Audiophile Discs

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965) {2015, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965) {2015, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965) {2015, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 499 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | Austria | Cat#: UDSACD 2124 | Genre: Folk Rock, Country Rock

Taking the first, electric side of Bringing It All Back Home to its logical conclusion, Bob Dylan hired a full rock & roll band, featuring guitarist Michael Bloomfield, for Highway 61 Revisited. Opening with the epic “Like a Rolling Stone,” Highway 61 Revisited careens through nine songs that range from reflective folk-rock (“Desolation Row”) and blues (“It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry”) to flat-out garage rock (“Tombstone Blues,” “From a Buick 6,” “Highway 61 Revisited”).Read More

The Cars – Shake It Up (1981) {2009, MFSL, Remastered}

The Cars - Shake It Up (1981) {2009, MFSL, Remastered}

The Cars – Shake It Up (1981) {2009, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 275 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 788 | Genre: New Wave

By augmenting their sound with more synthesizers, electronics, and drum machines, the Cars’ fourth release, Shake It Up, helped bridge their hard rock-based early work (1978’s The Cars) with the futuristic-pop direction of 1984’s Heartbeat City. The band’s sound may have been evolving with each succeeding album, but Ric Ocasek was still writing compelling new wave compositions despite all the change, many of which would ultimately become rock & roll standards.Read More

The Cars – The Cars (1978) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

The Cars - The Cars (1978) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

The Cars – The Cars (1978) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 230 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1032 | Genre: New-Wave

The Cars’ 1978 self-titled debut, issued on the Elektra label, is a genuine rock masterpiece. The band jokingly referred to the album as their “true greatest-hits album,” but it’s no exaggeration — all nine tracks are new wave/rock classics, still in rotation on rock radio.Read More

The Pretenders – Pretenders (1980) {2009, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) {2009, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

The Pretenders – Pretenders (1980) {2009, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 322 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 052 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders’ eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude.Read More

Rickie Lee Jones – Flying Cowboys (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Rickie Lee Jones - Flying Cowboys (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Rickie Lee Jones – Flying Cowboys (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 306 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 064 | Genre: Pop Rock

Five years after the disappointing The Magazine, Rickie Lee Jones returned to form with Flying Cowboys, which shared much of the playful, childlike charm of her debut, Rickie Lee Jones, and some of the musically diffuse, lyrically ambitious form of its follow-up, Pirates.Read More

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 257 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 033 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

MTV had become a major marketing tool by 1984, and the Cars were one of the first bands to use the new video medium to their advantage. The band’s fifth album, Heartbeat City (Elektra), spawned several imaginative and memorable videos, which translated into massive chart and commercial success, making it one of the biggest releases of the year.Read More

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Not Fragile (1974) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile (1974) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Not Fragile (1974) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 261 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 126 | Genre: Pop Rock

After gaining some recognition from the success of the band’s previous album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive got around to recording Not Fragile. Not only had one of the three Bachman brothers (Tim, the rhythm guitarist) left the band to BTO’s advantage, but Randy Bachman and C.F. Turner had clearly grown musically.Read More

Foghat – Fool For The City (1975) {2008, MFSL, Hi-Res, PS3 SACD Rip}

Foghat - Fool For The City (1975) {2008, MFSL, Hi-Res, PS3 SACD Rip}

Foghat – Fool For The City (1975) {2008, MFSL, Hi-Res, PS3 SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO 2.0 – DSD64 @1bit/2.8224MHz | FLAC 2.0 – @24bit/88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.51 GB (ISO) + 822 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2037 | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

Fool for the City is the fifth album released by English rock band Foghat, released in 1975. This was their first platinum album and features, along with the title track, their signature song “Slow Ride”.Read More

Stevie Wonder – 5 Albums (1972-1976) {Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Stevie Wonder - 5 Albums (1972-1976) {Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Stevie Wonder – 5 Albums (1972-1976) {Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.03 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Genre: R&B, Pop
 
Music of My Mind (1972), Talking Book (1972), Innervisions (1973), Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974)
Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
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The B-52s – Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The B-52s - Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The B-52s – Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 348 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 077| Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Many observers were prepared to write off the B-52’s after the release of Bouncing Off the Satellites. Granted, the album was completed in the wake of Ricky Wilson’s death, but the group appeared bereft of new musical ideas and were sounding rather stale.Read More