The Fixx

The Fixx - Reach The Beach (1983) Expanded & Remastered 2003  Music

Posted by Designol at May 19, 2016
The Fixx - Reach The Beach (1983) Expanded & Remastered 2003

The Fixx - Reach The Beach (1983) Expanded & Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 503 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock | Label: MCA/Chronicles | # 088 113 134-2 | Time: 01:03:33

Reach the Beach is a significant step forward from the Fixx's debut album, Shuttered Room, simply because the band can now craft immediately accessible, incessantly catchy pop/rock melodies. "One Thing Leads to Another" has a big, ringing guitar hook hammered home by the dance beat, while "Saved by Zero" and "The Sign of Fire" are cool, robotic slices of synth pop. Although the rest of the album isn't quite as catchy as those three hits, Reach the Beach remains a pleasant collection of immaculately produced and stylishly danceable new wave.

The Fixx - Reach The Beach (1983)  Music

Posted by klol101 at June 9, 2006
The Fixx - Reach The Beach (1983)

The Fixx - Reach The Beach (1983)
Rock/Pop, Rock, New Wave | MP3 128 Kbps | 68 Mb Rapidshare

Cy Curnin - The Returning Sun (2007)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 16, 2016
Cy Curnin - The Returning Sun (2007)

Cy Curnin - The Returning Sun (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 261 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 88 mb
Genre: indie pop, indie rock, pop rock

The Returning Sun is the 2007 CD by Cy Curnin, the lead singer of British pop rock band The Fixx. He is joined here with fellow Fixx member Jamie West-Oram. This, his second solo album, was released on Curnin's own label, Squirrels Eat Nuts.

Fixx - Reach The Beach  Music

Posted by klol101 at Aug. 25, 2006
Fixx - Reach The Beach

Fixx - Reach The Beach (1983)
MP3 | 192 Kbps | 68,2 Mb Rapidshare
Styx - The Grand Illusion (1977) [2016, Universal Music Japan UICY-77885]

Styx - The Grand Illusion (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-77885 | ~ 242 or 92 Mb | Scans(png) -> 150 Mb
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock

Other than being their first platinum-selling album, The Grand Illusion led Styx steadfastly into the domain of AOR rock. Built on the strengths of "Come Sail Away"'s ballad-to-rock metamorphosis, which gained them their second Top Ten hit, and on the high harmonies of newcomer Tommy Shaw throughout "Fooling Yourself," The Grand Illusion introduced Styx to the gates of commercial stardom…
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Boogie Woogie Christmas (2002)

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Boogie Woogie Christmas (2002)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Surfdog, 404 244 011-2 | rel: 2002 | 305Mb

Brian Setzer takes his horn-fueled big band on a sleigh ride into Christmas/holiday music with generally impressive results. Meshing his rockabilly guitar solos with brassy charts and a lounge/Vegas sensibility that is part tribute and part retro characterization, Setzer dusts off and polishes up obscure nuggets like Kay Starr's "(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With the Bag" and Lionel Hampton's swinging "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.
Wee Willie Walker and The Greaseland All Stars - Live! Notodden Blues Festival (2016)

Wee Willie Walker and The Greaseland All Stars - Live! Notodden Blues Festival (2016)
Blues Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:12 | 162 MB
Label: Watchdog Records | Release Year: 2016

This live recording from Norway in 2016 captures the raw soul of Willie Walker. It is as good as any of his studio recordings. This CD features the talents of Kid Andersen and special guest Rick Estrin. Using the Nightcats as the rhythm section and featuring an outstanding Norwegian horn section, the performance crackles with fire and enthusiasm. Producers Kid Andersen and Jim Pugh both are featured and always add the right flavor to the song without overpowering the vocals. Covers of Sam Cooke, The Beatles and Bobby Rush sit alongside updated versions of his 60’s classics and round out this snapshot of this talented singer in his prime.
Haydn - String Quartets, Op.71 No.3, Op.74, Op.76, Op.77, Op.103 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - String Quartets, Op.71 No.3, Op.74, Op.76, Op.77, Op.103 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 70:59+76:08+72:50+75:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.34 Cb

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)

Immaculate Fools - The Toy Shop (1992)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 10, 2016
Immaculate Fools - The Toy Shop (1992)

Immaculate Fools - The Toy Shop (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 341 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 46 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Folk Rock | CBS / Sony #471430 2 | Austria

The British band the Immaculate Fools became so popular in Spain that they eventually moved there. Formed in London, England, in 1984, the Immaculate Fools was comprised of Kevin Weatherill (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, bass), Paul Weatherill (acoustic bass, backing vocals, percussion), Brian Betts (acoustic guitar, slide guitar, percussion, mandolin), and Barry Wickens (violin, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, accordion). Although the group landed on the charts in Britain, their hybrid of Celtic music, folk, and alternative rock found even more success in Spain and Germany…
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

P.I. Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, conductor
Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Vladimir Valaitis, Andrey Fedoseyev, Valentina Levko
Andrey Sokolov, Valery Yaroslavtsev, Vitaly Vlasov, Yury Dementyev, Galina Borisova

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 792 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | # 420 375-2 | Time: 02:40:13

This version of The Queen of Spades was originally recorded in 1974 and made available as a special import; it was then generally released by Philips in 1988. Reviewing it at the time, AB gave a level account of its strengths, but had little difficulty in preferring the Tchakarov set when it was issued in 1990. Deleted by Philips, the Ermler performance has now been restored to the Melodiya catalogue. I cannot see anyone dissenting from AB's view: certainly I do not, except perhaps to regard him as being over-generous in his account of Atlantov's Herman in calling it ''loud and unsubtle''. Stronger words would also be appropriate, especially when Atlantov is compared with the sensitive Wieslaw Ochman on the Tchakarov set. Valentina Levko is a good Countess in what is a well-established Russian tradition of responses to the role: AB thought the old lady's reminiscences not so pointedly delivered as by some other singers, and I would add that she would certainly have acquired a better French accent during her long sojourn as the Venus of Paris.