Big Mama Thornton - The Complete Vanguard Recordings (2000) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Big Mama Thornton - The Complete Vanguard Recordings (2000) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Big Mama Thornton - The Complete Vanguard Recordings (2000) 3CD Set
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 616 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 271 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
West Coast Blues, Texas Blues, R&B | Label: Vanguard | # 3VCD 175 | 01:58:20

This wonderful three-disc set brings together everything Willie Mae Thornton recorded for the folk music label in the mid-'70s. It's comprised of her two released albums from 1975, Jail and Sassy Mama, and a complete unreleased album, Big Mama Swings. Thornton was still in good voice on these sessions and while not as powerful as her Peacock sides, the production is solid and these recordings make an excellent addition to her scant discography.

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.4 Gb | Scans ~ 17 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875026172 | Time: 10:30:14

Eugene Istomin (1925–2003), one of America’s most respected pianists, was highly esteemed by audiences and colleagues alike for his mindful virtuosity and unusually wide-ranging repertoire. 2015 marks Istomin’s 90th birthday year, a milestone that Sony Classical celebrates with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks concerto and solo recordings in a limited original-jacket collection including 10 previously unreleased studio recordings. Many of these performances appear in their first authorized CD editions, including the 19-year-old pianist’s recorded debut in Bach’s D minor Concerto led by Adolf Busch; his youthful concerto collaborations with Pablo Casals; Chopin’s complete Nocturnes; Brahms’s Handel Variations; Schubert’s D major D 850 Sonata, plus the long-out-of-print Rachmaninoff 2nd, Tchaikovsky 1st, Brahms 2nd, and Beethoven 4th and 5th (“Emperor”) Concertos with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, the discs are presented in facsimile sleeves and labels corresponding to the original LP releases. An enclosed booklet offers full discographical information, an essay by Jed Distler, and a photographic retrospective.

John Farnham - The Box Set Series (2014) 4CD Box Set

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John Farnham - The Box Set Series (2014) 4CD Box Set

John Farnham - The Box Set Series (2014) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 614 Mb | Scans included
Adult Contemporary Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Sony Music | # 88843069662 | 04:26:35

The BOX SET SERIES is a range of brand new 4 CD releases packed with original hit recordings by the biggest artists in music history, For the first time, the classic recordings of these household names are now packaged in affordable box sets. This package has been created locally especially for this series release, highlighting one of our own iconic artists alongside global icons. The collection features 64 classic John Farnham hits from nearly five decades of hits, from his teen pop idol days through his late-'80s/early-'90s peak and on through his charity-driven later years. From early classics, such as 'Playing To Win' and 'Don't You Know It's Magic', through to seminal Farnham classics, such as 'Pressure Down' and 'You're The Voice,' and 'That's Freedom', this collection is a must-have album for any music fan, young and old!

Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1991)

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Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1991)

Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1991)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 346 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:11
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Lounge, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 823 451-2

Astrud Gilberto has never been properly anthologized by Verve Records; although they've released a number of compilations over the years, none of them have been definitive, and most of them have been rather skimpy. 1987's The Silver Collection, originally released only in Europe but later imported to North America, is an idiosyncratic selection. It omits "The Girl From Ipanema," her biggest hit, includes all 11 tracks from her 1965 release The Astrud Gilberto Album, and adds on a selection of singles and album tracks recorded from 1965 to 1970 with no particular logic. All that said, however, it's still one of the best compilations available of this idiosyncratic but brilliant singer's '60s material. Jazz purists turn up their noses at Gilberto, correctly pointing out her near total lack of technical ability. However, the Brazilian songbird's appealingly plain voice, with its deliberately wobbly pitch (the "desafinado" style celebrated in Antonio Carlos Jobim's song of that title), total lack of vibrato, and deadpan phrasing, is a delight for those attuned to its charms.

Rage Against The Machine - Albums Collection 1992-2000, Japanese Reissues 2008 [Re-Up]

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Rage Against The Machine - Albums Collection 1992-2000, Japanese Reissues 2008 [Re-Up]

Rage Against The Machine - Studio Albums 1992-2000, Japanese Releases
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.42 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 480 Mb | Scans ~ 1.18 Gb
Alternative Metal, Rapcore, Alternative Rock, Funk Metal | Time: 3:29:39

Collection includes 4 studio albums by American rock band Rage Against The Machine. 'Rage Against The Machine' (1992), 'Evil Empire' (1996), 'The Battle Of Los Angeles' (1999), and 'Renegades' (2000).

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000] Re-Up

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Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000] Re-Up

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998)
with Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and J.J. Johnson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 164 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1000 | Time: 01:05:33

This second installment in the Classics Charlie Parker chronology contains quite a number of Bird's best-loved and most respected recordings. The first 12 tracks, recorded in New York for the Dial label in October and November of 1947, are all masterpieces of modern music, with the ballads, especially "Embraceable You," constituting some of Parker's very best recorded work. This is the classic 1947 quintet with Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach. Even if his personal life was characteristically chaotic, 1947 was a good year for Charlie Parker's music. It was in November 1947 that this band hit the road to play the El Sino Club on St. Antoine Boulevard in Detroit. Unfortunately, Bird got really snockered and couldn't perform, so the El Sino management canceled the gig. Bird ultimately destroyed his saxophone by throwing it out of a hotel window onto the street below. (A tragic and disturbing image!) Back in New York, the band – now a sextet with the addition of trombonist J.J. Johnson – made six more sides for Dial on December 17, 1947.

Anne Dudley - Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise (2017) [Japanese Edition]

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Anne Dudley - Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise (2017) [Japanese Edition]

Anne Dudley - Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise (2017) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Label: United Music and Arts | # UMA-1092 | Time: 01:01:32
Modern Classical, Electronic, Experimental

Anne Dudley, composer, artist and founding member of the hugely influential Art of Noise, and the only artist in history to have won an Oscar, a Grammy and had a No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, releases her brand new work Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise. This delicate, haunting piano album which sees the award winning composer reinterpreting the music of one of her most influential projects, the Art of Noise. This instrumental record finds Dudley performing piano covers of classic Eighties hits and new interpretations of pioneering electronic music.

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005) [Re-Up]

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Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005) [Re-Up]

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AGPL München | # AGPL 1-009 | Time: 01:10:22

Nikolai Demidenko is a celebrated piano virtuoso, considered a leading exponent of the Russian school of playing. His blend of technical brilliance and musical vision have earned him consistent raves since he first emerged on the international scene in the mid-1980s, and he has become a musical fixture in his adopted home of Great Britain, where he gained citizenship in 1995. Demidenko began playing before the age of five, learning on his grandfather's old, beaten-up piano. By the age of six, he was a student of Anna Kantor (Evgeny Kissin's teacher) at the Gnessin School of Music. An obstinate student who disliked scales and technique, Demidenko still made swift progress, and he eventually entered the Moscow Conservatory. There, he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov, whom Demidenko credits with fostering his more individual qualities as a player, as well as ironing out the remaining wrinkles in his technique. Reaching the finals of both the 1976 Montreal competition and the 1978 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow (where he played through an acute case of the flu) served as a final springboard to professional recognition.

Fiona Apple - Studio Albums 1996-2012 (4CD + 2xDVD5) [Re-Up]

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Fiona Apple - Studio Albums 1996-2012 (4CD + 2xDVD5) [Re-Up]

Fiona Apple - Studio Albums 1996-2012 (4CD + 2xDVD5)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.22 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 544 Mb | Scans included
2xDVD5 | NTSC | 4:3/16:9 (720x480) | LPCM 2.0, 1536 Kbps | Time: 00:28:49/0022:27 | 1.2/2.3 Gb
Adult Alternative, Piano Rock, Baroque Pop, Art Pop, Vocal Jazz | Time: 03:07:43

Fiona Apple defied categorization or any easy career path, almost running the pattern in reverse, opening her career as a highly touted and popular alternative singer/songwriter, then transitioning into a cult artist. Apple certainly benefited from the open-door policy of modern rock in the mid-’90s, following the path of crossover alt-rock piano-based songwriters like Tori Amos, but Apple was hardly an Amos copycat: she had a strong jazz undertow in her vocal phrasing and melodies, she had richer arrangements, she had a poppier bent to her songs. All these things helped her 1996 debut, Tidal, find a wide audience, one that increased considerably in the wake of the controversial video for the single “Criminal,” but Apple made it abundantly clear that she wasn’t an amateur provocateur with her sophomore album, When the Pawn Meets the King, an album that increased her critical reputation and cult, which would be pillars of support during her intense battles while making her third album, Extraordinary Machine. Collection includes: 'Tidal' (1996); 'When The Pawn…' (1999); 'Extraordinary Machine' (2005), and 'The Idler Wheel…' (2012).

Teitur - Albums Collection 2003-2013 (7CD) [Re-Up]

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Teitur - Albums Collection 2003-2013 (7CD) [Re-Up]

Teitur - Albums Collection 2003-2013 (7CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 842 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop/Rock, Chamber Pop, Folk | Time: 05:22:48

Teitur Lassen is a singer/songwriter from the Faroe Islands who resides in the U.K. Teitur (pronounced "TYE-toor") originally left the Faroe Islands for Copenhagen when he was 17 after fronting a pop/rock band. He set upon writing music full-time and eventually caught the attention of former BMI executive Christian Ulf-Hansen, who became his manager. Universal released his first album, Poetry & Aeroplanes, in 2003, while Teitur found himself opening for Suzanne Vega, Glen Phillips, Aimee Mann, and John Mayer as well as playing over 300 shows through the following year.

Charles Mingus - Kind of Mingus (2009) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Charles Mingus - Kind of Mingus (2009) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Charles Mingus - Kind of Mingus (2009) 10 CD Box Set
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.91 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.13 Gb | Scans included
Label: House Of Jazz/T2 Entertainment | # 220120 | Time: 08:03:52
Avant-Garde Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop

2009 exclusive 53-tracks 10-CD album set, offering a fine selection of recordings from the legendary jazz bassist, spanning the period 1954 to '64; presented in sealed clamshell box.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Greatest Hits (2005)

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Crosby, Stills & Nash - Greatest Hits (2005)

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Greatest Hits (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 434 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 307 Mb
Label: Atlantic, Rhino Records | # 8122765372 | Time: 01:17:07
Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock

When David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash created this pop super trio in 1968 after their splits from the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies, respectively, it would have been a pipedream that a hits package released 37 years later would sound as eternal and essential as this one. The 19 songs straddle the four-album, landscape-altered timeframe between 1969's post-Woodstock debut Crosby, Stills & Nash and 1982's Daylight Again, which helped inaugurate the MTV era. Unbalanced sequencing–which randomly bounces 12 years ahead and five years back–is rescued by the superb harmonies, unique songwriting and divergent personalities of the three members. With politics and culture always at the forefront, Stills bookends the band's trademark canon with "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" and "Southern Cross," Nash incorporates Eastern influences to "Marrakesh Express" and folk timber to "Just a Song Before I Go" and "Teach Your Children," and the ever-capricious Crosby leads the way lyrically with the lingering "Delta" to the Robert Kennedy tribute "Long Time Gone".

Emanuele Torquati - Albert Roussel: Promenade Sentimentale, Complete Piano Music (2012) 2CDs

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Emanuele Torquati - Albert Roussel: Promenade Sentimentale, Complete Piano Music (2012) 2CDs

Emanuele Torquati - Albert Roussel:
Promenade Sentimentale: Complete Piano Music (2012) 2CDs

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 388 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94329 | Time: 02:02:05

The French composer Albert Roussel (1869-1937) was ideally placed to develop a unique musical style. His background was more colourful than most of his fellow composers (he initially studied mathematics and worked as a naval officer before devoting himself to music), while his early years as a composer saw him exposed to a barrage of rich but conflicting musical influences: the impressionist movement (spearheaded by Debussy) and the more traditional approach of the Schola Cantorum (championed by d'Indy and Franck). Roussel absorbed the wide-ranging styles that he heard around him, blending and modifying them to establish his own distinctive voice – a voice that can be perceived clearly in his music for solo piano. Traditional musical forms are a frequent point of inspiration: in the Suite in F sharp Op.14, Roussel uses rustic dances as a basis to explore both counterpoint and tonal disintegration, while the Bach-inspired Prélude et Fugue demonstrates the neo-Classical style that he was drawn to in his later period. Above all, Roussel's piano music is characterised by its unique synthesis of rationality and feeling.

Savoy Brown - Looking In (1970) Reissue 1990

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Savoy Brown - Looking In (1970) Reissue 1990

Savoy Brown - Looking In (1970) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Blues-Rock, Boogie Rock, British Blues | Label: Deram | # 844 017-2 | 00:39:38

Savoy Brown's blues-rock sound takes on a much more defined feel on 1970's Looking In and is one of this band's best efforts. Kim Simmonds is utterly bewildering on guitar, while Lonesome Dave Peverett does a fine job taking over lead singing duties from Chris Youlden who left halfway through the year. But it's the captivating arrangements and alluring ease of the music that makes this a superb listen. The pleading strain transformed through Simmonds' guitar on "Money Can't Save Your Soul" is mud-thick with raw blues, and the comfort of "Sunday Night" is extremely smooth and laid back. "Take It Easy" sounds like it could have been a B.B. King tune as it's doused with relaxed guitar fingering. The entire album is saturated with a simple, British blues sound but the pace and the marbled strands of bubbly instrumental perkiness fill it with life. Even the Yardbirds-flavored "Leaving Again" is appealing with its naïve hooks, capped off with a heart-stopping guitar solo. This album along with Street Corner Talking best exemplify Savoy Brown's tranquilizing style.