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VA - Woodstock - 3 Days of Piece & Music 1970 (Director’s Cut) BD50+6CD

An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.

Starring: Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, The Who, Crosby, Stills & Nash
Director: Michael Wadleigh

Video codec: VC-1
Video Bitrate: ~ 17238 kbps
Frame size: 1920h1080p
Video quality: Blu-ray
Format: BD50
Size:36,7 GB
audio:
1. Dolby Digital 5.1
2. Dolby TrueHD 5.1

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Simply Red - 2010 Farewell: Live in Sydney Opera House (2011) BLU-RAY 1080I AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Title: Simply Red: Farewell • Live in Concert at Sydney Opera House
Genre: new wave, pop rock, blue-eyed soul
Duration: concert – 01:40:30, interview – 00:18:06
Year: 2011
Label: EMI MUSIC
Ingredients: Mick Hucknall (vocals), Ian Kirkham (saxophone / keyboards), Dave Clayton (keyboards), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Kevin Robinson (trumpet / flugelhorn / percussion), Steve Lewinson (bass guitar) and Pete Lewinson (drums)
Size: 22.28 GB
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG4
Audio Codec: DTS
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19940 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16: 9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Audio1: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2956 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Subtitles (interview): German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

In 2010, after 25 years of success, Simply Red announced their decision to disband and took the band on a final tour of the world – a celebration of all that they have achieved, and a final Fare-well to the band’s many fans. To mark the end of Simply Red’s career we have the pleasure of releasing on Bluray one of the band’s final gigs on this tour, filmed against the spectacular backdrop of the iconic Sydney Opera House. This beautifully shot concert features the band performing a host of their hits, spanning the length of their career, and is combined with an exclusive, previously unseen interview with Mick Huck-nall, producing a package that no fan will want to be without.
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Madonna – Sticky & Sweet Tour (2009) BLU-RAY 1080I AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Year: 2009
Genre: Pop
Duration: 2:05:09

Quality: Blu-ray
Format: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec: DTS, PCM
Video: 1920x1080i, MPEG-4 AVC, 29.97 fps, ~ 29.6 Mbps
audio:
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 24 bit, 5245 kbps
LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 24 bit, 2304 kbps
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

-Includes the full live show from Buenos Aries as well as exclusive footage filmed behind the scenes during the course of the tour.
Madonna’s most recent stage extravaganza, the ‘Sticky & Sweet’ concert, will be released on April 6th, it was announced today by Live Nation, the world s largest live music company. ‘Sticky & Sweet’, which was produced by Live Nation, was the most successful tour by a solo artist in history and was seen by over 3.5 million fans in 32 countries around the world.
The show, which will be distributed by Warner Bros Records, will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD and will include many of the Material Girls hits from the course of her unprecedented career including, ’4 Minutes,’ ‘Like a Prayer, ‘Hung Up’ and ‘Ray of Light’. Filmed in Buenos Aires, over four days to a crowd exceeding 256,000 fans, the concert also includes a show stopping moment when Madonna performs a historic ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ to a thunderous audience response from her Argentine fans. Also included are several hits from the
multi-Grammy winners most recent CD ‘Hard Candy’ which debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries.
The DVD also includes 30 minutes of exclusive footage filmed behind the scenes during the course of the tour.
‘Part concert, part block party and all fun, there is still only one Madonna,’ raved the Oakland Press in their review of the ‘Sticky & Sweet’ Tour.
‘A night of triumph and defiance…
A two hour multi-media juggernaut,’ glowed the LA Times.
‘Our lady of perpetual motion…This may be the best tour shes ever stitched together,’ claimed the NY Post.
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Destiny’s Child - Live In Atlanta (2007) Blu-ray 1080i AVC LPCM 5.1

Title Destiny's Child: Live In Atlanta
Released: 2007
Genre: Soul / R & B
Directed by: Julia Knowles
Artists: Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams

Issued: USA | Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Duration: 1:50:45

"Destiny's Child: Live In Atlanta" is a high-energy, breath-taking stage production that displays why Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle comprise one of the biggest-selling female groups of all time. Taped at Philips Arena during their farewell "Destiny Fulfilled" Tour, this stunning show in hotlanta features the group singing and dancing to their classic hits. Opening the show with the Grammy Award-Winning "Say My Name", the trio powers through hits such as "No, No, No", "Bugaboo", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin' Jumpin'". Concert highlights include a performance of "Soldier" with guest stars T.I & Lil' Wayne as well as segments in which each member showcases their biggest hits as solo stars. Featuring bonus audio tracks as well as fan testimonials and a featurette about the group, "Destiny's Child: Live In Atlanta" is an eye-catching, pulse-raising music experience that will thrill generations to come.
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Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus - Best of Both Worlds Concert (2008) 2D/3D anaglif Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1

Title: Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus - Best of Both Worlds Concert
Released: 2008
Genre: Pop
Directed by: Bruce Hendricks
Performers: Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Kenny Ortega, Billy Ray Cyrus

Released: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Duration: 1:22:24
Quality: Blu-ray 2D / 3D anaglif
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio Codec: DTS, AC-3, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 27005 kbps / 1920 * 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16: 9 / High Profile 4.1
# 1 Audio: English DTS-HD MA 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5476 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio # 2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Audio # 3, 5: Spanish / Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Audio # 4, 6: Spanish / Portuguese Dolby Digital 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Size: 45.48 GB

Hannah Montana fans everywhere will have a chance to see their favorite singer, songwriter and actress, Miley Cyrus, perform her sold–out concert tour on the big screen in 'Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert' shot during Cyrus' 69–city tour and exhibited in state–of–the–art Disney Digital 3D. 'Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour' is the filmed return of its namesake concert, which begins with the husky voiced singer performing one set of tunes as Montana and then another as herself, with the simple device of a blonde wig separating Miley Cyrus from her alter–ego. In between, there is a two–song performance by another Disney–backed group called the Jonas Brothers. What you don't see in a regular concert that you see here, is Miley Cyrus learning dance moves from the concert's 57–year–old producer Kenny Ortega (a former member of the Tubes), lying on a couch and playing guitar with her dad, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. The movie, which arrived in theatres just a day after the actual tour ended, set off another ticket frenzy, selling out cinemas across the U.S. well in advance of its Friday premiere in San Francisco.

For more about Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert and the Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Blu-ray release, see Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Blu-ray Review published by Lindsay Mayer on August 25, 2008 where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas
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Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto - Maria Callas, Orch del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin (1955/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Giuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
Artist: Maria Callas, Orch del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin
Title: Verdi - Rigoletto
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 1:58:04
Recorded: 3–16.IX.1955, Teatro alla Scala, Milan

When she sang the role of Gilda in Rigoletto on stage in Mexico in 1952, Maria Callas was unhappy at her reception, especially as she had been reluctant to undertake the role in the first place, and after just two performances she never returned to it again, until this studio recording in September 1955. For the project, producer Walter Legge brought together what had already become a hugely successful ‘house’ team consisting of the tenor Giuseppe di Stefano, the baritone Tito Gobbi, the conductor Tullio Serafin and the forces of La Scala, Milan. Together, or in various combinations, these artists were to record some 17 complete operas, and this Rigoletto is one of the pivotal titles in the series. As in La sonnambula, Callas was able to lighten her voice to suggest the virginal simplicity of Gilda at her first appearance, while still portraying warm-hearted sincerity in her love for her father. And this is the one opera that affords Callas and Gobbi three major duets that are central to the structure of the work. Both artists were consummate actors as well as singers, and nowhere else do they have as much scope for delving so deeply into the characterisation of their roles, which change drastically during the course of the drama. They had first sung together in São Paulo in La traviata in 1951, and Gobbi was with Callas in the final Tosca at Covent Garden in July 1965 that marked the end of her stage career. And that same Traviata in São Paulo in 1951 also marked the first encounter between Callas and Di Stefano. They went on to appear together a number of times on stage as well as on record and it was Di Stefano who partnered Callas on her final international recital tour in 1973/34. This mono recording from 1955 was recently selected by Gramophone magazine as the best of all available versions of Rigoletto. --TONY LOCANTRO, 2014
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Giuseppe Verdi - La forza del destino - Maria Callas, Orch del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin (1954/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Giuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
Artist: Maria Callas, Orch del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin
Title: Verdi - La forza del destino
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 2:45:32
Recorded: 19–21, 23–25 & 27.VIII.1954, Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Relentlessly pursued by Fate, Leonora in La forza del destino is a haunted heroine whose passions and fears are expressed on a grand scale. Callas’s stage experience of Forza was limited to her early career in Italy – in fact, Leonora was her first Verdi role – but, as Lord Harewood, founder of Opera magazine, observed, her recorded assumption exhibited ‘an unparalleled musical sensibility and imagination and a grasp of the musico-dramatic picture which is unique’. She took her place in a powerful cast conducted by her mentor Tullio Serafin.

'The two essential reasons for owning this performance of La forza del destino – in preference to all rivals, in spite of a few small cuts – are the incomparable artistry of Maria Callas and the incisive, completely authoritative conducting of Tullio Serafin. For one small example of Serafin’s superb direction, listen to the conclusion of the Alvaro/Carlo scene in Act 3 – marked Allegro agitato e presto. Here he achieves an electric intensity where the first violins accompany with piano triplets which really bristle. Serafin is never frenetic, yet he creates maximum drama. A further example encapsulating all his finest qualities would be the very final scene of the opera. It must be emphasised that his near-ideal conducting contributes enormously to the desirability of this set.' --Philip Borg-Wheeler, MusicWeb International
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Giuseppe Verdi - Il trovatore - Maria Callas, Orch del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Herbert von Karajan (1956/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Giuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
Artist: Maria Callas, Orch del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Herbert von Karajan
Title: Verdi - Il trovatore
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 2:09:39
Recorded: 3–4 & 6–9.VIII.1956, Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Like Norma, the role of Leonora in Il trovatore demands both bel canto finesse and considerable vocal and dramatic weight, but Callas sang it only some 20 times. This recording – in which she, Fedora Barbieri, Giuseppe di Stefano and Roland Panerai constitute a suitably impressive quartet of principals – marked her farewell to the complete role and also her final collaboration with Herbert von Karajan.

“Callas and Karajan took the world by the ears in the 1950s with this Il trovatore. Leonora was one of Callas's finest stage roles, and this recording is wonderfully intense, with a dark concentrated loveliness of sound in the principal arias that puts one in mind of Muzio or Ponselle at their best. Walter Legge always managed to team Callas with the right conductor for the work in question. Often it was Serafin, but Karajan in Il trovatore is utterly compelling.

This opera, like Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, is one of music's great essays in sustained rhythmic intensity; dramatically it deals powerfully in human archetypes. All this is realised by the young Karajan with that almost insolent mastery of score and orchestra which made him such a phenomenon at this period of is career. There are some cuts, but, equally, some welcome inclusions (such as the second verse of 'Di quella pira', sung by di Stefano with his own unique kind of slancio). Although the EMI sound is very good, one or two climaxes suggest that in the heat of the moment, the engineer, Robert Beckett, let the needle run into the red and you might care to play the set in mono to restore that peculiar clarity and homogeneity of sound which are the mark of Legge's finest productions of the mono era. But whatever you do don't miss this set.” --Gramophone Classical Music Guide
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Giuseppe Verdi - Aida - Maria Callas, Orch del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin (1955/2014 ) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Giuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
Artist: Maria Callas, Orch del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin
Title: Verdi - Aida
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 2:24:42
Recorded: 10–12, 16–20, 23 & 24.VIII.1955, Teatro alla Scala, Milan

One of the legendary moments in Callas’ career came in 1950 in Mexico City, when she interpolated a stupendous top E flat at the end of the Triumphal Scene in Act II of Aida. In this recording under Serafin she abided by the score, but still prompted Gramophone to speak of her ‘fascinating art and prodigious personality’, observing the way she was ‘rapt in imaginative intensity in the significance of the words’.
Nobody disputes that the voice of Maria Callas is one of the great instruments of our time, and here is the proof. EMI's remastered recording of this 1955 performance of Verdi's 'Aida' testifies to her genius as a performer and a star.
Callas and 'Aida' had enjoyed a five-year relationship leading up to this recording. Callas was praised for her dynamic portrayal of Aida's rapidly changing emotions, and criticized for the sustained lament required in 'O patria mia.' At any rate, Callas captured the imagination of opera-goers across the globe with her powerful voice, and drew them in with the strength of her personality.
Recorded in Milan at Teatro alla Scala with the house orchestra conducted by Tullio Serafin, these CDs recapture the warmth, vibrancy, and clarity of the original performance. Verdi's masterwork in the hands of a timeless artiste makes for enjoyable listening and fascinating discussion, both today and in future years.
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This Christmas Night - The Choir of Worcester College, Oxford; Stephen Farr (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: The Choir of Worcester College, Oxford; Stephen Farr
Title: This Christmas Night
Genre: Classical, Choral
Label: © Resonus Limited
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:15:50
Recorded in the Keble College Chapel, Oxford, on 17-19 June 2012 by kind permission of the Warden and Fellows of the College.

Resonus Classics is proud to release an album featuring world premiere recordings of contemporary Christmas carols from the latter half of the twentieth-century and the beginning of the twenty-first, performed by The Choir of Worcester College, Oxford under the direction of Stephen Farr.
The album includes a world premiere recording by Hafliði Hallgrímsson entitled Joseph and the Angel, which was written specially for this album. Also included are several world premiere recordings by leading composers including Peter Maxwell Davies, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Richard Allain, Matthew Martin, Gabriel Jackson, Judith Bingham, Cecilia McDowall and Thomas Hyde.
Other works include Anthony Piccolo’s I look from afar, John McCabe’s Mary laid her child, Malcolm Williamson’s This Christmas Night, Geoffrey Bush’s ‘Twas in the year that King Uzziah died, Elisabeth Lutyens’s Nativity, Edmund Rubbra’s Let us securely enter and two works by Kenneth Leighton, O leave your sheep and Veni Redemptor – A Celebration.
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