The B52's Original 3 Cds

Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch - Pentangling: The Collection (2004) 3 CDs Box Set

Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch - Pentangling: The Collection (2004)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 477 Mb | Scans ~ 28 Mb | 03:29:06
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Folk-Prog | Label: Sanctuary | # SMETD129

Sanctuary's mammoth triple-disc Pentangle overview poses a bit of a dilemma. First of all, it's called Pentangling, which is already the name of a 1973 compilation, and secondly, while not deliberately misleading, it focuses more attention on the solo careers of John Renbourn and Bert Jansch than it does on the entity that supplies the collection's title. Despite these petty gripes, Pentangling is filled to the brim with some of the finest recordings the British folk movement had to offer, and hearing the group as a whole, followed by an entire disc – one apiece – of two of the genre's most gifted guitarists, is rewarding in more ways than one: both men, as well as the band, released material well into the 21st century, but Pentangling focuses only on their treasured late-'60s/early-'70s output. Listeners looking for a more comprehensive take on Pentangle would be better off with Castle's excellent Light Flight: The Anthology, and Renbourn and Jansch both have lovingly packaged retrospectives that fare better than the ones offered here, but as far as entry points go, Pentangling does more than skim the surface.

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2017
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.06 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 397 Mb | 02:53:37 | Scans ~ 14 Mb
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Brainfeeder | # BFCD050

The Epic is saxophonist Kamasi Washington's aptly titled, triple-length, 172-minute debut album for Brainfeeder. He is a veteran of L.A.'s music scene and has played with Gerald Wilson, Harvey Mason, Flying Lotus, and Kendrick Lamar (his horn is prominently featured on To Pimp a Butterfly), to name but a few. Most of his bandmates have played together since high school, and it shows. There are two drummers (including Ronald Bruner), two bassists (including Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner on electric), two keyboardists, trumpet, trombone, and vocals (Patrice Quinn). In various settings, they are supported by a string orchestra and full choir conducted by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Washington composed 13 of these 17 tunes; he also meticulously arranged and produced them. At just over six to nearly 15 minutes, the jams leave room for engaged improvisation. The Epic is based on a concept, though it's unnecessary to grasp in order to enjoy. The music reflects many inspirations – John Coltrane, Horace Tapscott's Pan-African People's Arkestra, Azar Lawrence's Prestige period, Donald Byrd's and Eddie Gale's jazz and choir explorations, Pharoah Sanders' pan global experiments, Afro-Latin jazz, spiritual soul, and DJ culture.

Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (2006) 3 CDs + DVD, Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at April 4, 2017
Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (2006) 3 CDs + DVD, Box Set

Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (2006) 3 CDs + DVD, Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 511 Mb | Time: 03:43:38
DVD9 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2ch, 224 kbps | 02:30:33 | ~ 6.8 Gb
Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Silvertone/Legacy | # 82876 81967 2 | Scans ~ 852 Mb

Robert Cray says that Buddy Guy's guitar solos sound like laughter from space, but they can also peal like the cries of lost souls attempting to cross the River Styx. If these 47 songs on three CDs plus a DVD boasting a new 75-minute documentary and six performances from the Montreux Jazz Festival prove anything, it's that Guy is one of the most dynamic, diverse, expressionistic, and emotional guitarists–in any genre. The set neatly examines the 70-year-old Chicago blues legend's half-century career, starting with a ragged but soulful "The Way You Been Treating Me" cut in 1957 at a radio station in Guy's native Louisiana that finds him developing his searing, exploratory style. A year later, he's in Chicago working with tunesmith Willie Dixon, and the rest is history (chronicled in Anthony DeCurtis's excellent lines notes) that leads from the glory days of Chess Records to Guy's early breakout recordings for Vanguard to his modern-day mastery. The most recent recordings often find him working with acolytes: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Keb' Mo', Jonny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, and John Mayer.
VA - Funk (The Essential Collection) (2009) [The Intro Collection] 3 CDs

VA - Funk (The Essential Collection) (2009) [The Intro Collection] 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.38 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 03:47:40
Genre: Funk, Soul, R&B, Disco | Label: Union Square Music | # INTROTCD45

2009 three CD collection. How do you like your Funk, y'all? Streetwise, southern fried or paaarty? You'll find them all here as this collection of original rare grooves brings you Curtis Mayfield, The Meters, Funkadelic, Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples and many other true funky legends. Sure to satisfy, this is funky perfection on plastic! Includes informative notes on all songs featured. 60 tracks.

The Milkees - The Album Collection (3 CDs: 2006-2010)  Music

Posted by Rehabilly at April 3, 2016
The Milkees - The Album Collection (3 CDs: 2006-2010)

The Milkees - The Album Collection (3 CDs: 2006-2010)
3x EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG or MP3 CBR 320 | Complete Scanwork | 618 or 213 MB

The Milkees are Kobe-based 60s styled all-girls trio formed in 2004. The band combine cute looks, fantastic musicianship, and stirring chorus work for a loud garage-styled and yet amazingly listenable blend of pop and rock. This collection includes three fantastic releases in the retro-modern style that has brought bands like Shonen Knife and The 5.6.7.8's to fame.
John Barry ‎- The Real... John Barry: The Ultimate Collection (2016) 3 CDs

John Barry ‎- The Real… John Barry: The Ultimate Collection (2016) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 925 Mb | Scans included | 02:50:36
Soundrtacks, Easy Listening, Orchestral | Label: Sony | # 88985373242

54 compositions from the legendary composer on 3CDs, packaged in a fold out card digipack. Includes The James Bond Theme, Zulu, Midnight Cowboy, Coney Island, The Lion In Winter, Out of Africa, Dances With Wolves, The Ipcress File, The Quiller Memorandum, and many many more!
John Barry, Michel Colombier & VA - The Golden Child: Music From The Motion Picture (1986) 3 CDs Limited Edition 2011

John Barry, Michel Colombier & VA - The Golden Child (1986)
Music From The Motion Picture, 3 CDs Limited Edition 2011

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 831 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 ~ 382 Mb | Scans ~ 237 Mb | 02:45:40
Soundtrack, Score, Symphonic, Pop/Rock, Synthpop, R&B | Label: La-La Land | # LLLCD 1180

La-La Land Records presents, in association with Paramount Pictures and Capitol Records, the premiere release of both John Barry’s unused score and Michel Colombier’s score to the 1986 Paramount Pictures action/adventure motion picture THE GOLDEN CHILD, starring Eddie Murphy, Charlotte Lewis, Charles Dance and directed by Michael Ritchie. Mr. Barry’s (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, BODY HEAT, A VIEW TO A KILL, DANCES WITH WOLVES) unused orchestral score is simply put, wondrous – a powerful, majestic work brimming with action, suspense and romance that strongly recalls the recently departed composer’s 80s Bond period while still retaining its own robust identity. Composer Michel Colombier’s (RUTHLESS PEOPLE, THE MONEY PIT, AGAINST ALL ODDS) score, only a portion of which has been previously released, is finally given its proper due here as well, showcasing the composer’s knack for traditional action scoring blended with the era’s contemporary, synth-based pop sound.
Basil Poledouris - Conan The Barbarian: The Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1982) 3 CDs Expanded Reissue 2012

Basil Poledouris - Conan The Barbarian (1982)
The Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

3 CDs Expanded Remastered Reissue 2012, Mary Ann Fake Series
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 1 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 432 Mb | Scans ~ 335 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # MAF 7123 | 03:07:44

At last! Complete soundtrack by Basil Poledouris to John Milius epic with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan, James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom, Sandahl Bergman as Valeria. Legendary music needs little introduction but long journey to 3-CD set warrants spotlight. Thought missing for decades, even by composer, Universal vaults reveal recently discovered 2" 24-track & 1/2" 3-track stereo session masters in mint condition for entire project, right down to rehearsal takes! (Assorted extra tracks on earlier Varese Sarabande release were made from composer's own incomplete 1/4" two-track copy.) Having complete multi-track session elements allows Intrada to newly mix and master everything, finding cool extras in the process! All of them are here! Poledouris originally scores main title with high trumpets joining horns on primary theme plus dynamic horn counter-melody playing in mid-section.
John Barry - Masquerade: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988) Limited CD Release 2002

John Barry - Masquerade: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988/2002)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 294 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Prometheus | # PCR 514 | 00:56:01

Another of John Barry's smouldering, moody thriller scores (Body Heat etc.), the kind of thing he does with a good deal of charm and edgy romanticism. Naturally for his legion of admirers this will be a most welcome treat, although to be entirely frank it is not one of his most distinctive soundtracks. While it hits all of the expected marks with the required poise and professionalism it also lacks freshness and at times sounds a little too much like recycled material (which with this composer admittedly always remains polished and likeable). Given these general musings and vague criticisms we are still left with a valuable addition to the wealth of John Barry work now available, something that is to be appreciated and I am certainly not complaining. (MWI)
VA - The Wanderers: Original Soundtrack (1979) Jukebox Classics Reissue 1988

VA - The Wanderers: Original Soundtrack (1979) Jukebox Classics Reissue 1988
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 284 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, Retro Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Pickwick | # PWK 058 | 00:42:55

The Wanderers is a 1979 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen and Toni Kalem. Set in the Bronx in 1963, the film follows a gang of Italian-American teenagers known as the Wanderers and their ongoing power struggles with rival gangs such as the Del Bombers. 17-track CD featuring a collection of jukebox classics from the soundtrack to the motion picture, including tracks by The Four Seasons, Lee Dorsey, The Angels, The Shirelles, The Chantays, The Champs, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Ben E. King, The Surfaris, The Isley Brothers, The Contours, The Volumes, and Dion.