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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."
Jim Hall Trio featuring Tom Harrell - These Rooms (1988) {Denon CY-30002}

Jim Hall Trio featuring Tom Harrell - These Rooms (1988) {Denon CY-30002}
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© 1988 Denon / Nippon Columbia | CY-30002
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Guitar / Flugelhorn

This 1988 studio date is one of the overlooked treasures in the considerable discography of Jim Hall, possibly due to the label's low-key promotion and less than eye-catching cover art. It is easy to understand why artists like Art Farmer and Paul Desmond omitted a pianist after hearing a release such as this one, because it would only clutter Hall's soft yet complete accompaniment. Joined by Tom Harrell (heard mostly on flügelhorn), bassist Steve LaSpina, and drummer Joey Baron, this CD is a delight from start to finish. The interaction of the musicians in the opener, a lively, waltzing "With a Song in My Heart," makes it sound like they have been a working unit for years.
Leo Kottke - Dreams And All That Stuff (1974) {BGO Records BGOCD132 rel 1992}

Leo Kottke - Dreams And All That Stuff (1974) {BGO Records BGOCD132 rel 1992}
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© 1974, 1992 Capitol / BGO Records | BGOCD132
Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / New Acoustic

Kottke's sixth official album is a dazzling array of pieces, some wistfully romantic ("Mona Ray"), others savagely witty ("When Shrimps Learn to Whistle"), and still others downright folksy ("Bill Cheatham"), with accompaniments of varying shapes and types, from dobro to synthesizer and piano.
Earl Hines - Spontaneous Explorations (1964) {2017 Japan Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection Series CDSOL-45702}

Earl Hines - Spontaneous Explorations (1964) {2017 Japan Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection Series CDSOL-45702}
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© 1964, 2017 Flying Dutchman / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-45702
Jazz / Stride / Piano

Reissue with the latest 2017 remastering. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Earl Hines had many years of music under his belt when he cut this session in the mid 60s – yet his sense of creative improvisation was more than sharp enough to warrant the promise of the title! The set features Hines alone at the keyboard, in a wonderfully well-recorded setting – working this amazing magic on his solo performances, which really transform the tunes into something new entirely – piano explorations that almost make you feel like you're finding Earl in the back room of some small club, after hours – working out all sorts of new ideas, without having to worry about commercial considerations at all.
Keith Jarrett - The Art of Improvisation (2005) {DVD9 PAL EuroArts 2054119}

Keith Jarrett - The Art of Improvisation (2005) {DVD9 PAL EuroArts 2054119}
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Subs: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol
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© 2005 EuroArts / Dibb Directions | 2054119
Jazz / Documentary / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Piano

In this in-depth portrait of one the world's superstars of jazz, pianist Keith Jarrett talks the range of his music, the importance of improvisation, the great artists he has worked with, and about the highs and lows of his life. Further insights are provided by fellow musicians, family members and other musical associates. Incorporating recordings and rare archive footage of concerts dating back to the 1960s and including such greats as Miles Davis and Charles Lloyd, this first-ever major documentary has been made with the full cooperation of Keith Jarrett himself.

Leo Kottke - Mudlark (1971) {One Way Records S21-18460 rel 1995}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 30, 2017
Leo Kottke - Mudlark (1971) {One Way Records S21-18460 rel 1995}

Leo Kottke - Mudlark (1971) {One Way Records S21-18460 rel 1995}
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© 1971, 1995 Capitol Records / One Way Records / GEMA SP | S21-18460
Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / New Acoustic

Mudlark rates highly on many a Kottke fan's favorite list. This was Kottke's Capitol Records debut, and his solo instrumental sound is augmented with the addition of studio sidemen (bass, drums, piano). His playing is superb (no surprise there) and full of youthful vigor – a fusion of high-speed picking, brash slide work, funky folk, acoustic rock, and melodicism. Most importantly, Mudlark marked the debut of Kottke as a singer, an indication that Capitol was trying to shoehorn him into the singer/songwriter genre. Kottke himself has made disparaging remarks about his own vocals, but they add personality to his virtuosic guitar chops.
Vienna Art Orchestra - 3 Trilogy: 30th Anniversary Box (2007) {3CD Box Set EmArcy 0602517228795}

Vienna Art Orchestra - 3 Trilogy: 30th Anniversary Box (2007) {3CD Box Set EmArcy 0602517228795}
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© 2007 EmArcy / Universal Music | 0602517228795
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Experimental Big Band / Progressive Jazz

The Vienna Art Orchestra is a 15-member jazz orchestra that features the avant-garde arrangements and compositions of its leader, pianist Mathias Ruegg. This is a reissue of their 1980 debut, an important document in the post-modern jazz movement. The opening, title track is a joyous, folkish tango that's been cartoonishly toyed with, featuring three solo sections. The marimba section is also ornamented with vocalese from Lauren Newton, followed by an extremely playful horn lead that sounds like a toy instrument. The solo offering from violinist Rudi Berger has an electronically effected fusion sound. A tight, alto sax solo by Wolfgang Puschnig ties everything together neatly with a lengthy, unaccompanied performance.
Various Artists - The Brain Box: Cerebral Sounds of Brain Records 1972-1979 (2017) {8CD Box Set Universal Music}

Various Artists - The Brain Box: Cerebral Sounds of Brain Records 1972-1979 (2017) {8CD Box Set Universal Music}
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© 1972-79, 2017 Vertigo / Capitol / Universal Music | 00600753695647
Rock / Krautrock / Psychedelic / Progressive Rock

The Brain Box is the first deluxe collection celebrating the Hamburg based label who paved the way for many Krautrock and German Psych artists. Limited to 3300 units worldwide, and containing 83 tracks on 8 cd's, a 74 page hardcover book, a Brain records tote bag, and all housed in a green linen wrapped box. CD's 1-6 feature artists like Guru Guru, Cluster, Jane, Embryo, Harmonia and more. CD's 7-8 contain music the from Brain Festivals in Essen during 1977 and 1978.