The Diary of Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor (2001) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2019
Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor (2001) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor (2001) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 520 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
R&B, Neo-Soul | Label: J Records | # BVCP-21256 | Time: 01:16:03

Alicia Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, made a significant impact upon its release in the summer of 2001, catapulting the young singer/songwriter to the front of the neo-soul pack. Critics and audiences were captivated by a 19-year-old singer whose taste and influences ran back further than her years, encompassing everything from Prince to smooth '70s soul, even a little Billie Holiday. In retrospect, it was the idea of Alicia Keys that was as attractive as the record, since soul fans were hungering for a singer/songwriter who seemed part of the tradition without being as spacy as Macy Gray or as hippie mystic as Erykah Badu while being more reliable than Lauryn Hill. Keys was all that, and she had style to spare – elegant, sexy style accentuated by how she never oversang, giving the music a richer feel. It was rich enough to compensate for some thinness in the writing – though it was a big hit, "Fallin'" doesn't have much body to it – which is a testament to Keys' skills as a musician.
Various Artists - Janáček: The Diary of One Who Disappeared - Dvořák: Biblical Songs - Smetana: Evening Songs (2019)

Various Artists - Janáček: The Diary of One Who Disappeared - Dvořák: Biblical Songs - Smetana: Evening Songs (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 276 MB | Tracks: 37 | 69:43 min
Style: Classical | Label: Supraphon

The reissue of the recordings made in 1978 and 1988 pays tribute to the unforgettable Czech tenor Vilém Pribyls superb performance of three extraordinary Czech song cycles. The artist dazzled several generations of music-lovers in Bedrich Smetanas and Leo Janáceks operas. His professional career was mainly connected with Brno, where he lived and worked for three decades. Moreover, Pribyl performed as a guest at the National Theatre in Prague, and he also impressed audiences in Edinburgh, London (Royal Opera House), as well as in France, Italy and the USA. The three song cycles are deemed to be the best works in the genre created by Smetana, Dvorák and Janácek.
Alicia De Larrocha - The Art of Alicia De Larrocha (2003) {7CD Box Set Decca 473 813-2}

Alicia De Larrocha - The Art of Alicia De Larrocha (2003) {7CD Box Set Decca 473 813-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.07 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.26 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 222 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 Decca Music | 473 813-2
Classical / Piano / Orchestral

This splendid seven-disc set marks Alicia de Larrocha's 2003 retirement from the concert stage after an extraordinary career spanning more than seven decades. To many listeners, she is a peerless performer of Iberian (particularly Spanish and Catalan) music. Indeed, as her rendition of Manuel de Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain demonstrates, this Catalan pianist brilliantly captures the indefinable magic and charm of Iberian music, revealing a timeless richness and depth that lesser artists, conforming to ideas of national style, often miss. It would be a mistake, however, to define de Larrocha as an "Iberian specialist." As this set demonstrates, her rich repertoire encompasses various traditions and a timespan from the late Baroque to the present, from Bach to Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002).
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - The Diary Of A Band Vol. 1 & 2 (1968)

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - The Diary Of A Band Vol. 1 & 2 (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | 1994 | Decca | ~ 520 or 220 Mb | Scans(png) -> 68 Mb
Blues Rock

This is an interesting concept for a live album. The title tells it as it is, isn't a typical live album, more a sonic diary of the band on tour. What you get are "selected highlights" of songs, full songs, and pieces of conversation of the band members interacting with the audience, and with each other…

Pavol Breslik - The Diary of One Who Disappeared (2020)  Music

Posted by varrock at Feb. 7, 2020
Pavol Breslik - The Diary of One Who Disappeared (2020)

Pavol Breslik - The Diary of One Who Disappeared (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 190 MB | Tracks: 36 | 52:48 min
Style: Classical | Label: Orfeo

Leoš Janácek (1854–1928) composed the song cycle The Diary Of One Who Disappeared at a time when many people already considered him on a par with the other two masters of Czech national music, Smetana and Dvorák. The inspiration for the autobiographical ‘Diary’ came from a few enigmatic lines of poetry in two editions of the “Lidove noviny” (People’s Newspaper) of May 1916. Although this work is Janácek’s most important original song cycle, his keen interest in the folk songs and dances of his Moravian homeland resulted in a plethora of arrangements, making this music also accessible to the classical concert hall.
San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas - Tilson Thomas: From the Diary of Anne Frank & Meditations on Rilke (2020)

San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas - Tilson Thomas: From the Diary of Anne Frank & Meditations on Rilke (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:20:59 | 309 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: SFS Media

In celebration of Michael Tilson Thomas’ 25th and final year as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, SFS Media presents the premiere recordings of MTT’s most recent compositions for voice and orchestra. MTT’s From the Diary of Anne Frank and Meditations on Rilke feature narrator Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny. Inspired by and based on the words and compassionate spirit of Anne Frank, From the Diary of Anne Frank opens with a flourish and culminates in a solemn yet hopeful vision for the future. Meditations on Rilke takes listeners on an emotional and evocative journey befitting the lyrical sweep of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poems. This album will be available June 19, 2020 in studio master-quality double SACD set, as a digital download, and via streaming.
Brian Mulligan & Timothy Long - Dominick Argento: The Andrée Expedition - From the Diary of Virginia Woolf (2017)

Brian Mulligan & Timothy Long - Dominick Argento: The Andrée Expedition - From the Diary of Virginia Woolf
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:27 min | 314 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Dominick Argento is widely considered to be one of Americas leading composers of lyric opera and choral music. The two major song cycles on this recording demonstrate Argentos flair for setting unusual texts to music. From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, which won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Music, is based on eight of the writers confessional journal entries, while The Andrée Expedition sets diaries and letters from an ultimately tragic balloon expedition to the North Pole in 1897.
Brian Mulligan & Timothy Long - Dominick Argento: The Andrée Expedition - From the Diary of Virginia Woolf (2017)

Brian Mulligan & Timothy Long - Dominick Argento: The Andrée Expedition - From the Diary of Virginia Woolf (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:41 | 186 MB
Label: Naxos

Dominick Argento is widely considered to be one of Americas leading composers of lyric opera and choral music. The two major song cycles on this recording demonstrate Argentos flair for setting unusual texts to music. From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, which won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Music, is based on eight of the writers confessional journal entries, while The Andrée Expedition sets diaries and letters from an ultimately tragic balloon expedition to the North Pole in 1897.

Krobak - The Diary of the Missed One (2008)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 11, 2018
Krobak - The Diary of the Missed One (2008)

Krobak - The Diary of the Missed One (2008)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 261 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cardiowave (CW 005)

The Diary of the Missed One is the debut full-length album by Ukrainian one man post rock act Krobak. Igor Sidorenko plays all instruments on the album (guitars, bass, drums, samples programming) and it is emphasized that no keyboards were used during the recording sessions which took place in the spring of 2007.
The album is cut into three songs, each one a little longer than the last, one is almost archtypical post rock, but more upbeat than you would expect, with an almost awkward start, but smoothes over, and builds into a great song. The second starts a little softer than the first, slow melodic, beautiful, but towards the end, introduces a more metalisized Krobak, with post metalish tones to a drop D palm muted guitar…

Alicia Keys - VH1 Storytellers (2013)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 23, 2019
Alicia Keys - VH1 Storytellers (2013)

Alicia Keys - VH1 Storytellers (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 381 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans ~ 72 Mb | 00:59:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Neo Soul, Pop | RCA Records / Sony Music #88883-72631-2

First aired ten days prior to the release of Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys' VH1 Storytellers program featured six songs. While this set expands the set to 11 songs, it does not present the full performance. Heavy editing was involved; certain portions of Keys' dialogue re hacked up, crowd noise is unnaturally lowered and raised in volume, and there is little evident effort to make the songs flow. Keys' first words here, the lead-in to "No One," are "We were at the end of the album, and it was finished, and…" – so it provokes the feeling of walking into the venue as the gig is in progress. Furthermore, much of her intro to the following "Brand New Me" was cut. For all its choppiness, VH1 Storytellers is enjoyably off-the-cuff, with Keys' anecdotes (including an extended tale about the making of "You Don't Know My Name") and remarks ("I love an acoustic guitar!") often delivered as she and her band are playing.