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Leo Sayer - Living In A Fantasy (1980) {2003, Japanese Reissue, Limited Edition}

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Leo Sayer - Living In A Fantasy (1980) {2003, Japanese Reissue, Limited Edition}

Leo Sayer - Living In A Fantasy (1980) {2003, Japanese Reissue, Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 323 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Covers Included | 00:47:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Imperial Records #TECI-21176

Living in a Fantasy is the last album to yield hits for Leo Sayer in America, closing out the terrific '70s run as the '80s began. A-ha/Bow Wow Wow/Squeeze producer Alan Tarney chooses to keep the production slick and sparse, the large mix of musicians who helped craft albums like Thunder In My Heart, Endless Flight, Here, World Radio, and others vanishes as the singer goes back to the pared-down format of his Just a Boy period. The big difference is that Sayer had gone beyond the singer/songwriter personality of those early recordings to having marquee value, as well as his own TV show. Songs here like "You Win, I Lose are bouncy pop, this one like five others composed by the singer and his producer.

Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie (1997) {2020, Paul McCartney Archive Collection}

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Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie (1997) {2020, Paul McCartney Archive Collection}

Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie (1997) {2020, Paul McCartney Archive Collection}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 777 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 306 Mb
Full Scans ~ 57 Mb | 00:53:46 + 01:13:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock | MPL / Capitol Records / Universal Music Group #0602508617706 / B003158902

Flaming Pie is the thirteenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, personally supervised by Paul McCartney and remastered at Abbey Road Studios. Originally released on May 5, 1997, Paul's critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums. Produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne, and George Martin and featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney, and son James, Flaming Pie is equal parts a masterclass in songcraft and a sustained burst of joyful spontaneity. Flaming Pie would represent yet another pinnacle in Paul’s solo catalogue: Released to rapturous reviews, the album would be Paul's most commercially successful release of the '90s, achieving his highest chart positions since the '80s and would receive gold certifications in the US, UK, Japan and more. The 2CD features the original album remastered + 21 tracks of bonus audio.

The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)

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The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)

The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 786 Mb | Total time: 68:50+67:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: fra bernardo ‎| FB 1309202 | Recorded: 2013

In short, Pipelare’s striking personality becomes apparent through hearing and analysing his masses rather than from the meagre details of his life. It is as if he redefines polyphonic composition with each work, rather than reverting to the tried and tested as say Jakob Obrecht did. There is nothing immediately recognisable, nothing that sounds even vaguely familiar, nothing can be categorised, rather everything sounds new, fresh, lively – wilfully individual!

War - Anthology 1970-1994 [2CD Set] (1994)

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War - Anthology 1970-1994 [2CD Set] (1994)

War - Anthology 1970-1994 [2CD Set] (1994)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.09 GB | Scans
Genre: Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Rock | Label: Avenue Records | Catalog Number: R2 71774

For some reason, there still isn't a truly comprehensive single-disc War collection on the market. Rhino's Grooves and Messages easily comes the closest, although its unnecessary remix disc kicks up the price a bit (and one could argue about a couple of omissions in favor of latter-day tracks). That makes Rhino's own double-disc Anthology (1970-1994) even more valuable – it might be too much for casual fans who just want War's biggest hits, but there's absolutely nothing missing here. All the hits are included, of course, as well as some overlooked singles and fine album tracks; plus, Anthology does fans a service by gathering the highlights from their uneven later work, which is more disco-tinged and less distinctive. A concise overview this is not; what Anthology illustrates instead is the full scope of War's versatility, and their loping, easygoing way with a groove.

Igor Kipnis - Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Partitas Nos. 3, 5 & 6 (2000)

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Igor Kipnis - Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Partitas Nos. 3, 5 & 6 (2000)

Igor Kipnis - Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Partitas Nos. 3, 5 & 6 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 446 Mb | Total time: 73:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Seraphim Classics ‎| 74007 2 | Recorded: 1977

If you want a representative sample of Igor Kipnis’ Bach, start with the introductory toccata to the E minor Partita (No. 6). You get little of the music’s introspective undertones, but Kipnis’ subtle registration changes, resourceful ornamentation, and rhythmic extroversion proves quite insidious. Some of Kipnis’ textual emendations will surprise you, such as his duple-meter reading of the Fifth Partita’s Allemanda. Only on the repeats does Kipnis reinstate the middle notes of the right hand triplet groupings.

Simon Preston - Bach: Complete Organ Works (2000) (14 CDs Box Set)

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Simon Preston - Bach: Complete Organ Works (2000) (14 CDs Box Set)

Simon Preston - Bach: Complete Organ Works (2000) (14 CDs Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 14 CDs, 15:42:07 min | 4,1 Gb | Scans->55 mb
Genre: Classical, Organ / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Over the course of the last 12 years Simon Preston has been recording Bach’s organ music for DG, and while some of these discs have been released individually during that time, many are appearing here for the first time. More than that, some of the earlier recordings have been rejected in favour of more recent ones: I’m glad that his 1992 recording of the ‘Schubler’ Chorales (6/92) has been substituted by an altogether more relaxed and elegant version, recorded in late 1999, in which he not only seems more in sympathy with the music but also feels less inclined to treat it as the latest Olympic athletics event; BWV645 takes the best part of a minute longer in this new recording and benefits enormously from it. A total of 10 organs has been used (every one, as they say, a winner) and the booklet includes adequate historic information, specifications and photographs (although none of Preston’s registrations is detailed), as well as brief, rather basic notes and a somewhat superficial interview with Preston himself.

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works (2018)

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WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works (2018)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Oren Shevlin, Alexander Lonquich, Dénes Várjon, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Digital booklet | 06:39:23 | 1,6 Gb
Classical | Label: audite Musikproduktion

The complete edition of Robert Schumann's symphonic works with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne under Heinz Holliger is now available as a 6 album set.

Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (2019)

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Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (2019)

Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Digital booklet | 05:24:59 | 1,2 Gb
Classical | Label: Exton

Joe Hisaishi conducts Beethoven. Featuring Symphony No. 1 to 9 on five discs. Performed by the Future Orchestra Classics (Nagano Chamber Orchestra)

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 178 min | 45,4 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 178 min | 12,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

For "La forza del destino", Verdi created one of his most famous melodies, the "fate" motif that permeates the whole of the score. Music and action alternate in masterly fashion between large-scale crowd scenes and intimate interiority, in that way illustrating Verdi's real theme: the manner in which fallible human beings are destroyed by a cruel fate.

Electric Light Orchestra - ELO's Greatest Hits (1976)

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Electric Light Orchestra - ELO's Greatest Hits (1976)

Electric Light Orchestra - ELO's Greatest Hits (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CBS Associated Records, ZK 36310 | ~ 270 or 106 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 80 Mb
Progressive Rock

By ignoring the band's first two albums, the Roy Wood-dominated Electric Light Orchestra and the transitional ELO II, the 1979 singles compilation ELO's Greatest Hits presents a somewhat skewed vision of the band…

Vanessa Carlton - Love Is An Art (2020)

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Vanessa Carlton - Love Is An Art (2020)

Vanessa Carlton - Love Is An Art (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 197 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 90 Mb | 00:36:10
Indie Pop, Pop Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Dine Alone Records

Yeah, yeah, “A Thousand Miles”—that was nearly two decades ago. (And it still bangs.) And if you haven’t been paying attention since, you might be surprised by the elegant and often idiosyncratic folk-pop that Carlton’s been putting out over the years. Produced by Dave Fridmann, who’s worked with bands from Sleater-Kinney to MGMT, the songwriter’s sixth album is full of strange little twists and turns—more Dirty Projectors than Top 40 radio. Take the cavernous title track, backed by gentle synth arpeggios and sampled rainfall, or the psychedelic fuzz of “I Can’t Stay the Same,” an ode to evolution.

Mike Mattison - Afterglow (2020)

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Mike Mattison - Afterglow (2020)

Mike Mattison - Afterglow (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:40:16
Blues, Roots Rock, Soul | Label: Landslide Records

Mike Mattison is a roots singer and songwriter best-known for his work in the Derek Trucks Band, Scrapomatic, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. With both DTB and TTB he won a Grammy for Best Blues Album. The TTB has also won five Blues Music Awards from the Blues Music Foundation and two Canadian Maple Blues Awards.

Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Russian Fantasy: Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka, Borodin, Scriabin (2011) [Re-Up]

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Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Russian Fantasy: Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka, Borodin, Scriabin (2011) [Re-Up]

Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Russian Fantasy (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 2940 DH | Time: 00:59:41

Following their album of French music for two pianos, father and son Vladimir and Vovka Ashkenazy revel in their musical heritage with this dazzling programme by the great composers of Russia, with Rachmaninov's two-piano Suite No.1 at its heart. Three of the works have been arranged by Vovka Ashkenazy himself, including Mussorgsky's Night On The Bald Mountain and the album's virtuosic finale - Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from his opera Prince Igor. His two-piano arrangement of Glinka's lilting Valse-fantaisie is itself based on Sergei Lyapunov's arrangement for four hands. The two works originally written for two pianos are Rachmaninov's poetic Suite no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie Tableaux" (which the young composer dedicated to another giant of Russian music - Piotr Tchaikovsky) and the Fantasy in A minor by Rachmaninov's contemporary at the Moscow Conservatoire, Scriabin.

VA - Cafe del Mar: SunScapes (2015) [Re-Up]

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VA - Cafe del Mar: SunScapes (2015) [Re-Up]

VA - Café del Mar: SunScapes (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Lounge, Chillout, Ambient | Label: Cafe del Mar Music | # 1-2015-113 | Time: 01:11:11

SunScapes features a new Ambient Music concept that has received strong feedbacks from the many followers of the legendary Café del Mar. SunScapes is a deeply atmospheric journey featuring some of the most iconic ambient artists such as Marconi Union, Biosphere and Max Cooper.

Mischa Maisky, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto, 'Enigma' Variations, 'Pomp and Circumstance' (2012)

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Mischa Maisky, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto, 'Enigma' Variations, 'Pomp and Circumstance' (2012)

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto, 'Enigma' Variations, 'Pomp and Circumstance' (2012)
Mischa Maisky, cello; Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 478 3619 GB | Time: 01:14:33

Enigma Variations is the work that secured Elgars reputation as a composer of international significance. The 14 variations are all character portraits of friends, including his wife and the composer himself, the most famous being the ninth, the achingly nostalgic Nimrod. The Cello Concerto is Elgars last substantial work and has become not only one of his best loved, but also one of the most popular concertos ever written for the instrument.