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Callas Live Recordings - Live in Paris 1963 and 1976 - CD 10 of 11

Callas Live Recordings - Live in Paris 1963 and 1976 - CD 10 of 11
Classical | 1 CD | FLAC CUE LOG | NO COVER NO BOOK | 163 MB
EMI B0000BWTKH | Release Date: 2003

"Bel raggio lusinghier" from Rossini's Semiramide opens this program, and it naturally invites comparison with the performance of the same aria from Milan in 1956. At this point in her career, it probably was not wise for Callas to attempt this aria, and the same could be said about the Cenerentola "Nacqui all'affanno" that follows it. Her voice has thinned out in its upper register, the high notes are undependable, and overall, there is less flexibility. Still, her ability to execute Rossini's florid coloratura with precision remains thrillingly intact. On the other hand, the aria from Nabucco is even more exciting than it was in Rome in 1952, mostly because Callas pounces on it without a trace of fear. (Pity about the last note, though.) Arias from La bohème (Musetta's Waltz Song!), Butterfly (the death scene, searingly sung), and Gianni schicchi are performed with variable vocal success, but it is in the Letter Aria from Werther that Callas shows where her career could have taken her. Charlotte is a mezzo role, of course, and it provides her with vocal and dramatic challenges that she was very capable of overcoming even at this late date. The Table Aria from Manon also is very movingly done. Georges Prêtre conducts the Orchestre National de la RTF. The sound here is excellent. An odd bonus of sorts is a private recording of most of Beethoven's "Ah! perfido," with Jeffrey Tate accompanying Callas on the piano. This item comes from the unbelievably late date of March 3, 1976 – less than two years before her death. The sound here is far from ideal, but one can hear enough of Callas to tell that the voice is more or less intact – much better than it was, in fact, during her 1973-74 concerts with Giuseppe di Stefano. What role did flagging self-confidence play in the decline of Callas' voice? It is sad to think that if Callas had received appropriate medical or psychological interventions, her career (and her life) might have been considerably longer.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Live Action  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at Feb. 25, 2017
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Live Action

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Live Action
HDRip | MKV / XviD@1436 kb/s | 720x400 | 2h 14mn | 1.54 GB
French: MP3, 192 kb/s (2 ch) | Subtitles: English
WEB-DL 720p | MKV / XviD@3460 kb/s | 1280x720 | 2h 14mn | 3.44 GB
French: MP3, 192 kb/s (2 ch) | Subtitles: English
WEB-DL 1080p | MKV / AVC@5167 kb/s | 1908x1072 | 2h 14mn | 4.97 GB
French: AAC, 124 kb/s (2 ch) | Subtitles: English
Genre: Short

Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2017.
Maria Kalaniemi Quartet - Kaustinen Live 2003 (2014) {Åkerö Records ÅKERÖCD014}

Maria Kalaniemi Quartet - Kaustinen Live 2003 (2014) {Åkerö Records ÅKERÖCD014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 363 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 137 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 134 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Åkerö Records | ÅKERÖCD014
Folk / Nordic Folk / Finland / Accordeon

There’s something about the natural flow of a live recording, particularly when it just happens to be recorded rather than being a tense special event, and as here where punctuating applause is left out. Lovely, melodic, Finnish.

The Zombies - Live At The BBC (2003)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 25, 2017
The Zombies - Live At The BBC (2003)

The Zombies - Live At The BBC (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Repertoire, REP 4790 | ~ 270 or 181 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 12 Mb
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Beat

Like a majority of up-and-coming British bands of the 1960s, the Zombies made nearly two dozen BBC Light and Radio 1 transmissions between the fall of 1964 and the spring of 1968. The 29 cuts hail from a variety of those programs. In many cases their alternate persona as a consummate and immensely soulful cover combo is likewise illuminated…
Beoga - Live At Stockfisch Studio (2010, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4053.2) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Beoga - Live At Stockfisch Studio
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 282 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4053.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Rock, Folk, Jazz | Style: Irish Folk, Contemporary Acoustic

"…Stockfisch has reproduced the live feel of this extraordinary group with great precision. The separation of the instrumentation (especially between guitar and violin, and accordions) eliminates the occasional dint of live recording. The balance of the sound seems proportionate. Vocals never impinge on the music, and vice versa. Live At Stockfisch Studio is a towering achievement." ~audiophile-audition
Beoga - Live At Stockfisch Studio (2010, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4053.2) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO} [RE-UP]

Beoga - Live At Stockfisch Studio
SACD ISO (stereo only): 2,22 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4053.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Rock, Folk, Jazz | Style: Irish Folk, Contemporary Acoustic

"…Stockfisch has reproduced the live feel of this extraordinary group with great precision. The separation of the instrumentation (especially between guitar and violin, and accordions) eliminates the occasional dint of live recording. The balance of the sound seems proportionate. Vocals never impinge on the music, and vice versa. Live At Stockfisch Studio is a towering achievement." ~audiophile-audition
The Lonnie Plaxico Group - Live at Jazz Standard (2004) [Stereo & MCH] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Lonnie Plaxico Group - Live at Jazz Standard (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:16 minutess | Scans NOT included | 3,62 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,12 GB

Bassist Lonnie Plaxico is perhaps best known for his associations with Greg Osby & M-Base, & for being the long-time bassist for Cassandra Wilson. He was the leader of several recordings made for the now static Muse label in the '80s & '90s. On January 29, 2003, Plaxico was leading an energetically funky sextet at New York City's Jazz Standard.

Pearl Jam - Live On Two Legs (1998) Japanese Press  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 24, 2017
Pearl Jam - Live On Two Legs (1998) Japanese Press

Pearl Jam - Live On Two Legs (1998) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 540 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Grunge | Label: Sony | # SRCS-8851 | Time: 01:11:17

Seventy-one minutes of live Pearl Jam plus an unreleased song? It's aural nirvana for fans of the reclusive, integrity-driven Seattle quintet. Pearl Jam are nothing if not passionate and unabashedly rocking, and this 16-track offering, recorded during their Yield tour, illustrates why the mumbly voiced rock deity and his band of merry men inspire such ardor in their followers. Eddie Vedder's emotive vocals, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard's raw and raging fretwork and edgy, catchy, whisper-to-a-scream dynamics are deftly and inspiringly captured. Though a few staples (including "Jeremy") are missing, songs running the gamut of the band's seven-year career–from "Corduroy" to "Nothingman" to the Neil Young-penned "F*ckin' Up"–more than make up for any exclusions. The breadth and scope found on Live on Two Legs (a take on the Queen song, "Death on Two Legs"?) proves the once über-"alternative" Pearl Jam have struck a loud chord in the mainstream…and that's not a bad thing.
Miles Davis Quintet - Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 (2011) {3CD + Bonus DVD5 NTSC}

Miles Davis Quintet - Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 (2011) {3CD + Bonus DVD5 NTSC}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 782 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 474 Mb
DVD5 -> 3.86 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | LinearPCM, 2 ch | ~ 65 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 305 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1967, 2011 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88697 94053 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

The explosive transformation of Miles Davis’ “second great Quintet” with Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Tony Williams (drums) is laid bare on this release. Culled from original state-owned television and radio sources in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, and Sweden, the program spans five northern European festival performances over the course of nine days in October-November 1967. The audio shows consist entirely of previously unreleased or previously only bootlegged material. This is a 3-CD + DVD package, with an 8-panel digipak with 28-page booklet.

George Michael: Live in London (2009)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 24, 2017
George Michael: Live in London (2009)

George Michael: Live in London (2009)
DVDRip | 720x400 | .AVI/XviD @ 1042 Kbps | 2h 13mn | 1.39 GiB
Audio: English AC3 448 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Concert film of George Michael at Earls Court in London performing his farewell show after 25 years.