Kriya – Kriya (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kriya - Kriya (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Kriya – Kriya (2006) {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: 2.82 GB (ISO) + 2.42 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.13 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Alba Records | Finland | Cat#: ABCD 210 | Genre: Folk , World, Country

Talk about crossover! Kriya recorded their album in Finland, the songs are mostly translated from the original Sanskrit to Finnish, & the music generally sounds to me like a mix of Indian, Irish & Finnish. There are English translations printed of the lyrics, but this is another of those graphic failures where the background art or photography obscures the type & it is often unreadable. There do seem to be some connections between East Indian Sanskirt & Finnish, though I don’t know the details. Several of the songs have traditional Indian lyrics.Read More

Mongo Santamaria – Live At Jazz Alley (1990) {2003, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mongo Santamaria - Live At Jazz Alley (1990) {2003, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mongo Santamaria – Live At Jazz Alley (1990) {2003, Remastered, 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: 486 MB (CD-Layer) + 4.09 GB (SACD ISO) + 3.32 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 1.32 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Picante | US | Cat#: SACD-1016-6 | Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz

This is as close to Latin purist Mongo as we have heard in recent years, an eight-piece salsa band — including several members of the 1997 Tito Puente ensemble, like trumpeter Ray Vega, altoist Bobby Porcelli and tenorman Mitch Frohman — playing a brace of Mongo classics and Latin jazz pieces live before a hushed crowd in Seattle’s Jazz Alley.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

Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity (1981) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity (1981) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity (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: 898 MB (Hi-Res) + 249 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL1-073 | Genre: Pop
Half-Speed Mastered

Mistaken Identity should have established Kim Carnes as a huge international star. Her Rod Stewart rasp, affiliation with Kenny Rogers, management by Ken Kragen when he was arguably at his peak, makes one wonder why the across-the-board success of “Bette Davis Eyes” couldn’t be duplicated. Three years after the success of this album, Tina Turner actually did conquer the world, the various producers on Private Dancer weaving enough different textures to make for a multi-dimensional masterpiece.Read More

James Taylor – American Standard (2020)

James Taylor - American Standard (2020)

James Taylor – American Standard (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 382 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fantasy | Mexico | Cat#: FAN00619 | Genre: World, Country

On American Standard, Taylor applies his gentle magic to classics like “My Blue Heaven” and “The Nearness of You,” refashioning their well-worn melodies into the friendly and inviting mode that is his signature.Read More

Biber / Bizzarrie Armoniche / Riccardo Minasi – Rosenkranz Sonaten (2008) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Biber / Bizzarrie Armoniche / Riccardo Minasi - Rosenkranz Sonaten (2008) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Biber / Bizzarrie Armoniche / Riccardo Minasi – Rosenkranz Sonaten (2008) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Covers Only
Total Size: 7.23 GB (ISO) + 6.02 GB (FLAC Mch) + 2.20 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Arts Music | EU | Cat#: 47735-8 | Genre: Classical

Here is something unusual among the growing number of recordings of Heinrich von Biber’s Rosary Sonatas; in Arts two-disc SACD set featuring violinist Riccardo Minasi and Bizzarrie Armoniche, Biber’s set of 15 Sonatas realized with a full, Italian style continuo and Italian violin ornamentation. The accepted standard, for decades, was continuo realization with organ alone, and eventually the notion of a cello or theorbo joining the band gained acceptance.Read More

Wishbone Ash – Coat of Arms (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Wishbone Ash - Coat of Arms (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Wishbone Ash – Coat of Arms (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz
Total Size: 417 MB (CD-Quality) + 770 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Steamhammer | Genre: Pop Rock

Celebrates this year their 50th anniversary with a brand new album!!! The band released legendary albums like Argus , There s The Rub and Live Dates The band, still led by original member Andy Powell, was a huge influence for Iron Maiden s bass player Steve Harris The new album is back to the roots and the first one since 2014 High class Digi and LP version, the LP version includes also a bonus track! In the annals of rock music, there have been few bands with a lasting stylistic influence who continue to be active to this day and are celebrated at their shows not only for their past accomplishments but who continue to impress their fans with new albums, new songs and fresh ideas at regular intervals.Read More

Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (1976) {1979, 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: 806 MB (Hi-Res) + 223 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-021 | Genre: Pop Rock, Blues Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Fly Like an Eagle is the ninth studio album by American rock group Steve Miller Band. The album was released in May 1976 (see 1976 in music) by Capitol Records in the United States, Canada and Japan and Mercury Records in Europe. The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, “Take the Money and Run” and “Rock’n Me”, and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification from the RIAA.Read More

Melissa Manchester – Melissa (1975) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Melissa Manchester - Melissa (1975) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Melissa Manchester – Melissa (1975) {1980, 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: 848 MB (Hi-Res) + 231 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-028 | Genre: Adult Contemporary
Half-Speed Mastered

Fired by Columbia Records in 1973, Clive Davis took over tiny Bell Records in 1974 and turned it into Arista, determined to re-establish his record-selling credentials. One beneficiary of this was Melissa Manchester, who had made two good, but poor-selling albums for Bell. Davis turned on the money tap, and the result was this L.A.-recorded Vini Poncia/Richard Perry production that seemed determined to turn Manchester into a pop diva.Read More

Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot (1978) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Olivia Newton-John - Totally Hot (1978) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot (1978) {1980, 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: 900 MB (Hi-Res) + 257 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-040 | Genre: Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Totally Hot is one of the most fun albums from Olivia Newton John. Total abandon is its trademark, the atmosphere lightened up a bit, and from top to bottom it is one of her most satisfying projects. “Please Don’t Keep Me Waiting” is a girl group all grown up. Is it Newton-John’s voice or Michael Botticker’s synthesizer at the end of the first track? A little jarring for her country audience, but she takes care of them on “Dancin’ ‘Round and ‘Round,” a wonderful country-pop tune and quick about face. As with the Let Me Be There release, her name is prominently splashed on the cover and the tan background suits her well, with the mysterious look with the kerchief on the inside cover as playful as the music.Read More