Category Archives: Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos – Violin Sonata in F minor (2010-2011/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc] | 8.43 GB

Genre: Classical
Year of publication: 2013
Duration: 1:06:37
Quality: Blu-ray Disc
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-2
Audio Codec: DTS-HD Master Audio | LPCM

Tracklist:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, MWV O 14

[01] Allegro molto appassionato –
[02] Andante –
[03] Allegro molto vivace

Violin Concerto in D minor, MWV O 3

[04] Allegro
[05] Andante
[06] Allegro

Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 4, MWV Q 12

[07] Adagio – Allegro moderato
[08] Poco adagio
[09] Allegro agitato

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Chet Baker – Baker’s Holiday (1965/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc] | 4.47 GB

Genre: Jazz, Bop, West Coast Jazz  | Duration: 00:32:10
#1 LPCM Audio            4608 kbps       2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
#2 DTS-HD Master Audio   3818 kbps       2.0 / 96 kHz / 3818 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
#3 Dolby TrueHD Audio    3188 kbps       2.0 / 96 kHz / 3188 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

1965′s Baker’s Holiday finds the jazz legend Chet Baker paying homage to the music of Billie Holiday on flugelhorn and vocals with first-rate accompaniment from Everett Barksdale (guitar), Richard Davis (bass), Hank Jones (piano), Connie Kay (drums) and an astute reed section. With elegant arrangements by Jimmy Mundy and a bygone big band feel, the 10-song set includes potent tributes to Lady Day fare like “Easy Living,” “Mean To Me” and “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” among others.

Musicians:

Chet Baker (flugelhorn, vocals)
Everett Barksdale (guitar)
Richard Davis (bass)
Hank Jones (piano)
Connie Kay (drums)
Alan Ross / Henry Freeman / Leon Cohen / Seldon Powell / Wilford Holcombe (reeds)

Track Listing:

1.  Trav’lin’ Light
2.  Easy Living
3.  That Ole Devil Called Love
4.  You’re My Thrill
5.  Crazy She Calls Me
6.  When Your Lover Has Gone
7.  Mean To Me
8.  These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
9.  There Is No Greater Love
10. Don’t Explain

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Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No.9 (1959-1960/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc] | 7.61 GB

Genre: Classical  |
Year of publication: 2013  |  Duration: 1:12:11
Quality: Blu-ray Disc  |
Container: BDMV
Video Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec: LPCM | DTS-HD Master Audio | Dolby TrueHD

Tracklist:

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”

[01] Adagio – Allegro molto
[02] Largo
[03] Scherzo (Molto vivace)
[04] Allegro con fuoco
[05] Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884): The Moldau (from Má Vlast)

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John Lennon – Imagine (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc] | 6.91 GB

#1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
#2: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3745 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
#3: English / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3096 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

Imagine is the second album by John Lennon. Recorded and released in 1971, it tended towards songs that were gentler, more commercial and less primal rock than those on his previous album, the critically acclaimed John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The album is considered the most popular of his works. In 2012, Imagine was voted 80th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of “.

Tracklist:

01 Imagine
02 Crippled Inside
03 Jealous Guy
04 It’s So Hard
05 I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Want To Die
06 Gimme Some Truth
07 Oh My Love
08 How Do You Sleep?
09 How?
10 Oh Yoko!

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Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks (1977/2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc] | 15.24 GB

#1 LPCM Audio  , 4608 kbps  ,  2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
@2 DTS-HD Master Audio   ,  3542 kbps  ,   2.0 / 96 kHz / 3542 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
#3 Dolby TrueHD Audio  , 2959 kbps ,  2.0 / 96 kHz / 2959 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

High Fidelity Pure Audio edition of the classic Sex Pistols album Never Mind the Bollocks. High Fidelity Pure Audio is a range of physical HD audio products from Universal Music Group which uses Blu-ray technology to deliver the ultimate listening experience to the user. High Fidelity Pure Audio discs are playable through all Blu-ray devices.

Tracklist:

Album

[01] Holidays In The Sun
[02] Bodies
[03] No Feelings
[04] Liar
[05] God Save The Queen
[06] Problems
[07] Seventeen
[08] Anarchy In The UK
[09] Submission
[10] Pretty Vacant
[11] New York
[12] EMI

B-Sides

[13] No Feeling (Dave Goodman Version)
[14] Did You No Wrong
[15] No Fun
[16] Satellite

Live 1977 [Happy House, Stockholm, Sweden – 28/07/1977]

[17] Anarchy In The UK
[18] I Wanna Be Me
[19] Seventeen
[20] New York
[21] EMI
[22] Submission
[23] No Feelings
[24] Problems
[25] God Save The Queen
[26] Pretty Vacant
[27] No Fun

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Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973/2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc] | 16.86 GB

LPCM Audio          4608 kbps       2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
DTS-HD Master Audio 3566 kbps       2.0 / 96 kHz / 3566 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby TrueHD Audio  3004 kbps       2.0 / 96 kHz / 3004 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was the album that turned Elton John into a true superstar. Although he was already known in 1973 due to the growing success of his previous albums – including Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player, Elton John and Honky Chateau – it was the release of this double album that made Elton a household name, going on to sell a staggering 31-million copies. Goodbye… perfectly marries the various elements of Elton’s craft: classic songwriting, glam stomp, R&B, gospel, jaw-dropping performances, soul and a large helping of brilliant showmanship.

The album spent eight weeks at No.1 and went platinum seven times over in the U.S. It also contains Elton and co-writer Bernie Taupin’s most successful song, “Candle in the Wind”; a No.1 hit three times, in three different versions, in three successive decades, ultimately becoming the biggest-selling single of all time. It also features dynamite standards such as “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and “Bennie and the Jets,” the latter being the song that led to Elton becoming the first white performer to appear on the influential American R&B TV show Soul Train. The album is also ranked No. 91 in Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time” chart. In a career filled with highlights that other artists can only dream of, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road stands as a towering achievement, a defining moment in the most exciting era in rock history.

Often referred to as the pinnacle of Elton and co-writer Bernie Taupin’s creative powers and commercial success, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was the eighth studio album the pair had released in a three-year period. But the recording of the album wasn’t the smoothest of experiences. After initial attempts at recording in Kingston, Jamaica, were derailed by the double whammy of industrial action at the studio and further disruption was caused by a world boxing title fight in the town, Elton and the band returned to the familiar settings of Chateau d’Herouville. The album was completed in a staggering seventeen days (including mixing!) and the result is a body of work of huge ambition – kicking off with the grandiose, epic prog rock sound of “Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding,” and effortlessly segueing between pop, hard rock, soul, and stunning heart-wrenching ballads.

The album artwork was also a giant leap forward creatively for Elton. Whereas earlier album artwork either didn’t feature Elton at all, or showed him as an earnest early 70’s songwriter, here he can been seen resplendent in sparkling platform boots, a satin bomber jacket and, of course, his soon-to-be trademark flamboyant eyewear. The sight of him stepping from an unglamorous normal street into a magical fantasy world is not only a metaphor for the transition he was going through as an artist but is one of the most defining images of early 1970’s rock music.

Elton John’s iconic 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album presented in glorious HD on the Blu-ray High Fidelity Pure Audio format. This will include the stereo mix of the brand new 2014 remaster as well as the 2003 5.1 surround sound mix of the album.

Track Listing:

1.  Funeral For A Friend
2.  Love Lies Bleeding
3.  Candle In The Wind
4.  Bennie And The Jets
5.  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
6.  This Song Has No Title
7.  Grey Seal
8.  Jamaica Jerk Off
9.  I’ve Seen that Movie Too
10. Sweet Painted Lady
11. The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-34)
12. Dirty Little Girl
13. All the Girls Love Alice
14. Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock’n’Roll)
15. Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
16. Roy Rogers
17. Social Disease
18. Harmony

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Notes: HD-Audio BluRay!!
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Audio: DTS-HD MA 7.1 (96 kHz / 10202 kbps / 24-bit)
time: 91 Min.
Format: BDMV
size: 7500 MB

Tracklist:
01 – Hey You
02 – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-9)
03 – Dogs
04 – Is There Anybody Out There?
05 – Time
06 – Wish You Were Here
07 – Comfortably Numb
08 – Us and Them
09 – In The Flesh?
10 – Run Like Hell
11 – The Trial

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Anna Netrebko – Sempre Libera (2004/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

LPCM 2.0  and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 & Dolby TrueHD 2.0 | Time – 01:08:58 minutes | 12,94 GB

The story of Anna Netrebko’s success requires no further recounting here: beginning with a sensational Salzburg début in 2002 as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, she’s become an almost unrivaled presence among classical artists. Her first aria recital entered the German pop charts, and with the video clips for this album she stands to become the first opera diva for the MTV generation. The clips have already provided her with a key to the gates of Hollywood. It is in the scene from the Traviata thatAnna Netrebko made her feature film début in Garry Marshall’s Princess Diaries II with Julie Andrews.

Anna Netrebko knows what she can do and where (at least for now) her limits lie. Most of all, she knows what the others can, or could, do. With the greatest respect she speaks of Callas (“She is and will remain unique, there’s no one else like her”), of Mirella Freni (“After I’ve listened to her, I sing better”), and of Renata Scotto, from whom she has learned the essentials for interpreting bel canto roles.

This album from the young Russian soprano seems to invoke comparisons with those legendary singers: anyone who takes on roles like Violetta in La traviata, Amina in La sonnambula, Lucia or Desdemona in Otello has to reckon with being measured against Callas, Scotto, and Freni. Initially Anna Netrebko’snew recording was to be a pure bel canto recital, but thenClaudio Abbado suggested adding Desdemona’s great scena. At first she was skeptical: she had never sung the part before, and, moreover, it lies considerably lower than her bravura bel canto roles. On the other hand, she felt so secure with Abbado and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra that she decided to take the plunge. In the recording, it sounds as though Desdemona has been a fixture of her repertoire for years.

Branching out from lyrical parts (like Susanna in Mozart’s Figaro), Anna Netrebko has gradually taken on some heavier, prima donna roles. She made headlines in Los Angeles as Lucia (in a new production by Marthe Keller) and in Vienna and Munich as Violetta, which she has called her most demanding part to date: “First of all, in terms of vocal technique it’s incredibly demanding, because you basically need four voices – a different one for each act and scene. And dramatically you need to give everything you’ve got. You have to love with her, suffer with her, and die with her. Whoever does that, however, will always have to pay a price with the voice – just ask anyone who’s surrendered her heart and soul to this role.”

Every interpreter of the Traviata must also completely surrender heart and soul to the audience – especially in the crucial scene of Act I, the heroine’s internal monologue. Violetta is confused. Is it really love that she feels for Alfredo? She yields to the emotion for a moment, but then pulls back. No, it’s all an illusion! What’s left of her life she will devote exclusively to the pursuit of pleasure. “Sempre libera!” – Ever free, ever free for new adventures.

“Sempre libera,” this desperate hymn to sexual freedom, requires much more than a convincing actress: it demands a vocal virtuoso who has mastered all the fine points of classical bel canto. Verdidecorated the whirl of desire that Violetta evokes here with lots of little notes, and many a world-class diva has stumbled over them. Something else that makes this scene such a bugbear for every singer: at the end it goes up to top E flat. Although Verdi didn’t actually notate the part with that extreme high note, it quickly became part of the performing tradition and still remains, despite all arguments against it, a “matter of honour.”

Anna Netrebko has taken on this challenge as well. “I don’t think I’ve sung as many high Eflats in my whole life as I did in these recording sessions. But Maestro Abbado and the wonderful orchestra helped me to sing better than ever before.”

“Endowed with film-star looks as well as an extraordinarily beautiful voice, Russia’s Anna Netrebko seems to have everything. Her second disc, of Italian arias (Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi), accompanied by Claudio Abbado and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, certainly showcases her even tone throughout the compass, and her superb technical control, with a legato line that many a singer would envy.” – Record Review / Barry Millington, Standard (London) / September 2004

Musicians:

Giuseppe Verdi / Vincenzo Bellini / Gaetano Donizetti (composer)

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Anna Netrebko (soprano vocals)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs:

Audio is taken from the original master tapes and mastered in 24-bit/96kHz resolution with a choice of three sound formats: PCM, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio. You can finally enjoy the music in the fidelity originally experienced in the studio.

Semper Libera – Anna Netrebko – Claudio Abbado Track Listing:

Giuseppe Verdi – La traviata
[01] No. 3 Scena ed Aria: “È strano! è strano! – Ah, fors’è lui – Follie! Delirio vano è questo!”
[02] “Sempre libera”
Vincenzo Bellini – La sonnambula
[03] No. 12 Scena ed Aria finale: “Ah! se una volta sola rivederlo potessi”
[04] “Ah! non credea mirarti”
[05] “Ah! non giunge uman pensiero”
Vincenzo Bellini – I puritani
[06] No. 7 Scena ed Aria: “O rendetemi la speme – Qui la voce sua soave”
[07] “Ah! tu sorridi e asciughi il pianto!”
[08] “Vien, diletto, è in ciel la luna!”
Gaetano Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor
[09] No. 14 Scena ed Aria: “O giusto cielo!” – “Il dolce suono”
[10] “Ohimè! … sorge il tremendo fantasma”
[11] “Ardon gli incensi”
[12] “Spargi d’amaro pianto”
Giuseppe Verdi – Otello
[13] “Era più calmo?” – “Mia madre aveva una povera ancella”
[14] “Piangea cantando nell’erma landa”
[15] “Ave Maria”
Giacomo Puccini – Gianni Schicchi
[16] “O mio babbino caro”

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Mylene Farmer – Timeless (2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

LPCM 2.0  and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 & Dolby TrueHD 2.0 | Time – 01:10:32 minutes | 13,6 GB | Genre: Pop

Tracklist:

01. Timeless genesis
02. A force de…
03. Comme j’ai mal
04. C’est une belle journee
05. Monkey me
06. Slipping away (crier la vie)
07. Oui mais non…
08. Mad world
09. Les mots
10. Desenchantee
11. Bleu noir
12. Diabolique mon ange
13. Sans contrefacon
14. Je t’aime melancolie
15. Xxl
16. A l’ombre
17. Inseparable
18. Rever

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Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

LPCM 2.0  and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 & Dolby TrueHD 2.0 | Time – 34:51 minutes | 10.65 GB

Amy Winehouse’s second album, Back to Black, is one of the finest soul albums, British or otherwise, to come out in decades. Frank, her first album, was a sparse and stripped-down affair; Back to Black, meanwhile, is neither of these things. This time around, she’s taken her inspiration from some of the classic 1960′s girl groups like the Supremes and the Shangri-Las, a sound particularly suited to her textured vocal delivery, while adding a contemporary songwriting sensibility.

With the help of producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, “Rehab” becomes a gospel-tinged stomp, while the title track (and album highlight) is a heartbreaking musical tribute to Phil Spector, with it’s echoey bass drum, rhythmic piano, chimes, saxophone and close harmonies. Best of all, though, is the fact that Back to Black bucks the trends in R&B by being unabashedly grown-up in both style and content.

Winehouse’s lyrics deal with relationships from a grown-up perspective, and are honest, direct and, often, complicated: on “You Know I’m No Good,” she’s unapologetic about her unfaithfulness. But she can also be witty, as on “Me & Mrs Jones” when she berates a boyfriend with “You made me miss the Slick Rick gig.” Back to Black is a refreshingly mature soul album, the best of its kind in years!

Back To Black took home five 2008 Grammy Awards including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album while Mark Ronsonalso won for Producer of the Year.

Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs:

Audio is taken from the original master tapes and mastered in 24-bit/96kHz resolution with a choice of three sound formats: PCM, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio. You can finally enjoy the music in the fidelity originally experienced in the studio.

Amy Winehouse Back To Black Track Listing:

1.  Rehab
2.  You Know I’m No Good
3.  Me & Mr. Jones
4.  Just Friends
5.  Back To Black
6.  Love Is A Losing Game
7.  Tears Dry On Their Own
8.  Wake Up Alone
9.  Some Unholy War
10. He Can Only Hold Her

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