Jeff Larson - Swimming In The Make Believe (2006)

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Jeff Larson - Swimming In The Make Believe (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Label: NCompass Music | # NN 07 0522 | Time: 00:40:43

Third in a series that began with Fragile Sunrise (2002) followed by Sepia (2004). Guests Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (America), Robert Lamm (Chicago), Jeffrey Foskett and Randell Kirsch. Produced by Hank Linderman. Sunny-breezy-roots-pop!

Various Artists - We Got The Funk (1999)

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Various Artists - We Got The Funk (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 479 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul | Label: Castle Pie | # PIESD 076 | Time: 01:07:52

Funk came of age in the 1970s when a term used in jazz circles for the previous two decades crossed over to the dancefloor. Our 16 slices are served up by acts ranging from Parliament -one of the genre's undisputed trendsetters, led by the irrepressible George Clinton- to Afro-rockers Osibisa and Cymande, taking in acts as diverse as girl group Honeycone and legendary 'Hustle' hitmakers The Fatback Band. Chairmen of the Board are one of five artists featured from the Invictus/Hot Wax stable, founded by the writing/production trio of Holland, Dozier and Holland. They struck out on their own after scoring hits with innumerable Motown acts; you can hear a touch of Stevie Wonder in 'Finders Keepers'. From Detroit we travel to New Jersey for our collection's title track, performed by female vocal duo Positive Force, which wrote their name in the last UK chart of the decade. If it's dance music with a heavy bass line and layered guitar, keyboard and vocals you're after, look no further - 'We Got The Funk'!

Leila Schayegh, Jorg Halubek - Johann Sebastian Bach - Sei Suonate a Cembalo certato e Violino Solo, BWV 1014-1019 (2016)

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Leila Schayegh, Jörg Halubek - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 607 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:34:52
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 923507

Two rising stars in today’s firmament of Baroque music performance, Leila Schayegh and Jörg Halubek, join forces to record one of the major challenges in their joint repertory: the six Bach Violin Sonatas, BWV 1014-1019. The collection’s title, 'Sei Suonate à Cembalo certato è Violino Solo', reflects the close partnership demanded of the violin and harpsichord players, with Bach moving away from the idea of continuo support for a solo instrument and constantly making new technical demands on the musicians and thereby approaching the concept of the triosonata. Completed by around 1725, most of these richly characterful works combine the Italian style and a cantabile tone with elements of German contrapuntal style. The artistic partnership of Schayegh and Halubek, now in its tenth year, has seen them record chamber music by Jean-Marie Leclair, CPE Bach and Giovanni Mossi but the Bach Violin Sonatas represents their first joint recording for Glossa.

Torleif Thedeen, Roland Pontinen - Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonatas (2010)

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Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen - Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1606 | Time: 01:22:26

After titanic contributions to the cello sonata repertoire by Ludwig van Beethoven, few notable additions were made for several decades. Not until 1862 did the cello sonata re-emerge in the hands of Johannes Brahms. His peculiar First Sonata contains only three movements (the Adagio having been omitted for fear of the sonata being too lengthy) and a finale that all but defies formal analysis. Almost a quarter century passed before Brahms again returned to the cello sonata, this time in the key of F major. The second sonata is considerably more challenging for cellists and Brahms' treatment of the instrument is not the exclusively lyrical, sonorous melodies that one might expect. Rather, Brahms incorporates lots of rhythmic, motivic playing and pizzicato passages and rapid bariolage. A "third" cello sonata, which has become increasingly popular in recent years, is Paul Klengel's (whose cello-playing father was much admired by Brahms) transcription of the G major Violin Sonata.

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At The Isle of Fehmarn (2005) [Re-Up]

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Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At The Isle of Fehmarn (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Dagger Records | # CATF-05186-2 | Time: 01:17:23

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At The Isle Of Fehmarn marks the eighth release in Dagger Records’ popular bootleg-style recording series. This historically significant album features The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s final live performance on September 6, 1970 during the Love & Peace Festival held on the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany.
Jimi's Isle Of Fehmarn performance has been widely bootlegged over the last 35 years yet it was never professionally recorded. Amateur recordings made from the audience by fans have served as the only known documentation of this historic concert until now. As the eighth entry in this popular 'bootleg' series, Dagger presents a newly discovered recording made by the festival's promoters.

The White Stripes - Albums Collection 1999-2007 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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The White Stripes - Albums Collection 1999-2007 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.93 Gb (incl 5%) | Time: 04:24:32 | Complete Scans ~ 397 Mb
Genre: Garage Rock, Blues Rock, Punk Blues, Alternative Rock

Collection includes all studio albums by American rock duo: The White Stripes (1999); De Stijl (2000); White Blood Cells (2001); Elephant (2003); Get Behind Me Satan (2005); Icky Thump (2007).

VA - Prive: The Lounge Anthology (2009) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Prive: The Lounge Anthology (2009) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.36 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 917 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Lounge, Ambient, Downtempo, Nu Jazz, Trip Hop, Deep House | Time: 06:21:15
Label: PMB Music | # 7798141331956 | Scans ~ 56 Mb

If there is truly such a thing as elegant sound, it can be found on Prive: The Lounge Anthology: a luxurious 6 disc compilation that reunites the best of chill-out, trip hop and lounge classics. On this album we find all of the music that comprised the 'new cool' sound of the early 90?s and today is part of a style that has changed the way young people listen to music. Prive: The Lounge Anthology offers tracks by artists such as Alex Gopher, Thievery Corporation, Jose Padilla (DJ and creator of the infamous Cafe Del Mar series), Emiliana Torrini, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Beirut, Kevin Yost, Pink Martini, Stephane Pompougnac (DJ and creator of the Hotel Costes saga), Angie Bowie and many more. The eye-catching package is this time but a compliment to what is truly a meeting of the greatest minds of contemporary music.

Edith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set

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Édith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire: L'integrale 1946-1963 (1993) 10CD Box Set
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.3 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.7 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 110 Mb
Genre: French Chanson, Cabaret, Vocal Pop | Label: EMI France | # 4790 642 | Time: 11:36:26

211 tracks, with all her most popular songs ( La Vie en Rose; Milord; Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, etc.), all CDs have picture sleeves and when the images on the spines are arranged together they form a picture of Edith + 84-page booklet in english and french, housed in maroon & gold picture box.

Melanie De Biasio - Blackened Cities (2016)

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Melanie De Biasio - Blackened Cities (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 73 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz Vocals, Experimental Ambient | Label: PIAS | # PIASL050CD | Time: 00:24:17

When Melanie De Biasio released No Deal in 2014, it was embraced by jazz critics, DJs, and club audiences simultaneously. Gilles Peterson was so taken with its monochromatic ambient textures, stark arrangements, and clever improvisational intimations that he commissioned an album of remixes. Blackened Cities is not a conventional follow-up, but an adventurous endeavor rife with risk. The release consists of a single 24-minute track that unfolds like a suite. The conservatory-trained Belgian vocalist and flutist and her longtime musical associates – Pascal Mohy on piano, Pascal Paulus on analog synths and clavinet, and Dré Pallemaerts on drums (with guest double bassist/cellist Sam Gerstmans) – deliver a full-scale sonic drama that crosses a wide musical expanse and evokes an encyclopedia of stylistic references, yet comes across as a totally original whole. Its title comes from impressions of postindustrial cities De Biasio visited on her international tour: Detroit, Manchester, her native Charleroi; each has a storied past and a devastated façade, yet reflects its own unique beauty and tenacity.

Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 4 (2015)

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Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 4 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 204 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | # CHAN 10857 | Time: 01:22:58

This is Volume 4 in Barry Douglas’s monumental project to record the complete works for solo piano by Johannes Brahms. Each volume has been released to critical acclaim, the first one, in 2012, being seen by BBC Music as ‘a triumph of Brahmsian thought, with playing that gets right to the heart of the composer’.

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Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat (1975) Remastered Reissue 2014

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Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat (1975) Remastered Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk | Label: Columbia | # COCB-54118 | Time: 00:40:20

Hiroshi Suzuki is probably the best know japanese jazz trombonist with Hiroshi Fukumura. Hiroshi started his professional career in the Nobuo Hara' Sharps & Flats big band, played for various jazz artists as well as Sadao Watanabe, Takeshi Inomata, Yuji Ohno or Shungo Sawada. In 1969, he recorded for Takt Jazz Series, the japanese jazz masterpiece Variation with the Masahiko Togashi Quintet, and Up Up And Away with his big band, The Happy Cats. Later, Hiroshi joined the new super Jazz combo formed by Akira Ishikawa & Hiromasa Suzuki, the Freedom Unity, featuring saxophonist Takeru Muraoka & bassist Kunimitsu Inaba, all present on this recording. Titles include the familiar Jazz standard Walk Tall composed by Joe Zawinul for Cannonball Adderley, Cat by Takeru Muraoka and Romance by Hiromasa Suzuki plus two original compositions by Hiroshi Suzuki, Shrimp Dance & Kuro To Shiro.

Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten - Antonio Bertali: La Maddalena (2016)

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Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten - Antonio Bertali: La Maddalena (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 367 | Time: 01:07:48

Through the combination of sacred and profane that she embodies, the profoundly human personality of Mary Magdalene greatly inspired artists of the Baroque era, whether painters, poets or composers. It was in the sphere of influence of Italian oratorios, highly prized at the court of Vienna, that Antonio Bertali devoted a most moving sepolcro to her in 1663, a genre traditionally played during Holy Week. In 1617, in Mantua, it was in the form of theatrical interludes that she was honoured by court composers such as Salomone Rossi, Muzio Effrem and Claudio Monteverdi, who wrote the prologue for this other Maddalena.

Monkey House - Left (2016)

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Monkey House - Left (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 105 Mb
Genre: Soft Rock, Jazz Rock, Jazz Pop | Label: Alma Records | # ACD52762 | Time: 00:56:07

Monkey House is the creation of singer/songwriter/arranger/producer Don Breithaupt. Left is their fifth album, and the follow-up to their 2012 album, Headquarters. Left features a slew of great players including Jay Graydon, guitar ace Elliott Randall, saxophonist Donnie McCaslin, Kim Mitchell, Drew Zingg and Michael Leonhart. Left is more than a collection of songs, it's a fully formed and compelling work of art Don explains that "I'm rather a traditionalist. I view the making of an album as part of the art form. It is meant to be cohesive, something that musically and sonically sounds like one body of work.

Santana - Santana (1969) [Non Remastered]

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Santana - Santana (1969) [Non Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock, Latin Rock, Fusion | Label: CBS | # CDCBS 32003 | Time: 00:37:01

Before the arrival of Carlos Santana's eponymous band, the San Francisco rock scene drew the inspiration for its jam-oriented music mainly from blues, rock, and Eastern modalities. Santana added Latin music to the mix, forever changing the course of rock & roll history. On their groundbreaking debut album, the group mix Latin percussion with driving rock grooves. Santana's unique guitar style, alternately biting and liquid, vies with the multiple percussionists for the sonic focus. Unlike later efforts, Santana's first album features an abundance of loose, collective compositions based on a couple of simple riffs ("Jingo," "Soul Sacrifice"). This approach allows for Santana and his bandmates to flex their improvisational muscles to fine effect. The high-energy level on Santana is infectious – the laid-back feel of other '60s San Francisco groups was clearly not for Carlos and co.

Ennio Morricone - 100 Movie Themes Hits - Original Versions: Super Gold Edition (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Ennio Morricone - 100 Movie Themes Hits - Original Versions: Super Gold Edition (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 05:58:34
Genre: Soundtrack, Score | Label: GDM/Edel Italy | # 0168292

Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as well as contemporary and modern classical works. His scores have been included in over forty award-winning films. In a career lasting over six decades, he composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history.