Author Archive: Your_SACD

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Concord On A Summer Night (1982) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Concord On A Summer Night (1982) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Concord On A Summer Night (1982) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 205 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.39 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.93 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 745 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Jazz | US | Cat#: SACD-1025-6 | Genre: Cool Jazz

In 1982 pianist Dave Brubeck welcomed clarinetist Bill Smith (who he had played with back in his octet days in the late ’40s) as a permanent member of his Quartet along with drummer Randy Jones and Chris Brubeck on electric bass and occasional bass trombone. This album features the new Quartet at the Concord Jazz Festival playing what would become their typical mixture of songs: three Brubeck compositions (“Benjamin,” “Koto Song” and “Softly, William, Softly”), a standard (“Black and Blue”) and yet another remake of “Take Five.” These are fine performances.Read More

The Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton Quintet – At Last (1990) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton Quintet - At Last (1990) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton Quintet – At Last (1990) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.10 GB (ISO) + 3.17 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.16 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Jazz | E.C | Cat#: SACD-1036-6 | Genre: Jazz

This matchup by pianist Gene Harris and tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, in a quintet that also includes guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Harold Jones, is fun although it does not reach the excitement level one might expect. The ballads work best, while the stomps never really catch fire or explode. Harris and Hamilton always play at a high level, but their collaboration falls short of being the expected classic despite some good moments.Read More

Cristina Branco – Ulisses (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Cristina Branco - Ulisses (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Cristina Branco – Ulisses (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.29 GB (ISO) + 2.83 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.01 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal / EmArcy | France | Cat#: 982 666 9 | Genre: World, Folk, Country

First-time listeners to this Portuguese chanteuse may become so instantly infatuated with her beautiful, expressive voice and the plucky native guitar of Custódio Castelo that they may not truly care about the fado music traditions the two are carrying on via this enchanting collection.Read More

Bløf – Omarm (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bløf - Omarm (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bløf – Omarm (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.58 GB (ISO) + 3.63 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.40 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI / Capitol | Netherlands | Cat#: 7243 5846800 7 | Genre: Pop Rock

Omarm is BLØF ‘s sixth studio album released through EMI in 2003. Like its predecessor Blauwe ruis and its successor Umoja, the album was number 1 in the Dutch Album Top 100 for four weeks .Read More

Aaron Neville – Nature Boy: The Standards Album (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Aaron Neville – Nature Boy: The Standards Album (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.06 GB (ISO) + 2.44 GB (FLAC Mch) + 955 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve Records | EU | Cat#: 0044007606223 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Aaron Neville’s voice exists in that rarefied air occupied by only the most lyrical musicians, including Paul Desmond’s alto saxophone and Miles Davis’ muted trumpet. Sweet and throaty, reedy and always crying, it’s capable of bewitching anyone within hailing distance — including, in some cases, the singer himself. Nature Boy: The Standards Album, his first record for Verve, is naturally a jazz/vocal date; Neville tackled a dozen songs from the popular songbook, with accompaniment from a backing trio comprised of pianist (and arranger/conductor) Rob Mounsey, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Grady Tate (plus one or two appearances each from Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Ry Cooder on guitar, and Ray Anderson on trombone).Read More

Grateful Dead – Blues For Allah (1975) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grateful Dead - Blues For Allah (1975) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grateful Dead – Blues For Allah (1975) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 544 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.83 GB (SACD ISO) + 860 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2198 | Genre: Country Rock, Folk Rock

The Grateful Dead went into a state of latent activity in the fall of 1974 that lasted until the spring of the following year when the band reconvened at guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir’s Ace Studios to record Blues for Allah. The disc was likewise the third to be issued on their own Grateful Dead Records label. When the LP hit shelves in September of 1975, the Dead were still not back on the road — although they had played a few gigs throughout San Francisco.Read More

Grateful Dead – From The Mars Hotel (1974) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grateful Dead - From The Mars Hotel (1974) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grateful Dead – From The Mars Hotel (1974) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 414 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.55 GB (SACD ISO) + 748 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2196 | Genre: Country Rock, Folk Rock

Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and strictly limited to 2,500 copies, Mobile Fidelity’s hybrid SACD of From the Mars Hotel comes on as both an audiophile delight and Deadhead’s dream. Vastly improving upon the long-out-of-print 1984 MoFi version that currently commands upwards of hundreds of dollars on the aftermarket, the new version takes advantage of enhancements to the cutting system, pressing process, and mastering gear.Read More

Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {2020, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {2020, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {2020, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 368 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.66 GB (SACD ISO) + 877 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2118 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Few songs are more instantly recognized – or more influential, infamous, and, yes, notorious – than Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” The anchor of the mind-trip of an album of the same name, it occupies an entire side of an LP and runs for 17 minutes and five seconds, both bold moves in 1968 that changed how artists approached music in the studio and how listeners experienced it at home.Read More

Various Artists – Total Music Immersion – Super Audio CD Sampler (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - Total Music Immersion - Super Audio CD Sampler (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – Total Music Immersion – Super Audio CD Sampler (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.39 GB (ISO) + 3.62 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.38 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Philips | Netherlands | Cat#: PH-SACD 313 | Genre: Jazz, Pop, Classical

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Sarah Brightman & The London Symphony Orchestra – Time To Say Goodbye (1997) {2004, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sarah Brightman & The London Symphony Orchestra - Time To Say Goodbye (1997) {2004, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sarah Brightman & The London Symphony Orchestra – Time To Say Goodbye (1997) {2004, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.86 GB (ISO) + 2.77 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.02 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Angel Records | Germany | Cat#: 07243 5 57402 2 9 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

In the pop music world of the 1950s and 1960s, when you scored a hit single, you used to put together an album featuring the hit as the title song, with the disc filled out by soundalike songs that, with any luck, might give you a follow-up hit. Apparently, the world of contemporary classical crossover isn’t much different. Sarah Brightman, who enjoyed a European hit with “Time to Say Goodbye,” her duet with Andrea Bocelli, constructed an album beginning with that recording and continuing in kind.Read More

Ludwig van Beethoven / Pieter Wispelwey / Dejan Lazić – Complete Sonatas & Variations (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ludwig van Beethoven / Pieter Wispelwey / Dejan Lazić - Complete Sonatas & Variations (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ludwig van Beethoven / Pieter Wispelwey / Dejan Lazić – Complete Sonatas & Variations (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 7.33. GB (ISO) + 5.06 GB (FLAC Mch) + 2.18 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Channel Classics | Germany | Cat#: CCS SA 22605 | Genre: Classical

These works have been well served on disc, from the classic Rostropovich/Richter to the recent Schiff/Fellner (both on Philips). This set certainly belongs among the great ones, and it offers sonics of breathtaking naturalness and realism. Pieter Wispelwey and Dejan Lazic work exceptionally well together. Two strong-willed artists, everything that they do serves the music, not least in the three sets of variations, which are chock-full of personality and clear delight in Beethoven’s early compositional virtuosity (the set based on Handel’s “See the conqu’ring hero comes” is especially impressive).Read More

Sara K. – Play On Words (1994) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sara K. - Play On Words (1994) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sara K. – Play On Words (1994) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.46 GB (ISO) + 1.77 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.98 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | US | Cat#: SACD278 | Genre: Jazz-Rock, Folk

Play On Words – a musical and lyrical masterpiece with Sara K. on vocals and four string guitar, makes its way through a number of styles, such as country and blues, and invigorates these rather staid genres with a new content and meaning.Read More