Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}

Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc, Japan | Cat#: UDCD 535 | Genre: R&B

Both artistically and commercially, Boz Scaggs had his greatest success with Silk Degrees. The laid-back singer hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly “Lowdown” (which has been sampled by more than a few rappers and remains a favorite among baby-boomer soul fans) and expressed his love of smooth soul Continue reading “Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976) {1990, MFSL, Remastered}”

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959) {1992, Sony MasterSound, Remastered)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959) {1992, Sony MasterSound, Remastered)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959) {1992, Sony MasterSound, Remastered)
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Label: Sony MasterSound, USA | Cat#: CK 52860 | Genre: Jazz

Dave Brubeck’s defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time. It was a risky move — Brubeck’s record company wasn’t keen on releasing such an arty project Continue reading “The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959) {1992, Sony MasterSound, Remastered)”

Basia – Time and Tide (1987) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Basia - Time and Tide (1987) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Basia – Time and Tide (1987) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}
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Label: Sony MasterSound, USA | Cat#: EK 53791 | Genre: Pop

Wisely going only by her first name, Polish-by-way-of-England pop singer Basia Trzetrzelewska (“pronounced Basha Tshetshelevska”), joined by her musical partner Danny White, steps out of the band Matt Bianco to launch her solo career with Time and Tide. She and White create a series of keyboard-based dance-pop arrangements to support her smooth alto Continue reading “Basia – Time and Tide (1987) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}”

Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (1975) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (1975) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}
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Label: Sony MasterSound, Japan | Cat#: CK 52857 | Genre: Hard Rock

After nearly getting off the ground with Get Your Wings, Aerosmith finally perfected their mix of Stonesy raunch and Zeppelin-esque riffing with their third album, Toys in the Attic. The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and purpose. Not only does Joe Perry turn out indelible riffs Continue reading “Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (1975) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}”

Carole king – Tapestry (1971) {1994, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Carole king - Tapestry (1971) {1994, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Carole king – Tapestry (1971) {1994, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}
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Label: Sony MasterSound, USA | Cat#: EK 66226 | Genre: Folk Rock

Carole King brought the fledgling singer/songwriter phenomenon to the masses with Tapestry, one of the most successful albums in pop music history. A remarkably expressive and intimate record, it’s a work of consummate craftsmanship. Always a superior pop composer, King reaches even greater heights as a performer; new songs like the hits “It’s Too Late” and “I Feel the Earth Move” rank solidly with past glories Continue reading “Carole king – Tapestry (1971) {1994, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}”

Elvis Presley – That’s The Way It Is (1970) {1992, MFSL, Remastered}

Elvis Presley - That's The Way It Is (1970) {1992, MFSL, Remastered}

Elvis Presley – That’s The Way It Is (1970) {1992, MFSL, Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc II, USA | Cat#: UDCD 560 | Genre: Pop

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is is the 40th album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records, LSP 4445, in November 1970. It consists of eight studio tracks recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville, and four live in-concert tracks recorded at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. It accompanied the theatrical release of the documentary film of the same name Continue reading “Elvis Presley – That’s The Way It Is (1970) {1992, MFSL, Remastered}”

The Who – 5 Albums (MFSL, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered)

The Who - 5 Albums (MFSL, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered)

The Who – 5 Albums (MFSL, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered)
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc I, II | Genre: Hard Rock

Tommy (1969), Live At Leeds (1970), Who’s Next (1971), Quadrophenia (1973) & Who Are You (1978). Original Master Recording Continue reading “The Who – 5 Albums (MFSL, 24-karat Gold Disc 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}

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)”

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}”