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Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles - The Songs of Henri Duparc (1989)

Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles - The Songs of Henri Duparc (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66223 | Time: 01:02:51

This CD presents the brief but remarkable output of songs by Duparc during his artistic period that was cut short by a nervous affliction. These works are beautifully performed by mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker and baritone Thomas Allen, with sensitive piano accompaniment by Roger Vignoles. The collection opens with Duparc's best known melody, L'invitation au voyage, which is a setting of a text from Baudelaire's Les fleurs du mal. The lovely rolling impressionist piano harmonies are played with exquisite fluidity, as they underscore Walker's velvety and intimate vocals. The Sérénade florentine is an impressionist lullaby to a loved one, delivered with touching emotion by Thomas Allen. Extase, Elégie and Testament show the influence of Wagner, and the Chanson triste is one of Duparc's early, Gounod-style songs. Au pays oú se fait la guerre (1869) is also an early work, but is particularly entrancing with simple modal harmonies and easily perceived song construction. By sensitive use of passing tones in the piano, the harmonies are subtly redefined and the music is extended dramatically toward the end by expressive on-rushes.
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) {2007, Reissue, Remastered}

Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) {2007, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 281 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Scans (JPG, 400 dpi) ~ 74 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Rock | Columbia / Legacy / Sony BMG Music #88697 04742 2

Songs of Leonard Cohen is the debut album by Canadian folk singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released in December 1967 on Columbia Records. Less successful in the US than in Europe, Songs of Leonard Cohen foreshadowed the kind of chart success Cohen would go on to achieve. It reached number 83 on the Billboard 200 and achieving gold status in the US only in 1989, but peaked at number 13 on the UK Albums Chart, and spent nearly a year and a half on it. Songs of Leonard Cohen was released on CD in 1989, while a digipak edition was released in some European countries in 2003. A remastered version, with the bonus tracks "Store Room" and "Blessed is the Memory," was released in the United States on April 24, 2007.

Trevor Morrison - The Lost Songs Of St Kilda (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 25, 2016
Trevor Morrison - The Lost Songs Of St Kilda (2016) [TR24][OF]

Trevor Morrison - The Lost Songs Of St Kilda
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 48:42 min | 460 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the incredible story of the Lost Songs of St Kilda. Nearly a century ago, the last 36 residents were evacuated from the most remote part of the British Isles, St Kilda, an isolated island off the beautiful and rugged western coast of Scotland.
Petula Clark - Songs Of My Life: The Essential (2005) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Petula Clark - Songs Of My Life: The Essential (2005) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.53 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 577 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: AM Pop, British Invasion, Early Pop Rock | Label: Sanctuary | # SMETD231 | Time: 03:49:59

There are almost more Petula Clark collections than there were actual songs (that's saying something), and Sanctuary's three-disc Songs of My Life: The Essential Petula Clark is one of the better ones. Split into three themes, "Swinging Times," "Mellow Moods," and "Beautiful Sounds," Songs of My Life relies heavily on the English pop sensation's peak '60s and '70s output. All of the key radio hits are here ("Downtown," "I Know a Place," "My Love," "This Is My Song"), as well as countless ballads, uptempo pop gems, and choice covers. Fans looking for a decent career overview (sadly, none of Clark's vast arsenal of French hits are here) may find the 78 tracks that populate Songs of My Life a bit overwhelming, but they're well worth spending some quality time alone with.
Hugh Coltman - Shadows - Songs of Nat King Cole & Live at Jazz à Vienne (2016)

Hugh Coltman - Shadows - Songs of Nat King Cole & Live at Jazz à Vienne (2016)
Jazz vocal | 01:35:16 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 218 Mb
Label: Okeh | Year Of Release: 2016

Shadows - Songs of Nat King Cole & Live at Jazz ŕ Vienne to dwupłytowy album Hugh Coltmana, wspaniałego wokalisty brytyjskiego, którego zawartość stanowią doskonałe piosenki Nat King Cola nagrane w wersji studyjnej, a także rejestracja koncertu artysty podczas festiwalu “Jazz ŕ Vienne ” (5 lipca 2015 ). Pomysł stworzenia albumu z utworami Nat King Cola drzemał w głowie wokalisty od lat. To właśnie utwory tego kompozytora były ulubionymi przez matkę Hugh (zmarła gdy miała 7 lat), stanowiły więc muzyczne tło dorastania artysty. Wybór utworów, aranżacje kierują uwagę słuchaczy w kierunku bluesa – ulubionego gatunku muzycznego wokalisty….
VA - I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen By... (1991) [Re-Up]

VA - I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen By… (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 492 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Tribute, Rock, Alternative Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Columbia/Oscar | # COL 469032 2 | 01:15:53

RIP Mr. Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016

An incoherent tribute to Leonard Cohen, I'm Your Fan contains some fine versions of some of his best songs, but too often these renditions are half-hearted. Of particular interest are R.E.M.'s "First We'll Take Manhattan" and The Pixies' "I Can't Forget".
VA - The Life And Songs Of Emmylou Harris: An All Star Concert Celebration (2016)

VA - The Life And Songs Of Emmylou Harris: An All Star Concert Celebration (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:15 | 188 Mb
Genre: Country / Label: New Rounder

For four decades, Emmylou Harris’ music has had a profound influence on countless musicians and songwriters, and has inspired legions of loyal fans throughout her extraordinary career. On November 11, 2016, Rounder will release The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration, created and produced by Blackbird Presents.
VA - Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (2012) 4 CD Box Set

VA - Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (2012) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 795 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Tribute, Rock, Country, Rock & Roll, Pop, Folk, R&B | Amnesty International | 05:14:03

Amnesty International commemorates its 50th anniversary with the release of an album featuring the cream of the world’s music talent covering Bob Dylan songs, with contributions from a huge variety of artists including Adele, Patti Smith, Pete Townshend, Ke$ha, The Gaslight Anthem, Sting, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Sinéad O’Connor, Kris Kristofferson, Bad Religion, Marianne Faithfull, My Chemical Romance, Bryan Ferry, Pete Seeger and many more. Entitled Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan the album features 73 tracks on four CDs.
VA - The History Of American Folk: Songs Of Hope And Struggle (2010)

VA - The History Of American Folk: Songs Of Hope And Struggle (2010)
Blues, Folk, Country | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 196 min | 159 MB
Label: Not Now Music | Rel: 2010

These seventy-five recordings are songs of hope and struggle sung by a collection of pioneers of American folk. Highlights include contributions from Odetta, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Josh White, The Kingston Trio, The Carter Family, The Weavers, Burl Ives, Leadbelly and many more of your all-time favorites. All tracks have been digitally remastered for optimum listening. Enjoy quintessential Folk classics such as Tom Dooley, John Brown’s Body, The Wreck Of The Old ‘97, Wildwood Flower, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, The Bluetail Fly, This Land Is Your Land, and more!

Ron Allen - The First Flute Songs of Courtship (2013)  Music

Posted by varrock at Nov. 7, 2016
Ron Allen - The First Flute Songs of Courtship (2013)

Ron Allen - The First Flute Songs of Courtship (2013)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 8 | 50:23 min | 123 Mb
Style: New Age, World | Label: Avalon

Canadian born composer/performer/producer (Ashtar) Ron Allen creates music celebrating both Western and Eastern musical traditions. As a young jazz protege from the age of 17, he played saxophone with many mentors. Simultaneously, a longing for a deeper understanding led him to the Bansuri flute as he studied Hindustani classical music with G.S. Sachdev and others. This led to Persian, Arabic classical music as well as other world music alongside continued study of advanced Western theory with Ted Moses. His original music is heard in several film scores such as The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson and Free Willy 3, as well as over 50 CDs of his own for the Somerset, Reflections and RSM labels.