George Michael - Symphonica (2014) {Deluxe Edition} [Blu-Ray Audio Rip 24 bit/96 kHz]

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George Michael - Symphonica (2014) {Deluxe Edition} [Blu-Ray Audio Rip 24 bit/96 kHz]

George Michael - Symphonica (2014) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:12 minutes | 1,61 GB
Blu-Ray Audio Rip | Sourced Track - LPCM 2.0 Stereo | Front Cover

2014 release, the sixth album from the global Pop superstar. "Symphonica" was recorded during the tour of the same name of 2011 and `12 and was co-produced by George himself, alongside the late, legendary Phil Ramone. Features new versions of old classics as well as new classics! Since he entered our lives in 1982 with the ground-breaking slice of exuberance that was `Wham! Rap (Enjoy What You Do)', George Michael has become an international artist of the highest order. He has sold well over 100 million albums in a world where Germany's population is 80 million and the United Kingdom's is 63 million. He's topped charts from Austria to Australia. He's sold-out stadiums from Tokyo to Tampa. He re-defined popular music with his debut solo album, 1987's Faith and has subsequently crafted a substantial, enormously popular body of work.

Gestating for a long time – at least two years, although George Michael hasn't released an album for a decade – Symphonica is a curious way for the pop singer to return to action. A live album recorded on his 2011-2012 tour, Symphonica showcases a singer on the supper club circuit, trading in a few of his big hits, all middle-brow favorites ("Praying for Time," "One More Try," "A Different Corner") and spending a lot of time on songs the audience knows and love, whether it's Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," Anthony Newley's "Feeling Good," or the American Popular Songbook standard "My Baby Just Cares for Me." Michael does indulge in some personal favorites – —he tackles Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and the deep Elton John track "Idol" – but the context is something familiar: a popular singer luxuriating in a symphonic setting. He doesn't push the limits of this template, choosing to enjoy the lush surroundings, so this winds up slightly anti-climactic: Michael is in good form but he's coasting, doing no more than he needs to, satisfying fans without surprising.


01 - Through
02 - My Baby Just Cares For Me
03 - A Different Corner
04 - Praying For Time
05 - Let Her Down Easy
06 - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
07 - Feeling Good
08 - John And Elvis Are Dead
09 - Roxanne
10 - One More Try
11 - Going To A Town
12 - Cowboys And Angels
13 - Idol
14 - Brother Can You Spare A Dime
15 - You Have Been Loved
16 - Wild Is The Wind
17 - You've Changed

Analyzed: George Michael / Symphonica

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.30 dB -12.10 dB 5:12 01-Through
DR8 -0.04 dB -11.04 dB 1:55 02-My Baby Just Cares For Me
DR11 -0.80 dB -13.80 dB 4:15 03-A Different Corner
DR10 -0.30 dB -12.29 dB 4:58 04-Praying For Time
DR12 -0.30 dB -15.55 dB 3:50 05-Let Her Down Easy
DR9 -0.30 dB -12.23 dB 5:24 06-The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
DR8 -0.37 dB -11.07 dB 3:16 07-Feeling Good
DR10 -0.30 dB -11.94 dB 4:31 08-John And Elvis Are Dead
DR9 -0.80 dB -11.50 dB 4:20 09-Roxanne
DR10 -0.30 dB -13.43 dB 5:16 10-One More Try
DR9 -0.80 dB -13.56 dB 4:46 11-Going To A Town
DR9 -0.30 dB -11.00 dB 7:24 12-Cowboys And Angels
DR10 -0.30 dB -14.30 dB 4:30 13-Idol
DR9 -0.30 dB -12.27 dB 4:52 14-Brother Can You Spare A Dime
DR11 -0.80 dB -13.59 dB 5:42 15-You Have Been Loved
DR10 -0.80 dB -13.16 dB 4:15 16-Wild Is The Wind
DR12 -0.30 dB -14.83 dB 4:46 17-You've Changed

Number of tracks: 17
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2740 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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