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Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:05 minutes | 763 MB
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It took the Steve Miller Band eight years and nine albums before they finally hit the big time. They got a taste of it in 1973 when the title track to The Joker reached No. 1. But Fly Like an Eagle, which was released in April 1976, took Miller and his group to a whole new level.
Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Müllejans & Gottfried von der Goltz - Handel: Concerti a due cori (2018) [24/96]

Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Müllejans & Gottfried von der Goltz - Handel: Concerti a due cori (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:33 minutes | 927 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Handel’s focus in his three Concerti a due cori was on lively rhythms, arresting dialogue and vibrant colours, so his slow movements take something of a back seat, except here where he returned to Esther for a long, lilting siciliana in which the reedy oboes add a poignant edge to the movement’s lingering minor-key melancholy. This prepares the way perfectly for the finest movement of the work, which proudly revives a ground bass Handel had first used in his Birthday Ode for Queen Anne in 1713.
Dmitri Ensemble & Graham Ross - Shostakovich: Chamber Symphonies (Arr. by Rudolf Barshai) (2015) [24/96]

Dmitri Ensemble & Graham Ross - Shostakovich: Chamber Symphonies (Arr. by Rudolf Barshai) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:17 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Dmitri Ensemble under Graham Ross performs Shostakovich's String Quartets Nos. 1, 8 and 10, re-worked as thrilling Chamber Symphonies for string orchestra by his pupil and advocate, Rudolf Barshai. Written in Dresden 1960, Shostakovich was sent there to compose a film score but was overwhelmed by the aftermath of WWII bombings which he saw; the result was the 8th quartet.
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.

Kylie Minogue - Golden (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at April 24, 2018
Kylie Minogue - Golden (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kylie Minogue - Golden (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:02 minutes | 1.13 GB
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Golden, Kylie's fourteenth studio album, is the result of an intensive working trip to the home of Country music, a city whose influence lingered on long after the pop legend and her team returned to London to finish the record: “We definitely brought a bit of Nashville back with us,” she states.
Quatuor Ruggieri - George Onslow: String Quartets (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Ruggieri - George Onslow: String Quartets (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 62:12 minutes | 981 MB
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Referred to as the „French Beethoven“, George Onslow (1784-1853) lived through the First Empire and the Restoration, imposing himself by clearing the way, to a degree, for chamber music, which was little practiced in France at the time.
Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel & BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 (2013) [24/96]

Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel & BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:06 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

10 stars out of 10 - "This is one hell of a performance of Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto. Emmanuelle Bertrand and conductor Pascal Amoyel team up to produce one of the most intense and neurotic versions yet of this intense and neurotic piece". – Classics Today
Karine Deshayes & Ensemble Contraste - Après un rêve (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Karine Deshayes & Ensemble Contraste - Après un rêve (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:53 minutes | 1.16 GB
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This recording from French mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes and Ensemble Contraste explores familiar tunes of French Romanticism. Featuring works from Berlioz, Fauré, Gounod, Massenet and more, this delicious program paints a picture of music and life in the Parisian salons.
Till Bronner - The Good Life (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-UP

Till Brönner - The Good Life (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:04 minutes | 1,23 GB
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"The Good Life" is the debut album on Sony Masterworks from renowned jazz trumpeter, Till Brönner, Germany's best known and best-selling jazz artist. The album is conceived for relaxed moments and draws inspiration form the great American jazz songbook, including new arrangements of works made famous by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and many more. Along with his masterful trumpet playing, The Good Life also features Brönner singing on eight of the tracks and includes two original songs written by the 2-time Grammy nominee. Featuring an all-star band John Clayton/bass, Anthony Wilson/guitar, Larry Goldings/piano and Jeff Hamilton/drums The Good Life is an intimate, pared-down, back-to-basics tour de force and testimony to the unique power of jazz to amplify and enrich the most beautiful and poignant moments of our lives.