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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live 1973-1975 (2007)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 7, 2016
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live 1973-1975 (2007)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live 1973-1975 (2007)
Reggae | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Starbucks B0008905-02 CDS-078 | rel: 2007 | 530Mb

I picked this CD up from Starbuck's the other day because I noticed there was a Previously Undreleased live version of No Woman, No Cry. I proceeded to listen to the album on the ride home the next day. The great thing about Marley and the Wailers is one song can be listened to with excitement, and the same song can later serve as a lullaby at a later time.

George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1989)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 6, 2016
George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1989)

George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1989)
Contemporary Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 73 min | 181 MB
Label: Sony | Rel:1989

Released in 1989, this anthology is a generous cross-section of tracks from Benson's CTI period, where he consolidated his jazz/soul guitar credentials just before striking gold with Warner Bros. All of the albums except Benson & Farrell are touched upon with one or two tracks, and CBS is enterprising enough to reach a bit further for "I Remember Wes" (from the anthology CTI Masters Of The Guitar) - an octave-laden theme that soon enough turns into pure Benson - and a gentle solo outtake from Bad Benson, "From Now On." The only "unrepresentative" track per se is the vocal on "Summertime," in the sense that there were hardly any vocal tracks to pick from in the CTI catalogue.
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.

The Breath - Carry Your Kin (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 6, 2016
The Breath - Carry Your Kin (2016)

The Breath - Carry Your Kin (2016)
Jazz, Folk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:48:50 | 111 MB
Label: Society of Sound Music | Release Year: 2016

The Breath is Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of (The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. Born out of Manchester’s fertile music scene they mix Irish folk influences with mesmerising guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly’s soulful vocals are interwoven into the electronic fabric of McCallum’s distinctive soundworld. In turns hypnotic, lush, powerfully raw and raucously punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly’s raw songs and soul cleansing vocals.

The Rembrandts - Untitled (1992) [USA 1st Press]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 6, 2016
The Rembrandts - Untitled (1992) [USA 1st Press]

The Rembrandts - Untitled (1992) [USA 1st Press]
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 135 Mb | Scans | Time: 53:26
ATCO Records | 7 92200-2
Pop Rock, Soft Rock

UNTITLED is the second album by the American pop rock duo The Rembrandts, released in 1992 on East West Records. Two songs in this CD were in the top 10 that winter: "Johnny, Have You Seen Her?" and "Chase the Clouds Away". The former peaked at No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, but unlike the duo's previous and subsequent albums, Untitled failed to chart in the U.S.

VA - The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Club Vol.4 (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Dec. 6, 2016
VA - The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Club Vol.4 (2016)

VA - The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Club Vol.4 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:42 | 187 Mb
Genre: Funk, RnB, Soul / Label: Freestyle

For Volume 4 - we open up with 3 disco tinged bangers, Kylie Auldists' Family Tree will transport you directly onto the dance-floor of New York's legendary Studio 54 discoteque - Smoove & Turrell's cover of Hot Chocolates' You Could Have Been A Lady' has got that Newcastle boogie oogie oogie vibe down - Lexsoul DanceMachine have marinated Beef Grinder in sizzling hi hat cymbals and a spicy clav riff so saucy Stevie Wonder would be shocked!

VA - The Art Of The Guitar (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 6, 2016
VA - The Art Of The Guitar (2016)

VA - The Art Of The Guitar (2016)
Guitar, Easy Listening, Classics | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:30:39 | 335 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2016

The guitar weaves its subtle and irresistible magic in each of the 35 tracks on The Art of the Guitar. This essential collection, embracing composers from Vivaldi and Bach to the Spanish and Latin American masters of the instrument, includes the entire Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo, renowned above all for its haunting and poetic slow movement. Among the guitarists featured are such players as Andrés Segovia, Julian Bream, Sharon Isbin, Manuel Barrueco and Ángel Romero.

Boston - Heaven On The East (2014)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 6, 2016
Boston - Heaven On The East (2014)

Boston - Heaven On The East (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 846 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 307 Mb
Hard Rock | TT - 66:50 + 63:24 | Label: X-AVEL Records | Cat. # XAVEL-SMS-037 | Japan
Scans (Jpg) > 18 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 2CD, Unofficial Release

~ Recorded live during “Heaven On Earth” Tour in Japan at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan 9th October 2014 ~
VA - Return Of The Instro-Hipsters, Vol. 2: Groovy Instrumentals From The UK 1965-1973 (2007)

VA - Return Of The Instro-Hipsters, Volume 2 (2007)
Groovy Instrumentals From The UK 1965-1973

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Instrumental Pop/Rock, Jazz Pop, Lounge, Early R&B | Psychic Circle | # PCCD7013 | 00:56:06

Nick Saloman of the Bevis Frond once again invites us to join him in the obscure pleasures of little-known pop, R&B, and jazz instrumental sides of the '60s and '70s with this collection. A number of the selections featured on Return of the Instro-Hipsters are so obscure that even Saloman isn't sure just who is responsible for them (though he offers some educated guesses on the artists behind such names as Sharks, Oliver Bone, and the Masked Phantom), but there are a good share of solid grooves and kicky melodies to be found here from a number of gifted little-knowns. If you went to the movies in the '70s, "Soul Thing" by Tony Newman will sound familiar, while flautist Harold McNair solos over a Dave Brubeck-influenced piano groove on "The Hipster," Jerry Allen demonstrates new uses for game calls on "Fuzzy Duck," Thunder Road's synthesized version of "Peter Gunn" beats Art of Noise's variation on the theme by more than 15 years, "The Brooke Bond Beat" by Cliff Adams may be the most swingin' tea commercial ever, and the Outer Limits serve up some tough, moody rock, appropriately titled "Black Boots".
Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015) 2 CDs

Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 509 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | # WHL0073/2 | Time: 01:53:30

At the heart of Beethoven’s life’s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven’s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works. With an ever-expanding recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim, the quartet is delighted to release this disc, the first volume of its complete Beethoven cycle to be recorded live at Wigmore Hall over the coming Seasons.