Cowboy Junkies – Open (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cowboy Junkies - Open (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cowboy Junkies – Open (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 2.05 GB (ISO) + 2.02 GB (DSF) + 983 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Latent / Zoë | US | Cat#: 01143-1020-6 | Genre: Country, Alternative Rock

Cowboy Junkies have a sound, a vibe. There’s no denying it. You can tell it’s them within a few notes and each successive record seems to pick up right where the last one left off. Some, like The Trinity Sessions, are dark, moody, and mellow, like being coated in honey and draped in velvet. Continue reading “Cowboy Junkies – Open (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

The Man In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash – The Man In Black at Riverside Casino (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

The Man In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash - The Man In Black at Riverside Casino (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

The Man In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash – The Man In Black at Riverside Casino (2022)
[Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

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Label: The Man In Black A Tribute To Johnny Cash | Genre: Country
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Béla Fleck – Drive (1988) [2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Béla Fleck - Drive (1988) [2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Béla Fleck – Drive (1988) [2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 2.09 GB (ISO) + 2.12 GB (DSF) + 982 MB (FLAC) + 320 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 7003 | Genre: Country
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Drive is an album by American banjoist Béla Fleck. The album was produced toward the end of Fleck’s New Grass Revival career and before the Flecktones were formed and included an all-star list of bluegrass performers. Continue reading “Béla Fleck – Drive (1988) [2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Willie Nelson – The Willie Nelson Family (2021) [Japan Release]

Willie Nelson - The Willie Nelson Family (2021) [Japan Release]

Willie Nelson – The Willie Nelson Family (2021) [Japan Release]
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Label: Sony Records Int’l | Japan | Cat#: SICP 6427 | Genre: Country

Willie Nelson started calling his backing band the Family way back in 1973, right around the time he split from RCA, grew out his hair, and headed back to Texas. The Family also are featured on Willie Nelson Family, but this 2021 album is designed to feature his kin, including his sister Bobbie, his sons Lukas and Micah –the linchpins of Promise of the Real, sometimes backing band of Neil Young — and daughters Paula and Amy. Continue reading “Willie Nelson – The Willie Nelson Family (2021) [Japan Release]”

Willie Nelson – A Beautiful Time (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Willie Nelson - A Beautiful Time (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Willie Nelson – A Beautiful Time (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
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Total Size: 884 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | Genre: Country

Mortality hangs heavily on A Beautiful Time, as perhaps it should. The album came out on April 29, 2022, a day that’s otherwise known as Willie Nelson’s 89th birthday, and it arrived roughly two months after the death of his sister Bobbie, who played alongside him for the better part of 40 years. Continue reading “Willie Nelson – A Beautiful Time (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Brian Flanagan – Where Dreams Are Made (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Brian Flanagan - Where Dreams Are Made (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Brian Flanagan – Where Dreams Are Made (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 2.80 GB (ISO) + 3.35 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stockfisch Records | Germany | Cat#: SFR 357.4091.2 | Genre: World & Country

Irish songwriter, composer, vocalist, musician and poet, Brian Flanagan has worked with artists from diverse musical backgrounds such as Michael Flatley, Nadine Coyle, Eric Bibb, Nathan Carter, Finbar Furey, Brian Kennedy and Sharon Shannon. Brian is renowned for his ability to write to order, emotionally charged pieces that are immediately engaging. Love, loss, self-pity, recognizing chances and taking them – or not, almost mystical nature experiences, life-changing encounters, art and artists, environmental protection, human rights: it is truly a broad, moving and very current spectrum of themes which Irish singer-songwriter Brian Flanagan has worked through in the eleven tracks on this Audiophile SACD. Continue reading “Brian Flanagan – Where Dreams Are Made (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over (1976) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John - Come On Over (1976) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over (1976) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 866 MB (Hi-Res) + 250 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MCA | US | Cat#: MCA-2186 | Genre: Adult Contemporary, Country
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Olivia Newton-John – Have You Never Been Mellow (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – Have You Never Been Mellow (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Label: MCA | US | Cat#: MCA-2133 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

The hit single “Have You Never Been Mellow” carried Olivia Newton-John right back to number one, six months after “I Honestly Love You” brought the singer to that coveted position for the first time. The title track is a masterpiece of songwriting by her producer, John Farrar, an exquisitely pleasant melody with a sunny and peaceful theme. Having covered John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” on the Let Me Be There album in 1973, Newton-John goes back to the Denver catalog twice on this project, including her beautiful rendition of one of his lesser-known gems, “Follow Me,” with Farrar’s lush country-pop instrumental backing. Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John – Have You Never Been Mellow (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Olivia Newton-John – Clearly Love (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John - Clearly Love (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – Clearly Love (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Label: MCA | US | Cat#: MCA-2148 | Genre: Country, Adult Contemporary

Nine beautiful photos accompany the lyrics — Olivia with horses, Olivia in the hay, Olivia with a doggy; following up the phenomenal success of Have You Never Been Mellow was pretty elementary — Newton-John ruled the Top 40, adult contemporary, and country charts at this point in time. From the end of 1975 to early 1976, Clearly Love generated a Top 20 and two Top 30 hits: “Something Better to Do” and “Let It Shine” b/w “He Ain’t Heavy…He’s My Brother,” respectively. Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John – Clearly Love (1975) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Olivia Newton-John – Long Live Love (1974) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John - Long Live Love (1974) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – Long Live Love (1974) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 807 MB (Hi-Res) + 231 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Interfusion | Australia | Cat#: L 35230 | Genre: Country, Adult Contemporary

The title track was released in March 1974. Newton-John performed it at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest when she represented the UK. Along with the title track, five other tracks from the LP had been the six shortlisted songs for the UK selection for Eurovision, broadcast as A Song for Europe, 1974. The song that placed second, “Angel Eyes”, was also released as the B-side of the “Long Live Love” single. (The other four songs were “Someday”, “Loving You Ain’t Easy”, “Have Love, Will Travel”, and “Hands Across the Sea”.) Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John – Long Live Love (1974) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Olivia Newton-John – If You Love, Me Let Me Know (1974) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – If You Love, Me Let Me Know (1974) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – If You Love, Me Let Me Know (1974) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Label: MCA | US | Cat#: MCA-411 | Genre: Country, Adult Contemporary

In May and August of 1974, Olivia Newton-John broke through in a big way with this album, the number five title track written by John Rostil, and the number one smash “I Love You, I Honestly Love You” by Jeff Barry and Peter Allen quickly established Olivia as a superstar to be reckoned with. The album is beautifully produced by John Farrar with his friend Bruce Welch of Marvin, Welch & Farrar fame helping out with the production on two of the tracks, Gerry Rafferty’s “Mary Skeffington” and Olivia Newton-John’s sole composition, the acoustic “Changes.” Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John – If You Love, Me Let Me Know (1974) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There (1973) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There (1973) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There (1973) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Label: MCA | US | Cat#: MCA-389 | Genre: Country, Adult Contemporary

The American publication of the album by MCA Records used the cover art from Olivia’s 1972 LP record Olivia, which was not released by MCA. Some of its songs were taken for the US publication, such as song titles from the British publications of the albums If Not for You and Olivia. Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There (1973) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There (1973) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There (1973) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There (1973) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Label: Interfusion | Australia | Cat#: L 35026 | Genre: Country, Adult Contemporary

Two years after the single “If Not for You” hit the Top 25 on the Uni label, the MCA imprint re-released most of the If Not for You album, along with Newton-John’s second U.S. hit, “Let Me Be There,” and titled the disc after the new smash. With seductive blue ink shadowing her beautiful face and the word Olivia splashed atop the cover, the company created a collector’s item with the original LP, a respect from the aficionados that couldn’t have been predicted in the ’70s, and well-deserved credibility for the popular artist. Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There (1973) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Olivia Newton-John – Olivia (1972) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John - Olivia (1972) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – Olivia (1972) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 900 MB (Hi-Res) + 265 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pye International | UK | Cat#: NSPL.28168 | Genre: Country, Adult Contemporary

Olivia is the second studio album by the Australian singer-songwriter Olivia Newton-John, released in 1972. Two of its songs were released as singles (“What Is Life” and “Just a Little Too Much”). In its initial release, it was not issued in the United States, though it was sold there as an import. Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John – Olivia (1972) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Olivia Newton-John – If Not For You (1971) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Olivia Newton-John – If Not For You (1971) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 857 MB (Hi-Res) + 240 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: UNI Records | US | Cat#: 73117 | Genre: Country

Olivia Newton-John’s If Not for You covers Gordon Lightfoot, the Band, Leslie Duncan, David Gates, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Rush, and others. Though “If” is a pedestrian cover of Bread’s song which hit this same year, it would be a mistake to think these are all mere “covers.” The production and arrangements by Bruce Welch and John Farrar are innovative and worthwhile. Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John – If Not For You (1971) [CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”