Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles - The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, 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: 1.38 GB (ISO) + 1.38 GB (DSF) + 408 MB (FLAC) + 116 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2049 | Genre: R&B, Blues
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

The Genius Sings the Blues is an album by Ray Charles, released in October 1961 on Atlantic Records. The album was his last release for Atlantic, compiling twelve blues songs from various sessions during his tenure for the label. The album showcases Charles’s stylistic development with a combination of piano blues, jazz, and southern R&B. The photo for the album cover was taken by renowned photographer Lee Friedlander. Continue reading “Ray Charles – The Genius Sings The Blues (1961) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (1962) [2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (1962) [2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (1962)
[2015, Audio Fidelity 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: 1.26 GB (ISO) + 1.27 GB (DSF) + 609 MB (FLAC) + 279 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 225 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
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First issued in the early ’60s, this collection of musical Christmas cheer is packed full of the smoothly sung, sentimental favorites associated as much with Nat King Cole himself as with the season. The singer’s performance of “The Christmas Song” is an unforgettable classic reprised here twice, once in an updated version that includes a contemporary vocal from his daughter, Natalie, and also in Cole’s original 1946 recording. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (1962) [2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Frank Sinatra – Where Are You? (1957) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Frank Sinatra - Where Are You? (1957) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Frank Sinatra – Where Are You? (1957) [2013, 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: 1.68 GB (ISO) + 1.71 GB (DSF) + 453 MB (FLAC) + 154 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2109 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
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Following the hard-driving A Swingin’ Affair, Frank Sinatra released another all-ballads record, Where Are You? The album was the first he recorded at Capitol without Nelson Riddle, as well as the first he recorded in stereo. Where Riddle’s down beat albums are stately and sullen, Jenkins favors lush, melancholy arrangements played by large, string-dominated orchestras. Jenkins’ arrangements suggested classical textures, although the tempos alluded to Billie Holiday’s ballad style. Continue reading “Frank Sinatra – Where Are You? (1957) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Mel Tormé – The London Sessions (2002) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mel Tormé - The London Sessions (2002) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mel Tormé – The London Sessions (2002) [Audio Fidelity 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: 1.71 GB (ISO) + 1.68 GB (DSF) + 786 MB (FLAC) + 246 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 002 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Mel Tormé had recorded relatively few rewarding albums in the decade before this set, originally put out by Gryphon before being reissued on CD by DCC Jazz. However, his voice had improved with time, his range had widened, and he had become an even stronger jazz singer than before. Continue reading “Mel Tormé – The London Sessions (2002) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Leonard Slatkin & St. Louis Symphony – Prokofiev: Ivan The Terrible (1979) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Leonard Slatkin & St. Louis Symphony - Prokofiev: Ivan The Terrible (1979) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Leonard Slatkin & St. Louis Symphony – Prokofiev: Ivan The Terrible (1979) [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 Image + Cue + Log
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.87 GB (ISO) + 6.65 GB (DSF) + 2.18 GB (FLAC) + 390 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 4003 | Genre: Classical
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Arne Domnérus – Jazz At The Pawnshop 30th Anniversary (1977) [2006, Remastered, 3x Discs, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Arne Domnérus - Jazz At The Pawnshop 30th Anniversary (1977) [2006, Remastered, 3x Discs, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Arne Domnérus – Jazz At The Pawnshop 30th Anniversary (1977)
[2006, Remastered, 3x Discs, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
3x Discs / Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 10.7 GB (ISO) + 29.6 GB (DSF) + 11.6 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Proprius | Sweden | Cat#: PRSACD 7879 | Genre: Swing, Jazz

On December 6 and 7, 1976, in a small jazz club called Stampen (The Pawn Shop) in Stockholm’s Old Town, Swedish sound engineer Gert Palmcrantz recorded a group of leading Scandinavian jazzmen live, trying to get “the tight, harmonious sound of the records of my childhood.” Conditions were less than ideal. A full house, a great deal of background noise. Continue reading “Arne Domnérus – Jazz At The Pawnshop 30th Anniversary (1977) [2006, Remastered, 3x Discs, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer – Götterdämmerung / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Siegfried Idyll (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer - Götterdämmerung / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Siegfried Idyll (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer – Götterdämmerung / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Siegfried Idyll (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Digital Booklet
Total Size: 3.66 GB (ISO) + 9.11 GB (DSF) + 3.67 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Channel Classics | Cat#: CCS SA 32713 | Genre: Classical

Wagner is the giant among composers because he created his own world. Whereas others interpreted ancient and familiar mythology, Wagner created his own myth. Whereas others composed to librettos by poets, Wagner wrote his own texts. He evenbuilt his own opera house, which had to be different and innovative. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer – Götterdämmerung / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Siegfried Idyll (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Mel Tormé, George Shearing – A Vintage Year (1988) [2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mel Tormé, George Shearing - A Vintage Year (1988) [2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mel Tormé, George Shearing – A Vintage Year (1988) [2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.87 GB (ISO) + 9.55 GB (DSF) + 3.96 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Jazz | US | Cat#: SACD-1026-6 | Genre: Swing, Vocal, Bop

Singer Mel Tormé and pianist George Shearing make a perfect team, bringing out the best in each other. With the assistance of bassist John Leitham and drummer Donny Osborne, the swinging, witty duo performs a variety of standards, including Noël Coward’s “Someday I’ll Find You,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “Anyone Can Whistle,” and a couple of medleys highlighted by a humorous six-song “New York, New York Medley.” Continue reading “Mel Tormé, George Shearing – A Vintage Year (1988) [2003, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Dave Brubeck – Supreme Jazz (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Dave Brubeck - Supreme Jazz (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Dave Brubeck – Supreme Jazz (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.11 GB (ISO) + 11.7 GB (DSF) + 4.83 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Membran Music Ltd. | Germany | Cat#: 223271-207 | Genre: Cool Jazz
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Seamus Blake / Ari Hoenig / Mike Moreno / Sam Yahel – Jazz Side Of The Moon: The Music Of Pink Floyd [2008] [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Seamus Blake / Ari Hoenig / Mike Moreno / Sam Yahel - Jazz Side Of The Moon: The Music Of Pink Floyd [2008] [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Seamus Blake / Ari Hoenig / Mike Moreno / Sam Yahel – Jazz Side Of The Moon: The Music Of Pink Floyd [2008] [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.98 GB (ISO) + 7.95 GB (DSF) + 2.92 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | US | Cat#: SACD338 | Genre: Easy Listening, Cool Jazz
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Mark Knopfler – Local Hero (1983) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (1983) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Mark Knopfler – Local Hero (1983) [2022, 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: 1.90 GB (ISO) + 1.87 GB (DSF) + 866 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2227 | Genre: Soundtrack

Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler’s intricate, introspective finger-picked guitar stylings make a perfect musical complement to the wistful tone of Bill Forsyth’s comedy film, Local Hero. This album was billed as a Knopfler solo album rather than an original soundtrack album, with the notation “music … for the film.” Continue reading “Mark Knopfler – Local Hero (1983) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Young Rascals - Groovin' (1967) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967) [2022, 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: 1.61 GB (ISO) + 1.56 GB (DSF) + 500 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2225 | Genre: Pop Rock, R&B

The Rascals move into the era of psychedelia with a vengeance on this album — the best of their entire history — which also retains a soulful core and adds a bit of a Latin beat. The original album on Atlantic was a monster seller thanks to the title track, practically the group’s signature tune (number one on the pop charts, number three on R&B), but “Groovin'” was only one small strong point on the album of the same name. Continue reading “The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967) [2022, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Donovan – Storyteller (2003) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Donovan - Storyteller (2003) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Donovan – Storyteller (2003) [Audio Fidelity 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: 1.93 GB (ISO) + 1.96 GB (DSF) + 699 MB (FLAC) + 227 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 015 | Genre: Folk Rock
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Storyteller is a compilation album from Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released on September 16, 2003 (Audio Fidelity 015) and was the first Donovan album released as a Super Audio CD/CD hybrid. Continue reading “Donovan – Storyteller (2003) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold (1969) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) [2013, 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: 1.62 GB (ISO) + 1.64 GB (DSF) + 795 MB (FLAC) + 381 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2142 | Genre: R&B
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Aretha’s Gold is a greatest hits album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1969 at Atlantic Recording Corporation. The album’s tracks were recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, except “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” and “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, which were recorded at the Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama Continue reading “Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Gold (1969) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Charles Mingus – Supreme Jazz (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Charles Mingus - Supreme Jazz (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Charles Mingus – Supreme Jazz (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.89 GB (ISO) + 8.15 GB (DSF) + 3.41 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Membran Music Ltd. | Germany | Cat#: 223277-207 | Genre: Cool Jazz, Bop
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