Artwork 2014

R.E.M. - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1982-2014) UPGRADED  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Oct. 19, 2012
R.E.M. - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1982-2014) UPGRADED

R.E.M. - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1982-2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192/96/48 kHz | Time - 836:28 minutes | ~ 22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

R.E.M. mark the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, "Radio Free Europe," was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.I.Y. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional and modern. Throughout the '80s, they worked relentlessly, releasing records every year and touring constantly, playing both theaters and backwoods dives. Along the way, they inspired countless bands, from the legions of jangle pop groups in the mid-'80s to scores of alternative pop groups in the '90s, who admired their slow climb to stardom.
Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}

Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 145 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4024
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Jeru was a favor that Gerry Mulligan did for his drummer, Dave Bailey, who owned a startup label called Jazzline. Mulligan was bet-ween recording contracts. The ensemble played together only once, during the four-and-a-half-hour session when Jeru was made in 1962. It features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, Bailey on drums and Alec Dorsey on congas. The album never appeared on Jazzline because CBS bought the master and released it on Columbia.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 99 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4255
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.
Vasen - Live pa Gamla Bion (2014) {CD+DVD5 NTSC NorthSide NSD6098}

Väsen - Live på Gamla Bion (2014) {CD+DVD5 NTSC NorthSide NSD6098}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 442 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
DVD5 -> 4.11 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 | LPCM, 2 ch | ~ 91 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 190 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 NorthSide / Väsen and East Side | NSD6098
Folk / Nordic Folk / Sweden / Acoustic Trio

Recorded live in Sweden on 24 July, 2014, this 2-disc set (video DVD and audio CD) captures the trio during their 25th Anniversary tour. The concert includes material from their "Mindset" collection plus some old favorites. Both discs contain the full, two-set performance. The DVD also features interview footage. (DVD is Swedish with English subtitles optional, format is NTSC playable worldwide, 16:9 aspect ratio, running time is just over 90 minutes).
George Shearing Trio - Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing - Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 43:04 minutes | 825 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

George Shearing, after over two decades as leader of his popular Quintet, was largely taken for granted as a pianist. His trio recordings for MPS in the mid-'70s did a lot to salvage and restore his former reputation as a virtuoso and a distinctive player.
Bob Brookmeyer - The Dual Role Of Bob Brookmeyer (1955) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Bob Brookmeyer - The Dual Role Of Bob Brookmeyer (1955) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 151 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 204 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1954-55, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5266 | Mono | PRLP 7066
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Trombone

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. This CD reissue has four selections apiece from two different bands, both of which feature subtle interplay and cool tones. Bob Brookmeyer plays valve trombone and piano on two songs apiece with his 1955 quartet, a group also including guitarist Jimmy Raney, bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Mel Lewis. The other half of this disc is actually led by vibraphonist Teddy Charles who features Brookmeyer on both of his instruments along with bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Ed Shaughnessy; Nancy Overton takes a vocal on "Nobody's Heart." Although the overall set is not all that essential, the music is pleasing and reasonably creative.
New York Liner & David Matthews - New York Liner (1981) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2380 rel 2014}

New York Liner & David Matthews - New York Liner (1981) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2380 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 224 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 1981, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2380
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. One of the best Jazz Fusion albums ever produced…..and Eric Gale on guitar is a wonderful contributor. Recording is similar in sound and vibe to Eric Gale's other Jazz/Fusion records. If you like "In a Jazz Tradition" or "In the Shade of a Tree" you'll like this.

Easy Chair - Easy Chair (1968) (2014 Reissue) {World In Sound}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at June 30, 2017
Easy Chair - Easy Chair (1968) (2014 Reissue) {World In Sound}

Easy Chair - Easy Chair (1968) (2014 Reissue)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 129 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 63 mb
Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: World In Sound - WIS-1046

Consisting of just three tracks and less than 20 minutes of music, the Easy Chair’s one-sided demo LP is a legendary westcoast artefact. Few people have actually heard it, but among those some have expressed surprise at how good it is, apart from the collector wet-dream perspective.
John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 516 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 262 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1957, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note / Capitol | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81001
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24bit remastering. Includes an alternate take of "Blue Train" for the first time in the world. Although never formally signed, an oral agreement between John Coltrane and Blue Note Records founder Alfred Lion was indeed honored on Blue Train – Coltrane's only collection of sides as a principal artist for the venerable label. The disc is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane's innate leadership abilities. He not only addresses the tunes at hand, but also simultaneously reinvents himself as a multifaceted interpreter of both hard bop as well as sensitive balladry – touching upon all forms in between.

Carla Bozulich - Boy (2014) {Constellation CS1102-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 27, 2017
Carla Bozulich - Boy (2014) {Constellation CS1102-2}

Carla Bozulich - Boy (2014) {Constellation CS1102-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 256 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Constellation | CS1102-2
Rock / Alternative Rock / Experimental Rock

Carla Bozulich states in the liner notes that Boy is her "pop" album. She knows the term is subjective. In her definition, the word reflects the multiple locations she wrote and recorded in, the numerous people encountered in her nomadic state of travel, and the various musical genres that can be – and often are – used to create pop. Bozulich doesn't "deconstruct" here. She uses vernacular song forms in an organic process of elocution and expression that makes something else of them while never quite emptying them of form or function. Instead, she finds the cracks that open them, and makes them bleed into others, ordered by an instinctive sense of aesthetic transgression that becomes creation. Boy was primarily written, produced, and played by Bozulich and John Eichenseer.