Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender (1989) [FLAC]

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Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender

Release.Date.: 2014.09.10
Retail.Date..: 1989.00.00
Label……..: BMG Ariola
Catalog.No…: 295 052-201

Artist…….: Elvis Presley
Title……..: Love Me Tender
Genre……..: Rock
Source…….: CDDA
Ripper…….: dBpoweramp CD Ripper v.14.2 (Secure Mode)
Encoder……: FLAC 1.2.1

01.Love Me Tender 02:46
02.Its Now or Never 03:16
03.Crying in the Chapel 02:26
04.Are You Lonesome Tonight 03:07
05.Return to Sender 02:07
06.Have I Told You Lately that I Love You 02:33
07.Hard Headed Woman 01:55
08.Girls Girls Girls 02:34
09.G.I. Blues 02:38
10.Cant Help Falling in Love 03:02
11.Stuck on You 02:16
12.Dont 02:50
13.Good Luck Charm 02:23
14.Wild in the Country 01:53
15.Kiss Me Quick 02:48
16.My Baby Left Me 02:11
40:45 min

Dio – Diamonds the Best of Dio (1992) [FLAC]

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Dio – Diamonds the Best of Dio

Release.Date.: 2014.09.10
Retail.Date..: 1992.00.00
Label……..: Phonogram
Catalog.No…: 512 206-2

Artist…….: Dio
Title……..: Diamonds the Best of Dio
Genre……..: Rock
Source…….: CDDA
Ripper…….: dBpoweramp CD Ripper v.14.2 (Secure Mode)
Encoder……: FLAC 1.2.1

01.Holy Diver 05:55
02.Rainbow in the Dark 04:17
03.Dont Talk to Strangers 04:54
04.We Rock 04:36
05.The Last in Line 05:47
06.Evil Eyes 03:38
07.Rock N Roll Children 04:33
08.Sacred Heart 06:28
09.Hungry for Heaven 04:12
10.Hide in the Rainbow 04:07
11.Dream Evil 04:29
12.Wild One 04:03
13.Lock Up the Wolves 08:34
65:33 min

Billy Griffin – Respect (Remastered) (2014) [FLAC]

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Artist : Billy Griffin
Album : Respect
Label : Funky Town Grooves
Genre : Disco
Bitrate : 974 kbps avg
Source : CD
Playtime : 00:55:53 (410.MB)
Rls date : 2014-07-25
Store date : 2014-00-00
Encoder : FLAC1.2.1
Cat.No : FTG 368

01 Respect 4:38
02 Don’t Stop Lovin’ Me 3:06
03 Serious 5:01
04 Save Your Love For Me 5:00
05 Don’t Ask Me To Be Friends 5:12
06 So Many Ways 6:00
07 Hit Me With The Beat 5:09
08 Dreaming 4:50
09 Respect (12”) (Bonus Track) 5:35
10 Save Your Love For Me (7”) (Bonus Track) 3:38
11 So Many Ways (7”) (Bonus Track) 3:57
12 Serious (7”) (Bonus Track) 3:47

Billy Griffin – Be With Me (Remastered) (2014) [FLAC]

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Artist : Billy Griffin
Album : Be With Me
Label : Funky Town Grooves
Genre : Disco
Bitrate : 885 kbps avg
Source : CD
Playtime : 01:05:44 (439.MB)
Rls date : 2014-07-25
Store date : 2014-00-00
Encoder : FLAC1.2.1
Cat.No : FTG 367

01 Be With Me 5:00
02 Stone’s Throw From Heaven 3:06
03 Hold Me Tighter In The Rain 5:31
04 Love Is Not A Word 5:55
05 The Beat Is Getting Stronger 4:34
06 2nd Day Love Story 6:05
07 Breaking Out 6:33
08 Understand 4:52
09 Hold Me Tighter In The Rain (7”) (Bonus 3:59
10 Be With Me (7”) (Bonus Track) 3:53
11 Be With Me (12”) (Bonus Track) 5:15
12 Be With Me (Special New Club Mix) (Bonus 6:56
13 2nd Day Love Story (7”) (Bonus Track) 4:05

Banks – Goddess (Deluxe Edition) (2014) [FLAC]

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Artist : Banks
Album : Goddess
Label : Harvest
Genre : Pop
Source : CD
Street Date : 2014-00-00
Quality : 812 kbps / 44.1kHz / 2 channels
Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1
Size : 466.48 MB
Time : 76:23 min
Url : http://www.hernameisbanks.com/

1. Alibi 3:48
2. Goddess 4:02
3. Waiting Game 3:27
4. Brain 4:42
5. This Is What It Feels Like 5:02
6. You Should Know Where I’m Coming From 3:55
7. Stick 5:13
8. Fuck Em Only We Know 4:36
9. Drowning 4:09
10. Beggin For Thread 4:09
11. Change 4:16
12. Someone New 4:41
13. Warm Water 3:28
14. Under The Table 4:09
15. And I Drove You Crazy (Bonus Track) 4:31
16. Fall Over (Bonus Track) 3:30
17. Before I Ever Met You (Bonus Track) 4:28
18. Bedroom Wall (Bonus Track) 4:17

Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives
on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight
attention from the music industry’s most important curators BANKS
is poised for massive things in 2014. Drawing from inspirations
like Fiona Apple and Miss Lauryn Hill, BANKS focuses on the
duality of soulful earthly emotion and ethereal atmospheric
sounds. The Los Angeles native and self-taught pianist, vocalist,
and songwriter’s debut album ‘Goddess’ will be released on
Harvest Records.

Sibelius: Violin Concerto – Jennifer Pike, Andrew Davis, Bergen Philharmonic (2014) [LINN 24-96]

Sibelius: Violin Concerto – Jennifer Pike, Andrew Davis, Bergen Philharmonic (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.28 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download – Source: Linn Records

Jean Sibelius is perhaps best known for his seven great symphonies but there is also a large body of music for the concert hall, the theatre, and the salon, some of which is explored on this release. The Violin Concerto in D minor, Sibelius’s only full-length concerto, marries brilliantly idiomatic writing for the solo instrument with the seriousness characteristic of the symphonies. Intensely virtuosic, it is both a dramatic and a deeply romantic work. The Swan of Tuonela comes from the suite of four Lemminkäinen Legends, inspired by traditional Finnish myths. In it the majestic motion of the swan is evoked by the arching phrases of the cor anglais. Also featured are two well-known shorter works indelibly linked with Finnish identity.

Finlandia became a national emblem of the Finnish struggle for independence from Russia while Andante festivo is a staple of Finnish public occasions. The Karelia Suite is another patriotic work, the rough-hewn character of its three movements intended to evoke a folk-like authenticity.

Sir Andrew Davis continues his relationship with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in this their third recording together on Chandos. They are joined in the Violin Concerto by Jennifer Pike, one of the brightest young violinists performing today.

Composer: Jean Sibelius
Performer: Jennifer Pike
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

Reviews: “This is an exceptionally fine reading of a testing concerto…She catches the sinuous ethereality of Sibelius’s vision, and the loneliness as well, but there’s plenty of passion where it matters and tremendous technical skill.”
“this enjoys one of the finest ever actual recordings…giving Jennifer Pike’s violin a tremendous sense of presence. And she plays it with impressive mastery. She inclines to the bittersweet Tchaikovskian view…This is a marvellously warm, flowing and passionate performance…Davis matches her with a rich-textured, powerful reading.”


1. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Jennifer Pike (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Finland
Length: 31 Minutes 6 Secs.

2. Karelia Suite, Op. 11 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Finland
Length: 15 Minutes 43 Secs.

3. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1897; Finland
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs.

4. Valse lyrique, for orchestra, Op. 96a by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1921
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs.

5. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1904; Finland
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs.

6. Quartet for Strings “Andante festivo” by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1922; Finland
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs.

7. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: Finland
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs.


Soundgarden – Superunknown (1994) {Deluxe Edition 2014} [HDTracks 24-96]

Soundgarden – Superunknown (1994) [Deluxe Edition 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 148:31 minutes | 2,72 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Genre: Alternative Rock

The 20th anniversary of Superunknown is a global priority and the band is very involved in the reissue celebration. Deluxe anniversary products features never-before-released bonus material and demos. As far as products, there is something for everyone from the hardcore, super fan to the teen who is just discovering Soundgarden’s music.

In 2014 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Soundgarden’s massive album Superunknown which to date has sold 9 million albums worldwide and is certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the US. Both a critical and commercial success, in 1994 Superunknown debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and earned the band two Grammys® for the singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman” in 1995. As relevant today as they were in 1994, the multiplatinum-selling Soundgarden continues to be in the Top 10 most played artists on Active Rock radio and the band’s top 4 most played radio songs – accumulating over 1 million in total airplay and 4 billion in total audience to date – are all from this very beloved album: “Black Hole Sun,” “Fell on Black Days,” “Spoonman” and “The Day I Tried To Live.” In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked the album as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and the 100 Greatest Albums of the Nineties.

Soundgarden’s finest hour, Superunknown is a sprawling, 70-minute magnum opus that pushes beyond any previous boundaries. Soundgarden had always loved replicating Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath riffs, but Superunknown’s debt is more to mid-period Zep’s layered arrangements and sweeping epics. Their earlier punk influences are rarely detectable, replaced by surprisingly effective appropriations of pop and psychedelia. Badmotorfinger boasted more than its fair share of indelible riffs, but here the main hooks reside mostly in Chris Cornell’s vocals; accordingly, he’s mixed right up front, floating over the band instead of cutting through it. The rest of the production is just as crisp, with the band achieving a huge, robust sound that makes even the heaviest songs sound deceptively bright. But the most important reason Superunknown is such a rich listen is twofold: the band’s embrace of psychedelia, and their rapidly progressing mastery of songcraft. Soundgarden had always been a little mind-bending, but the full-on experiments with psychedelia give them a much wider sonic palette, paving the way for less metallic sounds and instruments, more detailed arrangements, and a bridge into pop (which made the eerie ballad “Black Hole Sun” an inescapable hit). That blossoming melodic skill is apparent on most of the record, not just the poppier songs and Cornell-penned hits; though a couple of drummer Matt Cameron’s contributions are pretty undistinguished, they’re easy to overlook, given the overall consistency. The focused songwriting allows the band to stretch material out for grander effect, without sinking into the pointlessly drawn-out muck that cluttered their early records. The dissonance and odd time signatures are still in force, though not as jarring or immediately obvious, which means that the album reveals more subtleties with each listen. It’s obvious that Superunknown was consciously styled as a masterwork, and it fulfills every ambition.

CD1 #01 – Let Me Drown
CD1 #02 – My Wave
CD1 #03 – Fell On Black Days
CD1 #04 – Mailman
CD1 #05 – Superunknown
CD1 #06 – Head Down
CD1 #07 – Black Hole Sun
CD1 #08 – Spoonman
CD1 #09 – Limo Wreck
CD1 #10 – The Day I Tried To Live
CD1 #11 – Kickstand
CD1 #12 – Fresh Tendrils
CD1 #13 – 4th Of July
CD1 #14 – Half
CD1 #15 – Like Suicide
CD1 #16 – She Likes Surprises

CD2 #17 – Let Me Drown (Demo Version)
CD2 #18 – Black Hole Sun (Demo Version)
CD2 #19 – Half (Demo Version)
CD2 #20 – Head Down (Rehearsal Version)
CD2 #21 – Limo Wreck (Rehearsal Version)
CD2 #22 – The Day I Tried To Live (Rehearsal Version)
CD2 #23 – Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
CD2 #24 – Black Days III
CD2 #25 – Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
CD2 #26 – Exit Stonehenge
CD2 #27 – Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard
CD2 #28 – Jerry Garcia’s Finger
CD2 #29 – Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix)
CD2 #30 – The Day I Tried To Live (Alternate Mix)
CD2 #31 – 4th Of July (Instrumental)
CD2 #32 – Superunknown (Instrumental)

Please Note: Tracks 17-29 are 44/16.
Disc 1: Remastered album – 16 tracks (including international album bonus track “She Likes Surprises”).
Disc 2: Highlights of CDs 2-4 of Super Deluxe + 2 Unreleased Album Instrumentals.


Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis – Agostino Steffani: Stabat Mater (2013) [HDTracks 24-96]

Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis – Agostino Steffani: Stabat Mater (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | 1.45 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download – Source: HDtracks

Cecilia Bartoli’s exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording ‘Mission’ with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani’s greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani’s sacred choral music on CD. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Prégardien. Diego Fasolis conducts the authentic instrument forces of I Barocchisti and the chorus of RSI Lugano

Steffani’s Stabat Mater is his masterpiece, completed shortly before he died in 1728. It has been described as the most powerful expression of his religious fervour and, at almost half an hour, the largest-scale, most complex and heartfelt of his compositions outside his operas. The opening solo “Stabat Mater dolorosa” featured on the ‘Mission’ DVD.

The album is completed by six world premiere recordings of the best of Steffani’s remaining sacred music, including Sperate in Deo and Laudate Pueri. These are scored for orchestra, chorus and soloists featuring two young baroque-specialist sopranos Nuria Rial and Yetzabel Arias Fernandez alongside Behle, Pregardien and Vitale.

Also amongst these world premieres is Non plus me Ligate, a seven-minute solo motet for Cecilia Bartoli.

Composer: Agostino Steffani
Performer: Salvatore Vitale, Cecilia Bartoli, Daniel Behle, Franco Fagioli, …
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swiss Radio Chorus, I Barocchisti


Agostino Steffani, roughly contemporary with Arcangelo Corelli, worked mostly in Germany and was known across the continent for his operatic music. Some of it was championed by mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli on her daring Mission album. Now Bartoli, properly more in the background as part of a sacred-music ensemble, returns with an album of Steffani’s religious music, for which he was equally renowned. She joins a group of fine soloists, many of whom will be familiar to early music devotees and quite worthy of the broader audience association with Bartoli and the major Decca label will bring. The vigorous instrumental ensemble I Barocchisti, its leader Diego Fasolis, and the commendably sizable Swiss Radio Choir are all top-notch. As for the music itself, the six sacred pieces (psalms, antiphons, motets) that conclude the album give the best idea of the diversity of Steffani’s style. Some are partly in the pure Palestrina traditional unaccompanied choral style; some are in the Italian style of the middle 17th century with grand oppositions of choral groups; and some reflect up-to-the-minute solo vocal writing. Bartoli fans will naturally gravitate toward an example of the latter, Non plus me ligate (track 9), and it’s gorgeous. But Bartoli, whose voice has taken on some fascinating burnished tones that she is allowed to let speak for themselves here, is also featured prominently in the main attraction, the Stabat Mater, which stands somewhat apart from the rest of the music and fell into disuse soon after Steffani’s death, probably because it was already somewhat old-fashioned. But it is old-fashioned in the way that Bach’s music is old-fashioned. Like Pergolesi’s setting of this somber text, it was the composer’s swan song, written at the end of his long life, and it is a tragic work indeed. It might be beautifully paired in performance with the Pergolesi work. Bartoli and her gorgeous lower register have plenty to do, but the spotlight at the end falls on the male soloists, Daniel Behle, Julian Prégardien, and Salvo Vitale, whose trio work is positively sepulchral. This is a gorgeous performance of a work unjustly neglected by music history. Highly recommended.

1. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Stabat Mater Dolorosa
2. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Cuius animam gementem?. O quam tristis
3. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Quis est homo qui non fleret?. Quis non posset
4. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Pro peccatis suae gentis
5. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Vidit suum dulcem Natum
6. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Eja Mater, fons amoris? Fac, ut ardeat ? Sancta Mater? Tui nati vulnerati
7. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Fac me vere tecum flere?. Juxta Crucem
8. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Virgo virginum praeclara
9. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Fac ut portem Christi mortem
10. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Fac me plagis vulnerary
11. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Inflammatus e accensus?. Fac me cruce custodiri
12. Steffani: Stabat Mater – Quando corpus morietur? Fac ut animae donetur
13. Steffani: Beatus Vir
14. Steffani: Non Plus Me Ligate
15. Steffani: Triduanas A Domino
16. Steffani: Laudate Pueri
17. Steffani: Sperate in Deo
18. Steffani: Qui Diligit Mariam


Stephane Kerecki & John Taylor – Patience (2011) [Qobuz 24-96]

Stéphane Kerecki & John Taylor – Patience (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 50:45 minutes | 822 MB
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front cover
Genre: Jazz

For jazz musicians, the duo of piano and double bass is a perilous exercise in tightrope-walking, reserved for enthusiasts of extreme refinement, those who like to dance on the edge of abysses. Its alchemy is mysterious. By releasing the account of his brief encounter with John Taylor, Stéphane Kerecki does more than merely delight music-lovers; he proves once again that jazz cannot exist without sometimes flirting with the void.

The tandem formed by Stéphane Kerecki and John Taylor now marks a new landmark in the genre. Between these two musicians, the osmosis was immediate, self-evident, thanks to a set of qualities rarely assembled: fluidity of dialogue, beauty of sound, sobriety of gesture . . . and total confidence in each other, a solidarity which removes fear of the void, of missing one’s footing. From this vivid double bass and this colouristic piano emerges music that burns with a tranquil flame; music to get through the night. One might almost forget that it is invented on the razor’s edge . . .

Like close friends reunited after a long separation, the two musicians – who in fact hardly knew each other – at once start revealing their secrets. Their nocturnal conversation describes imaginary landscapes sketched out by the bassist’s pen, conjuring up in passing the presences of some poets of jazz: Bill Evans, Scott La Faro, Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Gary Peacock.

01 – Prologue
02 – Manarola
03 – Patience
04 – Kung Fu
05 – Gary
06 – Interlude
07 – La source
08 – Valse pour John
09 – Bad Drummer
10 – Jade Visions
11 – Luminescence
12 – Épilogue


Strawberry Girls – French Ghetto (2013) [Bandcamp 24-48]

Strawberry Girls – French Ghetto (2013)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | 1 CD | Cover | 530 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | Official Digital Download – Source: bandcamp

01. Agua Verde (ft. Kathleen Delano, Kurt Travis, & Gavin Mulkey) (5:47)
02. Fight Club (ft. Kathleen Delano & Shane Smit) (5:27)
03. Negro Spiritual (ft. Shane Smit) (4:14)
04. South American Moon (1:54)
05. Bird Technology pt.I (2:32)
06. Bird Technology pt.II (ft. Kathleen Delano) (2:50)
07. French Ghetto (ft. Kathleen Delano) (5:06)
08. Transparent Sea (ft. Nic Newsham) (1:53)
09. Visual Therapy (ft. Kurt Travis) (2:48)
10. Do Peace (ft. Kathleen Delano) (8:16)

Zac Garren: guitar, bass, glockenspiel
Ben Rosett: drums, percussion, bass, background guitar
Ian Jennings: bass, rhodes

Additional Credits:
Saxophone by Robert Rosett on track 2 & 4
Vocals by Kurt Travis on track 1 & 9
Vocals by Nic Newsham on track 8
Vocals by Shane Smit on track 2 & 3
Vocals by Kathleen Delano on track 1, 2, 6, 7, & 10
Vocals by Gavin Mulkey on track 1
Drum Tech: Dylan Aiello