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Tami Krausz & Shuann Chai – Kuhl, nicht lau (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tami Krausz & Shuann Chai – Kühl, nicht lau (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:07:06 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Ramée

The early nineteenth century was an era of great stylistic changes in music, as composers searched for new forms of expression and tonal possibilities, which spurred rapid innovation in the field of instrument design and manufacturing. A larger sound spectrum and greater variety of technical possibilities became a defined ideal. Ludwig van Beethoven and Friedrich Kuhlau were musical giants of their time, both seeking to exploit fully the potential brought by these new developments. Beethovens Serenade bends the boundaries of Classicism with impulsive dynamic changes and contrasting motifs, while Kuhlaus Grande Sonate Concertante eagerly explores a more Romantic aesthetic, containing an expressive freedom in its virtuosic writing and rich harmonic textures. The juxtaposition of Beethoven and Kuhlaus music on this recording is inspired by the two composers’ first and only encounter in Baden on the 2nd of September 1825. This charming moment in music history is remembered with a canon Beethoven wrote on the text ‘Kühl, nicht lau’ (cool, not lukewarm), a friendly pun on Kuhlau’s name.

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Tabea Zimmermann – Cantilena (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tabea Zimmermann – Cantilena (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:58 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

Musical instruments made to sing! This album invites you to travel from Spain to South America in the company of the greatest composers the countries of the region have produced: next to Spanish folk songs reshaped by Falla, compositions by Casals, Granados, Montsalvatge, and the beloved Ária from the Bachiana brasileira by Villa-Lobos, an Argentine tango by Piazzolla is paired with its Spanish counterpart by Albéniz (though his is in the form of a habanera). A wide-ranging programme which brings together two virtuoso soloists… who are not about to part.

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Friedrich Gulda, Orchester des Wiener Staatsoper – Mozart: Piano Concertos 21 & 27 (1963) [Japan 2016] {SACD ISO + FLAC}

Friedrich Gulda, Orchestra Of The Vienna State Opera – Mozart: Piano Concertos 21 & 27 (1963) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:53 minutes | Front/Rear covers | 2,26 GB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear covers | 1,19 GB

Mozart was certainly among the “domestic deities” of Viennese pianist Friedrich Gulda. He repeatedly played Mozart’s piano music in his concerts and had it recorded. In so doing, this classically-trained musician, who had already played successfully in jazz bands at a young age, ignored the strict limits imposed by genres: he wanted to show audiences that there are no distinctions between musical styles whenever good music is played honestly and conscientiously. This Japanese reissue of Mozart’s Piano Concertos 21 & 27 features the 96kHz/24bit DSD Mastering from the analog master tape.

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Foghat – Fool For The City (1975) [MFSL 2008] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Foghat – Fool For The City (1975) [MFSL 2008]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:11 minutes | Scans included | 1,51 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 934 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2037

Fool for the City is the fifth album released by English rock band Foghat. This was their first platinum album and features, along with the title track, their signature song “Slow Ride”. The album cover shows drummer Roger Earl sitting alone on a soap box fishing down a manhole in the middle of East 11th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) in New York City.

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Floyd Cramer – Class Of ’73 & Class Of ’74-’75 (1973/1975) [Reissue 2016] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Floyd Cramer – Class Of ’73 & Class Of ’74-’75 (1973/1975) [Reissue 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:24 minutess | Scans included | 2,75 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,24 GB
2LP on 1SACD | Features Stereo & Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Vocalion # CDLK4572 | Genre: Easy Listening

Pianist and country music supremo Floyd Cramer returns with two albums on one SACD: Class of ’73 and Class of ’74-’75. Produced by Chet Atkins and recorded at the famous “Nashville Sound” Studios, it’s certainly an ear-opening experience hearing Cramer’s inimitable piano in wide, expansive four-channel audio. And you’ll marvel at just how alive and vibrant his country interpretations of popular hits are when given the quadraphonic treatment.

With Vocalion’s Christmas 2015 release, a new world of audio is opened up. Remember the Quadraphonic boom of the 1970s? It was when many of the major record companies decided that stereo was no longer enough and launched four-channel (quadraphonic) sound. For that section of the record-buying public fortunate enough to own a hi-fi system capable of reproducing four-channel recordings, they were able to hear music literally in a new dimension, because now not only did the sound come at them from front-left and front-right (as it would in conventional stereo), but also from back-left and back-right too. This “surround” effect placed the listener in the centre of the music instead of just in front of it, and as a result new meaning, depth and clarity was brought to the music that emanated from the LP spinning on the turntable or the 8-track cartridge whirring in the tape player. Thankfully, many of the artists who appear so regularly on Vocalion were originally recorded in glorious quadraphonic sound. Michael J. Dutton remastered both the stereo and four-channel elements from the original analogue tapes: for the stereo element the original ¼” stereo masters were used, and for the four-channel element the original four-channel “discrete” masters were used. These were used respectively to cut the original stereo and quadraphonic vinyl LPs.

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Def Leppard – Hysteria At The O2 2018 (2020) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Def Leppard – Hysteria At The O2 2018
Released: 2020
Genre: Rock

Released: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration: 01:39:35+ 00:11:26
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 34985 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 / 5276 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 34.78 GB

Filmed in November 2018, Hysteria At The O2 captures Def Leppard celebrating the ground-breaking Hysteria, one of their two diamond-certified 10x platinum albums (the other being Pyromania). Performed in it’s entirety before a ravenous sold-out crowd, this momentous homecoming event is made all the more powerful as it was their long-awaited debut at the iconic O2 Arena in London. Featuring electrifying performances of “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Animal,” “Women,” and “Love Bites,” band members Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar), and Rick Allen (drums), conclude the set with a host of extra hits including “Let’s Get Rocked,” “When Love and Hate Collide,” and “Photograph.” Hysteria At The O2 includes bonus “Hysteria: Then And Now” mini-documentary.

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Def Leppard – Hysteria At The O2: Live (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Def Leppard – Hysteria At The O2: Live (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:28:23 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Eagle Rock Entertainment

Filmed in December 2018, Hysteria At The O2 captures Def Leppard celebrating the groundbreaking Hysteria, one of their two diamond-certified 10x platinum albums (the other being Pyromania). Performed in its entirety before a ravenous sold-out crowd, this momentous homecoming event is made all the more powerful as it was their long-awaited debut at the iconic O2 Arena in London. Featuring electrifying performances of “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Animal”, “Women”, and “Love Bites”, band members Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar), and Rick Allen (drums), conclude the set with a host of extra hits including “Let’s Get Rocked”, “When Love and Hate Collide”, and “Photograph”.

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Fiona Joy Hawkins – Christmas Joy (2011) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Fiona Joy Hawkins – Christmas Joy (2011)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:48 minutes | Scans included | 3,88 GB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 965 MB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround sound | Genre: New Age, Vocal Pop

Fiona Joy Hawkins breathes life into a traditional repertoire deeply in need of a new perspective and new energy. The recording offers an inventive and joyful approach to the music which has been taken for granted for decades. Both in her unique slant on traditional music and in her wonderful original compositions, Christmas Joy is an utterly brilliant creation and a recording of stellar beauty for the season. – Will Ackerman, founder Windham Hill Records

Christmas Joy will make you smile, if there is one album you should buy for Christmas …… it s this one. Andy Busuttil –Blue Mountains Sound

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Fiona Joy Hawkins – Story of Ghosts (2018) PS3 ISO

Fiona Joy Hawkins – Story of Ghosts (2018)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DDSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Run Time: 00:41:30 minutes | 1,69 GB
Label: Blue Coast Records | Genre: New Age

New Age artist Fiona Joy brings many gifts and skills to her solo piano performance of the title song on Story of Ghosts. Your mind will fill in the pictures as you take the ride. With skill and confidence, she sets the mood with a minor melody, then adds upper harmony and begins altering the pace gently. In a bit over three minutes, she has you imagining downstairs and upstairs, unexplained sounds, sad ghosts making their nightly visits.
Then, “Story of Angels” provides a companion piece with just enough changes to the harmony and tempo to signify a different kind of spirit-being.
Elsewhere in the album, Fiona creates portraits of “The White Light,” a “Blue Dream,” and “The Solo Tango.”
Story of Ghosts was recorded in DSD256 using an improved system of cabling that was not available until this recording. You’ll hear the clarity of the piano as if you were sitting behind the keyboard, as Fiona Joy brings forth its many moods and sound textures.

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Fiona Joy Hawkins – Signature-Solo (2014) {SACD ISO + FLAC}

Fiona Joy – Signature-Solo (2014)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:50 minutes | Scans included | 1,64 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 792 MB

Fiona Joy Hawkins is an Australian composer, vocalist, and pianist, who uses the stage-name Fiona Joy. She has several award-winning albums produced by Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill. Ackerman says, “One of the brightest lights in the Contemporary Instrumental genre, Fiona Joy is poised to move into stardom”. “Signature-Solo” is Fiona’s debut album of solo contemporary piano music. This album also marks Tiny Island Music’s debut as record/imprint label under the well known audiophile label, Blue Coast Music Group, recorded live to analog tape and the label’s first native DSD release. Included on the album is new performance of Fiona Joy’s song Grace, which was part of a Grammy winning album in 2015.

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