Ballads

Richard Bennett - Ballads In Otherness (2018)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 18, 2018
Richard Bennett - Ballads In Otherness (2018)

Richard Bennett - Ballads In Otherness (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Instrumental Rock, Pop, Country, Easy Listening | Moderne Shellac Records #MSCD 106

Ballads In Otherness, the sixth record in a series of original guitar music from the pen and fingers of Richard Bennett; record producer, studio musician and long-time guitarist with Mark Knopfler and Neil Diamond. It is an unusual title for an album especially as all the songs are not exactly ballads in the modern sense but in the traditional one of a song or melody that tells a story at any tempo. These are ballads with a beat and all 13 of them tell a story of otherness. Along the way you will here some Southern r&b, a gumshoe serenade delivered on a console steel guitar, something vaguely Asian, a slice of dream-pop, duet for English Horn and Stratocaster, a nod to Hamburg, Germany's recording history, a hillbilly waltz and something for solo electric guitar. Dive into the otherness, the water's fine.

Archie Shepp Quartet - True Ballads (1997) {Venus Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 8, 2018
Archie Shepp Quartet - True Ballads (1997) {Venus Japan}

Archie Shepp Quartet - True Ballads (1997) {Venus Japan}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 383MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 177MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

This 1996 set features tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp with pianist John Hicks, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Idris Muhammad playing an inspired set of ballads. And while it's true that this is what Shepp seems to have done since 1990, giving plenty of credence to the critical notion that the fire has gone out of his playing, it's more a question of perspective than lack. As evidenced here on the opening number alone, a smoky, steamy rendition of "The Thrill Is Gone" that could have ended up in anybody's film noir, Shepp's fire may not burn angrily, but it burns low, deep, and hot just the same. The tenor player once said that you could hear every minute of every hour a musician put into practice when he played a ballad. That's certainly true here, and the answer is more than you could ever imagine.

Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 6, 2018
Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964) [Reissue 2006]

Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 216 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602498886953)

There's a lot more Broadway and a lot more ballads than blues on this, which ranks as one of Simone's weaker mid-'60s albums. Almost half the record features Broadway tunes on the order of Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein; most of the rest was composed by Bennie Benjamin, author of her first-rate "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," which the Animals covered for a hit shortly afterwards (and which leads off this record). The other Benjamin tunes are modified uptown soul with string arrangements and backup vocals in the vein of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," but aren't in the same league, although "How Can I?" is an engaging cha-cha. Besides "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," the album is most notable for the great "SeeLine Woman," a percolating call-and-response number that ranks as one of her best tracks.

Nazareth - Love Hurts: The Rock Ballads (2002)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 29, 2018
Nazareth - Love Hurts: The Rock Ballads (2002)

Nazareth - Love Hurts: The Rock Ballads (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 499 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 550 dpi) ~ 156 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Music Club #MCCD 486

UK compilation for the Scottish hard rock quartet. 19 tracks including the classic rock staple, 'Love Hurts', 'Ruby Tuesday', 'Star', 'Where Are You Now', 'Place In Your Heart', 'Holy Roller', 'Love Leads To Madness', 'Veteran's Song', 'Fallen Angel', 'Country Girl', 'Guilty', 'Moonlight Eyes', 'Dream On', 'Heart's Grown Cold', 'I Don't Want To Go On Without You', 'Sunshine', 'Games', 'Take A Little Piece Of My Heart' & 'Child In The Sun'. Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band formed in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom, as well as in several other West European countries in the early 1970s, and established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog, which featured their hits "Hair of the Dog" and a cover of the ballad "Love Hurts". The band continues to record and tour.

VA - Power Ballads - The Ultimate Collection (5CD, 2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Aug. 28, 2018
VA - Power Ballads - The Ultimate Collection (5CD, 2017)

VA - Power Ballads - The Ultimate Collection (5CD, 2017)
FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6:33:09 | 908 Mb / 2,6 Gb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Union Square Music Ltd

Who can resist a Power Ballad? Some might dismiss them as naff or cheesy but the majority of us can’t help but sing them out loud with full gusto with no care in the world. Ultimate Power Ballads gathers 100 of the most popular power ballads from some of the biggest artists of all time. The collection combines the greatest classics of the genre plus newer contemporary hits with no less than 45 top ten singles of the purest soaring power ballads. The classic fist-pumping rock ballads are brought to you by Cher, Asia, Rainbow, Kiss, Bonnie Tyler, Rod Stewart, Simple Minds, T’Pau plus many more incredible names.

Oscar Peterson - Oscar's Ballads [Recorded 1990-2000] (2001)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 11, 2018
Oscar Peterson - Oscar's Ballads [Recorded 1990-2000] (2001)

Oscar Peterson - Oscar's Ballads [Recorded 1990-2000] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83504)

Oscar Peterson's spotless, fiery technique can fool you. He's also a jazz pianist with a sensitive side. And on this disc, Telarc gathers some of his best ballad cuts and reveals just how versatile Peterson can be. In his hands, these original tunes are infused with grace, warmth, and just a hint of swing, and they're all worth hearing. "Harcourt Nights" gets a lush orchestral backing thanks to the Michel Legrand Strings. "If You Only Knew" features Peterson and Benny Green together, weaving long, lyrical piano lines, and "Nighttime" features the pianist at his most soft-hued. As usual, Peterson's lightening-fast fingers are astounding, as is his accompaniment (especially tracks featuring Roy Hargrove and Herb Ellis). All of these recordings have been previously released, but it's nice to have so many soulful and gorgeous ballads on one CD. A rare glimpse at Peterson's lesser-heard playing style.

VA - Atlantic Soul Ballads (1987) {Atlantic West Germany}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 25, 2018
VA - Atlantic Soul Ballads (1987) {Atlantic West Germany}

VA - Atlantic Soul Ballads (1987) {Atlantic West Germany}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 118 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

Atlantic Soul Ballads is a 1987 compilation of music pulled from Atlantic's tape library, focusing on their R&B and soul catalog. This was pressed in West Germany for the European market and you may say this CD was "unremastered" as it was done pre-1990, before serious remastering became a major issue for labels.

VA - Romantic Collection: Metal Ballads 2 (2005) {Invisible Halahup}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 25, 2018
VA - Romantic Collection: Metal Ballads 2 (2005) {Invisible Halahup}

VA - Romantic Collection: Metal Ballads 2 (2005) {Invisible Halahup}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 189 mb
Genre: hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock

Romantic Collection: Metal Ballads 2 is a 2005 compilation of ballads from the hard rock and heavy metal genres, a follow-up to Invisible Halahup's first volume. What does Invisible Halahup mean? No idea.

VA - TeamRock present The 40 Greatest Power Ballads (2015)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 25, 2018
VA - TeamRock present The 40 Greatest Power Ballads (2015)

VA - TeamRock present The 40 Greatest Power Ballads (2015)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 422 mb
Genre: hard rock, heavy metal, pop rock, classic rock, progressive rock

TeamRock present The 40 Greatest Power Ballads is a 40-song compilation released in 2015, honoring power ballads in rock & roll focusing on primarily hard rock and heavy metal but can a power ballad be outside of those genres? The magic is in the music!

VA - The Best Gold Metal Ballads (2013)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 24, 2018
VA - The Best Gold Metal Ballads (2013)

VA - The Best Gold Metal Ballads (2013)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 464 mb
Genre: hard rock, heavy metal

The Best Gold Metal Ballads is a 2013 compilation of hard rock and metal songs you may know and love. Most are known while a few are complete unknowns but they are ballads.