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Ellie Goulding – Delirium (2015) [PonoMusic 24-44.1]

Ellie Goulding – Delirium (2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:22:12 minutes | 0,97 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | Front Cover | © Polydor Records UK

Delirium is the third studio album by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding, released on 6 November 2015 by Polydor Records. Music critics were generally impressed by the overall production of the record, although they were ambivalent in regards to its originality. It debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, earning Goulding her highest-charting record in the latter country and her highest first-week sales figures in both territories. The album has spawned three singles: “On My Mind”, “Army” and “Something in the Way You Move”.

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Bob Dylan – Tempest (2012) [PonoMusic 24-96]

Bob Dylan – Tempest (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:08:31 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | Front Cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: January–March 2012 at Groove Masters Studios in Santa Monica, California

Tempest is the thirty-fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on September 10, 2012 by Columbia Records.The album was recorded at Jackson Browne’s Groove Masters Studios in Santa Monica, California. Dylan wrote all of the songs himself with the exception of the track “Duquesne Whistle”, which he co-wrote with Robert Hunter.

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Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels (2016) [PonoMusic 24-44.1]

Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels (2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:55 minutes | 366 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | Front Cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: February 2015-March 2016, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, US

Fallen Angels is the thirty-seventh studio album by Bob Dylan, released by Columbia Records on May 20, 2016.

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Grateful Dead – Live At Red Rocks Ampitheatre, July 8, 1978 (2016) [PonoMusic 24-192]

Grateful Dead – Live at Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Morrison, CO 7/8/78 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 2:49:52 minutes | 5,45 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Pono Music | Front cover | Label: Grateful Dead/Rhino

In the history of Grateful Dead performances, 1978 is widely praised as one of the group’s finest years. This set marks the official debut of one of their first ever performances at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a show highly sought-after by Dead Heads, and the first official release of master recordings from the long lost “Betty Boards”. The complete July 8, 1978 show at Red Rocks is widely considered one of the greatest concerts in Grateful Dead history and now it’s available as a three-disc set.

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D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (1995/2015) [PonoMusic 24-192]]

D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (1995/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:53:14 minutes | 2,12 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul, Jazz Funk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | © Virgin Records
Recorded: 1994–95, Battery Studios and RPM Studios in New York City, and Pookie Lab in Sacramento

Brown Sugar is the debut album of American recording artist D’Angelo, released on July 4, 1995, by EMI Music. Recording sessions for the album took place from 1994 to 1995 at Battery Studios and RPM Studios in New York City and at the Pookie Lab in Sacramento. Production, instrumentation, arrangements, and songwriting were primarily handled by D’Angelo, who employed both vintage recording equipment and modern electronic devices. Brown Sugar contains themes of love and romance, and features a fusion of contemporary R&B and traditional soul music, along with elements of funk, quiet storm, and hip hop music.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Deja vu (1970/2016) [PonoMusic 24-192]

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu (1970/1994/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:14 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Label: Rhino / Atlantic Records

Déjà Vu is the second album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their first in the quartet configuration of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Less than a year after the release of CSN’s groundbreaking debut, the group returned with Stephen Stills’s former Buffalo Springfield cohort/rival Neil Young augmenting the threesome. The result is a less concentrated but more kinetic creation; Young swims through the celestial harmonies of rock’s best barbershop trio like a fly in consommé. While somewhat dated (“Almost Cut My Hair”? Wait a while, David, it’ll fall out), Deju Vu is teeming with early ’70s FM staples, including “Helpless”, “Teach Your Children”, and “Our House”. One of Rock’s all-time classics!

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Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers {Deluxe Edition} (2016) [PonoMusic 24-96]

Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers (2016) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:15:40 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Pono Music | Artwork: Front cover | © Virgin Records

The Heart Speaks In Whispers is rich in fresh ideas and full of emotional energy which surges through its songs like electricity. Recorded both at her studio in Leeds, and in Los Angeles, the album is co-produced by Corinne with Steve Brown, her collaborator on her critically acclaimed previous album The Sea. The album features a number of notable musicians including Pino Palladino (D Angelo, Erykah Badu, The Who), James Gadson (Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers), Marcus Miller (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), Esperanza Spalding and Moses Sumney (best known for his work with Beck).

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Mariah Carey – Mariah Carey (1990) [PonoMusic 24-96]

Mariah Carey – Mariah Carey (1990)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:23 minutes | 985 MB | Genre: R&B, Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

The cliché “meteoric rise” could have been invented for Mariah Carey. This self-titled debut sold over eight million copies, produced four number one singles, and earned her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Not bad for an unknown 19-year-old. It also set her on her way to becoming the best-selling female artist of the 1990s — a particularly impressive feat considering the caliber of the competition during that decade — largely on the strength of her truly remarkable voice. She swoops across an unbelievable five octaves on these smooth ballads and bouncy R&B tunes, and her vocal control is simply stunning — witness her spine-tingling upper register notes on “Someday” and “Prisoner” to choose just two of many examples. But she’s more than a pretty voice; Carey also co-wrote each of the 11 songs on this album, and though her songwriting chops would improve over the years, the sheer excitement of hearing this talent for the first time makes this a memorable debut.

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Miles Davis – Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961/2016) [Ponomusic 24-192]

Miles Davis – Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:07 minutes | 1,92 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | © Concord/Prestige

Although chronologically the last to be issued, this collection includes some of the best performances from the tapes which would produce the albums Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, and ultimately, Steamin’. A primary consideration of these fruitful sessions is the caliber of musicians — Miles Davis (trumpet), Red Garland (piano), John Coltrane (tenor sax), and Philly Joe Jones (drums) — who were basically doing their stage act in the studio. As actively performing musicians, the material they are most intimate with would be their live repertoire. Likewise, what more obvious place than a studio is there to capture every inescapable audible nuance of the combo’s musical group mind. The end results are consistently astonishing. At the center of Steamin’, as with most outings by this band, are the group improvisations which consist of solo upon solo of arguably the sweetest and otherwise most swinging interactions known to have existed between musicians. “Surrey With the Fringe on Top” is passed between the mates like an old joke. Garland compliments threads started by Davis and Coltrane as their seamless interaction yields a stream of strikingly lyrical passages. There are two well-placed nods to fellow bop pioneers Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie on a revision of their “Salt Peanuts.” Philly Joe Jones’ mimicking cymbal speak — which replicates Gillespie’s original vocals — is nothing short of genius. This rendition is definitely as crazy and unpredictable here as the original. Thelonious Monk also gets kudos on “Well, You Needn’t.” This quintet makes short work of the intricacies of the arrangement, adding the double horn lead on the choruses and ultimately redefining this jazz standard. Although there is no original material on Steamin’, it may best represent the ability of the Miles Davis quintet to take standards and rebuild them to suit their qualifications.

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Kandace Springs – Soul Eyes (2016) [PonoMusic 24-96]

Kandace Springs – Soul Eyes (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:50 minutes | 973 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | Artwork: Front cover | © Blue Note Records

Singer-pianist Kandace Springs debut Soul Eyes was produced by Grammy-winner Larry Klein (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock). It s an album of soul & pop that channels her jazz influences (Norah Jones, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone) & her Nashville upbringing. Guests include trumpeter Terence Blanchard & guitarist-songwriter Jesse Harris. Her EP landed her on Letterman, Kimmel, Fallon, Bonnaroo & made fans like Prince. She supported Gregory Porter on his massive UK tour.

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