36 Cds

Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch - Pentangling: The Collection (2004) 3 CDs Box Set

Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch - Pentangling: The Collection (2004)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 477 Mb | Scans ~ 28 Mb | 03:29:06
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Folk-Prog | Label: Sanctuary | # SMETD129

Sanctuary's mammoth triple-disc Pentangle overview poses a bit of a dilemma. First of all, it's called Pentangling, which is already the name of a 1973 compilation, and secondly, while not deliberately misleading, it focuses more attention on the solo careers of John Renbourn and Bert Jansch than it does on the entity that supplies the collection's title. Despite these petty gripes, Pentangling is filled to the brim with some of the finest recordings the British folk movement had to offer, and hearing the group as a whole, followed by an entire disc – one apiece – of two of the genre's most gifted guitarists, is rewarding in more ways than one: both men, as well as the band, released material well into the 21st century, but Pentangling focuses only on their treasured late-'60s/early-'70s output. Listeners looking for a more comprehensive take on Pentangle would be better off with Castle's excellent Light Flight: The Anthology, and Renbourn and Jansch both have lovingly packaged retrospectives that fare better than the ones offered here, but as far as entry points go, Pentangling does more than skim the surface.

Pentangle - Light Flight: The Anthology (2002) 2 CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at April 25, 2017
Pentangle - Light Flight: The Anthology (2002) 2 CDs

Pentangle - Light Flight: The Anthology (2002) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 730 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 293 Mb | Scans ~ 26 Mb | 02:07:58
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Folk-Prog | Label: Castle | # CAS 72357-2

Two CD set. Pretty much the first UK Folk-Rock supergroup and the inventors of the sound that would later be adopted by Fairport, Trees and others. Pentangle were an unusual agglomeration of seemingly disparate talents, and at their best succeeded in mixing elements of traditional Folk, Jazz improvisation and Pop into a seamless whole. Featuring the brilliant and contrasting guitar talents of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, against the rhythmic undertow provided by drummer Terry Cox and superb bass player Danny Thompson, and topped off with the bell-like purity of Jacqui McShee's vocals, Pentangle garnered much critical acclaim. This is the perfect introduction to their work. 31 tracks.
Quartet Via Nova, Jean Hubeau - Gabriel Faure: Quintettes, Quatuors, Trio (1971) 3 CDs, Reissue 1994

Gabriel Fauré: Quintettes, Quatuors, Trio (1971) 3 CDs, Reissue 1994
Quartet Via Nova; Jean Hubeau, piano; Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, violin;
Colette Lequien, viola; André Navarra, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 785 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans ~ 277 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-96953-2 | Time: 02:50:07

An attractive and intelligently annotated set, devoted to Fauré’s chamber music with piano; the sole drawback concerns generally astringent sound quality in these 1969/70 recordings. Pianist Jean Hubeau features in all but one of these performances. An uncommonly perceptive, adroit, and lucidly compelling artist, his readings of the large-scale piano quintets, Opp. 89 and 115, are superb. He is partnered by the Quatuor Via Nova, who contribute their own serenely idiomatic account of Fauré’s three-movement string quartet, Op. 121. Hubeau’s impressively understated pianism adds distinction to refined performances of the piano quartets, Opp. 15 and 45, and the particularly fine D minor Trio, Op. 120.

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2017
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.06 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 397 Mb | 02:53:37 | Scans ~ 14 Mb
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Brainfeeder | # BFCD050

The Epic is saxophonist Kamasi Washington's aptly titled, triple-length, 172-minute debut album for Brainfeeder. He is a veteran of L.A.'s music scene and has played with Gerald Wilson, Harvey Mason, Flying Lotus, and Kendrick Lamar (his horn is prominently featured on To Pimp a Butterfly), to name but a few. Most of his bandmates have played together since high school, and it shows. There are two drummers (including Ronald Bruner), two bassists (including Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner on electric), two keyboardists, trumpet, trombone, and vocals (Patrice Quinn). In various settings, they are supported by a string orchestra and full choir conducted by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Washington composed 13 of these 17 tunes; he also meticulously arranged and produced them. At just over six to nearly 15 minutes, the jams leave room for engaged improvisation. The Epic is based on a concept, though it's unnecessary to grasp in order to enjoy. The music reflects many inspirations – John Coltrane, Horace Tapscott's Pan-African People's Arkestra, Azar Lawrence's Prestige period, Donald Byrd's and Eddie Gale's jazz and choir explorations, Pharoah Sanders' pan global experiments, Afro-Latin jazz, spiritual soul, and DJ culture.
John Barry, Michel Colombier & VA - The Golden Child: Music From The Motion Picture (1986) 3 CDs Limited Edition 2011

John Barry, Michel Colombier & VA - The Golden Child (1986)
Music From The Motion Picture, 3 CDs Limited Edition 2011

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 831 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 ~ 382 Mb | Scans ~ 237 Mb | 02:45:40
Soundtrack, Score, Symphonic, Pop/Rock, Synthpop, R&B | Label: La-La Land | # LLLCD 1180

La-La Land Records presents, in association with Paramount Pictures and Capitol Records, the premiere release of both John Barry’s unused score and Michel Colombier’s score to the 1986 Paramount Pictures action/adventure motion picture THE GOLDEN CHILD, starring Eddie Murphy, Charlotte Lewis, Charles Dance and directed by Michael Ritchie. Mr. Barry’s (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, BODY HEAT, A VIEW TO A KILL, DANCES WITH WOLVES) unused orchestral score is simply put, wondrous – a powerful, majestic work brimming with action, suspense and romance that strongly recalls the recently departed composer’s 80s Bond period while still retaining its own robust identity. Composer Michel Colombier’s (RUTHLESS PEOPLE, THE MONEY PIT, AGAINST ALL ODDS) score, only a portion of which has been previously released, is finally given its proper due here as well, showcasing the composer’s knack for traditional action scoring blended with the era’s contemporary, synth-based pop sound.

Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On: The Anthology (1996) 2 CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at April 11, 2017
Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On: The Anthology (1996) 2 CDs

Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On: The Anthology (1996) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 869 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 356 Mb | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, AM Pop, Dicso | Label: Rhino | # R2 71985 | 02:28:07

The Show Must Go On offers a definitive collection of Sayer's 1970s bubbly dance-pop hits like "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," "When I Need You," and "More Than I Can Say." A number of rare singles are also included, as is the unreleased cut "Tonight the Sky's About to Cry".

Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (2006) 3 CDs + DVD, Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at April 4, 2017
Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (2006) 3 CDs + DVD, Box Set

Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (2006) 3 CDs + DVD, Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 511 Mb | Time: 03:43:38
DVD9 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2ch, 224 kbps | 02:30:33 | ~ 6.8 Gb
Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Silvertone/Legacy | # 82876 81967 2 | Scans ~ 852 Mb

Robert Cray says that Buddy Guy's guitar solos sound like laughter from space, but they can also peal like the cries of lost souls attempting to cross the River Styx. If these 47 songs on three CDs plus a DVD boasting a new 75-minute documentary and six performances from the Montreux Jazz Festival prove anything, it's that Guy is one of the most dynamic, diverse, expressionistic, and emotional guitarists–in any genre. The set neatly examines the 70-year-old Chicago blues legend's half-century career, starting with a ragged but soulful "The Way You Been Treating Me" cut in 1957 at a radio station in Guy's native Louisiana that finds him developing his searing, exploratory style. A year later, he's in Chicago working with tunesmith Willie Dixon, and the rest is history (chronicled in Anthony DeCurtis's excellent lines notes) that leads from the glory days of Chess Records to Guy's early breakout recordings for Vanguard to his modern-day mastery. The most recent recordings often find him working with acolytes: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Keb' Mo', Jonny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, and John Mayer.

Shania Twain - Up! (2002) 3 CDs [Red + Green + Blue]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 3, 2017
Shania Twain - Up! (2002) 3 CDs [Red + Green + Blue]

Shania Twain - Up! (2002) 3 CDs [Red + Green + Blue]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.56 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 501 Mb | Scans ~ 111 Mb | Time: 03:39:11
Pop, Country Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury | # 088 170 314-2/170 344-2

Up! is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was released on November 18, 2002, by Mercury Nashville. Three versions of the album were released: a pop version (red disc), a country version (green disc), and an international version (blue disc) in the style of Indian film music; all three discs contain exactly the same track listing and feature distinctly identifiable picture labels (for example, Twain sports a cowboy hat on the green country disc.) In the U.S., Up! debuted at #1. On September 23, 2004, the RIAA certified Up! at 11× Platinum, giving her the distinction of being the only female artist to have three consecutive Diamond albums released in the United States.
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) 2 CDs Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013

Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 629 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb | Time: 01:36:05
New Wave, Synthpop, Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Universal UMC | # UMCREP2024, 00602537288038

Following the acclaimed Human Racing reissue, Universal Music Catalogue are now pleased to announce the Re-Presents edition of The Riddle. Featuring the top 10 singles, The Riddle, Wide Boy and Don Quixote this expanded edition comes with b-sides and live material - mixed by Nik himself. The Riddle heralded Nik's dominance of the UK pop music scene. In 1984 he spent the most weeks as a solo artist in the chart. At the beginning of 1984, a Nik Kershaw had released his breakthrough song "Wouldn't It Be Good", which reached Number 4 in the UK Singles Chart, and was a big success in Europe. He enjoyed three more Top 20 hits from his debut album Human Racing. Kershaw's second album was The Riddle. The title track, released in November 1984, proved to be another UK and international hit single, reaching Number 3 in the UK and Ireland, and Number 6 in New Zealand, and the album also spawned two more UK Top 10 hits, "Wide Boy" and "Don Quixote", as it went platinum. During this time, Kershaw toured extensively.

Depeche Mode - Where's the Revolution (Remixes) (2017) (CDS)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at March 6, 2017
Depeche Mode - Where's the Revolution (Remixes) (2017) (CDS)

Depeche Mode - Where's the Revolution (Remixes) (2017) (CDS)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 222 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 74 mb
Electronic, Rock, Pop, Synth-pop | Label: Columbia – 88985420022

Depeche Mode returned in February with the snarling single "Where's The Revolution," which feels pretty important in this political climate. The song's chorus is a call to arms: “Where’s the revolution / Come on people you’re letting me down.” The group is releasing a remix EP of the single on March 3, which will include a rework of the track by shoegaze rockers Autolux, which is premiering on The FADER today.
Depeche Mode's Martin Gore told the FAD