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Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Studio Album Collection 1991-2011 (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Title: The Studio Album Collection 1991-2011
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, Funk Metal, Heavy Metal
Label: © Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 07:22:27
Recorded: 1991-2011

Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
Certified 7x Platinum in US
Peaked at #3 on the US Billboard 200

One Hot Minute (1995)
Certified 2x Platinum in the US
Peaked at #4 on the US Billboard 200

Californication (1999)
Certified 5x Platinum in the US
Peaked at #3 on the US Billboard 200

By the Way (2002)
Certified 2x Platinum in the US
Peaked at #2 on the US Billboard 200

Stadium Arcadium (2006)
Certified 4x Platinum in the US
Peaked at #1 on the US Billboard 200

I'm with You (2011)
Certified Gold in the US
Peaked at #2 on the US Billboard 200
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Silje Nergaard - Chain of Days (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Silje Nergaard
Title: Chain of Days
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Folk, Vocal
Label: © Okeh Records | Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 45:08
Recorded and mixed by Ulf Holand at Holand Studios. Kurt Ellings vocal recorded at Sear Sound Studio, New York City

„Chain Of Days“ is Silje Nergaard newest album featuring eleven diverse overwritings put together in an album with the melody in focus.
Silje Nergaard played folk, pop, country, jazz and blues in the new album Chain of Days, but all the music reflected the recognizable Silje Nergaard's style.
It is surprisingly enough that Silje Nergaard felt completely free for the first time as a singer of the disc in spite of the fact that Chain of Days was her fifteenth album. Silje Nergaard invited a band to record music together with her instead of musicians recording separately behind a glass window in the studio.
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Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphonies 6 & 12 - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Artist: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
Title: Shostakovitch - Symphonies 6 & 12
Genre: Classical
Label: © Naxos Rights International Ltd.
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:09:31
Recorded: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, on 28th and 29th July, 2009 (tracks 4-7), and on 23rd and 24th June, 2010 (tracks 1-3)

Shostakovich’s Sixth and Twelfth Symphonies both had their origins in large-scale projects about Lenin, though the Sixth was eventually to emerge as one of the composer’s most abstract and idiosyncratic symphonies. The long, intensely lyrical and meditative slow movement that opens the work is one of the composer’s most striking. The Twelfth, one of the least played of Shostakovich’s symphonies in the West, became less a celebration of Lenin’s legacy than a chronological depiction of events during the Bolshevik Revolution. ‘The playing is fabulously crisp and committed, while the interpretations combine atmosphere and a sense of proportion – to the benefit of the youthful First, which receives an eerily effective performance, free of exaggeration.’
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Dmitri Shostakovich - String Quartets Nos. 1, 8 & 14 - Borodin Quartet (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Artist: Borodin Quartet
Title: Shostakovich - String Quartets Nos. 1, 8 & 14
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 1:15:53
Recorded: The Concert Hall of the Victor Popov Academy of Choral Arts, Moscow, 14, 15, 18 & 19 January 2015

The original Borodin Quartet was founded in 1945 in the Soviet Union and this release marks the Quartet’s 70th anniversary. They enjoyed a close relationship with Shostakovich, and often worked with him as a new quartet was written (and they also recorded the cycle).

Now, a new line-up, though still one that bears the characteristic Borodin sound (large, almost symphonic in scope and with a very distinctive way of phrasing), starts a new cycle with works from very different periods in Shostakovich’s music life [No. 1 from 1938, the ever-popular No. 8 from 1960 and No. 14 from 1972 (begun in Aldeburgh when the composer was staying there with Benjamin Britten)]. This album features the three key quartets, including the most popular (No. 8).
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Robert Schumann - Violin Concerto, Piano Trio No.3 - Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexander Melnikov, Pablo Heras Casado, Freiburger Barockorchester (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Artist: Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexander Melnikov, Pablo Heras Casado, Freiburger Barockorchester
Title: Schumann - Violin Concerto, Piano Trio No.3
Genre: Classical
Label: © Harmonia Mundi
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:01:36
Recorded: May and September 2014 at Teldex Studio Berlin in Berlin, Germany.
In the autumn of 1851 Schumann composed, in rapid succession, the two violin sonatas and, in the space of just seven days from 2 to 9 October, the Piano Trio no.3, Op.110. As always during his work, Schumann was oblivious to everything around him, neglected social obligations, and isolated himself – even from Clara. ‘Robert is working very assiduously on a trio for piano, violin, and cello,’ she confided to her diary, ‘but he won’t let me hear anything of it until he has quite finished it – all I know is that it’s in G minor.’
This trio, like all his other chamber works with piano, was tailor-made for Clara to play and right from the first rehearsal session in the domestic circle she went into a veritable frenzy of delight: ‘It is original, absolutely full of passion, especially the scherzo, which sweeps one away to the wildest depths’, Just a little bit of that same enthusiasm would probably have spared the Violin Concerto a great deal of opprobrium: Clara witheld the score, as did the dedicatee, Joachim. It was finally premiered in Berlin on 26 November 1937, more than 80 years after it was composed, with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Karl Böhm and the violinist Georg Kulenkampff. Yehudi Menuhin had the privilege of making the first commercial recording, produced in the following year, 1938, with the New York Philharmonic under its British principal conductor John Barbirolli.
This first volume in a trilogy comprising the complete concertos and piano trios of Schumann brings together two late and unjustly neglected works. The instigators of the project, Isabelle Faust, Alexandre Melnikov and Jean-Guihen Queyras, champion their cause with a force of conviction and a choice of instruments that restore the delicate transparency and subtlety of their textures. The next release will be of the Piano Concerto and Piano Trio No. 2.
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Rush - Fly By Night - 40th Anniversary (1975/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Rush
Title: Fly By Night - 40th Anniversary
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Mercury Records | Anthem Entertainment
Release Date: 1975/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 0:38:51
Recorded: December 1974 – January 1975 at Toronto Sound Studios in Toronto, Canada

Prior to one of Rush's first U.S. tours, original drummer John Rutsey split from the band, since he wasn't prepared to commit to the band's rigorous touring schedule. And it proved to be a blessing in disguise, since his replacement was to become one of the most respected rock drummers of all time, Neil Peart, who would also steer the band towards success with more challenging material -- starting with Fly by Night. While the title track and the album-closing ballad, "In the End," still had Zeppelin roots, the album isn't as straightforward as the debut. Rush's first bona-fide classic, "Anthem," is included, while the over eight-minute "By-Tor and the Snow Dog" helped pave the way for the group's future epics ("2112," "Cygnus X-1," etc.), and introduced the fans to Peart's imaginative lyric writing, often tinged with science-fiction themes. The reflective and melodic "Making Memories" is an underrated early composition, while "Beneath, Between, & Behind" is a furious heavy rocker. Fly by Night may not be one of Rush's finest albums, but it is one of their most important -- it showed that the young band was leaving their Zep-isms behind in favor of a more challenging and original direction. --Greg Prato
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Rush - All The World's A Stage - 40th Anniversary (1976/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Rush
Title: All The World's A Stage
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Mercury Records
Release Date: 1976/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:19:51
Recorded live at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 11 through 13 during their 2112 tour.

This 1976 double-live album was recorded at Toronto’s Massey Hall June 11-13, during the band’s 2112 tour, with the title a nod to William Shakespeare. The record climbed to #40 on the U.S. Billboard chart, and going platinum in the States and Canada.
In 2015, vocalist/bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart, who joined the band in July, 1974, shortly after the release of that first album and two weeks before the group’s inaugural U.S. tour, will see the reissue of the remaining 14 albums in their Mercury catalog in chronological order. These albums were remastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original analogue masters


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Rush - 2112 - 40th Anniversary (1976/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Rush
Title: 2112 - 40th Anniversary
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Mercury Records
Release Date: 1976/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 38:56
Recorded: February 1976 at Toronto Sound Studios in Toronto

The band’s label didn’t want Rush to do another “concept” album. The band ignored this advice and went on to record their first major commercial success and a signature record, which enabled them to chart their own course moving forward. Writing the material took about six months, and the album, recorded at Toronto Sound with Terry Brown, required about a month in the studio to finish.
“We don’t want to change what people think about rock & roll, we just want to show them what we think about it.” – Alex Lifeson, 1976
Influenced by the writings of Ayn Rand, the album features the side-long title suite. Based in the future, a galaxy-wide war results in the union of all planets under the rule of the Red Star of the Solar Federation. By 2112, the world is controlled by the “Priests of the Temples of Syrinx,” who determine the content of all reading matter, songs, pictures — every facet of life.
“We’ve got a big future ahead of us.” – Geddy Lee, 1976
Most fans consider 2112 the band’s definitive album. Certified triple-platinum, 2112 is #2 on Rolling Stone’s ‘Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time’. This newly-remastered edition was remastered at Abbey Road from original analogue masters
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Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Rick Wakeman
Title: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Art Rock
Label: © A&M Records
Release Date: 1973/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: DVD Audio
Duration: 00:36:49
Recorded: February – October 1972 at Morgan and Trident Studios, London, England.

Not only did this album help pave the way for progressive rock, but it also introduced the unbridled energy and overall effectiveness of the synthesizer as a bona fide instrument. Six Wives gave Wakeman his chance to break away from the other instrumental complexities that made up Yes and allowed him to prove what a driving force the keyboard could truly be, especially in full album form. More than just synthesized wandering, Wakeman astoundingly conjures up a separate musical persona by way of an instrumental ode to each of Henry VIII's wives through his dazzling use of the Mellotron, Moog, and Hammond C-3 organ. For example, Wakeman's fiery runs and fortissimo thwarting of the synthesizer throughout "Anne Boleyn" is a tribute to her feisty temper and valiant courage that she maintained while standing up to her husband. With "Jane Seymour," on the other hand, Wakeman's playing is somewhat subdued and gentle, which coincides with her legendary meekness and frailty, as well as her willingness to cater to Henry VIII. Wakeman's masterful use of his synthesizers is instrumentally stunning, as is his talent of magically shaping the notes to represent behavioral idiosyncrasies of his characters. Yes bassist Chris Squire lends a hand on "Catherine of Aragon," while guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Bill Bruford appear on a few tracks as well, as does former Strawbs member Dave Cousins, playing the electric banjo. The Six Wives of Henry VIII unleashes the unyielding power of the keyboard as a dominant instrument, but also displays Wakeman at the beginning of an extremely resplendent career as a solo musician. --Mike DeGagne
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Rick Wakeman - The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (1975/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Rick Wakeman
Title: The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Art Rock
Label: © A&M Records
Release Date: 1975/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: DVD Audio
Duration: 00:44:42
Recorded: 16 October 1974 – 10 January 1975 at Morgan Studios, London, England.

Rick Wakeman's third solo album is among his best, as he employs his vast array of keyboards to their full extent, musically describing the characters pertaining to the days of King Arthur's reign. With orchestra and choir included, although a little less prevalent than on Journey, he musically addresses the importance and distinguishing characteristics of each figure through the use of multiple synthesizers and accompanying instruments. "Lady of the Lake" is given a mystical, enchanted feel, perpetrated by a more subtle use of piano and synthesizer, while the battle of "Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight" is made up of a barrage of feuding keyboard runs and staccato riffs, musically recounting the intensity of the duel. But it's on "Merlin the Magician" where Wakeman truly shines, as the whimsy and peculiarity of this fabled figure is wonderfully conjured up through the frenzy of the synthesizer. As one of Wakeman's most famous pieces, it is here that his astounding musicianship is laid out for all to hear, a marvelous bisque of keyboard artistry. The album's entirety is a sensational execution of Wakeman's adroitness, and with vocals from Ashley Holt and Gary Pickford Hopkins, it still stands along with Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Six Wives of Henry VIII as one of his most astute pieces. --Mike DeGagne
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