Linn Records Digital Music Collections on HDD!

Thanks to reader philipjohnwright for pointing this out. Due to the limited nature (and perhaps pointing to a trend?) I felt it newsworthy enough to highlight with its own post. From Linn Records:
18 November 2011

Back by popular demand Linn's brilliant value, no-hassle, highest quality Digital Music Collections make a welcome return for a limited time only. And, for the first time, our premium Digital Music Collections are all available in Apple Lossless as well as FLAC.

Each collection is expertly put together, with all artwork included and embedded, ready for you to enjoy. And as if having the best ever digital music isn't enough, we also include the CD Quality and MP3 versions of each album as well, should you wish to burn to a disc or listen on your iPod.

Choose from one of our five specially compiled Digital Music Collections then sit back whilst we pre-load a wealth of music onto a portable USB hard-drive and ship direct to your front door.

Here are the selections:
2011 Top 50 Studio Master Collection ($975): 2011's top fifty best selling Studio Master albums; a taster collection specially selected from the greatest albums of the year.

All-time Top 50 Studio Master Collection ($975): Our top fifty best selling Studio Masters of all-time. The perfect choice to get your Studio Master collection off to a flying start.

Classical Label of the Year Collection ($975): The strength of Linn's classical catalogue saw the label crowned ‘Label of the Year' by Gramophone and this celebratory collection comprises fifty of Linn's finest classical recordings. Including the multi award-winning ‘Mozart Symphonies 38-41' by Sir Charles Mackerras and the SCO, as well as the bestselling classical album of 2011, ‘Kuniko Plays Reich' by percussionst Kuniko Kato and seasonal favourite ‘Handel: Messiah' by the Dunedin Consort.

Complete 2011 Studio Master Collection ($2,055): Want to bring your Studio Master music library right up to date? This collection of over 100 albums includes all the music released on Studio Master in 2011. This means you can enjoy Bob Dylan from Barb Jungr, beautiful Brahms from Julia Fischer, ambient electronica from Jon Hopkins and acoustic intimacy from Maeve O'Boyle.

The Ultimate Studio Master Collection ($5,200): Kick start your Studio Master library with the Ultimate Collection which includes every Studio Master album currently available. That's not just Linn's own award-winning titles but every single release from our partner labels too. That's over 300 albums!

You can order your favorite(s) here.

Stephen Scharf's picture

I don't have one of their hard disk drive collections, but I've bought some of the Linn SACDs and high-res albums, and they are all superb. Excellent performances, and the SACDs have outstanding production value. I might just have to pop for one of these...


Highly recommended.