Artist:
Title: This Is To Certify: The Gemini Anthology
Year Of Release: 1970-71/2004
Label: Air Mail Music
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Quality: Mp3 320 / Flac (tracks, .cue, log)
Total Time: 36:44 + 01:11:46
Total Size: 298/710 Mb (scans)
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Rick Price And Mike Sheridan - This Is To Certify: The Gemini Anthology (Reissue) (1970-71/2004)

CD 1:
1. Rick Price – Davey Has No Dad – 2:52
2. Mike Sheridan – Lightning Never Strikes – 2:37
3. Rick Price – Bitter Sweet – 2:41
4. Rick Price And Mike Sheridan – Tracy Smith – 2:04
5. Mike Sheridan – Sometimes I Wonder – 2:39
6. Rick Price – Tomorrow’s Child (Rick Price) – 2:23
7. Rick Price – Face In My Window (Rick Price) – 2:17
8. Mike Sheridan – Will You Leave Me Behind – 2:04
9. Rick Price And Mike Sheridan – Beautiful Sally – 2:03
10. Rick Price And Mike Sheridan – On The Moon – 2:30
11. Rick Price – Picture Box (J. Rodgers) – 2:08
12. Mike Sheridan – Lamp Lighter Man – 2:55
13. Mike Sheridan – Follow Me, Follow (Jeff Lynne) – 2:41
14. Mike Sheridan – When Love Breaks Your Heart (A. Tyler) – 1:39
15. Rick Price – Top Ten Records – 2:12

CD 2:
1. Rick Price – Butterfly – 2:48
2. Rick Price – April Is Here (Rick Price, Michael Tyler) – 3:46
3. Rick Price – Daisy Farm Park – 2:30
4. Rick Price – Misty Morning – 4:05
5. Rick Price – Talking To The Flowers (Terry Slater, Jacqueline Ertel, Venetia Stevenson) – 2:22
6. Rick Price – Who Am I (Rick Price, Michael Tyler) – 2:27
7. Rick Price – It’s Over (J. Rodgers) – 2:03
8. Rick Price – Reason To Believe (Tim Hardin) – 2:09
9. Rick Price – And The Singer Sings His Song (Neil Diamond) – 4:47
10. Rick Price – Love Her (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) – 3:27
11. Rick Price – Please, No More Sad Songs (Jeff Lynne) – 3:34
12. Rick Price – And Now (Rick Price, Michael Tyler) – 3:43
13. Rick Price – Dream (Michael Tyler) – 2:03
14. Rick Price – Hey Little One (Barry De Vorizon, Dorsey Burnette) – 2:00
15. Rick Price – Take My Hand For A While (Buffy Saint Marie) – 2:12
16. Rick Price – I Can Get Found – 3:49
17. Rick Price – Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker) – 4:33
18. Rick Price – Caroline – 2:27
19. Rick Price – Turn Around – 2:54
20. Rick Price – Love Is A Lonesome River (Glenn Campbell) – 1:54
21. Rick Price – Give Me Peace – 2:13
22. Rick Price – My Crying Time – 2:05
23. Rick Price – Galveston (Jimmy Webb) – 2:07
24. Rick Price – We Believe In Jesus (Michael Tyler) – 4:13

Line-up::
Rick Price – Bass, Vocals
Mike Sheridan – Vocals
Roy Wood – Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion
Jeff Lynne – Guitar

Both veterans of Birmingham England’s early-’60s “Brumbeat” scene, Mike Sheridan and Rick Price began writing songs together in 1968, just a little bit before Price received an offer from Roy Wood of the Move to join that group. He filled the spot left by guitarist/singer Trevor Burton when the latter quit the group soon after the release of “Blackberry Way.” They continued to write together during Price’s tenure with the band, which lasted until 1969, at approximately the same time that Jeff Lynne joined the band and Wood conceived the notion of the Electric Light Orchestra — during that period, the Move recorded one Sheridan/Price copyright, “Lightning Never Strikes”, as the B-side of “Brontosaurus.” In the wake of his exiting the Move, Price and Sheridan ended up being signed together as recording artists to President Records.

They lasted with the label for a year, releasing singles variously as Rick Price & Sheridan, Sheridan/Price, and several other permutations, although Sheridan/Price was the name ultimately used for their one official album, This Is to Certify: Gemini Anthology. The tracks were actually credited separately to them within the album, and the exact work of the duo was always a bit confusing, apparently even to the label, which regarded Price as the principal artist. They lasted together officially through 1970, and their output consisted of beautifully melodic pop/rock, reminiscent of the most pop-oriented output of the Move. In 2004, President Records released a double-CD set entitled This Is to Certify, containing the complete recordings of the duo augmented with Price’s solo output for the label. ~ Bruce Eder

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium (2006/2015) [Hi-Res]

Artist:
Title: Stadium Arcadium
Year Of Release: 2006/2015
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Genre: Funk Rock, Alternative Rock
Quality: flac lossless / flac 24bits – 96.0kHz
Total Time: 02:02:37
Total Size: 869 mb / 2.74 gb
WebSite:


Tracklist
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01. Dani California
02. Snow (Hey Oh)
03. Charlie
04. Stadium Arcadium
05. Hump de Bump
06. She’s Only 18
07. Slow Cheetah
08. Torture Me
09. Strip My Mind
10. Especially In Michigan
11. Warlocks
12. C’mon Girl
13. Wet Sand
14. Hey
15. Desecration Smile
16. Tell Me Baby
17. Hard To Concentrate
18. 21st Century
19. She Looks To Me
20. Readymade
21. If
22. Make You Feel Better
23. Animal Bar
24. So Much I
25. Storm In A Teacup
26. We Believe
27. Turn It Again
28. Death Of A Martian

Formés à Los Angeles en 1983 sous l’étoile Parliament/Funkadelic et autour d’Anthony Kiedis (chant), Flea (basse), Hillel Slovak (guitare) et Jack Irons (batterie), les Red Hot Chili Peppers s’imposent dans les années 80 comme l’une des forces les plus à même de briser les barrières musicales grâce à un brouet funk-rock aux accents pop, rap et metal. Si avec Mother’s Milk en 1989, marquant l’arrivée de John Frusciante (guitare) et Chad Smith (batterie), le groupe trouve sa voie, c’est avec Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) que le groupe devient superstar planétaire, livrant une série de best-sellers comme One Hot Minute (1995, avec Dave Navarro à la guitare), Californication (1999) ou By the Way (2002). En 2016, avec The Getaway, le groupe signe son onzième album en plus de 30 ans.


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Ratchet Orchestra – Coco Swirl (2019)

Artist:
Title: Coco Swirl
Year Of Release: 2019
Label: Ambiances Magnétiques
Genre: Jazz, Free Improvisation
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 1:13:36
Total Size: 365 MB
WebSite:


Tracklist:

01. Tub (2:33)
02. Lapse (8:38)
03. Extraterrestrial Skies (5:46)
04. Streak (9:58)
05. Coco Swirl (3:47)
06. Advice (6:58)
07. Raise Static Backstage (8:48)
08. Blood (4:09)
09. A Letter (7:05)
10. Before Is After: I. 1 (2:30)
11. Before Is After: II. 2 (1:02)
12. Before Is After: III. 3 (2:26)
13. Before Is After: IV. 4 (2:55)
14. Before Is After: V. 5 (1:18)
15. Before Is After: VI. 6 (5:44)

Established in 1992 the eclectic, astounding, and sometimes mystifying Ratchet Orchestra serves as a meeting place for Montréal musicians interested in creating new and vibrant music. Many of the city’s most active and creative composers, instrumentalists and improvisers play in the ensemble. The band’s music explores the relationships and tensions between the composed and improvised, and the instinctive and intellectual. Director Nicolas Caloia’s compositions provide a structure for the musicians’ explosive solo and collective improvisations, showcasing the specific talents of his individual members.

Rafal Blechacz – Chopin: Polonaises Nos. 1-7 (2013) [Hi-Res]

Artist:
Title: Chopin: Polonaises Nos. 1-7
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Genre: Classical, Piano
Quality: flac 24bits – 96.0kHz +booklet
Total Time: 00:54:47
Total Size: 978 mb
WebSite:


Tracklist
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01. Chopin: Polonaise No.1 In C Sharp Minor, Op.26, No.1
02. Chopin: Polonaise No.2 In E Flat Minor, Op.26, No.2
03. Chopin: Polonaise No.3 In A Major, Op.40, No.1 ‘Military’
04. Chopin: Polonaise No.4 In C Minor, Op.40, No.2
05. Chopin: Polonaise No.5 In F Sharp Minor, Op.44
06. Chopin: Polonaise No.6 In A Flat, Op.53 “Heroic”
07. Chopin: Polonaise No.7 In A Flat, Op.61 Polonaise-Fantaisie

Rafal Blechacz’ recital of Chopin’s Polonaises will be welcomed by his large number of fans, who have eagerly awaited this release.

Blechacz’s way with Polonaises will be a landmark recording of this highly emotional, popular and poetic music. The recording will include seven Polonaises, one of which is the Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, op. 61 “Polonaise Fantaisie”.

He is one of Deutsche Grammophon’s best-selling young artists – his stunning albums have sold more than 180,000 units worldwide.

His last album, featuring Debussy and Blechacz’s compatriot Szymanowski was named winner of the “Best Classical Album of the Year” at the Polish Fryderyk Awards and went Gold in his native country within a week of release in February 2012.

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Michal Urbaniak – Body English (1976)

Artist:
Title: Body English
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Ubx Records
Genre: Jazz, Fusion
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 43:44
Total Size: 263 MB
WebSite:


Tracklist:

01. New York Polka (5:56)
02. Aflatus (1:40)
03. Zad (6:50)
04. Sevenish (6:45)
05. Body English (6:01)
06. PolyMoog Ballad (2:30)
07. Lyricon (6:58)
08. Satin Lady (5:52)
09. Zomar Land (1:10)

The album cover, depicting Michal Urbaniak and violin flying through the air over the silhouetted curves of a naked woman, should have been the tipoff that this was going to be a more commercial outing than his previous releases. Indeed, there is a slicker sheen to this recording than to its predecessor, Fusion III. Urbaniak is playing his violin through a synthesizer more here, and Moog synthesizers are employed throughout. The feeling is almost disco-ish in places, though it would be pretty hard to do the “hustle” to these rhythms. The compositional structures continue to be similar to that of Return to Forever, but the synthesizers are a little too cheesy. True, there is still a lot of playfulness in the music on this disc, and Ursula Dudziak’s wordless vocals sound mighty fine, but overall, this does not measure up to Fusion III.

Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Schumann: The Symphonies (2014) [Hi-Res]

Artist:
Title: Schumann: The Symphonies
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Genre: Classical
Quality: flac 24bits – 96.0kHz +Booklet
Total Time: 02:04:24
Total Size: 2084 mb
WebSite:


Tracklist
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01. Schumann: Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38-“Spring”-1. Andante un poco maestoso-Allegro molto vivace
02. Schumann: Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38-“Spring”-2. Larghetto
03. Schumann: Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38-“Spring”-3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
04. Schumann: Symphony No.1 In B Flat, Op.38-“Spring”-4. Allegro animato e grazioso
05. Schumann: Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120-1. Ziemlich langsam-Lebhaft
06. Schumann: Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120-2. Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
07. Schumann: Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120-3. Scherzo
08. Schumann: Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120-4. Langsam-Lebhaft-Schneller-Presto
09. Schumann: Symphony No.2 In C, Op.61-1. Sostenuto assai-Un poco più vivace-Allegro ma non troppo-Con fuoco
10. Schumann: Symphony No.2 In C, Op.61-2. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
11. Schumann: Symphony No.2 In C, Op.61-3. Adagio espresssivo
12. Schumann: Symphony No.2 In C, Op.61-4. Allegro molto vivace
13. Schumann: Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.97-“Rhenish”-1. Lebhaft
14. Schumann: Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.97-“Rhenish”-2. Scherzo (Sehr mäßig)
15. Schumann: Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.97-“Rhenish”-3. Nicht schnell
16. Schumann: Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.97-“Rhenish”-4. Feierlich
17. Schumann: Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.97-“Rhenish”-5. Lebhaft

For these revelatory performances – captured live at acclaimed concerts in Paris – he conducts the superb Chamber Orchestra of Europe, one of the world’s preeminent chamber orchestras.

Taking a fresh perspective on familiar music, Yannick Nézet-Séguin challenges the conventional view on the composer’s symphonies.

“Of all the major symphonies, I’d say that Schumann’s are best performed by a slightly smaller ensemble… With a lean string section – not only in size, but also in its quality of playing – the music just works.”

The Canadian Maestro sees Schumann’s music as rooted in the bipolar nature of the composer’s troubled psyche, emphasising dramatic shifts of temperament – not only between movements but even within a single phrase

“He’s one of those composers whose personality is completely expressed in their music…those fluctuations between the melancholy and something very inward-looking are combined with a very manic kind of energy that wants to conquer the world. That’s what is so special about Schumann.”

This new cycle includes the second, revised version of Schumann’s second symphony, published as his Symphony No.4. “I try to respect whenever a composer makes a revision because he feels the need to, rather than because of any outside pressure. I’m personally convinced that the symphony’s message, and this feeling of one big movement, is better conveyed by the later version.”

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Travis Larson Band – Shift (2013)

Artist:
Title: Shift
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Precision Records
Genre: Instrumental Rock / Fusion
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 46:04
Total Size: 303 MB
WebSite:


Tracklist:

01. Shift
02. Point of Balance
03. Bright Eyes
04. Rockaway
05. Zok
06. The Drift
07. Double Tap
08. World’s Edge
09. Watchmen
10. Grace to Wonder
11. Above Below
12. Nightfall

Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta – Duo (2012) [Hi-Res]

Artist:
Title: Duo
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Genre: Classical
Quality: flac 24bits – 96.0kHz +Booklet
Total Time: 01:15:08
Total Size: 1.37 gb
WebSite:


Tracklist
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01. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.73-1. Zart und mit Ausdruck
02. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.73-2. Lebhaft, leicht
03. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.73-3. Rasch und mit Feuer
04. Brahms: Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38-1. Allegro non troppo
05. Brahms: Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38-2. Allegretto quasi minuetto
06. Brahms: Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38-3. Allegro-Più presto
07. Debussy: Sonata in D Minor for Cello & Piano, L.135-1. Prologue (lent)
08. Debussy: Sonata in D Minor for Cello & Piano, L.135-2. Sérénade (Modérément animé)
09. Debussy: Sonata in D Minor for Cello & Piano, L.135-3. Finale (Animé)
10. Shostakovich: Sonata For Cello And Piano, Op.40-1. Allegro non troppo
11. Shostakovich: Sonata For Cello And Piano, Op.40-2. Allegro
12. Shostakovich: Sonata For Cello And Piano, Op.40-3. Largo
13. Shostakovich: Sonata For Cello And Piano, Op.40-4. Allegro

Two of today’s most passionate and inspirational artists join forces in the recital programme that brought audiences to their feet at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad in Summer 2011. The chemistry between Hélène Grimaud and Sol Gabetta left critics and audiences nothing short of euphoric and this first duo recording captures the revelatory magic of their collaboration

The album reprises the same programme the duo performed in Gstaad:

Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Johannes Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E minor and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano.

Hélène’s recordings have been best-sellers on the Yellow Label with more than 800,000 units sold altogether to date. Sol is also a best-selling, chart-storming artist, who is regarded as one of the great cellists of our day.

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John Coltrane – Black Pearls (2016) [Hi-Res]

Artist:
Title: Black Pearls
Year Of Release: 1958 / 2016
Label: Prestige Records
Genre: Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/96kHz]
Total Time: 38:48 min
Total Size: 929 MB
WebSite:


Tracklist:

1. Black Pearls [13:10]
2. Lover Come Back To Me [07:27]
3. Sweet Sapphire Blues [18:11]

Personnel:

Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane
Trumpet – Donald Byrd
Piano – Red Garland
Bass – Paul Chambers
Drums – Art Taylor

As is often the case with an artist as prolific as John Coltrane, not every release can be considered as essential. Black Pearls seems a bit ambiguous when placed in a more historical context. It was only three days later that Coltrane participated not as a leader, but rather a member, of the Miles Davis Sextet that recorded “Stella By Starlight” and “On Green Dolphin Street.” There is an obvious disparity between these three mostly improvised and lengthy jams and the Davis session. This is in no way to insinuate that Coltrane’s performance is anything less than par. Black Pearls indeed captures Coltrane at the height of perfecting the intense volley that would garner the name “sheets of sound.” Featuring Donald Byrd (trumpet) and the Red Garland Trio — Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Art Taylor (drums) — this is the same quintet that had mightily contributed to Lush Life and The Believers, as well as The Last Trane. This session would be their last together. The title track is a mid-tempo bop number that quite frankly fails to make a great melodic impact. It’s not until Coltrane’s indomitable solo that a direction is found and, for a short while, remains focused. Once the reins are passed to Byrd, Garland, Chambers, and to a lesser extent Taylor, the song meanders through some fairly vapid changes. Fortunately, the soloing from Byrd is more direct and is able to build and support Coltrane’s equally impressive display. The difference is immeasurable as no holds are barred from Garland or Taylor — who is arguably at his prime. All told, this performance is well worth the price of admission. At 18-plus minutes, “Sweet Sapphire Blues” (penned by Prestige Records owner Robert Weinstock) is the longest track on Black Pearls. It is in essence a 12-bar blues jam. Coltrane’s double- and triple-time solo is primal within this setting. The overemphatic backbeat allows for more group interaction, yielding a full and well-rounded union among the musicians that was sadly absent from the opening track. — Lindsay Planer

Daniel Hope – Escape To Paradise – The Hollywood Album (2014) [Hi-Res]

Artist:
Title: Escape To Paradise – The Hollywood Album
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Genre: Classical
Quality: flac lossless / flac 24bits – 96.0kHz +Booklet
Total Time: 01:17:04
Total Size: 389 / 1471 mb
WebSite:


Tracklist
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01. Rozsa: Love Theme (From Ben Hur)
02. Korngold: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op.35-1. Moderato nobile
03. Korngold: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op.35-2. Romance: Andante
04. Korngold: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op.35-3. Finale: Allegro assai vivace
05. Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sea Murmurs
06. Eisler: The Secret Marriage
07. Rozsa: Love Theme (From El Cid)
08. Zeisl: Menuhim’s-Song
09. Waxman: Reminiscences From “Come Back, Little Sheba” (From Come Back, Little Sheba)
10. Jurmann: Tränen in der Geige (From Ich will dich Liebe lehren)
11. Weill: Speak Low
12. Korngold: Der Schneemann-Serenade
13. Rozsa: Prelude And Love Theme (From Spellbound)
14. Morricone: Love Theme (From Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
15. Williams: Theme (From Schindler’s List)
16. Newman: American Beauty (Arr. For Violin And Orchestra) (From American Beauty)
17. Heymann: Irgendwo auf der Welt (From Ein blonder Traum)
18. Hupfeld: As Time Goes By (From Casablanca)

In his latest album Daniel Hope shines a new light on Hollywood scores as he takes a widescreen musical journey, seeking out the echoes of exiled European composers, such as Miklos Rózsa, John Waxman, Hanns Eisler, Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The center piece is the famous Violin concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

The album also contains contemporary soundtrack classics such as Schindler´s List, American Beauty and Cinema Paradiso to reflect on the strong musical influence the Exile composer had and still has on contemporary film composers.

Guest artists featuring on this record are no one less than Sting who performs in a new arrangement on “The Secret Marriage” – a Hanns Eisler composition (originally with lyrics of Bertold Brecht, to which Sting wrote his own lyrics back in 1987) – and German singer phenomenon Max Raabe on the famous “Speak Low” by Kurt Weill. Top Arranger Paul Bateman provided brand new orchestral arrangements.


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