George Guest

George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schutz Choir - Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)

George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schütz Choir - Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 141:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 443 868-2 | Recorded: 1966, 74, 78, 80

This anthology of devotional music from 18th-century Venice and Naples offers an interesting and varied programme. Best known is Pergolesi’s Stabat mater, but the settings by Domenico Scarlatti and Bononcini stand well in comparison. The motets by Lotti, Caldara and Alessandro Scarlatti are real discoveries; Norrington’s performances of the latter are particularly fine. Guest’s Pergolesi suffers from a focus of sound which makes the interpretation seem somewhat generalised. However, all these performances give pleasure, while the music is melodically fresh and rhythmically vital.
-Terry Barfoot
Faure – Requiem; Durufle – Requiem; Poulenc - Mass in G major (George Guest) (1994)

Fauré – Requiem; Duruflé – Requiem; Poulenc - Mass in G major (George Guest)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 577 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog N.: 426 486-2 | TT: 149:21

George Guest is generally regarded among the finest British choral conductors of his time. Some musicologists have attributed the endurance, if not the very survival, of the English cathedral choir to him. He made more than 60 recordings with St. John's Choir (Cambridge), covering a broad range of repertory (Palestrina and Mozart to Tippett and Lennox Berkeley) and garnering consistent critical acclaim.
Vivaldi - Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (Stephen Cleobury, George Guest, Philip Ledger) (1994)

Vivaldi - Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (Stephen Cleobury, George Guest, Philip Ledger) (1994)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 594.77 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog N.: 443 455-2 | TT: 125:53

Vivaldi's sacred music is not so famous as that of his contemporaries Bach and Handel, so this is a bargain opportunity to catch up. You might think Vivaldi's playful, virtuoso Italianate character and Catholic context would produce radically different music, but in George Guest's urgent readings, the mixture of restrainedly exultant choruses and austerely beautiful arias are near-identical to Bach.

Haydn - Masses (David Willcocks, George Guest) (1997)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at Aug. 24, 2013
Haydn - Masses (David Willcocks, George Guest) (1997)

Haydn - Masses (David Willcocks, George Guest) (1997)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 705.7 MB
Label: DECCA | Catalog N.: 455 020-2 | TT: 141:19

The masses of Joseph Haydn have received a great deal of attention over the years, including some intriguing embellishments by students of the composer. This recording aims to get back to some of the Haydn's original vision.
For instance, 'Missa in angustiis,' also known as the "Nelson Mass" because it's debut coincided with the Admiral's great victory over the French, was written for a simple orchestra featuring bassoons (doubling the bass line), trumpets, timpani, solo organ and strings–as appear on this recording. It wasn't until years later that pupils added independent bassoon parts, as well as horns and wind instruments. Strikingly different from many other recordings, adherence to the original orchestration is definitely a point in favor of this collection.
Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014) {Digital Download 24bit/96kHz}

Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014)
FLAC tracks | 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet (PDF) | 990MB + 5% Recovery
Digital Download | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Soul, Jazz-Funk

Al Jarreau and George Duke were friends long before they became household names. They began playing together in the mid-1960's in San Francisco as Al Jarreau and the George Duke Trio. The successes of these performances are what helped to launch both their careers. George's tragic passing in August, 2013, inspired Al to record this loving tribute to his longtime friend. With the exception of the fitting title track composed by Jarreau, all the tunes were written by George. Guest artists/collaborators include Gerald Albright, Stanley Clarke, Dr. John, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dianne Reeves and Patrice Rushen. There's even a song with George Duke playing on it!
George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged (Deluxe Edition) (1990/2017) [Official Digital Download]

George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged (Deluxe Edition) (1990/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 187:90 minutes | 2,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

By 1990, pop phenomenon-turned-solo megastar George Michael was ready to reveal more of his introspection and social conscience. Listen Without Prejudice is an intimate and beautiful album that employs aching balladry to despair for a conflict-torn world (“Praying for Time”, “Mothers Pride”) and fuses hushed folk with James Brown to mourn lost love (“Waiting for That Day”). Even the gloriously uplifting gospel-dance sound of “Freedom! ’90” houses a cautionary tale about fame’s soul-sapping effects. Leaning largely on his 1996 album Older, the stripped-back MTV Unplugged section of this remastering emphasises what an arrestingly soulful singer and songwriter Michael was.
George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged (2017)

George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:07:19 | 431 MB
Pop | Label: Sony Music Cmg

In a career which spanned 35 years, George Michael gave the world the ultimate pop experience with Wham! before going solo and becoming a global superstar. He has sold over 115 million albums worldwide and amassed a series of awards and number 1 albums and singles. This 2CD set includes his ground-breaking album Listen Without Prejudice vol.1, now remastered. CD 2 comprises his captivating MTV Unplugged live show from 1996, showcasing 10 songs from Wham! , Faith, Listen Without Prejudice and Older, available here for the very first time, plus the stunning single Fantasy with Nile Rodgers. The release also features brand new artwork conceptualised by George Michael.
George Maharis - New Route: George Maharis (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

George Maharis - New Route: George Maharis (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 50:57 minutes | 1,86 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

George Maharis is an American actor who portrayed Buz Murdock in the first three seasons of the TV series Route 66. Maharis also recorded numerous pop music albums at the height of his fame, and later starred in the short-lived TV series The Most Deadly Game.
Mel Tormé & George Shearing - The Complete Concord Recordings (2002)

Mel Tormé & George Shearing - The Complete Concord Recordings (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,54 Gb | Digital booklet - 18 Mb | 05:50:14
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Concord Records

Beside Marty Paich, none of Mel Tormé's collaborators exerted such a large influence on the singer's career as George Shearing, the pianist whose understated, expressive accompaniment contributed to Tormé's resurgence during the early '80s. Their six excellent albums together – two of which, An Evening With… and Top Drawer, earned Grammy awards – proved that classic vocal music had outlasted the long night that was the '70s, and emerged to become a timeless American genre. The pair's work for Concord was usually recorded live in a trio or quartet setting; leaving much space for Shearing solos, Tormé occasionally reprised his big standards ("A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," "Lullaby of Birdland," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill"), but often searched for more obscure material he could make his own, and often succeeded. Tormé and Shearing were restless innovators, taking on a full album of World War II standards, medleys devoted to songs about New York and by Duke Ellington, and a stunningly broad range of material: "Oleo," "Lili Marlene," "How Do You Say Auf Wiedersehen?," and "Dat Dere."
John Lindberg Trio With George Lewis And Barry Altschul - Give And Take (1982)

John Lindberg Trio With George Lewis And Barry Altschul - Give And Take (1982)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 226.72 Mb | 41:42 | Scans included
Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Black Saint ‎– 1200722

Give and Take is an album by American jazz double-bassist John Lindberg with George Lewis and Barry Altschul recorded in 1982 for the Italian Black Saint label. The Allmusic review awarded the album four stars. The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded it three and a half out of four stars, calling it "the one to go for" out of Lindberg's discography.