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Alice Cooper – Muscle of Love (1973) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Alice Cooper - Muscle of Love (1973) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Alice Cooper – Muscle of Love (1973) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 372 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.02 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.53 GB (SACD FLAC Multichannel) + 761 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 229 | Genre: Glam Rock

Coming off such conceptual, theatrical, sleazy hard rock records as the massively successful School’s Out (1972) and Billion Dollar Babies (1973), the Alice Cooper group decided that their next release would be more along the lines of their earlier, more straightforward work (à la Love It to Death). While Muscle of Love was a gold-certified Top Ten success, it performed below expectations (their previous two albums peaked at number two and number one, respectively) and would unfortunately prove to be the original Alice Cooper band’s last studio album together.Read More

Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies (1973) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies (1973) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 452 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.66 GB (SACD-ISO) + 782 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 170 | Genre: Glam Rock

Billion Dollar Babies is the sixth studio album by American rock band Alice Cooper, released in 1973. The album became the best selling Alice Cooper record at the time of its release, hit number one on the album charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and went on to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was well received by such critics as Robert Christgau, Greg Prato of AllMusic, and Jason Thompson of popmatters, but Rolling Stone gave the album only two and a half stars.Read More

Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 320 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.03 GB (SACD-ISO) + 989 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2016 | Genre: R&B

Earth, Wind & Fire has delivered more than its share of excellent albums, but if a person could own only one EWF release, the logical choice would be That’s the Way of the World, which was the band’s best album as well as its best-selling.Read More

Carly Simon – 4 Albums (1971-1974) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Carly Simon - 4 Albums (1971-1974) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Carly Simon – 4 Albums (1971-1974) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | 4xSACD | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 901 MB (CD-Layer) + 6.23 GB (SACD-ISO) + 2.82 GB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | Genre: Pop Rock

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Earth, Wind & Fire – 2 Albums (1973-1974) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire - 2 Albums (1973-1974) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Earth, Wind & Fire – 2 Albums (1973-1974) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks/Image + Cue+ Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | 2xSACD | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 602 MB (CD-Layer) + 5.85 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.89 GB (SACD FLAC Multichannel) + 2.09 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo)
3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Genre: R&B
 
Head to the Sky (1973) & Open Our Eyes (1974)

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Elvis Presley – 24 Karat Hits! (1997) {2012, Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Presley - 24 Karat Hits! (1997) {2012, Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Presley – 24 Karat Hits! (1997) {2012, Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 339 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.46 GB (SACD-ISO) + 1.07 GB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 2040 SA | Genre: Rockabilly, Rock & Roll

Had Elvis Presley done nothing else but record “That’s Alright, Mama,” his place in pop music history would be secure. With his first regional hit, Presley fused rhythm and blues with country, put a handsome white face out front for audiences to see, and in so doing legitimized beat music for white audiences. It is no understatement to call Presley the chief catalyst of the rock-and-roll era. During the 1950s, Presley’s records spent a collective 53 weeks in the number one chart position. Only the Beatles can boast similar sales success.Read More

Diana Krall – Wallflower (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Krall - Wallflower (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Krall – Wallflower (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.38 GB (ISO) + 1.06 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve | Hong Kong | Cat#: 4744315 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Adult Contemporary

Diana Krall paid tribute to her father on Glad Rag Doll, the 2012 album sourced from his collection of 78-rpm records, and, in a sense, its 2015 successor Wallflower is a companion record of sorts, finding the singer revisiting songs from her childhood. Like many kids of the 20th century, she grew up listening to the radio, which meant she was weaned on the soft rock superhits of the ’70s — songs that earned sniffy condescension at the time but nevertheless have turned into modern standards due to their continual presence in pop culture (and arguably were treated that way at the time, seeing cover after cover by middlebrow pop singers).Read More

David Bowie ‎- The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust (1972) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Bowie ‎- The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Bowie ‎- The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
{2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.45 GB (ISO) + 1.87 GB (FLAC Multichannel) + 755 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | EU | Cat#: 07243 521900 2 7 | Genre: Glam Rock

Borrowing heavily from Marc Bolan’s glam rock and the future shock of A Clockwork Orange, David Bowie reached back to the heavy rock of The Man Who Sold the World for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Constructed as a loose concept album about an androgynous alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust, the story falls apart quickly, yet Bowie’s fractured, paranoid lyrics are evocative of a decadent, decaying future, and the music echoes an apocalyptic, nuclear dread. Read More

Santana – Lotus (1974) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Santana - Lotus (1974) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Santana – Lotus (1974) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | 2xSACD | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 803 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.99 GB (SACD-ISO) + 2.38 GB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ2 247 | Genre: Blues Rock, Latin Rock

Lotus is a 1974 live album by the Latin rock band Santana, recorded at the Osaka Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan in 1973. It was originally released in 1974 as a triple vinyl LP in Japan only. The first U.S. release was in 1991 as a 2-CD set.Read More

Dean Martin – This Time I’m Swingin’! (1960) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Dean Martin - This Time I’m Swingin’! (1960) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dean Martin – This Time I’m Swingin’! (1960) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 190 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.37 GB (SACD-ISO) + 656 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2135 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This Time I’m Swingin’! is an album recorded by Dean Martin for Capitol Records. The sessions yielding this album’s songs were recorded in May 1960. While thirteen tracks were recorded during the three sessions, only twelve of them made it onto the album when it was released October 3, 1960.Read More

The Doors – The Doors (1967) {2017, Remastered, 50th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition 3CD + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

The Doors - The Doors (1967) {2017, Remastered, 50th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition 3CD + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

The Doors – The Doors (1967) {2017, Remastered, 50th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition 3CD + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Vinyl Rip | FLAC Tracks @24bit/192kHz, Hi-Res
Total Size: 985 MB (CDs & Scans) + 884 MB (Vinyl) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Elektra / Rhino | EU | Cat#: 081227941208 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

This large-format 3CD+LP package will feature a remastered version of the original stereo mix of the album on CD, the mono mix (remastered) on CD for the first time plus a live performance where the band perform most of the album at The Matrix in San Francisco on 7 March 1967. This is sourced from the ‘recently discovered’ original tapes. The vinyl LP features the remastered mono mix.Read More

Bill Withers – Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits (1981) {2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bill Withers - Bill Withers' Greatest Hits (1981) {2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bill Withers – Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits (1981) {2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Track + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 205 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.48 GB (SACD-ISO) + 704 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2155 | Genre: R&B

Bill Withers created mellow, downhome-style soul for barely more than a decade before retreating from the industry to pursue craftsman interests. Yet over the course of the handful of albums he made for Sussex and CBS, the Appalachian native struck lasting emotional chords in legends ranging from Booker T. Jones to Stephen Stills – not to mention the millions of listeners that fell under the spell of now-standard tracks such as “Lean on Me,” “Use Me,” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Read More

Bill Withers – Live at Carnegie Hall (1973) {2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bill Withers - Live at Carnegie Hall (1973) {2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bill Withers – Live at Carnegie Hall (1973) {2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 469 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.20 GB (SACD-ISO) + 1.51 GB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2156 | Genre: R&B

A wonderful live album that capitalizes on Withers’ trademark melancholy soul sound while expanding the music to fit the room granted by a live show. Lovely versions of “Grandma’s Hands” and “Lean on Me” are balanced by heartfelt downbeat numbers like “Better Off Dead” and “I Can’t Write Left-Handed,” the latter being an anti-war song with a chilling message. Read More