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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 : Fran Solo | Date : 02 Sep 2014 16:29:37 | Comments : 0

The Animals ‎- The Best Of The Animals
Label: Records/AB 4226 | Released: 1973 | Genre: Classic Rock
Mastered at Sterling Sound
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

The Animals were a British band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 02 Sep 2014 14:11:22 | Comments : 1

V.A. - Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 114:41 minutes | 2,42 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet

Looking Into You, the first ever tribute album honoring Jackson Browne, features a mix of Browne's old friends, fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, and younger admirers offering their own interpretations of 23 hits and album cuts from the songwriter's extensive catalog. Among those who lent their talents to this double-disc set are Ben Harper, Don Henley with Blind Pilot, Lyle Lovett, Keb' Mo', Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa, and Lucinda Williams.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 02 Sep 2014 14:10:44 | Comments : 0

Eleanor McEvoy - If You Leave... (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:04 minutes | 964 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

If You Leave... features eight new songs by Eleanor McEvoy as well as four covers. Stylistically, the album is a throwback to 60s blues and features Jimmy Smyth on guitar, James Delaney on keyboard, Paul Moor and Eoghan O'Neill on bass, and Des Lacey on drums.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 02 Sep 2014 14:10:00 | Comments : 0

Opeth - Pale Communion (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:42 minutes | 1,34 GB
Blu-Ray Audio Rip | Sourced Track - Dolby True HD Stereo | No Art
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 02 Sep 2014 12:30:42 | Comments : 1

Alice Coote, Harry Bicket - Handel: Arias (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.13 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Hyperion

Hyperion is delighted to present a tour de force from the supreme mezzo-soprano of today, Alice Coote, accompanied by The English Concert and Harry Bicket, making their Hyperion debut. Coote performs a selection of Handel’s greatest arias from opera and oratorio, employing an extraordinary range of vocal and dramatic colour, tone and emotion to produce triumphant and moving interpretations of these masterpieces.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 02 Sep 2014 12:23:04 | Comments : 2

Daniel Barenboim - Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 5.53 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Daniel Barenboim is considered one of the greatest pianists and conductors of our time and may well be called a living legend. For his efforts towards reconciliation in the Middle East as well as his musical achievements, Barenboim has been the recipient of many prizes and honours. 2014 marks a very special anniversary for this extraordinary musician: 60 years as recording artist. To celebrate this occasion, Deutsche Grammophon and Daniel Barenboim will release a new recording of Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonatas. The sonatas are wonderful romantic music, and after recording them, Barenboim summarizes: “Schubert’s sonatas are a revelation. The music laughs and cries, it is at the same time sad and cheerful.”
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 01 Sep 2014 20:22:20 | Comments : 0

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:50 minutes | 2,57 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz.com | Front cover

Long considered a jewel in Verve Records' very impressive crown, Fitzgerald's songbook collections of various composers--a series that was started by the success of this set--are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter's erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these Porter sets offer her most realized pop performances. Also, the gold remastering does a fine job of bringing out the nuances in the arrangements, making this a treasure for the serious collector and the casual listener alike. A true American music gem.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 01 Sep 2014 18:00:53 | Comments : 1

Reinhold, Dunford - Kapsberger: Labrinto d'Amore (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.01 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

The ‘Eric Clapton of the lute’ (BBC Magazine) comes back to the Alpha microphones, this time with the soprano Anna Reinhold. Here, Thomas Dunford applies his truly prodigious virtuosity to the eight Toccatas from the first book by Meister Kapsberger, giving us a veritable concert such as the composer himself might have proposed with, in counterpoint to the toccatas, a few of the loveliest airs by Caccini, Merula et al. The beauty of Anna Reinhold’s voice (a young talent noticed especially in William Christie’s ‘Jardin des voix’) has a freshness and energy that bring to mind the young performers at work in Alpha’s earliest recordings. This goes to prove that there still remains much distance to cover in the discovery of Baroque art.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 01 Sep 2014 17:52:44 | Comments : 4

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No 9 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Digital Booklet | 614 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

In January 2014, music lovers worldwide were saddened to learn that Claudio Abbado had passed away. Deutsche Grammophon feels immensely blessed and proud to be releasing together with Accentus Music Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, which was recorded as part of Abbado’s final concert.
Posted By : Fran Solo | Date : 01 Sep 2014 16:33:19 | Comments : 0

Joan Baez ‎– Any Day Now (Bob Dylan's Songs Sung By Joan Baez)
Label: Vanguard/VSD 79306, VSD 79307 | Release: 1968 | Genre: Country-Rock
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Recorded in October of 1968, Any Day Now marks Joan Baez's first foray into the recording studios of Nashville, armed with an entire program of Bob Dylan's material and backed by a stellar cast of Music City's finest session players.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 01 Sep 2014 16:06:13 | Comments : 10

The Cars - Studio Album Collection (1978-1987) [2014]
6 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 238:12 minutes | 9,19 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Front covers

The Cars are an American new wave band that first formed in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts. For the first time, listen to their complete studio album collection of six albums in hi-res. Albums in this collection are: The Cars (1978), Candy-O (1979), Panorama (1980), Shake It Up (1981), Heartbeat City (1984), Door To Door (1987).
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 01 Sep 2014 14:14:23 | Comments : 1

Jean-Louis Matinier, Marco Ambrosini - Inventio (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:38 minutes | 860 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet

Inventio is an inventive project at all levels, beginning with the instrumentation. Marco Ambrosini is one of very few musicians playing nyckelharpa outside the Swedish folk tradition, and Jean-Louis Matinier has similarly taken the accordion beyond any ‘folkloric’ frame of reference. On the present disc, the French-Italian duo plays a program inspired by the baroque sonatas of Bach and Biber but also by the lyrical cadences of Pergolesi. They adapt and arrange works of each of these masters, and contribute compositions of their own.
Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 01 Sep 2014 14:14:18 | Comments : 0

Dr. John - The Brightest Smile In Town (1983) [DAD Reissue 1998]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:57 minutes | 1035 MB
DAD to Hi-Res FLAC - Source: Classic Records' DAD 1017 | Artwork

Doctor John's second solo piano album finds him combining country, blues, and New Orleans standards with originals, half of them instrumentals, and half of them containing vocals that sound like they were recorded off the piano microphone. This is not a high-tech recording, by any means, but in its unadorned way it does capture the flavor of Doctor John as directly as any record he's made.
Posted By : Fran Solo | Date : 31 Aug 2014 22:39:29 | Comments : 0

The Seekers - Live At The Talk Of The Town
Label: Columbia/SCX6278 | Release: 1967 | Genre: Folk-Pop
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

The Seekers weren't really the kind of group from whom most people ever expected to see a concert album -- their hits seemed to have a very "produced," studio-focused sound that made live performance more a matter of re-creation, or so it seemed. But Live at the Talk of the Town is an extraordinary album, as well as the group's final effort together as a continuing organization, recorded during an engagement at the renowned London restaurant/theater just a week before the quartet was dissolved.
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