Kitaro – Best of Silk Road (2003) [DVD-AUDIO]

Kitaro – Best of Silk Road
Artist: Kitaro | Album: Best of Silk Road | Style: New Age | Year: 2003 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 48kHz/16Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 11 | Size: ~7.86 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Domo Records, Inc. ‎(7-9401-73014-95), 2003 | Note: Not Watermarked

All songs composed and arranged by Kitaro
Produced by Kitaro
5.1 Surround Mix by Kitaro & Alan Sides
Mastered in 5.1 Surround by David Glasser

The music blends Kitaro’s influences of traditional Japanese music and the romantic Western tradition with serene and seductive arrangements, gentle melodies and combination of lush, majestic textures. The Silk Road music became a phenomenon that identified Kitaro by millions worldwide.

Best of Silk Road features a previously unreleased version of the ‘Theme for Silk Road’ as well as ‘Pray at Xian/Mercury’, which was recorded live in Xian, China during Kitaro’s 2002 Silk Road tour.

This version of Kitaro’s Best of Silk Road is a DVD Audio disc. In addition to exceeding the audio fidelity of a conventional Compact Disc, this DVD-A also features exclusive unreleased extras that include stills of Kitaro’s photography as well as liner notes and biographical information.

This Multi-channel 5.1/Stereo Mix provides the ultimate sound when played on an DVD Audio player and offers normal playability on any existing DVD player.

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Ils – Soul Trader (2007) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Ils – Soul Trader
Artist: Ils | Album: Soul Trader | Style: Electronic, Breaks, Drum n Bass | Year: 2007 [2002 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 48kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1, Dolby AC3 2.0, AAC 2.0, WMA 2.0) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 14 + 4 videoclips | Size: ~4.28 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Myutopia Recordings, 2002 | 5.1 Label Group (284164-2), 2007 | Note: Not Watermarked

While it snarls with the best of them, the tracks on Soul Trader are warmer and more organic than most nu-school breaks. The stings and drums are programmed with all the skill of a seasoned drum ‘n’ bass producer. Stunning vocals, undulating bass lines, 70’s fusion snippets and didgeridoos all accompany the darkish breaks and graceful strings that give it originality while keeping the dance floor alive. Under the tutelage of one DJ Shadow at James Lavelle’s influential Mo’Wax label and cutting drum ‘n’ bass tunes for LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking label, ILS (born Illian Walker) is out on his own, “trying to make sexy music, but something that bites on the dance floor.” No problem there!

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Hammerfall – Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken (2005) [DVD-AUDIO]

Hammerfall – Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
Artist: Hammerfall | Album: Chapter V Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken | Style: Heavy Metal, Power Metal | Year: 2005 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24bit, Dolby AC3 5.1 48kHz/16bit, Dolby AC3 2.0 48kHz/16bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 12 + 1 videoclip | Size: ~3.99 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Release: Nuclear Blast (27361 14442), 2005 | Note: Not Watermarked

Well, the hammer falls with full might for the fifth time, once again! The Swedish priests of the cult of the so called ‘True Metal’ scene are back. The truth is that maybe these guys have accepted a huge hostile assault by many ‘non True Metal fans’ but on the other hand this is quite dishonest since Hammerfall’s Heavy Metal proposal is honest, straightforward and most of all entertaining and full of power. Well nobody could expect to hear a new “Powerslave” (Iron Maiden, 1984) or a new “Restless and Wild” (Accept, 1982) album but the Swedish metallers have managed to deliver their Heavy Metal message with style and dignity. All the aforementioned songs will definitely work fine when performed live and we are looking forward for some Greek Hammerfalling pretty soon enough! The album will be released on the 3rd of March, this year, so you have enough time to swing your hammer and your axe and be prepared to be Hammerfall Blood Bound. Avalon. 2005.

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Grateful Dead – Workingman is dead (2001) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Grateful Dead – Workingman is dead
Artist: Grateful Dead | Album: Workingman is dead | Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock | Year: 2001 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1 48kHz/16Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 8 | Size: ~3.54 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Rhino Records / Warner Bros. Records (8122-78356-9),2001 | Note: Not Watermarked

Surround Sound Mixing: Mickey Hart
Mastering: Steve Hall
Executive Producer: David McLees

Workingman’s Dead and its successor from later in 1970, American Beauty, are the Dead albums even non-Deadheads embrace. With these two new-decade statements, the group reigned in its demonstrative instrumental side in favor of a pithier presentation of prize tunes. The opener, “Uncle John’s Band,” signaled that this was a relatively streamlined Dead. “Dire Wolf,” “Cumberland Blues,” and “Casey Jones” hammer the point home: The Grateful Dead could set aside the jams for a while and make a great album. –Steven Stolder

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Graham Nash – Songs For Survivors (2002) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Graham Nash – Songs For Survivors
Artist: Graham Nash | Album: Songs For Survivors | Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Soft Rock | Year: 2002 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, PCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 10 | Size: 3.74 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: only front | Release: DTS Entertainment, 2002 | Note: Not Watermarked

Songs for Survivors is the first solo album in 15 years by Graham Nash. Nash is accompanied by a band of veteran West Coast musicians including Russ Kunkel (drums, percussion), Dan Dugmore (pedal steel, acoustic & electric guitars), and Victor Krauss (acoustic & electric bass). The recording experience, Graham explains, has been “one of the most rewarding of my life.”

Having played on hundreds of recordings, performed in numerous countries and written over 200 songs including, “Our House”, “Teach Your Children”, “On a Carousel”, “Wasted on the Way” and “Marrakesh Express”, Graham is one of the most durable musical figures to have emerged from the 1960s. As one of the founding members of the Hollies, Graham achieved international success as part of the British Invasion in the 60’s. Shortly after, he joined Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, who are now in their 30th year of recording and performing together. In May of 1997, Graham (along with Stephen Stills and David Crosby) was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his remarkable career. Nash recently finished a 2002 nationwide tour with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and plans to headline a run of solo dates this fall.

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Emerson Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery (2014) [DVD-AUDIO]

Emerson Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery
Artist: Emerson Lake & Palmer | Album: Brain Salad Surgery | Style: Progressive Rock | Year: 2014 [1973 original]| Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 48kHz/24Bit, LPCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 8 | Size: ~7.4 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Sony Music ‎/ Legacy / Manticore Records (88883772862), 2014 | Note: Not Watermarked

New stereo and 5.1 mixes by Jakko M Jakszyk
Mixed at Silesia Sound, Hertfordshire
Original album remastered by Andy Pearce
DVD-Audio and DVD authoring by Neil Wilkes at Opus Productions

Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Part 2, kicks off the second side of Brain Salad Surgery, the fourth album by progressive rock band, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. The song begins with one of the most recognizable lyrics in the world, welcome back my friends to the show that never ends… With instantly recognizable cover art by H.R. Giger, Brain Salad Surgery was arguably the band s most successful and well-realized album, reaching #11 on the Billboard Top 200.
Now Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, this classic album has been fully restored and reissued as a Limited Three Disc Edition. The first disc contains a remastered version of the original album, Disc 2 the Alternate Album Mix, and Disc 3, a DVD-A of Super Stereo Mixes with the remastered original and new 2014 stereo mix, both in MLB Lossless 24/96 & LPCMm 24/96. Flac files are also included

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus (2012) [DVD-AUDIO]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus
Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Album: Trakus | Style: Progressive Rock | Year: 2012 [1971 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 48kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 48kHz/16Bit, LPCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 18 | Size: ~3.49 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Columbia / Sony Music (88691937962), 2012 | Note: Not Watermarked

Original album produced by Greg Lake
Arranged & Directed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2012 Remixes by Steven Wilson

Behold Tarkus, the mighty mythical beast! Rarely has such a powerful image come to define both a band and a genre of rock music with such forthright aggression. But Tarkus, the second album released by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, not only consolidated the group’s success but established progressive rock’ an important facet of Seventies’ music.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (2012) [DVD-AUDIO]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Album: Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Style: Progressive Rock | Year: 2012 [1970 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 48kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 48kHz/16Bit, LPCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 18 | Size: ~3.26 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Columbia / Sony Music (88691937972), 2012 | Note: Not Watermarked

Original album produced by Greg Lake
Arranged & Directed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2012 Remixes by Steven Wilson

Tracklist:
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NEW 2012 – 5.1 MIX (Previously Unreleased)
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01.The Barbarian
02.Take A Pebble
03.Knife-Edge
04.The Three Fates: Atropos
05.Rave Up
06.Lucky Man
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NEW 2012 HIGH-RES STEREO MIXES (Previously Unreleased)
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07. The Barbarian
08. Take A Pebble
09. Knife Edge (with Extended Outro)
10. Promenade
11. The Three Fates: Atropos
12. Rave Up
13. Drum Solo
14. Lucky Man
15. Take A Pebble (Alternate Version)
16. Knife Edge (Alternate Version)
17. Lucky Man (First Greg Lake Solo Version)
18. Lucky Man (Alternate Version)

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Christy Baron – Steppin’ (2001) [DVD-AUDIO]

Christy Baron – Steppin’
Artist: Christy Baron | Album: Steppin’ | Style: Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Year: 2001 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, LPCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 12 | Size: ~3.44 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Chesky Records Inc. (CHDVD216), 2001 | Note: Not Watermarked

Christy Baron, one of Chesky Records’ leading female vocalists, is Steppin’ out with jazz-oriented interpretations of modern pop classics. Blending contemporary jazz and dance rhythms with acoustic instruments and synth textures, Christy fashions a unique portrait of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s
• In the tradition of the 20th century’s greatest Jazz vocalists, Christy interprets an entirely new generation of song for the 21st century.
• Prince’s “Thieves in the Temple” sparkles with bluesy vocal stylings, vibes and a string quartet.
• The Beatles “Tomorrow Never Knows” entrances with hypnotic rhythms and a muted trumpet.
• “Spooky” sizzles with sultry vocals and seductive grooves.
• Other songs include those by Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Johnny Mandel and The Zombies.
• Steppin’ features a special appearance by David Johansen.
• I Thought About You, (JD152) her acclaimed Chesky Records debut, enthralled fans and critics alike with its fresh approach to contemporary jazz vocals.
“A young singer well worth keeping an eye on … a soulful and insightful interpreter of both standards and more recent songs.” – LA Jazz Scene

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The Letting Go (2006) [DVD-AUDIO]

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The Letting Go
Artist: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy | Album: The Letting Go | Style: Folk Rock, Acoustic, Indie Rock | Year: 2006 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1 48kHz/16Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 15 | Size: ~3.28 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Drag City Records (dc420-5.1), 2006 | Note: Not Watermarked

DVD-Audio. The Letting Go is an overwhelming undertaking. As mentioned, there are strings lovely charts that do so much more than just trace chord changes up and down the neck. Arrangements by Ryder McNair and Nico Muhly are threaded throughout the record, augmenting a simple quintet players to provide a sixth sense. The deceptive nature of his band is on display from the top. Filthy Jim White is known far and wide for his resource behind the drum kit and he proves it song after song, with sensitivity that provokes dynamic variety from skins, an acoustic depth to the room. Paul Oldham’s bass is a feeling accompaniment to Bonny’s guitar, played with brotherly clairvoyance and constancy. Young Emmett Kelly’s clean electric guitar lines roam within the web and suddenly shine, are blues and folk and r’n’b in shifting turn, guilelessly tactic and soulfully expressive. And up front with Bonny is the bewitching Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables. Her vocal flights on those records can hardly prepare one for the intimacy and empathy of her harmonies and other voices on The Letting Go.

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