Classics

Frank Zappa & Heiner Goebbels - Perfect Strangers - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra (2014) {Lawo Classics LWC1063}

Frank Zappa & Heiner Goebbels - Perfect Strangers - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra (2014) {Lawo Classics LWC1063}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 373 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 163 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Lawo Classics | LWC1063
Classical / Modern Classical / Orchestral

This is an unusual disc from Norwegian label, Lawo Classics: Perfect Strangers. Coupling the works of Heiner Goebbels and Frank Zappa, and performed by The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Søndergård, it is recorded onto SACD in surround sound. Frank Zappa’s music crosses all boundaries, with fans in all musical camps. The recordings of his own band are legendary, but with the release of The Yellow Shark featuring Ensemble Modern, Zappa’s music became standard repertoire for symphony orchestras — or at least those that dare to accept the challenge! This is intense and demanding music, but who is better equipped for the task than the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, celebrated for the diversity of its repertoire and collaborations?
Schoenberg, Webern & Berg - Orchestral Works - Simon Rattle (2003) {EMI Classics rec 1987-1988}

Schoenberg, Webern & Berg - Orchestral Works - Simon Rattle (2003) {EMI Classics rec 1987-1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 224 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987-88, 2003 EMI Records | 5 75880 2
Classical / Orchestral / Modern Classical

Simon Rattle has recorded a lot of 19th century music and most of the results have been dismal. There is little to recommend by Rattle in pre-20th century repertoire. A few Haydn symphonies, some pretty good Brahms, bits of Mahler, Ein Heldenleben by Strauss which is just at the cusp of the 20th century. Alright, so Rattle is not the conductor to go to for the great classics. However, when he records modern music, he seems fully in tune with it's sound and style, plus he has less competition on the market to boot.

VA - Magic Hip Hop: The Real Classics (2CD) (1997) {Sony Music Media}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 16, 2018
VA - Magic Hip Hop: The Real Classics (2CD) (1997) {Sony Music Media}

VA - Magic Hip Hop: The Real Classics (2CD) (1997) {Sony Music Media}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 353 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap

Magic Hip Hop: The Real Classics is a 2CD hip-hop compilation which originates in Germany. Released by Sony Music Media, it features some of the best rap music from the from the 1980's and even a small handful from 1979. It is the best.

Pentangle - Early Classics (1992) Reissue 2001  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 16, 2018
Pentangle - Early Classics (1992) Reissue 2001

Pentangle - Early Classics (1992) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:39
Progressive Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Shanachie | # 79078

A 14-song, 63-minute collection (originally a double LP) comprising many of the highlights (but no "Light Flight") of the original group's history from 1968 through 1972. The notes are minimal, and there are no original release dates or any identification of the albums (The Pentangle, Sweet Child, Basket of Light, Cruel Sister, etc.) whence this material originated. The latter are the only flaws in what is otherwise a fine if not completely comprehensive cross-section of the group's work, showcasing their many and varied sides – Bert Jansch's, Danny Thompson's, and Terry Cox's jazz leanings in "Train Song," John Renbourn's more traditional approach in "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme," their forays into medieval music ("Lyke-Wake Dirge") and progressive folk ("House Carpenter," "Bruton Town"), etc., much of it projected by Jacqui McShee's clear, soaring vocals. The CD also highlights their early records' effective use of stereo as a format for their contrasting technique, especially among the guitars and the rhythm section.

VA - Brazil Classics 3: Forro Etc. (1991) {Luaka Bop} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 14, 2018
VA - Brazil Classics 3: Forro Etc. (1991) {Luaka Bop} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Brazil Classics 3: Forro Etc. (1991) {Luaka Bop}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 370 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: Brazilian, forro

Brazil Classics 3: Forro Etc. is a 1991 compilation CD released by the Luaka Bop. For this edition, they explore the different aspects of a style of Brazilian music called forro. This was compiled by David Byrne of the Talking Heads.
Harry James & His Orchestra - The Chronological Classics: 1942 (2001)

Harry James & His Orchestra - The Chronological Classics: 1942 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 166.47 Mb | 76:27 | Scans included
Big Band, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Classics - 1178

This eighth installment in the Classics Harry James chronology assembles all of his Columbia studio recordings made between February 24 and July 22, 1942, beginning with four superb instrumentals. "By the Sleepy Lagoon," a pretty tone poem later parodied by Spike Jones as "Sloppy Lagoon," is followed with the boogie-woogie-based "Trumpet Blues and Cantabile," a slow sweet "Easter Parade," and an eminently danceable version of "Crazy Rhythm." One change that occurred in 1941 was the departure of tenor saxophonist Vido Musso and the arrival of young Gene "Corky" Corcoran.
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Original Album Classics (2008) Repost

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Original Album Classics (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Sony BMG, 88697304682 | ~ 1589 or 636 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 44 Mb
Pop / Pop Rock

2008 five CD box. The Original Album Classics series, courtesy of Sony/BMG, packages together five classic albums from one of the most popular artists on the label's roster, housing them in an attractive slipcase. This set from the American Pop/Soul duo features the albums Daryl Hall & John Oates (1975), Bigger Than Both Of Us (1976), Beauty On A Back Street (1977), Private Eyes (1981) and H2O (1982).

Boz Scaggs - Original Album Classics (2011) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 31, 2018
Boz Scaggs - Original Album Classics (2011) Repost

Boz Scaggs - Original Album Classics (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Columbia, 88697671922 | ~ 1453 or 524 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 100 Mb
Rock, Funk/Soul, Pop

This Sony UK entry in the Original Albums Classics series contains five Boz Scaggs recordings; one of which is a true classic, two more which should be, and two more middling albums. These are the remastered versions of these recordings. The inarguable standout in the pack is the legendary Silk Degrees album from 1976, which includes, as bonus cuts, three live versions of tunes on the album’s track list: “What Can I Say,” It’s Over,” and “Jump Street.” Two very important recordings in Scaggs’ catalog that are included here both preceded Silk Degrees: Moments, issued in 1971, reveals (whether he admits it or not) Van Morrison’s influence on the singer and songwriter…
Handel in Italy, Volume 2 - London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham (2016) {Signum Classics Official Digital Download SIGCD462}

Handel in Italy, Volume 2 - London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham (2016) {Signum Classics Official Digital Download SIGCD462}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (chandos.net) -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Signum Classics | SIGCD462
Classical / Baroque

London Early Opera continue their new series of Handel's works with the second volume of pieces composed in Italy. Both volumes of Handel in Italy explore the young composer's Italian years through his cantatas, sacred pieces, operatic works and instrumental compositions. Featuring performances from internationally acclaimed soloists, the sopranos Sophie Bevan and Mary Bevan with their uncle, baritone Benjamin Bevan, conducted and conceived by Bridget Cunningham.
Handel in Italy, Volume 1 - London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham (2015) {Signum Classics Official Digital Download SIGCD423}

Handel in Italy, Volume 1 - London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham (2015) {Signum Classics Official Digital Download SIGCD423}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (chandos.net) -> 214 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Signum Classics | SIGCD423
Classical / Baroque

London Early Opera (LEO) have recorded a unique program of Handels Italian-inspired works, devised by harpsichordist, conductor, early music specialist and director Bridget Cunningham and featuring a unique family collaboration from world-renowned soprano sisters Sophie and Mary Bevan alongside their uncle, bass Benjamin Bevan. LEO are leading exponents of baroque research as they work closely with musicologists, historians, editors and researchers, interestingly linking dramatic music and singing with narration and art history for their concert performances.