Author Archive: Leon

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

Barclay James Harvest – Barclay James Harvest (1970) {2018, Deluxe Box Set, 3CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest (1970) {2018, Deluxe Box Set, 3CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

Barclay James Harvest – Barclay James Harvest (1970) {2018, Deluxe Box Set, 3CD + DVD + Hi-Res}
3x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | DTS (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1 / 16bit / 48kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 796 MB (CDs) + 5.72 GB (DVD) + 4.48 GB (Hi-Res) + 1.48 GB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Cherry Red Records / Esoteric Antenna | EU | Cat#: PECLEC42627 | Genre: Progressive Rock

This expanded reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 33 bonus tracks drawn from new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track master tapes, BBC radio sessions from 1968 and 1971, the singles Early Morning, Brother Thrush & Taking Some Time On, a rare Woolly Wolstenholme solo demo from 1969 of The Sun Will Never Shine, along with the 1968 short film Mr. Sunshine.Read More

Sting – Sacred Love (2003) {Limited Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sting - Sacred Love (2003) {Limited Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sting – Sacred Love (2003) {Limited Edition, 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: 3.91 GB (ISO) + 3.17 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.15 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M Records | EU | Cat#: 0602498606186 | Genre: Pop

Sting scored a moderate comeback success greater than most had imagined possible with 1999’s Brand New Day, reestablishing himself as a viable commercial artist instead of merely settling for “living legend” status. Part of this success was due to “Desert Rose,” featuring vocalist Farhat Bouallagui’s careening cadences that garnered attention, particularly when they were showcased in a car commercial that kicked the album into high commercial gear.Read More