Jun 16

產品名稱: 中國娃娃回想曲 (SACD)
歌手名稱: 蔡幸娟 (歌手)
推出日期: 2013-10-10
語言: 國語
製作來源地: 中國香港
光碟格式: Super Audio CD
出品商: New Century Workshop (HK)

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蔡幸娟:9 歲就開始參加大大小小的歌唱比賽,以甜美的嗓音在演藝圈贏得”中國娃娃”與”小鄧麗君”的封號。一個擁有台灣殿堂級歌喉的女子,珠圓玉潤的聲音最能道盡那個年代的動人。她有到處賣唱爲家計舞走的辛酸童年;也擁有過瓊瑤愛情文藝片時期的少女回憶;更曾以甜美的音色爲台灣樂壇留下頁頁柔情詩篇。如今,她重拾記憶中的吉光片羽,將這些絕版情歌的浮光掠影用她的感動化成現代的經典。在這一首首情歌中,不僅有她的心路,也讓我們隨著她的歌聲回到一個令人迷戀的年代,從久蟄的浪漫情懷中漸漸蘇醒,漸漸蘇醒……

內容簡介/曲目
SACD MADE IN AUSTRIA

01. 回想曲
02. 千言萬語
03. 小城故事
04. 海韻
05. 一簾幽夢
06. 在水一方
07. 相思河畔
08. 風從那裡來
09. 庭院深深
10. 東山飄雨西山晴
11. 雲河
12. 我怎能離開你
13. 想你想你我想你
14. 月朦朧鳥朦朧
15. 我家在那裡
16. 花戒指
17. 三年
18. 八個娃娃

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Jun 16

產品名稱: 寶麗金十五週年特輯 (SACD)
歌手名稱: 香港群星
推出日期: 2015-10-27
語言: 粵語
製作來源地: 中國香港
光碟格式: Super Audio CD
出品商: 環球唱片(香港)

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內容簡介/曲目
萬眾期待.十款中文流行錄音巨著SACD.強勢列陣
原裝封面、底式樣
終極聲效.質高量限

01. 曾經-譚詠麟[電視劇「黃金十年」插曲]
02. 情變-鍾鎮濤
03. 月半彎-張學友
04. 愛的火花Dynamite-露雲娜
05. Back Two Gether-Chyna-英語
06. Mr.Cool-彭健新
07. 傷心的我-鄺美雲
08. 城市足印-徐小鳳[電視劇「電影大亨」主題曲]
09. 跳舞街-陳慧嫻
10. 日本娃娃-許冠傑
11. 償還-鄧麗君(國語)
12. 盡訴心中情-蔡國權
13. 繼續追尋-達明一派
14. 午夜過後之舞-蔣麗萍

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Jun 16

產品名稱: 依然 (SACD) (限量編號版)
歌手名稱: 徐小鳳 (歌手)
推出日期: 2016-05-12
語言: 粵語
製作來源地: 中國香港
光碟格式: Super Audio CD
出品商: 環球唱片(香港)

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http://minishop.com.hk/ps/tw/t/1638–sacd.html

內容簡介/曲目
無與倫比10款UMG/EMI中文流行80-90年代錄音名著
SACD「第六輪」強勢列陣.勢必再掀搶購熱潮

限量獨立1000張編號
採用「原母帶」製造,極致呈現
終極聲效.質高量限

01. 圓缺
02. 重逢是個夢
03. 藍
04. 依然
05. 流下眼淚前
06. 幾番歸鳥
07. 橫直線
08. 春天的小雨
09. 演唱花絮
10. 風中感覺
11. 明日有運程

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Jun 16

The Oscar Peterson Trio with Herb Ellis – Hello Herbie (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 37:59 minutes | 712 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front cover | © MPS
Recorded at MPS-Studio, Villingen in November 5–6, 1969

Guitarist Herb Ellis still considers this to be one of his personal favorite recordings. Ellis was reunited with his old boss Oscar Peterson and, with the assistance of Peterson’s trio of the period (with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham), the two lead voices often romp on the jam session-flavored set. Most of the chord changes are fairly basic (including three blues and “Seven Come Eleven”), and Peterson was clearly inspired by Ellis’ presence (and vice versa). ~~AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Tracklist:
1. Wampton Blues 05:18
2. Exactly Like You 04:46
3. Day By Day 04:43
4. Hamp’s Blues 03:44
5. Blues for H. G. 06:03
6. A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening 08:21
7. Seven Come Eleven 05:04

Personnel:
Oscar Peterson, piano
Herb Ellis, guitar
Sam Jones, double bass
Bobby Durham, drums

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Jun 16

Thelonious Monk Trio – Thelonious Monk Trio (1954/2014) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 34:48 minutes | 374 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Prestige Records
Recorded: October 15 (#5,6,7,8), December 18 (#3,4,9,10), 1952, and September 22 (#1,2), 1954 at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ
Remastered: 2007, Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

The position of legendary figure is usually reserved for a deceased musician who has played two decades before. It usually requires this posthumous status and span of time, for the various stories concerning him to grow into a legend but it took a very much alive Thelonious Monk only five years to surround himself with an air of mystery and receive the title “High Priest of Bebop” in the Forties.

Perhaps this element of weird glamour prevented many people from enjoying Monk’s music to the fullest extent. Certainly he is always low man on the totem pole whenever the triumvirate of the founding fathers of bop is evaluated. This is due in part, no doubt, to the greater solo prowess of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, but Thelonious’s contributions in time, chord patterns, and the original lines resulting from them were unjustly minimized. Actually they were the basis for much of the jazz of the Forties and Fifties.

Today he stands as an individual, a highly original musician who is the mentor of many young musicians in New York and the influence of countless others all over the globe. In his writing and playing, he consistently proves his right to the often misapplied title of creator. This album is composed of two separate sessions. As a belated sequel to Thelonious’s successful trio sessions of 1952, this one was also richly rewarding.

Though not a great soloist from the standpoint of technique, brilliance, and flash, Monk’s originality of style and width of idea serve to make him a highly interesting and important one. His playing can be characterized by roast beef, and a martini in which vermouth plays a very minor supporting role; much meat and very dry.

Tracklist:
1. Blue Monk 07:39
2. Just A Gigolo 03:01
3. Bemsha Swing 03:10
4. Reflections 02:48
5. Little Rootie Tootie 03:06
6. Sweet And Lovely 03:34
7. Bye-Ya 02:47
8. Monk’s Dream 03:07
9. Trinkle, Tinkle 02:50
10. These Foolish Things 02:46

Personnel:
Thelonious Monk, piano
Gary Mapp, bass (#3-10)
Percy Heath, bass (#1,2)
Art Blakey, drums (#3-10)
Max Roach, drums (#1,2)

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Jun 16

The Oscar Peterson Trio & The Singers Unlimited – In Tune (1973/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 32:32 minutes | 607 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front cover | © MPS
Recorded at MPS Studios, Villingen, July 1971

Masterful piano playing meets up with elaborate vocal harmony in this legendary MPS summit meeting from the label’s early period. Oscar Peterson, MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer’s long-time friend and collaborator, along with Peterson’s colleagues, bassist George Mraz and drummer Louis Hayes, act as the counterweights to the vocal architects from Chicago. Peterson himself instigated the first contact between the Schwarzwald studio and The Singers Unlimited (TSU). That contact developed into a fruitful decade-long relationship; the Villingen studio’s superb technology perfectly suited the sophisticated requirements of vocal artist and leader Gene Puerling. Recorded in 1971, “In Tune” was TSU’s first album on MPS. It feeds off the languages of the two musical poles, whether it’s in the swinging give and take of the opener, “Sesame Street”, or in the switch from the reverential orchestrally-layered choir intro to Peterson’s sparkling play on “It Never Entered My Mind”. It’s the same with the dreamy arrangement of “The Shadow of Your Smile”; in his role as delicate accompanist, Peterson narrows it down to the essentials. Peterson and TSU soprano Bonnie Herman take improvisatory strolls together in the nostalgic Michel Legrand ballad “Once Upon a Summertime”. Two Brazilian excursions are highlighted: In Antônio Carlos Jobim’s “Children’s Game” TSU delivers polysyllabic ornamentation to Peterson’s rollicking waltz whimsy; in Luis Bonfá‘s “The Gentle Rain”, Peterson plays around with the amative choral harmonies.

The Singers Unlimited were a logical extension of the Hi-Lo’s. Gene Puerling and Don Shelton were both members of the Hi-Lo’s and, after the group broke up, Puerling became a greatly in-demand arranger. In 1967 Puerling, Shelton, Len Dresslar, and Bonnie Herman came together to form the Singers Unlimited. They were a very unusual vocal group because Puerling wrote complex arrangements for the singers that utilized extensive multi-track recording. Rather than sounding like four voices, they often sounded like 16 or more, forming a dense choir. The group never performed live in clubs and concerts and was purely a studio group, recording 14 albums during 1971-1981. Oscar Peterson heard some of their work and recommended them to the MPS label. In 1971 his trio with bassist George Mraz (who at the time was known as Jiri Mraz) and drummer Louis Hayes recorded with the Singers Unlimited, or at least laid down tracks for the vocalists to overdub over. Most of the selections on In Tune are ballads with spots for Peterson to solo, although the voices naturally dominate. Among the more worthy performances are “The Gentle Rain,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” and the “Sesame Street” theme. While In Tune (a straight reissue of the LP and a bit brief at 32 minutes) is a minor entry in the extensive discography of Oscar Peterson, it is considered an early milestone for the Singers Unlimited. ~~AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Tracklist:
1. Sesame Street 02:53
2. It Never Entered My Mind 04:01
3. Children’s Game 02:41
4. The Gentle Rain 03:25
5. A Child Is Born 03:42
6. The Shadow of Your Smile 04:30
7. Catherine 03:02
8. Once Upon a Summertime 03:37
9. Here’s That Rainy Day 04:40

Personnel:
Oscar Peterson, piano
Jiří Mráz, double bass
Louis Hayes, drums
The Singers Unlimited:
Gene Puerling, Len Dresslar, Bonnie Herman, Don Shelton, vocals

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Jun 16

Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane – Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane (1961/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 45:51 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Riverside Records

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane is an album by Thelonious Monk released in 1961 on Jazzland Records. The album consists of material recorded four years earlier when Monk worked extensively with John Coltrane, and released after Coltrane became a world-class jazz musician on his own.

Universally regarded as one of the greatest collaborations between the two most influential musicians in modern jazz (Miles Davis notwithstanding), the Jazzland sessions from Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane should be recognized on other levels. While the mastery of the principals is beyond reproach, credit should also be given to peerless bassist Wilbur Ware, as mighty an anchor as anyone could want. These 1957 dates also sport a variety in drummerless trio, quartet, septet, or solo piano settings, all emphasizing the compelling and quirky compositions of Monk. A shouted-out, pronounced “Off Minor” and robust, three-minute “Epistrophy” with legendary saxophonists Coleman Hawkins, Gigi Gryce, and the brilliant, underappreciated trumpeter Ray Copeland are hallmark tracks that every jazz fan should revere. Of the four quartet sessions, the fleet “Trinkle Tinkle” tests Coltrane’s mettle, as he’s perfectly matched alongside Monk, but conversely unforced during “Nutty” before taking off. Monk’s solo piano effort, “Functional,” is flavored with blues, stride, and boogie-woogie, while a bonus track, “Monk’s Mood,” has a Monk-Ware-Coltrane tandem (minus drummer Shadow Wilson) back for an eight-minute excursion primarily with Monk in a long intro, ‘Trane in late, and Ware’s bass accents booming through the studio. This will always be an essential item standing proudly among unearthed live sessions from Monk and Coltrane, demarcating a pivotal point during the most significant year in all types of music, from a technical and creative standpoint, but especially the jazz of the immediate future. ~~AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos

Tracklist:

1 Ruby, My Dear 06:23
2 Trinkle, Tinkle 06:41
3 Off Minor (Take 4)    05:17
4 Nutty 06:40
5 Epistrophy (Alt. Take)    03:11
6 Functional (Alt. Take )    09:46
7 Monk’s Mood 07:53

Personnel:
Thelonious Monk, piano
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Ray Copeland, trumpet on “Off Minor” and “Epistrophy”
Gigi Gryce, alto saxophone on “Off Minor” and “Epistrophy”
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone on “Off Minor” and “Epistrophy”
Wilbur Ware, bass
Shadow Wilson, drums on “Ruby, My Dear,” “Trinkle, Tinkle,” and “Nutty”
Art Blakey, drums on “Off Minor” and “Epistrophy”

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Jun 16

The Wombats – Glitterbug (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 46:00 minutes | 562 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Bright Antenna

The Wombats follow up 2011’s This Modern Glitch with their third full-length, Glitterbug. The first song off of the album, “Greek Tragedy,” hit #2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart less than two weeks after release. The band’s 2011 album, This Modern Glitch, hit Top 5 on the UK charts and spawned US hits “Jump Into the Fog,” “1996,” and “Techno Fan.” Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis, and Tord Øverland Knudsen are the threesome behind The Wombats.

Following up the group’s literate, giddy 2011 effort, This Modern Glitch, Britain’s Wombats return with their equally euphoric and lyrically pointed third full-length album, 2015’s Glitterbug. Still centered on lead singer/songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist Matthew Murphy along with bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Tord Øverland-Knudsen and drummer/vocalist Daniel Haggis, the Wombats make an immediately infectious, skillfully polished brand of ’80s-influenced synth pop that also manages to weave in the energy of ’90s cool Britannia as well as the wry, often humorous social commentary of bands like the Kinks. Working with producer Mark Crew, who previously helmed Bastille’s Bad Blood, the Wombats build upon the buoyant, dance-oriented vibe of This Modern Glitch, honing their sound into a tight, glossy sheen that hints at the bombastic new wave productions of ’80s bands like Tears for Fears, while also fitting nicely alongside more contemporary releases by acts like the Killers and the 1975. Musically, the songs on Glitterbug are as catchy as anything they’ve done previously, and the group’s layered, kinetic productions perfectly showcase Murphy’s resonant, insistent croon. However, what sets the Wombats apart from their danceclub-minded brethren are Murphy’s distinctive lyrics. Much like the Kinks’ Ray Davies in the ’60s or Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker in the ’90s, Murphy brings a sharp-witted party monster’s eye for spilling the details of crazy relationships and the full-tilt boozy adventures of urban twentysomethings. In “Greek Tragedy,” he sings “We’re smashing mics in karaoke bars/You’re running late with half your makeup on.” Similarly, in “Give Me a Try,” he admits “I know that I like to let excess exceed/But I just need you in that fur coat/With only my necklace on underneath,” ending with the ominously cheeky “Everything I need/Vicodin on Sunday nights/This could be worth the risk.” However, Murphy’s knack for poignantly juxtaposing the drive for fun with the search for meaning is perhaps best expressed on the anthemic “This Is Not a Party,” in which he lists off what’s going on with various single-named people at an unhinged, debauched soirée. He sings “Roxy’s made the call, although her boyfriend wants to go/Jane’s sprawled on the floor and I have lost all self-control.” Ultimately, it’s this kind of life-is-short pop energy, imbued with Murphy’s well-curated sense of time and place, that helps elevate the Wombats’ Glitterbug from just a one-crazy-night soundtrack to an album that might stick with you for years to come. As Murphy shouts over his laser-toned keyboard, “This is not a party, it’s a hurricane.” ~~AllMusic Review by Matt Collar

Tracklist:
1 Emoticons 04:19
2 Give Me a Try 03:46
3 Greek Tragedy 03:49
4 Be Your Shadow 03:36
5 Headspace 03:54
6 This Is Not a Party 02:59
7 Isabel 03:29
8 Your Body Is a Weapon 03:58
9 The English Summer 02:37
10 Pink Lemonade 03:46
11 Curveballs 03:40
12 Sex and Question Marks 02:19
13 Flowerball 03:48

Personnel:
Matthew Murphy – lead vocals, guitar, keyboard
Daniel (Dan) Haggis – drums, percussion, guitar, keyboard and backing vocals
Tord Øverland Knudsen – bass guitar, guitar, keyboard and backing vocals

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Jun 16

Unpertregroup – More… Dedicated to Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays (2011/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:54:08 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © Alfa Music
Recorded: Newton Recording Studios, Sciacca

The Sicilian trio Unpertregroup (Antonio Barone, guitars, Aldo Misuraca, drums and Giuseppe Raso, keyboards) has released a new CD “more…” Dedicated to Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays for the Italian label AlfaMusic (distr. Believe). After their first release (“Il canto della sirena”), the group has once again taken to the road of jazz-fusion mixed with sounds, colors and flavors of their native Sciacca in southern Sicily. This time with the valid assistence of guest artists.

The first track picks up where the previous CD left off: “Sunrise again” continues the musical thought of the final track (“Breathing..a sunset”) creating wide open spaces worthy of a Sicilian dawn.

“Coreia (tango)” combines the darkness of a tango with the jazz harmonies characteristic of the group’s compositions giving room for the soloists to stretch out.

The mysterious electronics which open “Behind your eyes” soon give way to deep sounds creating an atmosphere with counterpoints between the various instruments. The melody and sounds open like veils that are discovering the hidden side of a girl, that at the end release the tension created beforehand with a laughter.
“Day of Sicily” is just that, starting with sounds typical of the island. And, as a Sicilian day, it is comprised of various parts. First, we have the voice of Cristina Cannella adding to the colors and then a theme with the muted trumpet of Stefano Soldano echoes the atmosphere of Sicilian landscapes. Cristina returns as does Stefano with room to express themselves. The trio then winds things down as the day draws to a close with a collage of the sounds of a religious procession village.

The only non-original composition “Vitti ‘na crozza” is one of the most popular Sicilian songs. It’s an anti-war song (the title means “I saw a skull”) and this brief rendition is quite moving.
Antonio Barone gives ample space to his talents as composer and guitarist in his “Many times along the way” with a long exposition before the other members of the trio join in. He even displays prowess as a soloist on the acoustic bass.

Light percussion sounds accompany the airy “Restless”, clearly inspired by the sounds of the duo Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays complete with the voices of Aldo Misuraca and Martino Messana during the finale.
The final track “It’s almost evening”, written by Giuseppe Raso, features his keyboard playing along with guest artist Giuseppe Cusumano on soprano sax. The two converse freely for the entire piece, painting a picture representing the sunset of life.

Tracklist:
1 Sunrise Again 6:35
2 Coreia (Tango) 6:18
3 Behind Your Eyes 6:11
4 Day of Sicily 10:52
5 Vitti ‘na crozza 2:32
6 Many Times Along the Way 8:38
7 Restless 6:15
8 It’s Almost Evening 7:06

Personnel:
Antonio Barone – Acoustic, Electric & Synth Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Aldo Misuraca – Drums, Percussions
Giuseppe Raso – Piano, Keybords, Vibes, Marimba
Guest:
Stefano Soldano – Trumpet (#4)
Cristina Cannella – Vocal (#4)
Martino Messana – Vocal (#7)
Giuseppe Cusumano – Alto Sax (#8)

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Jun 16

The Monkees – Good Times! (Deluxe) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 43:35 minutes | 541 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Rhino

The highly anticipated new album Good Times! by The Monkees is the band’s first new album in 20 years and tied to their 50th anniversary and extensive North American Tour.

Good Times! finds all three surviving band members (Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork) taking turns on lead vocals, playing a wide range of instruments, and sharing new compositions. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal on the Neil Diamond-penned “Love To Love.”

To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy). Schlesinger also wrote “Our Own World” and co-wrote the album’s finale with Dolenz, aptly titled “I Was There (And I’m Told I Had A Good Time).”

Much like The Monkees’ early albums, Good Times! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world’s most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo of Weezer (“She Makes Me Laugh”), Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie (“Me & Magdalena”), Andy Partridge of XTC (“You Bring The Summer”), as well as a song co-written by Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller (“Birth Of An Accidental Hipster”).

Tracklist:

1 Good Times 02:46
2 You Bring the Summer 03:00
3 She Makes Me Laugh 00:03:00
4 Our Own World 02:45
5 Gotta Give It Time 02:17
6 Me & Magdalena 03:33
7 Whatever’s Right 02:00
8 Love to Love 02:29
9 Little Girl 02:42
10 Birth of an Accidental Hipster 03:31
11 Wasn’t Born to Follow 02:53
12 I Know What I Know 03:30
13 I Was There (And I’m Told I Had a Good Time) 02:15
14 Terrifying 02:56
15 Me & Magdalena (Version 2) 03:49

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