Van Der Graaf Generator – H to He, Who am the Only One (1970) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Van Der Graaf Generator – H to He, Who am the Only One (1970) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

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Progressive Rock | 1972 UK repress | Charisma CAS 1027

The foreboding crawl of the Hammond organ is what made Van Der Graaf Generator one of the darkest and most engrossing of all the early progressive bands. On H to He Who Am the Only One, the brooding tones of synthesizer and oscillator along with Peter Hammil’s distinct and overly ominous voice make it one of this British band’s best efforts. Kicking off with the prog classic “Killer,” an eight minute synthesized feast of menacing tones and threatening lyrics, the album slowly becomes shadowed with Van Der Graaf’s sinister instrumental moodiness. With superb percussion work via Guy Evans, who utilizes the tympani drum to its full extent, tracks like “The Emperor in His War-Room” and “Lost” are embraced with a blackened texture that never fades. The effective use of saxophone (both alto and tenor) and baritone from David Jackson gives the somberness some life without taking away any of the instrumental petulance. H to He is carpeted with a science fiction theme, bolstered by the bleak but extremely compelling use of heavy tones and the absence of rhythms and flighty pulsations. This album, which represents Van Der Graaf in their most illustrious stage, is a pristine example of how dark progressive rock should sound. Mike DeGagne, Allmusic.

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Nektar – Recycled (1975) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Nektar – Recycled (1975) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

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Progressive Rock | 1977 UK LP | Decca SKL-R 5250

This is one of those rare magical albums which feels like its own planet out in space somewhere, inhabited by little sounds and creatures that you become familiar with over time and pay repeated visits to. Great keyboards, great vocals (even a choir, masterfully done), and one of the most grand and epic atmospheres it is possible to experience on record. I think Larry Fast’s synth contributions make for a large part of this, which is why, for me, this is the Nektar album that stands apart from the rest and breaks through into the realm of classics. Flowing concept-style albums don’t get much better than this.Corbet, Prog Archives.

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National Lampoon’s Vacation – Soundtrack (1983) (US Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

National Lampoon’s Vacation – Soundtrack (1983) (US Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

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DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | US Pressing
Genre: Soundtrack | Warner Bros. Records ~ 1-23909

National Lampoon’s Vacation, is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron and Anthony Michael Hall. The film features numerous others, such as comedians John Candy and Imogene Coca, model Christie Brinkley, and Jane Krakowski, in smaller roles. The screenplay was written by John Hughes, based on his short story in National Lampoon Magazine, Vacation ’58 (the screenplay changes the year to 1983). The original story is a (reportedly) fictionalized account of his own family’s ill-fated trip to Disneyland (changed to Walley World for the film) when Hughes was a boy. The success of the film helped advance his screenwriting career.

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Pat Metheny Group – The Falcon And The Snowman (1985) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Pat Metheny Group – The Falcon And The Snowman (1985) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

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1985 / Genre: Jazz Fusion – Soundtrack / EMI Records – NL

The Falcon and the Snowman is an album of original music for the soundtrack of the Orion Pictures film of the same title, composed by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.
The music is performed by the Pat Metheny Group with occasional orchestrations for strings. The exceptions are a male chorus featuring a young alto which bookends the album and “This Is Not America,” a collaboration with David Bowie, credited as producer and co-composer, who performs lyrics for an arrangement of the theme heard in the track “Chris.”
This beautiful soundtrack album is a great example of their musical creativity. Mastered by Bob Ludwig (great sound!). Enjoy this vinyl version!

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Patrick O’Hearn – Rivers Gonna Rise (1988) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Patrick O’Hearn – Rivers Gonna Rise (1988) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

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1988 / Genre: Jazz-New Age-Electronic – Private Music – USA

Remarkable atmosferic and melodious music with Jazz and New Age influences..

“Rivers Gonna Rise” is a very nice album; the music is very accessable and energetic. The soundquality of this album is outstanding. It has an open, wide and deep soundstage (deeeeep…Bass) such as you do not hear often. Listen for yourself…

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Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Kate & Anna McGarrigle (1975) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Kate & Anna McGarrigle (1975) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

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1975 / Genre: Folk – Contemporary Folk – Warner Bros – NL

Kate (February 6, 1946 – January 18, 2010) and Anna (1944) McGarrigle were a pair of Canadian singer-songwriters from Quebec, who performed as a duo until Kate McGarrigle’s death on January 18, 2010.
Kate and Anna McGarrigle is the self-titled 1975 debut album by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. A gem of an album where the two sisters give away unique and beautiful vocal harmonies; this is a varied album, with entertaining folk songs and touching ballads. I was very happy to find a few weeks ago a n.m. copy of Kate & Anna McGarrigle’s debut album which replaces my very old copy.. Kate died January 18, 2010 at the age of 63 year. She has left behind beautiful memories… Enjoy this impressive album and great recording!

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Galliard – New Dawn (1970) (2012 EU Reissue) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Galliard – New Dawn (1970) (2012 EU Reissue) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Rock, Jazz, Folk, Psychedelia | 2012 EU reissue | Sweet Dandelion SWDDL 726

Galliard were in on the ground floor of the British progressive rock movement, releasing their debut album, Strange Pleasure, in 1969 and mixing jazz, rock, folk, and psychedelic influences. The following year, New Dawn pretty much picked up where its predecessor left off, with one key exception. The band had initially featured two wind players, Dave Caswell and John Smith; though Smith was absent from New Dawn, a whole brace of additional horn players had been brought in to augment the sound. This was during the period when the likes of Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears (and their British equivalents) were starting out, and brass-rock was all the rage. That’s not to suggest that Galliard were trying to ride the brass-rock gravy train — their work is too skilled and varied for that — but simply that they were right in time for the Zeitgeist. Some cuts, like “New Dawn Breaking” and “Open Up Your Mind,” make full use of the horn section, coming off like a cross between early Chicago and jazzy U.K. prog rockers Colosseum, but that’s far from the dominant sound on this eclectic outing. Lead guitarist Richard Pannell’s sitar work on “Ask for Nothing” contributes to a swirling Eastern atmosphere that seems soaked in a kind of psychedelic afterglow from the late ‘60s. “Winter — Spring — Summer” is an ambitious suite full of shifting dynamics and settings, while the gentle, acoustic-based “And Smile Again” echoes Jethro Tull or the more folk-oriented moments of Traffic. “Premonition” is a straight-up jazz-rock instrumental pushed along by Tommy Thomas’ congas, where Pannell and the horns get to stretch out a bit. Closing track “In Your Minds Eye” opens with a couple of minutes of atmospheric, otherworldly tones before bringing things home with a blast of bold-faced, brass-filled prog rock. The striking thing is just how good Galliard were at all of the varied styles they attempt on New Dawn, but sadly, it was to be their last album. James Allen, Allmusic.
This is one of my all-time favourite albums! If you enjoyed “Strange Pleasure” you will probably love this.

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Francoise Hardy – Sings In English (1966) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Francoise Hardy – Sings In English (1966) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

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Pop, Rock | 1966 UK mono LP | Vogue VRL 3025

Usually thought of as a middle-of-the-road popular singer, Françoise Hardy — at the beginning of her career, at least — covered more stylistic ground and owed more debts to pop/rock than she’s given credit for. Immensely popular in her native France, the chanteuse first displayed her breathy, measured vocals in the early and mid-’60s. Her (mostly self-penned) recordings from that era draw from French pop traditions, lightweight ’50s teen idol rock, girl groups, and sultry jazz and blues — sometimes in the same song. The material is perhaps too unreservedly sentimental for some (in the French tradition), but the songs are invariably catchy and the production, arrangements, and near-operatic backup harmonies excellent, at times almost Spector-esque. Fans of Marianne Faithfull’s mid-’60s work can find something of a French equivalent here, though Hardy’s material was stronger and her delivery more confident. Richie Unterberger, AllMusic.

Track listing:
01. This Little Heart
02. All Over The World
03. However Much
04. It’s Getting Late
05. Only Friends
06. Say It Now
07. Just Call And I’ll Be There
08. The Rose
09. Only You Can Do It
10. It’s My Heart
11. Another Place
12. Autumn Rendezvous
Arranged by Charles Blackwell
Note: there is a little groove wear distortion towards the end of side one.

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Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) (German Original Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) (German Original Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Vinyl rip in 24 Bit/96 kHz | FLAC | cue & Tech Log | Artwork HR | 850 Mb | RSO – 2394 138 (1974) German Original | Rock

“461 Ocean Boulevard is the second studio album by blues rock musician Eric Clapton, released in July 1974 on the RSO label after the success of “I Shot the Sheriff”
After overcoming his heroin addiction, Eric Clapton was given a demo tape by Carl Radle – former bassist for Derek and the Dominos – with songs performed by Radle with keyboardist Dick Simms and drummer Jamie Oldaker. Clapton manager Robert Stigwood arranged for Clapton to record in Criteria Studios in Miami, with Radle, Simms, Oldaker, and record producer Tom Dowd.[1] Stigwood also paid for Eric to live at a rental house at the address 461 Ocean Boulevard in the town of Golden Beach near Miami”

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Easy Rider – Soundtrack (1969) (First US Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Easy Rider – Soundtrack (1969) (First US Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

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DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Soundtrack | Dunhill Records ~ DSX 50063

Easy Rider is the soundtrack to the cult classic 1969 film Easy Rider, a film often remembered for its epic late 1960′s rock music. The album was released by ABC-Dunhill Records in August 1969 (catalog no. DSX 50063), and was a strong success along with the film, peaking at #6 on the Billboard album charts in September of that year.
The songs on the soundtrack album are sequenced in the same order as they appear in the film, with the following differences:
“The Weight”, as originally recorded by The Band for their 1968 debut album Music From Big Pink, was used in the film but could not be licensed for the soundtrack. To deal with this, ABC-Dunhill commissioned Smith, who recorded for the label at the time, to record a cover version of the song for the soundtrack album.
Two songs used in the film, Little Eva’s “Let’s Turkey Trot” and The Electric Flag’s “Flash, Bam, Pow”, were omitted from the soundtrack album.
Distribution of the album transferred from the ABC-Dunhill label to Warner Bros. Records’ Reprise Records subsidiary (catalog no. MS 2026) in 1970, and Reprise published the album through much of the 1970′s. The album is currently published by the Universal Music Group, of which ABC-Dunhill is a legacy imprint.

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Eagles – Hotel California (1976) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Eagles – Hotel California (1976) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

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“Hotel California is the fifth studio album released by the American rock band the Eagles, in late 1976. It is the first Eagles album without founding member Bernie Leadon and the first album with Joe Walsh.
It is also the last album featuring original bass player and singer Randy Meisner. The album became the band’s highest selling studio album with over 16 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. The album topped the charts and won the band two Grammy awards for “Hotel California” and “New Kid in Town. “

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Affinity – Affinity (1970) (Original German ‘Swirl’ Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Affinity – Affinity (1970) (Original German ‘Swirl’ Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Vinyl | LOG | CUE | FLAC | Full LP Cover (1:1) | LP-24bit/48kHz: 493mb & LP-16bit/44kHz: 255mb
Genre: Progressive-Rock | Label: Vertigo 6360 004 | Original German ‘Swirl’ Pressing | Release: 1970

Side A
1. I am and so are you (3:31)
2. Night flight (7:15)
3. I wonder if I care as much (3:20)
4. Mr. Joy (5:02)
Side B
5. Three sisters (4:57)
6. Cocoanut grove (2:35)
7. All along the watchtower (11:36)

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Stanley Jordan Trio The Paris Concert 2007 COMPLETE MBLURAY-COPYRiOT

I have always been astounded that so many beginning musicians begin their musical explorations on the guitar. Despite being an at least competent pianist, I have never been able to master the fretboard technique to really be able to eke out even the most basic chords on the guitar. I blame my somewhat stubby fingers for this inability, but of course my more musically astute colleagues point out that I have no problem voicing extremely complex chords on the piano with those same stubby fingers. Perhaps it’s the more “graph like” quality of voicing items on the guitar that throws me off, or something endemic to actual guitar technique. I might have had better luck had I adopted Stanley Jordan’s innovative, almost keyboard-esque, approach: instead of using his left hand to finger notes and his right hand to strum, Jordan exploits the “tapping” technique where he uses both hands to play the fretboard almost like a pianist percussively presses the keys. Surprisingly, Jordan’s approach doesn’t result in an overly staccato sound, and in fact there are beautifully sustained legato passages in a lot of Jordan’s work. This 2007 Paris concert, part of in-Akustik’s New Morning (a Paris nightclub) Blu-ray series, finds the guitarist and his ace band in fine form as they move through both originals and standards.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Stanley-Jordan-Trio-The-Paris-Concert-Blu-ray/9652/

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Mick Taylor The Tokyo Concert 2009 720p MBluRay x264-LOUNGE

Mick Taylor: The Tokyo Concert (2009)

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by accident that the Ch�telet Theater in Paris invites the Bolshoi orchestra to play there. He decides to gather together his former musicians and to perform in Paris in the place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. As a solo violin player to accompany his old Jewish or Gypsy musicians he wants Anne-Marie Jacquet, a young virtuoso. If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph.

Starring: Aleksey Guskov, Dmitri Nazarov, Mélanie Laurent, François Berléand, Miou-Miou
Director: Radu Mihaileanu

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Mick-Taylor-The-Tokyo-Concert-Blu-ray/21517/

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Eric Whitacre – Water Night (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Eric Whitacre – Water Night (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 75:54 minutes | 1,29 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: bowers-wilkins.com

Water Night is the new album from the visionary composer behind the Virtual Choir and follows up his Grammy award-winning album, Light and Gold. The Daily Telegraph, London, describes Whitacre as “that rare thing, a modern composer who is both popular and original”.

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