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The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Legendary Profile (1972) [Japanese Edition 2013]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Legendary Profile (1972) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 232 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz, Third Stream | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-27204)

This is an MJQ album that, for most fans, is somewhat off the beaten path. At a time when they had left Apple Records to return to Atlantic, and when fusion was just getting started, the group incorporate more Brazilian music in the mix, and John Lewis plays Fender Rhodes electric piano on two tracks. While their laid-back, mellow, chamber-like sound is very much intact, the rules of sonic preparation had changed, and the band followed in kind. Drummer Connie Kay even adds a bit of R&B funk to the proceedings, as on the chunky opener and title track, which is very atypical for the group. One of two Lewis originals, "Valeria" is a light bossa nova, energized as it goes along, while the absolute beauty of "Romance" is marinated in waltz pace with accenting cymbal zings - the perfect candlelight-and-wine dinner music…

VA - NOW Yearbook 1981 (4CD, 2022)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 26, 2022
VA - NOW Yearbook 1981 (4CD, 2022)

VA - NOW Yearbook 1981 (4CD, 2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 05:28:33 | 750 Mb / 2 Gb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Now Music

NOW Music is proud to present the newest addition to the ‘Yearbook’ series: NOW – Yearbook 1981. 4 CDs of 85 tracks that defined the charts in 1981.

VA - Now Yearbook '81 - Extra (2022)  Music

Posted by Rtax at July 5, 2022
VA - Now Yearbook '81 - Extra (2022)

VA - Now Yearbook '81 - Extra (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 551 MB
3:56:36 | New Wave , Dance-pop , Synth-pop , Ballad | Label: Now Twic

Following the recent release of ‘NOW Yearbook 1981’, we continue to celebrate the remarkable year of pop that was 1981 with ‘NOW – Yearbook Extra 1981’ as a limited edition 3CD. Featuring 66 fabulous tracks that we couldn’t fit on ‘NOW – Yearbook 1981’ – including massive hits and songs that debuted in 1981 and have become enduring favourites.

Bloody Heels - Rotten Romance (2022)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 20, 2022
Bloody Heels - Rotten Romance (2022)

Bloody Heels - Rotten Romance (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 354 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Frontiers Records #FR CD 1231

Latvian hard rockers Bloody Heels have announced their return with a new studio album, "Rotten Romance" on June 10, 2022. “Rotten Romance”, their third album overall, follows their Frontiers debut, "Ignite The Sky" (2020). While the band still shows nods to the great ‘80s hard rock scene in their sound, the new album presents a stylistic leap from the band that is delightfully unexpected and welcome. Not content to be stagnant in their musical approach, Bloody Heels have pushed their sound forward, proving that innovation within the confines of a genre is always possible when the will to push through barriers exists.

VA - NOW Yearbook 1980 - 1984 The Final Chapter (2022)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 7, 2022
VA - NOW Yearbook 1980 - 1984 The Final Chapter  (2022)

VA - NOW Yearbook 1980 - 1984 The Final Chapter (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 5:33:47 | 758 Mb / 2,19 Gb
Genre: RnB, Pop, Rock, Disco / Label: Now Music

NOW was recently proud to announce the ‘Yearbook’ for 1985, as we move forward to the second half of the 1980s, and we were delighted with the response to the 1979 edition back in September. However, we haven’t quite finished with those golden pop years 1980 – 1984.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Plastic Dreams (1972) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 11, 2022
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Plastic Dreams (1972) [Reissue 2005]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Plastic Dreams (1972) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 339 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Jazz, Third Stream | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atlantic (8122747022)

Christmas came early in 1971; in May, Atlantic released Plastic Dreams, the penultimate studio album from the Modern Jazz Quartet during their main, 22-year run as an ensemble. Of the MJQ's albums, Plastic Dreams has never been a critic's favorite, and was an album that mystified many of the group's longtime followers. First was the gatefold front cover, which featured a "plastic" image of a nude woman that was really pushing the envelope by 1971 standards; it was almost "indecent." Second, the liner notes by arch-New York jazz critic Martin Williams, while appreciative, really made you wonder if Williams was listening to the same album you were…

Gabriel Pidoux & Jorge Gonzales Buajasan - Romance (2022)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 22, 2022
Gabriel Pidoux & Jorge Gonzales Buajasan - Romance (2022)

Gabriel Pidoux & Jorge Gonzales Buajasan - Romance (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 175 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:49:33
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

The French oboist Gabriel Pidoux, voted ‘Instrumental Soloist of the Year’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2020, has made a name for himself in both early and modern repertories. He now records his first solo album, accompanied by the pianist Jorge González Buajasan. It presents the works of two female and three male composers, beginning with Robert Schumann’s Three Romances, a masterpiece of chamber music with oboe, which Gabriel Pidoux has decided to juxtapose with the Three Pieces of Leopold Wallner (1847-1913), magnificent works which have never been recorded. Also on the programme is a transcription of Clara Schumann’s Three Romances . ‘These are pieces from the heart, which set the Romantic tone’, writes Gabriel Pidoux.

VA - NOW That's What I Call A Massive 80s Party (2022)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Oct. 18, 2022
VA - NOW That's What I Call A Massive 80s Party (2022)

VA - NOW That's What I Call A Massive 80s Party (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 5:25:02 | 745 Mb / 2,24 Gb
Genre: 80s, Dance, Disco, Reggae, RnB, Pop, Rock | / Label: Now Twic

Beginning with the classic feel-good sing-along anthem ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ from Wham! and continuing with a run of some of most memorable hits of the decade from Kenny Loggins with ‘Footloose’, the massive number one ‘Uptown Girl’ from Billy Joel and the triumphant ‘I’m Still Standing’ from Elton John. Moving on with a selection of songs from some of the greatest female voices of the decade – including Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Chaka Khan, Irene Cara and Olivia Newton-John. Up next is a run of hits from producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman including smashes from Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Mel & Kim and Dead Or Alive. Completing the disc is Pop gold from The Bangles, Kim Wilde, Matthew Wilder, and finishing with the epic ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ from Cher.

VA - Now Yearbook '83 (2021)  Music

Posted by Rtax at July 2, 2022
VA - Now Yearbook '83 (2021)

VA - Now Yearbook '83 (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 758 MB
5:15:35 | Vocal, Synth-pop, Soundtrack, Soul, Soft Rock, Reggae-Pop, Power Pop, Pop Rock, New Wave, Arena Rock, Ballad, Classic Rock, Country | Label: Now Music

Featuring 80 tracks on 4 CD’s – available as a limited edition of 5000 units deluxe ‘hardback book-style’ package featuring a 28-page booklet that includes a summary of 1983, a track by track guide, a quiz and original singles artwork…
Celebrating the first year of ‘NOW That’s What I Call Music’ – 1983. ‘Now Yearbook’ presents a stellar selection of 1983’s biggest and best hits… huge chart hits from the year, alongside enduring and well-loved classics…
1983 saw British artists achieving unprecedented success across the world with ‘Every Breath You Take’ from The Police being the year’s biggest seller in the U.S., and ‘Karma Chameleon’ from Culture Club being the top seller in the U.K. Breakthrough acts, achieving their first big hits – all here – include a staggering line-up of future superstars: U2, Eurythmics, Wham!, Paul Young, The Style Council, Marillion and Thompson Twins, to name a few…

VA - Now Yearbook '81 (2022)  Music

Posted by Rtax at May 23, 2022
VA - Now Yearbook '81 (2022)

VA - Now Yearbook '81 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.02 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 713 MB
5:08:40 | Vocal, Synth-pop, Soundtrack, Soul, Reggae-Pop, Power Pop, Pop Rock, Pop Punk, New Wave, Arena Rock
Label: Now Music / Sony

NOW Music is proud to present the newest addition to the ‘Yearbook’ series: NOW – Yearbook 1981. 4 CDs of 85 tracks that defined the charts in 1981. This special edition CD is housed in ‘hard-back book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet with a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork, and as a standard 4-CD package. Kicking off with legendary No. 1s from Queen and David Bowie (‘Under Pressure’), The Police (‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’), and The Specials (‘Ghost Town’), disc 1 is packed with classics that represent the influx of new artists that dominated the year, and would set the pop and fashion agenda for the next few years… with songs which sound as fresh and vital today as they did in 1981, from Ultravox, Visage, Duran Duran, Japan, the No. 1 ‘Tainted Love’ from Soft Cell, and the year’s biggest selling single (and Xmas No. 1) ‘Don’t You Want Me’ from The Human League. Adam & The Ants make three appearances on this Yearbook and actually had 5 huge hits this year, Toyah and Kim Wilde made huge chart debuts with ‘It’s A Mystery’ and ‘Kids In America’, and chart regulars Blondie, ABBA and Olivia Newton-John enjoyed continued success with massive singles. Shakin’ Stevens had two No. 1’s (both present here), and Madness produced a classic cover of ‘It Must Be Love’. Disc One closes with two more No. 1’s from soul legends Smokey Robinson with ‘Being With You’ and Michael Jackson, who enjoyed his first UK No. 1 with ‘One Day In Your Life’ a re-discovered track from his Motown recordings.