American Poetry

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti

VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti
Classical 20th Century - Contemporary | Choral Sacred & Secular | Release: 11/2006
297 MB | FLAC tracks + CUE + LOG + Scans | RAR | RS.com

This anthology brings together representative works from the mainstream of contemporary American choral music. Charles Ives’s Psalm 90 evokes a mood reminiscent of congregational Sunday singing in New England. Copland’s In the Beginning recalls his Fanfare for the Common Man, while Lukas Foss’s Behold, I Build An House shows the stylistic influence of Copland. Vincent Persichetti’s Flower Songs reveal his deep commitment to his favourite poet E.E. Cummings, and favours the women’s voices. In Fern Hill, set for alto, chorus and orchestra, composer John Corigliano sings of the joys of youth.

American Brass Quintet - Perspectives (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 15, 2017
American Brass Quintet - Perspectives (2017)

American Brass Quintet - Perspectives
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 53:32 min | 121 MB
Label: Summit Records | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, the American Brass Quintet is celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. In 2013 the quintet received Chamber Music America's highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field.

Picture Palace Music - Metropolis Poetry (2011)  Music

Posted by varrock at Jan. 15, 2017
Picture Palace Music - Metropolis Poetry (2011)

Picture Palace Music - Metropolis Poetry (2011)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 67:37 min | 157 Mb
Style: Electronic, Berlin School, Ambient | Label: Eastgate

The electronic post-rock formation Picture Palace music, after its foundation in 2003, first devoted itself to the contemporary setting of the classical silent films with the sound possibilities of today's time. The ensemble of great, emotional melodies, guitar-laden soundscapes and noise elements developed the Berliners quickly into a live set and their film-independent studio albums "Natatorium" (2009), "Midsummer" (2010) and "Indulge the Passion" ( 2012), with which they have caused a sensation for several years. Thus, Picture Palace music won the Schallwelle Award for electronic music four times and in 2010 and 2012 headlined the renowned E-Live festival in Oirschot in the Netherlands.
The London Symphony Orchestra - Symphonic Rock: American Classics (1997)

The London Symphony Orchestra - Symphonic Rock: American Classics (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 341 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical Crossover, Modern Classical, Symphonyc Rock, Easy Listening | Telarc #CD-80476

This album is either the latest example of a classical label prostituting itself in search of a larger audience, or a legitimate attempt at crossover within an orchestral pops vein, given added appeal through the presence of the Roger Dean cover graphics and the near-suppression of the Telarc identification. The "classics" done up in 60-piece orchestral majesty include "Born to Run," "Tears of a Clown," "Superstition," "Hey Joe," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "God Only Knows," and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (which hardly belongs here, as the product of Scottish songwriter Ewan MacColl)…
Green Day - American Idiot: An Undefined Idiot Collection (2004/2005) RESTORED

Green Day - American Idiot: An Undefined Idiot Collection (2004/2005)
Digibook (1st Pressing) FLAC+CUE+LOG | Complete Scanwork | 438 + 333 MB
DVD (from Special Edition): Full DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | LPCM Stereo | 2 GB
EAC | 3x CDS | FLAC+CUE+LOG plus Complete Scanwork | 79 + 89 + 111 MB
Japanese DCD Reissue | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Complete Scanwork | DATA | 685/180/310 MB
Combined MP3 package (includes all extra tracks) | MP3 HQ CBR 320 Kbps | 239 MB

American Idiot - the seventh studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day - achieved success worldwide, charting in 27 countries and peaking at number one in nineteen of them, including the United States and the United Kingdom. Since its release, American Idiot has sold over 14 million copies worldwide. The album won a number of awards, including a Grammy for Best Rock Album, and received acclaim by critics. In 2009, Kerrang! named American Idiot the best album of the decade. Rolling Stone also listed "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "American Idiot" among the 100 best songs of the 2000s…
Beatles: The Eye Of The Hurricane - American Tour 1964 (2006)

Beatles: The Eye Of The Hurricane - American Tour 1964 (2006)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 4 800 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 448 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Rock | Label: Picture Perfect Productions | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 25 Mar. 2008 | Runtime: 208min. | 3,94+3,96GB (2xDVD5)

This double DVD presents three and a half hours of footage from the promotional tour that turned four lads from Liverpool, quite literally, into the music phenomenon of the century. A comprehensive document with coverage from 24 American cities, this painstakingly researched and edited collection gives the viewer a new insight into the Beatlemania that gripped America in the summer of 1964.

Micki Free - The Native American Flute As Therapy (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Jan. 6, 2017
Micki Free - The Native American Flute As Therapy (2016)

Micki Free - The Native American Flute As Therapy (2016)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 93:04 min | 224 Mb
Style: New Age, World, Native American | Label: Mysterium Music

In his intimate new album, The Native American Flute as Therapy, Micki Free offers a healing experience unlike any other, merging his blues-rock sensibility and musical spirituality in a wholly unique way. Listeners are invited to relax as Free’s sultry voice and Native American flute performances lead them on a meditative path through various stages of healing and release. Chakras, well-being, and sound healing are reflected in the song titles, delivered soulfully by the mixed-blood Comanche/Cherokee artist performing flute and percussion. Includes a yoga-perfect bonus track “Heartbeat Meditation Yoga Mix” and a poignant “Lavender Kiss” tribute to his friend, Prince. Rock ‘n’ Roll careers can take their toll on musicians, and with his intimate new album, this award-winning artist seems to say “Let’s slow down for a moment, breathe, chill and appreciate one another and ourselves.”
Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - The Country Hits (2008) {Ace Records CDCHD 1185 rec 1953-63}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - The Country Hits (2008) {Ace Records CDCHD 1185 rec 1953-63}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 391 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 169 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 38 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953-63, 2008 Ace Records | CDCHD 1185
Country / Classic Country / Country Folk

Here at Ace Towers we usually have a pretty realistic advance idea of how many copies we’re likely to sell of any CD that we release. But once in a while we put out something that catches the public imagination in a manner that exceeds our expectations in terms of sales and acclaim. Such was the case with our “Special Country Edition” of our “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” series, which has already sold almost twice as many copies as we initially anticipated, and which is still selling strongly six years on from its initial release.
Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 347 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 91 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955-63, 2016 Ace Records | CDCHD 1469
Country / Classic Country / Country Folk

Ace’s flagship “Golden Age” series continues to be among our best selling and most highly respected releases. After a short hiatus, we’re pleased to announce this new volume featuring 28 country recordings that made the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1963. As “More Country Hits” is in the “Golden Age Of American Popular Music” series, the content is more melodic overall than a “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” edition might be. Nevertheless, there’s a generous helping of up-tempo hillbilly and borderline rockabilly among the straight-ahead country to give listeners a bit of light and shade. As usual, the CD comes with a generously illustrated and copiously annotated booklet.