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Tom Scott - Desire (1982) {Elektra Asylum}

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Tom Scott - Desire (1982) {Elektra Asylum}

Tom Scott - Desire (1982) {Elektra Asylum}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 241MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 86MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Desire is an album by jazz musician Tom Scott, recorded live to two tracks on June 30 and July 1, 1982 in Hollywood. Billboard magazine called it "predictably broad-based fusion, with nods to contemporary black, pop and rock instrumental styles.

The Wood Brothers - Kingdom In My Mind (2020)

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The Wood Brothers - Kingdom In My Mind (2020)

The Wood Brothers - Kingdom In My Mind (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 MB | Tracks: 11 | 38:34 min
Style: Folk, Blues, Alt-Country | Label: Honey Jar Records

The balance of darkness and light is at the heart of Kingdom In My Mind, The Wood Brothers seventh studio release and their most spontaneous and experimental collection yet. Recorded over a series of freewheeling, improvised sessions, the record is a reckoning with circumstance, mortality, and human nature, one that finds strength in accepting what lies beyond our control. Thoughtfully honing in on the bittersweet beauty that underlies our doubt and pain, the songs grapple with the power of our external surroundings to shape our internal worlds (and vice versa) through vivid character studies and unflinching self-examination.

Shakti - Shakti with John McLaughlin (1976) {Columbia}

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Shakti - Shakti with John McLaughlin (1976) {Columbia}

Shakti - Shakti with John McLaughlin (1976) {Columbia}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 347MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

For his next act, the decibel champion of electric jazz shocked the world by unplugging and returning to South Indian music before an excitable audience at South Hampton College. Yet the alert John McLaughlin follower will note that beyond the reliance upon South Indian instruments and scales, there are unbroken links to records like My Goal's Beyond and the high-speed electric music that McLaughlin was casting aside at the moment. McLaughlin called his new quintet Shakti, which means "creative intelligence and beauty and power" and the music here has all of that and something else, a ferocious streak inherited from the Mahavishnu days.

Theo Hill - Reality Check (2020)

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Theo Hill - Reality Check (2020)

Theo Hill - Reality Check (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 321 MB | Tracks: 10 | 54:42 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Posi-Tone Records

We really love the music of Theo Hill more and more with each new record – and here, the pianist is working in a quartet with Joel Ross on vibe – a player who makes a perfect partner for his music! Both Hill and Ross have this open sense of sound and timing – often using the spaces between the notes as much as the notes themselves – even when things are moving at a more full-on level, which they do often – thanks to contributions from Rashaan Carter on bass and Mark Whitfield on drums! Yet it's the sonic interplay between the vibes and keys that really blow us away – maybe especially at the few points when Theo picks up Fender Rhodes, and balances out the record with even more warmth next to his acoustic tracks.

William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1 (1994)

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William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1 (1994)

William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1: Debussy, Saint-Saëns (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:22 | 481 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cala Records | Catalog: 1017

For the first time, this collection brings together the complete woodwind chamber music of France's leading composers in the medium: Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Poulenc. In a set which evinces the now familiar Cala hallmark of creatively combining established treasures with enticing discoveries, including here four world première recordings. Volume One presents the works of Debussy and Saint-Saëns and Volume Two those of Ravel and Poulenc. Each volume contains two full-length CDs (well over two hours of music) for the price of one.

The Rare Fruits Council - Biber: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa (1996)

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The Rare Fruits Council - Biber: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa (1996)

The Rare Fruits Council - Biber: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:39 | 458 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis ‎| Catalog: E 8572

This must be one of the most evocative, stylish and thoughtful interpretations of anything Biber ever wrote. From the moment it begins with its rich sonorous chords, we know we are in for a treat, and the Rare Fruits Council (what a glorious name!) never disappoints. Many people are well-acquainted with Biber's 'Mystery Sonatas', but these delicious pieces are not quite so familiar. Treat yourself to any available copy - and hope for a reissue from Astree of this version - because if you like the composer, if you like early baroque music, and if you like your playing vigorous, intense, and full of rich harmony and energy, this is for you.

Evan Johnson, Loretta O'Sullivan, Eric Milnes - Biber: The Fifteen “Mystery” Sonatas & The Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1987)

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Evan Johnson, Loretta O'Sullivan, Eric Milnes - Biber: The Fifteen “Mystery” Sonatas & The Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1987)

Evan Johnson, Loretta O'Sullivan, Eric Milnes - Biber: The Fifteen “Mystery” Sonatas & The Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:25 | 631 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newport Classic | Catalog: NC600345

Heinrich Biber was a giant of the Baroque violin. Just as the electric guitar has become the instrument of "the people" during the late 20th century, so the violin was for the Baroque period. The older family of viols was a mainstay of the aristocracy, while the lighter and louder violin came to embody the voice of the people, and subsequently of the courts. Heinrich Biber was Austrian, but was inspired by the Italian style of fantastic, wild improvisatory playing, and had a lifestyle to match.

Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After the Rain: The Collection (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After the Rain: The Collection (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After the Rain: The Collection (2010) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 822 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 336 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb | 02:26:30
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Blues Rock, Blues, Soul | Label: Spectrum/UMC | # SPEXX2031

This double CD is the most comprehensive collection of Elkie's music yet released. The first CD is similar to previous compilations, focusing on hits and covers of other songs. Some covers (Nights in white satin (Moody Blues), Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac)) show that Elkie can take famous songs and keep them interesting. Others (such as Lilac wine) she plucked from obscurity and made her own. This CD contains much great music, most if not all previously released on CD. The second CD showcases Elkie's blues roots. It also includes covers, but of bluesy songs such as Hello stranger (Barbara Lewis), The way you do the things you do (Temptations), Rescue me (Fontella Bass), He's a rebel (Crystals) and Do right woman do right man. The first 13 tracks on this CD pre-dates Elkie's commercial breakthrough and some may be making their CD debut.

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

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Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki
Michel Lethiec, clarinet; Łukasz Długosz, flute; Arto Noras, cello;
Bartosz Koziak, cello; Rafał Kwiatkowski, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: DUX | # DUX 1186 | Time: 01:17:05

The instrumental concerto occupies a very prominent place in the music of Krzysztof Penderecki. This fact is related to the great life force exhibited by this genre in twentieth century and in contemporary music. It is stimulated by commissions from virtuosos and by audience expectations; also favourable is the composers’ flexibility in approaching the form, whose chief idea continues to be the juxtaposition of the solo instrument and the orchestra. The violin and viola works presented on this CD are not only interesting, concrete realizations of the concertare idea in Penderecki’s music, but also examples of this composer’s sonic language and style in the period of his creativity which Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski called a "time of dialogue with the regained past".

Shakti - Natural Elements (1977) {Sony Japan}

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Shakti - Natural Elements (1977) {Sony Japan}

Shakti - Natural Elements (1977) {Sony Japan}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 244MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 110MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

The third and final Shakti recording from the '70s. The songs here are shorter than those on Shakti and Handful of Beauty, but no less impressive. The novelty of combining Eastern and Western musical styles had worn off and McLaughlin sounds comfortable. This allows for memorable compositions and interchanges, rather than the blistering virtuosity that characterized the first two releases. From the intense ("Daffodil and the Eagle") to the joyful ("Happiness Is Being Together"), Natural Elements stands as a milestone in McLaughlin's illustrious career.

Polish Radio Choir, Helena Bregar & Vaclovas Augustinas - Szymon Godziemba-Trytek: Choral Works (2020)

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Polish Radio Choir, Helena Bregar & Vaclovas Augustinas - Szymon Godziemba-Trytek: Choral Works (2020)

Polish Radio Choir, Helena Bregar & Vaclovas Augustinas - Szymon Godziemba-Trytek: Choral Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 257 MB | Tracks: 12 | 59:19 min
Style: Classical | Label: DUX

The new album of the Polish Radio Choir, led by Lithuanian conductor Vaclovas Augustinas, is dedicated to the sacred music particularly close to composer Szymon Godziemba-Trytek.
Music touching the sphere of the sacred, interpreted as an intimate confession of the composer's faith, can also be the result of the creator's facing the quest for answers to eternal questions about mystery and sense of being, the first cause (or maybe even the First Cause) of existence.

Tamara-Anna Cislowska; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch - Into Silence: Gorecki; Part; Pelecis; Vasks (2017)

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Tamara-Anna Cislowska; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch - Into Silence: Gorecki; Part; Pelecis; Vasks (2017)

Into Silence: Henryk Górecki; Arvo Pärt; Georgs Pelēcis; Pēteris Vasks (2017)
Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: ABC Classics | # ABC 481 6295 | Time: 01:21:32

This recording from Australian label ABC Classics presents beautiful piano music by Vasks, Gorecki, Part and Pelecis - some of it with orchestra, some of it solo piano. The Pelecis concerto that opens the album is almost completely unknown, and stunning. Tamara-Anna Cislowska's recordings have won, amongst others, the 2015 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album and Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice. Absorbing simplicity, transcendent serenity, deep spirituality. Into Silence, the new album from pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, immerses us in the sound world of an extraordinary generation of composers from the Baltics: Henryk Górecki (born Poland, 1933), Arvo Pärt (Estonia, 1935), Peteris Vasks (Latvia, 1946) and Georgs Pelcis (Latvia, 1947).

Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band - Just Like Moby Dick (2020)

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Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band - Just Like Moby Dick (2020)

Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band - Just Like Moby Dick (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 MB | Tracks: 12 | 45:25 min
Style: Country | Label: Paradise of Bachelors

Iconic and iconoclastic Texan songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen's heartbreaking, hilarious new album, his first set of new songs since 2013's Bottom of the World, features the full Panhandle Mystery Band, including co-producer Charlie Sexton (Dylan, Bowie, Blaze), Shannon McNally, and Jo Harvey Allen; mainstays Bukka Allen, Richard Bowden, and Lloyd Maines; and co-writes with Joe Ely and Dave Alvin.

Blaze Foley - The Dawg Years 1975-1978 (2010)

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Blaze Foley - The Dawg Years 1975-1978 (2010)

Blaze Foley - The Dawg Years 1975-1978 (2010)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fat Possum Records | # FP1223-2 | Time: 00:49:20
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Folk, Outlaw Country, Americana

The late singer and songwriter Blaze Foley is almost unheard of outside of the circles of music fans who follow that scene closely. For many Austin musicians, he was a crazy saint, an iconoclast who was banned from virtually every bar in town, but whose songs are deeply admired and whose persona was singular – he didn't give a good god damn what anybody thought of him. He has been immortalized in Lucinda Williams' beautiful "Drunken Angel" and songwriter-guitarist Gurf Morlix, who played with him, lovingly mastered a record they made together in the late '70s which was released in 2006 as Blaze Foley & the Beaver Valley Boys. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kings of Leon, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine, among others, have recorded his songs. He's been exploited on a few compilations that have come out over the years with awful post-production work that he would never have agreed to. Fat Possum deepens the legend further without soiling the artist in the process. The Dawg Years is a collection of 20 Foley songs, recorded when his moniker was Deputy Dawg.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977) Remastered 1990 [Re-Up]

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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977) Remastered 1990 [Re-Up]

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977) Remastered 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:20
Roots Reggae, Rocksteady | Label: Tuff Gong / Island | # TGLCD 6 (846 208-2)

Exodus is the ninth studio album by Jamaican reggae recording band Bob Marley and the Wailers, first released 3 June 1977 through Island Records following Rastaman Vibration (1976). Exodus is a reggae album, incorporating elements of blues, soul, British rock and funk. The album's production has been characterized as laid-back with pulsating bass beats and an emphasis on piano, trumpet and guitar. Unlike previous albums from the Wailers, Exodus thematically moves away from cryptic story-telling; instead it revolves around themes of change, religious politics, and sex. The album is split into two halves: the first half revolves around religious politics while the second half is focused on themes of sex and keeping faith. The album was a success both critically and commercially; it received gold certifications in the US, UK and Canada, and was the album that propelled Marley to international stardom. In 1999, Time magazine named Exodus the best album of the 20th century. In 2003, the album was ranked number 169 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.