Audiophile Discs

Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (1956) {1993, MFSL Remastered}

Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers (1956) {1993, MFSL Remastered}

Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (1956) {1993, MFSL Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 290 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 538 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

After the ballad-heavy In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle returned to up-tempo, swing material with Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!, arguably the vocalist’s greatest swing set. Like Sinatra’s previous Capitol albums, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! consists of reinterpreted pop standards, ranging from the ten-year-old “You Make Me Feel So Young” to the 20-year-old “Pennies From Heaven” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Sinatra is supremely confident throughout the album, singing with authority and joy.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Point of No Return (1962) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Frank Sinatra - Point of No Return (1962) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra – Point of No Return (1962) {2013, MFSL 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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 226 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.58 GB (SACD ISO) + 773 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2112 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

At the time he recorded his final Capitol album, Point of No Return, Frank Sinatra was no longer interested in giving his record label first-rate material, preferring to save that for his new label, Reprise. However, someone persuaded the singer to make the album a special occasion by reuniting with Axel Stordahl, the arranger/conductor who helped Sinatra rise to stardom in the ’40s; he also arranged the vocalist’s first Capitol session, so his presence gave a nice sense of closure to the Capitol era.Read More

New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

New York Voices - Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 419 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.32 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.72 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 1.00 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 520 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Let It Snow finds New York Voices Kim Nazarian, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader and Peter Eldridge celebrating a host of traditional and sacred holiday classics as well as secular favorites. With the assistance of Grammy Award winning producer and engineer, Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Eagles, Manhattan Transfer, Fleetwood Mac), the quartet has fashioned an album that honors beloved songs, while incorporating sophisticated jazz and swing elementsRead More

Mannheim Steamroller – Fresh Aire 8 (2000) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire 8 (2000) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mannheim Steamroller – Fresh Aire 8 (2000) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, 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: 2.99 GB (ISO) + 2.49 GB (FLAC Mch) + 992 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 238 | Genre: New Age

Fresh Aire 8 is the final album in the Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire series. Fresh Aire 8 has a full sound that offers a well-balanced blend of synthesizers and orchestra richly augmented by the London Symphony. Always thematic affairs, the topic this time is Infinity and how it relates to all facets of human life…love, art, philosophy, mathematics and of course music. This allows for some rather bizarre musical pieces as classic Mannheim Steamroller riffs weave their way through the tapestry of new sounds.Read More

Labelle – Nightbirds (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Labelle - Nightbirds (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Labelle – Nightbirds (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 364 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.72 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.32 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 726 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 196 | Genre: R&B

The finest of Labelle’s original albums, Nightbirds was recorded in New Orleans with funkmeister Allen Toussaint handling the production chores and, one assumes, members of the Meters taking care of the session work. Worth the price of admission for the Bob Crewe-written “Lady Marmalade” alone, the album veers between the strutting New Orleans, horn-laden singles and more mainstream pop materialRead More

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills – Super Session (1968) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered} UPDATE

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - Super Session (1968) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills – Super Session (1968)
{2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 410 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.31 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.74 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 0.99 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 186 | Genre: Blues Rock

As the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) had done a year earlier, Super Session (1968) initially ushered in several new phases in rock & roll’s concurrent transformation. In the space of months, the soundscape of rock shifted radically from short, danceable pop songs to comparatively longer works with more attention to technical and musical subtleties. Enter the unlikely all-star triumvirate of Al Kooper (piano/organ/ondioline/vocals/guitars), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), and Stephen Stills (guitar) — all of whom were concurrentlyRead More

Herbie Hancock – Thrust (1974) {2016, Audio Fiddelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) {2016, Audio Fiddelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock – Thrust (1974) {2016, Audio Fiddelity 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: 243 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.91 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.45 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 762 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 223 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup — swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark — and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex.Read More

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 316 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.21 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.92 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 731 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 185 | Genre: Smooth Jazz

All of a sudden, George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track. Most of Breezin’ is a softer-focused variation of Benson’s R&B/jazz-flavored CTI work, his guitar as assured and fluid as ever with Claus Ogerman providing the suave orchestral backdrops and his crack then-working band (including Ronnie Foster on keyboards and sparkplug Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar) pumping up the funk element.Read More

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds Of Fire (1973) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire (1973) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds Of Fire (1973) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 357 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.04 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.48 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 782 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 212 | Genre: Jazz Fusion, Progressive Rock

Emboldened by the popularity of Inner Mounting Flame among rock audiences, the first Mahavishnu Orchestra set out to further define and refine its blistering jazz-rock direction in its second — and, no thanks to internal feuding, last — studio album. Although it has much of the screaming rock energy and sometimes exaggerated competitive frenzy of its predecessor, Birds of Fire is audibly more Read More

Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973) {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: 231 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.67 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.39 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 709 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 234 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

Spectrum is the debut solo album by jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham. The album was heavily influenced by the music of Miles Davis, with whom Cobham had previously collaborated extensively, and Cobham’s previous band Mahavishnu Orchestra.Read More

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

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

VA – The Collection: An Adventure In Sound (2016) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, 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: 3.62 GB (ISO) + 2.87 GB (FLAC Multichannel) + 1.52 GB (FLAC 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.Read More

Billy Joel – Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Joel – Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | 2xSACD | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 1.00 GB (CD) + 4.76 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.17 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL Ultraisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2-2121 | Genre: Pop Rock

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Jeff Beck Group – Jeff Beck Group (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Jeff Beck Group - Jeff Beck Group (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jeff Beck Group – Jeff Beck Group (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 329 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.08 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.49 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 783 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 219 | Genre: Blues Rock

Continuing with the same group lineup as on Rough & Ready, Jeff Beck Group was slagged off by critics for Steve Cropper’s admittedly lazy production. However, several of the songs hold up masterfully, including the skronky “Ice Cream Cakes,” the superlative redo of Don Nix’s “Going Down,” and the beautifully sad and wistful instrumental, “Definitely Maybe.”Read More