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Julia Wolfe – Anthracite Fields (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Julia Wolfe – Anthracite Fields (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 59:39 minutes | 629 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | @ Cantaloupe Music

Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields, an oratorio for chorus and instruments, commemorates the Pennsylvania coal miners whose work fueled the industrial revolution. Drawing from oral histories, interviews, speeches, local rhymes and featuring the rich instrumental sounds of the region, Anthracite Fields provides an intimate look at a particular slice of American life. After extensive research about life in the Pennsylvania coal fields where the purest form of coal, anthracite, is found, Wolfe uncovered a complex world of political battles and deep cultural expressions.

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Judy Garland – Miss Show Business (1955/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Judy Garland – Miss Show Business (1955/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:12 minutes | 861 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | © Capitol Records

Miss Show Business is American singer Judy Garland’s 1955 release. The Capitol Records album features songs “Danny Boy”, “Carolina in the Morning” and “Over the Rainbow”. The record peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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John Mayer – Room For Squares (2001) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

John Mayer – Room For Squares (2001) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:15 minutes | Scans included | 4,54 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 54:12 mins | Scans included | 1,16 GB

Singer-songwriter John Mayer fills his debut, Room for Squares, with pep talks to and advertisements for himself. Even when questioning his young life, Mayer’s doubts come off glib; not one second of “Why Georgia” convinces that “the stirring in my soul” keeps the artiste awake at night. Between his Dave Matthews-wannabe vocals and the accomplished but bland lite rock of his band, he could be just as easily offering tunes for hire to a coming-of-age network series as making a stand for himself and his worldview. The premise of “City Love”–that Mayer couldn’t find his way around Manhattan until finding a girlfriend to root him to the place–is nice but not edifying. “My Stupid Mouth” is similarly fuzzy; letting us in on just what he said to alienate a dinner partner would’ve gone a long way toward fleshing out the song’s pat self-deprecation. Ultimately, Mayer comes off less like a commiserating friend than a blabbermouth who’s forever forgetting there’s someone else in the room. And instead of whining about a discarded lunch box (“83″), dude, learn to brown-bag it the way the rest of us did.

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John Mayer – Born And Raised (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

John Mayer – Born And Raised (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 46:45 minutes | 502 MB | Genre: Folk Rock, Country Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: highresaudio.com | © Columbia Records

Released in June 2012, Born and Raised, the fifth Columbia Records album from seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist John Mayer, debuted at Number One in six countries–Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States.

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John Mayer – Paradise Valley (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

John Mayer – Paradise Valley (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:02 minutes | 449 MB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | @ Columbia Records

Paradise Valley is the sixth studio album by John Mayer and was produced by John Mayer and Don Was. A more electric guitar-driven album than his previous release, Born and Raised,Paradise Valley still has some eclectic instrumental arrangements, but has been well-received by critics. Pete Blackburn of The Nosebleeds said of it, “…the best album he has put out since [Continuum]…it may even be his best effort ever.” Paradise Valley features guest musicians Frank Ocean and Katy Perry on two of the tracks, and was recorded in both New York and Los Angeles. The title of the album comes from a river valley of the Yellowstone River, located in Montana, where John Mayer currently resides.
Check out John Mayer talking about his new album HERE.

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Jose Luis Monton – Solo Guitarra (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jose Luis Monton – Solo Guitarra (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:59:06 minutes | 683 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: Qobuz  | @ ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: April 2011, Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano

Catalan guitarist José Luis Montón made a vital contribution to singer Amina Alaoui’s “Arco Iris” and during the session producer Manfred Eicher determined that a Montón solo project would be highly appropriate for ECM. Thus this extraordinary disc, recorded in Lugano last year. It’s a major artistic statement. With its programme of Montón compositions drawing upon the melodic subtleties, rhythmic vitality and emotional power of flamenco, making connections also to classical tradition, it can at once take its place alongside the label’s finest solo guitar albums.

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Jonas Kaufmann – The Age Of Puccini (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Jonas Kaufmann – The Age Of Puccini (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 76:16 minutes | 788 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: Qobuz  | Artwork: Digital booklet | @ Decca/London

On 14 April 2010 Jonas Kaufmann became the first German tenor to sing Cavaradossi at the Metropolitan Opera in 103 years. He shaped Puccini’s music with exceptional elegance, balancing the character’s essential revolutionary fervour with a heart-stopping tenderness. Critics and audiences received the portrayal ecstatically. Listeners familiar with Kaufmann’s artistry in German and French repertoire exclusively will be astonished by his affinity for Italian music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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John Scofield – Past Present (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Scofield – Past Present (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:29 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | @ Impulse Records

9 new tracks composed by master guitarist John Scofield. Bringing back the 1990 band with Joe Lovano, Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier stepping in for Dennis Irwin and Marc Johnson.

John Scofield updates his early-90s quartet with drummer Bill Stewart and saxophonist Joe Lovano by recruiting bassist Larry Grenadier for his fetching, appropriately titled Impulse! debut, Past Present. The nine exciting tunes Scofield penned on Past Present reflects his philosophy on playing jazz music. He stresses the importance of being knowledgeable of the musics deep, complex roots while simultaneously being spontaneous and in the moment while performing it. For an artist with such a multifaceted discography as Scofields, getting to the root of jazz means channeling the blues, as demonstrated on the discs closing, titled-track.

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Janis Joplin – Pearl (1970/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Janis Joplin – Pearl (1970/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:54 minutes | 784 MB | Genre: Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | @ Columbia/Legacy

Pearl is Janis Joplin’s captivating masterpiece. It is a bluesy affair and one of the singer’s most cohesive efforts. The album showcases her unmatched vocals and reached #1 on the Billboard 200. It held that spot for nine weeks. Pearl includes the monster hits “Cry Baby,” “Me And Bobby McGee” and “Mercedes Benz.” It ranked #7 on Rolling Stone’s “Women In rock: The 50 Essential Albums”.

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Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (1988/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (1988/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 45:25 minutes | 1,87 GB | Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock
Official Digital Download / Source: highresaudio.com | @ Warner Bros. Records
Recorded: 1987–1988 at Eldorado Studios in Los Angeles, California

Jane’s Addiction may not have been a strict metal band, but their music was certainly full of traits inherent to metal substances: hard, gleaming, powerful. On „Nothing’s Shocking“, which captured the much too short-lived quartet at its very peak, they were a blazing metallic supernova–grooving up a streak across the sky one moment, setting off heavy rhythmic discharges the next. Feeding off radically diverse musical elements–from art and classic rock, to hard-core punk and funk–Jane’s Addiction was the last great precursor to the alternative revolution of 1991-92. Simultaneously, they were the sole inheritors of Led Zeppelin’s mantra to make a different kind of sprawling heavy rock, and that they did in spades.

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