Foobar 2002

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (2002)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 709 Mb | Total time: 75:01+72:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 403/1-2 | Recorded: 2001

Catone in Utica (1737), written for the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, is one of Vivaldi’s last operatic masterpieces. Its splendid score, however, has come down to us incomplete: in fact the first of the three acts is missing. With infinite patience, Jean-Claude Malgoire has reconstructed the missing act, realising the recitative passages complying perfectly to Vivaldi’s stylistic idiom and integrating the missing arias with original arias taken from other operas written by the Red Priest. Thus Catone in Utica is at last available, in a world-première recording, in its complete form. This is unquestionably one of the highest moments in Vivaldi’s production of music theatre, a concise and highly efficacious score, rich in coups de théâtre and memorable arias, brought to us now in all its dazzling virtuoso beauty by a formidable singing cast. The recording was made in Turcoing, in France, during the performances given in November 2001 and has all the exciting freshness of a live recording in which the excellence of the performers is underlined by the audience’s enthusiastic applause.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (1960) [Reissue 2002]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (1960) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 349 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christmas | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (440 065 086-2)

Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas is a charming, warmly humorous - and yes, swinging - set of classic Christmas tunes. The program is familiar, from bouncy singalongs like "Jingle Bells" to slinky ballads like a downright sexy "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," but Fitzgerald treats each song with exactly as much respect as it deserves. And so Frank Loesser's "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" is wistfully romantic and Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne's "Let It Snow" is kittenishly enticing. As always, Norman Granz's production avoids the schlock that drowns some holiday sets. This is as good as jazz Christmas albums get.

Shakimra - Passions of the Reef (2002)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 16, 2017
Shakimra - Passions of the Reef (2002)

Shakimra - Passions of the Reef (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Indigenous Australia (IA2077)

Multi-talented, classically trained Shakimra has been composing, recording and performing with Indigenous Australia. Here she combines her amazing flute sounds with David Hudson's didgeridoo to produce a beautiful musical interpretation of the Great Barrier Reef.
Augusto Ciavatta, Camerata del Titano - Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Memet (2002)

Augusto Ciavatta, Camerata del Titano - Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Memet (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 796 Mb | Total time: 49:13+58:53+53:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 386/1-3 | Recorded: 2001

Giovanni Battista Sammartini was undoubtedly one of most important musicians of early 18th-century Italy. The first performance of Memet took place in 1732, when the composer was just over thirty years old. The plot complies with the enlightened music’s widespread taste for the middle-eastern world, while the structure is that of a tragedy in three acts with five characters (Memet, Solimano, Irene, Zaide and Demetrio) and without choir. The quality of the music is certainly high, thanks to Sammartini’s mature and effective orchestration and to the variety of his melodic inventiveness - quite remarkable in some solo episodes - which spans from cantabile to agility passages of virtuoso difficulty. A world première recording that is a must for opera lovers.

Lilo & Stitch (2002)  Video

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 14, 2017
Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Lilo & Stitch (2002)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 25mn | 1,50 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

A tale of a young girl's close encounter with the galaxy's most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly "dog," whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren't in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps unlock Stitch's heart and gives him the ability to care for someone else.

Roy Haynes - Love Letters (2002) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at Dec. 11, 2017
Roy Haynes - Love Letters (2002) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Roy Haynes - Love Letters (2002) [Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:23 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,68 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,16 GB

Roy Haynes is a legendary drummer who's had a very long and illustrious career, and he is still going strong with incredible energy and vitality. For this album – now considered a classic – Eighty-Eight's producer Yasohachi Itoh put together an all-star, intergenerational band around him: Kenny Barron and David Kikoski on piano, Dave Holland and Christian McBride on bass, Joshua Redman on sax and John Scofield on guitar.

Matthias Lupri Group - Same Time Twice (2002)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 10, 2017
Matthias Lupri Group - Same Time Twice (2002)

Matthias Lupri Group - Same Time Twice (2002)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 460.67Mb | 69:11 | Covers
Modern Creative, Fusion | Label: Summit Records - DCD 337

Vibraphonist Matthias Lupri has gained international attention because of his mastery of this percussion instrument, a rare one in the jazz idiom, but one that he induces to speak in a beautiful array of musical colors and textures. On Same Time Twice, the Berklee graduate teams up with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, saxophonist Mark Turner, acoustic bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson, all excellent leaders in their own right. But despite the giant-sized talent of this ensemble, there are no conflicts of jazz interests here, just splendid complementing and soloing and audacious improvising.

Blank and Jones - Desire (2002/2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 10, 2017
Blank and Jones - Desire (2002/2017)

Blank and Jones - Desire (2002/2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 71:51 min | 164 Mb
Style: Electronic, Trance | Label: Soundcolours

Piet Blank and Jaspa Jones are a production and DJ duo who played a significant role in the late-'90s commercialization of trance, though they went on to be known as much for their remixes and eclectic downtempo material. They crossed paths at a Popkomm trade show and debuted years later, in 1997, with "Sunrise." The same year, under one of their aliases, Da Bomb, they also carried out their first high-profile remix via Moby's "re-version" of "James Bond Theme." In 1999, the duo made commercial and overseas breakthroughs with the more forceful but just as melodic "Cream," a number 24 U.K. pop hit created with long-term collaborator Andy Kaufhold. The same year brought In da Mix, their first album, a continuous set of their own tracks.

Danny Elfman - Red Dragon (OST) (2002)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 10, 2017
Danny Elfman - Red Dragon (OST) (2002)

Danny Elfman - Red Dragon (OST) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 315 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Covers - 48 MB
Genre: Soundtrack/Modern Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Decca (473 248-2)

This vaunted "new" chapter in the exploits of serial killer/cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter is actually the first, essentially a remake of Manhunter, Michael Mann's adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel in which Dr. L. is but a supporting player. But where Mann used a nervous, often ironic rock and postpunk pop score, Danny Elfman's largely orchestral soundtrack here punctuates the film's creep factor with tense arpeggios and crashing rhythms. Nothing wrong with that, per se the old school masters succeeded following a similar tack for decades…
Rod Stewart - It Had To Be You... The Great American Songbook (2002/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Rod Stewart - It Had To Be You… The Great American Songbook (2002/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 49:10 minutes | 553 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Like many a pop singer, Stewart returns here to what's become generally known as the Great American Songbook, that evergreen body of mid-20th century songcraft that continues to inspire singers across oceans and generations. It's said that Stewart has been vocalizing many of these songs in private for years, and given the warm, human scale of most of the performances here, it's not hard to believe. Producer Phil Ramone's spare, unobtrusive arrangements inspire the singer to some of his most subtle and rewarding performances in years. Stewart's slightly weary vocal tack handsomely suggests the smoke, booze, and aching heart that lie at the best of these songs. Such back-to-the-future efforts can often sound like a last career gasp; here, they seem a refreshing breath of fresh air.