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Tears for Fears – The Seeds of Love (Deluxe Edition) (1989/2020) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Title: Tears for Fears – The Seeds of Love (Deluxe Edition)
Release Date: 1989/2020
Genre: Rock, New Wave

Production/Label: Universal Music
Duration: 00:49:39
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 9988 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio #1: DTS-HD Master Audio English 4828 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4828 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio #2: LPCM Audio English 6912 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
Audio #3: LPCM Audio English 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Audio #4: LPCM Audio English 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Subtitles (docu): English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, Chinese
Size: 9,57 GB

This edition contains not only the original album, but a new 5.1 mix by Steven Wilson which was done in conjunction with Roland Orzabal, as well as all the relevant B-Sides, alternate mixes and around 60 minutes of previously unheard demos and live rehearsals. The set is housed in a shoe box style box (similar to the other 2 releases) with an extensive booklet, with new interviews by Super Deluxe editor Paul Sinclair with the band and other players on the album. Also contains the tour program.

The blu-ray features a Steven Wilson lossless 5.1 surround sound mix along with stereo versions of the original Bob Ludwig 1989 mastering and the new remaster.

As most of you will be aware by now, I was deeply involved in this project; I co-compiled the track listing, wrote sleeve notes and interviewed band members, producers and collaborators for an extensive ‘in their own words’ history of The Seeds of Love which features in the 36-page booklet which comes with the box set.

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Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:53 minutes | Scans included | 1,69 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 844 MB

If The Hurting was mental anguish, Songs from the Big Chair marks the progression towards emotional healing, a particularly bold sort of catharsis culled from Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith’s shared attraction to primal scream therapy. The album also heralded a dramatic maturation in the band’s music, away from the synth-pop brand with which it was (unjustly) seared following the debut, and towards a complex, enveloping pop sophistication. The songwriting of Orzabal, Smith, and keyboardist Ian Stanley took a huge leap forward, drawing on reserves of palpable emotion and lovely, protracted melodies that draw just as much on soul and R&B music as they do on immediate pop hooks. The album could almost be called pseudo-conceptual, as each song holds its place and each is integral to the overall tapestry, a single-minded resolve that is easy to overlook when an album is as commercially successful as Songs from the Big Chair. And commercially successful it was, containing no less than three huge commercial radio hits, including the dramatic and insistent march, “Shout” and the shimmering, cascading “Head Over Heels,” which, tellingly, is actually part of a song suite on the album. Orzabal and Smith’s penchant for theorizing with steely-eyed austerity was mistaken for harsh bombasticism in some quarters, but separated from its era, the album only seems earnestly passionate and immediate, and each song has the same driven intent and the same glistening remoteness. It is not only a commercial triumph, it is an artistic tour de force. And in the loping, percolating “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Tears for Fears perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the mid-’80s while impossibly managing to also create a dreamy, timeless pop classic. Songs from the Big Chair is one of the finest statements of the decade.

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Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Filename: Tears For Fears The Big Chair 2014 1080p AVC Blu-Ray DTS-HD MA 5.1

Duration : 42mn 02s 520ms
Quality : 1080p
Video Codec : MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec : LPCM / Dts-HD Master Audio / Dolby TrueHD
Video :1920×1080 / 16:9 / 23.976 fps / 31.10 Mbps
Audio :
English: LPCM 2.0 /  96.0 KHz / 24 bits / 4608 Kbps
English: LPCM 5.1 /  96.0 KHz / 24 bits / 13824 Kbps
English: Dts-Hd Master Audio 5.1 / 96.0 KHz / 8666 Kbps / 24-bit

Pure Audio Blu-ray Edition

24bit/96 khz High Fidelity Audiophile Sound

Includes three versions of the blockbuster album: the original 1985 mix remastered, 5.1 Surround Sound mix and a new stereo remix by Steven Wilson!

Tears for Fears’ phenomenal 10-million-selling second album marked a transition in the band’s sound and catapulted them into international prominence.

Their 1985 sophomore album, Songs From The Big Chair, remains the duo’s highest-selling album. This album smash peaked at No. 2 on the U.K. charts and stayed at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard chart for five consecutive weeks.

Superdeluxeedition.com calls this “arguably the best Pure Audio to be released since the format launched in late 2012 because it includes three versions of the blockbuster album: the original 1985 mix remastered, a brand-new stereo remix for 2014 by Steven Wilson, and a 5.1 surround sound remix.”

The album includes six hit singles including “Shout,” “Mothers Talk” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.”

“The songwriting of Roland Orzabal,  Curt Smith, and keyboardist Ian Stanley took a huge leap forward, drawing on reserves of palpable emotion and lovely, protracted melodies that draw just as much on soul and R&B music as they do on immediate pop hooks…. It is not only a commercial triumph, it is an artistic tour de force. And in the loping, percolating ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World,’ Tears for Fears perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the mid-’80s while impossibly managing to also create a dreamy, timeless pop classic. Songs from the Big Chair is one of the finest statements of the decade.” — AllMusic

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Kristin Chenoweth – For The Girls (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Kristin Chenoweth – For The Girls (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 42:22 minutes | 482 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Concord Records

Emmy & Tony award-winner Kristin Chenoweth’s new album, For The Girls, is a heartfelt tribute to the great female singers throughout history, particularly some of Kristin’s heroes and friends. Guest artists include Ariana Grande, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire. Produced by GRAMMY award-winner Steve Tyrell, the album includes Chenoweth’s personally charged interpretations of classic songs identified with such iconic artists as Barbra Streisand, Lesley Gore, Linda Ronstadt, Dinah Washington, Dolly Parton and many more.

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Kristin Chenoweth – HAPPINESS is…Christmas! (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kristin Chenoweth – HAPPINESS is…Christmas! (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:47:30 minutes | 1,65 GB | Genre: Pop, Christmas
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Concord Records

Emmy & Tony Award-winning singer/actress, Kristin Chenoweth, follows up her successful Concord Records releases with a Christmas album. HAPPINESS Is.Christmas! was recorded in Nashville and produced by Jay Landers & Fred Mollin. Filled with holiday classics both old and new, it starts off with a Christmas adaptation of the Peanuts favorite “Happiness Is..” appropriately moving into “Christmastime.” The 12-song set shows Kristin in a festive but classy light as she rings in the best time of year.

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Kirsten Flagstad – Wagner Die Walkure & Gotterdammerung (Excerpts, Live) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kirsten Flagstad – Wagner Die Walkure & Gotterdammerung (Excerpts, Live) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 02:50:35 minutes | 3,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Music & Arts legt mit dieser Doppel-CD Auszüge aus der legendären Ring-des-Nibelungen-Aufführung (der zweite Zyklus!) von 1937 unter Wilhelm Furtwängler vor. Die Aufzeichnung der Tetralogie beschränkt sich grundsätzlich (laut furtwangler.net) auf Teile des Rheingolds und Siegfrieds sowie den kompletten dritten Akt der Walküre als auch einer vollständigen Götterdämmerung. Das Label begrenzt diese Veröffentlichung allerdings auf den dritten Akt der Walküre und Auszüge aus der Götterdämmerung.

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Kevin Spagnolo, Swedish Chamber Orchestra & Michael Collins – Facades (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kevin Spagnolo, Swedish Chamber Orchestra & Michael Collins – Facades (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:16:35 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © La Dolce Volta

The links between Breguet and classical music are as strong as they are long established. The composers Giovanni Paisiello, Gioachino Rossini and Serge Rachmaninoff and the pianist Arthur Rubinstein, to mention only a few notable personalities, were all the happy owners of timepieces whose faces bore the signature of Breguet. Hence musical patronage has quite naturally become one of the key facets of the social and cultural activities of Montres Breguet.

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Keith Kelly & Ask Not – Out of Hope, We Remember (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Keith Kelly & Ask Not – Out of Hope, We Remember (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 00:46:05 minutes | 484 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Edgetone Records

When the shared reservoir of our humanity reaches its newest low point, can looking back aid us? Can remembrance help us manifest the desire to go on?

Looking is the first thing I remember. I wouldn’t say I was studying it, but I held it in my hands and turned it over and over and over. I’m sure I held it when I was outside sitting in the cracked back patio, and though there aren’t any pictures, I probably had it at my 5th birthday, all smiles at the Darth Vader cake my mother made for me. I carried it until it was smoothed over, made smaller and smaller as it passed between my hands.

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Kazemde George – I Insist (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kazemde George – I Insist (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:07:39 minutes | 1,42 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Greenleaf Music

I Insist is the debut album from Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer Kazemde George. The title is a shout-out to Max Roach’s landmark 1960 protest album We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, a statement of George’s own determined disposition as a Black American, and an acknowledgement of our turbulent times. Leading a quintet of stellar New York players – vocalist Sami Stevens, keyboardist Isaac Wilson, bassist Tyrone Allen II, and drummer Adam Arruda – the record is a vibrant collection of ten original compositions inspired by George’s interest in music of the African diaspora. “Understanding” features a Cuban changüí-inspired groove. “Haiti” originates from one of George’s own looped electronic beats. Stevens contributes lyrics to the laid-back “Skylight” and the somewhat sorrowful “Happy Birthday,” as well as wordless vocals to three others. The music is unapologetically swinging and fully engaged, whether simmering on a low flame or reaching climactic heights of intensity.

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Kay Starr – Moonbeams And Steamy Dreams (1991/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kay Starr – Moonbeams And Steamy Dreams (1991/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:16:20 minutes | 652 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Catherine Laverne Starks (July 21, 1922 – November 3, 2016), known professionally as Kay Starr, was an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the late 1940s and 1950s. She was of Iroquois and Irish heritage. Starr was successful in every field of music she tried (jazz, pop, and country), but her roots were in jazz.

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