Audiophile Discs

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {1997, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Nat King Cole - The Very Thought Of You (1958) {1997, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {1997, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 279 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1119 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Nat King Cole possessed one of the most accessible and appealing voices of any singer in the 1950s. This ballad-oriented set puts the emphasis completely on his voice (there is no piano playing or any hint of his jazz-oriented past) and features Cole accompanied by Gordon Jenkins’ sweet arrangements for a string orchestra.Read More

Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (1976) {1993, DCC, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) {1993, DCC, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (1976) {1993, DCC, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 231 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | Japan | Cat#: GZS-1033 | Genre: Blues Rock, Pop Rock

Steve Miller had started to essay his classic sound with The Joker, but 1976’s Fly Like an Eagle is where he took flight, creating his definitive slice of space blues. The key is focus, even on an album as stylishly, self-consciously trippy as this, since the focus brings about his strongest set of songs (both originals and covers), plus a detailed atmospheric production where everything fits.Read More

Pat Benatar – In the Heat Of The Night (1979) {1994, DCC, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Pat Benatar - In the Heat Of The Night (1979) {1994, DCC, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Pat Benatar – In the Heat Of The Night (1979) {1994, DCC, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 263 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1056 | Genre: Hard Rock, Pop Rock

With her debut recording In the Heat of the Night, Pat Benatar wasted no time starting out of the gate with the furious leadoff track “Heartbreaker,” which solidified her place in a class of women who were taking the rock world by storm in the late ’70s.Read More

Ringo Starr – Ringo (1973) {1994, DCC, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Ringo Starr - Ringo (1973) {1994, DCC, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Ringo Starr – Ringo (1973) {1994, DCC, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 296 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1066 | Genre: Pop Rock

With Ringo, Ringo Starr finally put his solo career in gear in 1973, after serving notice with back-to-back Top Ten singles in 1971 and 1972 that he had more to offer than his eccentric first two solo albums. Ringo was a big-budget pop album produced by Richard Perry and featuring Ringo’s former Beatles bandmates as songwriters, singers, and instrumentalists.Read More

The Band – The Band (1969) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Band - The Band (1969) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Band – The Band (1969) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 275 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 032 | Genre: Southern Rock, Country Rock

The Band’s first album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to come out of nowhere, with its ramshackle musical blend and songs of rural tragedy. The Band, the group’s second album, was a more deliberate and even more accomplished effort, partially because the players had become a more cohesive unit, and partially because guitarist Robbie Robertson had taken over the songwriting, writing or co-writing all 12 songs.Read More

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell (1983) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell (1983) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 279 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 036 | Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk

A slick, carefully crafted follow-up to his debut, Rebel Yell was Billy Idol’s catchiest, most consistent fusion of synth-driven new wave pop and hard rock guitar pyrotechnics (courtesy of Steve Stevens). The eerie ballad “Eyes Without a Face” gave Idol his first U.S. Top Ten hit, while “Flesh for Fantasy” and the title track became MTV staples. Like much of Idol’s solo output, it’s all calculated for maximum appeal, but Rebel Yell also works too well not to be an infectiously guilty pleasure.Read More

Queen – 4 Albums (MFSL, Remastered, 24-Karat Gold CD) UPDATE

Queen - 4 Albums (MFSL, Remastered, 24-Karat Gold CD)

Queen – 4 Albums (MFSL, Remastered, 24-Karat Gold CD)
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, PNG, Included
Total Size: 1.41 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL (UltraDisc II) | Cat#: UDCD 558, 588, 610, 668 | Genre: Hard Rock
 
Original Limited Edition 24-karat Gold Audiophile CD
A Night At The Opera (1975), A Day At The Races (1976), News Of The World (1977) & The Game (1980)

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The Cars – Candy-O (1979) {2011, MFSL, Remastered}

The Cars - Candy-O (1979) {2011, MFSL, Remastered}

The Cars – Candy-O (1979) {2011, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 236 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 782 | Genre: New Wave

Since the Cars had created a perfect album with their 1978 self-titled debut, it would be nearly impossible to top it. Instead of laboring long and hard over a follow-up like many ’70s bands did after a huge commercial success, the band cranked out their sophomore effort, Candy-O, almost exactly one year later from the first LP.Read More

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Live 1964 (2004) {2016, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan Live 1964 (2004) {2016, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Live 1964 (2004) {2016, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 804 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 230 | Genre: Folk Rock

It does seem strange, very strange indeed, to be hearing an official release of this historic concert, which has been available as a bootleg for decades. The Halloween gig at Philharmonic Hall in New York was a special part of the tour for Another Side of Bob Dylan, arguably his greatest acoustic recording. What’s more poignant, however, is how it previews the material on Bringing It All Back Home.Read More

Bob Dylan – Planet Waves (1974) {2016, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan - Planet Waves (1974) {2016, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – Planet Waves (1974) {2016, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 341 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | Austria | Cat#: UDSACD 2153 | Genre: Folk Rock

Reteaming with the Band, Bob Dylan winds up with an album that recalls New Morning more than The Basement Tapes, since Planet Waves is given to a relaxed intimate tone — all the more appropriate for a collection of modest songs about domestic life. As such, it may seem a little anticlimactic since it has none of the wildness of the best Dylan and Band music of the ’60s — just an approximation of the homespun rusticness.Read More

Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding (1967) {2016, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967) {2016, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding (1967) {2016, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 361 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | Austria | Cat#: UDSACD 2125 | Genre: Folk Rock, Country Rock

Bob Dylan returned from exile with John Wesley Harding, a quiet, country-tinged album that split dramatically from his previous three. A calm, reflective album, John Wesley Harding strips away all of the wilder tendencies of Dylan’s rock albums — even the then-unreleased Basement Tapes he made the previous year — but it isn’t a return to his folk roots. If anything, the album is his first serious foray into country, but only a handful of songsRead More