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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.

Jim Rotondi - Dark Blue (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 16, 2016
Jim Rotondi - Dark Blue (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jim Rotondi - Dark Blue (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.33GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Smoke Sessions

Back in 1997 when Introducing Jim Rotondi announced that a major new trumpeter star was on the ascent, few could have predicted how important and prolific Rotondi would become to the mainstream landscape. A foremost stylist in the lineage of Freddie Hubbard and Wood Shaw, Rotondi quickly proved he had absorbed the legacy, only to jettison imitation in favor of innovation. Working regularly with his own groups and the hard bop ensemble One For All, Rotondi was a major force in New York before heading to Austria to teach in 2008.
One For All - The Third Decade (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

One For All - The Third Decade (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front, Back | 1.37GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Smoke Sessions

Hard to believe it will be twenty years ago next year that the hard bop ensemble One For All debuted with Too Soon To Tell on the fledgling Sharp Nine label. Formed as a group that regularly played together at an uptown Broadway club called Augie's, each member was just at the start of their own budding careers. Even today, it continues to be a surprise that these gentlemen still find the time to assemble for the occasional record date or live appearance. Over the course of The Third Decade's eleven generous tracks, we get to hear a well-honed machine operating at peak power. Even though distances often keep these six gentlemen apart, one can only hope their new home at Smoke Sessions will provide for further releases and the we won't have to wait another five years before the next one.
Steve Turre - Colors For The Masters (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Steve Turre - Colors For The Masters (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front+Back | 1.13GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Smoke Sessions

Trombonist Steve Turre has quietly become an eminence grise of mainstream jazz, a veteran with unerring instincts who brings elegance, bluesiness, and rhythmic sophistication to just about everything he touches. That shows clearly on his new album "Colors for the Masters" were he teams up with a dream rhythm section of legendary elders, each of whom shaped the trombonist’s distinctive voice: pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jimmy Cobb.
Melissa Menago - Little Crimes (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz Binaural]

Melissa Menago - Little Crimes (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front+Back Covers | 931MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download , Chesky Records

Philadelphia based singer and songwriter, Melissa Menago, is known by many as the lead vocalist for Rock group, June Divided. On Little Crimes, she embarks on her first solo record. With a combination of original work, classic covers, and unique medleys, Little Crimes shows off her incredible songwriting and creativity to match her timeless voice. Whether it’s her original singles like “Traveler” or “Smoke Signs” that draw you in, or her haunting rendition of “Hallelujah”, you will leave a fan.

Flume - Skin (2016) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at June 3, 2016
Flume - Skin (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Flume - Skin (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 60:33 minutes | 749 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Flume has announced the release of his hotly tipped second album "Skin". The process of writing "Skin" happened in hotel rooms, aeroplanes, trains, taxis, and tour vans, and in locations as far-flung as LAX airport, a shack on the west coast of Mexico, a log cabin in rural Tasmania, a bus rattling towards Vegas, as well as studios in LA, New York, and his hometown of Sydney. New single "Say It" fearing Grammy nominated Swedish artist Tove Lo is the fourth taste from "Skin". It follows "Smoke and Retribution" (featuring Vince Staples and Kučka), "Wall Fuck" and first single "Never Be Like You" featuring Kai.

Gary Allan - See If I Care (2003) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at May 24, 2014
Gary Allan - See If I Care (2003) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Gary Allan - See If I Care (2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:46 minutes | Full Scans included | 2,74 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 41:09 mins | Scans | 865 MB

While Nashville hitmakers Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney rose from clunky B-level stars to bankable stadium fillers, Gary Allan quietly tapped his foot waiting for the rest of the world to get hip to his cool. On his fifth album, the California surfer/singer–finally nominated for the CMA Horizon award in 2003–gets back to the smoldering alt-country-goes-mainstream groove that made 1999’s Smoke Rings in the Dark so brilliant, but which he’d abandoned on 2002’s Alright Guy.
George Harrison - The Apple Years 1968-75 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

George Harrison - The Apple Years 1968-75 (2014)
6 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 374:47 minutes | 8,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Full Digital Booklet & Front cover(s)

In November 1968, George Harrison released 'Wonderwall Music'. A soundtrack to an art film called 'Wonderwall' this predominantly Indian music collection was the first solo album to be released by a Beatle and also the first album on the newly formed Apple Records. George would continue to release albums on Apple (and EMI) through to 1975's soul-influenced 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' touching on experimentalism with 'Electronic Sound', the magnificent triple album 'All Things Must Pass', the chart-topping 'Living In The Material World' and the, perhaps, less well-known 'Dark Horse'. This box brings all these eclectic albums together in one set that mirrors 2004's 'Dark Horse Years' box set and will contain a perfect booklet. All albums have been remastered by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks and all will be packaged in high-quality card packs and all albums, apart from 'All Things Must Pass' and 'Living In The Material World' contain newly written notes by Kevin Howlett.