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Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret, Samuel Rohrer - Rruga (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret, Samuel Rohrer
Title: Rruga
Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative, Post Bop
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 53:57
Recorded: May 2010 at Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines


“Rruga”, meaning ‘path’, ‘road’ or ‘journey’ in Albanian, is the evocative title of the ECM debut by the trio of pianist Colin Vallon, bassist Patrice Moret and drummer Samuel Rohrer. After shared musical experiences on the Swiss jazz scene, they began their trio journey five years ago, and have grown into one of Europe’s most promising bands, shaping a rugged and individual music, inspired by songs and singers, and by the music of the Caucasus region as well as by the jazz tradition. Challenging conventions of the modern jazz piano trio, the instrumentalists meet on equal terms as the music is created, arranged and developed collectively.
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Claus Ogerman and His Orchestra - Saxes Mexicanos (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Claus Ogerman and His Orchestra
Title: Saxes Mexicanos
Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening, Jazz Pop, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Post Bop, Crossover Jazz
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:25:55
Recorded: Webster Hall, New York City


Like many a mod album, Saxes Mexicanos capitalized on the success of Herb Alpert. The term "swinging mariachi" may be as dubious as the album's title, but there are some swinging tunes here. With Ogerman, you can always count on top players and interesting arrangements. Dick Hyman turns in fantastic (but uncredited) contributions on the Lowrey organ on several upbeat numbers. Highlights include "Dardanella" (which belongs in the mod hall of fame), Artie Shaw's "Nightmare," and Roger Miller's "King of the Road." While the first side is consistently strong, side two has a sizable hole in the middle. Saxes Mexicanos may not sound as compelling as Soul Searchin' or Watusi Trumpets, but it does boast top players and prime Ogerman arrangements. --AllMusic Review by Tony Wilds
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Charley Pride - Country Charley Pride (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Charley Pride
Title: Country Charley Pride
Genre: Country, Country Pop, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Traditional Country
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:31:26
Recorded: RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
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Emmylou Harris - The 70's Studio Album Collection (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Emmylou Harris
Title: The 70's Studio Album Collection
Genre: Country, Folk, Pop Rock, Country Rock, Progressive Country, Traditional Country, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 03:42:49
Recorded: 1975-1979

THE comprehensive collection of Emylou in the 1970’s! Featuring four of her studio albums (Pieces of the Sky, Elite Hotel, Luxury Liner, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town, and Blue Kentucky Girl). Also included is her early holiday album, Lights of the Stable. A fantastic collection of an artist in her prime.

Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. As well as leading a successful solo career, Harris has worked with a wide spectrum of musical luminaries, including Gram Parsons, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young. A 12-time Grammy winner, she was also a Billboard’s Century Award recipient in 1999 and has been inducted into both The Country Music Hall of Fame and The Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was also named one of VH1’s “100 Most Influential Women in Rock and Roll.”
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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Title: Bruckner - Symphony No. 7
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:08:05
Recorded: 19.X.1970 & 3-4.II.1971, Jesus Christus-Kirche, Berlin


The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, and which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalogue.
For many, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) – hailed early in his career as ‘Das Wunder Karajan’ (The Karajan Miracle) and known in the early 1960s as ‘the music director of Europe’ – remains the ultimate embodiment of the maestro. The release of the Karajan Official Remastered Edition over the first half of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the conductor’s death in July 1989 at the age of 81.
He was closely associated with EMI for the majority of his recording career (specifically from 1946 to 1960 and then again from 1969 to 1984). EMI’s legendary producer Walter Legge sought him out in Vienna just after World War II and the long relationship that ensued embraced recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia (the orchestra founded by Legge), the Berlin Philharmonic (of which Karajan became ‘conductor for life’ in 1955), the forces of La Scala, Milan, and the Orchestre de Paris.
The Karajan Official Remastered Edition will feature primarily symphonic and choral music. The entire edition will comprise recordings remastered from the original sources in 24-bit/96kHz at Abbey Road Studios, the world’s most renowned recording studio.
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-06-19 - Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, DE (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-06-19 - Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, DE
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:21:35
Recorded: 2016/06/19, Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, DE


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour 2016, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The box set is now available at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-06-17 - Olympic Stadium, Munich, DE (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-06-17 - Olympic Stadium, Munich, DE
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:21:07
Recorded: 2016/06/17, Olympic Stadium, Munich, DE


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour 2016, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The box set is now available at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
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Blue Oyster Cult - Extraterrestrial Live (1982/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Blue Öyster Cult
Title: Extraterrestrial Live
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1982/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:17:48
Recorded: #4,5,6,10-13 - 10/9/1981 at the Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida; #3,9 - 12/30/1981 at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY; #2 - 12/31/81 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA; #7 - 12/15/81 at The Country Club, Reseda, California; #8 - 10/17/81 at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY; #1- 2/11/80 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Extraterrestrial Live is the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult's third live album, released in 1982. It documents their 1981 tour in support of Fire of Unknown Origin, but includes two tracks recorded in 1980, during the Black and Blue tour with Black Sabbath. Midway through the tour of 1981, the band fired drummer and founding member Albert Bouchard, replacing him with roadie Rick Downey. This was the band's third live album in less than a decade. The solo on Veteran of the Psychic Wars is widely regarded by fans and critics as one of Buck Dharma's best.
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Billy Talent - Afraid of Heights (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Billy Talent
Title: Afraid of Heights
Genre: Rock, Punk Revival, Punk Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © Warner Music Canada Co.
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:49:00
Recorded: January –April 2016 at Revolution Recording, Toronto, ON and Dudebox Studios, Toronto, ON

Thirteen years after their breakthrough debut, Billy Talent are hungrier than ever on their fifth album, Afraid of Heights. Produced by guitarist Ian D'Sa and written by D'Sa and frontman Ben Kowalewicz, Afraid of Heights captures the best parts of the Canadian quartet's legacy, executing a perfect balance between the catchy anthems of Billy Talent I and II and the gravity of Dead Silence. Heights also marks the first album without drummer Aaron Solowoniuk, who was forced to the sidelines after a flare-up of his multiple sclerosis. With Solowoniuk's blessing, Jordan Hastings of Alexisonfire filled in, both in the studio and on the road. The symbolic hole created by the absence of their founding member and the topically charged content combine to create an incredibly urgent experience. The loose concept of fear and the different reactions to it loom ominously over Heights, with the band tackling a number of global issues: "Big Red Gun" takes aim at America's trigger-happy love of firearms and the subsequent toll those freedoms have taken on society, while the wonderfully titled "Ghost Ship of Cannibal Rats" foresees an impending catastrophe wrought by the reckless destruction of the environment. Meanwhile, the open-road epic "Rabbit Down the Hole" is a cautionary tale that entwines drug addiction and religious zealotry, recalling the dusty weariness of Seger's "Turn the Page" or Metallica's "The Unforgiven." Their most obviously political salvo is "This Is Our War," a unifying call-to-arms against the hatred spread by demagogues, written in response to the United States political landscape in 2016. All the while, they surge forward without pause, even getting a bit funky on the bouncy "February Winds" and the Muse-meets-Depeche Mode "Horses & Chariots." Even when they're rallying for (relatively) less pressing matters -- like the future of the soul of rock & roll on "Louder Than the DJ," the pressures of modern society on "Time-Bomb Ticking Away," or the dangers of toxic relationships on "The Crutch" -- Billy Talent make it sound like a matter of life and death. This is not, however, a completely grim and fearful journey. The heart and centerpiece of the album is the two-part "Afraid of Heights." The single version is a melodic pop/rock bomb, the central thesis of the entire record: conquering fear and taking a step into the unknown. Hatred, destruction, addiction, heartbreak: these are just hurdles to overcome through unity. On the patient reprise -- punctuated with an uplifting guitar solo -- the lyrics of the original change, replacing uncertainty and hesitation with hope and security. It's a beautiful end to an emotional album, one that surges with relevance. Afraid of Heights is their most overtly political statement yet, a highlight in the Billy Talent catalog and perhaps their best to date. --AllMusic Review by Neil Z. Yeung
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Benedicte Maurseth, Asne Valland Nordli - Over Tones (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Benedicte Maurseth, Åsne Valland Nordli
Title: Over Tones
Genre: Jazz, Folk, Nordic, World Music
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:44:09
Recorded: May 2011 at Strype Studio, Oslo


Over Tones is the highly attractive ECM debut of two exceptional folk musicians from the West of Norway – Benedicte Maurseth who plays the Hardanger fiddle and sings and vocalist Åsne Valland Nordli. Both musicians are well established in their homeland. Maurseth studied with Hardanger fiddle master Knut Hamre, and came to wider attention in 2007 as Norway’s Young Folk Musician of the Year. Nordli has collaborated with musicians ranging from the Bergen Philharmonic to jazz improvisers. Individually and together, Maurseth and Nordli have found personal ways to extend the essence of a great tradition – through historically-informed interpretation of old music and also through their own pieces. The purity of the delivery, of old music and new music alike, makes this a timeless performance.
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