Stranger Things

Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 19, 2016
Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)

Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:51 min | 142 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound Records

Seamus Blake's first disc on the Fresh Sound New Talent label is a marvelous showcase not only for the leader but also for guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, the album's other prominent solo voice. Bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy, together the backbone of Brad Mehldau's famous trio, lay down the ideal rhythmic universe for Blake and Rosenwinkel to flourish in. Opening with the wild, funkified double-time of "Perk," the group goes on to traverse a wide swath of territory, from the classic post-bop swing of "Happenstance" and "G.S.S." to the experimental sounds of "Token Cello" and "Of Ours."

Clare Maguire - Stranger Things Have Happened (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 27, 2016
Clare Maguire - Stranger Things Have Happened (2016)

Clare Maguire - Stranger Things Have Happened (2016)
Pop, Soul, Female Vocalists | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:45:10 | 103 MB
Label: Universal Records | Release Year: 2016

At the turn of the decade, Clare Maguire was loudly touted as the heir to Amy Winehouse and Adele, and courted by the likes of Jay Z and Rick Rubin. Her debut album, however, turned out to be a collection of characterless power ballads, and the buzz faded. Now she has returned with the record she probably should have made in the first place: a collection of classy, retro pop that showcases her chameleonic voice. It’s not a style that holds a huge amount of excitement anymore, as indicated by the album’s more banal junctures, such as the rather stale Elizabeth Taylor and various cod-Adele moments. But Maguire proves it can still be startlingly fruitful – most evidently in the minimal, doomy blues of Falling Leaves, but hinted at in other tracks which seem to reference everything from Nico’s frosty folk and Desire-era Dylan to Beatlesesque pop and Paul Williams’s understatedly beautiful songwriting.

Michael Vescera - A Sign Of Things To Come (2008)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 27, 2016
Michael Vescera - A Sign Of Things To Come (2008)

Michael Vescera - A Sign Of Things To Come (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 368 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 124 Mb | Scans | Time: 46:19
Melodic Heavy Metal | Metal Heaven | 00055

Vocalist Michael Vescera is no stranger to fans of melodic hard rock and heavy metal. In his early career he was the front man for Obsession. Then Japanese legends Loudness call upon him and he became the first western vocalist for the band. He later moved on to sing for shredder Yngwie Malmsteen. In the meantime to the present he's found time to form his own band, MVP, work with Dr. Sin, Roland Grapow (Helloween, Masterplan), The Reign Of Terror (Joe Stump) as well as running his own studio and producing other acts. Experience, time and a busy schedule has not dulled one bit of Mr. Vescera's great vocals. 'A Sign Of Things To Come' proves his strength and viability.

Oliver Leicht - The State of Things (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Nov. 30, 2016
Oliver Leicht - The State of Things (2016)

Oliver Leicht - The State of Things (2016)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 69:21 | ~161 Mb
Label: Floatmusic | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Once again I am more than thrilled to have had the possibility to convert my ideas into sound with these extraordinary musicians. This time enriched by Jim McNeely as our guest at the piano, not only adding brightness through his soloing but also complementing and enhancing the musically rich color palette of the ensemble.

Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) {1998, Reissue, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 27, 2016
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) {1998, Reissue, Remastered}

Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) {1998, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 266 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 54 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Columbia #491184 2 | US

The Stranger is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on September 29, 1977, by Columbia Records. While his four previous albums had been moderately successful, The Stranger became Joel's true critical and commercial breakthrough, spending six weeks at #2 on the U.S. album charts. Considered his magnum opus, it remains his best-selling non-compilation album to date, and was ranked number 70 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Sonny Rollins - All The Things You Are (1963-64) {Bluebird-BMG 2179-2-RB rel 1990}

Sonny Rollins - All The Things You Are (1963-64) {Bluebird-BMG 2179-2-RB rel 1990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 357 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963-64, 1990 RCA / Bluebird / BMG | 2179-2-RB
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Half of this LP contains the famous session on which Sonny Rollins teamed up with his idol, the great tenor Coleman Hawkins. Actually, the competitive Rollins did everything he could during these performances to throw Hawk off with plenty of sound explorations and free playing, but Hawkins keeps from getting lost and battles Rollins for a tie; pianist Paul Bley plays well too. The remainder of this LP (three selections apiece from the former LPs Now's the Time and The Standard Sonny Rollins) is more conventional but has its moments of interest. The young Herbie Hancock is on piano for all of these tracks and guitarist Jim Hall helps on "Trav'lin Light." Rollins's RCA recordings of the '60s are all worth picking up.

Slowly Rolling Camera - All Things (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Nov. 5, 2016
Slowly Rolling Camera - All Things (2016)

Slowly Rolling Camera - All Things (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:45:05 | 103 MB
Genre: Jazz, Downtempo | Label: Edition Records

Epic in both scale and sound, Slowly Rolling Camera s new disc All Things builds on their highly acclaimed self-titled debut album and the Into the Shadow EP (both also on Edition). Keyboard player Dave Stapleton crafts sumptuous melodies and strikes the perfect balance between the experimental and the band s deep soul origins. Dionne Bennett provides both lead & vocal harmonies with a presence and intensity that few others could match, marking her out as a genuine star of the future.

Anne Sofie von Otter & Brooklyn Rider - So Many Things (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 29, 2016
Anne Sofie von Otter & Brooklyn Rider - So Many Things (2016)

Anne Sofie von Otter & Brooklyn Rider - So Many Things
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 68:55 min | 145 MB
Label: Naive | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

Following on from previously successful recording projects on naïve including Grammy Award-winning 'Douce France', 'Love Songs' with Brad Mehldau and Grammy Award-nominated 'Sogno Barocco', the innovative mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter joins forces with the trailblazing string quartet, Brooklyn Rider to present a new and eclectic project featuring music by iconic artists from both the classical and pop music worlds.
Chris Smither - I'm A Stranger Too! (1970) & Don't It Drag On (1972) [1997, Reissue]

Chris Smither - I'm A Stranger Too! (1970) & Don't It Drag On (1972) [1997, Reissue]
Rock, Blues, Folk, World & Country | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Artwork (JPEG) | 71:26 Min | 406,90 Mb
Label: Collectables Records (USA) | Released: 1997-03-25 (1970/72)

Chris Smither left New Orleans in the mid-'60s for Boston, and quickly became part of a booming Cambridge folk scene that also included Bonnie Raitt, who went on to make his "Love (Me) Like a Man" a folk-blues standard. He eventually signed a deal with Poppy Records, which led to the release of I'm a Stranger Too! in 1970.

VA - All The Things You Are Jerome Kern Songbook (2005)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Oct. 11, 2016
VA - All The Things You Are Jerome Kern Songbook (2005)

VA - All The Things You Are Jerome Kern Songbook (2005)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 107 min | 246 MB
Label: Universal Music | Rel: 2005

The legacy of composer Jerome Kern is celebrated on this hodgepodge release which collects together 16 performances of his songs by a variety of singers: Ella Fitzgerald, Arthur Prysock, Helen Merrill, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Jackie and Roy, Ernestine Anderson, Fred Astaire, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby and three by Margaret Whiting. None of the music is particularly rare and the emphasis overall is on straight versions of the lyrics and Kern's melodies. This release is more for the general listener than for any serious collector.