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Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969) [Audio Fidelity 2013] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969) [Audio Fidelity 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:42 minutes | Scans included | 1,23 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 904 MB
Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-158
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) [Audio Fidelity 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) [Audio Fidelity 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:52 minutes | Scans included | 1,03 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 821 MB
Mastered by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-258

Weather Report were a jazz supergroup formed in 1970, best known outside the jazz world for their hit "Birdland". Heavy Weather is Weather Report’s 7th album, released in 1977 through Columbia Records. It is the band’s 2nd album with bassist Jaco Pastorius. On Black Market, Pastorius played on 2 of the 7 tracks, but here he is a full member of the band. It is on the short list of LP's considered to be the greatest of all Jazz-Fusion recordings.
Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) [Audio Fidelity 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) [Audio Fidelity 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 32:21 minutes | Scans included | 949 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 697 MB
Mastered by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-253

Vincebus Eruptum is the debut studio album by American rock band Blue Cheer. The album features a heavy-thunderous blues sound, which would later be known as heavy metal. It also contains elements of acid rock, grunge, experimental rock, blues rock, stoner rock, and garage rock. A commercial and critical success, Vincebus Eruptum peaked at number 11 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and spawned the top-20 hit cover of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues". Being an example of hard rock, it is also lauded as one of the first heavy metal albums.
Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968)  [Audio Fidelity 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968) [Audio Fidelity 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:51 minutes | Scans included | 1,59 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,19 GB
Mastered by Steve Hoffman | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-260

"The Family That Plays Together" was released in 1968. This was the second Spirit album and the group put all the elements together that would make them a legendary band. "The Family That Plays Together" displays the band's ability to play beyond psychedelic rock, jazz and rock & roll. The album's hit single "I Got A Line On You" blasted the album into the top 20. The album has 5 bonus tracks.

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2017, Audio Fidelity AFZ 265]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 13, 2017
Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978) [2017, Audio Fidelity AFZ 265]

Styx - Pieces Of Eight (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity AFZ 2658 | ~ 282 or 103 Mb | Scans(png) -> 368 Mb
Progressive Rock / Pop Rock

Styx's feisty, straightforward brand of album rock is represented best by "Blue Collar Man" from 1978's Pieces of Eight, an invigorating keyboard and guitar rush – hard and heavy, yet curved by Tommy Shaw's emphasized vocals. Reaching number 21, with the frolicking romp of "Renegade" edging in at number 16 only six months later, Pieces of Eight maintained their strength as a front-running FM radio group…
Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2017
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 258 | Time: 00:37:52

Weather Report's biggest-selling album is that ideal thing, a popular and artistic success – and for the same reasons. For one thing, Joe Zawinul revealed an unexpectedly potent commercial streak for the first time since his Cannonball Adderley days, contributing what has become a perennial hit, "Birdland." Indeed, "Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band. The other factor is the full emergence of Jaco Pastorius as a co-leader; his dancing, staccato bass lifting itself out of the bass range as a third melodic voice, completely dominating his own ingenious "Teen Town" (where he also plays drums!). By now, Zawinul has become WR's de facto commander in the studio; his colorful synthesizers dictate the textures, his conceptions are carefully planned, with little of the freewheeling improvisation of only five years before. Wayne Shorter's saxophones are now reticent, if always eloquent, beams of light in Zawinul's general scheme while Alex Acuña shifts ably over to the drums and Manolo Badrena handles the percussion.
Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

Spirit - The Family That Plays Together (1968)
Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Stephen Marsh, 2017
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:51
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 260

On this, the second Spirit album, the group put all of the elements together that made them the legendary (and underrated) band that they were. Jazz, rock & roll, and even classical elements combined to create one of the cleanest, most tasteful syntheses of its day. The group had also improved measurably from their fine debut album, especially in the area of vocals. The album's hit single, "I Got a Line on You," boasts especially strong harmonies as well as one of the greatest rock riffs of the period. The first side of this record is a wonderful and seamless suite, and taken in its entirety, one of the greatest sides on Los Angeles rock. The CD reissue also boasts some excellent bonus tracks. "So Little to Say" is one of Jay Ferguson's finest compositions ever, and the jazz-inspired instrumentals such as "Fog" and "Space Chile" showcase pianist John Locke as one of the most inspired and lyrical players in the rock idiom to date. All in all, a classic album and a true landmark.

Spirit - Spirit (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017]  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 24, 2017
Spirit - Spirit (1968) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017]

Spirit - Spirit (1968) Mastered by Steve Hoffman, 2017
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:52
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 520

Spirit's 1968 debut album spent more than six months on the Billboard album charts and received heavy airplay on underground FM radio. Their music was part of the core, essence, and heartbeat of the the hippie, psychedelic, counter culture movement. The album is timeless, as fresh today as when it first appeared. The band could play more styles than almost any other group. On Spirit they unveiled a mélange of rock, jazz, blues, folk-rock, and even a bit of classical and Indian music. The music is experimental. The vocals flow as easily as the instrumentals. Spirit struck a careful balance between disciplined studio chops, jazz improvisation, and driving rock and roll. Guitar prodigy Randy California is a clear standout, but the other band members are superb as well; John Locke's shimmering keyboards, Mark Andes' subsonic wall of bass, and Ed Cassidy's precision drumming. Big credit has to go to lead singer Jay Fergusson, whose phrasing is always just right with a wonderful spontaneous feel. The Marty Paich string arrangements are sublime.
Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) [2017, Audio Fidelity AFZ 253]

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2017 | Audio Fidelity AFZ 253 | ~ 294 or 78 Mb | Scans(png) -> 98 Mb
Blues Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Hard Rock

Rock & roll had grown louder and wilder by leaps and bounds during the '60s, but when Blue Cheer emerged from San Francisco onto the national rock scene in 1968 with their debut album, Vincebus Eruptum, they crossed a line which most musicians and fans hadn't even thought to draw yet…

Deep Purple - Live On The BBC (2004) {Audio Fidelity Hybrid SACD}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 9, 2017
Deep Purple - Live On The BBC (2004) {Audio Fidelity Hybrid SACD}

Deep Purple - Live On The BBC (2004) {Audio Fidelity Hybrid SACD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 519 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 187 mb
Genre: classic rock, hard rock

Live On The BBC is a 2004 hybrid CD by British hard rock band Deep Purple. Remastered by Steve Hoffman for Audio Fidelity and released on 20 January, 2004, this is a rip of the CD (redbook) layer, so it omits the bonus track on the SACD layer, "Lucille".