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Megadeth - Rust in Peace (1990/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Megadeth
Title: Rust in Peace
Genre: Rock, Heavy Metal, Speed/Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Label: © Capitol Records
Release Date: 1990/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 40:44
Recorded: 1989–90 at Rumbo Recorders in Canoga Park, California


Rust In Peace is held in high regard in the metal community as one of the best thrash/speed metal albums of all time; debuting at #23 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and #8 in the U.K. The album showcased a much tighter sound, with Mustaine's writing style adopting a rhythmically complex progressive edge. The musicianship is tight, lyrics are personal, and the sense of amazement never ends. Quite possibly the best combination of intensity and technicality to be found. The album received Grammy nominations in 1990 and 1991 for "Best Metal Performance".
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Megadeth - Peace Sells.. But Who's Buying? (1986/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Megadeth
Title: Peace Sells.. But Who's Buying?
Genre: Rock, Heavy Metal, Speed/Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal
Label: © Capitol Records
Release Date: 1986/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 36:15
Recorded: February 15 – March 20, 1986, Music Grinder Studios in Los Angeles, California

Megadeth's vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?, has been digitally remastered for the first time. Released in 1986, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? was Megadeth's second album and the band's first Capitol/EMI release. The acclaimed album thrust Megadeth into the international spotlight, and it remains a powerful thrash metal staple.
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Medtner & Rachmaninov - Piano Sonatas - Steven Osborne (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951), Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Artist: Steven Osborne
Title: Medtner & Rachmaninov - Piano Sonatas
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 71 minutes 59 seconds
Recorded: December 2012, Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom

Steven Osborne has become increasingly admired for his performances and recordings of Russian Romantic piano music, playing with a remarkable level of authority and a rare combination of technical ease, tonal lustre and idiomatic identification. Here he presents an impressive selection from two masters who lived and worked contemporaneously. Both were renowned concert pianists, and both wrote superbly for their instrument. Yet their reputations could not be more divergent. Rachmaninov utterly loved; Medtner only now becoming rehabilitated.
Medtner’s ‘Sonata Romantica’ was composed in 1930 in Paris, and first performed by the composer in Glasgow the following year. It was the twelfth of his fourteen piano sonatas. Not only its title but also the expressive content of its four movements, played without a break, make it virtually a manifesto for Medtner’s art. Apart from sonatas, Medtner’s favourite genre was the Skazka (‘Tale’). It has been pointed out that the usual English translation of ‘Fairy tale’ does not do justice to the power and depth of many of these pieces, some of which almost approach Chopin’s Ballades in their expressive scope. The two Skazki of Op 20 recorded here were composed in 1909.
In a recent performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonata No 2, a great Romantic showpiece, Osborne was described by the Washington Post as ‘a master of momentum and color, a wielder of power and a sure navigator through huge landscapes: his Rachmaninov was both coherent and daringly free’.
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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - United (1967/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
Title: United
Genre: Soul, R&B, Smooth Soul, Pop Soul, AM Pop
Label: © Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Release Date: 1967/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 33:15
Recorded: 1967

United was originally released in 1967 on Motown's Tamla Records label. The album produced four Top 40 Billboard chart hits including 'Your Precious Love', 'If I Could Build My Whole World Around You', and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', and 'If This World Were Mine' (which was released as the b-side to 'If I Could Build My Whole World Around You').
Of the numerous ‘duet’ albums Marvin Gaye recorded (including two other sets with Tammi Terrell), 1967’s “United” was probably the most consistent and enjoyable of the group. Terrell was clearly the female partner with whom Gaye had the most chemistry and it showed throughout about two thirds of the album; the other third falling victim to Motown’s typically lame efforts to attract a MOR white audience. At least on record the decision to put the two together was almost magical. Terrell didn’t have the world’s greatest voice, but she knew how to use her talents and she was a perfect partner for Gaye adding a sassy element to his cool, controlled performances. Co-produced by Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol, the two producers had the insight to recognize that Gaye and Terrell would be best suited by an upbeat, soul-oriented sound. As a result they managed to keep Berry Gordy’s affection for over-produced slop to a minimum. To their credit, Gaye and Terrell even managed to salvage some of the lesser material – ‘You Got What It Takes‘ – were actually listenable. Unfortunately ‘Somethin’ Stupid‘ (‘c’mon why would anyone even think about covering and Frank and Nancy Sinatra song?) and ‘Sad Wedding‘ were simply too lame for anyone to save.
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Marty Gold And His Orchestra - The Broadway Soundaroundus (1967/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Marty Gold And His Orchestra
Title: The Broadway Soundaroundus
Genre: Pop, Easy Listening, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop, Space Age Pop, Lounge
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1967/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 29:25
Recorded: 1967, Webster Hall, New York City

Space-age pop arranger and composer Marty Gold was born December 26, 1915 in New York City; after spending the early decades of his career as a big-band pianist, during the early 1950s he became a studio arranger at Decca Records, and also authored the Four Aces' 1951 smash "Tell Me Why." Gold later jumped to RCA, where he collaborated on a series of LPs by the Three Suns; he also arranged and conducted numerous sessions for Peter Nero. For RCA and its affiliates Vik and X, Gold and his orchestra recorded a series of LPs -- among them Organized for Hi-Fi, Stereo Action Goes Hollywood, Soundpower! Music to the Limits of Audibility and Soundaroundus -- much prized by today's collectors of space-age lounge-pop. --Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny
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Martha Argerich & Friends - Live from Lugano 2015 (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Martha Argerich & Friends
Title: Live from Lugano 2015
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 03:38:17
Recorded: 10,12,14,20,23,25,27.VI.2015, Auditorio Stelio Molo, RSI, Lugano

“Few other musicians spark such adoration among peers and juniors alike as does Martha Argerich,” wrote the British magazine Pianist. The reasons for this adoration are richly in evidence at the annual Progetto Martha Argerich, part of the Lugano Festival in Switzerland.
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