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Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving (1989) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 19, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving (1989) (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 261 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 86 MB
Genre: Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin (CDV 2610)

Earth Moving was one of the last installments in Mike Oldfield's series of pop experiments, and the record does sound as if the musician was running out of patience with the genre. Many listeners have written off this period, but there were interesting moments that passionate fans still appreciate. Oldfield commits completely to the pop/rock format on Earth Moving by excluding the kind of long intro piece that he often used to kick off other '80s recordings. Instead, the composer puts a sprawling but focused (by Oldfield standards) eight-minute number, "Nothing But/Bridge to Paradise," at the end of this 1989 release…

Mike Oldfield - Heaven's Open (1991) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 18, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Heaven's Open (1991) (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Heaven's Open (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 83 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (CDV 2653)

Compared to the previous Amarok, Heaven's Open is far less experimental and clearly more conventional. But this is not necessarily a bad thing though! This album has the same structure as albums like Five Miles Out, Crisis and Islands in that half of the album consists of shorter songs while the other half is one longer piece.

Mike Oldfield - Incantations (1978) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 17, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Incantations (1978) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Incantations (1978) [Non-Remastered]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 449 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (CDVVDT 101)

Incantations is the fourth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in late 1978 on Virgin Records. After a two-year pause following Boxed, Mike Oldfield released a new epic project, this one spread over four vinyl sides and devoted to Native American themes rather than hewing once more toward the Celtic end of the spectrum. Included was Oldfield's musical adaptation of "The Song of Hiawatha," which had a nice sense of the dramatic when it came to dynamic range. After this, Oldfield would not return to album-length concepts for quite some time.

Mike LeDonne - AwwlRIGHT! (2015) {Savant SCD2148}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 16, 2018
Mike LeDonne - AwwlRIGHT! (2015) {Savant SCD2148}

Mike LeDonne - AwwlRIGHT! (2015) {Savant SCD2148}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 411 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Savant Records | SCD 2148
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

On AwwlRight!, his eighth outing at the Hammond B3 for Savant Records, pianist-turned-organist Mike LeDonne uses the same personnel and prescription that have worked so well for him in the past, guiding his sure-handed Groover Quartet through its paces in a series of bracing tunes that are all but guaranteed to quicken the mind and enliven the soul of anyone who admires and appreciates robust and well-designed contemporary jazz.

Mike Oldfield - Discovery (1984) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 15, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Discovery (1984) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Discovery (1984) [Non-Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 244 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 98 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (CDV 2308)

With 1984's Discovery, Mike Oldfield seems to be back on track, utilizing the vocal power of Maggie Reilly and the drum playing of Simon Phillips to create some rather appealing selections. "The Lake" is a simply gorgeous instrumental inspired by Switzerland's Lake Geneva, the location in which the album was recorded, while "To France" is a powerful pop/rock tune based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Both Reilly and Barry Palmer share the vocal duties throughout the tracks, signifying Oldfield's subtle emergence into a more pop-infused atmosphere. "Tricks of the Light" is a wonderful instrumental that relies on the keyboard to give it energy, while even so-so efforts like the title track and "Poison Arrows" come off as upbeat and inspired. Discovery peaked at number 15 in the U.K., and even though it didn't garner much attention elsewhere, it serves as one of Mike Oldfield's most entertaining releases from the decade.

VA - Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 15, 2018
VA - Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (2002)

VA - Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:48
British Folk, Folk-Rock, Celtic, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Topic | # TSCD519

In 1972, Mike and Lal Waterson released an extraordinary album of their original songs, Bright Phoebus. This magical collection of very English songwriting has long been acknowledged a classic and one of the finest achievements of the British folk revival. Shining Bright was conceived to pay tribute to Mike & Lal's remarkable songs, and it draws upon the songs recorded for Bright Phoebus, and on a further dozen songs written at the same time but not previously recorded. Features 15 tracks performed by Norma Waterson, Dayteller, Maddy Prior, Richard Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Blue Murder, Dick Gaughan, Linda & Teddy Thompson, Helen Watson, Billy Bragg & The Blokes, Martin Carthy, Christine Collister & others.

Iron Mike Norton - Swamp Stomp (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 15, 2018
Iron Mike Norton - Swamp Stomp (2017)

Iron Mike Norton - Swamp Stomp (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:40:27 | 92.72 Mb | Cover
Blues Rock, Indie Rock | Country: Florida | Label: GFO Records

The full length compilation LP from slide guitar-slinger Iron Mike Norton. Featuring 10 digitally remastered tracks from his last three albums, plus three unreleased tracks. The new music includes the hit single Mamie, as well as Dead Man's Stomp, a song about Florida's death row. Swamp Stomp closes out with the third unreleased track, Rainmaker; Iron Mike's tribute to his mentor and longtime friend, Sonny Landreth.

Mike Garson - Mike Garson's Jazz Hat (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 14, 2018
Mike Garson - Mike Garson's Jazz Hat (2008)

Mike Garson - Mike Garson's Jazz Hat (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Reference | # RR-114 | 01:14:47

What do Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Lee Konitz, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Daniels, Joe Farrell, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Gwen Stefani, Seal, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Martha Reeves (to name a few) have in common? The answer is, Mike Garson has played with them all!. These have been called “The fastest fingers in jazz.” David Bowie, for whom Garson has long been music director, says, “He’s the best rock & roll pianist I know.” Recording group Free Flight took advantage of his classical training, and Hollywood calls when it needs a virtuoso assoluto. In short, Mike Garson is a phenomenon, able to mimic Bill Evans or Liberace on command, or to soothe an audience with New Age hypnotics. But he’s at his very best wearing his “jazz hat.” Supported by a stellar cast of Brian Bromberg (acoustic bass), Ralph Humphries (drums) and Eric Marienthal (alto saxophone), Garson turns in a memorable set of originals and imaginative arrangements of standards.

Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 13, 2018
Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) [Non-Remastered] (Repost)

Mike Oldfield - Crises (1983) [Non-Remastered]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 223 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (CDV 2262)

Following a long-established production pattern, Mike Oldfield assembled some relatively simple pop- and rock-flavored numbers following one long introductory piece on his 1983 Disky release, Crisis. The 20-minute opening title-track is a quintessential Oldfield texture study that consists of sparkling synth washes with edgier material weaving in and out. A fine setup, this track cleanses the aural pallet, preparing the listener nicely for the tunes that follow. Yes fans who can adjust to the sugary highlight "In High Places" will enjoy Jon Anderson's springy vocal work on the track. The energetic guitar romp "Taurus 3" will also appeal to most prog and art rock fans. Those in search of more ethereal Oldfield material should be aware of this record's pop leanings, but open-minded listeners will have a good time exploring Crisis, one of Oldfield's better releases of this type.

Mike Reed - Flesh & Bone (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 12, 2018
Mike Reed - Flesh & Bone (2017)

Mike Reed - Flesh & Bone (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 220.27 Mb | 41:23 | Covers
Free Jazz | Label: 482 Music - 482-1100

Years in the making, Flesh & Bone was inspired by a racist incident Chicago-based drummer Mike Reed experienced in 2009. While on a European tour, Reed and his band, People, Places & Things, were caught in a neo-Nazi rally in the Czech Republic. Reed's ensemble—half black, half white—had been deliberately deceived into boarding a train bound for the small town of Prerov, where an anti-Gypsy protest was in the process of erupting into a full-blown skinhead riot. Fortunately, for Reed and company, local police hid them and provided safe passage to Krakow, Poland—the quartet's original destination.