Elektra Salonen

Harry Chapin – Verities & Balderdash (1974) Elektra/7E-101 – Original US Terre Haute Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Harry Chapin – Verities & Balderdash
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Elektra Sound Recorders By Terry Dunavan
Label: Elektra/7E-101 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Country-Pop

Verities & Balderdash is a very strange and wonderful album. “Cat’s in the Cradle” was the driving force behind the album’s sales, but there’s a lot more to appeal to listeners, along with enough personal, topical material to make it seem a bit didactic at the time, but Chapin was cultivating a politically committed audience. Verities & Balderdash walked several fine lines, between topical songwriting and an almost (but not quite) pretentious sense of its own importance, humor and seriousness, and balladry and punditry, all intermingled with catchy, highly commercial ballads such as “I Wanna Learn a Love Song” (which is about as pretty a song as he ever wrote).
Brent Cobb - Shine on Rainy Day (2016) {Low Country Sound-Elektra 7567-86644-6}

Brent Cobb - Shine on Rainy Day (2016) {Low Country Sound-Elektra 7567-86644-6}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 233 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 152 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Low Country Sound / Elektra Records / Warner | 7567-86644-6
Americana / Country / Neo-Traditionalist Country / Roots Rock / Honky Tonk

In the decade since releasing his 2006 debut, Brent Cobb also emerged as a Music Row songwriter, landing songs with high-profile artists like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Kenny Chesney, among others. His move into the Nashville establishment may have brought his career some well-deserved success, but as an artist, his heart remained rooted in the Deep South of his hometown, Ellaville, Georgia. Produced by Brent's cousin Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Sturgill Simpson) at his Low Country Sound studio, Shine on Rainy Day is personal and soulful, with little of contemporary country's gloss and a stripped-down, earthy poeticism that some have likened to Kris Kristofferson's early albums.

V.A. - Georg Solti: Richard Strauss - Elektra (2CDs, 2017)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 14, 2017
V.A. - Georg Solti: Richard Strauss - Elektra (2CDs, 2017)

V.A. - Georg Solti: Richard Strauss - Elektra (2CDs, 2017)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 273 Mb
Label: Decca

Richard Strauss was filled with doubt as to whether he would be capable of expressing in music the crazed revenge of "Elektra" after writing his opera "Salome" with its shocking story. It is quite understandable that he had trouble in composing the work, although such difficulties are not in the least evident during the course of the drama or in the musical flow. Drawing on natural sources, the forceful melodies make use of polyphonic, complex motifs and extreme dissonances. Here and there, Strauss’s typical chordal harmonies gleam through, though hardly audible, taking the harsh dissonances and chromaticism to the very extremes of atonality.
Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker & Sir Georg Solti - Strauss: Elektra (1967/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker & Sir Georg Solti - Strauss: Elektra (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 107:27 minutes | 2.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Decca, THE Opera Company, has always invested infinite energy and enormous care in its productions, pairing unrivalled casts with its unequalled technical skill and legendary sound. Decca Classics is proud to continue its Hardback Opera Series of go-to performances incorporating true 24-bit audio with two reference recordings of R. Strauss with casts led by Birgit Nilsson and also Leontyne Price’s legendary recording of Verdi’s Aida – all three performances are conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Linda Ronstadt - Dedicated To The One I Love (1996) {Elektra 61916-2}

Linda Ronstadt - Dedicated To The One I Love (1996) {Elektra 61916-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 158 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 69 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 171 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 Elektra / Warner | 61916-2
Pop / Vocal / Dream Pop / Lullabies

This is such an awesome and unique album. Linda recorded this music right after she adopted a child. The love and tenderness of these amazing songs is so refreshing. Queen's "We Will Rock You" is done in a way you would never imagine. You can hear the heartbeat, almost as if you were inside the womb and listening to your own mother's heartbeat. It's just simply amazing. All of the songs a beautiful and Linda's incomparable voice is exquisite.

Woody Shaw - Master Of The Art (1982) {Elektra Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 5, 2017
Woody Shaw - Master Of The Art (1982) {Elektra Japan}

Woody Shaw - Master Of The Art (1982) {Elektra Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 326MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Master of the Art is the studio companion to the album Night Music, also reissued on Wounded Bird records from the original Elektra Musician masters, with the same band as on the live date, but with completely different songs and a short interview from the trumpeter. At a time when Shaw was one of the most consistently brilliant trumpeter's of the modern era, this effort did nothing to hurt that estimable reputation. Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and trombonist Steve Turre being on the front line made for an arresting sound, while the emerging pianist Mulgrew Miller was asserting himself as a major force, with drummer Stafford James and drummer Tony Reedus sounding like they had worked together for decades. The four tracks include here are quite lengthy, allowing for stretched melody lines and beefy solos, showing the inventiveness and stamina of this mighty sextet.
Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982) (2017)

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Love Has Come Around (The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, covers | 158:16 min | 0.98 GB
Label: Big Break Records - WCDBBRD0356 | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2017
Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk

Big Break Records is proud to present Donald Byrd & 125th Street N.Y.C, Love Has Come Around: The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982. Featuring comprehensive liner notes and rare photos across a sixteen page booklet housed in a super-jewel CD case, Love Has Come Around is an essential addition to any Jazz Fusion, Funk, and Disco fan's collection.

VA - Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary (2CD) (1990)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 6, 2017
VA - Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary (2CD) (1990)

VA - Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary (2CD) (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 963 mb (500 mb + 464 mb)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 357 mb
Genre: folk, thrash metal, pop, modern pop, R&B, soul, hip-hop, rap, country

Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary is a 2CD compilation and tribute album to Elektra Records by Elektra Records. Released on 24 September, 1990, it looks at the history of Elektra by then-modern artists covering music of its own past. Artists here include The Cure, Tracy Chapman, Anita Baker, The Sugarcubes, Metallica, Leaders Of The New School, 10,000 Maniacs, John Zorn and many more. Due to how the booklet is designed, I was not able to make scans, but there are scans for the inlays and discs.

Leaders Of The New School - T.I.M.E. (1993) {Elektra}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 5, 2017
Leaders Of The New School - T.I.M.E. (1993) {Elektra}

Leaders Of The New School - T.I.M.E. (1993) {Elektra}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 366 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap

T.I.M.E., which stood for "The Inner Mind's Eye", is the second and last album from New York hip-hop group Leaders Of The New School. Released in 1993 by Elektra, Cut Monitor Milo moved from being the group's DJ to becoming one of the group's rappers. This featured the hit songs "What's Next" and "Classic Material"

VA - Illstyle Live! (1995) {Elektra}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 4, 2017
VA - Illstyle Live! (1995) {Elektra}

VA - Illstyle Live! (1995) {Elektra}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 436 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 161 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap

Illstyle Live is a 1995 live album released by Elektra Records' hip-hop division. It features nice performances from their roster at the time, which included Supernatural, Lin que (who was better known as Isis of the X-Clan before moving closer to her real name), Omniscence, DasEFX, and Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan. This was a promotional-only item.