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Out Of Focus - Out Of Focus (1971) [Remastered 2010]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 3, 2013
Out Of Focus - Out Of Focus (1971) [Remastered 2010]

Out Of Focus - Out Of Focus (1971) [Remastered 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 130 Mb | Scans | 49:12
Cherry Red Records/Esoteric Recordings | EREACD1012
Krautrock, Jazz Rock, Progressive/Psychedelic/Experimental

Esoteric Recordings continue with releases on their new Reactive imprint, (dedicated to reissues of classic German rock), with a journey into the catalogue of Eckart Rahn’s legendary KUCKUCK label. KUCKUCKwas responsible for releasing many great albums in Germany in the early 1970s, including those by the wonderful Out Of Focus. Featuring Moran Neumuller (vocals, sax, flute), Remigus Dreschler (guitar), Hennes Hering (keyboards), Stephan Wisheu (bass) and Klaus Spori (drums), this legendary Munich based band were contemporaries of acts such as Amon Duul II and recorded three classic and highly collectable albums for the label.

Out Of Focus - Wake Up! (1970) [Remastered 2010]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 2, 2013
Out Of Focus - Wake Up! (1970) [Remastered 2010]

Out Of Focus - Wake Up! (1970) [Remastered 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 128 Mb | Scans | 47:53
Cherry Red Records/Esoteric Recordings | EREACD1010
Krautrock, Jazz Rock, Progressive/Psychedelic/Experimental

The music is a blend of classic 60's rock, a bit of psychedelic characteristics, some hard rock touches and folk rock (mainly due to the flute part). The musicians play fairly good, but nothing too extraordinary, leaving the music itself to speak for them. Classic first album by this early German band.

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis - Remastered (2010)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at Dec. 14, 2017
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis - Remastered (2010)

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis - Remastered (2010)
PC Game | Developer: Frogwares | 1.8 GB
Languages: Audio and text: Deutsch, English, français, italiano, Russian
Rating: PEGI Rating: 3+
Version GOG: 2.0.0.2
Genre: Adventure - Point-and-click - Detective-mystery
John Barry - The Dove: Music From The Motion Picture (1974) Expanded Remastered Edition 2015

John Barry - The Dove: Music From The Motion Picture (1974)
Expanded Remastered Edition 2015
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 308 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # ISC 313 | 00:52:08

Gorgeous John Barry soundtrack makes CD world premiere! Charles Jarrott directs, Joseph Bottoms, Deborah Raffin star, Gregory Peck produces. True story chronicles 5-year voyage of young high school dropout, becoming youngest ever to sail around globe. "The Dove" refers to his 24-foot sailing sloop. John Barry follows up director Jarrott's successful Mary, Queen Of Scots with equally lush, melodic score in signature style. Beautiful main theme trades with dramatic passages for challenges at sea. Haunting "Sail The Summer Winds", sung by Lyn Paul with lyrics by Don Black also features. Intrada presents all contents of original 1974 ABC label album, newly re-mixed and re-mastered in vibrant stereo from 8-channel session masters stored in pristine condition in UMG vaults. Album track entitled "Xing'mombila" was originally created by joining two short Barry cues with native chanting in the middle while LP presentation of "The Dove (End Title)" included sound effects. Having actual multi-track elements allows Intrada to offer these tracks both with and without effects! Further extras include additional previously unreleased score cues from film, presented in mono, courtesy Paramount Pictures.

Quincy Jones - Smackwater Jack (1971) [Reissue 2009]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 28, 2017
Quincy Jones - Smackwater Jack (1971) [Reissue 2009]

Quincy Jones - Smackwater Jack (1971) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 43 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602527068909)

Quincy Jones had jazz fans wondering when he released his killer Gula Matari album in 1970. That set, with gorgeous reading of Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" with a lead vocal by none other than Valerie Simpson, pointed quite solidly into the direction Jones was traveling: unabashedly toward pop, but with his own trademark taste, and sophistication at the forefront of his journey. Its follow-up, Smackwater Jack, marked Jones, along with Phil Ramone and Ray Brown in the producer's chair, and knocked purist jazz fans on their heads with its killer meld of pop tunes, television and film themes, pop vocals, and big-band charts…
Bob Baldwin - Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Remixed and Remastered) (2010/2017) [Official Digital Downl

Bob Baldwin - Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Remixed and Remastered) (2010/2017) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:36 minutes | 813 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The connection between Michael Jackson and jazz seems tentative to non-existent until it's factored in he reached his greatest heights as an artist when collaborating with producer/arranger extraordinaire Quincy Jones. The unlikely pairing of Jackson and Jones brought out a degree of professionalism, maturity and poise in the late King of Pop that did not fully emerge when he was the precocious young boy performing with his brothers in the Jackson Five. Had the Jackson Five worked with Jones, Jackson might never have gone mushy with ballads such as "Ben," where he lovingly crooned to a rat.
Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7048 SA | 00:45:36

This LP for Prestige helped establish alto sax giant McLean on the jazz scene. He was joined by trumpeter Donald Byrd (who shines with the altoist on Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation”) and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley (also bopping hard on the tune), in a date solidified by McLean’s rhythm section: Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums. McLean also plays ballads, including Waldron’s sublime tune “Abstraction.” Writing in the original notes, Ira Gitler said, ”Jackie McLean is musically coming of age. His playing, out of Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins, has become a personalized, more individual voice in 1956 and he has not lost any of the basic emotion, swinging qualities that help his style live up to the second syllable of his last name so well.” Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series. Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging.
Bonnie Bramlett - It's Time (1974) + Lady's Choice (1976) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2004

Bonnie Bramlett - It's Time (1974) + Lady's Choice (1976) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 452 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Soul, Blues, Southern Rock | Label: Raven | # RVCD-172 | Time: 01:14:41

Digitally remastered edition of two of Bonnie Bramlett's best solo albums on one CD for the first time. Features appearances by Gregg Allman, Dobie Gray, Eddie Hinton and others. Includes a 12-page color booklet, with detailed liner notes based around an interview with Bramlett. Features songs by Bob Dylan, Gregg Allman, Bobby Charles, Gamble & Huff, Jerry Butler, Hayes & Porter, Ashford & Simpson, Eddie Hinton, Delaney & Bonnie, Jimmy Reed and Sam Cooke.
Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer

Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (1956) [Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7035 SA | 00:46:10

A perpetual favorite among Jackie McLean’s earlier recordings, Lights Out finds the hard-swinging young alto saxophonist in 1956 still very much under the wing of Charlie Parker, who had died less than a year earlier. Yet McLean was beginning to find ways out of the seductive artistic security of Bird imitations. For one thing, he was experimenting with tonal variations. For another, he was working with Charles Mingus, and Mingus’s genius as a leader included forcing musicians to look deeply into their most cherished stylistic practices. The McLean of Lights Out is the hot young bebopper with a slightly acid edge to his sound and a solid blues foundation under everything he played. McLean and trumpeter Donald Byrd occasionally engage in the "pecking" technique of mutual improvisation they developed as members of the George Wallington Quintet. Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series. Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging.
Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, 2010
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Cool Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPJ 8456 SA | 00:42:13

After both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley left Miles Davis' quintet, he was caught in the web of seeking suitable replacements. It was a period of trial and error for him that nonetheless yielded some legendary recordings (Sketches of Spain, for one). One of those is Someday My Prince Will Come. The lineup is Davis, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and alternating drummers Jimmy Cobb and Philly Jo Jones. The saxophonist was Hank Mobley on all but two tracks. John Coltrane returns for the title track and "Teo." The set opens with the title, a lilting waltz that nonetheless gets an original treatment here, despite having been recorded by Dave Brubeck. Kelly is in keen form, playing a bit sprightlier than the tempo would allow, and slips flourishes in the high register inside the melody for an "elfin" feel. Davis waxes light and lyrical with his Harmon mute, playing glissando throughout. Mobley plays a strictly journeyman solo, and then Coltrane blows the pack away with a solo so deep inside the harmony it sounds like it's coming from somewhere else.