Author Archive: Leon

Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (1974) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like A Wheel (1974) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (1974) {2017, MFSL Remastered, 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: 675 MB (Hi-Res) + 193 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, Gain 2 Ultra Analog | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-472 | Genre: Country Rock

Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed on dead-quiet 180g vinyl at RTI, this LP reissue presents Heart Like a Wheel with astounding clarity, depth, and naturalism. Still the most difficult instrument to accurately capture, the female voice is here conveyed with transfixing realism, warmth, and feeling. The inner beauty of Ronstadt’s flawless phrasing and passionate inflections bears out with obvious candor, her tonality and emotiveness pouring through every lyric and wordless expression.Read More

Johnny Mathis – Heavenly (1959) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Johnny Mathis – Heavenly (1959) {MFSL Remastered, 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: 1.00 GB (Hi-Res) + 300 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-171 | Genre: Pop
Half-Speed Mastered

Heavenly is Johnny Mathis’ most successful regular album release, exceeded in his catalog only by the compilation Johnny’s Greatest Hits and the seasonal Merry Christmas collection. It’s not hard to understand why; this record is the epitome of Mathis’ approach to music. Standards like “More Than You Know” and “Moonlight Becomes You” are joined by show tunes like “Hello, Young Lovers” and “Stranger in Paradise” and a few more recent titles, such as the Burt Bacharach-composed title song and “That’s All.” The tempos are slow, the strings swell, and Mathis’ vulnerable tenor, dripping with tender emotion yet never missing a beat, soars and swoops over all. Read More

Morrissey – I Am Not a Dog on a Chain (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Morrissey - I Am Not a Dog on a Chain (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Morrissey – I Am Not a Dog on a Chain (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 344 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.06 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MG Rights Management (UK) Ltd | Genre: Indie Rock

I Am Not a Dog on a Chain is the thirteenth studio album by Morrissey, released through BMG on 20 March 2020. It is Morrissey’s first album of original material since 2017’s Low in High School. It was produced by Joe Chiccarelli, and lead single “Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?” features vocals from Thelma Houston.Read More

Louis Armstrong – Mack The Knife (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Louis Armstrong - Mack The Knife (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Louis Armstrong – Mack The Knife (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD128 / 1bit / 5.64MHz
Total Size: 3.72 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: 2xHD / Storyville Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This is a unique album containing live performances of many of Louis Armstrong’s most popular hits such as Mack the Knife, Blueberry Hill, C’est si Bon, La Vie en Rose, Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On and many more.Read More

Count Basie – Basie Plays Hefti (1958) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Count Basie - Basie Plays Hefti (1958) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Count Basie – Basie Plays Hefti (1958) {1980, MFSL Remastered, 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: 720 MB (Hi-Res) + 190 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-129 | Genre: Big Band
Half-Speed Mastered

The Count Basie Orchestra was in top form for this set of Neal Hefti arrangements. Hefti had been one of the main architects of the new Basie sound of the ’50s and on this memorable date he utilizes the flute of Frank Wess prominently. “Cute” (heard here in its initial recording) became a standard.Read More

Be-Bop Deluxe – Modern Music (1976) {2019, Box Set, Limited Edition, Remastered, Remixed, 4CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

Be-Bop Deluxe - Modern Music (1976) {2019, Box Set, Limited Edition, Remastered, Remixed, 4CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

Be-Bop Deluxe – Modern Music (1976) {2019, Box Set, Limited Edition, Remastered, Remixed, 4CD + DVD + Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | 4x CD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | ISO | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | DTS 96/24 (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | Dolby AC3 (5.1)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.45 GB (CDs) + 6.43 GB (DVD) + 5.28 GB (Hi-Res) + 1.60 GB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Esoteric Recordings | EU | Cat#: PECLEC52698 | Genre: Blues Rock, Classic Rock

Deluxe four CD + DVD edition features an additional 55 bonus tracks drawn from a stunning new 5. 1 surround sound and stereo mixes from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W. Tayler, previously unreleased out-takes from the album sessions, a BBC Radio In Concert performance from October 1976, along with a bonus CD of a previously unreleased official bootleg of a performance at The Riviera Theater in Chicago in March 1976 recorded for FM Radio on Be Bop Deluxe’s first US tour which features a rare jam entitled Bill’s Blues.Read More

B.B. King – Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

B.B. King - Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

B.B. King – Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, 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: 855 MB (Hi-Res) + 260 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-235 | Genre: Blues
Half-Speed Mastered

A decent but short (nine songs) late ’60s set, with somewhat sparser production than he’d employ with the beefier arrangements of the “Thrill Is Gone” era. Brass and stinging guitar plays a part on all of the songs, leading off with the eight-minute title track, a spoken narrative about his famous guitar.Read More

Jethro Tull – Stand Up: The Elevated Edition (1969) {2016, Remixed, Deluxe Box Set, 2CD + DVD + HiRes}

Jethro Tull - Stand Up: The Elevated Edition (1969) {2016, Remixed, Deluxe Box Set, 2CD + DVD + HiRes}

Jethro Tull – Stand Up: The Elevated Edition (1969) {2016, Remixed, Deluxe Box Set, 2CD + DVD + HiRes}
EAC Rip | 2x CD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD | ISO | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | DTS-96/24 (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | Dolby AC3 (5.1)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 819 MB (CDs) + 6.42 GB (DVD) + 4.47 GB (Hi-Res) + 758 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chrysalis | EU | Cat#: 0190295932862 | Genre: Progressive Rock
UPDATE: 24/48 Has been replaced by 24/96 Hi-Res

It was released again in November 2016 in a box set with two CDs and one DVD, named Stand Up – The Elevated Edition. The box contains rare and previously unreleased music (such as an alternate take of “Bourée”, BBC tracks, radio spots) including new stereo and 5.1 mixes of the album and bonus tracks by Steven WIlson, and a live presentation, from a concert in Sweden in 1969, also remixed by Wilson.Read More

The Band – Music From The Big Pink (1968) {1982, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

The Band - Music From The Big Pink (1968) {1982, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

The Band – Music From The Big Pink (1968) {1982, MFSL Remastered, 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: 889 MB (Hi-Res) + 258 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-039 | Genre: Blues Rock, Folk Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

None of the Band’s previous work gave much of a clue about how they would sound when they released their first album in July 1968. As it was, Music from Big Pink came as a surprise. At first blush, the group seemed to affect the sound of a loose jam session, alternating emphasis on different instruments, while the lead and harmony vocals passed back and forth as if the singers were making up their blend on the spot. In retrospect, especially as the lyrics sank in, the arrangements seemed far more considered and crafted to support a group of songs that took family, faith, and rural life as their subjects and proceeded to imbue their values with uncertainty.Read More

Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Styx - The Grand Illusion (1977) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {1980, MFSL Remastered, 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: 910 MB (Hi-Res) + 271 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-026 | Genre: Progressive Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

The Grand Illusion is the seventh studio album by Styx. Recorded at Paragon Recording Studios in Chicago, it was released on July 7, 1977 and sold over three million copies in the US (Triple Platinum). Some estimates have the album at over 5 million copies sold. The album launched the band to stardom and spawned the hit singles “Come Sail Away” and “Fooling Yourself.”Read More

Hiroshima – Hiroshima (1979) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Hiroshima - Hiroshima (1979) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Hiroshima – Hiroshima (1979) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
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Total Size: 859 MB (Hi-Res) + 239 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL1-525 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Disco
Half-Speed Mastered

The debut album from the group, I felt like I stumbled upon something very special when finding this. All the elements here, jazz fusion, easy listening, and sophisti-pop, are all really well crafted.Read More

Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick (1972) {1985, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) {1985, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick (1972) {1985, MFSL Remastered, 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: 931 MB (Hi-Res) + 264 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-187 | Genre: Progressive Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Jethro Tull’s first LP-length epic is a masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock, and one of the few works of its kind that still holds up decades later. Mixing hard rock and English folk music with classical influences, set to stream-of-consciousness lyrics so dense with imagery that one might spend weeks pondering their meaning — assuming one feels the need to do so — the group created a dazzling tour de force, at once playful, profound, and challenging, without overwhelming the listener.Read More

Brad Miller – The Power And The Majesty (1978) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Brad Miller - The Power And The Majesty (1978) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Brad Miller – The Power And The Majesty (1978) {MFSL Remastered, 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: 656 MB (Hi-Res) + 160 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 004 | Genre: Other
Half-Speed Mastered

O.K., so I dig Thunderstorm and steam locomotives, Don’t you? Besides, what could be more fun than to set your own speaker system, right on its ear?Read More