Audiophile Discs

Joe Walsh – So What (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Joe Walsh - So What (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Joe Walsh – So What (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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 326 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.47 GB (SACD ISO) + 686 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 214 | Genre: Hard Rock

Joe Walsh’s catalog by this point was two albums strong and of a consistently high quality. Despite a change of lineup for So What — a wide range of musicians is used, including the Eagles’ Don Henley — the sound is very similar to previous releases. A number of classic Walsh tracks are featured, including a more polished version of “Turn to Stone,” originally featured on his debut album, Barnstorm, in a somewhat more riotous style.Read More

Poco – Pickin’ Up the Pieces (1969) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Poco - Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Poco – Pickin’ Up the Pieces (1969) {2013, 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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 292 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.61 GB (SACD ISO) + 813 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 158 | Genre: Country Rock

Poco dealt with a lot during the recording of their debut album — the sudden departure of bassist Randy Meisner, the frustration of working with an engineer who didn’t quite get what they were trying for, and a lot of pressure to deliver a solid collection of country-rock songs — and came up with this startlingly great record, as accomplished as any of Buffalo Springfield’s releasesRead More

Sarah McLachlan – Touch (1989) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Sarah McLachlan - Touch (1989) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sarah McLachlan – Touch (1989) {2013, 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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 476 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.93 GB (SACD ISO) + 922 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 141 | Genre: Folk Rock

A largely forgotten album in the wake of Sarah McLachlan’s mainstream success, Touch was the first album anyone heard from the singer. Only 19 at the time, McLachlan had years to go before she would become the seductive songstress of Fumbling Towards Ecstacy or the sensitive balladeer of Surfacing.Read More

Vangelis – Blade Runner (1994) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Vangelis - Blade Runner (1994) {2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Vangelis – Blade Runner (1994) {2013, 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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 341 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.32 GB (SACD ISO) + 0.99 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 154 | Genre: Soundtrack

The Blade Runner soundtrack was composed by Vangelis for Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner. It is mostly a dark, melodic combination of classical composition and synthesizers which mirrors the futuristic film noir envisioned by Scott. Since the premiere of the film, two official albums have been released containing music omitted from the filmRead More

VA – Cruising: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

VA - Cruising: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA – Cruising: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980)
{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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 299 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.13 GB (SACD ISO) + 555 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 222 | Genre: Soundtrack

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John Williams – Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

John Williams - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Williams – Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
{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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 344 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.79 GB (SACD ISO) + 767 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 226 | Genre: Soundtrack

The CE3K score was a masterful mixture of eerie suspense and tremendous emotive bombast, complete with hair-raising moments and the great big playful musical conversation between the mothership and the humans. The album, alas, was a fairly pitiful affair, poorly mixed, sequenced lamely, and missing most of the conversation.Read More

Jon Anderson – Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jon Anderson – Olias Of Sunhillow (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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 459 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.80 GB (SACD ISO) + 825 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 156 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Inspired by the artwork of Roger Dean and the writings of Ver Stanley Alder, Jon Anderson developed an entire story around the idea of an interstellar exodus from Sunhillow, writing this album around the narrative (named for the spaceship’s architect, Olias). The idea may seem overly ambitious, but Anderson fills the record with enough magical moments to delight fans of Yes’ mystic sideRead More

Jeff Beck – Truth (1968) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jeff Beck - Truth (1968) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jeff Beck – Truth (1968) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.64 GB (ISO) + 823 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 269 | Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

Despite being the premiere of heavy metal, Jeff Beck’s Truth has never quite carried its reputation the way the early albums by Led Zeppelin did, or even Cream’s two most popular LPs, mostly as a result of the erratic nature of the guitarist’s subsequent work. Time has muted some of its daring, radical nature, elements of which were appropriated by practically every metal band (and most arena rock bands) that followed.Read More

Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries (1984) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries (1984) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries (1984) {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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 269 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.53 GB (SACD ISO) + 655 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 218 | Genre: New Age

This is the finest album from Michael Hedges, the man who is responsible for the greatest revolution in solo acoustic guitar playing since Leo Kottke. There are moments on Aerial Boundaries where it seems literally impossible that so much music is coming from one man and his guitar. Attacking his instrument, snapping strings, banging on the fingerboard with his right hand, Hedges plays supremely beautiful musicRead More

John Coltrane – Soultrane (1958) {2003, MFSL Remastered, Mono, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) {2003, MFSL Remastered, Mono, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Coltrane – Soultrane (1958) {2003, MFSL Remastered, Mono, 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: 252 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.61 GB (SACD ISO) + 798 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2020 | Genre: Hard Bop, Jazz

In addition to being bandmates within Miles Davis’ mid-’50s quintet, John Coltrane (tenor sax) and Red Garland (piano) head up a session featuring members from a concurrent version of the Red Garland Trio: Paul Chambers (bass) and Art Taylor (drums). This was the second date to feature the core of this band. A month earlier, several sides were cut that would end up on Coltrane’s Lush Life album. Read More

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (1973) {2088, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) {2088, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (1973) {2088, MFSL 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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 185 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.27 GB (SACD ISO) + 596 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2039 | Genre: R&B

Let’s Get It On is the thirteenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye. It was released on August 28, 1973, by Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during June 1970 to July 1973 at Hitsville U.S.A. and Golden World Studio in Detroit, and at Hitsville West in Los Angeles.Read More

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971) {2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971) {2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971) {2008, MFSL 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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 230 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.43 GB (SACD ISO) + 710 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2038 | Genre: R&B

What’s Going On is not only Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece, it’s the most important and passionate record to come out of soul music, delivered by one of its finest voices, a man finally free to speak his mind and so move from R&B sex symbol to true recording artist.Read More

Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold (1969) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) {2013, MFSL 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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 381 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.62 GB (SACD ISO) + 795 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2142 | Genre: R&B

Aretha’s Gold is a greatest hits album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1969 at Atlantic Recording Corporation. The album’s tracks were recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, except “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” and “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, which were recorded at the Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals, AlabamaRead More