America – Struttin’ Our Stuff (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

America - Struttin' Our Stuff (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

America – Struttin’ Our Stuff (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.16 GB (ISO) + 4.73 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: In-Akustic | Germany | Cat#: INAK 5507 SACD | Genre: Folk Rock, Country Rock

This performance, during America’s last European tour in 1999, was recorded at the Ohne Filter Studio in Germany. Their 1972 single, A Horse With No Name, climbed to the top the charts in countries throughout the world. The band also released a string of hit singles, many of which are included in this live audio recording such as, Riverside, You Can Do Magic, Ventura Highway and many more! Continue reading “America – Struttin’ Our Stuff (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

The Searchers – The Collection (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Searchers - The Collection (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Searchers – The Collection (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 392 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.77 GB (SACD ISO) + 946 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 018 | Genre: Pop Rock

Although at 17 tracks totaling a mere 41 minutes, there is enough room to almost double the material, this is a well-chosen selection of Pye-era (1963-’66) music from the British Invasion band many ranked just behind the Beatles for melodic invention. Sure, there are plenty of Searchers’ compilations on the market with more songs at a cheaper price, but there aren’t any that sound this spectacular. The Audio Fidelity label is known for the pristine care they take sonically on their reissues and this is a perfect example of how the extra time, money and effort in mastering makes an enormous difference. Continue reading “The Searchers – The Collection (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (1956) {2014, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956) {2014, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (1956) {2014, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.79 GB (ISO) + 493 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2106 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! is the tenth studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra and his fourth for Capitol Records. It was arranged by Nelson Riddle and released in March 1956. Continue reading “Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (1956) {2014, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Heart – Magazine (1978) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Heart - Magazine (1978) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Heart – Magazine (1978) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 241 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.58 GB (SACD ISO) + 757 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 171 | Genre: Hard Rock

Problems with the Mushroom label delayed the release of Magazine, which eventually went platinum and peaked at number 17 on the album charts. Only the hard-rocking “Heartless” made it into the Top 40, and the album didn’t really live up to Heart’s last few efforts Continue reading “Heart – Magazine (1978) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – 5 Albums (MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip)

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - 5 Albums (MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip)

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – 5 Albums (MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip)
EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | 5xDiscs | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.18 GB (CD-Layer) + 7.99 GB (SACD ISO) + 3.77 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Genre: Blues Rock
Continue reading “Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – 5 Albums (MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip)”

Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 314 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.84 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.03 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 207 | Genre: Pop Rock

Piano Man gave Billy Joel his long-desired big hit, but it also somewhat threw him for a loop. He had been driven on Piano Man, determined to deliver an album that established him as both a serious artist and a commercial contender. Having achieved at least one of those goals (critics never gave Joel much credit), he had to release another album quickly if he wanted to keep his profile high Continue reading “Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade (1974) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Live 1964 (2004) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan Live 1964 (2004) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Live 1964 (2004) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | 2xDiscs | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 804 MB (CD-Layer) + 5.96 GB (SACD-ISO) + 6.77 GB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 230 | Genre: Folk Rock

It does seem strange, very strange indeed, to be hearing an official release of this historic concert, which has been available as a bootleg for decades. The Halloween gig at Philharmonic Hall in New York was a special part of the tour for Another Side of Bob Dylan, arguably his greatest acoustic recording. What’s more poignant, however, is how it previews the material on Bringing It All Back Home. Continue reading “Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Live 1964 (2004) {2016, 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}

Donovan – Storyteller (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 227 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.93 GB (ISO) + 699 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 015 | Genre: Folk Rock

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}”

The Zombies – Greatest Hits (2002) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Zombies - Greatest Hits (2002) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Zombies – Greatest Hits (2002) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 253 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.97 GB (ISO) + 890 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 001 | Genre: Classic Rock

This collection, remastered for SACD, covers the Zombies’ short and tasteful career, spanning their 1964-1967 years for Decca Records, and their single album, the classic Odessey & Oracle, for Epic Records in 1968. Two versions of “She’s Not There” are included here, one the so-called “stereo underdub” version that lacks the snappy drum overdub that gives the superior single version its crisp, edgy feel. There are also two mixes of “Time of the Season,” the familiar version and an alternate mix that features a little more organ in the verse sections. Continue reading “The Zombies – Greatest Hits (2002) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}”