Gold Classics

Jim Croce - 24 karat Gold In A Bottle (1972-73) {DCC Compact Classics ‎GZS-1060 rel 1994}

Jim Croce - 24 karat Gold In A Bottle (1972-73) {DCC Compact Classics ‎GZS-1060 rel 1994}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 392 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 156 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972-73, 1994 Saja Music / DCC Compact Classics ‎| GZS-1060
Pop/Rock / Folk / Blues / Singer/Songwriter / Soft Rock / AM Pop / Contemporary Pop/Rock

These aren't exactly Jim Croce's greatest hits, although most of them–"Operator", "Time In a Bottle", "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown," and "I'll Have to Say I Love You In a Song" among others–are here. More specifically, 24 CARAT includes the complete YOU DON'T MESS AROUND WITH JIM album, plus the best cuts from LIFE AND TIMES and I GOT A NAME. Better yet, everything's been beautifully remastered in typical DCC fashion, which means that the lower frequencies seem more burnished than ever. The overall clarity is remarkable, and particularly works to the advantage of Croce's signature sound of two finger-picked acoustic guitars playing harmony lines.

Gold: Southern Rock (2005) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 23, 2018
Gold: Southern Rock (2005) Repost

Gold: Southern Rock (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Universal, B0005515-02 | ~ 1045 or 373 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 45 Mb
Southern Rock

Much like jazz, Southern rock isn't just a musical genre, it's an institution, one that is interwoven into the fabric of 20th century American popular culture and is distinctly indigenous to American shores. As such, there have been countless anthologies and budget-line collections loosely assembling a smattering of the sound and its rich diversity, but nothing like this. Southern Rock: Gold isn't just an anthology, it's an anthropological and sociological document of some of the greatest rock music ever to come out of the American South, complete with a veritable who's who of the style…

VA - Grand House Classics 2, Compiled By Ben Liebrand (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 23, 2018
VA - Grand House Classics 2, Compiled By Ben Liebrand (2018)

VA - Grand House Classics 2, Compiled By Ben Liebrand (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5:08:39 | 703 Mb
Genre: Trance, Dance, House / Label: Sony Music

Grand House Classics is a new series where we hope to collect the best and most important house tracks, but also those obscure tracks and hopefully somelong lost versions as well. To give this series a good start, we do need to include some of the very obvious tracks, to make it last we will dive deep into all archives and dig up the rare and special ones as well. Where other compilations are about telling history, we are about providing you with the best masters. The classics, those destined to become classics and the rare gems. Sometimes even a track that originated in the House scene and became the foundation of later genres like Techno and even Trance. As always, your help finding those masters is greatly appreciated as well as your suggestions towards making the final selections.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - More Creedence Gold (1973)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 13, 2018
Creedence Clearwater Revival - More Creedence Gold (1973)

Creedence Clearwater Revival - More Creedence Gold (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Fantasy, CDFE 516 | ~ 241 or 95 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 30 Mb
Country Rock / Southern Rock / Classic Rock

The Fantasy label's 1973 follow-up to Creedence Gold – the glibly titled More Creedence Gold – is by far the superior compilation, boasting 14 tracks including bona fide rock & roll classics like "Run Through the Jungle," "Fortunate Son," "Lookin' Out My Back Door," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "Lodi," and "Up Around the Bend"…
John Coltrane & Paul Quinichette - Cattin' With Coltrane And Quinichette (1959) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1995] (Repost)

John Coltrane & Paul Quinichette - Cattin' With Coltrane And Quinichette (1959) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DCC Compact Classics (GZS-1085)

This mid-'90s DCC Jazz edition of the John Coltrane (tenor sax)/Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) title Cattin' with Coltrane and Quinichette (1959) contains the same excellent remastering and bonus tracks as its standard silver pressing - without the superfluous expense of a 24-karat gold disc. Audiophile pressing or naught, what remains as the centerpiece are the selections that the co-leads cut during a mid-May 1957 session with Mal Waldron (piano), plus a rhythm section consisting of Julian Euell (bass) and Ed Thigpen (drums). Waldron - who penned all the album's originals - proves why he is one of the best composer/arrangers for Coltrane…
Oscar Peterson Trio - West Side Story (1962) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1994]

Oscar Peterson Trio - West Side Story (1962) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 197 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 83 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DCC Compact Classics (GZS-1068)

West Side Story was a bit of an unusual session for several reasons. First, the popularity of both the Broadway musical and the film version that followed meant that there were many records being made of its music. Second, rather than woodshed on the selections prior to entering the studio, the Oscar Peterson Trio spontaneously created impressions of the musical's themes on the spot. "Something's Coming" seems like a series of vignettes, constantly shifting its mood, as if moving from one scene to the next. Ray Brown plays arco bass behind Peterson in the lovely "Somewhere," while the feeling to "Jet Song" is very hip in the trio's hands…

The Masnavi, Book Three (Oxford World's Classics) 1st Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlexGolova at Jan. 15, 2018
The Masnavi, Book Three (Oxford World's Classics) 1st Edition

The Masnavi, Book Three (Oxford World's Classics) by Jalal al-Din Rumi
English | 14 Nov. 2013 | ISBN: 0199652031 | 352 Pages | AZW3 | 498.03 KB
Wiener Philharmoniker - 50 Best Wiener Philharmoniker (2010) {3CD Warner Classics-EMI Records 5099964849324}

Wiener Philharmoniker - 50 Best Wiener Philharmoniker (2010) {3CD Warner Classics-EMI Records 5099964849324}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 973 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 484 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Warner Classics / EMI Records | 5099964849324
Classical / Orchestral

This is another release in EMI’s highly successful 50 BEST series. This 3CD set contains 50 tracks from the finest EMI recordings of the famous Wiener Philharmoniker, know in English as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, under some of the world’s greatest conductors including Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Rudolf Kempe, André Cluytens, Riccardo Muti and many others.
Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Repost]

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974)
Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics/Asylum Records | # GZS 1025 | Time: 00:37:03
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk-Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album – a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise – moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).
Paul and Linda McCartney - Ram (1971) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1993] (Repost)

Paul and Linda McCartney - Ram (1971) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DCC Compact Classics (GZS-1037)

After the breakup, Beatles fans expected major statements from the three chief songwriters in the Fab Four. John and George fulfilled those expectations - Lennon with his lacerating, confessional John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Harrison with his triple-LP All Things Must Pass - but Paul McCartney certainly didn't, turning toward the modest charms of McCartney, and then crediting his wife Linda as a full-fledged collaborator on its 1971 follow-up, Ram.
Where McCartney was homemade, sounding deliberately ragged in parts, Ram had a fuller production yet retained that ramshackle feel, sounding as if it were recorded in a shack out back, not far from the farm where the cover photo of Paul holding the ram by the horns was taken…