Thrak 2015

King Crimson - THRAK (1995) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 24, 2015
King Crimson - THRAK (1995) (HDCD)

King Crimson - THRAK (1995) (HDCD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Discipline Global Mobile, DGM0513 | rel: 2005 | 520Mb

The only progressive rock band from the '60s to be making new, vital, progressive music in the '90s, King Crimson returned from a ten-year exile in 1995 with THRAK, their first album since 1984's 3 of a Perfect Pair. As with the '80s band, guitarist/ringleader Robert Fripp recruited singer/guitarist Adrian Belew, bassist Tony Levin, and drummer Bill Bruford for this incarnation of his classic band. However, he added to this familiar quartet two new members: Chapman Stick player Trey Gunn and ex-Mr. Mister drummer Pat Mastelotto. Effectively, Fripp created a "double trio," and the six musicians combine their instruments in extremely unique ways.
I Cancelli Della Memoria - Tributo anni '70 a Franco Battiato (2015)

I Cancelli Della Memoria - Tributo anni '70 a Franco Battiato (2015)
DVD5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch & 6 ch
Progressive Rock / RPI | AMS | Scans | 01:59:25 | ~ 4.37 Gb

Franco Battiato is one of the most successful singers in Italy. He began his career as a "light" singer, recording a few singles. In 1971 he started his particular journey through experimental music, recording his proggiest issues: "Fetus", "Pollution", "Sulle corde di Aries". Some very atmospheric parts and some very melodic songs make these records worthwhile, along with musical references to the arabic culture and italian folk that will surface from time to time in all of his following output…
Rossini - La Donna del lago (Michele Mariotti) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - La Donna del lago (Michele Mariotti) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 165 min | 43,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 165 min | 7,93 Gb
Audio: Italian / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 kbps
Classical | Erato | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

The Metropolitan Opera give this live performance of Rossini's work based on the poem by Sir Walter Scott. Michele Mariotti conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus with Joyce DiDonato as Elena, the lady of the lake, who loves the heroic Malcolm (Daniela Barcellona). However, King James V (Juan Diego Flórez) arrives in the Highlands and sets his sights on Elena while her father Douglas (Oren Gradus), who is rebelling against the King's rule, promises his daughter to clan chief Rodrigo (John Osborn).

Verdi - Falstaff (James Levine) (2015) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 17, 2017
Verdi - Falstaff (James Levine) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Verdi - Falstaff (James Levine) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 127 min | 35,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3964 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 127 min | 6,89 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese

Verdi's brilliant final masterpiece Falstaff, in its first new Met production in 50 years – and conducted by Met Music Director James Levine in his first new production since his return to his podium at the Met. When it comes to theatrical flair, captivating costumes, stage antics and imagination, there are not many shows on Broadway to rival the Met s new Falstaff. “Ambrogio Maestri is made for the title role, with the apt physique, nimble acting and superb vocal presence that make him the leading Falstaff of the day. There is no weak link in a finely balanced, comically-attuned cast (the women are especially impressive) and Levine’s conducting is pitch-perfect. The show fizzles from start to finish and is tremendous fun” (Classical Music).
Lehar - The Merry Widow (Andrew Davis, Renee Fleming) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Lehár - The Merry Widow (Andrew Davis, Renée Fleming) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 38,3 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 138 min | 7,50 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.
Daniel Barenboim, The Staatskapelle Berlin - Richard Wagner: Parsifal (2015) [2x DVD9]

Daniel Barenboim, The Staatskapelle Berlin - Richard Wagner: Parsifal (2015)
2x DVD9 | NTSC Widescreen | Audio: LPCM 2.0, Dolby 5.1 | HQ full scans | 14.27 GB
Classical, Opera | Length: 04:12:00

Diemonds - Never Wanna Die (2015)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 14, 2017
Diemonds - Never Wanna Die (2015)

Diemonds - Never Wanna Die (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 276 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 98 Mb | Scans | 91 Mb | Time: 34:16
Napalm Records | NPR 624 JC
Hard Rock, Sleaze/Glam Metal

The second album by the newcomers surrounding sexy frontwoman Priya Panda has been produced by Eric Ratz (Billy Talent amongst other) and boasts voluptuous Sleaze und Hard Rock that is out to kill: bands like Mötley Crüe and Steel Panther might seem like a good comparison at first sight, but the Diemonds offer so much more on Never wanna die! Massive singalongs, a snotty punk attitude, mean shredding and sleazy anthems are fighting for dominance here. Simply ‘Wild at heart‘, these lethal gems…

Falco - Original Album Classics (5CD Box Set) (2015)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 13, 2017
Falco - Original Album Classics (5CD Box Set) (2015)

Falco - Original Album Classics (5CD Box Set) (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Scans included | 04:16:19 | 1,89 Gb
Pop, New Wave, Rock, Hip-Hop | Label: Sony Music Entertainment Austria GmbH

EU-only five CD box containing a quintet of albums from the late Austrian '80s hitmaker. This set contains his first three studio albums - Einzelhaft (1982), Junge Roemer (1984) and Falco 3 (1985) - plus two posthumous releases: Falco Symphonic and Donauinsel Live.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Betty's Blends, Volume Two: Best From The West (2015)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Betty's Blends, Volume Two: Best From The West (2015)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 385 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | 01:06:51
Jam Band, Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Silver Arrow Records

Following the 2013 release of Betty’s S.F. Blends, Volume One and their third full-length album, 2014′s Phosphorescent Harvest, Chris Robinson Brotherhood are back with an exciting double-LP: Betty’s Blends, Volume Two: Best From the West. Taking cues from Volume One, the CRB once again joined forces with Betty Cantor-Jackson, legendary archivist for the Grateful Dead, and allowed her to curate the new live album.
V.A. - Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition Vol.3 (53CDs, 2015)

V.A. - Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition Vol.3 (53CDs, 2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7,38 Gb
Label: Decca Classics

This 53-CD set is more than the sum of its parts. While not all the performances and recordings are top-notch, the overall quality is very high and as a historical overview of a label known for its sonic as well as musical merits, it's full of treasures. The Mercury sound at its best is vivid and still sounds remarkable and many of these recordings - such as the marches, show tunes and orchestral showpieces conducted by Frederic Fennell - demonstrate this amply. But it's not all lollipops by any means.