Cat Stevens (Yusuf) – The Laughing Apple (2017)

Cat Stevens (Yusuf) - The Laughing Apple (2017)

Cat Stevens (Yusuf) – The Laughing Apple (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Basic Covers Included
Total Size: 211 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Cat-O-Log Records / Decca | EU | Cat#: 5770808 | Genre: Adult Comtemporary

There’s something about career milestones that make many artists look fondly to the past, and Yusuf — the artist who rose to international fame in the ’70s as Cat Stevens — is no different than anyone else in this respect. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of his first success on the U.K. charts with the single “I Love My Dog,” and on his album The Laughing Apple — the first for his own Cat-O-Log label — he explicitly looks back to his early days, albeit filtered through the eyes of experience. Continue reading “Cat Stevens (Yusuf) – The Laughing Apple (2017)”

Laura Nyro – Eli And the Thirteenth Confession (1968) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Laura Nyro - Eli And the Thirteenth Confession (1968) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Laura Nyro – Eli And the Thirteenth Confession (1968) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 276 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.10 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.64 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 912 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 237 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

Nyro peaked early, and Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, just her second album, remains her best. It’s not only because it contains the original versions of no less than three songs that were big hits for other artists: “Sweet Blindness” (covered by the 5th Dimension), “Stoned Soul Picnic” (also covered by the 5th Dimension), and “Eli’s Comin'” (done by Three Dog Night). Continue reading “Laura Nyro – Eli And the Thirteenth Confession (1968) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (2017)

Michael McDonald - Wide Open (2017)

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 532 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chonin Records / BMG | USA | Cat#: 538305292 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

Wide Open is Michael McDonald’s first album in nearly a decade, following Soul Speak by nine years, but a better benchmark would be Blue Obsession, the last album of original material he released. That record arrived in 2000, long before McDonald’s reputation was revived by both yacht rocking satirists and R&B hipsters — elements that barely factor into the sound of Wide Open, although their existence may have convinced McDonald to leave behind his stroll through the ’60s soul songbook. Continue reading “Michael McDonald – Wide Open (2017)”

Cilla Black – Completely Cilla: 1963-1973 (2012) [Box Set, 5CD + DVD]

Cilla Black - Completely Cilla: 1963-1973 (2012) [Box Set, 5CD + DVD]

Cilla Black – Completely Cilla: 1963-1973 (2012) [Box Set, 5CD + DVD]
EAC Rip | 5xCD | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
DVD | NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (2.0)
Total Size: 2.33 GB (CDs) + 112 MB (Scans) + 4.23 GB (DVD) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI Records, EU | Cat#: 50999 6 02832 2 1 | Genre: Pop, Adult contemporary

Cilla Black wasn’t a natural singer when the Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, discovered her, and while she learned the ropes well enough and developed into a strong ballad singer, she was never a serious threat to Dusty Springfield in the talent department. But the pop world isn’t really about pure talent as much as it is a matter of timing, luck, having the right look, and maybe most of all, good material and good production Continue reading “Cilla Black – Completely Cilla: 1963-1973 (2012) [Box Set, 5CD + DVD]”

Captain & Tennille – Ultimate Collection: The Complete Hits (2001)

Captain & Tennille - Ultimate Collection: The Complete Hits (2001)

Captain & Tennille – Ultimate Collection: The Complete Hits (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 502 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Hip-O Records | USA | Cat#: 314 520 901-2 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

The first anthology to cover their A&M and Casablanca years! Includes Love Will Keep Us Together (English and Spanish versions!); Muskrat Love; Lonely Night (Angel Face); Shop Around; Come In from the Rain; Do That to Me One More Time; The Way I Want to Touch You; Can’t Stop Dancin’; You Never Done It Like That , and all the rest of their hits, plus the closing theme to their TV show-22 tracks in all! Continue reading “Captain & Tennille – Ultimate Collection: The Complete Hits (2001)”

Neil Sedaka – The Real… Neil Sedaka (2014) {3CD-Set}

Neil Sedaka - The Real... Neil Sedaka (2014) {3CD-Set}

Neil Sedaka – The Real… Neil Sedaka (2014) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 972 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Germany | Cat#: 88843097252 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

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Andy Williams – The Real… Andy Williams (2011) {3CD-Set}

Andy Williams - The Real... Andy Williams (2011) {3CD-Set}

Andy Williams – The Real… Andy Williams (2011) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.02 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Sony Music | EU | Cat#: 88691900692 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Three CD collection from the legendary crooner. Though his commercial peak was in the ’60s and ’70s, Williams has continued to stay busy over the decades by touring, recording and headlining his own Moon River Theater in Branson, MO. He also remains popular in the UK and Europe, where he has frequently toured over the years. This triple disc set features 59 classics including ‘Moon River’, ‘Can’t Get Used to Losing You’ and many more tracks including a dozen Christmas favorites. Continue reading “Andy Williams – The Real… Andy Williams (2011) {3CD-Set}”

Diana Krall – Wallflower (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Krall - Wallflower (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Krall – Wallflower (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.38 GB (ISO) + 1.06 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve | Hong Kong | Cat#: 4744315 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Adult Contemporary

Diana Krall paid tribute to her father on Glad Rag Doll, the 2012 album sourced from his collection of 78-rpm records, and, in a sense, its 2015 successor Wallflower is a companion record of sorts, finding the singer revisiting songs from her childhood. Like many kids of the 20th century, she grew up listening to the radio, which meant she was weaned on the soft rock superhits of the ’70s — songs that earned sniffy condescension at the time but nevertheless have turned into modern standards due to their continual presence in pop culture (and arguably were treated that way at the time, seeing cover after cover by middlebrow pop singers). Continue reading “Diana Krall – Wallflower (2015) {Deluxe Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Céline Dion – Albums Collection

Céline Dion - Albums Collection

Céline Dion – Albums Collection
EAC Rip | 86xCD + 6xDVD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 47.5 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
ALBUMS & COMPILATIONS | SINGLES
Label: Various | Genre: Adult Contemporary, Pop

Rising from humble beginnings to become an international pop star selling more than 100 million albums worldwide, Celine Dion’s career spanned years of superstardom in the 1990s as well as more diverse output and touring in the 2000s and 2010s. Continue reading “Céline Dion – Albums Collection”

James Taylor – Flag (1979) {2011, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

James Taylor - Flag (1979) {2011, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

James Taylor – Flag (1979) {2011, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.73 GB (ISO) + 787 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | Cat#: UDSACD 2071 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

Flag is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor, released in May 1979, it included songs from Taylor’s music score to Studs Terkel and Stephen Schwartz’s Broadway musical, Working (“Millworker”, “Brother Trucker”). Continue reading “James Taylor – Flag (1979) {2011, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Engelbert Humperdinck – Greatest Hits And More (2007)

Engelbert Humperdinck - Greatest Hits And More (2007)

Engelbert Humperdinck – Greatest Hits And More (2007)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 949 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music TV | UK | Cat#: 9847095 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

As compilations go, Universal’s two-CD Greatest Hits and More might be the best sampling of Engelbert Humperdinck’s work that has yet appeared. All of his best-loved hits are here (including “Release Me,” “Les Bicyclettes de Belsize,” “Quando Quando Quando,” and “There Goes My Everything”), but there are also a few extra tidbits that should keep even longtime fans happy with the program — most notably, four brand new songs. Continue reading “Engelbert Humperdinck – Greatest Hits And More (2007)”

The Carpenters – Singles 1969-1981 (2000) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Carpenters - Singles 1969-1981 (2000) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Carpenters – Singles 1969-1981 (2000) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.29 GB (ISO) + 4.04 GB (FLAC Multichannel) + 1.42 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M Records | USA | Cat#: B0002996-36 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

The Singles: 1969–1981 is a compilation of The Carpenters’ music released by Richard Carpenter in 2000. On this compilation, there is a never before released track, called “For All We Know (Reprise)”. A SACD was also made with the same name but with some difference in the track listing. Continue reading “The Carpenters – Singles 1969-1981 (2000) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

The Carpenters – The Essential Collection 1965-1997 (2002) [4CD Box Set]

The Carpenters - The Essential Collection 1965-1997 (2002) [4CD Box Set]

The Carpenters – The Essential Collection 1965-1997 (2002) [4CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.48 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M | USA | Cat#: 069 493 416-2 IN02 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

The Essential Collection: 1965–1997 is a box-set compilation album from The Carpenters that, with the exception of a few track changes, is essentially the same as the 1991 From the Top set. Coming in at four discs and 73 songs, this album is one of the biggest of all Carpenters compilation sets. The songs from this box set are everything from the Richard Carpenter Trio recordings from 1965 to their biggest hits in the early 1970s to the last song ever recorded by the Carpenters, “Now”. Continue reading “The Carpenters – The Essential Collection 1965-1997 (2002) [4CD Box Set]”

Gilbert O’Sullivan – The Essential Collection (2016)

Gilbert O'Sullivan - The Essential Collection (2016)

Gilbert O’Sullivan – The Essential Collection (2016)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 975 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Union Square Music | UK | Cat#: USMTVCD013 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

Gilbert O’Sullivan is without doubt one of the UK’s most successful singer songwriters. He became a worldwide superstar in the 70’s topping the UK and US single charts. Today he continues to be regarded as one of the world s finest songwriters with his songs being covered by major artists including Michael Bublé, Neil Diamond and Nina Simone, with notable admirers including Paul Weller and Mick Hucknall. Gilbert has had 14 top 40 singles including 3 number 1 singles Clair , Get Down and Alone Again (Naturally) in the US. Continue reading “Gilbert O’Sullivan – The Essential Collection (2016)”

Carole king – Tapestry (1971) {1994, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Carole king - Tapestry (1971) {1994, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Carole king – Tapestry (1971) {1994, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 305 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony MasterSound, USA | Cat#: EK 66226 | Genre: Folk Rock

Carole King brought the fledgling singer/songwriter phenomenon to the masses with Tapestry, one of the most successful albums in pop music history. A remarkably expressive and intimate record, it’s a work of consummate craftsmanship. Always a superior pop composer, King reaches even greater heights as a performer; new songs like the hits “It’s Too Late” and “I Feel the Earth Move” rank solidly with past glories Continue reading “Carole king – Tapestry (1971) {1994, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}”