Rock

Linda Ronstadt – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered)

Linda Ronstadt - 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered)

Linda Ronstadt – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered)
EAC Rip | 4xCD | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, PNG, Included
Total Size: 954 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | Cat#: UDCD 768 / UDCD 777 / UDCD 783 / UDCD 785 | Genre: Country Rock

Don’t Cry Now (1973), Prisoner in Disguise (1975), Hasten Down the Wind (1976), Simple Dreams (1977)Read More

Bob Dylan – New Morning (1970) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – New Morning (1970) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 370 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Austria | Cat#: UDSACD 2127 | Genre: Folk Rock

Dylan rushed out New Morning in the wake of the commercial and critical disaster Self Portrait, and the difference between the two albums suggests that its legendary failed predecessor was intentionally flawed. New Morning expands on the laid-back country-rock of John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline by adding a more pronounced rock & roll edgeRead More

Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 404 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Austria | Cat#: UDSACD 2123 | Genre: Folk Rock

If The Times They Are a-Changin’ isn’t a marked step forward from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, even if it is his first collection of all originals, it’s nevertheless a fine collection all the same. It isn’t as rich as Freewheelin’, and Dylan has tempered his sense of humor considerably, choosing to concentrate on social protests in the style of “Blowin’ in the Wind.” With the title track, he wrote an anthem that nearly equaled that songRead More

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan (1962) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (1962) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan (1962) {2015, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 373 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Austria | Cat#: UDSACD 2122 | Genre: Folk Rock

Bob Dylan’s first album is a lot like the debut albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones — a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it in the genre, but similarly eclipsed by the artist’s own subsequent efforts. The difference was that not very many people heard Bob Dylan on its original release (originals on the early-’60s Columbia label are choice collectibles) because it was recorded with a much smaller audience and musical arena in mind. At the time of Bob Dylan’s release, the folk revival was rollingRead More

Elton John – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc, Remastered)

Elton John - 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc, Remastered)

Elton John – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc, Remastered)
EAC Rip | 4xCD | WavPack (.wv) & APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 1.21 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc | Cat#: UDCD 543 / UDCD 516 / UDCD 536 / UDCD 526 | Genre: Pop Rock

Tumbleweed Connection (1970), Madman Across The Water (1971), Honky Chateau (1972), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)Read More

Mike + The Mechanics – Mike + The Mechanics (1985) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Mike + the Mechanics - Mike + The Mechanics (1985) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Mike + The Mechanics – Mike + The Mechanics (1985) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 351 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 111 | Genre: Pop Rock

With all of it’s members exercising their expertise, the debut album from Mike + the Mechanics posted two Top Ten singles in the span of three months. The songwriting comes out on top before anything else, with the somber stir of “Silent Running,” the album’s first release, peaking at number sixRead More

Rush – Roll The Bones (1991) {2011, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Rush - Roll The Bones (1991) {2011, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Rush – Roll The Bones (1991) {2011, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 355 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 116 | Genre: Progressive Rock

From a lyrical perspective, 1991’s Roll the Bones is quite possibly Rush’s darkest album (most of the songs deal with death in no uncertain terms), but from a musical point of view, the record treads territory (highbrow melodic hard rock) similar to its recent predecessors, with only a few surprises thrown in for good measure.Read More

Billy Joel – Glass Houses (1980) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Joel - Glass Houses (1980) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Joel – Glass Houses (1980) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 251 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 092 | Genre: Pop Rock

The back-to-back success of The Stranger and 52nd Street may have brought Billy Joel fame and fortune, even a certain amount of self-satisfaction, but it didn’t bring him critical respect, and it didn’t dull his anger. If anything, being classified as a mainstream rocker — a soft rocker — infuriated him, especially since a generation of punks and new wave kids were getting the praise that eluded himRead More

Billy Joel – 52nd Street (1978) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Joel – 52nd Street (1978) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 290 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 095 | Genre: Pop Rock

Once The Stranger became a hit, Billy Joel quickly re-entered the studio with producer Phil Ramone to record the follow-up, 52nd Street. Instead of breaking from the sound of The Stranger, Joel chose to expand it, making it more sophisticated and somewhat jazzy. Often, his moves sounded as if they were responses to Steely Dan — indeed, his phrasing and melody for “Zanzibar” is a direct homage to Donald Fagen circaRead More