Musics   31-03-2017, 19:45   16   0   goldenminer
Sugarloaf & Jerry Corbetta ‎- Don't Call Us - We'll Call You (1975) Expanded Reissue 2010

Sugarloaf & Jerry Corbetta ‎- Don't Call Us - We'll Call You (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 463 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, AM Pop | Label: Fuel 2000 | # 302 061 813 2 | Time: 01:05:55
For most intents and purposes, Sugarloaf was finished after their 1973 album I Got a Song failed to generate any attention, but the band continued to push ahead, channeling their frustrations into the bubblegum sarcasm of “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You.” The song became a fluke hit in 1975, prompting a re-release of I Got a Song under a new title borrowed from the hit, which also was prominently featured on the new release. Of course, the fizzy pop of “Don’t Call Us” sounded very little like the rest of the earlier record, which itself wasn’t all that reminiscent of their percolating 1970 hit “Green Eyed Lady,” either. It was a curious mix of pompous neo-prog – best heard on the charging instrumental “Myra, Myra” – light hippie funk, and coolly trippy soft rock, all sounds redolent of the early ‘70s, but certainly not the epitome of it. Which isn’t to say that lead singer/songwriter Jerry Corbetta couldn’t write – in addition to the hits, he knocked off Billy Joel/Elton John’s Western fantasia quite well on “Colorado Jones” – but this album tends to drift in and out of focus, making it a period piece but not much more. [Fuel 2000’s 2010 reissue added a host of worthwhile bonus tracks, including a live version of “Green Eyed Lady.”]
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Musics   31-03-2017, 19:41   16   0   goldenminer
Sebastien Jarrousse - Old Fellow (2015) {Gaya Music}
Sebastien Jarrousse - Old Fellow (2015) {Gaya Music}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 420MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Sébastien Jarrousse présente aujourd'hui son deuxième album en 4tet : «Old Fellow», un album très attendu, après «Wait and See» en 2012, qui a ouvert la voie à un renouvellement du genre hard bop libérant le style «Jarrousse» sensible et plus actuel que jamais. Dans cette optique libératrice d'univers déjà conquis et en perpétuelle évolution, ce n'est pas un hasard si Sébastien a pensé à inviter Magic Malik qui nous emmène encore plus loin avec sa flûte magique. Avec ce nouvel album, Sébastien Jarrousse est resté fidèle à ses «Old Fellows». Sébastien a toujours admiré les têtes chercheuses, les esprits inventifs et révolutionnaires comme John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Tommy Smith, Dave Liebman, Gary Thomas, Brandford Marsalis et tant d’autres…
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Musics   31-03-2017, 19:38   17   0   goldenminer
Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Herman Krebbers, solo violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 021-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Even with 15 other versions of Rimsky's masterpiece of orchestral virtuosity to choose from — some in the top flight — this was recognized from the first as one of the most rewarding, thanks largely to Krebbers's exceptionally sweet, gently appealing and bewitching personification of the story - spinning Scheherazade and to Kondrashin's skill in pacing and shaping movements as a whole, relating the diverse tempos and building up tension and dynamics by careful control so as to create climaxes of thrilling intensity and power. the 'shipwreck' finale, in particular, was overwhelming; and this was achieved without resorting to the ultra - fast tempos adopted by some conductors to whip up excitement. The Concertgebouw's crisp, sonorous and sensitive playing (full marks both to the splendid strings and to the wind soloists) was caught with the utmost fidelity; but the Compact Disc's total exclusion even of minimal extraneous background now marks a still further improvement, as can be judged by the dead silence against which Scheherazade's pleadings are heard. The final coda is ravishingly beautiful.
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Musics   31-03-2017, 19:27   15   0   goldenminer
Anne Paceo - Circles (2016) {Laborie Jazz}
Anne Paceo - Circles (2016) {Laborie Jazz}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 295MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

No, Anne Pacéo is not a "jazz drummer" like the others. Nothing surprising then that her fourth album is also … different? With Circles, stylistic borders fade, received ideas crumble and creativity turbines at full throttle! Between songs and instrumental thrusts, telluric rhythms and libertarian breaths, these Circles unfold an organic groove, poetic and inspired. Solidly anchored in the current jazz scene but always eager for "other" collaborations, as was the case with Jeanne Added, Mélissa Laveaux and China Mose, Anne Paceo surrounded herself here with singer Leila Martial, saxophonist Emile Parisien and Tony Paeleman for keyboards. The drummer says it herself, this opus was designed differently. "Circles is the culmination of a long-term success over the last four years..
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Musics   31-03-2017, 19:26   18   0   goldenminer
Billy Joel - 7 Studio Albums (1973-1983) [MFSL, 2010-2013]

Billy Joel - 7 Studio Albums (1973-1983) [MFSL, 2010-2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,57 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 662 MB | Covers - 1,6 GB
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Billy Joel - Piano Man (1973). Embittered by legal disputes with his label and an endless tour to support a debut that was dead in the water, Billy Joel hunkered down in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, spending six months as a lounge singer at a club. He didn't abandon his dreams - he continued to write songs, including "Piano Man," a fictionalized account of his weeks as a lounge singer. Through a combination of touring and constant hustling, he landed a contract with Columbia and recorded his second album in 1973. Clearly inspired by Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, not only musically but lyrically, as well as James Taylor, Joel expands the vision and sound of Cold Spring Harbor, abandoning introspective numbers (apart from "You're My Home," a love letter to his wife) for character sketches and epics…
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Musics   31-03-2017, 19:23   11   0   goldenminer
Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2009

Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 454 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included | 01:08:59
Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion | Label: BGO | # BGOCD843
This release from the BGO label combines two of Gino Vannelli's albums for A&M, Powerful People (1974) and Storm at Sunup (1975). Both releases peaked in the Top 60 of the Billboard 200, while “People Gotta Move” – the lead song on the former – was one of Vannelli’s biggest singles and narrowly missed the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Those who pick up a well-chosen Vannelli compilation can get the essential songs, but soft rock diehards can obtain a fair amount of Vannelli’s choice album-bound material right here.
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Musics   31-03-2017, 19:22   12   0   goldenminer
Hector Lavoe - Strikes Back (1987)
Hector Lavoe - Strikes Back (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Salsa, Bolero, Tropical, Latin | Label: Fania | # JM647 | Time: 00:43:11

LaVoe and Willie Colon came blazing out of the bugalu era and wrote a new script for New York salsa during the late '60s and early '70s: a script that included Puerto Rican and Panamanian graftings on the basic Cuban scion, and a tough lyricism that spoke of "barrio" problems to a "barrio audience". Then the pair split, and eventually Ruben Blades filled LaVoe's place in the Colon band's developing persona. Now – for this album at least – LaVoe and Colon are back together with that fat, macho trombone sound and the old width of reference (including a splendid plena, "En el Fiando.")
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Musics   31-03-2017, 19:16   9   0   goldenminer
Neptune Towers - 2 Studio Albums (1994-1995)
Neptune Towers - 2 Studio Albums (1994-1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 389 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers included
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Moonfog Productions

Neptune Towers was a solo project begotten by influential black-metaller Fenriz (of Darkthrone fame) as a tribute to the seventies albums of Klaus Schulze and the space-themed television programmes of his youth. The output amounted to a two-album concept seemingly based on alien abduction. Fenriz viewed the project as the fruition of his ''old yearning for the space vibe finally coming alive''. The two lengthy exposures that span the width of the first album, "Caravans To Empire Algol" (1994), represent a great celestial voyage to the eclipsing binary star that marks The Gorgon's Head. The sound was delimited by the available equipment, basically an Ensoniq synth plus a borrowed echo and reverb box, with dark meditative panoramic discoveries and cold-void visionary drone-modes permeating the atmosphere…
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Musics   31-03-2017, 19:12   13   0   goldenminer
Pieta Brown - Remember The Sun (2007)

Pieta Brown - Remember The Sun (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 260 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 102 MB | Covers Included | 39:56
Genre: Folk Rock, Country, Bluegrass | Label: One Little Indian | Catalog: OLI782
Pieta Brown paints a big picture with tiny, beautiful strokes on her deeply introspective set Remember the Sun. Like an impressionist masterpiece, whose dabs of color only take form when you step back to see the whole, so it is with this set, whose overarching themes gradually form intertwining patterns. The sullied "Innocent Blues" is a dreamy, musing number that searches in vain for peace, a clean environment, and freedom for all. But regardless of the turmoil, the world keeps spinning and we all keep "Rollin' Down the Track," doing the best we can, with Brown playing her country blues away the only way she knows how.
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Musics   31-03-2017, 19:11   34   0   goldenminer
Jamiroquai - Automaton (2017)
Jamiroquai - Automaton (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:07 | 131 Mb
Funk, Pop | Label: Virgin EMI Records

Jamiroquai fans are currently losing their shit and for good reason, as the band apparently have a new album ready to drop. This exciting news came along with a full track list that popped up in a forum over the weekend, leaving everyone in a state of surprise as the comments began flooding in with excitement. The album – titled Automation – is supposedly set for release on March 31, and will be their first project in quite some time following the 2012 20-year anniversary album remakes.
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