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Grateful Dead – Workingman is dead (2001) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Grateful Dead – Workingman is dead
Artist: Grateful Dead | Album: Workingman is dead | Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock | Year: 2001 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1 48kHz/16Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 8 | Size: ~3.54 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Rhino Records / Warner Bros. Records (8122-78356-9),2001 | Note: Not Watermarked

Surround Sound Mixing: Mickey Hart
Mastering: Steve Hall
Executive Producer: David McLees

Workingman’s Dead and its successor from later in 1970, American Beauty, are the Dead albums even non-Deadheads embrace. With these two new-decade statements, the group reigned in its demonstrative instrumental side in favor of a pithier presentation of prize tunes. The opener, “Uncle John’s Band,” signaled that this was a relatively streamlined Dead. “Dire Wolf,” “Cumberland Blues,” and “Casey Jones” hammer the point home: The Grateful Dead could set aside the jams for a while and make a great album. –Steven Stolder

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Emerson Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery (2014) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Emerson Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery
Artist: Emerson Lake & Palmer | Album: Brain Salad Surgery | Style: Progressive Rock | Year: 2014 [1973 original]| Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 48kHz/24Bit, LPCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 8 | Size: ~7.4 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Sony Music ‎/ Legacy / Manticore Records (88883772862), 2014 | Note: Not Watermarked

New stereo and 5.1 mixes by Jakko M Jakszyk
Mixed at Silesia Sound, Hertfordshire
Original album remastered by Andy Pearce
DVD-Audio and DVD authoring by Neil Wilkes at Opus Productions

Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Part 2, kicks off the second side of Brain Salad Surgery, the fourth album by progressive rock band, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. The song begins with one of the most recognizable lyrics in the world, welcome back my friends to the show that never ends… With instantly recognizable cover art by H.R. Giger, Brain Salad Surgery was arguably the band s most successful and well-realized album, reaching #11 on the Billboard Top 200.
Now Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, this classic album has been fully restored and reissued as a Limited Three Disc Edition. The first disc contains a remastered version of the original album, Disc 2 the Alternate Album Mix, and Disc 3, a DVD-A of Super Stereo Mixes with the remastered original and new 2014 stereo mix, both in MLB Lossless 24/96 & LPCMm 24/96. Flac files are also included

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus (2012) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus
Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Album: Trakus | Style: Progressive Rock | Year: 2012 [1971 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 48kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 48kHz/16Bit, LPCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 18 | Size: ~3.49 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Columbia / Sony Music (88691937962), 2012 | Note: Not Watermarked

Original album produced by Greg Lake
Arranged & Directed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2012 Remixes by Steven Wilson

Behold Tarkus, the mighty mythical beast! Rarely has such a powerful image come to define both a band and a genre of rock music with such forthright aggression. But Tarkus, the second album released by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, not only consolidated the group’s success but established progressive rock’ an important facet of Seventies’ music.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (2012) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Album: Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Style: Progressive Rock | Year: 2012 [1970 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 48kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 48kHz/16Bit, LPCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 18 | Size: ~3.26 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Columbia / Sony Music (88691937972), 2012 | Note: Not Watermarked

Original album produced by Greg Lake
Arranged & Directed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2012 Remixes by Steven Wilson

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The Letting Go (2006) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The Letting Go
Artist: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy | Album: The Letting Go | Style: Folk Rock, Acoustic, Indie Rock | Year: 2006 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1 48kHz/16Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 15 | Size: ~3.28 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Drag City Records (dc420-5.1), 2006 | Note: Not Watermarked

DVD-Audio. The Letting Go is an overwhelming undertaking. As mentioned, there are strings lovely charts that do so much more than just trace chord changes up and down the neck. Arrangements by Ryder McNair and Nico Muhly are threaded throughout the record, augmenting a simple quintet players to provide a sixth sense. The deceptive nature of his band is on display from the top. Filthy Jim White is known far and wide for his resource behind the drum kit and he proves it song after song, with sensitivity that provokes dynamic variety from skins, an acoustic depth to the room. Paul Oldham’s bass is a feeling accompaniment to Bonny’s guitar, played with brotherly clairvoyance and constancy. Young Emmett Kelly’s clean electric guitar lines roam within the web and suddenly shine, are blues and folk and r’n’b in shifting turn, guilelessly tactic and soulfully expressive. And up front with Bonny is the bewitching Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables. Her vocal flights on those records can hardly prepare one for the intimacy and empathy of her harmonies and other voices on The Letting Go.

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Ying Quartet: Schumann (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Title: Ying Quartet: Schumann
Released: 2014
Genre: Classical, Instrumental
Artist: Ayano Ninomiya (Violin), Janet Ying (Violin), Phillip Ying (Viola), David Ying (Cello)

Issued: United States | Sono Luminus
Duration: 1:13:43

Technical Specs
Blu-ray
BD-25 Single-Layer Disc
Video Resolution/Codec
1080i/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s)
TBA
Audio Formats
DTS-HD MA 7.1 (96 kHz / 9207 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD MA 5.1 (192 kHz / 12274 kbps / 24-bit)
LPCM 2.0 (192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit)

Subtitles/Captions
None
Supplements
None

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its second decade as a quartet, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. At the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House. In fact, the Ying Quartet’s constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical projects and interests. As quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, the Ying Quartet maintains full time faculty positions in the String and Chamber Music Departments.
The three string quartets were all written in just a few weeks in the summer of 1842, and his writing for strings is, for better or worse, rather pianistic. It is unfortunate that some would dispatch the significance and beauty of these works so easily. Though there are passages and textures in the quartets that are clearly influenced by keyboard technique, this is glorious music. The imagination and wit, vitality and virtuosity, subtlety and nuance, and heartfelt yearning and emotion that are displayed throughout the quartets are enough to be as satisfying as any of Schumann’s music. Each one of them is a joy to perform.
Since all of the quartets were written in just a few short weeks, it is interesting to take them (Op. 41, Nos. 1, 2 and 3) as a set and consider the similarities and differences between each of the corresponding movements. For example, all three of the first movements are primarily gentle in nature and convey a sense of unfolding, though there are dynamic and energetic moments within. None of them begin with forceful, dramatic intensity to grab an audience; instead, Schumann uses an intimate quality and a sense of drawing the listener in to define the emotional world of these quartets. Two of the three first movements also end in a wonderfully quiet and peaceful way.

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Inscape – American Aggregate (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Title: Inscape: American Aggregate
Released: 2014
Genre: Instrumental
Artist: Brandon Almagro (trumpet), Bryce Bunner (viola), Sarah D’Angelo (violin), Cara Fleck (harp), David George (bass), Benjamin Greanya (bassoon), Nicholas Hodges (violin & viola), Douglas Jameson (cello), Susanna Loewy (flute), Timothy McReynolds (piano), Rebecca Racusin (violin), Jessica Sammis (cello), Bethany Slater (oboe), Megan Yanik (viola), Richard Scerbo (Artistic Director), Evan Ross Solomon (Clarinet & Executive Director)

Issued: United States | Sono Luminus
Duration: 1:22:39

Technical Specs
Blu-ray
BD-25 Single-Layer Disc

Video Resolution / Codec
1080i / AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio (s)
TBA

Audio Formats
DTS-HD MA 7.1 (96 kHz / 8844 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD MA 5.1 (192 kHz / 12 268 kbps / 24-bit)
LPCM 2.0 (192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit)

Subtitles / Captions
None

American Aggregate, the follow up to Inscape’s GRAMMY® nominated debut album Sprung Rhythm on the Sono Luminus label, explores the rich and varied sounds of American music in the 21st century. From the mechanized world of our cities to the natural beauty of our landscapes, from the sounds of jazz and rock to indigenous folk music, the picture of contemporary classical music is revealing and diverse. The works contained on this album reflect American culture, landscape, and environment as expressed through the distinctly American voices of seven young composers.

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Valery Gergiev, Vienna Philharmonic – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 (2005) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Valery Gergiev, Vienna Philharmonic – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:00 minutes | Artwork (PDF) | 3,17 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork (PDF) | 807 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Decca/Philips # 475 6197

Tchaikovsky’s six symphonie by Valery Gergiev leading the Vienna Philharmonic contains performances that are undeniably fire-breathing, undoubtedly heaven-storming, and inarguably heart-on-sleeve. Gergiev, one of the most exciting Russian conductors, leads the works with a combination of reckless passion, imperious command, and unbearable drama that is his hallmark, and the Vienna Philharmonic, one of the finest Austrian orchestras, plays the works with a combination of superb polish, impeccable technique, and warm colors that are its trademark and the fusion is absolutely riveting.

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Thumb – 3 (2001) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Thumb – 3 (2001) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:13 minutes | Scans included | 3,32 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 42:22 mins | Scans | 927  MB

With their roots firmly placed in hardcore punk, the German-based quintet of Thumb got together in 1993.
Though they may have evolved independently, there’s no question that Thumb falls into the Papa Roach/Linkin Park/Incubus bracket. Fans of these bands are advised to pick up 3 immediately, as it has enough extended mosh grooves and first-person raps about feelings to please any rap-metal devotee. The less initiated may pick up on Thumb’s successful injections of melody, which work to set the group apart from the rest of the pack. When used wisely — as an effective foil against a rudimentary riff on “Lie to You” or as the structural basis of “Down Like Me” — melodic injections help Thumb reach their most evocative states. At times though, the device which keeps Thumb afloat also sends them sinking. Some of the group’s genre-crossing experiments are overly ambitious and tuneful, the best example being the wannabe-alternative metal-pop of “Youth.” Still, 3’s lofty aims and sincerity are commendable. These traits might not usually garner note, but it’s hard to argue with a band who closes their album with the rather non-Bizkit-ian advice, “Just love yourself/It would help so much/Have some confidence/It will pull you through”.

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Neil Young – Chrome Dreams II (2007) [DVD-A to FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Neil Young – Chrome Dreams II (2007)
FLAC(tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 66:17 minutes | 1,29 GB
DVD-Audio Rip | Sourced Track – LPCM 2.0 Stereo | No Art

Neil Young spent his 2006 hawking Living with War, an album as immediate as a news bulletin, so perhaps it made sense that after its promo push was done he would retreat into the past, planning to finally finish Archives, the long-promised box set of unreleased performances from his vaults. Two individual discs of classic live performances were released in the winter of 2006/2007, acting as a teaser for the proposed fall release of the box, but like with most things involving Neil, things didn’t work precisely as planned, as he once again pushed Archives to the back burner so he could release Chrome Dreams II, a sequel to an album that never came out in the first place. The first Chrome Dreams was slated for a 1977 release, but for some indiscernible reason Young scrapped the album, parsing out some of the songs on subsequent albums, sometimes re-recording the originals, sometimes overdubbing, sometimes just sticking the previously unreleased tracks onto new albums. Among the Chrome Dreams songs that popped later are some of his greatest, including “Like a Hurricane” and an originally acoustic “Powderfinger” and “Pocahontas,” along with other such excellent tunes as “Sedan Delivery,” “Too Far Gone,” and “Look Out for My Love,” a pedigree that would suggest that Chrome Dreams II could include its fair share of major songs. Despite the inclusion of the long-bootlegged (and simply long at a lumbering 18 minutes) “Ordinary People,” that’s not quite true: it’s a modest collection of stray songs and new tunes, pieced together in a fashion similar to 1989’s Freedom, which in fact is where the 1977 “Too Far Gone” was finally unveiled.

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