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]”

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]”

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Texas Hurricane (2014) [Box Set, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Hurricane (2014) [Box Set, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Texas Hurricane (2014) [Box Set, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
6x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 13.3 GB (ISO) + 6.26 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPB SRVBOX SA | Genre: Texas Blues

APO presents what must be the greatest Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute collection ever made. Vaughan single-handedly ignited the blues revival of the ’80s. His eclectic and fiery style bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late ’60s. Vaughan’s tragic death in 1990 only emphasized his influence on both the blues and American rock & roll. Texas Hurricane features six of Vaughan’s classic albums – Texas Flood, Couldn’t Stand the Weather, Soul to Soul, In Step, Family Style and The Sky Is Cryin’ – specially remastered for SACD by Sterling Sound. Continue reading “Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Texas Hurricane (2014) [Box Set, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Valerie Joyce – The Look Of Love (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Valerie Joyce - The Look Of Love (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Valerie Joyce – The Look Of Love (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 3.61 GB (ISO) + 1.85 GB (FLAC MCH) + 0.97 GB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | US | Cat#: SACD 332 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening

Vocalist Valerie Joyce has been performing as a musician on the Seattle music scene since 1994. Born in Japan to an American father and Japanese mother, she was exposed to classical music through her mother’s piano playing and extensive record collection. After college, she moved to Seattle where she regularly appears with a variety of jazz ensembles. ‘The Look of Love’ is Valerie Joyce’s much-anticipated follow-up to her Chesky debut, featuring elegantly chic original arrangements of classic pieces from Burt Bacharach & Hal David’s extensive catalogue. Continue reading “Valerie Joyce – The Look Of Love (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) [2020, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) [2020, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) [2020, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.50 GB (ISO) + 716 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2219 | Genre: Classic Rock

Mobile Fidelity’s hybrid SACD of Nilsson Schmilsson features unadulterated transparency and visceral solidity. The Brooklyn native’s three-and-a-half octave range and beautiful phrasing come across with captivating depth, crystalline purity, and an emotional scope that stretches from tenderness to melodrama to sarcasm and beyond. Continue reading “Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) [2020, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Bachman-Turner Overdrive I & II (2021) [Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Bachman-Turner Overdrive I & II (2021) [Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Bachman-Turner Overdrive I & II (2021) [Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 3.59 GB (ISO) + 3.05 GB (FLAC MCH) + 1.45 GB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | UK | Cat#: CDSML 8584 | Genre: Classic Rock
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Eleanor McEvoy – Out There (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eleanor McEvoy - Out There (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eleanor McEvoy – Out There (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 979 MB (ISO) + 1.14 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Moscodisc | Ireland | Cat#: MOSACD303 | Genre: Folk, World, & Country

This new studio album from Ireland’s most accomplished female singer songwriter features twelve brand new tracks, including “Quote I Love You Unquote” written with Dave Rotheray of the Beautiful South. This collection of upbeat songs take a wry view on life, love and modern society. Eleanor does it all on this album, contributing vocals, guitars, mandolin, keyboards, electric bass and percussion on the disc! Highlights include covers of the Marvin Gaye classic “Mercy Mercy Me” and Lowell George’s “Roll Um Easy” and “Non-Smoking Single Female.” Continue reading “Eleanor McEvoy – Out There (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Eleanor McEvoy – Early Hours (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eleanor McEvoy - Early Hours (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eleanor McEvoy – Early Hours (2004) [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: 2.60 GB (ISO) + 2.19 GB (FLAC MCH) + 859 MB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Market Square | Ireland | Cat#: MSM51SACD128 | Genre: Folk, Country, World

‘Early Hours’ takes Eleanor McEvoy’s music to new heights. Couched now in a mature jazz/blues context, her melodic and sensitive songs – packed as ever with wry, insightful social observation – benefit from first rate performances. “It would be a tragedy given the exquisite understated magnificence and warmth of these 42 minutes if all Eleanor McEvoy were remembered is ‘fl Woman’s Heart”. Eleanor’s Dido-before-Dido voice and some of the best happy/sad songs she has ever written plus deconstructed classics by Chuck Berry and Bert Jansch, this is her ‘White Ladder’, her ‘Life for Rent’. a triumph. MOJO. Continue reading “Eleanor McEvoy – Early Hours (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Joe Jackson – Body And Soul (1984) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Joe Jackson - Body And Soul (1984) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Joe Jackson – Body And Soul (1984) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 1.89 GB (ISO) + 851 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Intervention Records | US | Cat#: IR-SCD4 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Body and Soul has Joe Jackson playing both hot- and cool-styled jazz songs, getting some worthy help from producer David Kershenbaum, who also lent Jackson a hand on his I’m the Man album. This is Jackson at his smoothest, from the fragility of “Not Here Not Now” to the earnestness of “Be My Number Two.” While both this song and “Happy Ending” charted fairly low in the U.K., the explosive “You Can’t Get What You Want” went to number 15 in the United States Continue reading “Joe Jackson – Body And Soul (1984) [2020, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Uriah Heep – Magic Night (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Uriah Heep - Magic Night (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Uriah Heep – Magic Night (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.13 GB (ISO) + 3.46 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.40 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Classic Rock Legends Ltd | EU | Cat#: CRL 1537 | Genre: Progressive Rock, Hard Rock

This is the stunning film & recording of Uriah Heep live in concert at the Astoria Theatre, London on November 8th 2003, featuring a glittering array of hits and special guest appearances by former Heep vocalist John Lawton and Heather Findlay of Mostly Autumn. This is the definitive proof that in the 21st Century Heep keep on rocking stronger than ever. Uriah Heep’s by-the-books progressive heavy metal made the British band one of the most popular hard rock groups of the early ’70s. Continue reading “Uriah Heep – Magic Night (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

The Oscar Peterson Trio – We Get Requests (1964) [2010, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Oscar Peterson Trio - We Get Requests (1964) [2010, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Oscar Peterson Trio – We Get Requests (1964) [2010, 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: 1.72 GB (ISO) + 825 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UCGU-9011 | Genre: Swing, Bop

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