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56 Up (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 3, 2013
56 Up (2012)

56 Up (2012)
DVDRip | 640x352 | .AVI/XviD @ 1235 Kbps | 2h 17mn | Audio: English MP3 169 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.36 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 812 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 8730 | Time: 05:54:22

The years have seen Pierre Boulez record for CBS, Erato, EMI, and Philips, among other labels, but his most consistent and critically praised work has appeared on Deutsche Grammophon, where he has conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, and his own Ensemble InterContemporain in many successful performances. These ensembles are heard on this trimline, six-CD box set of Igor Stravinsky's major works, which brings together Boulez's recordings of L'oiseau de feu, Petrushka, Le Sacre du printemps, L'histoire du Soldat, the symphonies, concertos, and other works, recorded between 1980 and 1996. As one of the leading champions of modernism, first as a composer and essayist, then as a prominent conductor, Boulez is regarded as an authority on Stravinsky's oeuvre, and it is difficult to imagine many conductors who have a better understanding of the technical and stylistic issues that affect performances. Boulez is also famous for his precision and meticulousness, which make the details stand out clearly in the rhythmically complex and texturally dense orchestral scores of the ballets, and yet seem so delicate and exact in the concertos and pieces for smaller ensembles.

Robert Lucas - Usin' Man Blues (1990) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 26, 2017
Robert Lucas - Usin' Man Blues (1990) [Re-Up]

Robert Lucas - Usin' Man Blues (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: AudioQuest | # AQ-CD1001 | Time: 00:56:17

West Coast vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Robert Lucas forged a path for himself in the blues world after the release of his much-hailed 1990 self-produced debut cassette, Across the River. Based in Long Beach, CA, as a solo artist Lucas recorded for the Audioquest label out of San Clemente. He was also a member of the legendary boogie blues band Canned Heat, singing and playing bottleneck guitar and harmonica with the group off and on starting in 1994. Lucas paid homage to traditional blues but also carefully crafted his own singing and slide guitar style. These talents are on ample display on his Audioquest albums, including Luke and the Locomotives, Usin' Man Blues, Built for Comfort, Layaway, and Completely Blue, all released during the '90s, as well as latter-day Canned Heat albums on the Ruf and Fuel 2000 labels.
Antonio Vivaldi - Alberto Zedda - Juditha Triumphans (1964, CD reissue 1997, Sarx Rec. # ANG 97007-2) [RE-UP]

Antonio Vivaldi - Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie
Orchestra da camera dell'Angelicum di Milano - Alberto Zedda
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 374 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sarx Rec. # ANG 97007-2 | Country/Year: Italy 1997, 1964
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred, Oratorio

"Italian conductor and musicologist Alberto Zedda is widely recognized as one of the world's most prominent authorities on the operas of Gioachino Rossini. (…) Although his work on behalf of Rossini remains widely appreciated, Zedda's handling of early opera composers has drawn criticism, particularly as he eschews period instruments and prefers to devise modern orchestrations for seventeenth century operas.
Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011) [Re-Up]

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ica Classics | # ICAC 5020 | Time: 01:16:28

Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995) was one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time having studied under the legendary Josef Hofmann. This WDR studio broadcast sourced from the original master tapes has Cherkassky playing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini from 1970 in superb stereo. He recorded the Rhapsody only once in 1953 for EMI in mono but it has never been issued on CD so this taping is exceptionally important and adds a major work to Cherkassky’s large discography. Prokofiev’s wartime Piano Sonata No.7 was never recorded commercially by Cherkassky so this is another addition to his discography sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. It was recorded in 1951 when Cherkassky was fast becoming a star in Germany. The three scenes from Stravinsky’s Petruschka was a favourite virtuoso work for Cherkassky and this 1951 recording shows him at his most brilliant, sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. Three encores have been added from 1951 and 1953 (not sourced from WDR) which again showcase Cherkassky’s incredible technique during the early period of his career in Germany.

Ted Nugent - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2017
Ted Nugent - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Ted Nugent - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.57 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 579 Mb | Scans included | 04:01:45
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal | Label: Sony BMG/Legacy/Epic | # 88697302762

2008 five CD box. The Original Album Classics series, courtesy of Sony/BMG, packages together five classic albums from one of the most popular artists on the label's roster, housing them in an attractive slipcase. This set from the American Hard Rock guitar legend features the albums 'Ted Nugent' (1975), 'Free For All' (1976), 'Cat Scratch Fever' (1977), 'Weekend Warriors' (1978) and 'Scream Dream' (1980).

The Kinks - The Kinks In Mono (2011) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 18, 2017
The Kinks - The Kinks In Mono (2011) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Kinks - The Kinks In Mono (2011) 10 CD Box Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.04 Gb | Complete Scans
Classic Rock, British Invasion, Pop/Rock | Label: Sanctuary/Universal | # 277 694-4 | Time: 06:39:41

UK-only 10 CD box set from the British Rock legends. This box includes The Kinks' first seven LPs (The Kinks, Kinda Kinks, Kontroversy, Face To Face, Something Else, Village Green Preservation Society, and Arthur ) as well as three extra CD's collecting the EP's and remaining Mono material plus a 32 page, pop annual style book with new notes, rare photos, memorabilia, discographical information and more. The EP disc contains Kinksize Session, Kinksize Hits, Kweyt Kinks, and Dedicated Kinks while the final two discs contain various singles from around the world. Each CD is housed in a digipak, encased in a rigid Dansette style box to hold all the digipaks and book.
Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set, Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.48 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 6360 | 10:55:34

Every man's death diminishes us all, but the death of a man so close to completing his greatest achievement and the summation of his life's work diminishes us all greatly – very, very greatly. When Emil Gilels died in 1985, he had completed recordings of most but not all of Beethoven's piano sonatas, released here in a nine-disc set. What's here is unimaginably good: superlative recordings of 27 of the 32 canonical sonatas, including the "Pathétique," "Moonlight," "Waldstein," "Appassionata," "Les Adieux," and the majestic "Hammerklavier," plus the two early "Electoral" Sonatas and the mighty Eroica Variations. What's missing is unimaginably priceless: five of the canonical sonatas, including the first and – horror vacui – the last. But still, for what there is, we must be grateful. Beyond all argument one of the great pianists of the twentieth century, Gilels the Soviet super virtuoso had slowly mellowed and ripened over his long career, and when he began recording the sonatas in 1972, his interpretations had matured and deepened while his superlative technique remained gloriously intact straight through to the last recordings of his final year.
Wagner - Wiener Philharmoniker, Solti - Der Ring des Nibelungen [1997, Decca # 455 555-2] {14CD-Box} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Wiener Philharmoniker / Sir Georg Solti
14 CD Box | FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Partial Artwork | Size: 4,62 GB
Label/Cat#: Decca 455 555-2 | Country/Year: Europe 1997 [1958, 1962, 1964, 1965]
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

This first complete studio recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, made between 1958 and 1966, was a groundbreaking technical and artistic achievement, the most ambitious and intricately involved opera recording project of the 20th century. Produced for Decca by John Culshaw, whose vision and untiring devotion brought the gargantuan project to completion, the 14 ½-hour release set a new standard for opera recordings. The details Culshaw lavished on the production, which included building new musical instruments, precisely calculating the placement and choreography of each singer to maximize the theatricality of each scene, and creating an array of fabulous special effects resulted in a landmark recording that has lost none of its power with the passage of time.
Yello - Albums & Singles Collection: 1994-2009 (11CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

Yello - Albums & Singles Collection: 1994-2009 [11CD + DVD5]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.43 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.31 Gb | Time: 09:03:55
DVD5 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | #1 LPCM, 2ch; #2 AC3, 2ch, 320 kbps | 00:40:35 | ~ 2.3 Gb
Genre: Electronic, Future Jazz, House, Downtempo, Synthpop | Complete Scans

Collection includes: 'Zebra' (1994); 'Hands On Yello' (1995); 'Pocket Universe' (1997); 'Eccentrix Remixes' (1999); 'Motion Picture' (1999); 'The Eye' (2003); 'Touch Yello' (2009) CD+DVD Special Limited Edition; 'Do It' (1994) Maxi-Single; 'How How' (1994) Maxi-Single; 'Jingle Bells' (1995) Maxi-Single; 'Tremendous Pain' (1995) Maxi-Single.