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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 (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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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (Immersion Box – Disc 5) (2011) Bluray 1080i AVC LPCM 5.1

Country: UK
Genre: Progressive & Art Rock
Duration: 43:26 + See. Description
Release Date: September 26, 2011
Label: EMI – 50999 029434 July 9

Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: H.264
Audio Codec: LPCM, AC3
Video: MPEG-4 AVC / 1920: 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16: 9 / High Profile 4.1

Album:
1 Audio: LPCM / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
2 Audio: LPCM / 4.0 / 96 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
3 Audio: LPCM / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit

Video material:
Audio 1: English LPCM / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
Audio 2: English LPCM / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
3 Audio: English LPCM / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 16-bit
4 Audio: English AC3 / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Immersion Editions present the complete artistic experience. Lavishly packaged in a sturdy 29cm square box, the sets contain remastered, previously unreleased and audio-visual material, plus much additional content – reproduced memorabilia, brand new graphics, art prints, collectors’ items, lavish booklets and more.

 

Originally released in 1973, The Dark Side of The Moon became Pink Floyd’s first number 1 album in the US, remaining on the chart for 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. One of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time The Dark Side of The Moon also introduced The iconic album cover artwork by Hipgnosis featuring a prism representing the band’s stage lighting, the record’s lyrics, and the request for a ‘simple and bold’ design. The Immersion version features the classic Studio album digitally remastered and presented as a limited edition high quality boxset featuring 6 discs of rare and unreleased audio and video material, plus a new 40 page oversized perfect-bound booklet, a book of original photographs edited by Jill Furmanovsky, exclusive merchandise and facsimile collectables.

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Pink Floyd – The Best Of Pink Floyd – Alexander Jero Custom Audiophile Presentation [7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Discs]

Notes: HD-Audio BluRay!!

Country: UK
Year: 2011
Genre: Progressive & Art Rock
Duration: 1:31:39

Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-2
Audio codec: DTS-HD Master Audio
Video: MPEG-2/804 kbps / 1080p / 29,970 fps / 4: 3
Audio: DTS-HD Master 7.1 10202Kbps (96kHz / 24-bit)

Tracklist:
01 – Hey You
02 – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-9)
03 – Dogs
04 – Is There Anybody Out There?
05 – Time
06 – Wish You Were Here
07 – Comfortably Numb
08 – Us and Them
09 – In The Flesh?
10 – Run Like Hell
11 – The Trial

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David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock (2015) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Title: David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Rock, Documentary

Production/Label: Columbia
Duration: 01:51:09 + 00:51:24
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 9102 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 7900 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#3: English / LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitles (docu): English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, Chinese
Size: 22,12 GB

Rattle That Lock is David Gilmour’s fourth solo album and follows the No1 platinum release ‘On An Island’ (although in the interim there was of course the Pink Floyd release ‘The Endless River;’ which went to No 1 in 21 countries). It is released worldwide on Friday 18 September 2015. Rattle That Lock includes 10 songs, all with music by David: 5 with lyrics by novelist Polly Samson, 2 by David himself and 3 instrumentals. French composer Michaël Boumendil has also contributed to the title track, about which more below. The album was recorded at various places, including David’s Astoria houseboat studio and in Hove, Sussex, UK. As with ‘On An Island’, production was by David Gilmour and Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, with engineering by Andy Jackson, assisted by Damon Iddins.

Blu-Ray disc contains 4 Barn Jams (with David Gilmour on guitar, Richard Wright on keyboards, Guy Pratt on bass, and Steve DiStanislao on drums), 4 album documentaries, 2 music videos (Rattle That Lock and The Girl In The Yellow Dress), 4 audio-only tracks (3 different mixes of Rattle That Lock and the Orchestral Version of The Girl In The Yellow Dress), and the album in 96kHz/24bit including 5.1 PCM and DTS Master Audio and Stereo PCM.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (2012) Blu-ray 1080i AVC LPCM 2.0 + BDRip 720p

Title: Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Rock

Production/Label: Reprise
Duration: 1:25:18 + 00:37:08
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG4 AVC
Audio codec: LPCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22049 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 43.73 GB

Recorded right after Americana at Audio Casa Blanca, this Blu-ray release contains a high resolution 192kHz/24bit full fidelity version of the album Psychedelic Pill and will include videos for each of the songs.

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The Pineapple Thief – Nothing But The Truth (2021) Blu-ray 1080p AVC Dolby TrueHD/Atmos 7.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: The Pineapple Thief – Nothing But The Truth
Release Date: 2021
Genre: Crossover Prog/Alternative Rock

Production/Label: Kscope
Duration: 01:34:17 + 00:38:40
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: H.364
Audio codec: AC3, LPCM, DTS
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24000 kbps / Left Eye / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 6000 kbps / Left Eye / 480p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 3.2 (Drum Cam)
Audio#1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4377 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#3: Dolby TrueHD/Atmos Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 5615 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -31dB)
Size: 38.75 GB

4 disc (blu-ray/dvd/2cd) deluxe 60 page hardback edition of TPT’s stunning filmed performance Nothing But The Truth.

Led by Bruce Soord and reinforced by the legendary Gavin Harrison on drums, Nothing But The Truth captures The Pineapple Thief at its best performing songs from its illustrious catalogue (including for the first time live, songs from Versions Of The Truth).

The Blu Ray / DVD discs feature the album in hi-res stereo audio / DTS-HD MA 5.1/Dolby Atmos containing the full performance plus a dedicated ‘drumcam’ option so fans of Gavin Harrison can watch the entire drum performance. Also including 4 music videos with Dolby atmos mixes, 6 documentary shorts from the band and 4 exclusive songs not seen on the streamed event.

The book contains lyrics, exclusive photos from the performance and much more.

Please note – The unsigned/signed postcards are now sold out.

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Steve Hackett – Wolflight (2015) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Name: Steve Hackett: Wolflight
Released: 2015
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Folk Rock
Artist: Banjo – Steve Hackett (tracks: 8), Bass – Chris Squire (tracks: 3), Eiður Arnarsson (tracks: 12), Bass, Chapman Stick – Nick Beggs (tracks: 8), Design – Harry Pearce, Didgeridoo – Sára Kovács (tracks: 2), Drums – Benedikt Brynleifsson (tracks: 12), Gary O’Toole (tracks: 1,5,8), Hugo Degenhardt (tracks: 9,10), Ólafur Hólm Einarsson (tracks: 12), Duduk – Rob Townsend (3) (tracks: 5), Guitar – Steve Hackett (tracks: 1-12), Thorvaldur B. Thorvaldsson (tracks: 12), Harmonica – Steve Hackett (tracks: 4,8), Keyboards – Kjartan Valdemarsson (tracks: 12), Roger King (tracks: 1-10), Mastered By – Roger King, Oud – Steve Hackett (tracks: 5,9), Percussion – Steve Hackett (tracks: 1,4,7), Photography – Angéla Vincedomini, Maurizio Vincedomini, Producer – Roger King (tracks: 1-11), Steve Hackett (tracks: 1-11), Thorvaldur B. Thorvaldsson (tracks: 12), Recorded By – Roger King (tracks: 1-11), Thorvaldur B. Thorvaldsson (tracks: 12), Saxophone – Rob Townsend (3) (tracks: 4,8), Tar – Malik Mansurov (tracks: 2), Tipple – Steve Hackett (tracks: 7), Violin, Viola – Christine Townsend (tracks: 1-4,8), Vocals – Amanda Lehmann (tracks: 2-4,8), Eythor Ingi Gunnlaugsson (tracks: 12), Jo Hackett (tracks: 4), Steve Hackett (tracks: 2-5,7,8,10)

Issued: United States | Inside Out Music
Duration: 1:03:03
Size: 21.5 GB

Wolflight is Steve’s first original solo studio album since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon in 2011. Primal and orchestral, it retains the Hackett trademark as electric guitar runs right the way through with a regular sprinkling of acoustic. The concept behind it is a new unexplored chapter in the guitarist’s career.

The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece (Corycian Fire) to the Far East (Wolflight), the USA and Martin Luther King (Black Thunder), but also his very own childhood memories (The Wheel’s Turning) and the unresolved drama of domestic violence (Love Song to a Vampire).

An excited Steve Hackett tells us more about the record: “My new rock album Wolflight is at the ready and lying in wait. It reflects everybody’s struggle for freedom on a journey travelling through both inner and outer space. It explores sounds from as far afield as Greece, Azerbaijan, the deep American South, Sahara desert and beyond, from all our yesterdays, evoking the ancient past”.

Steve Hackett’s electric guitar plays a powerful role, whilst we also hear him on acoustic guitar, Arabian lute and twelve string, along with his strong lead vocals. Guest Musicians include long time collaborators Roger King (Keyboards & programming), Gary O’Toole (drums), Rob Townsend (sax, duduk), Nick Beggs (bass & stick) and Amanda Lehmann (harmony vocals). Malik Mansurov on tar and Sara Kovaks on didgeridoo add an extra exotic element, plus YES bassist Chris Squire plays on Love Song to a Vampire and Hugo Dagenhardt plays drums on Dust and Dreams. The innovative song writing team includes Steve Hackett, his wife Jo Hackett and also Roger King.

Recorded: Tracks 1-11 recorded and mixed by Roger King at Map Studios; Track 12 recorded and mixed by Thorvaldur B. Thorvaldsson; Interviews filmed by Paul Green Productions.

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Steve Hackett – Surrender Of Silence (2021) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Steve Hackett
Title: Surrender Of Silence
Genre: Prog Rock
Label: Inside Out Music – IOMLTDCD 596, Sony Music – 19439875062
Release Date: 2021

Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Duration: 00:57:39 + 00:11:26 (bonus)
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 14825 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4554 / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#1: English LPCM 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 13.95 GB

‘Surrender of Silence’ is the brand-new studio album from legendary guitarist Steve Hackett. As with his acoustic album from earlier this year, this too was recorded during lockdown and involving several musicians and singers contributing from around the world. “Lockdown cobwebs are blown away in one fell-swoop here”, says Steve… “With the monster rhythm section of Jonas Reingold, Craig Blundell, Nick D’Virgilio and Phil Ehart along with Rob Townsend’s soaring sax and bass clarinet, Nad Sylvan, Amanda Lehmann and myself on vocals, Roger King’s darkly powerful organ and my guitar, we plunge full-pelt into that wild release of energy”…

“Alongside the heaviness is that constant need to explore and blast through boundaries. We’re starting to embrace life again. We can’t travel everywhere just yet, but this album travels around the world from the Far East to Africa, with the beautiful vocals of Amanda plus Lorelei and Durga McBroom, Ubaidulloev Sodikhorn’s extraordinary dutar and Malik Mansurov’s exotic tar… all bound together with Roger’s beautiful orchestral textures, highlighted by Christine Towsnend’s sublime violin and viola.” Available as a Limited Deluxe CD+Blu-ray mediabook with hard cover slipcase (feat. 5.1 Surround Sound mix), Standard CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 2LP+CD (with etching on Side D) and as Digital Album.

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker – Beethoven: Symphonien 1-9 (2016) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle
Title: Beethoven – Symphonies 1-9
Genre: Classical
Label/Source: © Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings
Release Date: 2016
Recorded in 24-bit/192kHz at the Berlin Philharmonie, 6 & 12 October 2015 (1/3); 7 & 13 October 2015 (2/5); 3, 9 & 15 October 2015 (4/7); 8 & 14 October 2015 (8/6); 10 & 16 October 2015 (9)
Quality: Blu-Ray Audio
Duration: 05:45:13
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: German LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: German DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 6409 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 31.1 GB

Recordings of all the Beethoven symphonies with their chief conductor are always a milestone in the artistic work of the Berliner Philharmoniker. So it was with Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, and expectations are correspondingly high for this cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Where does the special status of these symphonies come from? Simon Rattle has an explanation: “One of the things Beethoven does is to give you a mirror into yourself – where you are now as a musician.” In fact, this music contains such a wealth of extreme emotions and brilliant compositional ideas that reveal the qualities of the orchestra and its conductor as if under a magnifying glass.

On his personal approach to the performances, Sir Simon said, “You can make Beethoven too sophisticated or too elegant, you can clean him up too much. You can try to make him agree with himself when often he’s fighting with himself. I have the feeling probably that the more plain-spoken this music is, the better it is. And one knows with this orchestra, when you say ʻwill you joyfully motor this machine off the clifftop?ʼ, everybody says ʻof course we willʼ.” The concerts in which the Berliner Philharmoniker and their chief presented the symphonies in the Philharmonie in October 2015 were as thrilling as this suggests. The virtuosity of the works was revealed as impressively as their revolutionary energy. Performances in Paris, Vienna and New York followed and were rewarded with standing ovations from audiences.

The recording of the Berlin performances is available in an exclusive hardcover edition. It includes the cycle on five CDs and three Blu-ray discs as HD video, in uncompressed audio resolution and DTS surround sound. Its many extras include a video introduction with Sir Simon Rattle and a documentary about the making of the recordings with many interviews and glimpses behind-the-scenes.

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