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Humble Pie - Smokin' (1972) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009] Audio CD Layer

Humble Pie - Smokin' (1972) [Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2009]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:51
Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 4243 SA

After a couple of years of relentless touring, Humble Pie capitalized on their loyal U.S. following to capture the market with this, their fifth studio album. Although lead guitarist Peter Frampton was replaced by Clem Clemson – an excellent player – the band remained essentially the same. Led by singer/guitarist Steve Marriott's soulful wail, the group enjoyed a huge hit from this record, "30 Days in the Hole" – the track which defined the Pie's not-so-subtle appeal. The rest of the record is equally funky and intriguing. Stephen Stills guests on "Road Runner 'G' Jam," playing some nasty Hammond organ fills. In the end, though, the group defined themselves as the undisputed leaders of the boogie movement in the early 1970s, as a band.
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:36:04
Country-Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2137

Workingman’s Dead defies the erroneous belief that the Grateful Dead never attained brilliance in the recording studio. Forever prized for natural sonics, Workingman’s Dead attains audiophile reference status courtesy of this first-ever hybrid SACD version. As flawless as any rustic album ever released, the 1970 set now brims with soaring harmonies, organic execution, intertwined textures, and uncomplicated structures. The first Grateful Dead album to eschew cosmic jams and complex signatures, Workingman’s Dead stakes its existence to great songs, homespun warmth, and bare essentials.
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Label: Analogue Productions, Universal, Island | # CAPP 9135 SA/B0015571-06
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Acoustic | Time: 00:36:47

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes to vinyl and PCM. Tea For The Tillerman is one of Cat Stevens' finest albums and a gem in the crown of early 1970s singer/songwriter. Stevens manages to have his cake and eat it too, simultaneously achieving pop accessibility and artistic relevance. The feel is decidedly gentle and spare. Apart from the occasional string section, Stevens is accompanied only by a three-piece band as he sings his introspective lyrics with appreciable favor.
Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (1972) [MFSL Remastered 2017]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 208 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:09
Roots Rock, Slide Guitar Blues, Country Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2154

Ry Cooder's development as a peerless musician capable of grasping virtually any style began with his time spent with Taj Mahal and Captain Beefheart, but for all intents and purposes reaches epic proportions on Boomer's Story. With two ambitious albeit uneven studio albums behind him, the California native plunged into roles that still define him today – that of sonic archeologist and cultural historian, shaping his 1972 Reprise effort with enlightened selections carved into the bedrock of America's folk, blues, and soul landscapes. Inspired, virtuosic, and poignant, Boomer's Story endures as a ravishing portrait of inspired translation and inventive craftsmanship that after years of neglect finally boasts sonics deserving of the performances.
Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker! (1969) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker! (1969) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Soul, Pop Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity, A&M | # AFZ 249 | Time: 00:35:23

Joe Cocker! is Joe Cocker's second studio album, released in November 1969. Following the template of his first LP, this album features numerous covers of songs originally performed by Bob Dylan ("Dear Landlord"), The Beatles ("She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" and "Something" - both released almost simultaneously with original versions; "Let It Be" was also recorded and released as a B-side), Leonard Cohen ("Bird on the Wire"), and future touring partner Leon Russell ("Delta Lady"). Cocker also co-wrote one song, "That's Your Business Now", Chris Stainton, who was also his writing partner in later years.
Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson Quartet (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson Quartet (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 108 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 75 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 195 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1955, 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5266 | Mono | PRLP 7003
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Vibes

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. A slightly different take on the Modern Jazz Quartet sound of the early years – as the album features Milt Jackson's vibes in the company of MJQ bandmates Percy Heath and Connie Kay, but also includes Horace Silver on piano – in the spot normally reserved for John Lewis! The presence of Silver on piano gives a bit of a harder edge to the set, one that almost recalls some of Jackson's work on Blue Note in the early 50s, yet which is rounded out here by a few lighter and more lyrical touches on rhythm.
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits (1972) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits (1972) [Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Jazz Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 241 | 00:41:15
Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Stephen Marsh

Sometimes, a greatest-hits set is timed perfectly to gather together a group's most successful and familiar performances just at the point when that group has passed the point of their maximum exposure to the public, but before the public memory has had a chance to fade. That was the case when Columbia Records assembled this compilation for release in early 1972. At that point, Blood, Sweat & Tears had released four albums and scored six Top 40 hits, each of which is heard here. But lead singer David Clayton-Thomas had just quit the group, so that the unit that recorded songs like "You've Made Me So Very Happy" was not working together anymore. And even when Clayton-Thomas returned, the band would continue to decline commercially. As such, BS&T's Greatest Hits captures the band's peak in 11 selections–seven singles chart entries, plus two album tracks from the celebrated debut album when Al Kooper helmed the group, and two more from the Grammy-winning multi-platinum second album.
Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Mastered By Kevin Gray, 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 223 | Time: 00:38:54

The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup – swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark – and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex. Hancock continues to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string synthesizer which was already becoming a staple item on pop and jazz-rock records. Again, there are only four long tracks, three of which ("Palm Grease," "Actual Proof," "Spank-A-Lee") concentrate on the funk, with plenty of Hancock's wah-wah clavinet, synthesizer textures and effects, and electric piano ruminations that still venture beyond the outer limits of post-bop.

The Cars - The Cars (1978) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer  Music

Posted by Designol at July 21, 2017
The Cars - The Cars (1978) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

The Cars - The Cars (1978) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:20
Rock, New Wave, Power Pop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2162

The Cars' 1978 self-titled debut, issued on the Elektra label, is a genuine rock masterpiece. The band jokingly referred to the album as their "true greatest-hits album," but it's no exaggeration – all nine tracks are new wave/rock classics, still in rotation on rock radio. Whereas most bands of the late '70s embraced either punk/new wave or hard rock, the Cars were one of the first bands to do the unthinkable – merge the two styles together. Add to it bandleader/songwriter Ric Ocasek's supreme pop sensibilities, and you had an album that appealed to new wavers, rockers, and Top 40 fans. One of the most popular new wave songs ever, "Just What I Needed," is an obvious highlight, as are such familiar hits as "Good Times Roll," "My Best Friend's Girl," and "You're All I've Got Tonight." But like most consummate rock albums, the lesser-known compositions are just as exhilarating: "Don't Cha Stop," "Bye Bye Love," "All Mixed Up," and "Moving in Stereo," the latter featured as an instrumental during a steamy scene in the popular movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
James Gang - James Gang Rides Again (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

James Gang - James Gang Rides Again (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2017]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:12
Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2195

With their second album Rides Again, the James Gang came into their own. Under the direction of guitarist Joe Walsh, the group – now featuring bassist Dale Peters – began incorporating keyboards into their hard rock, which helped open up their musical horizons. For much of the first side of Rides Again, the group tear through a bunch of boogie numbers, most notably the heavy groove of "Funk #49." On the second side, the James Gang departs from their trademark sound, adding keyboard flourishes and elements of country-rock to their hard rock. Walsh's songwriting had improved, giving the band solid support for their stylistic experiments. What ties the two sides of the record together is the strength of the band's musicianship, which burns brightly and powerfully on the hardest rockers, as well as on the sensitive ballads.