Author Archive: Leon

Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène (1976) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygène (1976) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène (1976) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 864 MB (Hi-Res) + 245 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-212 | Genre: Electronic
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Jean Michel Jarre, son of film composer Maurice Jarre, is one of the true pioneers of electronic music. Oxygène is one of the original e-music albums. It has withstood the test of time and the evolution of digital electronica. Jarre’s compositional style and his rhythmic instincts were his strong points in 1976.Read More

Stéphane Grappelli, Barney Kessel With The New Hot Club Quintet ‎– I Remember Django (1969) {1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Stéphane Grappelli, Barney Kessel With The New Hot Club Quintet ‎– I Remember Django (1969) {1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Stéphane Grappelli, Barney Kessel With The New Hot Club Quintet ‎– I Remember Django (1969) {1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 795 MB (Hi-Res) + 231 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-111 | Genre: Swing
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Stéphane Grappelli was a French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934. It was one of the first all-string jazz bands. He has been called “the grandfather of jazz violinists” and continued playing concerts around the world well into his ’80s. This 1969 album is a collaboration with Barney Kessel, an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Noted in particular for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a “first call” guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions. Kessel was a member of the group of session musicians informally known as the Wrecking Crew.Read More

Earl Klugh – Late Night Guitar (1980) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Earl Klugh - Late Night Guitar (1980) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Earl Klugh – Late Night Guitar (1980) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 721 MB (Hi-Res) + 184 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL-1-076 | Genre: Smooth Jazz
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This is the perfect setting for acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh, playing strong melodies (including such standards as “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Laura,” “Mona Lisa,” and “Two for the Road”) while joined by strings and several horns in an orchestra arranged and conducted by David Matthews. As usual for a Klugh session, the guitarist sticks mostly to the themes and does not improvise much, as he never considered himself a jazz player; but the overall effect is quite pleasing.Read More

Soul Asylum – Hurry Up And Wait (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Soul Asylum - Hurry Up And Wait (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Soul Asylum – Hurry Up And Wait (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
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Total Size: 340 MB (CD-Quality) + 0.99 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Blue Elan Records | Genre: Alternative Rock

Soul Asylum are not the band they used to be, and that’s not a judgement, that’s just a fact. In the year 2020, lead vocalist and songwriter Dave Pirner is the only member left from their original lineup, and 36 years on from their debut album (and 28 after they broke through with Grave Dancer’s Union), it’s foolish to expect them to sound like they did in the era when flannel shirts and beat-up jeans were briefly fashionable rather than slobby.Read More

Paul McCartney – Wingspan: Hits And History (2001) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Paul McCartney - Wingspan: Hits And History (2001) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Paul McCartney – Wingspan: Hits And History (2001) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 3.32 GB (Hi-Res) + 1.01 GB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Parlophone / MPL | EU | Cat#: 7243 5 32850 1 2 | Genre: Classic Rock, Pop Rock

Paul McCartney always got the short end of the stick when he was in the Beatles and again in the ’70s, as he and his erstwhile partner John Lennon pursued solo careers. McCartney was attacked for his virtues — for his melodicism and his domesticity, along with his desire to form a real touring band following the Beatles.Read More

Bob Dylan – The Original Mono Recordings (2010) {Box Set, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Bob Dylan - The Original Mono Recordings (2010) {Box Set, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Bob Dylan – The Original Mono Recordings (2010) {Box Set, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 4.60 GB (Hi-Res) + 1.67 GB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | US | Cat#: MONO-88697761051 | Genre: Folk Rock

Like any recording artist of the ‘60s, Bob Dylan had his albums mixed for mono during the bulk of the decade. Stereo mixes were simultaneously released, but they didn’t take precedence until the end of the ‘60s, when the industry and public tastes shifted toward two speakers.Read More

Paul McCartney And Wings – Wings Greatest (1978) {2020, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Paul McCartney And Wings - Wings Greatest (1978) {2020, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Paul McCartney And Wings – Wings Greatest (1978) {2020, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
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Total Size: 350 MB (CD-Quality) + 629 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MPL / Capitol / UMe | Genre: Classic Rock

Released in 1978 after London Town gave McCartney another huge hit, Wings Greatest rounds up McCartney’s greatest hits from 1971 to 1978 — which means it skips “Maybe I’m Amazed” but touches on Ram. The main strength of this collection is that it contains many hits that never appeared on any album, and these are among McCartney’s very best non-Beatle singles: the eccentric domesticity of “Another Day,” the choogling rocker “Junior’s Farm,” the Bond anthem “Live and Let Die,” the piledriving “Hi Hi Hi,” and “Mull of Kintyre,” a Scottish-styled folk ballad that was his biggest hit in England.Read More

Paul McCartney And Wings – Wings Over Europe (2018) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Paul McCartney And Wings - Wings Over Europe (2018) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Paul McCartney And Wings – Wings Over Europe (2018) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
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Total Size: 524 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.59 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MPL / Capitol / UMe | Genre: Classic Rock

This exclusive collection features 20 previously unreleased, newly mixed live tracks recorded over the course of 5 shows, an introduction featuring Paul recounting memories of the 1972 tour.Read More

Joe Satriani – Shapeshifting (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Joe Satriani - Shapeshifting (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Joe Satriani – Shapeshifting (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
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Total Size: 308 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.01 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | Genre: Hard Rock, Instrumental

Alongside his formidable guitar playing chops, Joe Satriani’s recordings continue to sound fresh 18 albums in. This is largely due to an innate yet sophisticated songwriting prowess (verses, choruses, and bridges) rather than stacked tracks of technically proficient riffs and solos. Satriani possesses a gift for combining and recombining styles, dynamics, and various strains of lyricism from a nearly astonishing variety of genres.Read More

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – Sonny & Brownie (1973) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Sonny & Brownie (1973) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – Sonny & Brownie (1973) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 943 MB (Hi-Res) + 259 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-233 | Genre: Blues
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In a way, this is the veteran duo’s version of Fathers and Sons, a meeting of old black bluesmen with young white admirers that Muddy Waters and Otis Spann cut with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. John Mayall and John Hammond, Jr. are among the “youngsters” on this powerful statement that includes a definitive version of Randy Newman’s wickedly subtle anti-slavery tune “Sail Away.” Sonny Terry’s trademark whoops are energizing. The repartee between him and Brownie McGhee might convince you they were fast friends if you didn’t know otherwise.Read More

The Knack – Get The Knack (1979) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

The Knack - Get The Knack (1979) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

The Knack – Get The Knack (1979) {2017, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 983 MB (Hi-Res) + 294 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, Gain 2 Ultra Analog | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-473 | Genre: Pop Rock

Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3000 numbered copies, our 180g LP of Get the Knack brings the record’s urgent harmonies, keen melodies, bell-clear tones, and snapping percussion out of the shadows and into the limelight. Graced with large-scale frequency extension and ample separation, the Knack’s feisty music now teems with added energy, body, and immediacy.Read More

Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster – Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1959) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster - Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1959) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster – Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1959) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 926 MB (Hi-Res) + 261 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-234 | Genre: Bop, Swing
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Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster, also simply called Meets Ben Webster, is a 1959 album featuring the November 3 – December 2 studio sessions of American jazz musicians Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster. In a 2003 review, All That Jazz described this album as the most notable example of Gerry Mulligan’s work partnering other legendary figures of jazz. The album, as a “classic album from two giants”, is featured in NPR’s “Basic Jazz Record Library”.Read More