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.

Khatia Buniatishvili - Motherland (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at May 6, 2015
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]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at May 6, 2015
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.

Youn Sun Nah - Voyage (2009/2014) [24-bit/88,2kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at April 16, 2015
Youn Sun Nah - Voyage (2009/2014) [24-bit/88,2kHz]

Youn Sun Nah - Voyage (2009/2014)
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.
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Walking In The Air: The Music Of Howard Blake (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Walking In The Air: The Music Of Howard Blake (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:48 minutes | 1,29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Vladimir Ashkenazy returns with an unexpected album of compositions by his long-standing friend Howard Blake, best known for the Christmas favourite Walking In The Air. Walking in the Air, which Ashkenazy has chosen as the title track of the disc is arranged here for solo piano (and available as an e-single). The song was composed by Blake as the centrepiece of his score for the children’s classic animated film The Snowman, and exemplifies the composer’s warmly accessible style.

Curtis Harding - Soul Power (2014) [24-bit/88,2kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at March 17, 2015
Curtis Harding - Soul Power (2014) [24-bit/88,2kHz]

Curtis Harding - Soul Power (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:30 minutes | 848 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Curtis Harding says that soul music, and his music, speak for themselves. It's selfevident on the Atlanta artist's debut, Soul Power. The driving sound of his electrified Stratocaster, the foot-stomping backbeat and the lyrics swimming in reverb – with something this flourishing, it's almost reductive to just dig around the roots.

Eric Clapton - Backless (1978/2014) [24-bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at March 15, 2015
Eric Clapton - Backless (1978/2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Eric Clapton - Backless (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:09 minutes | 936 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Backless is Eric Clapton's sixth studio album and was originally released in November 1978. The album peaked at #8 on the Pop Albums chart, and the single "Promises" reached #9 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. It was produced by Glyn Johns.
Derek And The Dominos - In Concert (1973/2014) [24-bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Derek & The Dominos - In Concert (1973/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 89:56 minutes | 3,98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Derek & The Dominos In Concert is a live album by Derek and the Dominos, recorded in October 1970 at the Fillmore East in New York City. It features performances of such hits as "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad" and "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?"

Roberta Flack - First Take (1969/2014) [24-bit/192kHz] RE-UP  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Jan. 29, 2015
Roberta Flack - First Take (1969/2014) [24-bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Roberta Flack - First Take (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 46:16 minutes | 2,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Roberta Flack's debut album, titled First Take in true underachiever fashion, introduced a singer who'd assimilated the powerful interpretive talents of Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, the earthy power of Aretha Franklin, and the crystal purity and emotional resonance of folksingers like Judy Collins…