Fiona Apple

Pretty Voices 14: Fiona Apple (2011)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 31, 2017
Pretty Voices 14: Fiona Apple (2011)

Pretty Voices 14: Fiona Apple (2011)
DVD9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, LPCM, 2ch
Alternative Rock, Jazz | Covers Included | 03:00:00 | ~ 7.68 Gb

Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and poet. Classically trained on piano as a child, Apple began composing her own songs when she was 8 years old. Her debut album, Tidal, written when Apple was 17, was released in 1996 and received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single "Criminal". She followed with When the Pawn… (1999), produced by Jon Brion, which was also critically and commercially successful and was certified platinum…
Fiona Apple - Studio Albums 1996-2012 (4CD + 2xDVD5) [Re-Up & Upgrade]

Fiona Apple - Studio Albums 1996-2012 (4CD + 2xDVD5)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.22 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 544 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
2xDVD5 | NTSC | 4:3/16:9 (720x480) | LPCM 2.0, 1536 Kbps | Time: 00:28:49/0022:27 | 1.2/2.3 Gb
Genre: Adult Alternative, Piano Rock, Baroque Pop, Art Pop, Vocal Jazz | Time: 03:07:43

Collection includes: 'Tidal' (1996); 'When The Pawn…' (1999); 'Extraordinary Machine' (2005), and 'The Idler Wheel…' (2012).
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel (2012/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel… (2012/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 42:36 minutes | 474 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do" is Fiona Apple's fourth studio album. The album was very well-received by critics, garnering nearly universal acclaim. Pitchfork Media gave the album a 9.0/10, and Spin magazine gave it an 8/10. The Idler Wheel… also earned a nomination for Best Alternative Album at the 55th Grammy Awards.

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel... (2012)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 22, 2012
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel... (2012)

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel…
Alternative | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 42:34 min | 101 MB
Label: Epic | Tracks: 10 | 2012-06-19

2012 release, the first album in seven years from the acclaimed songstress. Recording of the album began casually and quietly in 2008 and Fiona kept the recording process secret from her fans and her label. Surprisingly enough, Epic Records were unaware that she was recording an album until she handed the finished product to them. The album was co-produced by her touring drummer, Charley Drayton.
VA - Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project (2018) [Official Digital Download]

VA - Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 44:28 minutes | 478 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

For millennia, lullabies have calmed babies—a testament to the elemental bonding power of music. Inspired by Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project, Hopes & Dreams unites world-renowned artists from a variety of genres—pop, jazz, classical, world music, and folk—in a shared celebration of this most tender of music. Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Noah”), mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (“Peace”), alt-rock singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant (“Hey Baby Boy”), and Beninese musician and activist Angélique Kidjo (“Esso, Esso”), to name just a few, bring magic and richness to some extraordinary, original, and often witty songs. The final, joyful “Dream Big” brings together a spectacular cast of soloists, choirs, and instrumentalists.

Jane Monheit - The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 7, 2018
Jane Monheit - The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009)

Jane Monheit - The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:13
Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Standarts | Label: Concord | # CRE-31197-02

The beautifully subtle pop/jazz vocalist has been one of the great old souls of music since launching her recording career after winning the first runner up prize at the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute Vocal Competition. But she celebrated the significant chronological milestone of passing 30 while making this graceful and exquisite album. Beyond that, Monheit also celebrates her new motherhood to son Jack, and that's what inspired the inclusion of the always welcome "Rainbow Connection"; she sings the charming song – and its lyrics that inspired the name of the recording – to Jack all the time. At home, however, it doesn't have the exquisite Gil Goldstein accordion touch that makes this one of the best renditions ever. Goldstein arranged many of the tracks, but one of the most exciting jazzy turns, Monheit's swinging, swaggering "Get Out of Town," was done by pianist Michael Kanan, who was part of the ensemble that recorded half of these tracks while the singer was still pregnant. In many ways, then, this 13-track collection is a chronicle of the singer pre- and post-motherhood – and all something that Jack will be proud of as he grows older. As always, the key to a great interpreter's project is the choice of material, and Monheit makes interesting picks, ranging from a wistful take on Paul Simon's "I Do It for Your Love" to Fiona Apple's dark and haunting "Slow Like Honey" and Corinne Bailey Rae's "Like a Star".

Fiona Boyes - Box & Dice (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 20, 2018
Fiona Boyes - Box & Dice (2015)

Fiona Boyes - Box & Dice (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Blues | Label: Blue Empress/Reference | # FR-717 | Time: 00:44:16

Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. She has carved out an international reputation as a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, and American reviewers have described her as a 'musical anomaly' and 'Bonnie Raitt's evil twin'! Equally at home on acoustic or electric guitars, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. Listen to her play and you'll hear pre-war Delta slide, single chord Mississippi Hills grooves, intricate country blues finger picking along with material drawn from the classic blues sounds of New Orleans, Chicago and Memphis. Fiona continues to joyfully explore the music she loves with recent acquisitions such as a cigarbox guitar and a rare ResoLectric Baritone adding new textures to her live shows and recordings.
Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:58 minutes | 831 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Jesca Hoop’s "Memories Are Now" wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation, and craftsmanship. The stark and reverberant title track opens the album with “a fighting spirit,” says Hoop, serving as an anthem to push through any obstacle and put forth your very best work. And she has unequivocally done that here, with an album of stunningly original songs–minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth, and years of honing the craft of singing. As riveting as it is reflective, the album, produced by Blake Mills (Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes), is a fresh debut of sorts for Hoop, as the first of her solo records made outside of Tony Berg’s Zeitgeist Studios where she and Mills were mentored.
Danny Elfman & VA - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) 2CD Edition 2006

Danny Elfman & VA - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 2-Disc Special Edition, 2006
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 554 Mb | Covers included | 01:34:48
Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical, Rock | Label: Walt Disney | # 61636-7

Not only is The Nightmare Before Christmas one of the best musicals of the past two decades; it may well be Danny Elfman's masterpiece, successfully integrating his main influences (from Cab Calloway to Nino Rota) into a fantastic whole. The first disc of this reissue features the original soundtrack, its songs still teetering between dark humor and poetic flights of fancy; this so-called kids' music is at least as sophisticated and skilled as anything you're likely to hear on Broadway. The second disc includes demo versions of four songs on which Elfman plays and sings everything, and five new covers of some of Nightmare's best-loved songs. Marilyn Manson successfully applies his spooky Weimar-circus style on "This Is Halloween" while Panic! At the Disco's lushly orchestrated take on the same tune is closer to the original. Fiona Apple's poignant "Sally's Song" is enhanced by very nice string charts, and She Wants Revenge does a disco take on "Kidnap the Sandy Claws." Best perhaps is Fall Out Boy's cover of "What's This?" which sounds like an unexpected cross between the Beach Boys and Queen. A highly recommended set.

Fiona Kennedy - Time To Fly (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 31, 2017
Fiona Kennedy - Time To Fly (2017)

Fiona Kennedy - Time To Fly (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 270 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 MB | 00:41:51
Country, Pop, Folk | Label: Pixie Productions

Fiona is a singer, songwriter, broadcaster and producer of stage plays. She has appeared in numerous television programmes and has sung for both The Queen and The Royal Family on many occasions. With all these things going on I am surprised she has found the time to release a new album, but she has and it is an absolute delight. Fiona has a wonderfully soothing voice which, when combined with her songwriting talents, makes for an excellent musical package. It is worth reading her biography to see what an accomplished lady, not just a musician, Fiona really is. Inspirational is a word that comes to mind.