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Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984) Re-Up

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Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984) Re-Up

Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 655 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 269 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:50 + 00:44:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock | Warner Bros. Records #9 25085-2

Alchemy: Dire Straits Live is a double album and the first live album by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 16 March 1984 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 22–23 July 1983, the album features the band's best-known and fan-favourite songs from their first four albums, along with the Mark Knopfler - Local Hero soundtrack. Many of the songs have reworked arrangements and extended improvisational segments. The album cover is taken from a painting by Brett Whiteley.

Nicholas Payton, Wessell Anderson, Peter Martin, Christopher Thomas, Brian Blade - New Orleans Collective (1992) [Reissue 1995]

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Nicholas Payton, Wessell Anderson, Peter Martin, Christopher Thomas, Brian Blade - New Orleans Collective (1992) [Reissue 1995]

Nicholas Payton, Wessell Anderson, Peter Martin, Christopher Thomas, Brian Blade - New Orleans Collective (1992) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, New Orleans Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Evidence Music (ECD 22105-2)

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton is teamed up with Wessell Anderson (who doubles on sopranino and alto), pianist Peter Martin, bassist Christopher Thomas and drummer Brian Blade for an unusual set of music that shifts between hard bop and New Orleans jazz. While "Rhonda Mile" (which uses the chord changes to "Indiana") is pure bop, other selections combine the two idioms and "Four or Five Times" (listed as an Anderson original but actually a standard from the 1920s) is strictly Dixieland. A highpoint is the 16-minute "He Was a Good Man, Oh Yes He Was" which musically depicts a New Orleans funeral. Throughout, Anderson (particularly on the sopranino which he plays like a clarinet) and Payton work together quite well in the exciting ensembles and show impressive knowlege of earlier forms of jazz while carving out their own individual voices.

Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

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Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

Electric Light Orchestra - On The Third Day (1973) {2006, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 139 Mb
Full Scans ~ 43 Mb | 00:57:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock | Epic / Jet Records / Sony Music Direct #MHCP 1094

Electric Light Orchestra's third album showed a marked advancement, with a fuller, more cohesive sound from the band as a whole and major improvements in Jeff Lynne's singing and songwriting. This is where the band took on its familiar sound, Lynne's voice suddenly showing an attractive expressiveness reminiscent of John Lennon in his early solo years, and also sporting a convincing white British soulful quality that was utterly lacking earlier. The group also plugged the holes that made its work seem so close to being ragged on those earlier records. "Showdown" and "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" (the latter featuring Marc Bolan on double lead guitar with Lynne) became AM radio fixtures while "Daybreaker" became a concert opener for the group and, along with "In the Hall of the Mountain King," kept the group's FM/art rock credentials in order.

Barbara Casini - Uragano Elis (2004) {VVJ}

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Barbara Casini - Uragano Elis (2004) {VVJ}

Barbara Casini - Uragano Elis (2004) {VVJ}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 409MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 131MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz

Importante debutto discografico di Barbara Casini per Via Veneto Jazz, che si misura in questa produzione con il repertorio della leggendaria cantante Elis Regina, in un disco che “vuole essere un gesto d’amore e gratitudine per chi ha così tanto nutrito la mia anima canterina”. L’album è realizzato con il contributo di numerosi e importanti musicisti di formazione jazz ma estremamente versati nelle sonorità sudamericane, e gli arrangiamenti di Paolo Silvestri vestono con stile ed eleganza i brani, dando il giusto equilibrio e risalto a una delle voci più cristalline che il nostro Paese possa attualmente vantare. Un excursus attraverso brani immortali della musica brasiliana, ricchi di energia, sensualità, allegria e con il giusto pizzico di saudade. Una prova importante, come tutti gli omaggi ai grandi interpreti del passato, che Barbara Casini riesce a superare brillantemente.

Northwind - Sister, Brother, Lover.... (1971) [Reissue 2001]

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Northwind - Sister, Brother, Lover.... (1971) [Reissue 2001]

Northwind - Sister, Brother, Lover…. (1971) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Archives (AACD 007)

A reissue of a rarity record; "Sister, Brother, Lover…." was the only album from Scottish band, Northwind, in 1971. In a Beatles type of story, Northwind started on the club scene before venturing to Germany, picking up some psychedelia and krautrock in Frankfurt. They recorded an album and went around supporting the big guns; Free, Hawkwind, Fleetwood Mac. However, without much support from the management and the label, they soon disbanded. This is an album of powerful rock which edges toward early prog and kraut whilst remaining it’s own, unique thing.

V.A. - The Second Esquire Jazz Concert, 17th January 1945 plus Louis Armstrong & The All Stars, 19th June 1947 NBC Broadcast Co

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V.A. - The Second Esquire Jazz Concert, 17th January 1945 plus Louis Armstrong & The All Stars, 19th June 1947 NBC Broadcast Co

V.A. - The Second Esquire Jazz Concert, 17th January 1945 plus Louis Armstrong & The All Stars, 19th June 1947 NBC Broadcast Concert (2001)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 357 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 266 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Early Jazz, Dixieland, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jazz Band Records (TMCD 2173/74-2)

This album is broken into two sections. The majority of the disc is devoted to archive recordings of the Second Esquire Jazz Concert. The legendary event took place on January 17, 1945, in New Orleans, New York, and Los Angeles. The concert featured many of the day's best-known jazz performers: Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, and more. The second section of the album highlights a performance by Louis Armstrong at the Winter Garden Theater in New York on June 19, 1947. This particular performance by Armstrong commemorated the world debut of the film New Orleans.

Vangelis - El Greco (1998)

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Vangelis - El Greco (1998)

Vangelis - El Greco (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 327 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 277 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, New Age, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EastWest (3984-25107-2)

This portentous tribute to Domenikos Theotokopoulos (16th-century painter "El Greco") divides its ten tracks among as many separate movements (complete with a disc-closing "Epilogue") and explores them with all the excitement of a day at the art gallery (this concept was, in fact, inspired by the National Gallery of Greece's efforts to obtain El Greco's "St. Peter"). Which means it's very studious, very meticulous, and very good for you, but ultimately the (very few) thrills here are intrinsic at best and not really all that thrilling. Composer, arranger, producer, and performer Vangelis gooses up the action with occasional bombast, but the overall tone of El Greco's classical new age is as solemn and washed-out as a centuries-old painting.

Tony Hadley - Passing Strangers (2006) [Re-Up]

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Tony Hadley - Passing Strangers (2006) [Re-Up]

Tony Hadley (ex-Spandau Ballet) - Passing Strangers (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop | Label: Slipstream/Curb | # CURCD220 | 01:04:55

Third studio album from the ex-Spandau Ballet singer. Here Hadley loses the 80's synth pop sound and dives head first into swing where his powerful voice sounds as good as ever. A project close to his heart that he's been working on for some time and hopes that his choice of songs, and vocal and musical arrangements, will challenge the normal format of current swing and delight not only his existing fans, but also some new ones.

Mickey Jupp - As The Yeahs Go By (1991)

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Mickey Jupp - As The Yeahs Go By (1991)

Mickey Jupp - As The Yeahs Go By (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Pub Rock, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Line | # LICD 9.01026 O | 00:43:41

Like Dave Edmunds, guitarist/pianist/vocalist Mickey Jupp was a champion of traditional rock & roll during the late '70s, a time when it had been all but discarded. Unlike Edmunds, Jupp wrote the majority of his own material, which updated '50s rock & roll with a tongue-in-cheek irony.

Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman (1981) Remastered Reissue 2011 [Re-Up]

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Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman (1981) Remastered Reissue 2011 [Re-Up]

Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman (1981) [Reissue 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 138 Mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Michael Nyman Records | # MNRCD123 | Time: 00:41:50

Michael Nyman is the third album release by Michael Nyman and the second with the Michael Nyman Band, having previously contributed tracks to new music compilations. Most of the music on Michael Nyman was material from the early films by Peter Greenaway such as "Bird Anthem" (Act Of God) and "Bird List Song" (The Falls). The album also includes his first concert work for the band, "In Re Don Giovanni" which was released as a single on Les Disques du Crepuscule (home of Cabaret Voltaire, Durutti Column and Josef K amongst others) under the title Mozart. The most groundbreaking track on Michael Nyman, however, is "Waltz in F", a piece Nyman wrote for art students whilst teaching at Trent Polytechnic in 1977, Nyman subsequently commandeering two modern jazz improvisers, Evan Parker and Peter Brotzman, to "destroy" this piece. Ultimately, Parker and Brotzman ended up playing over and around ten separate tracks whilst Nyman and Cunningham mixed in their Waltz.

Suzi Quatro - The Girl From Detroit (2014) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

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Suzi Quatro - The Girl From Detroit (2014) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

Suzi Quatro - The Girl From Detroit (2014) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 2,1 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 733 Mb
Full Scans ~ 151 Mb | 05:04:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock | Cherry Red Records #GLAMBOX 150

Suzi Quatro is a performer as famous for her image as her music; Quatro was rock & roll's prototypical Bad Girl, the woman in the leather jumpsuit with the enormous bass guitar (well, it looked enormous, given that Quatro is only five feet tall), looking sexy but ferocious as she banged out her glam rock hits in her '70s glory days. Quatro is a woman who titled one of her albums Your Mamma Won't Like Me for a reason. But there's more to Suzi Quatro than all that, and she seems determined to show off the full range of her 50-year career in music on the box set The Girl from Detroit City. Quatro is a rocker but she's also a showbiz lifer, and the music spread over these four discs is the work of someone up to do a little bit of everything, and along with Chapman/Chinn thunderboomers like "Can the Can," "49 Crash," and "Daytona Demon"…

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band - Extended Versions: The Encore Collection (2003)

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Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band - Extended Versions: The Encore Collection (2003)

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band - Extended Versions: The Encore Collection (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Pop Rock | Label: BMG | # 75517465252 | Time: 00:41:39

Extended Versions is a live album by Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band released by BMG on 1 April 2003. The album features the tracks from the All-Starr Band's 2001 tour.

Joey DeFrancesco - Wonderful! Wonderful! (2012)

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Joey DeFrancesco - Wonderful! Wonderful! (2012)

Joey DeFrancesco - Wonderful! Wonderful! (2012)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 400dpi | 350MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

The organ trio is one of the most time-tested aggregations in jazz, and the men who form said grouping on Wonderful! Wonderful! are three of the most treasured musicians to ever play their instruments. Organ giant Joey DeFrancesco, guitar hero Larry Coryell and swinging drum stalwart Jimmy Cobb all set the bar impossibly high on their respective axes and now, they're joining forces on the organist's tenth album for the HighNote label.

Sonus Umbra - A Sky Full Of Ghosts (2020)

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Sonus Umbra - A Sky Full Of Ghosts (2020)

Sonus Umbra - A Sky Full Of Ghosts (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 433 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 264 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Shadows Made Of Sound (MEK2877)

Sonus Umbra came to life in 1991, formed by a group of physics and math students in Mexico City who drew from their shared love for all things dark, hard rocking and melodic. 30 years later, now based in Chicago and including some of the most accomplished veteran musicians of the Chicago rock music scene, the band continues casting shadows made of sound.
Sonus Umbra has played many progressive rock festivals in North America, including RoSfest, ProgDay, FestivAlterNativo, Progtoberfest and Terra Incognita, toured Mexico and Canada with Discipline, and shared stages along the way with the likes of Spock’s Beard, PFM, Stick Men, Haken, Thank You Scientist, Necromonkey, Deus Ex Machina, Tiles and Glass Hammer…

Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)

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Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)

Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans ~ 65 Mb | 00:45:14 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Chanson, Vocal | Columbia / Sony Music #88985337172

Celine Dion began work on Encore un Soir in the summer of 2015 when her husband Rene Angelil was quite ill. He passed away in January 2016, around the midpoint of the sessions, so it could stand to reason the album was a way for Dion to work through her grief, but this French-language record isn't quite as simple as that. For one, Dion's art isn't strictly autobiographical; she may pour herself into her performances but a correlation between her personal life and her recordings isn't easy to draw. Secondly, Encore un Soir is evenly divided between pop tunes and ballads, not too dissimilar from her usual albums. That said, there's a certain sense of restraint and deliberateness to Encore un Soir that does give it an emotional pull.