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U2 - The Joshua Tree, Celebrating 30 Years of U2's Iconic Album (2017) {4CD Island Box Case Edition with Full Artwork}

U2 - The Joshua Tree, Celebrating 30 Years of U2's Iconic Album (2017) {4CD Island Box Case Edition with Full Artwork}
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© 1987, 2017 Island Records / Universal | 00602557482577
Rock / Alternative Rock

Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of its 1987 release, it's the ultimate collector's edition of The Joshua Tree. A live recording of The Joshua Tree Tour from Madison Square Gardens in 1987, b-sides from the original singles and new remixes from Daniel Lanois, St Francis Hotel, Jacknife Lee, Steve Lillywhite and Flood form part of this special edition of The Joshua Tree.
Sonny Rollins - 5 Original Albums with full original artwork (2016) {5CD Set Prestige - originally released 1956}

Sonny Rollins - 5 Original Albums with full original artwork (2016) {5CD Set Prestige - originally released 1956}
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© 1956, 2016 Prestige / Concord / Universal | 08880 7236299
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Official 2016 remastered collection of 5 albums recorded for Prestige, housed in replica card sleeves with full original artwork. Includes 'Worktime', 'With The Modern Jazz Quartet', 'Tenor Madness', 'Moving Out', & 'Saxaphone Colossus'. The quality of the music collected here needs no comment, really. But what I like about this series of box sets is that the original LP covers are faithfully reproduced on the small paper sleeves, front and back, just like the Japanese do it with their ridiculously expensive miniature CD paper sleeves. All relevant discographic data, like musicians, recording dates etc., are listed on the CD labels, which is unique for this kind of box sets and a great service if you ask me.

Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams (2015) {Parlophone}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 20, 2015
Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams (2015) {Parlophone}

Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams (2015) {Parlophone}
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© 2015 Parlophone Records / Warner | 0825646982646
Rock / Pop / Alternative / Indie Rock

Released swiftly after Ghost Stories – just a year and a half, all things considered – A Head Full of Dreams plays like a riposte to that haunted 2014 album. Where Chris Martin spent Ghost Stories in a mournful mood – his sorrow perhaps derived from his divorce to Gwyneth Paltrow or perhaps not; it's best not to read too much into the tabloid headlines – the Coldplay leader sees nothing but sunshine and stars on A Head Full of Dreams. Martin gives away the game with his song titles. He's quite literally having "Fun" on an "Amazing Day," living for the weekend and viewing his impending middle age as nothing so much as the "Adventure of a Lifetime."
Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster UICY-94130~94145}

Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster UICY-94130~94145}
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© 1973-84, 2009 Universal Japan / Deram / Decca | UICY-94130~94145 | SHM-CD Mini LP
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Cover artwork faithfully replicates original one. Comes with lyrics and a description. Camel was still finding its signature sound on its eponymous debut album. At this point, Peter Bardens and his grand, sweeping organ dominate the group's sound and Andrew Latimer sounds tentative on occasion.
Lang Lang - New York Rhapsody (2016) {Sony Classical 88985332922}

Lang Lang - New York Rhapsody (2016) {Sony Classical 88985332922}
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© 2016 Sony Classical / Sony Music | 88985332922
Classical / Classical Crossover / Piano

The ineffable magic of New York City fires the imagination of superstar pianist Lang Lang on his new album New York Rhapsody. He is joined by a wide array of special guests including Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Jason Isbell, Jeffrey Wright, Kandace Springs, Lindsey Stirling, Lisa Fischer, Madeleine Peyroux and Sean Jones. From the haunting reveries of Gershwin and Copland to the in-the-moment intensity of songs made famous by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Lou Reed and Don Henley, New York Rhapsody rediscovers the dazzle and the soul of America’s most symbolic city.
Momo Kodama - Point And Line - Debussy & Hosokawa (2017) {ECM New Series 2509}

Momo Kodama - Point And Line - Debussy & Hosokawa (2017) {ECM New Series 2509}
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© 2017 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2509
Classical / Early 20th Century / Present 21th Century / Solo Piano

Born in Osaka, educated at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, Momo Kodama is well-placed to approach music from both Eastern and Western vantage points, as she does in this album which interweaves etudes of Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Toshio Hosokawa (born 1955). Both composers have similarly been border-crossers. Debussy, pointing to music of the future, looked to the Orient for inspiration. Hosokawa has combined aspects of Japanese and European tradition in his contemporary compositions.
Charlie Parker - Boston, 1952 (1996) {Uptown Records - UPCD 27.42}

Charlie Parker - Boston, 1952 (1996) {Uptown Records - UPCD 27.42}
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© 1952-54, 1996 Uptown Records | UPCD 27.42
Jazz / Bop / Alto Saxophone

Alert Charlie Parker fans were delighted when this 1996 CD came out for it includes two previously unreleased (and well-recorded) radio broadcasts featuring the masterful altoist. Parker is in fine form during his two appearances at Boston's Hi Hat. With Symphony Sid as the disc jockey (he gets Bird to say a few words here and there), Parker romps through his usual repertoire, finding something fresh to say on songs that he had already been playing at least five years.
Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Vasen - Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Vasen (2007) {Adventure Music AMA 1039 2}

Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Väsen - Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Väsen (2007) {Adventure Music AMA 1039 2}
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© 2007 Adventure Music America | AMA 1039 2
World / Folk / Nordic Folk / Country / Bluegrass / Progressive Bluegrass / Sweden / Acoustic

The pairing of Americans – mandolinist Mike Marshall and violinist Darol Anger – and Swedes – Väsen – is a meeting of minds and styles. Both are well grounded in their native traditions, but also versed in original acoustic music. They show their breadth here, taking in traditional tunes from Sweden ("Penknife Killer") and the U.S. ("Yew Piney Mt."), along with several original pieces and a touch of Braziliana on "Os Pintinhos." There's style and wit in the music, as you'd expect from musicians this good. More interesting is the perfectly natural way they all mesh together and complement each other, finding a middle ground that's far more than a simple compromise.
Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay (1982) {2CD 2007 Mercury Records Remastered & Expanded Deluxe Edition}

Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay (1982) {2CD 2007 Mercury Records Remastered & Expanded Deluxe Edition}
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© 1982, 2007 Mercury Records / Universal Music | 9800889
New Wave / Celtic Soul / Post Punk / Blue-Eyed Soul / UK Guitar Pop

For one brief moment, Dexy's exploded into America's consciousness – and what a song to do it with! "Come on Eileen" combines ramalama rock & roll, soul delivery, and Celtic/country flavor into a perfect musical fusion and an irresistible U.K. and U.S. number one hit. The rest of the album is nearly as successful, with quite a few numbers that should have matched "Come on Eileen"'s fame. Given that song's obvious debt to Van Morrison's similar fusions, it's no surprise that Dexy's tipped their hat with a great cover of Morrison's "Jackie Wilson Said," another big British single.
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}
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© 1998 Alia Vox | AV 9804
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music

Although the first full consort of viols did not arrive in England until 1540, there were actually several intriguing examples of what are now called "consort" music from before that time. Of course, the homogenous viol consort became supreme, and the present program (also featuring some 2-lute arrangements) focuses on the first part of that repertory. This developed at Elizabeth's court in the 1570s & 1580s, among professional musicians, but based on relatively restrictive models. Some pieces in the present program are composed freely, heralding the next step in consort development which, along with the small output of Byrd, allowed the English consort idiom to fully flower. Of course that was followed closely by the even larger and more famous repertory of consort music by composers such as Gibbons which was eventually geared more toward amateur players.