Sort articles by: Date | Most Rates | Most Views | Comments | Alphabet
» Articles for April 2016 Year » page 9
Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Coldplay
Title: A Head Full Of Dreams
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Britpop
Label: © Parlophone Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: ponomusic.com
Duration: 00:45:51
Recorded: Summer 2014 – Autumn 2015, Henson Recording Studio, Malibu, California; AIR Studios, London, England; The Bakery and The Beehive, London, England



A Head Full of Dreams is the seventh studio album by British rock band Coldplay. It was released on 4 December 2015 by Parlophone and Atlantic Records. It is the second album by the band in North America under Atlantic, after Coldplay were transferred from Capitol Records America in 2013.
For various songs on the album, Coldplay collaborated with Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher, Tove Lo, Khatia Buniatishvili and Merry Clayton. The album was produced by Rik Simpson and Stargate. Coldplay have also revealed that the album features a sample of the U.S. President Barack Obama singing Amazing Grace at Clementa C. Pinckney's funeral.
  • 0
Chaka Khan - C.K. (1988/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Chaka Khan
Title: C.K.
Genre: R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1988/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 44:35
Recorded: January-1988-September 1988

CK is the seventh studio album by American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan, released on the Warner Bros. Records label in 1988.
CK was Khan's first album not to be recorded with Arif Mardin, instead it had with the exception of two tracks Russ Titelman at the helm as producer, with whom she had collaborated on hits like "Ain't Nobody" (1983), "Eye to Eye" from 1984's platinum-selling I Feel for You as well as "Tight Fit" from her previous album Destiny. Musically CK combined a variety of genres such as soul, R&B, funk, pop as well as two jazz titles and altogether the set was more laid-back, less hip-hop influenced and production-wise not as complex and synth-driven as I Feel for You and Destiny.
Three singles were released from C.K.: Womack & Womack's Latino-flavoured "It's My Party" which reached #5 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart, "Soul Talkin'" and "Baby Me" which became another Top 10 hit on the R&B chart, peaking at #8. The CK album itself also charted higher than the preceding Destiny, reaching #17 on the R&B Albums chart.
CK opens with Khan's cover of Stevie Wonder's 1970 hit "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", again featuring the composer himself on harmonica, just like on "I Feel for You".
One of the two tracks not to be produced by Russ Titelman was the funky and improvisational "Sticky Wicked", Khan's first proper collaboration with Prince after having covered his "I Feel for You" in 1984 and turning it into a million-selling hit single. CK also includes a second Prince composition, "Eternity" (produced by David Frank and Khan herself), and some ten years later Khan and Prince were to team up for a full-length album together, Come 2 My House.
"CK" features one track written and co-produced by Chris Jasper, former member of the Isley Brothers, who was also responsible for writing and producing much of the Isley material from 1973 through 1984 before the Isley Brothers breakup. Jasper can also be heard singing background with Chaka on "Make It Last".
CK features two recordings of jazz classics that since have become mainstays in Khan's live repertoire, "The End of a Love Affair", a tribute to Billie Holiday who first recorded the song on her 1958 album Lady in Satin, and Alec Wilder's "I'll Be Around", the latter with a guest appearance by another legend in the jazz genre, Miles Davis, who in fact also features on the Prince track "Sticky Wicked".
  • 0
Carols With St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Andrew Carwood (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Andrew Carwood
Title: Carols With St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Genre: Classical, Choral, Christmas
Label: © Decca is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:01:25
Recorded: St Giles’ Cripplegate, London, 24 & 25 June 2015

Formed 900 years ago, the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir – one of the world’s most celebrated cathedral choirs – finally makes their debut on Decca with an album of traditional and brand new festive carols from the heart of London, under the direction of Andrew Carwood.
On this album, old and new sit side by side as classic carols in famous arrangements rub shoulders with new works such as Philip Stopford’s beautiful setting of the 16th Century Lully Lulla Lullay, and Graham Jordan Ellis’s captivating There Is No Rose which is rarely recorded. Other works new to Decca include the lively Carol of the Bells and John Rutter’s ravishing All Bells in Paradise.
The Cathedral of St Paul’s in London is among the world’s most recognised buildings, in the very heart of London. The Choir sings 7 services a week, added to which are televised UK state occasions held at St. Paul’s, ranging from the wedding of Charles and Diana to the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In addition to its role at services in this world-famous Cathedral, the Choir frequently gives concerts and broadcasts, notably a 3-week, 7-state sell-out tour of the USA earlier in 2015.
St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir presents a survey of festive works: old favourites and mingle in a fine Christmas album perfect for the Festive Season. Featuring cherished carols from Classic FM’s annual “Nation’s Favourite Carols” poll as well as new discoveries making their first appearance on Decca.
  • 0
Cantate Domino: La Cappella Sistina e la musica dei Papi - Sistine Chapel Choir, Massimo Palombella (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Sistine Chapel Choir, Massimo Palombella
Title: Cantate Domino - La Cappella Sistina e la musica dei Papi
Genre: Classical, Choral
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:58:55
Recorded: Vatican, Sistine Chapel, 3 & 5/2015

For the first time ever, the Vatican has opened the doors of the iconic Sistine Chapel for a studio recording with the Sistine Chapel Choir – the world’s oldest choir. The landmark new album, Cantate Domino, captures the sounds of this extraordinary acoustic, with music performed by the Pope’s own choir. It will be released on Deutsche Grammophon on 25 September.
The album, which was made by special permission of the Vatican, includes music written for the Sistine Chapel Choir by Palestrina, Lassus and Victoria during the Renaissance. There are also two pieces of Gregorian chant, alongside a world-premiere recording of the original version of Allegri’s fabled Miserere (Sistine Codex of 1661) and a Nunc dimittis attributed to Palestrina which is still used during Papal celebrations. Cantate Domino offers listeners the chance to hear these pieces as the composers intended – in Latin and in the surroundings for which they were originally written.
In order to capture the magic, mystery and beauty of this centuries-old music in such unique surroundings, Deutsche Grammophon set up a specially constructed studio within the Chapel. The mixing desk was set up in an ante-chamber, next to the “Sala del Pianto” (where the newly elected cardinal is first dressed as Pope). Grammy-nominated producer Anna Barry described it as an “overwhelming privilege” to be among Michelangelo’s frescoes in the building which is home to the Papal conclaves. The recording sessions were attended by dignitaries from the world of music and of the Vatican including Cecilia Bartoli, Roberto Gabbiani and the Secretary for the Relations with States.
The Sistine Chapel Choir is made up of 20 adult singers and 30 boy choristers. Among the singers are British baritone Mark Spyropoulos, who is the first British full-time member of the choir. The choir is directed by Massimo Palombella, who was appointed to the role five years ago by Pope Benedict. “The music we have recorded was created for Papal celebrations in the Sistine Chapel and by composers who wrote specifically for the Sistine Chapel Choir,” said Monsignor Palombella. “The Sistine Chapel was consecrated in 1483 and has been home to the Papal choir ever since. After an intensive period of study and scholarship of the sacred music in the Renaissance and its aesthetic pertinence, we have arrived at the point of making the first commercial recording, in this remarkable building, with this prestigious label. It is my hope that these masterworks will touch millions of listeners worldwide, and connect them to the historical culture and deep spirituality of the Catholic Church.”
“This extraordinary choir, which has served successive popes since the early centuries of Christianity, has never before made a commercial recording in its home,” said Mark Wilkinson, President of Deutsche Grammophon. “This very special record has the power, the beauty, and the excellence to find a truly global audience ‒ and an audience beyond the traditional confines and boundaries of classical music.”
Cantate Domino will be officially launched in September during a press conference held in Vatican City, and in advance of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the USA during that month. His Holiness will receive the very first copy.
The release of Cantate Domino stands as a prelude to the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, a Holy Year decreed by Pope Francis, and which begins in December. During the last Holy Year in 2000, 25 million pilgrims visited Rome and the Vatican.
  • 0
Cage the Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Cage the Elephant
Title: Tell Me I'm Pretty
Genre: Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 38:17
Recorded: Spring 2015, Easy Eye Sound, Nashville, Tennessee

On their fourth album, Tell Me I'm Pretty, Kentucky rock band Cage the Elephant still can't shake their influences. Over the course of Cage the Elephant's career, each step along the way has attracted attention for the sounds they incorporated: Nirvana, Beck, the Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, the White Stripes, Pixies. Now, enter the Black Keys. It's no surprise, given that the head Key, Dan Auerbach, produced the album at his Easy Eye Studio in Nashville. Entwined in their Southern-fried rock sound, Auerbach brings an organic production to Tell Me I'm Pretty, reportedly using first takes and scratch vocals. So while the band's sound has softened somewhat -- there's less rollicking fury and the feral edges have been smoothed (most notably on the plaintive beauty "How Are You True") -- the fresh depth and grit heard here are reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys' evolution once they hooked up with Josh Homme. As with that relationship, the young band's sound naturally takes on the flavor of the producer's band, and it's mostly for the better. Auerbach's signature Black Keys sound pops up on a few tracks: most notably on first single "Mess Around," which is a perfect El Camino hip-shaker, as well as the stomping "Punchin' Bag." Elsewhere, glimmers of former ferocity briefly pop up, especially on the sneering sleazy album closer "Portuguese Knife Fight," which sounds like "Down on the Street" Iggy Pop fronting the aforementioned Arctic Monkeys lads. For fans of the "old" Cage, the sparkly twang of "Trouble" harks back to their Pixies hero worship heyday: it apes "Where Is My Mind?" so expertly it even includes the line "God don't let me lose my mind." Despite the clear connections, it's not completely derivative. Cage the Elephant are maturing and their songs have a new heft to them, which may drive away some old diehards but will certainly attract new followers. --AllMusic Review by Neil Z. Yeung
  • 0
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 2 - Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Anton Bruckner (1824–96)
Artist: Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard
Title: Bruckner - Symphony No. 2
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 61:38
Recorded: January 2009 at the Örebro Concert Hall, Sweden


On disc as well as in concert, Thomas Dausgaard and his Swedish Chamber Orchestra have attracted a growing international interest. The team regularly visits some of the world’s leading concert venues, and just recently their performance of Schumann’s Second Symphony at the BBC Proms made a great impact on audience and critics alike. Precisely Schumann’s symphonies have featured in Dausgaard’s and the SCO’s series ‘Opening Doors’ on BIS, in which Romantic symphonies are performed with smaller than usual numbers – to great critical acclaim: ‘The most perceptive Schumann cycle in over three decades’ was the verdict in International Record Review. The sequel to the Schumann recordings was a disc combining Schubert’s Unfinished and Great C major Symphonies, described in BBC Radio 3’s CD Review as ‘a crisp, clean account that somehow seems to strip away layers of silt to get a clear view of the colours underneath.’ Dausgaard and the forty-odd members of the SCO now take on a composer whose symphonies often are regarded as the epitome of Romantic grandeur, not to say bulkiness – Anton Bruckner, and his Second Symphony. The recording thus becomes a sort of test of how the ‘Opening Doors’ concept can be applied to music from the High Romantic period. Thomas Dausgaard himself finds in this work ‘a feeling of a very personal prayer – as if Bruckner was meditating and improvising at the organ’ and goes on to describe the experience of performing it with the SCO as ‘a kind of collective chamber-musical improvisation with a strong symphonic undercurrent. I hope Bruckner would have liked it...’
  • 100
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No 4 'Romantic' - Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Anton Bruckner (1824–96)
Artist: Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä
Title: Bruckner - Symphony No 4 'Romantic'
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 63:21
Recorded: January 2009 at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Symphony No.4 in E-flat major has belonged to Anton Bruckner's most popular works ever since its first performance, in Vienna 1881, when the composer was reportedly called out to take a bow after each movement. It is often called the ‘Romantic', a nickname that Bruckner himself used, most probably in reference to the literary genre of the medieval romance, rather than to the concept of romantic love. Indeed, Bruckner is claimed to have provided a sort of programme to the work, setting the scene for its opening as follows: ‘Medieval town – first daylight – on proud chargers knights sally forth ... the wonder of nature surrounds them ...' What was performed in Vienna in 1881 was a second, revised version of the symphony, which had actually already seen first light in 1874. In spite of the success of the revised version, further revisions took place before publication, resulting in the so-called ‘1888 version' recorded here. Although this remained the preferred version for several decades, it later became discredited, as it was assumed that the revisions it contained were the product of others than the composer himself. The rehabilitation of the 1888 version is to a large extent due to the efforts of the musicologist Benjamin Korstvedt, who in 2004 prepared the first modern edition of the 1888 version for the Bruckner Collected Works edition. In his liner notes to the present disc, Korstvedt discusses this background, giving a number of interesting illustrations of the differences between editions.
  • 0
Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love (1987/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Title: Tunnel Of Love
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Heartland Rock
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1987/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 46:23
Recorded: January - July 1987


Tunnel of Love is the eighth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1987. In 1989, the album was ranked #25 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Best Albums of the Eighties" while in 2003, the same magazine ranked it at #467 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 1998, Q magazine readers voted Tunnel of Love the 91st greatest album of all time.
  • 0
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising (2002/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Title: The Rising
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Heartland Rock
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2002/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:12:57
Recorded: January–March 2002

The Rising is the twelfth studio album by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002 on Columbia Records. In addition to being Springsteen's first studio album in seven years, it was also his first with the E Street Band in 18 years.[1] Widely believed to have been based on Springsteen's reflections during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the album is predominantly centered upon themes of relationship struggles, existential crisis and social uplift.

Upon its release, The Rising was a critical and commercial success, and hailed as the triumphant return for Springsteen. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of over 520,000 copies. With this, Springsteen became the oldest person to achieve a first-week sales of over a half of a million copies in the United States.[citation needed] The album also garnered a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2003; although nominated for the Album of the Year award as well, it was beaten by Norah Jones' debut album Come Away with Me. Title song "The Rising" was also a Grammy recipient.
  • 0
Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust (2005/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Title: Devils & Dust
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Heartland Rock
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2005/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 50:51
Recorded: 1996–2004

Every decade or so, Bruce Springsteen releases a somber album of narrative songs, character sketches, and folk tunes -- records that play not like rock & roll, but rather as a collection of short stories. Nebraska, released in the fall of 1982 during the rise of Reagan's America, was the first of these, with the brooding The Ghost of Tom Joad following in 1995, in the thick of the Clinton administration but before the heady boom days of the late '90s. At the midpoint of George W. Bush's administration, Springsteen released Devils & Dust, another collection of story songs that would seem on the surface to be a companion to Nebraska and Ghost, but in actuality is quite a different record than either. While the characters that roam through Devils & Dust are similarly heartbroken, desperate, and downtrodden, they're far removed from the criminals and renegades of Nebraska, and the album doesn't have the political immediacy of Ghost's latter-day Woody Guthrie-styled tales -- themes that tied together those two albums. Here, the songs and stories are loosely connected. Several are set in the West, some are despairing, some have signs of hope, a couple are even sweet and light. Springsteen's writing is similarly varied, occasionally hearkening back to the spare, dusty prose of Nebraska, but often it's densely composed, assured, and evocative, written as if the songs were meant to be read aloud, not sung. But the key to Devils & Dust, and why it's his strongest record in a long time, is that the music is as vivid and varied as the words. Unlike the meditative, monochromatic The Ghost of Tom Joad, this has different shades of color, so somber epics like "The Hitter" or the sad, lonely "Reno" are balanced by the lighter "Long Time Comin'," "Maria's Bed," and "All I'm Thinkin' About," while the moodier "Black Cowboys" and "Devils & Dust" are enhanced by subtly cinematic productions. It results in a record that's far removed in feel from the stark, haunting Nebraska, but on a song-for-song level, it's nearly as strong, since its stories linger in the imagination as long as the ones from that 1982 masterpiece (and they stick around longer than those from Ghost, as well). Devils & Dust is also concise and precisely constructed, two things the otherwise excellent 2002 comeback The Rising was not, and that sharp focus helps make this the leanest, artiest, and simply best Springsteen record in many years. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
  • 0
Dear visitor, you have not login. We recommend you to REGISTER and LOGIN to gain access to the full resource on our website.