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The Rolling Stones - Shine a Light (2008) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA5.1

Title: The Rolling Stones – Shine a Light
Released: 2008
Genre: Rock
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Performers: Mick Jagger – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica; Keith Richards – guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals; Ron Wood – guitar, pedal steel guitar; Charlie Watts – drums; Darryl Jones – bass guitar; Christina Aguilera – vocals; Buddy Guy – guitar and vocals; Jack White – guitar and vocals; Chuck Leavell – keyboards, backing vocals; Lisa Fischer – backing vocals; Bernard Fowler – backing vocals, percussion; Blondie Chaplin – backing vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar; Bobby Keys – saxophone; Michael Davis – trombone; Kent Smith – trumpet; Tim Ries – saxophone, keyvords

Released: Shangri-La Entertainment | Paramount Pictures
Duration: 2:02:02
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio Codec: PCM, AC-3, DTS
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 30594 kbps 1920x1080p / 23,976 fps / 16: 9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio # 1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4613 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio # 2: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4116 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB)
Audio # 3: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Size: 46 GB

After exploring the careers of the Band and Bob Dylan in The Last Waltz and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, respectively, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese turns his lens on rock & roll legends the Rolling Stones for this feature focusing on two concerts from the band’s 2006 A Bigger Bang tour. In addition to extensive coverage of the band’s two-night stand at New York’s Beacon Theater (an engagement that was staged as part of President Bill Clinton’s lavish birthday bash), the film also features historical footage, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage from decades past. Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson (JFK and The Aviator) supervised photography for the film, with an impressive array of A-list talents, including Andrew Lesnie, John Toll, Ellen Kuras, Anastas Michos, Stuart Dryburgh, Declan Quinn, Emmanuel Lubezki, Robert Elswit, and Albert Maysles, stepping in to insure that the Beacon performances were covered from every angle possible.
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Kenny G - Brazilian Nights (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Kenny G
Title: Brazilian Nights
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Concord Music Group, Inc.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:18:13
Recorded: 2014

Kenny G has had one of the most eclectic and dominant careers the music business has ever seen. He’s maintained a high level of creative excellence through decades of unprecedented commercial success by never allowing himself to stay in one place too long. That reputation for musical curiosity stays well intact on his fourteenth studio album „Brazilian Nights“.
“I’ve been in love with Bossa nova my whole life,” says the saxophonist in the album’s liner notes. “I think the first song that ‘won me over’ was Cannonball Adderley’s version of “Quiet Nights.” And more recently I’ve been listening (non-stop!) to Stan Getz’s album called Getz For Lovers. I think I've listened to that record almost every day for the past 5 years and it really was the inspiration in making this album. My goal was not only to make a Bossa nova album that pays tribute to the “Masters” who I’ve been listening to (Cannonball Adderley, Paul Desmond and Stan Getz) but also to write and record original Bossa novas that I hope can ‘hold their own’ in this distinguished company. I humbly say that I feel we’ve succeeded.”
Starting with melodious sounds of “Bossa Antigua,” the ten-song set is a mixture of classics and Kenny G originals. Writing five of the ten tracks with longtime collaborator (and co-producer) Walter Afanasieff, the veteran performer plays alto, tenor and soprano sax and dazzles on such cuts as “Bossa Real, ”the gently pulsating “April Rain,” and the relaxed yet dramatic flair of the title cut.
He admits that he took his time making Brazilian Nights, as he wanted to immerse himself into the light and melodic sounds of music from across the globe. “I spent a year and a half studying and embracing the style of the bossa novas from decades ago. I had fun and learned a lot during my 'wonderful labor of love” and I truly hope you get the same pleasure from this album that I have experienced when I sit down after a long day and put on my “Bossa nova” sounds. Words can’t describe that feeling but hopefully the melodies that I’ve played here will.”
Melodies and music have long been a signature part of Kenny G’s life. Since releasing his self-titled debut disc in the fall of 1982, Kenny G has become the biggest selling instrumental musicians of the modern era and one of the best selling artists of all-time with global sales totaling more than 75 million records. His biggest album was 1992’s Breathless, which sold a staggering twelve million copies in the United States alone. In addition, his 1994 Christmas disc Miracles: The Holiday Album ranks as one of the most successful Yuletide albums ever, with sales of over eight million copies. Seven of his singles have hit the Top-40 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has also been ranked as one of the most-played artists in the Adult Contemporary format with nine top ten singles. His biggest hit came with 1987’s “Songbird,” which peaked at #4 on the Hot 100. Kenny G continues to play to sold out houses both here and abroad, with dates on his calendar already filled through mid-2015.
Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian - Hamburg '72 (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian
Title: Hamburg '72
Genre: Jazz, Modern, Piano Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 55:25
Recorded live June 14, 1972 in Hamburg.

The Keith Jarrett Trio, playing live at NDR Funkhaus, Hamburg in July 1972. The trio with Haden and Motian was Jarrett’s first great band, his choice of players a masterstroke. Charlie and Paul hadn’t worked together until Jarrett brought them into each other’s orbit in 1966. With the bassist who had learned his craft in Ornette Coleman’s band, and the drummer from Bill Evans’s ground-breaking trio, Jarrett was able to explore the broadest scope of modern jazz, from poetic balladry to hard-swinging time-playing to ferocious and fiery free music. The improvisation heard in the Hamburg concert includes episodes with Keith on soprano sax and flute as well as piano, while Motian expands the role of percussion in the music, developing the supple, elastic, supremely unpredictable vocabulary that would subsequently become such a crucial part of both Jarrett’s groups and Paul’s own.

The interaction between the three musicians is uncanny throughout, reaching a peak in an emotion-drenched performance of Charlie Haden’s “Song for Che” (this is Jarrett’s only recording of a piece that has become a new jazz classic). But from the first notes of “Rainbow”, with its radiant piano, it is clear that something special is happening here.
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Keith Jarrett Trio - Somewhere Before (1969/2011) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Keith Jarrett Trio
Title: Somewhere Before
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Free Jazz, Piano Jazz
Label: © Vortex Records | Warner Japan (WPGR-10004)
Release Date: 1969/2011
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: ISO SACD
Duration: 41:30
Recorded: August 30 and 31, 1968, at Shelly's Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California.

While still a member of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Keith Jarrett did some occasional moonlighting with a trio, anchored by two future members of Jarrett's classic quartet, Charlie Haden (bass) and Paul Motian (drums). On this CD, Jarrett turns in a very eclectic set at Shelly's Manne-Hole in Hollywood, careening through a variety of idioms where his emerging individuality comes through in flashes. He covers Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages" -- which actually came out as a single on the Vortex label -- in an attractive, semi-funky style reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi. "Pretty Ballad" delivers a strong reflective dose of Bill Evans, while "Moving Soon" is chaotic free jazz. By the time we reach "New Rag," we begin to hear the distinctive Jarrett idiom of the later trios, but then, "Old Rag" is knockabout stride without the stride. As an example of early, unfocused Jarrett, this is fascinating material. --Richard S. Ginell
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Hank Mobley - Mobley's 2nd Message (1957/2012) High-Fidelity DSF 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Hank Mobley
Title: Mobley's 2nd Message
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Prestige Records | Analogue Productions CPRJ 7082 SA
Release Date: 1957 (PRLP 7082)/2012
Quality: DSF 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: ISO SACD
Duration: 00:41:28
Recorded: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 27, 1956.

Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series
Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging: These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel. Some people call these "mini LP" jackets.
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Gabriel Faure - Piano Music - Angela Hewitt (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Artist: Angela Hewitt
Title: Faure - Piano Music
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 72 minutes 48 seconds
Recorded: August 2012 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany

Angela Hewitt’s recordings of French piano music have received the highest critical acclaim, her ‘tenderness, Gallic wit, verve, and—the most important ingredient of all—charm’ proving perfect for works by Chabrier, Debussy, Ravel and indeed Rameau and Couperin. Now she turns to a composer who is more serious and introspective, with a refinement that has led to him being relatively overlooked by performers. But in Angela Hewitt’s hands this music is an utter joy.
This album includes the major work Thème et variations, Op 73—one of Faure’s greatest works for piano—and a selection of Valses-caprices and Nocturnes. It ends with a more radiant piece from Fauré’s youth, the earliest piece included on this recording—the Ballade pour piano seul, Op 19, dedicated to Saint-Saëns.
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Gaetano Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore - Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge (1970/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
Artist: Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Dominic Cossa, Spiro Malas, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
Title: Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Decca Music Group
Release Date: 1970/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 02:20:21
Recorded: Kingsway Hall, London, January and June 1970

“Bonynge leads a team ... which not only conveys jollity but which sings and plays as though full opera house applause is to be expected a the end of each number ... The ECO playing ... has a refinement and stylishness which makes all the difference ... Pavarotti has a Gigli -like quality in characterisation and this suits him ideally for the role of the simple, devoted Nemorino ... you should readily be won over by the sheer exuberance, vocal as well as dramatic, that Sutherland brings to the role. It is a joy to the ear to have well- loved music treated to extra vocal splendours at both ends of the soprano register.” --Gramophone

“Sutherland makes Adina a more substantial figure than usual, full-throatedly serious at times, at others jolly...What helps to make this recording so special, apart from the superb ensemble work - often very exciting - is the inclusion of the addition written for Malibran ['Nel dolce incanto'].” --The Penguin Guide

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Gaetano Donizetti - La Fille du Regiment - Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Orch of the Royal Opera House, Richard Bonynge (1967/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
Artist: Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Monica Sinclair, Jules Bruyere, Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Richard Bonynge
Title: Donizetti - La Fille du Regiment
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Decca Music Group
Release Date: 1967/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:46:28
Recorded: Kingsway Hall, London, 17-27 July 1967

Even Dame Joan Sutherland has rarely if ever made an opera recording so totally enjoyable and involving as this. With the same cast (including chorus and orchestra) as at Convent Garden, it was recorded in 1966 immediately after a series of live performances in the Royal Opera House, and both the comedy and the pathos come over with an intensity born of communication with live audiences. That impression is now the more vivid on this superb transfer, for with spoken dialogue used in this original French version of the opera the absence of background noise is a special benefit, and the production vividly captures the developments in the story.

„She is stunning as the tomboyish Marie, combining a cheeky sense of fun with real pathos. Her voice is bright and clear and she throws off the role's fiendish coloratura with insouciant ease. The whole cast -- clearly enjoying themselves -- is excellent. A delight to listen to.“ --Classic FM
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Gaetano Donizetti - La Favorita - Luciano Pavarotti, Ileana Cotrubas, Orch del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Richard Bonynge (1974/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Сomposer: Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
Artist: Luciano Pavarotti, Ileana Cotrubas, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Fiorenza Cossotto, Gabriel Bacquier, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Richard Bonynge
Title: Donizetti - La Favorita
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Decca Music Group
Release Date: 1974/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 02:47:59
Recorded: Teatro Comunale, Bologna, August 1974


La favorite ('The Favorite', sometimes referred to by its Italian title: 'La favorita') is a grand opera in four acts by Gaetano Donizetti to a French-language libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz, based on the play Le comte de Comminges by Baculard d'Arnaud. It premiered on 2 December 1840 at the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris, France.

Originally, Donizetti had been composing an opera by the name of Le Duc d'Albe as his second work for the Opera in Paris. However, the director, Léon Pillet, objected to an opera without a prominent role for his mistress, mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz. Donizetti therefore abandoned Le Duc d'Albe and borrowed heavily from L'ange de Nisida, an unrealized project from 1839, to create La favorite. It was revived in Padua under the title of Leonora di Guzman in 1842, and at La Scala as Elda in 1843. Though Donizetti himself was not involved in these productions, the opera is now more commonly given in Italian rather than French.
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