Aimee Mann Bachelor No. 2

Aimee Mann - Bachelor No.2 Or The Last Remains of the Dodo (2000) [MFSL 2004] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Aimee Mann - Bachelor No.2 Or The Last Remains of the Dodo (2000) [MFSL 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:14 minutes | Scans included | 1,62 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1016 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2025

Aimee Mann - Mental Illness (Japanese Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 1, 2017
Aimee Mann - Mental Illness (Japanese Edition) (2017)

Aimee Mann - Mental Illness (Japanese Edition)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 42:17 min | 261 MB
Label: Sony Records Int'l ‎– SICX-77 | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017
Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Aimee Mann’s music has always had a streak of melancholy, but never so pronounced—or elegantly executed—as it is here. From the gentle waltz of “Stuck in the Past” to the rainy-day chamber pop of “Simple Fix,” Mann explores the worlds of crumbling couples, problem drinkers, and fading stars with a controlled beauty that eludes the characters in their (probably messy) lives. “Falling for you was a walk off a cliff,” she sings on closer “Poor Judge,” proof that her empathy hasn’t gotten in the way of her caustic wit.

Aimee Mann - Drifter In The Snow (2006 - Christmas Album)  Music

Posted by MichelleM at Dec. 23, 2009

Aimee Mann - Drifter In The Snow (2006 - Christmas Album)

Aimee Mann - Drifter In The Snow (2006 Christmas Album)
MP3 320 kbps / 44.100kHz / Full stereo | 33mn | 82Mb
Christmas Offbeat Pop

One More Drifter in the Snow offers a bittersweet–but not downbeat–look at a holiday that represents the height of happiness for some, the depths of sadness for others. Following in the classy footsteps of Miss Peggy Lee, Aimee Mann takes an intimate approach to an increasingly hectic time of year. In other words, the set is a throwback to a slower-paced era. (In cinematic terms, that means more Meet Me in St. Louis, less Jingle All the Way.)
There are two fitting originals, "Calling on Mary" (Mann) and "Christmastime" (Jon Brion and Michael Penn). The rest are seasonal favorites, with the exception of Jimmy Webb's "Whatever Happened to Christmas," which may be new to some. On all tracks, the focus is on the tasteful strings–credit Patrick Warren for the chamberlin, celeste, and pump organ–and Mann's delicate delivery.
Overall, the artist is more interested in providing comfort than radical reinvention, although a dreamier-than-usual "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" enjoys a slight edge over the other selections. Grant Lee Phillips, taking over from Boris Karloff, provides the theatrical narration on "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.

Aimee Mann - Lost In Space - MFSL  Music

Posted by binbonbeach at June 11, 2006
Aimee Mann - Lost In Space - MFSL

CD FULL RANGE ONLY | EXACT AUDIO COPY IMAGE (WAV+CUE) | 455 MB (319 MB RAR)

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This is a true Collector’s find for those individuals who want to own the finest and rarest pieces of musical history. It is similar to owning the artist’s own Rare Gold Record Album in a Gold CD pressing. MFSL LIMITED GOLD EDITION. This 24-Karat Gold Limited Edition is an audiophile collectors item that simply gives the feeling of being directly in the studio with the artist. This recording is mastered from the Original Session Tapes and the disc is custom pressed using 24-Karat Gold (known for its superior qualities and resistance to oxidation). These Out of Print gems are the Ferrari of the audiophile CD market. Many over the last year have doubled or tripled in value. The future of these collectibles is so exciting because each piece is a sonic work of art that will never be reproduced using this expensive 24-Karat Gold mastering process. You will be one of only a few thousand in the world owning this audiophile classic.
Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 (2016) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2 (2016)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:50 minutes | Scans NOT included | 2,7 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1012 MB

The RCO's performance history of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony is strangely uneven. Already three years after its completion the symphony was performed by Willem Mengelberg in a program that also boasted the composer as soloist in his own Piano Concerto No. 3. After that the symphony was on the program once more in 1921 and then there's a gap of 59 years. From 1980 on no less than ten conductors (including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kirill Kondrashin and Kurt Sanderling) put it on the RCO's music stands. The latest RCO incarnation proved to be an ideal performance. With Mariss Jansons at the helm, mind and heart of this piece are totally balanced and the opulence of the RCO's sound at the Concertgebouw iss perfectly suited to Rachmaninoff's most beloved symphony.
Grigory Sokolov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (2014) 2CDs

Grigory Sokolov - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (2014) 2CDs
Early Recordings from 1975, 1982 and 1989
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 549 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 301 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02049 | Time: 02:07:54

Firma Melodiya presents concert recordings of J.S. Bach's compositions performed by Grigory Sokolov, arguably the most intellectual of all modern Russian pianists. At the age of 16, he became a winner of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition and has been an active concert performer for more than forty years. There are just few musicians now who are described as "He lives for the sake of music. Only music". Sokolov's biography is not rich in external events as he is not a public figure. However, those who have heard him in concert or on records will never be able to forget his play. Sokolov prefers deeply considered "music of mind" to virtuosic lustre. He is mostly known as an interpreter of Bach's works, late Beethoven and Brahms. "He is often compared with Gould. But Sokolov has a Bach of his own. He is more of a philosopher", a critic wrote about his performance in the Literaturnaya Gazeta. But unlike the Canadian intellectual genius of pianism, Sokolov has preferred concerts to recordings. "The biggest gap is the one between the microphone and a man", the musician believes. The Goldberg Variations, Bach's most complicated cycle from the performing point of view, was recorded by Grigory Sokolov in concert in 1982. The album also includes Partita in C minor and English Suite in A minor recorded in various years.
Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)
Erik Kurmangaliev, countertenor; Raisa Kotova, contralto; Anatoli Safiulin, bass
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra & State Chamber Choir, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Oleg Kagan, violin; Natalia Gutman, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01547 | Time: 01:08:50

Alfred Schnittke's Second Concerto Grosso is a different creature than his First. While the 1977 Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 2 Violins, Strings and Keyboards is a lithe, vicious, often comical work, the Second, finished five years later, is a weightier affair. The soloists are now violin and cello; the Baroque band is now a full orchestra with electric guitar, drum kit, and brake drum; there are four large movements rather than six smaller ones; the entire work is imbued with an air of sincere tragedy, albeit with mud on its shoes. Schnittke dedicated the work to its premiere soloists, husband-and-wife duo Oleg Kagan (violin) and Natalia Gutman (cello); famed for their flawless ensemble, the couple inspired in Schnittke a musical air of companionship – a single soul in two instruments.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:39 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"What’s the matter with them Billy? They sit there like a lot of stuffed pigs!" Elgar commented to his friend W.H Reid, the leader of the Queen’s Hall Orchestra after the chilly reception given to the 2nd Symphony at its premiere in 1911. More emotionally complex and ambiguous than the first symphony, the 2nd seems to hint at the apocalyptic events that would be unleashed just three years on. "Be like a woman dropping a flower on a man’s grave" wrote the composer of the ‘Spirit of Delight' theme in the coda of the second movement.
Mojca Erdmann & Kuss Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 3, Lieder & Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (2016) [24/48]

Mojca Erdmann & Kuss Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 3, Lieder & Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 73:03 minutes | 728 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Kuss Quartet’s fourth ONYX album is a programme of Brahms and Schoenberg, and they are joined by the German soprano Mojca Erdmann in three Brahms Lieder, and the 2nd of Schoenberg’s four string quartets.
LSO, Gardiner - Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 83 Digital Download 16-44.1}

LSO, Gardiner - Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 83 Digital Download 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bowers-wilkins.com) -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 LSO / B&W Society of Sound | LSO88 / SoS no. 83
Classical / Romantic / Symphony

In October 2016, to bring his acclaimed Mendelssohn symphonies cycle to a rousing conclusion, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra – accompanied by Lucy Crowe, Jurgita Adamonytė, Michael Spyres and the Monteverdi Choir – gave two performances of the composer’s symphony-cantata, ‘Lobgesang’. Also known as ‘Hymn of Praise’, it sits slightly uneasily with Mendelssohn’s four other symphonies, with its extended last movement involving soloists and chorus. However, the idea was not without precedent – the work has its roots in both Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (‘Choral’), and Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette.