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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - Burn To Shine (1999/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Title: Burn To Shine
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock
Label: © Virgin Records America
Release Date: 1999/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 55:10
Recorded: 1999 by Eric Sarafin

Ben Harper's 1999 release Burn To Shine is his fourth album and third with the Innocent Criminals. The songs cover a lot of musical ground, from acoustic to electric and from folk to rock, all cloaked in Harper's characteristic retro sound. In addition to his own musicians, the lineup of guests includes the Real Time Jazz Band, David Lindley on banjo, fiddle and mandolin, keyboardist Tyrone Downie from the Wailers and several string and horn players. Burn To Shine features the adult radio hit and longtime concert staple Steal My Kisses.
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Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring & Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson - Emma Matthews, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Artist: Emma Matthews, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey
Title: Copland: Appalachian Spring & Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson
Genre: Classical
Label: © Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 46:12
Recorded: Arts Centre (Hamer Hall), June 2013


There’s nothing like hearing an orchestra live in concert – especially when it’s the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra! In this latest addition to the MSO Live series, ABC Classics presents music by Aaron Copland, one of the greatest of all American composers.
Copland’s Appalachian Spring defines the essence of America in music: the wide open skies, the pioneering spirit, and the values of simplicity and directness. Originally conceived as a ballet, it paints a tender, gentle picture of rural life: scenes from a traditional country wedding, and the everyday tasks of the young bride and her farmer husband, with the evergreen Shaker melody Simple Gifts at its heart.
The album also features the internationally acclaimed Australian soprano Emma Matthews, performing Copland’s Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson. A perfect marriage of poetry – “fresh, precise, utterly unique,” as Copland described Dickinson’s work – and bold, visionary music, these songs are the perfect vehicle for Matthews’ technical brilliance, expressive genius and, above all, her glorious voice.
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Gabriel Faure - Melodies, Op. 46, 51 & 58 - Jacques Herbillon, Thedore Paraskivesco (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Artist: Jacques Herbillon, Théodore Paraskivesco
Title: Fauré - Mélodies, Op. 46, 51 & 58
Genre: Classical
Label: © Calliope Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:31:21
Recorded: 1974

Herbillon bring enchantment to his discreet and difficult repertoire. The shimmering, caressing performances of Paraskivesco gives the baritone ideal support. The vocalist's diction is impeccable and his singing serene, without the affectedness and artificiality one so often hears in these pieces. A version that is perfectly in keeping with the world of Fauré.
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Gabriel Faure - Melodies, Op. 18, 21, 23, 27, 39 & 43 - Jacques Herbillon, Thedore Paraskivesco (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Artist: Jacques Herbillon, Théodore Paraskivesco
Title: Fauré - Mélodies, Op. 18, 21, 23, 27, 39 & 43
Genre: Classical
Label: © Calliope Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:34:51
Recorded: 1974

Herbillon bring enchantment to his discreet and difficult repertoire. The shimmering, caressing performances of Paraskivesco gives the baritone ideal support. The vocalist's diction is impeccable and his singing serene, without the affectedness and artificiality one so often hears in these pieces. A version that is perfectly in keeping with the world of Fauré.
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Gabriel Faure - Melodies, Op. 1, 2, 4-8 - Jacques Herbillon, Theodore Paraskivesco (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Artist: Jacques Herbillon, Théodore Paraskivesco
Title: Fauré - Mélodies, Op. 1, 2, 4-8
Genre: Classical
Label: © Calliope Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:44:20
Recorded: 1974

Herbillon bring enchantment to his discreet and difficult repertoire. The shimmering, caressing performances of Paraskivesco gives the baritone ideal support. The vocalist's diction is impeccable and his singing serene, without the affectedness and artificiality one so often hears in these pieces. A version that is perfectly in keeping with the world of Fauré.
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Eleonora Bianchni, Enzo Pietropaoli - DOS In Sight (2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Eleonora Bianchni, Enzo Pietropaoli
Title: DOS In Sight
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Label: © Fonè Records/Audiophile Productions
Release Date: 2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 55:42
Recorded: November 7-8, 2015 at Museo Piaggio - Auditorium - Pontedera (Pi); Recorded in stereo DSD on the Pyramix Recorder using dCS A/D and D/A converters


The artistic adventure of DOS goes on, after the successful experience of the debut album that marked the beginning of an artistic bond between the voice of Eleonora Bianchini and the double bass played by Enzo Pietropaoli.
DOS presents IN SIGHT, an original glance at international pop songs (from Michael Jackson to Oasis), Italian classics (including Battiato, Battisti and Celentano) and previously unreleased songs, all connected in a journey along a gracefully homogeneous path. The voice of Eleonora Bianchini blends perfectly with the sonic taste of Enzo Pietropaoli, who is able to let his instrument “sing” in extraordinary ways. “Standard” recordings often tend to penalize the sound of double bass, whereas the recordings signed by fonè are able to emphasize the musicality of this instrument, making all upper harmonics perfectly audible, with a peculiar richness in timbre.
The recordings took place in a natural environment; in this case, our choice was the Auditorium Hall at the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, a location particularly appreciated by Giulio Cesare Ricci. The Auditorium is located in the factory where the first Vespas used to be assembled in the early 1900s: nowadays, it stands out for its truly excellent acoustics.
DOS 2 – IN SIGHT is able to offer a special taste, giving a new flavor to all the songs included in the record, most of which are imprinted in the past of any of us.
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Eleonora Bianchni, Enzo Pietropaoli - DOS In Sight (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/176,4kHz

Artist: Eleonora Bianchni, Enzo Pietropaoli
Title: DOS In Sight
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Label: © Fonè Records/Audiophile Productions
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 176,4kHz/24bit
Source: DSD64
Duration: 55:42
Recorded: November 7-8, 2015 at Museo Piaggio - Auditorium - Pontedera (Pi); Recorded in stereo DSD on the Pyramix Recorder using dCS A/D and D/A converters

The artistic adventure of DOS goes on, after the successful experience of the debut album that marked the beginning of an artistic bond between the voice of Eleonora Bianchini and the double bass played by Enzo Pietropaoli.
DOS presents IN SIGHT, an original glance at international pop songs (from Michael Jackson to Oasis), Italian classics (including Battiato, Battisti and Celentano) and previously unreleased songs, all connected in a journey along a gracefully homogeneous path. The voice of Eleonora Bianchini blends perfectly with the sonic taste of Enzo Pietropaoli, who is able to let his instrument “sing” in extraordinary ways. “Standard” recordings often tend to penalize the sound of double bass, whereas the recordings signed by fonè are able to emphasize the musicality of this instrument, making all upper harmonics perfectly audible, with a peculiar richness in timbre.
The recordings took place in a natural environment; in this case, our choice was the Auditorium Hall at the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, a location particularly appreciated by Giulio Cesare Ricci. The Auditorium is located in the factory where the first Vespas used to be assembled in the early 1900s: nowadays, it stands out for its truly excellent acoustics.
DOS 2 – IN SIGHT is able to offer a special taste, giving a new flavor to all the songs included in the record, most of which are imprinted in the past of any of us.
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Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties (1974/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Blue Öyster Cult
Title: Secret Treaties
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1974/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:38:24
Recorded: CBS Studios, New York City, 1974

Secret Treaties is the third studio album by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released in 1974 by Columbia Records. Secret Treaties is regarded by many fans and critics alike as Blue Öyster Cult's best album. The album spent 14 weeks in the US album charts, peaking at No. 53. It was declared gold by the RIAA in 1992. In 1975, a poll of critics of the British magazine Melody Maker voted Secret Treaties as the "Top Rock Album of All Time". In 2010, Rhapsody called it one of the all-time best "proto-metal" albums. The cover, with art by Ron Lesser, depicts the band standing beside and sitting on and besides a German Me262 fighter aircraft; this scene is inspired by the song of the same name. Many songs from this album found their way into BOC playlists over the following years, including "Career of Evil", "Subhuman", "Astronomy" and "Harvester of Eyes".
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Blue Oyster Cult - Cultosaurus Erectus (1980/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Blue Öyster Cult
Title: Cultösaurus Erectus
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1980/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:42:15
Recorded: 1980 at Kingdom Sound Studios, Long Island, New York

The band had got the seasoned producer Martin Birch (who earlier had worked with the likes of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Wishbone Ash and soon would produce Iron Maiden) to produce their first album of the 80's. 'Cultosaurus Erectus' became their heaviest album in quite a long time, and was a step in the right direction after the too slick and tame 'Mirrors'. Starting with the best-known track of the album, 'Black Blade' was yet another song with lyrics by Michael Moorcock, and featured lots of spacey effects among the heavy riffs and strong melodies to create just the right sci-fi atmosphere. 'Monsters' is one of the best and most overlooked examples of their adventurous and sophisticated heavy rock, featuring swinging jazz-passages between complex multi-part riffs. The slow and almost bluesy 'Divine Wind' is a lot more traditional, but just as enjoyable. The synth-drenched 'Deadline' stands probably as the most melodic moment on the album. The second side starts with the very theatrical rocker 'The Marshall Plan' that in a way reminds me of Styx, but unlike the title-track of the previous album avoids being a clone. 'Fallen Angel' and 'Unknown Tongue' are both of the more melodic kind, while 'Hungry Boys' and 'Lips in the Hills' are straightforward and gritty heavy rockers. The album marked a promising start for Blue Öyster Cult's 80's career, and this gradual return to form would result in one of their best works the year after.
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Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin (1981/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Blue Öyster Cult
Title: Fire of Unknown Origin
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1981/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:39:06
Recorded: 1981 at Kingdom Sound Studios, Long Island, New York; The Automatt, San Francisco, California


Despite the 80's sounding production and arrangements, 'Fire of Unknown Origin' is one of the strongest and most consistent set of songs that Blue Öyster Cult ever had. The album shows the band at their melodically best and most inspired, and there's not a single bad track to be found here. The title-track opens the record, and takes the style of 'Deadline' from the previous album into something even better. 'Burnin' for You' and 'Joan Crawford (Has Risen from the Grave)' remain two of the band's most immediate and catchy songs, and would make it into Blue Öyster Cult's concert repertoire and remained there more or less ever since. 'Veteran of the Psychic Wars' is in my opinion the best of their songs to feature lyrics by Michael Moorcock, and has a complex melody that never fail to impress me. 'Sole Survivor' uses the same female backing vocals that could be found on 'Mirrors', but here it works so much better and more integrated in the band's style. And their melodic harmonies rarely sounded better than on 'Vengeance (The Pact)' and that says quite a lot. 'Heavy Metal: the Black and Silver' is on the other hand more straightforward heavy rock that had more in common with the previous album. 'After Dark' is a fast and catchy pop/rock tune, while the closer 'Don't Turn Your Back' is the only song on the album that may takes some time to fully enjoy. With 'Fire of Unknown Origin', Blue Öyster Cult became one of the very few '70s hard rock bands to release one of their best albums in the 80's.

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