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Music from Christian & Jewish Spain (Jordi Savall) [1999]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at May 4, 2012
Music from Christian & Jewish Spain (Jordi Savall) [1999]

Music from Christian & Jewish Spain (Jordi Savall) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 513.79 MB
Classical | Virgin | 7243 5 61591 2 9

Prior to the Spanish Inquisition, peace, tolerance, and shared learning existed. This shared knowledge influenced all subjects from the sciences to the arts. The music composed and performed during this time was about being in the moment: Some pieces tell stories–'Cancionera de la Columbina' for example–while others express emotions, as in the 'Romances.' Interestingly enough, the "non-Jewish" selections were written during the Inquisition, while the Sephardic selections were written right before it. Director Jordi Savall and Hesperion XX, an ensemble that specializes in early music from all over the world, are like chameleons. Soprano Montserrat Figueras is able to inhabit each work with great authenticity and individual style…
VA - City Of Angels: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (1998)

VA - City Of Angels: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (1998)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 432 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Rock, Blues, Pop | Label: Warner Sunset/Reprise | # 9362-46867-2 | 01:12:15

Call it a soundtrack producer's dream. One of the most vital and influential bands in modern-day music cuts a song entitled "If God Will Send His Angels" just months before you are hired to put together a soundtrack for a movie entitled City of Angels. The band is U2, and their song not only opens the City of Angels soundtrack, but it is also the anchor of a group of tracks that narrowly escapes the sappy trail that the movie blazed when it hit theaters. In all actuality, the soundtrack sounds much too dark, menacing, and legitimate to be attached to the film. Alanis Morissette assures the direction of the album when she follows U2's less-than-perky offering with "Uninvited," which is nothing if not vintage Alanis. From there on the quality drops off somewhat, but not until after Jimi Hendrix comes in with "Red House." It's still amazing to this day how the sounds of Hendrix on the guitar could be so many things all at the same time – soothing, moving, eerie, and untouchable.
VA - Greek Rhapsody Instrumental Music from Greece 1905​-​1956 (2013)

VA - Greek Rhapsody Instrumental Music from Greece 1905​-​1956 (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:22:22 | 324 Mb
Genre: Folk, World, Country, Jazz, Blues / Label: Dust-to-Digital ‎

Two CDs featuring 42 Greek instrumental recordings made between 1905 and 1956. This compilation offers, for the first time, a unique panorama of the instruments and styles of the Greek music from the first half of the 20th century.
Steve Jablonsky - Transformers: The Last Knight (Music From The Motion Picture) (2017)

Steve Jablonsky - Transformers: The Last Knight (Music From The Motion Picture)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 129:54 min | 924 MB
Label: La-La Land Records – LLLCD 1432 | Tracks: 34 | 2017

The latest soundtrack album from American composer Steve Jablonsky will be digitally released tomorrow by La-La Land Records, with a limited edition 2-CD set to follow on July 11th, 2017. The film is the latest installment in the 'Transformers' series, which Jablonsky has scored previous films for.

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at Aug. 14, 2017
VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)
music by Ludwig van Beethoven and film music by Antoni Łazarkiewicz

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 284 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 8176 | Time: 01:17:36

The film received a pasting from UK critics but as the soundtrack chooses from a vast archive of great performances, it’s possible to retrieve something from the experience. The opening track, the Grosse Fuge, is a bold choice given the wider audience for whom this soundtrack is aiming. It receives a magnificent performance from the Takács Quartet which is as finely attuned to the music’s jagged outcrops as its sheltered byways. The uninterrupted flow of the sweet and soulful second movement of the third Razumovsky is pure poetry in their hands. Ashkenazy gives a brilliant but never rushed performance of the finale to the early Sonata in C minor and his straightforward manner in the Arietta from Beethoven’s last sonata is illuminated by the very clear Decca recording. Haitink’s performance of the finale of the Ninth Symphony with the Royal Concertgebouw and a quartet of soloists led by Lucia Popp does not storm the heavens and I don’t ever recall being so aware of this movement’s proceeding by paragraphs. However, it would seem to have found a comfortable place in a well planned and wide-ranging celebration of Beethoven’s genius.
James Horner & VA - Apollo 13: Music From The Motion Picture (1995) [Re-Up]

James Horner & VA - Apollo 13: Music From The Motion Picture (1995)
EAC | WV (Image) + cue.+log ~ 381 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Rock | Label: MCA Soundtracks | # MCD 11241 | 01:12:12

The soundtrack to director Ron Howard's 1995 blockbuster Apollo 13 effectively blends dialogue, actual audio clips from newscasts, classic songs, and portions of conductor James Horner's original score, creating a worthy aural companion. Included are songs from the period of the titular spacecraft's peril-fraught mission, such as the Young Rascals' "Groovin'," Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love," the Who's "I Can See for Miles," and a classy version of the oft-covered "Blue Moon" by the Mavericks (produced by Nick Lowe). The orchestrated score manages to capture the drama of the events in a manner that ranges from quietly stirring to sweepingly epic, with Eurythmic Annie Lennox adding her distinctive, ethereal vocal accompaniment to several of the cuts.
Joe Hisaishi - Kikujiro: Music From The Motion Picture (2000) [Re-Up]

Joe Hisaishi - Kikujiro: Music From The Motion Picture (2000)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 205 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Milan Records | # 73138 35911-2 | Time: 00:40:01

Kikujiro (Kikujirō no Natsu (菊次郎の夏, literally "Kikujirō's Summer")) is a 1999 Japanese film starring, written, and directed by Takeshi Kitano. Its score was composed by Joe Hisaishi. The film was entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Kikujiro tells the story of a young boy searching for his mother during his summer vacation. The film is mostly divided into smaller chapters, listed as entries in the boy's summer vacation diary. Kitano's inspiration for the character (not the film) was his own father, Kikujiro Kitano, a gambler who struggled to feed his family and pay the rent.
Music From And Inspired By 'The Pianist' A Roman Polanski Film (2002) [Re-Up]

Music From And Inspired By 'The Pianist' A Roman Polanski Film (2002)
Janusz Olejniczak, piano; Wladyslaw Szpilman, piano; Hanna Wolczedska, clarinet
The Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra Of Poland; Tadeusz Strugala, conductor

EAC | APE (Image) + cue.+log ~ 207 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Sony Music | # SK 87739 | Time: 00:58:28

Director Roman Polanski's film The Pianist is based on the memoirs of Polish classical pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman about his harrowing experiences under the Nazi occupation of Warsaw during World War II. The soundtrack album consists almost entirely of Chopin piano pieces, most of them played by Janusz Olejniczak. Most of those, in turn, are solo performances, although Olejniczak is joined by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Tadeusz Strugala, for Grand Polonaise for Piano and Orchestra. The sole non-Chopin track is the excerpt from Wojciech Kilar's score, "Moving to the Ghetto October 31, 1940," a klezmer-like piece running only 1:45 in which Hanna Wolczedska plays clarinet, accompanied by the Warsaw Philharmonic. Appropriately, the album ends with an actual recording by Szpilman of the Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4.
Hans Zimmer & VA - Black Rain: Music From The Motion Picture (1989) 2CD Remastered Expanded Limited Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Hans Zimmer & VA - Black Rain: Music From The Motion Picture (1989) 2CD Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 810 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 355 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Rock | Label: La-La Land | # LLLCD 1229 | Time: 02:21:58

La-La Land Records, Capitol Records and Paramount Pictures proudly present the expanded and remastered 2-CD SET of acclaimed composer Hans Zimmer's original score to the 1989 culture-clash cop/actioner BLACK RAIN, starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia and Ken Takakura, and directed by Ridley Scott. Zimmer's pulse-pounding score would become a sonic blueprint for action film scoring throughout the 90's and well into the present. Finally, as produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Doug Schwartz, BLACK RAIN gets its much-deserved and expanded deluxe treatment, presenting Zimmer's film score on Disc 1 and the original, remastered 1989 album presentation on Disc 2, along with bonus tracks and alternate cues that include the main title version of the opening song "I'll Be Holdin' On." Tim Grieving's exclusive, in-depth liners take you behind the film and its iconic score.
VA - Music From and Inspired by TOP GUN (1986) Remastered Expanded Deluxe Edition 2006

VA - Music From and Inspired by TOP GUN (1986) Remastered Deluxe Edition 2006
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 531 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Soundtrack, Rock, Hard Rock, Pop/Rock, New Wave | Label: Sony BMG | # 5199522 | 01:19:15

There are a few movie and soundtrack pairings that represent the wild 1980s. None more so than Top Gun (Footloose and Pretty in Pink are also strong contenders.) A whirlwind romance set in the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War, Top Gun featured wild aerial acrobatics, steamy sexual tension, and macho competition. And the soundtrack had the songs to match. Featuring the huge hits "Danger Zone," "Take My Breath Away," as well as "Playing with the Boys," "Mighty Wings," and a handful of classic soul tracks, the Top Gun soundtrack may be the perfect example of the outrageous '80s. This version expands on the original, including a number of songs not featured on the initial release, such as "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and "Great Balls of Fire" .