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VA - Deep River of Song: The Alan Lomax Collection (1999-2004) 12CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Deep River of Song: The Alan Lomax Collection (1999-2004) 12CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks/Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.66 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.88 Gb | Scans included
Traditional Folk, Work Songs, Blues, Gospel, Country Blues | Label: Rounder | 12:41:25

The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European, and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Deep River of Song: African-American field recordings made for the Library of Congress from 1933 to 1946, a transformative period when black singers of the South and the Caribbean created a new musical language and thousands of brilliant songs that would captivate people throughout the world.
Ethos – Ardour (1976) Capitol Records/ST 11498 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Ethos – Ardour
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Capitol Records/ST 11498 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
A rather forgotten band from USA,this quintet hailed from Fort Wayne at the state of Indiana.ETHOS got lucky to be signed by Capitol Records and soon they moved to New York in order to record their first album.By the end of 1975 the work was almost ready and the eight arrangements of ”Ardour” were all written by the leader of the band,vocalist/mandolin player/guitarist Will Sharpe.

Alan Price - Rising Sun (1980) [2000]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at May 23, 2017
Alan Price - Rising Sun (1980) [2000]

Alan Price - Rising Sun (1980) [2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 322 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Rock / Pop | Label: Demon Music Group | Catalog Number: EDCD658

Price moved to Jet Records in 1977 and recorded a series of successful albums throughout the rest of the decade. In 1980, he crossed the big pond to record an unusual album in Los Angeles: entitled Rising Sun, it included a reworking of the song The House Of The Rising Sun, which picked up quite a bit of air play in the UK.

Alan Price - Performing Price (1975) [2000 Demon]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at May 23, 2017
Alan Price - Performing Price (1975) [2000 Demon]

Alan Price - Performing Price (1975) [2000 Demon]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 468 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Rock / Pop | Label: Edsel / Demon | Catalog Number: EDCD-673

This is a very good live album from Alan Price which features a good mix of his old and new original material and a nice set of covers, such as Simon Smith and I Put a Spell on You. While the songs from O Lucky Man would be the best known, there are other gems here, such as Between Today and Yesterday (the LP which followed O Lucky Man) and the set as a whole is great listening. The musicians are top-notch and the production sounds really good; the drum sound is well captured, for example. Alan is in fine voice and sounds as if he's really enjoying the show(s). Highly recommended for fans of Alan Price, R&B or Randy Newman type songwriters.
The Rolling Stones – Rolled Gold (1975) Decca/ROST 1/2 – 2 LP/UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Rolling Stones – Rolled Gold – The Very Best Of The Rolling Stones
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 2gb & 500mb
Label: Decca/ROST 1/2 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Classic-Rock

When Rolled Gold was initially released in 1975, there was no shortage of Rolling Stone compilations — hell, there were two others released that year, the useful Decca/London-era rarities compilation Metamorphosis and the slapped-together Rolling Stones Records singles comp Made in the Shade, containing the American singles released on Rolling Stones Records in the early ’70s, along with assorted album tracks.
Alan Smale, RTE National Symphony Orchestra & Colman Pearce - Jerome de Bromhead: Orchestral Music (2017)

Alan Smale, RTE National Symphony Orchestra & Colman Pearce - Jerome de Bromhead: Orchestral Music
Classical, Orchestral, Contemporary | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:27 min | 337 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

The vitality of these three works by the Irish composer Jerome de Bromhead (b. 1945) points to the sheer pleasure that their creator takes in writing music. The swirling ebullience of the tone-poem A Lay for a Light Year suggests the scale and energy of the cosmos. The edgy, elegiac lyricism of the Violin Concerto inhabits textures that are brittle and clear like Stravinsky’s. And the more chromatic Second Symphony suggests a vast sense of space behind a glittering foreground of kaleidoscopic orchestral colours.
Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat (1976) RCA/PL 70005 – DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: RCA/PL 70005 | Released: 1976 | This Issue: 1983 | Genre: Pop-Rock

Al Stewart had found his voice on Past, Present & Future and found his sound on Modern Times. He then perfected it all on 1976’s Year of the Cat, arguably his masterpiece.
Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:34:15 | 934 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7231162

Handel's Giove in Argo (Jupiter in Argos) is bottom-of-the-barrel stuff, a pastiche (or, in the parlance of the time, pasticcio) of numbers from earlier operas stitched together into a mythological-pastoral plot that is absurd even by the standards of Baroque opera. It is a notable sign of the success of the Baroque opera revival that this has appeared on a semi-major label, Virgin Classics. The pieces were all from operas that were fairly recent at the time, and it's possible that the work was intended as a kind of greatest-hits reprise, but London audiences did not bite; the opera was long thought to be lost, and it had its modern premiere only in 2006, with newly written recitatives.

Blackfield - Blackfield V (2017) [FLAC 24/48]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at April 16, 2017
Blackfield - Blackfield V (2017) [FLAC 24/48]

Blackfield - Blackfield V (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 44:43 minutes | 560 MB
Based on Official Digital Download 24/96 | Artwork: Front cover

Blackfield is the Art Rock collaboration between Israeli songwriter and musician Aviv Geffen, and British musician and producer Steven Wilson. Blackfield V is their fifth studio album, recorded over a year and a half period across 2015 and 2016.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Conti: David [2007]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 14, 2017
Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Conti: David [2007]

Conti - David (Alan Curtis) [2007]
Classical | Virgin 9463788772 | TT: 76.03+79.05 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 734 Mb

The Florentine Francesco Bartolomeo Conti (1682-1732) was the finest theorbo player in early 18th-century Europe, and spent almost his entire career at the Habsburg court in Vienna. He composed sacred and secular vocal works special enough to warrant the attention of both Bach and Handel. Conti's oratorio David, a setting of a dramatic libretto by Apostolo Zeno, was first performed at Vienna in March 1724. The cast of singers included the tenor Francesco Borosini, soon afterwards a principal cast member for Handel in Tamerlano and Rodelinda (Conti's writing for Borosini descends to a low G, hence the decision here to cast baritone Furio Zanasi as Saul). Alan Curtis speculates that Borosini might have shown Conti's score to Handel because Conti's use of the theorbo to portray David playing the harp to soothe the insanely jealous Saul is neatly reflected in Handel's use of solo harp in his oratorio Saul (1738). Conti's difficult obbligato theorbo part in David's 'Quanto mirabile' is entrusted to the safe hands of Jakob Lindberg; the vocal part is sung by Marijana Mijanovic´, whose tuning and phrasing are better here than in her Handel recordings. Furio Zanasi's top register is stretched a notch too much for comfort at times but this never gets in the way of a convincing performance. Simone Kermes is beautifully emotive as Micol, Birgit Christensen's sparkling soprano is impressive, and Sonia Prina sings with exemplary sense of proportion and melodic line.