Reality Fills Fantasy

English Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Jopling - Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy, Schumann: Fantasie (2007)

English Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Jopling - Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy, Schumann: Fantasie (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:53:24 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | Catalog: 95

Schubert's 'Wanderer Fantasy' and Schumann's 'Fantasie' are two highly remarkable works: while musically embodying the romantic spirit of the age in their unconventional structures and lyrically imaginative styles, they also act as self-portraits to their creators through the evocation of their creative process. In these new orchestrations by Joseph James, the familiar beauty of the works is rekindled in exciting and fresh interpretations performed by the illustrious English Chamber Orchestra alongside concertante solos from members of the Schubert Ensemble.
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {1999 Fantasy Jazz; 20bit K2 Super Coding}

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {1999 20bit K2 Super Coding}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 245 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 97 mb
Genre: jazz

Boss Tenor is the 1960 album by American jazz saxophonist Gene Ammons. Originally released on the Prestige label, this edition was released in 1999 by Fantasy Jazz using the 20bit K2 Super Coding system and is remastered by Kazushige Yamazaki.

William Aura - Dreamer (1984) & Fantasy (1985) [Reissue 1994]  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 15, 2017
William Aura - Dreamer (1984) & Fantasy (1985) [Reissue 1994]

William Aura - Dreamer (1984) & Fantasy (1985) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 446 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Landy Star Music

"William Aura creates some of the dreamiest relaxation music this side of heaven". Since the late 70's he has been internationally recognized for his soothing New Age music. He resides in Ojai, CA and is a leader in his research of sound environments for healing and transformation. For William, music is the path to inner balance.

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality (1971)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 7, 2017
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality (1971)

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros., 2562-2 | ~ 199 or 81 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 31 Mb
Hard Rock

The shortest album of Black Sabbath's glory years, Master of Reality is also their most sonically influential work. Here Tony Iommi began to experiment with tuning his guitar down three half-steps to C#, producing a sound that was darker, deeper, and sludgier than anything they'd yet committed to record. (This trick was still being copied 25 years later by every metal band looking to push the limits of heaviness, from trendy nu-metallers to Swedish deathsters.) Much more than that, Master of Reality essentially created multiple metal subgenres all by itself, laying the sonic foundations for doom, stoner and sludge metal, all in the space of just over half an hour…
John Fahey - The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death (1965) {Takoma-Fantasy CDTAK 7015 rel 1997}

John Fahey - The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death (1965) {Takoma-Fantasy CDTAK 7015 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 174 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 73 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 1997 Takoma / Fantasy | CDTAK 7015
Folk / Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Folk Jazz / Folk-Blues / Progressive Folk

A strange man, John Fahey, with an unusual set of guitar styles. This album, originally released on Riverboat Records and later reissued by Fahey's own Takoma label, has a lot of rough edges in terms of the recording but a tremendous amount of power when it comes to the music. Fahey was at the top of his game, alternately playful and dark, so there's never a dull moment. There is always something new to be heard on each playing.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) ]MFSL, UDCD 600]

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1994 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 600 | ~ 258 or 109 Mb | Scans Included
Pop Rock / Classic Rock

The most distinctive thing about Double Fantasy, the last album John Lennon released during his lifetime, is the very thing that keeps it from being a graceful return to form from the singer/songwriter, returning to active duty after five years of self-imposed exile…
University of Kansas Wind Ensemble; Paul W. Popiel - Philip Glass: Concerto Fantasy; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No.4 (2013)

Philip Glass - Concerto Fantasy for 2 Timpanists and Orchestra
Mohammed Fairouz - Symphony No.4 'In the Shadow of No Towers'
Ji Hye Jung & Gwendolyn Burgett (timpani), Jānis Porietis (trumpet)
University of Kansas Wind Ensemble; Paul W. Popiel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.573205 | Time: 00:57:45

Philip Glass’ Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra, composed in 2000 and transcribed for wind ensemble by Mark Lortz in 2004, is a significant addition to the repertoire of large-scale works for timpani. The work is rhythmically galvanizing, sonically alluring, and features virtuoso cadenzas for both soloists. Symphony No 4 ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ is Mohammed Fairouz’s first major work for wind ensemble, and its inspiration is the provocative comic book by Art Spiegelman, written shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Spiegelman himself has commented: “I’m moved by [this] scary, somber, and seriously silly symphony…I’m honored that the composer found an echo in my work that allowed him to strike a responsive chord and express his own complex responses to post 9/11 America. He emerges from the rubble with a very tony piece of high-brow cartoon music.”

Dreamtale - Beyond Reality (2002) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 13, 2017
Dreamtale - Beyond Reality (2002) [Japanese Ed.]

Dreamtale - Beyond Reality (2002) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 500 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 160 Mb | Scans | 57 Mb | Time: 01:03:17
Marquee Inc./Avalon | MICP-10306
Melodic Power Metal

2002 debut album for Finnish melodic metal band influenced by Stratovarius & Gamma Ray. Marco Hietala from Nightwish and Tarot sings on track number 5 and 6.

Sarah Cahill - Leo Ornstein: Fantasy And Metaphor (2008)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 12, 2017
Sarah Cahill - Leo Ornstein: Fantasy And Metaphor (2008)

Sarah Cahill - Leo Ornstein: Fantasy And Metaphor (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:52 | 240 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: New Albion Records Inc. | Catalog: NA138

In the course of an astonishing long life, Leo Ornstein (1893 - 2002) had many shifts of fortune. Recognized as a child prodigy on the piano, Ornstein's family fled the Russian pogroms and moved to New York City in 1906. Ornstein studied piano and composition and graduated from what would become the Juilliard School of Music. From 1915 through the mid 1920's, Ornstein was famous as a concert pianist and notorious as a composer of highly dissonant, futurist works of avant-garde music. Coming from a poor Russian Jewish family, Ornstein married a wealthy heiress, Pauline Mallet-Provost. In the 1920s, Ornstein abruptly retired from the concert stage and founded a music school in Philadelphia.

The Blackbyrds - Action & Better Days (1994) {Fantasy}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 11, 2017
The Blackbyrds - Action & Better Days (1994) {Fantasy}

The Blackbyrds - Action & Better Days (1994) {Fantasy}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 500dpi | 449MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 191MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

The Blackbyrds were a jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs. Assembled by Donald Byrd in 1974, the group's original members – percussionist Pericles "Perk" Jacobs, Jr., drummer Keith Killgo, keyboardist Kevin Toney, reeds player Allan Barnes, bassist Joe Hall, guitarist Barney Perry – were mined from Howard University's music department, where the doctor and jazz legend was an instructor. (Other key players included guitarist Orville Saunders and saxophonist/flautist Steve Johnson.)