Mar 29

情繫佛羅內斯 (SACD) – 羅文
(日期:2014-12-29)
發行商:英皇娛樂

跟大型管弦樂團合作唱流行歌曲,羅文其實早在 1998年已經搞了,絕對是經典之作。 Leo Fung的錄音講究整個音場的平衡,極有立體感。全碟所有歌曲都是在俄羅斯佛羅內斯管弦樂團音樂廳及ANEKC音樂廳現場實地灌錄,全曲碟未作任何混音及剪接處理,足見羅文的功力。
唱片裡面羅文和管弦樂團的合作得非常好,特別是羅文那高亢的歌聲,可以說是他唱功發揮得最出色的唱片之一。

紫銀合金AQCD的代表技術:
1. 採用特別研發的紫色基片,使雷射光束更為聚焦;
2. 以更耐熱耐光、更高密度、反射力特強的純銀合金為反射塗層;
3. 以“絕對圓心”技術進行壓碟,大大降低重播時之抖擺偏差;
4. 日本MEMORY-TECH旗下生產線負責監督AQCD壓碟,保證品質;
5. 適合任何CD機播放。

Tracklist

01. 抉擇
02. 心債
03. 舊夢不須記
04. 今晚夜
05. 幸運是我
06. 明星
07. 夢
08. 交出我的心
09. 楚歌
10. 萬水千山縱橫
11. 當年情
12. 奮鬥
13. 黎明不要來
14. 摘星
15. 星夜星塵

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Mar 29

產品名稱: 華星八十年代流行歌集 (SACD) (限量編號版)
歌手名稱: 香港群星
推出日期: 2016-03-15
語言: 粵語
製作來源地: 中國香港
光碟格式: Super Audio CD

http://www.yesasia.com/global/%E8%8F%AF%E6%98%9F%E5%85%AB%E5%8D%81%E5%B9%B4%E4%BB%A3%E6%B5%81%E8%A1%8C%E6%AD%8C%E9%9B%86-sacd-%E9%99%90%E9%87%8F%E7%B7%A8%E8%99%9F%E7%89%88/1049165157-0-0-0-zh_TW/info.html

內容簡介/曲目
華星唱片SACD (第7批)
(Super Audio Compact Disc)

首批1,000張編碼版,日本壓碟SACD (Hybrid),限量發行

01. 壞女孩 梅艷芳
02. 求妳講清楚 呂方
03. 傾城之戀 汪明荃
04. 午夜呼號 許志安
05. 矇矓夜雨裡 梁朝偉
06. 赤的疑惑 梅艷芳
07. 忘情號 杜德偉
08. MONICA 張國榮
09. 無言地等 陳潔靈
10. 只知道此刻愛妳 劉德華
11. 同途萬里人 羅文
12. 誓不低頭 鄭少秋
13. 人生剪接機 成龍
14. 歌詞 倫永亮
15. 這就是愛 林楚麒
16. 風繼續吹 張國榮
17. 心債 梅艷芳
18. 為你解悶 譚耀文

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Mar 29

產品名稱: 夏日精選 全賴有你 (SACD)
歌手名稱: 張 國榮 (歌手)
推出日期: 2016-04-01
語言: 粵語
製作來源地: 中國香港
光碟格式: Super Audio CD

http://www.yesasia.com/us/%E5%A4%8F%E6%97%A5%E7%B2%BE%E9%80%89-%E5%85%A8%E8%B5%96%E6%9C%89%E4%BD%A0-sacd/1049439053-0-0-0-zh_TW/info.html

內容簡介/曲目
華星唱片SACD (第7批)
(Super Audio Compact Disc)

日本壓碟SACD (Hybrid),限量發行

推出後反應熱烈,引起搶購熱潮,斷貨多時,現巳重新印製,數量有限,請即落單!

01. 全賴有你
02. 少女心事
03. 儂本多情
04. 只怕不再遇上 合唱︰陳潔靈
05. 藍色憂鬱
06. 一片痴
07. 留住昨天
08. H2O
09. 默默向上游
10. 緣份 合唱︰梅艷芳
11. 戀愛交叉
12. 風繼續吹

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Mar 29

產品名稱: 經典老歌 (DMM-CD/SACD)
歌手名稱: 蔡琴 (歌手)
推出日期: 2016-02-15
語言: 國語
製作來源地: 中國香港
光碟格式: Super Audio CD

http://www.yesasia.com/global/%E7%B6%93%E5%85%B8%E8%80%81%E6%AD%8C-dmm-cd-sacd/1048747841-0-0-0-zh_TW/info.html

內容簡介/曲目
蔡 琴
經 典 老 歌

細細傾訴您永恆的愛戀 輕輕喚回您往日的情懷
DMM SACD
MADE IN AUSTRIA

01. 我有一段情
02. 情人的眼淚
03. 綠島小夜曲
04. 意難忘
05. 明日之歌
06. 未織綺羅香
07. 夢中人
08. 今宵多珍重
09. 不了情
10. 魂縈舊夢
11. 明月千里寄相思
12. 月光小夜曲
13. 藍色的夢
14. 秦淮河畔
15. 被遺忘的時光

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Mar 29

專輯名稱:獨步外灘
專輯編號:SACD-009
音樂風格:流行系列
藝術家:徐剛
唱片公司:ABC(國際)唱片

http://www.abcrecord.com/goods.php?id=3932

我們這張唱片前期錄音工作是在兩個地點完成的。樂手演奏的部分是在溫哥華41街ABC(Re Born)Studio錄音棚中進行,而Perry人聲收錄 是在上海的ABC錄音棚完成的。Perry的狀態一直很不錯,只是由於時間太忙,找不到太多整段的時間,所以大多數工作是在晚上進行的。在最初錄音的前兩 天,大家只是作了些討論性實驗性的工作,如聽伴奏、試音、調整話筒的位置、定下拾音方式等,John(加拿大錄音師)花了差不多二十天才將前期工作完成。 為了保證錄音的高品質,後期我們又由John將母帶帶回溫哥華錄音棚再次合成,並在聲音質感、聲場距離、音頻回應、動態範圍等方面做了調整,盡力把製作工 作做得更好。

音樂真是件很奇妙的東西,它可以輕輕一響便開啟你的心靈。
而且無法用語言解釋原因,更超越文字的力量。
尤其是爵士樂,它那無拘無束自由即興的演奏或演唱更能直達心靈。

“獨步外灘”就是這樣一張讓音樂直達心靈的專輯。
專輯名稱其實和音樂並無直接關連,
或許只提示出這是一個浪跡天涯的遊子
用歌聲對大都市上海的一番感受,一串印像。
獨唱者佩里施用一把渾厚而帶磁性的聲音,
用一種即興的手法,
將一首首原來我們都十分熟的歌曲唱得別具韻味,另類獨特。
“在那遙遠的地方”變得那麼不羈,那麼隨意,
“新不了情”的即興,深沉……
都與以往聽慣聽熟的旋律迥異其趣,
詮釋出一份浪漫而現實,典雅而摩登,懷舊而求新的精神交匯。

曲目:
01 你今晚的容顏 The Way You Look Tonight
02 在那遙遠的地方 A Faraway Land
03 四季歌 Rendition of Four Seasons
04 英國人在紐約 Englishman In New York
05 把握 Hold Onquietly
06 新不了情 Unforgettable
07 牧歌 Pastorale
08 情難自禁 The More I See You
09 原來的我 My Song
10 月亮代表我的心 Enchantment of Moonlight
11 我心依然 No Matter What
12 康定情歌 Love Chant of Kong Ding
13 恰似你的溫柔 Your Tenderness
14 花兒為什麼這樣紅 Why The flower Are So Red
15 昨日的好時光 Auld Lang Syne

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Mar 29

Francesco Cataldo – Spaces (2013/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:14:51 minutes | 1,4 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © Alfa Music
Recorded & Mixed: Sept 2013 at Sear Sound Studios, NYC by Chris Allen; Avatar Studios, NYC by Fred Kevorkian

All’interno della cornice proposta dal prologo, Our Jazz, e dall’epilogo, The Rain and Us, Francesco Cataldo dispone in Spaces tredici brani, riconducibili ad una matrice moderni mainstream, attenti alle dinamiche metropolitane e moderne, inseriti nel canone della tradizione ma aperti allo stesso tempo a colorarsi dei suoni della contemporaneità.

Per fare questo discorso sonoro, il chitarrista si muove verso il “luogo” jazzistico per antonomasia, vale a dire New York. E per non sbilanciare troppo l’equilibrio a favore dei musicisti statunitensi, porta con sè un padrino d’eccezione come Salvatore Bonafede e ne ricalca in qualche modo le tracce biografiche e musicali.
Il quintetto viene completato da tre nomi di altissimo profilo, come David Binney, Scott Colley e Clarence Penn e ospita, solamente nella doppia traccia Vito/Raccontami, il violoncello di Erik Friedlander. E come si può intuire, il quintetto guarda alla tradizione anche per quanto attiene alla sua line-up: infatti la chitarra elettrica si pone come un secondo fiato a fianco del sax di Binney e si disintereessa della gestione armonica. I suoni utilizzati da Cataldo invece guardano ad una dimensione più moderna dello strumento e più vicina alle contaminazioni provenienti da altri mondi sonori.

Il quintetto così apparecchiato affronta un repertorio vario: per quanto come detto si ponga all’interno di coordinate ben precise, mette in risalto un approccio articolato, pur senza complicazioni ridondanti, e una propensione per una chiarezza melodica pur senza voler smussare a tutti costi spigoli e frizioni.
E anzi, Spaces si avvantaggia di una vivace ricerca di un punto di equilibrio mediano e si serve delle varie tensioni per dare significato al racconto sonoro, in una ridefinizione continua dei rapporti fra le sue componenti. Un atteggiamento mai statico e tale da conferire dinamismo al complesso del disco.
L’intervento di Binney, Colley, Penn e Friedlander riflette le intenzioni espressive per cui sono stati coinvolti: rappresentare il suono di New York. Una formula semplicistica, se si vuole, ma che viene riempita di significato dal valore dei quattro e dall’apporto offerto alle composizioni di Francesco Cataldo.

Currently I am having a love affair with any jazz coming out of Italy. The irony that Italy is on my bucket list as I have never been to this beautiful part of the world and once there would probably not leave. Once again I have been fortunate to have a six string virtuoso reach out to me to give his new release a test drive. Going into a review stone cold is often a musical crap shoot. After one bad experience with a talentless hack here in the States I have been concerned about my due diligence when it comes to presenting you with the finest in jazz. When I saw the names David Binney, Scott Coley and Clarence Penn then I knew for sure Francesco Cataldo and his latest release Spaces would be as good as anything major labels are putting out here in the States. This most appropriately titled release has that three dimensional sonic depth of field where drummer Clarence Penn puts on a dazzling display of articulated authority and gives a master class in sonic fury on the tune “Siracusa”. Pianist Salvatore Bonafede joins in the ensemble interplay with a rhythmic pulse that while slightly abstract adds a delightful layer of texture. Scott Colley is one of the finest lyrical bassists today and his prolific talents drive this most formidable quintet to that musical happy place somewhere between free jazz and hard bop on this most impressive composition. “Algerian Waltz” is in direct contrast to “Siracusa” another odd metered gem that never loses accessibility with stellar performance turned in by Penn, Bonafede, and Colley on bass. More so than any other tune, “Algerian Waltz” is an intimate all most sonic self portrait with Vito Cataldo ably handling an exquisite solo while demonstrating perhaps the most unique sound for a modern jazz guitarist that I for one have ever heard. The lyrical sense of purpose takes what could be an ordinary ballad and raises the melodic bar for the entire ensemble to follow Cataldo’s lead and compositional intent. “Your Silence” is a solo work with an acoustic flavor that reinforces the beauty of a simple well composed melody not to mention the rich sonic color palette from which Cataldo pulls from. Another intimate all most emotionally subtle cinematic presentation as though you were hearing a tune in search of a fine feature film.
There are literally too many high points to list. Vito Francesco Cataldo is a triple threat handling guitars, compositions and arrangements. The diversity in Cataldo’s compositions are striking and his artistic voice is one of those rare moments when an artist is playing from somewhere far deeper than their soul. From an engaging and intimate solo performance to showcasing the ability to capture the true chemistry of what a permanent working band should be this release is flawless from start to finish. Hopefully a follow up is in the works. I’ll let you know.
There are pitfalls to this gig as sometimes you deal with artists that misrepresent themselves or are simply using you as a surrogate publicist. Vito Cataldo makes putting up with those people well worth the time, trouble and effort when you come across “the real deal.” As a jazz journalist I feel honored to present this artist and hope you would check out his web site. Being a music critic is the equivalent of being a sonic prospector. I found my gold nugget! Talent such as Cataldo’s are my inspiration for writing. –criticaljazz.com

Tracklist:
1 Our Jazz (Prologue) 05:57
2 Algerian Waltz 07:21
3 Siracusa 05:06
4 Ortigia 06:49
5 Sunrise in Rome 06:59
6 Spaces 08:47
7 Vito (Intro) – raccontami 04:02
8 Why 05:01
9 Your Silence 06:57
10 Tourist in My Town 04:33
11 Perugia 04:41
12 A Phrygian Day 06:57
13 The Rain and Us (Epilogue) 02:28

Personnel:
Francesco Cataldo, electric & baritone buitar, arrangements
David Binney, saxophone
Salvatore Bonafede, piano
Scott Colley, double bass
Clarence Penn, drums
Erik Friedlander, cello (#7)

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Mar 29

George Duke – The Inner Source (1973/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:27:47 minutes | 1,55 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front Cover | © MPS

In 1971 George Duke, having just recently done his time with the Mothers of Invention, was engaged by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Beginning in April of that year, Duke made two recordings over a short timespan that on their release in 1973 as a double LP (against the desire of the artists, by the way), would be a major statement. On Chapter One of his fusion autobiography, “Solus”, Duke, along with the skeleton crew of bassist John Heard and drummer Dick Berk, tries out the new compositional philosophy he had absorbed from his work with Adderley. The album was obliged to maintain a jazzy environment, illustrated by the harmonically flowing piano improvisation on “Love Reborn” and the bop-influenced busyness of “The Followers”. But the record also signifies the importance of the keyboards in all their diverse contexts – the funky rock of “Au-right”, and the smoldering, dreamy feel of “Peace”, for instance. And on “Manya” Duke lives it up as he shows off his exuberant experimental synth side.

“The Inner Source” continues in the same vein. “So There You Go” is a downright delightful waltz featuring e-piano, whereas “Some Time Ago” is pure tonal color and atmosphere. We find an exotic gem in “Nigerian Numberumba” in which an African Lamellophone is craftily simulated with an echoplex and ring modulator. Duke also begins to vary the lineup here. “Feels So Good” und “My Soul” are reinforced with Latin percussion, and incisive horn and reed instruments (luminaries from the Thad Jones and Santana entourages). The same with the title track, a masterstroke of quintet dramaturgy, with Duke on his first instrument, the trombone. As a curiosity, two basses compete with each other on “Twenty Five”. The last piece, “Always Constant”, is a more open piece that spontaneously unfolded in the studio.

“… looking back, I can really hear a lot of growth in my piano playing … I almost sound like a different piano player more confident with definitely stronger musical ideas. Boy, did I learn a lot. It seems I was beginning to find my own musical voice!” –George Duke

Tracklist:
1 Au Right 3:27
2 Love Reborn 7:25
3 Peace 7:39
4 So There You Go 5:18
5 The Followers 5:15
6 Solus 9:05
7 Nigerian Numberuma 2:49
8 My Soul 4:37
9 The Inner Source 6:07
10 Life 5:39
11 Some Time Ago 5:00
12 Feels So Good’ 7:10
13 Manya 3:26
14 Sweet Bite 3:32
15 Twenty-Five 4:54
16 Always Constant 6:47

Personnel:
George Duke – Keyboard
John Heard – Bass
Dick Berk – Drums
Armando Peraza – Congas
Luis Gasca – Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Jerome Richardson – Saxophone

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Mar 29

George Duke – The Aura Will Prevail (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 00:38:21 minutes | 708 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front Cover | © MPS

In 1975, George Duke was dabbling in R&B vocals. But instrumental jazz-fusion was still his primary focus, and he had yet to be played extensively on any of the genres’ stations. When The Aura Will Prevail came out that year, no one bought the LP for its occasional R&B vocal — the main attraction was Duke’s keyboard playing. “Fools” is a melancholy soul ballad that finds him singing lead and predicts what was to come on R&B-oriented releases like Don’t Let Go (1978) and Master of the Game (1979), but it isn’t typical of the album on the whole. This is a fusion effort first and foremost, and Duke has plenty of room to stretch out and improvise on instrumentals that range from the insistent “Floop de Loop” to the Brazilian-influenced “Malibu” (which shouldn’t be confused with the Hole/Courtney Love gem). Two of the songs were written or co-written by Frank Zappa: the fusion instrumental “Echidna’s Arf” and the gospel-minded soul item “Uncle Remus” (another tune that gives Duke a chance to sing lead). Without question, The Aura Will Prevail is among this artist’s finest fusion-oriented albums. ~~AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson

Tracklist:
1. Dawn 04:53
2. For Love 04:39
3. Foosh 03:10
4. Floop De Loop 06:47
5. Malibu 04:06
6. Fools 04:34
7. Echidna’s Arf 03:35
8. Uncle Remus 05:10
9. The Aura 01:27

Personnel:
George Duke, keyboards, vocals
Gee Janzen, vocals
Sylvia St. James, vocals
Kathy Woehrle, vocals
Alphonso Johnson, bass
Leon ‘Ndugu’ Chancler, drums, percussion
Airto Moreira, percussion

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Mar 29

Grieg & Prokofiev – Piano Concertos – Nikolai Lugansky, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kent Nagano (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:59:16 minutes | 879 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Digital Booklet | © Ambroisie/naïve
Recorded: February 2013 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche Berlin-Dahlem

Accompanied by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin), one of the best German orchestras, conducted by Kent Nagano, renowned for interpretations of clarity, elegance and intelligence, Nikolai Lugansky performs a new album dedicated to two famous composers, Grieg and Prokofiev. The Russian pianist is still spectacular in these concertos.

Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky is a fearsome technician who won many of Russia’s top competitions on the way up. He is reputed to have played a Beethoven sonata from memory at the age of five, and hearing his playing here you can imagine that it’s true: he’s the icily correct prodigy type. Some love him and some find him rather mechanical, and the solution to this conundrum can be found by listening to this release on France’s Naïve label. Lugansky is here backed by the rather unlikely combination of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and somewhat fashion-forward Californian Kent Nagano, but Nagano plays it straight and keeps the focus on the pianist. How good is this rising Russian? In the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26, he is very good indeed. This is not a virtuoso showpiece in the Lisztian manner but is difficult from start to finish, with every bit of the piano part made up of lengthy decorations in parallel sixths and the like. The work is all about precision, and Lugansky delivers it in abundance; not a note or little gesture is missed. The news is not so good in the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, which is entirely competent but rarely anything else. But those looking for a recording of the Prokofiev C major concerto will find Lugansky’s in the top echelon. –AllMusic Review by James Manheim

Tracklist:

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
1. I. Allegro molto moderato 13:48
2. II. Adagio 06:29
3. III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato 10:38

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
4. I. Andante – Allegro 09:33
5. II. Tema con variazioni 09:13
6. III. Allegro ma non troppo 09:34

Personnel:
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Kent Nagano, conductor

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Mar 29

Grieg & Moszkowski – Piano Concertos – Joseph Moog, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern, Nicholas Milton (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:04:33 minutes | 578 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Digital Booklet | © Onyx Classics
Recorded: Großer Sendesaal, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Funkhaus Halberg, Saarbrücken, 10–14 June 2014

Joseph Moog has established an enviable reputation as one of the most impressive virtuoso pianists of the younger generation. His catholic tastes embrace both the core repertoire and many works from its backwaters – works that were once warhorses, but have for no apparent reason fallen into unjust neglect. The Moszkowski piano concerto on this new CD is such a work. Overflowing with memorable tunes, the piano writing and indeed the handling of the orchestra marks this out as a very skilfully constructed work. Do not expect moments of profundity or an emotional roller coaster: just marvel at the fluidity and brilliance of Moszkowski’s writing. This is salon music of the highest order, and none the worse for that!

Moog couples the Moszkowski with one of the concertos in the repertoire whose fortunes have not waned – the evergreen Grieg concerto which never fails to impress the listener.

German pianist Joseph Moog, apparently unrelated to Robert, has been unusually adventurous with regard to repertoire, and he comes up with a winner on this Onyx release. The big news here is his revival of the Piano Concerto in E major, Op. 59, of Moritz Moszkowski, a work that would have been quite a popular repertory item in the years following its composition in 1898, but that is very sparsely represented on recordings these days. It’s a wonderful work that’s lots of fun for any classical listener, broadening out from Brahmsian formality to a really rollicking finale to which Moog gives full rhythmic value. The degree to which this work would enliven something like a summer outdoor symphonic concert would be hard to overstate, and on top of that there is a sharp, energetic performance of the well-worn Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16. Throw in flexible, alert support from the cumbersomely named Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern under Nicholas Milton, and fine studio sound from Saarland Radio, and this is a strongly recommended disc of late Romantic piano music. –AllMusic Review by James Manheim

Tracklist:

Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925)
Piano Concerto in E, Op. 59
1. I. Moderato 11:44
2. II. Andante 08:25
3. III. Scherzo – Vivace 06:23
4. IV. Allegro deciso 09:01

Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16
5. I. Allegro molto moderato 12:36
6. II. Adagio 06:35
7. III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato 10:37

Personnel:
Joseph Moog, piano
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern
Nicholas Milton, conductor

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