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Whitesnake – Come An’ Get It (1981) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UIGY-9056] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Whitesnake – Come An’ Get It (1981) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UIGY-9056]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:29 minutes | Scans included | 1,63 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 830 MB
Genre: Rock

Despite the massive talents of vocalist David Coverdale and his supporting cast of musicians (not to mention the unimpeachable resumé of producer Martin Birch), Come an’ Get It was another maddeningly average Whitesnake album. A thoroughly boring set that played it too safe and yielded no lasting live favorites, Come an’ Get It was competent to the max — in the hands of a debuting artist, it may have qualified as a classic — but for a near-supergroup of such experience and pedigree, it instead smacked of severe underachievement. Rare highlights include the driving energy of “Hot Stuff,” the lively bar-room piano of “Wine, Women and Song,” and the wistful, acoustic balladry of “Till the Day I Die.” But these share space with run-of-the-mill bluesy rockers like “Don’t Break My Heart Again” and “Would I Lie to You” — all of them hard to fault, but equally impossible to praise. Yawn! Even the quasi-epic “Child of Babylon” fails to live up to initial promise, a half-hearted effort that easily defines the entire record’s abiding sense of indifference. No doubt a reflection of Coverdale’s own fluctuating interest in the group, Come an’ Get It’s confounding mediocrity would thankfully give way to the just as inexplicable brilliance of 1982’s Saints & Sinners and 1984’s Slide It In — a two-towered climax of Whitesnake’s career that displayed a newfound zest in urgency and inspiration.

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Wham! – Make It Big (1984) [Japanese SACD 2001 #ESGA 514] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Wham! – Make It Big (1984) [Japanese SACD 2001 #ESGA 514]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:00 minutes | Scans included | 1,54 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 795 MB
Genre: Rock

This is the album that started it all for George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley! Whether or not it will ever be “cool” to admit liking them, Make It Big sounds pretty good after all of these years. Granted, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” is an impossible notion to begin with–who could possibly sleep after this sugar binge? But “Everything She Wants” has a sophisticated tension in its syncopation, and, wow, could the boy sing! “Careless Whisper” really showed that George Michael had a firm grasp on R&B and soul.

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Weather Report – Mysterious Traveller (1974) [Reissue 2002] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Weather Report – Mysterious Traveller (1974) [Reissue 2002] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 47:55 minutes | Scans included | 2,97 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 48:05 mins | Scans included | 974 MB
Genre: Jazz

Weather Report started out as a jazz equivalent of what the rock world in 1970 was calling a “supergroup.” But unlike most of the rock supergroups, this one not only kept going for a good 15 years, it more than lived up to its billing, practically defining the state of the jazz-rock art throughout almost all of its run.

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Weather Report – Heavy Weather (1977) [Reissue 1999 (2002)] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Weather Report – Heavy Weather (1977) [Reissue 1999 (2002)]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:39 minutes | Scans included | 1,58 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 797 MB
Genre: Jazz

Weather Report were a jazz supergroup formed in 1970, best known outside the jazz world for their hit “Birdland”. Heavy Weather is Weather Report’s 7th album, released in 1977 through Columbia Records. It is the band’s 2nd album with bassist Jaco Pastorius. On Black Market, Pastorius played on 2 of the 7 tracks, but here he is a full member of the band. It is on the short list of LP’s considered to be the greatest of all Jazz-Fusion recordings.

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Weather Report – Black Market (1976) [Japanese SACD 2001 #SRGS 4576] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Weather Report – Black Market (1976) [Japanese SACD 2001 #SRGS 4576]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:58 minutes | Scans included | 1,5 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 716 MB
Genre: Jazz

Weather Report were a jazz supergroup formed in 1970, best known outside the jazz world for their hit “Birdland”. This is Weather Report’s sixth album and the first with the bass player Jaco Pastorius who features on two tracks. Black Market is an instrumental jazz fusion album. The album draws heavily from African influences and its style could be described as “world fusion”. The second song, “Cannon Ball” is tribute to Zawinul’s then recently deceased former band leader, saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Last 6 Symphonies – Otto Klemperer (2012) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Last 6 Symphonies
Philharmonia Orchestra / New Philharmonia Orchestra – Otto Klemperer
3xSACD | ISOs (2.0): 6,52 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 2,90 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: EMI Classics # 50999 9 55932 2 | Country/Year: Europe 2012 (1956-1962) | 3% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Orchestral, Historical Recording

In the online discussions about the best recorded versions of the Mozart symphonies there is little reference made to Otto Klemperer, although at one time his EMI recordings of the last several Mozart symphonies were considered the epitome. His various recordings have been available in one form or another ever since his first LPs came out in the late 1950s.

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Haydn Sinfonietta Wien – Mozart: Concertos for 2 & 3 Pianos (2007) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concertos for 2 & 3 Pianos
Haydn Sinfonietta Wien / Ronald Brautigam, Alexei Lubimov & Manfred Huss
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,13 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,04 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-SACD-1618 | Country/Year: Sweden 2007 | 3% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

This is a truly lovely recording, with original instruments, beautifully played, with devotion and care. It is also possibly the closest you will ever get to how it would have sounded, performed by the composer himself, had the technology been available to capture it when Mozart was alive.

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (9) / Haydn: Symphony No. 88 (2011) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (9) in C major D.944 “Great” / Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 88
Berliner Philharmoniker / Wilhelm Furtwängler
SACD ISO (Single Layer/Mono): 3,05 GB | 24B/88,2kHz FLAC: 766 MB | Full Artwork: 80 MB | 3% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music LLC # UCGG-9019 | Country/Year: Japan 2011 (Germany 1951)
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Historical Recording

Artist Biography by David Brensilver

Although born in Berlin, conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler spent his childhood in Munich, where his father was a professor. After his talents were recognized at an early age, he was removed from school and educated privately. Furtwängler’s teachers included the composer Joseph Rheinberger and the conductor Felix Mottl. By the age of 17, the young musician had written numerous works and had his conducting debut three years later with the Kaim Orchestra, where he directed the opening Largo from his own first symphony, Beethoven’s overture Die Weihe des Hauses, and Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. The ambivalent response to his music and the financial instability that composition offered caused him to focus his energies on conducting.

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Viswa Mohan Bhatt, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer – Bourbon & Rosewater (1995) [Reissue 2001] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Viswa Mohan Bhatt, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer – Bourbon & Rosewater (1995) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:44 minutes | Full PNG Artwork | 1,9 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full PNG Artwork | 738 MB
Genre: World

Jerry Douglas (dobro) and Edgar Meyer (upright bass) are two of the finest musicians to come out of Nashville in recent years, with their roots in country/bluegrass and classical/jazz respectively. In this recording with V.M. Bhatt, they together explore commonalities and parallels between bluegrass and Hindustani music, proving that the High Lonesome ethos is universal.

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Jie-Bing Chen, Bela Fleck – Tabula Rasa (1996) [Reissue 2001] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Jie-Bing Chen, Béla Fleck – Tabula Rasā (1996) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:21 minutes | PDF Booklet | 2,19 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | PDF Booklet | 903 MB
Genre: World

Foremost innovator on the banjo, Béla Fleck is joined by Hindustani master V. M. Bhatt and Chinese virtuoso Jie-Bing Chen in a collaboration that begins with a clean slate and culminates in a masterpiece of synthesis. Adding poignant but subtle coloring to this unique work are Hindustani flutist Ronu Majumdar and violinist Sangeeta Shankar, as well the Karnatak percussionist Puvalur Srinivasan on mridangam.

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