Prince – Welcome 2 America (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Prince - Welcome 2 America (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Prince – Welcome 2 America (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 329 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.07 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | Genre: Funk

Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. Continue reading “Prince – Welcome 2 America (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Al Stewart – Modern Times (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Al Stewart - Modern Times (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Al Stewart – Modern Times (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 886 MB (Hi-Res) + 259 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Janus Records | US | Cat#: JXS 7012 | Genre: Pop Rock

Surely the title is a bit of an allusion to the Past, Present and Future of its predecessor, but Modern Times also brought Al Stewart into the present, establishing his classic sound of folky narratives and Lennonesque melodies, all wrapped up in a lush, layered production from Alan Parsons. Hearing this production makes it clear that this is what was missing from Past, since it gives epics like the title track a real sense of grandeur that makes their sentiments resonate strongly. Continue reading “Al Stewart – Modern Times (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Steve Hackett – Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham (2018) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]

Steve Hackett - Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham (2018) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]

Steve Hackett – Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham (2018) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]
Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video | DTS-HD MA (5.1 / 24bit / 48kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 48kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 37.9 GB (BD) + 4.59 GB (HI-RES MCH) + 1.87 GB (HI-RES STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Inside Out Music | EU | Cat#: 88985473879 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour. This tour marked the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, Hackett’s last album with Genesis which reached number 7 in the UK album chart. To celebrate Steve and his band played 5 of the best-loved tracks from this iconic album: Eleventh Earl Of Mar, One For The Vine, Blood On The Rooftops, In That Quiet Earth and Afterglow. Continue reading “Steve Hackett – Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham (2018) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]”

Whitesnake – Love Songs (2020) [2020 Remixes]

Whitesnake - Love Songs (2020) [2020 Remixes]

Whitesnake – Love Songs (2020) [2020 Remixes]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.15 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | EU & US | Cat#: 0190295223786 | Genre: Hard Rock

Whitesnake brings together some of the most-passionate music of its multi-platinum career on LOVE SONGS, a new collection that contains remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best love songs. The new collection includes a mix of hits and deep tracks that were originally released between 1987 and 2011 on five Whitesnake studio albums and David Coverdale’s third solo album, Into the LIGHT. Continue reading “Whitesnake – Love Songs (2020) [2020 Remixes]”

Donald Byrd – Street Lady (1973) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Donald Byrd - Street Lady (1973) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Donald Byrd – Street Lady (1973) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & 4.0 Quadraphonic
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 2.08 GB (ISO) + 1.78 GB (FLAC MCH) + 829 MB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | UK | Cat#: CDSML 8576 | Genre: Jazz, Soul, Funk

Not so much a fusion album as an attempt at mainstream soul and R&B, Street Lady plays like the soundtrack to a forgotten blaxploitation film. Producer/arranger/composer Larry Mizell conceived Street Lady as a concept album to a spirited, independent prostitute, and while the hooker with a heart of gold concept is a little trite, the music uncannily evokes an urban landscape circa the early ’70s. Continue reading “Donald Byrd – Street Lady (1973) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Donald Byrd – Black Byrd (1973) [2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Donald Byrd - Black Byrd (1973) [2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Donald Byrd – Black Byrd (1973) [2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & 4.0 Quadraphonic
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 1.99 GB (ISO) + 1.66 GB (FLAC MCH) + 837 MB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | UK | Cat#: CDSML 8559 | Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

Purists howled with indignation when Donald Byrd released Black Byrd, a full-fledged foray into R&B that erupted into a popular phenomenon. Byrd was branded a sellout and a traitor to his hard bop credentials, especially after Black Byrd became the biggest-selling album in Blue Note history. What the elitists missed, though, was that Black Byrd was the moment when Byrd’s brand of fusion finally stepped out from under the shadow of his chief influence, Miles Davis, and found a distinctive voice of its own. Continue reading “Donald Byrd – Black Byrd (1973) [2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Kraftwerk – Albums Collection

Kraftwerk - Albums Collection

Kraftwerk – Albums Collection
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks
69 Discs | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS

Kraftwerk’s radical and prophetic approach to purely electronic pop music has been referenced by an extraordinary number of artists from the mid-’70s onward. The Düsseldorf pioneers’ self-described “robot pop” — hypnotically minimal and obliquely rhythmic, and presented since the late ’70s as the work of automatons — has resonated in virtually every development of contemporary pop since the late 20th century, including David Bowie’s Berlin trilogy, synth pop, and Neue Deutsche Welle, as well as later U.S. developments such as electro, techno, and house. Continue reading “Kraftwerk – Albums Collection”

Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
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Total Size: 327 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.04 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Inside Recordings | Genre: Pop Rock, Adult Contemporary

Jackson Browne albums don’t come around all that often anymore. During his prolific years in the 1970s and ’80s, he had plenty to say and said it with the sensitivity and poetic candor that is his stock-in-trade. Released in July 2021, Downhill from Everywhere is Browne’s fourth studio album since the turn of the millennium, and it’s a pretty good one. Continue reading “Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Laura Nyro – Trees Of The Ages: Live In Japan (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Laura Nyro - Trees Of The Ages: Live In Japan (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Laura Nyro – Trees Of The Ages: Live In Japan (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 394 MB (CD-Quality) + 725 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Omnivore Recordings | Genre: Folk, Pop

Originally issued only in Japan as Live In Japan in 2003, these 16 tracks recorded at Kintetsu Hall, plus 5 recorded at On Air West return as Trees Of The Ages: Laura Nyro Live In Japan. From Nyro-penned hits including “And When I Die,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” and “Save The Country,” to covers of Bacharach/David, Smokey Robinson, and Phil Spector classics, Trees Of The Ages is an essential document of Laura’s February 1994 historic visit to Japan. Continue reading “Laura Nyro – Trees Of The Ages: Live In Japan (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Whitesnake – Come An’ Get It (1981) [2010, Japan, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Whitesnake - Come An' Get It (1981) [2010, Japan, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Whitesnake – Come An’ Get It (1981) [2010, Japan, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.68 GB (ISO) + 828 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9056 | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

Despite the massive talents of vocalist David Coverdale and his supporting cast of musicians (not to mention the unimpeachable resumé of producer Martin Birch), Come an’ Get It was another maddeningly average Whitesnake album. A thoroughly boring set that played it too safe and yielded no lasting live favorites, Come an’ Get It was competent to the max — in the hands of a debuting artist, it may have qualified as a classic — but for a near-supergroup of such experience and pedigree, it instead smacked of severe underachievement. Continue reading “Whitesnake – Come An’ Get It (1981) [2010, Japan, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Willie Nelson – Stardust (1978) [2001, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Willie Nelson - Stardust (1978) [2001, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Willie Nelson – Stardust (1978) [2001, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.54 GB (ISO) + 694 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: SME Records | Japan | Cat#: SRGS 4563 | Genre: Country

At the height of outlaw country, Willie Nelson pulled off perhaps the riskiest move of the entire bunch. He set aside originals, country, and folk and recorded Stardust, a collection of pop standards produced by Booker T. Jones. Well, it’s not entirely accurate to say that he put away country and folk, since these are highly idiosyncratic interpretations of “Georgia on My Mind,” “All of Me,” “Moonlight in Vermont,” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” blending pop, country, jazz, and folk in equal measures. Continue reading “Willie Nelson – Stardust (1978) [2001, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Stone Temple Pilots – Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996) [2021, Super Deluxe Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996) [2021, Super Deluxe Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996) [2021, Super Deluxe Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Stone Temple Pilots – Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996) [2021, Super Deluxe Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
WEB Download | 3x Discs | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz & 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 1.13 GB (CD-Quality) + 3.60 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino / Atlantic | Genre: Alternative Rock

A newly remastered version of the original studio album, plus unreleased early versions, instrumentals, and alternate takes along with a complete concert recording from 1997. Continue reading “Stone Temple Pilots – Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996) [2021, Super Deluxe Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”