Debut Recording (1998)

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) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Experimental | Label: Asphodel | # Asph 0987 | 00:44:34

Due likely to his other careers as a pop artist, producer, classical composer, actor, and fashion model, Ryuichi Sakamoto the film scorer has averaged less than one film a year since his delightfully melodic debut, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence in 1983. But the Academy Award winner (The Last Emperor) has clearly eschewed quantity for quality, and his often-chilling music for Love Is the Devil (the first feature by vidoegrapher John Maybury–a disturbing portrait of artist Francis Bacon and his dark, obsessive relationship with his model/lover, George Dyer) is no exception. Sakamoto has long resisted composing mere musical narration for his film assignments; here he gets inside the characters by using the diverse palette and electronic techniques gleaned from his often cutting-edge pop work. This masterful melange of samples, treated piano, electronics, and white noise plays like a modern horror masterpiece, an eerie techno-concerto that owes more to Sakamoto's days as a student of electronic music and the avant-garde than to his sunny turn as leader of the Yellow Magic Orchestra. Think Bernard Herrmann displaced by an ocean and half-a-century of technology.
Basil Poledouris - Lonesome Dove: Original Soundtrack Recording (1998)

Basil Poledouris - Lonesome Dove: Original Soundtrack Recording (1998)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 280 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
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.
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  Music

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

The King's Singers Original Debut Recording 1970

Looking Glass - The Complete Recordings Of Looking Glass (1998)  Music

Posted by El Misha at April 14, 2018
Looking Glass - The Complete Recordings Of Looking Glass (1998)

Looking Glass - The Complete Recordings Of Looking Glass (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) -> 508 MB | Covers included | 01:18:25
Genre: Pop Rock | Label: Liberty Bell ‎– PCD-11605

To the outside observer, Looking Glass were one of the luckiest bands to come up during the early '70s – and doubly so, coming out of New Jersey in 1972 with a number one hit, three years before anyone was thinking about Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and getting radio play on the song that has carried over into the oldies and '70s nostalgia boom over the decades since. Ironically, the bandmembers were never entirely happy with either the hit or the nature of the success that it brought them, mostly because it didn't represent what Looking Glass actually sounded like.

Ben Goldscheider & Daniel Hill - Debut (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 6, 2018
Ben Goldscheider & Daniel Hill - Debut (2018)

Ben Goldscheider & Daniel Hill - Debut (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:34 | 175 MB
Label: Willowhayne Records

Willowhayne Records presents the debut recording by BBC Young Musician Grand Finalist Ben Goldscheider. The idea behind this CD was to present a concert programme taking the listener on a musical journey through the development of the horn and the subsequent music written for it. Starting in the 21st century and then jumping to classical, through romantic, early and late twentieth century and back to the 21st century, this disc shows the full range of the horn's versatility, as well as the technical and musical maturity of this exceptional artist.

Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys - 8 Albums (1998-2015)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 26, 2017
Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys - 8 Albums (1998-2015)

Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys - 8 Albums (1998-2015)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 08:15:08 | 1.2 Gb | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Country: Los Angeles, California, United States

With her sleek bob haircut (usually with a flower placed just so), vintage fashion sense, strikingly beautiful looks and artfully customized ukulele, Janet Klein might seem at first to be a simple novelty act, a 21st-century hipster "ironically" recreating the subtly naughty looks of a fin-de-siecle French postcard. Then she opens her mouth to sing. There's no Betty Boop hiccups or Mae West-style brassiness in her charmingly original voice. And when she starts to play her ukulele, it's clear that this oft-ridiculed cousin of the guitar is neither prop nor gimmick, but a delightful and under-utilized musical instrument. Bearing an ever-expanding repertoire of, as she puts it, "obscure, lovely and naughty songs from the 1910's , 20's and 30's," Janet Klein is a musical archeologist hiding in the body of an F. Scott Fitzgerald heroine.
Jaco Pastorius - Truth, Liberty & Soul - Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording (2017) 2 CDs

Jaco Pastorius - Truth, Liberty & Soul (2017) 2 CDs
Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 810 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 301 Mb | Scans ~ 785 Mb
Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Resonance | # HCD-2027 | 02:11:18

Resonance Records goes out of its way again to unearth yet another significant chapter in jazz history, and once again, it's one that relatively few fans have ever heard. This performance of Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth Big Band was captured during George Wein's Kool Jazz Festival at Avery Fisher Hall. It was broadcast on NPR's Jazz Alive program, but this double disc contains the entire performance, with more than 40 minutes of additional music.
Pain Of Salvation - 2 Studio Albums (1997-1998) [Japanese Editions]

Pain Of Salvation - 2 Studio Albums (1997-1998) [Japanese Editions]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 969 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 340 MB | Covers - 111 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avalon/Marquee Inc.

Pain Of Salvation - Entropia (1997). This debut recording (originally released in 1997) by Swedish prog metal band Pain of Salvation proved to be a well-needed breath of fresh air for a genre that was full of self-parody and self-indulgence. Led by vocalist/lyricist Daniel Gildenlow, their unique style draws from influences such as Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Faith No More, King's X, Pink Floyd, and Frank Zappa, to name a few. Their theatrical, concept-like approach is offered in three chapters and is delivered with emotion, intelligence, integrity, passion, and poignancy. These qualities, which are often strived for but rarely attained, seem to come from the number of years the band spent together honing their craft…