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Chris Connor - A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1958) + Chris Craft (1958) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 1994

Chris Connor - A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1958) + Chris Craft (1958)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 1994

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Cool | Label: Rhino/Atlantic | # R2 71747 | Time: 01:16:57

Two of singer Chris Connor's finest Atlantic albums are reissued in full on this single CD. The laid-back yet coolly emotional jazz singer is heard backed by top-notch rhythm sections (with either Ralph Sharon or Stan Free being the pianist/arranger) and occasional horns (trumpeter Joe Wilder, flutist Sam Most, tenors Al Cohn and Lucky Thompson, flutist Bobby Jaspar and Al Epstein on English horn and bass clarinet) adding some short solos. Connor (then around 30) was in her prime, and her renditions of such songs as "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Lonely Town," "I'm Shooting High," "Moonlight in Vermont," and even "Johnny One Note" are memorable and sometimes haunting.
Sinead O'Connor - She Who Dwells In The Secret Place Of The Most High Shall Abide Under The Shadow Of The Almighty (2003)

Sinead O'Connor - She Who Dwells In The Secret Place Of The Most High Shall Abide Under The Shadow Of The Almighty (2003)
EAC Rip | 02:25:16 | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 0.98 GB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 363 MB
Alternative Rock, Acoustic, Pop Rock, Folk, Country
Label: Vanguard

She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty (yeah, it's a mouthful, but at least it's not Fiona Apple's monolith), was reportedly Sinead O' Connor's final album – it wasn't – as she seeks another way of life as a spiritual pilgrim, O'Connor delved deep into her rare, B-side, unreleased, and compilation tracks and gives listeners a live album to boot over two discs. Released stateside on Vanguard, this is, despite its disparate nature, one of the most satisfying recordings she's ever delivered – the previous year's Sean-Nós Nua, her traditional album, was a knockout and perhaps her finest studio moment, but it went unnoticed here because Americans can't seem to forgive O'Connor for exercising her right to free speech (the audience at Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary concert should be especially ashamed).

Sinead O'Connor - Universal Mother (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 27, 2023
Sinead O'Connor - Universal Mother (1994)

Sinéad O'Connor - Universal Mother (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Label: Chrysalis / EMI | # 7243 8 30549 2 3 | Time: 00:50:09
Adult Alternative, Folk Rock, Folk, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

On Universal Mother, Sinéad O'Connor tells us more about herself than we probably should know. It's record making as therapy, the byproduct of feelings still only half worked out, a bundle of self-revelations left suspended, twisting in the wind. It wobbles between being an awful record and a remarkable one, and maybe that's why it works: It swings so wildly that it never sinks into that deathly muddy middle ground.

Sinead O'Connor - The Lion And The Cobra (1987)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 27, 2023
Sinead O'Connor - The Lion And The Cobra (1987)

Sinéad O'Connor - The Lion And The Cobra (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Ensign, Chrysalis | # ccd 1612 | 00:42:22

Sinéad O'Connor's debut, The Lion and the Cobra, was a sensation upon its 1987 release, and it remains a distinctive record, finding a major talent striving to achieve her own voice. Like many debuts, it's entirely possible to hear her influences, from Peter Gabriel to Prince and contemporary rap, but what's striking about the record is how she synthesizes these into her own sound – an eerie, expansive sound heavy on atmosphere and tortured passion. If the album occasionally sinks into its own atmospheric murk a little too often, she pulls everything back into focus with songs as bracing as the hard-rocking "Mandinka" or the sexy hip-hop of "I Want Your (Hands on Me)." Still, those ethereal soundscapes are every bit as enticing as the direct material, since "Troy," "Jackie," and "Jerusalem" are compelling because of their hushed, quiet intensity. It's not a perfect album, since it can succumb to uneven pacing, but it's a thoroughly impressive debut – and it's all the more impressive when you realize she only topped it with its immediate successor, before losing all focus.

Joanna Connor - Believe It! (1989)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 11, 2023
Joanna Connor - Believe It! (1989)

Joanna Connor - Believe It! (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BP 73289 | Time: 00:40:28

On the surface, Believe It! is standard-issue bar-band blues-rock, but it is distinguished by Joanna Connor's passion for the music. Connor believes in the music so much, it can't help but appear in the grooves every once in a while. In particular, her guitar playing is noteworthy – it's tough, greasy, and powerful. Believe It! suffers from a lack of memorable songs – she's still trying to develop a distinctive songwriting voice – but Connor's strong performances carry the album through any weak moments.

Sarah Connor - Not So Silent Night (The Cozy Edition) (2023)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 16, 2023
Sarah Connor - Not So Silent Night (The Cozy Edition) (2023)

Sarah Connor - Not So Silent Night (The Cozy Edition) (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:11:18 | 857 Mb
Genre: Pop

2023 präsentiert Sarah Connor eine ganz besondere Albumedition zum Fest: Das erweiterte Weihnachtsalbum »Not So Silent Night: The Cozy Edition« – ergänzt um drei brandneue Titel für die Feiertage und den Rutsch ins neue Jahr.

Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio - In Full Swing (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 27, 2021
Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio - In Full Swing (2003)

Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio - In Full Swing (2003)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 311 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music/Odyssey (SK 87880)

Mark O'Connor's second CD with his Hot Swing Trio is more than just a salute to the late, legendary jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli; it firmly establishes as him as a bona fide jazz violin virtuoso, thanks to being distributed by a major label this time around. The capable guitarist Frank Vignola plays gypsy swing à la Django Reinhardt without sounding like a clone; bassist Jon Burr, who spent a decade as a member of Grappelli's rhythm section in his last years, provides a perfect match for his two bandmates. Each member of the trio contributed originals to the session. O'Connor's "In Full Swing" is absolutely breathtaking, while it is fun imagining how Grappelli and Reinhardt might have interpreted his enticing "Stephane and Django"…
Chris Connor - Chris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers (1954/2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Chris Connor - Chris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers (1954/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 21:05 minutes | 370 MB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Originally released in 1954 on 10-inch vinyl in conjunction with "Sings Lullabys of Birdland", this Bethlehem debut from Chris Connor was an overnight success and became one of the label's biggest sellers. Connor is backed on these songs by the Vinnie Burke Quartet, featuring an unconventional lineup of instruments that includes Ronny Odrich on clarinet and flute and Don Burns on accordion.

Joanna Connor - Best Of Me (2023)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 1, 2023
Joanna Connor - Best Of Me (2023)

Joanna Connor - Best Of Me (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 319 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Gulf Coast Records #GCRX-9044 | Unofficial Release

When veteran blueswoman Joanna Connor issued the Joe Bonamassa-produced 4801 South Indiana Avenue in 2021, it introduced her gritty, wildly adventurous guitar pyrotechnics to a new generation of blues lovers. On its follow-up, Best of Me, on Mike Zito's Gulf Coast Records label, Connor had complete control in the studio, and she delivers a multi-dimensional portrait of her work. Cut in Chicago with her road band and a cast of top-shelf guests including the Grooveline Horns and alternating support guitarists Zito, Bonamassa, Josh Smith, and Gary Hoey, the album was co-produced by Connor and her bassist/songwriting partner Shaun Gotti Calloway, and her drummer Jason "J Roc" Edwards.

Tony O'Connor - Aqua Zone (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 14, 2022
Tony O'Connor - Aqua Zone (2003)

Tony O'Connor - Aqua Zone (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 323 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers - 117 MB
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Studio Horizon (HORCD41)

This album has been a fantastic adventure, inspired by the amazing visual images by cameraman David Hannan and the magical underwater world of coral reefs.
Aqua Zone is Tony O'Connor's musical score and DVD celebrating our undersea life. Aqua Zone sets a wonderful atmosphere, featuring orchestral pieces, gentle moody harp, acoustic guitar and world of magical sounds.
This CD is the soundtrack from the DVD of the same title.