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Brazil r/s v1.2.63 & Brazil r/s v1.2.58  Graphics

Posted by heavendew at July 11, 2006
Brazil r/s v1.2.63 &  Brazil r/s v1.2.58

Brazil r/s v1.2.63 &  Brazil r/s v1.2.58

Brazil Render System ver. 1.2.63 & Brazil Render System ver. 1.2.58
The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 70 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Philly Soul, Pop-Soul, R&B | Label: Big Break | # CDBBR 0229 | Time: 00:30:05

Contrary to what its title suggests, The O'Jays in Philadelphia isn't a live album. Rather, the title of this studio date refers to the beginning of their association with Philly's R&B scene and producers/songwriters Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff. What they didn't know in 1969 was just how long and fruitful that association would end up being. This album wasn't the major hit that Back Stabbers would be, but not for lack of strong material. From "One Night Affair" to "Let Me in Your World," this superb album is quintessential Philly soul. While Eddie Levert's gospel-influenced belting is as gritty as anything that came from Stax Records, the production is as notably sleek. A few years later, Gamble & Huff would produce a longer, heavily syncopated version of "Affair" for Jerry Butler that some soul historians exalt as the first disco single.

Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke (1974) {1990 Casablanca}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at May 22, 2018
Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke (1974) {1990 Casablanca}

Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke (1974) {1990 Casablanca}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 260 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 106 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk

Up For The Down Stroke is the 1974 album by Parliament. This was their first album in four years and their first release for Casablanca Records. This is from the 1990 CD pressing that is "unmastered".

Alphaville - Prostitute (1994) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 21, 2018
Alphaville - Prostitute (1994) [Re-Up]

Alphaville - Prostitute (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 468 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans ~ 193 Mb
Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative Dance-Rock | Label: WEA | # 4509 96836-2 | 01:11:25

Prostitute is an album by the synthpop band Alphaville. Following worldwide success in the 1980s, it was Alphaville's first release for five years. It features electronic jazz, new wave music, synthpop, swing music, hip hop, classical ballads and Pink Floyd-like epic electronic music. However, the album's experimental nature and lack of commercial success led the band to return to its synth/dance roots with the following album, Salvation.

AIR - Twentyears (2016) 2CDs [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 18, 2018
AIR - Twentyears (2016) 2CDs [Re-Up]

AIR - Twentyears (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 823 Mb | Scans included
Aircheology/Parlophone | # 0190295990145 | Time: 02:13:09
Electronic, Downtempo, Ambient, Trip-Hop

Twenty years after their international debut, the French multi-platinum selling band Air, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, will release their first anthology on June 10. Available as a 2CD, the first disc contains 17 tracks selected by the band and the second disc gathers 14 rare and unreleased tracks.
Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 (2009) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 (2009) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.8 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 720 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. | # 8122 79853 8 | Time: 05:07:19
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Folk-Rock, Soul, Blues

Warner Bros. goes deep into the vaults to reveal the secret studio history of this very public performer with a boxed set of unreleased recordings chosen from sessions spanning 1971-1998. Encompassing more than 25 years, this collection's 63 songs, outtakes, and ephemera provide extraordinary insight into the studio work of one of rock's legendary figures and paints a picture of what might have been. Many of these performances are more stripped-down and intimate than their released counterparts, so the set becomes an illustration and a showcase of Rod's creative process.

James Brown - Get On Up The: James Brown Story (2014)  Music

Posted by El Misha at May 14, 2018
James Brown - Get On Up The: James Brown Story (2014)

James Brown - Get On Up The: James Brown Story (2014)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) -> 470 MB | Cover | 01:13:29
Genre: Soundtrack, Funk, Soul | Label: Polydor

'The Godfather of Soul.' 'The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.' 'Mr. Dynamite.' 'Soul Brother Number One.' For more than 50 years, these and other honorifics have described American music icon James Brown.
VA -  Midnight in Paris: Music From The Motion Picture (2011) [Re-Up]

VA - Midnight in Paris: Music From The Motion Picture (2011)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 280 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Jazz | Label: Madison Gate Records | # none | Time: 00:46:51

The soundtrack to Woody Allen's 2011 Oscar-nominated romantic comedy Midnight in Paris features a variety of jazz tunes and popular songs that are all generally associated with the film's 1920s Paris setting. While Allen actually transports his movie's main character back to the '20s, most of the music here was recorded by contemporary artists who play in an old-school style. To these ends, we get such roiling and urbane Gypsy jazz tracks as Swing 41's "Je Suis Seul Ce Soir," Original Paris Swing's "Recado," and even several Cole Porter vocal numbers by Conal Fowkes – who appears as Porter in the film. Also featured are jaunty classic jazz cuts like Josephine Baker's conga dance number "La Conga Blicoti" and, of course, Sydney Bechet's "Si Tu Vois Ma Mère," which opens the film. Swooning and romantic in tone with a breezy, swinging jazz vibe throughout, the Midnight in Paris soundtrack is a must-have souvenir for traditional jazz lovers and any fan of the film.
Jenny Lin - Federico Mompou: Silent Music (Musica Callada, Secreto) (2011) [Re-Up]

Jenny Lin - Federico Mompou: Silent Music (Música Callada, Secreto) (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 217 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons | # 30004 | Time: 01:14:19

Música Callada (Music of Silence) is a very special work, one of the most beautiful and elusive in the entire piano repertoire. It is extremely difficult to perform. On the one hand, there’s the temptation to stretch each piece out hypnotically, if monotonously, while quicker speeds preserve the music’s melodic essence at the expense of much of its atmosphere and harmonic richness. For although much of the music is indeed quiet, and none of it moves quickly, it is all meaningful. Mompou himself found the perfect balance between incident and repose, and of all the pianists since, Jenny Lin arguably comes closest to doing the same, only in much better sound. It’s not so much that her tempos match Mompou’s own (she’s actually not copying him–it would hardly be possible in a work containing 28 individual pieces), but rather that her phrasing and sense of timing let the music breathe and sing with its own special poetry. To take just one example, consider the sadness that Lin finds in the fourth piece, “Afflitto e penoso”, by allowing the piece’s harmonic color time to speak simply and eloquently.

Hapa - Hapa (1992) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 12, 2018
Hapa - Hapa (1992) [Re-Up]

Hapa - Hapa (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Hawaiian, Pacific Oceanic Traditions | Label: Coconut Grove | # CGRC8191-2 | Time: 00:47:04

The duo known as Hapa got a perfect start to their career with their self-titled first album. Here are the pretty vocal harmonies and lush, twanging guitar sound everyone expects from Hawaiian music; here also is extraordinary instrumental prowess and a pair of singers who are impressive individual talents. The Hapa album is in fact a tour de force of harmonies, both vocal and instrumental. Even when joined for a guitar trio with guest artist Steven Stills, the style of each performer and voice of each instrument is distinct and fits perfectly into an interlocking composition. Those who appreciate Hawaiian music must have Hapa in their collection.