5.1 Remaster

Roger Waters - Amused To Death (1992) [APO Remaster 2015] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Roger Waters - Amused To Death (1992) [APO Remaster 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:42 minutes | Scans included | 4,58 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,35 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Columbia Records / Analogue Productions' release

An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused to Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly — and unthinkingly — in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2015, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view. The 2015 SACD edition of Amused to Death features a new 5.1 surround remix of the album completed by longtime Roger Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie. The art has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters’ 2010-2013 “The Wall Live” tour and movie.
Roy Orbison - Black And White Night (1989) [2004 Remaster] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Roy Orbison - Black And White Night (1989) [2004 Remaster] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:14 minutes | Scans included | 3,91 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,41 GB

Black & White Night, the live album, was compiled and released posthumously from the television special. The album was released in February 1989 and included the songs “Blue Bayou” and “Claudette” that were cut from the original broadcast for time. However it did not include the song “Blue Angel” which was cut from the original broadcast for the same reason.
John Handy - Hard Work & Carnival (1976-77) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}

John Handy - Hard Work & Carnival (1976-77) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 531 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 187 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb
© 2011 Impulse! / Verve | 06025 2780949
Jazz / Post Bop

Two classics from saxophonist John Handy – records that really made him a household name in the 70s! Hard Work is the biggest moment ever for saxophonist John Handy – an album that crossed over big, thanks to a tremendously funky title cut! Handy first rose to fame back in the 60s – playing modernist jazz with Charlies Mingus, and opening up on his own in a stretch of great albums that evolved from hardbop, to modal jazz, to some even freer world jazz experiments in the 70s. Here, though, he's back in very soulful territory – working in a combo that has keyboards and guitar, and plenty of grooves that are somewhere in a space between early 70s CTI/Kudu and similar dates on Cadet or Prestige Records!
Marion Brown - Geechee Recollections & Sweet Earth Flying (1973-74) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}

Marion Brown - Geechee Recollections & Sweet Earth Flying (1973-74) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 468 MB | Scans JPG - 21 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 190 MB
Genre: jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Impulse! / Verve | CAT # 06025 2780943 | 2011

Amazing work from Marion Brown – two albums we'd never be without! Geechee Recollections is quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to this record – one that really lives up to the title, and which comes from the use of lots of percussion, played by just about every group member, ala AACM – but handled in a style that's warmly spiritual, and very organic too – right in line with the best Impulse Records vibe of the time, yet completely its own thing too! Brown plays alto and soprano sax, and is working with players who include Leo Smith on trumpet, William Malone on mbira and autoharp, James Jefferson on bass, and Steve McCall, Jumma Santos, Bill Hasson, and A Kobena Adzenyah on percussion – in addition to percussion plays by other group members too.
Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana Revisited & Freeflight (1969, 1971) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}

Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana Revisited & Freeflight (1969, 1971) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 490 MB | Scans JPG - 239 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 193 MB
Genre: jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Impulse! / Verve | CAT # 06007 5334730 | 2011

This collection is evidence that there really are bargains on the compact disc market. Both albums presented here, Ahmad Jamal at the Top: Poinciana Revisited and Freeflight, offer excellent portraits of the great pianist in transition at the end of the '60s and beginning of the '70s. Both feature Jamal's great rhythm section of bassist Jamil Sulieman Nasser and drummer Frank Grant. The first date was recorded in in 1969 at the Top of the Village Gate in New York City. Its reveals Jamal playing in a more driving, percussive style, though he keeps his utterly elegant chord voicings intact.
Depeche Mode - Remasters Collection [SACD 2.0 & 5.1] (1981-2005) PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Depeche Mode - Remasters Collection [SACD 2.0 & 5.1] (1981-2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | TT - 10 hours 16 minutes | Full Scans included | 46,5 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 10 hours 14 mins | Scans included | 12,1 GB
Includes 12 albums (11 Studio + 1 Live) | Features 2003-2007 Remasters & 2005's Deluxe Edition

Originally a product of Britain's new romantic movement, Depeche Mode went on to become the quintessential electro-pop band of the 1980s. One of the first acts to establish a musical identity based completely around the use of synthesizers, they began their existence as a bouncy dance-pop outfit but gradually developed a darker, more dramatic sound that ultimately positioned them as one of the most successful alternative bands of their era.
Sonny Rollins - On Impulse! & There Will Never Be Another You (1965, 1978) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}

Sonny Rollins - On Impulse! & There Will Never Be Another You (1965, 1978) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 487 MB | Scans JPG - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 180 MB
Genre: jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Impulse! / Verve | CAT # 06007 5334723 | 2011

This set combines two of Sonny Rollins' LPs for Impulse Records, There Will Never Be Another You and On Impulse!, both of which were originally issued in 1965. There Will Never Be Another You featured the saxophonist playing a live set (in the rain, apparently) with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins and Mickey Roker on drums. Rollins is in fine form, playing standards including a nearly 17-minute version of the title tune.
Gabor Szabo - The Sorcerer & More Sorcery (1967) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}

Gabor Szabo - The Sorcerer & More Sorcery (1967) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 511 MB | Scans JPG - 234 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 193 MB
Genre: jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Impulse! / Verve | CAT # 06007 5334725 | 2011

A pair of enhanting Impulse sets from '67 – Sorceror and More Sorcery – together in a single set! Sorcerer is one of the best albums ever by the great Eastern European guitarist, and a groovy set of spiralling jazz tracks, recorded live at The Jazz Workshop with a two-guitar frontline, and backing by a very tight rhythm combo. The sound is amazing, with lots of choppy modal grooves, and other longer tracks that have a vaguely mystical feel to them. Titles include "The Beat Goes On", "Space", "Mizrab", "O Barquinho", and "Lou-ise". More Sorcery is the great sort of a follow-up – and like that one, it features long tracks that have a spiralling modal feel that's much more serious, much more grooving, and a lot less campish than some of his other albums of the time. The two-guitar lineup mixes rhythm and melody – perfect for the tunes on the set, like "Los Matadoros", "Spellbinder", "Comin Back", and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds".
Carole King - Tapestry (1971) [Remaster 1999] {SACD 2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Carole King - Tapestry (1971) [Remaster 1999] {SACD 2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:44 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,51 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 50:57 min | Scans included | 1 GB

Carole King was famous as a writer of girl-group hits in the '60s. In 1971, she became more famous. That's the year Tapestry became one of the biggest-selling LPs of all time. It's easy to hear why–the music is loose, earthy, L.A. session-pop. King is casual, intimate, and tough; she covers all the emotional ground of the post-liberated woman with ease. She brings adult nuance to "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and comes up with hits ("It's Too Late," "I Feel the Earth Move") whose white-soul realism and maturity put pop hits to shame.
Diana Krall - Love Scenes (1997) [2004 Remaster] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Diana Krall - Love Scenes (1997) [2004 Remaster] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:18 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,3 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 55:02 minutes | Scans included | 1,05 GB
SACD Hybrid reissue release from Diana Krall. Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

Like a mink draped over mahogany, Diana Krall's luxuriously supple alto adorns the vintage songs of romance and longing found on Love Scenes with a palpable aura of glamour and late-night cool. Her ostensibly effortless command of phrasing and intonation, whether the mood is seduction or a sweet sassiness, further fortifies the opinion that the Canadian vocalist-pianist possesses one of the great female jazz voices to surface in the late 1990s…