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Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. (1984/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Title: Born in the U.S.A.
Genre: Rock, Heartland Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1978/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hdtracks
Duration: 46:53
Recorded: January 1982 – March 1984; The Power Station and The Hit Factory in New York City.

Born in the U.S.A. was American rock musician Bruce Springsteen's seventh studio album. It quickly became Springsteen's biggest album and was the best selling album of 1985 in the United States. Born in the U.S.A. was extremely inspirational, the lyrics are viewed as a sign of hope for citizens working towards the American Dream.
The record produced seven top ten singles, including the title track, "Dancing in the Dark", and "Cover Me". Born in the U.S.A. hit number 1 in eleven countries and received numerous awards. The title track is self-described as one of his best songs. Reasonably regarded as the turning-point album in Bruce’s career.

This remastered version was remastered by acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig, working directly with Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, newly transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system.
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Arvo Part - Adam's Lament (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
Artist: Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, Vox Clamantis, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste
Title: Arvo Pärt - Adam's Lament
Genre: Classical
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Duration: 1:07:55
Recorded: November 2011 and May 2007 at Niguliste Church in Tallinn

Arvo Pärt’s “Adam’s Lament” for chorus and orchestra was commissioned by the cultural capital cities Istanbul and Tallinn in 2010 and 2011. It is based on writings of Saint Silouan (1866-1938), in which the Russian Orthodox monk on Mount Athos describes Adam’s pain at the loss of Paradise. It was not the first time Pärt was inspired to compose a work on Silouan’s texts; in 1991 he published “Silouans Song” (“My soul yearns after the Lord”) for string orchestra (recorded on ECM with the “Te Deum”, the “Magnificat” and the “Berlin Mass”).
When setting “Adam’s Lament” which, for Pärt, has great poetic, expressive power with its central message of love and humility, the composer internalised Silouan’s words completely; they determined the substance and structure of the text (sung in ecclesial Slavic), its punctuation, number of syllables and accentuation of the music down to the smallest detail. “That perfect melding caused me somehow to think less of a work of art when I was composing.”
The piece is dedicated to Archimandrit Sophrony, Silouan’s pupil and biographer, who also published the monk’s writings in the 1950s. They have been translated into more than 20 languages; critics consider them to be among those works without which no serious anthology of Russian poetry will be complete in future.
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Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Anouar Brahem
Title: Souvenance - Music for oud, quartet and string orchestra
Genre: Jazz, Modern, World Fusion, Ethnic Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Duration: 01:28:58
Recorded: May 2014 at Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano

The music of Souvenance, by turns graceful, hypnotic, austere, and starkly dramatic, follows Tunisian oud-master Anouar Brahem’s last ECM album, The Astounding Eyes of Rita after a five-year gap. “It took a long time to write this music,” he acknowledges. Early plans to document the progress of the “Rita” quartet, which had grown to become a compellingly dynamic group in concert, were set aside. “I was feeling a need to attempt something new.” Then, at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, came the great political upheavals – accompanied by “immense fears, joys and hopes” – which began in Tunisia and swept like wildfire through the region. Fully absorbed by daily news of popular uprisings, collapsing dictatorships, insurgencies and counter-insurgencies, Brahem found his emotional world “monopolized by the political”. It was not the right moment to be writing music: “I had to wait for the pressure to fall, before I could resume work.”
Souvenance translates as “remembrance”, but the album – like the individual track titles – was named retrospectively. Right up until the mix, the new pieces were identified only by the dates of their composition. “I don’t claim a direct link between my compositions and the events that have taken place in Tunisia,” says Anouar Brahem, “but I was deeply affected by them.”
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Angela Hewitt plays Handel & Haydn (2009) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Artist: Angela Hewitt
Title: Angela Hewitt plays Handel & Haydn
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2009
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 67 minutes 20 seconds
Recorded: March 2009 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany

Recorded and released in the ‘anniversary year’ of both Handel and Haydn, Hyperion’s Record of the Month is an effusive celebration of the two composers, performed by an artist whose renditions of 17th- and 18th-century keyboard works on the piano have received the highest possible acclaim. This recital is a welcome gesture from the ‘high priestess of Bach’ (The Sunday Times). As you will hear, Hewitt’s trademark clarity of line, singing tone and instinctive musicality are perfectly suited to the urbane elegance of the works recorded here.
In a fascinating and personal booklet note, Angela Hewitt takes the listener through her own childhood experiences of the works of Handel and Haydn that led her to select the works for this disc, and includes an interesting discussion of historical performance practice. This is an enchanting release that will delight Angela’s legion of fans.
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AC/DC - Rock or Bust (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: AC/DC
Title: Rock or Bust
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hdtracks
Duration: 34:57
Recorded: 2014 at Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia

Columbia Records proudly announces the release of Rock or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, available December 2, 2014. Rock or Bust is the band's first studio album in six years and features 11 new tracks. Rock or Bust follows the immensely successful Black Ice album, which debuted at #1 in 31 countries upon its release in 2008 and has gone on to sell nearly 8 million copies worldwide. Rock or Bust was recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC and finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O'Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.
Rock or Bust is the first AC/DC album in the band's 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band. AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of Rock or Bust in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on Rock or Bust and will accompany the band on tour.
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Deep Puple with Orchestra - Live in Verona (2014) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Title: Deep Puple with Orchestra – Live in Verona
Released: 2014
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock
Directed by: Chris Cowly
Artists: Ian Paice – drums, percussion; Ian Gillan – vocals, harmonica, percussion; Roger Glover – bass; Steve Morse – guitar; Don Airey – organ, keyboards; Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt; Stephen “BK” Bentley-Klein – conductor, solo violin

Released: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration: 1:36:10
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio Codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 21982 kbps / 1920 * 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16: 9 / High Profile 4.1
# 1 Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8588 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio # 2: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 30.48 GB

Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre originally built in 30 AD, this concert from the summer of 2011 sees Deep Purple joined on stage by a full symphony orchestra for performances of all their classic tracks. Deep Purple remains one of the finest hard rock bands on the planet and are undoubtedly at their best when performing live. Here, the orchestral arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs and the band responds to both playing with the orchestra and performing in such a historical location to deliver a brilliant show in front of a huge and enthusiastic crowd.
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Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead - Live from Wacken (2014) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DD 5.1

Title: Alice Cooper – Raise the Dead – Live from Wacken
Released: 2014
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal, Shock Rock
Artists: Alice Cooper – vocals; Chuck Garric – bass; Orianthi – guitar; Ryan Roxie – guitar; Tommy Henriksen – guitar; Glen Sobel – drums

Released: UDR
Duration: 1:28:03
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio Codec: DTS, AC-3, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25015 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16: 9 / High Profile 4.1
# 1 Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Audio # 2: English Dolby Digital 2.0 / 48 kHz / 384 kbps
Audio # 3: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Size: 23.3 GiB

With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances. When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation.
The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy and metal music. For every sold DVD/CD € 1,–will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.
Alice Cooper , a household name, not much has to be said about this incredible artist whose career spans five decades by now. He has been named one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and has been described as the artist who first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre. The ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ has inspired many other artists due to his theatrical stage performances; e.g.: Kiss, Marilyn Manson and even Ozzy Osbourne – just to name a few.
Raise The Dead contains 22 songs from the Wacken concert and bonus material shows an interview with the man himself…. a phenomenal stage show, one the biggest entertainers ever! Just enjoy the show!
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Ying Quartet - Schumann (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Artist: Ying Quartet
Title: Ying Quartet - Schumann
Genre: Classical
Label: © Sono Luminus LLC DSL-92184
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:13:43
Recorded at Sono Luminus, Boyce, Virginia - July 17-20, 2013

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its second decade as a quartet, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. At the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House. In fact, the Ying Quartet’s constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical projects and interests. As quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, the Ying Quartet maintains full time faculty positions in the String and Chamber Music Departments.
The three string quartets were all written in just a few weeks in the summer of 1842, and his writing for strings is, for better or worse, rather pianistic. It is unfortunate that some would dispatch the significance and beauty of these works so easily. Though there are passages and textures in the quartets that are clearly influenced by keyboard technique, this is glorious music. The imagination and wit, vitality and virtuosity, subtlety and nuance, and heartfelt yearning and emotion that are displayed throughout the quartets are enough to be as satisfying as any of Schumann’s music. Each one of them is a joy to perform.
Since all of the quartets were written in just a few short weeks, it is interesting to take them (Op. 41, Nos. 1, 2 and 3) as a set and consider the similarities and differences between each of the corresponding movements. For example, all three of the first movements are primarily gentle in nature and convey a sense of unfolding, though there are dynamic and energetic moments within. None of them begin with forceful, dramatic intensity to grab an audience; instead, Schumann uses an intimate quality and a sense of drawing the listener in to define the emotional world of these quartets. Two of the three first movements also end in a wonderfully quiet and peaceful way.
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Wood Works - The Danish String Quartet (2014 ) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Сomposer: Traditional
Artist: The Danish String Quartet
Title: Wood Works
Genre: Classical, Nordic Folk
Label: © Dacapo Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: dacapo
Duration: 00:49:27
Recorded at the Kirsten Kjær Museum, John's Hall, 4-7 September 2013

We are in the tiny village of Sønderho on the island of Fanø. It is the westernmost Danish island, and the wind lashes the shore relentlessly. Today is the third Sunday of July – it’s ’Sønderho Day’, a local day of celebration, music and dance. From the village hall the sounds of fiddles can be heard, and people are dancing round and round for hours. The music is simple, yet with a touch of exotic melancholy.
In the forests of southern Sweden we find Lasse. He is a traveling fiddler and he provides the music for festive occasions. Lasse is poor, so he will play you some music if you give him a meal. As he can’t afford new strings for his violin, he tunes the ones he has down to make them last slightly longer. His claim to fame is a waltz he is always playing; a little melody that people enjoy dancing to. Sometimes Lasse plays it to himself while sitting alone in his wooden shed.
Up in Norway a young man has just returned from his Grand Tour of Europe. While passing through the Rhineland, he picked up a very popular dance that everyone danced in the elegant salons. He doesn’t know the name of the dance, so he simply calls it a ‘Reinlender’. Wanting to introduce it to his friends, he writes a couple of tunes to accompany the new dance.
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Voces 8 - Christmas (2012 ) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Voces 8
Title: Christmas
Genre: Classical
Label: © Signum Records
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Duration: 63 minutes 9 seconds
Recorded: August 2011 at St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

The international award-winning octet, VOCES8, has established itself at the forefront of British a cappella. Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique Jazz and Pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour.

"... Voces8 has put together an exceptionally attractive collection of classic carols and anthems mixed with less familiar works. The most striking aspects of the performances are a rare level of tonal clarity and a focused unanimity in the singers' vowels that produce a ringing, almost startling purity, which is enhanced by the crystalline, ideally resonant sound of Signum's CD ... The program is marvelously varied, but all of the pieces, whether written in the middle ages or the 21st century, are gorgeous examples of sumptuous choral writing, and these performance do them full justice. Highly recommended." All Music Guide
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