turini: Sonatas (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 714 Mb | Total time: 72:38+73:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | 7243 5 45199 2 5 | Recorded: 1995

This delightful pair of CDs contains music from three collections published in northern Italy between 1610 and 1641. The earliest is a volume published in Milan in 1610, Concerti ecclesiastici, which is made up of music by the two brothers Giovanni Paolo Cima and Andrea Cima and contains the ‘Sei sonate, per instrumenti à due, tre e quarto’ recorded here; the next, chronologically speaking, is the Madrigali, libro II of Francesco Turini, published in Venice in 1624, from which six sonatas for two violins and continuo have here been extracted. The last is another Venetian publication (of 1641) the Sonate a 12.2.3. per il violono or cornetto, fagotto, chitarone, violoncino o simile altro istrumento of Giovanni Battista Fontana.

Siegfried Köhler - Gernsheim: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (1999)

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Siegfried Köhler - Gernsheim: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (1999)

Siegfried Köhler - Gernsheim: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:08:55 | 613 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arte Nova | Catalog: 63635

Listeners should not come to these symphonies expecting works worthy of Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schumann. They lack the melodic inspiration of these composers and the ingenuity of development and form of Schumann and Brahms. Having noted this, they are still fine symphonies, worth an occasional listen. The orchestration is very similar in places to Brahms, so that if you're not listening very closely, you might think actually think you're hearing an obscure Brahms orchestral piece, perhaps a discarded movement from the First Serenade.

Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}

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Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}

Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}
XLD rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb | Full Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1998 Verve / PolyGram | 557 447-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Big Band / Organ Hammond B3

Sessions like this are proof that Jimmy was one of the most fantastic organ players ever – as his work with large arrangements (supplied here by Claus Ogerman) always seems to groove better than his work with small combos. His sound is impeccable, and he soars ahead of the rest of the orchestra with hard biting soulful solos that are just amazing. Titles include "The Ape Woman", "Any Number Can Win", "G'Won Train", "Tubs", and "Ruby". Packaged in a nice groovy gatefold, too!

Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure (1963) {Impulse! Japan MVCJ-19111 rel 1998}

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Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure (1963) {Impulse! Japan MVCJ-19111 rel 1998}

Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure (1963) {Impulse! Japan MVCJ-19111 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 218 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 184 Mb | 5% repair rar | 20bit K2 Mastering
© 1963, 1998 Impulse! / MCA Records / Universal Victor Japan | MVCJ-19111
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Vibes

A great record – and one that's filled with so many wonderful little moments! The whole thing's a very cool, very off-beat set of jazz tracks recorded by vibist Gary McFarland, with a group that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Richie Kamuca on tenor, and Steve Swallow on bass – a lineup that's as quirky as the sound of the record! The tunes are quite different than some of Gary's larger arrangements for Verve, but they've definitely got a very similar charm – quite groovy, and a unique blend of bossa influences, west coast jazz, modal rhythms, and other wonderful touches. Tracks include "Pecos Pete", "Hello To The Season", "Schlock-House Blues", and "Love Theme From David & Lisa".

Eric Carmen - Best Selection (1996) Japanese Release [Re-Up]

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Eric Carmen - Best Selection (1996) Japanese Release [Re-Up]

Eric Carmen - Best Selection (1996) [Japanese Release]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Label: Arista BMG | # BVCA-2611 | Time: 01:14:06
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Power Pop, Adult Contemporary

Eric Howard Carmen is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. He scored numerous hit songs across the 1970s and 1980s, first as a member of the Raspberries (who had a million-selling single with "Go All The Way"), and then with his solo career, including hits such as "All By Myself", "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again", "She Did It", "Hungry Eyes", and "Make Me Lose Control".

Jerry Goldsmith - Total Recall (1990) Expanded Deluxe Edition 2000

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Jerry Goldsmith - Total Recall (1990) Expanded Deluxe Edition 2000

Jerry Goldsmith - Total Recall (1990) Expanded Deluxe Edition 2000
XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 377 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Label: Varèse Sarabande | # 302 066 197 2 | Time: 01:13:58
Soundtrack, Score, Neo-Classical

Jerry Goldsmith's adrenalizing music to this 1990 Schwarzenegger blockbuster influenced just about every action score since. This remastered reissue of the best-selling Total Recall soundtrack adds over 30 minutes of Goldsmith's music to the original release-plus new liner notes and deluxe packaging!

Neil Hamburger - Great Phone Calls (1992) {2000 Ipecac}

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Neil Hamburger - Great Phone Calls (1992) {2000 Ipecac}

Neil Hamburger - Great Phone Calls (1992) {2000 Ipecac}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 261 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 108 mb
Genre: comedy

Great Phone Calls is the 1992 album by American comedian Gregg Turkington, who becomes another personality when he becomes Neil Hamburger. In this case, he shares some phone calls he collects. This comes from the 2000 reissue released by Ipecac Records featuring seven additional bonus tracks not on the original.

Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]

Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Label: EMI Electrola | # 7243 8 37695 2 0 | Time: 01:15:57
New Wave, Synthpop, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk

Ultravox are a British new wave band, formed in London in 1974 as Tiger Lily. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit "Vienna". The band has been led by two different frontmen who never played together in the band at the same time. From 1974 until 1979, singer John Foxx was frontman and the main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band to embark on a solo career and, following his departure, with the three remaining members in hiatus, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage.

VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)

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VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)

VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Funk, Disco, Quiet Storm, Soul | Label: Mercury, Chronicles | # 514 821-2 | 01:07:21

For those looking to find a crash course in "the funk" – a quick introduction to the fusion of R&B, soul, jazz, blues, good old rock & roll, and all-out outrageousness that creates the ultimate good groove – you can't do much better than the Funk Essentials compilations. Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials is the perfect portrait. With its contents drawn from the single-band Funk Essentials compilation albums, this clean, clear set provides incredible diversity while keeping the vibe connected. In other words, Funky Stuff is not only an introduction to the heaviest of hitters, but also a nifty, smooth ride for the already initiated.

The Alan Broadbent Trio - Personal Standards (1997)

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The Alan Broadbent Trio - Personal Standards (1997)

The Alan Broadbent Trio - Personal Standards (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4757-2 | Time: 01:02:00

Since gaining fame as a member of Charlie Haden's excellent Quartet West, Alan Broadbent has seen his own catalog rise in stature. A welcome development, since a wider audience should check out the many fine recordings this unique pianist/composer/arranger has made. And in spite of the admission that his highly lyrical bent and soft touch come out of the work of Bill Evans, Red Garland, and Nat "King" Cole, among others, Broadbent is able to produce fresh solo conceptions and plenty of original material of his own. In fact, as the title implies, Personal Standards consists almost entirely of self-penned cuts, save for one by bassist Putter Smith. (This seamless piano trio is rounded out by drummer Joe LaBarbera.) Along with material also heard on various Quartet West recordings like "The Long Goodbye" and "Song of Home," the disc features a nice mix of ballads ("Ballad Impromptu"), mid- to up-tempo swingers ("Consolation"), as well as some blues ("Uncertain Terms").

Depeche Mode - MODE: The Definitive Depeche Mode Studio Collection (2020) {18CD Box Set}

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Depeche Mode - MODE: The Definitive Depeche Mode Studio Collection (2020) {18CD Box Set}

Depeche Mode - MODE: The Definitive Depeche Mode Studio Collection (2020) {18CD Box Set}
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 6,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 2,26 Gb
Covers Included / Scans (Box) ~ 4 Mb | 15:56:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Synth-Pop, New Wave | Sony Music / Mute / Columbia #88985389492

This box set collects all 14 of the band's original studio albums and additional 63 tracks across 4 CDS gathers together non-album singles, b-sides and bonus tracks from 1981 to 2017. All of the band's iconic artwork has been re-interpreted in all black artworkd on exclusive black card sleeves. A 7x7" black gilt edged, 228 page book features the complete lyrics alongside career-spanning photos and the original album cover artwork. The CD contents are as follow: 1. Speak & Spell 2. A Broken Frame 3. Construction Time Again 4. Some Great Reward 5. Black Celebration 6. Music For The Masses 7. Violator 8. Songs Of Faith & Devotion 9. Ultra 10. Exciter 11. Playing The Angel 12. Sounds Of The Universe 13. Delta Machine 14. Spirit 15. M (1981-1985) 16. O (1986-1990) 17. D (1993-2005) 18. E (2006-2017).

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Early Russian Plain chant 17th century liturgy (1993)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Early Russian Plain chant 17th century liturgy (1993)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Early Russian Plain chant 17th century liturgy (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 298 Mb | Total time: 63:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111| OPS 30-79 | Recorded: 1992

Anatoly Grindenko is one of the most important musicians working in the field of early Russian chant. With the male-voice Moscow Patriarchal Choir (amongst other groups) he has over the last few years brought new standards to the interpretation of the important but largely unfamiliar sixteenth- and seventeenth-century repertoire. This anthology is made up of chants from the Vigil Service (that is, Vespers and Matins) and a shorter selection from the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.