Rebecca Pidgeon – The Raven (1994) [Reissue 2007] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

Rebecca Pidgeon – The Raven (1994) [Reissue 2007]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 46:01 minutess | Scans included | 3,33 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 58:30 min | Scans | 1,23 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.0 multichannel surround sound | Chesky Records # SACD-329 | Genre: Jazz

Reflective yet contemporary, Rebecca’s lovely voice rings with honest, unpretentious confidence and vivid tenderness. While her Celtic melodies set the mood, her lyrics tell stories, full, rich, textured, and open hearted. This amazing talent makes her U.S. debut with The Raven, Chesky Record’s most striking, powerful and fully realized vocal record to date.

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Martin Taylor – Spirit Of Django (1994) [Reissue 2004] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

Martin Taylor – Spirit Of Django (1994) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:20 minutes | Scans included | 3,55 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,08 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 multichannel Surround sound | Linn Records # AKD 237 | Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening

In the 1990s, jazz tribute albums could be incredibly predictable, with young tenor saxophonists paying tribute to John Coltrane by emulating his tone and playing his best-known songs exactly like he played them, or young trumpeters saluting Miles Davis by trying to sound like a carbon copy of him on yet another version of “So What” or “Solar.” Spirit of Django is Martin Taylor’s tribute to fellow guitarist Django Reinhardt, and thankfully, this is one tribute album that’s interesting and unpredictable instead of cliché-ridden. Though Taylor’s love of Reinhardt’s legacy is evident throughout the album, the guitarist never sounds like an outright clone. His individuality comes through on Reinhardt pieces (including “Nuages” and “Minor Swing”), as well as Fats Waller’s “Honeysuckle Rose” and the standards “Night and Day” and “Lady Be Good.” To his credit, Taylor makes some unlikely choices. Pat Metheny’s “James,” for example, isn’t something you’d expect to hear on a Reinhardt tribute, yet Taylor’s interpretation fits in perfectly. This excellent CD is highly recommended to admirers of both Taylor and Reinhardt.

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The Sugar Plum Fairies – Hey Bulldog (2005) SACD ISO

The Sugar Plum Fairies – Hey Bulldog (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:31 minutes | Scans included | 3,3 GB | Genre: Electronic
The auduofiles may use this disc as test for their systems / The melomans may use this disc as entertainment

This SACD proves that rock can have the realism of classical or jazz, according to the liner notes it was not recorded the way traditional rock music usually is, instead MDG recorded it just as they record traditional classical music. Realism and excitement are here in spades, this is sonically the best sounding recording of the bunch. Not a lot of music as it is also a test record but the music is great.

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No Angels – When The Angels Swing (2003) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

No Angels – When The Angels Swing (2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:05 minutes | Scans included | 3,61 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1.01 GB
Genre: Jazz

The No Angels originated in 2000 on the international television talent show Popstars and was one of the first television-cast acts to enjoy attention throughout Central Europe in the early 2000s. Following a major success with record-breaking single “Daylight in Your Eyes” and debut album Elle’ments in 2001, a series of hit records established their position as one of the most successful female band vocalists to emerge in the early decade. They have since been ranked as both the “biggest-selling German girlband to date” and “most successful girlband in Continental Europe” by the media, with four number-one hits, three number-one albums and record sales of more than five millions.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Raise Your Spirit Higher (2003) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Raise Your Spirit Higher (2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:23 minutes | Scans included | 3,17 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 978 MB
Genre: World

It’s been 17 years since Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s gorgeous vocal harmonies poured the foundation for Paul Simon’s landmark 1986 album Graceland, an album that catapulted the South African a cappella gospel group into the international consciousness and led to worldwide stardom, a Grammy, film soundtracks, and candy commercials. Fans of the group’s intricately arranged vocal landscapes will be pleased to know that all that ensuing attention hasn’t diluted the group’s appeal. Their latest album, Raise Your Spirit Higher, is as strong as anything the group has recorded in its now 30-year career. Ladysmith has always defined itself by merging Christian gospel music with a native South African musical tradition called isicathamiya, which was developed by mine workers who sang to entertain themselves after their grueling work. That tradition continues here, with several tracks like “Uqinisul’ Ubada (Lord is the Light and Truth)” and “Udidekil’ Umhlaba (Lord’s Work)”, devoted to Christian themes. Since the group sings in their native Zulu, however, Ladysmith’s international appeal has always been in the stunning variety of sounds they are able to produce with their voices alone, and Raise Your Spirit Higher is no exception. The percussive clicking sounds on “Selingelethu Sonke” and Wangibambezela” are otherworldly, and the gorgeous call-and-response between leader Joseph Shabalala and the group on “Wenza Ngani?” shows that the group’s polish hasn’t lost anything since “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.” The most moving track on the album though, is the closing “Tribute”, sung by Shabalala’s grandsons in tribute to their grandmother, tragically murdered in 2002 during the recording of this album.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu (2008) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu (2008) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:51 minutes | Scans included | 3,19 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 0,98 GB
Genre: World

2008 album from the Grammy Award-winning South African vocal group. Ilembe is a tribute to the South African cultural icon Shaka Zulu. In the late 1700s, Shaka Zulu united the Zulus with various neighboring tribes into a single powerful force that helped give birth to a proud nation. Today, Shaka Zulu is regarded as one of the greatest leaders in African history. His combination of warrior discipline, visionary leadership, innate creativity, and unshakable belief in a united nation continues to resonate to this day in South Africa. He is revered as the single figure who gave birth to the indomitable fighting spirit of the Zulus: the same spirit that enabled South Africans to persevere amid the European domination of their homeland for nearly two centuries of apartheid. Ilembe celebrates not only Shaka Zulu but the sense of perseverance, creativity and pride that he has inspired in generations of descendants.

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Kinobe – Versebridgechorus? (2001) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

Kinobe – Versebridgechorus? (2001) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:52 minutes | Scans included | 3,44 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 51:10 min | Scans | 972 MB
Genre: Electronic

This UK-based duo comprises childhood friends Mark Blackburn and Julius Walters, whose quirky sound could be loosely described as mid-tempo dance music, featuring live instrumentation, occasional vocals alongside electronics and samples.

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Haftor Medboe Group – In Perpetuity (2006) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

Haftor Medbøe Group – In Perpetuity (2006) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:25 minutes | Scans included | 2,53 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 819 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Linn Records # AKD 277 | Genre: Jazz

The imaginative debut recording of Haftor Medboe Group who excel in creating deep grooves and delicate textures through bold and vibrant sax lines combined with trombone, guitar and percussion…

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Ginuwine – The Life (2001) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

Ginuwine – The Life (2001) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:50 minutes | Scans included | 4,31 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,33 GB
Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B

The Life is the third studio album from American R&B singer Ginuwine, released on Epic Records in 2001. The album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 152,000 copies sold in the U.S. and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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