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Larry Graham - Fired Up (1985) [2008, Remastered Reissue]

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Larry Graham - Fired Up (1985) [2008, Remastered Reissue]

Larry Graham - Fired Up (1985) [2008, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop, Quiet Storm | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 48:01 | 384,51 Mb
Label: Collectables (USA) | Cat.# COL-CD-6976 | Released: 2008-04-29 (1985)

Effortlessly mixing soul, funk and pop, Larry Graham scored many hits throughout the 80s. This is his original 1985 release and includes the hits "For Your Love" and "That's Why I Love You".

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble - Offenbach: La Belle Helene (2000)

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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble - Offenbach: La Belle Helene (2000)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble - Offenbach: La Belle Hélène (2000)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 127 min | 7,65 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2000

Staged and costumed by Laurent Pelly, with sets by Chantal Thomas and choreography by Laura Scozzi, this production of La Belle Hélène never forgets for one moment that Offenbach’s parody of the origins of the Trojan war -clearly recognisable in his day as a satire on the moral laxity of Second Empire high society- is, above all, a supreme manifestion of his comic genius. From start to finish it combines a musically superb performance with a stream of visual humour that flows from Pelly’s core idea that the action all takes place in the imagination of a sleeping, sex-starved, suburban housewife. Dame Felicity Lott is magnificent as the woman who gets into bed beside her somnolent old husband and dreams of being the most beautiful woman in the world, entangled in amorous adventures with the virile young Paris, tastily portrayed by Yann Beuron. And just as dreams do not respect the normal limitations of logic, time and place, so her nighttime fantasies combine the everyday with the mythical, and muddle up Greece, ancient and modern.

Munchner Bach Orchester, Karl Richter - J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestral Suites; Triple Concerto (2002) 3CDs [Re-Up]

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Munchner Bach Orchester, Karl Richter - J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestral Suites; Triple Concerto (2002) 3CDs [Re-Up]

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte; Orchestersuiten;
Tripelkonzert für Flöte, Violine, Cembalo und Streicher
Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter, conductor & harpsichord
Aurèle Nicolet, flute; Gerhart Hetzel, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.13 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 498 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 463 657-2 | Time: 3:33:19

Very few conductors have recorded as much Bach as Karl Richter and none can lay a stronger claim to a legacy based on championing the master. Richter's reverence for Bach is evinced by the simplicity, splendor, and grandeur with which he consistently imbued his performances exemplified here by these landmark recordings of the Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites. In Archiv's original-image bit-processing remastered transfers as well, the sound is better than ever. This is cornerstone Bach that should not be missed.

Joseph Arthur - Albums & EPs Collection 1997-2014 (19CD)

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Joseph Arthur - Albums & EPs Collection 1997-2014 (19CD)

Joseph Arthur - Albums & EPs Collection 1997-2014 (19CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 5.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.1 Gb | Scans ~ 1.2 Gb
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Folk-Rock | Time: 14:27:45

Blending the literate and expressive lyrical style of a classic singer/songwriter with music rooted in indie rock, Joseph Arthur is a well-respected songwriter and performer whose work has impressed critics as well as artists such as Peter Gabriel and Michael Stipe. Arthur's original goal was to become a hotshot bass player, but exposure to Bob Dylan and Kurt Cobain prompted him to take up songwriting, and in 1996, he self-released an EP that made its way to Peter Gabriel, who signed Arthur to his Real World label. 1997's challenging Big City Secrets and 2000's rootsy Come to Where I'm From impressed critics and discriminating listeners, and 2004's Our Shadows Will Remain found him digging even deeper into his confessional tales. With 2007's Let's Just Be, Arthur launched his own record label, Lonely Astronaut, giving him greater control over his music as he recorded idiosyncratic projects such as 2013's The Ballad of Boogie Christ and 2014's Lou (the latter a collection of Lou Reed covers).

Esther Phillips - Alone Again, Naturally (1972) [2008, Remastered Reissue]

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Esther Phillips - Alone Again, Naturally (1972) [2008, Remastered Reissue]

Esther Phillips - Alone Again, Naturally (1972) [2008, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Blues, Soul-Jazz, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:53 | 250,57 Mb
Label: Reel Music (USA) | Cat.# 66748-78004-2 (A 720752) | Released: 2008-09-02 (1972)

Recorded in late 1972, "Alone Again, Naturally" was the follow-up to Esther Phillips' Grammy nominated "From A Whisper To A Scream". Producer Creed Taylor assembled a stellar cast of musicians including George Benson, Maceo Parker, Eric Gayle, Bernard Purdie, Ron Carter, Richard Tee and Billy Cobham. A great choice of repertoire and superb arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis and Don Sebesky melded perfectly with Esther's smoky vocals to produce one of the finest albums of her career. Both critics and NARAS voters took note, the latter awarding Ms. Phillips a second Grammy nomination for this Kudu classic.

Sviatoslav Richter, Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' (2012) [Re-Up]

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Sviatoslav Richter, Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' (2012) [Re-Up]

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' (2012) [Richter Edition]
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 069 | Time: 01:18:35

This volume from Praga's critically-acclaimed Richter Edition series features an audiophile SACD remastering of the great Russian pianist playing Tchaikovsky. The program pairs the composer's two most popular scores in performances by two uncontested Russian masters. This recording resurrects of one of Sviatoslav Richter;s rare encounters with one of the finest conductors of the 20th century, Yevgeny Mravinsky. Richter is heard in a fiery 1958 recording of the first Piano Concerto, while Mravinsky is featured in a 1956 recording of the Pathetique symphony. This is an indispensable release for anyone interested in these two legendary artists.

Marko Fürstenberg - Gesamtlaufzeit (2003) {Thinner}

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Marko Fürstenberg - Gesamtlaufzeit (2003) {Thinner}

Marko Fürstenberg - Gesamtlaufzeit (2003) {Thinner}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 375 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 163 mb
Genre: electronic, minimal, dub, tech house

Gesamtlaufzeit is the 2003 album by German artist Marko Fürstenberg. This was released through the Thinner label.

Night Sun - Mournin' (1972) {200x Aziя}

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Night Sun - Mournin' (1972) {200x Aziя}

Night Sun - Mournin' (1972) {200x Aziя}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 291 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 90 mb
Genre: Krautrock, progressive rock

Mournin' is the 1972 album by Night Sun. This is an illegal pressing made in Russia in 2000-something by Aziя.

Una Mae Carlisle - 1938-1941 (2001)

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Una Mae Carlisle - 1938-1941 (2001)

Una Mae Carlisle - 1938-1941 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 145 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1209)

A native of Xenia, Ohio, 17-year-old Una Mae Carlisle was performing in Cincinnati when Fats Waller heard her in 1932 and decided to give the young lady a boost into show business. It's not surprising then that she emulated Waller in style and repertoire. Her first recording date as a leader occurred in London on May 20th 1938. Una Mae takes "Don't Try Your Jive on Me" at a faster clip than the famous version by Fats Waller and His Continental Rhythm. Her piano is solid, the band swings and she has a pleasantly smooth voice. These qualities blossom during "I Would Do Anything for You" and especially throughout George Gershwin's "Love Walked In." Leonard Feather, composer of "My Fightin' Gal" and several other abject blues numbers based on unsavory topics, collaborated with Carlisle on "Hangover Blues"…

Obiymy Doschu - Elehia (2009)

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Obiymy Doschu - Elehia (2009)

Obiymy Doschu - Elehia (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 440 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 149 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MALS (MALS 373), 2011

Ukranian band Obiymy Doschu was formed in 2004, with Kiev as their base of operations. Their first full-length production, "Elehia," was initially issued in 2009, and one year later the two-track single "Svitanok" appeared. In late spring of 2011 the band signed to the Russian label MALS Records, which reissued their initial album for an international audience, with the title track from the 2010 single added as a bonus feature. If you can imagine dark, melancholic music that utilizes details from classical and folk music to flavor a blend of acoustic rock and doom metal within a framework set inside the art rock universe, then you're pretty close to what Obiymy Doschu is all about.

Dmitry Baevsky - Introducing Dmitry Baevsky (2004)

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Dmitry Baevsky - Introducing Dmitry Baevsky (2004)

Dmitry Baevsky - Introducing Dmitry Baevsky (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 351.27 Mb | 57:36 | Covers
Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Lineage - LIN-105

Over two years after advance copies teased the jazz press about the capabilities of teenaged alto saxophonist Dmitry Baevsky's surprising chops, the Lineage label finally came into being in early 2006, with Baevsky's debut as one of their inaugural releases. Well accompanied by veterans like pianist Cedar Walton and drummer Jimmy Cobb, along with bassist John Webber and guitarist Ilya Lushtak, the young Russian is still forming his own style, though he has obviously done his musical homework and was prepared for the recording session, which is sometimes a problem with young musicians prematurely given the opportunity to record as leaders.

Kyoko Koizumi - Collection (1983-2003)

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Kyoko Koizumi - Collection (1983-2003)

Kyoko Koizumi - Collection (1983-2003)
12 Albums | ape/Flac | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 5.3 Gb
Genre: J-POP

Mari Iijima - Collection (1986-2005)

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Mari Iijima - Collection (1986-2005)

Mari Iijima - Collection (1986-2005)
6 Albums | Flac | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.7 Gb
Genre: J-POP

Koharu Kusumi - Collection (2006-2009)

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Koharu Kusumi - Collection (2006-2009)

Koharu Kusumi - Collection (2006-2009)
9 Albums | Wav/Flac | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.2 Gb
Genre: J-POP

Argent - Argent + Ring Of Hands (1970/1971) {2000, Remastered} RE-UP / New Rip

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Argent - Argent + Ring Of Hands (1970/1971) {2000, Remastered} RE-UP / New Rip

Argent - Argent + Ring Of Hands (1970/1971) {2000, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 538 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 200 Mb
Full Scans ~ 60 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive, Classic Rock | BGO Records #BGOCD480

Argent's back catalog remains in a parlous state 20 years on from the group's peak, with great swathes of the repertoire unavailable on CD, and even some of the band's best-known and loved recordings are still chained up in a vault somewhere. Thankfully, this two-fer rendering of their first two albums is an exception to that sorry rule, as the group's transformation from the logical successors to the Zombies into one of the finest prog bands of the early '70s is traced out across 19 songs, almost any of which would be a shoo-in for some future "best-of" Argent compilation. It is true, of course, that Argent was prone to excess on occasion – what is remarkable is just how naturally the band approached that state, as songs build on their own momentum toward peaks that even the best oiled of the group's peers audibly struggled to approach.