Debut Recording (1998)

Basil Poledouris - Lonesome Dove: Original Soundtrack Recording (1998)

Basil Poledouris - Lonesome Dove: Original Soundtrack Recording (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Score | Label: Sonic Images | # SID-8816 | Time: 00:56:07

Widely considered the creative apex of television scoring, Basil Poledouris' sweeping Lonesome Dove remains the most compelling and effective orchestral music ever written for the small screen – it's also the best Western score to appear in any medium in the last quarter century, with an eloquence and slap-leather authenticity all its own. Poledouris' beautifully poignant score captures the fading grandeur of the American West in vivid detail – while its panoramic arrangements evoke the wide-open spaces of a land not yet overrun by highways, skyscrapers, and strip malls, Poledouris is most effective when exploring the rugged yet tender character of the men and women who made the frontier their own. Sonic Images' soundtrack contains roughly one-third of Poledouris' complete four-and-a-half-hour score – perhaps someday a box set will assemble Lonesome Dove's music in full, but for now this highlight reel does the trick.
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Love Is the Devil: Original Soundtrack Recording (1998)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Love Is the Devil: Original Soundtrack Recording (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Experimental | Label: Asphodel | # Asph 0987 | Time: 00:44:34

Sakamoto's unnerving soundtrack for John Marbury's portrait of British artist Francis Bacon was at least as important as the film's oft-noted cinematographic dexterity was in capturing the complex psychological landscape of the famous painter. With a palette consisting of little more than chirps, clicks, muted cries and the odd bit of disembodied piano, Sakamoto's score helped give shape to the raw chaos surrounding both Bacon's life and the figures depicted in his paintings. Hardly essential, but no less worthwhile for it.
John Lewis - Orchestra U.S.A. The Debut Recording (1963) {2004 Lonehill Edition} (ft. Eric Dolphy)

John Lewis - Orchestra U.S.A. The Debut Recording (1963) {2004 Lonehill Edition} (ft. Eric Dolphy)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 395 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb
© 2004 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ 10117
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Piano

Lewis, the director of the Modern Jazz Quartet until his death in 2001, moved away from improvisation into composition when he formed Orchestra U.S.A. for this 1963 recording. John Lewis formed Orchestra U.S.A. as a vehicle to potentially explore any composed or improvised music, blending elements of jazz and classical music by recruiting some first-rate players from both worlds. The result is one of the more successful third stream recordings. There are two string quartets, plus woodwinds, brass, and a rhythm section present. Collaborating with Gunther Schuller, who conducted the group and did some of the orchestrations, Lewis expanded his work "Three Little Feelings" from its original chart for brass, featuring outstanding solos by alto saxophonist Phil Woods and guitarist Jim Hall.

Leonidas Kavakos Debut Recording (1990)  Music

Posted by Benzok at Feb. 12, 2011
Leonidas Kavakos Debut Recording (1990)

Leonidas Kavakos Debut Recording (1990)
APE Rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 270 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Koch International Classics | Time: 1:09:43

Kavakos played like a dream eliciting an almost physical pleasure from the trueness of his intonation and the way in which certain phrases, certain chords landed. ~ Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin / Ingo Metzmacher, BBC Proms, The Independent, August 2010

The King's Singers Original Debut Recording 1970  

Posted by jazzzoid at March 7, 2009
The King's Singers Original Debut Recording 1970

The King's Singers Original Debut Recording 1970
JAZZ | FLAC+CUE+LOG+IMAGE+SCANS | 170Mb
The Mangione Brothers Sextet - The Jazz Brothers (1960) [1998 Reissue]

The Mangione Brothers Sextet - The Jazz Brothers (1960) [1998 Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 39:33 min | 255 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: OJC [OJCCD-997-2]

This 1960 recording, reissued on a 1998 CD, was not only the debut recording of trumpeter Chuck Mangione but has the first appearances on record by tenor saxophonist Sal Nistico, pianist Gap Mangione, and drummer Roy McCurdy; altoist Larry Combs and bassist Bill Saunders complete the group. "The Jazz Brothers" were based in Rochester, NY and recorded two further albums. Chuck Mangione's own fame was a decade away and, at this early point in time, he was a Dizzy Gillespie-inspired bebop trumpeter. The sextet performs "Secret Love," "Girl of My Dreams," and five straight-ahead group originals with spirit and swing. Pity that the group never really did catch on.~ Scott Yanow

Shpongle - Are You Shpongled? (1998)  

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 30, 2013
Shpongle - Are You Shpongled? (1998)

Shpongle - Are You Shpongled? (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 457 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 37 MB
Genre: Psytrance, Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Twisted Records (TWSCD4)

Are You Shpongled? builds on the ambient-trance aspirations of Shpongle's debut recording, the 20-minute opus "…And the Day Turned to Night," which is included here. It’s an album of high and lows, of tension and release. Shpongle has mastered the art of their genre leaving many psychedelic bands in the dust with their complex rhythms, intense production, or the softness of Raja’s flute breaking over the top. This is an album which much of the electronic/psychedelic world has hailed as one of the greatest pieces of work.
Manau - Panique Celtique [Polydor 557 887-2] {France 1998}

Manau - Panique Celtique
FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Lossless Artwork | Size: 437 MB
Label/Cat#: Polydor 557 887-2 | Country/Year: France 1998
Genre: Rap/Folk/World | Hoster: Uploaded/Filepost

Manau in turn made their commercial recording debut in 1998 with the single "La Tribu de Dana," a Celtic rap song whose catchy refrain is an interpolation of the melody from Alan Stivell's 1971 rendition of the Breton folk standard "Tri Martolod." One of the biggest hits of 1998, "La Tribu de Dana" topped the French singles chart for 12 consecutive weeks and spent 23 weeks overall in the Top Three. In the wake of this breakout success, Manau made their full-length album debut with Panique Celtique (1998), which topped the albums chart and spawned a series of follow-up singles including the chart-topping hit "Mais Qui Est la Belette?," the Top Ten hit "Panique Celtique," the Top 30 hit "L'Avenir Est un Long Passé," and the Top 40 hit "La Confession."
Al Somma - The Very Thought of You / 24bit 192 khz remastering - Audiophile Recording (2003)

Al Somma - The Very Thought of You / 24bit 192 khz remastering - Audiophile Recording (2003).
1CD | Label: Premium Records | EAC Rip | FLAC(image) + CUE + LOG | no scans | RAR Rec. 3% | 283 MB

In his debut recording, Al Somma introduces a distinctive and very personal approach to some of the classics of the American popular songbook––with a bow to major influences like Louis Armstrong, Nat “King” Cole and Frank Sinatra.
By restoring many of the introductory verses of these classic songs, Somma has helped a growing audience discover—or rediscover––the saucy wit and sheer romance of American popular standards. In Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, Al Somma explores the songs of seeming polar opposites such as Irving Berlin and Thelonious Monk in order to tell us of the complexities of the human heart.

Nature's Symphony - The Sounds Of The Everglades (1998)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 9, 2016
Nature's Symphony - The Sounds Of The Everglades (1998)

Nature's Symphony - The Sounds Of The Everglades (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 171 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 62 mb
Genre: easy listening, natural sound, meditation

The Sounds Of The Everglades is a 1998 CD by Nature's Symphony. Released by Orange Tree Productions, this disc is part of their National Park Series and is a blend of natural sound with meditative music, both put together by Ross Pallone.