Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) [Non-Remastered]

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Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) [Non-Remastered]

Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Art Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury | # 824 300-2 | Time: 00:41:50

Songs from the Big Chair is the second studio album by the British rock/pop band Tears for Fears, released on 25 February 1985 by Mercury Records in most countries and distributed internationally by Phonogram Inc. The album peaked at number two in the UK and number one in the US and Canada. It spawned the international hit singles "Mothers Talk", "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Head Over Heels", and "I Believe". It remains their best-selling album to date. Songs from the Big Chair has been included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In a retrospective review published on AllMusic, Stanton Swihart wrote: "In the loping, percolating 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World', Tears for Fears perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the mid-'80s while impossibly managing to also create a dreamy, timeless pop classic. Songs from the Big Chair is one of the finest statements of the decade."

Helsingborg SO, Andrew Manze - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies (2012) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Helsingborg SO, Andrew Manze - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies (2012) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Johannes Brahms: Symphonies (2012) 3CD Set
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Manze

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 870 Mb | MP3 (CBR320) ~ 483 Mb | Artwork ~ 22 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # CPO 777720-2 | Time: 03:30:55

One might expect Andrew Manze's interpretations of Johannes Brahms' four symphonies to adhere to ideas of the movement for historically informed performance practice, due to his scholarship and dedication to authenticity in his early music performances. However, and somewhat paradoxically, he and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra have delivered more or less mainstream readings on modern instruments; there are no signs of late 19th century woodwind or brass timbres, and the strings play with standard vibrato. Yet Manze's historical fact finding has gone to a deeper level than just replicating instrumentation or orchestral scale, and he has found numerous clues to Brahms' intentions in the composer's transcriptions of the symphonies for two pianos, which often vary with the published orchestral scores in accentuation, tempo indications, and phrasing. These are fine points that can be discerned with careful listening and great familiarity with many other recordings of the symphonies, both conventional and historic, but they may not be the main thing listeners will consider in appreciating this set. The playing and the recording quality are up to the extraordinarily high levels set by CPO in all its releases, and these resilient works sound as good as they ever did under any other conductor.

Kristina Train - Spilt Milk (2009)

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Kristina Train - Spilt Milk (2009)

Kristina Train - Spilt Milk (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Neo-Soul, R&B, Vocal Jazz-Pop | Label: Blue Note | # 509995 01568 2 5 | 00:40:05

2009 debut solo album from the singer/songwriter. Hearing Kristina Train for the first time is nothing less than a revelation: her sunny, easygoing demeanor and youthful good looks belie the heart-wrenching power of her voice. Train's Blue Note debut, Spilt Milk, is urbane and soulful, lush in its arrangements but intimate in its emotions, built on a foundation of classic and deeply felt Southern Soul.

Misha Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper - Live in Grenoble (1993)

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Misha Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper - Live in Grenoble (1993)

Misha Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper - Live in Grenoble (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 187 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: RDM | # CDRDM 3 05 015 | 01:09:42

Jazz pianist Misha Alperin and classical trained French horn player Arkady Shilkloper who was the member of Bolshoi orchestra for ten years started to play together in late 80s. Their first record was released on ECM in 1989. This album was recorded live at the Grenoble jazz festival in France.

Taj Mahal - Taj's Blues (1992)

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Taj Mahal - Taj's Blues (1992)

Taj Mahal - Taj's Blues (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia / Legacy | # CCK 52465 | Time: 00:50:40
Contemporary Blues, Electric Country Blues, Folk-Blues

Taj's Blues is an entertainingly diverse record, featuring a variety of blues and roots-music styles, all fused together into a distinctive sound of its own. Half of the album is played on acoustic, the other with an electric band (which includes guitarists Ry Cooder and Jesse Davis on a handful of tracks), which gives a pretty good impression of the range of Mahal's talents. It's a good collection, featuring many of his best performances for Columbia, including "Statesboro Blues" and "Leaving Trunk," as well as the unreleased "East Bay Woman".

Bryan Ferry - In Your Mind (1977) [Japanese Remastered 2007, HDCD] Re-Up

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Bryan Ferry - In Your Mind (1977) [Japanese Remastered 2007, HDCD] Re-Up

Bryan Ferry - In Your Mind (1977) [Japanese Remastered 2007, HDCD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 160 Mb
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Glam Rock | Label: Virgin/EMI Music Japan | # VJCP-68815 | 00:36:09

n Your Mind is the fourth solo studio album by Bryan Ferry, the former lead vocalist for Roxy Music. It was his first solo album consisting entirely of original songs: the first two had been cover albums, the second concluding with an original song, the third a collection of B-side and EP material consisting of cover versions. Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Ned Raggett wrote of the album "On balance, though, In Your Mind remains the secret highlight of Ferry's musical career, an energetic album that would have received far more attention as a full Roxy release." And the critic Robert Christgau wrote of the album "Ferry has custom-designed a new line of songs for his solo concept, rather than borrowing from early Roxy or his humble forebears, and especially on side one the stuff is appealingly down-to-earth."

Janiva Magness - The Devil Is An Angel Too (2010)

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Janiva Magness - The Devil Is An Angel Too (2010)

Janiva Magness - The Devil Is An Angel Too (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:42:25
Contemporary Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4935

Blues and R&B vocal dynamo JANIVA MAGNESS is on top of the blues world, winning the Blues Music Awards for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year in 2009 and Female Artist Of The Year in 2006 and 2007. On THE DEVIL IS AN ANGEL TOO, Magness' gritty, powerhouse vocals infuse tales of love and loss with a cathartic mixture of scorching intensity and smoldering resolve. The music has a spare, jagged feel that accentuates Magness' emotional investment in hard-hitting songs by Joe Tex, Nick Lowe, Julie Miller and more.

Mano Negra - Best Of Mano Negra (1998)

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Mano Negra - Best Of Mano Negra (1998)

Mano Negra - Best Of Mano Negra (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 110 Mb
Label: Virgin | # 7243 8 46684 2 6 | Time: 01:05:49
World Fusion, French Rock, Rock en Español, Alternative Latin, Ethno-Punk

Best of Mano Negra is a compilation album by Mano Negra, released in 1998. It included their greatest hits from 1988 to 1994. Mano Negra (complete Spanish name: La Mano Negra, sometimes nicknamed La Mano in France) was a music group active from 1987 to 1995 and fronted by Manu Chao. The group was founded in Paris by Chao, his brother (Antoine) and cousin (Santiago), all born of Spanish parents with partly Cuban roots. Their songs were mostly in Spanish, English and French, often switching from one language to the other in the same song or in the middle of a sentence or title (e.g. "Puta's Fever"). They also had a hit song in Arabic. They are considered pioneers of world fusion. Mano Negra incorporated an impressive array of musical styles: punk rock, flamenco, ska, salsa, French chanson, hip hop, raï, rockabilly, reggae and African rhythms.

Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007

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Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007

Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 253 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Acadia | # ACAD 8160 | Time: 01:47:07

2007 UK two CD set featuring 2 original albums and a host of bonus tracks available as one set for the first time. Remastered with new added liner notes. Formed in San Francisco in 1979 and fronted by Debora Iyall, Romeo Void recorded three albums for Frisco Indie 415 Records after being brought to the label's attention by Rick Ocasek of The Cars. Benefactor, the band's second release in 1982, was followed by the slicker 1984 set Instincts produced by David Kahne (who would go on to produce The Bangles). Benefactor includes the hit 'Never Say Never'. Instincts features the hit 'A Girl In Trouble Is A Temporary Thing'.

Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet - Joaquin Turina: Piano Quartet Op. 67; Piano Quintet Op. 1; Piano Sextet Op. 7 (1994)

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Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet - Joaquin Turina: Piano Quartet Op. 67; Piano Quintet Op. 1; Piano Sextet Op. 7 (1994)

Joaquín Turina: Volume IV - Chamber Works
Piano Quartet Op. 67; Piano Quintet Op. 1; Piano Sextet Op. 7 "Scème Andalouse" (1994)
Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet; Christine Busch, violin; Anna Barbara Duetschler, viola

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Claves | # CD 50-9403 | Time: 00:54:21

Turina was a Spanish composer who, along with Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albéniz, revitalized his nation's music in the early 20th century.

Ronnie Milsap - It Was Almost Like A Song (1977)

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Ronnie Milsap - It Was Almost Like A Song (1977)

Ronnie Milsap - It Was Almost Like A Song (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 165 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 76 Mb | Scans included
Country-Pop | Label: RCA/BMG | # 5986-2-R | Time: 00:28:09

One of the finest voices to emerge in country music during the mid-1970s belonged to a blind singer from North Carolina, a vocalist who would fuse several different musical threads, chalk up a succession of major chart hits, attract capacity concert crowds, collect a mass of awards, and earn himself the music’s highest honour in 2014 with induction into Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. That person was Ronnie Milsap. “It Was Almost Like A Song” (1977), was Ronnie Milsap’s eighth album for RCA and produced two No. 1 singles, the title track and ‘What A Difference You Made In My Life’. It won the CMA “Album of the Year” award.

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)

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Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:53:18
Vocal Pop, Standarts, Vocal Jazz | Label: Sony BMG (Russia) | # 88697 02725 2

As the repository of the earliest phase of Frank Sinatra's solo career, 1943-1952, Columbia Records is usually thought to be at a disadvantage against the more accomplished work the singer recorded for Capitol Records and his own Reprise imprint. But in two albums released on the same day in 2003, Sinatra Sings Cole Porter and Sinatra Sings Gershwin, Columbia's Legacy division expands on its studio recordings of Sinatra by borrowing airchecks from the collection of Charles L. Granata, and thereby improves its holdings. Sinatra would not seem at first blush to be the ideal interpreter of Porter, if only because his rough-and-tumble background is always visible beneath his careful intonation, while Porter's lyrics are redolent of wealth and comic condescension. But Sinatra sang "Night and Day" in his first solo session in 1942 and went on to perform Porter throughout his career, often achieving near-definitive readings. The ground on which they met was intellectual rather than social: Porter was at heart a wit, and Sinatra understood the jokes, while emphasizing what emotional content there was, giving it a greater sincerity than the songwriter might have intended. This collection effectively mixes a bunch of studio recordings with previously unreleased radio performances that find Sinatra ranging over many different Porter moods.

The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

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The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 70 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Philly Soul, Pop-Soul, R&B | Label: Big Break | # CDBBR 0229 | Time: 00:30:05

Contrary to what its title suggests, The O'Jays in Philadelphia isn't a live album. Rather, the title of this studio date refers to the beginning of their association with Philly's R&B scene and producers/songwriters Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff. What they didn't know in 1969 was just how long and fruitful that association would end up being. This album wasn't the major hit that Back Stabbers would be, but not for lack of strong material. From "One Night Affair" to "Let Me in Your World," this superb album is quintessential Philly soul. While Eddie Levert's gospel-influenced belting is as gritty as anything that came from Stax Records, the production is as notably sleek. A few years later, Gamble & Huff would produce a longer, heavily syncopated version of "Affair" for Jerry Butler that some soul historians exalt as the first disco single.

Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love (1989) Japanese Edition

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Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love (1989) Japanese Edition

Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love (1989) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Pop/Rock, Art Pop, New Wave | Label: Fontana | # PPD-1060 | Time: 00:52:55

Along with Songs from the Big Chair, The Seeds of Love was part of a one-two artistic punch in the late '80s that situated Tears for Fears as one of the decade's more ambitious pop groups. But at the time, Tears was more a platform for Roland Orzabal than a true band – Curt Smith is present only on the smash "Sowing the Seeds of Love" (his only co-writing credit), while Ian Stanley was replaced by Nicky Holland as a keyboardist and Orzabal's songwriting partner. Like their other albums, The Seeds of Love continues the concept of moving from hurting to healing to beginning anew (the hit "Sowing the Seeds of Love") to growing apart. The songs feature expansive melodies instead of blatant hooks, and the sound is more grounded in soul and gospel on songs like "Woman in Chains," the updated Philly-soul strain of "Advice for the Young at Heart" and "Badman's Song." Orazabal's passionate vocals are well matched by Oleta Adams' fervent contributions. The group even dabbles in jazz on "Standing on the Corner of the Third World," the fabulous "Swords and Knives," and the slow-burning "Year of the Knife".

Rafael Andia - Robert de Visee: Complete Works for Guitar (2015)

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Rafael Andia - Robert de Visee: Complete Works for Guitar (2015)

Rafael Andia - Robert de Visée: Complete Works for Guitar (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 581 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 349 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMY 2928464-65 | Time: 02:28:24

The hmHeritage series offers a new lease on life to the major productions that have established the reputation of the harmonia mundi catalogue: operas, oratorios, extensive cycles, and large-scale projects of every kind are presented in full to ensure this precious legacy remains available. Here for the first time on CD is Rafael Andia's version of the complete works de Robert de Visée, the undisputed master of the guitar and a regular visitor to the apartments of Louis XIV. As well as enjoying "the glory of entertaining the King in his precious leisure hours," he also helped "to divert Monseigneur le Dauphin on occasion".