Beth Ditto – Fake Sugar (2017) [Qobuz 24-96]

Beth Ditto – Fake Sugar (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 42:35 minutes | 903 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Virgin EMI

After 17 years of kicking out increasingly dancy garage-punk with the Gossip, Beth Ditto released her solo debut with Fake Sugar. As lead singer of the Gossip, non-conformist Beth Ditto became just as famous for challenging the perceptions of female beauty and sexuality as she did for her spellbindingly raw gospel-soul voice. On Fake Sugar, Ditto approaches love, loss, looking back and moving forward with all the sexiness, poignancy, power and beauty befitting such an iconoclastic artist. The album is a mash-up of driving blues, malt-shop pop, swooning rock and countrified soul.

Continue reading Beth Ditto – Fake Sugar (2017) [Qobuz 24-96]

Bert Jansch – Living In The Shadows Part 2: On The Edge Of A Dream (2017) [Bandcamp 24/44,1]

Bert Jansch – Living In The Shadows Part Two: On The Edge Of A Dream (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 03:00:12 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Front Cover | © Earth Recordings

Following on from Earth’s definitive collection of Jansch’s 1990s works “Living In The Shadows Part 2: On The Edge Of A Dream” picks up from where it left off, bringing together Bert Jansch’s final recordings, made between 2000 and 2006. This remarkable anthology documents some of Jansch’s finest work, and a man at the top of his game, some 40 years after his first release.

Continue reading Bert Jansch – Living In The Shadows Part 2: On The Edge Of A Dream (2017) [Bandcamp 24/44,1]

Benny Carter Quartet – Summer Serenade (1982/2017) [HighResAudio DSF DSD128/5.64MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Benny Carter Quartet – Summer Serenade (1982/2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 44:36 minutes | 3,52 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 44:36 minutes | 761 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HighResAudio | Digital booklet | Genre: Jazz | © 2xHD

Jazz is an international music and Benny Carter is one of its leading statesmen.

„Benny Carter has recorded so many excellent swing sessions throughout his lengthy career that it is very difficult to pick out the best ones. This quartet date (Summer Serenade) recorded August 17, 1980 for the Danish Storyville label matches his alto with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Jesper Lundgaard and drummer Ed Thigpen for four of Carter’s originals and three standards. As a bonus, Richard Boone sings the good-humored “All That Jazz.” (Scott Yanow, AMG)

Although he has played trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tenor and piano it is as an alto saxophonist that Benny has achieved his enviable reputation as an instrumentalist. He has acted as an inspiration to hundreds of younger men, all of whom have been fascinated by the seemingly effortless way in which that flawless tone was produced. The broad, sweeping phrases of his improvisations have the structural stability of compositions in their own right.

In 1987, Benny was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1994 he was winner for his solo “Prelude to a Kiss” and in the same year received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in film music. In 2000 Carter was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts, National Medal of Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton.

Continue reading Benny Carter Quartet – Summer Serenade (1982/2017) [HighResAudio DSF DSD128/5.64MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ben Webster – Ballads (2017) [ProStudioMasters DSF DSD128/5.64MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ben Webster – Ballads (2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 42:25 minutes | 3,35 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 42:25 minutes | 688 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: ProStudioMasters | Digital booklet | Genre: Jazz | ©2xHD

Swing tenor saxophone player Ben Webster earned the nickname “The Brute and the Beautiful” in jazz circles where his musical versatility was well-known. Webster’s signature tough, raspy and gruff tone softened on ballads, which he played with warmth and sentiment. On this Storyville release he caresses seven timeless melodies in a variety of settings including trios with either Teddy Wilson, Ole Kock Hansen or Kenny Drew on piano, backing by The Danish Radio Big Band (on “Cry Me a River”) or a version of “Greensleeves” with a string orchestra. Although largely forgotten in the United States (he had moved to Europe in 1965), Ben Webster was still in fine form this late in his career.

Continue reading Ben Webster – Ballads (2017) [ProStudioMasters DSF DSD128/5.64MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Beas – Stolen Diamonds (2017) [HDTracks 24-88,2]

Beas – Stolen Diamonds (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 50:22 minutes | 929 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Velut Luna

In the late ’90s years, Emilia Vecchi – Italian scholar and amateur singer – decided to produce a musical concept album, based upon the theme of the “Night”, according especially to the dreaming soul of it.

Continue reading Beas – Stolen Diamonds (2017) [HDTracks 24-88,2]

Beach House – B-Sides and Rarities (2017) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

Beach House – B-Sides and Rarities (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 56:38 minutes | 620 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: Qobuz | Front cover | © Bella Union

It’s written on the sleeve: B-Sides and Rarities. But this summer 2017 release is not just for hardcore Beach House fans, as the pieces brought together on this compilation give a good account of the talent of this Baltimore duo who specialise in dream pop. Like a nice introduction for novices… 2015 was a good year for Beach House fans. With two excellent albums just 50 days apart (Depression Cherry followed by Thank Your Lucky Stars), the sublime melancholy that is carried on the voice of Victoria Legrand (niece of Michel) and in the harmonies of Alex Scally offered a nicely varied palette of tones. The mixed bag suggested by the title B-Sides and Rarities isn’t really what you get. Fourteen songs gleaned from across the length of their career, with in particular two unreleased numbers: Chariot and Baseball Diamond. ” When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album the pair relate, someone on Twitter asked, ‘B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.’ This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the ‘best’ or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making.. “

Continue reading Beach House – B-Sides and Rarities (2017) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

Barry Manilow – This Is My Town, Songs Of New York (2017) [Qobuz 24-192]

Barry Manilow – This Is My Town: Songs Of New York (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 37:44 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Verve

Barry Manilow’s latest studio album is a musical montage with all the sights and sounds of a great city. It’s filled with different styles of music: Pop, Easy Jazz, Broadway type songs, early Rock n Roll, a little R&B and a little Funk. The album paying tribute to his hometown of New York City featuring original songs & classics. Includes ‘Coney Island, ‘NYC Medley’. ‘On The Roof’ & more, plus a ‘virtual’ duet with Mel Tormé.

Continue reading Barry Manilow – This Is My Town, Songs Of New York (2017) [Qobuz 24-192]

Barbara Morrison – I Wanna Be Loved (2017) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Barbara Morrison – I Wanna Be Loved (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 49:04 minutes | 575 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Savant Records

Barbara Morrison, one of the world’s most delightful and endearing jazz personalities returns to the recording studio and brings her good friend, tenor saxophonist Houston Person with her for her third recording on Savant Records. Her patented Music in the Morrison Manner, featuring blues, standards and even an occasional pop tune, has endeared her to audiences on both coasts and earned her a place among the most talented and skilled jazz vocalists working today. Morrison’s delivery and vivaciousness has the ability to charm listeners while her timing and intonation are virtually flawless and the subtle perfection of her phrasing evokes the great vocalists of the past. The spirit of Dinah Washington hovers over this recording with many of the Great Lady’s tunes receiving a Morrison Makeover while Houston Person weaves his husky-toned arabesques around the timeless melodies.

Continue reading Barbara Morrison – I Wanna Be Loved (2017) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Bad Company – Run With The Pack (1976) {Deluxe Edition 2017} [HDTracks 24-96]

Bad Company – Run With The Pack (1976) {Deluxe Edition 2017} 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:27:47 minutes | 1,85 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

Newly remastered version of Bad Company’s third album. Includes bonus disc with alternative mixes, demos and outtakes. Features unreleased early mixes for Honey Child and Simple Man, as well as an extended version of the title track. There s also the previously unreleased Let There Be Love, an outtake from the recording sessions. In fact, the acoustic version of Do Right By Your Woman, previously only available as the B-Side of the single release of Run With The Pack, is the only song on the bonus disc that has ever been previously released.

Continue reading Bad Company – Run With The Pack (1976) {Deluxe Edition 2017} [HDTracks 24-96]

Bad Company – Burnin’ Sky (1977) {Deluxe Edition 2017} [HDTracks 24-96]

Bad Company – Burnin’ Sky (1977) {Deluxe Edition 2017}
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:36:50 minutes | 1,98 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

Newly remastered version of Bad Company’s fourth album. Includes bonus disc with alternative mixes, demos and outtakes. Features unreleased versions of nearly every song on the album, including alternative takes and mixes of Man Needs A Woman and Morning Sun, plus the full version of Too Bad. The session tapes also unearthed Unfinished Story, a song that was completed, but never released.

Continue reading Bad Company – Burnin’ Sky (1977) {Deluxe Edition 2017} [HDTracks 24-96]

APE, FLAC,DTS-CD,BD-Audio…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!