Radiohead – The King Of Limbs : Live From The Basement (2011) AVC 1080i DTS HDMA 5.1

Radiohead: The King of Limbs – Live from The Basement  (2011)

Video

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
English: LPCM 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

From The Basement is a live studio performance of The King of Limbs. Included in the programme are performances of unreleased songs, The Daily Mail and Staircase. Supercollider has been added as a bonus track. Blu-Ray come with an exclusive downloadable version (entire performance available on 19th December) and a 32 page hardback book of photos from the recording session. *ALL regions.

Tracklisting:
1. Bloom
2. The Daily Mail
3. Feral
4. Little By Little
5. Codex
6. Separator
7. Lotus Flower
8. Staircase
9. Morning Mr. Magpie
10. Give Up The Ghost

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Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 44:12 minutes | 951 MB
Official Digital Download – Source: DonaldFagen.com | Front cover

Donald Fagen was one of the two masterminds behind Steely Dan, the seminal jazz-pop band of the ’70s. Fagen’s solo work has been a continuation of the band’s work of the early ’80s — carefully constructed and arranged, intricately detailed pop songs that are more substantial than their stylish surface may indicate. Donald Fagen’s fourth solo album, Sunken Condos, will be released on October 16. His first three solo albums, The Nightfly, Kamakiriad and Morph the Cat comprised the project known as “The Nightfly Trilogy.” Sunken Condos begins a chapter in the creative evolution of this innovative artist, whose career is still going strong after forty years.

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Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973) (Classic Records 180g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973) (Classic Records 180g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Definitive Master vinyl rip (presented in 24/96 & 16/44.1) | FLAC | m3u, cue & Tech Log
Artwork | DR Analysis | 891 / 261 mb incl. recovery | Rock | 1973
Mastered by Bernie Grundman @ Grundman Mastering, Hollywood
Classic Records 180g LP (Quiex SV-P) / Cat.#: SD 7255

Throughout the record, the band’s playing is excellent, making the eclecticism of Page and Robert Plant’s songwriting sound coherent and natural.

– Stephen Thomas Erlewine/AMG (5/5 Stars)

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Jean-Luc Ponty – King Kong (1970) (Friday Music 180g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Jean-Luc Ponty – King Kong (1970) (Friday Music 180g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Definitive Master vinyl rip (presented in 24/96 & 16/44.1) | FLAC | m3u, cue & Tech Log
Artwork | DR Analysis | 980 /292 mb incl. recovery | Jazz; Fusion | 1970
Mastered by Kevin Gray @ CoHearent Audio, LA
Friday Music 180g LP / Cat.#: FRM-20172

Made in the wake of Ponty’s appearance on Zappa’s jazz-rock masterpiece Hot Rats, these 1969 recordings were significant developments in both musicians’ careers.
– Steve Huey/AMG (4/5 Stars)

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Henry Mancini – The Pink Panther (1963) (Speakers Corner 180g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Henry Mancini – The Pink Panther (1963) (Speakers Corner 180g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Definitive Master vinyl rip (presented in 24/96 & 16/44.1) | FLAC | m3u, cue & Tech Log
Artwork | DR Analysis | 650 /170 mb incl. recovery | Soundtrack | 1963
Mastered by Willem Makkee @ EBS,Hannover, Germany
Speakers Corner 180g LP / Cat.#: RCA LSP-2795

This is a great title for fans of Mancini’s lounge/soundtrack material.

– Stephen Cook/AMG (5/5 Stars)

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Vangelis Papathanassiou – Earth (1973) (Original French LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Vangelis Papathanassiou – Earth (1973) (Original French LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Definitive Master vinyl rip (presented in 24/96 & 16/44.1) | FLAC | m3u, cue & Tech Log
Artwork | DR Analysis | 801 / 209 mb incl. recovery | ProgRock | 1973
original French LP / Cat.#: Vertigo 6499 693

… the record represents a moment in time, for sure — Vangelis seems stuck between rock, pop, and epic scope — but for the same reason it’s an intriguing, engaging listen, particularly for completists.

– Johnny Loftus/AMG (3.5/5 Stars)

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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live! (1975) (Universal Japan 200g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live! (1975) (Universal Japan 200g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Definitive Master vinyl rip (presented in 24/96 & 16/44.1) | Flac | m3u, cue & Tech Log
Artwork | DR Analysis | 837 / 243 ,b incl. recovery | 1975 | Reggae
Universal Japan 200g LP / Cat.#: UIJY-9046

Passionate and symbiotic energies constantly cycle between the band and audience, the net result of which is one of the most memorable concert recordings of the pop music era.

– Lindsay Planer/AMG (4.5/5 Stars)

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Duster Bennett – Smiling Like I’m Happy (1968) (PurePleasureRecords 180g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Duster Bennett – Smiling Like I’m Happy (1968) (PurePleasureRecords 180g LP) (24-Bit/96 Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Definitive Master Vinyl Rip)

Definitive Master vinyl rip (presented in 24/96 & 16/44.1) | FLAC | m3u, cue & Tech Log
Artwork | DR Analysis | 885 / 253 mb incl. recovery | Blues | 1968
PurePleasureRecords 180g LP / Cat.#: Blue Horizon 7-63208 LPx1
Mastered by Ray Staff @ AIR-Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

One of the unsung heroes of British blues, this one-man band was a fine harmonica player and singer, a decent guitarist, and a soulful enough singer to make one overlook his distinctly unbluesy high voice. The opening “Worried Mind” — just Duster on harp, guitar, voice, high-hat and kick drum — is a marvelously sloppy shuffle romp that holds its own with the Fabulous Thunderbirds’ work ten years hence. On other tracks Bennett is backed by three-fourths of the original Fleetwood Mac, who provide simple, effective support without stealing any limelight; solos are kept to a minimum. Originals “My Lucky Day” (with chromatic harmonica) and “Jumping at Shadows” which Mac would later cover) are absolutely outstanding, and Duster does justice to Magic Sam’s “My Love Is Your Love.”

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B.B. King: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2011) [Blu-ray 1080i]

B.B. King and Friends Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2011) Blu-ray AVC 1080i DTS HDMA 5.1 | 1 GB x 19 + 3 Rev.

B.B. King Live at the Royal Albert Hall is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Shout! Factory with an AVC encoded 1080i transfer in 1.78:1. Once again a live concert performance receives a generally fine and sharp looking presentation, though once again aggressive blue lighting results in rampant banding and posterizing. When B.B. asks for the upstage lights to be raised so that he can see the audience, and a battery of blue lights comes on, it’s a paradigmatic example of banding, and once the camera switches to the audience, which is bathed in an hallucinogenic swirling hue, it’s another perfect (if that’s the right word) example of posterizing. Fine detail is quite good in the many close-ups, but it’s noticeably lacking in some of the midrange and especially the far shots. There is some minor aliasing and shimmer around things like the guitar strings and, strangely, the stubble on B.B.’s face.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/BB-King-Live-at-the-Royal-Albert-Hall-Blu-ray/37823/

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Ke$ha – Summer Sonic – 2012 (WOWOWLive 2012-08-19) HDTV 1080i

Duration: 00:08:37 File Size: 1.24 GiB
Video info: MPEG-2 | 1920x1080i | ~20.5 Mbps | 29.970 fps | 16:9
Audio info: AAC Audio | 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz

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Carrie Underwood – VH1 Unplugged 2012-10-02 HDTV 1080i

Duration: 00:20:47 File Size: 2.10 GiB
Video info: MPEG-2 | 1920x1080i | ~14.5 Mbps | 29.970 fps | 16:9
Audio info: AC-3 Audio | 384 Kbps | 6 channels | 48.0 KHz

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Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat – Summer Sonic – 2012 (WOWOWLive 2012-08-18) HDTV 1080i

Duration: 00:03:50 File Size: 564 MiB
Video info: MPEG-2 | 1920x1080i | ~20.5 Mbps | 29.970 fps | 16:9
Audio info: AAC Audio | 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz

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David Guetta – Live at iTunes Festival 2012-09-15 HD 1080p

Duration: 01:32:39 File Size: 5.66 GiB
Video info: AVC/H.264 | 1920x1080p | ~8 737 Kbps | 25.000 fps | 16:9
Audio info: AAC Audio | 256 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz
Download : David Guetta – Live at iTunes Festival 2012-09-15 HD 1080p

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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Director’s Cut) (2007) [Blu-ray 1080p]

Title: Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace & Music – Director Cut
Nation: USA
Year: 1970
Genre: Concert
Format: 1920×1080
Duration: 224 min
Size: 36.7GB+26.8GB

An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.

Starring: Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, The Who, Crosby, Stills & Nash
Director: Michael Wadleigh

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Woodstock-3-Days-of-Peace-and-Music-Blu-ray/11704/

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Ottorino Respighi – Pini di Roma / Trittico / Tre Corali (2011) [Hybrid-SACD] {PS3 ISO}

Ottorino Respighi – Pini di Roma, Trittico, Tre Corali
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
PS3 SACD ISO: 2,90 GB | Stereo + Multichannel DSD | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG # 937 1677-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011 | Genre: Classical

The latest in MDG’s fine series of live recordings by Stefan Blunier and the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn is an intelligently chosen programme of three of Respighi’s orchestral works that illustrate the many and varied aspects of this master orchestrator’s compositions as well as his homage to music of the past. It is also pleasing to see two of the works making their first appearance on SACD.
The delicate ‘Trittico Botticelliano’ of 1927 was conceived while the composer and his wife were touring the United States and is representative of his interest in, and study of, the Renaissance and Baroque music of his native country. Respighi chose to depict both the atmosphere and spirit of three of the most celebrated of Botticelli’s paintings, ‘Spring (La Primavera)’, ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ and ‘The Birth of Venus’ using small orchestral forces. Each of these three tiny tone poems is exquisitely scored, and thanks to Blunier’s relaxed tempi, the players of his cultivated Bonn orchestra have time to relish each of the individual solo opportunities provided. The sound is both diaphanous and crystal clear.
Like many 20th century composers Respighi made arrangements of the music of earlier masters, and the ‘Tre Corali’ is one such example. His arrangement for orchestra of three of Bach’s most well-known organ chorales may be anachronistic, but few could fail to marvel at Respighi’s imaginative scoring and respectful treatment of them. The three chorales are ‘Nun komm der Heiden Heiland’, ‘Meine Seele erhebt den Herren’ and ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’. The manner in which the luxurious and glowing string sound has been captured on this recording is particularly arresting.
The final work on this SACD is the much-recorded ‘Pini di Roma’, the second part of the so-called ‘Roman Trilogy’ and a piece beloved of many audiophiles. Blunier is not a conductor who rushes his fences and his tempi in all but the first section of the work are slightly more measured than is often the case, but are nevertheless quite convincing. The first part of ‘The Pines near a Catacomb’ is wonderfully atmospheric as is the balancing of the distant trumpet and nightingale song in the section that follows. Unfortunately the total absence of deep organ pedal notes at any point comes as a major disappointment. Blunier’s steady pace does pay dividends as the army of the Consul traverses the Appian Way accompanied, on this recording, by exceptionally thunderous drums. It is, however, a pity that the use of the surround channels for the extra brass is a mite cautious and consequently the work’s final bars fail to make the impact found on the recent thrilling Neschling recording Respighi: Roman Trilogy – Neschling. An enjoyable performance then, but not a first choice for this work in an increasingly crowded field.
MDG’s 5.1 recording is of high quality, possessing a wide dynamic range, an excellent sense of depth and tonal veracity, but it is important to stress that this disc does need to be played at a high volume setting or the sound can seem somewhat lacking in presence. Though these are live recordings, extraneous noise is minimal and there is no applause.
Not withstanding the reservations outlined above, this is a most enjoyable SACD. SA-CD.net

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