Harry Belafonte – Belafonte At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert (1959) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/96kHz

Harry Belafonte – Belafonte At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert (1959) [Japan 2016]
PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 96:21 minutes | Scans included | 3,91 GB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 2,24 GB
Genre: Pop, Ballad

The granddaddy of all live albums, this double-LP set captured the excitement of a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. Sampled from two consecutive performances of identical material, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were recorded outside of the studio environment. It wasn’t the first live album ever made, but it was certainly the first to be a major financial and artistic success. It stayed on the best-selling album charts for over three years and remained in print until RCA discontinued pressing LPs. From the opening trumpet fanfare and brief orchestral overture to the epic 12-minute version of “Matilda” (which set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets up. It is exciting, poignant, thrilling, intimate, and at times, spontaneously hilarious. Belafonte’s mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed than here, a mastery that resulted in him becoming one of the most popular concert draws in history. Producer Bob Bollard and orchestra leader Bob Corman deftly integrated the 47-piece orchestra into the performance but knew when to lie back to let Belafonte sing, accompanied by a small combo of two guitars, bass, and percussion. The concert is divided in three sections: “Moods of the American Negro,” “In the Caribbean,” and “Around the World.” All the hits are here: “Day O,” “Jamaica Farewell,” “Mama Look a Boo Boo,” and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals, and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of package of his first decade with RCA Victor. For sheer scope and genius of performance, this is the quintessential Belafonte package.


SACD 1#01. Introduction – Darlin’ Cora
SACD 1#02. Sylvie
SACD 1#03. Cotton Fields
SACD 1#04. John Henry
SACD 1#05. Take My Mother Home
SACD 1#06. The Marching Saints
SACD 1#07. Day O
SACD 1#08. Jamaica Farewell
SACD 1#09. Man Piaba
SACD 1#10. All My Trials

SACD 2#01. Mama Look A Boo Boo
SACD 2#02. Come Back Liza
SACD 2#03. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
SACD 2#04. Hava Nageela
SACD 2#05. Danny Boy
SACD 2#06. Merci Bon Dieu (From The “Haitian Suite”)
SACD 2#07. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
SACD 2#08. Shenandoah
SACD 2#09. Matilda

Sony Music Japan – Stereo Sound # SSVS-001~002



FLAC 24bit/96kHz