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Porcupine Tree - 2003 - XM - Flac  Music

Posted by crowluc at Feb. 18, 2009
Porcupine Tree - 2003 - XM - Flac

Porcupine Tree - 2003 - XM - Flac
FLAC + PDF Cover | 340 MB | MP3 VBR + PDF Cover 76 MB
Progressive Rock

Swingle Singers - Best Of The Classic Years (2003)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 12, 2018
Swingle Singers - Best Of The Classic Years (2003)

Swingle Singers - Best Of The Classic Years (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 245.26 Mb + 19.81 Mb (Scans) | 42:47
Classical crossover, Jazz Vocal | Country: France | Label: Helicon - 9810963

The Swingles are a vocal group formed in 1962 in Paris, France by Ward Swingle with Anne Germain, Claude Germain, Jeanette Baucomont, Christiane Legrand, Claudine Meunier, Jean-Claude Briodin, and Jean Cussac. Until 2011, the group consisted of eight voices: two sopranos, two altos, two tenors and two basses. The French group performed and recorded typically with only a double bass and drums as accompaniment. In 1973, the original French group disbanded and Ward Swingle moved to London and hired members who debuted as Swingle II. The current group performs primarily a cappella.

Anat Damon - Falling (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 26, 2018
Anat Damon - Falling (2003)

Anat Damon - Falling (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Pop Rock, Dream Pop | Label: AnoVa | # none | Time: 00:43:40

Falling is an impressive debut album, particularly for a singer/songwriter who didn't even start guitar lessons or writing songs until she was almost thirty. Most debuts are derivative of or at least readily comparable to bigger names, but it's hard to place Damon next to any convenient benchmarks. The confident layered production and mix of pop smarts with artiness recalls Kate Bush in sensibility, perhaps, though Damon's voice doesn't sound at all like Bush's, and her material is less pretentious. While the songs tend toward the gently melodic side and the lyrics toward the give-and-take struggles of romantic and sexual relationships, there's an uneasy kick to the way they're spun, perhaps influenced by her own extensive academic work in psychology. Her voice has an appealing shy sultriness, and while her foreign accent is noticeable, actually it sounds kind of cool, without impeding the vocal clarity.
Maria Kalaniemi Quartet - Kaustinen Live 2003 (2014) {Åkerö Records ÅKERÖCD014}

Maria Kalaniemi Quartet - Kaustinen Live 2003 (2014) {Åkerö Records ÅKERÖCD014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 363 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 137 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 134 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Åkerö Records | ÅKERÖCD014
Folk / Nordic Folk / Finland / Accordeon

There’s something about the natural flow of a live recording, particularly when it just happens to be recorded rather than being a tense special event, and as here where punctuating applause is left out. Lovely, melodic, Finnish.

Widespread Panic - Ball (2003)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 7, 2016
Widespread Panic - Ball (2003)

Widespread Panic - Ball (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sanctuary Records, 06076-84606-2 | ~ 515 or 175 Mb | Scans Included
Southern Rock

Politics aside – this is the first-ever Widespread Panic record that hasn't had numerous versions of tracks available on the Internet; the band kept it under wraps until release time – this is the most ambitious and refined album the band has ever issued. Widespread Panic is the only band from the whole jam scene that emerged from the south and the oft-spouted Allman Brothers' font of inspiration who remains interesting…

Tricky - Vulnerable (2003) [CD+Bonus DVD5 PAL] {Sanctuary}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 26, 2016
Tricky - Vulnerable (2003) [CD+Bonus DVD5 PAL] {Sanctuary}

Tricky - Vulnerable (2003) [CD+Bonus DVD] {Sanctuary}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 309 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
DVD5 -> 2.06 Gb | All Regions | PAL 16:9 | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | ~ 25 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 43 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 Sanctuary / BMG | 06076-84618-2
Trip-Hop / Alternative Pop / Indie / Electronic

Previously the darling of the alternative dance scene following his groundbreaking 1995 trip-hop debut Maxinquaye, Adrian Thaws, aka Tricky, has spent the subsequent eight years almost destroying his visionary status thanks to a worrying God complex and a series of increasingly erratic albums, none of which have come close to matching the aforementioned's inventively sinister soundscapes and contrasting blends of sweet-sung melodies and claustrophobic lyrics. Two years after the star-studded BlowBack, the former Massive Attack cohort returns with his seventh studio album in eight years, Vulnerable which, as its title suggests, has been described as his most honest and open record to date.

Jefferson Airplane - Takes Off (1966) [2003 Remaster]  Music

Posted by L@ter at Aug. 8, 2010
Jefferson Airplane - Takes Off (1966) [2003 Remaster]

Jefferson Airplane - Takes Off (1966) [2003 Remaster]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 353 MB | 61,57 | Artwork
Label: BMG Music | Folk Rock, Blues Rock | Stereo | RAR 3% Rec.

Jefferson Airplane Takes Off is the debut album of San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplane, released on RCA Victor Records in 1966. The personnel differ from the later "classic" lineup and the music is more folk-rock than the harder psychedelic sound for which the band later became famous. Signe Toly Anderson was the female vocalist whilst Skip Spence played drums. Both left the group shortly after the album's release and were replaced by Grace Slick and Spencer Dryden respectively.
The midtempo ballad "It's No Secret" was released as a single. more…

Shirley Horn – May The Music Never End (2003)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Oct. 10, 2009
Shirley Horn – May The Music Never End (2003)

Shirley Horn – May The Music Never End (2003)
Verve | 2003 | Jazz | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 332Mb+2Mb

Shirley Horn is one of the great voices in jazz, her warmly breathy, slightly gritty voice investing ballads with rare depths of meaning. There's a level of emotional intensity here that's achieved by few singers, and it's made even more compelling by Horn's innate reserve. On May the Music Never End, Horn acts as producer as well, and she eschews the lush string accompaniments of 2001's You're My Thrill for the minimum accompaniment of a piano trio. It only magnifies the intimacy of her performance, with pianist George Mesterhazy's spare, understated chords gently lapping against her voice on songs like Paul McCartney's "Yesterday" and Michel LeGrand's "Watch What Happens." Long-time drummer Steve Williams adds real drama to "Everything Must Change." Horn has always had a special affinity with trumpet players–having recorded with both Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis–and here Roy Hargrove turns up on two tracks, adding subtle punch to "Take Love Easy" and "Ill Wind." There is also a guest appearance by Ahmad Jamal, and his sparkling piano further illuminates "Maybe September" and "This Is All I Am."

Silje Nergaard – Nightwatch (2003)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Oct. 9, 2009
Silje Nergaard – Nightwatch (2003)

Silje Nergaard – Nightwatch (2003)
EmArcy | 2003 | Jazz | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 332Mb+5Mb

Apart from an almost unrecognisably languid arrangement of David Bowie and Pat Metheny's This Is Not America, Nergaard composed all the music herself, but while the music fits her beguiling, wide-eyed intonation perfectly, collaborator Tim McGurk's English lyrics are less successful.
Although there are occasional glimpses of brilliance, in general the barren phrases and overwrought verses show nowhere near the same level of precision or flair as the music.
This deficiency, combined with the quiet intensity and tidy lyrics of the Nergaard-penned closer (sans McGurk), On And On, may induce you to seek out Nergaard's more experimental (and self-produced) Norwegian language releases. Nergaard may be regarded as being at the forefront of the contemporary European jazz scene but on Nightwatch, she seems just as comfortable lounging around with more conventional pieces like In A Sentence.
It's the innovative blend of exuberant jazz plus a liberal pinch of this and that which really sets the mood of Nightwatch.
Johnny Cash – Unearthed CD5 – Best Of Cash On American (2003) (American Recordings)

Johnny Cash – Unearthed CD5 – Best Of Cash On American (2003) (American Recordings)
2003 | Country | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 337Mb+4Mb

To put it quite plainly, Unearthed is essential for anyone who loved the last 10 years of Johnny Cash's recording career - his years with producer Rick Rubin on American Recordings, which many (including myself) consider the best years of Cash's long and storied career. This set features not merely the best of the rest of those recordings, but the rest of the best. While some of them are not fully realized, there are many genuine revelations contained within. It boggles the mind how some of them did not make the original albums; some could have worked interchangeably, some are unquestionably better, while some, perhaps, simply did not fit the mood of the album. In any case, this boxed set, thoughtfully, has not been sequenced randomly: each of the first three discs is thematic and corresponds to a specific American album(s); the fourth, My Mother's Hymn Book, is a never-before-released gospel album; and the final disc is a Best Of for Cash on American records. As such, each disc stands very well on its own.

In my opinion the last track “Hurt” on this 5th disc may well be his best recording ever. Cash trying to prove himself that he’s still alive and aware of things, while looking back on his life. Very impressive and touching at the same time !!!