Queen – A Night at the Opera (1975/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Title: Queen: A Night at the Opera
Released: 1975
Genre: Hard Rock, Progressive Rock

Video Resolution/Codec
1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Audio Formats
LPCM 5.1 (96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD MA 5.1 (96 kHz / 8407 kbps / 24-bit)
LPCM 2.0 (96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD MA 2.0 (96 kHz / 3742 kbps / 24-bit)

Nothing succeeds like excess, at least that’s the case with Queen’s breakthrough 1975 classic, A Night At The Opera. On one level, the title is a reference to the band’s operatic pretensions as evidenced here on the classic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It also happens to be the title of a Marx Brothers movie, and the reference isn’t lost on Queen, who seldom scaled the heights of pomprock without a knowing wink.

The album is remembered for its meticulously produced bombast, but the truth is that there’s a wide variety of material here, from the gorgeous piano-based “You’re My Best Friend” and the McCartney-esque “39,” to the music-hall-style “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon” and the pedal-to-the-metal rockers “Death on Two Legs” and “I’m in Love with My Car.” A Night at the Opera is widely considered to be the quintessential Queen album and justifiably so!

Audio is taken from the original master tapes and mastered in 24-bit/96kHz resolution with a choice of three sound formats: PCM, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio. You can finally enjoy the music in the fidelity originally experienced in the studio. (more…)

Various Artists – The Nordic Sound – 2L audiophile reference recordings (2009) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Album title: The Nordic Sound – 2L Audiophile Reference Recordings
Performer: Various Artists
Genre: Classical
Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)
Location: Norway
Release date: February 2009
Recording date: 2004-2008
Original source: Mastering in DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Duration: 01:20:34
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 15000 kbps / 1080p / 24 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 192 kHz / 10904 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#3: LPCM 5.1 / 192 kHz / 27648 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#4: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit

From combined musical and audiophile criteria we have compiled a collection of the most excellent and impressive recordings 2L (Lindberg Lyd) have to offer. Most tracks originate from DXD (352.8kHz/24bit), presented now in 192kHz on the Blu-ray and DSD on the SACD. This two-disc set contains both a Pure Audio Blu-ray and a hybrid SACD featuring the exact same music.
Two of the albums presented in this compilation is nominated for the GRAMMY Award “Best Surround Sound Album”. Discover what the unique Nordic Sound is all about!

http://www.2l.no/pages/album/RR1.html (more…)

Van Morrison – Moondance (Deluxe Edition) (1970/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Genre: Pop, Rock, Soul, Irish Folk
Year of the album’s release: 1970
Year of publication: 2013

Duration: 00:39:20
Size: 5.11 GB

In the fall of 1969, Van Morrison entered the studio to record Moondance, the album that would soon become his commercial breakthrough and one of the most beloved recordings of all time. Fans will soon have the rare opportunity to experience this classic album like never before with the newly remastered and expanded version featuring 50 unreleased tracks including studio outtakes of favorites, plus multiple takes and a final mix of the unheard track “I Shall Sing.”
The Deluxe Edition includes 4 CDs/1 Blu-Ray Audio with newly remastered version of the original album, three discs of previously unreleased music from the sessions, a Blu-Ray Audio disc with high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio of original album (no video). The package is presented in a linen-wrapped folio Includes a booklet with liner notes from Alan Light and original engineer Elliot Scheiner.
The Deluxe Edition unearths an amazing trove of unreleased gems that take the listener right alongside Morrison and his band in studio. There are multiple, often lengthy, takes from the recording sessions of nearly every track found on the 1970 original, including “Glad Tidings,” “Brand New Day” and “Come Running.” There are also early takes of “I’ve Been Working,” a song that would appear later that year on His Band And The Street Choir. The early version included here is quite different from the official album version. The Deluxe Edition also includes a Blu-Ray audio disc with high-resolution stereo and surround mixes of the original album, mixed by original engineer Elliot Scheiner, who also oversaw the new re-mastering of the album.
One of the most significant revelations is “I Shall Sing,” a Morrison original that was completed but left off the album. There are multiple takes of the song (spread across six tracks), plus a final mix of the finished song. While no one has heard Morrison’s version, Art Garfunkel had a Top 40 hit with the song, which appeared on his 1973 solo debut. (more…)

Bryan Adams – Reckless – 30th Anniversary (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Bryan Adams
Title: Reckless – 30th Anniversary
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © A&M Records | Universal Music Enterprises
Release Date: 1984/2014
Recorded: March–August 1984 at Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, Canada (“Heaven” was recorded in June 1983)
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:04:11 + 0:37:58
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 9468 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: English Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3288 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / Dolby Surround)
Audio#3: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3848 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#4: English LPCM 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#5: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / 96 kHz / 7925 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Audio#6: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8698 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Reckless is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock recording artist Bryan Adams. The album was co-produced by Adams and Bob Clearmountain, and it was one of Adams’ most successful solo albums. Released on 5 November 1984 through A&M Records, the album was a huge international hit, selling over 5 million units in the United States alone. It was the first Canadian album to sell more than one million units within Canada. The album peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and reached high positions in the charts worldwide. In total the album has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.
Six singles were released from the album: “Run to You”, “Somebody”, “Heaven”, “Summer of ’69”, “One Night Love Affair”, and “It’s Only Love”. All six singles made the top 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100, a feature that at the time had been accomplished previously only by Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA. The album was ranked No. 49 on Kerrang!s “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”, and 99th Greatest Rock Album of All Time by Classic rock and was also named the #12 Greatest Canadian Album of All Time by Bob Mersereau in his book The Top 100 Canadian Albums. The album was recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, Canada. On 12 December 2009 the syndicated radio program In the Studio celebrated the 25th anniversary of the album.
In April 2014, it was announced that a 30th Anniversary edition of the album, featuring previously unreleased material, will be released on 10 November 2014 in both 4- and 2-disc editions. The Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour is also to take place in November 2014, consisting of eleven exclusive arena shows in the United Kingdom. (more…)

Black Sabbath – 13 (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Black Sabbath
Title: 13
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, British Metal, Doom Metal
Label: © Vertigo Records | Universal Music
Release Date: 2013/2014
Recorded: August 2012 – January 2013 at Shangri La Studios, Malibu, CA, and Tone Hall, Lapworth, Warwickshire, England
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:08:49
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 83 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 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3562 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3013 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

13 is the 19th studio album by British rock band Black Sabbath. The album was released on 10 June 2013 in Europe and 11 June 2013 in North America, via Vertigo Records and Republic Records in the US, and via Vertigo Records worldwide. It is the first studio album released by Black Sabbath since Forbidden (1995), and their first studio recording with original singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler since the live album Reunion (1998), which contained two new studio tracks. It is also the first studio album with Osbourne since Never Say Die! (1978), and with Butler since Cross Purposes (1994). This is also the first Black Sabbath studio album since Never Say Die! not to feature longtime keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, and the first since The Eternal Idol (1987) on Vertigo (outside the US and Canada).
Black Sabbath’s original line-up first began work on a new studio album in 2001 with producer Rick Rubin. The album’s development was delayed because Osbourne was in the middle of finishing his eighth solo album Down to Earth, and the rest of the band members eventually went on to pursue other projects, including GZR and Heaven & Hell. When Black Sabbath announced the end of their hiatus on 11 November 2011, the band announced that they would restart work on a new album with Rubin. In addition to original members Osbourne, Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi, they were joined at the recording sessions by drummer Brad Wilk, of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, following original drummer Bill Ward’s decision to not participate in the reunion, due to a “contractual dispute”. (more…)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Originally released in 1984, Bob Marley’s LEGEND illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music’s most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. It remains the world’s best-selling reggae album and continues to be one of the best-selling catalog albums, exceeding 15 copies in the U.S. alone and over 27 million worldwide.

Coupled with the original release of LEGEND on CD, this deluxe version features this iconic collection entirely mixed in 5.1 by the GRAMMY® Award winning producer Bob Clearmountain on Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc™ and now includes the original, early studio version of ‘No Woman No Cry,’ in lieu of the previous live version. Also featured are two, previously unheard alternate takes of ‘Easy Skanking’ and ‘Punky Reggae Party’ recently discovered in the Marley vault. Classic Marley anthems include ‘Three Little Birds,’ ‘Get Up Stand Up,’ ‘One Love/People Get Ready,’ ‘No Woman No Cry’ and ‘I Shot The Sheriff,’ which was later a No. 1 hit for Eric Clapton, as well as ‘Jamming,’ ‘Exodus,’ ‘Redemption Song’ and ‘Is This Love.’
PACKAGING

Both the CD and Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc™ are housed in a 28-page, case bound book featuring extended
liner notes, unseen photos and forewards written by Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and liner notes by
author of the book Marley, Christopher Farley.

(more…)

Beck – Sea Change (2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Beck
Title: Sea Change
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, Post Rock, Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Label: © Geffen Records
Release Date: 2002/2013
Recorded: March 6–May 7, 2002 at Ocean Way Studios, Los Angeles, California
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 0:52:16
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 4174 kbps / 1080p / 24 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 192 kHz / 11974 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English LPCM 5.1 / 192 kHz / 27648 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 192 kHz / 5051 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit

Universal Music Group has gone back to the original master tapes to deliver fully uncompressed, high-resolution versions of many of your favorite albums on Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc. Mastered at 24bit/96kHz, Blu-Ray Pure Audio Discs deliver the sound the artists originally heard in the studio when these classic albums were recorded. Recordings are transferred from the original master tapes and delivered in high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio. No compression is utilized, and the sound quality is vastly superior to MP3 or standard CD. Features three separate choices of audio file format for playback: PCM 2.0, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1 available where noted). Your preferred audio format is chosen either by pressing the ‘Audio’ button on your Blu-Ray remote or via your onscreen menu display. (more…)

Bee Gees One Night Only 1997 (2013) Bluray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 1080p + FLAC 24bit/96kHz

Title: Bee Gees One Night Only 1997
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Pop

Production/Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration: 01:50:32
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: PCM,DTS
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 30000 kbps 1920*1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8105 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio 2: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 42,79 GB

Eagle Vision s new SD Blu-ray range presents upscaled standard definition original material with uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound for the best possible quality. Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb were performing together from childhood but it was in Australia in 1960 that they were first billed as the Bee Gees. The band went on to become one of the most successful performing, recording and songwriting acts of all time. This full length concert was shot at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on 14 November 1997 and is one of very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed. Now for the first time it has been fully restored with remastered sound and will be released on a Blu-ray disc as the first of Eagle Vision s new SD Blu-ray range.

Taped as a lavish cable television special in 1997, One Night Only trades on the Bee Gees’ shape-shifting career as pop survivors. Over the course of 111 minutes, this straightforward concert, produced at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and groomed for both video and CD posterity, sprints through 31 songs from their past three decades. Even after the inevitable disco jokes are expended, and the jaundiced viewer contemplates the role hats, hairspray, and comb-overs now play in dressing the once stylishly long-haired troika, the Gibb brothers’ signature vocal harmonies and hook-laden song craft beg respect.
Casual listeners can’t be blamed for equating the Bee Gees with the dance floor bonanza they reaped through 1978′s Saturday Night Fever, yet that commercial zenith was actually the culmination of a comeback for a group that had seemed washed up by the early ’70s. One Night Only thankfully takes an even-handed view of both their original late ’60s hits (“Massachusetts,” “To Love Somebody,” “Lonely Days”), building from a cannily Beatle-browed vocal sound, and the ’70s blue-eyed soul (“Jive Talkin’,” “Nights on Broadway”) that led them naturally into disco. The Fever hits are here, as are Gibb originals that clicked for other acts; the family circle also widens for a posthumous duet with their late brother, Andy Gibb, while Celine Dion gets star billing in the collaborative “Immortality.” –Sam Sutherland –This text refers to the VHS Tape edition.

(more…)

Sir 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. (more…)

Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet (2015) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Bon Jovi
Title: Slippery When Wet
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label: © Mercury Records | Universal Music
Release Date: 1986/2015
Recorded: Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, BC, January-July 1986
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 00:46:50
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 6693 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 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8954 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8508 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Size:; 16.88 GB

Bon Jovi’s eponymous debut album was released in 1984, and “Runaway” became a Top 40 hit. Following its success, Tony Bongiovi sued the band, claiming he developed their successful sound; the group settled out of court. The following year, 7800° Fahrenheit was released and went gold. Despite the band’s respectable success, Bon Jovi weren’t becoming the superstars they had hoped, and they changed their approach for their next album, Slippery When Wet.
Hiring professional songwriter Desmond Child as a collaborator, the group wrote 30 songs and auditioned them for local New Jersey and New York teenagers, basing the album’s running order on their opinions. After ditching the original cover of a busty woman in a wet T-shirt for the title traced in water on a garbage bag, Slippery When Wet was released in 1986.
Supported by several videos that showcased the photogenic Jon, the album eventually sold nine million copies in the U.S. alone, helping usher in the era of pop-metal. Two songs, “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Livin’ on a Prayer,” reached No. 1, while “Wanted Dead or Alive” reached the Top Ten, and Bon Jovi were established as worldwide superstars once and for all.
Universal has gone back to the original master tapes to deliver fully uncompressed, high-resolution versions of many of your favorite albums on Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc. Mastered at 24bit/96kHz, Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs deliver the sound the artists originally heard in the studio when these classic albums were recorded. These discs provide all the recorded musical information. While convenient due to their small file size, today’s heavily compressed music files do not represent the true fidelity of the original album.
•     Recordings are transferred from the original master tapes and delivered in high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio
•     No compression is utilized, and the sound quality is vastly superior to MP3 or standard CD
•     Three separate choices of audio file format for playback: PCM 2.0, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1 available where noted)
•     Your preferred audio format is chosen either by pressing the “Audio” button on your Blu-ray remote or via your onscreen menu display (more…)

Bob Marley and The Wailers – Legend (1984/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Universal Music Group has gone back to the original master tapes to deliver fully uncompressed, high-resolution versions of many of your favorite albums on Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc. Mastered at 24bit/96kHz, Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs deliver the sound the artists originally heard in the studio when these classic albums were recorded. These discs provide all the recorded musical information. While convenient due to their small file size, today’s heavily compressed music files do not represent the true fidelity of the original album.

•     Recordings are transferred from the original master tapes and delivered in high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio
•     No compression is utilized, and the sound quality is vastly superior to MP3 or standard CD
•     Three separate choices of audio file format for playback: PCM 2.0, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1 available where noted)
•     Your preferred audio format is chosen either by pressing the “Audio” button on your Blu-ray remote or via your onscreen menu display

The classic Bob Marley Best Of album, Legend collects the reggae pioneer’s greatest genre-defining songs, running the gamut from “I Shot the Sheriff” to the meditative “Redemption Song” and the irrepressible “Three Little Birds.” The beauty and simplicity of Bob Marley’s music was as important as his message and Legend is the ideal all-encompassing look at his excellence, warmth and humanity.

Legend is the world’s best-selling reggae album with global sales exceeding 40 million copies, including more than 14 million in the U.S. alone. The RIAA Diamond-certified album holds the distinction of being the second longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine, second only to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Legendat No. 46 on its “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list.

Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs:

Audio is taken from the original master tapes and mastered in 24-bit/96kHz resolution with a choice of three sound formats: PCM, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio. You can finally enjoy the music in the fidelity originally experienced in the studio.

Operating Instructions:

• Simply load the disc into any Blu-ray device and it starts to play, just like a CD

• No video needed: Blu-ray remote allows track selection and preferred audio format

• Alternately, use your onscreen display to select tracks and preferred audio format

Bob Marley And The Wailers Legend Track Listing:

1.  Is This Love – Kaya (1978)
2.  No Woman, No Cry – Live! (1975)
3.  Could You Be Loved – Uprising (1980)
4.  Three Little Birds – Exodus (1977)
5.  Buffalo Soldier – Confrontation (1983)
6.  Get Up, Stand Up – Burnin’ (1973)
7.  Stir It Up – Catch a Fire (1973)
8.  One Love/People Get Ready – Exodus (1977)
9.  I Shot the Sheriff – Burnin’ (1973)
10. Waiting in Vain – Exodus (1977)
11. Redemption Song – Uprising (1980)
12. Satisfy My Soul – Kaya (1978)
13. Exodus – Exodus (1977)
14. Jammin’ – Exodus (1977) (more…)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Kaya 1978 (2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

 

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Kaya 1978 (2013) Blu-ray 1080p AVC LPCM Audio 2.0 – HDClub

Universal Music Group has gone back to the original master tapes to deliver fully uncompressed, high-resolution versions of many of your favorite albums on Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc. Mastered at 24bit/96kHz, Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs deliver the sound the artists originally heard in the studio when these classic albums were recorded. These discs provide all the recorded musical information. While convenient due to their small file size, today’s heavily compressed music files do not represent the true fidelity of the original album.

•     Recordings are transferred from the original master tapes and delivered in high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio

•     No compression is utilized, and the sound quality is vastly superior to MP3 or standard CD

•     Three separate choices of audio file format for playback: PCM 2.0, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1 available where noted)

•     Your preferred audio format is chosen either by pressing the “Audio” button on your Blu-ray remote or via your onscreen menu display

Bob Marley has been called “the first Third World superstar,” a visionary, a revolutionary and even a prophet. Certainly he was one of the most characteristic and challenging performers of this century. His timeless and evocative music continues to have an enormous impact on people of all races throughout the world. Like most popular artists, Marley wrote about love. But his music also reflected a militant spirituality, a blood-red hatred of racism and colonialism, and a deep yearning for personal, artistic, political and social freedom.

2013 marks the 35th anniversary of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ now revered 1978 release, Kaya. The album finds Bob Marley & The Wailers truly capitalizing on their newfound international success with classics like “Is This Love,” “Sun Is Shining,” “Time Will Tell” and “Satisfy My Soul,” hitting #4 on the UK charts in the process. The 10-song set captures Marley and company in a relaxed mood on a spiritual and distinctive collection of love songs, and of course, homages to the power of ganga.

(more…)

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (1994) (20th anniversary re-issue 2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Title: Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman
Released: 1994
Genre: Electronica, Techno, Progressive House, Progressive Trance, Leftfield, Ambient
Artist: Karl Hyde (vocals, guitars), Rick Smith (keyboards and mixing, vocals), Darren Emerson (keyboards and mixing)
Issued: United Kingdom | UMC
Duration: 01:12:53

dubnobasswithmyheadman is the third album by Underworld, released in the UK on Junior Boy’s Own on 24 January 1994. It was the first Underworld album after the 1980s version of the band had made the transition from synthpop to techno and progressive house and is also the first album to feature Darren Emerson as a band member, ushering in the “MK2” phase of the band, which continued until Emerson’s departure in 2001.
In 2014, the album was reissued on vinyl, Blu-Ray, and 2-CD and 5-CD expanded editions. Reviewing the reissue, Q described the album as “superb” and proposed that Hyde and Smith’s previous 14 years of making music “was why the uncannily undated dubnobasswithmyheadman still exudes such multidimensional sophistication”. Uncut praised the material on the extra four discs, but felt that the original album was still Underworld’s key record, claiming that Hyde’s lyrical vision was able to make Romford sound as exotic as the USA he had seen on his travels, and that this was the reason why “twenty years later, the results of that crazy belief still sound like dance music’s dirtiest epic”.

(more…)

Zazie – La Zizanie (2001/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Zazie
Title: La Zizanie
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop, Chanson française
Label: © Mercury Records | Universal Music
Release Date: 2001/2013
Recorded: Studio Méga, Suresnes
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:00:13
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 2176 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 / 3667 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3073 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Size: 6.7 GB

La Zizanie is a 2001 album recorded by French pop singer Zazie. It was her fourth studio album and her fifth album overall. It was released on 16 October 2001 and achieved success in francophone countries. It provided five singles (two of them were only released as promotional singles) including two hits: “Rue de la paix” (#11 in France and Belgium) and “Adam & Yves” (#22 in France), and the minor hit “Danse avec les loops” (#53 in France).
Zazie wanted first to entitle the album “La Zazizanie” without mentioning her name on the cover but this idea was finally cancelled because it was not a concept album. The limited edition was presented in an octogonal set box.
The album went straight to number-one in France on 20 October 2001 and totaled ten weeks in the top ten and 55 weeks on the chart (top 200). In Belgium (Wallonia), the album debuted at #4 on 27 October 2001, then climbed to number-one. It remained for 14 weeks in the top ten and 34 weeks in the top 50. In Switzerland, the album was ranked for 15 weeks, including a peak at #28 in its first week of release, on 28 October 2001.
The album was nominated in the category ‘Pop album of the year’ at the 2002 Victoires de la Musique.

(more…)

XTC – Drums and Wires – The Surround Sound Series (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

CD + BLU RAY set. 2014 remix by Steven Wilson in 5.1 Surround & stereo + original stereo + instrumental versions + bonus tracks incl session takes & alt mixes + promo film clips + sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding & Dave Gregory. Third album,

Artist: XTC
Title: Drums and Wires [The Surround Sound Series] Genre: Alternative rock, pop rock, new wave
Label: © Ape House Ltd.
Release Date: 1979/2014
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Recorded: June–July 1979 at The Town House, London
Size: 34GB

• BD Audio
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 1000 kbps 1920*1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English LPCM 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8623 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
• Extras Video
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 24916 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit (more…)

%d bloggers like this: