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Kyung Wha Chung, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn - Prokofiev, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos (1990)

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Kyung Wha Chung, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn - Prokofiev, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos (1990)

Kyung Wha Chung, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn - Prokofiev, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos (1990)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 376 MB | 01:10:29
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

Violinist Kyung-Wha Chung's highly intense compelling performances especially in the Prokofiev Concerti here have made them favorites in Decca's catalogue for years. Rather than purely dwell on the technical rigor these works demand (as many violinists often do), Chung instead focuses more on Prokofiev's lyricism in an effort to draw out the full and varied range of emotional qualities in the score. Conductor Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra couldn't be more understanding and supportive collaborators and Decca's sound, while spotlighting Chung slightly, is quite good.

David Byron - Take No Prisoners (1975) {1992, Reissue}

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David Byron - Take No Prisoners (1975) {1992, Reissue}

David Byron - Take No Prisoners (1975) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 261 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Full Scans ~ 55 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 4283

This 1975 album was the first solo outing for David Byron, the lead singer for Uriah Heep. It isn't a big surprise that a good portion of the album sounds a lot like the group that gave him his day job: sturdy organ-driven hard-rockers like "Silver White Man" and "Hit Me With a White One" would not be out of place on a typical Uriah Heep album from this period. The fact that every then-current member of Uriah Heep makes at least one appearance on this record further aids this déjà vu feeling. What is surprising about Take No Prisoners is how solid and consistent it is for a between-albums solo venture.

Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra - The 1948 Transcription Performances (1994) {Hep Records HEP CD 17, mono}

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Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra - The 1948 Transcription Performances (1994) {Hep Records HEP CD 17, mono}

Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra - The 1948 Transcription Performances (1994) {Hep Records HEP CD 17, mono}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 151 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1948, 1994 Hep Records | HEP CD 17
Jazz / Bebop / Big Band / Sweet Bands

This CD has the only existing performances of the Claude Thornhill Orchestra from 1948, a year when a recording strike kept most bands off of records. With many charts by Gil Evans or Gerry Mulligan, the Thornhill big band was often quite bop-oriented and featured fine solos from clarinetist Danny Polo, altoist Lee Konitz and the tenor of Mickey Folus; a few numbers also include Brew Moore on tenor, baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Gene Roland. In addition there are some vocals from the Snowflakes (a vocal quintet) and Joe Derise. The highly enjoyable and somewhat historical CD is easily recommended to bop collectors and listeners who are interested in the later Claude Thornhill Orchestra.

The Blues Brothers Band - Live in Montreux (1990)

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The Blues Brothers Band - Live in Montreux (1990)

The Blues Brothers Band - Live in Montreux (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul | Label: WEA | # 9031-71614-2 | Time: 00:58:19

This is a fine CD of Blues Brothers material, featuring the original Blues Brothers Band and frontman Larry Thurston, performing at Montreux Jazz Festival on July 12, 1989. From the late '80s through the early 90's, the Blues Brothers Band was a popular touring act throughout Europe, with Mr. Thurston doing a fine job on lead vocals. None of the other 90's Blues Brothers frontmen (Dan Ackroyd, John Goodman, Jim Belushi) appear on this CD or in this Line-Up. Not exactly "essential", but a good performance of the tour band during this period of the band's history.

Arthur Prysock - Morning, Noon, & Night: The Collection (1998)

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Arthur Prysock - Morning, Noon, & Night: The Collection (1998)

Arthur Prysock - Morning, Noon, & Night: The Collection (1998)
Jazz, Blues, Vocal, Standards | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 45:24 | 264,58 Mb
Label: Verve Records (USA) | Cat.# 314 557 484-2 | Released: 1998-07-21

A member in good standing of those deep-throated baritones who plied their trade in the 1950s and beyond, this album compiles work that Arthur Prysock did for the Old Town, Verve, and Mercury labels. Along with Johnny Hartman, Al Hibbler, and Billy Eckstine to whom's voice Prysock's bears a striking resemblance, Prysock was one of those black crooners who reached a level of popularity among the lovers of traditional pop and standard material. Prysock also had some success with rhythm & blues, especially with "I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night." Morning, Noon, and Night compiles more traditional material recorded by the South Carolina native. The one R&B number is a funky B.B. King- penned "Woke up This Morning" featuring the tenor sax of Prysock's brother Wilbert "Red" Prysock. This cut is one of the highlights of the album.

Wes Montgomery - Movin' Along (1960) {Riverside Japan VICJ-41166 rel 1997}

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Wes Montgomery - Movin' Along (1960) {Riverside Japan VICJ-41166 rel 1997}

Wes Montgomery - Movin' Along (1960) {Riverside Japan VICJ-41166 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 373 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 167 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960, 1997 Riverside / Victor Japan | VICJ-41166 | 20bit K2 Super Coding
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Because it was recorded between two of Wes Montgomery's best-known albums (Incredible Jazz Guitar and So Much Guitar), this particular LP is a bit underrated. The great guitarist is teamed with flutist James Clay (who switches to tenor on Montgomery's "So Do It!"), pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes for four standards (highlighted by Clifford Brown's "Sandu" and "Body and Soul"), Sam Jones' "Says You," and two Montgomery originals. This is an often overlooked gem.

Bananarama - Every Shade Of Blue (Germany CD5) (1995) {ZYX Music}

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Bananarama - Every Shade Of Blue (Germany CD5) (1995) {ZYX Music}

Bananarama - Every Shade Of Blue (Germany CD5) (1995) {ZYX Music}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 55 mb
Genre: dance pop, Eurodance

"Every Shade Of Blue" is a 1995 single by British pop group Bananarama, when they limited themselves to a duo, Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward, This is a Germany CD5 released by ZYX Music.

DJ Vadim - Your Revolution (EP) (2000) {Ninja Tune} **[RE-UP]**

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DJ Vadim - Your Revolution (EP) (2000) {Ninja Tune} **[RE-UP]**

DJ Vadim - Your Revolution (EP) (2000) {Ninja Tune}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 68 mb
Genre: rap, hip-hop

In 1999, the US broadcast commission (FCC) decided absurdly enough that a pro-women empowerment record (Your Revolution featuring Sarah Jones) was too ‘crude’ for radio whilst allowing countless records that promote negativity to go. The decision ended up in court several years later under appeal with several leading Ivy league English professors coming to the defense of freedom of speech, freedom of expression and to argue the double standards of the ban and fine.

George Fenton - Anna and the King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)

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George Fenton - Anna and the King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)

George Fenton - Anna and the King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 292 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: LaFace Records | # 73008-26075-2 | Time: 00:58:29

George Fenton delivers on his soundtrack for Anna and the King with an instrumental score that deftly mixes sweeping orchestrations with ethnic percussion. The main theme "Arrival at the Palace" begins with a very exotic violin solo that quickly blossoms into an epic orchestral movement seemingly ready to crescendo at a moment's notice (and it does!). Shorter cues such as "Letter of the Week" and "The House" are passages that perfectly convey the movie's exoticism and its melancholic moods. Throughout, Fenton's music seems to balance between excitement and sadness–the perfect sonic interpretation of The King and I's classic tale. Obviously, many folks will turn to this soundtrack for Joy Enriquez's Babyface-produced single "How Can I Not Love You," included at the very beginning of this disc. One hopes they'll stick around long enough to enjoy the film's score, one of Fenton's very best.

Ennio Morricone - State of Grace: Expanded Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990) 2CD Limited Edition 2017

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Ennio Morricone - State of Grace: Expanded Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990) 2CD Limited Edition 2017

Ennio Morricone - State of Grace: Expanded Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
2CDs, Expanded Remastered, Limited Edition 2017
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 625 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 309 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Quartet Records | # QR282 | 02:03:16

Quartet Records, in collaboration with Universal Music Group and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, is glad to present the premiere release of the complete score composed, orchestrated and conducted by Ennio Morricone for State of Grace, the 1990 cult mafia-drama film directed by Phil Joanou, starring Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright, Ed Harris, John Turturro, John C. Really, Burgess Meredith and Joe Vitarelli. The legendary Morricone won an Oscar for The Hateful Eight and has composed many other outstanding scores, including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Sacco and Vanzetti, Days of Heaven, Cinema Paradiso, Malena, En mais fais ce qu’il te plait and many others. State of Grace is about Terry Noonan (Penn), who returns home to New York's Hell’s Kitchen after a ten-year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie (Oldman), who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie (Harris). Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen (Wright). Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

Basil Poledouris - The Hunt for Red October: Music From The Motion Picture (1990) Expanded Remastered Edition 2013 [Re-Up]

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Basil Poledouris - The Hunt for Red October: Music From The Motion Picture (1990) Expanded Remastered Edition 2013 [Re-Up]

Basil Poledouris - The Hunt for Red October: Music From The Motion Picture (1990)
Expanded Remastered Edition 2013
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 371 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 160 Mb | Scans ~ 141 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume 257 | 01:10:11

World premiere expanded CD of Basil Poledouris soundtrack for John McTiernan film from Tom Clancy novel, starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill. Sensational action-suspense tale is film introduction of Jack Ryan (Baldwin), working with CIA intelligence to determine if Soviet commander piloting nuclear super-sub heads towards U.S. waters to defect… or launch attack. Best of four films featuring Jack Ryan to date, Poledouris brings inspired mood, color to exciting tale by weighing anchor with magnificent, massive "Hymn To Red October" for large orchestra, chorus, then taking off with vivid cues for orchestra, layers of electronics plus his chorus. Score literally provides rhythm, pulse of movie as well as underlines intense action sequences. Interestingly, one of score's few moments of respite comes with reflective "Two Wives", a gentle cue dropped from finished film. Entire score remains one of composer's most important works, and earns it's place as a classic of nineties motion picture music! Original MCA label CD was mere 30-minute sampling of score. Intrada CD offers over an hour of masterful music including first release of "End Title" given significance in one point by powerful presentation of main hymn melody via orchestra sans choir in dynamic manner.

James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014

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James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014

James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)
Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014
XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 306 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 265 | Time: 01:10:17

At long last! World premiere release of oft-requested James Newton Howard score to Joel Schumacher's Falling Down. Dark, violent urban thriller stars Michael Douglas as tragic protagonist on rampage, heading inexorably towards final showdown with retiring cop Robert DuVall. As confrontations grow in intensity, Douglas becomes increasingly unhinged. Howard follows in tow, with initially sparse score growing increasingly dense, clustered as film progresses. Dark ideas, intense action all have their say. Highlights are many, including riveting chase cues, pulsating conflict music, but one standout motif deserves spotlight: Howard writes moving minor-key trumpet solo that plays just once during "not economically viable" scene ("Miracle Mile"), then disappears completely until conclusion ("Falling Down"), where composer now brings film and score together in brilliant, powerful fashion. Sensational writing! Also worthy of attention: haunting series of string chords shifting between minor, major, playing for estranged relationship between everyman Douglas and wife Barbara Hershey. Howard even quotes nursery rhyme "London Bridge", which subtly relates to cop Duvall's own wife Tuesday Weld, who needs the tune to help calm her troubled nerves. It is difficult to overstate dramatic complexities and thematic subtleties of this important music.

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition) (1997/2019)

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Van Morrison - The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition) (1997/2019)

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition) (1997/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,4 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 544 Mb | 03:57:42
Folk Rock, Blues, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Exile Records, Legacy Recordings

Sony’s Legacy Recordings will issue a three-disc deluxe edition of Van Morrison‘s 1997 album The Healing Game which features unreleased session tracks, collaborations and live performances.

Iron Maiden - A Real Live One (1993) {Japan 1st Press, Limited Edition}

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Iron Maiden - A Real Live One (1993) {Japan 1st Press, Limited Edition}

Iron Maiden - A Real Live One (1993) {Japan 1st Press, Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 401 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Full Scans ~ 95 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Heavy Metal | Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-7598

Though Live After Death remains the strongest documentation of Iron Maiden on-stage, A Real Live One isn't a bad listen at all. Maiden was a band that always believed in giving its audience a monster of a show, and on the whole, the CD (recorded everywhere from France and Italy to Denmark and Finland) does a good job capturing the type of excitement these imaginative gothic headbangers generated on-stage. The idea behind the album is to pick up where Live After Death left off and emphasize material recorded after 1985, and the Brits do exactly that with inspired versions of such favorites as "From Here to Eternity," "The Evil That Men Do," "Bring Your Daughter…to the Slaughter," and "The Clairvoyant." One could nitpick about various omissions, but the bottom line is that A Real Live One isn't an album Maiden devotees will want to pass up.

Jay and the Americans - Come A Little Bit Closer: The Best Of Jay and the Americans (1990)

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Jay and the Americans - Come A Little Bit Closer: The Best Of Jay and the Americans (1990)

Jay and the Americans - Come A Little Bit Closer: The Best Of Jay and the Americans (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 152 Mb
Early Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Blue Eyed Soul | Label: EMI-USA | # CDP-7-93448-2 | Time: 01:14:35

The definitive Jay & the Americans collection, Come a Little Bit Closer: The Best of Jay & the Americans, collects the highlights of the band's career with each of its lead singers, Jay Traynor and Jay Black. Traynor was the voice behind the group's first big hit, 1962's "She Cried," as well as singles like "Dawning," the melody of which cleverly mimics Edvard Grieg's "Morning Mood" and a laid-back version of "Tonight" from West Side Story. It's too bad that the Americans didn't wait to record that last song until Black had entered their fold. His impressive range and theatrical delivery made songs like "Only in America" sound like they were from some forgotten musical and made the band's version of "Crying" closely rival Roy Orbison's original. Along with the title track, "Come a Little Bit Closer" also features the hits "Cara Mia" – one of the best showcases for Black's vocal prowess – and "This Magic Moment," as well as sound-alike follow-ups like "Let's Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key)," "Some Enchanted Evening," and "Sunday and Me".