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Bert Kaempfert – That Happy Feeling! (1962/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Bert Kaempfert – That Happy Feeling! (1962/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 01:11:13 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

“That Happy Feeling” is an instrumental pop music composed by Ghanaian musician Guy Warren in 1956 under the original title “An African’s Prayer (Eyi Wala Dong)”, and recorded as a single by Bert Kaempfert.

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Bert Kaempfert – April In Portugal (Fado, Wine & Sunshine) (1958/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bert Kaempfert – April In Portugal (Fado, Wine & Sunshine) (1958/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 32:35 minutes | 649 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

This was Bert Kaempfert’s first album for Polydor released under his own name. Polydor reissues state that it was recorded in 1958; the Taragon reissue lists the recording date as February 3, 1959. Initially released in 1959 by Polydor as Portugal – Fado, Wine and Sunshine, it was retitled April In Portugal for the Decca (USA) release and certain Polydor reissues.

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Berliner Symphoniker, Omar Massa & Mark Laycock – Nuevo Tango Concertos by Piazzolla and Massa (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Berliner Symphoniker, Omar Massa & Mark Laycock – Nuevo Tango Concertos by Piazzolla and Massa (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 01:07:05 minutes | 679 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Solo Musica

Astor Piazzolla, the great Argentine composer and bandoneon player, was born exactly a century ago in 1921. Fascinated by the music of Bach, Mozart and Chopin, Piazzolla wanted to compose great classical music. From Alberto Ginastera he received lessons in orchestration, composition and conducting, as well as in literature and poetry. Following his studies with Ginastera, Piazzolla received a scholarship to study in Paris with the renowned pianist and composer Nadia Boulanger. Under her guidance, he began to conceive of and perfect his own style of composition.

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle – Mahler Symphony No. 8 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle – Mahler Symphony No. 8 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 01:18:12 minutes | 787 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 8 in D major by Gustav Mahler was mainly composed between late 1887 and March 1888, though it incorporates music Mahler had composed for previous works. It was composed while Mahler was second conductor at the Leipzig Opera, Germany. Although in his letters Mahler almost always referred to the work as a symphony, the first two performances described it as a symphonic poem and as a tone poem in symphonic form respectively. The work was premi`ered at the Vigad’o Concert Hall, Budapest, in 1889, but was not well received Mahler made some major revisions for the second performance, given at Hamburg in October 1893; further alterations were made in the years prior to the first publication, in late 1898. Some modern performances and recordings give the work the title Titan, despite the fact that Mahler only used this label for the second and third performances, and never after the work had reached its definitive four-movement form in 1896.

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Bee Gees – Timeless – The All-Time Greatest Hits (2017/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bee Gees – Timeless – The All-Time Greatest Hits (2017/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:18:12 minutes | 1,53 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Bee Gees Catalog

Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the Bee Gees. It was released on 21 April 2017 by Capitol Records to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The album is a single-disc compilation of the group’s biggest hits selected by the group’s last surviving member, Barry Gibb. Gibb said of the compilation: “Although there are many other songs, these songs, I feel, are the songs that Maurice, Robin, and I would be most proud of.”

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BBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Harold Williams – Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Toscanini live in London 1937 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Harold Williams – Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Toscanini live in London 1937 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 01:04:25 minutes | 712 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Archipel

The BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBC SO) is a British orchestra based in London. Founded in 1930, it was the first permanent salaried orchestra in London, and is the only one of the city’s five major symphony orchestras not to be self-governing. The BBC SO is the principal broadcast orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

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Barry White – Barry White’s Greatest Hits (1975/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Barry White – Barry White’s Greatest Hits (1975/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 41:31 minutes | 917 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Island Def Jam

Before a definitive multi-disc box set was issued in the 1990s, there were two single-album volumes of Barry White hits released by Casablanca in the 1970s. The first was the best, with sweeping versions of such disco classics as “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” and “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything.” White’s productions and arrangements were never as intricate as they seemed, but his booming baritone and romantic dialogue sounded convincing when underscored by the lush backgrounds. If you only want a little Barry White, this is the album to grab.

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Bambu Ensemble – Enescu, Shostakovich & Campos – String Octets [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bambu Ensemble – Enescu, Shostakovich & Campos – String Octets
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:04:12 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © IBS Classical

Bamb’u Ensemble was expressly created as a string octet and its players are trained in the careful cultivation of the distinguishing features of their literature – from Mendelssohn or Gade to more contemporary offerings. On this album, therefore, they demonstrate an intuitive and eloquent ability to deliver (or “pronounce” – in the rhetorical, Ciceronian sense of pronunciatio) not only the cyclical-thematic density of the massive symphonic structure in nine interconnected themes that is the magnificent Octet composed by a precocious and utterly inspired Enescu, but also the exceptional academic exercise in counterpoint that displays the skill and brilliance of the young Shostakovich, and the nocturnal garden of multiple textures woven around a single motif created by Javier Mart’inez Campos, transferring the concept of counterpoint from the thematic or motivic to the terrain of experimentation in timbre and sound. Listening to their album, therefore, is an adventure which will undoubtedly open up the map of any music-lover’s imagination – come aboard the good ship Bamb’u and, like Marco Polo on his travels, embark on a voyage of marvels upon the ocean of music.

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Ballake Sissoko – A Touma (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ballake Sissoko – A Touma (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 39:30 minutes | 388 MB | Genre: World, Ethnic Fusion
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © No Format!

After the success of Djourou, the Malian virtuoso returns for an intimate t^ete `a t^ete with his kora – intimate yet simple and majestic.

Taking time off from the Djourou sessions, Ballak’e recorded these eight instrumental pieces in the intimate confines of the Chapelle Sainte-Apolline in Belgium. Together they proclaim, without need for further evidence, the heights of mastery and freedom that this discreet giant of global music has scaled in his forty-year-long career.

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Super Quintet – Recado Bossa Nova (2018) [Japan 2020] SACD ISO + DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Super Quintet – Recado Bossa Nova (2018) [Japan 2020]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:59 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,5 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front/Rear Covers | 2,46 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,45 GB

The Super Quintet is formed of Philip Harper on trumpet and vocal, Jerry Weldon on tenor sax, Massimo Farao’ on piano, Nicola Barbon on bass and Byron Landham on drums. Recado Bossa Nova features the title song plus “Vicksville”, “Filidia”, “It’s You Or No One”, “No Room For Squares”, “This Will Make You Laugh”, and more.

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