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The Cal Tjader Quintet - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader (2002) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 004}

The Cal Tjader Quintet - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader (2002) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 004}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 311 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz | © 2002 Audio Fidelity #AFZ 004
Mastered for this CD by Steve Hoffman

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader is in typically fine form on this live set from 1968. His quintet at the time featured Armand Perazza on congas and pianist Joe Kloess and his repertoire ranged from Afro-Cuban jazz to occasional straightahead tunes. Six of the eight selections on this date are originals by band members or Gary McFarland. Although Tjader had been playing this style of music for 15 years by this time, he still was quite creative and enthusiastic, and is heard throughout in excellent form.
Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (1985) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 175]

Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 175 | ~ 299 or 119 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 84 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Although he is universally considered among the most important figures in rock & roll, Eric Clapton has not had consistent success in translating his stature into record sales, partially because he is, in essence, a great blues guitarist rather than a great pop/rock singer/songwriter..
Neil Norman presents - Sci-Fi In Hi-Fi (2003) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 012}

Neil Norman presents - Sci-Fi In Hi-Fi (2003) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 012}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 318 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 25 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soundtracks, Movie Themes | Audio Fidelity #AFZ 012

Whether in its original serial form in the 1940s, in the low-budget films of the 1950s, in the television series of the 1960s, or even in the overgrown re-imaginings for blockbuster movies in the 1970s and beyond, the science-fiction genre on film (and videotape) has always had something cheesy about it, and that is part of its appeal. Even when the technical wizards at director George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic are dreaming up the next Star Wars movie, there is, at heart, a sense of the earliest, silliest versions of the genre still present. In that spirit come Neil Norman's souped-up and synthesized treatments of the various scores for sci-fi films and TV…

Montrose - Montrose (1973) {2005, HDCD, Audio Fidelity AFZ-028}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 28, 2016
Montrose - Montrose (1973) {2005, HDCD, Audio Fidelity AFZ-028}

Montrose - Montrose (1973) {2005, HDCD, Audio Fidelity AFZ-028}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 220 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 78 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 19 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Audio Fidelity #AFZ-028
Mastered for this CD by Steve Hoffman

The '70s gave us a slew of classic hard rock albums – the likes of which may never be equaled – and though it hasn't had the lasting influence of, say, Boston's or Ted Nugent's first albums, Montrose's eponymous debut proved equally influential and important in its day. Released in 1973, the record also introduced a young Sammy Hagar to the world, but the explosive aggression of Ronnie Montrose's biting guitar left no doubt as to why it was his name gracing the cover…

James Taylor - Gorilla (1975) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 151]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 26, 2016
James Taylor - Gorilla (1975) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 151]

James Taylor - Gorilla (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 151 | ~ 242 or 92 Mb | Scans(png) -> 92 Mb
Folk Rock, Acoustic, Soft Rock

Gorilla served notice to anyone expecting James Taylor to continue on in the personal, confessional vein of his first few albums that he did not intend to do so…

James Taylor - Walking Man (1974) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 109]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 23, 2016
James Taylor - Walking Man (1974) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 109]

James Taylor - Walking Man (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 109 | ~ 193 or 89 Mb | Scans Included
Folk Rock, Acoustic, Soft Rock

One Man Dog drastically lowered expectations for a new James Taylor album, and those expectations were almost met by Walking Man, a more considered effort than its predecessor that managed to be just as trivial but even less interesting…
Tommy Turrentine - Tommy Turrentine (1960) {2003, Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 007}

Tommy Turrentine - Tommy Turrentine (1960) {2003, Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 007}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 256 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | Audio Fidelity #AFZ 007 | Mastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman

When he recorded this album, his lone date as a leader, trumpeter Tommy Turrentine (who was a member of Max Roach's group along with his brother, the soon-to-be famous tenor Stanley Turrentine) seemed to have a potentially great future. Unfortunately, ill health would eventually force his retirement. Turrentine's set for Time (which has been reissued on CD by Bainbridge) actually features the musicians of Roach's quintet (including brother Stanley, trombonist Julian Priester, bassist Bob Boswell, and Roach himself) plus pianist Horace Parlan. The trumpeter contributed five of the seven songs (which are joined by Horace Parlan's "Blues for J.P." and Bud Powell's "Webb City") on this fine straight-ahead hard bop set. All of the musicians play up to par and the results are swinging and fit securely into the modern mainstream of the time.

Eric Clapton - Journeyman (1989) [ Audio Fidelity, AFZ 180]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 13, 2016
Eric Clapton - Journeyman (1989) [ Audio Fidelity, AFZ 180]

Eric Clapton - Journeyman (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 180 | ~ 345 or 135 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 93 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

For most of the '80s, Eric Clapton seemed rather lost, uncertain of whether he should return to his blues roots or pander to AOR radio. By the mid-'80s, he appeared to have made the decision to revamp himself as a glossy mainstream rocker, working with synthesizers and drum machines…
Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall (2004) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 020}

Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall (2004) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 020}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 323 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 27 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Audio Fidelity #AFZ 020
Mastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman

This was Jimmy's best selling album ever but the title is very misleading in that these are all studio recordings, not live recordings, which means they weren't recorded at Carnegie Hall, but the tracks are in the order he performed them at a Carnegie Hall concert one week prior to recording the first dozen in the studio of this double album. This is actually the first time all of the original master tapes of this album were used as the songs recorded in mono were on all previous issues in rechanneled stereo while the true stereo tracks…
Donovan - Storyteller (2003) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 015}

Donovan - Storyteller (2003) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 015}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 207 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Audio Fidelity #AFZ 015
Mastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman

Donovan first emerged as part of the ruling class of 1960s singer-songwriters. More than just "England's answer to Bob Dylan," Donovan's music evolved from its folk roots into something truly unique and has endured the test of time. It encompasses a full blend of social commentary, introspective trippiness and, yes… cosmic sounds. This collection showcases the talents of the artist and his art. Combining Donovan’s Pye/Hickory recordings and his Epic label releases, this musical collection is a journey into the world of a musical poet….the world of a storyteller….the world of Donovan.