VA – The Collection: An Adventure In Sound (2016) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

VA - The Collection: An Adventure In Sound (2016) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA – The Collection: An Adventure In Sound (2016) {Audio Fidelity 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 | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 491 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.62 GB (SACD ISO) + 4.40 GB (SACD FLAC Mch/Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 240 | Genre: Rock, Pop, Jazz

The Collection is a special compilation conceived and produced by Audio Fideity to showcase the superb sound quality of our 2-track stereo, Super Audio Compact Disc and 4.0 releases. The Collection takes the music and the artists to a new level, it’s like listening to the music for the first time. Continue reading “VA – The Collection: An Adventure In Sound (2016) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE”

Neil Diamond – Hi-Res Albums Collection {WEB, Hi-Res}

Neil Diamond - Hi-Res Albums Collection {WEB, Hi-Res}

Neil Diamond – Hi-Res Albums Collection {WEB, Hi-Res}
WEB Download | 35 Discs | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192-96kHz
Total Size: 68.7 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Neil Diamond | Genre: Adult Contemporary

In a career that began in the 1960s, Neil Diamond became a major recording artist, an internationally successful touring act, and a songwriter whose compositions produced hits for himself and others. His earliest recognition, in fact, came as a songwriter associated with the Brill Building era of Tin Pan Alley in the early ’60s. But he soon branched out into recording and performing, and by the early ’70s was topping the charts with the self-written singles “Cracklin’ Rosie” and “Song Sung Blue.” Continue reading “Neil Diamond – Hi-Res Albums Collection {WEB, Hi-Res}”

Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey - Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.66 GB (ISO) + 1.30 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | USA | Cat#: CS 44493 | Genre: Hard Rock

Greatest Hits is an excellent, thorough 14-track collection containing all of Journey’s big hits, from 1978’s “Wheel in the Sky” to 1986’s “I’ll Be Alright Without You.” Although the songs aren’t presented in chronological order and a handful of minor hits (“Suzanne,” “Walks Like a Lady”) aren’t included, it doesn’t matter, since every essential Journey single — “Only the Young,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Separate Ways,” “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Open Arms,” “Send Her My Love” — is here, which means that it’s all most casual fans will ever need. Continue reading “Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) {2001, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Toto – Hydra (1979) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Toto - Hydra (1979) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Toto – Hydra (1979) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.66 GB (ISO) + 856 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | USA | Cat#: CS 36229 | Genre: Pop Rock

If Toto’s musical advantage was that, since its members continued to play on many of the successful records made in L.A., its own music was popular almost by definition, its disadvantage was that it made little attempt to seek an individual musical signature — a particular style, say, or a distinctive singer (Bobby Kimball was not it) who could make its records immediately identifiable. Continue reading “Toto – Hydra (1979) {2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping (1974) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping (1974) {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: 1.50 GB (ISO) + 703 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 413 SA | Genre: Blues Rock

Second Helping is a 1974 album by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was the band’s second album, and featured its biggest hit single, “Sweet Home Alabama”, an answer song to Neil Young’s “Alabama” and “Southern Man”. Continue reading “Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping (1974) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers (1966) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Blues Breakers (1966) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers (1966) {2010, 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: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 774 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9043 | Genre: Blues Rock

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nuthin’ Fancy (1975) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Nuthin' Fancy (1975) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nuthin’ Fancy (1975) {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: 1.50 GB (ISO) + 719 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 2137 SA | Genre: Blues Rock

Second Helping brought Lynyrd Skynyrd mass success and for the follow-up they offered Nuthin’ Fancy. It was a self-deprecating title for a record that may have offered more of the same, at least on the surface, but was still nearly peerless as a Southern rock record. The biggest difference with this record is that the band, through touring, has become heavier and harder, fitting right in with the heavy album rock bands of the mid-’70s. Continue reading “Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nuthin’ Fancy (1975) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Blind Faith – Blind Faith (1969) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blind Faith – Blind Faith (1969) {2010, 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: 1.70 GB (ISO) + 817 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9031 | Genre: Blues Rock

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Kiss – Destroyer (1976) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kiss - Destroyer (1976) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kiss – Destroyer (1976) {2010, 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: 1.37 GB (ISO) + 675 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9035 | Genre: Hard Rock, Glam Metal

The pressure was on Kiss for their fifth release, and the band knew it. Their breakthrough, Alive!, was going to be hard to top, so instead of trying to recreate a concert setting in the studio, they went the opposite route. Destroyer is one of Kiss’ most experimental studio albums, but also one of their strongest and most interesting. Alice Cooper/Pink Floyd producer Bob Ezrin was on hand, and he strongly encouraged the band to experiment — there’s extensive use of sound effects (the album’s untitled closing track), the appearance of a boy’s choir (“Great Expectations”), and an orchestra-laden, heartfelt ballad (“Beth”). Continue reading “Kiss – Destroyer (1976) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

John Mellencamp – Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (2017) {WEB Hi-Res}

John Mellencamp - Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (2017) {WEB Hi-Res}

John Mellencamp – Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (2017) {WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 1.02 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: John Mellencamp PS | Genre: Country

On April 28th, Heartland rocker John Mellencamp will release his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, on Republic Records. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life. Continue reading “John Mellencamp – Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (2017) {WEB Hi-Res}”

Nancy Bryan – Neon Angel (2000) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nancy Bryan - Neon Angel (2000) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nancy Bryan – Neon Angel (2000) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Cover Only
Total Size: 2.37 GB (ISO) + 1.04 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: APO Records | USA | Cat#: APO 2013 SA | Genre: Folk, Country, World

The first non-blues artist on Analogue Productions, Los Angeles singer/songwriter Nancy Bryan offers in Neon Angel, her second APO release, social commentary with intense soul. Bryan’s honesty in her approach to song writing has created a stylization that defies category. Neon Angel is a unique and personal body of work. In it, her lyrics are visual and socially relevant, yet intimate, poetic and immediate. Her music ranges from the ethereal to a plaintive earthiness, and at times both expressions are grasped in the same moment. Continue reading “Nancy Bryan – Neon Angel (2000) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Myra Taylor – My Night to Dream (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Myra Taylor - My Night to Dream (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Myra Taylor – My Night to Dream (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Cover Only
Total Size: 2.12 GB (ISO) + 959 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: APO Records | USA | Cat#: APO 2017 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

A veteran jazz singer with solid backing by swinging KC musicians, this is a real treat for old-school swing lovers. Taylor sings uptempo (self-penned Spider and the Fly, as well as Mamma He Treats Your Daughter Mean, Lady Be Good and several more) and slower ballads, including a gorgeous, lush I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire. Continue reading “Myra Taylor – My Night to Dream (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

David Honeyboy Edwards – Shake ‘Em On Down (2000) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Honeyboy Edwards - Shake 'Em On Down (2000) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Honeyboy Edwards – Shake ‘Em On Down (2000) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Covers Only
Total Size: 2.52 GB (ISO) + 1.08 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: APO Records | USA | Cat#: APO 2010 SA | Genre: Blues

This 1999 session finds Honeyboy working his acoustic magic in the company of Madison Slim on harmonica and Jimmy D. Lane, son of the late Jimmy Rogers, on second guitar. Recorded at the Blue Heaven Studios (a converted church) in Salina, Kansas, this is a pretty inspired session with Edwards running through old classics like Charlie Patton’s “High Water Everywhere” Continue reading “David Honeyboy Edwards – Shake ‘Em On Down (2000) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”