Mötley Crüe – The Dirt Soundtrack (2019)

Mötley Crüe - The Dirt Soundtrack (2019)

Mötley Crüe – The Dirt Soundtrack (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 541 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mötley Records | EU | Cat#: ESM-520-2 | Genre: Hard Rock

Biopic The Dirt tells the story of Mötley Crüe’s wild ride through their time as one of the most popular and most debaucherous bands of the metal years. During a blistering run that lasted the entirety of the ’80s, the L.A. band sold millions of records, toured the world, and challenged death constantly with reckless behavior, substance abuse, and the kind of mayhem that sometimes seems like it only existed in the time when hair metal reigned. Some of these misadventures were collected in the 2001 book The Dirt, and the 2019 film adaptation of the book further dramatizes some of the group’s already unbelievable antics, as well as getting into the music that made it all happen. Read More

Jackie McLean Quintet – Lights Out! (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet - Lights Out! (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet – Lights Out! (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.87 GB (ISO) + 829 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CPRJ 7035 SA | Genre: Jazz

Altoist Jackie McLean’s second session as a leader is reissued on this CD. The music that he makes with trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Elmo Hope, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor is essentially hard bop with fairly simple (or in some cases nonexistent) melody statements preceding two romps through the “I Got Rhythm” chord changes, a pair of blues, a thinly disguised “Embraceable You” and a straightforward version of “A Foggy Day.” Enjoyable if not really essential music from the up-and-coming altoist.Read More

Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman – Jackie’s Pal (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman - Jackie's Pal (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman – Jackie’s Pal (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.70 GB (ISO) + 742 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CPRJ 7068 SA | Genre: Hard Bop

Here was Bill Hardman, who he introduced into a quintet with Mal Waldron (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Hardman’s hot breaking tone sounds a bit less forceful than on his (soon-to-be) later work with The Messengers, but it was already identifiable…Chambers has some exciting bowed spots, Mal Waldron was a bit bland and while Jones’ drumming fills the role, it missed the push Art Taylor’s drumming seemed to invite so often with McLean.Read More

Lou Donaldson – Blues Walk (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Lou Donaldson – Blues Walk (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.38 GB (ISO) + 649 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CBNJ 81593 SA | Genre: Bop, Hard Bop

Lou Donaldson’s undisputed masterpiece, Blues Walk, marks the point where the altoist began to decisively modify his heavy Charlie Parker influence and add a smoky, bluesy flavor of his own. The material is still firmly in the bebop vein, and the mellower moments aren’t as sleepy as some of Donaldson’s subsequent work, so the album sounds vital and distinctive even as it slows down and loosens things up.Read More

The Three Sounds – Bottoms Up! (1959) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Three Sounds - Bottoms Up! (1959) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Three Sounds – Bottoms Up! (1959) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.60 GB (ISO) + 762 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CBNJ 84014 SA | Genre: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz

The second record by the Three Sounds (which, like too many of their recordings, has yet to be reissued on CD in the U.S.) features the increasingly popular group in prime form. Pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy are in top form performing their brand of funky jazz, which left plenty of room for inventive solos along with the percolating grooves. On this set, the trio plays seven standards (including “Besame Mucho,” “Love Walked In” and “I Could Write a Book”), plus the original “Jinne Lou.” Well worth searching for.Read More

Alphaville – Forever Young (1984) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD}

Alphaville - Forever Young (1984) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD}

Alphaville – Forever Young (1984) {2019, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD}
EAC Rip | 3x CD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | ISO | PAL 16:9 (720×576) VBR | LPCM (2.0 Stereo) | AC-3 (2.0 Stereo)
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.19 GB (CDs) + 4.09 GB (DVD) + 951 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Records | EU | Cat#: 0190295509033 | Genre: New Wave, Synth-pop

The album has been remastered (for the first time, apparently) and this package comes with two additional CDs, one with original single versions, B-sides and remixes and the other with 16 original demos. The fourth disc is a DVD which boasts a documentary and promo videos.Read More

Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy (1989) {2019, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy (1989) {2019, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy (1989) {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: 1.56 GB (ISO) + 700 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2203 | Genre: Pop Rock

Oh Mercy was hailed as a comeback, not just because it had songs noticeably more meaningful than anything Bob Dylan had recently released, but because Daniel Lanois’ production gave it cohesion. There was cohesion on Empire Burlesque, of course, but that cohesion was a little too slick, a little too commercial, whereas this record was filled with atmospheric, hazy production — a sound as arty as most assumed the songs to be. And Dylan followed suit, giving Lanois significant songs — palpably social works, love songs, and poems — that seemed to connect with his past.Read More

Dream Theater – Distance Over Time (2019) {Limited Edition, 2CD + BD + DVD + Hi-Res}

Dream Theater - Distance Over Time (2019) {Limited Edition, 2CD + BD + DVD + Hi-Res}

Dream Theater – Distance Over Time (2019) {Limited Edition, 2CD + BD + DVD + Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | 2x CD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video | DTS-HD MA (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (2.0 & 5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz)
DVD | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | DTS (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1 & 2.0)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 872 MB (CDs) + 21.9 GB (BD) + 7.13 GB (DVD) + 4.70 GB (Hi-Res Stereo/Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Inside Out Music | EU | Cat#: IOMLTDCD 523, 19075917292 | Genre: Progressive Metal

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Suzi Quatro – No Control (2019)

Suzi Quatro - No Control (2019)

Suzi Quatro – No Control (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 329 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Steamhammer | Russia | Cat#: SPV 288622 CD | Genre: Hard Rock

The American rock vocalist has successfully worked as a musician for more than fifty years, delivering with unbridled energy her greatest hits such as ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash’, ‘Devil Gate Drive’, ‘If You Can`t Give Me Love’, ‘She`s In Love With You’ or ‘Stumblin In‘ which made her an icon in the 1970s, and wowing her fans again and again with her new material. So it comes as no surprise that she’s not thinking of retiring. “I’ll retire when I go onstage, shake my ass, and there is silence,” she says, fully aware of the fact that that moment is still a long way off. 29 March 2019 will see the arrival of Suzi’s latest studio album, simply entitled No Control in line with her need for artistic freedom, on SPV/Steamhammer. Almost simultaneously, the singer/musician is set to embark on an extensive World tour. No doubt about it: 2019 will be another Suzi year!Read More

Keith Jarrett Trio – Standards Live (1986) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett Trio - Standards Live (1986) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett Trio – Standards Live (1986) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.27 GB (ISO) + 1.09 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ECM Records | Japan | Cat#: PROZ-1105 | Genre: Jazz

Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio spread their wings during live performance in as astute and dignified a manner as any group since the similarly sized Bill Evans ensembles of three decades prior. Bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette easily match the Evans bandmates Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian in terms of their telepathy, rhythmic savvy, harmonic ideas and supportive idealism.Read More

Keith Jarrett Trio – Changes (1984) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett Trio - Changes (1984) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett Trio – Changes (1984) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.56 GB (ISO) + 756 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ECM Records | Japan | Cat#: PROZ-1104 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Unlike the other two Keith Jarrett trio recordings from January 1983, this collaboration with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette does not feature standards. The trio performs the 30-minute “Flying” and a 6-minute “Prism,” both of them Jarrett originals. “Flying,” which has several sections, keeps one’s interest througout while the more concise “Prism” has a beautiful melody. It is a nice change to hear Jarrett (who normally plays unaccompanied) interacting with a trio of superb players.Read More