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The Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness (2016) [DVD-Audio to FLAC 24-96)

The Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:11 minutes | 850 MB
Source: DVD-Audio to FLAC Stereo | Artwork: Complete Scans (355 MB)

"Your Wilderness" is the eleventh studio album by British Rock band The Pineapple Thief. Musically, the album represents a marked change in direction and takes TPT away from Magnolia's more 'pop' orientated production. On Your Wilderness, the band has allowed itself -plus a dream team of contributors - to perform without any inhibitions. Bruce Soord has drawn inspiration from his Progressive roots in order to provide a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief. The album features several known guest musicians, including Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), John Helliwell (Supertramp), and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan).
Millie Jackson - Back to the S..t! (Live) (1989/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Millie Jackson - Back to the S..t! (Live) (1989/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:18 minutes | 918 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Millie Jackson was a consistent presence on the American R'n'B charts throughout the 70s and 80s, scoring several top 10 hits and receiving multiple Grammy nominations. That all came to a screeching halt, however, with the release of 1989's "Back To The Shit". The fabulous cover caused a scandal but it was the album's shocking subject matter that triggered the biggest backlash. Millie's gutter mouth and saucy lyrics had made her famous but the general consensus was that she had finally gone too far by talking about getting head from lesbians, dildos, morning flatulence, oral sex, douching and "starchy" toilet seats! Time has taken the edge off some of the material but "Back To The Shit" is still outrageous even by today's standards.
Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 87:25 minutes | 1.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"Isabelle Faust has never cultivated the whale-boned red-carpet glamour that many female soloists feel obliged to pursue. On stage and off, the German violinist's manner is relaxed, her style understated. She sports a gamine, Jeanne d'Arc crop and, save for the tell-tale violinist's love-bite just below her jaw, you might guess her to be an architect or an academic. In a way, she is both, for an appreciation of musical structure and an interest in historical research are integral to her work.
David Bowie - A New Career In A New Town: 1977-1982 (Expanded Edition 2017) [Official Digital Download 24-96]

David Bowie - A New Career In A New Town: 1977-1982 (Expanded Edition 2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 385:54 minutes | ~ 8,57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Parlophone has unveiled the most anticipated installment of their definitive David Bowie reissue campaign with the release of "A New Career in a New Town". What makes this particular box set so special is that the collection’s focal point is the late, great Duke’s Berlin period, an era considered by many fans to be his most creative span in a career defined by constant change. Working in tandem with longtime producer Tony Visconti and friend Brian Eno (himself immersed in Germany’s experimental electronic movement of the '70s through his collaborative efforts with Cluster), Bowie ushered himself into the punk and new wave era by going against the grain of the time, looking to the works of such Krautrock heroes as Can, Kraftwerk and Neu! to inspire the conception of the three LPs constructed between 1977 and 1979: Low, “Heroes” and Lodger, known by most as the singer’s Berlin Trilogy.

Sylvain Rifflet - Refocus (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 15, 2017
Sylvain Rifflet - Refocus (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sylvain Rifflet - Refocus (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:40 minutes | 887 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ever since he was a teenager and his discovery of Stan Getz‘ legendary album Focus, Sylvain Rifflet had dreams of making a record that would revisit the same format, and give new impetus to the saxophonist’s very successful blend of classics and jazz. It was an ambitious project, but also an opportunity which Verve has now provided.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart: Requiem (1975/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart: Requiem (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:06 minutes | 954 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Herbert von Karajan’s 1975 Mozart Requiem is of the grand ceremonial type with large choral forces and full orchestra accompaniment–all of which sounds quite massive compared to more recent period-style performances.
Johnny Mathis - Better Together: The Duet Album (1991) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Johnny Mathis - Better Together: The Duet Album (1991)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:18 minutes | 811 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Includes Mathis's romantic duets with Regina Belle, Patti Austin, Deniece Williams, Take 6, Angela Bofill, Jane Olivor, Dionne Warwick. Aside from the million-selling duet, "Too Much Too Little Too Late" with Williams, the album also includes their stellar reunion on Major Harris's "Love Won't Let Me Wait." Also featured is the unheralded masterpiece, "You Brought Me Love" with Austin. AllMusic Review by Bil Carpenter
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor & Exsultate, Jubilate (2016) [24/96]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor & Exsultate, Jubilate (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:10 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Following on the 2015 release of Mozart's Requiem, Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan has gone on to record the composers Mass in C minor, K427 the 'Great Mass'. As the nickname indicates it is a work of unusual proportions for a mass of the Classical period or would have been so, had Mozart completed it. It is not known for what occasion Mozart intended the work, but a letter to his father Leopold dated 4 January 1783 indicate that he may have committed himself to writing it in connection with his marriage to Constanze and a planned visit to Salzburg. A performance of parts of the Mass did take place in Salzburg in October 1783, with Constanze performing the prominent soprano part.
Takashi Niigaki - Symphony 'Litany' (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tokyo Chamber Orchestra & Takashi Niigaki - Takashi Niigaki: Symphony "Litany" (Live At Fukushima City Concert Hall / 2016) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:33 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

After two and a half years since the ghost writer fury, this summer, the composer Takashi Aragaki's new symphonies are completed.

Bahamas - Bahamas is Afie (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 20, 2018
Bahamas - Bahamas is Afie (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bahamas - Bahamas is Afie (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:40 minutes | 934 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The release, Bahamas Is Afie, is the first self-produced album from the Ontario-based musician. With this record he pursued a far more complex sound than on prior releases and is responsible for the majority of the instrumentation. The album follows 2011's Barchords, which was praised for being a reserved yet melodically rewarding exploration of relationships and heartache by The New Yorker. SPIN recently premiered the first pre-release track from the album, All The Time, saying Bahamas distills his brand of breezy soul…with summer-ready falsetto harmonies that float over a distorted riff, before ending with a quick solo, a move that reminds this laidback Canuck can shred.