Author Archive: Leon

Grateful Dead – Anthem Of The Sun (1968) {2018, 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968) {2018, 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Grateful Dead – Anthem Of The Sun (1968) {2018, 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 753 MB (CD-Format) + 5 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Grateful Dead / Rhino | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

The CD includes two versions of the original album – one fully remastered from the original 1968 mix, and the other remastered from the more well-known 1971 mix. Both mixes of the albums were mastered by Grammy-winning engineer David Glasser from the original analog master tapes.Read More

John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (2018) {Deluxe Edition, WEB Hi-Res}

John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (2018) {Deluxe Edition, WEB Hi-Res}

John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (2018) {Deluxe Edition, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | Digital Booklet
Total Size: 2.09 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Impulse! | Genre: Jazz

Years of canonization have obscured how John Coltrane was at a bit of crossroads in the early ’60s, playing increasingly adventurous music on-stage while acquiescing to Impulse!’s desire to record marketable albums. Whenever he could, producer Bob Thiele would capture Coltrane working out new music with pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison.Read More

Stevie Wonder – 5 Japanese SHM-SACD Albums (1972-1980) {2011, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Stevie Wonder - 5 Japanese SHM-SACD Albums (1972-1980) {2011, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Stevie Wonder – 5 Japanese SHM-SACD Albums (1972-1980) {2011, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
5x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 11.3 GB (ISO) + 5.29 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Genre: R&B

Talking Book (1972) – Innervisions (1973)
Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974)
Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) – Hotter Than July (1980)

Read More

John Mayer – Heavier Things (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Mayer - Heavier Things (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Mayer – Heavier Things (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.15 GB (ISO) + 2.60 GB (FLAC Mch) + 972 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Aware / Columbia | USA | Cat#: CH 90746 | Genre: Alternative Rock, Blues Rock

Don’t take the title of John Mayer’s Heavier Things literally. Mayer offers nothing heavy on the follow-up to his breakthrough hit, Room for Squares — nothing heavy in the music and nothing heavy in the lyrics. No, Mayer is smooth, slick, and streamlined on his second or third album (it all depends if you count his 1999 debut, Inside Wants Out, half of which was re-recorded for Room for Squares, which itself was released in two different incarnations), playing things straight and following the blueprint his big radio hit, “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” provided.Read More

John Mayer – Room For Squares (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Mayer - Room For Squares (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Mayer – Room For Squares (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.32 GB (ISO) + 3.08 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.07 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Aware / Columbia | USA | Cat#: 82876761746 | Genre: Alternative Rock, Blues Rock

After making a small buzz with the Inside Wants Out EP, John Mayer hired veteran producer John Alagía (known for his work with the Dave Matthews Band) to beef up his full-length debut with commercial polish. Released in September 2001, Room for Squares proved to be a well-timed album, quietly heralding the end of teen pop’s glory days with clever wordplay, savvy chord progressions, and mature songwriting.Read More

Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) {2001, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) {2001, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) {2001, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}
DVD Audio | NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | MLP (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1 & 2.0)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Scans Included
Total Size: 5.69 GB (DVD-A) + 3.61 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.41 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Elektra | USA | Cat#: 61113-9 | Genre: Thrash Metal

After the muddled production and ultracomplicated song structures of …And Justice for All, Metallica decided that they had taken the progressive elements of their music as far as they could and that a simplification and streamlining of their sound was in order. While the assessment made sense from a musical standpoint, it also presented an opportunity to commercialize their music, and Metallica accomplishes both goals. Read More

Tangerine Dream – Rubycon (1975) {2001, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tangerine Dream - Rubycon (1975) {2001, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tangerine Dream – Rubycon (1975) {2001, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.41 GB (ISO) + 619 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Virgin | UK | Cat#: 7243 8 11263 2 5 | Genre: Electronic

The members of Tangerine Dream continued to hone their craft as pioneers of the early days of electronica, and the mid-’70s proved to be a time of prosperity and musical growth for the trio of Chris Franke, early member Peter Baumann, and permanent frontman Edgar Froese. The three of them had been delivering mysterious space records on a regular basis, and their growing confidence with early synthesizers (the best that money could buy at the time) made them virtuosos of the genre, even as they kept things organic and unpredictable with gongs, prepared piano, and electric guitar.Read More

Billy Squier – Don’t Say No (1981) {2018, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Squier - Don't Say No (1981) {2018, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Squier – Don’t Say No (1981) {2018, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.55 GB (ISO) + 750 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Intervention Record | USA | Cat#: IR-SCD7 | Genre: Hard Rock

After turning some heads with his debut, Billy Squier truly arrived with 1981’s Don’t Say No, which kicks off in spectacular fashion with the triple opening salvo of “In the Dark,” “The Stroke,” and “My Kinda Lover” — all of which become staples at rock radio.Read More