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National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic & David Alan Miller - Corigliano, Torke, Copland: Orchestral Works (2016)

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic & David Alan Miller - Corigliano, Torke, Copland: Orchestral Works
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 73:52 min | 328 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the first recording for Naxos by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, which is composed of elite conservatory students from across the United States and abroad. The chosen works reflect the richness and variety of the American repertoire. A work of immense poignancy and power, John Corigliano’s Symphony No.1 is a commemoration of friends of the composer who died during the 1980s and ’90s. Michael Torke’s Bright Blue Music evokes rich lyricism couched in the composer’s favorite key of D major. The suite from Copland’s Appalachian Spring is one of the great, quintessential American works.
The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (1977) {2016, Special Limited Edition, MFSL UDSACD 2174}

The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (1977) {2016, Special Limited Edition, MFSL UDSACD 2174}
Converted from SACD[PS3] to Hi-Res Audio 2.0, 24bit/88.2khz
WavPack | WV (Img) + Cue ~ 859 Mb | Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 61 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab #UDSACD 2174

Alan Parsons delivered a detailed blueprint for his Project on their 1975 debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, but it was on its 1977 follow-up, I Robot, that the outfit reached its true potential. Borrowing not just its title but concept from Isaac Asimov's classic sci-fi Robot trilogy, this album explores many of the philosophies regarding artificial intelligence – will it overtake man, what does it mean to be man, what responsibilities do mechanical beings have to their creators, and so on and so forth – with enough knotty intelligence to make it a seminal text of late-'70s geeks…
The Chieftains – The Chieftains 5 (1975) Polydor/2310426 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Chieftains – The Chieftains 5
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Polydor/2310426 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Irish-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of Folk music
The fifth album by the Chieftains was also their best, and their first one to cross over, at least in America — where it was originally issued by the Island label — to progressive rock audiences.
Andrew Powell And The Philharmonia Orchestra - Play The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project (1983) [MFSL MFCD 806] Repost

Andrew Powell And The Philharmonia Orchestra - Play The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1985 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 806 | ~ 241 or 120 Mb | Covers(jpg) Included
Modern Classical, Prog Rock

This is an excellent CD if you're into orchestrations of pop or rock music. Andrew Powell And The Philharmonic Orchestra do justice to some of The Alan Parsons Project's most recognizable songs, and did this before this became 'de rigeur' in the late 80's through now…
Eric Woolfson - Eric Woolfson sings The Alan Parsons Project That Never Was (2009) (Repost)

Eric Woolfson - Eric Woolfson sings The Alan Parsons Project That Never Was (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 476 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Limelight Records (LREC 0590)

Eric Woolfson sings The Alan Parsons Project That Never Was is an album by the progressive rock musician Eric Woolfson, co-creator with Alan Parsons of The Alan Parsons Project, as well as main songwriter and manager of the band. Released in 2009, this was Woolfson's final album before he died of cancer in December of that year. The album includes songs that remained unreleased since the Project time for various reasons; however, as Woolfson himself remarks in the booklet, Parsons' dislike for some of Woolfson's compositions would have often caused them to be excluded from a Project album in its very early stages - such as, for example, "Steal Your Heart Away", an "unashamedly commercial" song with a conventionally sentimental lyric, which Parsons, in Woolfson's words, would have absolutely detested…
Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:01 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88765492602

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.
New York Philharmonic & Alan Gilbert - Christopher Rouse: Odna Zhizn; Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Prospero's Rooms (2016)

New York Philharmonic & Alan Gilbert - Christopher Rouse: Odna Zhizn; Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Prospero's Rooms
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:12 min | 1.39 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Dacapo (8226110) | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

This album presents four world premiere recordings of works by Christopher Rouse (b. 1949), the New York Philharmonic’s second Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence, three of them composed for the orchestra and Music Director Alan Gilbert. Taken together, the Fourth Symphony, Prospero’s Rooms and Odna Zhizn bear witness to a remarkable period of artistic collaboration between the legendary orchestra, its celebrated Music Director, and one of America’s most evocative composers.

Alan Parsons - The Time Machine (1999)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 14, 2016
Alan Parsons - The Time Machine (1999)

Alan Parsons - The Time Machine (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Arcade, ARTFUL CD 28 | ~ 350 or 132 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 74 Mb
Progressive Rock / Synth-pop | Bonus Track

The Time Machine by Alan Parsons actually features very little musical input from Parsons himself, who produced and engineered the album. No matter, because this concept album about the passage of time – and the triumphs, mistakes, regrets, and memories associated with it – is Parsons' best work of the '90s…

Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (1982)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 13, 2016
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (1982)

Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Arista, 258 718 | West Germany | ~ 238 or 100 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 42 Mb
Progressive Rock

Eye in the Sky provided the Alan Parsons Project with their first Top Ten hit since 1977's I Robot, and it's hard not to feel that crossover success was one of the driving forces behind this album…

Alan Sorrenti - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1974) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 4, 2016
Alan Sorrenti - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1974) [Reissue 2005]

Alan Sorrenti - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1974) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 503 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI

Alan Sorrenti (born December 9, 1950) is an Italian singer and composer. Actually, he started as an experimental progressive rock performer, releasing two great albums called "Aria" (1972) and "Come un vecchio incensiere all'alba di un villaggio deserto" (1973), where he showed extraordinary vocal abilities. His third, self-titled album (1974) is usually considered the least convincing of Alan's early production, despite some very good tracks, his style slowly shifting toward more a more mainstream song format. For progressive fans, checking "Aria" out is recommended, expecially the long, wandering progressive suite title track, which lasts for about 20 minutes.