Nowhere – On My Way (2017) [AcousticSounds 24-44,1]

Nowhere – On My Way (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 45:56 minutes | 479 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Klarthe Records

Bassist and composer Ouriel Ellert’s trio Nowhere, with drummer Martin Wangermée and guitarist Anthony Jambon, presents On my way, an original album that fuses jazz, Afro-Cuban elements, pop, rock, and electronic music.

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Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (1965/2013) [AcousticSounds 24-192]

Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (1965/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:54 minutes | 1.52 GB | Genre: Jazz, Blues, Folk
Official Digital Download – Source: acousticsounds.com | Front Cover | © Verve Records
Recorded: New York, March 21 April 1 & 6 1964 May 19 & 20 1965

Nina Simone was one of the best Blues singers of the 20th century. Only someone the likes of Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith had the power to lay a soul bare like she could, as her stripped-down ‘Be My Husband’ shows. Naked like a field-holler, this song would later capture the imagination of Jeff Buckley and Antony Hegarty.

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Lori Lieberman – Bricks Against The Glass (2013) [AcousticSounds DSF DSD64 + FLAC 24-88,2]

Lori Lieberman – Bricks Against The Glass (2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 59:34 minutes | 2,34 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 59:34 minutes | 1,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front Cover
Genre: Pop/Rock | © Drive On Records

Lori Lieberman is an American singer-songwriter who accompanies herself on guitar and piano. She first came to public attention in the early 1970s with a series of albums on Capitol Records, one of which featured the first recording of “Killing Me Softly”. After a long hiatus, she resumed her recording career in the mid-1990s. “Bricks Against The Glass”, her 15th album, features eleven songs composed and arranged by Lori Lieberman.

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Big George Brock – Heavyweight Blues (2007/2013) [AcousticSounds DSD64 + FLAC 24-88,2]

Big George Brock – Heavyweight Blues (2007/2013) 
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 53:08 minutes | 2,09 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176,4 kHz | Time – 01:11:40 minutes | 1,00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Digital Booklet,  Front Cover
Genre: Blues | ©  APO Records

From APO Records and Blue Heaven Studios…blues so raw and real they’ll make you sore. There’s no surprises here – just straight-ahead force. The songs are standards, some of ’em covered thousands of times. But NOBODY, that’s a guaranteed NOBODY, comes closer to evoking the real feel of Muddy Waters or Howlin’ Wolf than Big George Brock. His voice is as rich as fertile soil. But this isn’t some imitation-contest record. Big George has got the goods all his own and has had ’em on display since the 1950s. He’s a former Heavyweight boxer, and just like with the best of that sport, he’ll gladly tell you what’s coming. You still can’t get out of the way.

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Art Pepper – The Intimate Art Pepper (1979/2016) [AcousticSounds DSD64]

Art Pepper – The Intimate Art Pepper (1979/2003/2016)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 1:01:33 minutes | 2,45 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Booklet, Front Cover | © Analogue Productions Revival

In 1979 Art Pepper was recorded at two sessions that yielded two fine albums, So In Love and The New York Album. There was more first-rate material recorded in those two sessions than would fit on two LPs so difficult choices had to be made as to what material not to include on the albums released at the time. Those choices were not necessarily made on the basis of the quality of the performances but with respect to such considerations as length and congruence of repertoire within an album.

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Usher – Hard II Love (2016) [AcousticSounds 24-44,1]

Usher – Hard II Love (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 59:37 minutes | 677 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front cover | © RCA

“Hard II Love” is the upcoming eighth studio album by American singer Usher. The album includes several producers that were involved with its production; including Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, Rock City, Pop & Oak, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Metro Boomin, R!O, f a l l e n, Carlos St. John, K-Major, among others. It features several guest vocalists; including Young Thug and Future.

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Tony Bennett – At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert (1962/2016) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

Tony Bennett – At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert (1962/2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 1:50:32 minutes | 2.35 GB | Genre: Pop/Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

Available in its entirety for the first time! This legendary ’62 performance was an instant classic when it first came out, but now it’s back with 18 tracks (12 on cassette) that have never been released. Includes Rags to Riches; (I Left My Heart in) San Francisco; That Old Black Magic; Fascinating Rhythm; I’m Just a Lucky So and So, and more.

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The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem – Hearty And Hellish! (1962/2014) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem – Hearty And Hellish! (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 38:36 minutes | 857 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet | © Legacy

The Clancy Brothers are a family of singing Irish expatriates who have been important figures in re-popularizing their native music in North America and are still among the most internationally renowned Irish folk bands.

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The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem – Freedom’s Sons (1966/2015) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem – Freedom’s Sons (1966/2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 29:35 minutes | 582 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet | © Legacy

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day — and for any time you want to hear rowdy, rousing Irish songs — comes The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem’s hale and hearty new album, FREEDOM’S SONS. What’s more, it couldn’t be more Irish. The Brothers and Tommy recorded it in Dublin at a concert in remembrance of the great Rebellion of 1916!

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The Alan Parsons Project – The Turn Of A Friendly Card (1980/2012) [AcousticSounds DSD64 + FLAC 24-192]

The Alan Parsons Project – The Turn Of A Friendly Card (1980/2012)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 40:42 minutes | 1,6 + 1,75 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds |  © Arista Records
Recorded: Late 1979 – mid 1980 at Acousti Studio, Paris

“I’ve often, in common with many other writers, been inspired at the oddest of moments and one of the things that did start the creative juices flowing was actually sitting in casinos in Monte Carlo, with the din going on of people with machines, people talking, people moving about, and all the hustle and bustle that goes on there. It stimulated the writing of the track in particular ‘Turn of a Friendly Card’ and of course the track ‘Snake Eyes.’” —Eric Woolfson

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