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Buddy Rich – The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived (1977) {2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Buddy Rich - The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived (1977) {2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Buddy Rich – The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived (1977)
{2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 249 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.20 GB (SACD ISO) + 583 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 003 | Genre: Big Band, Jazz

Although the title of this reissue is not necessarily accurate (Buddy Rich’s 1966 big band was a stronger unit), this is a high-quality jazz album. Rich surprisingly does not solo much (just on Chick Corea’s “Fiesta”) but the material is strong, the arrangements (by Mike Abene, Frank Perowsky, Tom Boros, Barry Keiner and Barry Mintzer) are colorful, and the soloists are excellent.Read More

Los Lobos – This Time (1999) {2004, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Los Lobos - This Time (1999) {2004, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Los Lobos – This Time (1999) {2004, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 250 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.55 GB (SACD ISO) + 792 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2024 | Genre: Latin Rock

Given all the extracurricular projects members of Los Lobos pursued during the three years separating Colossal Head and its followup, it’s not surprising that they’ve decided to show off what they’ve learned on This Time, resulting in a record that vacillates between songcraft and sonic sculptures. It could be said that Kiko and Colassal Head were like this as well, but the difference is that This Time has the structure of a straight-ahead rock & roll record, clocking in at 38 minutes with 11 short tracks.Read More

Los Lobos – Good Morning Aztlán (2002) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Los Lobos - Good Morning Aztlán (2002) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Los Lobos – Good Morning Aztlán (2002) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 578 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.93 GB (SACD ISO) + 981 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2022 | Genre: Latin Rock

Great rock & roll bands aren’t supposed to be as modest as Los Lobos, an unlikely band comprised of five world-class musicians who write, sing, and play brilliantly, have been doing it for close to 30 years — and don’t appear to feel compelled to make a big show of it. Lack of flash should never be confused with a lack of creativity, of course, and their best album, 1992’s Kiko, showed they could bend traditional structures and play with the possibilities of the studio as well as any hipsters half their age. Read More

The Searchers – The Collection (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Searchers - The Collection (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Searchers – The Collection (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 392 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.77 GB (SACD ISO) + 946 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 018 | Genre: Pop Rock

Although at 17 tracks totaling a mere 41 minutes, there is enough room to almost double the material, this is a well-chosen selection of Pye-era (1963-’66) music from the British Invasion band many ranked just behind the Beatles for melodic invention. Sure, there are plenty of Searchers’ compilations on the market with more songs at a cheaper price, but there aren’t any that sound this spectacular. The Audio Fidelity label is known for the pristine care they take sonically on their reissues and this is a perfect example of how the extra time, money and effort in mastering makes an enormous difference.Read More

Deep Purple – Live On The BBC (2004) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Deep Purple - Live On The BBC (2004) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Deep Purple – Live On The BBC (2004) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 507 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.61 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.74 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 017 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Recorded by the BBC on March 9, 1972, this previously difficult to find live show captures the classic Mark ll version of Deep Purple in all their incendiary power. This performance — basically the entirety of the then just released Machine Head minus “Pictures of Home” — is easily as good, and at times better than, Made in Japan, recorded five months later. The band apparently felt the Japan tapes were of inferior quality, and initially did not want them released, which makes this arguably the most potent document of the group’s live show from that year. Although this SACD hybrid adds studio versions of “Hush” and “River Deep Mountain High” from the Mark l edition to flesh out the playing time, one of the live tracks, their version of Little Richard’s “Lucille,” is only available on the SACD layer.Read More

Ritchie Valens – Greatest Hits (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ritchie Valens - Greatest Hits (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ritchie Valens – Greatest Hits (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 144 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.57 GB (SACD ISO) + 442 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 008 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Ritchie Valens was only 17 when he died in 1959. His musical legacy rests on about an album-and-a-half of completed studio material, a poorly recorded high school concert, and a handful of demos and rehearsal tapes, all of which present a problem for collections of this sort. If you include a full disc’s worth of music, you need to dip into unfinished or badly recorded material, which is a quality issue.Read More

Foreigner – 40 (2017) {WEB}

Foreigner - 40 (2017) {WEB}

Foreigner – 40 (2017) {WEB}
Digital Download | FLAC Tracks | Front Cover
Total Size: 1.08 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Atlantic | Genre: Hard Rock, AOR

Released as a celebration of Foreigner’s 40th birthday — its title and album were designed to evoke memories of 4, the band’s biggest album — 40 is the third double-disc compilation of the group’s classic years to arrive since Jukebox Heroes: The Foreigner Anthology. That 2000 set was designed as a deep dive into the catalog, while The Definitive Collection — released six years later — whittled away nine songs, making it a leaner listen at 30 tracks.Read More

Grand Funk – 2 Albums (1974) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grand Funk - 2 Albums (1974) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grand Funk – 2 Albums (1974) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | 2xSACD | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 833 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.97 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.47 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock
 
Shinin’ On (1974) & All the Girls in the World Beware!!! (1974)

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures: The Best Of (1984-2014) {2017, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD)

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Lovely Creatures: The Best Of (1984-2014) {2017, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD)

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures: The Best Of (1984-2014) {2017, Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD + DVD)
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
DVD-9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (2.0 Stereo)
Total Size: 1.42 GB (CDs) + 7.23 GB (DVD) + 2.01 GB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mute Records | EU | Cat#: LCDSEEDS15 / 5414939926563 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Super deluxe limited edition 25 tracks triple CD and 2 hour DVD featuring live performances, rare footage and interviews. Also includes a 256 page hardback book of exclusives essays, previously unseen photos and reproductions of memorabilia.Read More

Jethro Tull – The String Quartets (2017)

Jethro Tull - The String Quartets (2017)

Jethro Tull – The String Quartets (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 260 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: BMG | UK | Cat#: 538257472 | Genre: Progressive Rock

A new album by Ian Anderson and the Carducci Quartet featuring the Classic songs of Jethro Tull, arranged and orchestrated by John O’Hara. Ian plays flute on most of the tracks and even sings a few lines here and there to provide his trademark sounds in the context of Classical Music traditions. Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath and Bungle In The Jungle are among the album track listing but appear, along with their fellow musical travelers, under more cryptic titles to differentiate them from the original recordings and arrangements.Read More

B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Riding With The King (2000) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King & Eric Clapton - Riding With The King (2000) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Riding With The King (2000)
{2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 471 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.49 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.11 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, Austria | Cat#: AFZ 211 | Genre: Blues Rock

The potential for a collaboration between B.B. King and Eric Clapton is enormous, of course, and the real questions concern how it is organized and executed. This first recorded pairing between the 74-year-old King and the 55-year-old Clapton was put together in the most obvious way: Clapton arranged the session using many of his regular musicians, picked the songsRead More