Michael McDonald – Motown (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Michael McDonald - Motown (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Michael McDonald – Motown (2003) {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: 3.84 GB (ISO) + 3.10 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.22 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Motown | USA | Cat#: B0001194-36 | Genre: Soul, R&B

Michael McDonald never disguises what his seventh solo album is: the title Motown makes it clear that this 2003 effort is a tribute to the glory days of Berry Gordy’s Detroit empire. McDonald never strays too far from that thesis, occasionally dipping into the late ’70s for material (he takes on Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”) and sometimes choosing to wax relatively obscure items from Motown’s vast, rich catalog, but for the most part, this is devoted to the songs that you know by heart, whether you were a kid in the ’60s or raised on oldies radio. Since this is McDonald, not a neo-soul neophyteRead More

Bob Dylan – Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid (1973) {2019, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bob Dylan - Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid (1973) {2019, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bob Dylan – Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid (1973) {2019, 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: 1.42 GB (ISO) + 667 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2202 | Genre: Folk Rock, Soundtrack

This album was unusual on several counts. For starters, it was a soundtrack (for Sam Peckinpah’s movie of the same title), a first venture of its kind for Bob Dylan. For another, it was Dylan’s first new LP in three years — he hadn’t been heard from in any form other than the single “George Jackson,” his appearance at the Bangladesh benefit concert in 1971, in all of that time. Finally, it came out at an odd moment of juxtaposition in pop culture history, appearing in July 1973 on the same date as the release of Paul McCartney’s own first prominent venture into film music, on the Live and Let Die soundtrack (the Beatles bassist had previously scored The Family Way, a British project overlooked amid the frenzy of the Beatles’ success).Read More

B.B. King – Reflections (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King - Reflections (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King – Reflections (2003) {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: 3.05 GB (ISO) + 1.01 GB (FLAC Stereo) + 2.55 GB (FLAC Multichannel) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MCA Records | USA | Cat#: B0000577-26 | Genre: Blues

B.B. King was 77 years old when Reflections was released, which perhaps entitled him to reflect back on the song standards the album contained. Despite advancing age, King had already been unusually busy on the recording front for a septuagenarian, turning out the gold-selling duets album Deuces Wild in 1997, Blues on the Bayou in 1998, Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan in 1999, the double-platinum Riding With the King with Eric Clapton and Makin’ Love Is Good for You in 2000, and the seasonal recording A Christmas Celebration of Hope in 2002.Read More

Morrissey – California Son (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Morrissey - California Son (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Morrissey – California Son (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 279 MB (CD-Format) + 877 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: BMG Rights Management | Genre: Alternative Rock & Indie

Ever since the Smiths cut Twinkle’s 1965 obscurity “Golden Lights” in 1986, Morrissey has exhibited a knack for curious covers. Usually, he saved other people’s songs for the stage, sometimes sneaking a tune onto a B-side, but he never dedicated himself to covering his favorite tunes until 2019’s California Son. Read More

Sting – My Songs (2019) {Deluxe, WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Sting - My Songs (2019) {Deluxe, WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Sting – My Songs (2019) {Deluxe, WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 552 MB (CD-Format) + 941 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M / Interscope Records | Genre: Pop

They’re his songs, so he can do whatever he wants with them. That seems to be the idea behind My Songs, a 2019 collection where Sting decides to revisit 15 of his most famous songs and tweak them for modern audiences. The inspiration behind the project was an updated version of “Brand New Day,” which he reworked at the end of 2018 not only so it’d have a shiny new arrangement for a New Year’s Eve gigRead More

The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones Box Set (1984) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Box Set (1984) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones Box Set (1984) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
11x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 9.51 GB (Hi-Res) + 2.81 GB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Japan JVC Pressed | Cat#: RC-1 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Classic Rock
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Nick Drake – A Treasury (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nick Drake - A Treasury (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nick Drake – A Treasury (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: 3.41 GB (ISO) + 2.63 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.05 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Island Records | UK | Cat#: CID 8149 / 986 792-2 | Genre: Folk, Country

Poor Nick Drake. The soft-spoken introvert may have spent his days upon this earth as a struggling singer/songwriter, but since leaving, his atmospheric and distinctly melancholy songs have become a pop culture fixture. Rescued from British folk oblivion by a one-off Volkswagen commercial, his name has since been bandied about by critics looking to link the English bard with every winsome, dough-faced up-and-comer who puts out a record with strings on it. What’s on a Nick Drake compilation is never as interesting as what was left off.Read More

Stray Cats – 40 (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Stray Cats - 40 (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Stray Cats – 40 (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 230 MB (CD-Format) + 852 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mascot Records | Genre: Rockabilly

Stray Cats are no strangers to reunions. They had their first in 1986, when they only had been separated for a few years, and then another one a few years later, finally calling it a day after Choo Choo Hot Fish, a Dave Edmunds production that made few waves in 1992. Released 27 years after that quiet farewell, 40 finds these former young guns staring down their sixties by staying true to the music that was old-fashioned when they took it up the charts in 1981.Read More

Jeff Wayne – Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds (1978) {2005, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jeff Wayne - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds (1978) {2005, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jeff Wayne – Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds (1978) {2005, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 6.21 GB (ISO) + 2.08 GB (FLAC Stereo) + 5.26 GB (FLAC Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | EU | Cat#: DPCD960000 / 0960005000 | Genre: Symphonic Rock

Released 40 years after Orson Welles’ infamous radio version of the H.G. Wells tale, Jeff Wayne’s musical version of War of the Worlds straddles old-style radio drama and contemporary orchestrated narratives by Rick Wakeman and David Bedford. And while it lacks the sophisticated arrangements of, say, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, it does boast an impressively odd cast — this may be the only time that a member of Thin Lizzy worked with Richard Burton, and the presence of Julie Covington and the Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward in very attractive singing roles attest to its pop/rock aspirations. Read More

Van Der Graaf Generator – The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {2019, 40th Anniversary, Limited Edition, 2CD}

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {2019, 40th Anniversary, Limited Edition, 2CD}

Van Der Graaf Generator – The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {2019, 40th Anniversary, Limited Edition, 2CD}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.13 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Esoteric Recordings | EU | Cat#: ECLEC42661 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock

Beginning as a Peter Hammill solo effort following the dissolution of the first Van Der Graaf Generator, this quickly recorded album brought Hammill together with producer John Anthony and caused the reformation of the band (which immediately thereafter shifted personnel once again). A raw, energetic effort that sometimes did little to show off the young Hammill’s talents, the album nevertheless has some fine moments that hint at the possibilities for future releases.Read More