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The Who - My Generation (1965/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Who
Title: My Generation
Genre: Rock
Label: © Geffen Records
Release Date: 1965/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 1:31:39
Recorded: April 1965, and 11th to 15th October 1965 at IBC Studios in Central London

The legendary debut album by one of rock’s greatest bands is finally remixed, expanded and seriously updated. Released as The Who Sings My Generation in the U.S. with one track change months after being issued in the U.K. as simply My Generation, this classic album has never been previously released in real stereo anywhere and has never been remastered from the original masters. With the release of this special 2 CD Deluxe Edition, these problems are resolved, and the package has now been expanded from its original twelve tracks to 30. There are 6 previously unreleased tracks, and the album’s minimal graphics have been expanded exponentially and include three sets of liner notes.
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The Who - Face Dances (1981/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Who
Title: Face Dances
Genre: Rock
Label: © Geffen Records
Release Date: 1981/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 59:42
Recorded: July to December 1980 at Odyssey Recording Studios, London, UK

The Who's first album since the untimely passing of drummer Keith Moon, Face Dances could have been rejected as a token project by a dated band. Thankfully that's not the case and, never the victims of circumstance, The Who shine in the face of adversity.
Face Dances was not only The Who's debut album of the '80s, it was their first without the manic force of drummer Keith Moon, who passed away in 1978 and you can see the effect it has on the tight-knit, yet disorderly band.
„You Better You Bet“ is hit material from the off, while „Another Tricky Day“ and „How Can You Do It Alone“ pay note to impending middle-age and dreaded responsibility.
And with this new maturity comes Pete Townshend's thoughtful lyrics and Roger Daltrey's emphatic vocal. Meanwhile John Entwistle's bass is heavier than ever and Kenney Jones's drumming fills Moonie's manic void.
While a mood of introspection lurks throughout, it is clear The Who's fire still burns bright and no less furious. Face Dances went platinum and became the #2 album of 1981.
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Schumann - Kinderszenen & Waldszenen / Janacek - On the overgrown path I - Marc-Andre Hamelin (2014 ) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Leoš Janáček (1854-1928), Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Artist: Marc-André Hamelin
Title: Schumann- Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janáček- On the overgrown path I
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 74 minutes 26 seconds
Recorded: March 2013 at Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom

Marc-André presents a fascinating juxtaposition of two composers who are not obviously musically related, but who are proved on this album to be a felicitous combination.
Schumann’s well-loved Kinderszenen (‘Scenes from childhood’) cycle is a masterpiece: each piece is as deftly and exquisitely crafted as anything in his more outwardly sophisticated mode. From the haunting beauty of the opening ‘From foreign lands and people’ (‘Von fremden Ländern und Menschen’), via the spare eloquence of the central ‘Dreaming’ (‘Träumerei’), to the quiet rhetoric of ‘The poet speaks’ (‘Der Dichter spricht’), the listener is taken through nuances of emotion whose effects are heartrendingly poignant.
Waldszenen (‘Forest scenes’) is another collection of miniatures, and Schumann’s last major cycle for solo piano. This deeply ‘Romantic’ work in the most psychological sense of the word is no objective foray into the woods, but a very personal reaction to an imagined landscape; and equally striking is the sense that each piece represents just a shard of a larger experience. On the whole it is the more bucolic aspect that Schumann explores, though these pieces are not without darker shadows. And while they may be technically fairly straightforward, their changeability calls for the quickest of reactions and a wealth of subtle nuance.
Over half a century separates Schumann’s nature-inspired Waldszenen from the first book of Janáček’s On the overgrown path. The subject matter is darker and more oblique and the piano writing is deceptively treacherous, many of the difficulties far from overt. The title of the overall cycle refers to a Moravian wedding song, the bride lamenting that ‘The path to my mother’s has become overgrown with clover’. The sequence of ten pieces that comprises Book 1 constitutes, as the scholar John Tyrrell has written, some of the ‘profoundest, most disturbing music that Janáček had written, their impact quite out of proportion to their modest means and ambition’.
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Punch Brothers - The Phosphorescent Blues (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Punch Brothers
Title: The Phosphorescent Blues
Genre: Folk, Country, Bluegrass
Label: © Nonesuch Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 45:47
Recorded: Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA and The Village Recorders, Santa Monica, CA

After working with Burnett numerous times—most recently on the soundtrack for the Joel and Ethan Coen film Inside Llewyn Davis and the related Town Hall/Showtime concert Another Day, Another Time—Punch Brothers decided to join forces with the multiple Grammy Award–winning producer for their new record. Last summer, the band and Burnett spent a month at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Recording laying down the songs that guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjo player Noam Pikelny, mandolinist and lead singer Chris Thile, and fiddler Gabe Witcher had written during several writing “retreats” last winter and spring.

Thile explains one of the ways the music on The Phosphorescent Blues reflects the band’s view of modern life: “We often go to bars after shows or writing sessions, to be around other people for a little while. And I’d see people just like me on their phones, telling people they wish they were there, texting people who really are there. Then a song would come on that somebody likes and then they see that someone else does too and maybe they both sing it together and that moment is spiritual, some shared experience, and they are interacting in the flesh, with their fellow man. And that’s communion. Many of the songs on this record dive into that: how do we cultivate beautiful, three-dimensional experiences with our fellow man in this day and age?”

Shortly before the sessions began, Thile and Witcher met with Burnett and discovered the producer had the very same things on his mind. In fact, he’d just given a commencement address at the University of Southern California on the subject of technology and human interaction. Witcher remembers, “Thile and I looked at each and said, ‘This is unbelievable. It’s exactly what we are writing about.’ So this was a perfect, serendipitous union.”
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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Flute Concerto - Florilegium (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
Artist: Florilegium
Title: Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Flute Concerto
Genre: Classical
Label: © Channel Classics Records B.V.
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: channelclassics.com
Duration: 01:12:19
Recorded: 23-25 September 2009, St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Norwood, London

As a composer Pergolesi’s productive career began at the age of twenty, and by twenty-six (March 1736) he had died of tuberculosis. During his lifetime Pergolesi’s fame was restricted, in the main, to Rome and Naples, yet after his death, his reputation eclipsed most other composers in the second half of the eighteenth century. The whole of Europe developed an increasing curiosity for his compositions. His posthumous celebrity status was such a magnet in the music world that, hoping to reap large financial profits, publishers and opera directors alike attributed his name to hundreds of vocal and instrumental works by lesser-known composers. Following Pergolesi’s death the Stabat Mater became one of the most celebrated and frequently printed works of the 18th century.
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Neil Young - After The Gold Rush (1970/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Neil Young
Title: After The Gold Rush
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock
Label: © Reprise Records
Release Date: 1970/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: PonoMusic
Duration: 00:35:04
Recorded: Winter 1970 – June 1970; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA; Sound City, Van Nuys, Los Angeles; Redwood Studios, Topanga, CA.

In the 15 months between the release of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and After the Gold Rush, Neil Young issued a series of recordings in different styles that could have prepared his listeners for the differences between the two LPs. His two compositions on the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album Déjà Vu, "Helpless" and "Country Girl," returned him to the folk and country styles he had pursued before delving into the hard rock of Everybody Knows; two other singles, "Sugar Mountain" and "Oh, Lonesome Me," also emphasized those roots. But "Ohio," a CSNY single, rocked as hard as anything on the second album. After the Gold Rush was recorded with the aid of Nils Lofgren, a 17-year-old unknown whose piano was a major instrument, turning one of the few real rockers, "Southern Man" (which had unsparing protest lyrics typical of Phil Ochs), into a more stately effort than anything on the previous album and giving a classic tone to the title track, a mystical ballad that featured some of Young's most imaginative lyrics and became one of his most memorable songs. But much of After the Gold Rush consisted of country-folk love songs, which consolidated the audience Young had earned through his tours and recordings with CSNY; its dark yet hopeful tone matched the tenor of the times in 1970, making it one of the definitive singer/songwriter albums, and it has remained among Young's major achievements. --William Ruhlmann
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Lee Morgan - Leeway (1960/2008) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Lee Morgan
Title: Leeway
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records | Analogue Productions
Release Date: 1960 (BLP 4034/BST 84034)/2008
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: ISO SACD
Duration: 39:35
Recorded: April 28, 1960 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Mastered: Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering, Camarillo, California.

This album is unique within Lee Morgan's vast and rich Blue Note discography. With then current employer Art Blakey, band mate Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, the trumpeter abandons time constraints and stretches out on four, soulful, hard-bop compositions (the first and the last are by Cal Massey). These hard bop masters are constantly inspired by Blakey's explosive grooves.
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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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