Mel Collins

Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins (A King Crimson Projekt) - A Scarcity Of Miracles (2011)

Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins (A King Crimson Projekt) - A Scarcity Of Miracles (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 251 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Progressive/Art Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Discipline Global Mobile (DGM1101)

Reading the full name of this release – Jakszyk, Fripp And Collins With Levin And Harrison – A Scarcity Of Miracles – A King Crimson ProjeKct – leads to one central and almost unbelievable thought: this must be a new King Crimson album after all these years (the last album was released in 2003). But it is just like Robert Fripp, King Crimson’s mastermind and guitarist, wrote in the album’s liner notes: listening to A Scarcity Of Miracles is “like meeting a close member of the [King Crimson] family for the first time”. The music on this album is consistently mellow, sophisticated prog, similar, but smoother than the soft tunes from the Belew era, perhaps closer in tone to the Sylvian/Fripp albums.
Mel Torme - Mel Torme at the Crescendo (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mel Tormé - Mel Torme at the Crescendo (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:58 minutes | 480 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A showcase for Mel Tormé at his best, recorded live in front of an audience, the album solidified the young singer's standing in the jazz world. Released in 1957, this session was recorded at the Crescendo in Los Angeles, arranged by Tormé's longtime collaborator, pianist/arranger Marty Paich. These familiar standards are taken to another level on this inspired concert album that sees Tormé backed by a small combo.
King Crimson - Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - March 08, 1972 (2006) {2CD DGM Official Digital Download}

King Crimson - Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - March 08, 1972 (2006) {2CD DGM Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (dgmlive.com) -> 524 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 198 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2006 Discipline Global Mobile / King Crimson / DGMlive.com
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Talk about chalk and cheese or to put it another way: what a difference a day makes. After their uneven performance at in Pittsburgh, Boz and the boys spent a day travel up to Milwaukee and washed up at the Riverside theatre. 24 hours spent away from the stage has made them hungry again, giving this gig a distinctive edge to the set. Arguably the best live rendering of Formentera Lady is to be found here; Fripp’s chords and timing are tight and consequently Boz’s vocals are focussed and sharp. Collins moves from supportive flute to bracing salvos of alto sax fired over the rhythm section inquisitive wanderings which range from sparse funk, R&B shuffle, and Elvin Jones workout. As it migrates to become The Sailors Tale, Collins’ frenetic soloing demonstrates why there was no other band quite like Crim doing the rounds back then; it’s jazz rock but not as we know it, Jim.

Martin Barre - A Trick Of Memory (1994) Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 9, 2016
Martin Barre - A Trick Of Memory (1994) Repost

Martin Barre - A Trick Of Memory (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 324 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 124 Mb | Scans | Time: 50:04
ZYX Music | ZYX 3613-2
Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, R&B, Folk/Blues/Jazz Rock

A decent debut album, featuring a lively mix of hard rock and R&B with progressive rock, folk, and blues sources. It is one of those all too rare albums that brings you something new every time you play it.
King Crimson -  Stanley Warner Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - March 06, 1972 (2006) {2CD DGM Official Digital Download}

King Crimson - Stanley Warner Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - March 06, 1972 (2006) {2CD DGM Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (dgmlive.com) -> 507 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 206 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2006 Discipline Global Mobile / King Crimson / DGMlive.com
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

“This next song is aptly titled Circkus” says Boz with a slight edge in his voice. Here’s the band at the half way point of what they know is their last tour together. Certainly there’s a lot of clowning around that masks some of the unresolved tensions and resentments that were part of the Crimso chemistry at the time.

VA - The Many Faces Of King Crimson (2016) {3CD Box Set}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 27, 2016
VA - The Many Faces Of King Crimson (2016) {3CD Box Set}

VA - The Many Faces Of King Crimson (2016) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 980 Mb | Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 134 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Music Brokers #MBB7231

Alongside Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer and Genesis, King Crimson has been one of the most emblematic British progressive rock bands of all time. Always creatively led by Robert Fripp, the group has gone through numerous member changes and sound mutations. After several years of hard work, Music Brokers is proud to present The Many Faces Of King Crimson, an album where we will find hard to find works and lesser known projects from most of the members that at some point were part of the band. The Many Faces Of King Crimson is a monumental project, a triple album where we can listen to the solo work of drummer Andy McCulloch, lyricist Pete Sinfield, bassist Boz Burrell, drummer Ian Wallace, singer and bassist Gordon Haskell…
King Crimson - Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany - April 12, 13 & 14, 1971 {2005) {DGM 16/44 Official Digital Download}

King Crimson - Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany - April 12, 13 & 14, 1971 {2005) {DGM 16/44 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (dgmlive.com) -> 1.53 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 566 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2005 Discipline Global Mobile / King Crimson / DGMlive.com
Rock / Progressive Rock / Art Rock

The debut show for Mel, Boz, RF and Ian and what a fantastic atmosphere this soundboard recording has! The band are incredibly animated, clearly delighted to be away from their basement rehearsal room and obviously enjoying the liberation of being onstage. The shouts of encouragement and approval being exchanged – often in mid-song – give this recording an astonishing intimacy. Highlights include Fripp’s razor-sharp lines in the chorus section of Cirkus. There's an enchanting version of Lady of The Dancing Water with winsome backing vocals from Ian, trimmed with some rich baritone sax. And listen out for the running lines and slashing chords from LTIA pt1 as they make their debut during a radically different and experimental Sailor’s Tale.

The Alan Parson Project - Ammonia Avenue (1984)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 30, 2016
The Alan Parson Project - Ammonia Avenue (1984)

The Alan Parson Project - Ammonia Avenue (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 238 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 39 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Soft Rock | Arista Records #ARCD 8204 / ARCD 8062 | US

One of the most interesting aspects about the Alan Parsons Project is the band's ability to forge a main theme with each of its songs, while at the same time sounding extremely sharp and polished. Much of this formula is used in Ammonia Avenue, only this time the songs rise above Parsons' overall message due to the sheer beauty of the lyrics partnered with the luster of the instruments. The album touches upon how the lines of communication between people are diminishing, and how we as a society grow more spiritually isolated and antisocial. But aside from the philosophical concepts prevalent in the lyrics, it is the music on this album that comes to the forefront…
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (1986) [2CDs] {2006 Virgin Remaster}

David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (1986) [2CDs] {2006 Virgin Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 470 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 218 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 169 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003, 2006 Virgin Records / EMI | 0946 3 63073 2 9
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental Rock / Experimental Ambient

Digitally remastered reissue, in standard jewel case, of this 1986 album from the former vocalist of Japan. 20 tracks total including seven bonus tracks, 'River Man' (Remix), 'Gone To Earth' (Remix), 'Camp Fire-Coyote Country' (Remix), 'Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples' 'Camp Fire-Coyote Country', 'A Bird Of Prey Vanishes Into A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky' & 'Sunlight Seen Through Towering Trees'. Guests include Bill Nelson, Robert Fripp, & Mel Collins.
Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster} [re-up]

Camel - The Complete SHM-CD Set (1973 -1984) [12 Albums, 15 CDs] {2009 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 5.13 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.97 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 3.11 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Universal Japan / Deram / Decca | UICY-94130…94145
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Cover artwork faithfully replicates original one. Comes with lyrics and a description. Camel was still finding its signature sound on its eponymous debut album. At this point, Peter Bardens and his grand, sweeping organ dominate the group's sound and Andrew Latimer sounds tentative on occasion.