Andy Summers The X Tracks (2005)

Andy Summers - The X Tracks (2005)  

Posted by TmanHome at Jan. 9, 2016
Andy Summers - The X Tracks (2005)

Andy Summers - The X Tracks (2005)
Jazz, Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 73 min | 168 MB
Label: Flickering Shadow | Rel: 2005

X Tracks: Best of Andy Summers covers the years 1997-2002, essentially his stint at RCA. If you haven't followed his post-Police career, you might be somewhat surprised at his jazz leanings. Texturally, he flirts with smooth jazz at times, but his penchant for dissonance keeps him out of that camp. There are a handful of original compositions alongside pieces by Monk, Mingus, and Wayne Shorter. Q-Tip's reading from Mingus' Beneath the Underdog on "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" does little to add to the tune, beyond differentiating it from Jeff Beck's version, but the way Summers handles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" with an added horn section is great. Similarly, Sting's turn on vocals on the overdone "'Round Midnight" is serviceable, but the way Summers digs into Monk's bag of dissonance and crazy intervals on "Think of One" shows a deep understanding and feel for Monk's music.

Andy Summers - The Golden Wire (1989)  Music

Posted by uff at Oct. 16, 2013
Andy Summers - The Golden Wire (1989)

Andy Summers - The Golden Wire (1989)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Private Music 2048-2-P | rel: 1989 | 310Mb

An atmospheric collection of compositions that would be the perfect backdrop for vistas of sunsets in exotic lands, Summers went a little more mainstream with this release than he had with Mysterious Barricades and his two projects with Robert Fripp. The textures here have more in common with his work as guitarist for the Police, though his playing is better highlighted in this solo context.

Andy Summers - The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997)  

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 10, 2011
Andy Summers - The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997)

Andy Summers - The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 389 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RCA-Victor (09026-68937-2)

Though perhaps best (or at least better) known for his work with the Police, guitarist Andy Summers seems to be doing rather well for himself. He may not be filling arenas and attracting screaming teenage girls, but their mothers can scream pretty loud as well, and as it is to them that Summers now appears to be playing, his maturity and ability to look forward work in his favor. Backed by bassist Tony Levin and drummer Gregg Bissonette, Summers works well as a frontman. A captivatingly atmospheric voyage round Summers's bleached jazz roots. Dominated unsurprisingly by Summers's intricate fretwork, these 11 instrumentals comprise chiefly originals and homages to jazz maestros.
Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
A&M UICY-9240 | rel: 2002 | 235Mb

Many a guitar fan would have predicted that a summit between legendary guitarists Andy Summers (the Police) and Robert Fripp (King Crimson) would result in a guitar solofest. But the music on their first collaboration together, I Advance Masked, stresses guitar textures and moods over indulgent soloing. Although the recording sessions weren't entirely enjoyable for Summers (who was experiencing marital problems at the time), some very beautiful music can be found on the resulting album.

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked  Music

Posted by melloman at Nov. 11, 2009
Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked
FLAC (separated tracks), Log, Cue | EAC + FLAC Frontend | 220 MB
5% recovery | No scan | Progressive rock, Eclectic Rock | A&M Records. Released 1982.

Many a guitar fan would have predicted that a summit between legendary guitarists Andy Summers (the Police) and Robert Fripp (King Crimson) would result in a guitar solofest. But the music on their first collaboration together, I Advance Masked, stresses guitar textures and moods over indulgent soloing. Although the recording sessions weren't entirely enjoyable for Summers (who was experiencing marital problems at the time), some very beautiful music can be found on the resulting album. The music for the track "Girl on a Swing" does an excellent job of conveying the song's title in one's mind, and the duo's guitars weave wonderful polyrhythmic guitar lines throughout "China – Yellow Leader." "The Truth of Skies" is an atmospheric piece, created by a wash of keyboard sounds and guitar dissonance, while "New Marimba" would have sounded right at home on an early-'80s King Crimson album. I Advance Masked has a dreamlike quality to it, and is definitely not typical rock music. It's highly recommended to fans of these two great and original guitarists. ~ by Greg Prato

Bob Drake - The Shunned Country (2005)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 16, 2017
Bob Drake - The Shunned Country (2005)

Bob Drake - The Shunned Country (2005)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
ReR, CTA SC01 | rel: 2005 | 290Mb

This weirdly fascinating album consists of no fewer than 52 brief tracks, each of them averaging less than one minute in length, and all of them built around a strange sort of geographical-supernatural concept. The CD's insert booklet consists of the lyrics to the songs illustrated with creepily beautiful oil paintings by Ray O'Bannon, most of them featuring surreal images of death, decay, and foreboding.

Prince of Persia: the Two Thrones (2005)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at Feb. 13, 2017
Prince of Persia: the Two Thrones (2005)

Prince of Persia: the Two Thrones (2005)
PC Game | Developer: Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft | 1 GB
Languages: Audio and text: Deutsch, English, français
Rating: PEGI Rating: 16+ (with Violence)
Version GOG: 2.0.0.5
Genre: Action - TPP - Fantasy

Andy And The Bey Sisters - 'Round Midnight (1965/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 14, 2017
Andy And The Bey Sisters - 'Round Midnight (1965/2014) [TR24][OF]

Andy And The Bey Sisters - 'Round Midnight
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 33:27 min | 342 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Prestige Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1965/2014

Criminally unsung pianist and singer Andy Bey had the most visible career after he and his sisters Salome and Geraldine Bey broke up their performing trio after an 11-year run in 1967, but this family singing ensemble was far more than just the act that launched Andy, and he wasn't really the focus of the group.

Nightmare - The Dominion Gate (2005)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 10, 2017
Nightmare - The Dominion Gate (2005)

Nightmare - The Dominion Gate (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 515 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 181 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:05:41
Regain Records | RR 073
Heavy/Power Metal

Fans of power metal desperate enough for a new fix to avoid being too picky will want to seek out this French band, originally formed in 1979 (!) and reactivated since '99. "The Dominion Gate", their American debut, is chock-full of choir-backed choruses, muscular power metal riffing, tough but melodic lead vocals, and epic tales.
Mark Snow - The X-Files: Fight The Future - Original Motion Picture Score (1998) Limited Edition 2014

Mark Snow - The X-Files: Fight The Future - Original Motion Picture Score (1998) Limited Edition 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 432 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 510 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack, Score | Label: La-La Land Records | # LLLCD 1308 | Time: 01:15:33

La-La Land Records and 20th Century Fox present the remastered release of acclaimed composer Mark Snow’s (THE X-FILES, MILLENIUM, GHOST WHISPERER, BLUE BLOODS) original motion picture score to the 1998 motion picture THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE, starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and John Neville. Composer Snow launches the beloved television series, THE X-FILES onto the silver screen with an astounding score that retains the show’s already established sonic palette of atmospheric synths, while opening up its musical universe with the addition of a live orchestra. This special limited edition release features much improved sound and contains some music not previously released. Also, the incorrectly reversed stereo channels on the original soundtrack release have been corrected here. Produced by Mark Snow and Nick Redman, and mastered by Mike Matessino, this exciting release also contains exclusive liners by writer Julie Kirgo and an updated print interview with Snow conducted by film music writer Randall D. Larson.