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]”

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]”

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]”

Air Supply – The One That You Love (1981) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Air Supply - The One That You Love (1981) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Air Supply – The One That You Love (1981) [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: 876B (Hi-Res) + 250 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-113 | Genre: Pop, Adult Contemporary
Half-Speed Mastered

The One That You Love was Air Supply’s second international release and perhaps their finest all-around studio outing, spawning three top ten hits, including a number one with the heart-wrenching title track. The sheer drama of “Here I Am” and the swooping orchestration of “Sweet Dreams” complete this smash-hit trilogy, and as suggested by their name, a sense of air and space pervades other pop-tastic ballads such as “This Heart Belongs to Me” and “Keeping the Love Alive.” This is definitely the ideal second step for those looking beyond the greatest-hits package. Continue reading “Air Supply – The One That You Love (1981) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Kenny Rogers – Greatest Hits (1980) [1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Kenny Rogers - Greatest Hits (1980) [1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Kenny Rogers – Greatest Hits (1980) [1981, 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: 902 MB (Hi-Res) + 261 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-049 | Genre: Country, Adult Contemporary
Half-Speed Mastered

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Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 327 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.04 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Inside Recordings | Genre: Pop Rock, Adult Contemporary

Jackson Browne albums don’t come around all that often anymore. During his prolific years in the 1970s and ’80s, he had plenty to say and said it with the sensitivity and poetic candor that is his stock-in-trade. Released in July 2021, Downhill from Everywhere is Browne’s fourth studio album since the turn of the millennium, and it’s a pretty good one. Continue reading “Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Barry Gibb & Friends – Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1 (2021)

Barry Gibb & Friends - Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1 (2021)

Barry Gibb & Friends – Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1 (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 611 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol | US | Cat#: B003287802 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

A lifelong bluegrass and country music fan, legendary singer, songwriter and producer Barry Gibb has long dreamed of a project that would bring him together with some of the artists he admires the most. With the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, that dream has become a reality with GREENFIELDS: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1-out January 8th via Capitol Records. Featured artists roster includes Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and more. Continue reading “Barry Gibb & Friends – Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1 (2021)”

Neil Diamond – Albums Collection [WEB, Hi-Res]

Neil Diamond - Albums Collection [WEB, Hi-Res]

Neil Diamond – Albums Collection [WEB, Hi-Res]
WEB Download | 35 Discs | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192-96kHz
Total Size: 75.89 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Neil Diamond | Genre: Adult Contemporary

UPDATE – Added: Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973), Hot August Night III (2018), Classic Diamonds (2020)

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Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Neil Diamond - Hot August Night (1972) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.89 GB (Hi-Res) + 584 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 2-024 | Genre: Adult Contemporary
Half-Speed Mastered

This is the ultimate Neil Diamond record. Not necessarily the best — he’s at his most appealing crafting in the studio — but certainly the ultimate, capturing all the kitsch and glitz of Neil Diamond, the showman. And that also means that it’s not just loaded with flair, but with filler, songs like “Porcupine Pie,” “Soggy Pretzels,” and “And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind” — attempts to write grand, sweeping epics that collapse under their own weight. Still, that’s part of the charm of Diamond and while it can sound unbearable on studio albums, it makes some sense here, surrounded by his pomp and circumstance. Continue reading “Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”