Hopkins Piano

Jimmy Page Vs Albert Lee - Who Rocks It Better? (1968)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 22, 2018
Jimmy Page Vs Albert Lee - Who Rocks It Better? (1968)

Jimmy Page Vs Albert Lee - Who Rocks It Better? (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2012 | Lilith, LR342CD | ~ 263 or 107 Mb | Covers(jpg) -> 4.81 Mb
Rock, Rock & Roll

Before becoming the driving force behind Led Zeppelin, guitarist Jimmy Page was a session man, hawking his talent to dozens of bands on the British beat scene, including this 1968 session for fledgling singer Keith De Groot's debut album. However, whatever talent De Groot had was swiftly eclipsed by the sheer force of his backing band, which included future Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, keyboard legend Nicky Hopkins and guitar hero Albert Lee, whose lightning fast licks and Fender Telecaster soon made him an icon of British rock…
Steve Miller Band - Brave New World (1969/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Steve Miller Band - Brave New World (1969/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 29:50 minutes | 716 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

1969's "Brave New World" is the album that not only fully integrates the blues-rock stomp and hazy trippiness of "Children Of The Future" and "Sailor", but also adds a newfound pop gloss. Indeed, elements of this album would reappear throughout Miller's stratospherically successful mid-'70s commercial heyday: the slyly humorous centerpiece rocker "Space Cowboy" was name-checked on "The Joker," and the main riff of "My Dark Hour" (a studio collaboration between Miller and Paul McCartney) would later reappear as the intro to the huge hit "Fly Like An Eagle." Brave New World also benefits heavily from the contributions of famed British keyboardist Nicky Hopkins.

Jon Hopkins - How I Live Now (OST) (2013)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 21, 2018
Jon Hopkins - How I Live Now (OST) (2013)

Jon Hopkins - How I Live Now (OST) (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Modern Classical, Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Just Music (TAO 056)

How I Live Now is the big screen adaptation of the award-winning young adult novel by Meg Rosoff, directed by acclaimed Academy Award winning director Kevin McDonald (The Last King Of Scotland, Marley). The original soundtrack is scored by Jon Hopkins, composer, producer and longterm collaborator of Brian Eno and Coldplay. Featuring some of his darkest, most nihilistic work to date, the score is built from two contrasting elements - atonal, sub-terrestrial drones with a backbone of pounding rhythms, and sublimely pastoral acoustic piano. These two opposing musical forces guide the viewer through the film, by turns disturbing and beautifully meditative. The centrepiece of the score is the track The Hawk, a timeless and heartbreaking theme that recurs throughout the film.
Harry Nilsson - Son of Schmilsson (1972/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Harry Nilsson - Son of Schmilsson (1972/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:08 minutes | 772 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Emboldened by a huge hit and hanging with Lennon and Ringo, Harry Nilsson was ready to let it all go when it came time to record a follow-up to Nilsson Schmilsson. The very title of Son of Schmilsson implies that it's a de facto sequel to its smash predecessor but, as always with Nilsson, don't take everything at face value. Yes, he's back with producer Richard Perry and he's working from the same gleefully melodic, polished pop/rock territory as before, but this is an incredibly schizoid record, an album by an enormously gifted musician deciding that, since he's already going unhinged, he might as well indulge himself while he's at it. And, wow, are the results ever worth it.
Lightnin' Hopkins - The Complete Prestige / Bluesville Recordings (7CD Box Set) (1991) (Repost)

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Complete Prestige / Bluesville Recordings (7CD Box Set) (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 2,30 Gb | 08:16:20 | Scans included
Texas Blues | Country: USA | Label: Prestige Bluesville ‎– 7PCD-4406-2

This is a seven-CD box set that repackages all 11 LPs that Lightnin' Hopkins recorded for Bluesville and Prestige during the first half of the 1960s: Last Night Blues, Lightnin', Blues in My Bottle, Walkin' This Road By Myself, Lightnin' and Co., Smokes Like Lightning, Hootin' the Blues, Goin' Away, Down Home Blues, Soul Blues and My Life in the Blues. The very prolific Hopkins (who was never loyal to any one label) also recorded for Candid, Arhoolie, Fire and Vee Jay during the period! The bulk of My Life in the Blues is actually a lengthy and rather historic interview that Samuel Charters conducted with Hopkins. A special bonus of the set is 13 often exciting tracks from a previously unissued concert at the Swarthmore College Folk Festival. The music throughout the box covers quite a variety of moods and subject matter (with Hopkins being unaccompanied on 34 of the tracks) and definitively sums up the veteran bluesman's later period.

Leigh Stephens - Red Weather (1969) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 18, 2014
Leigh Stephens - Red Weather (1969) [Reissue 2005]

Leigh Stephens - Red Weather (1969) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 91 Mb | Scans | 38:24
Akarma | AK 059
Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Psych

Red Weather was the first solo project from the lead guitarist of Blue Cheer. Originally released on the Phillips/Mercury label in 1969, the album immediately became a favorite on the underground music scene and established Stevens as a solo act. The music on Red Weather was dramatically different than that of Blue Cheer, with a well structured psychedelic sound like Quicksilver or the Grateful Dead rather than the sledgehammer hard rock sound of his former band. Recorded in England at the Trident Studios with the help of Nicky Hopkins on keyboards, drummer Mick Waller from the Jeff Beck Group, and Kevin Westlake from Blossom Toes, the album was hailed as a masterpiece by many British rock fans but was equally dismissed by Blue Cheer fans.

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 25, 2018
Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 6, 8 (2016)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:05 | 219 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902202

The Russian-British pianist Alexander Melnikov has recorded Shostakovich and a variety of Romantic chamber music with great success. But nothing quite prepares the listener for the controlled power in these performances of three Prokofiev piano sonatas. The Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82, and Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84, are among the most modernist works Prokofiev ever wrote. They appeared during World War II and are often thought, with some justification, to reflect that environment.
Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antonio Mendez - Schumann & Mendelssohn Piano Concertos (2016) MCH SACD ISO + FLAC

Ingrid Fliter, SCO, Antonio Méndez - Schumann & Mendelssohn Piano Concertos (2016)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:36 minutes | Digital booklet | 3,46 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digital booklet | 1,09 GB

Ingrid Fliter is set to thrill her fans with a new recording of piano concertos; eagerly awaited since her acclaimed recording of Chopin 1 & 2, which saw Fliter nominated for a Gramophone Award. Fliter performs repertoire that is very close to her heart: concertos by two nineteenth century heavyweights, Schumann and Mendelssohn. With both composers giving equal focus to soloist and orchestra, the musicality of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s award-winning musicians shines through as they partner Fliter perfectly. This also marks the recording debut of Antonio Méndez, who is fast becoming one of the most exciting conductors of his generation following engagements with a host of international orchestras.
Kirill Gerstein, DSO Berlin, James Gaffigan - Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev Piano Concertos (2015) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Kirill Gerstein, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev Piano Concertos (2015)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:15 minutes | Digital Booklet | 3,84 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digtal Booklet | 1,11 GB

Since 1894, Tchaikovsky‘s Piano Concerto No. 1 has been published and performed in a version containing numerous unauthorized editorial alterations that were added posthumously. This is the first recording using the new scholarly edition by the Tchaikovsky Archive and Museum in Moscow of the 1879 version of the Piano Concerto - the version that was approved and conducted by Tchaikovsky until his last public appearance in 1893.

Tristan Pfaff - Piano Encores (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at April 24, 2018
Tristan Pfaff - Piano Encores (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Tristan Pfaff - Piano Encores (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 63:37 minutes | 803 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The encore, an end-of-concert ritual, is a moment apart, highly appreciated by the audience. What piece will the performer play? The curtain call offers this more relaxed moment when everyone awaits the chosen titles with great curiosity. Upon discovering the works played, often of short duration, the listener has the impression of getting to know the artist a little better, as these reveal his tastes and therefore a bit more of his personality.