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London SO & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich, Soloists - Sergey Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs

Sergey Prokofiev - Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs
Christopher Plummer (narrator), Tamara Sinyavskaya, Sergei Leiferkus, Dolora Zajick
New London Children’s Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 552 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 325 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Oratorio | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 48387 | Time: 02:14:45

The famous Russian director Sergei Eisenstein held Prokofiev the film composer in the highest regard, and to couple their two celebrated collaborations, Ivan the Terrible and Alexander Nevsky, in a two-disc set is therefore entirely appropriate. Ivan the Terrible, however, is a problematic score. Assembled by Abram Stassevich after the composer’s death, the oratorio lacks the large-scale balances and tensions of Prokofiev’s own Nevsky cantata, relying on narration to hold the structure together. This substantial English version by Michael Lankester, intended to ‘compensate for the lack of visual image’, is well projected by Christopher Plummer. Rostropovich directs a vivid performance of Alexander Nevsky, and only the rich tone of Russian voices is lacking. The LSO plays brilliantly, while the recording does full justice to one of Prokofiev’s finest scores.
London Grammar - Truth Is A Beautiful Thing {Deluxe Edition} (2017) [Official Digital Download]

London Grammar - Truth Is A Beautiful Thing (2017) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 79:23 minutes | 893 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Truth Is a Beautiful Thing" is the second studio album, written and conducted by British dream pop trio London Grammar. It follow the critically acclaimed, platinum selling debut ‘If You Wait’. New album features production from Tim Bran, Paul Epworth, Jon Hopkins, Roy Kerr and Greg Kurstin.

Gong Maison - Live At The Fridge London (2008)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 10, 2017
Gong Maison - Live At The Fridge London (2008)

Gong Maison - Live At The Fridge London (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
LandMark, 74430 | ~ 505 or 177 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 20 Mb
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2/0 ch, 448 kbps -> 3.49 Gb
Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

Formed in 1989 as an offshoot of the original Gong, this line up, recorded at the Fridge, Brixton in May 1991, features Gong members Daevid Allen and Didier Malherbe…
Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 308:42 minutes | 6.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Sir Colin Davis was instrumental in the development and success of LSO Live, including the label’s first Grammy award. He also played a huge part in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years. A ‘master Sibelian’ his landmark cycle of the complete symphonies on LSO Live has been described as possibly "the finest Sibelius cycle on disc" by The Observer.
Collegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox - Haydn: London Symphonies, Vol. 2 (2000) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Collegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox - Haydn: London Symphonies, Vol. 2 (2000)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:11 minutes | 962 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

One of the most striking features of the twelve symphonies that Haydn composed for London between 1791 and 1795 is the strong sense of rapport between the composer and the intended audience. It was a popularity that he nurtured so that the tastes and enthusiasm of his audience were gradually developed. – for Haydn, popularity went hand in hand with artistic integrity. The three symphonies recorded here were all premiered in different seasons and reveal these qualities to the full.
Julie London - Latin In A Satin Mood (1963/2017) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Julie London - Latin In A Satin Mood (1963/2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 30:33 minutes | 804 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 30:33 minutes | 620 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Actress Julie London parlayed her movie fame into a successful career as a prolific recording artist, releasing some 30 albums between 1955 and 1969. Latin In A Satin Mood came out in 1963 and features an authentic Mexican vocal trio and mariachi-style trumpets on songs like Besame Mucho and Vaya Con Dios, in arrangements that showcase London's sultry voice.
Li-Wei Qin, London PO, Zhang Yi - Edward Elgar; Benjamin Britten; William Walton: Cello Concertos (2014)

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto; Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes
William Walton: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2014)
Li-Wei Qin, cello; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Zhang Yi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 8896661 | Time: 01:15:26

An offering of two iconic British cello concertos, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and distinguished cellist Li-Wei Qin, separated by an atmospheric and musically detailed recording of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes conducted by Zhang Yi.
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Adrian Boult - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9 (1958/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Adrian Boult - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9 (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:59 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Giuseppe Verdi was 79 when he finished his final opera the glorious comedie humaine - Falstaff, and he was 85 at the time his Four Sacred Pieces came to publication. In our own day we have seen England’s great symphonist, Ralph Vaughan Williams (b. 1872-d. 1958) complete between his 79th and 85th years such varied scores as the Eighth and Ninth Symphony, a Romance for Harmonica and Orchestra, a Tuba Concerto and choral pieces.
Julie London - Julie Is Her Name, Volume Two (1958/2014/2017) [DSD64+FLAC]

Julie London - Julie Is Her Name, Volume 2 (1958/2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 26:50 minutes | 697 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 26:50 minutes | 548 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Famous for her sultry voice, actor Julie London parlayed her movie fame into a successful career as a prolific recording artist, releasing some 30 albums between 1955 and 1969. Julie Is Her Name, Volume 2 from 1958 was produced by her husband-to-be Bobby Troup and is packed with standards by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Johnny Mercer and others.

Level 42 - Live At The Apollo, London (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 29, 2017
Level 42 - Live At The Apollo, London (2005)

Level 42 - Live At The Apollo, London (2005)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 576 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 204 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 84 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Pop/Rock, New Wave, Jazz-Funk, Dance-Rock, Jazz Fusion | Iceni #ICNCD2001

Recorded on the final night of their tour at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2003, this special 16 track live package from the Jazz-funk legends Level 42 is packed with classics. The band are at their brilliant best performing hits including 'Lessons in Love' and 'Something About You' that have underlined the reasons why the group have always been at the very top level of modern day music.