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Ray Charles – Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – Ray Charles Live In Concert (1964) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.66 GB (ISO) + 771 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA| Cat#: CAPP 500 SA | Genre: R&B

This classic 1964 recording by Ray Charles includes 12 vintage tracks performed to perfection. His voice is in great shape, and the recording by Wally Heider is a marvel for its day; all the instruments are placed nicely with Charles’ voice out front where it belongs. There’s a slinky version of “Hallelujah I Love Her So,” the musicians creating nice little changes behind Charles’ soulful nuances.Read More

Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.49 GB (ISO) + 739 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 2 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Genius + Soul = Jazz is a 1961 album by Ray Charles featuring big band arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. Charles is accompanied by two groups drawn from members of The Count Basie Band and from the ranks of top New York session players. It was recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in two sessions on December 26 and 27, 1960 and originally released on the Impulse! label as Impulse! A–2.Read More

Boston – Boston (1976) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Boston - Boston (1976) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Boston – Boston (1976) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 771 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Epic | USA | Cat#: ES 34188 | Genre: Hard Rock

Boston is one of the best-selling albums of all time, and deservedly so. Because of the rise of disco and punk, FM rock radio seemed all but dead until the rise of acts like Boston, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. Nearly every song on Boston’s debut album could still be heard on classic rock radio decades later due to the strong vocals of Brad Delp and unique guitar sound of Tom Scholz.Read More

Journey – Arrival (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey - Arrival (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey – Arrival (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.10 GB (ISO) + 1.66 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | USA | Cat#: CS 69864 | Genre: Hard Rock

Journey was formed originally as a vehicle for Neal Schon’s guitar pyrotechnics, but after five years the band sought out a lead singer to give them mainstream pop appeal, and Steve Perry did that, helping them to a string of seven consecutive multi-platinum albums before the band broke up in 1987. A 1996 reunion put them back in the winners’ circle with Trial by Fire, but Perry then bowed out for health reasons, putting Journey in the sticky position of recruiting a new lead singer. (Drummer Steve Smith has also been replaced by Deen Castronovo formerly of Bad English.) Read More

Ray Charles – Genius Loves Company (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles – Genius Loves Company (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.38 GB (ISO) + 2.59 GB (FLAC Mch) + 991 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | EU | Cat#: 7243 8 63555 2 2 | Genre: Easy Listening

Genius Loves Company is the last studio album Ray Charles completed before his death in June 2004. Prior to this, the last studio album he released was Strong Love Affair in 1996, which was a stab at modern pop, filled with new songs and given an adult contemporary sheen. It was not one of his most distinctive efforts, even when judged against his latter-day albums, and it disappeared not long after its release. Charles left Warner and, years later, signed with Concord, who released Genius Loves Company, which had a decidedly different approach than the all-modern Strong Love Affair.Read More

Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition (1978) {2018, Super Deluxe Box, 3CD + 2DVD + Hi-Res}

Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition (1978) {2018, Super Deluxe Box, 3CD + 2DVD + Hi-Res}

Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition (1978) {2018, Super Deluxe Box, 3CD + 2DVD + Hi-Res}
3x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
2x DVD | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | DTS (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1 & 2.0)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.03 GB (CDs) + 14.4 GB (DVDs) + 13.4 GB (Hi-Res Stereo/Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chrysalis | EU | Cat#: 0190295757915 | Genre: Progressive Rock

3CD + 2 x DVD set. Robust 1978 album in new Steven Wilson stereo mix, plus 31 BONUS tracks including a complete 1978 live show from Switzerland as well as two DVD’s of 5.1 DTS and 96/24 PCM Stereo mixes, concert and promo footage from the era and 96-page book.Read More

Marillion – Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R) (2016) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marillion - Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R) (2016) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marillion – Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R) (2016) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.41 GB (ISO) + 3.50 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.28 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Ear Music | Germany | Cat#: 0211357EMU | Genre: Progressive Rock

Delivering a political album is always risky, with the possibility that it will get locked in its historical era usually a direct consequence. On their 18th album, prog rockers Marillion don’t seem to care, and they have nothing to lose and no one to account to but themselves. FEAR is an acronym for “Fuck Everybody and Run.” Two of its three lengthy, multi-part suites (“El Dorado” and “The New Kings”) are overtly political statements that look at England and the calamitous state of the world not only observationally but experientially.Read More

Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.72 GB (ISO) + 1.21 GB (FLAC Mch) + 802 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 385SA | Genre: Swing, Big band

This pairing of two totally idiosyncratic vocalists acquired legendary status over the decades in which it had been out of print. But the proof is in the listening, and frankly it doesn’t represent either artist’s best work. There is certainly a powerful, often sexy rapport between the two — Charles in his sweet balladeering mode, Carter with her uniquely keening, drifting high register — and they definitely create sparks in the justly famous rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”Read More

Donald Fagen – The Nightfly (1982) {2011, Japanese Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (1982) {2011, Japanese Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Donald Fagen – The Nightfly (1982) {2011, Japanese Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.50 GB (ISO) + 2.02 GB (FLAC Mch) + 757 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Music | Japan | Cat#: WPCR-14170 | Genre: Pop Rock, Fusion

A portrait of the artist as a young man, The Nightfly is a wonderfully evocative reminiscence of Kennedy-era American life; in the liner notes, Donald Fagen describes the songs as representative of the kinds of fantasies he entertained as an adolescent during the late ’50s/early ’60s, and he conveys the tenor of the times with some of his most personal and least obtuse material to date.Read More

VA – The Collection: An Adventure In Sound (2016) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

VA - The Collection: An Adventure In Sound (2016) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA – The Collection: An Adventure In Sound (2016) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 491 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.62 GB (SACD ISO) + 4.40 GB (SACD FLAC Mch/Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 240 | Genre: Rock, Pop, Jazz

The Collection is a special compilation conceived and produced by Audio Fideity to showcase the superb sound quality of our 2-track stereo, Super Audio Compact Disc and 4.0 releases. The Collection takes the music and the artists to a new level, it’s like listening to the music for the first time.Read More

Neil Diamond – Hi-Res Albums Collection {WEB, Hi-Res}

Neil Diamond - Hi-Res Albums Collection {WEB, Hi-Res}

Neil Diamond – Hi-Res Albums Collection {WEB, Hi-Res}
WEB Download | 35 Discs | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192-96kHz
Total Size: 68.7 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Neil Diamond | Genre: Adult Contemporary

In a career that began in the 1960s, Neil Diamond became a major recording artist, an internationally successful touring act, and a songwriter whose compositions produced hits for himself and others. His earliest recognition, in fact, came as a songwriter associated with the Brill Building era of Tin Pan Alley in the early ’60s. But he soon branched out into recording and performing, and by the early ’70s was topping the charts with the self-written singles “Cracklin’ Rosie” and “Song Sung Blue.” Read More

Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey - Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.66 GB (ISO) + 1.30 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | USA | Cat#: CS 44493 | Genre: Hard Rock

Greatest Hits is an excellent, thorough 14-track collection containing all of Journey’s big hits, from 1978’s “Wheel in the Sky” to 1986’s “I’ll Be Alright Without You.” Although the songs aren’t presented in chronological order and a handful of minor hits (“Suzanne,” “Walks Like a Lady”) aren’t included, it doesn’t matter, since every essential Journey single — “Only the Young,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Separate Ways,” “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Open Arms,” “Send Her My Love” — is here, which means that it’s all most casual fans will ever need.Read More