Reggae / SKA

Bob Marley And The Wailers – Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers (1984) {2014, Deluxe Edition, 30th Anniversary, CD + BD + Hi-Res}

Bob Marley And The Wailers - Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers (1984) {2014, Deluxe Edition, 30th Anniversary, CD + BD + Hi-Res}

Bob Marley And The Wailers – Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers (1984)
{2014, Deluxe Edition, 30th Anniversary, CD + BD + Hi-Res}

EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video | DTS-HD MA (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | LPCM (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | Dolby TrueHD (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 478 MB (CD) + 16.7 GB (BD) + 3.85 GB (Hi-Res) + 144 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Tuff Gong / Island | EU | Cat#: 0602537854325 | Genre: Reggae

Six months on from its debut on the Pure Audio blu-ray audio format (stereo only), Bob Marley‘s Legend compilation (the world’s best-selling reggae album, fact fans) gets a second bite of the hi-res cherry with a new release that features a 5.1 surround sound mix of the whole album by renowned engineer Bob Clearmountain.Read More

Monty Alexander – Monty Meets Sly And Robbie (2000) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Monty Alexander - Monty Meets Sly And Robbie (2000) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Monty Alexander – Monty Meets Sly And Robbie (2000) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 337 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.34 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.54 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 0.97 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Telarc | Germany | Cat#: SACD-63494 | Genre: Jazz, Reggae

Jazz purists may turn up the nose at this jazz-reggae summit meeting, but that’s their loss. It’s not that they wouldn’t have the right to be suspicious — experiments in jazz-reggae fusion do not have a distinguished history. But the combination of Jamaican-born jazz pianist Monty Alexander and reggae godfathers Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare works beautifully here for a number of reasons: first of all, Alexander is a gifted melodist with an unerring sense of groove (not always a given with jazz players), and second of all, Sly and Robbie emancipated themselves long ago from reggae’s rhythmic strictures, so there’s lots of variety on this album.Read More

Various Artists – Reggae In High-Fi (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - Reggae In High-Fi (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – Reggae In High-Fi (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.83 GB (ISO) + 1.31 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 014 | Genre: Reggae

Reggae In High-Fi contains 15 jammin’ selections…the cream of two decades from RAS Records, which is considered the preeminent Reggae label today. These are the real authentic sounds and superstars of Reggae. Featured artists include Black Uhuru, Yellowman, Israel Vibration, Jacob Miller, Freddie McGregor and Gregory Isaacs. Read More

Bob Marley – Young Mystic (2004) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Bob Marley - Young Mystic (2004) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Donovan – Storyteller (2003) {Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 199 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.77 GB (ISO) + 776 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 021 | Genre: Reggae

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Bob Marley – 1967-1972 – Gold (2005)

Bob Marley – 1967-1972 – Gold (2005)
XLD Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 558 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | EU | Cat#: 0602498737071 | Genre: Roots Reggae

Although it’s derived from the same set of early recordings that all “grey market” Bob Marley compilations draw from, this release has legitimacy on its side. The main reason is that it’s on Island, the label that Marley was officially signed to in his later years and the label the Marley estate chose as distributor for its Tuff Gong imprint.Read More