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Isabelle Robinson and Charlotte Whan by Claudia Smith for P Magazine

Isabelle & Charlotte - Claudia Smith Photoshoot
10 jpg | 2480*1660 | 9.99 MB
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Parliament-Funkadelic - P-funk All Stars Presents Dope Dogs (1994)

Parliament-Funkadelic - P-funk All Stars Presents Dope Dogs (1994)
Funk | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
P-Vine Records, PCD-1991 | rel: 1994 | 490Mb

George Clinton's most focused album of the '90s slams a barrel of P-Funk down your throat without even giving you the opportunity to swallow. The P-Funk All Stars get a co-credit on this one, bouncing and funking alongside their leader nearly every step of the way. In typical Clinton fashion, Dope Dogs is all over the place: funk, R&B, hip-hop and ass-busting beats cover most of the ground.
Emmanuel Pahud, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Trevor Pinnock - C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos (2016)

Emmanuel Pahud, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Trevor Pinnock - C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:42 | 341 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog: 0825646276790

One of the more puzzling remarks about the music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach came from Mozart, who said that anyone who listened closely would realize his debt to the German composer. That seemed unlikely, given that Mozart only rarely availed himself of the Sturm und Drang ("storm and stress") style of C.P.E.'s keyboard music. But listen to this release by flutist Emmanuel Pahud and you'll get an idea of what Mozart was talking about. It's not just that the flute concertos are basically galant in style, not Sturm und Drang. It's a certain nervous energy that makes the flute bloom rapidly out of squarish themes and keeps you guessing as to what's coming next.

Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 28, 2017
Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)

Arvo Pärt - The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt (2010)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI, 50999 6 29443 2 8 | rel: 2010 | 610Mb

For newcomers to the work of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, this generous two-disc collection of performances from EMI's archive would be a good place to start exploring. The authoritative Pärt performances would probably be the premiere releases on ECM, produced by Manfred Eicher, but these performances are all of a very high quality and there is a handful of works that ECM has never recorded.

The Zombies - R.I.P. (2008)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 20, 2017
The Zombies - R.I.P. (2008)

The Zombies - R.I.P. (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Teichiku, TECI-24455 | ~ 300 or 134 Mb | Scans Included
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Beat | 21 Tracks

In 1969, the Zombies landed their biggest hit with the moody, light psychedelia of "Time of the Season," but it was too late for the group to enjoy it much, as they had been broken up for over a year when the track from Odessey and Oracle belatedly took off on American radio. However, no one in the record business will ever pass on an opportunity to follow up a hit, and since original members Rod Argent (keyboards) and Chris White (bass) had been writing songs together with a new group in mind, it took only so much persuading to get them to cut a few singles under the name the Zombies, most patterned after the languid but artful tone of Odessey and Oracle…

T.P. Smoke - T.P. Smoke (1971)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 9, 2017
T.P. Smoke - T.P. Smoke (1971)

T.P. Smoke - T.P. Smoke (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | Retro Disc International, 33052 | ~ 314 or 114 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 55 Mb
Progressive Rock

Rare 8-track 1971 album with organ driven progressive rock with some blues leaning LP from Tommy "P" Petersen of Rocking Ghost, Scarlets & Matadorerne…

John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Jan. 22, 2017
John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)

John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 336 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 179 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: RCA Victor / BMG, #:09026 63563 2 | 1999 | 01:07:01

Just as when we listen to Harry Connick, Jr., there's a sense that John Pizzarelli is an old soul who is living back in the 1940s and '50s golden age of music and that listeners are time-traveling with him. But that just bears testament to the timeless nature of his easy vocals, lush and often snappy electric guitar work and the loving way he embraces classic material. P.S. Mr. Cole, the follow-up to Dear Mr. Cole is as, unforgettable as his first tribute to the grace and panache of Nat King Cole. –Jonathan Widran
Hide Your Assets and Disappear: A Step-by-Step Guide to Vanishing Without a Trace(Repost)

Hide Your Assets and Disappear: A Step-by-Step Guide to Vanishing Without a Trace by Edmund Pankau
English | 2000 | ISBN: 0060987502 | 205 Pages | PDF | 1.71 MB

Marvin Gaye - M.P.G. (1969)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 21, 2016
Marvin Gaye - M.P.G. (1969)

Marvin Gaye - M.P.G. (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Motown, 3746351252 | ~ 241 or 94 Mb | Scans Included
Funk, Soul

An underrated late '60s album, this one has sometimes been overlooked because it seemed like a generic throwaway. But it included some outstanding song…
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

P.I. Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, conductor
Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Vladimir Valaitis, Andrey Fedoseyev, Valentina Levko
Andrey Sokolov, Valery Yaroslavtsev, Vitaly Vlasov, Yury Dementyev, Galina Borisova

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 792 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | # 420 375-2 | Time: 02:40:13

This version of The Queen of Spades was originally recorded in 1974 and made available as a special import; it was then generally released by Philips in 1988. Reviewing it at the time, AB gave a level account of its strengths, but had little difficulty in preferring the Tchakarov set when it was issued in 1990. Deleted by Philips, the Ermler performance has now been restored to the Melodiya catalogue. I cannot see anyone dissenting from AB's view: certainly I do not, except perhaps to regard him as being over-generous in his account of Atlantov's Herman in calling it ''loud and unsubtle''. Stronger words would also be appropriate, especially when Atlantov is compared with the sensitive Wieslaw Ochman on the Tchakarov set. Valentina Levko is a good Countess in what is a well-established Russian tradition of responses to the role: AB thought the old lady's reminiscences not so pointedly delivered as by some other singers, and I would add that she would certainly have acquired a better French accent during her long sojourn as the Venus of Paris.