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Posted By : R@F | Date : 24 Apr 2010 00:25:00 | Comments : 0
Dear Publisher!

Our new section - "Vinyl & Hi-Res" is the special place for publishing the rips of musical albums taken from a non-standard sources as:
  • Vinyl LPs ripped with serious technical equipment
  • Multichannel music copied from a DVD-Audio sources
  • SACD-layer extracted via analogue output
  • High resolution studio masters, available directly from label (include "Digital download" higher than 16 bit)
  • Any tapes presented in higher than 24 bit/48 kHz, etc...

Just because you've ripped an old vinyl LP in the digital format does not make it a specific audiophile product. Same as the original vinyl album ripped to MP3 files does not fit here. The posting of music grabbed from the usual (Red Book) Compact Discs is strongly forbidden in this section.
Posted By : Fran Solo | Date : 29 Jul 2014 16:26:00 | Comments : 5

Joan Baez ‎– Farewell, Angelina
Label: Vanguard ‎/ VSD-79200 | Release: 1965 | Genre: Country-Folk
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

The album represented a further shift from the strictly traditional folk music with which Baez had begun her career in that, for the first time, she included electric backup in the form of Bruce Langhorne's electric guitar (which was nonetheless subtle).
Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 29 Jul 2014 09:54:35 | Comments : 4

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UCGU-9009]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 32:16 minutes | Scans included | 1,11 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 801 MB
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Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 29 Jul 2014 09:54:30 | Comments : 0

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Raise Your Spirit Higher (2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:23 minutes | Scans included | 3,33 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1028 MB

It's been 17 years since Ladysmith Black Mambazo's gorgeous vocal harmonies poured the foundation for Paul Simon's landmark 1986 album Graceland, an album that catapulted the South African a cappella gospel group into the international consciousness and led to worldwide stardom, a Grammy, film soundtracks, and candy commercials. Fans of the group's intricately arranged vocal landscapes will be pleased to know that all that ensuing attention hasn't diluted the group's appeal. Their latest album, Raise Your Spirit Higher, is as strong as anything the group has recorded in its now 30-year career. Ladysmith has always defined itself by merging Christian gospel music with a native South African musical tradition called isicathamiya, which was developed by mine workers who sang to entertain themselves after their grueling work.
Posted By : saidalani | Date : 28 Jul 2014 21:13:45 | Comments : 0

The Band – The Band (1969)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks | Artwork | 990 Mb, 3% RAR Recovery | UL
Capitol Records ‎– 1 C 062-80 181 (Original German, 1969) | Folk Rock
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 28 Jul 2014 05:28:13 | Comments : 0

Vahala, Kuusisto, Lahti Symphony - The Red Violin - Corigliano, Kuusisto: Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.27 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

John Corigliano's violin concerto 'The Red Violin' originated as the score to a film about a violin by one of the Old Italian master-builders, and its journeys around the world throughout three centuries. While working on the film score, Corigliano also produced a one-movement concert version of it, which he later expanded into a full-scale concerto in four movements. The son of a violinist, Corigliano’s aim was to write a concerto in a style his father would have wanted to play, and he has managed to do so without sacrificing any of the music's communicative qualities, or its wealth of colours, emotions and atmospheres. The work is coupled here with a concerto of a similar broad appeal, composed by Jaakko Kuusisto, who is a highly respected violinist in his own right, as well as conductor.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 28 Jul 2014 05:21:52 | Comments : 0

Andrew Litton, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet Suites (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 607 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

Combined, Prokofiev’s three suites from Romeo include about half of the score. Still, most conductors who want to give us a full CD (or even a full LP) of Romeo pick their own extracts from the complete ballet instead of stringing together the suites. That’s probably at least partly because they don’t share Prokofiev’s preferences when it comes to favorite moments—but it’s also because, as written, the suites are organized for musical rather than narrative coherence, and thus provide little sense of the play’s dramatic trajectory. One way around the second of these issues, of course, is to reorder the suites: that’s, for instance, what Mitropoulos does with selections from the more popular First and Second. Here Andrew Litton pushes that idea to its limit, giving us all 20 movements of the three suites “in the order the music appears in the ballet score.”
Posted By : Fran Solo | Date : 27 Jul 2014 16:56:53 | Comments : 0

Judy Collins ‎- Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Label: Elektra/EKS-74033 | Release: 1968 | Genre: Country-Rock
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

With a cast of instrumental all-stars, folk vocalist Judy Collins creates a mini-masterwork on "Who Knows Where the Times Goes".
Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 27 Jul 2014 12:30:12 | Comments : 0

Styx - Paradise Theater (1981) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:39 minutes | Scans included | 1,2 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 844 MB
Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 27 Jul 2014 10:12:44 | Comments : 1

Styx - Paradise Theater (1981) [Audio Fidelity 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:43 minutes | Scans included | 1,24 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 835 MB
Mastered by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-174
Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 27 Jul 2014 10:12:41 | Comments : 2

Eric Clapton - Journeyman (1989) [Audio Fidelity 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:06 minutes | Scans included | 1,73 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,07 GB
Mastered by Steve Hoffman | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-180
Posted By : Ebisu | Date : 27 Jul 2014 08:16:27 | Comments : 1

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr
Handel, Richter, Stamitz, Mozart, Haydn: Birth Of The Symphony Handel to Haydn - 2014

Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24/96 kHz | Covers | 1.36 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Linnrecords | TT: 70:46

The 18th century saw an explosion of symphonies (over 18,000 composed in just 60 years, by one estimate). ‘Birth of the Symphony: Handel to Haydn' surveys some of the diverse works which were central to the genre as we know it today. The recording begins with Handel's Sinfonia from Saul, an example of the oratorio sinfonia which supplied models for the early symphony's scoring. Works from the avant-garde Mannheim composers Stamitz and Richter demonstrate the new sonic possibilities of the form, with which Mozart also engages in his very first attempt at the symphony. The recording ends with an example of a mature classical symphony, Haydn's 'La passione'.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 27 Jul 2014 05:55:14 | Comments : 5

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphonies 14 & 15
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
2xSACD | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,79 & 2,69 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 841 & 976 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-039/40 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Symp 15: Very good performance. A lot of character in I, darkness in II. III is devilish. IV is very powerful, with chilling final percussion chatterings. Sanderling's stereo SA-CD is very good, but the sound isn't as good; Fedoseev's SA-CD has character, but Kitajenko has better sound and performance." ~sa-cd.net
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 27 Jul 2014 03:11:35 | Comments : 2

Andreas Hanson - John Pickard: Gaia Symphony, Eden (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.32 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

Composed over a period of fourteen years, John Pickard's Gaia Symphony and Eden are scored for the standard British brass band, with expanded percussion in the case of 'Gaia'. Both works in different ways mirror concerns regarding the world and nature, and their relationship with the human species. Gaia was the Greek goddess of the earth, but is also the name of a theory which proposes that the earth itself is a living organism and that its colonisation by humankind merely marks a certain point in its history.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 27 Jul 2014 03:04:26 | Comments : 5

Piers Lane, Howard Shelley - Williamson: Complete Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.14 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Hyperion

A real rarity from Hyperion’s Anglo-Australian artistic collaboration: music by an Australian composer who was once at the heart of the English establishment. Malcolm Williamson was one of many Australian creative artists who relocated to Britain in the mid-twentieth century. Within a decade of settling in London he had established a reputation as one of the most gifted and prolific composers of his generation. His stature as a leading figure within the British music scene was publicly acknowledged in 1975 when he was appointed to the esteemed post of Master of the Queen’s Music in succession to Sir Arthur Bliss. But today he is almost forgotten and his music virtually never performed.