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Urbie Green - The Fox (1976/2013) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Urbie Green
Title: The Fox
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Trombone Jazz
Label: © CTI Records, a division of Creed Taylor, Inc. | King Record Co., Ltd.
Release Date: 1976/2013
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 00:38:46
Recorded: July, October and November 1976 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


Trombone player Urbie Green never was a household name but his two albums on the famous CTI label are excellent all-star jazz events featuring a host of guests like Eric Gale, Joe Farrell, Jeremy Steig, Mike Abene, Andy Newmark, Toots Thielemans, Jimmy Madison, Anthony Jackson and Mike Mainieri among others, delivering another slice of great CTI jazz. This session was produced by Creed Taylor and released 1976.
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mojo Tour 2010 (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Title: Mojo Tour 2010
Genre: Rock, Heartland Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock
Label: © Reprise Records
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: tompetty.com
Duration: 01:12:36
Recorded live June 16, 2010 - October 7, 2010

Mojo Tour 2010 is a live album released by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. It was released exclusively through Tom Petty's official website on December 14, 2010 as a free download to anyone who purchased a ticket for his 2010 summer tour. Previously, Mojo was also given away as a free digital download to the same summer tour ticket customers.

An expanded edition of Mojo Tour 2010 was also released on the same date for members of the Highway Companions Club who joined the club between February 23, 2010 and February 24, 2011. The expanded edition is 73-minutes long and includes six additional live tracks from the summer tour.
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mojo (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Title: Mojo
Genre: Rock, Heartland Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock
Label: © Reprise Records
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:05:25
Recorded: April 28, 2009 – January 11, 2010, The Clubhouse, Los Angeles, California

Tom Petty has been fronting the Heartbreakers off and on (mostly on) for over 30 years now, and he and his band have been delivering a high level of no-frills, classy, and reconstituted American garage rock through all of it. Petty often gets lumped in with artists like Bruce Springsteen, whose careful and worked-over lyrics carry a kind of instant nostalgia, but Petty's songwriting at its best cleverly bounces off of romance clichés, often with a desperate, lustful drawl and sneer, and he’s usually been more concerned with the here and now than he is about musing about what’s been abused and lost in contemporary America, although he's certainly not blind to it. Petty has always been more immediate than that -- until now, that is. Mojo is Petty's umpteenth album, and technically the first he’s done with the Heartbreakers since 2002’s sly The Last DJ. This time out he’s tackling the blues, trying to graft the Heartbreakers' (Mike Campbell on guitar, Scott Thurston on guitar and harmonica, Benmont Tench on keyboards, Ron Blair on bass, and Steve Ferrone on drums) patented 1960s garage sound to the Chicago blues sound of Chess Records in the 1950s. Sonically it certainly works, mostly because this is a wonderful band, but then it all seems a little tired, worn, and exhausted, too, and not a single song here has that certain desperate, determined defiance that Petty has always delivered in the past with a knowing sneer and a little leering wink. The opener, “Jefferson Jericho Blues,” is a case in point. It starts by being a song about Thomas Jefferson’s dalliance with one of his black maids, and it could have been a scathing indictment of an out-of-date Southern attitude, contemporary racism, and so much more. Instead, it tumbles unfocused into, well, a song about missing a girl and how time moves slow, and one can’t help but wonder why Petty dragged Thomas Jefferson and his maid into any of it in the first place. Petty has never sounded so emotionally drained and detached as a vocalist as he does on this album, and while it’s nice to hear the Heartbreakers flirt with the blues -- and to hear Campbell's clear, precise slide guitar playing -- there’s no excuse for not having solid songs to scaffold it. There’s a worn-out, regretful, and boringly meditative tone to so many tracks here -- this is not what one expects from a band that rocks as fine as this one can. Again, the playing is solid, but one wishes Petty & the Heartbreakers had simply covered some of those old Chess classics rather than trying half-heartedly to write their own -- it would have made for an album closer to intent. --AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett
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Todd Rundgren - Healing (1981/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Todd Rundgren
Title: Healing
Genre: Rock, Soft Rock, Art Rock, Power Pop, Experimental, Prog Rock
Label: © Bearsville Records
Release Date: 1981/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 54:06

Healing is a subdued, reflective effort unlike anything else in Todd Rundgren's catalog. Certainly, there are some familiar elements throughout Healing, particularly on majestic ballads like "Compassion," but there are more new variations on his style since any album since Initiation. Not coincidentally, that record had hints of the spirituality that surges to the forefront on Healing, but it was nowhere near as musically focused as the latter record. Apart from "Compassion," there is a true lack of singles, which doesn't mean that there aren't standouts -- since "Golden Goose" has a weird, jerky hook and the opener "Healer" is a terrific pop single -- that stand on their own merit. Instead, the record works as a whole, flowing as seamlessly as Something/Anything? or Hermit. Unfortunately, it's not as strong as either of those records, largely because it's about texture and spirit, not individual songs. In a case like that, the music and ambience are as important as the actual songs, and while they're often very provocative, they tend to meander as well, particularly on the three-part "Healing" suite that comprises the last side of the record. On CD, its calming effect is dissipated because the bonus 7" single "Time Heals"/"Tiny Demons" is added at the end. Their presence makes it clear that Healing was intended as an album unto itself, without much in the way of singles, because each song -- the former being excellent new wave pop, the other a fine ballad -- could have been a single unto itself. In this context, they may deflate the lasting spiritual impression of the album, but they add musical weight, helping make the disc a fine effort. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Todd Rundgren - Back To The Bars (1978/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Todd Rundgren
Title: Back To The Bars
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Power Pop, Art Rock, Soft Rock
Label: © Bearsville Records/Rhino Entertainment Company
Release Date: 1978/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:43:18
Recorded live at The Bottom Line in New York, The Roxy in Los Angeles and the Agora in Cleveland


Back to the Bars is a live album by rock musician Todd Rundgren, which was released as a double LP in 1978. The album was recorded during week-long stints in New York City (The Bottom Line), Los Angeles (The Roxy), and Cleveland (The Agora). The music featured the best of Rundgren's most commercial work spanning seven of the eight solo albums released in the 1970s up to, but not including his most recent at the time. This effort was in place of rumors of a re-release of his out-of-print first two LPs, Runt, and Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren. The only offering from those being "The Range War", and the bulk for material coming from Something/Anything?, A Wizard, a True Star, Todd, Initiation, and Faithful. The finale included past and present members of Rundgren's Utopia: Roger Powell, Kasim Sulton, John Wilcox, John Siegler, Ralph Schuckett, and Moogy Klingman. Also joining in were the Hello People: Norman Smart, Greg Geddes, Bobby Sedita, and Larry Tasse. Special guest stars were Rick Derringer, Spencer Davis, Daryl Hall, John Oates, and Stevie Nicks.
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Todd Rundgren - A Cappella (1985/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Todd Rundgren
Title: A Cappella
Genre: Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Pop Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Vocal, Power Pop
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1985/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:39:56
Recorded: Utopia Sound, Lake Hill, NY


A Cappella was the end of the road, as far as Bearsville was concerned. Rundgren, who was already at odds with the label and had taken his Utopia elsewhere, had to struggle to get the label to release the record, and it didn't hit the shelves officially until Warner stepped in and negotiated him out of the contract. Perhaps Bearsville didn't want to release A Cappella because they perceived it to be too weird, too bizarre to cross over into the mainstream, which is true. However, that thread of logic ignores the fact that ever since 1973, Rundgren had positioned himself as a cult artist. He may have proven himself to be an enormously successful cult artist, one capable of landing the odd hit single every now and then, but he remained a cult artist precisely because he was willing to take risks like A Cappella, an album he created entirely with his voice. To some listeners, such a tactic seemed like a gimmick, which is a fair criticism, since the compositions themselves don't necessarily explore new ground (he even throws in the requisite novelties and covers). Then again, the production and the recording are precisely the point of A Cappella, and that's why it's such an involving listen. Many times, it's hard to believe that all of the sounds on the record originated from the same larynx, since each layer of the production is filled with astonishing details. Even more impressively, by forcing himself to use just his voice (albeit electronically processed), Rundgren has devised fresh, unexpected arrangements that enliven a set of solid but unrevelatory songs. That inventive spirit is enough to turn A Cappella into something unique and special. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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The Tierney Sutton Band - The Sting Variations (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Tierney Sutton Band
Title: The Sting Variations
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Vazz
Label: © BFM Jazz
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:06:55
Recorded: LAFX Recording Services, May 2016; The Doghouse Studio, June 2016


Seven-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton has already devoted an album to the music of Joni Mitchell. Now, together with her talented and collaborative band members, she focuses her attention on the former Police lead singer with unique interpretations of the best of Sting's diverse repertoire. The Sting Variations continues the TSB's history of remarkably creative exploration of well known and more obscure material. Imbued with immense talent and a genuine love for music and people, Sutton’s voice transcends stylistic boundaries, much as Sting's songs do.
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The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: The Rolling Stones
Title: Blue & Lonesome
Genre: Rock, Blues, Blues Rock, Electric Blues, British Blues, Rock & Roll
Label: © Promotone B.V. under exclusive license to Polydor Records, under exclusive license to Interscope Records in the US
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 42:42
Recorded: 3–16 December 2015, April 2016, British Grove Studios, London, UK


On 2nd December 2016, The Rolling Stones will release ‘Blue & Lonesome’, their first studio album in over a decade. ‘Blue & Lonesome’ takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones.
The album was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins and was recorded over the course of just three days in December last year at British Grove Studios in West London, just a stone’s throw from Richmond and Eel Pie Island where the Stones started out as a young blues band playing pubs and clubs. Their approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band – Mick Jagger (vocals & harp), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (guitar) were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and, for two of the twelve tracks, by old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.
‘Blue & Lonesome’ sees the Rolling Stones tipping their hats to their early days as a blues band when they played the music of Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf – artists whose songs are featured on this album.
“This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do.” Don Was, Co-Producer of ‘Blue & Lonesome’
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The Rod Levitt Orchestra - Forty-Second Street (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Rod Levitt Orchestra
Title: Forty-Second Street
Genre: Jazz
Label: © Radio Corporation Of America | Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:29:31
Recorded: RCA's Studio B, NYC, March 9-11, 1966

Rodney Charles Levitt, b. 16 September 1929, Portland, Oregon, USA. A regular trombone player in studio orchestras, Levitt first attracted attention in the jazz world through a job with Dizzy Gillespie, with whose big band he played in 1956. Apart from Gillespie, he also recorded with big bands led by Ernie Wilkins, Sy Oliver and Gil Evans. In the early 60s, he recorded with his own octet which included Bill Berry and Rolf Ericson but was most often heard on big band sessions under leaders such as Quincy Jones, Oliver Nelson and the Chuck Israels’ National Jazz Ensemble. Apart from his sound playing ability, Levitt is also a gifted arranger.
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The Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Pineapple Thief
Title: Your Wilderness
Genre: Rock, Art Rock, Prog Rock, Neo-Prog, Alternative Rock
Label: © Kscope
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: DVD Audio
Duration: 00:41:11
Recorded: Soord Studios; Bourne Place; Spacewolf Studio; The Richardsonics Studio; Limefield Studio


Your Wilderness is the eleventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Pineapple Thief. The album features several known guest musicians, including Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), John Helliwell (Supertramp), and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan).
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