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Rolling Stones Charlie Is My Darling Ireland 1965 2012 1080p MBluRay x264-FKKHD

The Rolling Stones Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965 Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

The Rolling Stones spent at least the first part of their career laboring under the rather imposing shadow of The Beatles, and a certain segment of the musical cognoscenti still relegates to Stones to “also ran” status behind the Fab Four, despite the fact that the Stones managed to outlast The Beatles by several decades and has had more or less the same level of success. The Stones did take a while to capture their first international Number One single, when “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” finally topped the charts in 1965 some three years after the group’s founding, and there’s no denying the fact that at the time, The Beatles had somehow captured a global fancy in a way that the Stones didn’t quite manage to do, despite being incredibly popular in their own right. The Beatles burst upon the movie going public about as forcefully as they had the music world when they released the ground breaking and incredibly popular A Hard Day’s Night in 1964, and one might have assumed that the Stones would have been a bankable commodity to do the same, and yet the Stones never ended up making anything other than concert films during this period (though of course Mick Jagger went on to some notable starring roles in straight films). Charlie Is My Darling might have been the Stones’ entrée into major cinematic success, even if it has little of the Richard Lester inspired madness of The Beatles’ first feature film. This is an often fascinating documentary that captures The Stones at the moment that lightning had just struck, when “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” had been a global phenomenon and the band undertook a brief tour to Ireland. This souvenir of a bygone age, before The Stones had become The Stones is a sweet, unvarnished look at four young men who honestly weren’t sure what tomorrow might hold and how long their newfound pop superstardom would last. Ironically, they seem only too aware of The Beatles’ overwhelming success, as you’ll hear them mentioned more than once and even hear a couple of Lennon and McCartney tunes being hummed by some unlikely suspects along the way.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Rolling-Stones-Charlie-is-my-Darling-Ireland-1965-Blu-ray/53873/

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Mick Taylor The Tokyo Concert 2009 720p MBluRay x264-LOUNGE

Mick Taylor: The Tokyo Concert (2009)

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by accident that the Ch�telet Theater in Paris invites the Bolshoi orchestra to play there. He decides to gather together his former musicians and to perform in Paris in the place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. As a solo violin player to accompany his old Jewish or Gypsy musicians he wants Anne-Marie Jacquet, a young virtuoso. If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph.

Starring: Aleksey Guskov, Dmitri Nazarov, Mélanie Laurent, François Berléand, Miou-Miou
Director: Radu Mihaileanu

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Mick-Taylor-The-Tokyo-Concert-Blu-ray/21517/

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Eric Whitacre – Water Night (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Eric Whitacre – Water Night (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 75:54 minutes | 1,29 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: bowers-wilkins.com

Water Night is the new album from the visionary composer behind the Virtual Choir and follows up his Grammy award-winning album, Light and Gold. The Daily Telegraph, London, describes Whitacre as “that rare thing, a modern composer who is both popular and original”.

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Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra – Balalaika Favorites (1963) [Reissue 2005] {2.0 & 3.0} [PS3 ISO + FLAC]

Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra – Balalaika Favorites (1963) [Reissue 2005] {2.0 & 3.0}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:34 minutes | Scans included | 2,34 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 946 MB
Mercury Living Presence 35mm series | Features 2.0 and 3.0 multichannel surround sound

This is the first recordings ever made in the Soviet Union by american musical and technical stuff and equipment, recorded on lovation in Moscow. This SACD presents, for the first time, the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra’s legendary recordings in their original 3-channel (left, right & centre) versions. Using the original 35mm film masters, the disc features a DSD 3-channel stereo and a new DSD stereo transfer.

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Chris Whitley – Perfect Day (2000) [Reissue 2001] {PS3 ISO+FLAC}

Chris Whitley – Perfect Day (2000) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:52 minutes | Artwork | 1,57 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork | 688 MB

Chris Whitley was a Texas-based singer/songwriter who initially began his career as a bluesy roots rocker, but as his career progressed, he moved deeper into rock & roll and alternative rock. Though Whitley’s albums usually received positive reviews, they rarely sold, and his tendency to rework his sound prevented him from developing a sizable cult following among singer/songwriter fans.

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Sting – Sacred Love (2003) [Limited Edition] {2.0 & 5.1} [PS3 ISO + FLAC]

Sting – Sacred Love (2003) [Limited Edition] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:37 minutes | Scans included | 3,91 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 57:49 mins | Scans | 1,19 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

Sting scored a moderate comeback success greater than most had imagined possible with 1999’s Brand New Day, reestablishing himself as a viable commercial artist instead of merely settling for “living legend” status. Part of this success was due to “Desert Rose,” featuring vocalist Farhat Bouallagui’s careening cadences that garnered attention, particularly when they were showcased in a car commercial that kicked the album into high commercial gear. Sting picks up on this, adding three guest vocalists to the ten-track Sacred Love album (the 11th track is a remix of the lead single, “Send Your Love” — which happens to be better, since it eliminates the rather annoying Indian-styled hook) — Vicente Amigo and Anoushka Shankar are paired with Mary J. Blige, who in this context is presented as a world music artist. None of the guests makes much of an impression here, but neither does Sting, since this is an album that puts sound over song or performance. Sacred Love is to Brand New Day what Mercury Falling was to Ten Summoner’s Tales — a fussy, overworked stab at maturity, one that has impeccable craft but is obscured by its own meticulousness. It is professional to a fault, using its maturity and preciseness to obscure the fact that the songs don’t really work. Sting isn’t always hemmed-in, even ending “Inside” with a hysterical rant that makes him seem like a madman, but it has the effect of making the rest of the album seeming too deliberate and far from adventurous. It’s far from a bad listen, nor is it embarrassing, but it’s entirely too predictable, coming across as nothing more than well-tailored, expensive mood music, which is certainly far less than what Sacred Love could have been.

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Sting – Brand New Day (1999) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1} [PS3 ISO + FLAC]

Sting – Brand New Day (1999) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:32 minutes | Scans included | 2,89 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 48:49 mins | Scans | 969 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

By the late ’90s, Sting had reached a point where he didn’t have to prove his worth every time out; he had so ingrained himself in pop culture, he really had the freedom to do whatever he wanted. He had that attitude on Mercury Falling, but it was too somber and serious, everything that its successor, Brand New Day, is not. Light, even effervescent, Brand New Day feels like little else in Sting’s catalog. Not that it represents a new beginning, contrary to what the title may promise. The album is not only firmly within his tradition, it sounds out of time — it’s odd how close Brand New Day comes to feeling like a sequel to Nothing Like the Sun. Musically, that is. The sparkling, meticulous production and the very tone of the music — ranging from light funk to mellow ballads to the Lyle Lovett tribute “Fill Her Up” — are of a piece with Sting’s late-’80s work. That’s the main thing separating it from Ten Summoner’s Tales, his other straight pop album — well, that, and the levity. There are no overarching themes, no political messages on Brand New Day — only love songs, story songs, and, for lack of a better term, inspirational exhortations. This is all a good thing, since by keeping things light he’s managed to craft an appealing, engaging record. It may not ask as much from its audience as Sting’s other ’90s efforts, but it’s immediately enjoyable, which isn’t the case for its cousins. Brand New Day doesn’t boast any new classics, and it does sound a little dated, but it’s well-crafted, melodic, and has a good sense of humor — exactly the kind of record Sting should be making as he embarks on the third decade of his career.

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Peter White – Glow (2001) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter White – Glow (2001) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:45 minutes | Scans included | 3,28 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 984 MB
Smooth Jazz, Guitar, Easy Listening | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

The smooth-jazz acoustic-guitar star gets his R&B groove on throughout many tracks on this beautifully recorded disc, and not just on the obvious tunes like the sneaky Isley Brothers cover, “Who’s That Lady” (with Kirk Whalum cooking on sax), and the old Temptations number, “Just My Imagination,” but also on the very funky “Turn It Out,” with sax man Euge Groove, and the Latin-tinged “Bueno Funk,” with Steve Cole on the horn. The rest of the album is about as dependable and complete an album White has put together since the promise he showed with Basia in the mid-’80s, which is to say smooth-jazz radio and fans are sure to be all over his thoughtful melodies and tasteful arrangements. Other guest stars include trumpeter Rick Braun, the ubiquitous keyboardist Jeff Lorber, and saxophonist Dave Koz, who warms the title ballad. More tracks sure to please fans of the very popular guitarist include “Pedro Blanco,” and “Baby Steps”.

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Oregon – Beyond Words (1995) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.0} [PS3 ISO + FLAC]

Oregon – Beyond Words (1995) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.0}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 71:46 minutes | Scans included | 3,94 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,26 GB
Jazz, Folk Jazz, World Fusion | Chesky Records | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

Oregon emerged in 1970 as a splinter band from the Paul Winter Consort. Its members each had experience in jazz, classical, and a variety of non-western musical styles, and were also multi-instrumentalists…

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Junior Wells – Come On In This House (1996) [Reissue 2002] {2.0 & 5.1} [PS3 ISO + FLAC]

Junior Wells – Come On In This House (1996) [Reissue 2002] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:22 minutes | Scans included | 3,97 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 69:09 mins | Scans | 1,22 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

Junior Wells’ penchant for clowning around sometimes conflicts with his craftsmanship, but he’s all business on Come on in This House, his most unadulterated blues record since his highly acclaimed Hoodoo Man Blues of more than 30 years vintage. This is what has come to be known as an “unplugged” session — that is, predominately, although not exclusively, acoustic instrumentation. Producer John Snyder’s concept was threefold: to team Wells with some of the era’s top younger traditional blues guitarists — Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sonny Landreth, Bob Margolin, and John Mooney; to have those musicians, in various combinations, accompany Wells on a variety of slide guitars; and to concentrate on vintage Chicago and Delta blues from the repertoires of Rice Miller, Little Walter, Tampa Red, Arthur Crudup, and Wells himself. The result is a virtual slide-guitar mini-fest and a demonstration of the timeless appeal of classic blues done well. Wells’ vocals are deep and manly; his harp playing is high-pitched, like a child’s pleading. A surprising highlight is the only contemporary tune on the disc, Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason.” New Orleans drummer Herman Ernest III, who appears on 11 of the 14 cuts, does a masterful job laying down understated rhythmic grooves.

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