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John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann: Symphonies Nos.1 & 3; Manfred Overture (2020)

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John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann: Symphonies Nos.1 & 3; Manfred Overture (2020)

John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann: Symphonies Nos.1 & 3; Manfred Overture (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 71:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO | LSO0844 | Recorded: 2019

The second album in Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Schumann series with the London Symphony Orchestra travels from glorious fanfare to dream-like passages with the lively Spring and Rhenish symphonies. From the dramatic first trumpet-call which awakens the frozen landscape, Symphony No.1 is a celebration of spring. It moves through the season and a gruff folksong Scherzo until finally a jubilant conclusion dances into summer. Desperate, heartfelt and elegant, the Manfred Overture opens with an urgent impetus that only increases through the work, displaying the intense strife which lies ahead for it's protagonist. Schumann's Symphony No.3 is one of the composer's most impressive, painting a euphoric picture of the German Rhineland in broad Beethovenian style and closing with an exhilarating finale.

Adriano Celentano - Soli (1979) Re-up

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Adriano Celentano - Soli (1979) Re-up

Adriano Celentano - Soli (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Clan Celentano, 4971552) | ~ 292 or 96 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 14 Mb
Chanson, Schlager, Disco

One of Italy's best-loved artists, Adriano Celentano has been equally successful in film and music. Whether singing Elvis Presley-inspired rock, as he did as a member of the Rock Boys in 1957, or romantic balladry, Celentano found a dedicated market for his music…

Alison Balsom, Tom Poster - Légende: Works for Trumpet and Piano (2016)

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Alison Balsom, Tom Poster - Légende: Works for Trumpet and Piano (2016)

Alison Balsom, Tom Poster - Légende: Works for Trumpet and Piano (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 196 Mb | Total time: 61:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 0190295987725 | Recorded: 2015, 2016

This is Alison Balsom's first CD recital with piano – here played by her long-standing recital partner, Tom Poster. Balsom describes the programme as embracing “the most important repertoire for trumpet and piano” – taking a fascinating journey through 20th century works by such composers as Enescu, Hindemith, Martinů, Françaix, Bernstein and Maxwell Davies. That being said, the final piece on the official programme – preceding ‘American Songbook’ encores by George Gershwin and Jerome Kern – dates from the 21st century and was composed by the team of Balsom and Poster themselves. Called The Thoughts of Dr. May, it is inspired by another British musician: Brian May, lead guitarist of the rock band Queen – and also, as it happens, an astrophysicist.

Myriam Alter - Alter Ego (1999)

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Myriam Alter - Alter Ego (1999)

Myriam Alter - Alter Ego (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 321 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 149 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Intuition (INT 3258-2)

Myriam Alter received classical music training starting from the age of 8. Being very involved with her studies (graduating from high school, then getting a licence for psychology at the University of Brussels), she stopped practising her instrument at the age of 15. After her studies first she worked in an advertising agency for seven years. After that, without really being aware of it, she went back to music by opening a dancing school that she managed for another seven years. This was when she really felt the need to start studying the piano again. Her innate attraction to improvised music brought her very naturally to jazz. She started to study on her own and then later with two Americans, the saxophonist John Ruocco and pianist Denis Luxion. Finally it was Dutch bass player Hein van de Geyn, who had been following her career closely, who became the producer of her first three records…

Kraftwerk - Live On Radio Bremen, 1971 (2006) Unofficial CD Release [Re-Up]

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Kraftwerk - Live On Radio Bremen, 1971 (2006) Unofficial CD Release [Re-Up]

Kraftwerk - Live On Radio Bremen, 1971 (2006) [Unofficial CD Release]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic, Avant-Garde | Label: Philips | # 2561971 | 01:09:43

The line-up on this newly released bootleg is said to consist of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger, which tells us that this was probably recorded in that short period of time in 1971, estimated to 6 months, when Ralf Hütter had left the band. Supposedly, the recording was made at the Gondel Kino in Bremen, Germany on June 25, 1971. And it's an interesting recording.

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014) [Re-Up]

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Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014) [Re-Up]

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Classical Crossover, Contemporary | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875076722 | Time: 01:01:21

If anyone has earned the right to mess around with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons it is Nigel Kennedy, the violin world’s Marmite violinist. Remember how fresh he made this music sound on his recording of a quarter-century ago? This latest version offers a ferment of all he’s played since – concertos, jazz, Jimi Hendrix. It’s affectionate and irreverent in equal measure, and Kennedy and his Orchestra of Life never sound less than riveting. Pretty much all Vivaldi’s notes are there; around, above and in between them come interjections, overlays and linking passages involving guest musicians from jazz and rock: Orphy Robinson, Damon Reece, Z-Star and others. Spring is welcomed in by a distant-sounding intro on an electric-guitar. Summer’s storms bring forth bursts of crazily sampled static. Autumn tears off at a cracking pace, but with a jazz trumpet sauntering lazily over the top. It all sounds like a colossal jam session from the inside of a Botticelli painting.

Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2012)

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Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2012)

Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 66:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 4 40329 2 | Recorded: 2012

In the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Alison Balsom celebrates the heroic era of the Baroque trumpet in works by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and Henry Purcell (1658 or 1659-1695), whose anthems, odes, sinfonias and operas have provided the music for numerous royal celebrations from their own day to the present.

Circle - 4 Studio Albums (2000-2006)

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Circle - 4 Studio Albums (2000-2006)

Circle - 4 Studio Albums (2000-2006)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 542 MB | Covers - 224 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Essence Music, Klangbad, Ektro Records

Circle are probably the most well known band of the Finnish underground music scene. Circle has secure their place as one of the best modern Space Rock/Krautrock exponents in recent years and now with every new release they're setting a goal for one of the best modern Experimental Rock bands in recent years. With such a varied discography and eclectic style, adventurous music fans will certainly enjoy this band.
Formed in 1991 in Pori, the band started as a 3 piece making aggressive music with influences from Spacemen 3, Loop and grunge bands. The members that started it all were Jussi Lehtisalo (guitars), Juha Ahtiainen (drums) and Marko Taipale (bass). With the first line-up they only managed to make one EP, "DNA/Independence"…

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:56:59 | 272 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

With this recording the acclaimed ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, led by director Krijn Koetsveld, have at last completed a monumental undertaking nearly a decade in the making: the complete cycle of Claudio Monteverdi’s books of madrigals. Fittingly, the last instalment in this series is the final Ninth Book (Libro IX), which was published posthumously in 1651 and looks back on the breadth of the composer’s career with lighter pieces in the established forms of his day (prima prattica), in Monteverdi’s own innovative style (seconda prattica), and in a new genre that had begun to eclipse the madrigal in Monteverdi’s twilight years.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:52:21 | 515 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

With this recording the acclaimed ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, led by director Krijn Koetsveld, have come full circle and at last completed their monumental undertaking of a complete cycle of Claudio Monteverdi’s books of madrigals. In bringing this endeavour to a close the group have returned to their starting point, recording a fresh take of perhaps the most famous set, Monteverdi’s groundbreaking Books V & VI, previously released by Le Nuove Musiche one decade ago at the start of this musical journey.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:36:36 | 400 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

Le Nuove Musiche, led by acclaimed director Krijn Koetsveld, continue with their exceptional series of Claudio Monteverdi’s complete madrigals. Here, they look back to the very beginning of Monteverdi's works, when the young composer was still under the influence of his teacher Marc'Antonio Ingegneri. At this time, the madrigal was already a popular art form, one that Monteverdi was beginning to add his name to, before – as we know – he would go on to radically extend it with the introduction of the seconda prattica. These two books show that Monteverdi was an assured and dexterous composer in the established genre. He could follow the conventions of madrigal-writing – concentrating on the recitation of the text, adding in affects by altering the melody, rhythm and harmony – with skill and originality.

Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Live at C-Boy's (feat. Mike Flanigin & Frosty Smith) (2017)

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Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Live at C-Boy's (feat. Mike Flanigin & Frosty Smith) (2017)

Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Live at C-Boy's (feat. Mike Flanigin & Frosty Smith) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 222 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 83 Mb | 00:36:03
Blues Rock | Label: Proper Records

The level of musicianship is top-notch all around, from Flanigin's magnetic Baby Face Willette-style Hammond magic to Smith's thunderous drumming to Vaughan's steady-as-a-rock rhythm and lead playing….The album, Live at C-Boy's, was recorded at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul, an atmospheric club on South Congress Street in Austin, Jimmie's hometown.

Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)

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Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)

Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 554 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans ~ 85 Mb | 01:17:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Funk | Motown Records #602498621882

During times of extreme political and social change, Stevie Wonder's voice and songwriting served as cultural and spiritual guideposts to many a listener, often lending insight and a barometer with which to measure the ways of the world. But that was largely during the golden phase of his career, generally regarded as being the late '60s through 1980's Hotter Than July. His work in the mid-'80s through the '90s was marginal in comparison, only hinting at glimpses of former brilliance, sugar-coated by over-polished production and radio-friendly content. So with a decade passing since his last full-length, 1995's Conversation Piece, people waited with bated breath for a sign of his return…and wondered which Wonder would show up: would it be the socially conscious genius who wrote anthems for a generation, or the R&B crooner who dominated quiet storm radio?

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Reinhard Keiser: Croesus (2000)

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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Reinhard Keiser: Croesus (2000)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Reinhard Keiser: Croesus (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 818 Mb | Total time: 62:36+59:41+60:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901714.16 | Recorded: 1999

Is another baroque opera–in this case by composer Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739)–really worth hearing in its entirety? After a completely conventional overture, the opening scene pits the legendarily rich king of Lydia, the titular Croesus (who incidentally lived in the fifth century B.C.), against the Athenian philosopher and lawgiver Solon. On account of his immeasurable wealth, the complacent Croesus believes himself to be completely secure and unassailable; Solon mocks his riches and points out how ephemeral all earthly goods are. This exchange of words via recitative is perfectly built up–both as a composition and as performed here. From his very first notes, Roman Trekel's Croesus carries conviction, while Kwangchul Youn (a role originally intended for tenor but justifiably and effectively transcribed by conductor René Jacobs for bass) is no less impressive.

Kiss - Asylum (1985) {2012, Japanese Reissue}

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Kiss - Asylum (1985) {2012, Japanese Reissue}

Kiss - Asylum (1985) {2012, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 283 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Glam Rock | Mercury / Universal Music #UICY-25138

Asylum is the 13th studio album by the American rock band Kiss. It is the first with lead guitarist Bruce Kulick as an official band member. He replaced guitarist Mark St. John on some songs on the Animalize album during his absence due to Reiter's Syndrome. As a result of this, Kulick filled John's spot during most segments of the Animalize tour. The lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Carr, and Kulick would last until Carr's death in November 1991, while Kulick would stay with the band until the reunion of the original lineup in 1996. Fan reaction to Asylum was mixed. The album was certified Gold and platinum in November, 1985.