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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 : HiDefVagon | Date : 21 Aug 2014 13:34:46 | Comments : 0

Aaron Parks - Arborescence (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 49:54 minutes | 843 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: ECM/HDTracks.com | Digital booklet

"Arborescence" is the word for the way something grows, seeking and adaptive, like a tree - its roots and branches moving under and around things wherever they need to go toward water, toward the sun. Prize-winning young American pianist Aaron Parks titled his ECM debut Arborescence because the album's music is the fruit of a session of solo studio improvisation in which little was predetermined; the pieces developed in the moment like "living things", in the artist's words. “The music felt as if it were coming into being and going where it had to go, in that sort of arboreal way”. It's possible to hear fleeting echoes in this music of Arvo Part and Paul Bley, Erik Satie and Kenny Wheeler; but Arborescence is ultimately something deeply individual and intimate, recorded with the lights down low in the warm, clear acoustics of Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 21 Aug 2014 13:34:40 | Comments : 0

András Schiff - Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen, Op. 120
+ Piano Sonata No. 32 op. 111, Sechs Bagatellen op. 126 (2013)

ECM New Series | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 149:32 minutes | 1,24 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover / booklet

Following his monumental exploration of the 32 Sonatas, András Schiff has now recorded – on two period instruments – remarkable, contrasting versions of the Diabelli Variations alongside major late works with intrinsic ties to them. The Sonata Op. 111 and the Diabelli Variations (Disc 1) are played on an original Bechstein grand from 1921, and the second reading of the Diabelli Variations, (paired with the op. 126 Bagatelles on Disc 2) on a Hammerflügel fortepiano from Beethoven's own day. This gives listeners a unique opportunity to compare the rich range of these highly contrasting sonic universes, a world apart from modern day instruments. Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations are considered a magnum opus of the piano repertoire, a towering contribution to the genre and an entire Encyclopedia of pianism.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 20 Aug 2014 22:05:56 | Comments : 0

Godsmack - 1000hp (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:29 minutes | 1013 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum hard rock heroes, Godsmack are revving up their highly anticipated sixth full-length album, 100hp, for release on August 5th. Once again Godsmack teamed up with producer Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Evanescence) for the album, recording it back home in their new HQ just 30 minutes from the heart of the city. The lead single off the upcoming album, 1000hp bursts out of the gate with the Boston group's signature stomp and newfound thrashed-up "punk" energy. It's a rowdy, rousing, and rough anthem that tells the story of the band's journey from playing tiny clubs to packed arenas worldwide.
Posted By : Fran Solo | Date : 20 Aug 2014 19:05:00 | Comments : 12

Tri Yann - An Heol A Zo Glaz / Le Soleil Est Vert
Label: Marzelle/6313204 | Release: 1981 | Genre: Progressive-Folk
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
On a cold winter day in the 80s, my best friend tells me that her brother was coming from France and brought some music.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 20 Aug 2014 14:46:20 | Comments : 2

Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 4-6 (1961/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time - 131:23 minutes | 1,49 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Pristine Classical.com | Digital booklets

Mravinsky's legendary 1960 Tchaikovsky Late Symphonies in stunning new 32-bit XR remaster. Yevgeny Mravinsky made these recordings with the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra for DGG whilst on a tour of western Europe in the autumn of 1960 in sessions which took place in London (Symphony No. 4) and Vienna (Symphonies 5 & 6).
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 20 Aug 2014 14:02:29 | Comments : 4

Pierre Fournier; George Szell, BPO - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:25 minutes | 1,61 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Highdeftapetransfers.com | Digital booklet

...HDTT chose another genuine classic to remaster, and one can hardly argue the importance of this 1961 recording of Antonín Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B.191 from cellist Pierre Fournier ant the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by George Szell.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 20 Aug 2014 14:02:27 | Comments : 3

Clifford Curzon; George Szell, LSO - Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 50:24 minutes | 2,09 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Highdeftapetransfers.com | Digital booklet

...Pianist Clifford Curzon joins the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Szell for this recording of Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15.
Posted By : Fran Solo | Date : 19 Aug 2014 18:33:28 | Comments : 0

Judy Collins ‎- Whales And Nightingales
Label: Elektra/EKS-75010 | Release: 1970 | Genre: Country-Rock
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Judy Collins found herself in the Top 40 with her adaptation of "Amazing Grace."
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 19 Aug 2014 16:58:35 | Comments : 0

Mastodon - Remission (2002/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:30 minutes | 1,18 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

On the heels of the release of Mastodon‘s latest album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, comes word that their debut album will be reissued. The deluxe version of Remission will be released August 5 via Relapse Records...
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 19 Aug 2014 16:58:33 | Comments : 2

Spoon - They Want My Soul (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:35 minutes | 975 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

They Want My Soul is Spoon’s most straight-up, direct and concise rock album ever; a certain “return to form” as a straight up American rock band, and a restoration of Spoon’s trademark authority, confidence and swagger. The music runs a gamut from AC/DC-esque guitar-driven songs like the opener “Rent I Pay” to stunning cosmic space disco tracks like “Outlier” to delicately pensive album standout “Inside Out”.
Posted By : boogie-de | Date : 19 Aug 2014 13:16:41 | Comments : 1

Ui – Lifelike (1998)
XLD Flac 24Bit/96kHz = 930 MB | Mp3 VBR0 16Bit/48kHz = 99 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | rar
Vinyl LP | Southern Records 18547-1 | Post Rock | US

Allied to the more organic, instrumental groovesters in the American post-rock scene led by Tortoise, Ui focuses on angular grooves provided by a dual-bass attack. The New York band was formed in 1990 by bassist Sasha Frere-Jones (formerly of the group Dolores and probably better known as a journalist than a musician) and drummer Clem Waldmann. … As part of a tour that year with Tortoise and Labradford, Ui signed a contract with Chicago's Southern Records. … The group collaborated with Techno Animal and Luke Vibert, among others in the experimental electronica underground, before teaming up with Stereolab for the Fires EP, released as Uilab. A second album, Lifelike, followed in 1998. …
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 18 Aug 2014 22:30:43 | Comments : 10

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco SO - The Mahler Project (2010)
11 Releases | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 907:08 minutes | 16,1 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: SFS Media | Covers & Digital booklets

Michael Tilson Thomas is among today's foremost interpreters of Gustav Mahler, and critic Mark Swed, writing in the Los Angeles Times, has called MTT and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra "The most exciting Mahler combination anywhere right now". The Mahler Project in Studio Master including all of Mahler's Symphonies and Songs as recorded by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas. This collection's recordings have been awarded a combined seven Grammy Awards.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 18 Aug 2014 13:48:22 | Comments : 2

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970/2008/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:48 minutes | 1,66 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet

Cosmo's Factory was the fourth, biggest, and best of the astonishing string of five Top Ten albums Creedence Clearwater Revival released in 1969 and 1970. It went on sale in August 1970, well after two of its tracks had stormed the radio—the No. 2 "Travelin' Band"/"Who'll Stop the Rain," which began its parabola in January, and the No. 4 "Up Around the Bend," released in April. But as Fantasy most certainly knew, there was a third hit in its grooves, the transcendent "Lookin' Out My Back Door"—the fifth and last No. 2 lead single for the preeminent pop phenomenon of its brief era, which never had a No. 1—and the album rode all four beloved songs to nine weeks atop Billboard's album chart.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 18 Aug 2014 11:28:33 | Comments : 3

Gorset & Friends - Nodebog (2013) [Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]
Blu-Ray: LPCM 2.0 & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 24bit/192kHz | Artwork (PDF) | 8,45 GB
or BDAudio Rip > FLAC: 2.0 Stereo, Tracks 24bit/192kHz | TT - 52:59 minutes | 1,85 GB

NODEBOG presents musical pleasures and "divertissements" from 18th century Norway. The melodies are found in hand-written music books containing both international "hits" well known throughout Europe and local favourites - Halling dances and Pols dances are featured alongside minuets, marches and English country dances. These rediscovered treasures from the past can only be recreated through living performance today, here by flautist Hans Olav Gorset and his fellow musicians. These melodies may not seem important to the music historian, but to the listener they certainly are - being international "hits" of yesterday - and, who knows, perhaps becoming the hits of today.
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