Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) (2012 Deluxe Edition DVD-A)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) (2012 Deluxe Edition DVD-A)
ISO | MLP 24bit-48kHz 5.1; LPCM 24bit-48kHz 2.0; DD 5.1; DTS 5.1 | 3.46 GB
Söny | 2012 deluxe edition DVD-A only | HQ covers

In May 2012, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree remixed the album for a 3-CD reissue containing the original mix, the Wilson remix, and a DVD-Audio with 5.1 surround sound mix.
The remixed versions have different track listings from the original album, omitting the first two sections of “The Three Fates” (“Clotho” and “Lachesis”) and “Tank” because the multitrack tapes for those pieces were unavailable, and adding unreleased material. “Knife Edge” has an extended ending; due to the difficulty of reproducing the song’s original tape slowdown ending, Wilson chose instead to include the end of the original album session at its original speed. The 5.1 remix replaces “Tank” with an unreleased instrumental called “Rave-Up”, which bears some similarity to the instrumental section of “Mass” on Tarkus.
The remixed stereo versions include all of the above while adding more unreleased material. A vocal version of “Promenade” (the first live version of which appears on Pictures at an Exhibition) replaces the missing sections of “The Three Fates”; a new otherwise untitled “Drum Solo” by Carl Palmer (similar but not identical to a section of “Tank”) is added between “Rave Up” and “Lucky Man”; “Lucky Man” is followed by an unfinished alternate take of “Take a Pebble”, complete with some studio banter; then an unreleased take of “Knife Edge”, lacking vocals and final section; and finally two versions of “Lucky Man”, the first being Greg Lake’s original demo, the second an unreleased complete band version.


AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (1980/2011) Blu-ray 1080p

MPEG-4 AVC | 1080p | DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1,Dolby Digital 2.0  | 21.8 Gb+ 3 Rev. Parts

The only movie powered by AC/DC. This legendary concert film, covering a 1979 Paris concert during the Australian heavy metal band’s “Highway To Hell” tour showcases the power and precision that the quintet bring to vicious rockers like “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Let There Be Rock.” Pixie-ish lead guitarist Angus Young, attired in his trademark school-boy’s uniform, takes center stage with his energetic antics and frenetic solos, while the rest of the band crank out their minimalist boogie with quiet determination. Interview segments and humorous backstage footage show another side to the thuggish musicians, especially AC/DC’s flamboyant lead singer Bon Scott, who died two months after this filmed concert.



Muse – Live at iTunes Festival 2012-09-30 HD 1080p

Duration: 01:28:29 File Size: 5.41 GiB
Video info: AVC/H.264 | 1920x1080p | ~8 750 Kbps | 25.000 fps | 16:9
Audio info: AAC Audio | 256 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz


The Doors – The Doors (1967/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Doors – The Doors (1967/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:10 minutes | 989 MB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band’s fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz, and poetry with a knock-out punch. The lean, spidery guitar and organ riffs interweave with a hypnotic menace, providing a seductive backdrop for Jim Morrison’s captivating vocals and probing prose. “Light My Fire” was the cut that topped the charts and established the group as stars, but most of the rest of the album is just as impressive, including some of their best songs: the propulsive “Break on Through” (their first single), the beguiling Oriental mystery of “The Crystal Ship,” the mysterious “End of the Night,” “Take It as It Comes” (one of several tunes besides “Light My Fire” that also had hit potential), and the stomping rock of “Soul Kitchen” and “Twentieth Century Fox.” The 11-minute Oedipal drama “The End” was the group at its most daring and, some would contend, overambitious. It was nonetheless a haunting cap to an album whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered.


Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:51 minutes | 954 MB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front/Rear covers

A defining moment in a career that has spanned multiple decades, Rod Stewart remains one of the best selling artists of all time. Stewart continued his legacy with the release of his 1971 masterpiece, Every Picture Tells A Story. This quintessential recording rocks hard, comprised of originals and covers; the album is a rich mix of rock, blues and folk. Stewart’s soulful and brilliantly textured vocals are at the forefront of this album, which includes an inspired rendition of The Temptations’ “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and his chart-topping pop anthem, “Maggie May.” Experience this timeless classic and one of the greatest rock albums of all time as a pristine hi-res download.


Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971) (UK Repress 1973) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971) (UK, Repress, 1973)

Vinyl rip in 24 Bit/96 kHz | WV | cue & Tech Log | Artwork HR | 880 Mb |Chrysalis – CHR 1044 (1973) UK RePress | Rock

“Aqualung is the fourth studio album by the rock band Jethro Tull. Released in 1971, Aqualung, despite the band’s disapproval, is regarded as a concept album, featuring a central theme of “the distinction between religion and God”…


Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib (1957) (2011 Music Matters 45RPM Vinyl) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib (1957) (2011 Music Matters 45RPM Vinyl)

Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 963 MB
Genre: jazz, hard bop | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Music Matters | CAT #MMBST-1576

Recorded in 1957, Sonny’s Crib features a front line of Curtis Fuller, Donald Byrd, and John Coltrane with Sonny Clark on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Paul Chambers on bass. Truly still a bebop recording, done a full year before the landmark Cool Struttin’ session, nonetheless the set produced some awesome readings of classic tunes, like the opener, “With a Song in My Heart,” with one of the knottiest Byrd solos ever. As Chambers and Taylor up the rhythmic ante and Clark comps with enormous chords in the background, the entire line solos, but it is Byrd’s that is stunning in its complexity — though Coltrane could play bebop as well as anybody. The most notable tracks on the session are the classic readings of Kurt Weill’s “Speak Low” and “News for Lulu,” the latter of which has been adopted by John Zorn as his theme. On the former, Clark’s rearrangement, with Coltrane leading the front line, is truly revelatory. Using a Latin rhythm in cut time, Clark sets up a long, 22-note melody line that moves right into Trane’s solo. He moves the key around and harmonically shifts gears as Clark follows and stays in the pocket for him while Trane uses the middle register for legato pyrotechnics. Fuller’s next and covers over the blues inherent in the tune with pure swing, before Byrd brings it back into the fold with a gorgeous counterpoint of the melody. Clark taps his way into extended harmonics on the sixths and sharpens the accents as he trounces the original key and plays double trills to get back. The latter is a smokin’ Latin take on the hard bop blues, with a staggered melodic line and a large tonal palette that gives the horn players room to explore the timbral possibilities of Clark’s colors — which are revealed in the loosest, skittering skein of bluesy phrasing this side of Horace Silver in his solo. In all, Sonny’s Crib is a phenomenal recording, one that opened the door to hard bop becoming the norm in the late ’50s, and one that drew deft, imaginative performances from all its players.


Kai Winding – Dirty Dog (1966) (Original Mono Verve LP) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Kai Winding – Dirty Dog (1966) (Original Mono Verve LP)

Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 396 MB
Genre: jazz, bop | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Verve Records | CAT # V6-8661

Never released on CD as far as I can tell. Anything with 4 trombone players must be good. Great set of funky, groove oriented jazz, not too unlike Lee Morgan’s “The Sidewinder” (which is covered here). Nice version of Herbie’s classic “Cantaloupe Island”. The title track is a real floor shaker. These tunes were probably played a lot at Hugh Heffner’s NY Playboy Club, where Kai was the musical director.


Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain (1974) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain (1974)

Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 579mb
Soul | 1974 UK LP | London SHU 8468

his wonderful album, originally released in 1974 on the Memphis-based Hi Records label, deserved a wider audience than it ended up getting at the time. It played to Ann Peebles’ great strength, her poised and sultry voice, and surrounded by the sparse, easy funkiness of the trademark Hi rhythm section and producer Willie Mitchell’s perfect use of horns and strings, she sings like a resilient but disappointed angel on this impressive set of songs about the darker side of love. Her best song is here, the eccentric but brilliant “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” along with a marvellous version of Joe Simon’s “(You Keep Me) Hangin’ On,” and perfect readings of a pair of Earl Randle songs, “If We Can’t Trust Each Other” and “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down.” Peebles sings her heart out, and with those somehow bright-sounding Hi grooves behind her, it all comes together to make a classic album of dark, bouncy, and beautiful Southern soul. Steve Leggett, Allmusic.


The Mothers – Fillmore East June (1971) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

The Mothers – Fillmore East June (1971)

Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz
FLAC tracks | Artwork | 897 MB
Prog Rock | 1 LP | Stereo  | Released: 1971
Label: Reprise Records – MS 2042, US pressing 

Fillmore East – June 1971 is a live album by The Mothers, released in 1971. It was the twelfth album by Frank Zappa. It was produced by Frank Zappa, and mixed by Toby Foster.