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Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (Super Deluxe Edition) (1987/2018) [4xCD + 1xBlu-ray Audio]

The Appetite For Destruction: Super Deluxe Edition features 4CDs including the album newly remastered for the first time ever; B-sides N’ EPs newly remastered; the previously unreleased 1986 Sound City Session N’ More recordings; a Blu-ray Audio disc with the album, bonus tracks and music videos in brand new 5.1 surround sound along with the unearthed music video for “It’s So Easy” originally shot in 1989 but never finished; and a 96-page hardcover book showcasing unseen photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive and wealth of memorabilia. In addition, the Super Deluxe Edition contains collectables like never-before-seen band lithos, replica concert tickets, a wall poster, temporary band member tattoos , a Robert Williams painting litho, and a replica “Welcome To The Jungle” video shoot invite flyer originally drawn by Slash.

96-page Hardcover Book with Unreleased Photos from Axl’s Personal Archive and a Bombardment of Memorabilia
Simulated-Leather Wrapped Slipcase and Book Cover with Embossed GN’R Logos

4 CDs:
73 Total Tracks – 49 Tracks Previously Unreleased
First Ever Album Remaster from Original Analog Tapes
12 Tracks from B-SIDES N’ EPS Newly Remastered from Original Analog Tapes
25 Unreleased Recordings from 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION
2 Unreleased Recordings from Mike Clink Sessions:
“Shadow Of Your Love” – from December 1986 Mike Clink tryout session
“Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)” – from GN’R LIES sessions

1 Blu-ray Audio Disc:
New 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes from Original Analog Multi-tracks
Original Album Mixed by Elliot Scheiner
5 Bonus Tracks Mixed by Elliot Scheiner & Frank Filipetti
All songs feature brand new animations
4 Original Music Videos in 5.1
Unreleased 1989 “It’s So Easy” Video in 5.1

5 Previously Unseen Band Member Lithos
“Welcome To The Jungle” Video Invite Flyer – Originally Drawn by Slash
Robert Williams Painting Litho 12”x24”
Temporary Band Member Tattoos
3 Replica Ticket Stubs
1 Wall Poster 24”x36”

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Genesis Selling England By The Pound (1973) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Genesis Selling England By The Pound 1973 1080p BluRay Remux DTS-HD MA 5.1 x264

Duration : 53mn 40s
Quality : 1080p
Video Codec : MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec : LPCM / Dts-HD Master Audio
Video : 1980×1080 / 16:9 / 23.976 fps / 37.2 Mbps

Audio:
English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3683 kbps
English / LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8903 kbps

Tracklist:
1.Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
2.I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
3.Firth of Fifth
4.More Fool Me
5.The Battle of Epping Forest
6.After the Ordeal
7.The Cinema Show
8.Aisle of Plenty

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U2 – iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE, Live In Paris (2016) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: U2 – iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE, Live In Paris
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Rock
Artist: Bono – lead vocals, rhythm guitar; The Edge – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals; Adam Clayton – bass guitar; Larry Mullen, Jr. – drums, percussion

Production/Label: Universal Music
Duration: 02:30:47
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, AC-3, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 13104 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8023 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Size: 44.21 GB

Live performance from Irish rock band U2, recorded in Paris in 2015. The show also features American group Eagles of Death Metal, who are invited to join U2 on stage for the final two songs. The concert, based primarily around tracks from their 2014 album ‘Songs of Innocence’ includes, among others, ‘The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)’, ‘Cedarwood Road’ and ‘Song for Someone’ as well as classic hits such as ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’ and ‘With Or Without You’.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter, Wiener Philharmoniker – John Williams in Vienna (2020) Blu-ray 1080i AVC Dolby Atmos 7.1

Title: John Williams in Vienna
Release Date: 2020
Genre: Classical, Score

Production/Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Duration: 01:15:01 (audio) + 02:08:21 (video) + 00:27:28 (bonus)
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS-HD MA
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 13454 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 2974 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3871 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English / Dolby TrueHD/Atmos Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 3502 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -31dB)
Subtitle: English / 9.856 kbps
Subtitle: German / 10.444 kbps
Size: 43.67 GB

John Williams and Wiener Philharmoniker create movie magic
Greeted on stage at the Musikverein with a standing ovation before a single note had been played Williams described the chance to work with the Wiener Philharmoniker as “one of the greatest honours of my life”. During the concert Williams was joined on the Musikverein stage by Anne-Sophie Mutter to perform a series of virtuosic adaptations written specially for her by Williams, including “Hedwig’s Theme” from the Harry Potter films, “Devil’s Dance” from The Witches of Eastwick and the Theme from Sabrina.
“Anne-Sophie Mutter is many things,” Williams said, as he introduced her. “She is one of the world’s greatest violinists; she is a wonderful mother; she brings honour to her country. And in going to Australia, Asia, South America, North America, Europe, she’s indeed a very great world citizen.”
The album will be released on August 14 in audio and video across CD, vinyl, Blu‑ray video and in digital audio and visual formats in both stereo and Dolby Atmos surround mixes. The first pre-release single from the album, ‘Imperial March’ from Star Wars, is available now in both audio and video.

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Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (2013/2015) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Liquid Spirit
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Modern Jazz, R&B, Soul Blues
Label: © Blue Note Records/Universal Music
Release Date: 2013/2015
Recorded: Sear Sound, NY, March 28th, 29th, 30th and April 15th, 2013
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:08:49
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3184 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 2520 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

Gregory Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both emotions and intellect. ‘Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn’t know you wanted,’ wrote Nate Chinen in the New York Times. Liquid Spirit, the 2014 Grammy®-winning Best Jazz Vocal Album, and Gregory Porter’s Blue Note Records debut, is now available on BluRay Audio.

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Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra – Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (2014) [DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra – Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 201:22 minutes | 7,94 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 201:22 minutes | 4,03 GB
Source: Pure Audio Blu-Ray (Stereo Track) | Artwork: Digital Booklet

These recordings, made during Sir Colin Davis’ “Indian summer” with the orchestra, are acknowledged to be amongst the finest recordings ever made of this repertoire, receiving numerous awards. The symphonies were originally released between 2011 & 2013 & will now be made available together for the 1st time as a beautifully packaged box set, including 1 Pure Audio Blu-ray disc. Despite giving titles to the majority of his symphonies, Danish composer Carl Nielsen was often vague about what influenced each work. Nevertheless he was a master symphonist & his music is mesmerising, combining propulsive energy with lyrical invention.

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Devin Townsend ‎- Empath The Ultimate Edition (2020) [LTD. DELUXE 2CD+2BLU-RAY ARTBOOK]

Titel Empath – The Ultimate Edition
Artist Devin Townsend
Format Ltd. Deluxe 2CD+2Blu-ray Artbook [Artbook]
Label InsideOut Music
Release Date 05.06.2020

Line-Up: Devin Townsend: Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Bass and Computer Morgan Ågren: Drums Anup Sastry: Drums Samus Paulicelli: Drums Nathan Navarro: Bass Mike Keneally: Additional guitars and keyboards Anneke Van Giersbergen: Additional vocals on “Hear Me”, “Here Comes The Sun” and “King” Che Aimee Dorval: Additional vocals on “Genesis” Chad Kroeger: Additional vocals on “Hear Me” Reyne Townsend: Additional Vocals Steve Vai: Guitar Solo on “Here Comes The Sun” Shaun Verault: Pedal Steel Josefa Torres: Additional Vocals on “Sprite” Ron Getgood: Spoken intro on ’Sprite’ Elliot Desgagnés: additional death metal vocals Callum Marinho: Whistles

‘Empath – The Ultimate Edition’ is the definitive version of Devin Townsend’s acclaimed 2019 album Empath. Featuring the original album & bonus disc, it also includes 2 Blu-Ray discs, the first of which contains a brand new 5.1 surround sound mix by Devin, as well as visuals for each track on the main album, plus a visualizer for the stereo version of the album. The second blu-ray disc contains ‘Acoustically Inclined – Live in Leeds’, a live show filmed during the April 2019 acoustic tour, as well as the Empath Documentary, ‘Genesis’ 5.1 mixing lesson, acoustic gear tour, a full Empath album commentary, and a video for the bonus track ‘King’. This is all contained within a hardback artbook with expanded artwork and photos, as well as new liner notes by Dave Everley.

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Helene Grimaud – Credo (2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Сomposer: John Corigliano (b.1938), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
Artist: Hélène Grimaud, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir, Esa-Pekka Salonen
Title: Hélène Grimaud – Credo
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2003/2013
Recorded: September 2003 at Sveriges Radio, Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:08:30
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 2569 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3725 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 2965 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

Credo by Hélène Grimaud is one of the most effectively sequenced discs ever released. The movement from the hazy postmodernism of John Corigliano’s Fantasia on an Ostinato for solo piano and the passionate Romanticism of Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata for solo piano, then on through the Enlightenment ecstasy of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia for piano solo, orchestra, and chorus, and culminating in the nihilist excesses of Arvo Pärt’s massive Credo for piano solo, orchestra, and chorus, is musically and dramatically overwhelming. Individually, the effectiveness of her performances is debatable. Is her Corigliano Fantasia melancholy and pensive or slightly narcissistic? Is her Beethoven Tempest individualistically radical or almost eccentric? Is her Beethoven Choral Fantasia with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Radio Choir brilliantly postmodern or just strange? And is Grimaud and Salonen’s Pärt Credo anything but a metaphor for life itself: mostly boring, sometimes unbearable, and occasionally very beautiful? Taken all together as a single aesthetic act, Grimaud’s Credo is nevertheless completely compelling while it’s happening, and what more can one ask of a work of art? Deutsche Grammophon’s sound has never been more translucent and immediate. –James Leonard, AllMusic

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R.E.M. – Monster (Anniversary Edition) (1994/2019) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 1080p

Title: R.E.M. – Monster (Anniversary Edition)
Released: 1994/2019
Genre: Alternative Rock

Released: Craft Recordings
Duration: 00:48:59 + 01:55:55
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec: DTS-HD, PCM

Road Movie (Concert Film)
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19948 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio #1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio #2: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4890 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Music Videos
Video : MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19996 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio #1:English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio #2: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4886 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 32.38 GB

R.E.M.’s ninth album, Monster, was released at a time when the band were coming off the peak of their mainstream success, following Out of Time (1991) and Automatic For The People (1992). Coming from a long break in touring (the band famously didn’t tour with the two previous records), Monster represented an intentional shift in R.E.M.’s sound, a “return to rock” with guitar laden, simple arrangements. It was released to strong reviews and significant global success – reaching #1 on Billboard, and least 7 other countries. In 1995 the band promoted that album with their first concert tour since 1989 (although several band members suffered health problems). The album includes the singles; “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Crush with Eyeliner,” “Bang and Blame,” and “Strange Currencies.”

The 25th anniversary edition features the remastered original mix on CD 1, followed by a disc of 15 previously unreleased demos, with names like ‘Rocker With Vocal’ or ‘Mike’s Gtr’. The third CD is Scott Litt’s new 2019 stereo remix and this is followed by two further CDs that offer an unreleased live set from the 1995 Monster Tour. In terms of the new stereo mix, the idea was to pull the guitars back and push the vocals forward to create a more open sound and showcase the lyrics. You can get a taster by listening to ‘What’s The Frequency Kenneth?’, below.

The blu-ray is the sixth and final disc and it includes hi-res stereo (presumably the remastered original mix) and a 5.1 surround mix of Monster. No Dolby Atmos this time around, then. This disc also features the blu-ray debut of the 1996 Road Movie concert film as well as six music videos.

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John Coltrane – Blue Train (1957/2015) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: John Coltrane
Title: Blue Train
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records/Universal Music Enterprises
Release Date: 1957 (BST 81577/BLP 1577)/2015
Recorded: September 15, 1957 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey.
Mastered by Alan Yashida, alternate takes Mastered by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Mastering.
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:15:51
Size: 14 GB
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 192 kHz / 6838 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 192 kHz / 6332 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

John Coltrane only recorded one album as a leader for Blue Note, but it was the turning point of his career and one of his greatest hours. 31 at the time of 1957’s Blue Train, Coltrane had been largely unknown just two years earlier. In 1955 he began a very important two-year stint with Miles Davis that gave him visibility and found him growing rapidly as an improviser.

By 1957 when he left Davis and became a member of the Thelonious Monk Quartet for a few historic months, Coltrane had his own innovative voice. He was at the top of the field along with Sonny Rollins and was considered a young giant. Coltrane’s style, which often featured him, grouping together an explosive series of notes that were called sheets of sound, was unprecedented and years ahead of his contemporaries.

Blue Train stands as proof of both Trane’s originality and his dazzling style. Heading an all-star hard bop sextet that included the 19-year old Lee Morgan (the brightest new trumpeter in jazz) and trombonist Curtis Fuller, Coltrane took an astounding solo on “Blue Train” (one in which every note in his long improvisation fits perfectly) and introduced what was arguably his greatest composition, “Moment’s Notice.”

All five performances on Blue Train (including a definitive rendition of “I’m Old Fashioned”) are filled with memorable and classic moments. While Coltrane only worked for Alfred Lion on this one occasion, this very stirring set is full of timeless magic. After Blue Train was recorded, there was never again any doubt that John Coltrane was a giant!

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