Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (2011) [DVD-Audio + Audio-DVD]

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Artist: Pink Floyd | Album: Wish You Were Here | Style: Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Year: 2011 [1975 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 4.0 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit) + Audio-DVD (Dolby AC3 5.1, Dolby AC3 4.0 (~448 kbps, 640 kbps), LPCM 2.0 ~1536 kbps) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 5 | Size: ~5.52 Gb + 2.15 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in srchive | Release: BluRay-rip (Immersion Box – Disc 5) © Pink Floyd Music Ltd. | EMI Records Ltd. (50999 029438 9 3) + original Audio-DVD (Immersion Box – Disc 3) | Note: Not Watermarked

Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy textures of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” reveal its melodic motif, and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than its predecessor. Musically, it’s arguably even more impressive, showcasing the group’s interplay and David Gilmour’s solos in particular. And while it’s short on actual songs, the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling. Continue reading

Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Pink Floyd – The Wall
Artist: Pink Floyd | Album: The Wall | Style: Rock | Year: 1979| Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.0 96kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 26 | Size: ~3.18 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Upmix by AREA51 | Note: Not Watermarked

The Wall was Roger Waters’ crowning accomplishment in Pink Floyd. It documented the rise and fall of a rock star (named Pink Floyd), based on Waters’ own experiences and the tendencies he’d observed in people around him. By then, the bassist had firm control of the group’s direction, working mostly alongside David Gilmour and bringing in producer Bob Ezrin as an outside collaborator. Drummer Nick Mason was barely involved, while keyboardist Rick Wright seemed to be completely out of the picture. Still, The Wall was a mighty, sprawling affair, featuring 26 songs with vocals: nearly as many as all previous Floyd albums combined. The story revolves around the fictional Pink Floyd’s isolation behind a psychological wall. The wall grows as various parts of his life spin out of control, and he grows incapable of dealing with his neuroses. The album opens by welcoming the unwitting listener to Floyd’s show (“In the Flesh?”), then turns back to childhood memories of his father’s death in World War II (“Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1”), his mother’s over protectiveness (“Mother”), and his fascination with and fear of sex (“Young Lust”). By the time “Goodbye Cruel World” closes the first disc, the wall is built and Pink is trapped in the midst of a mental breakdown. On disc two, the gentle acoustic phrasings of “Is There Anybody Out There?” and the lilting orchestrations of “Nobody Home” reinforce Floyd’s feeling of isolation. When his record company uses drugs to coax him to perform (“Comfortably Numb”), his onstage persona is transformed into a homophobic, race-baiting fascist (“In the Flesh”). In “The Trial,” he mentally prosecutes himself, and the wall comes tumbling down. This ambitious concept album was an across-the-board smash, topping the Billboard album chart for 15 weeks in 1980. The single “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2” was the country’s best-seller for four weeks. The Wall spawned an elaborate stage show (so elaborate, in fact, that the band was able to bring it to only a few cities) and a full-length film. It also marked the last time Waters and Gilmour would work together as equal partners. Continue reading

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (2011) [DVD-Audio + Audio-DVD]

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
Artist: Pink Floyd | Album: The Dark Side Of The Moon | Style: Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Year: 2011 [1973 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 4.0 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit) + Audio-DVD (Dolby AC3 5.1, Dolby AC3 4.0 (~448 kbps, 640 kbps), LPCM 2.0 ~1536 kbps) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 10 | Size: ~5.79 Gb + 2.15 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: rip and authoring of BluRay (Immersion Box – Disc 5) © Pink Floyd Music Ltd. | EMI Records Ltd. (50999 029431 2 1) + original Audio-DVD (Immersion Box – Disc 3) | Note: Not Watermarked

By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. The primary revelation of Dark Side of the Moon is what a little focus does for the band. Roger Waters wrote a series of songs about mundane, everyday details which aren’t that impressive by themselves, but when given the sonic backdrop of Floyd’s slow, atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, they achieve an emotional resonance. But what gives the album true power is the subtly textured music, which evolves from ponderous, neo-psychedelic art rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock before turning back to psychedelia. It’s dense with detail, but leisurely paced, creating its own dark, haunting world. Pink Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record defines them quite as well as this one. Continue reading

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975) [Reissue 2011] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975) [Reissue 2011] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:19 minutes | Scans included | 3,57 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 44:13 minutes | Scans included | 966 MB
Special Limited SACD Edition | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround.

Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy textures of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” reveal its melodic motif, and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than its predecessor. Musically, it’s arguably even more impressive, showcasing the group’s interplay and David Gilmour’s solos in particular. And while it’s short on actual songs, the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling. Continue reading

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:00 minutes | Scans included | 3,89 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 42:57 minutes | Scans included | 828 MB
30th anniversary edition | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround.

By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. The primary revelation of Dark Side of the Moon is what a little focus does for the band. Roger Waters wrote a series of songs about mundane, everyday details which aren’t that impressive by themselves, but when given the sonic backdrop of Floyd’s slow, atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, they achieve an emotional resonance. But what gives the album true power is the subtly textured music, which evolves from ponderous, neo-psychedelic art rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock before turning back to psychedelia. It’s dense with detail, but leisurely paced, creating its own dark, haunting world. Pink Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record defines them quite as well as this one. Continue reading