Al Di Meola – Consequence Of Chaos (2006) [CD + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Di Meola - Consequence Of Chaos (2006) [CD + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Di Meola – Consequence Of Chaos (2006) [CD + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.90 GB (ISO) + 10.3 GB (DSF) + 4.34 GB (FLAC) + 471 MB (CD) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Telarc | US | Cat#: SACD-63649 / CD-83649 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

The sticker on the disc’s cover states that this is “a return to his solid-body electric guitar,” and while that may be true in parts, Consequence of Chaos is still pretty far from the tense, nonstop electric sizzle of di Meola’s first three albums, which are landmarks in the jazz fusion genre. Continue reading “Al Di Meola – Consequence Of Chaos (2006) [CD + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Toto – Toto IV (1982) [2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Toto - Toto IV (1982) [2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Toto – Toto IV (1982) [2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.26 GB (ISO) + 6.87 GB (DSF) + 3.05 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | US | Cat#: CS 86544 | Genre: Pop Rock
Update: DSF Tracks have been added
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Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (1959) [2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959) [2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (1959) [2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.92 GB (ISO) + 1.89 GB (DSF) + 891 MB (FLAC) + 274 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2085 | Genre: Hard Bop, Post Bop
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Kind of Blue isn’t merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it’s an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album. To be reductive, it’s the Citizen Kane of jazz — an accepted work of greatness that’s innovative and entertaining. That may not mean it’s the greatest jazz album ever made, but it certainly is a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Continue reading “Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (1959) [2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Miles Davis – Milestones (1958) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis - Milestones (1958) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – Milestones (1958) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.00 GB (ISO) + 1.97 GB (DSF) + 710 MB (FLAC) + 220 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2084 | Genre: Hard Bop
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

What is immedately noticeable upon listening to Miles Davis’ classic first — and only — album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it’s true that the album’s title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis’ music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. Continue reading “Miles Davis – Milestones (1958) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Willie Nelson – The Willie Nelson Family (2021) [Japan Release]

Willie Nelson - The Willie Nelson Family (2021) [Japan Release]

Willie Nelson – The Willie Nelson Family (2021) [Japan Release]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 303 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Records Int’l | Japan | Cat#: SICP 6427 | Genre: Country

Willie Nelson started calling his backing band the Family way back in 1973, right around the time he split from RCA, grew out his hair, and headed back to Texas. The Family also are featured on Willie Nelson Family, but this 2021 album is designed to feature his kin, including his sister Bobbie, his sons Lukas and Micah –the linchpins of Promise of the Real, sometimes backing band of Neil Young — and daughters Paula and Amy. Continue reading “Willie Nelson – The Willie Nelson Family (2021) [Japan Release]”

Van Morrison – What’s It Gonna Take? (2022)

Van Morrison - What's It Gonna Take? (2022)

Van Morrison – What’s It Gonna Take? (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 620 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Exile | UK | Cat#: 2445497775 | Genre: Blues Rock, Pop Rock

Arriving hot on the heels of Latest Record Project, Vol. 1, the 2021 double album where Van Morrison unleashed all of his frustrations at being locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic, What’s It Gonna Take? finds the singer doubling down on all of his gripes. Continue reading “Van Morrison – What’s It Gonna Take? (2022)”

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.52 GB (ISO) + 2.45 GB (DSF) + 1.25 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-21 | Genre: Jazz

The fifth installment of tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander’s “Gentle Ballads” series doesn’t disappoint. His unwavering, strong tone and unsentimental approach, combined with a certain peacefulness and strong spirituality of his playing, produce stunning results. For the first time in this series, master pianist George Cables joins the band and makes valuable contributions. Continue reading “Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.33 GB (ISO) + 2.29 GB (DSF) + 1.08 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-374 | Genre: Jazz

More stunning playing from tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander’s Gentle Ballads series. Included are “So In Love,” “Hush-A-Bye,” “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life” and more! Continue reading “Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Frijid Pink – All Pink Inside (1974) [1996, Reissue]

Frijid Pink - All Pink Inside (1974) [1996, Reissue]

Frijid Pink – All Pink Inside (1974) [1996, Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 239 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Green Tree Records | Germany | Cat#: GTR 051 | Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

All Pink Inside is an album by the American band Frijid Pink. The band includes long-time original drummer Richard “Rick” Stevers, along with new members Jo Baker (vocals) and bassist Larry Popolizio. Frijid Pink returned to their blues rock roots without the added heavy psychedelia heard on the previous three albums. The album contains a cover of Chuck Berry’s “School Days.” Continue reading “Frijid Pink – All Pink Inside (1974) [1996, Reissue]”

Frijid Pink – Defrosted (1970) [1991, Reissue]

Frijid Pink - Defrosted (1970) [1991, Reissue]

Frijid Pink – Defrosted (1970) [1991, Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 314 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Repertoire Records | Germany | Cat#: REP 4172-WZ | Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Frijid Pink’s second album was so-so hard rock on the verge of becoming heavy metal. Most of the songs were built on rote blues-rock riffs, with the macho bluster paced by Kelly Green’s husky voice, which generally tried too hard and was too full of itself. Continue reading “Frijid Pink – Defrosted (1970) [1991, Reissue]”

Frijid Pink – Frijid Pink (1970) [1991 Reissue]

Frijid Pink - Frijid Pink (1970) [1991 Reissue]

Frijid Pink – Frijid Pink (1970) [1991 Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 291 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Repertoire Records | Germany | Cat#: REP 4156-WZ | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock

Frijid Pink’s self-titled debut album is a slashing, seriously soulful example of late-’60s Detroit rock near its best. Although they never registered with critics or rock historians the way MC5 or the Stooges did, Frijid Pink had obviously learned something in the course of two years on the road, and with Mike Valvano producing, they were able to channel the excitement of their work onto the grooves of this album very neatly. Continue reading “Frijid Pink – Frijid Pink (1970) [1991 Reissue]”

Sonny Clark Trio – Sonny Clark Trio (1960) [2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Sonny Clark Trio - Sonny Clark Trio (1960) [2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Sonny Clark Trio – Sonny Clark Trio (1960) [2003, Audio Fidelity 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: 3.10 GB (ISO) + 3.06 GB (DSF) + 1.36 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 006 | Genre: Piano Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

This lesser-known Sonny Clark session (his only studio album not made for Blue Note) is sometimes issued under drummer Max Roach’s name, too. They are joined by bassist George Duvivier for a set of generally obscure Clark originals including “Minor Meeting,” “Blues Mambo,” and “My Conception” (which is taken as an unaccompanied piano solo). Although not obvious while listening to his recording, Clark’s life was in decline and this would be his penultimate date as a leader. Continue reading “Sonny Clark Trio – Sonny Clark Trio (1960) [2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.89 GB (ISO) + 1.86 GB (DSF) + 917 MB (FLAC) + 284 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2005 | Genre: Soul, R&B
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Released at the tail end of the ’60s, Hot Buttered Soul set the precedent for how soul would evolve in the early ’70s, simultaneously establishing Isaac Hayes and the Bar-Kays as major forces within black music. Though not quite as definitive as Black Moses or as well-known as Shaft, Hot Buttered Soul remains an undeniably seminal record; it stretched its songs far beyond the traditional three-to-four-minute industry norm, featured long instrumental stretches where the Bar-Kays stole the spotlight, and it introduced a new, iconic persona for soul with Hayes’ tough yet sensual image. Continue reading “Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Kenny Loggins With Jim Messina – Sittin’ In (1971) [2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny Loggins With Jim Messina - Sittin’ In (1971) [2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny Loggins With Jim Messina – Sittin’ In (1971)
[2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.83 GB (ISO) + 1.86 GB (DSF) + 892 MB (FLAC) + 406 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 228 | Genre: Folk Rock
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Sittin’ In is the first album by singer-songwriters Loggins and Messina, released in 1971. It began as a solo album by Kenny Loggins; Jim Messina was with Columbia Records, serving as an independent producer when he met Loggins. In the course of producing Loggins’ work, Messina provided backing vocals and guitar, leading to the album’s full title, Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In. Continue reading “Kenny Loggins With Jim Messina – Sittin’ In (1971) [2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Chick Corea – Albums Collection (1968-2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Chick Corea - Albums Collection (1968-2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Chick Corea – Albums Collection (1968-2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 96kHz / 192kHz
DSF Tracks / DSD64
19 Albums | Total Size: 35.7 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Continue reading “Chick Corea – Albums Collection (1968-2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]”