Joan London

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Bellini: I Puritani (1973/1987/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Bellini: I Puritani (1973/1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 173:52 minutes | 3.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Pavarotti made only one studio recording of I Puritani. In 1973 he recorded the opera with Richard Bonynge conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and with Joan Sutherland as Elvira.
Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (1966/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (1966/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 147:36 minutes | 2.90 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„Bellini’s penultimate opera – written for La Fenice, Venice, in 1833 – has never enjoyed the popularity of such works as La sonnambula, Norma and I puritani. Listening to this vintage Joan Sutherland recording dating from 1966, it is hard to fathom why. The story is strong and stirring – a sort of cross between Maria Stuarda and La Gioconda – and offers fine roles for the wronged titular heroine, her villainous husband Filippo, her platonic admirer Orombello and his would-be mistress, Agnese del Maino (a Princess Eboli avant la lettre).
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 117:53 minutes | 2,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For sheer vocal splendor you can't go wrong with the 1971 Decca recording featuring the virile baritone Sherrill Milnes as Rigoletto, Luciano Pavarotti in radiant voice as a stylish but slightly scene-stealing Duke, and Joan Sutherland as a Gilda who is a little too vocally resplendent to come across as innocent, but is certainly a treat to hear.
Zubin Mehta, Luciano Pavarotti & Joan Sutherland - Puccini Turandot - 1972 [Remastered] (2014)

Zubin Mehta, Luciano Pavarotti & Joan Sutherland - Puccini Turandot - 1972 [Remastered] (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 28 | 117:47 min | 272 Mb
Style: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Music

Sutherland gives an intensely appealing interpretation, while Pavarotti gives a performance equally imaginative. Mehta directs a gloriously rich and dramatic performance. Still the best-sounding Turandot on CD.

Joan Baez - Any Day Now (1968) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 27, 2017
Joan Baez - Any Day Now (1968) [Reissue 2005]

Joan Baez - Any Day Now (1968) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 391 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 178 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:15:34
Vanguard | VCD 79747-2
Folk, Folk Rock, Singer-songwriter

Joan saw the brilliance of Bob Dylan from the get-go, and her admiration came to full flower on this 1969 set of Dylan songs. The album reached #30 and features her definitive rendition of Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word plus Tears of Rage; Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands; I Shall Be Released ; unissued live performances of Blowin' in the Wind and It Ain't Me Babe , and more!

Joan Baez - Joan Baez (1960) [Reissue 2001]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 27, 2017
Joan Baez - Joan Baez (1960) [Reissue 2001]

Joan Baez - Joan Baez (1960) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 293 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 129 Mb | Time: 55:28
Vanguard | VCD 79594-2
Folk, Folk Rock, Singer-songwriter

History's ear hasn't been kind to Joan Baez: in retrospect, set against the traditional voices whose material she interpreted, her own versions seem painfully pretty, her soprano icy and removed. But it's hard to gauge now the force of her first record, a folk-revival landmark. Released in 1960 after a triumphant Newport Festival appearance, the record had deep material and emotion that few of her urban folk contemporaries possessed. Her version of "John Riley" is compelling, "East Virginia" glowing, and "Silver Dagger" concentrated, while "Preso Numero Nueve" showed her future political turn. This 2001 reissue offers two previously unreleased tracks plus an expanded version of "John Riley."

Jim Lauderdale - London Southern (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 16, 2017
Jim Lauderdale - London Southern (2017)

Jim Lauderdale - London Southern (2017)
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:39:54 | 98 MB
Label: Proper Records | Release Year: 2017

Recorded in London at Goldtop studios and produced by Neil Brockbank and Robert Trehern, Jim Lauderdale's new album, London Southern features co-writes with Dan Penn, Joan Oates, Odie Blackmon and Kendell Marvell alongside six solo compositions and a host of celebrated guest musicians.Jim Lauderdale is both a 'songwriter's songwriter', who has written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman who has enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, he has created a critically acclaimed body of work spanning nearly 30 albums of imaginative roots music.

Tower of London (1962)  Video

Posted by Notsaint at Jan. 17, 2017
Tower of London (1962)

Tower of London (1962)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 5200 kbps | 3.9Gb
Audio: #1 English AC3 2.0 @ 192 kbps | Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
01:19:00 | USA | Drama, History, Horror, Thriller

The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, The Royal Opera House - Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment (1967/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, The Royal Opera House, Bonynge - Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (1967/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 106:29 minutes | 2,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Even Dame Joan Sutherland has rarely if ever made an opera recording so totally enjoyable and involving as this. With the same cast (including chorus and orchestra) as at Convent Garden, it was recorded in 1966 immediately after a series of live performances in the Royal Opera House, and both the comedy and the pathos come over with an intensity born of communication with live audiences. That impression is now the more vivid on this superb transfer, for with spoken dialogue used in this original French version of the opera the absence of background noise is a special benefit, and the production vividly captures the developments in the story.
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, English CO, Richard Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, English Chamber Orchestra, Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 140:20 minutes | 2,72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Donizetti's rollicking comic opera "The Elixir of Love" receives a scintillating performance in this early 1970's London/Decca recording. Featuring an unbeatable cast, headed by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, this wonderful interpretation demonstrates singing of the highest levels of artistic integrity- definitive, passionate, lyrical, committed. The English Chamber Orchestra responds to Richard Bonynge's direction to provide sharp, colorful orchestral support, and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus' performance can only be described as brilliant. Donizetti wrote immediately attractive operatic works, this "Elixir of Love" being a perfect example.