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Fugees - "Blunted On Reality" (1994) + "The Score" (1996) 2 CD  Music

Posted by Designol at April 27, 2018
Fugees - "Blunted On Reality" (1994) + "The Score" (1996) 2 CD

Fugees - "Blunted On Reality" (1994) + "The Score" (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 905 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 387 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae Fusion | Time: 02:28:40

The Fugees translated an intriguing blend of jazz-rap, R&B, and reggae into huge success during the mid-'90s, when the trio's sophomore album The Score hit number one on the pop charts and sold over five million copies. The trio formed in the late '80s in the New Jersey area, where Lauryn Hill and Prakazrel Michel ("Pras") attended a local high school and began working together. Michel's cousin Wyclef Jean ("Clef") joined the group (then called the Tranzlator Crew), and the trio signed to Ruffhouse/Columbia in 1993. After renaming themselves the Fugees (a term of derision, short for refugees, which was usually used to describe Haitian immigrants). Though the group's debut album, Blunted on Reality, was quite solid, it reflected a prevailing gangsta stance that may have been forced by the record label. Presents the Carnival No matter how pigeonholed the Fugees may have sounded on their debut, the group had obviously asserted their control by the time of their second album, The Score. With just as much intelligence as their jazz-rap forebears, the trio also worked with surprisingly straight-ahead R&B on the soulful "Killing Me Softly With His Song," sung by Lauryn Hill. Elsewhere, Clef and Pras sampled doo wop and covered Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry," giving the record familiarity for the commercial mainstream, but keeping it real with insightful commentary on their urban surroundings. The Score became one of the surprise hits of 1996, reaching number one on the pop charts and making the Fugees one of the most visible rap groups around the world.
Maria Schneider & SWR Big Band - Live! - Plays The Music Of Maria Schneider & Kurt Weill (2000) {2 CD CK Records - CK00400}

Maria Schneider & SWR Big Band - Live! - Plays The Music Of Maria Schneider & Kurt Weill (2000) {2 CD CK Records - CK00400}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 648 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 253 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 348 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 CK Records | CK00400
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Concerts with Maria Schneider are something special. They are stylistically not only out of the ordinary, they also manage to bring large orchestras to perform artistically at high voltage, with an energy and at a creative level which is otherwise known only in much smaller ensembles. It is not the music alone that drives the participants, but rather the serene seriousness of a band leader who demands a maximum of intensity from her compositions and passes this premise on to their interpretation. It is impossible to conceive of compositions for jazz orchestras more stringently. The instrumentalists know this too, and therefore feel called upon not only to reproduce the charts accurately but to work out all the contained hints, implications, and visions of sound down to the deepest levels. This original recording was made in May 2000 when Schneider appeared alongside the SWR Big Band. And for the SWR Big Band, those days in May 2000 are some of the highlights of their orchestral history.
Keith Jarrett -  Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne (1973) {2 CD Set ECM-Polydor Japan, J58J 20100-1, Early Press rel 1986}

Keith Jarrett - Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne (1973) {2 CD Set ECM-Polydor Japan, J58J 20100-1, Early Press rel 1986}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 477 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 301 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 209 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 1986 ECM Records / Polydor K.K. Japan | J58J 20100-1
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Solo Piano

In his timeless solo concerts, Jarrett displays the uncanny ability to drop himself into a piece of improvised music as if it has been playing invisibly in the ether all along, requiring him only to pick up from whichever measure he encounters and leave the music to continue on after he has left the stage. This album predates Jarrett’s Köln concert by just two years and was the one that really put him on the map before that legendary successor. Yet we cannot simply say that Jarrett is channeling the cosmos and leave it at that, for he inhabits a melodic space that is tangible, his own. Though filed under jazz, this music is something far more than any generic summary could express. Still, I persist in trying.
Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die (1976) {2015 The TV Special Deluxe Edition 2 CD + 2 DVD}

Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die (1976) {2015 The TV Special Deluxe Edition 2 CD + 2 DVD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 804 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 335 Mb
DVD9+DVD5 -> 8.67 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 | Dolby AC3, 6 ch/LPCM, 2 ch/DTS, 6 ch / Audio: 96/24 | ~ 100m | ISO Images
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 638 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2015 Chrysalis Records / Warner | 0825646035519
Rock / Art Rock / Blues-Rock / Hard Rock / Prog-Rock

This special edition of the 1976 album will contain new Steven Wilson stereo remixes on CD 1, although this is of the version of the album re-recorded for a TV Special. Only five multi-track master tapes for the actual album could be located and new stereo remixes of those tracks are also appended on the first disc. The second CD consists of a complete flat transfer of the original stereo mix, and eight bonus tracks (seven of which are 2015 remixes). This bonus material includes two unheard songs: Salamander’s Ragtime (not related to album track Salamander), and Commercial Traveller. A third outtake Advertising Man was planned to be included but was not sufficiently complete to merit inclusion.
Wall Of Voodoo - 'Seven Days In Sammystown' + 'Happy Planet' + 'The Ugly Americans In Australia' (2012) 3 LP in 2 CD

Wall Of Voodoo - 'Seven Days In Sammystown' (1985) + 'Happy Planet' (1987)
+ 'The Ugly Americans In Australia' (1988) 3 LP in 2 CD, Remastered 2012

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 871 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 322 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb
Post-Punk, New Wave, Alternative Rock | Label: Raven | # RVCD-359 | Time: 02:20:35

Raven presents on a great value Double CD, three original, innovative albums by the highly regarded group WALL OF VOODOO: Seven Days in Sammystown (I.R.S., 1985), Happy Planet (I.R.S. 1987) and The Ugly Americans in Australia (I.R.S., 1988). These unique albums have been long unavailable and are ripe for re-evaluation. Wall of Voodoo emerged from the late 1970s Los Angeles alternative scene with a unique blend of machine-age junk music and off-kilter pop-rock. Like Devo, Wall of Voodoo’s sound was always challenging and entertaining or as once described, “like classy Halloween music, scary but pleasantly so”. Featuring Stan Ridgway as front man, the group made a big splash with clattering, expressive pop songs such as ‘Back in Flesh’, ‘Call of the West’ and the unlikely hit single ‘Mexican Radio’. There was great intelligence at work and a bite to the music that continued when Ridgway left to pursue a solo career and was replaced by Andy Prieboy. Third album Seven Days in Sammystown yielded the hit single ‘Far Side of Crazy’ while the fourth Happy Planet boasted a demented re-working of the old Beach Boys fave ‘Do It Again’.
Puccini - Madame Butterfly - Scotto - Domingo ( 2 CD 2003 )

Puccini - Madame Butterfly
Renata Scotto - Plácido Domingo - Lorin Maazel

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG | 2 CD | Scans | 129 Min. | 573 MB
Label : Sony Classical / Catalogue : SM2K91135
Opera / LP´s Released in 1978

This exquisite 1978 studio recording of Madame Butterfly stars Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo, Gillian Knight and Ingvar Vixell, singing their respective roles with breathtaking realism and melodic richness. Quite possibly the best Butterfly on record, and a must have for devotees of Renata Scotto
John Holt - 4000 Volts Of Holt: The Classic Albums Collection (2016) {2 CD Set Trojan Records TJDCD547 rec 1974-1976}

John Holt - 4000 Volts Of Holt: The Classic Albums Collection (2016) {2 CD Set Trojan Records TJDCD547 rec 1974-1976}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 999 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 359 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 79 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974-76, 2016 Trojan Records / BMG / Sanctuary Records | TJDCD547
Reggae / Reggae Pop / Smooth Reggae / Rocksteady

In 1972, one of Jamaica's most popular and successful singers, John Holt, teamed up with British-born record producer, Tony Ashfield to create a style of reggae aimed at appealing to music listeners of all ages and colours throughout the world. By combining Jamaican rhythms with sophisticated western arrangements, the pair succeeded in their aim, producing an album that exceeded all expectations. ‘The Further You Look’ set the standard for what later became widely known as ‘pop reggae’ and quickly became a must-have album for a broad spectrum of record buyers, selling in vast numbers amongst both black and white communities.

Jeff Beck - Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2 CD) (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 4, 2017
Jeff Beck - Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2 CD) (2017)

Jeff Beck - Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2 CD) (2017)
MP3 VBR V0 (~265 kbps) | 01:32:44 | 180 Mb
Blues Rock | Label: Rhino Entertainment

n the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck celebrated fifty years of his musical career with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Beck set the stage ablaze with incredible live versions of "For Your Love", "Beck's Bolero", "'Cause We've Ended As Lovers", "Big Block", "Over Under Sideways Down", "A Day In The Life", "Blue Wind", and more. The night also featured guest appearances by a legendary list of special guests, including Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH), Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall and the great Buddy Guy.

Brother Ape - 2 Studio Albums (2006-2010)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 7, 2017
Brother Ape - 2 Studio Albums (2006-2010)

Brother Ape - 2 Studio Albums (2006-2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks/image+.cue+log) - 773 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 284 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Progress Records

Brother Ape is a very fine act consisting of four very talented as well as skilled musicians. Stefan Damicolas (vocals, guitars), who is writing most of the material with all tracks arranged together with the rest of the band, Peter Dahlstrom (vocals, bass, keyboards), Gunnar Maxén (bass, keyboards, vocals) and Max Bergman (drums, percussion). Musically their sound is a unique blend of progressive rock and fusion. At times chord changes are somewhat in the vein of 70's fusion bands such as Weather Report or Brand X, but performed with quite heavy, but also kind of sophisticated guitars rather than 70's keyboard sounds. They've also got one foot in the more traditional progressive rock style with Saga, Yes, Rush and maybe also some A.C.T influences with the end result creating an original yet accessible sound of their own. Dashes of Zappa's rockier style can also be found in their music.

Delibes - Lakmé - Mesplé - Lombard - 2 CD 2002 RE-UP  Music

Posted by jbglx at July 13, 2015
Delibes - Lakmé - Mesplé - Lombard - 2 CD  2002  RE-UP

Léo Delibes - Lakmé
Mady Mesplé - Charles Burles - Alain Lombard

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG | ADD | 2 CD | Scans+Libretto | 150 Min. | 714 MB
Label : EMI Classics / Catalogue : 724356774223
Opera / LP Released in 1971

Those of us who bought this set were utterly charmed by Mesplé's intelligent, thoughtful, alternately vulnerable and independent Lakmé and Burles's sensitively shaded, quintessentially French-sounding Gerald. From the very first entry of Lakme in `Blanche Dourga, pale Siva', Mesple sends goose-bumps to listeners with her ethereal coloratura .