VA – The Sopranos: Peppers & Eggs (Music From The HBO Series) [2x SACD ‘2001] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

V.A. – The Sopranos: Peppers & Eggs (Music From The HBO Series) [2x SACD ‘2001]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 102:23 minutes | Scans included | 4,13 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 2,03 GB
Original Television Soundtrack

Show creator David Chase, director Martin Bruestle, and executive producer Brad Grey are credited with this rich, cross-genre, multigenerational collection, but they tellingly thank a few score others. The contributions from usual suspect vets like Frank Sinatra, Dylan, Elvis Costello, Otis Redding, Van Morrison, the Kinks, Keith Richards (and the Stones), the Pretenders, and Ben E. King contain more than their fair share of musical and contextual surprises. But the collection’s true appeal lies in its artistically oblique corners, which somehow embrace alt-rock (R&B tinged and straight up, courtesy of Pigeonhed and Cake, respectively), nouveau Aussie country (Kasey Chambers), traditional gospel and swampy blues (the Campbell Brothers with Katie Jackson, R.L. Burnside), Vivaldi (Cecilia Di Bartoli), and contemporary Neopolitan pop (Madreblu, Lorenzo Jovanotti). Even budding star Uncle Junior chimes in, with Dominic “Goldenthroat” Chianese lending a spare, heartfelt rendition of the traditional “Core’ngrato”; hang onto your kneecaps, ‘N Sync! (more…)

Various Artists – Jazz Hits Of The 50s (2004) [2x SACD, 2004] {2.0 & 5.1} {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Various Artists – Jazz Hits Of The 50s (2004) [2x SACD, 2004] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 138:23 mins | Scans included | 8,36 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 2,54 GB
Terrific Collection Of The Popular Songs Of The 50’s! | Released by Membran Music GmbH.

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Harry Connick, Jr. – We Are In Love (1990) [Reissue 2000] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Harry Connick, Jr. – We Are In Love (1990) [Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:17 minutes | Scans included | 2,12 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 940 MB
Swing, Vocal Jazz, New Orleans

Harry Connick Jr. has a rare gift for summoning the style of classic 1940s saloon singing, hinting at Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and especially Dick Haymes, without engaging in actual impersonation. What’s more uncanny still is his songwriting, an idiomatic command of the standards that often summons some of the rhythmic ease of Gershwin, the tunefulness of Jerome Kern, and the wit of Cole Porter. Both his singing and songwriting talents are evident on this CD, recorded in 1990 when Connick was just 22. Its emphasis is squarely on the subject of love, both on the ballads and some harder swinging tunes, and Connick’s voice shines on original songs and the standards “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” and Porter’s “It’s All Right with Me.” Connick’s voice and piano are ably supported by bassist Ben Wolfe, drummer Shannon Powell, and a string section, while there are some good jazz solos by regular associate Russell Malone on guitar and guest Branford Marsalis on tenor and soprano saxophones.

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VA – The Sopranos: Peppers & Eggs (Music From The HBO Series) [2x SACD ‘2001] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

V.A. – The Sopranos: Peppers & Eggs (Music From The HBO Series) [2x SACD ‘2001]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 102:23 minutes | Scans included | 4,13 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,93 GB
Original Television Soundtrack

Show creator David Chase, director Martin Bruestle, and executive producer Brad Grey are credited with this rich, cross-genre, multigenerational collection, but they tellingly thank a few score others. The contributions from usual suspect vets like Frank Sinatra, Dylan, Elvis Costello, Otis Redding, Van Morrison, the Kinks, Keith Richards (and the Stones), the Pretenders, and Ben E. King contain more than their fair share of musical and contextual surprises. But the collection’s true appeal lies in its artistically oblique corners, which somehow embrace alt-rock (R&B tinged and straight up, courtesy of Pigeonhed and Cake, respectively), nouveau Aussie country (Kasey Chambers), traditional gospel and swampy blues (the Campbell Brothers with Katie Jackson, R.L. Burnside), Vivaldi (Cecilia Di Bartoli), and contemporary Neopolitan pop (Madreblu, Lorenzo Jovanotti). Even budding star Uncle Junior chimes in, with Dominic “Goldenthroat” Chianese lending a spare, heartfelt rendition of the traditional “Core’ngrato”; hang onto your kneecaps, ‘N Sync!

(more…)