Nat King Cole – Where Did Everyone Go? (1963) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - Where Did Everyone Go? (1963) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – Where Did Everyone Go? (1963) {2010, 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 | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 269 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.96 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.26 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo/Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 1859 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This is the third and final collection to feature the team of Nat King Cole and Gordon Jenkins (arranger). Their earlier collaborations yielded the uniformly superior chart-topper Love Is the Thing (1957) and follow-up The Very Thought of You (1958). As the moniker suggests, there is a perceptible poignancy and longing weaved throughout Jenkins’ arrangements. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – Where Did Everyone Go? (1963) {2010, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

John Coltrane – 17 SACD Albums (1956-1965) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Coltrane - 17 SACD Albums (1956-1965) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Coltrane – 17 SACD Albums (1956-1965) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
17x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer & Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 29.2 GB (ISO) + 13.3 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Various | Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Hard Bop

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Nat king Cole – Just One Of Those Things (1957) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat king Cole - Just One Of Those Things (1957) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat king Cole – Just One Of Those Things (1957) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.18 GB (ISO) + 2.54 GB (FLAC Stereo/Mono & Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 903 SA | Genre: Big Band, Swing

Just One of Those Things is a theme album comparable to one of Frank Sinatra’s uptempo swing albums of the same period (Come Fly with Me, etc.), and employs the same arranger/conductor, Billy May. Nat King Cole is a bit less effective than Sinatra at uptempo material; he tends to undersing these sprightly standards, and May saves his dramatic horn charts and percussion shots for moments when Cole is away from the microphone. Continue reading “Nat king Cole – Just One Of Those Things (1957) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

The Who – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Who - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Who – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
3x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 9.99 GB (ISO) + 8.43 GB (FLAC Mch) + 3.23 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Steamhammer | Germany | Cat#: SPV 096-74880 3SACD | Genre: Classic Rock

The Who’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall captures a charity concert for a cancer organization the reunited group performed in November of 2000. Given the band’s spotty track record in their farewell tours and reunions of the ’80s and ’90s, it’s easy for some longtime fans to be skeptical of the musical merits of the triple-disc hybrid SACD release of this concert, but this is an exceptional reunion concert, finding the band at their strongest since their early-’80s breakup. Continue reading “The Who – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.97 GB (ISO) + 1.04 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.26 GB (FLAC Stereo/Mono) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 993 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

St. Louis Blues is a 1958 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Nelson Riddle. St. Louis Blues was the soundtrack to the film of the same name that starred Cole. The Billboard album chart placed the disc at a peak position of #18. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

New York Voices - Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity 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 | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 419 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.32 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.72 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 1.00 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 520 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Let It Snow finds New York Voices Kim Nazarian, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader and Peter Eldridge celebrating a host of traditional and sacred holiday classics as well as secular favorites. With the assistance of Grammy Award winning producer and engineer, Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Eagles, Manhattan Transfer, Fleetwood Mac), the quartet has fashioned an album that honors beloved songs, while incorporating sophisticated jazz and swing elements Continue reading “New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE”

Mannheim Steamroller – Fresh Aire 8 (2000) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire 8 (2000) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mannheim Steamroller – Fresh Aire 8 (2000) {2016, Audio Fidelity 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: 2.99 GB (ISO) + 2.49 GB (FLAC Mch) + 992 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 238 | Genre: New Age

Fresh Aire 8 is the final album in the Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire series. Fresh Aire 8 has a full sound that offers a well-balanced blend of synthesizers and orchestra richly augmented by the London Symphony. Always thematic affairs, the topic this time is Infinity and how it relates to all facets of human life…love, art, philosophy, mathematics and of course music. This allows for some rather bizarre musical pieces as classic Mannheim Steamroller riffs weave their way through the tapestry of new sounds. Continue reading “Mannheim Steamroller – Fresh Aire 8 (2000) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity 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 | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 316 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.21 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.92 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 731 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 185 | Genre: Smooth Jazz

All of a sudden, George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track. Most of Breezin’ is a softer-focused variation of Benson’s R&B/jazz-flavored CTI work, his guitar as assured and fluid as ever with Claus Ogerman providing the suave orchestral backdrops and his crack then-working band (including Ronnie Foster on keyboards and sparkplug Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar) pumping up the funk element. Continue reading “George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE”

Bon Jovi – Keep The Faith (1992) {2017, Special Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith (1992) {2017, Special Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bon Jovi – Keep The Faith (1992) {2017, Special Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.15 GB (ISO) + 1.50 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music Hong Kong | Japan | Cat#: 5378891 | Genre: Hard Rock

Keep the Faith is the fifth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released on November 3, 1992 by Mercury Records. It is the last album to feature original bass guitarist Alec John Such, before his dismissal from the band in 1994. It is Bon Jovi’s first album since 1985’s 7800° Fahrenheit not to be produced by Bruce Fairbairn. It was also their first album to have a title track. Continue reading “Bon Jovi – Keep The Faith (1992) {2017, Special Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Laura Nyro – Eli And the Thirteenth Confession (1968) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Laura Nyro - Eli And the Thirteenth Confession (1968) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Laura Nyro – Eli And the Thirteenth Confession (1968) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 276 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.10 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.64 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 912 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 237 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

Nyro peaked early, and Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, just her second album, remains her best. It’s not only because it contains the original versions of no less than three songs that were big hits for other artists: “Sweet Blindness” (covered by the 5th Dimension), “Stoned Soul Picnic” (also covered by the 5th Dimension), and “Eli’s Comin'” (done by Three Dog Night). Continue reading “Laura Nyro – Eli And the Thirteenth Confession (1968) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Loggins And Messina – Full Sail (1973) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Loggins And Messina - Full Sail (1973) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Loggins And Messina – Full Sail (1973) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 389 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.96 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.54 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 828 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 243 | Genre: Pop

This is every inch a follow-up to Loggins & Messina, including a ’50s rock & roll pastiche in the style of “Your Mama Don’t Dance” called “My Music” that hit number 16 as a single. Other notable material included Jim Messina’s island-rock anthem “Lahaina” and one of Kenny Loggins’ sensitive but generic ballads, typically called “A Love Song.” Continue reading “Loggins And Messina – Full Sail (1973) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE”

Loggins And Messina – Loggins And Messina (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Loggins And Messina - Loggins And Messina (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Loggins And Messina – Loggins And Messina (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 367 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.80 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.33 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 741 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 216 | Genre: Pop Rock

The first full-fledged L&M album found the duo in good form as songwriters, with Messina turning in the sparkling “Thinking Of You,” and the two collaborating on the hit single “Your Mama Don’t Dance” and “Angry Eyes.” Their backup band was anchored by multi-instrumentalist Al Garth, and also featured keyboardist Michael Omartian and Poco steel guitarist Rusty Young Continue reading “Loggins And Messina – Loggins And Messina (1972) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE”

Fleetwood Mac ‎- Rumours (1977) {2011, Japanese, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Fleetwood Mac ‎- Rumours (1977) {2011, Japanese, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Fleetwood Mac ‎- Rumours (1977) {2011, Japanese, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.96 GB (ISO) + 2.42 GB (FLAC Multichannel) + 895 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Music | Japan | Cat#: WPCR-14171 | Genre: Classic Rock, Pop Rock

Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California during 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and was released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. The record reached the top of both the United States Billboard chart and the United Kingdom Albums Chart. The songs “Go Your Own Way”, “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop”, and “You Make Loving Fun” were released as singles. Continue reading “Fleetwood Mac ‎- Rumours (1977) {2011, Japanese, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”