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Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror (2015/2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror (2015/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:54 minutes | 1,52 GB
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"Beyond the Red Mirror" is the tenth studio album by German metal band Blind Guardian. A concept album and a sequel to "Imaginations from the Other Side", "Beyond the Red Mirror" has been described by Hansi Kürsch as "A story between science fiction and fantasy. The two worlds described have changed dramatically for the worse since then. While there used to be several passages between the worlds, there is only one gate left now: The Red Mirror. It has to be found at any cost".
Special Consensus - Rivers And Roads (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Special Consensus - Rivers And Roads (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:12 minutes | 749 MB
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Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. Over the past 40+ years, the members of veteran bluegrass outfit Special Consensus have served as evangelists for the genre, bringing their own spin on Mid-Western bluegrass to audiences around the globe. Their commitment and talents have been recognized with a GRAMMY nomination and three IBMA Awards including Instrumental Recorded Performance for “Fireball” from their 2016 release "Long I Ride".
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1981/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1981/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 2,12 GB
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As with just about all the Mahler symphonies, Abbado has made multiple recordings of the Fifth, but this, his first, remains his finest, and an exceptional performance by any standard. It has all of the famed Chicago virtuosity but also a welcome attention to detail and willingness to savor a phrase that you almost never find with Solti’s Chicago Mahler. It’s great to hear a coda to the second movement that for once does not sound anti-climactic. We expect the horn playing in the scherzo to be stunning, and so it is, but the music also has grace, charm, and plenty of atmosphere at an appropriately relaxed basic tempo that, as you can hear, leaves plenty of space for the big moments to expand.
Danish National SO, Michael Schonwandt - Klenau: Symphony No. 9 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schønwandt - Klenau: Symphony No.9 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 88:39 minutes | 1,59 GB
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Paul von Klenau's (1883-1946) grandiose Ninth Symphony in eight movements was composed in Copenhagen 1945 as his last major work; an extraordinary fusion of a Requiem with Latin text and a traditional symphony for orchestra, choir and four soloists. The manuscript then lay unknown for more than fifty years until it appeared in the 2001 discovery of a large collection of Klenau manuscripts in Vienna, and not until March 2014 after a thorough editing by The Royal Library in Copenhagen did it receive its first performance by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Schønwandt. This world premiere recording presents the full symphony; a magnificent opus of both tonal, atonal and even twelve-tone passages, very far removed from the style that predominated in the post-Nielsen Danish music of the 1940s.
Dieter Ilg - Mein Beethoven (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Dieter Ilg - Mein Beethoven (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:03 minutes | 1,23 GB
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Mein Beethoven is a logical next step for Dieter Ilg, called one of the best double bassists in the world. His previous chamber jazz album included a whispered theme from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony ("Ode to Joy"). On this album, he has satisfied his yearning by recording an entire album dedicated to the most classical of all our composers. Ilg and his perfectly harmonizing trio demonstrate that he is not about gimmicky "jazz goes classic" crossover music, but about taking the originals and somehow making them his own. His incorruptible eye for the essence, making the monumental sensual and human, is impressive.
Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:43 minutes | 1,06 GB
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The Gemini Suite was first performed in September 1970 at the Royal Festival Hall and was recorded the following year at the Abbey Road and De Lane Lea studios as the first solo project of Jon Lord. It is a six piece classic-rock fusion work inspired by the members of Deep Purple and was recorded with the London Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Oscar winner Malcolm Arnold and is featuring the guest musicians Albert Lee, Yvonne Elliman, Tony Ashton as well as the two other Deep Purple member Ian Paice and Roger Glover.
Kate Smith - The Kate Smith Anniversary Album (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Kate Smith - The Kate Smith Anniversary Album (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:41 minutes | 1,37 GB
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Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America". She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s. Smith became known as The Songbird of the South after her enduring popularity during World War II and contribution to American culture and patriotism. "The Kate Smith Anniversary Album" is her 1966 album released for RCA Victor label.
Simon Mulligan - Christmas At Steinway Hall (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Simon Mulligan - Christmas At Steinway Hall (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:47 minutes | 1011 MB
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This new release presents the sounds of Christmas on a Steinway piano — recorded at Steinway Hall in New York City. Simon Mulligan’s tasteful jazz arrangements are an ideal accompaniment to the holiday season. British pianist Simon Mulligan has been described by The Times of London as ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists’, by Yehudi Menuhin as ‘one of the finest pianists I have ever had the pleasure of performing with’ and by Herbie Hancock as ‘phenomenal’.
Herb Alpert - The Christmas Wish (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Herb Alpert with Symphony & Choir - The Christmas Wish (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:06 minutes | 1,09 GB
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Herb Alpert's first holiday album in almost 50 years! Recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood, "The Christmas Wish" boasts a 10-piece rhythm section, a 45-piece orchestra, and a 32-member choir! Alpert’s grand return to the genre features a full symphony backing his iconic trumpet sound, as he brings new life to classics like “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Winter Wonderland” and “Silent Night”.
Van Morrison - How Long Has This Been Going On (1995/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison with Georgie Fame & Friends - How Long Has This Been Going On (1995/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:53 minutes | 1,13 GB
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How Long Has This Been Going On is the twenty-fourth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, subtitles "with Georgie Fame and Friends". The album was recorded live (but without an audience) at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England, on 3 May 1995, and features a number of jazz standards and a be-bop influenced rendition of Morrison's classic "Moondance".