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]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
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FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
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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]”

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
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
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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]”

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]

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
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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]

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: 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]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
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Full Scans Included
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
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
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
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
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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]”

Leon Russell – Leon Russell (1970) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Leon Russell – Leon Russell (1970) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
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Total Size: 645 MB (ISO) + 1.51 GB (DSF) + 732 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 235 | Genre: Pop Rock
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Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating. He never again topped his triptych of “A Song for You,” “Hummingbird,” and “Delta Lady,” nor did his albums contain such fine tracks as “Dixie Lullaby.” Continue reading “Leon Russell – Leon Russell (1970) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (1974) [2017, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like A Wheel (1974) [2017, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (1974) [2017, MFSL 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: 1.27 GB (ISO) + 1.29 GB (DSF) + 592 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2190 | Genre: Country Rock
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Following the same formula as her early records, Heart Like a Wheel doesn’t appear to be a great breakthrough on the surface. However, Ronstadt comes into her own on this mix of oldies and contemporary classics. Backed by a fleet of Los Angeles musicians, Ronstadt sings with vigor and passion, helping bring the music alive. Continue reading “Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (1974) [2017, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

The Guess Who – The Best Of The Guess Who (1971) [2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Guess Who - The Best Of The Guess Who (1971) [2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Guess Who – The Best Of The Guess Who (1971)
[2014, 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
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.05 GB (ISO) + 5.93 GB (DSF) + 2.33 GB (FLAC) + 394 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ5 199 | Genre: Classic Rock
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The Guess Who always seemed a bit like the Canadian predecessor/counterpart to Grand Funk Railroad, but they typically fared far better with the critics because of the versatility that they possessed. That trait is very evident on this collection of hits and great songs. From the opening “These Eyes,” with its orchestral strings and Zombies-like baroque pop feel to the classic AOR crunge of “American Woman,” The Guess Who played a wide variety of music Continue reading “The Guess Who – The Best Of The Guess Who (1971) [2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Aimee Mann – Lost In Space (2002) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Aimee Mann - Lost In Space (2002) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Aimee Mann – Lost In Space (2002) [2003, 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
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Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.82 GB (ISO) + 1.78 GB (DSF) + 886 MB (FLAC) + 299 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2021 | Genre: Pop Rock
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It is, in a sense, a trick of the times that Lost in Space conveys such a vivid visual quality; thanks to the high profile given to her music on the Magnolia soundtrack, it’s now impossible to miss the narrative strength of Mann’s writing. The mood throughout this album is autumnal, with filmy keyboard beds and expressive shifts between major and minor enhancing the subdued eloquence of her lyrics. Continue reading “Aimee Mann – Lost In Space (2002) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Aimee Mann – Bachelor Nº 2 or, The Last Remains Of The Dodo (2000) [2004, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Aimee Mann - Bachelor Nº 2 or, The Last Remains Of The Dodo (2000) [2004, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Aimee Mann – Bachelor Nº 2 or, The Last Remains Of The Dodo (2000)
[2004, 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
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Total Size: 2.04 GB (ISO) + 2.00 GB (DSF) + 982 MB (FLAC) + 317 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2025 | Genre: Pop Rock
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Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo (also shortened to Bachelor No. 2) is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, released on May 2, 2000. The album is notable for the fact that Mann was initially without a record company and sold the album through her website, but the album went on to gain a worldwide release and achieve respectable sales. Continue reading “Aimee Mann – Bachelor Nº 2 or, The Last Remains Of The Dodo (2000) [2004, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets (1976) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Doobie Brothers - Takin' It To The Streets (1976) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets (1976)
[2010, 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
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Total Size: 1.62 GB (ISO) + 1.57 GB (DSF) + 761 MB (FLAC) + 408 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2043 | Genre: Classic Rock
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The group’s first album with Michael McDonald marked a shift to a more mellow and self-consciously soulful sound for the Doobies, not all that different from what happened to Steely Dan — whence McDonald (and Jeff Baxter) had come — between, say, Can’t Buy a Thrill and Pretzel Logic. They showed an ability to expand on the lyricism of Patrick Simmons and Baxter’s writing on “Wheels of Fortune,” Continue reading “The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets (1976) [2010, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

The Doobie Brothers – Stampede (1975) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Doobie Brothers - Stampede (1975) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Doobie Brothers – Stampede (1975) [2013, 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: 1.70 GB (ISO) + 1.68 GB (DSF) + 801 MB (FLAC) + 480 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2061 | Genre: Pop Rock
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Talk about greatness — the Doobie Brothers, with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter added to their lineup, delivered their best album to date helped by a fairly big hit, though “Take Me in Your Arms” never did anything close to its predecessors despite some chords and modulations that recalled “Black Water” ever so slightly. Stampede’s virtue was its musicianship, which, in addition to new member Baxter, was also showcased in the guises of some impressive guests. Continue reading “The Doobie Brothers – Stampede (1975) [2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

The Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974) [2011, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974) [2011, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974)
[2011, 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
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Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.87 GB (ISO) + 1.84 GB (DSF) + 887 MB (FLAC) + 331 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2060 | Genre: Blues Rock, Southern Rock
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The Doobies team up with the Memphis Horns for an even more Southern-flavored album than usual, although also a more uneven one. By this time, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and company had pretty well inherited the mantle and the core (and then some) of the audience left behind by Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty Continue reading “The Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974) [2011, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”