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.
The Sacred Shakers - Live (2014) {Signature Sounds Recordings SIG 2060} (ft. Eilen Jewell)

The Sacred Shakers - Live (2014) {Signature Sounds Recordings} (ft. Eilen Jewell)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 339 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Signature Sounds Recording | SIG 2060
Gospel / Bluegrass / Country / Folk / Folk Rock

Released January 21, 2014 on Signature Sounds. The 14-song album was recorded live at Boston’s Lizard Lounge on January 24, 20,13. The Sacred Shakers are comprised of Eilen Jewell and her band: Jason Beek, Jerry Miller, Johnny Sciascia and rounded out by Daniel Fram, Greg Glassman, Daniel Kellar, and Eric Royer. Together, they offer new life to the gospel genre by revisiting the stripped down country and bluesy gospel material that inspires them.
Adam Falckenhagen & Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Opere Per Liuto - Paul Beier (2014) {Magnatune Digital Download rec 1994}

Adam Falckenhagen & Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Opere Per Liuto - Paul Beier (2014) {Magnatune Digital Download rec 1994}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 287 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Magnatune
Classical / Baroque / Instrumental / Lute

It is a pleasure to see the rerelease of Paul Beier's first effort on the Baroque Lute, recorded in a small church in Switzerland nearly twenty years ago. He had originally planned a program that included the works presented here, plus the suite in E minor by Bach, but after editing we found that the total time of the recording was over 90 minutes, and so sacrificed the Bach suite to be able to release the CD (which can hold no more than 80 minutes worth of music).
Stephanie Mills - For The First Time (1975) {2014 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBRX0301}

Stephanie Mills - For The First Time (1975) {2014 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBRX0301}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 355 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 69 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2014 Motown Records / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBRX0301
R&B / Soul / Quiet Storm / Urban

Stephanie Mills was a native New Yorker having been born and brought up in the borough of Brooklyn. She first tasted success as a singer at the age of 9, winning the famed Apollo Theatre’s amateur hour several weeks in a row, which opened the doors to Broadway as a cast member in “Maggie Flynn” and as opening act for The Isley Brothers. Mills big break came in 1975 when she landed the lead role of Dorothy in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical “The Wiz,” based on The Wizard Of Oz. Jermaine Jackson was suitably impressed and was instrumental in helping her get signed to Motown Records to record her second album after “Movin’ In The Right Direction” on ABC records in 1974.
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Maria Callas - Callas At La Scala (1955) {Warner Classics 0825646340125 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 107 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 47 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2014 Warner Classics | 0825646340125
Classical / Opera / Soprano

Callas first sang at Milan’s legendary La Scala for the opening of the 1951–1952 season (in Verdi’s I vespri siciliani) and she became closely identified with the theatre, notably in productions directed by Luchino Visconti and his protégé Franco Zeffirelli. Spontini’s La vestale was staged for her there in 1954, Bellini’s La sonnambula in 1955, and her final La Scala performances came in 1962 with Cherubini’s Medea. ‘This wonderful record gives us … Callas at her most spell-binding and enthralling,’ wrote Gramophone. ‘Callas at La Scala … shows the diva at her most exciting and most beautiful.’
Slowly Rolling Camera - Into The Shadow (2014) {Edition Records EDN 1055}

Slowly Rolling Camera - Into The Shadow (2014) {Edition Records EDN 1055}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 176 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 59 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Edition Records | EDN 1055
Jazz / Acid Jazz / Electronic / Nu Jazz

Slowly Rolling Camera formed in Cardiff in 2013 and brought together four wildly talented musicians from diverse backgrounds. The result was a captivating hybrid of these influences: trip hop, jazz, soul, electronic music fused into a new and unique soundscape. The product was their eponymous album, released on Edition Records in February 2014 and received ecstatically by press (including the Guardian and Stern Magazine) and audiences alike. Live, they’ve proved a phenomenon, wowing audiences from Cardiff to Hamburg and at high profile festivals including Umea Jazz Festival (SE), Love Supreme (UK), London Jazz Festival (UK) and Reeperbahn Festival (DE).
Jerry Inman - Lennon-McCartney Country Style R.F.D. (1967/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jerry Inman - Lennon-McCartney Country Style R.F.D. (1967/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 25:45 minutes | 578 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Enjoyable covers of the The Beatles done in the West Coast country way. With James Burton on dobro and Glen Campbell on guitar, nothing can go wrong.
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.