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Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto & Lyric Pieces - Javier Perianes, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Artist: Javier Perianes, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo
Title: Grieg - Piano Concerto & Lyric Pieces
Genre: Classical
Label: © Harmonia Mundi
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: eclassical.com
Duration: 69:53
Recorded: CONCERTO - 24th October 2014 at the Barbican Centre, London; LYRIC PIECES - 5-6 June 2014 at Teldex Studio Berlin


Miniatures and large forms.The work of a young musician of 25, the celebrated Concerto of Grieg combines the great Romantic tradition (Liszt was one of its most fervent admirers) and Norwegian folk music, with the halling and springdans of its thrilling finale. Yet the composer never wrote another, for he felt more comfortable writing in miniature forms. In 35 years he produced no fewer than 66 Lyric Pieces, every one a gem, from the truculent March of the Trolls to the poetic meditations of Homesickness and Remembrances.

Miniatures et grandes formes.Œuvre d’un musicien de 25 ans, le très célèbre Concerto de Grieg conjugue grande tradition romantique et folklore norvégien, avec les halling et autres springdans de son finale trépidant. Il restera pourtant sans suite, le compositeur se sentant plus à l’aise dans l’écriture de miniatures : ainsi il produira en 35 ans pas moins de 66 Pièces lyriques qui sont autant de joyaux, de la truculente Marche des trolls aux méditations poétiques de Mal du pays ou Souvenirs.

Miniaturen und große FormenDas berühmte Klavierkonzert von Grieg, das Werk eines jungen Musikers von 25 Jahren, verbindet die große romantische Tradition mit der norwegischen Volksmusik, mit den halling und anderen springdans im leidenschaftlichen Finale. Doch der Komponist ließ es dabei bewenden, denn er fühlte sich beim Verfassen von Miniaturen weitaus wohler. In 35 Jahren schrieb er nicht weniger als 66 Lyrische Stücke, jedes einzelne ein Juwel, vom ungebärdigen Zug der Trolle bis zu den poetischen Meditationen Heimweh und Nachklänge.
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Grateful Dead - The Best Of The Grateful Dead (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Artist: Grateful Dead
Title: The Best Of The Grateful Dead
Genre: Rock, Jam Bands, Country-Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic/Garage
Label: © Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 02:38:45
Recorded: 1967–1989


THE BEST OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD :: ARRIVES TO KICK OFF 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The Dead Launch Their Golden Anniversary Year With A Definitive, Career-Spanning Collection Of Their Classic Studio Recordings
The Grateful Dead’s long strange trip reaches an important mile marker this year with the celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary. 2015 is already shaping up to be an epic year thanks to news of the original members reuniting for three final shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field this July dubbed “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead." A documentary about the Grateful Dead from award-winning filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev and executive producer Martin Scorsese has also been announced.
The collection’s 32 tracks feature music from every Grateful Dead studio album and cover the key waypoints on the band’s mystical musical journey. Arranged chronologically, the tracks reflect the evolution of the group’s sound – and its membership – across more than two decades – from 1967’s “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” to 1989’s “Standing on the Moon.” In between, listeners will find the essential tracks that made the band such a cultural phenomenon, including such fan favorites as “St. Stephen,” “Casey Jones,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Scarlet Begonias,” and “Hell In a Bucket.”
THE BEST OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD also highlights the original versions of songs that would later become staples of the band’s transcendent concerts, such as “Truckin’,” “China Cat Sunflower,” “Uncle John’s Band,” and “Fire On the Mountain.” Perhaps the best example is “Dark Star.” The rare single version included here is only two-and-a-half minutes long. On stage, the Dead transformed the song into an improvisational showcase that often stretched out for 30 minutes. The longest song found on the collection is the 16-minute “Terrapin Station.” Released in 1977, this suite of songs (an entire album side) is widely considered to be the Dead’s magnum opus. Of course the set wouldn’t be complete without “Touch of Grey,” the band’s only hit single, which cracked the Top Ten in 1987.
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FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks) - FFS (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Artist: FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks)
Title: FFS
Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk Revival, Dance-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Synth Pop
Label: © Domino Recording Co Ltd
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:03:00
Recorded: Late 2014


A long time in the making as well as a complete surprise on its arrival, the self-titled debut from FFS -- the collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks -- is the work of two great, and distinctive, acts at the top of their game. In fact, FFS works so well because these groups aren't carbon copies of each other. Over the years, Sparks brainy shape-shifting has touched on glam and new wave, two of the styles that were most influential on Franz Ferdinand's suave dance-rock, but that's just the tip of their musical iceberg. What the bands do share -- jaunty wit and a flair for indelible choruses -- gives FFS plenty of fertile common ground. These songs are inspired, even-handed combinations of all of their strengths, whether Ron and Russell Mael lend a dash of weirdness to Franz Ferdinand's spiky hooks, as on "Call Girl," or the Glaswegian outfit adds some heft to Sparks' flights of fancy on the satirical "Police Encounters" or the hyperactive "So Desu Ne." FFS' strongest moments bring passion to its abundant cleverness. Somewhat perversely and sometimes poignantly, the supergroup is at its best when singing about different kinds of solitude. "Piss Off," the first song Sparks sent Franz Ferdinand back in 2004 after the release of their debut album, is a cheerfully antisocial anthem for those who'd rather be alone. "Collaborations Don't Work"'s self-referential duet turns into a duel, with Alex Kapranos and Russell Mael trading barbs like "I don't need your navel gazing/I don't like your way of phrasing." However, the best showcase for their vocals is the brilliant opening track "Johnny Delusional." At once grandiose and self-deprecating, it's a vivid portrait of unrequited love that combines Kapranos' smooth baritone and Mael's anxious counter tenor like a juxtaposition of fantasy and reality. Similarly, FFS boasts so much personality that character sketches like "Dictator's Son," which tells the story of a despot's offspring who is more into creature comforts than tyranny, also rank among the standouts. A near-perfect blend of Sparks and Franz Ferdinand's skills, FFS is a collaboration that works very well and offers just about everything a fan of either band could want. --AllMusic Review by Heather Phares
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Eumir Deodato - Happy Hour (1982/2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Eumir Deodato
Title: Happy Hour
Genre: Disco, Pop, Electronic, Jazz Funk, R&B, Soul
Label: © Warner Bros. Records ‎
Release Date: 1982/2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 36:17
Recorded: House of Music, W. Orange, New Jersey.


One of Deodato’s career highlights, this 1982 release finds the wildly talented musician incorporating a more smooth pop sound. The slick and melodious album features a guest appearance by Kelly Baretto, whose R&B style and high octave vocals blends with ease. The album features the hit singles “Keep It In The Family,” “Keep On Movin’” and the title track.
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Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis Again (1957/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
Title: Ella And Louis Again
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Swing, American Popular Song, Standards, Traditional Pop
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1957(MG V-4006-2)/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 44:23
Recorded: July 23, July 31 and August 13, 1957 in Los Angeles


In 1957 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong teamed up for their second album of popular tunes drawn mostly from the Great American Songbook. Produced by the legendary Norman Granz, the album features an all-star group of musicians including Armstrong on vocals and trumpet, Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass and Louie Bellson on drums.
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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book (1958/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Сomposer: Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Title: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Swing, American Popular Song, Standards, Traditional Pop
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1958 (MG V-4019-2)/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:31:07
Recorded: Los Angeles, CA, March 13-19, 1958


Released in 1958, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook features arrangements by Paul Weston. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for ALbum of the Year at the inaugural Grammy Awards. Fitzgerald won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Female.
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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings Songs from Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Title: Ella Fitzgerald Sings Songs from Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, American Popular Song
Label: © Verve Records | Analogue Productions
Release Date: 1960/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 42:42
Recorded: April 14–19, 1960 at United Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles



Ella Fitzgerald appeared as a drug-addicted musician in the 1960 film Let No Man Write My Epitath which starred Burl Ives and Shelley Winters. Although the film was panned by critics, the songs Fitzgerald performed in the movie are considered some of the finest and most emotional of her career. This album includes the songs from the soundtrack and others that didn't make it, all performed as duets with pianist Paul Smith. Fitzgerald interprets these standards with deep emotion, often melancholy, befitting the themes of the songs. This album was previously released on CD under the title The Intimate Ella.
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Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Earth, Wind & Fire
Title: That's The Way Of The World
Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk, Smooth Soul, Disco
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1975
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:38:51
Recorded: September 16, 1974 - October 2, 1974, Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado


That's the Way of the World is a 1975 album by Earth, Wind & Fire released on Columbia Records. It was also the soundtrack for a 1975 motion picture of the same name which featured several of the band members in cameo roles. Included on the album was the single "Shining Star", which was a #1 U.S. pop and R&B hit. Another popular single was the title track, which reached #12 on the pop chart. The album spent three weeks atop the Billboard Pop Albums Charts, five nonconsecutive weeks atop the Soul Albums chart.
That's the Way of the World was also the third best-selling pop album and the number one best-selling R&B album of 1975 respectively and has been certified triple platinum in the U.S by the RIAA.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 493 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2012, on a revised list by the magazine, the album listed at #486.
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Earth, Wind & Fire - Open Our Eyes (1974) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Artist: Earth, Wind & Fire
Title: Open Our Eyes
Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk, Soul Jazz, Disco
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1974
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:39:50
Recorded: August 1973, Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado, U.S.


Open Our Eyes is the fifth studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1974 on Columbia Records. The album went to number one on the R&B Charts and number 15 on the Pop Charts. Open Our Eyes contained the Billboard charting singles, "Mighty Mighty" (R&B #4, Pop #29), "Devotion" (R&B #23, Pop #33) and "Kalimba Story" (R&B #6, Pop #55). The album was made available in a digitally remastered version in 2001, which includes 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Open Our Eyes has been certified platinum in the US by the RIAA.
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Earth, Wind & Fire - Head To The Sky (1973) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Earth, Wind & Fire
Title: Head To The Sky
Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk, Soul Jazz, Disco
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1973
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:36:35
Recorded: 1973, Clover Recorders, Hollywood. Mastered at A&M Studios.


Head to the Sky is the 4th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1973. Their second album on Columbia Records, Head to the Sky was EWF's first commercially successful album and it has been certified platinum in the United States for sales of over a million copies by the RIAA.
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