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Pat Metheny The Orchestrion Project 2012 720p MBluRay x264-FKKHD

Due to some serious (and thankfully short lived) overachievement and some equally unexpected high qualifying test scores, I managed to enter college just a couple credits shy of being a Junior, when I was only 17. I wanted to get through college as quickly as possible (stupid kid that I was), and of course at that age thought I knew everything anyway, so a lot of my college career remains a mad blur of half remembered classes and projects. But one moment in my Jazz Theory class is emblazoned upon my mind as if it were yesterday. My teacher, an alum of North Texas’ vaunted jazz program (and a guy who was then regularly churning out charts for the likes of The Tonight Show) sat me down and had me listen to another North Texas alum whom I had never heard of. The amazing song my teacher played for me that day was the deliciously titled “The Adventures of Supertonic” (you music theory geeks are no doubt laughing) and the player was one Lyle Mays. I may therefore be one of the few people who was originally drawn to Pat Metheny’s albums because I recognized Mays’ name as his keyboard player, co-composer and very frequent collaborator.
Mays and Metheny have developed the sort of simpatico that defines jazz, and I’m absolutely positive their many albums together will be appreciated as classics long after all of us have shuffled off this mortal coil. Metheny in fact seems to be an artist able to collaborate with just about anybody, however. He manages to flirt with so many different styles and genres that it wouldn’t be hard to imagine him sitting in with everyone from ZZ Top to John Adams. But Metheny’s Orchestrion Project is a signal example of one guy doing it all. Metheny, who grew up being fascinated by his grandfather’s player piano, has long nurtured an interest (some would say an obsession) in mechanically operated instruments, and that is the focus of this fascinating group of songs. This kind of Brazil– esque retro-futuristic assortment of instruments is at once archaic and cutting edge. I’ve long utilized the analogy of player piano rolls to MIDI files, attempting to get my students and ensemble members to realize that MIDI data, just like player piano rolls, holds no intrinsic musical information itself, but is simply a vehicle telling something else what to do. That same idea is what propels the instruments in Metheny’s Orchestrion, with a computer converting what looks like MIDI score data into mechanical impulses that then operate everything from marimbas to bongos to grand pianos. It’s an absolutely fascinating concept and there’s probably no one better than Metheny to exploit its possibilities.

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Valley Girl – Soundtrack (1984) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Valley Girl – Soundtrack (1984) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

vinyl rip in 24/96 & 16/44.1 | 306 MB & 204 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | Test Pressing – Never Released
Genre: Soundtrack | Avatar Records ~ AVAL 5

The soundtrack to Valley Girl features a host of new wave recording artists including The Plimsouls and Josie Cotton, both of whom appeared in the film. Songs by Bonnie Hayes, Modern English, and the Payola$ were also featured prominently. The planned release of a soundtrack album on Epic Records was cancelled due to the clearance problems with some of the songs. The album was never commercially released, but a few copies leaked out and became highly valued collector’s items.

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Tri Yann – Suite Gallaise (1974) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Tri Yann – Suite Gallaise (1974) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Vinyl | LOG | CUE | FLAC | Full LP Cover (1:1)
24bit/48kHz: 476mb & 16bit/44kHz: 259mb
Genre: Progressive-Folk | Label: Marzelle – 6325 700 | Release: 1974

This is the third album of Tri Yann “Suite gallaise”. I think it is one of the fundamentals of his discography, and perceived a change in the way of facing the music. I also think that this is the last of his pure folk LP cut, and that he would be the turn discography to “Urba” (the critics dubs it the best).
Returning to “Suite gallaise”, I recommend listening to “De La Blanche Biche Complainte” and “Don Cad E Without you Without” by the brilliant french-breton folk.

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The Last American Virgin – Soundtrack (1982) (First US Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

The Last American Virgin – Soundtrack (1982) (First US Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

vinyl rip in 24/96 & 16/44.1 | 832 MB & 237 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Soundtrack | Columbia Records ~ JS 38279

The Last American Virgin is a 1982 American coming-of-age film, a remake of the Israeli film Eskimo Limon (1978).
After the success of the original and several sequels, writer/director Boaz Davidson re-teamed with producers Golan-Globus to attempt to re-create the same success in the United States. Davidson decided to change a few key elements from the original. Eskimo Limon was a nostalgia film about kids growing up in 1950s Israel — similar to George Lucas’s American Graffiti, however the remake was set in then-present-day suburban Los Angeles. The soundtrack was also updated from golden oldies to more contemporary New Wave rock.
I have included full scans.

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Night Of The Living Dead – Soundtrack (1968) (First US Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Night Of The Living Dead – Soundtrack (1968) (First US Pressing) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

vinyl rip in 24/96 & 16/44.1 | 824 MB & 216 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Soundtrack | Verèse Sarabande Records ~ VS-81151

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 independent horror film and cult film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a US$114,000 budget. After decades of cinematic re-releases, the film was a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized during its release because of its explicit content, but received critical acclaim and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” The film entered the public domain due to an error by the distributor.
The filmmakers for Night of the Living Dead went with cues from Capital Hi-Q 1950′s Production Music Library. In 1982, Varèse Sarabande compiled the various cues used, added some dialogue bits and released it as an LP soundtrack. This has never seen an official CD release.
I have included full scans.

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Kate And Anna McGarrigle – Dancer With Bruised Knees (1977) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Kate And Anna McGarrigle – Dancer With Bruised Knees (1977) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | No Log | Scans | 810 MB + 210 MB
1977 / Genre: Folk – Contemporary Folk – Warner Bros – UK

“Dancer with Bruised Knees” is a 1977 album by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. It employed several notable folk musicians to contribute a bluegrass feel to many of the tracks. The album also includes three French songs,
one by the McGarrigles with Philippe Tatartcheff, and two traditional numbers.
Enjoy this second LP of the McGarrigle sisters; it is a beautiful album with delicate and harmonious music.

Note > No silence was deleted; please burn this album gapless..

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Jon And Vangelis – The Friends Of Mr Cairo (1981) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Jon And Vangelis – The Friends Of Mr Cairo (1981) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | No Log | Scans | 907 MB + 254 MB
1981 / Genre: Electronic – Art-Rock – Polydor – NL

The Friends of Mr Cairo is the second collaboration of Jon Anderson and Vangelis as Jon & Vangelis. There are two editions of this album, with different sleeves. Both versions were released in 1981 within a few weeks of each other. The title track, “The Friends Of Mr Cairo”, peaked at nr. 1 for 5 weeks on the Canadian singles chart in late 1981.
The fantastic title track of this album you can hear and see on Youtube. Enjoy this beautiful highlight album and excellent recording!

Note > No silence was deleted; please burn this album gapless..

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John Scofield – Still Warm (1986) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

John Scofield – Still Warm (1986) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | No Log | Scans | 880 MB + 248 MB
1986 / Genre: Jazz-Fusion / Gramavision Records – DE

Impressive energetic and melodic Jazz-Fusion; one of Scofield’s best albums! If you like Metheny this album is a must..
Mastering was done by Bob Ludwig and you can hear that. This album has an open, warm and lifelike (dynamic) soundstage!

Note > No silence was deleted; please burn this album gapless..

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John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucía – Friday Night In San Francisco (1981) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucía – Friday Night In San Francisco (1981) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Vinyl | LOG | CUE | FLAC | Full LP Cover (1:1)
24bit/48kHz: 508mb & 16bit/44kHz: 256mb
Genre: Acoustic-Fusion | Label: Columbia – FC 37152 | Original First US Pressing | Release: 1981

The day I heard these 3 musicians, I was literally “combed back.” Is that this concert became part of the essential (long before fashion “unplugged”).
Somehow John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco De Lucía, became my heroes (and many).
Certainly they kept together in another job, but without the same impact. I also had the opportunity to see them live, and I must confess that I left a little disappointed, as Al Di Meola used much pedal and sound effects that took away all warmth to guitars.
Anyone who has attended this concert must have been impressed at the time.

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John Mayall – Blues from Laurel Canyon (EU Reissue, 1989) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


John Mayall – Blues from Laurel Canyon (EU Reissue, 1989) (24-Bit/96 Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Vinyl rip in 24 Bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks | Tech Log | Artwork HR | 1,02 GB
Deram – 820 539-1 {EU Reissue, Remaster 1989}| Rock, Blues

“Blues from Laurel Canyon is a 1968 album by John Mayall, featuring British blues music. It was his first album after the breakup of his band the Bluesbreakers on 14 July 1968. It was also his last album with Decca before moving to Polydor. “

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