Shania Twain – Up! (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Shania Twain - Up! (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Shania Twain – Up! (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.51 GB (ISO) + 5.50 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury | US | Cat#: B0000788-36 | Genre: Country, Pop

When Up! was released in November 2002, Shania Twain revealed in one of many promotional interviews that she writes far more songs than can fit on her records and that she hides any personal, introspective songs she pens, not even playing them for her husband and collaborator Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Now, this is certainly a psychological quirk worth exploring, but it also suggests why Twain’s albums are such brilliant pieces of mainstream pop. Continue reading “Shania Twain – Up! (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Kenny G – I’m In The Mood For Love… The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time (2006) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny G - I'm In The Mood For Love... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time (2006) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny G – I’m In The Mood For Love… The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time (2006)
[2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 852 MB (ISO) + 0.98 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Arista | Hong kong | Cat#: 88875098492 | Genre: Easy Listening

There are bound to be those who will simply refuse to give Kenny G’s 2006 release, I’m in the Mood for Love, half a chance, and it’s a crying shame. Returning to a purely instrumental approach following At Last…The Duets Album (which featured a great cameo by Chaka Khan), I’m in the Mood for Love is admittedly a lot like Kenny G’s other albums. Continue reading “Kenny G – I’m In The Mood For Love… The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time (2006) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Robert Palmer – Riptide (1985) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer - Riptide (1985) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer – Riptide (1985) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 231 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UICY-79718 | Genre: Adult Contemporary, R&B

Coming on the heels of the massive success of the Power Station, Riptide packages Robert Palmer’s voice and suave personality into a commercial series of mostly rocking songs that seem custom-tailored to be chart hits. The Power Station connection threatens to overpower Palmer’s usually more eclectic musical interest, but with that band’s producer/member Bernard Edwards handling production duties and members Andy Taylor and Tony Thompson contributing as well, stylistic similarities were inevitable. Continue reading “Robert Palmer – Riptide (1985) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]”

Robert Palmer – Some People Can Do What They Like (1976) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer - Some People Can Do What They Like (1976) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer – Some People Can Do What They Like (1976) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 248 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UICY-79718 | Genre: Adult Contemporary, R&B

Robert Palmer’s third album is a blue-eyed soul disc that sits comfortably alongside Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley and Pressure Drop. This time, Palmer drops the orchestrations that tarted up portions of Pressure Drop in favor of a stripped-down yet stylish sound that shows off his ability to create a romantic, soulful mood. Highlights include “One Last Look,” a lush breakup ballad that features a catchy, harmony-drenched chorus, and “Keep in Touch,” a romantic tune that highlights Palmer’s vocal style at its seductive height over a jazzy yet mellow melody built on a complex background vocal arrangement. Continue reading “Robert Palmer – Some People Can Do What They Like (1976) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]”

Rod Stewart – The Tears Of Hercules (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Rod Stewart - The Tears Of Hercules (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Rod Stewart – The Tears Of Hercules (2021) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 478 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Records | Japan | Cat#: WPCR-18470 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

Sir Rod Stewart’s rekindled love of songwriting grows even stronger on his brand-new studio album, THE TEARS OF HERCULES. This is Stewart’s fourth new album of original songs since 2013 – and his 31st album to date – and for this latest collection, Stewart wrote nine of the 12 songs, including the first single, “One More Time.” In addition to the new tracks, THE TEARS OF HERCULES includes covers of Marc Jordan, Johnny Cash, and more. This is a project close to Rod Stewart’s heart, especially the song “Touchline,” which he dedicated to his father, who taught him and his brothers to love football Continue reading “Rod Stewart – The Tears Of Hercules (2021) [Japanese Edition]”

Adele – 30 (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Adele - 30 (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Adele – 30 (2021) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 581 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Labels Inc. | Japan | Cat#: SICP-6425 | Genre: Pop

Since 2008, Adele has allowed listeners to peek into her world, carrying them through the major stages of her life as a shoulder to cry on and a relatable presence. With her fourth set, 30, she grants more access than ever before, detailing one of her most painful seasons with poise and grace. Charting the aftermath of her 2019 divorce, 30 is not a fiery breakup album. Rather, focusing on acceptance, growth, and owning her mistakes, she’s created a time capsule for her son, Angelo, to understand what his mother was going through at this pivotal time. Continue reading “Adele – 30 (2021) [Japanese Edition]”

Rod Stewart – The Tears of Hercules (2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Rod Stewart - The Tears of Hercules (2021) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Rod Stewart – The Tears of Hercules (2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]
Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 907 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner | Genre: Adult Contemporary

The Tears of Hercules continues the late-career renaissance of Rod Stewart the singer/songwriter, marking the fourth consecutive album he’s largely written either on his own or in collaboration with his producer Kevin Savigar. Time, the first of these, arrived in 2013 when Stewart was fresh from penning his 2012 memoir Rod: The Autobiography, so it carried a measure of introspection. Continue reading “Rod Stewart – The Tears of Hercules (2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]”

ABBA – Voyage (2021)

ABBA - Voyage (2021)

ABBA – Voyage (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 307 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol Records | US | Cat#: B003460502 | Genre: Pop

ABBA kind of stumbled their way into Voyage, their first album in 40 years. In 2016, the group began working on ABBAtars, a virtual concert based on the band’s blockbuster 1979 tour and featuring 3D renditions of Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Continue reading “ABBA – Voyage (2021)”

Elton John – The Lockdown Sessions (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Elton John - The Lockdown Sessions (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Elton John – The Lockdown Sessions (2021) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 934 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UICY 16027 | Genre: Pop
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Elton John – The Lockdown Sessions (2021)

Elton John - The Lockdown Sessions (2021)

Elton John – The Lockdown Sessions (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 608 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Interscope Records | US | Cat#: B0034529-02 | Genre: Pop

The Lockdown Sessions is the 32nd studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John. It was released through EMI and Mercury Records (Interscope Records in the USA) on 22 October 2021. The album was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic after Elton was forced to pause his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to the pandemic. Continue reading “Elton John – The Lockdown Sessions (2021)”

Jennifer Warnes – The Hunter (1992) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Jennifer Warnes - The Hunter (1992) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Jennifer Warnes – The Hunter (1992) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.90 GB (ISO) + 1.87 GB (DSF) + 877 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Hong Kong | Cat#: 88875181862 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

It took Jennifer Warnes five years to construct a follow-up to Famous Blue Raincoat, and she still wasn’t able to come up with a unifying concept as simple and workable as recording a set of songs by Leonard Cohen. She did find some excellent covers, including Todd Rundgren’s “Pretending To Care” and The Waterboys’ “The Whole Of The Moon,” that may have been new to her listeners, and she got a song from Donald Fagen (“Big Noise, New York”). Continue reading “Jennifer Warnes – The Hunter (1992) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (1983) [2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) [2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (1983) [2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.56 GB (ISO) + 1.84 GB (DSF) + 804 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Epic | US | Cat#: ES 38930 | Genre: Pop Rock, Pop

One of the great new wave/early MTV records, She’s So Unusual is a giddy mix of self-confidence, effervescent popcraft, unabashed sentimentality, subversiveness, and clever humor. In short, it’s a multifaceted portrait of a multifaceted talent, an artist that’s far more clever than her thin, deliberately girly voice would indicate. Continue reading “Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (1983) [2000, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Conniff – Harmony & The Way We Were (2019) [Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Conniff - Harmony & The Way We Were (2019) [Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Conniff – Harmony & The Way We Were (2019) [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: 2.89 GB (ISO) + 2.48 GB (FLAC MCH) + 1.19 GB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | UK | Cat#: CDLK 4628 | Genre: Easy Listening
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