2013 Bits

Tamar Braxton - Love and War (2013) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 12, 2017
Tamar Braxton - Love and War (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Tamar Braxton - Love and War (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 48:25 minutes | 573 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The sophomore solo album from the television star and R&B vocalist. Tamar just so happens to be the younger sister of Soul diva Toni Braxton. In early 2012, she made a decision to return to the studio. Twelve years had passed since her major label debut, Tamar, but it finally felt right to delve into making music again. The artist had already endured the changing tides of the business and its tumultuous nature. This time, she wasn't going to bend for anyone or hold anything back. "This is the first record where my music has truly reflected who I am," she affirms. "One night when I was in the studio, everything clicked. I found the sound I'd been looking for within myself for years. I never had a chance to go as deep as I did. I'm not trying to be something I'm not. I have to be me. The vocals just poured out of me."

Tamar Braxton - Winter Loversland (2013) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 12, 2017
Tamar Braxton - Winter Loversland (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Tamar Braxton - Winter Loversland (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 30:10 minutes | 348 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Considering how good Tamar Braxton's Winter Loversland album is, it is ridiculous and almost unforgiveable that my first knowledge of the singer came from Roxxxy Andrews impersonating her in the 5th season of the always flawless RuPaul's Drag Race. How Love & War passed me by is beyond me. However, I'm here now and hopefully not to late to this festive party because Winter Loversland (love that title) is a heavenly treat that is sinfully good from start to finish. Tamar has managed to put together a collection of tunes that reflect her personality & the spirit of the season in a seemingly effortless convergence of musical magic.
James Blunt - All The Lost Souls {Deluxe Edition} (2007/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

James Blunt - All The Lost Souls (2007/2013) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 85:39 minutes | 1,72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"All the Lost Souls" is the second studio album by the English singer-songwriter James Blunt. It is the follow-up to his hugely successful 2004 debut album, "Back to Bedlam". The album received mixed reviews, but peaked at number one in over 20 countries. This Deluxe edition features 11 bonus tracks.
Agnes Obel - Aventine (Deluxe Version) (2013/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Agnes Obel - Aventine (Deluxe Version) (2013/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 89:14 minutes | 710 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

'Aventine' is the second album release from Berlin-based Danish phenomenon Agnes Obel, the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut 'Philharmonics' of 2010. Like 'Philharmonics', the new album was written, arranged, and produced by Agnes, who provides piano and vocals. The album features a small ensemble including cellist Anne Müller, who has also played with Nils Frahm, along with Mika Posen of Timber Timbre playing the violin and viola on 'The Curse', 'Pass Them By' and 'Fivefold'. Robert Kondorossi of Budzillus plays guitar on 'Pass Them By'. Building on the sonic template of her debut, 'Aventine' is a deeper and darker (though none the less elegantly sublime) affair, with songs of genuine heart stopping beauty in the likes of first single 'The Curse', 'Dorian' and 'Fuel To Fire' Originally from Copenhagen, Agnes has lived in Berlin since 2006, where 'Aventine' was recorded at her Chalk Wood Studios between January and May 2013.
Paul Kuhn with John Clayton & Jeff Hamilton - The L.A. Session (2013/2016) [Official Digital Download]

Paul Kuhn with John Clayton & Jeff Hamilton - The L.A. Session (2013/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 49:16 minutes | 578 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The L.A. Session' by the veteran German jazz pianist and vocalist Paul Kuhn was recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Backed by an A-list rhythm section - drummer Jeff Hamilton and bassist John Clayton - he performs a set of classic jazz standards as well as two of his own compositions. With his unmistakable sense of rhythm and melody, Kuhn appears to absorb each individual note and transforms it into a very special art of timeless swing.

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 10, 2017
Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Repost]

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013)
Vivaldi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Frédéric Chopin, P.I. Tchaikovsky
Jules Massenet, Max Bruch, Vittorio Monti, Nigel Hess, John Williams, Carlos Gardel

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5338 DH | Time: 01:16:06

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for 10 years. This album celebrates the best of those recordings, and her other successes – from winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, to her 2012 best-selling album ‘The Silver Violin’, the highest charting classical instrumental album in the UK of the last two decades. A collection of great violin music – from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending to the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos and Arvo Part’s Spiegel Im Spiegel. Featuring brand new recordings – Brahms’ invigorating Hungarian Dance no. 5, Monti’s ever-popular Czardas, and Chopin’s emotional Nocturne in C# minor. The album includes Nicola performing with leading orchestras and conductors, as well as some of her favorite chamber players. This album showcases the incredible range of Nicola’s playing and demonstrates her wide appeal. In January 2013 Nicola was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music and charity.
Pat Metheny - Tap: John Zorn's Book Of Angels, Vol. 20 (2013/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Pat Metheny - Tap: John Zorn's Book Of Angels, Vol. 20 (2013/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:40 minutes | 1,09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Nonesuch Records and Tzadik simultaneously release guitarist Pat Metheny s recording of John Zorn s Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20 from Zorn s Masada Book Two. This album is the first collaboration between the two artists, considered among their generation s most innovative musicians. Besides his frequent collaborator, drummer Antonio Sanchez, Metheny plays all other instruments guitars, sitar, tiples, bass, keyboards, orchestrionics, electronics, bandoneón, percussion, flugelhorn, and more himself.
Heart - Private Audition (1982/2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Heart - Private Audition (1982/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:36 minutes | 971 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Private Audition is the sixth studio classic by Heart. Released in 1982, the recording spent fourteen weeks on the Billboard charts and includes the standout, “This Man Is Mine”. It is the final recording to feature longtime members, Mike DeRosier and Steve Fossen.
Jeff Beck - There And Back (1980/2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Jeff Beck - There And Back (1980/1986/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:40 minutes | 756 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

„Blow By Blow“, „Wired“ and „Truth“ may be Beck's best-known albums, but 1980's „There And Back“ is probably his most underrated and oft-overlooked work. Beck's guitar playing is still exceptional, and his six-string skills again take center stage on this third vocal-less album in a row. 'The Pump' is an absolute Beck classic, while Beck's muscular playing on 'El Becko,' 'Space Boogie,' and 'The Final Peace' is simply awesome. Another key ingredient to the album's success is the superb drumming of session ace Simon Philips, especially on the aforementioned 'Space Boogie'. The brilliant guitar shredder truly throws down some of his classiest and hardest driving repertoire for this amazing career album.
Rod Stewart - Time {Deluxe Edition} (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Rod Stewart - Time (2013) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 61:38 minutes | 774 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Rod Stewart's first album of new material in almost 20 years, Time marks his long-awaited return to his songwriting roots and features 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote and produced. Fans were enthusiastic about Time: it topped the chart in the UK and reached number seven in the US, a landmark release in Stewart's career. The album was written during a burst of inspiration in which he rediscovered his voice as a songwriter and rekindled his gift for composing the honest, nerve-touching narratives that have been the cornerstone of his music over the past three decades. This deluxe edition includes three bonus songs.