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Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.
Jack Holcomb - Led By The Master's Great Hand (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jack Holcomb - Led By The Master's Great Hand (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:11 minutes | 725 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The man once called “Americas favorite gospel song stylist”, Rev. Harold Jackson 'Jack' Holcomb, has been gone for over 49 years, but his albums are as popular today as they were in his fifteen-year recording career. This album has been released in 1965 on RCA Victor label.
Mahalia Jackson - Mahalia Sings (1966/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mahalia Jackson - Mahalia Sings (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:39 minutes | 748 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Queen of Gospel Song, Mahalia Jackson performs popular gospel songs including "Just a Closer Walk with Thee", "I Thought of You and Said A Little Prayer" and "Like The Breeze Blows". This album was originally released on Columbia Records in 1966.
Mahalia Jackson - Garden Of Prayer (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mahalia Jackson - Garden Of Prayer (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 31:05 minutes | 635 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". "Garden Of Prayer", released on Columbia Records in 1968, featuring a selection of the finest Gospel songs.
Martha Cook - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge (2015) 2CDs

Martha Cook - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 293 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Passacaille | # 5425004140142 | Time: 01:23:24

Harpsichordist Martha Cook here records Bach's Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (The Art of the Fugue), with a specific interpretive framework in mind. The work, Cook believes, was devotional and intimate in intent; it is, she writes, a "musical prayer," and it embodies the parables and exhortation found in the biblical Book of Luke, 14:27-35. Interested readers are invited to consult the booklet for more details. Making the supposition work involves discarding the version of the work published after Bach's death by C.P.E. Bach and others, and it also involves some of the numerology that so often seems to crop up in connection with Bach's larger works. There's some justification in earlier German music for regarding Bach's instrumental music in this programmatic way; Bach would have known the Biblische Historien keyboard sonatas of 1700 by one of his key predecessors, Johann Kuhnau. But what's missing is any evidence of why Bach, by the end of his life a revered figure, might have wanted to embed secret messages in Die Kunst der Fuge. The unalloyed good news is that you can disregard the stated method of interpretation and listen to the performance in the abstract. It's very powerful.
Solomon King - Where He Leads Me (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Solomon King - Where He Leads Me (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:30 minutes | 772 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Solomon King is an American singer popular throughout the 1960's and 70's. Raised on pop standards and country music, he made his debut stage appearance at the age of ten and began performing professionally at 21. He was the first white singer to open for jazz legend Billie Holiday. An imposing figure at 6'8", Levy first worked under the stage name Randy Leeds, in 1965 he resumed his solo aspirations, assuming the name Solomon King. This is his 'Gospel' album released in 1965 on RCA label.

Andrea Bocelli - Sogno (1999) {2015, Reissue, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 14, 2017
Andrea Bocelli - Sogno (1999) {2015, Reissue, Remastered}

Andrea Bocelli - Sogno (1999) {2015, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 388 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 117 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical Crossover, Pop, Vocal | Polydor / Sugar S.r.l. / Universal Music #0602547307965

Sogno consists entirely of new compositions, much of which are deliberately skewed toward the pop audience whom Andrea Bocelli was well on his way to earning in the spring of 1999. In other words, it's an album that seems to be a progression, at least on the surface, but it's also a consolidation of the crossover audience that he wooed over the course of the late '90s. Sogno pulls off that trick, balancing Bocelli's opera background with modern pop and Italian music. That stance alone – finding a middle ground between classical and modern pop music – will alienate the purists (who, truth be told, haven't been all that thrilled with Bocelli in the first place), but this doesn't discredit the music…

Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI (6CDs, 2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 10, 2017
Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI (6CDs, 2015)

Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI (6CDs, 2015)
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 624 Mb
Label: American Recordings

All six of the iconic Johnny Cash American Recordings LP's are now available in their entirety in one box for the first time. Produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin these 6 180gsm LP's are housed in a beautiful 12x12 cloth covered box.
Albums included are: American Recordings (1994), Unchained (1996), American III: Solitary Man (2000), American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002), American V: A Hundred Highways (2006), American IV: Ain't No Grave (2010).
Elvis Presley - The Complete '70s Albums Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elvis Presley - The Complete '70s Albums Collection (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 713:27 minutes | ~ 14,9 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

Elvis Presley may be the single most important figure in American 20th century popular music. Not necessarily the best, and certainly not the most consistent. But no one could argue with the fact that he was the musician most responsible for popularizing rock & roll on an international level. Viewed in cold sales figures, his impact was phenomenal. Dozens upon dozens of international smashes from the mid-'50s to the mid-'70s, as well as the steady sales of his catalog and reissues since his death in 1977, may make him the single highest-selling performer in history. This collection includes 21 albums, originally released between 1970 to 1977.
St. John's College Choir, Andrew Nethsingha - The Call: More Choral Classics from St. John's (2015)

St. John's College Choir, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha - The Call: More Choral Classics from St. John's (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:25 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical, Choiral | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10872

The pieces brought together on this CD range widely, from ceremonial works associated with affairs of state to intimate compositions addressing moments of great personal significance. Two of the three pieces by Parry best exemplify this contrast: if I was glad – written for the coronation of Edward VII and premiered in chaotic circumstances – fits into the former category, ‘My soul, there is a country’ (from Songs of Farewell) – composed in the year of his death – belongs in the latter.