Vince Jones, Paul Grabowsky – Provenance (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

             


Artist: Vince Jones, Paul Grabowsky
Title: Provenance
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2015
Duration: 00:48:37
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: ABC Jazz
Source: http://www.hdtracks.com/provenance-grabowsky-jones

Provenance is the new album from two legends of Australian music -- a survey of intimate ballads that showcases the superlative craftsmanship of platinum-selling legendary singer Vince Jones and multi-ARIA-winning pianist Paul Grabowsky. The title refers to the returning-to-roots that this album represents. Vince and Paul first worked together in the 1980s, when Grabowsky was music director to Jones; Provenance marks a renewed collaboration between the pair after several decades apart. But the word also describes the music which the duo chose to record: ballads that showcase the essential elements of their craft, elements that have been the foundations of their astonishing careers, pared down to the intimate combination of piano and voice (and occasionally piano and flumpet -- a hybrid of trumpet and flugelhorn).

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman – Vaughan Williams & Elgar: The Lark Ascending; Tallis Fantasia; Introduction & Allegro; In Moonlight (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman
Title: Vaughan Williams & Elgar: The Lark Ascending; Tallis Fantasia; Introduction & Allegro; In Moonlight
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 01:11:46
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Decca
Source: https://www.highresaudio.com/en/album/view/dp69uj/pinch-as-zukerman-royal-philharmonic-orchestra-vaughan-williams-elgar-the-lark-ascending-tallis-fantasia-introduction-allegro-in-moonlight

This album, reflecting the love affair Pinchas Zukerman has had with English music since the late 1960s, contains the most beloved violin pieces by Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams, the towering figures of the English musical renaissance. Salut d'amour was immensely popular from the beginning but made Elgar virtually no money. The Lark Ascending had to wait until after Vaughan Williams's death to become renowned throughout the English-speaking world.

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Unpertregroup – More… Dedicated to Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays (2011/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: Unpertregroup
Title: More... Dedicated to Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2011
Duration: 00:54:05
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Alfa Music
Source: http://www.e-onkyo.com/music/album/ss48/

The Sicilian trio Unpertregroup (Antonio Barone, guitars, Aldo Misuraca, drums and Giuseppe Raso, keyboards) has released a new CD "more..." Dedicated to Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays for the Italian label AlfaMusic (distr. Believe). After their first release ("Il canto della sirena"), the group has once again taken to the road of jazz-fusion mixed with sounds, colors and flavors of their native Sciacca in southern Sicily. This time with the valid assistence of guest artists.

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Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: Underworld
Title: Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
Genre: Electronic
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 00:51:32
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Beat Records
Source: http://www.e-onkyo.com/music/album/brc500it/

While Underworld's Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have retained what was special about their greatest triumphs -- Dubnobasswithmyheadman and Second Toughest in the Infants were two of the most revered dance albums of the 1990s -- Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future is never weighed down by its makers' history. Karl Hyde's "found" lyrics (using snippets of overheard conversations) are affecting, fractured evocations of the disorientations of modern urban life. Even the album's title is a real-life utterance, a phrase Hyde's father said to his mother shortly before he died. Opening track I Exhale has the sleazy ambience of David Bowie's Lodger, its "blah, blah, blah" motif echoing the "far, far, far, away" refrain of Red Sails. But that and If Rah aside, Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future is dreamy and unabrasive. Gently menacing instrumental Santiago Cuatro has a Middle Eastern feel, while the smooth synthpop texture of the closing track Nylon Strung reaches a state of bliss.

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Tommy Leonetti – Sings the Winners (1965/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: Tommy Leonetti
Title: Sings the Winners
Genre: Easy Listening
Release Date: 1965
Duration: 00:31:35
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Capitol Records
Source: https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/sings-the-winners-tommy-leonetti/0886445397925

Tommy Leonetti (10 September 1929 -- 15 September 1979) was an American pop singer-songwriter and actor of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In Australia his most famous song was "My City of Sydney" (written by Leonetti & Bobby Troup) and was used by the Australian TV channel ATN7 in Sydney for station identification into the 1980s. In America he achieved greater success as a songwriter for movies and Broadway plays.

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The Wombats – Glitterbug (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

             


Artist: The Wombats
Title: Glitterbug
Genre: Indie Rock
Release Date: 2015
Duration: 00:45:54
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: Bright Antenna
Source: http://www.hdtracks.com/glitterbug

The Wombats follow up 2011's This Modern Glitch with their third full-length, Glitterbug. The first song off of the album, "Greek Tragedy," hit #2 on Billboard's Emerging Artist Chart less than two weeks after release. The band's 2011 album, This Modern Glitch, hit Top 5 on the UK charts and spawned US hits "Jump Into the Fog," "1996," and "Techno Fan." Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis, and Tord verland Knudsen are the threesome behind The Wombats.

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The Three Suns – Country Music Shindig (1965/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: The Three Suns
Title: Country Music Shindig
Genre: Easy Listening
Release Date: 1965
Duration: 00:36:46
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: RCA Records
Source: https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/country-music-shindig-the-three-suns/0886445483086

Country Music Shindig is a departure for the Three Suns in that their typical instrumental medley style is applied to a program of country songs --- 34 of them in total. The selections seem to reveal a thorough knowledge of country music. For example, the set includes songs that wouldn't be readily identified with country music today, like "Jingle Bell Rock," "Crying in the Chapel," and "Blue Suede Shoes," all of which were country hits. Then there are obscurities like the Sons of the Pioneers' "Roses" alongside crossover hits and an occasional oddball like the Broadway tune "Wagon Wheels." The album is heavier on electric guitar than some of the Suns' earlier efforts, and is also the last album they recorded with longtime producer and conductor Al Nevins, who died shortly afterward. ~~ AllMusic Review by Greg Adams

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