Various Artists – Must Have Classic Recordings (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Various Artists - Must Have Classic Recordings (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Various Artists – Must Have Classic Recordings (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 3.09 GB (DSF) + 1.28 GB (FLAC) + 1.15 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fonè | EU | Cat#: SACD 186 | Genre: Classical

A variety of artists, ensembles and orchestras offer music from Bach (Cello Suite), via Schubert (String Quartet) to Mahler (Symphony). Altogether, as the album’s title implies: Must Have Classic Recordings. Continue reading “Various Artists – Must Have Classic Recordings (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Fonè Jazz Makers – Girl Of My Dreams (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Fonè Jazz Makers - Girl Of My Dreams (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Fonè Jazz Makers – Girl Of My Dreams (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Scans Included
Total Size: 2.64 GB (DSF) + 1.16 GB (FLAC) + 2.68 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fonè | EU | Cat#: SACD 014 | Genre: Jazz

Girl Of My Dreams is an album of New Orleans Style Jazz featuring the Fone Jazz Makers. It starts with Darktown Strutters’ Ball by Shelton Brooks. A happy song from the early 20th Century. Catchy and easily remembered. It sounds just like the ideal album opener. Continue reading “Fonè Jazz Makers – Girl Of My Dreams (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Fausto Mesolella – Canto Stefano: Fausto Mesolella Canta Benni Stefano (2015) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Fausto Mesolella  - Canto Stefano: Fausto Mesolella Canta Benni Stefano (2015) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Fausto Mesolella – Canto Stefano: Fausto Mesolella Canta Benni Stefano (2015) [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: 1.74 GB (DSF) + 872 MB (FLAC) + 816 MB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fonè | EU | Cat#: SACD149 | Genre: Jazz

Canto Stefano features guitarist and singer Fausto Mesolella performing 12 songs composed by Italian writer and poet Stefano Benni. Limited to 496 copies. Recorded and produced by Giulio Cesare Ricci, founder and president of the Audiophile Productions / Fone. Continue reading “Fausto Mesolella – Canto Stefano: Fausto Mesolella Canta Benni Stefano (2015) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Joe Jackson – Summer In The City: Live In New York (2000) [2022, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Joe Jackson - Summer In The City: Live In New York (2000) [2022, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Joe Jackson – Summer In The City: Live In New York (2000) [2022, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.25 GB (DSF) + 1.00 GB (FLAC) + 2.28 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Intervention Records | US | Cat#: IR-SCD19 | Genre: Pop Rock

Summer in the City was remastered to vinyl and simultaneously to DSD by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio from newly-compiled 24-bit/44kHz high-res PCM master files. This new mastering is wide-open and uncompressed, and dramatically more dynamic and immersive than the original CD! Continue reading “Joe Jackson – Summer In The City: Live In New York (2000) [2022, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Pink Floyd – Animals (1977) [2018 Remix] [2022 Release, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) [2018 Remix] [2022 Release, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Pink Floyd – Animals (1977) [2018 Remix] [2022 Release, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 6.80 GB (DSF) + 2.89 GB (FLAC) + 3.70 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPP 88271 SA | Genre: Progressive Rock
Continue reading “Pink Floyd – Animals (1977) [2018 Remix] [2022 Release, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Quincy Jones – The Dude (1981) [2022, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Quincy Jones - The Dude (1981) [2022, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Quincy Jones – The Dude (1981) [2022, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 1.68 GB (DSF) + 791 MB (FLAC) + 1.70 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Intervention Records | US | Cat#: IR-SCD 18 | Genre: R&B, Disco

The Dude is mastered direct-to-DSD by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio from the Original Analog Master Tapes, which were acquired from Quincy’s team by Marshall Blonstein of Audio Fidelity. Coming from the tail end of the 100% analog era, The Dude is an amazing recording, and Intervention’s remastering by Kevin Gray brings the big, beautifully nuanced bass home with authority and bounce, while providing the kind of 3D imaging and sonic holography of the best audiophile recordings. A sonic sensation! Continue reading “Quincy Jones – The Dude (1981) [2022, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Massimo Farao’ Afro Cuban Piano Quartet – Blue Bossa (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Massimo Farao' Afro Cuban Piano Quartet - Blue Bossa (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Massimo Farao’ Afro Cuban Piano Quartet – Blue Bossa (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.76 GB (DSF) + 1.39 GB (FLAC) + 2.83 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-230 | Genre: Jazz

Massimo Farao’ (piano), Nicola Barbon (bass) and Roberto “Bobo” Facchinetti (drums) with Ernesttico on the conga play familiar tunes with a twist. Continue reading “Massimo Farao’ Afro Cuban Piano Quartet – Blue Bossa (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Nicki Parrott – Great 70’s (2021) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nicki Parrott - Great 70's (2021) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nicki Parrott – Great 70’s (2021) [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: 2.50 GB (DSF) + 1.23 GB (FLAC) + 2.54 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-370 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Nicki Parrott (vocals & bass) is joined by John Di Martino (piano), Dave Blenkhorn (guitar) and Quentin Baxter (drums) on this set of ’70s favorites by Boz Scaggs, Chicago, Elton John, Carly Simon, Carole King and more! Continue reading “Nicki Parrott – Great 70’s (2021) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975) [2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975) [2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975)
[2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 330 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.05 GB (DSF) + 0.99 GB (FLAC) + 2.09 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2016 | Genre: R&B
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Earth, Wind & Fire has delivered more than its share of excellent albums, but if a person could own only one EWF release, the logical choice would be That’s the Way of the World, which was the band’s best album as well as its best-selling. Continue reading “Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975) [2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

McCoy Tyner – Sahara (1972) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

McCoy Tyner - Sahara (1972) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

McCoy Tyner – Sahara (1972) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 312 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.94 GB (DSF) + 979 MB (FLAC) + 1.98 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2029| Genre: Jazz
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

After the death of John Coltrane, his longtime pianist McCoy Tyner was in something of a musical quandary. Keeping up with his mentor through the incredible explorations of the early ’60s, he seemed to have some difficulty navigating the even further out territories explored in the two or three years before Coltrane’s death in 1967. Continue reading “McCoy Tyner – Sahara (1972) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Jerry Garcia & David Grisman (1991) [2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - Jerry Garcia & David Grisman (1991) [2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Jerry Garcia & David Grisman (1991)
[2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 317 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.38 GB (DSF) + 1.08 GB (FLAC) + 2.42 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2140 | Genre: Country
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

This Grammy-nominated disc heralds the origins of the highly acclaimed acoustic duo of Jerry Garcia (guitar/vocals) and David “Dawg” Grisman (mandolin). They had been chums for years by the time they began their direct partnership in earnest on December 7, 1990, with a nine-song set at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA. Over half of that material would be reworked the following spring — for inclusion on this disc — at Grisman’s newly appointed, plush, and well-lit Dawg Studios. Continue reading “Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Jerry Garcia & David Grisman (1991) [2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton – Soft Lights & Sweet Music (1986) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton - Soft Lights & Sweet Music (1986) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton – Soft Lights & Sweet Music (1986)
[2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 285 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.73 GB (DSF) + 865 MB (FLAC) + 1.77 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2017 | Genre: Jazz, Cool
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Starting in the late ’50s, Gerry Mulligan recorded a series of encounters with fellow saxophonists that included such immortals as Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster. In 1986 he resumed the practice for this one date on which his baritone is matched with the tenor of the young great Scott Hamilton. The music, which includes warm ballads and fairly hot romps (five of the seven songs are Mulligan originals), consistently swing and are quite enjoyable. Continue reading “Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton – Soft Lights & Sweet Music (1986) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Pat Martino – East! (1968) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Pat Martino - East! (1968) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Pat Martino – East! (1968) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 246 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.55 GB (DSF) + 804 MB (FLAC) + 1.58 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2018 | Genre: Bop, Jazz
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Despite the title and the cover of this CD reissue (which makes it appear that the performances are greatly influenced by music of the Far East), the style played by guitarist Pat Martino’s quartet is very much in the hard bop tradition. Continue reading “Pat Martino – East! (1968) [2006, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Mike Marshall – Gator Strut (1987) [2004, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mike Marshall - Gator Strut (1987) [2004, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mike Marshall – Gator Strut (1987) [2004, MFSL 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: 2.20 GB (DSF) + 1.01 GB (FLAC) + 2.26 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 7001 | Genre: Country
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Mike Marshall is much like Mark O’Connor, a virtuoso on several string instruments, an innovative composer and arranger who refuses to be pigeonholed stylistically, and also an alum of David Grisman’s band. Numerous Grisman alumni turn up on this 1984 release, including violinist Darol Anger, bassists Todd Phillips and Rob Wasserman, guitarist Tony Rice, and even Grisman himself, along with dobro player Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck on banjo, violinist David Balikrishan (who would later co-found the Turtle Island String Quartet with Anger) Continue reading “Mike Marshall – Gator Strut (1987) [2004, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Jim Hall – Concierto (1975) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Jim Hall – Concierto (1975) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 377 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.76 GB (DSF) + 1.20 GB (FLAC) + 1.13 GB (ISO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2012 | Genre: Post Bop, Jazz
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Guitarist Jim Hall is the sort of musician who displays such technical expertise, imaginative conception, and elegance of line and phrase that almost any recording of his is worth hearing. Still, Concierto ranks among the best albums of his superb catalog. Continue reading “Jim Hall – Concierto (1975) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”