Various Artists – Blue Coast Collection 2 (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - Blue Coast Collection 2 (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – Blue Coast Collection 2 (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Cover Only
Total Size: 2.25 GB (ISO) + 980 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Blue Coast Records | USA | Cat#: BCRSA 3012 | Genre: Country, Folk, World

The original Blue Coast Collection earned international acclaim using the proprietary recording technique called Extended Sound Environment (E.S.E). E.S.E. capture live performances without the use of headphones, overdubs or digital effects and suggests a new standard in digital recording. This long anticipated release of Blue Coast Collection 2 will satisfy fans of quality music and transparent sound with its carefully chosen lineup of emotionally honest and sonically stunning songs. All performances were remastered especially for the CD and DACD versions. Some were remixed. Others have never been previously released. Artists include Keith Greeninger, Houston Jones, Garett Brennan, Jenna Mammina, Matt Rollings and more. Continue reading “Various Artists – Blue Coast Collection 2 (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Allan Taylor – Songs For The Road (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Allan Taylor - Songs For The Road (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Allan Taylor – Songs For The Road (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 948 MB (ISO) + 439 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stockfisch Records | Germany | Cat#: SFR 357.9010.2 | Genre: Country, Folk

This SACD-Maxi release emerged from a chain of events: During the HIGHEND exposition in Munich Allan Taylor happened to get to know Dieter Burmester, head of “Burmester Audiosystems”. Dieter told him about the sound system that he had designed for the new Porsche Panamera. It was then that Allan told Dieter his story of why he had bought a Porsche and that he had written a song about the true story behind. Continue reading “Allan Taylor – Songs For The Road (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Willie Nelson - Ride Me Back Home (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 247 MB (CD-Format) + 868 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | Genre: Country

Like so many Willie Nelson albums of the 2010s, Ride Me Back Home bears a title that appears to be a vague nod to Nelson’s mortality. Unlike, say, God’s Problem Child or Last Man Standing, the cloud doesn’t appear to hang so heavy on Ride Me Back Home, but maybe that’s because the album is amiably unkempt in a way its immediate predecessors were not. Some of that is due to how Nelson and his longtime producer Buddy Cannon don’t rely heavily on original material this time around. Continue reading “Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}”

Nick Drake – A Treasury (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nick Drake - A Treasury (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nick Drake – A Treasury (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: 3.41 GB (ISO) + 2.63 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.05 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Island Records | UK | Cat#: CID 8149 / 986 792-2 | Genre: Folk, Country

Poor Nick Drake. The soft-spoken introvert may have spent his days upon this earth as a struggling singer/songwriter, but since leaving, his atmospheric and distinctly melancholy songs have become a pop culture fixture. Rescued from British folk oblivion by a one-off Volkswagen commercial, his name has since been bandied about by critics looking to link the English bard with every winsome, dough-faced up-and-comer who puts out a record with strings on it. What’s on a Nick Drake compilation is never as interesting as what was left off. Continue reading “Nick Drake – A Treasury (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

John Denver – John Denver (1979) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver - John Denver (1979) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver – John Denver (1979) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 781 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA / Legacy | Genre: Country

With John Denver, Denver seemed to be making attempts to change his pastoral country boy image. The cover photo shows him in an intense, energy-charged performance shot, while the instrumentation is more lush and relies less on acoustic guitar than previous efforts. His own “Downhill Stuff,” and a cover of “Johnny B. Goode” are rock numbers, while Bryan Bowers’ “Berkeley Woman” is an uncharacteristically lustful song for Denver to record. Elsewhere, the haunting flute of Jim Horn on “Joseph and Joe,” and Herb Pedersen’s warm “Southwind” make the album a worthwhile buy. Continue reading “John Denver – John Denver (1979) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}”

John Denver – I Want To Live (1977) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver – I Want To Live (1977) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 826 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA / Legacy | Genre: Country

I Want to Live is the 12th studio album by American singer-songwriter John Denver released by RCA Records in November, 1977. The title song was dedicated to the “Hunger Project”, which Denver was on the board of directors. Continue reading “John Denver – I Want To Live (1977) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}”

John Denver – Whose Garden Was This (1970) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver - Whose Garden Was This (1970) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}

John Denver – Whose Garden Was This (1970) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 777 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA / Legacy | Genre: Country

Perhaps John Denver’s worst-selling album, Whose Garden Was This, is largely a record of cover songs, starting with the Tom Paxton-penned environmentalist anthem that is the title track, and including Denver versions of such songs as the Band’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Mr. Bojangles,” The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Golden Slumbers.” Denver’s own contributions included the awkward “I Wish I Could Have Been There (Woodstock).” Though Denver tried in a sleeve note to weave all this into a theme, something about “all the things that change as we grow older.” In fact, Whose Garden Was This was an expendable collection of second-rate Denver songs and first-rate songs done better by others. Not surprisingly, it missed the charts. Continue reading “John Denver – Whose Garden Was This (1970) {2017, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res}”

Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966) {2018, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966) {2018, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966)
{2018, 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: 359 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.16 GB (SACD ISO) + 579 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2199 | Genre: Country, Folk

Simon & Garfunkel’s first masterpiece, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme was also the first album on which the duo, in tandem with engineer Roy Halee, exerted total control from beginning to end, right down to the mixing, and it is an achievement akin to the Beatles’ Revolver or the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests. Continue reading “Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966) {2018, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE”

Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over (1976) {2011, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Olivia Newton-John - Come On Over (1976) {2011, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over (1976) {2011, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.67 GB (ISO) + 818 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9078 | Genre: Country

Olivia Newton John’s Come on Over is country tunes, folk ballads, and more. Her own arrangement and adaptation of the traditional “Greensleeves” is exquisite, haunting, and shows Newton-John is more than just a pretty face. Her hit catalog was already nine songs deep, and “Come on Over” was the tenth of close to 30 visits to the Top 40 in a 14-year period. Fred Rose’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and a cover of Dolly Parton’s classic “Jolene” open and shut side one with the country side of things while the Diane Berglund/Jim Phillips composition “Pony Ride” is more of a piano ballad Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over (1976) {2011, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) {2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) {2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) {2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.51 GB (ISO) + 711 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Intervention Records / A&M | USA | Cat#: IR-SCD3 / B0027037-06
Genre: Country Rock

The Gilded Palace of Sin is the first album by the country rock group The Flying Burrito Brothers, released in 1969. It continued Gram Parsons’ and Chris Hillman’s work in modern country music, fusing traditional sources like folk and country with other forms of popular music like gospel, soul, and psychedelic rock. Continue reading “The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) {2017, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Janet Feder – Songs With Words (2012) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Janet Feder - Songs With Words (2012) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Janet Feder – Songs With Words (2012) {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: 3.80 GB (ISO) + 1.84 GB (FLAC Mch) + 720 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sonoma | USA | Cat#: 8 03635 10102 5 | Genre: Folk, Country, World

Songs with Words was a project initiated by producer Joe Shepard, who encouraged Feder to use his studio. At first, she envisioned writing songs for others to sing, but since Shepard wanted to record within two weeks, Feder ended up singing the songs herself and playing all the guitar parts. Her usage of small metal objects that alter the sound of the acoustic guitar strings enable her to explore new tunings and an expanded sonic palette. Continue reading “Janet Feder – Songs With Words (2012) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Johnny Cash – Silver (1979) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Johnny Cash - Silver (1979) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Johnny Cash – Silver (1979) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.33 GB (ISO) + 2.04 GB (FLAC Mch) + 887 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Legacy | USA | Cat#: CS 86791 | Genre: Country

Silver was a below-average Cash outing, due both to the routine material and the mixed attempt to update his sound with more modern production techniques. Brian Ahern, who produced Emmylou Harris, was at the helm of a set that often put a more contemporary sheen on the sound with filters and phase shifters. Continue reading “Johnny Cash – Silver (1979) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Dave Alvin – Blackjack David (1998) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dave Alvin - Blackjack David (1998) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dave Alvin – Blackjack David (1998) {2002, 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: 279 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.03 GB (SACD ISO) + 951 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL Ultraisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2007 | Genre: Folk, Country

Dave Alvin earned his crown as “the King of California” the hard way. A fourth-generation Californian, Alvin worked his way through various incarnations in order to arrive at this point. A longstanding monumental force in Los Angeles and California music, Alvin is essentially a blues player who writes and performs what he terms “American folk music.” Continue reading “Dave Alvin – Blackjack David (1998) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}”