Audiophile Discs

Santana – Santana (1969) {1994, Sony Mastersound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Santana - Santana (1969) {1994, Sony Mastersound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Santana – Santana (1969) {1994, Sony Mastersound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 231 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Mastersound | USA | Cat#: CK 64212 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Carlos Santana was originally in his own wing of the Latin Rock Hall of Fame, neither playing Afro-Cuban with rock guitar, as did Malo, nor flavoring mainstream rock with percussion, as did Chicago. His first record, as with the best fusion, created something a little different than just a mixtureRead More

James Taylor – JT (1977) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

James Taylor - JT (1977) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

James Taylor – JT (1977) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 253 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony MasterSound | USA | Cat#: CK 64415 | Genre: Pop Rock

On his last couple of Warner Bros albums, Gorilla and In the Pocket, James Taylor seemed to be converting himself from the shrinking violet, too-sensitive-to-live “rainy day man” of his early records into a mainstream, easy listening crooner with a sunny outlook. JT, his debut album for Columbia, was something of a defense of this conversion.Read More

Toto – Toto IV (1982) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Toto - Toto IV (1982) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Toto – Toto IV (1982) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 PNG, Included
Total Size: 325 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony MasterSound | USA | Cat#: CK 64423 | Genre: Pop Rock

It was do or die for Toto on the group’s fourth album, and they rose to the challenge. Largely dispensing with the anonymous studio rock that had characterized their first three releases, the band worked harder on its melodies, made sure its simple lyrics treated romantic subjects, augmented Bobby Kimball’s vocals by having other group members sing, brought in ringers like Timothy B. Schmit, and slowed down the tempo to what came to be known as “power ballad” pace.Read More

Eric Clapton – Slowhand (1977) {1991, MFSL, Remastered}

Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) {1991, MFSL, Remastered}

Eric Clapton – Slowhand (1977) {1991, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 237 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 553 | Genre: Blues Rock

After the guest-star-drenched No Reason to Cry failed to make much of an impact commercially, Eric Clapton returned to using his own band for Slowhand. The difference is substantial — where No Reason to Cry struggled hard to find the right tone, Slowhand opens with the relaxed, bluesy shuffle of J.J. Cale’s “Cocaine” and sustains it throughout the course of the album.Read More

Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) {1993, MFSL, Remastered}

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) {1993, MFSL, Remastered}

Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) {1993, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 241 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 594 | Genre: Blues Rock

461 Ocean Boulevard is Eric Clapton’s second studio solo album, arriving after his side project of Derek and the Dominos and a long struggle with heroin addiction. Although there are some new reggae influences, the album doesn’t sound all that different from the rock, pop, blues, country, and R&B amalgam of Eric Clapton.Read More

Roger Waters – Amused To Death (1992) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Roger Waters - Amused To Death (1992) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Roger Waters – Amused To Death (1992) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 396 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony MasterSound | USA | Cat#: CK 64426 | Genre: Progressive Rock

War is Roger Waters’ great muse, the impetus for so much of his work, including the semi-autobiographical 1979 opus The Wall. The Final Cut, his last album with Pink Floyd, functioned as an explicit sequel to The Wall, but 1992’s Amused to Death acts as something of a coda, a work where Waters revisits his obsessions — both musical and lyrical — and ties them together with the masterful touch of a mature artist.Read More

Blind Faith – Blind Faith (1969) {1987, MFSL, Remastered}

Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969) {1987, MFSL, Remastered}

Blind Faith – Blind Faith (1969) {1987, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @400 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 256 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc | Japan | Cat#: UDCD 507 | Genre: Blues Rock

Blind Faith’s first and last album, more than 30 years old and counting, remains one of the jewels of the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Ginger Baker catalogs, despite the crash-and-burn history of the band itself, which scarcely lasted six months. As much a follow-up to Traffic’s self-titled second album as it is to Cream’s final output, it merges the soulful blues of the former with the heavy riffing and outsized song lengths of the latter for a very compelling sound unique to this band.Read More

Boston – Third Stage (1986) {1993, MFSL, Remastered}

Boston - Third Stage (1986) {1993, MFSL, Remastered}

Boston – Third Stage (1986) {1993, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 248 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II, USA | Cat#: UDCD 582 | Genre: Hard Rock

After rushing their second album Don’t Look Back, Boston took eight years to complete the album Third Stage. The long delay is even more surprising considering that their sound didn’t change at all; even though only songwriter/guitarist Tom Scholz and vocalist Brad Delp remained from the original lineup, they were the ones responsible for Boston’s sound. As such, it is difficult to avoid comparisons with their landmark debut.Read More

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 238 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony MasterSound, EU | Cat#: 480416 2 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Bruce Springsteen’s make-or-break third album represented a sonic leap from his first two, which had been made for modest sums at a suburban studio; Born to Run was cut on a superstar budget, mostly at the Record Plant in New York. Springsteen’s backup band had changed, with his two virtuoso players, keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Vini Lopez, replaced by the professional but less flashy Roy Bittan and Max WeinbergRead More

Jethro Tull – 6 Albums (MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Jethro Tull - 6 Albums (MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Jethro Tull – 6 Albums (MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}
EAC Rip | 7xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300/600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 1.83 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc I & II | Genre: Progressive Rock

Stand Up (1969), Living In The Past (1972), Thick As A Brick (1972), A Passion Play (1973), War Child (1974), Songs From The Wood (1977)Read More

Heart – Greatest Hits (1998) {2011, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

Heart - Greatest Hits (1998) {2011, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

Heart – Greatest Hits (1998) {2011, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 526 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 119 | Genre: Hard Rock

Heart had a pair of greatest-hits collections to their credit by 1997, but both did not contain all the renowned studio versions of their classic hits from the ’70s (both 1980’s Heart Greatest Hits: Live on Epic and 1997’s Greatest Hits on Capitol contained half studio and half live material). 1998’s Greatest Hits on Epic/Legacy finally corrected this once and for all — collecting all of Heart’s ’70s studio hits on a single discRead More

The Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute (1978) {2005, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute (1978) {2005, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute (1978) {2005, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 222 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 025 | Genre: Pop Rock

With Tom Johnston gone from the lineup because of health problems, this is where the “new” Doobie Brothers really make their debut, with a richly soulful sound throughout and emphasis on horns and Michael McDonald’s piano more than on Patrick Simmons’ or Jeff Baxter’s guitars. Not that they were absent entirely, or weren’t sometimes right up front in the mix, as the rocking, slashing “Don’t Stop to Watch the Wheels” and the bluegrass-influencedRead More

Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 249 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc, Japan | Cat#: UDCD 535 | Genre: R&B

Both artistically and commercially, Boz Scaggs had his greatest success with Silk Degrees. The laid-back singer hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly “Lowdown” (which has been sampled by more than a few rappers and remains a favorite among baby-boomer soul fans) and expressed his love of smooth soulRead More