R.E.M. – Around The Sun (2004) [2005, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]

R.E.M. - Around The Sun (2004) [2005, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]

R.E.M. – Around The Sun (2004) [2005, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]
DVD Audio | ISO | MPL (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 88.2kHz & 96kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz & 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 6.69 GB (DVD-A) | 4.20 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Bros. | EU | Cat#: 9362-49315-2 | Genre: Pop Rock

Ten years after the commercial zenith of Monster and seven years after the departure of linchpin Bill Berry, R.E.M. have never seemed as directionless as they do on their 13th album, Around the Sun. To a certain extent, R.E.M. have seemed unsure ever since Monster — sporadically brilliant as it is, New Adventures in Hi-Fi was an effort to clear the decks and redefine the band in the wake of its breakthrough to superstar status. Continue reading “R.E.M. – Around The Sun (2004) [2005, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]”

R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) [2005, Remastered, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]

R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) [2005, Remastered, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]

R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) [2005, Remastered, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]
DVD-Audio | ISO | NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 48kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 5.46 GB (DVDA) + 2.9 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Bros. | EU | Cat#: 8122-73950-2 | Genre: Pop Rock

Recorded during and immediately following R.E.M.’s disaster-prone Monster tour, New Adventures in Hi-Fi feels like it was recorded on the road. Not only are all of Michael Stipe’s lyrics on the album about moving or travel, the sound is ragged and varied, pieced together from tapes recorded at shows, soundtracks, and studios, giving it a loose, careening charm Continue reading “R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) [2005, Remastered, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]”

Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) [2001, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]

Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) [2001, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]

Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) [2001, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]
DVD Audio | MLP (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1 & 2.0)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Scans Included
Total Size: 5.69 GB (DVD-A) + 3.61 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.41 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Elektra | USA | Cat#: 61113-9 | Genre: Thrash Metal

After the muddled production and ultracomplicated song structures of …And Justice for All, Metallica decided that they had taken the progressive elements of their music as far as they could and that a simplification and streamlining of their sound was in order. While the assessment made sense from a musical standpoint, it also presented an opportunity to commercialize their music, and Metallica accomplishes both goals. Continue reading “Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) [2001, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res]”

The Moody Blues – Days Of Future Passed (1967) [2017, 50th Anniversary Edition, 2CD + DVD + Hi-Res]

The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed (1967) [2017, 50th Anniversary Edition, 2CD + DVD + Hi-Res]

The Moody Blues – Days Of Future Passed (1967)
[2017, 50th Anniversary Edition, 2CD + DVD + Hi-Res]

EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR
DTS (5.1 Surround / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (Stereo / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1 Surround)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 716 MB (CDs) + 5.29 GB (DVD) + 2.70 GB (Hi-Res) + 375 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Deram / UMC | EU | Cat#: 670 089-7 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Symphonic Rock

November 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of The Moody Blues’ “Days of Future Passed”, one of the first albums to fuse rock music with an orchestra, DOFP is now regarded as one of the albums that gave birth to Progressive Rock. The Moody Blues ‘Days of Future Passed: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ will be available on 2CD+DVD featuring BBC radio sessions, alternate & mono mixes, with the physical DVD also including a 5.1 surround mix. Continue reading “The Moody Blues – Days Of Future Passed (1967) [2017, 50th Anniversary Edition, 2CD + DVD + Hi-Res]”

Rush – 2112 (1976) [2016, 40th Anniversary, Box Set, 2CD + DVD + 3LPs + Hi-Res]

Rush - 2112 (1976) [2016, 40th Anniversary, Box Set, 2CD + DVD + 3LPs + Hi-Res]

Rush – 2112 (1976) [2016, 40th Anniversary, Box Set, 2CD + DVD + 3LPs + Hi-Res]
3x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (Stereo)
3x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 532 MB (CDs) + 3.60 GB (DVD) + 1.70 GB (LPs) + 415 MB (Hi-Res) + 954 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury Records | USA | Cat#: B0025841-80 | Genre: Progressive Rock

This new 40th anniversary super deluxe includes two CDs, three vinyl LPs and a DVD and plenty of memorabilia and other bits (tat?) like badges, a handbill and “ticket stub lithos”. Continue reading “Rush – 2112 (1976) [2016, 40th Anniversary, Box Set, 2CD + DVD + 3LPs + Hi-Res]”

Supertramp – Crime Of The Century (1974) [2014, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res]

Supertramp - Crime Of The Century (1974) [2014, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res]

Supertramp – Crime Of The Century (1974) [2014, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res]
Blu-ray Audio | DTS-HD MA (2.0 / 24bit / 192kHz) | Dolby TrueHD (2.0 / 24bit / 192kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 192kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz
PDF Scans Included
Total Size: 8.01 GB (BDA) + 1.76 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M Records | EU | Cat#: 00600753450680 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Supertramp came into their own on their third album, 1974’s Crime of the Century, as their lineup gelled but, more importantly, so did their sound. The group still betrayed a heavy Pink Floyd influence, particularly in its expansive art rock arrangements graced by saxophones, but Supertramp isn’t nearly as spooky as Floyd — they’re snarky collegiate elitists, an art rock variation on Steely Dan or perhaps a less difficult 10cc, filled with cutting jokes and allusions, best heard on “Bloody Well Right.” Continue reading “Supertramp – Crime Of The Century (1974) [2014, Blu-ray Audio + Hi-Res]”

Kraftwerk ‎- 3-D The Catalogue (2017) [Box Set, 4xBlu-ray + Hi-Res]

Kraftwerk ‎- 3-D The Catalogue (2017) [Box Set, 4xBlu-ray + Hi-Res]

Kraftwerk ‎- 3-D The Catalogue (2017) [Box Set, 4xBlu-ray + Hi-Res]
4x Blu-ray 3D (2D Compatible) | MPEG-4 AVC Video | Dolby TrueHD (7.1 / 24bit / 48kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 48kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Scans Covers Included
Total Size: 119.17 GB (BDs) + 10 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone | EU | Cat#: 0190295924959 | Genre: Electronica

3-D The Catalogue (German: 3-D Der Katalog) is the second official live album by the German electronic music band Kraftwerk. It was released on 26 May 2017 and was released on several formats, including a 4-disc Blu-ray box set, an 8-disc CD box set and a 9-disc vinyl box set. Continue reading “Kraftwerk ‎- 3-D The Catalogue (2017) [Box Set, 4xBlu-ray + Hi-Res]”

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 165 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDCD 792 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Originally, Frank Sinatra had planned to record Only the Lonely with Gordon Jenkins, who had arranged his previous all-ballads album, Where Are You. Jenkins was unavailable at the time of the sessions, which led Sinatra back to his original arranger at Capitol, Nelson Riddle. The result is arguably his greatest ballads album. Continue reading “Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}”

Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra - Nice 'N' Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 230 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDCD 790 | Genre: Bing Band, Vocal Jazz

Breaking slightly from his pattern of a swing album following the release of ballads set, Frank Sinatra followed No One Cares with Nice ‘N’ Easy, a breezy collection of mid-tempo numbers arranged by Nelson Riddle. Not only is it the lightest set that he recorded for Capitol, it is the one with the loosest theme. Sinatra selected a collection of songs he had sang early in his career, having Riddle rearrange the tunes with warm, cheery textures. Continue reading “Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}”

Various Artists – 101 Film Classics (2012) {2016, 6CD Box Set}

Various Artists - 101 Film Classics (2012) {2016, 6CD Box Set}

Various Artists – 101 Film Classics (2012) {2016, 6CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.11 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Decca Music Group Limited | EU | Cat#: 478 3676 | Genre: Soundtrack

For many their first encounter with classical music will be through its use in films and this collection makes a fantastic entry point to this rich and diverse world. Helpfully all tracks list the films alongside the music, so there will be no doubt as to where the music is familiar from. Continue reading “Various Artists – 101 Film Classics (2012) {2016, 6CD Box Set}”

Glenn Miller – The Golden Years of Glenn Miller (2002) {3CD-Set}

Glenn Miller - The Golden Years of Glenn Miller (2002) {3CD-Set}

Glenn Miller – The Golden Years of Glenn Miller (2002) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 586 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: The SoHo Collection | UK | Cat#: SOHOCD009 | Genre: Swing, Big band

Glenn Miller famously disappered over the English Channel in 1944, but his unique, clarinet-led big band sound had already made him a legend and this collection features all of his best-loved recordings. Includes 12-page booklet with rare photos and informative artist biography. Continue reading “Glenn Miller – The Golden Years of Glenn Miller (2002) {3CD-Set}”

Nina Simone – The Real… Nina Simone: The Ultimate Nina Simone Collection (2013) {3CD-Set}

Nina Simone - The Real...  Nina Simone: The Ultimate Nina Simone Collection (2013) {3CD-Set}

Nina Simone – The Real… Nina Simone: The Ultimate Nina Simone Collection (2013) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 1.14 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Entertainment | EU | Cat#: 88883778192 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, R&B

Continue reading “Nina Simone – The Real… Nina Simone: The Ultimate Nina Simone Collection (2013) {3CD-Set}”