09. Amen

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias (2017)

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias
Classical, Baroque Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:33 min | 246 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Over a period of some twenty years, from the late 1720s, Handel composed a series of virtuoso arias using only thewords Allelujah and Amen as his texts. They were probably for use in private worship, and take their place in the tradition of Divine Song established by Purcell and other composers. Here they receive their first recordings, set in a context of contemporary sacred song and instrumental music, with theaccompaniment provided by the beguiling sound of two theorbos and chamber organ. They are heard here in the extraordinarily dramatic timbres of a male-soprano voice perhaps as close as modern listeners can come to the vocal acrobatics of the castrati who so amazed their own audiences.

Lou Bennett - Amen (& More) (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 2, 2017
Lou Bennett - Amen (& More) (2017)

Lou Bennett - Amen (& More) (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:44 | 169 MB
Label: Jazz Lovers | Release Year: 2017

Lou Bennett began as a bop pianist, then switched to organ and became a solid player in the late '50s. With Jimmy Smith's virtuostic approach as inspiration, Bennett left piano behind in 1956, and toured the East and Midwest with his organ trio from 1957 through 1959. Bennett left America for Paris in 1960. He recorded there, played at the city's Blue Note club with Jimmy Gourley and fellow expatriate Kenny Clarke, who became one of his regulars alongside Rene Thomas. Bennett made only one return visit to America, appearing at the 1964 Newport Jazz Festival. He led his own group during the '80s.

Jonathan Butler - Do You Love Me? (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 10, 2017
Jonathan Butler - Do You Love Me? (1997)

Jonathan Butler - Do You Love Me? (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:58
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Soul, R&B | Label: N2K Encoded | # N2K-10005

On Jonathan Butler's N2K Encoded Music debut, Do You Love Me, he continues his jack-of-two-trades approach, balancing R&B-based vocal tunes with easy, acoustic guitar-based instrumentals. While it's a friendly enough listen, Butler here doesn't display a powerful enough mastery of either format. His guttural, heartfelt vocal style – reminiscent of Jon Secada – can make even the most Lionel Richie-esque lyric seem deeper than it is (even a new song with a title like "The Way You Look Tonight"), but few of the adult-oriented vocal tunes here are as memorable or hooky as his best-known hit, "Sarah Sarah." "Do You Love Me?," for instance, should be a deep, emotional moment, but comes off as a pleasant, easily dismissed conversation. Fortunately, "You Don't Belong to Me" has more lyrical bite, nicely underscored with a percussive guitar line underneath his angry tone. Butler should put more of that pointed energy into his play-it-safe instrumentals, which generally gallop along smoothly without building much steam. The best one can do with this sort of album is like Butler a lot.

Sammi Cheng - Collection (1990-2017)  Music

Posted by murena at March 19, 2017
Sammi Cheng - Collection (1990-2017)

[鄭秀文] Sammi Cheng - Collection (1990-2017)
MP3 320 kbps | 73 albums | 85:10:31 min | Covers included | 11,57 Gb
Genre: Chinese pop, Cantopop / Country: Hong Kong

Sammi Cheng Sau-Man is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. Having enjoyed much success in the Hong Kong music industry, Sammi has been known as a diva.
Steven Osborne, Martin Roscoe - Olivier Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen (2004)

Steven Osborne, Martin Roscoe - Olivier Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen (2004)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:00:39 | 184 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 67366

Steven Osborne continues his enthralling performances of Messiaen's piano works, with Martin Roscoe joining him for the two-piano Visions de l'Amen. The two of them are flawlessly matched in their strength, control, and range of expression, even though for much of the work the two piano parts are largely independent. They move together from twinkling, distant starlight passages to powerful, brilliant solar flare-like passages. Osborne and Roscoe, although painting large pictures in the seven movements, demand that attention be paid to the details in the music.

Harry Belafonte - Streets I Have Walked (1963/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 5, 2016
Harry Belafonte - Streets I Have Walked (1963/2016) [TR24][OF]

Harry Belafonte - Streets I Have Walked
Vocal, Pop, Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/196 kHz | 38:16 min | 841 MB | Front Cover
Label: RCA/Legacy | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1963/2016

This is another of Belafonte's attempts to musically circumnavigate the globe, performing songs from a variety of world cultures. Songs from the West Indies, once a major portion of his repertoire, were reduced to one on this album. Joining him on this album is a junior high school choir from Queens, New York.
Blue Amen - And I Thought You Were Dead: Live At The Red Room (2016)

Blue Amen - And I Thought You Were Dead: Live At The Red Room (2016)
Soul, Blues, Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:52:46 | 123 MB
Label: Blue Whale Records | Release Year: 2016

Mike and Chris met in the 1980s writing, recording and performing original material first under the name of Ordinary Man then later as This Other Eden. As Ordinary Man Mike and Chris were signed to EMI releasing their début single Goodbye America. To promote the single Ordinary Man supported Go West on their UK tour at the time. The tour was successful but the single was not. Mike and Chris returned to the studio to continue writing and recording. As This Other Eden Mike and Chris were signed to A&M records releasing three singles from what was to be their debut album. The singles failed to chart and although recorded the album was never released. Mike and Chris continued to write for sometime but eventually parted company in the very early 90s.

Barbara Palvin - Amen Magazine March 2016  Girls

Posted by nrg at April 12, 2016
Barbara Palvin - Amen Magazine March 2016

Barbara Palvin - Amen Magazine March 2016
27 jpg | 2550*3300 | 34.41 Mb
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Yeasayer - Amen And Goodbye (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 26, 2016
Yeasayer - Amen And Goodbye (2016)

Yeasayer - Amen And Goodbye
Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Electronic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 39:40 min | 101 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Mute Records | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

The fourth studio album from Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer, Amen & Goodbye, will be released worldwide on April 1, 2016. To visually interpret the album, Yeasayer collaborated with renowned sculptor David Altmejd (whose artwork is a major influence on the band) to create the gatefold artwork. The teasers released prior to album announcement contained some of the sculptures Altmejd created while listening to the bands new album. This was a dream come true for the band and the full artwork is utterly spectacular. Amen & Goodbye is the follow up to 2012’s Fragrant World. Moving away from a digital-heavy approach, Yeasayer recorded Amen & Goodbye to tape at Outlier Inn Studio in upstate New York, then brought on board Joey Waronker (drummer - Atoms For Peace / Beck) to deconstruct everything to make the final document.

Osaka Monaurail - Amen Brother (2008)  Music

Posted by mreleases at Aug. 25, 2015
Osaka Monaurail - Amen Brother (2008)

Osaka Monaurail - Amen Brother (2008)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 16 | 00:55:00 | 132.1 Mb
Style: Jazz / Funk / Jam Band / Fusion | Label: Unique ‎– UNIQUE 152-1

This album was released under the alias "Undercover Express" in Japan and was intended as a sideproject, not as a new Osaka Monaurail release. That's why it is easy to understand, how this album differs from the other releases. It's all instrumental cover-versions, and the overall sound is cleaner and jazzier than the typical Osaka Monaurail-sound. German distributor Unique Records decided to go with new grown popularity of Osaka Monaurail in Europe due to their incredible live-shows, that they have played in Europe for at least three years in a row at the time of this release, and released this as "Amen Brother" by Osaka Monaurail. Not aware of the story of this album, some listeners showed disappointment in the record (saying it was too different from it's predecessors due to the points mentioned above), but were convinced by the live-experience once and for all, which had this "misunderstanding" lose it's importance.