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Willie Nelson – To All The Girls… (2013) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

Willie Nelson – To All The Girls… (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Time – 1:05:55 minutes | 652 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Legacy Recordings

To All the Girls… is Willie Nelson’s newest album, consisting of a series of duets recorded with many famous female names in country music. The guest singers featured on the album include Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, and Willie Nelson’s daughter, Paula Nelson. Hailed as “a wonderful album” by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, this record will certainly please both old and new fans of Willie Nelson.

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Willie Nelson – Good Times (1969/2008) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – Good Times (1969/2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 31:23 minutes | 586 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © RLG/Legacy

Good Times is the eighth studio album by country singer Willie Nelson. Arrangements were by Anita Kerr, Bill Walker and Ray Stevens.

This is kind of an odd record. One side is very sparse instrumentally, while the other side has three different people providing arrangements. The songs are okay (maybe subpar for Nelson), with one of the most interesting being his cover of Mickey Newbury’s “Sweet Memories.” ~~ AllMusic Review by Jim Worbois

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Willie Nelson – Band of Brothers (2014) [Qobuz 24-44.1]

Willie Nelson – Band of Brothers (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Time – 47:30 minutes | 509 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Legacy Recordings

SONY/Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of Band of Brothers, the new Willie Nelson studio album premiering 14 performances including nine brand-new songs composed by America’s quintessential pop/country songwriter.

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Wilco – Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 (2014) [PonoMusic 24-44,1]

Wilco – Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 (2014) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 04:40:36 minutes | 3,04 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: PonoMusic | © Nonesuch Records

Nonesuch Records released two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the influential Chicago band’s 20th anniversary: Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a four-disc box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, and What’s Your 20?, is a two-CD compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings.

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Weezer – Weezer (White Album) (2016) [Qobuz 24-96]

Weezer – Weezer “White Album” (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:05 minutes | 764 MB | Genre: Rock, Indie
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | Label: Crush Music

90’s alt-rockers Weezer come back this year with their tenth studio album, which is the fourth album in their ongoing series of color-themed self-titled albums, with this one being the color white. The album influenced by their home state of California and the beach, it reflects a sunny sound.

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Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End (2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:15 minutes | 959 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Label: Universal Republic

Los Angeles, CA’s very own, Weezer, will release their highly anticipated ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on October 7th, 2014. Produced by Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band’s first and third records (The Blue Album and The Green Album),Everything Will Be Alright In The End is the band’s first collection of new material in four years.

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Vladimir Horowitz in Recital at Powell Hall, St. Louis, November 21, 1976 (2015) [Qobuz 24-88.2]

Vladimir Horowitz in Recital at Powell Hall, St. Louis, November 21, 1976 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:25:20 minutes | 1,30 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © Sony Classical
Recorded: Powell Hall, St. Louis, November 21, 1976

After the overwhelming success of Vladimir Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall, Sony Classical presents Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings 1966–1983. Available October 23, this 50-CD edition takes you on tour with the legendary pianist from his home town of New York to the great halls of the USA, from New Haven to Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston and beyond. This special collector’s set features 13 programs recorded at 25 solo recitals in 14 different concert halls. It comprises the complete live recordings made by Columbia Masterworks between 1966 and 1968, as well as the live recordings made by RCA Red Seal between 1975 and 1983. While a few extracts from these live recordings were selected for release as award-winning albums, the vast majority rested untouched in secure storage and has remained unreleased for more than 30 years – until today. This new edition presents Vladimir Horowitz’s musical artistry, live and unedited in state-of-the-art mastering.

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David Aaron Carpenter, Salome Chamber Orchestra – Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Shor: The 12 Seasons (2016) [Qobuz 24-96]

Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Shor – The 12 Seasons – David Aaron Carpenter, Salome Chamber Orchestra (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:17:18 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Warner Classics
Recorded: 15–16 January 2015, Cary Hall, DiMenna Center, New York

There is no shortage of recordings of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, but this one really is different. First of all, it is played on the viola, not on the violin – by David Aaron Carpenter. He has been described by the German newspaper Die Welt as “a new star at the forefront of violists”, by the Helsinki Times as playing “like a young god” and by Gramophone as a player of “superlative assurance and magnetic conviction”. When he made his debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in in 2007, the New York Times praised his “seductively rich sound … forceful interpretive personality and remarkable control of his instrument,” and his mentors have included such distinguished musical figures as Pinchas Zukerman, Yuri Bashmet and Christoph Eschenbach. Secondly, Vivaldi’s Baroque concertos are placed in a new light, since they are programmed alongside far more recent works inspired by the cycle of spring, summer, autumn and winter: Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), written between 1965 and 1970 by Argentina’s King of Tango, Astor Piazzolla, and A Manhattan Four Seasons by the Ukrainian-American composer Alexey Shor, premiered in 2013. This CD represents the first time that the works by Vivaldi and Piazzolla have been recorded in a version for viola. Alexey Shor wrote his work – moody, mellow and immediately appealing – in his capacity as composer-in-residence with the Manhattan-based Salomé Chamber Orchestra, which David Aaron Carpenter founded with his violin-playing sister and brother, Lauren and Sean. The orchestra generally plays without a conductor and is therefore headless … hence its striking name, inspired by the biblical princess who demanded the decapitation of John the Baptist. It was founded by the Carpenter siblings in 2009 with the declared aim of achieving “a dynamic balance of novelty, tradition and hard work”. As Lauren Carpenter told the New York Times, “It’s great to try and change the face of what classical music concerts can be.” @WarnerClassics

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Antonio Vivaldi – Concerti per fagotto III – Sergio Azzolini, L’Aura Soave Cremona (2012) [Qobuz 24-88,2]

L’Aura Soave Cremona, Sergio Azzolini – Vivaldi: Concerti Per Fagotto III (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 01:10:13 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © naïve classique

In the summer of 2011 France’s most eminent cultural institution, the Château de Versailles, joined naïve in celebrating Antonio Vivaldi with a month of concerts, fireworks and publications – the crowning glory of our first ten years of work in restituting the massive corpus of works by this little-known italian composer to the public. The Vivaldi edition, a recording venture conceived by the italian musicologist Alberto Basso (istituto per i Beni Musicali in Piemonte) and the independent label naïve, is one of the most ambitious recording projects of the twenty-first century. its principal objective is to record the massive collection of Vivaldi autograph manuscripts preserved in the Biblioteca nazionale Universitaria in Turin.

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Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Concertos RV 249 & 284 – Sergej Krylov, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (2016) [Qobuz 24-96]

Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Concertos RV 249 & 284 – Sergej Krylov, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:28 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon

Sergej Krylov has established himself as one of the most talented violinists of his generation regularly invited to perform in major concert halls. He appears with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, including Staatskapelle Dresden, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, DSO Berlin, Russian National Symphony, London Philharmonic, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, English Chamber Orchestra, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, Budapest Festival Orchestra, NHK Symphony Tokyo, Atlanta Symphony, and Copenhagen Philharmonic.

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