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Weather Report - Original Album Classics (2007) [5CDs Box Set] {Columbia}

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Weather Report - Original Album Classics (2007) [5CDs Box Set] {Columbia}

Weather Report - Original Album Classics (2007) [5CDs Box Set] {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.37GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 516MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

2007 five CD set, a great installment in Sony/BMG's Original Album Classics series that brings together rare and out of print titles with some best sellers from the Sony/BMG Jazz catalog. Many of these albums have been unavailable on CD for some time and are sought after by collectors. Each set is presented in a high quality, rigid cardboard slipcase containing five 'vinyl replica' mini LP sleeves. This collection from the Jazz fusion greats features the albums I Sing the Body Electric, Sweetnighter, Mysterious Traveller, Black Market and Night Passage.

Dire Straits - Live 1978-1992 (2023) {8CD Box Set, Remastered} *PROPER*

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Dire Straits - Live 1978-1992 (2023) {8CD Box Set, Remastered} *PROPER*

Dire Straits - Live 1978-1992 (2023) {8CD Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 2,60 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 993 Mb
Full Scans ~ 501 Mb | 06:52:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Blues Rock, Pub Rock, Roots Rock | Vertigo #5553922

A new CD and vinyl box set called Live 1978-1992 focuses on the live recordings of Dire Straits. These packages spotlight four main concerts (or live albums): Alchemy (1983), On The Night (1993), the Live at the BBC compilation from 1995 and Live from the Rainbow Theatre, a 1979 gig which is previously unreleased.

The Allman Brothers Band - Filmore West '71 (2019) {4CD Box Set}

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The Allman Brothers Band - Filmore West '71 (2019) {4CD Box Set}

The Allman Brothers Band - Filmore West '71 (2019) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 1,79 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 767 Mb
Full Scans | 04:35:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Southern Rock / Boogie Rock / Hard Rock / Jam Band / Jazz-Rock
Allman Brothers Band Recording Company #821229000042

Six weeks before the Allman Brothers Band played the shows immortalized on At Fillmore East, they played three gigs at Bill Graham's left coast venue, the Fillmore West, in San Francisco in January of 1971. They were slotted between openers the Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band and Hot Tuna. These three shows are presented in their entirety in a four-disc set. Sourced from original two-track, reel-to-reel soundboard masters, they were held in ABB crew members Twiggs Lyndon's, Joe Dan Petty's, and Mike Callahan's closets for nearly five decades. They were then acquired by archivist Kirk West, who set the painstaking restoration process in motion. The quality here, while very good throughout, is muddy in some spots (mostly on disc two). In addition to the complete shows, West added a 45-minute "Mountain Jam" from March of 1970 at the Warehouse in New Orleans to disc four to fill it out.

Madness - Collector's Edition (1990) {3 Limited Edition Picture Discs}

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Madness - Collector's Edition (1990) {3 Limited Edition Picture Discs}

Madness - Collector's Edition (1990) {3 Limited Edition Picture Discs}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,04 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 509 Mb
Full Scans | 02:01:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Wave, Pop Rock, Ska | Virgin #TPAK 8

Along with the Specials, Madness were one of the leading bands of the ska revival of the late '70s and early '80s. As their career progressed, Madness branched away from their trademark "nutty sound" and incorporated large elements of Motown, soul, and British pop. Although the band managed one crossover American hit in 1983, they remained a British phenomenon, influencing several successive generations of musicians and becoming one of the most beloved groups the country produced during the '80s. This box set includes the following albums: One Step Beyond… (1979), Absolutely (1980), The Rise And Fall (1982).

Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs

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Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs

Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.44 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 647 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95161 | Time: 04:37:54

The prolific Domenico Alberti squeezed a surprising number of works out of a short and eventful life, achieving fame across Western Europe, particularly for the so-called ‘Alberti bass’, an arpeggiated style of left-hand keyboard playing. Yet his presentday reputation does not equal these heights, his fame largely limited today to his Eight Sonatas. This recording puts this to rights, showcasing Alberti as a composer who deserves to be remembered for centuries to come, as a musical poet possessed of remarkable invention and imagination. Alberti’s compositions display the simplicity and sensitivity of Clementi, the vigour of Mozart and, in the briefest of moments, an almost Schubertian or Chopinesque pre-Romanticism. His keyboard compositions are generally individual movements or twopart toccatas or sonatas, the whole full of melodic echoes and intentional reworkings, which form intriguing bridges between the pieces. The three distinct periods in the composer’s output of keyboard music are mirrored here by the use of organ, fortepiano and harpsichord (all of which Alberti would have had to hand in his day) – corresponding also to the period practice of ‘playing on all manner of instruments’, with individual pieces often not tied down to a specific instrument. This combination adds a talented keyboardist and international award-winner Manuel Tomadin who has a particular interest in Renaissance and Baroque music and historical organs. He brings all of his expertise to bear on this superb album. This 4 album set contains the complete keyboard music by Domenico Alberti, a First Recording.

Charley Patton - Complete Recordings 1929-1934 (2008) 5CD Box Set

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Charley Patton - Complete Recordings 1929-1934 (2008) 5CD Box Set

Charley Patton - Complete Recordings 1929-1934 (2008) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 698 Mb | Scans included
Label: JSP Records | # JSP7702 | Time: 04:45:23
Delta Blues, Country Blues, Gospel Blues, Pre-War Blues

Charley Patton lived only into his 40s, but he left a large body of recorded work, which reveals a broad repertoire, much self-written. He came to his first recording session - in June 1929, for Paramount - with an established reputation. It was said his voice could be heard 500 yards away. The songs he recorded that day include some he had been honing for 20 years around the Delta. Pony Blues is usually cited as a masterpiece. He cut two versions. Both are good, the first is finer: he growls the lyrics, his guitar lopes and bucks. Patton's rhythms are one of his trademarks - complex, intricate, powerful, his fingering always precise. Listen to his playing on Down The Dirt Road Blues - he puts brilliant guitar phrases at the end of each stanza. Songs like Banty Rooster, with its beautiful slide work, and the idiosyncratic Spoonful represent the essence of Mississippi blues and are typical of Patton fast-and-loose approach to blues structures (there's not a standard 12-bar in Patton's recorded output) and rhythmic conventions. Even those who have studied Patton's lyrics find areas to dispute. The voice is gruff, the phrasing eccentric and his Mississippi accent can be impenetrable. But it's worth paying attention - Patton's songs evoke a world that has vanished.

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff: Piano Works (2015) 6CDs Box Set

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Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff: Piano Works (2015) 6CDs Box Set

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff: Piano Works (2015) 6CDs Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.24 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Grand Piano | # GP728X | Time: 07:06:37

Joachim Raff (1822–1882) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the foremost symphonists of his age, but in his extensive oeuvre of 329 compositions over half of them are for the piano. This selection of 21 works offers a cross section of the best of this large catalogue for the instrument, chosen by acclaimed Raff interpreter Tra Nguyen to showcase the varied aspects of his art. Raff’s melodic generosity, his piquant harmonic sensibility and ravishing textures are all on display in these pieces which span the whole of his career, from the exuberant Douze Romances to the majestic Grande Sonate.

John Coltrane Quartet with Red Garland - Complete Recordings [3CD Box Set, Recorded 1957-1958] (2008)

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John Coltrane Quartet with Red Garland - Complete Recordings [3CD Box Set, Recorded 1957-1958] (2008)

John Coltrane Quartet with Red Garland - Complete Recordings [3CD Box Set, Recorded 1957-1958] (2008)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 872 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 453 MB | Covers - 98 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Essential Jazz Classics (EJC55420)

The seminal quartet recordings compiled on this collection were made during a transitional period in John Coltrane's musical career. He had first joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1955 and would form his own celebrated quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones in 1960. In the intervening years, he overcame his narcotics addiction and began to expand on his own musical ideas while experimenting with both the Thelonious Monk Quartet and the Miles Davis Sextet (featuring Bill Evans and Cannonball Adderley). Although Trane belonged to both the Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk groups, he also recorded studio sessions with other musicians and presented his own albums during this period. Among them were many quartet sides, all of them featuring Red Garland on piano and Paul Chambers on bass (both of whom he had known from the Miles Davis Quintet).

Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums 1973-1977) (2008) 4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LPs

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Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums 1973-1977) (2008) 4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LPs

Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums 1973-1977) (2008)
4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LP sleeve
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 820 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans ~ 170 Mb
Label: Captain Trip Records | # CTCDB-610/613 | Time: 02:35:37
Progressive Rock, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Free Jazz, Jazz-Rock

With the possible exception of Richard Pinhas' Heldon, Gilbert Artman's Lard Free was probably the premier French progressive group of the '70s. The prolific Heldon might win in terms of amount of material, but the three near-perfect albums by Lard Free (despite the truly wretched band name) probably have them beat in terms of overall quality. Although Artman, a drummer who also dabbles in synthesizers and piano, called Lard Free a group, he was the only constant member; all three albums have different lineups. 1973's Lard Free consists of relatively short pieces with prominent piano and saxophone parts, and as such is the most jazz-oriented of the three. The following year's I'm Around About Midnight consists of three long pieces with much more synthesizer; at times, it sounds almost like early (pre-ambient) Tangerine Dream, or perhaps Clear Light, the French collective Artman and the then-current lineup of Lard Free occasionally worked with around this time. 1977's Lard Free III, also known as Spirale Malax, is Artman's best work, a pair of side-long experiments that combine space music, jazz, and King Crimson-style heavy progressive rock better than many groups (including King Crimson) could ever hope to manage.

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]

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Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.24 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 837 Mb | Scans ~ 31 mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 92229 | Time: 06:05:12

For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, it does not much matter if the sound is not all that great and it does not much matter if the repertoire is the same repertoire as always. It does not even matter much if the performances are not the greatest Richter ever recorded. For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, the only thing that matters is that there are new Richter recordings because that all by itself means that they will be some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded. And this five-disc set of Sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt does not disappoint. With recordings dates from 1961 through 1975 and recording venues all in the USSR and its empire, the sound is hard and harsh. But with repertoire ranging from the last three Beethoven Sonatas through Schubert's last Sonata to Liszt's only Sonata, the music has the supreme masterpieces of the Romantic repertoire. And while there are Richter performances here and there that may arguably exceed these, Richter's performances here are as virtuosic, as expressive, as profound, and as transcendent as any he ever recorded. Which makes them some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded.

Slave - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set

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Slave - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set

Slave - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.23 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 455 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Funk, Urban, Soul, Disco | Label: Atlantic/Rhino | # 8122 79834 1 | Time: 03:18:22

Original Album Series contains the first five albums from the mighty Dayton funk band Slave: Slave (1977), The Hardness of the World (1977), The Concept (1978), Just a Touch of Love (1979), and Stone Jam (1980). Each disc is in a thin cardboard pouch with reproductions of the original front and back sleeve designs. Since the series limits itself to five discs, the band's phenomenal sixth album – Show Time (1981) – couldn't fit, but this is a convenient way to snap up the majority of the output from one of the planet's best funk bands. Not even the two-disc The Definitive Groove Collection covers all the great singles and album cuts featured within this small box.

Francis Lai - Anthology (2016) 7CD Box Set

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Francis Lai - Anthology (2016) 7CD Box Set

Francis Lai - Anthology (2016) 7CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 2.4 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 1.19 Gb | Scans ~ 177 Mb
Label: Play-Time | # PL1510304 | Time: 07:30:12
Soundtracks, Score, Easy Listening, French Pop

Spring 2016 will be the 50th anniversary of the music for A Man and a Woman, Francis Lai's birth-certificate as a film-music composer. To commemorate the event, Play-Time is proud to present this 7CD boxed set entitled Francis Lai Anthology, a collection whose simple aim is to present the (very) original soundtracks composed by the great Lai, now carefully restored for the occasion. Each album in the set has its own concept: Lelouch-Belmondo for example, with the music from Itinerary of a Spoiled Child and Love is a Funny Thing, or Lelouch-Hallyday, notably for the electrifying score from L'Aventure, c'est l'aventure (Money Money Money), a pop tsunami that was never published after the film's release… until now. The set also includes the CD Double polars (from the films Body of my Enemy and The Crook), the iconic original score of Bilitis, here for the first time in its splendid unabbreviated version, and also a CD devoted to the productive association between Francis Lai and René Clément (with the music from their films And Hope to Die and The Baby sitter). Along the way, the contents reveal previously unreleased music and other rarities: the complete signature-tunes that Lai composed for FR3 Television; pieces written for short films (notably works directed by Claude Pinoteau); and an iconoclastic reading of Les Etoiles du Cinéma, specially recorded by the brilliant pianist and composer Jean-Michel Bernard in tribute to his master.

Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, Adam Fischer - Franz Joseph Haydn: 12 London Symphonies (2013) 5CD Box Set

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Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, Adam Fischer - Franz Joseph Haydn: 12 London Symphonies (2013) 5CD Box Set

Franz Joseph Haydn: 12 London Symphonies (2013) 5CD Box Set
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, conducted by Adám Fischer

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.17 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94601 | Time: 05:16:47

Joseph Haydn, often referred to as 'The Father of the Symphony', has an enormous 109 of these works to his name. Within his vast oeuvre of symphonies is a group of 12, written between 1781 and 1795, which are known as the 'London' symphonies, composed during or for his two visits to the English capital. Brimming with inspiration and character, the 'London' symphonies contain many of the legendary moments of Haydn's works, including the drumroll opening of No.103, the ticking of the clock in the Andante of No.101, the jubilant sound of the triangle in the finale of the 'Military', and that arresting interjection of the timpani in the 'Surprise'. This collection brings together these wonderful works, each of which contributed to Haydn's crafting of the symphonic form that would later be taken up by none other than his pupil and friend, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra was formed by Adam Fischer in 1987 with the express purpose of performing the works of the revered composer.

VA - The Many Faces Of Fleetwood Mac (2019) {3CD Box Set}

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VA - The Many Faces Of Fleetwood Mac (2019) {3CD Box Set}

VA - The Many Faces Of Fleetwood Mac (2019) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,22 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 456 Mb
Full Scans ~ 303 Mb | 03:09:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Soft Rock | Music Brokers #MBB7282

It's extremely hard to think of any band that completely pivots lineups and stylistic approaches, and then turns out well—unless of course you're Fleetwood Mac. Formed in the U.K. as a hard-edged British blues combo in the late '60s, the troupe eventually gradually morphed into a polished pop/rock act over the course of a decade, and in the process, became one of the most influential American bands of the '70s. In The Many Faces of Fleetwood Mac, we will go down the rabbit hole to explore the lesser known side of the band and also to review the work of most of its 18 past and current members. To complete our journey, we will enjoy the band live during one of their most popular concerts of their half-a-century career. The stellar artwork and remastered sound, The Many Faces of Fleetwood Mac if the most recent addition to our 40-plus collection and for sure will be an essential part of your pop-rock collection.

Gary Moore - Blues And Beyond (2017) {4CD Box Set}

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Gary Moore - Blues And Beyond (2017) {4CD Box Set}

Gary Moore - Blues And Beyond (2017) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,87 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 639 Mb
Scans Included | 04:19:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Sanctuary Records / BMG #BMGCAT105BOX

On 24th November 2017 BMG proudly release Gary Moore’s Blues and Beyond, a remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings. Blues and Beyond is released on double CD, 4 LP and as a box set, which includes unreleased live recordings and the official Gary Moore biography I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow written by Harry Shapiro. Best known for his evocative solo hits, Parisienne Walkways and Still Got the Blues (live versions feature in this set), and his on/off membership of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore’s solo career comprises over twenty albums. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music – the blues – where ironically he scored his biggest commercial success through his 1990s and 2000s blues albums.