Shania Twain – Up! (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Shania Twain - Up! (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Shania Twain – Up! (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.51 GB (ISO) + 5.50 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury | US | Cat#: B0000788-36 | Genre: Country, Pop

When Up! was released in November 2002, Shania Twain revealed in one of many promotional interviews that she writes far more songs than can fit on her records and that she hides any personal, introspective songs she pens, not even playing them for her husband and collaborator Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Now, this is certainly a psychological quirk worth exploring, but it also suggests why Twain’s albums are such brilliant pieces of mainstream pop. Continue reading “Shania Twain – Up! (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Luciano Pavarotti – Ti Adoro (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Luciano Pavarotti - Ti Adoro (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Luciano Pavarotti – Ti Adoro (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.63 GB (ISO) + 4.02 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Decca | Germany | Cat#: 470 635-2 | Genre: Classical

Luciano Pavarotti has long avoided doing the kind of solo crossover release often proffered by his Three Tenors comrades Plácido Domingo and José Carreras; indeed, in his liner introduction he claims that he was initially “very skeptical” of this project. He came around, though, and the result marks his first solo album of any kind in years. Catty opera cognoscenti hoping for an embarrassment may be gratified by a few booklet photos (keep that shirt on, Luciano!), but otherwise they’re out of luck. Continue reading “Luciano Pavarotti – Ti Adoro (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Lucinda Williams – Bob’s Back Pages: A Night Of Bob Dylan Songs (2021)

Lucinda Williams - Bob's Back Pages: A Night Of Bob Dylan Songs (2021)

Lucinda Williams – Bob’s Back Pages: A Night Of Bob Dylan Songs (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 451 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Highway 20 Records | US | Cat#: H2009 | Genre: Blues Rock

Lu’s Jukebox is a six-volume series of mostly full-band performances recorded live at Ray Kennedy’s Room & Board Studio in Nashville, TN. Each volume features a themed set of songs by other artists curated by the multi-Grammy award winner, Lucinda Williams. The series aired as ticketed shows through Mandolin in late 2020 with a portion of ticket sales benefitting independent music venues struggling to get by through the pandemic. Continue reading “Lucinda Williams – Bob’s Back Pages: A Night Of Bob Dylan Songs (2021)”

Snowy White – Lucky Star: An Anthology 1983-1994 (2020) [6CD-Set]

Snowy White - Lucky Star: An Anthology 1983-1994 (2020) [6CD-Set]

Snowy White – Lucky Star: An Anthology 1983-1994 (2020) [6CD-Set]
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.59 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Esoteric Recordings | UK | Cat#: ECLEC 62714 | Genre: Blues Rock

Six CD set. Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a remastered clamshell boxed set anthology by the legendary musician Snowy White. Lucky Star – Anthology 1983 – 1994 gathers together all of his solo albums and two albums recorded under the guise of Snowy White’s Blues Agency. After some years working as a much in demand guitarist for artists as diverse as Al Stewart, Pink Floyd and Thin Lizzy, Snowy White branched out as a solo artist with the release of his first solo album White Flames in 1983. Continue reading “Snowy White – Lucky Star: An Anthology 1983-1994 (2020) [6CD-Set]”

Kenny G – I’m In The Mood For Love… The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time (2006) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny G - I'm In The Mood For Love... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time (2006) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny G – I’m In The Mood For Love… The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time (2006)
[2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 852 MB (ISO) + 0.98 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Arista | Hong kong | Cat#: 88875098492 | Genre: Easy Listening

There are bound to be those who will simply refuse to give Kenny G’s 2006 release, I’m in the Mood for Love, half a chance, and it’s a crying shame. Returning to a purely instrumental approach following At Last…The Duets Album (which featured a great cameo by Chaka Khan), I’m in the Mood for Love is admittedly a lot like Kenny G’s other albums. Continue reading “Kenny G – I’m In The Mood For Love… The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time (2006) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Kenny G – Live (1989) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny G - Live (1989) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny G – Live (1989) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.04 GB (ISO) + 1.42 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Hong Kong | Cat#: 82876521642 | Genre: Smooth Jazz

Quite often, so-called smooth jazz artists who are mindlessly predictable in the studio become a lot more spontaneous and risk-taking on-stage. Playing for themselves instead of pandering to radio, they’re much more inclined to let loose. But Kenny G Live was only a slight improvement over 1986’s Duotones and 1988’s Silhouette, the knee-jerk studio recordings that made him a superstar. Continue reading “Kenny G – Live (1989) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Gabriel Yared / Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields – The English Patient (1996) [2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Gabriel Yared / Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields - The English Patient (1996) [2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Gabriel Yared / Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields – The English Patient (1996)
[2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Multichannel Only | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.39 GB (ISO) + 3.81 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fantasy | Germany | Cat#: FCD-16001 | Genre: Soundtrack

Gabriel Yared composed most of the music for the soundtrack of one of 1996’s most acclaimed dramas, which was largely performed by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; John Constable (on solo piano) and Marta Sebestyen (vocals) are also featured. Yared’s score is mostly typical wide-screen epic stuff–nothing special. More interesting are Hungarian folk singer Sebestyen’s occasional contributions. A few period pop/jazz cuts by Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fred Astaire are interspersed throughout, and are most likely more effective on screen than on disc, where they juxtapose uncomfortably with the orchestral instrumental pieces. Continue reading “Gabriel Yared / Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields – The English Patient (1996) [2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Eddie Money – Eddie Money (1977) [2016, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eddie Money - Eddie Money (1977) [2016, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eddie Money – Eddie Money (1977) [2016, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.91 GB (ISO) + 1.88 GB (DSF) + 941 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPP 089 SA | Genre: Pop Rock

This strong debut benefits greatly from the expertise of veteran producer Bruce Botnick as well as the likes of former Steve Miller bassist Lonnie Turner and saxman Tom Scott. Guitarist Jimmy Lyon was to Money what Keith Scott was to Bryan Adams. Money, son of a New York City cop, had a rock & roll epiphany en route to following his dad’s career path. Continue reading “Eddie Money – Eddie Money (1977) [2016, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

John Mellencamp – Strictly A One-Eyed Jack (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

John Mellencamp - Strictly A One-Eyed Jack (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

John Mellencamp – Strictly A One-Eyed Jack (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 1.41 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Republic Records | Genre: Blues Rock, Folk Rock

John Mellencamp’s 25th studio album, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, is set for release 1/21/22 on Republic Records. The album was written and produced by Mellencamp, recorded at his Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana, and recorded/mixed by GRAMMY-award winner David Leonard. It features a number of longtime band members including Andy York, Dane Clark, Mike Wanchic, Troye Kinnett, and more. It also features three collaborations with Bruce Springsteen including the landmark duet “Wasted Days.” Continue reading “John Mellencamp – Strictly A One-Eyed Jack (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

John Lennon – Discography

John Lennon - Discography

John Lennon – Discography
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Official Digital Release | FLAC Tracks
Total Size: 28.1 GB | Total Discs: 85xCDs | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS ALBUMS | BOX SETS
Update! Several albums have been added

Out of all the Beatles, John Lennon had the most interesting — and frustrating — solo career. Lennon was capable of inspired, brutally honest confessional songwriting and melodic songcraft; he also had an undying love of straight-ahead rock & roll. But the extremes, both in his music and his life, were what made him fascinating. Where Paul McCartney was content to be a rock star, Lennon dabbled in everything from revolutionary politics to the television talk show circuit during the early ’70s. Continue reading “John Lennon – Discography”

Robert Palmer – Riptide (1985) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer - Riptide (1985) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer – Riptide (1985) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 231 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UICY-79718 | Genre: Adult Contemporary, R&B

Coming on the heels of the massive success of the Power Station, Riptide packages Robert Palmer’s voice and suave personality into a commercial series of mostly rocking songs that seem custom-tailored to be chart hits. The Power Station connection threatens to overpower Palmer’s usually more eclectic musical interest, but with that band’s producer/member Bernard Edwards handling production duties and members Andy Taylor and Tony Thompson contributing as well, stylistic similarities were inevitable. Continue reading “Robert Palmer – Riptide (1985) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]”

Robert Palmer – Some People Can Do What They Like (1976) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer - Some People Can Do What They Like (1976) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer – Some People Can Do What They Like (1976) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 248 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UICY-79718 | Genre: Adult Contemporary, R&B

Robert Palmer’s third album is a blue-eyed soul disc that sits comfortably alongside Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley and Pressure Drop. This time, Palmer drops the orchestrations that tarted up portions of Pressure Drop in favor of a stripped-down yet stylish sound that shows off his ability to create a romantic, soulful mood. Highlights include “One Last Look,” a lush breakup ballad that features a catchy, harmony-drenched chorus, and “Keep in Touch,” a romantic tune that highlights Palmer’s vocal style at its seductive height over a jazzy yet mellow melody built on a complex background vocal arrangement. Continue reading “Robert Palmer – Some People Can Do What They Like (1976) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]”