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Cheap Trick - The Epic Archive, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at July 22, 2019
Cheap Trick - The Epic Archive, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) (2017)

Cheap Trick - The Epic Archive, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 458 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:06:39
Arena Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Real Gone Music

In most bands, there's someone who saves everything – the set lists, the fliers, the photos, the board tapes (or CDs), the T-shirts, and the minutiae that add up during a group's career. In the Beatles it was Ringo Starr, in the Velvet Underground it was Sterling Morrison, and while playing drums with Cheap Trick throughout most of their history, Bun E. Carlos was also the band's pack rat, keeping track of the group's artifacts and holding onto copies of their demos and outtakes. Carlos helped annotate and provided the tapes for many of the tracks on The Epic Archive, Vol. 1, a collection of odds and ends from Cheap Trick's peak creative period of 1975 to 1979. The set opens with three songs from a demo the band cut at Memphis' Ardent Recording in 1975 (power pop devotees can pause to wonder if they bumped into Alex Chilton, who was recording Big Star's 3rd that same year), while also delivering a handful of session outtakes and demos, live tracks from a 1977 gig at the Whisky, a clumsy single edit of "Ain't That a Shame" from At Budokan, rude alternate versions of "I Dig Go-Go Girls" and "Surrender," and three tracks from their 1979 return to Budokan.
The Tragically Hip - Long Time Running (2017) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

The Tragically Hip - Long Time Running (2017)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23.976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
Dolby Digital Audio 5.1, 48 kHz, 448 kbps & 2.0, 48 kHz, 192 kbps
Rock, Documentary | 01:35:39 | ~ 22.61 Gb

A legend in the making with songs that connect people, lyrics that mean more & sound that resonates…
DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

Claude Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliées; Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande (2017)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Robin Ticciati, conductor; Magdalena Kožená

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Orchestral, Vocal | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 550 | Time: 01:08:33

This marks the first release with Robin Ticciati leading the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, and it makes the requisite splash. There's a world premiere: even if you're not on board with the trend of enlarging the repertory through arrangements of works that are perfectly good in their original form, you will likely be seduced by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená's ravishing reading of Debussy's voice-and-piano Ariettes oubliées, inventively arranged by Brett Dean. There's a little-known work: the opening one, Fauré's Prelude to Pénélope (a sparsely performed opera, with a slightly less sparsely performed prelude) is a lush and beautifully controlled arc. Controlled and detailed are two words that come to mind for Ticciati's interpretation of La mer, the warhorse work on the program; it may seem a bit deliberate, but there are many hues in his performance. The two Debussy works are balanced by two of Fauré's: the fourth work is the suite from Fauré's incidental music to Pélleas et Mélisande (in Charles Koechlin's version), also deliberate and lush. Linn recorded the performance in Berlin's Jesus Christus Kirche, which allows the full spectrum of orchestral colors to come through. Worth the money for Kozená fans for her turn alone, and a fine French program for all.
Golden Earring - The Complete Studio Recordings (2017) [29 CD Box Set] Part 2

Golden Earring - The Complete Studio Recordings (2017) [29 CD Box Set] Part 2
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
24CD | Universal Music, 571944-1 | ~ 7396 or 2564 Mb | Scans(png) -> 760 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Classic Rock / Beat / Pop Rock

Limited 29 CD box set. From their debut Just Ear-rings from 1965 till the tribute to their hometown The Hague from 2015 - all 26 studio albums by Holland's most legendary rock band are collected in a monumental box Complete Studio Recordings, augmented with no less than three CD's full of non-album tracks…

VA - Top Of The Pops '1983 (3CD, 2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 28, 2019
VA - Top Of The Pops '1983 (3CD, 2017)

VA - Top Of The Pops '1983 (3CD, 2017)
FLAC tracks +cue+log+covers | 3:55:12 | 1,5 Gb
Genre: Pop, Rock, New Wave, Funk, R'n'B / Label: Universal Music

Top of the Pops 1983 includes hits from Duran Duran, Kajagoogoo, Culture Club and many others.
Golden Earring - The Complete Studio Recordings (2017) [29 CD Box Set] Part 1 Re-up

Golden Earring - The Complete Studio Recordings (2017) [29 CD Box Set] Part 1
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Universal Music, 571944-1 | ~ 1253 or 481 Mb | Scans(png) -> 368 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Classic Rock / Beat / Pop Rock

Limited 29 CD box set. From their debut Just Ear-rings from 1965 till the tribute to their hometown The Hague from 2015 - all 26 studio albums by Holland's most legendary rock band are collected in a monumental box Complete Studio Recordings, augmented with no less than three CD's full of non-album tracks…
The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude Of A Dream: Live In Tilburg 2017 (2018) [2xBlu-ray, 1080i]

The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude Of A Dream: Live In Tilburg 2017 (2018)
2xBlu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080i, 29.970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM Audio 2.0, 48 kHz, 1536 kbps, 16-bit
Progressive Rock / Neoprog | Scans | 54:45+1:33:35 | ~ 28.44 Gb

The Neal Morse Band spent much of 2017 touring the world, performing their epic album The Similitude of a Dream. Now, finally comes the first official live recording of this momentous live spectacle, in fantastic 2CD/DVD or Blu-Ray sets…
VA - Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria (1972-1982) (2017)

VA - Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria (1972-1982) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 429 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | 01:14:29
Afrobeat, World, Funk | Label: Comb & Razor Sound

When most people think about Nigerian music, the first thing that comes to mind is Lagos, the country's main commercial center, the glittering megacity that spawned Yoruba-speaking music luminaries such as Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Sir Shina Peters and Wizkid. But Nigeria is a country of rich diversity, especially in its music: From the Igbo highlife and rock bands of east-central region, to the deep Edo roots rhythms from the midwest, to the keening, ornamented Fulani melodies of the north. But one region whose music has remained largely under-explored is the south eastern land of the Efik and Ibibio ethnic groups in Cross River and Akwa Ibom State, the region colloquially referred to as "Calabar." A cradle of culture, this region was one of the earliest outposts of Nigerian popular music. Its primordial rhythms traveled across the Atlantic during the slave trade to provide the part of the foundation for Afro-Cuban grooves that would go on to influence the development of jazz, rock & roll, R&B and funk.
Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Vivaldi: Dorilla in Tempe (2017)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Vivaldi: Dorilla in Tempe (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 797 Mb | Total time: 77:14+64:57 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP30560 | Recorded: 2014, 2017

A perfect example of the creativity and diversity of Antonio Vivaldi's musicmaking, the opera Dorilla in Tempe is an enchanting listen. From the pastoral and fairytale-like atmosphere of the story, to the prominent role of the choir (which sings the well known 'Spring') and the insertion of several spectacular arias by fellow composers (thereby creating a ‘pasticcio' opera, as was common at the time): everything combines to draw the listener in to the emotional twists and turns of Princess Dorilla in her valley of Tempe, Greece.
As always in the Vivaldi Edition, the recording brings together a high-level vocal cast, including Romina Basso, Sonia Prina, Christian Senn, and Serena Malfi - this time under the baton of maestro Diego Fasolis, who has previously worked with Cecilia Bartoli on several recordings.
Camille Thomas, Alexandre Bloch, Orchestre National de Lille -  Saint-Saëns & Offenbach (2017)

Camille Thomas, Alexandre Bloch, Orchestre National de Lille - Saint-Saëns & Offenbach (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 270 Mb | Total time: 68:15 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 479 7520 | Recorded: 2017

For her debut album on the yellow label Camille has chosen music full of youthful invention – uplifting and positive. She brings her own sensitive interpretation to the French Romantic works for cello and orchestra by Saint-Saëns and Offenbach, including the former’s First Cello Concerto, a masterpiece of its genre, and a delightful excerpt from the latter’s Harmonies des bois “Les Larmes de Jacqueline”. The album was recorded with the Orchestre National de Lille and Alexandre Bloch, and also includes guest appearances by tenor Rolando Villazón and violinist Nemanja Radulović.