Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (1959) [2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nat King Cole - Welcome To The Club (1959) [2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (1959)
[2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

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Total Size: 1.30 GB (ISO) + 1.28 GB (DSF) + 604 MB (FLAC) + 310 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 153 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
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As the 1950s came to a close, Nat King Cole (vocals/piano) continued creating stylish renditions of pop and jazz flavored standards. On Welcome to the Club (1959) the artist teams up with Dave Cavanaugh and the Count Basie combo — minus the maestro himself due to contractual restraints — for one of Cole’s most powerful collections supported by a big band. In fact, it is Cole’s unmistakable ultra-cool intonations that flawlessly reign in the fiery — and at times overbearing — ensemble arrangements. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (1959) [2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Tony Bennett – Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Tony Bennett - Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Tony Bennett – Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
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Total Size: 3.29 GB (ISO) + 9.34 GB (DSF) + 3.87 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RPM Records / Columbia | Cat#: CS 85833 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
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Tony Bennett’s latter-day albums tend to have themes, and this one has two, as indicated by its double-barreled title: It is both a duets album and a blues album. The duet partners include ten singers who range from his recent touring partners Diana Krall and k.d. lang to fellow veterans Ray Charles, B.B. King, and Kay Starr, and younger, but still mature pop stars Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and Billy Joel. Continue reading “Tony Bennett – Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillen’ (2003) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen' (2003) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillen’ (2003) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
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Total Size: 2.41 GB (ISO) + 2.35 GB (DSF) + 614 MB (FLAC) + 175 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 005 | Genre: Blues
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Remastered for SACD this collection by the king of theboogie himself, John Lee Hooker, is a must for any bluesfan. Features 20 tracks including the first release ‘Boogie Chillun’ in 1948 as well as many other hits up until 1954. Continue reading “John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillen’ (2003) [Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Porcupine Tree – Closure/Continuation (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Porcupine Tree – Closure/Continuation (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 1.64 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Music For Nations | Genre: Progressive Rock

Closure/Continuation is the eleventh studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. The album is their first since 2009’s The Incident. Despite public uncertainty of the band’s future after frontman Steven Wilson’s focus on a solo career in 2010, the album was recorded intermittently in complete secrecy among Wilson, Gavin Harrison, and Richard Barbieri across the course of the following decade, without long-time bassist Colin Edwin. Continue reading “Porcupine Tree – Closure/Continuation (2022) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Members of Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Fréderick Franssen – Horn Concertos (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Members of Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Fréderick Franssen - Horn Concertos (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Members of Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Fréderick Franssen – Horn Concertos (2022)
[Hi-Res SACD Rip]

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Total Size: 3.08 GB (ISO) + 9.04 GB (DSF) + 3.69 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Challenge Classics | Austria | Cat#: CC 72904 | Genre: Classical

Fréderick Franssen: From among the enormous choice of horn repertoire available in the early stages of my study of the instrument, my interest was piqued by the very earliest horn music. The music from that era did and still does exert its magic on me due to the pure beauty of its clear and transparent sound world. Continue reading “Members of Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Fréderick Franssen – Horn Concertos (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Klingzeug Barockensemble – Memento Mori: Remember You Must Die (2021) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Klingzeug Barockensemble - Memento Mori: Remember You Must Die (2021) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Klingzeug Barockensemble – Memento Mori: Remember You Must Die (2021) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 2.62 GB (ISO) + 7.93 GB (DSF) + 3.25 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bis | Sweden | Cat#: BIS 2566 SACD | Genre: Classical

The phrase memento mori has its origins in classical antiquity, but the injunction to remember one’s own mortality has been a feature of different cultures and religions throughout the ages; just as death is universal, so is our need to adjust to this fact, and to consider our lives with it in mind. The arts are, and have been, an important means in helping us to do so, which is why the laments gathered on this album speak to us all. Continue reading “Klingzeug Barockensemble – Memento Mori: Remember You Must Die (2021) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Miles Davis – ‘Four’ & More – Recorded Live In Concert (1966) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis - 'Four' & More - Recorded Live In Concert (1966) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – ‘Four’ & More – Recorded Live In Concert (1966)
[2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

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Total Size: 2.24 GB (ISO) + 2.21 GB (DSF) + 1.08 GB (FLAC) + 348 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2087 | Genre: Hard Bop, Modal
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In an odd bit of programming, Columbia placed the ballads from Miles Davis’ February 12, 1964, concert on My Funny Valentine and the uptempo romps on this LP. Davis, probably a bit bored by some of his repertoire and energized by the teenage Tony Williams’ drumming, performed many of his standards at an increasingly faster pace as time went on. These versions of “So What,” “Walkin’,” “Four,” “Joshua,” “Seven Steps to Heaven,” and even “There Is No Greater Love” are remarkably rapid, with the themes quickly thrown out before Davis Continue reading “Miles Davis – ‘Four’ & More – Recorded Live In Concert (1966) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Miles Davis – My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis In Concert (1965) [2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis In Concert (1965) [2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis In Concert (1965)
[2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

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Total Size: 2.64 GB (ISO) + 2.60 GB (DSF) + 1.22 GB (FLAC) + 377 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2141 | Genre: Jazz, Modal
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Miles Davis’ concert of February 12, 1964, was divided into two LPs, with all of the ballads put on My Funny Valentine. These five lengthy tracks (specifically, “All of You,” “Stella by Starlight,” “All Blues,” “I Thought About You,” and the title cut) put the emphasis on the lyricism of Davis, along with some strong statements from tenor saxophonist George Coleman and freer moments from the young rhythm section of pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams. Continue reading “Miles Davis – My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis In Concert (1965) [2014, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Miles Davis – Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis - Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961)
[2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

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Total Size: 1.66 GB (ISO) + 1.62 GB (DSF) + 842 MB (FLAC) + 265 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2019 | Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop
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Although chronologically the last to be issued, this collection includes some of the best performances from the tapes which would produce the albums Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, and ultimately, Steamin’. A primary consideration of these fruitful sessions is the caliber of musicians — Miles Davis (trumpet), Red Garland (piano), John Coltrane (tenor sax), and Philly Joe Jones (drums) — who were basically doing their stage act in the studio. Continue reading “Miles Davis – Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Miles Davis – E.S.P. (1965) [2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis - E.S.P. (1965) [2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – E.S.P. (1965) [2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
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Total Size: 2.01 GB (ISO) + 1.96 GB (DSF) + 971 MB (FLAC) + 278 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2170 | Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop
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ESP marks the beginning of a revitalization for Miles Davis, as his second classic quintet — saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams — gels, establishing what would become their signature adventurous hard bop. Continue reading “Miles Davis – E.S.P. (1965) [2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Miles Davis – Sketches Of Spain (1960) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain (1960) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – Sketches Of Spain (1960) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
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Total Size: 1.74 GB (ISO) + 1.71 GB (DSF) + 878 MB (FLAC) + 304 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2086 | Genre: Jazz
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Along with Kind of Blue, In a Silent Way, and Round About Midnight, Sketches of Spain is one of Miles Davis’ most enduring and innovative achievements. Recorded between November 1959 and March 1960 — after Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley had left the band — Davis teamed with Canadian arranger Gil Evans for the third time. Continue reading “Miles Davis – Sketches Of Spain (1960) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session (1988) [2016, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [2016, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session (1988) [2016, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 2.20 GB (ISO) + 2.17 GB (DSF) + 1.01 GB (FLAC) + 341 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPP 072 SA | Genre: Country Rock, Pop Rock

Who says you can’t make a great record in one day — or night, as the case may be? The Trinity Session was recorded in one night using one microphone, a DAT recorder, and the wonderful acoustics of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. Interestingly, it’s the album that broke the Cowboy Junkies in the United States for their version of “Sweet Jane,” which included the lost verse. Continue reading “Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session (1988) [2016, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Cowboy Junkies – Open (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cowboy Junkies - Open (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cowboy Junkies – Open (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 2.05 GB (ISO) + 2.02 GB (DSF) + 983 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Latent / Zoë | US | Cat#: 01143-1020-6 | Genre: Country, Alternative Rock

Cowboy Junkies have a sound, a vibe. There’s no denying it. You can tell it’s them within a few notes and each successive record seems to pick up right where the last one left off. Some, like The Trinity Sessions, are dark, moody, and mellow, like being coated in honey and draped in velvet. Continue reading “Cowboy Junkies – Open (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

The Pineapple Thief – Give It Back (2022) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]

The Pineapple Thief - Give It Back (2022) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]

The Pineapple Thief – Give It Back (2022) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]
Blu-ray | MPEG-4 AVC Video | DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / Dolby TrueHD/Atmos Audio 7.1 / LPCM Audio 2.0
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Total Size: 10.1 GB (BD) + 4.68 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: KScope | Genre: Progressive Rock

By the time drummer Gavin Harrison formally joined the Pineapple Thief for 2016’s Your Wilderness, songwriter Bruce Soord and company had amassed an impressive discography. Harrison had to learn the shelf material while rehearsing for tours or in the moment on-stage; fortunately, playing with the unpredictable Robert Fripp in King Crimson had prepared him for these situations. Continue reading “The Pineapple Thief – Give It Back (2022) [Blu-ray + Hi-Res]”

Joe Walsh – The Confessor (1985) [Japanese Release, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Joe Walsh - The Confessor (1985) [Japanese Release, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Joe Walsh – The Confessor (1985) [Japanese Release, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 875 MB (Hi-Res) + 294 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Bros. | Japan Promo | Cat#: P-13118 | Genre: Blues Rock

The Confessor is the seventh studio album by the American hard rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Walsh. The album was released in mid 1985, on the labels Warner Bros. Records, and Full Moon Records. The album was produced by Grammy Award winning producer and sound engineer Keith Olsen as well as Walsh himself. Continue reading “Joe Walsh – The Confessor (1985) [Japanese Release, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”