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Tomoko Kawada, Shin-ichi Fukuda - Mi Buenos Aires Querido (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Tomoko Kawada, Shin-ichi Fukuda
Title: Mi Buenos Aires Querido
Genre: Classical
Label: © Meister Music
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 00:56:51
Recorded: 17 and 20 June 2013, Yokohama Minatomirai Hall, Kanagawa, Japan


注目のコラボ!をハイレゾで楽しむ
 甘美な旋律で人気のガルデル『首の差で』に始まり、古典からピアソラまでの聴かせるプログラムを、ヴァイオリンとギターという相性の良い組み合わせで仕立てたアルバム。川田知子と福田進一という屈指の名手による注目のコラボレーションは、心から楽しめます。

ギタリスト 福田進一コメント(ライナーノーツより )
ヴァイオリンとギター、このアンサンブルはパガニーニに代表される古典派後期からロマン派の音楽に始まり、現代のファリアやピアソラなど民俗的な音楽まで様々なスタイルにぴったりの組み合わせです。
私は15年近く前にCD「ブエノスアイレス組曲」で森下幸路さんと共演させて頂き、その相性の良さ、アンサンブルの楽しさに夢中になりました。そして今回、内外で高い評価を得ている素晴らしいヴァイオリニスト川田知子さんとの新しい出会いから、ニューアルバム「我が懐かしのブエノスアイレス」が生まれました。川田さんの奏でる名器アンドレア・グァルネリウスとスパニッシュ・ギターを代表する名器イグナシオ・フレタという組み合わせも今までにない新鮮なサウンドを生んでいます。お楽しみください。
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Yann Tiersen - Pour Amelie, Piano Music - Jeroen van Veen (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Yann Tiersen (b.1970)
Artist: Jeroen van Veen
Title: Tiersen - Pour Amélie, Piano Music
Genre: Classical, Modern
Label: © Brilliant Classics
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:51:16
Recorded: November 4,5 2014, Van Veen Productions, Studio 1, Culemborg

The maestro of Minimalist piano music has done it again, with an album of gentle melodies and soothing sounds from Yann Tiersen (b.1970) a composer best known outside his native France for the soundtrack to the movie Amélie (2001): the soundtrack sold over 200,000 copies in his homeland, and became Platinum in the US and Germany.
Tiersen’s music helped to make the movie a hit, capturing its bittersweet mix of humour and sadness, and many of the best-known pieces from the soundtrack are included on this new album, such as the Satie-tinged ‘Waltz of Amélie’, but there is much more recent music here which Tiersen wrote in the wake of the film’s success, including extracts from his soundtracks to Goodbye Lenin (2003) and Tabarly (2008), which tells the tragic story of the French sailor Eric Tabarly, who won the Single-Handed Transatlantic Yacht Race twice before drowning in the Irish Sea.
Tiersen’s music is often melancholy and reflective, but there are many lighter and more uptempo numbers on this wide-ranging survey of his output, which is sure to share the popular success of Jeroen van Veen’s many other albums for Brilliant Classics such as his Minimalist Piano Collections (8551 and 9171) and compendiums of Ludovico Einaudi (94910 and 9452), Simeon ten Holt (9434 and 9453) and Jacob ter Veldhuis (94873). ‘The music needs to speak for itself, and that it does, in this consistently enjoyable collection, I have no reservations in recommending to anyone who enjoys minimalism’ (Fanfare).
French composer Yann Tiersen (born 1970) is one of the most popular and successful film music writers of today. His soulful and melancholic music finds its traces in folk music, French chansons, musette waltzes, street music, but also in the minimalism of Satie, Glass and Nyman.
His international breakthrough came with the music for the French blockbuster “Amélie”. Later followed “Goodbey Lenin” and others.
Dutch pianist, pioneer and champion of Minimalism Jeroen van Veen recorded Tiersen’s most popular melodies, playing the piano in his inimitable way: focussed, serene and hypnotising.
A worthy successor of Van Veen’s successful recordings for Brilliant Classics of piano music by Glass, Pärt, Yiruma and many others.
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Theo Bleckmann - Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Kate Bush
Artist: Theo Bleckmann
Title: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Modern Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Label: © Winter & Winter
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:00:40
Recorded: March 2011, Brooklyn Recording, NY

The 1980s possessed an incongruous hope for the future against a backdrop of possible nuclear annihilation, as if in the darkest of times, society retreated to a naive state. This is a generalization that doesn't, obviously, represent the entire gamut of human experience, yet it was there all the same. The majority of singer and composer Kate Bush's music came from that decade, and there was always something about her music that seemed representative of that cloak of innocence; a touch of fairy tale magic, even when singing about loss, heartbreak or the cost of war. Since then, cynicism has been adopted by much of society as the interface with the human experience, and so it's supremely refreshing that singer Theo Bleckmann embraced the magic and optimism from which the source material for Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush sprang. Of the fourteen album tracks, all but two were recorded in the 1980s, half of which were released on Bush's Hounds Of Love (EMI, 2000).
An appealing aspect of Bush's music has always been her lack of self-consciousness in baring her heart and soul through her music. It's the kind of thing that is easy to mock, but the correct reaction is to respect the hell out of it. Bleckmann shows the same courage Bush displayed when recording the original versions.
The best example of Bleckmann's outstanding treatment of the Bush songbook is in opening track, "Running Up That Hill," which rings with sincerity and beauty, not to mention the glassine shimmer of the Fairlight CMI digital effects that grew in popularity on many pop and rock albums of the 1980s. Bleckmann's version is an astounding facsimile of the original, a feat outshone by the song's immaculate tunefulness.
In addition to unabashed sincerity, Bush also had a predisposition to drama bordering on the theatrical. In the hands of a less talented artist, this is the kind of thing that can quickly devolve into the comical. Bleckmann, however, displays the same uncanny knack for making it so easy to buy in, to accept the drama as genuine tension and the theater as the song's reality.
Another delicious example of Bleckmann taking ownership of the Bush songbook is his transformation of "Army Dreamers," from Bush's stately waltz into an a catchy anthem more akin to shouting up at tavern ceilings than spoken elegantly in formal dancehalls. But Bleckmann doesn't execute full-on costume changes for every Bush composition. Comparing Bush and Bleckmann versions, sometimes the before and after pictures carry a striking resemblance. The details hidden within the differences, however, are often quite breathtaking, as evidenced in how Bleckmann tweaks Bush's conventional piano solo tune "And Dream of Sheep" into a little lullaby bobbing away on an open sea of ambient effects and vocal looping, or on "Hello Earth!," in which Bleckmann gains an emotional impact greater than that of the original by adopting a restraint that trades in on some of the sensationalism the Bush's recording.
The highlight of the album, arguably, is "Cloudbusting," with its rhythmic marching formations juxtaposed against the piano exuberance of notes scrambling up a flight of stairs, and Bleckmann's vocal bounce a pleasant fusion of the two extremes. The end result is that "Cloudbusting" is as complex as it is catchy.
The best of tribute albums possess all the soul of the original, while the heartbeat and blood flow is purely that of the music's adopter. Bleckmann must understand this on some level, because the music he presents makes it easy to fall in love with Bush's music all over again, while presenting facets so divergent as for Bleckmann's album to stand on its own two legs, requiring no knowledge or love of the source of the music's inspiration. In this, Hello Earth! is an unqualified success. --Dave Sumner, All About Jazz
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The Supremes - More Hits By The Supremes (1965/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Supremes
Title: More Hits By The Supremes
Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop Soul, Doo-Wop, Uptown Soul, AM Pop
Label: © Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Release Date: 1965/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:30:52
Recorded: 1964–1965


Its title might lead one to think this was a compilation, but it wasn't -- rather, More Hits by the Supremes is merely a valid presumption of its worth. It was also the original group's third highest charting album of their five years on Motown, and came not a moment too soon. The Supremes were doing incredibly well as a singles act, but not since Where Did Our Love Go had any of their LPs done particularly well on the pop charts; even a well-intentioned Sam Cooke-tribute album recorded early in 1965, which ought to have done better, had only reached number 75 (though it had gotten to number five on the R&B LP charts). "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "Back in My Arms Again" helped drive the sales, but those singles had been out six and three months earlier at the time this album surfaced -- listeners were delighted to find those singles surrounded by their ethereal rendition of the ballad "Whisper You Love Me Boy" with its exquisitely harmonized middle chorus; the gently soulful, sing-song-y "The Only Time I'm Happy"; and the sweetly dramatic "He Holds His Own" (with a gorgeous and very prominent piano accompaniment). The material dated across six months of work, from late 1964 through the spring of 1965 (apart from "Ask Any Girl," the B-side of "Baby Love," which was cut in the spring of 1964), and showed that Motown could put a Supremes album together piecemeal around the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team and place the trio right up at the top reaches of the charts, in the company of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, et al. Its release also opened a floodgate of killer albums by the trio -- overlooking their 1965 LP of Christmas songs, they were destined to issue three more long-players that delighted audiences a dozen songs at a time over the next two years, which was a lot of good work. --AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder
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The Sunjet Serenaders Steelband - Steelband Spectacular: The Sound Of The Caribbean (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Sunjet Serenaders Steelband
Title: Steelband Spectacular: The Sound Of The Caribbean
Genre: Latin, Folk, World, Reggae, Steel Band
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:26:57
Recorded: 1966
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The New Appalachians - From The Mountaintop (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The New Appalachians
Title: From The Mountaintop
Genre: Folk, Country Folk
Label: © Chesky Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:57:39
Recorded: The Hirsch Center, Brooklyn, New York, 12/09/2014


Featuring a full seventeen songs whose history can be traced back decades or even centuries through the Appalachian region, From The Mountaintop, and renowned Cellist, Dave Eggar, assemble an all-star cast of musicians set to treat your ears and transport you to the Appalachian region of years long passed.
This compilation, From The Mountaintop, is another hallmark in traditional music. It is the outgrowth of an earlier collaboration when award-winning, classically trained cellist Dave Eggar came to Appalachia and recorded with one of its seminal figures, Dr. Ralph Stanley. Since then, Dave Eggar and Deoro (Eggar’s trio with Chuck Palmer and Tom Pirozzi) have returned and performed numerous times, becoming “kinfolk” to musicians like Noah Wall, Tyler Hughes, Jake Baine, and Tommy Norris. That pilgrimage, in 2010, began Dave Eggar’s journey home to Appalachia and her music.
This CD is a result of that crossing. Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone, the band appears right before you with this spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. Now headphone users will hear the same three-dimensional sound and imaging as audiophiles have for the past 25 years with Chesky Recordings. Also these new Binaural+ Series albums capture even more spatial realism for the home audiophile market, bringing you one step closer to the actual event. You will hear some of the most natural and pure cool Folk music ever recorded.
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The Manhattans - With These Hands (1970/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Manhattans
Title: With These Hands
Genre: R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Northern Soul, Doo Wop
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1970/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:55:32
Recorded: 1970, Mayfair Recording Studios


The Manhattans were one of those classic R&B vocal groups who manage to achieve incredible career longevity by adapting their style to fit changing times. Formed in the ’60s as a doo wop-influenced R&B quintet, the Manhattans reinvented themselves as sweet smooth soul balladeers during the ’70s. In doing so, they somehow overcame the death of lead singer George Smith, and with new frontman Gerald Alston became more popular than they’d ever been, landing an across-the-board number one hit in 1976 with “Kiss and Say Goodbye“. Influenced by : The Moonglows, the Dells, the Flamingos, Sam Cooke and Johnnie Taylor, they also influenced groups like Boyz II Men.
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The Doors - The Soft Parade (1969/2012) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: The Doors
Title: The Soft Parade
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk, Psychedelic/Garage, Rock & Roll, AM Pop
Label: © Elektra Entertainment Group/Analogue Productions XAPP75005D64
Release Date: 1969/2012
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:33:57
Recorded: July 1968 – May 1969, Elektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer. DSD files created from the Analogue Productions SACD cutting master by Gus Skinas.


About Soft Parade, Rolling Stone described two songs written by guitarist Robby Krieger, “Touch Me” and “Follow Me Down” as horn-string showpieces for the resonant baritone of Jim Morrison.
Described as among the cleanest, most solid and, above all, most recognizable sounds in rock, the distinctive Doors’ sound was no doubt due to the Morrison power, but the other Doors were equally responsible. Ray Manzarek brought virtuosic keyboard tapestries, Krieger gritty, expressive fretwork, and Densmore dynamically rich percussion grooves.
Half of the songs on Soft Parade, The Doors’ fourth LP, were written by Morrison and the other half by guitarist Krieger. “Touch Me” became one of The Doors’ most popular singles. Released as a single in December 1968, the song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 in the Cashbox Top 100 in early 1969. It was the band’s third American No. 1 single.
Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to announce that six studio LP titles — The Doors, Strange Days,Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman — are featured on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at 45 rpm. All six titles are also available on Hybrid Multichannel SACD! All were cut from the original analog masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the best tape copy.
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The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970/2012) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: The Doors
Title: Morrison Hotel
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk, Psychedelic/Garage, Rock & Roll, AM Pop
Label: © Elektra Entertainment Group/Analogue Productions XAPP75007D64
Release Date: 1970/2012
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:37:30
Recorded: August 1966, November 1969 – January 1970, Elektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer. DSD files created from the Analogue Productions SACD cutting master by Gus Skinas.


Rolling Stone proclaimed that Morrison Hotel opens "with a powerful blast of raw funk called ‘Roadhouse Blues’. It features jagged barrelhouse piano, fierce guitar, and one of the most convincing raunchy vocals Jim Morrison has ever recorded."
In short, the harsh brilliance of "Roadhouse Blues" was its angry hard rock manner, brought to fore in brooding fashion with a chillingly true Morrison lyric: "I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer/The future’s uncertain and the end is always near."
Making it one of The Doors’ best-ever tracks, "Roadhouse Blues" was joined as praise-worthy in Rolling Stones’ review by the buoyant catchiness of another Morrison Hotel single, "Land Ho." "A chanty that sets you rocking and swaying on first listen and never fails to bring a smile every time it’s repeated."
Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to announce that six studio LP titles — The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman — are featured on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at 45 rpm. All six titles are also available on Hybrid Multichannel SACD! All were cut from the original analog masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the best tape copy.
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The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen (1993/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Afghan Whigs
Title: Gentlemen
Genre: Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © Elektra Entertainment
Release Date: 1993/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 48:53
Recorded: May–June 1993, Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee (except track 1 recorded April 1993 at Ultrasuede in Cincinnati, Ohio)


If there is one album fully deserving of a coming of age celebration, it is The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen. Since its original release in October of 1993, Gentlemen's lore has grown in stature as fans new and old continue to embrace the album. 33 1/3 published a book about the album in 2008 and Stereogum proclaimed just last month, "From its bombastic opening to its understated end, Gentlemen remains a fine example of what exactly independent rock music is capable of accomplishing."
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