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Gustav Holst - The Planets, Op. 32 - Buzz Ensemble, Melanie Barney (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Artist: Buzz Ensemble, Mélanie Barney
Title: Holst - The Planets, Op. 32
Genre: Classical
Label: © Fidelio Musique
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 55:18
Recorded at L’église Saintviateur, D’Outremont, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 22, 23, 25 & 26 March 2009


The Planets is such a durable work that it shouldn't be a surprise that it can thrive in a variety of arrangements. This version for brass quintet and organ, by Montreal composer and arranger Enrico O. Dastous, is especially felicitous. The organ's timbral variety makes it a natural for Holst's colorful score (and there have been some fine arrangements for organ solo) and the addition of brass, which prominently figure in the original orchestration, makes this a terrific instrumentation for an arrangement of the piece. Dastous' version is notable for its restraint; with a combination of instruments that could be potentially used for bombast, he judiciously deploys them with close attention to Holst's original, so when he does pull out all the stops -- both literally and figuratively -- the effect is hugely impressive. A great deal of credit goes to the performers, organist Mélanie Barney and the wonderfully named brass quintet Buzz Ensemble, who play with finesse, but who can also cut loose in the big moments. The music was recorded in Montreal's Saint-Viateur d'Outremont Church, whose organ is versatile and powerful, and whose acoustics are conducive to music of this grandeur. The engineers also deserve acknowledgment for the naturalness of the sound; all the instruments sound marvelous and full, and the balance is superb. True fans of The Planets are likely to be delighted with this fabulous version of the piece, and the disc should also appeal to fans of music for brass and organ. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Eddins
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Heart - Little Queen (1977/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Heart
Title: Little Queen
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Folk Rock
Label: © Epic Records
Release Date: 1977/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 39:00
Recorded: Kaye Smith Studios, Seattle, Washington, February–April 1977

Little Queen is Heart's third studio album originally released in 1977. It spent 41 weeks on chart and became a multi-platinum selling record. Little Queen features popular single "Barracuda" as well as "Kick It Out" and the title track.
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Heart - Dog & Butterfly (1978/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Heart
Title: Dog & Butterfly
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Folk Rock
Label: © Epic Records
Release Date: 1978/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 39:20
Recorded: Sea-West Studios, Seattle, Washington; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California (strings), 1978

Dog & Butterfly is the fourth studio album by American rock band Heart, released on October 7, 1978 through Portrait Records. Heart rebounded from their legal dispute with Mushroom Records over the release of the platinum-selling Magazine in April 1978, as Dog & Butterfly was certified double platinum, spent 36 weeks on the charts, and peaked at No. 17 on the US Billboard 200. The album was the 'proper' successor to 1977's hit Little Queen in terms of musical development and direction, and contained two hit singles: "Straight On", and "Dog & Butterfly".
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Heart - Bebe le Strange (1980/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


http://hdgeek.org/data/SM.pngArtist: Heart
Title: Bébé le Strange
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Epic Records
Release Date: 1980/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 37:36
Recorded: Kaye Smith Studios, Seattle, Washington, Winter 1979

Bébé le Strange is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Heart. It was released on February 14, 1980 through Epic Records. It was the first album without founding member Roger Fisher on lead guitar, who had left the band months prior along with his brother Michael.
The album was a commercial success, peaking at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 and staying in the charts for 22 weeks. It also was certified Gold by the RIAA. However it did not sell as well as their previous albums (which had gone Platinum and Multi-Platinum). The record contained the singles "Even It Up" (backed by the Tower of Power horns section) and the title track. Some of the backing vocals were provided by Don Wilhelm, who had been in a group called The Army with Steve Fossen and Roger Fisher in the 1960s.
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Hank Crawford & The Marty Paich Orchestra - The Soul Of The Ballad (1963/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Hank Crawford & The Marty Paich Orchestra
Title: The Soul Of The Ballad
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Atlantic Records
Release Date: 1963/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 37:05
Recorded: February 16-20, 1963, Los Angeles, CA

On The Soul Of The Ballad, Hank Crawford is backed by The Marty Paich Orchestra. The crossover sensation performs with effortless ease as he plays a dozen flawless ballads. With riveting arrangements, the repertoire includes the standouts “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” “Whispering Glass” and “Time Out For Tears.”
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Garbage - Garbage (1995/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Garbage
Title: Garbage
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Synth-Pop, Electronic Rock
Label: © Almo Sounds
Release Date: 1995/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:24:37
Recorded: April 1994 – May 1995, Smart Studios, Madison, Wisconsin


Garbage is the debut album by alternative rock group Garbage. It was released in the late summer and autumn of 1995 worldwide, following critical acclaim and promising chart positions for their debut single "Vow", which entered the Billboard Hot 100.
Garbage eventually spent over a year on both the US and UK charts, reaching the top 20 on charts worldwide and receiving multi-platinum certification in numerous territories. The album's success was helped by the band promoting it on a year-long tour, including playing on the European festival circuit and supporting the Smashing Pumpkins throughout 1996, as well as by a run of increasingly successful singles culminating with "Stupid Girl" which in 1997 was nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. Garbage was considered innovative by critics.
In late 2015, Garbage will release a special 20th Anniversary edition of the album that will be re-mastered and feature all of the remixes and previously unreleased versions of songs from their debut.
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Garbage - Beautiful Garbage (2001/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Garbage
Title: Beautiful Garbage
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Synth-Pop, Electronic Rock
Label: © Interscope Records
Release Date: 2001/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 53:00
Recorded: April 2000 – May 2001, Smart Studios, Madison, Wisconsin


Beautiful Garbage (stylized as beautifulgarbage) is the third album by alternative rock group Garbage. The album was released worldwide in October 2001 by Mushroom Records UK and in North America by Interscope and was the followup to the band's Grammy-nominated Version 2.0. Marking a departure from the sound Garbage had established on their first two records, Beautiful Garbage was written and recorded over the course of a year, during which time lead singer Shirley Manson chronicled their efforts weekly online, becoming one of the first high-profile musicians to keep an internet blog. The album is marked by expanding on the musical variety, with stronger melodies, more direct lyrics, and sounds that mix rock with electronica, new wave, hip hop and girl groups. The album's title is taken directly from a lyric in the song "Celebrity Skin" by Hole.
Released three weeks after the September 11 attacks, the album suffered from lack of promotion, mixed reaction from critics, and the failure of its lead single "Androgyny" to achieve high chart positions. Despite faltering in major markets, Beautiful Garbage debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200, number 1 on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums, topped the album charts in Australia, and peaked within the top tens of multiple European countries. It was named one of Rolling Stone's "Top 10 Albums of the Year".
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Bad Company - Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Bad Company
Title: Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock
Label: © Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:19:23
Recorded: 1974 - 1982

Collection Spotlights 19 Of The Band's Greatest Tracks Recorded Between 1974 And 1982 Including Previously Unreleased Alternate Versions Of "Easy On My Soul" And "See The Sunlight
LOS ANGELES - During its reign in the Seventies and Eighties, Bad Company recorded a number of timeless rock anthems, sold millions of records, even more concert tickets, and influenced an entire generation of musicians.
To celebrate the British rocker's enduring legacy, Rhino is introducing a new retrospective that spotlights the absolute best from the band's first seven albums including two unreleased tracks. ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY: THE VERY BEST OF BAD COMPANY will be released on October 2 for a suggested list price of $18.98 and will also be available digitally.
The 19-track collection spans 1974 and 1982 and features many of group's best-loved songs, like "Can't Get Enough," "Feel Like Makin' Love" and "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy."
Longtime fans will certainly appreciate the inclusion of previously unreleased alternate versions of "Easy On My Soul" and "See The Sunlight." Both of these are different versions than the ones that appeared on the deluxe editions Bad Company and Straight Shooter, respectively, that Rhino released earlier this year.
Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Rodgers along with guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs, bassist Boz Burrell and drummer Simon Kirke recorded Bad Company's eponymous debut in 1973. When it was released in 1974, the album was an instant smash and climbed to the top of the album charts. Since then, it has been certified five-times platinum. It features such instantly recognizable tracks as "Movin' On" and "Ready For Love," which are included on this new collection.
Bad Company returned the following year with Straight Shooter, which has been certified triple platinum thanks in part to the success of such tracks as "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" and "Shooting Star." Run With The Pack, the group's third consecutive platinum album, is represented here by four tracks including "Simple Man" and "Live For The Music."
The group recorded three more albums - Burnin' Sky (1977), Desolation Angels (1979) and Rough Diamonds (1982) - which spawned several outstanding tracks included here such as like "Gone, Gone, Gone" and "Electricland."
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Ace Of Base - Hidden Gems (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Ace Of Base
Title: Hidden Gems
Genre: Pop
Label: © Playground Music Scandinavia AB
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:49:28
Recorded: 1991-2005


One of the most successful pop groups ever in the planet, Ace of Base, has announced the worldwide release on 6 March 2015 of album titled Hidden Gems, consisting in previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1991 and 2006.
On Hidden Gems, ten previously unreleased songs are unveiled to the public for the very first time as well as five rare b-sides and bonus tracks so far only available in selected territories (rare alternative takes.) Most of the songs are full blown recordings, left out of the original albums for various reasons.
The release is in celebration of 20 years since being Nr 1 on the US Billboard charts with their debut album ‘The Sign’ by releasing a collection of previously unreleased tracks.
Ace of Base was formed in Sweden in 1990. They have sold almost 40 million copies worldwide of their first four studio albums. Since 2007 toured Asia frequently, including holding concerts in Singapore several times. The rumors that spread through the fan chat-rooms that Jonas Berggren has been sitting on a mountain of unreleased material – are true, writes their record label Playground.
“Now we are proud to announce the release of Ace of Base – ‘Hidden Gems’. The album digs deep into their vault and pulls out tracks that have never been heard before – from varying eras in their extensive career, combining this with rare b-sides and rare bonus tracks. The tracks were chosen by Jonas Berggren and Ulf Ekberg of Ace of Base.”
The band’s original lineup consisted of Ulf Ekberg (Buddha), and siblings Jonas Berggren (Joker), Linn Berggren and Jenny Berggren; the two Berggren sisters left in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and were replaced with Clara Hagman and Julia Williamson.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - A Mozart Song Recital - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Walter Gieseking (1956/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Walter Gieseking
Title: A Mozart Song Recital
Genre: Classical
Label: © EMI Classics
Release Date: 1956/2012 (2011 Remaster)
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source:e-onkyo
Duration: 49:13
Recorded: 13, 14 &16 April 1955, Abbey Road Studios, London

About the Mastering :: Four engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London have remastered these historic EMI recordings from their original analogue sources for release in pristine hi-def. Between them, Simon Gibson, Ian Jones, Andy Walter and Allan Ramsay have many years of experience remastering archive recordings for EMI and other record labels. The process always starts with finding all of the records and tapes in EMI's archive in London and comparing different sources and any previous CD reissues. We consult each recording's job file, which contains notes about the recording made by the engineer and producer. For example, this sometimes explain why there is more than one set of tapes to choose from. All of the tapes are generally in good condition and we play them on our Studer A80 π inch tape machine, after careful calibration of its replay characteristics.
In order to have the best digital remastering tools at our disposal for the remastering, we transfer from analogue to the digital domain at 96 KHz and 24-bit resolution using a Prism ADA-8 converter and capture the audio to our SADiE Digital Audio Workstation.
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