Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Long Walk To Freedom (2006) [2.0 & 5.1] SACD ISO

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Long Walk To Freedom (2006) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:58 minutes | Full Artwork | 4,29 GB
Genre: World

For more than 30 years, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has infused its township sound of Isicathamiya with rich gospel harmonies. LBM’s unique sound was brought to American audiences thanks to Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland, and the group has toured and recorded tirelessly since. Long Walk To Freedom is a new retrospective in which the group rerecords new versions of songs from throughout its career with help from such guests as Emmylou Harris, Sarah McLachlan, Taj Mahal, and Zap Mama as well as several popular countrymen. As with the Simon album, the North American guests’ voices fit hand-in-glove with the group’s warm harmonies. Highlights include “Nomathemba,” which was the band’s first hit in 1973, the popular “Hello My Baby,” and the Graceland tunes “Diamonds on the Soles Of Her Shoes” and “Homeless.” Though ostensibly a career retrospective, this new recording actually proves that Ladysmith Black Mambazo has never sounded better.

It was a collaboration with a famous American pop star that broke Ladysmith Black Mambazo as an international act in the mid-’80s, and on Long Walk to Freedom they enact a variation on the theme — only in this case, the project is under their control and the American guests are an eclectic assortment of rock, folk, and pop musicians, who are also joined by pioneering Afro-European chanteuses Zap Mama and a veritable chorus of South African colleagues including Lucky Dube, Hugh Masakela, Thandiswa, and others. You’re getting nervous now, and you’re right: this is one of those projects that could easily go either way, and in fact it goes both ways. Natalie Merchant brings absolutely nothing of substance or consequence to “Rain Rain Beautiful Rain,” nor does Sarah McLachlan contribute much to the group’s rather desultory remake of “Homeless.” The new version of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” features Melissa Etheridge and Joe McBride, and is underwhelming until the end of the a cappella intro, at which point the band kicks in — only it’s not a band, it’s Ladysmith singing all the instrumental parts, and it’s electrifying. The Afro-pop summit meeting that is “Shosholoza” works nicely as well. But the album’s best tracks are those on which the group sings by itself: “Nomathemba,” the opening track, is one of the album’s best, and leader Joseph Shabalala’s solo “Thula Thula” ends the program on a very strong note. The disc adds a generous program of CD-ROM tracks including music videos for “Raise Your Spirit Higher” (from their previous album) and “Long Walk to Freedom.” Imperfect, but recommended.

Tracklist:
01. Nomathemba
02. Hello My Baby
03. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
04. Homeless
05. Rain Rain Beautiful Rain
06. How Long
07. Mbube
08. Amazing Grace/Nearer My God To Thee
09. Nkosi Sikelel ‘IAfrica
10. Inkanyezi Nezazi “Star And The Wiseman”
11. Shosholoza
12. Long Walk To Freedom “Halala South Africa”
13. Thula Thula [Bonus Track]

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Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight (1980) [Audio Fidelity 2015] SACD ISO

Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight (1980) [Audio Fidelity 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:57 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,44 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Audio Fidelity # AFZ5 203 | Genre: Jazz

Grover Washington, Jr., has long been one of the leaders in what could be called rhythm & jazz, essentially R&B-influenced jazz. Winelight is one of his finest albums, and not primarily because of the Bill Withers hit “Just the Two of Us.” It is the five instrumentals that find Washington (on soprano, alto, and tenor) really stretching out. If he had been only interested in sales, Washington’s solos could have been half as long and he would have stuck closely to the melody. Instead he really pushes himself on some of these selections, particularly the title cut. A memorable set of high-quality and danceable soul-jazz.

Tracklist:
01. Winelight
02. Let It Flow (For “Dr. J”)
03. In the Name of Love
04. Take Me There
05. Just the Two of Us
06. Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba)

Surround Sound Remix Produced by Ralph MacDonald.
Surround Sound Remix Engineered & Mixed by Elliot Scheiner.
Surround Sound Mastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound.
Mastering for this SACD by Kevin Grey at Cohearent Audio.

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VA – VH1 Divas Live (1998) [Reissue 2001] SACD ISO

Various Artists – VH1 Divas Live (1998) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 74:56 minutes | Scans included | 3,44 GB
Genre: Pop

VH1 Divas Live brings VH1’s original 1998 gathering of superstar songbirds to SACD. Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, and Shania Twain perform some of their biggest hits, including Carey’s “My All,” Twain’s “You’re Still the One,” Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” and Estefan’s “Turn the Beat Around.” All five divas share the spotlight — to the extent that a diva can share the spotlight — on the set’s finale, “Natural Woman” and “Testimony.” A worthwhile set for those who want to see as well as hear their VH1 Divas Live album, the disc offers little in the way of additional features but remains a faithful translation of the special TV concert.

Tracklist:
01. Mariah Carey – My All
02. Mariah Carey – Make It Happen
03. Gloria Estefan – Turn The Beat Around
04. Gloria Estefan – Heaven’s What I Feel
05. Gloria Estefan – Megamix
06. Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
07. Shania Twain – You’re Still The One
08. Aretha Franklin & Mariah Carey – Chain Of Fools
09. Celine Dion – River Deep, Mountain High
10. Celine Dion & Carole King – 10] The Reason
11. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
12. Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, Carole King – You’ve Got A Friend
13. The Divas – A Natural Woman
14. The Divas – Testimony

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VA – Groove Note True Audiophile: The Best Of Groove Note, Vol. 3 (2010) SACD ISO

V.A. – Groove Note True Audiophile: The Best Of Groove Note, Volume 3 (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:50 minutes | Scans included | 2,09 GB
Genre: Jazz, Blues

True Audiophile: Best of Groove Note is basically a fancy name for the Super Audio CD label sampler. Groove Note Records began releasing jazz and blues recordings in 2005. They’ve also expanded their vision and have begun to re-release rare tracks by vintage artists and look to genre-bending vocalists in order to showcase excellent music coming from the jazz and blues traditions.

Tracklist:
01. The Anthony Wilson Trio – Hawkeyes
02. Roy Gaines – That Ole Feelin’
03. Luqman Hamza – Never Let Me Go
04. Jacintha – Summertime
05. The Jung Trio – Dvorak Piano Trio in F Minor, Allegro grazio
06. Jacintha – I’ll Never Smile Again
07. Lauren White – Do You Remember
08. The Anthony Wilson Trio – Theme From Chinatown
09. Skye – Dream A Little Dream
10. Jacintha – So Danco Samba
11. Luqman Hamza – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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VA – Groove Note True Audiophile: The Best Of Groove Note, Vol. 2 (2009) SACD ISO

V.A. – Groove Note True Audiophile: The Best Of Groove Note, Volume 2 (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 (& DST64 5.1) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 10:22 minutes | Scans included | 3,53 GB
Genre: Jazz, Blues

True Audiophile: Best of Groove Note is basically a fancy name for the Super Audio CD label sampler. Groove Note Records began releasing jazz and blues recordings in 2005. They’ve also expanded their vision and have begun to re-release rare tracks by vintage artists and look to genre-bending vocalists in order to showcase excellent music coming from the jazz and blues traditions.

Tracklist:
01. Anthony Wilson – Chitlins Con Carne
02. Jacintha – In The Wee Small Hours
03. Roy Gaines – I Got A Break Baby
04. Eden Atwood – O Pato*
05. Lauren White – Blue Bayou
06. Bennie Wallace – I’ll Never Smile Again
07. Jacintha – One Days Like These
08. Luqman Hamza – Feeling Good
09. Anthony Wilson – Looking Back
10. Jay McShann – Lonely Boy Blues
11. Jacintha – The Thrill Is Gone*
12. Lauren White – Mack The Knife
13. Anthony Wilson – Make It Good
14. Jacintha – Here’s To Life

Tracks marked with * – presented in Multichannel sound.

** Releaser note:
When you open the ISO file in foobar2000, it shows the multichannel tracks are 1 & 2, but it’s incorrect.
The multichannel tracks are 4 & 11 (the booklet insert is correct).

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VA – Groove Note True Audiophile: The Best Of Groove Note, Vol. 1 (2006) SACD ISO

V.A. – Groove Note True Audiophile: The Best Of Groove Note, Volume 1 (2006)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 (& DST64 5.1) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:34 minutes | Scans included | 2,86 GB
Genre: Jazz, Blues

True Audiophile: Best of Groove Note is basically a fancy name for the Super Audio CD label sampler. Groove Note Records began releasing jazz and blues recordings in 2005. They’ve also expanded their vision and have begun to re-release rare tracks by vintage artists and look to genre-bending vocalists in order to showcase excellent music coming from the jazz and blues traditions.

Tracklist:
01. Jacintha – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams*
02. Roy Gaines – Stormy Monday
03. Eden Atwood – Meditation*
04. Anthony Wilson – She’s So Heavy
05. Jacintha – Light My Fire*
06. Eden Atwood – Deep Purple*
07. Bill Cunliffe – Imagine
08. Bennie Wallace – April In Paris
09. Jacintha – O Ganso*
10. Jacintha – Something Cool*
11. Anthony Wilson – Fleur D’Ennui
12. Eden Atwood – Blame It On My Youth*
13. Luqman Hamza – Just One Of Those Things
14. Jacintha – Danny Boy

Tracks marked with * – presented in Multichannel sound.

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The Sugar Plum Fairies – Hey Bulldog (2005) [2.0 & 5.1] SACD ISO

The Sugar Plum Fairies – Hey Bulldog (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:31 minutes | Scans included | 3,3 GB | Genre: Electronic
The auduofiles may use this disc as test for their systems / The melomans may use this disc as entertainment

This SACD proves that rock can have the realism of classical or jazz, according to the liner notes it was not recorded the way traditional rock music usually is, instead MDG recorded it just as they record traditional classical music. Realism and excitement are here in spades, this is sonically the best sounding recording of the bunch. Not a lot of music as it is also a test record but the music is great.

The Sugar Plum Fairies – founded in 2000; first performance on the rooftop of a department store in the city of Bremen as a homage to The Beatles who gave their last concert on the roof top of the Apple office building on January 30th in 1969. This performance wasn’t announced at all and lead to chaotic conditions on the streets. The Sugar Plum Fairies also performed without any announcement, the effect was similar.

In this part of the SACD different versions of Nowhere Man are presented for an active comparison. Only for the mono (Track 6) and ping pong – stereo versions (Track 7) filters were used to come closer to the historical sound of the first releases. (In the sixties those sound filters were needed mainly to compensate the disadvantages of the transference like for example the distortions and general lacks of quality in the reproduction chain). By the way, in the consequence there were loads of different mixes of the original material; collectors have the possibility to find up to 20 different versions of the same track on LP, CD, etc…

Tracklist:
01. His Master’s Woof
02. Nowhere Man
03. Hey Bulldog
04. Blackbirds
05. I am the walrus +Bonus-Tracks:Nowhere Man (Mono Mix 65)
06. Nowhere Man (Stereo Mix 65)
07. He(a)r(e) the Difference
08. Nowhere Man (2+2+2 Sound)
09. Awakening Nature +Specials:Sound Tests (Silence)
10. Speaker Configuration
11. Level
12. Phase
13. Turn to Nowhere
14. Set Sub Subwoofer
15. Underdogs

More correct titles – see below (DR section)
More about recording(s) – read inside the booklet (German/English languages available)

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Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014] SACD ISO

Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:53 minutes | Scans included | 1,69 GB
Genre: Synthpop

If The Hurting was mental anguish, Songs from the Big Chair marks the progression towards emotional healing, a particularly bold sort of catharsis culled from Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith’s shared attraction to primal scream therapy. The album also heralded a dramatic maturation in the band’s music, away from the synth-pop brand with which it was (unjustly) seared following the debut, and towards a complex, enveloping pop sophistication. The songwriting of Orzabal, Smith, and keyboardist Ian Stanley took a huge leap forward, drawing on reserves of palpable emotion and lovely, protracted melodies that draw just as much on soul and R&B music as they do on immediate pop hooks. The album could almost be called pseudo-conceptual, as each song holds its place and each is integral to the overall tapestry, a single-minded resolve that is easy to overlook when an album is as commercially successful as Songs from the Big Chair. And commercially successful it was, containing no less than three huge commercial radio hits, including the dramatic and insistent march, “Shout” and the shimmering, cascading “Head Over Heels,” which, tellingly, is actually part of a song suite on the album. Orzabal and Smith’s penchant for theorizing with steely-eyed austerity was mistaken for harsh bombasticism in some quarters, but separated from its era, the album only seems earnestly passionate and immediate, and each song has the same driven intent and the same glistening remoteness. It is not only a commercial triumph, it is an artistic tour de force. And in the loping, percolating “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Tears for Fears perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the mid-’80s while impossibly managing to also create a dreamy, timeless pop classic. Songs from the Big Chair is one of the finest statements of the decade.

Tracklist:
01. Shout
02. The Working Hour
03. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
04. Mothers Talk
05. I Believe
06. Broken
07. Head Over Heels / Broken (Live)
08. Listen

DSD flat transferred from UK original analogue master tapes by Richard Whittaker at FX Copyroom, London, in 2014.
Edited in DSD by Masaru Takagi (SIProject) at Sunrise Studio, Tokyo in 2014.

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Renaissance – Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975) [Audio Fidelity 2014] SACD ISO

Renaissance – Scheherazade And Other Stories (1975) [Audio Fidelity 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 46:09 minutes | Scans included | 1,86 GB
Mastered by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-183 | Genre: Rock

This album was the group’s magnum opus in the perception of many onlookers and fans, and it still plays well, though its flaws are more evident than they were at the time. The “Song of Scheherazade,” really a suite for the group supported by the London Symphony Orchestra and a chorus, started with guitarist-composer Michael Dunford, who had a personal fascination with the medieval literary work Tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights, and was realized by Dunford and his composing partner Betty Thatcher, with bassist Jon Camp and pianist John Tout. The piece, really nine sections assembled together, was one of the more ambitious works to come out of the progressive rock boom — it fits together nicely and does have some gorgeous passages and many lyrical, powerful sections, although it also seems slightly repetitive, overstaying its welcome somewhat; additionally, it never uses the orchestra quite as effectively as one senses it might have, for anything except embellishment. Less ambitious and more completely successful are “Ocean Gypsy,” “The Vultures Fly High,” and “Trip to the Fair” on side one, all relatively unpretentious pieces which feature extraordinary singing by Annie Haslam.

Tracklist:
01. Trip to the Fair
02. The Vultures Fly High
03. Ocean Gypsy
04. Song of Scheherazade

Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

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No Angels – When The Angels Swing (2003) [2.0 & 5.1] SACD ISO

No Angels – When The Angels Swing (2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:05 minutes | Scans included | 3,61 GB
Genre: Jazz

The No Angels originated in 2000 on the international television talent show Popstars and was one of the first television-cast acts to enjoy attention throughout Central Europe in the early 2000s. Following a major success with record-breaking single “Daylight in Your Eyes” and debut album Elle’ments in 2001, a series of hit records established their position as one of the most successful female band vocalists to emerge in the early decade. They have since been ranked as both the “biggest-selling German girlband to date” and “most successful girlband in Continental Europe” by the media, with four number-one hits, three number-one albums and record sales of more than five millions.

Tracklist:
01. Daylight In Your Eyes
02. Autumn Breeze
03. Funky Dance
04. Like Ice In The Sunshine
05. There Must Be An Angel
06. Faith Can Move A Mountain
07. Get Over U
08. Still In Love With You
09. Now That We Found Love
10. Something About Us
11. That’s The Reason
12. Anchor Your Love
13. Rivers Of Joy
14. All Cried Out

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Marcelo Alvarez – French Arias (2002) SACD ISO

Marcelo Álvarez – French Arias (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:43 minutes | Full Art (PDF) | 2,72 GB
Genre: Classical, Vocal

Marcelo Raúl Álvarez is an Argentine lyric tenor who achieved international success starting in the mid-1990s, and at the end of the twentieth century, become an international opera star. This release from Sony Classical features the works of Massenet, Offenbach, Donizetti, Gounod, Verdi, Meyerbeer, and Rossini.

This is a very satisfying recital, one that avoids the usual same-voice-for-an-hour tedium by dint of Marcelo Alvarez’s ability to color his tone and words with elegance, energy, and intelligence. The voice is a real lyric tenor; the notes above the staff are a correct extension of the ones below, and there is no change in tone from the voice’s top to its bottom. The CD gets off to a beautiful start with one of the most affecting readings of Werther’s “Pourquoi me reveiller” Alvarez caresses the word “caresses” with real feeling, and without resorting to any cheap tricks. In fact, one of the glories of this disc is Alvarez’s refusal to add sobs and unnecessary emphases to his words; he allows the innate plangency of his tone to spin out freely, and the attention he gives not just to the individual aria but to the character himself could stand as a lesson to other, better-known tenors.

He differentiates the two sections of Hoffmann’s “Kleinzach” aria splendidly; his Tonio in ”Fille du Regiment” is as vital as his Werther is morbid (and the nine high-Cs are all in place); he sounds truly despairing as Fernand in ”Favorite”; and the two arias from ”Manon” show the two sides of des Grieux with great clarity. The crown in the recital is Arnold’s long scene from the last act of Guillaume Tell (for which Sony also wisely provides a chorus, whereas it doesn’t in the Fille scene where it would have been equally welcome). Here he comes closest to heroic, singing with firm, full tone and tossing off the outlandish high notes with ease and capping it with a high C that goes on, handsomely, for what seems like days. I wish he hadn’t rushed through “Ah, leve-toi soleil” (and had attempted a sweet ending, as written), and breathing before the ascent to Faust’s C in “presence” is an unmusical no-no–but just being able to nit-pick on such a level implies how otherwise remarkable his work here is. Mark Elder and his Nice Orchestra and Chorus are all wonderful. Great tenorizing here!
— Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com

Tracklist:
01. Massenet: “Pourquoi me réveiller” from Werther
02. Offenbach: “Il était une fois à la cour” from Les Contes de Hoffman
03. Offenbach: “O dieu, de quelle ivresse” from Les Contes de Hoffman
04. Donizetti: “Ah, mes amis…Pour mon âme” from La Fille du Régiment
05. Gounod: “L’amour, l’amour…Ah! Lève-toi, soleil” from Roméo et Juliette
06. Donizetti: “Seul sur la terre” from Dom Sébastien
07. Massenet: “Je suis seul!…Ah fuyez, douce image” from Manon
08. Donizetti: “La maîtresse du roi?…Ange si pur” from La Favorite
09. Massenet: “Alors, c’est bien ici…Je ne sais si je veille…O nature pleine de grâce” from Werther
10. Verdi: “Fontainebleau! Forêt immense…Je l’ai vue et dans son sourire” from Don Carlos
11. Massenet: “En fermant les yeux…c’est un rêve” from Manon
12. Gounod: “Salut demeure chaste et pure” from Faust
13. Meyerbeer: “Ah! quel spectacle…Plus blanche que la blanche hermine” from Les Huguenots
14. Rossini: “Ne m’abandonne point…Asile hereditaire…Vengeance! vengeance…Plus de crainte inutile” from Guillaume Tell

Produced by Grace Row.
Recorded at Jedrinsky Hall, Nice, France, 2001.

Performers:
Marcelo Álvarez – tenor
Orchestre Philharmonique De Nice
The Chorus of The Opéra De Nice
Mark Edler – conductor

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Living Stereo: Arthur Rubinstein – Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck (2007) SACD ISO

Arthur Rubinstein – Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck
Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein, conductor
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,03 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA “Living Stereo” # 88697-08279-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2007 | 3% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Arthur Rubinstein had performed Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 many times throughout his concert career; in fact, this was one of the pieces on the program of his first public concert given in 1900. The style in which he plays it is simply captivating. It’s not a serious concerto in the German-school, but rather a light-hearted and somewhat amusing concerto. This is probably the most famous recording of the composition, and it’s no wonder why.

The Symphonic Variations of Cesar Franck are fantastic, full of energy, vitality and French-Romantic beauty.

SACD Info:

Arthur Rubinstein – Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck

Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein, conductor

Label: RCA Red Seal
Series: Living Stereo
Catalog#: 88697-08279-2
Format: Hybrid-SACD, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Multichannel
Country: Europe
Released: 2007, recorded 1956 & 1958
Genre: Classical
Style: Romantic

Tracklist:

1-3 Saints-Saens
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

4-5 Franck
Symphonic Variations

6-9 Liszt
Concerto No. 1 in E flat

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