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Johnny Hallyday - Solitaire (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Johnny Hallyday - Solitaire (2022)

Johnny Hallyday - Solitaire (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:11:37 | 429 / 163 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label: Mercury Music Group

France's first and only full-fledged rock star, Johnny Hallyday was still a distinctly French phenomenon, never achieving worldwide recognition (partially because a good chunk of his repertoire consisted of French-language covers of early American rock hits). Other French artists may have been influenced by rock & roll, but none was as beholden to the original sources, or as enduringly successful, as Hallyday. Moreover, his appropriations of Elvis Presley and James Dean captured the French imagination, but – language barrier aside – were often too stylized and imitative to resonate with audiences used to the genuine article.

Soweto Kinch, London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Reynolds - White Juju (2022)

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Soweto Kinch, London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Reynolds - White Juju (2022)

Soweto Kinch, London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Reynolds - White Juju (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:12:26 | 424 Mb
Genre: Classical Jazz / Label: LSO Live

Adding politically charged spoken-word lyrics to instrumental jazz needs to be done with care, because if sloganeering is tedious to listen to once, it becomes unbearable on repeated exposure. The record containing it drops off one's playlist. Counterproductive or what? The British saxophonist and rapper Soweto Kinch, however, has pulled the trick off many times. From Conversations With The Unseen (Dune, 2003) through to The Black Peril (Soweto Kinch Recordings, 2019), Kinch has made the combination work because of the poetic rather than agitprop nature of his words and also because he does not overload his music with them, letting his saxophone do much of the talking.

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Ashkenazy plays Rachmaninoff (2022)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy - Ashkenazy plays Rachmaninoff (2022)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Ashkenazy plays Rachmaninoff (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:21:53 | 466 / 325 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

Beethoven: Diabelli VariationsAshkenazy's piano playing is bright and incisive, with clear articulation and an intellectual depth that does not interfere with the production of warm feeling. He has exceptional control over tone color. His recorded repertory is vast, including complete cycles of the piano concertos of Mozart, Beethoven (three separate times), and Rachmaninov (twice), as well as of the piano sonatas of Beethoven, the piano works of Chopin, and the difficult sonatas of Scriabin. Ashkenazy's productivity has hardly dropped in old age, nor did the technical difficulty of the works he essayed, although he has been less likely to appear in public on the piano. Still recording for Decca, he issued a version of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, in 2007. The year 2011 alone saw no fewer than 19 Ashkenazy releases as pianist or conductor, including those of such taxing works as the Mahler Symphony No. 6. In 2017, Ashkenazy celebrated his 80th birthday with a new recording of Bach's French Suites, and his historical performances were well treated by recording companies.

Anna Urpina, Eva del Campo, Alberto Rosado - Baroque Modern (2022)

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Anna Urpina, Eva del Campo, Alberto Rosado - Baroque Modern (2022)

Anna Urpina, Eva del Campo, Alberto Rosado - Baroque Modern (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 53:03 | 262 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: IBS Classical

This album allows us to appreciate the versatility of the young artist Anna Urpina, whose goal was to approach each score from a historically informed perspective.

Deep Purple - Live In Verona (2022)

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Deep Purple - Live In Verona (2022)

Deep Purple - Live In Verona (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:53:20 | 259 / 801 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label:Ear Music Classics

It all happened on July 18, 2011 when Deep Purple entered the Arena di Verona, one of Europe's most spectacular concert locations, through the same entrance that was once used by the gladiators. Talk about being thrown to the lions!, jokes Don Airey, who has nothing but fond recollections of this memorable night. Live In Verona is an exceptional recording of the complete show, featuring the Hard-Rock veterans together with a full orchestra. The Neue Philharmonie, a 38-piece orchestra from Frankfurt, accompanied them for the whole European leg of the tour. Deep Purple connected with the orchestra instantaneously, which led to some unique, outstanding moments during the tour, when orchestra members surprised the band with original arrangements. It created the sort of environment that we could all equally enjoy., says Airey. Both eventually came together as one, creating an electrifying night.

VA - Grand 12-Inches 19 (2022)

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VA - Grand 12-Inches 19 (2022)

VA - Grand 12-Inches 19 (2022)
CD Rip | FLAC (tracks, no cue, no log) - 1.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 627 MB
4:33.58 | Pop, Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Sony Music

Master mixer Ben Liebrand has been busy again selecting and mastering 40 gems from the late 70s and 80s for the new Grand 12-inches. All in the special, long versions with a sublime sound quality such as the disco Classics.

VA - Tea Time Moments Vol.5: Relaxing Smooth Jazz Music (2022)

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VA - Tea Time Moments Vol.5: Relaxing Smooth Jazz Music (2022)

VA - Tea Time Moments Vol.5: Relaxing Smooth Jazz Music (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 01:09:19 | 400 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: M-Sol Records

It's Tea Time flavored with Smooth Jazz flavors! Finest selection of high-quality Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening, and Lounge music for your everyday enjoyment and relaxation. Warm up your Heart!

Margot Kalse, Earl Christy, Sebastiaan Ammerlaan, Esther Kronenburg, Ilil Danin - TOP OF THE POPS, Dutch Golden Age Edition

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Margot Kalse, Earl Christy, Sebastiaan Ammerlaan, Esther Kronenburg, Ilil Danin - TOP OF THE POPS, Dutch Golden Age Edition

Margot Kalse, Earl Christy, Sebastiaan Ammerlaan, Esther Kronenburg, Ilil Danin - TOP OF THE POPS, Dutch Golden Age Edition
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:20:53 | 450 / 873 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Aliud Records

Everyone has a natural ability and need to make and listen to music. We experience this every day, whether we're working or relaxing, at church or a bar, at a party, or putting the kids to bed. The easiest way to make music is to sing songs, especially if you have the melody in your head. Songs - with tunes everyone knows or learns quickly - are the best way to connect people, especially when they can enjoy it together.

Yunchan Lim, Gwangju Symphony Orchestra, Seokwon Hong - Beethoven, Isang Yun, Barber (2022)

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Yunchan Lim, Gwangju Symphony Orchestra, Seokwon Hong - Beethoven, Isang Yun, Barber (2022)

Yunchan Lim, Gwangju Symphony Orchestra, Seokwon Hong - Beethoven, Isang Yun, Barber (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:15:46 | 331 / 173 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Lim Yunchan's album "Beethoven, Isang Yun, Barber" includes "Concerto for Piano and orchestra No. 5 in E flat Major 'Emporor' op.73" which he performed at Tongyeong International Music hall, Isang Yun's "Exemplum in memory of Kwangju," Barber's "Adagio for strings" and more are included.

Simone Perugini - Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera, K. 196 (2022)

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Simone Perugini - Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera, K. 196 (2022)

Simone Perugini - Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera, K. 196 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:33:34 | 722 / 353 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Accademia Lirica Toscana "Domenico Cimarosa"

Parallelamente sto intraprendento il difficile studio della biografia cimarosiana, con l'intento di pubblicarne poi i risultati in una monografia. La vita di Cimarosa, a tutt'oggi, ha molti aspetti ambigui e sconosciuti ed è costruita dai rari biografi più sull'anedottica che su rigorosi studi scientifici che, a tutt'oggi, ancora mancano.

Julian Bream - Early Years: Solo Guitar & Lute Albums 1956-60 (2022)

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Julian Bream - Early Years: Solo Guitar & Lute Albums 1956-60 (2022)

Julian Bream - Early Years: Solo Guitar & Lute Albums 1956-60 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:28:11 | 462 / 767 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Acrobat

Classical and Spanish guitar virtuoso Julian Bream was probably the only instrumentalist of his generation to match the extraordinary talent of his contemporary John Williams among the artists who popularised the music, as well as exploring the potential of the lute in interpreting historical works for that much-ignored instrument. Inspired by jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, he proved something of a child prodigy, studying at the Royal College of Music, and made his concert debut in 1947 at the age of 13. This 58-track 3-CD collection comprises the complete contents of five of his early albums, “Spanish Guitar Music Vol 1”, “Spanish Guitar Music Vol. 2”, “A Bach Recital For The Guitar”, and “Julian Bream Plays Dowland”, on which he plays the lute, for the Westminster label and “The Art Of Julian Bream” for RCA. These include pieces played on the guitar composed by Fernando Sor, Joaquin Turina, Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Federico Moreno Torroba, J. S. Bach, Girolamo Frescobald, Mateo Albéniz, Domenico Scarlatti, Domenico Cimarosa, Domenico Cimarosa, Lennox Berkeley, Joaquín Rodrigo, Maurice Ravel, Albert Roussel, and lute compositions by John Dowland. All recorded between 1956 and 1959, they demonstrate his highly-developed talent and expertise from the earliest days of his recording career.

Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Copland: In the Beginning (2022)

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Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Copland: In the Beginning (2022)

Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Copland: In the Beginning (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 59:58 | 197 / 136 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Here is an album by the Choir of King’s College with off-the-beaten-tracks repertoire! Entirely devoted to modern American sacred music, it includes Bernstein’s famous Chichester Psalms in their chamber version, works by Copland and Schuman, the striking Psalm XC by Charles Ives, the composer who defies all categories, and a work Libby Larsen dedicated to the King’s College, How It Thrills Us.

VA - Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1963-64: 29 Amazing Stereo Hits (2019)

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VA - Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1963-64: 29 Amazing Stereo Hits (2019)

VA - Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1963-64: 29 Amazing Stereo Hits (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 458 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | 01:12:50
R'n'B, Beat, Pop | Label: Hit Parade Records, Eric Records

1963 & ’64 were transition years in rock & roll. The British Invasion of America was underway, and this action-packed CD – with 29 original stereo hits, including 10 tracks from the UK – captures the international excitement of the times in breathtaking stereo-fidelity!

VA - Cat Scratchin' (Ladies In The Groove) (2018)

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VA - Cat Scratchin' (Ladies In The Groove) (2018)

VA - Cat Scratchin' (Ladies In The Groove) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 263 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | Covers included | 01:06:38
R'n'B, Soul, Blues, Rockabilly, Female Vocal | Label: Koko Mojo Records

Stamping their identity all over this compilation album are the female singers of 50s and early 60s generations trying to make a name for themselves in a largely male dominated industry. What the listener will experience with ‘Cat Scratchin’ is a variety of songs, with a variety of styles that show flashes of sophistication and songs borne out of more primitive foundations. There’s plenty of attitude as well as honesty, not to mention a mental toughness as well as vulnerability that serves up a perfect balance of emotions. Most tracks give the suggestion of late 50s and early 60s periods in history with the rhythm and blues ranging from late-night torchbearers such as the excellent ‘Please Give Me A Match’ performed by Rebecca Williams, to the tub-thumping, boisterous racket that is ‘Holy Mack’reel’ from equally animated vocals of Prentice Moreland.

Nicole Peña Comas, Damien Lancelle - Amoroso (2022)

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Nicole Peña Comas, Damien Lancelle - Amoroso (2022)

Nicole Peña Comas, Damien Lancelle - Amoroso (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:01:43 | 141 / 282 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Ars Produktion

One can hardly imagine a more heart-warming sound than the soft voice of a cello accompanied by the sweet tones of a Spanish guitar.In fact, these two instruments combine in such an amorous way that Nicole Pena Comas and Damien Lancelle decided they required a whole album to express the different facets of love: passionate, tender or playful, the burning desire of new lovers and the selfless care for friends and family. Masterpieces by great composers such as Tchaikovsky, Liszt or Schumann as well as gems by forgotten names such as August Nolck or Amy Beach, all express love and closeness and were selected and arranged for cello and guitar for that very reason.