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Grieg & Grainger - Cello works - Andreas Brantelid, Christian Ihle Hadland (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Сomposer: Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), Percy Grainger (1882–1961), Carl Nielsen (1865–1931)
Artist: Andreas Brantelid, Christian Ihle Hadland
Title: Grieg & Grainger - Cello works
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records AB
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: eclassical.com
Duration: 66:33
Recorded: March 2014 at Potton Hall, Suffolk, England


Although they were born forty years apart on opposite sides of the world, Edvard Grieg and Percy Grainger have much in common. The aim to become pianists and composers more or less forced both of them to leave their native countries – Norway and Australia respectively – in order to gain access to the great central European tradition that so dominated musical life during the second half of the 19th century. Grieg enrolled at the Leipzig conservatory in 1858 and Grainger at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt in 1895, but their experiences were in many ways strikingly similar: both made progress as pianists, but neither of them found the German approach to the teaching of composition fruitful. Grieg’s strong attachment to Norwegian folk music made it difficult for him to compose in a way that conformed to the Germanic ideal, while Grainger some forty years later withdrew from the composition class at the conservatory in order to study privately. He too would find his greatest inspiration in folk music traditions, as exemplified in La Scandinavie for cello and piano, a suite of arrangements of Scandinavian folk songs. The two composers met in 1906, in London, and not surprisingly they got along famously. The meeting led to Grainger visiting Grieg in Bergen the following year, only two months before the older composer passed away. The Danish-Swedish cellist Andreas Brantelid and his Norwegian chamber music partner Christian Ihle Hadland have teamed up in this programme of cello works by the two composers, opening with Grieg’s celebrated Cello Sonata. They also include less well-known pieces, however, such as the composer’s arrangement of the Allegretto from his third violin sonata, and an Andante con moto intended as part of a never completed piano trio, in which they are joined by the violinist Lars Bjørnkjær. Discovered after Grieg’s death, the piece would have to wait more than 70 years before receiving its first performance.
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Grant Green - Green Street (1961/2010) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz


Artist: Grant Green
Title: Green Street
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Guitar Jazz
Label: © Blue Note | Analogue Productions
Release Date: 1961/2010 (BST-84071/CBNJ 84071 SA)
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 54:24.737
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 1, 1961.
Mastered: Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman mastering from the original master tapes.


Green Street, recorded on April 1, 1961, was Grant Green's second Blue Note album as a leader and remains one of the finest albums of his prolific Blue Note output. Supported by just Ben Tucker's bass and Dave Bailey's drums, the guitarist seems inspired by the absence of any other chordal instrument. His harmonic and interpretive imagination is in high gear on this unique masterpiece in his discography.
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Graham Parker & The Rumour - Mistery Glue (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz


Artist: Graham Parker & The Rumour
Title: Mistery Glue
Genre: Rock, Pub Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Singer/Songwriter
Label: © Ellisclan Limited
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 47:48

Mystery Glue from Graham Parker and the Rumour was written in Parker's second home of New York and recorded in only six days in London. The material is a real return to form for Parker and his powerhouse band, one of the UK's pioneering pre-punk outfits, often cited as a major influence on other artists including Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Paul Weller and Bruce Springsteen. Mystery Glue, featuring the Rumour's original 1970s lineup, is an album of conscious rock, harking back to Parker's genre-defining music of the '70s while paying homage to Dylan, reggae, soul and rock 'n' roll.

"When Swiss astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky described dark matter in the 1930s, he got the name wrong. It is of course 'mystery glue' that holds the universe together ... when I present new songs to the Rumour they work feverishly to make sense of them, often starting out with wildly disparate and alarmingly wrong diversions. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, everything falls into place, as if by dint of some Mystery Glue that holds us all together." --Graham Parker
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Various Artists - Giuseppe di Stefano Sings Neapolitan Songs (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Сomposer: Various
Artist: Giuseppe di Stefano
Title: Giuseppe di Stefano Sings Neapolitan Songs
Genre: Classical, Folk, World, Canzone Napoletana
Label: © EMI Classics
Release Date: 2012 (2011 Remaster)
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:09:55
Recorded: Milan, 1956, 1957, 1961

Italian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano was one of the most charismatic figures of the operatic stage. The natural richness of his tenor voice made him the ideal master of Neapolitan Songs. Combining tremendous emotional urgency and power, Di Stefano sings beloved classics including “Funiculi Funicula,” “Marechiare,” “Anema E Core” and more. Di Stefano brings these treasured works to a new level of musical expression. Absolutely essential.

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Gary Peacock Trio - Now This (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Artist: Gary Peacock Trio
Title: Now This
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Piano Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 57:54
Recorded: July 2014 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo


In the realm of the piano trio the bar is set high, and creative bassist Gary Peacock has helped raise it in the groups of Bill Evans, Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett. 'Now This' is an album with the bassist's current trio, recorded in the summer of 2014 in Oslo and issued in time for Peacock's 80th birthday (on 12 May, 2015).

Powerful new versions of some Peacock classics - such as 'Moor', 'Vignette', 'Requiem' and 'Gaya' - are interspersed with recent compositions. Pianist Marc Copland and drummer Joey Baron each contribute tunes, and the group also tackles Scott La Faro's 'Gloria's Step'. In this band, roles are very evenly shared, and this is an optimum context in which to appreciate the melodic invention of Peacock's bass playing. Marc Copland always honours the needs of the compositions and Joey Baron supplies both drive and sensitive detail.
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Frottole: Popular Songs of Renaissance Italy - Ring Around Quartet & Consort (2xHD, 2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Ring Around Quartet & Consort
Title: Frottole: Popular Songs of Renaissance Italy
Genre: Classical
Label: © 2xHD/Naxos
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 1:00:00
Recorded: Chiesa di San Lorenzo di Premanico, Genoa, Italy, 17th-19th October 2013


Set to vernacular texts dealing mainly with the theme of love, frottole were short, improvisatory polyphonic songs with instrumental accompaniment that flourished in the Renaissance courts of Italy for some forty years between c. 1480 and 1520. Despite its apparent simplicity, this completely new genre of song inspired some of Europe’s greatest vocal and instrumental musicians. The recent invention of movable type added further to its popularity. This recording explores a representative selection, including work published by the historically pivotal figure of Ottaviano Petrucci.
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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - The Traveling Kind (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz


Artist: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Title: The Traveling Kind
Genre: Country, Bluegrass, Folk
Label: © Nonesuch Records Inc.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 40:40
Recorded: Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN, July 9-12, 14–15, 2014; Additional recording at The House of Blues Studios, Nashville, October 12–13, 2014


The Traveling Kind follows the longtime friends' first duet album, 2013's Old Yellow Moon, which won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. The album also debuted at #4 on the Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo - Almanac (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz


Artist: Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo
Title: Almanac
Genre: Folk, Pop Rock, World, Singer/Songwriter
Label: © Everyone Sang/Linn Records
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: LINN
Duration: 41:20
Recorded: Cherif Hashizume @ Café Music Studio, Bow


Within 'Almanac' there are stories of love, renewal, the importance of community and our relationship to the earth. Shadowing these lighter themes are darker truths of untold atrocities committed by settlers on indigenous Australians during colonisation, the mass hysteria regarding a Scottish witch-hunt, flourishing love and good old-fashioned heartbreak.
Although fronted by Emily, this is definitely a group album, with the four members of Emily, Gill, Jo and Anna providing guitar, accordion & flute, cello and violin respectively, with backing vocals shared out across the eleven songs. The quartet are joined throughout the disc by guest musicians who add a range of guitars, percussion and double bass, that add depth and drive to the collection. Emily is a compelling songwriter with a gift for melody and words. Her talent is perfectly complimented by the magnificent arrangements of The Red Clay Halo. Throughout the album, the interplay between the band's rootsy ensemble playing, and Barker's agile vocal blend of strength and fragility, is effortlessly engaging. In moments when the four female voices combine to deliver arresting harmonies, it is simply blissful.
Highlights include the dreamy textures of ‘Billowing Sea', the nimble arrangements of ‘Reckless', and the atmospheric lyrics of ‘Witch of Pittenweem'. ‘Almanac' is a beautifully constructed and charming album, it certainly feels organic and natural, and the presentation of the songs is unaffected and with a real genuine air.
Upon its release 'Almanac' immediately attracted strong support from BBC Radio with sessions for Cerys Matthews on 6 Music and Radio 4's Loose Ends, and single 'Little Deaths' was picked as 'Record of the Week' on Nemone's 6 Music show. The album was also named 'Editor's Choice' by BBC Music Magazine.
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (1972/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Title: Trilogy
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Art Rock
Label: © Legacy Recordings | Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1972/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: DVD
Duration: 01:29:15
Recorded: January 1972, Advision Studios, London, England

Emerson Lake & Palmer‘s third album Trilogy is being reissued later this month (ELP) by Sony Music and the new deluxe edition will feature a brand new 5.1 mix, new stereo mixes and previously unheard version of From The Beginning.
The 1972 long-player is expanded two three discs – two CDs and a DVD-audio – for this new set, with CD 2 including brand new stereo mixes (and the unheard version of From The Beginning). The third disc (a DVD-audio) contains the surround sound mix put together by King Crimson’s Jakko Jakszyk.
The 5.1 mix is lossless hi-res if you have compatible equipment, if not the surround mix can be enjoyed in DTS or Dolby 5.1 via any standard DVD player (and a surround speaker set-up, of course!). The DVD also contains hi-res stereo versions of the new mixes, as well as hi-res stereo versions of the original mixes.
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Elvis Presley - Pot Luck with Elvis (1962/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Pot Luck with Elvis
Genre: Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Ballad
Label: © RCA Victor
Release Date: 1962/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:28:50
Recorded: March 1961 – March 1962, RCA Studio, Nashville, Tennessee


Pot Luck with Elvis is the fifteenth studio album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2523, in June 1962. Recording sessions took place on March 22, 1961, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, and on June 25 and October 15, 1961, and March 18 and March 19, 1962, at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.
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