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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.
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Posted By : HDV | Date : 31 Oct 2014 21:12:50 | Comments : 1

Teodora Gheorghiu, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Arias For Anna De Amicis (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 80:33 minutes | 809 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This pre-classical programme is dedicated to Anna de Amicis, the famous soprano who first created the role of Giunia in Mozart's Lucio Silla. Besides works by the young Mozart the programme comprises arias by N. Jommelli, JC Bach, C.W. Gluck and others.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 31 Oct 2014 21:12:47 | Comments : 1

Teodora Gheorghiu, Jonathan Aner - Art Nouveau: Songs by Strauss, Zemlinsky, Ravel, Respighi (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 59:31 minutes | 815 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Teodora Gheorghiu's second album for Aparte is 'Art Nouveau': the core is Richard Strauss' Op. 22 and 67, framed by a selection of songs from different cultural groups, linguistically and aesthetically. Gheorghiu's homage to 18th-century soprano Anna de Amicis included mostly premiere recordings of arias by Mozart, Gluck, Borghi, Cafaro and Myslivecek and was named Disc of the Month by International Record Review, by Opera magazine, and was BBC Radio Three’s Disc of the Week.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 31 Oct 2014 21:12:42 | Comments : 0

Rory Block - Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:35 minutes | 930 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Rory Block is the most celebrated living female acoustic blues artist. On her fifth release in the acclaimed 'Mentor Series' on Stony Plain, Rory pays tribute to Skip James, one of the most important country blues artists in history. Rory actively tours internationally and each new release is a high profile occasion in the blues community. "Today, she is regarded as the top female interpreter and authority on traditional blues worldwide".
Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 31 Oct 2014 10:20:00 | Comments : 2

Various Artists - Footloose: Original Soundtrack (1984) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:54 minutes | Scans included | 1,68 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,12 GB

Footloose is a story of triumph and celebration, with music giving voice to youth's desire for freedom of expression, and revitalizing the spirit of a community. The soundtrack, described as the pop soundtrack of the '80s, has become a phenomenon. Now, in celebration of its 15th Anniversary, Footloose has been remastered from the original sources to sound better then ever, and features 4 bonus tracks.
Posted By : gonzalo76 | Date : 31 Oct 2014 10:06:07 | Comments : 0

Billy Idol - In Super Overdrive: Live (2009) (Blu-ray Audio Demux, LPCM, Stereo, 24bit / 48kHz)
Pop Rock | eac3to v3.27 | FLAC (IMG+CUE) | Covers 400 dpi (.jpg) | 898 MB | RAR 3% Rec. | NitroFlare + Uploadable

"In Super Overdrive Live" was filmed at the Congress Theater, Chicago for the US TV series Soundstage and originally broadcast in America in July 2009. The show sees Billy Idol, with trademark sneer and peroxide hair very much to the fore, reunited with guitarist Steve Stevens, who played on (& sometimes co-wrote) all his eighties songs. The track list runs from early Generation X hits, through his classic solo singles and up to tracks from his most recent album "The Devil's Playground". Idol is a fantastic live performer who oozes onstage charisma and the audience rocks along to every minute of this mesmerizing concert.
Posted By : saidalani | Date : 30 Oct 2014 20:01:39 | Comments : 3

Mahavishnu ‎– Mahavishnu (1984)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks | Artwork | 900 Mb, 4% RAR Recovery | NF
WEA Musik GmbH ‎– 251 351-1 (Original Germany, 1984) | Jazz Rock
Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 30 Oct 2014 16:53:14 | Comments : 0

10cc - Deceptive Bends (1977) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:22 minutes | Scans included | 1,57 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,07 GB
Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 30 Oct 2014 16:16:14 | Comments : 0

LYNX - Flute (2007) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 68:29 minutes | Covers included | 3,61 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers included | 1,23 GB
Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 30 Oct 2014 16:15:57 | Comments : 0

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Long Walk To Freedom (2006) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:58 minutes | Full Artwork | 4,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork | 1,12 GB

For more than 30 years, South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo has infused its township sound of Isicathamiya with rich gospel harmonies. LBM's unique sound was brought to American audiences thanks to Paul Simon's landmark Graceland, and the group has toured and recorded tirelessly since. Long Walk To Freedom is a new retrospective in which the group rerecords new versions of songs from throughout its career with help from such guests as Emmylou Harris, Sarah McLachlan, Taj Mahal, and Zap Mama as well as several popular countrymen. As with the Simon album, the North American guests' voices fit hand-in-glove with the group's warm harmonies. Highlights include "Nomathemba," which was the band's first hit in 1973, the popular "Hello My Baby," and the Graceland tunes "Diamonds on the Soles Of Her Shoes" and "Homeless." Though ostensibly a career retrospective, this new recording actually proves that Ladysmith Black Mambazo has never sounded better.
Posted By : Fran Solo | Date : 30 Oct 2014 13:58:05 | Comments : 0

Colosseum ‎- Daughter Of Time
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: ABC/Dunhill Records/DSX 50101 | Release: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
An excellent album from this majestic blues/jazz-rock band. There are two real characteristics for the album 1) Sometimes the size of the line-up (a daunting sextet/septet plus the occasional string arrangement) pays off perfectly (see Time Lament for an example), whereas in some tracks it lumbers a little, with Farlowe's very powerful voice or a generically-used sax not merging very well. 2) It's interesting to have a very strong and individual vocalist, and even if Farlowe's additions of 'baby' in some songs seems out of place, and his voice occasionally seems a little too strong, he really does add to the album and pull off some powerful emotional performances. In the end, we come out with some stunning moments, especially the unforgettable 'Time Lament' and 'Downhill and Shadows', even if the predecessor, Valentyne Suite, was a little stronger overall.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 30 Oct 2014 10:06:22 | Comments : 1

Tony Allen - Film Of Life (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 68:54 minutes | 845 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For his tenth album, the human metronome of afrobeat has pulled out all the stops. At his side are The Jazzbastards, a trio of producers at the cutting edge of contemporary sound, and fellow world-class musicians, including Damon Albarn, who continues to build pioneering bridges between Africa and today’s music scene. Tony Allen has given us an album that has the ring of a true self-portrait, an overview of his rich and exemplary career that brings together bebop, afrobeat jazz and psychedelic pop. For the wizard of Lagos, who has always thought of his drums “as an orchestra” and who likes “to make them sing”, Film of Life marks the pinnacle of his achievement.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 29 Oct 2014 19:18:45 | Comments : 5

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:33 minutes | 907 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the debut solo album by John Lennon. Produced by Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector, the album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and Ascot Sound Studios and used the same musicians and production team as Yoko Ono's album Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band. Considered to be one of Lennon's best solo albums, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was ranked at #23 by Rolling Stone magazine on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 29 Oct 2014 18:56:24 | Comments : 0

Sharpless - The One I Wanted To Be (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 38:21 minutes | 530 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Jack Greenleaf, the creative mind behind the project, stretches past his debut album with a much more disorderly effort, showing the true meaning of what he calls "Violent pop". Greenleaf incorporates sincere, searching lyrics with the epitome of intellectually vacant genres, allowing those who care about content to dance along to an entertaining beat while they ponder the complexities of life.
Posted By : HDV | Date : 29 Oct 2014 18:56:21 | Comments : 0

Joseph Swensen, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Sibelius Theatre Music (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:45 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklet

The foundations of Sibeliuss reputation are his symphonies, tone poems and increasingly his songs but the music he wrote for the stage throughout his creative life includes some of his finest scores. This disc presents his theatre music from 2 distinct periods – the 1900s (contemporary with his Violin Concerto, and the Second and Third Symphonies) and the 1920s, including some of the last works of his to survive.