2014 24 Bit

Freni, Pavarotti, Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Puccini: La Boheme (1972/2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Freni, Pavarotti, Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Puccini: La Bohème (1972/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 110:15 minutes | 2,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The role of Rodolfo from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème launched Luciano Pavarotti's career in 1961 when he made his professional debut in a small regional production in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He would revisit the role several times over his career, including this 1972 album considered to be one of the finest versions of La Bohème ever recorded. Equally impressive here is Pavarotti's childhood friend Mirella Freni as Mimi. Conductor Herbert von Karajan proves himself a masterful, sensitive interpreter of Puccini as he leads the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Freni, Pavarotti, Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1974/2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Freni, Pavarotti, Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 145:42 minutes | 2,62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A 1974 recording of Puccini's classic opera Madama Butterfly, one of the most-performed operas in the world. Herbert von Karajan conducts The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with a compelling Mirella Freni in the title role, up-and-coming superstar Luciano Pavarotti as Pinkerton, Christa Ludwig as Suzuki and Robert Kerns as Sharpless.

Kiss - Alive! (1975/2014) [24-bit/192kHz]  

Posted by HDV at July 8, 2015
Kiss - Alive! (1975/2014) [24-bit/192kHz]

Kiss - Alive! (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 78:16 minutes | 3,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Alive! is Kiss' first live album, one of four total produced by the hard rock band. The result of the record was considered to be a major breaking point for the group, setting high standards for all live records. Alive! featured live tracks from their first three studios albums: Kiss, Hotter Than Hell, and Dressed to Kill. The record reached number 9 on the U.S. album chart and remained on the chart for 110 weeks. In 2003 it was listed as number 159 of Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest albums of all time and peaked at number 26 on Guitar World magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time.

Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind (1972/2014) [24-bit/192kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at May 9, 2015
Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind (1972/2014) [24-bit/192kHz]

Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind (1972/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 47:59 minutes | 1,93 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Music of My Mind is Stevie Wonder's fourteenth studio album, and showcases his early experimentation with the synthesizer. It was originally released on March 3, 1972 and was produced by Stevie Wonder, Robert Margouleff, and Malcolm Cecil. Music of My Mind was ranked #284 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003. The album peaked at #21 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart, #6 on the R&B Albums Chart, and #47 on the year-end Pop Albums Chart for 1972.
Joe Satriani - Is There Love In Space? (2004/2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Joe Satriani - Is There Love In Space? (2004/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:15 minutes | 1,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Is There Love in Space? is the tenth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on April 13, 2004 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 80 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and remained on that chart for two weeks, as well as reaching the top 100 in three other countries.
Khatia Buniatishvili - Motherland (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Khatia Buniatishvili - Motherland (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:51 minutes | 1,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Khatia Buniatishvili’s third album, Motherland, a highly personal and intimate collection of solo piano works. With enchanting piano pieces by a number of composers, from Bach to Debussy, and Dvořák to Pärt, this album is in perfect contrast to the fire and power of Khatia’s first album, devoted to Lizst, and the brilliance of her second album, devoted to Chopin. The album is particularly special as it’s devoted to Khatia’s mother, Natalie Buniatishvili, and it will be a perfect addition to your collection of Khatia’s recordings.
Jeff Ballard Trio - Time's Tales (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Jeff Ballard Trio - Time's Tales (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:30 minutes | 1,18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

There could hardly be a better start for the new year – the 2014 jazz season will be opened by none other than Jeff Ballard, together with outstanding guitarist Lionel Loueke and the great Miguel Zenon on saxophone. Their first ever album collaboration Time’s Tales offers a varied repartoire from Thelonious Monk to Iranian folk melodies, with influences from Bartók, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Stevie Wonder and more. At the same time, it reflects the musicians’ different geographic backgrounds – the USA, Benin and Puerto Rico.
Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw - Double Take (1985/2014) [24-bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw - Double Take (1985/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:01 minutes | 1,74 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Double Take, a collaborative album featuring trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw, was originally released by Blue Note in 1985. The record includes original works by Hubbard and Shaw as well as covers by Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown and others. Double Take has appearances by musicians: Cecil McBee, Carl Allen, Mulgrew Miller and Kenny Garrett.
Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw - The Eternal Triangle (1987/2014) [24-bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw - The Eternal Triangle (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:51 minutes | 1,68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Eternal Triangle was recorded and released in 1987 and features Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw on trumpet.

Youn Sun Nah - Voyage (2008/2014) [24-bit/88,2kHz]  

Posted by HDV at April 16, 2015
Youn Sun Nah - Voyage (2008/2014) [24-bit/88,2kHz]

Youn Sun Nah - Voyage (2008/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 55:26 minutes | 1,01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In our time and age, a jazz singer from Korea may still seem like an exotic concept. But anyone who knows how much effort Asian countries invest in education and promotion also knows about the growing circle of jazz fans in the region. So with notable exceptions it’s astounding that there aren’t more artists from Korea or Japan whose names are on everyone’s lips. However, Youn Sun Nah could change all that, and as the first Korean artist exclusively under contract with ACT, anyone listening to her debut album Voyage will understand why.