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Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Booklet | 328 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 188 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 474 169 - 2

Claudio Abbado was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, particularly in the music of Gustav Mahler, he served as music director of the La Scala opera house in Milan, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, founder and director of Lucerne Festival Orchestra, music director of European Union Youth Orchestra and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.

Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 17, 2017
Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)

Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 577 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 215 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 77 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing | Not Now Music #NOT2CD482

Despite stints with Orchestras and duos Peterson loved the trio format best. Touring the world in the early Sixties with Ray Brown on Double Bass and Ed Thigpen on Drums the band settled in Chicago for a week long Residency, subsequently recording a four LP set of their performances. The two recordings here are considered the cream of the crop consisting of compositions from right across the 20th century along with two of Peterson's own, masterful creations. Originally released on Verve Records in 1961.

Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Jan. 11, 2017
Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)

Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 8 000 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Blues | Label: Geneon | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 8 July 1998 | Runtime: 56min. | 3,33GB (DVD5)

Muddy Waters was the leading exponent of Chicago blues in the Fifties, and with him, the blues came up from the Delta and went electric. His guitar licks and repertoire have fueled innumerable blues bands.
Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 258 MB | 00:56:41
Classical, Opera | Label: CSO Resound | Release Year: 2016

This new live recording pairs profound works by two of the twentieth century's greatest composers: Arnold Schoenberg and Dmitri Shostakovich. Writer Phillip Huscher describes Schoenberg's Kol Nidre a "stark, strong modernist statement," set to the prayer said on the eve of Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement. Schoenberg, who had fled Europe in 1934, premiered the work in Los Angeles in 1938, one month before the devastating the anti Jewish pogroms of Kristallnacht took place throughout Nazi-Germany. Shostakovich's suite explores similarly weighty concerns, including themes of love, morality, death, and the human spirit through the poetry of the Renaissance master Michelangelo. Although originally conceived to honor the fifth centenary of the artist's birth, Shostakovich's settings became a highly personal testament to concerns the two men shared across the centuries.

Chicago - Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 31, 2016
Chicago - Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago (2016)

Chicago - Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago (2016)
Pop Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:49:31 | 528 MB
Label: Rhino | Release Year: 2016

According to Billboard chart statistics, Chicago is second only to the Beach Boys as the most successful American rock band of all time, in terms of both albums and singles. Judged by album sales alone, as certified by the R.I.A.A., the band does not rank quite so high, but it is still among the Top Ten best-selling U.S. groups ever. If such statements of fact surprise, that's because Chicago has been singularly underrated since the beginning of its long career, both because of its musical ambitions to the musicians, rock is only one of several styles of music to be used and blended, along with classical, jazz, R&B, and pop and because of its refusal to emphasize celebrity over the music.

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 22, 2016
Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 kb/s
Genre: Soul | Label: Immortal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 26 May 2008 | Runtime: 59 min. | 3,71GB (DVD5)

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Think," "The House That Jack Built," and several others earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since.

Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 20, 2016
Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)

Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Piano Blues, Chicago Blues, Boogie-Woogie | Label: Sagebrush | # SB-CD-101 | Time: 00:48:39

In 2001, legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins was edging up on 88 years of age when he played the concert date in Chicago documented on this album. Perkins sounds plenty spry here, but this certainly doesn't capture the great man at his best; Perkins was a pioneer of the boogie-woogie style and was a longtime member of Muddy Waters' band, but most of On the 88's: Live in Chicago is devoted to easygoing midtempo numbers that sound a bit timid compared to what he played in his prime. Perkins shows he still had a great touch on this recording, and his timing is more than fine, but his left hand doesn't quite anchor these tunes the way he did in his salad days (it might have helped if he'd been given a better piano for this gig, since the instrument has the tone of a second-rate electronic keyboard), and even if his singing is game, his voice was showing its wear.

Michael McDonald: This Christmas - Live in Chicago (2010)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 18, 2016
Michael McDonald: This Christmas - Live in Chicago (2010)

Michael McDonald: This Christmas - Live in Chicago (2010)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 386 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 kb/s
Genre: Pop Rock | Label: Eagle Rock | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 25 Oct. 2010 | Runtime: 85 min. | 5,43GB (DVD9)

This 2009 Christmas concert from former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald features as setlist that ranges between his hits and holiday classics. Among the tunes performed are "Sweet Freedom," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "What a Fool Believes," and "Takin' It to the Streets."
Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}

Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 858 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 282 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 343 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 2016 Zappa Records / Vaulternative Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20025
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #108. Original recordings produced by Frank Zappa. In September of 1978, Frank Zappa took the stage with his rockin' teenage combo (Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Arthur Barrow, Ed Mann, and the great Vinnie Colaiuta) at the Uptown Theater in Chicago. This album is the entire show and fans are going to love it. The leadoff track is a cool unheard guitar instrumental called "Twenty-One." Played in a 21-beat rhythm, it seems related to "Thirteen" from around the same time period (on YCDTOA, Vol. 6). "Easy Meat" features an earlier arrangement and a nasty guitar solo, while "Village of the Sun" adds a weird interlude with some additional lyrics that sets up the vamp for another fantastic guitar solo.

Larry Dixon - Star Time: Chicago 1971-87 (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 16, 2016
Larry Dixon - Star Time: Chicago 1971-87 (2016)

Larry Dixon - Star Time: Chicago 1971-87 (2016)
Disco, Soul, Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:24:38| 331 MB
Label: Past Due Records | Release Year: 2016

For the past four decades, a growing cult of soul music collectors have sought two obscure LPs and a handful of extremely rare 45s released on the vanity record label LAD Productions, Inc. between the late seventies and the mid eighties by the mysterious South Side Chicago singer/song writer Larry Dixon. Larry’s raw songs capture the transition from R&B to boogie-down as disco was rapidly becoming extinct. They also perfectly illustrate Larry’s ability to overcome his environment and discrimination, transcended by his determination to write and produce music. With the support of his faithful musicians, Larry’s success was only hindered by lack of airplay and promotion, but his talent shines through.