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Elvis Presley - Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake (1973/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1973/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:27:57
Recorded: July 21–24, 1973, Stax Studios, Memphis; September 22–23, 1973, Elvis Presley's Residence, Palm Springs, California


Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake is a studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley released in 1973. Along with the album Elvis, it was released after the massive success of Aloha From Hawaii (although the entire Elvis album contained material recorded before the Aloha show). The album, which sold over one million copies worldwide, was recorded at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee in July 1973 and at Presley's home in Palm Springs, California in September 1973. Two songs from these sessions would be retained for release on the Good Times album the following spring. The initial vocal tracks were recorded in July 1973. "Raised on Rock" backed by "For Ol' Times Sake" was the only single released from the album, reaching #41 on the Billboard chart and #42 on the Country chart in September 1973.
The album was one of the few that failed to chart in the United Kingdom, but the single "Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake" did enter the British charts. Some of the songs are well known covers like "Are You Sincere" which had been around for many years, but some new songs like the lead off single were written for Presley, or written by writers he had previously recorded, such as Mark James. The title single, "Raised on Rock," has been noted by historians such as Roy Carr and Mick Farren in Elvis: The Illustrated Record as odd lyrically, as Presley sings in first person about being a child and discovering rock and roll through records such as "Johnny B. Goode" when Presley was a contemporary of the artists he cites.
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Elvis Presley - On Stage (1970/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: On Stage
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1970/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:31:52
Recorded: February 17–19, 1970, International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

On Stage is an Elvis Presley live album mostly recorded between February 17 and 19, 1970 at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, and released on RCA Records LSP-4362. It was an immediate follow up to From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis, which also featured live recordings. Unlike the previous release, however, this album focused on songs that were not, at the time, associated with Elvis. This album was released in June 1970 and reached number 13 on both the Billboard 200 and country music charts. It was certified Gold on February 23, 1971, and Platinum on July 15, 1999, by the Recording Industry Association of America.
It features the worldwide number one single "The Wonder of You", which topped both the United States Adult Contemporary tracks chart and the British music chart. Other selections include "See See Rider", "Yesterday", Tony Joe White's "Polk Salad Annie", Del Shannon's "Runaway", and a version of "Let It Be Me". "See See Rider" would go on to become Elvis' frequent introductory number at his concerts up to his last performance at the (now defunct) Market Square Arena in Indianapolis Indiana on June 26, 1977, while "Polk Salad Annie" also became a regular part of his repertoire. The album is notable for not showing Elvis' name anywhere on the cover.
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Elvis Presley - Let's Be Friends (1970/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Let's Be Friends
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Country Rock
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1970/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:21:54
Recorded: March 1962 to March 1969

Let's Be Friends is the thirty-seventh album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Camden Records CAS 2408, in April 1970. It is the second Presley budget album to appear on the RCA subsidiary label. It peaked at number 105 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It was certified Gold on June 15, 1999 and Platinum on January 6, 2004 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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Elvis Presley - He Touched Me (1972/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: He Touched Me
Genre: Gospel, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Southern Gospel, Contemporary Gospel
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1972/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:30:56
Recorded: March–June 1971

He Touched Me is a 1972 contemporary gospel music album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It earned him his second of three Grammy Awards. The album his third and final studio gospel album, and the most contemporary of the three. He Touched Me was certified Gold on March 27, 1992 and Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA.

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Elvis Presley - Good Times (1974/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Good Times
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Country, Soul, Ballad
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1974/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:30:05
Recorded: July 21 – December 16, 1973, Stax Studios, Memphis

Good Times is a 1974 album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley and his 20th studio album. The album was constructed by the first pick of a session held at Stax Studios in Memphis in December 1973 and two songs, "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" and "Take Good Care of Her", which were left over from the session at Stax in July 1973. The album includes a collection of songs that vary in style and genre. Released the same day as the recording of Elvis: Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was being made, the title was taken from the song "Talk About the Good Times". Many of the songs are covers of hits at the time, like "Spanish Eyes" and "She Wears My Ring". Charting low at the time of its release, it was considered typical 1970s Elvis material and was his first album to hit the "cut-out bins". The album did have some success though upon its original release, becoming a Cashbox #1 hit and charting in the Top 50 in the UK. Original copies of the LP with the sticker on the cover (stating the singles on the album) are very rare and sell for large amounts on auction sites. The album released two singles, both hits: "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" rose to #4 on the Country charts, #39 pop; "My Boy" hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts, as well as #14 Country and #20 Pop.
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Elvis Presley - Elvis Today (1975/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Elvis Today
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Country Rock
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1975/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:34:03
Recorded: March 10–12, 1975, RCA Studio C, Hollywood, CA


Today is a studio album by American singer Elvis Presley, released on May 7, 1975 by RCA Records. The Today sessions were held in RCA's Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, March 10–12, 1975, and marked the last time Presley would record in a studio. He last recorded at Studio C, Hollywood in 1972 where he recorded the gold records "Burning Love" and "Separate Ways". At this time, Elvis was 40 years old. He was accompanied by his then-current girlfriend, Sheila Ryan. In the 2005 FTD TODAY release from these sessions, Presley asked her to "step up here Sheila, let me sing to ya baby" on Take 1 of Don McLean's "And I Love You So". He continued to make "And I Love You So" and "Fairytale" a part of his live concerts until his death. On stage, he often referred to "Fairytale" as the story of his life.
Today featured a new rock song, "T-R-O-U-B-L-E", which was released as its first single and went Top 40 in the US. "Bringin' It Back" was its second single in the US. The album also features covers of songs by Perry Como, Tom Jones, The Pointer Sisters, Billy Swan, Faye Adams, The Statler Brothers and Charlie Rich.
"Green, Green Grass of Home" was released as a single in the UK, where it went Top 30, and also received US airplay. Presley first heard the song in 1967 while driving his bus back to Memphis after making another movie, and heard Tom Jones' new single "Green Green Grass of Home" for the first time and loved it. He had the Memphis Mafia call the local AM station to make them replay it over and over again. Eight years later, he cut his own version.
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Elvis Presley - Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (1973/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1973/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:02:07
Recorded live at the Honolulu International Center, 12:30 AM, Sunday, January 14, 1973

Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a live concert album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Records in February 1973 and peaked at #1 on the Billboard chart in the spring of the same year. Despite the satellite innovation, the US did not air the concert until April 4. Aloha from Hawaii (which was a worldwide ratings smash) went to #1 on the Billboard album chart. The album dominated the charts, reaching #1 in both the pop and country charts in the US.
Aloha from Hawaii was a two-disc set—only the second such release of Presley's career (the first being 1969's double set From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis, which contained one album each of studio and concert recordings). It was initially released only in quadraphonic sound, becoming the first album in the format to top the Billboard album chart.
The album contains all the live performances from the TV special, but omits the five songs Presley recorded after the show and which were featured on the original broadcast; these would be issued later on the album Mahalo from Elvis. The album also omits Presley's brief announcement concerning the concert being presented for the benefit of the Kui Lee Cancer Fund.
The album was certified Gold on February 13, 1973, platinum and 2× Platinum on May 20, 1988, 3× Platinum on July 15, 1999, and 5× Platinum on August 1, 2002, by the RIAA.On April 15, 2016 the BPI certified the album Silver for sales of 60,000 units.
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Gale Garnett - New Adventures (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Gale Garnett
Title: New Adventures
Genre: Pop, AM Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:28:48
Recorded: RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
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Friar Alessandro - Voice Of Peace (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Friar Alessandro
Title: Voice Of Peace
Genre: Classical, Vocal Music
Label: © Universal Music Italia Srl
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 51:36
Recorded: February 15-20, 2015, Teatro Civico, Vercelli; April 20-24, 2015, St. Mary’s Parochial Chilham Church


The "churchman (or churchwoman) with a golden voice" formula has been increasingly often applied by European labels, but for those who enjoy the genre here's a release with a difference. Friar Alessandro is Alessandro Brustenghi, an Italian Franciscan friar and tenor who came to music after a long personal struggle to integrate it into his religious vocation. Voice of Peace marks an advance over his earlier Voice from Assisi album, and it has much to offer besides the charm of hearing Amazing Grace sung in an Italian accent. The inclusion of that song might seem a blatant bid for American sales, but in fact, the appeal of the program here lies in the relative lack of familiarity of most of the material, in America or anywhere else. Friar Alessandro has a few hits, like the Bach tune generally known as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, and the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria, but mostly he delves into some odder items from the past. Two of these, and possibly a third, are forgeries of Baroque works from the early years when Baroque music was being discovered: the Ave Maria written by a Soviet guitarist and attributed to Giulio Caccini, and the famed Albinoni Adagio for strings, actually the product of a musicologist named Remo Giazotto. To the second of these Friar Alessandro adds his own text, and the whole thing is nicely arranged to place his distinctively gravelly voice into a texture that evokes the antique without actually being antique. The arrangements for the Camerata Ducale orchestra also work well in this respect, as does the sound. Curiously, the friar's website lists rock producer Mike Hedges (U2, Manic Street Preachers, the Cure) as producer, but the album notes give John Fraser instead. Whoever it was, there's a flat, bright sound that emphasizes the shades in Friar Alessandro's voice. An attractive release of vocal tunes for the holiday season. --AllMusic Review by James Manheim
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Francois Couturier, Tarkovsky Quartet - Nuit blanche (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: François Couturier, Tarkovsky Quartet
Title: Nuit blanche
Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative, Avant-Garde, Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Piano Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH
Release Date: 2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:01:56
Recorded: April 2016, Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano


Ingmar Bergman once said of Andrey Tarkovsky, “He moves with such naturalness in the room of dreams,” and the French-German quartet named after the great Russian filmmaker has developed an associative dream-language of its own. For leader and pianist François Couturier the “silence and slowness of Tarkovsky” are closely related to an “ECM aesthetic” further developed on the group’s third album Nuit blanche, produced by Manfred Eicher in Lugano in April 2016.
Here pieces variously composed by François Couturier, or created in the moment by Couturier, cellist Anja Lecher, saxophonist Jean-Marc Larché and accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier, explore the texture of dreams and memory and continue to make oblique reference to Tarkovsky. Couturier’s Dakus, for instance, acknowledges a debt to Toru Takemitsu’s 1987 composition Nostalghia, written in memory of the director. The quartet also incorporates a crepuscular interpretation of Vivaldi’s “Cum dederit delectis suis somnum” from the Nisi Dominus, alluding to a composer Tarkovsky was listening to at the time of Stalker. Whether playing improvised chamber music, modern composition or baroque music, the creative originality of the Tarkovsky Quartet shines through.
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