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Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage (1965) [Analogue Productions 2010] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage (1965) [Analogue Productions 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:23 minutes | Scans included | 1,34 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 896 MB

Less overtly adventurous than its predecessor, Empyrean Isles, Maiden Voyage nevertheless finds Herbie Hancock at a creative peak. In fact, it’s arguably his finest record of the ’60s, reaching a perfect balance between accessible, lyrical jazz and chance-taking hard bop. By this point, the pianist had been with Miles Davis for two years, and it’s clear that Miles’ subdued yet challenging modal experiments had been fully integrated by Hancock. Not only that, but through Davis, Hancock became part of the exceptional rhythm section of bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams, who are both featured on Maiden Voyage, along with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and tenor saxophonist George Coleman. The quintet plays a selection of five Hancock originals, many of which are simply superb showcases for the group’s provocative, unpredictable solos, tonal textures, and harmonies. While the quintet takes risks, the music is lovely and accessible, thanks to Hancock’s understated, melodic compositions and the tasteful group interplay. All of the elements blend together to make Maiden Voyage a shimmering, beautiful album that captures Hancock at his finest as a leader, soloist, and composer.

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Nat King Cole – The Nat King Cole Story (1961) [2x SACD – Analogue Productions 2011] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Nat King Cole – The Nat King Cole Story (1961) [2x SACD – Analogue Productions 2011] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 103:01 minutes | Scans included | 4,44 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 110:13 mins | Scans included | 2,15 GB
2x SACD Set, Analogue Productions # CAPP 1613 SA | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

One of Nat King Cole’s crowning achievements, & a fittingly lavish celebration of a cultural & musical icon, The Nat King Cole Story offers a glorious overview of the career of one of the greatest & most beloved performers in popular music history. Containing 38 tracks, many re-recorded in stereo for this anthology, this unmatched set spans the entirety of his distinguished career.

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Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) [1982] {2003 Remaster} [PS3 ISO + FLAC]

Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) [1982] {2003 Remaster}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 46:00 minutes | Scans included | 1,85 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 924 MB

One of Scotland’s finest imports, Simple Minds deliver a strong synth-reared release on New Gold Dream. This album harks the darker side of the band’s musicianship, and such material alludes to their forthcoming pop-stadium sound which hurled them into rock mainstream during the latter part of the ’80s. They were still honing their artistic rowdiness, and Kerr’s pursuing vocals were still hiding. But Simple Minds’ skill of tapping into internal emotion is profound on songs such as “Someone, Somewhere in Summertime” and the album’s title track. But the dance-oriented tracks like “Promised You a Miracle” and “Glittering Prize” are lushly layered in deep electronic beats — it was only a matter of time for Simple Minds to expound upon such musical creativity which made them a household favorite through the 1980s.

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Simple Minds – Once Upon A Time (1985) [2003 Remaster] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Simple Minds – Once Upon A Time (1985) [2003 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:13 minutes | Scans included | 1,62 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 845 MB

Riding the coat tails of the John Hughes flick The Breakfast Club, Simple Minds finally broke America with their theme song “Don’t You Forget About Me,” and their 1985 release Once Upon a Time captured the heart-wrenching excitement found in bands such as U2. They were now one of the biggest names in music and Jim Kerr’s thirsting vocals became the band’s signature. Once Upon a Time, featuring producer Jimmy Iovine (U2, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen), showcased more of a guitar-driven sound. The band’s heavy synth-pop beats had relaxed a bit and Charlie Burchill’s charming playing style was most noticeable. Also enlisting the choir-like beauty of Robin Clark, Simple Minds’ popularity was expounded on songs such as Alive & Kicking” and “Sanctify Yourself.” This album was one of their best, most likely leading the pack in the band’s album roster, because it exuded raw energy and solid composition not entirely captured on previous albums.

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Dead Can Dance – Toward The Within (1994) [MFSL 2008] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Dead Can Dance – Toward The Within (1994) [MFSL 2008]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 2,74 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 67:56 min | Scans included | 1,31 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # SAD 2712 CD

Toward the Within (1994) is the first official live album of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard’s group Dead Can Dance. It contains 15 songs, of which only four appeared on their previous albums, and two of which were later re-recorded and included on Lisa Gerrard’s first solo album, The Mirror Pool. The others previously existed only in live performances and unofficial bootlegs, but were not officially released until Toward the Within. Along with Perry and Gerrard were a number of musicians who had performed with them on other occasions.

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Dead Can Dance – Aion (1990) [MFSL 2008] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Dead Can Dance – Aion (1990) [MFSL 2008]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,46 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 36:11 min | Scans included | 677 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # SAD 2710 CD

Aion is the fifth studio album by Dead Can Dance, released in 1990. The first album Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry wrote after the end of their romantic partnership, it was recorded at Perry’s new estate, Quivvy Church in Ireland, and at Woodbine Street Recording Studios in Leamington Spa.

The male soprano David Navarro Sust contributes vocals to tracks 1 and 7.

The album cover shows a detail from the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights (specifically, its central “Earth” panel).

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Dead Can Dance – The Serpent’s Egg (1988) [MFSL 2008] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Dead Can Dance – The Serpent’s Egg (1988) [MFSL 2008]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,46 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 36:12 min | Scans included | 678 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # SAD 2709 CD

The Serpent’s Egg is the fourth studio album by Australian musical act Dead Can Dance. It was released on 24 October 1988 by record label 4AD.

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Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal (1986) [MFSL 2008] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal (1986) [MFSL 2008]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,54 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 37:48 min | Scans included | 736 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # SAD 2707 CD

Spleen and Ideal is the second studio album by Australian musical act Dead Can Dance. It was released on 1 September 1985, by record label 4AD. The album features a transition between the band’s post-punk and gothic rock-influenced debut album towards a greater darkwave style.

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Dead Can Dance – Garden Of The Arcane Delights (EP – 1984) [MFSL 2008] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Dead Can Dance – Garden Of The Arcane Delights (EP – 1984) [MFSL 2008]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 627 MB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 15:00 min | Scans included | 293 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # SAD 2706 CD

Garden of the Arcane Delights is the first and only EP by Australian band Dead Can Dance. It was released in August 1984 on record label 4AD. The tracks were later added to Dead Can Dance’s self-titled debut album when it was re-released on CD.

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Dead Can Dance – Dead Can Dance (1984) [MFSL 2008] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Dead Can Dance – Dead Can Dance (1984) [MFSL 2008]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,47 GB
SACD-ISO PS3 Rip to FLAC 2.0 | 24 bit / 88,2 kHz | 36:15 min | Scans included | 701 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # SAD 2705 CD

Dead Can Dance is the debut studio album by Australian musical act Dead Can Dance. It was released on 27 February 1984 by record label 4AD. This album differs greatly from later Dead Can Dance releases in its incorporation of post-punk and gothic rock musical styles.

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