Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (1988) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (1988) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 137 | Genre: Alternative Rock

Although Jane’s Addiction’s 1987 self-titled debut was an intriguing release (few alternative bands at the time had the courage to mix modern rock, prog rock, and heavy metal together), it paled in comparison to their now classic major-label release one year later, Nothing’s Shocking. Produced by Dave Jerden and Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell, the album was more focused and packed more of a sonic wallop than its predecessor Continue reading “Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (1988) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}”

Heart – Dreamboat Annie (1975) {1994, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1975) {1994, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Heart – Dreamboat Annie (1975) {1994, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}
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Label: DCC Compact Classics, USA | Cat#: GZS-1058 | Genre: Hard Rock

In the 1980s and ’90s, numerous women recorded blistering rock, but things were quite different in 1976 — when female singers tended to be pigeonholed as soft rockers and singer/songwriters and were encouraged to take after Carly Simon, Melissa Manchester, or Joni Mitchell rather than Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. Greatly influenced by Zep, Heart did its part to help open doors for ladies Continue reading “Heart – Dreamboat Annie (1975) {1994, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}”

Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc II, USA | Cat#: UDCD 532 | Genre: Pop Rock

Without greatly altering his approach, Rod Stewart perfected his blend of hard rock, folk, and blues on his masterpiece, Every Picture Tells a Story. Marginally a harder-rocking album than Gasoline Alley — the Faces blister on the Temptations cover “(I Know I’m) Losing You,” and the acoustic title track goes into hyper-drive with Mick Waller’s primitive drumming — the great triumph Continue reading “Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}”

Elvis Presley – 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)

Elvis Presley - 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)

Elvis Presley – 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)
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Label: DCC Compact Classics | Cat#: GZS-1111 / GZS-1117 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

Elvis Is Back (1960) & 24 Karat Hits! (1997); 24 Karat Gold Disc From The Original Master Tapes Continue reading “Elvis Presley – 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)”

John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers (1966) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Blues Breakers (1966) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers (1966) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 056 | Genre: Blues Rock

Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton was Eric Clapton’s first fully realized album as a blues guitarist — more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Standing midway between Clapton’s stint with the Yardbirds and the formation of Cream, this album featured the new guitar hero on a series of stripped-down blues standards, Mayall pieces, and one Mayall/Clapton composition Continue reading “John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers (1966) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}”

Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {2010, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Styx - The Grand Illusion (1977) {2010, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {2010, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}
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Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 067 | Genre: Progressive Rock

Other than being their first platinum-selling album, The Grand Illusion led Styx steadfastly into the domain of AOR rock. Built on the strengths of “Come Sail Away”‘s ballad-to-rock metamorphosis, which gained them their second Top Ten hit, and on the high harmonies of newcomer Tommy Shaw throughout “Fooling Yourself,” The Grand Illusion introduced Styx to the gates of commercial stardom. Continue reading “Styx – The Grand Illusion (1977) {2010, Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}”

Eagles – 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)

Eagles - 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)

Eagles – 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)
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Label: DCC Compact Classics | Cat#: GZS-1024 / GZS-1039 | Genre: Pop Rock

Hotel California (1976) & Their Greatest Hits (1976). 24 Karat Gold Disc From The Original Master Tapes Continue reading “Eagles – 2 Albums (DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered)”

Faces – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… (1971) {2005, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Faces - A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... (1971) {2005, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Faces – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… (1971) {2005, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 026 | Genre: Pop Rock

The Faces’ third album, A Nod Is as Good as a Wink…to a Blind Horse, finally gave the group their long-awaited hit single in “Stay with Me,” helping send the album into the Billboard Top Ten, which is certainly a testament to both the song and the album, but it’s hard to separate its success from that of Rod Stewart’s sudden solo stardom. In the mere months that separated Long Player and A Nod, Rod had a phenomenal hit with “Maggie May” and Every Picture Tells a Story, his third solo album Continue reading “Faces – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… (1971) {2005, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}”

Janis Joplin – Pearl (1971) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Janis Joplin – Pearl (1971) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}
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Label: MasterSound, USA | Cat#: CK 64413 | Genre: Blues Rock

Janis Joplin’s second masterpiece (after Cheap Thrills), Pearl was designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals, stripping down the arrangements that had often previously cluttered her music or threatened to drown her out. Thanks also to a more consistent set of songs, the results are magnificent — given room to breathe, Joplin’s trademark rasp conveys Continue reading “Janis Joplin – Pearl (1971) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}”

Scorpions – 2 Albums {Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Scorpions - 2 Albums {Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}

Scorpions – 2 Albums {Audio Fidelity Remastered, HDCD}
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Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Genre: Hard Rock

Virgin Killer (1976) – Love At First Sting (1984)

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Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills – Super Session (1968) {1995, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - Super Session (1968) {1995, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills – Super Session (1968)
{1995, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

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Label: MasterSound, USA | Cat#: CK 6461 1 | Genre: Blues Rock

Super Session is an album conceived by Al Kooper and featuring the work of guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills, released on Columbia Records in 1968, CS 9701. Bloomfield and Stills do not play together on the album, with tracks including Bloomfield on side one, and those including Stills on side two Continue reading “Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills – Super Session (1968) {1995, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}”

Crosby, Stills & Nash – 2 Albums (Audio Fidelity, 24-karat Gold Disc)

Crosby, Stills & Nash - 2 Albums (Audio Fidelity, 24-karat Gold Disc)

Crosby, Stills & Nash – 2 Albums (Audio Fidelity, 24-karat Gold Disc)
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Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 131 / AFZ 144 | Genre: Folk Rock

Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969) & CSN (1977), 24- karat Gold Limited, Numbered Edition Compact Disc, Mastered for these compact discs by Steve Hoffman Continue reading “Crosby, Stills & Nash – 2 Albums (Audio Fidelity, 24-karat Gold Disc)”

The Velvet Underground – 2 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered}

The Velvet Underground - 2 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered}

The Velvet Underground – 2 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc II, USA | Cat#: UDCD 695 / UDCD 724 | Genre: Avant-garde

The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), White Light/White Heat (1968), The original limited edition 24-karat gold audiophile collector’s disc Continue reading “The Velvet Underground – 2 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc II, Remastered}”