Audiophile Discs

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – 2 Albums (2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip) UPDATE

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - 2 Albums (2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip)

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – 2 Albums (2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip)
2x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 737 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.37 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.61 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Genre: Blues Rock

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965) – East-West (1966)

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Styx – Paradise Theater (1981) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Styx - Paradise Theater (1981) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Styx – Paradise Theater (1981) {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: 386 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.64 GB (SACD ISO) + 792 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 174 | Genre: Progressive Rock

After successfully establishing themselves as one of America’s best commercial progressive rock bands of the late ’70s with albums like The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight, Chicago’s Styx had taken a dubious step towards pop overkill with singer Dennis DeYoung’s ballad “Babe.” The centerpiece of 1979’s uneven Cornerstone album, the number one single sowed the seeds of disaster for the group by pitching DeYoung’s increasingly mainstream ambitions against the group’s more conservative songwriters, Tommy Shaw and James “JY” Young.Read More

Frank Sinatra ‎- The Collection 1953-1962 (1983) {MFSL Remastered, Box Set, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Frank Sinatra ‎- The Collection 1953-1962 (1983) {MFSL Remastered, Box Set, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Frank Sinatra ‎- The Collection 1953-1962 (1983) {MFSL Remastered, Box Set, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
16x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 10.6 GB (Hi-Res) + 3.46 GB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: SC-1 | Genre: Swing, Vocal Jazz

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Asia – Alpha (1983) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Asia - Alpha (1983) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Asia – Alpha (1983) {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: 1.70 GB (ISO) + 832 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 263 | Genre: Progressive Rock

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the supergroup’s debut, Alpha landed with a resounding thud a year later. The album still managed to be a platinum-selling Top Ten hit, as did the leadoff single “Don’t Cry,” but where Asia managed to make old sounds fresh, Alpha fails miserably.Read More

Styx – Pieces Of Eight (1978) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) {2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Styx – Pieces Of Eight (1978) {2017, 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: 624 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.72 GB (SACD ISO) + 855 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 265 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Styx’s feisty, straightforward brand of album rock is represented best by “Blue Collar Man” from 1978’s Pieces of Eight, an invigorating keyboard and guitar rush — hard and heavy, yet curved by Tommy Shaw’s emphasized vocals. Reaching number 21, with the frolicking romp of “Renegade” edging in at number 16 only six months later, Pieces of Eight maintained their strength as a front-running FM radio group.Read More

Bob Dylan – Love And Theft (2001) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Bob Dylan - Love And Theft (2001) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bob Dylan – Love And Theft (2001) {2017, 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: 353 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.32 GB (SACD-ISO) + 1.10 GB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2164 | Genre: Folk Rock

Time Out of Mind was a legitimate comeback, Bob Dylan’s first collection of original songs in nearly ten years and a risky rumination on mortality, but its sequel, Love and Theft, is his true return to form, not just his best album since Blood on the Tracks, but the loosest, funniest, warmest record he’s made since The Basement Tapes.Read More

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 165 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDCD 792 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Originally, Frank Sinatra had planned to record Only the Lonely with Gordon Jenkins, who had arranged his previous all-ballads album, Where Are You. Jenkins was unavailable at the time of the sessions, which led Sinatra back to his original arranger at Capitol, Nelson Riddle. The result is arguably his greatest ballads album.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra - Nice 'N' Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 230 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDCD 790 | Genre: Bing Band, Vocal Jazz

Breaking slightly from his pattern of a swing album following the release of ballads set, Frank Sinatra followed No One Cares with Nice ‘N’ Easy, a breezy collection of mid-tempo numbers arranged by Nelson Riddle. Not only is it the lightest set that he recorded for Capitol, it is the one with the loosest theme. Sinatra selected a collection of songs he had sang early in his career, having Riddle rearrange the tunes with warm, cheery textures.Read More

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