7 7 2016

Return to Forever - Musicmagic (1977) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Return to Forever - Musicmagic (1977) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Audio Fidelity, Columbia | # AFZ 250 | Time: 00:41:57

Musicmagic is Return to Forever's seventh and final studio album and one of the best jazz recordings released in the fusion genre. The album contains the final line-up of the band with only founders Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke returning from the previous recordings. This 1977 release was the first Return to Forever album in five years to contain vocals, performed here by Corea's future wife Gayle Moran and the surprisingly enjoyable Stanley Clarke. This album also marked the return of original member Joe Farrell on saxophone and flute, along with several new members making up a killer five-piece horn section.

Resistor - The Box Set [6CD] (2016)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 24, 2017
Resistor - The Box Set [6CD] (2016)

Resistor - The Box Set [6CD] (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 2,39 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 863 MB | Covers - 82 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Resistor is the rock quartet of Steve Unruh, Fran Turner, Barry Farrands, and Rob Winslow. The band's sound is characterized by merging modern progressive and rock song structures with an organic classic rock sound. Their classic rock sound is probably due to their preferred recording technique of having everyone play the basic tracks in the same room at the same time, like bands did the "old days." This allows Resistor's recorded music to "breathe," as you can hear the band members adjust to each others' energy, tempo, and feel in real-time…
Carly Simon - Hotcakes (1974) [MFSL Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Carly Simon - Hotcakes (1974) [MFSL Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:46
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2168

Carly Simon found a peaceful, happy place when she made 1974’s platinum-selling Hotcakes. Aptly depicted on the cover smiling, radiant, and pregnant, the singer evolved from a jet-setting lifestyle into one marked by domestic bliss thanks to her recent marriage to James Taylor and decision to settle down. Simon’s refreshed perspective and feel-good moods define the autobiographical Hotcakes, a homespun celebration of bucolic delights and simple pleasures performed with utmost sincerity and sweetness. In addition to spawning two hit singles, the record marks Simon and Taylor’s attempt to begin an artistic franchise together. Coming from a tranquil place, Simon’s voice emerges with terrific ease, composure, and contentment. Surrounded by ravishing instrumental and jazz-based blends that, thanks to added detail and clearer tones, feel more joyous and spirited than on any prior pressing, Simon’s words take on a reassuring quality conveyed by the best singer-songwriter albums of the era.
Earth, Wind & Fire - Head to the Sky (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Earth, Wind & Fire - Head to the Sky (1973) [Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 208 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 236 | 00:37:02
Mastered by Stephen Marsh & Steve Hoffman

As phenomenally popular as Earth, Wind & Fire was from the mid-'70s to the early '80s, it's easy to forget that the band was hardly an overnight success. With Head to the Sky – EWF's fourth album overall, second with Philip Bailey, and second for Columbia – Maurice White's very spiritual and ambitious brand of soul and funk was starting to pay off commercially. The Latin-influenced "Evil" became the soulsters' biggest hit up to that point, and material ranging from the hauntingly pretty title song (which boasts one of Bailey's finest performances ever) to the jazz fusion gem "Zanzibar" is just as rewarding. The lineup White unveiled with Last Days and Time was working out beautifully; Bailey was clearly proving to be a major asset. Also worth noting is the presence of singer Jessica Cleaves, who left after this album and, several years later, resurfaced in George Clinton's eccentric female group the Brides of Funkenstein.
Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall (2004) [Audio Fidelity Remastered 2016]

Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall (2004)
Audio Fidelity 2016, Mastered By Stephen Marsh & Steve Hoffman, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 528 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 237 Mb | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 230 | 01:43:51

The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall is a complete recording of Bob Dylan's October 31, 1964 "Halloween" show at New York's Philharmonic Hall. It was released in 2004. The set list was dominated by Dylan’s protest songs, including "The Times They Are a-Changin’," "A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall," and "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll". Joan Baez, a major supporter of Dylan's in his early career, duets with Dylan on three songs, as well as singing another alone ("Silver Dagger"). However, Dylan performed these songs alongside early versions of three songs from the soon-to-be-recorded Bringing It All Back Home. New compositions like "It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" showed Dylan moving in a new direction, becoming more immersed in evocative, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and moving away from social, topical songwriting.
Santana - Lotus (1974) 2CDs [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Santana - Lotus (1974) 2CDs [Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 766 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 271 Mb | Scans ~ 36 Mb | 01:58:49
Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Latin Jazz, Fusion | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ2 247
Mastered By Stephen Marsh & Steve Hoffman

Recorded in Japan in July 1973, this massive, three-LP live album was available outside the United States in 1974 but held back from domestic release in the U.S. It features the same "New Santana Band" that recorded Welcome, and combines that group's jazz and spiritual influences with performances of earlier Latin rock favorites like "Oye Como Va."
Cuby + Blizzards - Alles Uit Grolloo (2016) {28CD Box Set, CD25-CD28}

Cuby + Blizzards - Alles Uit Grolloo (2016) {28CD Box Set, CD25-CD28}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,33 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 498 Mb
Scans: Covers Included / Booklet+Box ~ 25 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Universal Music #477 115-4

Limited 29 disc (28 CDs + DVD) box. As a tribute to the one and only Dutch Blues legend Harry Muskee, 2016 will see the release of Alles Uit Grolloo. The box set contains all the original studio albums by Cuby + Blizzards plus the official live albums and all other projects of Muskee. Especially for this release the first albums are mastered in their mono versions. Even releases that have long been deleted, such as Kid Blue, Old Times Good Times, Forgotten Tapes, Afscheidsconcert and Red, White & Blue, are present here. Next to the 27 albums the box set contains a disc with rarities and a DVD with the Classic Albums documentary on the legendary "Groeten Uit Grollo" album…
Various Artists - Piano Daydreams - Argerich, Lang, Barenboim (2016) {Deutsche Grammophon Virtuoso Series 483 0395}

Various Artists - Piano Daydreams - Argerich, Lang, Barenboim (2016) {Deutsche Grammophon Virtuoso Series 483 0395}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Deutsche Grammophon | 483 0395
Classical / Piano

August brings a new batch of (six) titles in the Virtuoso series. Building the range of recordings with big symphonies, key concertos, influential choral works and appealing chamber music. All of the titles in the series offer excellent recordings, famous artists, strong visuals, innovative booklet notes and best-selling composers. They tick every box to make serious classical music as easy and approachable as can be, with integrity and without compromise.

3rd Force - Global Force (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 10, 2017
3rd Force - Global Force (2016)

3rd Force - Global Force (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, New Age | Label: Baja/TSR | # BCD-557 | Time: 00:47:02

The new 3rd Force album 'Global Force' is the first release by the group in over 10 years. Formally signed to Higher Octave Records from 1994 through 2005 their previous 4 groundbreaking recordings-whose titles all incorporated the 'force' concept, a la 'Force of Nature', 'Vital Force', 'Gentle Force' and 'Driving Force' scored them numerous hit singles and strong sales. Multi-instrumentalists and sonic architects William Aura and Craig Dobbin are the foundation of the 3rd Force sound with special guests including Alain Eskinasi (keys, guitars, beats) Brian Hughes (electric guitar) Lawson Rollins (flamenco guitar) Derrick Edmonson (sax) Mitch Manker (trumpet) Brian Mann (accordion) Peter Sterling (harp) and popular Nepali supergroup Kutumba (various instruments).
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Albinoni, Barsanti, Bassani [2016]

Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition: Albinoni, Barsanti, Bassani [2016]
Classical | Brilliant Classics 95430 | TT: 56.02+64.27+45.11+47.13+42.23+38.25 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.51 Gb

A celebration of instrumental Baroque splendour! This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser known composers are featured: Barsanti, Bassani, Veracini, Nardini, Stradella, Vitali, Mancini, Platti, Legrenze and many more, over 30 composers! Performances by leading ensembles specialized in the Historically Informed Performance Practice: L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, MusicaAmphion/Pieter Jan Belder and many more. A treasure trove of solo concertos, concerti grossi, sinfonias, overtures, trio sonatas and solo sonatas from the Golden Era of the Italian Baroque, era of joy, passion and brilliance!