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Byron Janis - True Romantic: Frederic Chopin & Franz Liszt (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 19, 2018
Byron Janis - True Romantic: Frederic Chopin & Franz Liszt (1999)

Byron Janis - True Romantic: Frédéric Chopin & Franz Liszt (1999)
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Classical | Label: Angel/EMI Classics | # 7243 5 56780 2 7 | Time: 00:56:28

For while it would be idle to pretend that this 70-year-old virtuoso, struck down at the height of his career with psoriatic arthritis, still commands the velocity and reflex of his earlier years, his later Chopin and Liszt are a tribute to a devotion and commitment gloriously enriched by experience. The First Impromptu is piquantly voiced and phrased while the C sharp minor Etude, Op. 25 No. 7, could hardly be more hauntingly confided, more ‘blue’ or inturned. How you miss the repeat in the C sharp minor Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 3 (not Op. 15, as the jewel-case claims), given such cloudy introspection and if there are moments when you recall how Rubinstein – forever Chopin’s most aristocratic spokesman – can convey a world of feeling in a scarcely perceptible gesture, Janis’s brooding intensity represents a wholly personal, only occasionally overbearing, alternative; an entirely different point of view. Time and again he tells us that there are higher goods than surface polish or slickness and in the valedictory F minor Mazurka, Op. 68 No. 4 he conveys a dark night of the soul indeed, an emotion almost too desolating for public utterance… Janis is no less remarkable in Liszt, whether in the brief but intriguing Sans mesure (a first performance and recording), in a Sonetto 104 del Petrarca as tear-laden as any on record and in a final Liebestod of an exhausting ardour and focus.
In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace

In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace by Miranda Seymour
English | March 22, 2018 | ISBN: 1471138577 | EPUB | 560 pages | 36.4 MB
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere In Afrika (1982) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere In Afrika (1982) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
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Art Rock, Pop Rock, Prog Rock, African | Cohesion #MANN 013

Somewhere in Afrika, an ode to Mann's home country of South Africa, contains a formula that is atypical of Manfred Mann's Earth Band sound. With rhythms that combine an African flavor with a modern rock feel, vocalist Mick Rogers takes over on vocals with the number 22 hit "Runner," released as the album's only single. Tracks such as "Demolition Man" and "Eyes of Nostradamus" are model Earth Band efforts, but the compelling material lies in songs such as "Lalela," "Koze Kobenini," and the title track, which conveys Mann's love for his birthplace without sounding overly pretentious or manufactured. The instrumentation is solid and free-flowing, with drums and other percussion work coming to the forefront while maintaining the group's atmosphere as a rock band.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - 40th Anniversary Box Set [21CD Box Set] (2011) (Repost)

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - 40th Anniversary Box Set [21CD Box Set] (2011)
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Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Creature Music (MMEBBOX1)

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Creature Music has compiled this stunning box set comprising 21 CDs, a 36-page booklet of the band's history with extensive notes for each album, a 32-page book of Manfred's own memories and anecdotes and a poster of the current band. The catalogue CDs have been remastered and repackaged in LP-style sleeves. The albums have the original UK running order and refreshed sleeves. Live In Ersingen is a brand-new live recording from 22 July this year, featuring the band's latest vocalist, Robert Hart. Leftovers is a compilation of the hit singles and rare or previously unavailable recordings.

Byron Metcalf & Jennifer Grais - They Were Here (2018)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 16, 2018
Byron Metcalf & Jennifer Grais - They Were Here (2018)

Byron Metcalf & Jennifer Grais - They Were Here (2018)
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Genre: Tribal, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Dr Bam’s Music

Like the majesty and magic of America’s wild horses that informed the creation of this project, the music on this album is highly evocative and emotional - a mystical infusion of beauty and tenderness - of power and potency. The impeccable blend of Jennifer Grais’s beautiful and haunting vocals with Byron Metcalf’s renowned tribal-trance drumming and production style creates an astounding listening experience of numinous depth and sonic ecstasy. Horse as ‘Spirit Animal’ represents and mirrors the innate life-force, power, wildness, and the instinctual impulse for freedom within all of us. They Were Here takes the listener on a unique shamanic adventure - a freedom ride of soaring potential and along the way they are held gently and safely in the arms of Mother Earth…
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire (1973) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire (1973) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
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Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Cohesion #MANN 006

Fans of muscular progressive rock will love Solar Fire, a concept album loosely designed around cosmology. The album opens with the majestic "Father of Night, Father of Day," which has the drive and complexity of a prime King Crimson track. As unlikely as it may seem, the track was controversial in Mann's native South Africa because of the "Father of black, father of white" line, implying that apartheid might not extend to infinite space. The album moves on to the progressive rock/jazz fusion of "In the Beginning, Darkness," a swinging, even funky track that benefits from soulful vocals by Doreen Chanter and Irene Chanter of the Grove Singers. The same duo contributes to the title track, a slow piece that begins with a fairly standard rock structure and incorporates a massive progressive jam in the middle.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Glorified Magnified (1972) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Glorified Magnified (1972) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
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Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Cohesion #MANN 004

The second album by Manfred Mann's Earth Band to be released in 1972, Glorified Magnified is as solid a heavy rock album as you're likely to find from that era, and it still holds up three decades later, mostly because these guys are smarter than the music they're playing and don't mind indulging their taste as well as their dexterity. They can romp and stomp through "Meat" or "I'm Gonna Have You All," complete with a slashing guitar solo by Mick Rogers on the latter, or throw in a synthesizer interlude by Mann on "One Way Glass" that's so quietly and carefully executed as to be worthy of a classical piece – and not skip a beat doing it. Between Rogers' bold yet tasteful leads, Mann's beautifully assertive yet virtuoso synthesizer and general keyboard work, and Colin Pattenden's muscular bass playing, this is a consistently inspired group, even when their material isn't as interesting as what they do with it, which is the case here…
Manfred Mann’s Plain Music - Plains Music (1991) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann’s Plain Music - Plains Music (1991) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
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Jazz Fusion, Folk, World, Crossover Progressive Rock | Cohesion #MANN 017

Plains Music is an album released in 1991 by Manfred Mann's Plain Music, which was a project initiated by Manfred Mann after he retired his Earth Band in the late 1980s. "This album is called Plains Music, as it consists mainly of the melodies of the North American Plains Indians. We do not pretend that it is in any sense representative of the original ethnic music which was its source material. I tried to make a simple album of plain music, using as few notes as possible and keeping the tracks short and to the point." ~ Manfred Mann. Mann recorded some of the album in his homeland, which he had been exiled from for nearly three decades because of his opposition to apartheid. The album was initially released in 1991 and was re-mastered digitally with three additional tracks in 1998.
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Nightingales & Bombers (1975) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Nightingales & Bombers (1975) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
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Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Cohesion / Creature Music #MANN 008

The album that was Manfred Mann's commercial breakthrough was a departure from the previous albums made with the Earth Band. Though the personnel are the same and the musicianship is as mind-blowing as ever, the songs are shorter and punchier, in some cases more poppy. This is not to say that the band had sacrificed a bit of ingenuity or complexity, but the long jams are gone in favor of briefer sound portraits. Nightingales and Bombers included Manfred Mann's first cover of a Bruce Springsteen song, the album-opening "Spirits in the Night," a single that charted, and became one of the only pieces written in 10/4 time ever to do so. It would prove to be an important move in their recording career, as 1976's Roaring Silence earned them a big hit with Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light."

Manfred Mann - The Evolution Of Manfred Mann (2003)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 15, 2018
Manfred Mann - The Evolution Of Manfred Mann (2003)

Manfred Mann - The Evolution Of Manfred Mann (2003)
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Pop Rock, Progressive Rock | Creature Music / Cohesion #MANFRED1

A double-disc Manfred Mann hits set that adds a third disc for some DVD material, The Evolution of Manfred Mann surveys the entire career of one of British rock & roll's tightest and most energetic units. The first disc is '60s and early-'70s material, nearly all with classic Paul Jones vocals, while the second picks up the story with Manfred Mann's Earth Band and their series of, well, earthier recordings during the mid-to-late '70s (although the compilation extends well into the '90s). The emphasis, overwhelmingly, is on the hits, which finds "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" comfortably slotted near the beginning of disc one, and "Blinded by the Light" in the same position on the second…