Saint Etienne - Albums Collection 1991-2012 (12CD) [Re-Up]

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Saint Etienne - Albums Collection 1991-2012 (12CD) [Re-Up]

Saint Etienne - Albums Collection 1991-2012 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.32 Gb | Scans ~ 1.08 Gb
Genre: Synthpop, Electronic, Alternative Dance Pop/Rock, Indie Pop | Time: 09:47:28

One of the most dextrous indie/dance crossover bands, an intelligent, witty, and highly danceable amalgamation of British pop music. Collection includes: Foxbase Alpha (1991); So Tough (1993); Tiger Bay (1994); Good Humor (1998) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2010; Sound Of Water (2000) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2009; Finisterre (2002); Tales From The Turnpike House (2005) 2CD Limited Edition; Words and Music by Saint Etienne (2012) 2CD Deluxe Edition.

Jeroen van Veen - Arvo Part: Fur Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Jeroen van Veen - Arvo Part: Fur Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Jeroen van Veen - Arvo Pärt: Für Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music (2014) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR 320) ~ 300 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95053| 02:00:24

A much-admired contemporary, living composer whose popularity among a wide cross-section of music devotees and casual listeners transcends genre barriers. This new double-disc set of the complete piano music encompasses works composed over a 50 year span. Jeroen Van Veen is a preeminent and critically-favored Minimalist advocate and multi-dimensional artist with a noteworthy backlist of Brilliant Classic releases to his credit with more to come. Booklet notes written by Jeroen Van Veen.

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt - The Complete Trio Collection (2016) 3CDs [Re-Up]

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Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt - The Complete Trio Collection (2016) 3CDs [Re-Up]

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt - The Complete Trio Collection (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 870 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 338 Mb | Covers included
Label: Warner/Rhino | # 08122 7954086 | Time: 02:24:46
Country, Folk, Country-Pop, Country-Rock

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris have three careers unparalleled in music history. Together they have sold over 200 million albums worldwide and performed for decades in front of countless fans around the globe. It s no surprise that when their three voices united to release their debut collaboration, the results were remarkable. The threesome released two albums together, Trio (1987) and Trio II (1999), which have combined to sell more than five million copies worldwide and win three Grammy® Awards. Both of these classic albums have been newly remastered for a three-CD collection packed with rare and unreleased music produced by Harris. The bonus disc is loaded with 20 songs, including alternate takes and completely unreleased recordings from the trio spanning both album sessions.

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) Japanese SHM-CD 2008

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Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) Japanese SHM-CD 2008

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) Japanese SHM-CD 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 450 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 173 Mb
Label: Geffen/Universal Music K.K. | # UICY-91226 | Time: 01:10:50
Alternative Rock, Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Experimental Rock

Daydream Nation is the fifth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. The band recorded the album between July and August 1988 at Greene St. Recording in New York City, and it was released in October by Enigma Records as a double album. Daydream Nation was the group's last record before signing to a major label. Daydream Nation has since been widely considered to be Sonic Youth's greatest work, and an influence on the alternative and indie rock genres. It was chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry in 2005.

Christian Poltera, Joonas Ahonen, BIT20 Ensemble, Baldur Bronnimann - Gyorgy Ligeti: Concertos (2016)

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Christian Poltera, Joonas Ahonen, BIT20 Ensemble, Baldur Bronnimann - Gyorgy Ligeti: Concertos (2016)

György Ligeti: Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto; Chamber Concerto; Melodien (2016)
Christian Poltéra, cello; Joonas Ahonen, piano; BIT20 Ensemble; Baldur Brönnimann, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2209 | Time: 01:11:31

The unifying idea of the concerto provides a way to get a handle on György Ligeti's experimental spirit, for a concerto here represents several fundamentally different things. The Cello Concerto of 1966, right at the height of Ligeti's exuberantly fearless adventures in 1960s Germany, might almost be called an anti-concerto, with the cello doing its best to hang on the edge of silence. Sample the very first movement, both for the precision of cellist Christian Poltéra's work at the low end of the dynamic spectrum and for the ideally clean engineering work by the BIS label, operating in a variety of Norwegian venues and mastering them, well, masterfully. The Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments and the Melodien are essentially concertos for orchestra, with distinctive roles for each of the instruments, while the five-movement Piano Concerto, completed in 1988, is a fine and technically demanding example of Ligeti's later pulse-based, polyrhythmic style.

VA - Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween: Scary Blues & Jazz 1925 to 1961 (2014)

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VA - Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween: Scary Blues & Jazz 1925 to 1961 (2014)

VA - Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween: Scary Blues & Jazz 1925 to 1961 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 156 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Covers included
Blues, Jazz, Holidays | Label: Document | # DOCD-32-20-20 | Time: 00:54:46

This set includes music perfect for Halloween that isn't actually about Halloween, although everything included here is definitely scary on one level or another. Consisting of vintage jazz and blues tracks issued between 1925 and 1961, there are plenty of songs here about devils and witches, including Tampa Red's "Witchin' Hour Blues," Sippie Wallace's "Devil Dance Blues," and the Mississippi Sheiks' "I Am the Devil," among others. There's also a classic version of Screamin' Jay Hawkins doing his signature tune, "I Put a Spell on You," this one done with the Leroy Kirkland Orchestra.

Andrew Gold - Andrew Gold's Halloween Howls: Fun & Scary Music (1996) [Re-Up]

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Andrew Gold - Andrew Gold's Halloween Howls: Fun & Scary Music (1996) [Re-Up]

Andrew Gold - Andrew Gold's Halloween Howls: Fun & Scary Music (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Covers included | 00:41:52
Pop/Rock, Holidays, Children's | Label: Music For Little People | # R272532

Gold assembled a handful of knowns and unknowns to make special cameos on this melodic and fun collection of original and classic Halloween tunes with a pop-rock bent. Among the haunted are David Cassidy, Karla Bonoff, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Bishop, Nicolette Larson, and Gold's children and wife. From the Beatlesesque touches of "It Must Be Halloween" (parts seemingly lifted from "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite") to Boris Karloff's "Monster Mash" and "The Addams Family" theme song, Gold and company offer up treats that kids and their parents will like, including the "Ghostbusters" theme. But with cooler original fare like "The Creature from the Tub" and "Spooky, Scary Skeletons," you have to wonder why they relied on so many predictable cover songs.

Split Enz - Split Enz 1980-1984 (1992) 6 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Split Enz - Split Enz 1980-1984 (1992) 6 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Split Enz - Split Enz 1980-1984 (1992) 6 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 765 Mb | Complete Scans
New Wave, Art Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Mushroom | # D80946 | Time: 04:04:16

The greatest New Zealand rock band, they evolved from quirky art rockers into a pop powerhouse thanks to the skills of the brothers Finn. This Australian-only box set covers the period of the band's peak in popularity (1980-1984). Beginning with True Colours and ending with their swan song, See Ya Round, it shows the band in perfect pop form. While this is too ambitious for the casual fan, the devoted will find this essential for considerably improved sound and the bonus disc of previously unreleased tracks.

Sally Oldfield - Mirrors: The Bronze Anthology (2000) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

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Sally Oldfield - Mirrors: The Bronze Anthology (2000) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

Sally Oldfield - Mirrors: The Bronze Anthology (2000) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 580 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 231 Mb | Scans included
Folk Pop, Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Castle | # ESACD872 | Time: 01:34:13

This double-disc is a very solid collection of Sally Oldfield's recordings for the CBS subsidiary Bronze (don't laugh, Uriah Heep was on there too). Before her brief resurgence in the '90s, Oldfield's recordings were new age before there was such a term. She brought not only a songwriter's sense of elegance to tape, but also an instrumentalist's sense of silence and dynamic. Brother Mike Oldfield helped out on "Waterbearer," perhaps he best-known offering here, as well as on some of the subsequent tracks on later records. Oldfied was the real precursor to people like Enya and Loreena McKennitt, marrying a classicist's sense of arrangement and dynamic to a mystic's heart and a Celtic woman's abiding folk history, myth, and legend. These two discs are impeccably remastered and offer a wonderful introduction to a talent who, at least on this side of the pond, never got her proper due.

VA - Man Of Constant Sorrow And Other Timeless Mountain Ballads (2002)

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VA - Man Of Constant Sorrow And Other Timeless Mountain Ballads (2002)

VA - Man Of Constant Sorrow And Other Timeless Mountain Ballads (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb
Label: Yazoo Records | # 3001 | Time: 01:01:18 | Scans included
North American Traditions, Appalachian, Traditional Country, Folk

A collection of classic mountain ballads recorded in the 1920's and 30's by come of the all-time great traditional American performers. Features the earliest recording (1929) of haunting ballad, Man of Constant Sorrow.

VA - David Bowie Songbook (1997)

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VA - David Bowie Songbook (1997)

VA - David Bowie Songbook (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 465 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included | 01:08:42
Pop/Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk, Synthpop | Label: Connoisseur Collection | # VSOP CD 236

Tribute to David Bowie. Includes: Blondie, Duran Duran, Mott the Hoople, Midge Ure, Tears for Fears, Bauhaus, Iggy Pop, Susanna Hoffs and More…

Juliette Hurel, Helene Couvert - A L'aube Du Romantisme: Beethoven & Schubert (2013)

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Juliette Hurel, Helene Couvert - A L'aube Du Romantisme: Beethoven & Schubert (2013)

Juliette Hurel, Hélène Couvert - A L'aube Du Romantisme (2013)
Works for Flute and Piano by Ludwig van Beethoven & Franz Schubert

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5342 | Time: 01:07:15

Juliette Hurel's 2013 album on Naïve explores pieces for flute and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, evoking the period between Classicism and early Romanticism. Perhaps the subtlest work of the program is Beethoven's Flute Sonata in B flat major, WoO A4, written in 1790 and fashioned under the influence of Haydn. Its sunny disposition and light textures are periodically interrupted by unexpected key changes and sudden digressions into the minor, characteristics that anticipate Beethoven's later development and mark it as a transitional work. His Serenade for flute and piano, Op. 41, is an arrangement of the Serenade for flute, violin, and viola, Op. 25, and it has a similar, if sometimes deceptive, air of Classical simplicity, which is all the more apparent because of the brevity of the movements. Only Schubert's Variations on a Theme from Die schöne Müllerin is unequivocally Romantic, and its sudden changes of mood and key make it the most fascinating piece on the disc.

VA - God Don't Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (2016)

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VA - God Don't Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (2016)

VA - God Don't Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 163 Mb
Blues, Gospel, Slide Guitar Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4968 | Time: 00:41:55

A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. From Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s reverent reading of Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning to Lucinda Williams’ slide guitar-fueled lament in Nobody’s Fault But Mine, from Luther Dickinson’s spirited take on Bye And Bye I’m Going To See The King (with The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band) to Tom Waits’ virtual embodiment of Johnson himself on The Soul Of A Man and John The Revelator, this record is packed with incomparable recordings that speak as much to the greatness of the performers as they do the enduring legacy of Blind Willie Johnson. Featuring Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Cowboy Junkies, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Sinéad O'Connor, Luther Dickinson, Maria McKee and Rickie Lee Jones.

Carmel - Everybody's Got a Little... Soul (1987) [Re-Up]

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Carmel - Everybody's Got a Little... Soul (1987) [Re-Up]

Carmel - Everybody's Got a Little… Soul (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb | 00:48:53
Sophisti-Pop, Jazz Pop, Vocal Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Blue-Eyed Soul | Label: London | # 828 067-2

Manchester-based jazzy pop group who scored hits in the 1980s, but remained relevant for decades.

Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover: Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway (1989) [Re-Up]

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Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover: Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway (1989) [Re-Up]

Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb
Label: Venture | # DBEBN 55(4) | Time: 00:40:24 | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Avant-Garde, Minimalism

For this, his seventh soundtrack for director Peter Greenaway, Nyman deftly orchestrates a mix of strings, horns, and voices to produce another of his fetching and romantic minimalist backdrops. The opening "Memorial" is the highlight of the lot and drives along with stuttering saxophones, an insistent string arrangement, elegiac brass solos, and the soaring vocals of soprano Sarah Leonard (Leonard would be featured on a large part of the Prospero's Books soundtrack). The piece was originally inspired by a 1985 Belgian soccer match tragedy, in which 39 Italian fans were killed. Nyman utilized a death march in his earlier Greenaway collaboration, Drowning by Numbers, and revives the scheme to great effect here for what would become the main theme of The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. Nyman contrasts the piece's climatic quality with two relatively sedate yet brooding numbers.