Smoke Mirrors

Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 51:00 minutes | 619 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. With Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons use the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability. As on Night Visions—which prompted Imagine Dragons to rack up more than 3.9 million album sales and 24 million track sales worldwide—the band works with sharply crafted beats and grooves to dream up rhythm-driven rock music that’s artful yet visceral.

Smoke And Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Vanish (2013) [DSD256]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Nov. 23, 2014
Smoke And Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Vanish (2013) [DSD256]

Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble - Vanish (2013)
DSD256 (.dff) 1 bit/11,28 MHz MHz | Time - 31:35 minutes | 3,54 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 31:35 minutes | 615 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: YarlungRecords.nativedsd.com | Digital booklet

Vanish is the engaging and highly innovative follow-up to Yarlung’s original and equally compelling Smoke & Mirrors release, presenting a wide tapestry of rhythms and harmonics skillfully arrayed across a broad and deep soundstage. There’s an immediacy, clarity, and transparency to this modern classical percussion recording that seemingly brings the performers to your living room.
Smokey Robinson - Where There's Smoke (1979/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Smokey Robinson - Where There's Smoke… (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:02 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Smokey Robinson's 1979 solo release Where There's Smoke…, called his "finest album" by Robert Christgau in The Village Voice, includes his biggest solo single, the top five smash Cruisin'. Robinson also modernizes and updates his own song Get Ready, a huge hit for both the Temptations in the 1960s and Rare Earth in the '70s.

Holly Cole - Don't Smoke In Bed (1993/2012) [DSD64 + FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Nov. 5, 2015
Holly Cole - Don't Smoke In Bed (1993/2012) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Holly Cole - Don't Smoke In Bed (1993/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 44:55 minutes | 1,27 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 44:55 minutes | 838 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Cole is fabulous, period. She explores a number of styles on this, her second album. Adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz, Cole demonstrates that not only does she have impeccable taste, but she has the talent to make all of the material sound convincing. On "Get Out Of Town," pianist Aaron Davis gets up while playing and places one of his hands over the piano string while continuing to play with the other. This damped-string effect is an extremely interesting counterpoint to Cole's idiosyncratic, sexy style. This is a flat-out killer record, an all-time audiophile favorite.

Holly Cole Trio - Don't Smoke In Bed [96/24 Stereo LP Rip]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by dimsal at May 23, 2009
Holly Cole Trio - Don't Smoke In Bed [96/24 Stereo LP Rip]

Holly Cole Trio - Don't Smoke In Bed [96/24 Stereo LP Rip]
FLAC | 24bit | 96Khz | Stereo | 860 Mb
Styles: Jazz
Download: RapidShare & Filefactory

This is a flat-out killer record! Highly recommended. Cole is fabulous, period. She explores a number of styles on this, her second album. Adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz, Cole demonstrates that not only does she have impeccable taste, but she has the talent to make all of the material sound convincing. On "Get Out Of Town," pianist Aaron Davis gets up while playing and places one of his hands over the piano string while continuing to play with the other. This damped-string effect is an extremely interesting counterpoint to Cole's idiosyncratic, sexy style. This is an all-time audiophile favorite, now cut from the original master on Bernie Grundman's all-tube cutting system and pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl.

HDtracks Sampler - V.A. (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 27, 2016
HDtracks Sampler - V.A. (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

HDtracks Sampler - V.A. (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 83MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Chesky Records

This specialty album is of particular interest for audiophiles and for anyone wishing to calibrate their precious sound system and speaker placement. This is a great Setup and Test recording, packed with expertly chosen music cuts, test tones, instrument resonances, stage perspectives, noises and a system burn-in track, in HD format, to help properly set up and enhance your system; a must have tool to help tweak your system for maximum performance.
Erasure - The Violet Flame (2014) [Triple CD Deluxe Version] {Official Digital Download 24-bit/44,1kHz}

Erasure - The Violet Flame (2014) [3CD Deluxe Version]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 136:45 minutes | 1,64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Erasure are back with their 16th studio album, The Violet Flame, an emotionally-charged electro-pop album with euphoric, synth-fuelled melodies that strike instantly into the heart. "The Violet Flame" Deluxe Boxset is available for Pledge Music customers only, and includes the album on CD and 24bit FLAC download, plus two bonus CDs: "Live at The Short Circuit Festival", and "The Violet Flame Remixed" which is exclusive to the box-set and will not be available anywhere else.
Various Artists - . Hi-Res Music Sampler (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit]

Various Artists - . Hi-Res Music Sampler (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1/88,2/96 kHz | Time - 52:51 minutes | 876 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | No Art

The Ultimate Download Experience. Each hand-selected track was carefully chosen to showcase the unique facets of your high-end system – from the blackest blacks to the most harmonious highs.
Aretha Franklin - The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (Deluxe Edition) (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin - The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (Deluxe Edition) (1962/2014)
R&B, Deep Soul, Vocal | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 48:43 Min | 955,42 Mb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Columbia/Legacy | Tracks: 19 | Released: 2014 (1962-03-19)

"The Electrifying Aretha Franklin" is the Queen of Soul’s sophomore album for Columbia Records. Produced by John Hammond, this intimate outing features hits including “You Made Me Love You,” “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” and “It's So Heartbreakin'.” This 1962 classic is an outstanding representation of Franklin’s undeniable power and musicianship. This deluxe reissue version contains seven bonus tracks.
Kris Kristofferson - The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collection (2016) [TR24][OF]

Kris Kristofferson - The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collection
Country, Folk | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz & 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 11:13:37 | 11.1 GB | Front Cover
Label: Columbia | Tracks: 200 | Rls.date: 2016

Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 80th birthday of Kris Kristofferson with the June 10 release of The Complete Monument & Columbia Album Collection, a 16-CD deluxe box set.