The 19-disc limited edition box set ‘On (and off) The Road’ presents a complete overview of the enduringly popular 1980s incarnation of King Crimson. (Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Tony Levin and Adrian Belew).
Featuring a wealth of previously unheard audio and / or upgraded audio from the band’s first to final performances, stereo and 5.1 editions of Discipline, Beat and The Three Of A Perfect Pair, plus video recordings of some of the best live shows the line-up played and substantial new concert footage, all presented to the high standards that have been a staple of King Crimson boxed sets of recent years.
* 9cds including new Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of Discipline (2011), Beat (2016) and Three of a Perfect Pair (2016), and the final concert from each of the band’s tours: Japan 1981 (new to CD), Germany 1982 (new mixes for this edition), Canada (Absent Lovers) 1984 (remastered for this edition)
* 2cds of additional studio recordings including 1 cd containing edited and expanded of sessions for the abandoned third album and a ‘making of…’ CD featuring studio snippets and outtakes from across the studio recordings (providing a fascinating audio insight into the ‘Crimson process’)
* 3dvd-a discs (hybrid discs compatible with all dvd players and rom-drives, region free, ntsc) feature the three original studio albums in high-resolution stereo (new & original mixes), 5.1 Surround Sound mixes and additional audio and videos on all three discs
* 3 blu-ray discs containing all the dvd-a disc material plus extensive additional video material including: Frejus live (Discipline), Alabama-Halle (Beat) (footage unseen since original 1982 broadcast), Japan 1984 (Three of a Perfect Pair) and additional hi-res audio options
* The Three Of A Perfect Pair blu-ray also features previously unseen footage from the final run of 1984 Japanese concerts plus 2 sets of ‘single camera footage’ recordings with shots focusing on each of the individual musicians
* Absent Lovers concert is also included in a new Surround Sound mix on the Three Of A Perfect Pair blu-ray
Presented in a 12″ box with booklet, memorabilia, extensive sleevenotes and eyewitness accounts of KC live.
Stereo 24/96 version of Meddle hidden on the Early Years box set.The Early Years 1965 – 1972 is a comprehensive 27-disc boxset that sees Pink Floyd delve into their vast music archive to produce a deluxe package that includes 7 individual book-style volumes, featuring much previously unreleased material. The Early Years box set contains unreleased tracks, BBC Radio Sessions, remixes, outtakes and alternative versions over an incredible 11 hours, 45 mins of audio (made up of 130+ tracks) and live and TV performance in over 14 hours of audio-visual material. The content includes over 20 unreleased songs, more than 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio and over 5 hours of rare concert footage, along with 5 meticulously produced 7” singles in replica sleeves, collectable memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes.
Freddie Hubbard – Open Sesame (1960) [1998 Classic Records DAD ISO] IMG Burn rip | ISO with LOG | scans | 1.3 GB | Genre: Jazz
Open Sesame is the 1960 album by jazz musician Freddie Hubbard. This is an official Digital Audio Disc (DAD) version made by Classic Records in 24bit/96kHz, presented in the ISO format. This is to burn on a DVD-R and play on your device.
Freddie Hubbard’s first recording as a leader, Open Sesame features the 22-year-old trumpeter in a quintet with tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks, the up-and-coming pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Clifford Jarvis. This set shows that even at this early stage, Hubbard had the potential to be one of the greats. On the ballad “But Beautiful” he shows maturity; other highlights include “Open Sesame,” a driving “All or Nothing at All” and “One Mint Julep.” It’s an impressive start to what would be a very interesting career. (more…)
Hawkwind – Warrior On The Edge Of Time (1975/2013) [ADVD Rip 24-96] FLAC(tracks) Stereo 24 bit/96 kHz | Sourced Track – LPCM 2.0 Stereo | 997 MB FLAC(tracks) Multichannel 24 bit/96 kHz | Sourced Track – LPCM 5.1 | 2,34 GB Running time – 45:59 minutes | Features New Stereo & Surround Mix by Steven Wilson
…In May 2013, Cherry Red reissued the album, as a Deluxe Edition, along with a new stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson, on the Atomhenge label managed by Esoteric Recordings. It was also confirmed that the original master tapes were used. (more…)
Barclay James Harvest – Everyone Is Everybody Else (1974/2016) FLAC (tracks) Stereo 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:09 minutes | 841 MB | Genre: Rock ADVD Rip – Stereo Mix 2016 | Esoteric Recordings | Artwork: Front cover
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mixed and re-mastered edition of the classic 1974 album. Originally released in June 1974, the album has now come to be regarded as one of the band’s finest. (more…)
Arve Henriksen – Solidification (2012) [4 albums 2 DVD] FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 or 24bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 206:43 minutes | 2,35 GB Avant-Garde Jazz | Source: Rune Grammofon’s Boxset > DVD with Hi-Res WAV files
Solidification is a quite stunning 7LP box that includes his Rune Grammofon albums Sakuteiki, Chiaroscuro and Strjon, all with added bonus tracks, as well as a brand new album called Chron, his first since his ECM album Cartography. If that isn’t enough the package includes two DVDs with all 56 tracks as Hi-Res files in original master quality (24/44 or 24/96 has placed on second DVD). (more…)
This final chapter of Peter Jackson’s sprawling adaptation of Tolkien’s “Ring” trilogy closes out one of the most accomplished cycles in cinema–and film music–history. As he’s done for the saga’s first two installments, composer Howard Shore has honed a mature, brooding orchestral masterpiece that’s long on subtle shadings of mood and nuance, while eschewing the hollow bombast that’s characterized all too many mainstream action and adventure films for three decades. If anything, he’s pared this chapter of his music for Middle Earth even closer to the bone, the trilogy’s familiar themes repeated with a sparing hand that only heightens their dramatic power. Like Herrmann before him, Shore has a preternatural understanding of orchestral timbres and their almost mystical connections with human emotions, and he’s used it here to close out this remarkable trilogy with Wagnerian dramatic sweep, yet one with a distinctly modern, understated melodic sense that is Shore’s alone. James Galway and Renee Fleming make key instrumental and vocal contributions, respectively, while Annie Lennox’s soulful “Into the West” makes the expected, if unobtrusive, bow to the theatrical pop song conventions. –Jerry McCulley