Audiophile Discs

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}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
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

James Taylor – 5 Albums (1970-1975) {Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

James Taylor - 5 Albums (1970-1975) {Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

James Taylor – 5 Albums (1970-1975) {Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC/WV Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.08 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Genre: Soft Rock, Folk Rock
 
Sweet Baby James (1970), Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (1971), One Man Dog (1972), Walking Man (1974)
Gorilla (1975)

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Sarah McLachlan – Touch (1989) {2013, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Sarah McLachlan - Touch (1989) {2013, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Sarah McLachlan – Touch (1989) {2013, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 476 MB | 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

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 316 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 185 | Genre: Smooth Jazz

All of a sudden, George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track. Most of Breezin’ is a softer-focused variation of Benson’s R&B/jazz-flavored CTI work, his guitar as assured and fluid as ever with Claus Ogerman providing the suave orchestral backdrops and his crack then-working band (including Ronnie Foster on keyboards and sparkplug Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar) pumping up the funk element.Read More