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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

Neil Young – Old Ways (1985) {1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Neil Young - Old Ways (1985) {1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Neil Young – Old Ways (1985) {1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 229 MB (Hi-Res) + 798 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-252 | Genre: Country, Folk
Half-Speed Mastered

In 1984, Geffen Records sued Neil Young on the grounds that he had submitted uncharacteristic, uncommercial records to the label. By the time a settlement had been reached, Young had been on the road with a country band called the International Harvesters for over a year and recorded a revamped version of Old Ways, a 1982 recording originally rejected by Geffen that was cut in the style of Harvest and Comes a Time, but with a stronger country leaning. Read More

Jennifer Warnes – Another Time, Another Place (2018) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jennifer Warnes - Another Time, Another Place (2018) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jennifer Warnes – Another Time, Another Place (2018) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD
Total Size: 1.96 GB (ISO) + 860 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Impex Records | US | Cat#: IPX8317SACD | Genre: World, Country

Singer/songwriter Jennifer Warnes celebrates her 50th anniversary as a recording artist with Another Time, Another Place, her first recording since 2001’s The Well. Since the 1990s, Warnes has worked only when she’s wanted to — a decade passed between The Well and its predecessor, The Hunter. In this century, she has lent her voice to recordings by Sonny Landreth, Chris Hillman, Leonard Cohen, and his son Adam Cohen.Read More

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.Read More

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.Read More

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.Read More

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.Read More

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.Read More