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James Gang – The Best Of The James Gang (1973) [Analogue Productions 2019] SACD ISO + FLAC

James Gang – The Best Of The James Gang… featuring Joe Walsh (1973) [APO Remaster 2019]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:58 minutes | Scans included | 2,03 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,09 GB
Genre: Rock

The James Gang was an American rock band formed in Kent, Ohio in 1966. The band went through a variety of line-up changes until they recorded their first album as a power trio consisting of Joe Walsh (guitars, lead vocals), Tom Kriss (bass) and Jim Fox (drums). Dale Peters replaced Kriss on bass for the band’s second and third albums. The band had two hit songs, “Funk #49” and “Walk Away”, which continue to be popular on classic rock and AOR stations. In 1972, Walsh left to pursue a solo career and would later join the Eagles. The band continued on with a variety of other guitarists and lead singers to replace Walsh, but failed to produce a hit song over the course of six more studio albums and broke up in 1977. Various incarnations have reformed for several reunions since then.

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Jacintha – Love Flows Like A River (2005) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Jacintha – Love Flows Like A River (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:58 minutes | Cover included | 743 MB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers incl. |889 MB

‘Love Flows Like A River’ by Jacintha (on the Harmony Records label) features beautifully recorded contemporary arrangements of several Mandarin favorites as well as a couple of jazz tunes, performed in Mandarin. The album explores the theme of love, with its ebb and flow, rise and fall, and many changing currents, just like a river. According to the record label, the concept for the album evolved, as Jacintha spent several months in 2004 selecting songs and working on the arrangements. It soon became clear that the heart of the album would be a collection of sad and well-known love songs – not only the six beloved Chinese songs.

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Jacintha – Here’s To Ben (2001) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Jacintha – Here’s To Ben (2001)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 2.2 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000) 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 920 MB

Meant as a tribute to Ben Webster, Jacintha’s album nonetheless expresses her Billie Holliday Influence as well. A well known singer and stage talent in the Singapore entertainment scene, Jacintha (in the tradition of one name jazz luminaries such as the Duke, Django and Ella) now pays her dues to the music she grew up listening to. This disc has been all the rage among jazz aficionados and audiophiles everywhere since its release, garnering endless positive reviews.

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Jacintha – Best Of Jacintha (2008) MCH PS3 ISO + FLAC

Jacintha – Best Of Jacintha (2008)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:54 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,1 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | 78:53 | Scans included | 1,74 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Groove Note # GRV-1042-3 | Genre: Jazz

For the 1st time ever, Groove Note presents a collection of the finest recordings by the incomparable Jacintha. Spanning a decade of musical output, this set is the definitive Jacintha sound. With a timeless voice that resonates across the world, Jacintha is quickly becoming a modern classic. Her interpretations are smooth & sensuous, ranging from ballads to bossa nova. Jacintha is able to bring poignancy to any lyric, with a delivery that is both sultry & relaxing. New fans & seasoned devotees alike will be amazed at the clarity of presentation on this compilation. Modern jazz has never sounded quite like Jacintha, & Jacintha has never sounded quite like this!

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The J. Geils Band – The Morning After (1971) [MFSL 2020] PS3 ISO + FLAC

J. Geils Band – The Morning After (1971) [MFSL 2020]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:50 minutes | Scans included | 1,41 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 802 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2206 | Genre: Rock

The trashed hotel room and communal living depicted on the cover of the J. Geils Band’s sophomore album tell you all you need know about the music, spirit, and energy spilling from within The Morning After. Shot through with raw, lean Rock n’ Roll sparked by juke-joint blues and loose rhythms, the 1971 set comes on like the most fun, party-still-raging hangover any group in the 70s enjoyed. And now it rolls with an abandon that takes you inside the sweaty, smoky roadhouses and wall-to-wall-packed clubs the group dominated in its heyday. Spirited, Blues-Driven Rock n’ Roll Comes on Like a Never-Ending Party: features ace performances by harmonica player Magic Dick Salwitz and vocalist Peter Wolf.

Mastered from the original master tapes and strictly limited to 2,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity’s hybrid SACD achieves a sonic acumen that brings you face-to-face with the sextet’s white-hot instrumental prowess and magnetic personalities. It’s always been difficult to single out just one member of the band given the cohesive bluster the ensemble achieves as a whole, but this collectible audiophile edition allows you to do just that if you so choose, by way of superb imaging and separation. As for the band’s trademark dynamics? Here, they feel like they’re on the verge of exploding.

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Bengt Berg – The Birds And The Springs (1974) [Reissue 2006] {2.0 & 5.0} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Bengt Berg – The Birds And The Springs (1974) [Reissue 2006]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:08 minutes | Scans included | 3,62 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,31 GB

This disc is a compilation of two legendary organ recordings that were issued on LP in 1974. It reminds us once again that a first-class organ, a brilliant organist and state-of-the-art sound recording produce a musical result that remains as satisfying today as it seemed at the time. The disc also shows how convincingly a “modern” organ can perform both sonorous classical music as well as mysterious impressionism of later French music. One only needs to put the disc in the player to be transported to the Matteus Church in Stockholm or the Vanga Church with its cathedral-like atmosphere.

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Hui Fen Min, Blue Pipa Ensemble, Xiao Fen Min – The Gossamer Song (2004) [2.0 & 5.1] {SACD ISO + FLAC}

Hui Fen Min, Blue Pipa Ensemble, Xiao Fen Min – The Gossamer Song (2004)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:05 minutes | Front, Scans NOT included | 3,69 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | 61:44 m | Scans NOT included | 1,3 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | First Impressions Music # FIM SACD 063

Madam Hui Fen Min is regarded as the most esteemed master of Erhu artistry in China. Over the years, Hui Fen Min has made many recordings for quite a few labels in China. In 2001, FIM had the privilege of producing her masterful album – River Of Sorrow. It has enjoyed numerous accolades and awards worldwide and is also one of the most successful and reputed titles hitherto in the FIM catalog. The pieces selected emerged as beautifully poetic and very much a reflection of Madam Min’s supreme artistry, especially the theme piece, “The Gossamer Song”. This piece is a palatial dance portraying the old myth of the love between a hero and the Moon’s Fairy. The celestial melody brings about a truly heavenly sensation to the listener.

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Hiromi – Voice (2011) [Japanese SHM-SACD Reissue 2012] SACD ISO + FLAC

Hiromi / The Trio Project – Voice (2011) [Japanese SHM-SACD Reissue 2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:38 minutes | Scans | 2,67 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,53 GB

Pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut, believes that the voice that never speaks can sometimes be the most powerful of all. This recording, simply titled Voice, expresses a range of human emotions without the aid of a single lyric.

Although a mesmerizing instrumentalist in her own right, Hiromi enlists the aid of two equally formidable players for this project – bassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, The O’Jays, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce). Jackson had previously played on a couple tracks from each of Hiromi’s first two albums – Another Mind in 2003 and Brain in 2004 – but they had never recorded an entire album together. “I’ve always been a huge fan of his bass playing”, Hiromi says. “I’ve always liked playing with him, and I was very happy that we finally had the chance to make an entire album together”.

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Hiromi – Move (2012) [Japanese SHM-SACD] SACD ISO + FLAC

Hiromi / The Trio Project – Move (2012) [Japanese SHM-SACD]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:18 minutes | Scans | 2,82 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,6 GB

For her latest Telarc release, the acclaimed pianist/composer has formed one of the greatest trios ever assembled. Hiromi is joined by contra-bass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Jack Bruce, Toto). Move features nine original Hiromi compositions that expose the beauty and technique of each musician. Absolutely thrilling.

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Hiromi – Spectrum (2019) [Japanese SHM-SACD] SACD ISO + FLAC

Hiromi – Spectrum (2019) [Japanese SHM-SACD]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:17 minutes | Scans | 2,95 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,44 GB

Spectrum is the eleventh studio album by Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara. Jon Regen of Keyboard Magazine said “Ten years after the release of her solo piano debut, Place to Be in 2009, Hiromi goes it alone once again on Spectrum. The album celebrates the maturity and depth that have enriched her music in recent years, during her collaborations with artists like Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Michel Camilo”.

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