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Jerry Garcia Band – Garcia Live Volume Two (August 5th 1990 – Greek Theatre, CA.) (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/176,4kHz]

Jerry Garcia Band – Live Volume 2 (August 5th 1990 – Greek Theatre, CA.) [2013]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time – 119:04 minutes | 4,07 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: | Front cover

This second release of the newly initiated GarciaLive series captures the classic latter-era lineup of the Jerry Garcia Band in the very familiar surroundings of the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. This performance at The Greek features a guest appearance by banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck to kick off the second set with a fiery rendition of “Midnight Moonlight” and an otherworldly adventure on the Jimmy Cliff classic, “The Harder They Come.” Other highlights include JGB classics like “Stop That Train”, “Run For The Roses”, and “Tangled Up In Blue”, this show is essential slow burner for time spent on the back porch this summer.

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Jerry Garcia Band – Garcia Live: Volume One, Capitol Theatre – 01.03.1980 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jerry Garcia Band: Garcia Live – Volume One, Capitol Theatre – 01.03.1980 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 157:27 minutes | 1,76 GB | Genre:Rock, Folk Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital booklet

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jerry Garcia was best known as a founding member of the Grateful Dead, the rock band for which he served as de facto leader for 30 years, 1965-1995. Concurrently for much of that time, he also led his own Jerry Garcia Band (JGB), and he performed and recorded in a variety of configurations and a variety of styles, particularly styles of folk and country music, sometimes switching to banjo or pedal steel guitar for the purpose…

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Jerry Garcia Band – Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Jerry Garcia Band – Fall 1989. The Long Island Sound (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 340:33 minutes | 6,17 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: | Front cover

Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound – a new box set from the Jerry Garcia Band and Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman released on Round Records. This new archival release features two complete performances with over 5 1/2 hours of previously unreleased music from September 5th, 1989 at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT and September 6th, 1989 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound celebrates the storied East Coast 1989 run which featured acoustic duo Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman setting the stage for two nightly sets from the Jerry Garcia Band.

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David Grisman – Quintet ’80 (1980) {Deluxe Edition 2013} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

David Grisman – Quintet ’80 (1980) [Deluxe Edition 2013]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 62:07 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Jazz, Folk
Official Digital Download – Source: | Front cover | © Warner Bros. Records

Throughout his career, mandolinist David Grisman has performed music that crosses between many boundaries, from “new acoustic” folk to bluegrass and swing-oriented jazz. This set features Grisman’s string group (which also includes violinist Darol Anger, Mike Marshall on mandolin, guitar and violin, Mark O’Connor on violin and guitar, and bassist Rob Wasserman) playing six of Grisman’s diverse originals, an obscure tune, and a brief rendition of John Coltrane’s “Naima.” The music is excellent, but Grisman’s more jazz-oriented projects would be in the future.

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David Grisman & Jerry Garcia – Garcia Grisman (1991/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

David Grisman & Jerry Garcia – Garcia Grisman Alternate (1991/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:34 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Folk, Acoustic
Official Digital Download – Source: | Front cover

In celebration of the late Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday, David Grisman unveils a new collection of nine previously unreleased Garcia/Grisman alternate takes in the new high-definition (24 bit, 96 khz) format. This HD release affords listeners an opportunity to enjoy “Grateful Dawg” music in a sonically superior format with different versions of “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Russian Lullaby,” “Arabia” and five others, providing insight into how these two legendary American musicians approached this material.

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John Sebastian and David Grisman – Satisfied (2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Sebastian & David Grisman – Satisfied (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:37 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Folk
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet | © Acoustic Disc

Their musical history dates back to college days at New York University circa 1963 when the Greenwich Village folk revival was in its’ heyday. They made their first recording together as members of the Even Dozen Jug Band with future luminaries Maria Muldaur, Stefan Grossman and others. The rest, of course is musical history. John Sebastian became lead singer and songwriter of one of America’s most popular bands – the Lovin’ Spoonful and David Grisman spearheaded an acoustic music revolution with his genre-defying “Dawg” music.

Finally, after a 40+ year hiatus, their paths crossed again at a benefit concert in Mill Valley, California. After this mutually enjoyable evening of spontaneous music, it became obvious that they would continue collaborating and the result is Satisfied – a stunning collection of acoustic duets featuring traditional folk tunes, blues, classy instrumentals and originals by these two legendary masters.

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Livingston Taylor – Ink (1997/2003) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Livingston Taylor – Ink (1997/2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:33 minutes | 1020 MB | Genre: Folk
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet | © Chesky Records

On his latest, Ink, the winsome singer-songwriter delights by paying homage to pop songwriting with a collection of richly-realized interpretations, including Don Henley’s “The End of the Innocence,” and Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street.” Drawing inspiration from pop’s different eras, Liv brings new life to diverse material, from the brilliant standard “The More I See You,” to the Jackson 5’s hit “Never Can Say Goodbye,” to the great Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” Add in a few of Liv’s beguiling new originals, like the reflective and celebratory “Our Turn to Dance,” and Ink reveals itself as a document of a man who knows what makes a song a memorable and moving experience. Great songs: That’s what you’ve come to expect from Livingston Taylor.

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The Hot Club Of San Francisco – Yerba Buena Bounce (2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Hot Club Of San Francisco – Yerba Buena Bounce (2007)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 60:15 minutes | 1.23 GB | Genre:  Jazz / Latin Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet

With YERBA BUENA BOUNCE, its tenth CD, The Hot Club of San Franciso confirms its reputation as America’s longest-running and finest Gypsy Jazz ensemble. Inspired explorations of Django Reinhardt’s tunes, originals and more, are captured in shimmering HDCD sound.
Mandolinist DAVID GRISMAN, father of Dawg music and good friend of The Hot Club, makes a special guest appearance on two tracks. The set is further enhanced by bandoneon virtuoso Seth Asarno, and two bonus tracks feature the quintet augmented by three Dixieland horns!
Recorded by multi-Grammy-nominated “Prof.” Keith Johnson at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California, the YERBA BUENA BOUNCE sessions benefited from the historic ambience, scene of hundreds of classic jazz and rock recordings. Using his own custom-built microphones and electronics (as always), Johnson was able to utilize some of Fantasy’s unique facilities, such as a legendary echo chamber, to add luster to his always life-like soundscapes.

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CC Coletti – Bring It On Home {Binaural+} (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

CC Coletti – Bring It On Home (Binaural+) (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 52:56 minutes | 2.05 GB | Genre: Rock, Folk
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet | © Chesky Records

The Chesky Records Binaural+ recording technique, fit for both speakers and headphones, captures the timeless sound of musicians playing in great acoustic settings. And now, starting with the Binaural+ sessions, Chesky Records has taken that approach to the next level.

CC Coletti is back with a new album, Bring It On Home. The album was recorded by Chesky Records using a new Binaural+ style. Her powerful, warm voice combined with the well respected guitarist/producer Anthony Krizan brings a new and modern play on songs like, Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll”, Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor” and many more.

CC Coletti breathes new life into this new collection of covers. Combined with the unique Binaural+ recording style, Bring It On Home illustrates CC. Coletti at her best!

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VA – Head-Fi And HDTracks presents – Open Your Ears (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Variuos Artists – Open Your Ears (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:02:18 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Miscellaneous
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Head-Fi

A test compilation from Chesky Records. If you want to know how good your headphones can sound, listen to great sounding recordings. Each track on this sampler was selected to demonstrate specific audio qualities like transparency, dynamic range, imaging, etc.

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