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Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 5, 2013
Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC(tracks) -> 1.7 Gb | Full Scans -> 24 Mb | Label: United Artists Records | French 1971 pressing
Genre: Rock, Experimental Rock | RAR 5% | Rec. CAT #UAS 29 218/19

The soundtrack to Frank Zappa's strange early-'70s film 200 Motels was always doomed to be a peripheral entry in his discography. The movie's story was not easy to follow, and neither is the record (not that plot was ever a big focus of the production). It's typically wacky Zappa of the era, with unpredictable sharp turns between crunchy rock bombast, orchestration, and jazz/classical influences, as well as interjections of wacky spoken dialogue. Those who like his late-'60s/early-'70s work – not as song-oriented as his first albums, in other words, but not as "serious" or as silly as his later records – will probably like this fine, although it's not up to the level of Uncle Meat.
Guru Guru - Tango Fango (Brain 1089) (GER 19__, 1976) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

Guru Guru - Tango Fango
FLAC | Artwork | 24Bit 96kHz: 884 MB | 16Bit 44.1kHz: 275 MB
Cat#: Brain 1089 | Country/Year: Germany 19__, 1976 (Orange Brain ReIssue)
Genre: Krautrock, Jazz Rock, Prog Rock | Hoster: FS + HF/FF/Oron

Guru Guru were related to the free jazz music scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several Jazz-prizes . The band was also influenced by rock music, such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Who, Rolling Stones and early Pink Floyd. Among the band's friends were Amon Düül, Can and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru played jam sessions. Frontman Mani Neumeier (drummer and singer) has an original style of playing drums, and is known in the European jazz rock-scene. He was also involved in numerous other projects, as Tiere der Nacht, The Psychedelic Monsterjam, Damo Suzuki's Network, Globe Unity Orchestra, Harmonia, Acid Mothers Guru Guru, Voodootrance & Lover 303.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance (Prestige PRST-10047) (US 1972) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance
FLAC | Artwork | 24Bit: 779 MB | 16Bit: 240 MB | RS + HF
Cat#: Prestige PRST-10047 | Country/Year: US 1972 | Genre: Jazz, Hard bop

Along with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, he was one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. He is known as a powerful musician and a vital groover; his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop was and continues to be profoundly influential on mainstream jazz. For more than 30 years his band, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers included many young musicians who went on to become prominent names in jazz. The band's legacy is thus not only known for the often exceptionally fine music it produced, but as a proving ground for several generations of jazz musicians; Blakey's groups are matched only by those of Miles Davis in this regard
Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:09 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Three weeks after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Shostakovich volunteered with the Home Guard in Leningrad. As the siege of the city intensified, he worked on his Seventh Symphony, completing three movements before being forced to leave Leningrad and travel east by train. The work was completed in December that year. Initially he gave each movement a programmatic title, but later withdrew them, leaving this epic work as an emblem of heroic defiance in the face of conflict and crisis: ‘I dedicate my Seventh Symphony to our struggle against fascism, to our coming victory over the enemy, to my native city, Leningrad.’
Charles Mingus - A Modern Symposium Of Music And Poetry (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Charles Mingus - A Modern Symposium Of Music And Poetry (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:46 minutes | 638 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Don't expect any poetry here, however an extended spoken word narration by actor Mel Stewart does kicks off the album. That's where the vocals begin and end on this instrumental collection. Mingus and his brilliant musicians do the talking here: the Penguin Guide To Jazz calls Clarence Shaw's performance on New York Sketchbook - "the best trumpet heard on a Mingus album for some time before or since".
Imogen Cooper - Schumann & Brahms: Piano Works (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Imogen Cooper - Schumann & Brahms: Piano Works (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:21 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is Imogen Cooper’s first release on Chandos Records. Recognised worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise, she has established a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical and romantic repertoire. She has dazzled audiences and orchestras throughout her distinguished career, bringing to the concert platform a unique musical understanding and lyrical quality.
Marc-Andre Hamelin - Schumann & Janacek (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc-Andre Hamelin - Schumann: Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janacek: On the overgrown path I (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:07 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Marc-André presents a fascinating juxtaposition of two composers who are not obviously musically related, but who are proved on this album to be a felicitous combination.
Stephen Rice & The Brabant Ensemble - Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stephen Rice & The Brabant Ensemble - Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:50 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Brabant Ensemble continues its exploration of hidden gems of the Renaissance with an album of music by Antoine Brumel, famous for his ‘Earthquake’ Mass but otherwise barely known today. Conductor Stephen Rice has assembled an intriguing collection of works including the Missa de beata virgine, a work suffused with plainsong but in which the voices are used almost percussively, making rhythm the driving force of the piece. The Christmas motet Nato canunt omnia is one of the most remarkable musical works of the period.
Gustavo Dudamel - Adams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gustavo Dudamel - Adams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 132:45 minutes | 2.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary, first performed in 2012 in Los Angeles, is something of an expansion on the composer's El Niño, a Passion story adorned with a variety of contemporary themes and musical materials. Like the earlier work, it features a libretto by longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars, and it may be sung on-stage as an oratorio or presented as an opera. Mary Magdalene is indeed a central figure in the work, but actually it is more than the trick perspective the title might imply; as with El Niño Sellars incorporates such devices as set pieces featuring poetry by other writers (this time poet Louise Erdrich plays the central role).
Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:13 minutes | 1033 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
features 2011's Digital Remastering

Queen spent three months in the studio making the landmark A Night at the Opera, reportedly the most expensive album ever recorded in music history to that point. Bohemian Rhapsody alone took three weeks, with the band working 10 to 12 hour days on the multitrack vocal arrangements. The six-minute song contains so many overdubs that the original master tape was almost worn through, according to Brian May. Both the song and the album changed the course of Queen's career and rock music in general, rendering the cliché "classic" an understatement.