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Eagles – Hotel California – 40th Anniversary (2017) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Title: Eagles – Hotel California – 40th Anniversary
Release Date: 2017
Recorded Date: March – October 1976, Criteria Studios, Miami, FL; Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Rock
Artist: Don Henley – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, synthesizer; Glenn Frey – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals; Randy Meisner – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, guitarrón; Don Felder – guitars, backing vocals; Joe Walsh – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals

Production/Label: Elektra/Asylum Records
Duration: 00:43:33
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 8245 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8477 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 8.41 GB

The Eagles’ Hotel California was a critical and commercial phenomenon when it was released in December 1976. The album topped the Billboard charts for eight weeks in the U.S., won two GRAMMY® Awards, sold more than 32 million copies around the world, and featured two Billboard #1 hit singles. 40 years later, it still ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time.
The set also marks the debut of ten live tracks that were recorded during the band’s three-night stand at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976. The concert recordings — which were recorded about a month before the album came out — feature one of the first ever live performances of “Hotel California” and “New Kid In Town” along with other Eagles classics including  “Already Gone,” “Take It To the Limit,” and “Witchy Woman.”
The Eagles made their triumphant return to the stage this summer at the Classic East/West festivals, earning raves from critics and fans alike. More live dates are planned for this fall, with the band being joined on stage once again by country superstar Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, son of Eagles founder, Glenn Frey.

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George Michael – Symphonica (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Duration : 1h 19mn 12s 900ms
Quality : 1080p
Video Codec : MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec : LPCM / Dts-HD Master Audio / Dolby TrueHD
Video :1920×1080 / 16:9 / 24 fps / 17.09 Mbps
Audio :
LPCM Audio English 4608 kbps /2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps
DTS-HD Master Audio English 3111 kbps /2.0 / 96 kHz / 3111 kbps
Dolby TrueHD Audio English 2631 kbps /2.0 / 96 kHz / 2631 kbps
Size: 9.78 GB

Live album by the English singer-songwriter. Debuting at #1 in the UK Albums Chart, the album features the single ‘Let Her Down Easy’ as well as popular hits ‘Brother Can You Spare a Dime’ and ‘John and Elvis Are Dead’.

Gestating for a long time — at least two years, although George Michael hasn’t released an album for a decade — Symphonica is a curious way for the pop singer to return to action. A live album recorded on his 2011-2012 tour, Symphonica showcases a singer on the supper club circuit, trading in a few of his big hits, all middle-brow favorites (“Praying for Time,” “One More Try,” “A Different Corner”) and spending a lot of time on songs the audience knows and love, whether it’s Ewan MacColl’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” Anthony Newley’s “Feeling Good,” or the American Popular Songbook standard “My Baby Just Cares for Me.” Michael does indulge in some personal favorites — —he tackles Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Let Her Down Easy” and the deep Elton John track “Idol” — but the context is something familiar: a popular singer luxuriating in a symphonic setting. He doesn’t push the limits of this template, choosing to enjoy the lush surroundings, so this winds up slightly anti-climactic: Michael is in good form but he’s coasting, doing no more than he needs to, satisfying fans without surprising.

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Bob James Trio – Feel Like Making LIVE! (2022) 4K Blu-ray 2160p MPEG-H HEVC TrueHD 7.1

Title: Bob James Trio – Feel Like Making LIVE!
Release Date: 2022
Genre: Smooth Jazz

Production/Label: Evosound
Duration: 01:28:15 + 00:26:29
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-H HEVC Video
Audio codec: Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, PCM
Video: MPEG-H HEVC Video / 76418 kbps / 2160p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / Main 10 @ Level 5.1 @ High / 10 bits / BT.2020
Audio #1: Dolby TrueHD/Atmos Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5850 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 512 kbps / DN -31dB)
Audio #2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 96 kHz / 10335 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio #2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 96 kHz / 10335 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Subtitle: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit
Size: 82.25 GB

Multi-Grammy Winning Pianist Bob James releases “Feel Like Making LIVE!” as a celebration of his unique artistry, reflecting on a storied career stretching back nearly six decades. On this album he steps back to his piano trio roots, which is how the Missouri-born musician started his music career back in 1963. The line up on this release includes bassist Michael Palazzolo along with drummer Billy Kilson and the album was recorded live in the studio as a unique audio-visual spectacular, utilizing the best available filming and recording standards, including Dolby Atmos sound and 4K ultra high definition video.

High resolution audio enthusiasts will find a wide range of physical format options with a variety of immersive audio codecs. The five different physical formats include a DSD 5.1 surround and stereo multi-channel hybrid SACD, an MQA-CD + Blu-ray bundle, an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, a stand-alone MQA-CD, and for analog enthusiasts a 180 gram limited numbered orange double vinyl LP. The Ultra HD Blu-ray includes 4K video, with sound in Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, and 96kHz / 24-bit LPCM stereo audio. Alternatively, the standard Blu-ray offers a 1080p picture with your choice of Dolby Atmos and 96kHz / 24-bit LPCM stereo or visit your favorite online music platform to get an uncompressed stereo edition in a 96kHz / 24-bit lossless format*.

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Bob James Trio – Feel Like Making LIVE! (2022) Blu-ray 1080p AVC TrueHD 7.1

Title: Bob James Trio – Feel Like Making LIVE!
Release Date: 2022
Genre: Smooth Jazz

Production/Label: Evosound
Duration: 01:28:15 + 00:26:29
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio codec: TRUE-HD, LPCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p / 1.68:1 /
Audio #1: Dolby TrueHD Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5850 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 512 kbps)
Audio #2: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitle: English,Chinese, Japanese,French, Spanish, German
Size: 36.95 GB

Multi-Grammy Winning Pianist Bob James releases “Feel Like Making LIVE!” as a celebration of his unique artistry, reflecting on a storied career stretching back nearly six decades. On this album he steps back to his piano trio roots, which is how the Missouri-born musician started his music career back in 1963. The line up on this release includes bassist Michael Palazzolo along with drummer Billy Kilson and the album was recorded live in the studio as a unique audio-visual spectacular, utilizing the best available filming and recording standards, including Dolby Atmos sound and 4K ultra high definition video.

High resolution audio enthusiasts will find a wide range of physical format options with a variety of immersive audio codecs. The five different physical formats include a DSD 5.1 surround and stereo multi-channel hybrid SACD, an MQA-CD + Blu-ray bundle, an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, a stand-alone MQA-CD, and for analog enthusiasts a 180 gram limited numbered orange double vinyl LP. The Ultra HD Blu-ray includes 4K video, with sound in Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, and 96kHz / 24-bit LPCM stereo audio. Alternatively, the standard Blu-ray offers a 1080p picture with your choice of Dolby Atmos and 96kHz / 24-bit LPCM stereo or visit your favorite online music platform to get an uncompressed stereo edition in a 96kHz / 24-bit lossless format*.

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Marillion – Fugazi (1984/2021) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Marillion
Title: Fugazi
Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: © Parlophone
Release Date: 2021
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 03:12:58 (audio) + 02:41:05 (video)
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 11984 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 7343 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 43.51 GB

In March 1984, Marillion released their second studio album Fugazi, which went on to be certified Gold and reach number 5 in the UK albums charts. The classic album spawned two singles Assassing and Punch & Judy, both reaching #22 and #29 on the UK singles charts respectively.

Fugazi was the first Marillion album to feature Ian Mosley on drums and percussion, replacing Mick Pointer after the highly successful ScriptForA Jester’s Tear.It also included Fish, SteveRothery, PeteTrewavasand Mark Kelly.

This 3CD/Blu-Ray book opens with brand-new 2021 remixed stereo versions by Andy Bradfield and Avril Mackintosh, who also remixed the deluxe editions of Script For A Jester’s Tear and Clutching At Straws. It also includes a show from The Spectrum, Montreal, Canada recorded in 1984. The performance includes fan favourites from both Fugazi and their debut album Script For A Jester’s Tear in the form of tracks such as Jigsaw, Incubus, He Knows You Know, Chelsea Monday and much more.

The Blu-ray features 96k/24-bit versions of both the new Fugazi stereo remix and the Live at The Spectrum, Montreal, Canada concertandcontains a 5.1 surround sound version of the new 2021 stereo remix of Fugazi. The Blu-ray also contains a compelling look at the fascinating story behind Fugazi in a new documentary, entitled The Performance Has Just Begun, which features all the band members talking about how the album came to fruition. This is followed by the band giving an insightful track-by-track commentary of the album, as well as the music video of Assassing with both the original and remix audio.

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Marillion – An Hour Before It’s Dark (2022) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Marillion
Title: An Hour Before It’s Dark
Genre: Prog Rock
Label: © Ear Music
Release Date: 04/03/2022

Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:24:57+00:54:13
Size: 36.48 GB

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
Music: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Music: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

This standalone Blu-ray version contains a 96khz 24 bit WAV Hi-Res stereo mix, DTS Master Audio surround mix and HD video content including (but not limited to) a documentary on the making of the album and a performance of Murder Machines from Real World Studios along with a booklet featuring song lyrics & condensed album artwork.

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Simple Minds – Sparkle in the Rain (1984/2015) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Simple Minds
Title: Sparkle in the Rain
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Synth-pop, Pop Rock
Label: © Universal Music
Release Date: 2015
Recorded: September–October 1983 at Monnow Valley Studio in Rockfield; The Town House in London
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 00:45:07 + 00:44:57 (Original 1984 Stereo Mix)
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 2002 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8310 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: English LPCM 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#3: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit

Sparkle in the Rain is the sixth studio album by Simple Minds, released on 6 February 1984. A breakthrough commercial success for the band, the record peaked at number one in the UK Albums Chart on 18 February 1984, and reached the top 20 in numerous other countries around the world, including New Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, and Australia. Receiving mostly positive reviews in the United Kingdom and the United States, Sparkle in the Rain was ultimately certified double platinum in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry, and significantly increased media interest in the band.

Scotland’s Simple Minds get creative and passionate on Sparkle in the Rain, their seventh album released prior to their mid-’80s heyday of heralding the charts. Produced by Steve Lillywhite (U2, Morrissey, XTC, Psychedelic Furs), Sparkle in the Rain marks the band’s best effort thus far, capturing thick seascapes of illustrious lyrical visions. Frontman Jim Kerr’s anthemic love songs are political and personal, and synth-beats throb over Charlie Burchill’s new wave third-chord guitars and swooning basslines. Songs like “Waterfront” and “Book of Brilliant Things” are finely cut tracks with Simple Minds’ signature harking, but the glossy verse behind “Up on the Catwalk” is what’s most appealing. Piano vibes are pinch-hitting and Kerr’s songwriting thrives on celebrity and the falling grace that coincides that. Sparkle in the Rain is a glimpse of what’s to come from Simple Minds. Kerr’s heart-wrenching vocals soar and such emotion only leads to earning a global following. Like U2 did with 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire, Simple Minds will touch hearts by stripping their soul. The process has already begun on Sparkle in the Rain. –MacKenzie Wilson

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Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982/2016) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Simple Minds
Title: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
Genre: Rock , New Wave , Pop Rock , Synth-Pop
Label: © Virgin Records / Universal Music Group
Release Date: 1982 /2016
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 00:54:20
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 7997 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8379 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English LPCM 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit

Blu-ray Audio pressing. Digitally remastered edition of this 1982 album by the Scottish outfit fronted by Jim Kerr. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) is the fifth studio album by Simple Minds and was a turning point for the band as they gained critical and commercial success in the UK and Europe. The record generated a handful of singles: “Promised You a Miracle” (released in April 1982), “Glittering Prize” (August 1982) and “Someone Somewhere in Summertime” (November 1982). The title track saw a limited release in Italy, when the band visited the country during their tour in March 1983. In addition, the jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock performed a synthesizer solo on the track “Hunter and the Hunted.”

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Marillion – Script For A Jester’s Tear (Deluxe Edition) (1983/2020) [4CD + Blu-ray]

Title: Marillion – Script For A Jester’s Tear (Deluxe Edition)
Year: 1983/2020
Genre: Progressive Rock

Released: Parlophone
Duration: 00:47:00+01:32:49 (Audio) / 01:33:29+01:21:39+00:53:51 (Video)
Container: BDMV

Blu-Ray Disc – Audio
1 Script For A Jester’s Tear (96/24 Stereo LPCM)
2 Script For A Jester’s Tear (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 96/24 LPCM)
3 Market Square Heroes EP (96/24 Stereo LPCD))

Blu-Ray Disc – Video
4 Sackcloth And Greasepaint – The Story Of Script For A Jester’s Tear
5 Recital Of THe Script – Live At The Hammersmith Odeon (48/16 Stereo LCPM)
6 Promovideos: Market Square Heroes, He Knows You Know, Garden Party
7 Live At The Marquee Club, 29th December 1982 (96/24 Stereo LCPM)

Originally released in March 1983, Script for a Jester’s Tear was certified platinum in the band’s native U.K. where it reached number seven on the Albums Chart and spawned two Top 40 singles: “He Knows You Know” (#35) and “Garden Party” (#16).

This Deluxe, 4CD/1 Blu-ray Edition opens with a newly remixed stereo version of Script for a Jester’s Tear by Andy Bradfield and Avril Mackintosh. In addition, the collection also features new stereo remixes for the b-side “Charting The Single” that was released in January 1982, as well as the Market Square Heroes EP that followed in October that same year.

The Blu-ray features 96k/24-bit versions of the new stereo remixes for Script for a Jester’s Tear and the Market Square Heroes EP, as well as the Live at the Marquee Club concert. The disc also includes a 5.1 Surround Remix of Script for a Jester’s Tear. Rounding out the collection is a new documentary with band interviews that covers the 1979 formation of Marillion in Aylesbury through the release of Script for a Jester’s Tear in 1983.

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John Williams – The Berlin Concert (2022) [2xBlu-ray]

Genre: Classical, Score
Duration: 01:55:40
Year of release: 2022
Conductor: John Williams
Director/Choreographer: Martin Baer
Performers: Berliner Philharmoniker, Cello – Bruno Delepelaire

Label: Deutsche Grammophon – 486 1713, Deutsche Grammophon – 00289 486 1713
Duration: 01:55:40 + 01:48:06 (BD Audio)
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: H.264
Audio Codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23800 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio 1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio 2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2545 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio 3: Dolby TrueHD Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5603 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps)
Subtitles: English, German, Japanese
Size: 31.22 + 24.91 GB

The history of film music would be different without John Williams. Cinema classics like Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter are inextricably linked with his musical style. His soundtracks captivate listeners with thrilling, moving themes and a tremendous range of atmospheres and sounds. John Williams conducts the greatest orchestra in the world; a once in a lifetime recording celebrating the legendary composer’s 90th birthday. Featuring completely new arrangements and repertoire all recorded in breath-taking Dolby Atmos sound.

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