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V.A. - Sharp Shades & Finger Snaps [Recorded 1959-1967] (2006)

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V.A. - Sharp Shades & Finger Snaps [Recorded 1959-1967] (2006)

V.A. - Sharp Shades & Finger Snaps [Recorded 1959-1967] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 919 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 330 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI (00946-355221-2-9)

2006 two CD compilation series from the team that brought you the Blue Series, the biggest selling Jazz series ever. These compilations will all cover distinct historical and stylistic phases of the label's history, gathering together tracks that are rarely anthologized alongside some of the more well known cuts. Each one will then be housed in a distinctive sleeve that looks like a Blue Note compilation that was done at the specific period covered by the release. Sharp Shades & Finger Snaps features 19 tracks including cuts from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Hank Mobley, McCoy Tyner, Grant Green, Lee Morgan and others.

IommI - IommI (2000) [VJCP-68261, Japan Press]

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IommI - IommI (2000) [VJCP-68261, Japan Press]

IommI - IommI (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Toshiba / EMI, VJCP-68261 | ~ 362 or 121 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 75 Mb
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Iommi is Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi's first official solo album. He came close before. 1986's Seventh Star was supposed to be, but Warner Bros. insisted on calling it a Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi record for marketing purposes. In a way, Iommi is nearly a Black Sabbath tribute album since its ten songs each feature an all-star guest vocalist…

Lake - Paradise Way - The Very Best Of Lake (2CD) (2004)

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Lake - Paradise Way - The Very Best Of Lake (2CD) (2004)

Lake - Paradise Way - The Very Best Of Lake (2CD) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 365.74 Mb + 350.55 Mb + 73.18 Mb (Scans) | 01:49:13
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 129.15 Mb + 124.30 Mb
Pop-Rock | Country: Germany | Label: Sony Music Media - SMM 516456 2

Lake is a German-British rock music group that formed in 1973 in Hamburg, Germany. In 1975 they were joined by lead singer James Hopkins-Harrison, who gave them their signature sound for the remainder of their recording career. The band achieved modest success in Europe from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, particularly in Germany where they were named artist of the year by the German Phono Academy in 1977.

The Four Tops - The Definitive Collection (2008)

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The Four Tops - The Definitive Collection (2008)

The Four Tops - The Definitive Collection (2008)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 51:32 | 681,54 Mb
Label: Motown/UMe (USA) | Cat.# B0011733-02 | Released: 2008-09-23

Solid and steady hitmakers for Motown in the late 1960s, the Four Tops, led by the deep, soulful voice of Levi Stubbs and blessed with A-line songs from the Holland-Dozier-Holland writing team, were one of the finest singing groups the label ever produced. Singles like "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Standing in the Shadows of Love," "Bernadette," "I Can't Help Myself," and the wise-beyond-its-era "It's the Same Old Song" were radio staples in their time, and actually still continue to be staples on 21st century oldies stations. That's staying power, and it's no accident. The songs, at least the singles, were good and the Tops' sound was a hair rougher and edgier than a lot of Motown's issues at the time.

Freddie Hubbard - First Light (1971) {CTI--Sony Music 5127902 rel 2003}

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Freddie Hubbard - First Light (1971) {CTI--Sony Music 5127902 rel 2003}

Freddie Hubbard - First Light (1971) {CTI–Sony Music 5127902 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 366 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 149 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2003 CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 512790
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

Never one to take lyricism for granted, trumpeter and composer Freddie Hubbard entered Creed Taylor's studio for the third time in 1971 with the express purpose of making a record radically different from anything he'd cut before; he was looking for it to use electricity and to be out of the soul-jazz mold, but was also more ambitious and wanted to push that envelope and himself. Taylor and Hubbard assembled a band that included Herbie Hancock on Rhodes, guitarists Eric Gale and George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Airto Moreira on percussion, and Richard Wyands on acoustic piano to back him.

Manuel Rocheman - Cactus Dance (2007)

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Manuel Rocheman - Cactus Dance (2007)

Manuel Rocheman - Cactus Dance (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 454.82 Mb | 01:11:18 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Nocturne - NTCD412

Manuel Rocheman comes from a family of musicians. On his mother’s side, his grandmother is a piano teacher, his grandfather a flautist, his mother plays cello and viola and his aunt the violin. His father, Lionel Rocheman (guitarist and actor), created the “Hootenanny” at the American Center in Paris, where performers came from around the world. As a 10 year old his brother gave him a wonderful record of Oscar Peterson playing solo (it was ‘Tracks’); Manuel already had his own track-record of four years of piano.

VA - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection - The Best of Motown 1970s, Vol. 2 (2001)

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VA - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection - The Best of Motown 1970s, Vol. 2 (2001)

VA - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection - The Best of Motown 1970s, Vol. 2 (2001)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Motown | XLD Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 52:15 | 350,97 Mb
Label: Motown/UMe (USA) | Cat.# 440 016 162-2 | Released: 2001-10-30

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 70's, Vol. 2 collects a dozen more of Motown's most distinctive tracks from the '70s, including the Temptations' "Ball of Confusion," Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," Gladys Knight & the Pips' "If I Were Your Woman," and the Spinners' "It's a Shame." Songs by the Supremes, the Commodores, and Rare Earth round out this collection, which may be too obvious for Motown diehards; however, it's still a solid choice for someone who wants the label's biggest hits in one convenient package.

Dave Alvin - West Of The West (2006)

Posted By: Designol
Dave Alvin - West Of The West (2006)

Dave Alvin - West Of The West (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 336 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Americana, Country-Rock, Alternative Country | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP 2118 | Time: 00:57:34

West of the West is Dave Alvin's tribute to the songs and songwriters of California. It's the fourth-generation Californian's latest excursion into the sounds and history of his home state, continuing the high standard he set with King of California and Blackjack David. Produced by Greg Leisz (Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Beck, Brian Wilson), the new album mixes much loved songs by Merle Haggard, John Fogerty, Tom Waits, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Jerry Garcia, Kate Wolf, Robert Hunter and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Louis Perez, with unearthed gems from such previously overlooked talents as Blackie Farrell and Jim Ringer. Dave's first collection of cover songs (2000's Public Domain) won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album and his most recent album of originals (2004's Ashgrove) garnered praise from USA Today, Rolling Stone, Mojo and the Los Angeles Times who said, "Few songwriters capture the way music can provide escape or solace to the lonely, the lost and the desperate as Alvin".

G.U.N. & 9th Wonder - Dat Greedy: The Mixtape (2005) {World Of Beats Recordings} **[RE-UP]**

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G.U.N. & 9th Wonder - Dat Greedy: The Mixtape (2005) {World Of Beats Recordings} **[RE-UP]**

G.U.N. & 9th Wonder - Dat Greedy: The Mixtape (2005) {World Of Beats Recordings}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 48mb
Genre: rap, hip-hop

Dat Greedy is a mixtape done by Pittsburgh rap group G.U.N. and North Carolina hip-hop producer 9th Wonder. It was a mix to coincide with G.U.N.'s first and only EP, The Greedy Ultimate EP. It is unknown what happened with G.U.N., who were Soma and Big Ghate. World Of Beats Recordings may know.

Musica Solare - Attilio Ariosti: The Flowering and Fading of Love (2005)

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Musica Solare - Attilio Ariosti: The Flowering and Fading of Love (2005)

Musica Solare - Attilio Ariosti: The Flowering and Fading of Love (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 385 Mb | Total time: 78:50 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557573 | Recorded: 2003

Attilio Ariosti was a particularly versatile Italian composer, musician and poet, known throughout Europe. As an operatic composer his name was joined in London by those of Handel and Bononcini, and his 'Carillano' of 1723 and 'Vespasiano' of 1724 were much acclaimed. The cycle of Six Cantatas 'The Flowering and Fading of Love', only recently discovered and here receiving its first recording, forms a sonnet sequence about the journey of love, ranging from 'La Rosa' (the Rose) to 'Il Naufragio' (The Shipwreck) and the final 'La Gelosia' (Jealousy).

VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

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VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Teldec | # CD-83571 | Time: 00:50:14

This disc is an integral part of a series Telarc is doing – taking albums that were big sellers by prominent artists and having an innovative group of solid blues players do their interpretations of a variety of the songs from the original album. They have done this with the Beatles' White Album (calling it The Blues White Album) and Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde with good success, which will probably continue with this new interpretation of the Stones' 1972 vintage album. Telarc put together a dynamite "house" band, including Brian Stoltz (ex-Neville Brothers) on guitar and former Double Trouble rhythm section members Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, and then pulled in many more celebrated artists to handle the leads. the Stones, who started out as a blues and R&B band, always maintained those roots; thus, many of the songs keep their original shape. This is a solid retooling of this classic Stones LP. Telarc has taken the original double disc and picked the songs the artists felt remained truest to their respective traditions and packaged it as a ten-song disc, complete with a cover notes that make it look the same.

Eero Heinonen - Jean Sibelius: Piano Works (2003)

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Eero Heinonen - Jean Sibelius: Piano Works (2003)

Eero Heinonen - Jean Sibelius: Piano Works (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Apex/Warner Classics | # 2564-60114-2 | Time: 01:18:43

There are two points concerning the piano music of Sibelius that I feel need to be kept in mind. One is that the piano was not a natural instrument for Sibelius to communicate his musical thoughts. The other is that his ability to write appealing music extended to his piano compositions. Merging the two points results in attractive music that does not reflect the masterful orchestral works and symphonies that Sibelius composed. Sibelius wrote most of his piano music in response to financial requirements, while his strongest concentration was saved for his large-scale works. The variable quality of the piano music is apparent in any recorded program, ranging from disjointed and rambling pieces to music of dramatic substance and pieces that delight and sparkle. However, you will not find any hidden masterpieces, as the works do not plumb deep emotional issues or offer the structural coherence found in the works of outstanding composers for the piano.

The Troggs - The Trogg Tapes (1976)

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The Troggs - The Trogg Tapes (1976)

The Troggs - The Trogg Tapes (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Repertoire, REP 5131 | ~ 417 or 148 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 68 Mb
Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

Don't mistake the title of this album, The Trogg Tapes, for that 12-minute talking studio digression New Rose Records released (with no track listing) on The Troggs on 45's EP. Perhaps cashing in on that fun debacle's underground buzz, the band releases 11 tracks that are pure Troggs. With singer Reg Presley and late drummer Ronnie Bond on board, original producer/manager Larry Page puts together an exciting 1976 album which has a simple raw sound, perfect for the new wave…

John Mark Ainsley, Tasmin Little, Richard Hickox - Finzi: In Years Defaced, Violin Concerto, Prelude, Romance (2001)

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John Mark Ainsley, Tasmin Little, Richard Hickox - Finzi: In Years Defaced, Violin Concerto, Prelude, Romance (2001)

John Mark Ainsley, Tasmin Little, Richard Hickox - Finzi: In Years Defaced, Violin Concerto, Prelude, Romance (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:34 | 247 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 9888

Much worthy English music issues from the atéliers of minor talents and has a cottage or "small beer" quality. Of course "small beer" (locally brewed) can put the grand variety to shame, and so too in music, where dedication within limitation can produce work of exceptional beauty and character. John Ireland is one such (a miniaturist extraordinaire); Gerald Finzi (1901-1957) is another. Finzi, although of Italian-Jewish extraction, was London-born and in many ways more English than his teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Ambra - Prophecy: The Best Of Ambra (2007)

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Ambra - Prophecy: The Best Of Ambra (2007)

Ambra - Prophecy: The Best Of Ambra (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 499 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 188 MB
Genre: New Age, Downtempo, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classic Arts GmbH (AMBRA04)

If you are a lover of the famous Ambra series DVDs (and there are many of them), you will love this CD as well, as it combines the best tracks of previous releases. In addition, there are three previously unpublished pieces.