Rebecca Pidgeon – Retrospective (2003) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

Rebecca Pidgeon – Retrospective (2003)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 46:01 minutess | Scans included | 3,96 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 58:30 min | Scans | 1,13 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.0 multichannel surround sound | Chesky Records # SACD242 | Genre: Jazz

Standing at the crossroads of Scottish Folk and Modern Pop, singer/songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon has recorded three wonderfully imaginative albums with Chesky Records over the last decade. In each of Rebecca’s distinct recordings she demonstrates an uncanny ability to span a wide range of vocal and song styles, while consistently propelling her signature sweet voice. Now commemorating the best from each album, this collection offers you the individual titles that together create an exciting mosaic of this amazing singer/songwriter.

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The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:26 minutes | Scans included | 1,56 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 738 MB
Genre: Rock

The stage was set for the Police to become one of the biggest acts of the ’80s, and the band delivered with the 1980 classic Zenyatta Mondatta. The album proved to be the trio’s second straight number one album in the U.K., while peaking at number three in the U.S. Arguably the best Police album, Zenyatta contains perhaps the quintessential new wave anthem, the haunting “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” the story of an older teacher lusting after one of his students. While other tracks follow in the same spooky path (their second Grammy-winning instrumental “Behind My Camel” and “Shadows in the Rain”), most of the material is upbeat, such as the carefree U.S./U.K. Top Ten “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da,” “Canary in a Coalmine,” and “Man in a Suitcase.” Sting includes his first set of politically charged lyrics in “Driven to Tears,” “When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What’s Still Around,” and “Bombs Away,” which all observe the declining state of the world. While Sting would later criticize the album as not all it could have been (the band was rushed to complete the album in order to begin another tour), Zenyatta Mondatta remains one of the finest rock albums of all time.

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The Police – Reggatta De Blanc (1979) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2013 # UIGY-9538] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

The Police – Reggatta De Blanc (1979) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2013 # UIGY-9538]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:54 minutes | Scans included | 1,69 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 907 MB
Genre: Rock

By 1979’s Reggatta de Blanc (translation: White Reggae), nonstop touring had sharpened the Police’s original blend of reggae-rock to perfection, resulting in breakthrough success. Containing a pair of massive hit singles — the inspirational anthem “Message in a Bottle” and the spacious “Walking on the Moon” — the album also signaled a change in the band’s sound. Whereas their debut got its point across with raw, energetic performances, Reggatta de Blanc was much more polished production-wise and fully developed from a songwriting standpoint. While vigorous rockers did crop up from time to time (“It’s Alright for You,” “Deathwish,” “No Time This Time,” and the Grammy-winning instrumental title track), the material was overall much more sedate than the debut — “Bring on the Night,” “The Bed’s Too Big Without You,” and “Does Everyone Stare.” Also included was one of Stewart Copeland’s two lead vocal appearances on a Police album, the witty “On Any Other Day,” as well as one of the band’s most eerie tracks, “Contact.” With Reggatta de Blanc, many picked Sting and company to be the superstar band of the ’80s, and the Police would prove them correct on the band’s next release.

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The Police – Live! (1995) [SACD 2003] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

The Police – Live! (1995) [SACD 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 2,49 GB (2,35 GB)
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 143:56 minutes | Scans included | 2,94 GB
Genre: Rock

ive! is a live album by The Police, released in 1995. Disc one contains almost the complete concert on 27 November 1979 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. Disc two contains excerpts from two concerts on 2–3 November 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia at The Omni during the Synchronicity tour for the album of the same name. The 1983 shows were also featured in the 1984 Synchronicity Concert VHS and the 2005 DVD release.

An edited version of “Can’t Stand Losing You” from the first disc was released as a single and reached number 27 in the UK charts, while the album itself reached number 25.

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The Police – Synchronicity (1983) [SACD 2003] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

The Police – Synchronicity (1983) [SACD 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,39 GB (1,78 GB)
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 44:32 minutes | Scans included | 906 MB
Genre: Rock

Synchronicity is the fifth and final studio album by English rock band The Police, released in the United Kingdom on 17 June 1983.The band’s most successful release, the album includes the hit singles “Every Breath You Take”, “King of Pain”, “Wrapped Around Your Finger”, and “Synchronicity II”. Much of the album’s material was inspired by Arthur Koestler’s The Roots of Coincidence, which inspired the title and concept of the album. At the 1984 Grammy Awards the album was nominated for a total of five awards including Album of the Year and won three. At the time of its release and following its tour The Police were hailed as the “Biggest Band in the World”.

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The Police – Ghost In The Machine (1981) [SACD 2003] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

The Police – Ghost In The Machine (1981) [SACD 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,29 GB (1, 64 GB)
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 41:07 minutes | Scans included | 844 MB
Genre: Rock

Ghost in the Machine is the fourth studio album by English rock band The Police. The album was originally released on 2 October 1981 by A&M. The songs were recorded between January and September 1981 during sessions that took place at AIR Studios in Montserrat and Le Studio in Quebec, assisted by record producer Hugh Padgham.

The album reached No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart and No. 2 in the U.S. Billboard 200. The band released three successful singles from the album: “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”, “Invisible Sun”, and “Spirits in the Material World”. However the song “Secret Journey” was released as a single in the U.S. in place of “Invisible Sun”. The album went multi-platinum in the U.S. It was listed at No. 323 in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) [SACD 2003] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) [SACD 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,18 GB (1,53 GB)
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 38:08 minutes | Scans included | 806 MB
Genre: Rock

Zenyatta Mondatta (spelled as Zenyattà Mondatta on the album cover artwork) is the third studio album by English rock band The Police, released in 1980. It was co-produced with Nigel Gray. It features the two hit singles: “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da”. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart.

The album won The Police two Grammy Awards including Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and The Police’s second consecutive win for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Behind My Camel”.

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The Police – Regatta de Blanc (1979) [SACD 2003] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

The Police – Regatta de Blanc (1979) [SACD 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,3 GB (1,68 GB)
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 41:35 minutes | Scans included | 916 MB
Genre: Rock

Reggatta de Blanc is the second studio album by English rock band The Police, released on 2 October 1979. It features the band’s first two UK No. 1 hits: “Message in a Bottle” and “Walking on the Moon”.[1] It was their first album to reach No. 1 on the UK Album Charts.In early 1980, the album was re-issued in the US on two 10″ discs, one album side per disc, as a collector’s edition with a poster of the band.

It was their second album to bear a foreign language title after the band’s 1978 debut album Outlandos d’Amour. Reggatta de Blanc proved both more popular and successful than its predecessor. The title track earned the band their first Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980.

In 2012, the album was ranked No. 372 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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The Police – Outlandos d’Amour (1978) [SACD 2003] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

The Police – Outlandos d’Amour (1978) [SACD 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,2 GB (1,54 GB)
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 38:11 minutes | Scans included | 819 MB
Genre: Rock

Outlandos d’Amour is the debut studio album by English rock band The Police, released in November 1978 by A&M Records. Elevated by the success of its lead single, “Roxanne”, Outlandos d’Amour peaked at No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart and at No. 23 in the US. It has since been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of over one million units in the US. The album spawned two additional hit singles: “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “So Lonely”.

Although Outlandos d’Amour received mixed reviews upon its release, it has since been regarded as one of the strongest debut albums by any band or artist. It ranked No. 38 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “100 Best Debut Albums of All Time”. In 2012, the magazine ranked it No. 428 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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Theatre of Voices – Paul Hillier – Stories: Berio And Friends (2011) [SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2]

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier – Stories: Berio And Friends
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,50 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,04 GB | Full Artwork | 3% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi USA # HMU 807527 | Country/Year: Europe 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Experimental

This collection of works for unaccompanied voices is bookended by works by singer Cathy Berberian and composer Luciano Berio, who were once married to each other. John Cage’s Story is a movement of his percussion quartet Living Room Music, while Young Turtle Asymmetries is by Cage’s pupil Jackson Mac Low and Roger Marsh’s Not a Soul But Ourselves is set to a text by James Joyce. Usually done solo, Berberian’s Stripsody, with its score consisting solely of cartoons, is sung here by a trio and must be heard to be believed.

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