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Lea Michele by Terry Richardson for V Magazine #88 Spring 2014 (Repost)

Lea Michele - Terry Richardson Photoshoot 2014
7 jpg | up to 1500*2000 | 5.94 MB
American singer and actress

Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 23, 2017
Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)

Etta James - At Last: The Best Of Etta James (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 462 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Soul, Blues | Label: Decca | # 5330843 | Time: 01:15:47

In many ways Etta James resembled a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock & roll to R&B, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and pure pop and soul, while still maintaining a distinct feel and sound that was all her own, and she did this throughout a five-decade career that is impressive for its consistency. This 25-track set (mostly drawn from her time with Chess Records) is hardly definitive (it doesn't have classic James' tracks like "Anything to Say You're Mine," "Don't Cry Baby," "Something's Got a Hold on Me," or the girl group pop of "Two Sides (To Every Story)," for instance, or any of her late-career blues tracks), but it does do a good job of spotlighting James' range and versatility by collecting sides like her signature "At Last," the soul-pop masterpieces "Tell Mama" and "I'd Rather Go Blind," and saucy versions of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful" and Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On," all of which offer ample proof that James was one of the best singers of her generation – in any style.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Lovely Creatures: The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 1984-2014 (2017) PROPER

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Lovely Creatures: The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 1984-2014 (2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Mute, 5414939926563 | ~ 1461 or 538 Mb | Scans(png) -> 2068 Mb
Pop Rock / Ballad / Alternative Rock

Nick Cave is a singular figure in contemporary rock music; he first emerged as punk rock was making its presence known in Australia, but though he's never surrendered his status as a provocateur and a musical outlaw, he quickly abandoned the simplicity of punk for something grander and more literate, though no less punishing in its outlook…
Freddy Kempf - Beethoven: Pathetique, Moonlight & Appassionata (2004) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Freddy Kempf - Beethoven: Pathetique, Moonlight & Appassionata (2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 62:49 minutes | 906 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The first disc we released with Freddy Kempf playing Beethoven (BIS-CD-1120) was welcomed with great acclaim all over the world. English reviewers called his interpretations "fresh, vibrant readings presented in a fluent eagerly communicative style‚ (Gramophone) and judged that "Kempf's insight into the character of each of these Olympian masterpieces is astonishing and is allied to formidable virtuosity and musicianship" (Sunday Telegraph). Of course the great thing about Beethoven, as with all great music, is that there are no definitive performances.

Blondie - Pollinator (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at May 16, 2017
Blondie - Pollinator (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Blondie - Pollinator (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 45:40 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Pollinator" is Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers and NME Godlike Genius Award winners Blondie s 11th album. As the third new Blondie album of the 2010s, Pollinator falls into something of a familiar pattern. Ever since 2011's Panic of Girls, the revived Blondie have been determined to fit within the confines of contemporary music, riding the remnants of the new wave revival and emphasizing electronics. Unlike Ghosts of Download, which was buried as a second disc with a collection of re-recordings of greatest hits in 2014, Pollinator pushes splashy guest stars. Blood Orange co-writes "Long Time" with Debbie Harry, Joan Jett guests on the opener "Doom or Destiny," Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi appears on "Best Day Ever," which he co-wrote with Sia Furler, and the group cover both Johnny Marr ("My Monster") and Charli XCX ("Gravity").

Craig Douglas - The Very Best Of Craig Douglas (2004)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 24, 2017
Craig Douglas - The Very Best Of Craig Douglas (2004)

Craig Douglas - The Very Best Of Craig Douglas (2004)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 228 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 142 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 84 Mb
Vocal Pop, Rock & Roll, Ballad | Label: EMI Gold, #:7243 8 66258 2 3 | 2004 | 01:08:17

Mild-mannered British teen idol Craig Douglas topped the U.K. charts in 1959 with "Only Sixteen," a cover of a Sam Cooke song that spent 15 weeks in the top spot. He had nearly a dozen hits between 1959-1963, all of which were featherweight cover versions of songs by American acts such as the Drifters, Gene McDaniels, Steve Lawrence and Dion… The Very Best of Craig Douglas is a 30-song anthology of his original Top Rank and Columbia recordings from his hit period that expands upon and replaces the out of print collection, Only Sixteen.

Anne Clark - The Best Of Anne Clark (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 23, 2017
Anne Clark - The Best Of Anne Clark (1992)

Anne Clark - The Best Of Anne Clark (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:37
New Wave, Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, Alternative | Label: Beehive | # beecd10

Songwriter and pianist Anne Clark has been a cult figure since the early '80s and has amassed a rather sizable catalog despite her small but rabid following. She writes nearly-Gothic love songs full of obsession and pathos, and pretty orchestral settings with clever instrumental figures and stinging piano runs and minor-key epiphanies. She's a consummate artist, playing to her strengths while trying to subtly, but surely, extend her reach, and always following her own muse, even when it takes her into dissonant territory. Most of her albums are out of print even on CD, and sell for collector's prices when they can be found. This is too bad, because Clark has assembled a solid, if quirky, and passionately honest body of work. This best-of issued by Beehive is truly that. It features 24 tracks and clocks in at over 75 minutes. Many of these are Clark's most lovely songs, such as "The Sitting Room," "All Night Party" (with Vini Reilly of Durutti Column), the "12" remix" of "Our Darkness," and "The Last Emotion," as well as instrumental themes such as "Swimming" and "An Ordinary Life".

VA - Best Of Lounge Music (2012) 6 CD Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at April 6, 2017
VA - Best Of Lounge Music (2012) 6 CD Box Set

VA - Best Of Lounge Music (2012) 6 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.75 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.02 Gb | Scans ~ 13 Mb | 07:32:56
Lounge, Easy Listening, Bossa Nova, Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Chill Out | Label: Wagram | # 3284592

120 tracks of best lounge music, in six parts: 'Cocktail Time', 'Electro Swing', 'Vintage Lounge', 'Brazilian Sounds', 'Chic & Glamour', 'Spirit Of Chill-Out'.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38-41 (2008) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38-41 (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 139:14 minutes | 2.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording was named BBC Music Magazine's one of '5 Essential Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart' by BBC Music Magazine in 2012 as well as being a winner at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards (Critics' Award 2009) and the 2009 BBC Music Magazine Awards (Disc of the Year Award and Orchestral Award) In their original review BBC Music Magazine stated: These performances are so exhilarating that I listened to all four symphonies straight through at a first hearing, mesmerised by the variety and intensity of the music itself, sounding here completely fresh, and the virtually flawless renderings by the excellent Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with Sir Charles Mackerras at his most penetrating.

The Kinks - You Really Got Me: The Best Of The Kinks (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 26, 2017
The Kinks - You Really Got Me: The Best Of The Kinks (1999)

The Kinks - You Really Got Me: The Best Of The Kinks (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:01
Classic Rock, British Invasion, Pop/Rock | Label: Castle Select | # SELCD 560

UK compilation from the British Rock legends featuring 20 of their classic '60s hits for the Pye label. Includes 'You Really Got Me', 'All Day And All Of The Night', 'Tired Of Waiting For You', 'Till The End Of The Day', 'Dedicated Follower Of Fashion', 'Lola', 'Victoria' and many others.