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Kwest Tha Madd Lad - These Are My Unreleased Recordings (2007) {No Sleep Recordings}

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Kwest Tha Madd Lad - These Are My Unreleased Recordings (2007) {No Sleep Recordings}

Kwest Tha Madd Lad - These Are My Unreleased Recordings (2007) {No Sleep Recordings}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 147 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap

These Are My Unreleased Recordings is a 2007 compilation CD by American rapper Kwest Tha Madd Lad. It consists of the many tracks he recorded but didn't make it to the surface until then. It was released by No Sleep Recordings.

Paradisi Gloria - Stabat Mater: Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm (2004)

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Paradisi Gloria - Stabat Mater: Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm (2004)

Paradisi Gloria - Stabat Mater: Poulenc, Szymanowski, Penderecki, Rihm (2004)
Munich Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Soloists
conducted by Marcello Viotti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmuth Rilling

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Profil | # PH04035 | Time: 01:06:02

This 2004 survey of modern settings of the medieval sequence Stabat Mater Dolorosa is part of conductor Marcello Viotti's project to record the little-known but worthy sacred works of the twentieth century, in conjunction with the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus for their concert series Paradisi gloria. The four works by Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Wolfgang Rihm are dramatically different in conception and musical content, and may be regarded more as reflections of personal faith than as practical works for ecclesiastical purposes.

Merceditas Valdes - Canciones Cubanas de Cuna (2000)

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Merceditas Valdes - Canciones Cubanas de Cuna (2000)

Merceditas Valdés - Canciones Cubanas de Cuna (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans ~ 101 Mb | 01:06:08
Afro-Cuban, Tropical, Santería, Vocal Pop | Label: Virgin/EGREM | # 850823-2

Merceditas Valdés (1928-1996), was a Cuban singer who specialized in Afro-Cuban traditional music. Under the aegis of ethnomusicologists Fernando Ortiz and Obdulio Morales, Valdés helped popularize Afro-Cuban music throughout Latin America. In 1949, she became one of the first female Santería singers to be recorded. Her recording career, which continued until her death in 1996, was especially prolific in the 1950s and 1980s.

Mitty Collier - Shades Of Mitty Collier: The Chess Singles 1961-1968 (2008)

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Mitty Collier - Shades Of Mitty Collier: The Chess Singles 1961-1968 (2008)

Mitty Collier - Shades Of Mitty Collier: The Chess Singles 1961-1968 (2008)
R&B, Soul, Northern Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:09:05 | 456,99 Mb
Label: Kent Soul (UK & Europe) | Cat.# CDKEND 301 | Released: 2008-06-30 (1961-1968)

This glorious collection fearures the A-sides of all 15 of Ms. Collier's Chess 45s, plus the best of the B-sides. Quality 60s Chicago soul, spanning the whole of the 60s. Ten of her singles A and B-sides have never been on CD before, a further four have only ever been on Kent compilations. The only CD reissues on Mitty to date has been a now deleted reissue of her Chess album "Shades Of A Genius" with a few randomly selected bonus cuts - including the `wrong' version of her biggest hit, `I Had A Talk With My Man'.

Michael Brecker - Pilgrimage (2007) {Wa Records}

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Michael Brecker - Pilgrimage (2007) {Wa Records}

Michael Brecker - Pilgrimage (2007) {Wa Records}
EAC 0.95pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 521MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 178MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Given the heartbreaking context in which this album was released – this was the final recording by saxophonist Michael Brecker, who died of myelodysplastic syndrome and leukemia only a few months before its release – there might be a certain temptation to cut it some slack for sentimental reasons. However, leniency is hardly needed. Leading a group comprised of jaw-dropping talents (pianists Herbie Hancock and Brad Mehldau, guitarist Pat Metheny, bassist John Patitucci, drummer Jack DeJohnette) and playing for the first time a program consisting entirely of original compositions, Brecker delivers an emotionally rich and startlingly powerful album of straight-ahead modern jazz that will stand as his musical epitaph and will effectively confound anyone who has ever been tempted to dismiss him as a mere jazz-pop fusioneer.

Buffalo Tom - Asides from Buffalo Tom: Nineteen Eighty Eight to Nineteen Ninety Nine (2000)

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Buffalo Tom - Asides from Buffalo Tom: Nineteen Eighty Eight to Nineteen Ninety Nine (2000)

Buffalo Tom - A-sides from Buffalo Tom: 1988 to 1999 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 513 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb
Alternative/Indie Rock | Label: Beggars Banquet | # BEGA 2028 CD | Time: 01:12:52

Buffalo Tom began life as a trio of pre-grunge, neo-psychedelic guitar maulers owing a heavy debt to Dinosaur Jr. (though one might argue that on Birdbrain they actually beat J. Mascis at his own game), but over the next dozen years they matured into a considerably more dynamic and intelligent band, capable of generating crunching rockers or acoustic ballads with equal precision, all of which possessed heart, soul, and a compassionate intelligence. Asides from Buffalo Tom compiles most of the band's best-known songs, including the top sides of their singles, radio emphasis tracks, a few fan favorites, and a cover of the Jam's "Going Underground" from a 1999 tribute album. While the album isn't sequenced chronologically, which would have made a greater case for their growth over time, it does a superb job of capturing the many sides of their musical personality, and it is both a fine summation of their first 11 years as a recording act and great introduction to one of the better bands to rise from the alt-rock scene in the 1990s.

Tracy Chapman - Collection (2001) [Re-Up]

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Tracy Chapman - Collection (2001) [Re-Up]

Tracy Chapman - Collection (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 454 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:54
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Alternative Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Elektra | # 7559-62700-2

Collection is a greatest hits album by Tracy Chapman, it features tracks from her first five studio albums. The tracks include her two U.S. Top Tens, "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason". Other charted singles on this album include "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Crossroads", "Telling Stories", and "Baby Can I Hold You".

Mikhail Pletnev - Live at Carnegie Hall (2001)

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Mikhail Pletnev - Live at Carnegie Hall (2001)

Mikhail Pletnev - Live at Carnegie Hall (2001)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 390 MB | 01:42:02
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The billed recital was the Bach-Busoni transcription, the Beethoven Sonata Op 111 and the Chopin Scherzos, and the rest – five items on a ‘bonus’ CD, finishing with Balakirev’s Islamey – amount nearly to a half-programme on top. The recording comes with buckets of applause, linking every item, and by the end of Islamey the audience is in a state of near frenzy (and the piano beginning to complain).

Natalie Dessay - Italian Opera Arias (2008) (Repost)

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Natalie Dessay - Italian Opera Arias (2008) (Repost)

Natalie Dessay - Italian Opera Arias (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 275 MB | 01:12:50
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics

It's a measure of Natalie Dessay's entirely appropriate priorities of musical content over her vanity that she looks so ghastly on the cover of her album of scenes and arias from Italian operas. She's dressed as the mad Lucia who certainly shouldn't be looking her best, but "as if she has risen from the grave" and the image is emblematic of her commitment to dramatic verisimilitude in the role.

Sugarland - Twice The Speed Of Life (2004) {Mercury}

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Sugarland - Twice The Speed Of Life (2004) {Mercury}

Sugarland - Twice The Speed Of Life (2004) {Mercury}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 379 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 167 mb
Genre: country

Twice The Speed Of Life is the 2004 debut album by American country trio Sugarland. This was the only CD presenting Sugarland as a trio as Kristen Hall left with the next disc. This was released by Mercury.

Flying Lotus - 1983 (promo CD) (2006) {Plug Research}

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Flying Lotus - 1983 (promo CD) (2006) {Plug Research}

Flying Lotus - 1983 (promo CD) (2006) {Plug Research}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 241 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 102 mb
Genre: instrumental hip-hop

1983 is a 2006 CD featuring 11 songs. It was released by Steven Ellison, whose pen name is Flying Lotus. This is a Plug Research presentation.

VA - Hawai'i: Music From The Islands Of Aloha (2001) {Mountain Apple}

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VA - Hawai'i: Music From The Islands Of Aloha (2001) {Mountain Apple}

Hawai'i: Music From The Islands Of Aloha (2001) {Mountain Apple}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 572 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 343 mb
Genre: Hawaiian

Hawai'i: Music From The Islands Of Aloha is a 2001 compilation CD of Hawaiian music. This was released by The Mountain Apple Company.

Grey & Hanks - You Fooled Me (1978) & Prime Time (1980) [2009, Remastered Reissue]

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Grey & Hanks - You Fooled Me (1978) & Prime Time (1980) [2009, Remastered Reissue]

Grey & Hanks - You Fooled Me (1978) & Prime Time (1980) [2009, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:12:06 | 534,45 Mb
Label: Expansion Records (UK) | Cat.# EXP2CD02 | Released: 2009-09-22 (1978/1980)

Digitally remastered two-fer from the Soul duo containing a pair of their original albums: You Fooled Me (1979) and Prime Time (1980). Zane Grey and Len Ron Hanks were songwriters and producers from Chicago. Like their Philadelphia contemporaries McFadden & Whitehead, they stepped into the studio as recording artists in the late '70s to capitalize on their success and the vast popularity of the day's Soul and Disco sound. On these two albums recorded for RCA, their sole output as artists, they combine their studio skills with a display of Zane Grey's formidable vocal prowess atop a congregation of the finest musicians in the genre (including Earth Wind & Fire" on hits "Dancin'" and "You Fooled Me"). Includes the 'rare groove' "Since I Found You" and boogie classic "Now I'm Fine".

Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs
EAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 642 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 353 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Montaigne/Naive | # MO 782137 | Time: 02:32:14

This ambitious and beautifully produced two-CD set includes nearly all of Iannis Xenakis' chamber music for strings, piano, and strings and piano combined. Chamber music constituted a small part of the composer's output, since large ensembles and large forms were vehicles more commensurate with the aesthetic of his monumental, granitic music. There are no small pieces here, though; in each of these works, ranging from solos to a quintet for piano and strings, Xenakis was able to express his uncompromising vision no less ferociously than in his orchestral works. While all of the pieces have an elemental character, many with a visceral punch, the actual sound of the music is surprisingly varied, and the individual works have distinctive and individual characters. In spite of the weightiness and rigor of the music, the tone is not necessarily heavy, and some pieces, like Evryali for piano and Dikhthas for violin and piano, have moments of what could almost be described as whimsicality.

Kevin McKendree - Hammers & Strings (2005)

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Kevin McKendree - Hammers & Strings (2005)

Kevin McKendree - Hammers & Strings (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included | 00:45:00
Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Powerhouse | # POW 120

From the start of this CD, a very spirited version of Lionel Hampton's "Boogie Woogie" (here renamed "Boogie #427), through a set full of boogie-woogie piano (even on non-blues tunes), blues ballads, and New Orleans-style R&B, this is a delightful outing. Kevin McKendree's piano style mixes together boogie-woogie, Ramsey Lewis, and Ray Bryant without sounding like a copy of any of them. He and drummer Big Joe Maher (who recalls Ray Charles and Charles Brown) each take two vocals, including one apiece with the backing of a tasteful three-voice vocal section. The other players are fine, but it is McKendree's piano (occasionally augmented by organ) that keeps the excitement really going. Highlights include a laid-back "Let's Get Go Stoned," "Just Before Sunrise," "Fool's Paradise," and "Sixty Sharp Knives." This accessible outing is well worth checking out.