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Blur - The Magic Whip (2015 High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Blur
Title: The Magic Whip
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Indie Rock, Britpop
Label: © Parlophone Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:51:38
Recorded: May 2013, November 2014- January 2015, Avon Studios, Hong Kong and Studio 13, London


The Magic Whip is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Blur. It was released by Parlophone on 27 April 2015. It is the band's first studio album since Think Tank (2003), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in their career.
The video for "Go Out" was uploaded to YouTube on 19 February 2015. Videos for "There Are Too Many of Us" and "Lonesome Street" followed on 20 March and 2 April 2015 respectively. The official audios for "My Terracotta Heart", "I Broadcast", and "Ong Ong" were made available shortly before the album's release.
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Blur - The Great Escape (1995/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Blur
Title: The Great Escape
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Indie Rock, Britpop
Label: © Parlophone Records
Release Date: 1995/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:56:50
Recorded: January–May 1995


The Great Escape is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Blur, released on 11 September 1995 on Food and Virgin Records. The album received glowing reviews and was a big seller on its initial release, reaching number one in the United Kingdom album chart (outselling the rest of the Top 10 put together) and was their first to crack the US charts reaching number 150. Less than a year after the album was released, it was certified triple platinum in the UK.
The album continued the band's run of hit singles, with "Country House", "The Universal", "Stereotypes" and "Charmless Man". "Country House" was Blur's first single to chart at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, beating Oasis' "Roll with It", in a chart battle dubbed "The Battle of Britpop".
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Blur - Parklife (1994/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Blur
Title: Parklife
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Indie Rock, Britpop
Label: © Parlophone Records
Release Date: 1994/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:52:43
Recorded: June 1993 – January 1994


Parklife is the third studio album by the English rock band Blur, released in April 1994 on Food Records. After disappointing sales for their previous album Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife returned Blur to prominence in the UK, helped by its four hit singles: "Girls & Boys", "End of a Century", "Parklife" and "To the End". Certified four times platinum in the United Kingdom, in the year following its release the album came to define the emerging Britpop scene, along with the album Definitely Maybe by rivals Oasis. Britpop in turn would form the backbone of the broader Cool Britannia movement. Parklife therefore attained a cultural significance above and beyond its considerable sales and critical acclaim, cementing its status as a landmark in British rock music.
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Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Artist: Blur
Title: Modern Life Is Rubbish
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Indie Rock, Britpop
Label: © Parlophone Records
Release Date: 1993/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:58:52
Recorded: October 1991 – March 1993

Modern Life Is Rubbish is the second studio album by the English alternative rock band Blur, released in May 1993. Although their debut album Leisure (1991) had been commercially successful, Blur faced a severe media backlash soon after its release, and fell out of public favour. After the group returned from an unsuccessful tour of the United States, poorly received live performances and the rising popularity of rival band Suede further diminished Blur's status in the UK.
Under threat of being dropped by Food Records, for their next album Blur underwent an image makeover championed by frontman Damon Albarn. The band incorporated influences from traditional British guitar pop groups such as the Kinks and the Small Faces, and the resulting sound was melodic and lushly produced, featuring brass, woodwind and backing vocalists. Albarn's lyrics on Modern Life Is Rubbish use "poignant humour and Ray Davies characterisation to investigate the dreams, traditions and prejudices of suburban England", according to writer David Cavanagh.
Modern Life Is Rubbish was a moderate chart success in the UK; the album peaked at number 15, while the singles taken from the album charted in the Top 30. Applauded by the music press, the album's Anglocentric rhetoric rejuvenated the group's fortunes after their post-Leisure slump. Modern Life Is Rubbish is regarded as one of the defining releases of the Britpop scene, and its chart-topping follow-ups—Parklife and The Great Escape—saw Blur emerge as one of Britain's leading pop acts.
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Billie Holiday - Stay With Me (1958/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Billie Holiday
Title: Stay With Me
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Classic Female Blues, Traditional Pop, Standards
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1958 (MGV 8302)/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 33:53
Recorded: February 14, 1955 at Fine Sound Studios, New York


„Stay with Me“ is an album by jazz singer Billie Holiday accompanied by Tony Scott and his Orchestra. It contains a whole recording session of February 14, 1955 in New York and released in 1958 on producer Norman Granz' Verve label.

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Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday (1957/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Billie Holiday
Title: Billie Holiday
Genre: Jazz, Vocal
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1957/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 37:49
Recorded: April 1, 1952 and the second on April 14, 1954.

Billie Holiday's recordings for Commodore Records have been overshadowed to a large part by her Verve and Columbia offerings, but this collection recorded in 1944 deserves a place alongside her better known albums. Includes the first version of her first hit and signature song, the racially-charged Strange Fruit.
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Ben Williams - Coming Of Age (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Artist: Ben Williams
Title: Coming Of Age
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Straight-Ahead Jazz
Label: © Concord Music Group
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:06:56
Recorded: April 17th -18th & September 9th 2014


Acclaimed bassist Ben Williams delivers his sophomore album titled Coming of Age, April 21, 2015, via Concord Jazz. Continuing to implore the common elements of jazz, hip-hop, rock and soul, the young bandleader embarks on a bolder journey in this album with more music by his own hand and a reflection of his new outlook as a seasoned musician. Coming of Agefor the 30-year-old Williams means playing a lively role among his peers and a vital part in the music world at large. Winner of the 2009 Monk Institute Competition, Williams cites this as a turning point in his musical odyssey, “My career as a bandleader and composer started from the moment I won,” he says. “I had this opportunity to say something—and an obligation, too.”
Revered by The Washington Post as “Successfully translating the musical pulse of his era into jazz,” Williams has secured a masterful selection of special guests featured on this project. They include renowned jazz trumpeter Christian Scott on the cover of Lianne La Havas’ melancholy “Lost & Found” that is draped by a string quartet, vibraphonist Stefon Harris on an original piece titled “The Color of My Dreams,” and emcee/poet W. Ellington Felton who leads the listener through “Toy Soldiers (reprise).” Williams also reconnects with American soul singer Goapele for a second collaboration with the pivotal anthem “Voice of Freedom (for Mandela).” Completing the vision is Williams band, Sound Effect, comprised of Marcus Strickland (tenor and soprano saxophone),Matthew Stevens (guitar), Christian Sands (piano and Fender Rhodes), Masayuki “Big Yuki” Hirano (synths and Fender Rhodes), John Davis (drums) and Etienne Charles (percussion).
The CD offers eleven tracks with nine original compositions by Williams and the rare vinyl addition offers eight pieces from the CD’s repertoire, including a free download of all eleven tracks. Showcasing his impeccable talent for acoustic and electric bass, this album creates an experience that demands to be heard by a wide breadth of generations. Tour dates to be announced.
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Bach & Weiss - Lute Music - Toyohiko Satoh (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)
Artist: Toyohiko Satoh, lute
Title: Bach & Weiss - Lute Music
Genre: Classical
Label: © Carpe Diem Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:08:42
Recorded: April 2014, Kirishima International Concert Hall “Miyama Conseru”, Japan

The new solo CD of Toyohiko Satoh, the 72 year old Japanese lutenist who is considered my many as one of the most influential lute players of the last century, presents a well-known repertoire of baroque lute music. Mr. Satoh was the first lutenist to record Bach’s lute music on LP in the 70s (Phillips). Now he returns to this music 40 years later, delivering a completely different rendering of these iconic pieces. His playing has been influenced much by his studies of traditional Japanese arts such as tea ceremony, No-theater and Zen meditation. So here we are presented a recording that draws from the deep silence within, from the awareness of everything in the universe being connected, and from the understanding of Bach’s music as a universal, almost superhuman symbol of completeness.
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