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]”

Robert Palmer – Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley (1974) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley (1974) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]

Robert Palmer – Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley (1974) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 244 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UICY-79480 | Genre: R&B, Pop Rock

Before becoming a slick, sharp-dressed pop star in the 1980s, Robert Palmer was a soul singer deeply rooted in R&B and funk. Those influences are on full display on his debut album Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley. With a backing band including members of Little Feat and the Meters, the music has a laid-back groove whether Palmer’s covering New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint (the title track) or singing originals (“Hey Julia,” ” Get Outside”). Continue reading “Robert Palmer – Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley (1974) [2021, Japanese Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered]”

Ray Charles – True Genius (2021) [6CD Set]

Ray Charles - True Genius (2021) [6CD Set]

Ray Charles – True Genius (2021) [6CD Set]
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 2.93 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Tangerine Records | US | Cat#: TRC-2107 | Genre: Funk, Soul

Six CDs. Every Ray Charles album post-1960 is represented here, along with singles not available on any of his previously released albums. Released on Ray Charles own Tangerine Records and remastered from the original masters, you can now stream all of your favorite hits. The True Genius box set consists of 6 discs including a never before released live concert from Stockholm in 1972. A beautifully designed, coffee table style book includes rare, unseen photos and other Charles memorabilia. The liner notes were written by Quincy Jones, Valerie Ervin and A. Scott Galloway. Continue reading “Ray Charles – True Genius (2021) [6CD Set]”

Dan & The Electros – It’s Never Too Late (2009) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Dan & The Electros - It's Never Too Late (2009) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Dan & The Electros – It’s Never Too Late (2009) [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: 2.03 GB (ISO) + 2 GB (DSF) + 1 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Opus 3 | Germany | Cat#: CD 22091 | Genre: Funk, Soul

This might be one of the most unique and authentic instrumental album ever recorded – inspired by many of the influential rock bands from England and USA during 1954 – 1963! We are glad to release a very unique and authentic album inspired by many of the influential bands in Britain and USA from the period when rock and pop was “born” – both when it comes to the music, all the old original instruments, many vintage microphones and last but not least, the musical genius of the leader and creator Bert Dan Östlund (earlier known as East) He has composed and arranged all the music and plays all the guitars and keyboards. Besides bass and drums, there are also saxophones on six tracks, strings on two and vocals on two tracks. Continue reading “Dan & The Electros – It’s Never Too Late (2009) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

War – Greatest Hits 2.0 (2021) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

War - Greatest Hits 2.0 (2021) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

War – Greatest Hits 2.0 (2021) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 4.76 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | Genre: Classic Rock, Funk
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Various Artists – The Hits Album The 70s Pop Album Strikes Back! (2020) [4CD]

Various Artists - The Hits Album The 70s Pop Album Strikes Back! (2020) [4CD]

Various Artists – The Hits Album The 70s Pop Album Strikes Back! (2020) [4CD]
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.79 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: UMC | EU | Cat#: 19439721072 | Genre: World, Funk, Pop Rock
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Gerald Veasley – Velvet (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Gerald Veasley - Velvet (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Gerald Veasley – Velvet (2002) [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: 3.86 GB (ISO) + 4.20 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Heads Up International | USA & Canada | Cat#: HUSA 9072 | Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

On Velvet, bass player extraordinaire Gerald Veasley is as smooth as the title of his sixth solo effort for the Heads Up label implies. After one listen, his audience will know that the soul he plays is legendary. Veasley blends a richly textured mix of urban funk, the Philly sound, and his unique bass perspectives to give listeners his rendition of the sounds and sensibilities of the neo-soul movement. Continue reading “Gerald Veasley – Velvet (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Al Green – Give Me More Love: The Orchestral Greatest Hits (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Al Green - Give Me More Love: The Orchestral Greatest Hits (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Al Green – Give Me More Love: The Orchestral Greatest Hits (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz
Total Size: 533 MB (Hi-Res) + 276 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fat Possum | Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul

Produced by Darren Tate and mixed by Boo Mitchell (Willie Mitchell’s son) and Clay Jones, Give Me More Love: The Orchestral Greatest Hits was mixed at Royal Studios in Memphis – where it all began. For this recording, the innovative and award-winning FAME’s Macedonian Symphony Orchestra went into a studio to record orchestral arrangements to some of Al Green’s most cherished hits while retaining the 70s soulful essence and feel of the original recordings. Continue reading “Al Green – Give Me More Love: The Orchestral Greatest Hits (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Marlena Shaw – Lookin’ For Love (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Marlena Shaw - Lookin' For Love (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Marlena Shaw – Lookin’ For Love (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 4.26 GB (ISO) + 2.25 GB (FLAC MCH) + 1.01 GB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Eighty-Eight’s | Japan | Cat#: VRCL 18814 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Funk, Soul

Shaw sings with the ease of absolute mastery, and each feeling she expresses rings true: she’s been there, and more than once. But this doesn’t mean her music is heavy. Her voice is warm and inviting, her time and phrasing impeccable, and where others might communicate pain and despair, she offers wisdom and hope Continue reading “Marlena Shaw – Lookin’ For Love (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Quincy Jones – You’ve Got It Bad Girl (1973) [1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Quincy Jones - You've Got It Bad Girl (1973) [1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Quincy Jones – You’ve Got It Bad Girl (1973) [1983, 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: 982 MB (Hi-Res) + 267 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-078 | Genre: R&B, Soul
Half-Speed Mastered

Quincy Jones followed up Smackwater Jack and his supervision of Donny Hathaway’s Come Back Charleston Blue soundtrack with this, a mixed bag that saw him inching a little closer toward the R&B-dominated approach that reached full stride on the following Body Heat and peaked commercially with The Dude. Continue reading “Quincy Jones – You’ve Got It Bad Girl (1973) [1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

B.B. King – Albums Collection [WEB Hi-Res]

B.B. King - Albums Collection [WEB Hi-Res]

B.B. King – Albums Collection [WEB Hi-Res]
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz & 96kHz & 192kHz
16 Discs | 3% RAR Recovery
Modern Electric Blues / Soul-Blues / Early R&B
UPDATE: Midnight Believer (1978) & Take It Home (1979) have been added
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Kelly Rowland – Simply Deep (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kelly Rowland - Simply Deep (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kelly Rowland – Simply Deep (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.53 GB (ISO) + 2.94 GB (FLAC MCH) + 1.10 GB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | US | Cat#: CS 86516 | Genre: Hip-Hop, R&B

It seems hard to believe now, but at the beginning of 2003, it appeared that underdog Kelly Rowland might usurp her fellow Destiny’s Child member Beyoncé in the solo career stakes, having scored a U.S. chart-topper and a U.K. number one album shortly after her bandmate’s Austin Powers-related “Work It Out” failed to even make it into the Billboard Hot 100. Continue reading “Kelly Rowland – Simply Deep (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”