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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
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
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
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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Helene Fischer: Zaubermond/Live (2009) Blu-ray 1080i VC-1 DTS-HD 5.1

Name: Helene Fischer: Zaubermond / Live
Released: 2009
Genre: Pop

Issued: Germany | EMI
Duration: 2:19:11

Technical Specs
BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
Video Resolution/Codec
1080i/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s)
Audio Formats
German LPCM 2.0 (48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit)
German DTS-HD MA 5.1 (48 kHz / 5077 kbps / 24-bit)

Sie zählt zweifelsohne zu den erfolgreichsten Sängerinnen Deutschlands und gilt als DIE Neuentdeckung der letzten Jahre: Helene Fischer. Weit über eine Million verkaufte Tonträger, unzählige Gold- und Platinauszeichnungen, zwei „Krone der Volksmusik“-Trophäen und erfolgreiche Konzerte unterstreichen ihren bisherigen Erfolg.
Die zweifache Echo-Preisträgerin war in diesem Jahr im Rahmen ihrer zweiten Solo-Tournee „Zaubermond – Live mit Band 2009“ in vier Ländern zu Gast und begeisterte – stets frenetisch umjubelt – ihr Publikum in 55 Städten immer vor ausverkauften Häusern. Helene Fischer bezauberte ihr Publikum dabei nicht nur mit ihren größten Hits, sondern wurde selbst verzaubert und überraschte mit einer außergewöhnlichen Show auf allerhöchstem Niveau.
Am 19.06.2009 erscheint – von den Fans und weit über 100.000 Besuchern dieser Tournee gefordert – die bisher dritte DVD dieser Ausnahmekünstlerin mit dem insgesamt 140-minütigem Konzert und einer umfassenden Backstage-Dokumentation. Erstmals in der Geschichte des Deutschen Schlagers veröffentlicht EMI Music Germany zeitgleich eine Blu-ray Disc mit zahlreichen Features. Aufgezeichnet wurde das Programm der „Königin des deutschen Schlagers“ im Berliner Admiralspalast.
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The Rolling Stones - Let’s Spend the Night Together (1981/2011) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA5.1

Title: The Rolling Stones: Let’s Spend the Night Together
Released: 1981 (2011)
Genre: rock
Directed by: Hal Ashby
• The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, guitar; Keith Richards – guitar, backing vocals; Ronnie Wood – guitar, backing vocals; Charlie Watts – drums, percussion; Bill Wyman – bass guitar
• Additional musicians: Ian McLagan – organ; Ian Stewart – piano; Bobby Keys – saxophone; Ernie Watts – saxophone

Issued: Japan | Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Duration: 1:30:20
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio Codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 39000 kbps 1920x1080p / 23,976 fps / 16: 9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio # 1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2455 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio # 2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Size: 33.22 GB

plot of the movie:
• The Rolling Stones: Let’s Spend the Night Together – original Japanese blu-ray edition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the North American tour Rolling Stones started in September 1981 and held in support of the newly released album Stones “Tattoo You “later became states in four multiplatinum.
• The film was shot 20 cameras during a concert held on November 5-6 in East Rutherford, New Jersey on “Meadowlands Sports Complex” and on December 13 in Tempe, Arizona at the stadium “Sun Devil”, with attended by 100 thousand crowd of fans and using aerial photography from helicopters.
• The original video has undergone remastered and presented now in 16:9.
• DTS 5.1 surround sound mix was made ​​in 2009 in Japan.
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Don Henley - Building The Perfect Beast (1984/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Don Henley
Title: Building The Perfect Beast
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock
Label: © Geffen Records
Release Date: 1984/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 47:03
Recorded: 1984 at Studio Record One, Sherman Oaks, Bill Schnee Studio, Universal City, The Villa, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Widely praised by critics, Building The Perfect Beast was released by Don Henley in November of 1984. It would eventually go 3x Platinum and peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 chart. In 1989, the album was ranked No. 73 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the The 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s. One of the songs from the album, "The Boys of Summer" became one of Henley's most popular songs, as well as winning the 1985 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
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Don Cherry - Complete Communion (1966/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Don Cherry
Title: Complete Communion
Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz, Avant-Garde, Trumpet Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1964 (BLP 4226/BST 84226)/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:40:16
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 24, 1965.

Not counting a couple of sessions he co-led with John Coltrane and Albert Ayler, Complete Communion was the first album Don Cherry recorded as a leader following his departure from the Ornette Coleman Quartet. It was also one of the earliest showcases for the Argentinian tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri, who Cherry discovered during a stay in Rome. While the music on Complete Communion was still indebted to Coleman's concepts, Cherry injected enough of his own personality to begin differentiating himself as a leader. He arranged the original LP as two continuous side-long suites, each of which incorporated four different compositions and was recorded in a single take. In practice, this meant that several melodic themes popped up over the course of each side; all the musicians free-associated off of each theme, engaging in intense, abstract dialogues before moving on to the next. As the album's title suggests, every member of the group not only solos, but shares the total space selflessly. Bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Ed Blackwell both play extremely active roles, especially Grimes, who solos powerfully and sometimes carries the main riffs. Often the music sounds more like a conversation, as opposed to a solo with support, because the musicians make such intelligent use of space and dynamics, and wind up with a great deal of crackling, volatile interplay as a result. The leader remains recognizably himself, and his burnished tone is a nice contrast with Barbieri's fiery approach; for his part, Barbieri's playing has a lot of speechlike inflections, and he spends a lot of time in the upper register of his horn, which makes him sound quite similar to Ornette at times. As a whole, the project comes off remarkably well, establishing Cherry as an avant-garde force to be reckoned with in his own right. --Steve Huey
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