Country

Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line (1964) {2020, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line (1964) {2020, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line (1964) {2020, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 119 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.38 GB (SACD ISO) + 372 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2197 | Genre: Country

Originally released in 1964 on Columbia, produced by fellow Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Don Law, and featuring note-for-note re-recordings of several staples Johnny Cash made for Sun Records – including the title track, “Hey Porter,” and “Big River” – as well as several new originals, I Walk the Line cemented the singer’s place as the leading country artist of the era.Read More

Anne Murray – Duets: Friends & Legends (2007) {2016, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Anne Murray - Duets: Friends & Legends (2007) {2016, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Anne Murray – Duets: Friends & Legends (2007) {2016, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Scans Included
Total Size: 2.58 GB (ISO) + 1.21 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music | Hong Kong | Cat#: 5368677 | Genre: Folk, Country, Pop

For her 34th studio album, Anne Murray recorded a set of duets with many of her favorite female singers, from Nelly Furtado to Sarah Brightman. There are a number of country duet partners here, such as Shania Twain, Emmylou Harris, and Martina McBride, but there are even more pop-oriented women singing with Murray, encompassing the likes of Celtic Woman and Celine Dion.Read More

The Weavers – Reunion At Carnegie Hall 1963 (1963) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Weavers - Reunion At Carnegie Hall 1963 (1963) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Weavers – Reunion At Carnegie Hall 1963 (1963) {2013, 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: 3.26 GB (ISO) + 1.45 GB (FLAC Mch) + 954 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPF 005 SA | Genre: Country, World

The Weavers celebrated their 15th anniversary by performing two concerts — May 2 and 3, 1963 — at Carnegie Hall, the site of their historic 1955 comeback concert, and invited back former members Pete Seeger and Erik Darling, as well as introducing new member Bernie Krause. The shows served to reaffirm the status of a group that had fostered the folk boom of the late ’50s and early ’60s, yet had been bypassed by it as others scored with their songsRead More

Fiona Joy Hawkins – 600 Years In A Moment (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Fiona Joy Hawkins - 600 Years In A Moment (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Fiona Joy Hawkins – 600 Years In A Moment (2013) {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: 4.05 GB (ISO) + 2.87 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.08 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Little Hartley Music | Australia | Cat#: FJH015 | Genre: Country, Folk, World

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Willie Nelson – First Rose of Spring (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Willie Nelson - First Rose of Spring (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Willie Nelson – First Rose of Spring (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 235 MB (CD-Quality) + 876 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy Recordings | Genre: Country

The very title of First Rose of Spring — Willie Nelson’s 70th or 94th or 143rd, all depending on how you count things — suggests a bit of a rebirth, an emotion that hasn’t been particularly prevalent on the albums Willie recorded and released during his eighties. Turns out, the sentiment of the title and its accompanying song is a bit of a feint, since there are a fair number of nods to Nelson’s advanced age scattered through this 2020 record, but the tone of the album isn’t especially meditative or bleak.Read More

Olivia Newton-John – Albums Collection

Olivia Newton-John - Albums Collection

Olivia Newton-John – Albums Collection
EAC Rip | 36xCD | FLAC Tracks/Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 16 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | SOUNDTRACKS
Label: Various | Genre: Pop, Country, Adult Contemporary

Olivia Newton-John skillfully made the transition from popular country-pop singer to popular mainstream soft rock singer, becoming one of the most successful vocalists of the ’70s in the process. The transition itself wasn’t much of a stretch — her early-’70s hits “I Honestly Love You” and “Have You Never Been Mellow” were country only in the loosest sense — yet the extent of her success in both fields was remarkable.Read More

Cristina Branco – Ulisses (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Cristina Branco - Ulisses (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Cristina Branco – Ulisses (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: 3.29 GB (ISO) + 2.83 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.01 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal / EmArcy | France | Cat#: 982 666 9 | Genre: World, Folk, Country

First-time listeners to this Portuguese chanteuse may become so instantly infatuated with her beautiful, expressive voice and the plucky native guitar of Custódio Castelo that they may not truly care about the fado music traditions the two are carrying on via this enchanting collection.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

James Taylor – American Standard (2020)

James Taylor - American Standard (2020)

James Taylor – American Standard (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 382 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fantasy | Mexico | Cat#: FAN00619 | Genre: World, Country

On American Standard, Taylor applies his gentle magic to classics like “My Blue Heaven” and “The Nearness of You,” refashioning their well-worn melodies into the friendly and inviting mode that is his signature.Read More