Author Archive: Your_SACD

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

Sarah Brightman – Eden (1998) {2004, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sarah Brightman - Eden (1998) {2004, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sarah Brightman – Eden (1998) {2004, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Scans Included
Total Size: 4.37 GB (ISO) + 3.19 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.17 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Angel Records | Germany | Cat#: 07243 5 57795 2 6 | Genre: Vocal, Adult Contemporary

Sarah Brightman’s 1999 release Eden applies her rich, supple voice to 16 tracks that range from classical to pop to haunting ballads. The album features “Il Mio Cuore Va,” Titanic’s “My Heart Will Go On” sung in Italian; “Scene d’Amour,” the theme from The English Patient; and “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot. Brightman’s pop side emerges with tracks like “Dust in the Wind” and the Richard Marx-written and -produced “The Last Words You Said.” Eden’s wide range and Brightman’s beautiful voice are a winning combination.Read More

Sarah Brightman – La Luna (2000) {2004, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sarah Brightman - La Luna (2000) {2004, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sarah Brightman – La Luna (2000) {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: 4.03 GB (ISO) + 3.17 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.16 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Angel Records | Germany | Cat#: 07243 5 57794 2 7 | Genre: Vocal, Adult Contemporary

Broadway star Sarah Brightman lends her ethereal, angelic vocals to another combination of classical and pop, resulting in a solid, stirring collection. This outing, the ex-Mrs. Andrew Lloyd Webber adapts Rachmaninov (“How Fare This Spot”), Beethoven (“Figlio Perduto”), and Handel (“Solo Con Te”) alongside the brothers Gibb and Simon and Garfunkel. The uncanny thing is how canny Brightman is at bridging the contemporary with the classics so that they seem timeless.Read More

VA – Master Female Audiophile (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA - Master Female Audiophile (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA – Master Female Audiophile (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.10 GB (ISO) + 1.21 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Master Music | Germany | Cat#: MASA 50572 | Genre: Jazz, Folk

This Master Music Female Audiophile SACD sampler includes the beautiful and timeless voices of Radka Toneff, Simone, Lisa Wahlandt, Katinka Wilson, Kari Bremnes, Inger Marie Gundersen, Kate Purcell, Chie Ayado and more!Read More

Kriya – Kriya (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kriya - Kriya (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kriya – Kriya (2006) {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: 2.82 GB (ISO) + 2.42 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.13 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Alba Records | Finland | Cat#: ABCD 210 | Genre: Folk , World, Country

Talk about crossover! Kriya recorded their album in Finland, the songs are mostly translated from the original Sanskrit to Finnish, & the music generally sounds to me like a mix of Indian, Irish & Finnish. There are English translations printed of the lyrics, but this is another of those graphic failures where the background art or photography obscures the type & it is often unreadable. There do seem to be some connections between East Indian Sanskirt & Finnish, though I don’t know the details. Several of the songs have traditional Indian lyrics.Read More