Amy King

Emma Kirkby, The Romantic Chamber Group of London - Amy Beach: Chanson d'amour (2002)

Amy Beach - Chanson d'amour (2002)
Emma Kirkby, soprano; The Romantic Chamber Group of London

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1245 | Time: 01:05:45

Emma Kirkby, doyenne of the Early Music scene, here shows that she's just as comfortable in music of a more recent vintage. Amy Beach was a woman ahead of her time, performing as solo pianist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra by the age of 18. The same year (1885), she married Henry Beach and, no longer able to perform publicly (it would have gone against her social status), she instead settled down to composing. And delightful stuff it is, too, as Kirkby and friends demonstrate in this charming recital. A number of the songs add violin, cello, or both to the piano and voice combination. "Ecstasy," for instance, has a most effective violin part that is an ideal foil to the purity of Kirkby's voice. Other highlights include the Schumannesque Browning Songs and the amiable Shakespeare Songs (the last of which, "Fairy Lullaby," is irresistible). The final item here, "Elle et moi," is an upbeat little number that suits Kirkby's lithe soprano to perfection. Occasionally, in some of the more lushly textured songs, such as "A Mirage" and "Stella Viatoris," perhaps a fuller voice would have been preferable, but then sample "Chanson d'amour" (written when Beach was only 21 and with a wonderful cello part in addition to the piano) and try to imagine it being better sung. The purely instrumental items are played with unfailing sensitivity and elegance. The Romance is straight out of the salon, while the much later Piano Trio (though actually based on early material) packs plenty of emotion and variety into its 14 minutes. The recording is exemplary, as are the concise notes and texts and translations.

King Kong - Repatriation (2018)  Music

Posted by varrock at April 6, 2018
King Kong - Repatriation (2018)

King Kong - Repatriation (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 45:44 min | 105 Mb
Style: Reggae | Label: Irie Ites Records

Ethan Buckler was originally the bassist for underground Louisville, KY, sensations Slint during the late '80s, but after recording the 1989 album Tweez with the group, Buckler wanted to start a dance band in the vein of early B-52's. Buckler left and formed King Kong with vocalist Amy Greenwood, bassist Willie Maclean, and drummer Ray Rizzo. The first order of business for the band was to record a self-released 7". By 1990, King Kong had worked out a deal with Trash Flow Records, which promptly released the band's second 7", Bring It On. Within the next year, Homestead Records had made an agreement with the group to release their debut full-length LP, The Old Man on the Bridge. It was with this recording that Buckler started to make a conscious effort to begin writing conceptual story lines for each of his full-length releases.
Carole King - Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Carole King - Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 79:46 minutes | 984 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded on July 3, 2016, in front of a rapturous audience of more than 65,000 fans, Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park celebrates the 45th anniversary of a zeitgeist-shifting touchstone album that established Carole King as the quintessential singer-songwriter, a “Natural Woman” who gave voice to the emotions and experiences of millions of listeners around the world. With songs that are literally woven into the fabric of pop culture, Tapestry struck a universal chord, topping the Billboard 200 for 15 weeks and staying on the chart for six years. King took home four Grammy Awards for the album, including Album, Record and Song of the Year. And the songs, including “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late,” “I Feel The Earth Move,” “You’ve Got a Friend” and others remain timeless standards and radio staples.
Dead Set on Living: Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up

Dead Set on Living: Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up by Chris Grosso
English | March 6th, 2018 | ASIN: B074ZQMFF5, ISBN: 1501173979 | 337 pages | EPUB | 4.99 MB

Chris Grosso invites us to sit in on conversations with beloved luminaries and bestselling authors such as Ram Dass, Lissa Rankin, Noah Levine, Gabor Mate, and Sharon Salzberg to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy eating, sex, media—and how they can recover, heal, and thrive.

Netherworld - Amy Miles & Danielle Bannister  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Feb. 19, 2018
Netherworld - Amy Miles & Danielle Bannister

Netherworld - Amy Miles & Danielle Bannister
English | 2017 | 338 Pages | ISBN: 1500673714 | EPUB | 393.68 KB

Taryn Flatline. The moment when one life ends and the next begins. That’s my cue. And I hate it. Being a banshee is a right pain in the arse. When I’m not ferrying manky old blokes or mental cat ladies through the veil between Earth and Netherworld, I’m training in secret for a war our King denies is coming. But I know better. An army of Lorcan monsters stands ready to breach the walls. If they succeed, the destruction they seek will not be contained to just our world, but to the human world beyond. My only hope is to rely on the aid of a cocky prince with his own agenda…

Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans, 2nd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Jan. 26, 2018
Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans, 2nd Edition

Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher, "Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans"
English | ISBN: 1138803928 | 2017 | 489 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Carole King - Music (1971) [MFSL, 2011] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 18, 2017
Carole King - Music (1971) [MFSL, 2011] (Repost)

Carole King - Music (1971) [MFSL, 2011]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 223 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 113 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Soft Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2068)

In an era where it's not uncommon for a superstar act to wait three or four years between releases, it's astonishing to realize that Carole King wrote and recorded a strong follow-up to 1971's bazillion-selling "Tapestry" that was released before the year was up! "Music" was a big commercial success, but anything would pale next to the ecstatic commercial response to "Tapestry", which was still high in the charts when this follow-up was released. The generically-titled "Music" didn't spawn any hits as big as "It's Too Late" or "So Far Away," but with several decades' hindsight, it's clear that "Tapestry" was no fluke; in its more low-key way, "Music" is every bit as fine an album…

Art Garfunkel & Amy Grant - The Animals' Christmas (1986)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 23, 2017
Art Garfunkel & Amy Grant - The Animals' Christmas (1986)

Art Garfunkel & Amy Grant - The Animals' Christmas (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:41:33 | 214 Mb
Pop, Xmas | Label: Columbia Records

The Animals' Christmas is the sixth solo studio album and the first Christmas album by vocalist Art Garfunkel, released in December 1985 by Columbia Records. The album was written by Jimmy Webb and features vocals by Garfunkel, Amy Grant, and Wimbledon King's College Choir. The Animals' Christmas tells the story of the Nativity of Jesus from the perspective of the animals present. The album received positive reviews, with one writer calling it "one of the best Christmas albums of the '80s."

VA - Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute To Carole King (1995)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 29, 2017
VA - Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute To Carole King (1995)

VA - Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute To Carole King (1995)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 349 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 316 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | Lava Records #92604-2 | US

Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King is a 1995 tribute album honoring American singer, songwriter, and pianist Carole King. It features a diverse lineup of artists including Richard Marx, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, The Bee Gees and Amy Grant. The idea of this release was to re-create King's 1971 album Tapestry track-for-track using other artists. The album peaked at number 53 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold in the United States.
Amy Pfrimmer & Dreux Montegut - Eternal Life: Sacred Songs and Arias (2017)

Amy Pfrimmer & Dreux Montegut - Eternal Life: Sacred Songs and Arias
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:04 min | 112 MB
Label: MSR Classics | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

O sing unto the Lord a new song; for He hath done marvelous things: His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory [Psalm 98:1]. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: Come before His presence with singing [Psalm 100:1-2]. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord [Ephesians 5:19].