Country

John Denver – John Denver (1979) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver - John Denver (1979) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver – John Denver (1979) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 781 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA / Legacy | Genre: Country

With John Denver, Denver seemed to be making attempts to change his pastoral country boy image. The cover photo shows him in an intense, energy-charged performance shot, while the instrumentation is more lush and relies less on acoustic guitar than previous efforts. His own “Downhill Stuff,” and a cover of “Johnny B. Goode” are rock numbers, while Bryan Bowers’ “Berkeley Woman” is an uncharacteristically lustful song for Denver to record. Elsewhere, the haunting flute of Jim Horn on “Joseph and Joe,” and Herb Pedersen’s warm “Southwind” make the album a worthwhile buy.Read More

John Denver – I Want To Live (1977) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver – I Want To Live (1977) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}
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Total Size: 826 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA / Legacy | Genre: Country

I Want to Live is the 12th studio album by American singer-songwriter John Denver released by RCA Records in November, 1977. The title song was dedicated to the “Hunger Project”, which Denver was on the board of directors.Read More

John Denver – Whose Garden Was This (1970) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver - Whose Garden Was This (1970) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver – Whose Garden Was This (1970) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 777 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA / Legacy | Genre: Country

Perhaps John Denver’s worst-selling album, Whose Garden Was This, is largely a record of cover songs, starting with the Tom Paxton-penned environmentalist anthem that is the title track, and including Denver versions of such songs as the Band’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Mr. Bojangles,” The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Golden Slumbers.” Denver’s own contributions included the awkward “I Wish I Could Have Been There (Woodstock).” Though Denver tried in a sleeve note to weave all this into a theme, something about “all the things that change as we grow older.” In fact, Whose Garden Was This was an expendable collection of second-rate Denver songs and first-rate songs done better by others. Not surprisingly, it missed the charts.Read More

Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966) {2018, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966) {2018, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966)
{2018, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 359 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.16 GB (SACD ISO) + 579 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2199 | Genre: Country, Folk

Simon & Garfunkel’s first masterpiece, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme was also the first album on which the duo, in tandem with engineer Roy Halee, exerted total control from beginning to end, right down to the mixing, and it is an achievement akin to the Beatles’ Revolver or the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests.Read More

Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over (1976) {2011, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Olivia Newton-John - Come On Over (1976) {2011, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over (1976) {2011, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.67 GB (ISO) + 818 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9078 | Genre: Country

Olivia Newton John’s Come on Over is country tunes, folk ballads, and more. Her own arrangement and adaptation of the traditional “Greensleeves” is exquisite, haunting, and shows Newton-John is more than just a pretty face. Her hit catalog was already nine songs deep, and “Come on Over” was the tenth of close to 30 visits to the Top 40 in a 14-year period. Fred Rose’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and a cover of Dolly Parton’s classic “Jolene” open and shut side one with the country side of things while the Diane Berglund/Jim Phillips composition “Pony Ride” is more of a piano balladRead More

The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) {2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) {2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) {2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.51 GB (ISO) + 711 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Intervention Records / A&M | USA | Cat#: IR-SCD3 / B0027037-06
Genre: Country Rock

The Gilded Palace of Sin is the first album by the country rock group The Flying Burrito Brothers, released in 1969. It continued Gram Parsons’ and Chris Hillman’s work in modern country music, fusing traditional sources like folk and country with other forms of popular music like gospel, soul, and psychedelic rock.Read More

Janet Feder – Songs With Words (2012) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Janet Feder - Songs With Words (2012) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Janet Feder – Songs With Words (2012) {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: 3.80 GB (ISO) + 1.84 GB (FLAC Mch) + 720 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sonoma | USA | Cat#: 8 03635 10102 5 | Genre: Folk, Country, World

Songs with Words was a project initiated by producer Joe Shepard, who encouraged Feder to use his studio. At first, she envisioned writing songs for others to sing, but since Shepard wanted to record within two weeks, Feder ended up singing the songs herself and playing all the guitar parts. Her usage of small metal objects that alter the sound of the acoustic guitar strings enable her to explore new tunings and an expanded sonic palette.Read More

Johnny Cash – Silver (1979) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Johnny Cash - Silver (1979) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Johnny Cash – Silver (1979) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.33 GB (ISO) + 2.04 GB (FLAC Mch) + 887 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Legacy | USA | Cat#: CS 86791 | Genre: Country

Silver was a below-average Cash outing, due both to the routine material and the mixed attempt to update his sound with more modern production techniques. Brian Ahern, who produced Emmylou Harris, was at the helm of a set that often put a more contemporary sheen on the sound with filters and phase shifters.Read More

Dave Alvin – Blackjack David (1998) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dave Alvin - Blackjack David (1998) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dave Alvin – Blackjack David (1998) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 279 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.03 GB (SACD ISO) + 951 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL Ultraisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2007 | Genre: Folk, Country

Dave Alvin earned his crown as “the King of California” the hard way. A fourth-generation Californian, Alvin worked his way through various incarnations in order to arrive at this point. A longstanding monumental force in Los Angeles and California music, Alvin is essentially a blues player who writes and performs what he terms “American folk music.”Read More

Mike Marshall – Gator Strut (1987) {2004, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mike Marshall - Gator Strut (1987) {2004, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mike Marshall – Gator Strut (1987) {2004, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.20 GB (ISO) + 0.98 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 7001 | Genre: Country

Mike Marshall is much like Mark O’Connor, a virtuoso on several string instruments, an innovative composer and arranger who refuses to be pigeonholed stylistically, and also an alum of David Grisman’s band. Numerous Grisman alumni turn up on this 1984 release, including violinist Darol Anger, bassists Todd Phillips and Rob Wasserman, guitarist Tony Rice, and even Grisman himself, along with dobro player Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck on banjo, violinist David Balikrishan (who would later co-found the Turtle Island String Quartet with Anger)Read More

Béla Fleck – Drive (1988) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Béla Fleck - Drive (1988) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Béla Fleck – Drive (1988) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 320 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.09 GB (SACD ISO) + 982 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 7003 | Genre: Country

Drive is an album by American banjoist Béla Fleck. The album was produced toward the end of Fleck’s New Grass Revival career and before the Flecktones were formed and included an all-star list of bluegrass performers.Read More

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Jerry Garcia & David Grisman (1991) {2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - Jerry Garcia & David Grisman (1991) {2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Jerry Garcia & David Grisman (1991) {2014, MFSL 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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 308 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.35 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.04 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2140 | Genre: Country

This Grammy-nominated disc heralds the origins of the highly acclaimed acoustic duo of Jerry Garcia (guitar/vocals) and David “Dawg” Grisman (mandolin). They had been chums for years by the time they began their direct partnership in earnest on December 7, 1990, with a nine-song set at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA. Over half of that material would be reworked the following spring — for inclusion on this disc — at Grisman’s newly appointed, plush, and well-lit Dawg Studios.Read More