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Alanis Morrisette - Feast on Scraps (2002/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Alanis Morissette
Title: Feast on Scraps
Genre: Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © Maverick Recording Company/Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 2002/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:40:57
Recorded: 2002

Fresh from her "Toward Our Union Mended" 2002 world tour, Alanis Morissette hit the studio to pull together FEAST ON SCRAPS, a double CD/DVD featuring eight unreleased audio tracks from her last studio outing UNDER RUG SWEPT and a full concert from Rotterdam on the DVD. A master of looking inward and emerging with musical manna, Morissette does not disappoint as she dips into feelings of undeserved success (the subtly tumultuous "Fear Of Bliss"), guilt over this dissatisfaction (a gently lilting "Offer"), and a heavy dose of fame-fueled ennui (the Middle Eastern-flavored "Purgatorying"). Other highlights include the harder-edged "Sister Blister," touching break-up ballad "Simple Together," and a gorgeous solo acoustic reading of her hit "Hands Clean." The accompanying DVD further enhances this already stellar package with the aforementioned live show packed with Morissette favorites "Ironic," "You Oughta Know," and "Hand In My Pocket" along with behind-the-scenes footage from the UNDER RUG SWEPT sessions, rare home videos, and live footage from other cities on the 2002 tour. FEAST ON SCRAPS is far from skimpy, and on the contrary, turns out to be a fine audio/visual meal. --AllMusic Review
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Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Alanis Morissette
Title: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Genre: Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © Maverick Recording Company/Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 1998/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:11:51
Recorded: Royaltone Studios, Los Angeles

Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie is the fourth album by singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, originally released in 1998. After the massive success of Jagged Little Pill (1995), Morissette was considered one of the biggest music stars in the world, and many fans anxiously awaited a follow-up album. A dark and wandering album, the mystery of Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie began on its cover, with an image of Alanis's mouth while laughing and a text printed over that image that refers to The Eight Precepts of Buddhism.
The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 with the highest first-week sales for a female artist at the time, selling almost half a million copies in its first seven days. The first single from Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, 'Thank U', charted high because of the anticipation for the album. Other singles off the album include 'Joining You' which became the album's second single in Europe. 'Unsent' also charted and 'So Pure' made it to the top 40 in the UK.
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Alanis Morissette - So-Called Chaos (2004/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Alanis Morissette
Title: So-Called Chaos
Genre: Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © Maverick Recording Company/Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 2004/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:41:01
Recorded: 2003 at Groovemasters, Santa Monica; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles; Henson Studios, Los Angeles; Stage and Sound, Los Angeles

Alanis Morissette crashed into pop music's collective consciousness in the mid-1990s as a woman scorned, carrying loads of resentment along with her alt-pop leanings. Morissette's fourth studio album, „So-Called Chaos“, reveals that she has come a long way from the days of 'You Oughta Know,' thanks, in part, to the healing powers of love. In this case, actor Ryan Reynolds is the object of her affection, and Morissette embarks on an in-depth exploration of the various aspects of romance.
Backed by a band that includes former Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery, the Canadian singer-songwriter casts out a wide range of emotions. She goes from the playful wordplay of 'Knees of My Bees,' with its loops and sitar-like flourishes, to the more serious concept of forgiveness at the heart of the melancholy 'This Grudge.' Not surprisingly, introspection drives Morissette's creative engine. With it comes material leaving her in a vulnerable, confessional mode, whether she's acknowledging jealousy while telling her paramour otherwise on 'Doth I Protest Too Much' or exploring a fear of weakness on 'Spineless.' These songs reveal a mature tone missing from her early outings, and mark another fine and eclectic album by the always-intriguing artist.
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A Festival of Fucik - Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Julius Ernst Wilhelm Fučík (1872 – 1916)
Artist: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
Title: A Festival of Fučík
Genre: Classical
Label: © Chandos Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: theCLASSICALshop
Duration: 01:19:42
Recorded: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow; 16 and 17 February 2015

Thirty years after having recorded Dvořák’s complete Symphonies on Chandos, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and its laureate conductor Neeme Järvi tackle another romantic Czech composer: Julius Fučík, famous for his more than 400 polkas, marches, and waltzes, some of the best of which are featured here.
Fučík studied violin in his early years, switching later to the bassoon, with a subsidiary in percussion and timpani. Playing in Austrian regiments, he gained invaluable experience of writing for military band and became a very prolific composer of marches. The most famous of these is of course Entry of the Gladiators, completed in 1899 and performed throughout the world ever since.
Full of energetic, effervescent Bohemian crossrhythms, tuneful brass melodies (often now associated with a circus atmosphere), but also more lyrical expressions, this album is a festival in itself.
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Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 9 - London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult (1958/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Artist: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
Title: A Memorial Tribute to Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9
Genre: Classical
Label: © Everest Records | Countdown Media GmbH
Release Date: 1958/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 35:01
Recorded: August 1958, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, United Kingdom

Giuseppe Verdi was 79 when he finished his final opera the glorious comedie humaine – Falstaff, and he was 85 at the time his Four Sacred Pieces came to publication. In our own day we have seen England’s great symphonist, Ralph Vaughan Williams (b. 1872-d. 1958) complete between his 79th and 85th years such varied scores as the Eighth and Ninth Symphony, a Romance for Harmonica and Orchestra, a Tuba Concerto and choral pieces.
Fascinating is the venerable British master’s preoccupation with new instrumental sonorities. The Ninth Symphony, recorded here for the first time, finds the use of the neglected flugelhorn and of saxophones as a group (the composer had heretofore used the saxophone as a solo instrument in the „masque for dancing“ Job and in the Sixth Symphony).
Like the Eighth Symphony, the Ninth represents a synthesis of musical and expressive content dwelt on in previous works – afterthoughts of the Sixth and Antartica seem to be at work here, and the flugelhorn solo in the slow movement recalls the sound of the natural trumpet in the Pastoral Symphony. The scherzo of the Ninth has in it, too, something of the savagery of the celebrated F Minor.
Original Recording on 3-track ½ inch tape, released in December 1958 as SDBR 3006. Foreword from Sir Adrian Boult on the occasion of the composer’s death the day before the recording session, which he was supposed to attend.
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The Velvet Underground - Loaded - 45th Anniversary (1970/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Velvet Underground
Title: Loaded
Genre: Rock, Proto-Punk, Rock & Roll
Label: © Atlantic Records
Release Date: 1970/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 55:30
Recorded: April–August 1970, Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City, United States

After The Velvet Underground cut three albums for the jazz-oriented Verve label that earned them lots of notoriety but negligible sales, the group signed with industry powerhouse Atlantic Records in 1970; label head Ahmet Ertegun supposedly asked Lou Reed to avoid sex and drugs in his songs, and instead focus on making an album "loaded with hits." Loaded was the result, and with appropriate irony it turned out to be the first VU album that made any noticeable impact on commercial radio -- and also their swan song, with Reed leaving the group shortly before its release. With John Cale long gone from the band, Doug Yule highly prominent (he sings lead on four of the ten tracks), and Maureen Tucker absent on maternity leave, this is hardly a purist's Velvet Underground album. But while Lou Reed always wrote great rock & roll songs with killer hooks, on Loaded his tunes were at last given a polished but intelligent production that made them sound like the hits they should have been, and there's no arguing that "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll" are as joyously anthemic as anything he's ever recorded. And if this release generally maintains a tight focus on the sunny side of the VU's personality (or would that be Reed's personality?), "New Age" and "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" prove he had hardly abandoned his contemplative side, and "Train Around the Bend" is a subtle but revealing metaphor for his weariness with the music business. Sterling Morrison once said of Loaded, "It showed that we could have, all along, made truly commercial sounding records," but just as importantly, it proved they could do so without entirely abandoning their musical personality in the process. It's a pity that notion hadn't occurred to anyone a few years earlier. --AllMusic Review by Mark Deming
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The Bottle Rockets - South Broadway Athletic Club (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Bottle Rockets
Title: South Broadway Athletic Club
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, Country Rock, Roots Rock
Label: © Bloodshot Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 36:48

The Bottle Rockets’ brand of populist, Midwestern, brawny rock ‘n’ roll is a sound so effortless, it’s easy to take their craft for granted; a sound so universal, yet unmistakably THE BOTTLE ROCKETS. They’ve crushed rowdy Friday night crowds, convinced sitting audiences to get on their feet, and pulled weary festival onlookers across muddy fields to the front of the stage. With their 12th album, South Broadway Athletic Club, the quartet gives a master class in capturing the beauty of everyday life, and painting a portrait of ongoing hope.
South Broadway Athletic Club is an album full of new experiences for the band. Although they again worked with longtime producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, The Del-Lords, The Yayhoos) it was the first time the group recorded a full album in their hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Working at Sawhorse Studios, it was also the first time they scheduled sessions in batches over several months, allowing the songs - and the whole album - to fully breathe and unfold. The extended songwriting process not only allowed a gestation period for the music, but also created the opportunity for a new musical collaboration with the Nashville hit-songwriting family The Henningsens, resulting in the song “Something Good.” These fresh directions helped focus the band’s creativity and energy throughout the recording sessions, adding further dimension to the album.
Singer/guitarist Brian Henneman meticulously crafts lyric-chapters straight from his well-worn journal. The album’s sharp-as-shit songwriting kicks off with “Monday (Everytime I Turn Around),” and the tough but tender “Big Lotsa Love.” The latter is built on engaging wordplay that takes the listener through the ups and downs of working through the world with someone you care about. In “Dog,” a jangly, Byrds-infused, unaffected but never cloying, tribute (with Henneman’s new weapon of choice: a chimey, 12-string Rickenbacker) to a favorite canine, he sings, “I love my dog, he’s my dog/ If you don’t love my dog, that’s OK/ I don’t want you to, he’s my dog.” The zen-like wisdom transcends merely a song about a pet and, rather, packs the message and life philosophy that, “Sometimes life is just this simple.”
Sonically, The Bottle Rockets still find the quickest two-lane highway into the bloodstream. There are pulses through the rhythm section of Mark Ortmann’s made for FM radio, wall-of-sound drumming and bassist Keith Voegele’s deep and shapely lines. They are Missouri’s answer to Muscle Shoals’ The Swampers – Swiss Army knife players, distinctive and in the pocket. It’s honed further with John Horton’s classic rock guitar snarl on “I Don’t Wanna Know,” a song that could otherwise be a Tom Jones classic about a relationship lie. On the speaker-rattling “Building Chryslers,” Horton and Henneman ignite a crunchy guitar duel that’d fit nicely on the LP shelf between Dinosaur Jr and Thin Lizzy. The song is a compelling character study told only as The Bottle Rockets can.
Shimmering, fresh coats of paint are applied in “Ship It On the Frisco,” a Southern soul-influenced song about childhood train hopping, and “XOYOU,” which showcases the band’s cosmopolitan touches through a Rockpile/Nick Lowe-inflected pop gem mixing in shuffling drums, handclaps and harmonies. Elsewhere, “Big Fat Nuthin’” is an earwormworthy “ode” to exhaustion with a Black Flag “TV Party” vibe.
Throughout their entire career, The Bottle Rockets have managed to stay true to the rabid music heads as well as casual dial-turning everybodies. After 20+ years, they’ve come out on the other side stronger and more energized than ever before, proactively writing their own creative arc. Against the odds, the Bottle Rockets are a true American success story. Consequently, South Broadway Athletic Club is an album as relevant as their formative early work; political by not being political, re-affirming our greatest aspirations by focusing on the tiniest of truths.
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The Association - Greatest Hits! (1968/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Association
Title: Greatest Hits!
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, AM Pop, Baroque Pop, Sunshine Pop
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1968/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 38:32
Recorded: 1966-1968

Beyond representing the best in '60s California pop, the Association blazed trails in album production and the folk-psychedelia genre. With the guidance of L.A. producers Bones Howe, Curt Boettcher, and Jerry Yester, the band deftly mixed airy harmonies, unobtrusive rhythm tracks, and subtle "Age of Aquarius" accents from harpsichords, Farfisa organs, fuzz-box guitars, trumpets, and bongos -- at times, the sophisticated blend was held together by L.A. session players. And while the group successfully expanded their harmonic horizons on "Requiem for the Masses," they also went a bit beyond their strengths with Jefferson Airplane-esque rockers like "Six Man Band." Luckily, the majority of this hits collection focuses on the band's dreamy combination of polished folk, limber vocal arrangements, and wide-screen instrumental backdrops. The summery program also includes chart-toppers like "Windy," "Cherish," "Along Comes Mary," and "Never My Love," along with progressive pop-and-harmony tracks like "No Fair at All," "Everything That Touches You," and "Time for Livin'." A great introduction to the band's prime work from the latter half of the '60s. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook
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Summer Night Concert 2015 - Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta
Title: Sommernachtskonzert 2015 / Summer Night Concert 2015
Genre: Classical
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:09:57

The renowned orchestra presents the world's biggest annual classical open air concert live from their hometown Vienna, Austria. The Summer Night Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic is an annual open-air event that takes place in the magical setting of the Schönbrunn Palace Park in Vienna with the palace as a magnificent backdrop. Everyone is invited to come to this unique occasion with free admission. Each year up to 100,000 people can take up the invitation, or enjoy on radio and TV in over 80 countries.
In 2015 Zubin Mehta will conduct the Summer Night Concert and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the orchestra as guest-soloist. The Vienna Philharmonic are widely considered to be one of the finest orchestras in the world. Founded in 1842, the orchestra are based in the Musikverein in Vienna. The orchestra have worked with some of the world’s greatest conductors, including Gustav Mahler, Felix Weingartner, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, and many other eminent names.
About the Summer Night Concert: Since 2008 the Vienna Philharmonic has provided an outstanding experience for the people of Vienna and guests to their city with this free concert in the park of Schönbrunn Palace. The palace and its Baroque park, which have UNESCO World Heritage status, are an extraordinary setting for this special concert.
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Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - So Familiar (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Title: So Familiar
Genre: Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Progressive Bluegrass
Label: © Rounder Records | Concord Music Group
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 33:50
Recorded: January 23, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Comedian, actor, author, playwright, and musician Steve Martin joins up with his fellow Texas native Edie Brickell (singer-songwriter who initially burst onto the national scene as New Bohemians front-woman) on this, their second studio album collaboration, entitled ‘So Familiar.’ The Grammy-winning duo showcase an organic, evolving relationship that continues to bring out new creative strengths. This new collection’s stirring, sublime set of jointly written compositions match Martin’s inventive, expressive five-string banjo work with Brickell’s distinctive vocals and detail-rich lyrics. The songs also benefit from multi award-winning artist and producer Peter Asher, who contributes expansive arrangements, making imaginative use of a wide array of acoustic and orchestral instrumentation, lending a cinematic quality to the songs’ intimate character studies. ‘So Familiar’ also features a variety of prominent players from the worlds of bluegrass, folk, pop and rock, including seminal banjo ace Béla Fleck along with session bass legend Leland Sklar, Cobra Starship’s Victoria Asher, Mike Einziger of Incubus, Emmy-award winning composer/arranger Geoff Zanelli, and Martin’s much-acclaimed longtime bluegrass cohorts the Steep Canyon Rangers. Rolling Stone professes the first single, “Won’t Go Back,” “retains the rootsy feel of Martin and Brickell’s earlier collaborations but adds a new full-band folk-rock feel – and even a thumping electronica bridge.”
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