Audiophile Discs

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

Carly Simon – No Secrets (1972) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Carly Simon – No Secrets (1972) {2011, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 236 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 114 | Genre: Pop Rock

Carly Simon’s best album, No Secrets was also her commercial breakthrough, topping the charts and going gold, along with its leadoff single, “You’re So Vain.” That song set the album’s saucy tone, with its air of sexually frank autobiography (“You had me several years ago/When I was still quite naïve”) and its reflections on the jet-set lifestyle.Read More

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf (1968) {1997, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
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Total Size: 336 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 714 | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

Steppenwolf entered the studio for their recording debut with a lot of confidence — based on a heavy rehearsal schedule before they ever got signed — and it shows on this album, a surprisingly strong debut album from a tight hard rock outfit who was obviously searching for a hook to hang their sound on.Read More

Foghat – Fool For The City (1975) {2008, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Foghat - Fool For The City (1975) {2008, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Foghat – Fool For The City (1975) {2008, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 360 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2037 | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

After building a solid core audience through relentless touring and a string of hard-rocking albums, Foghat finally hit the big time in 1975 with Fool for the City. It still stands out as the best album in the group’s catalog because it matched their road-tested abilities as hard rockers to a consistent set of tunes that were both well-crafted and ambitious.Read More

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1996, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957) {1996, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1996, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
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Total Size: 139 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 658 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This session comes from close to the end of the line (1959) in the erstwhile swinging company of Barney Kessel on guitar, Ben Webster on tenor, and naysayers will be quick to point out that Lady Day wasn’t in peak form here. But Billie Holiday with some of the platinum chipped off the pipes is still way better than a buncha finger-snappin’ wannabes anyday.Read More

Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) (1998, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) (1998, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) (1998, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 254 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1129 | Genre: Hard Rock

Among revolutionary rock albums, Van Halen’s debut often gets short shrift. Although it altered perceptions of what the guitar could do, it is not spoken of in the same reverential tones as Are You Experienced? and although it set the template for how rock & roll sounded for the next decade or more, it isn’t seen as an epochal generational shift, like Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, or Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols, which was released just the year before.Read More

Joan Baez – Diamonds & Rust (1975) {1995, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust (1975) {1995, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Joan Baez – Diamonds & Rust (1975) {1995, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 270 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 646 | Genre: Folk

With the Vietnam War winding down, Joan Baez, who had devoted one side of her last album to her trip to Hanoi, delivered the kind of commercial album A&M Records must have wanted when it signed her three years earlier. But she did it on her own terms, putting together a session band of contemporary jazz veterans like Larry Carlton, Wilton Felder, and Joe Sample, and mixing a wise selection from the work of current singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne and John Prine with pop covers of Stevie Wonder and the Allman Brothers Band, and an unusually high complement of her own writing.Read More