May 15

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) [MFSL 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:57 minutes | Scans included | 1,58 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 788 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # 2163 | Genre: Synth-pop

MTV had become a major marketing tool by 1984, and the Cars were one of the first bands to use the new video medium to their advantage. The band’s fifth album, Heartbeat City (Elektra), spawned several imaginative and memorable videos, which translated into massive chart and commercial success, making it one of the biggest releases of the year. Produced by hitmaker John “Mutt” Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard), the album included two Top Ten singles — the ballad “Drive” and the charismatic “You Might Think” — plus an additional two that landed in the Top 20: the summer anthem “Magic” and the eccentric “Hello Again”. But it didn’t just stop there, plenty of other tracks could have been hits as well, such as the sparse rocker “It’s Not the Night” and the breezy pop of “Looking for Love”. Other highlights included the ethereal title track, the melodic rocker “Stranger Eyes”, and the moderately paced love song “Why Can’t I Have You”. Although the Cars experienced their greatest success yet with Heartbeat City, it would unfortunately not last for long — after just one more studio album (1987’s spotty Door to Door), the band split up.

Tracklist:
01. Hello Again
02. Looking For Love
03. Magic
04. Drive
05. Stranger Eyes
06. You Might Think
07. It’s Not The Night
08. Why Can’t I Have You
09. I Refuse
10. Heartbeat City

Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

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May 15

The Cars – The Cars (1978) [MFSL 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:19 minutes | Scans included | 1,44 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 715 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # 2162 | Genre: New Wave

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. With flawless performances, songwriting, and production (courtesy of Queen alumni Roy Thomas Baker), the Cars’ debut remains one of rock’s all-time classics.

Tracklist:
01. Good Times Roll
02. My Best Friend’s Girl
03. Just What I Needed
04. I’m In Touch With Your World
05. Don’t Cha Stop
06. You’re All I’ve Got Tonight
07. Bye Bye Love
08. Moving In Stereo
09. All Mixed Up

Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

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May 15

The Red Garland Quintet – All Mornin’ Long (1958) [APO Remaster 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:09 minutes | Scans included | 1,5 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 680 MB
Genre: Jazz

All Mornin’ Long is a jazz album by pianist Red Garland and his quintet. It was originally issued in 1958 on the Prestige label and catalogued as PRLP 7130. It features only three pieces, which belong to the hard bop subgenre and distinguish themselves by being fast-paced and bluesy. Critic Ira Gitler found the album satisfactory and said that the eponymous first piece was a “many-splendored, deep-dish demonstration of feeling, mood and melody”.

On November 15, 1957, a quintet headed by pianist Red Garland recorded enough material for two records. This CD reissue (whose companion is Soul Junction) has a 20-minute version of “All Mornin’ Long,” along with briefer renditions of “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (a mere ten minutes) and Tadd Dameron’s “Our Delight.” More important than the material is that, in addition to Garland, the main soloists are John Coltrane and trumpeter Donald Byrd. Byrd was on his way to getting his sound together, while Trane, very much in his sheets-of-sound period, was already blazing a new path for jazz to follow. An excellent and often quite colorful jam session-flavored hard bop set.

Tracklist:
01. All Mornin’ Long
02. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
03. Our Delight

Personnel
Red Garland – piano
John Coltrane – tenor sax
Donald Byrd – trumpet
George Joyner – double bass
Art Taylor – drums

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May 15

The Red Garland Trio – Groovy (1958) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:50 minutes | Scans included | 1,61 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 599 MB
Genre: Jazz

Red Garland & Miles Davis had a symbiotic relationship. Red was such an important cog in the Davis quintet as a soloist, interactive accompanist, & keeper of the repertory. Being in Miles’ group gave Garland the exposure he otherwise would not have gotten. Once Garland’s talent as a pianist, with a boundless repository of material in his head, was established, Prestige’s Bob Weinstock signed him to a contract as a recording leader in his own right. With his Davis section-mate, Paul Chambers, on bass, & New York drummer Arthur Taylor, Garland formed a trio that met quite often in Rudy Van Gelder’s studio. Groovy was the 3rd in Red’s trio series for Prestige & it has the usual fine mix of jazz standards, ballad standards, blues ballads, & just plain blues. It is an object lesson in finding & maintaining a groove.

Tracklist:
01. C-Jam Blues
02. Gone Again
03. Will You Still Be Mine?
04. Willow Weep For Me
05. What Can I Say Dear?
06. Hey Now

Personnel
Red Garland – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Arthur Taylor – drums

Recorded in 1956 &1957 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey.
This limited SHM-SACD is based on the 2011 DSD masters made from original analogue MONO tapes maintained in Japan.

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May 15

Annie Moses Band – American Rhapsody (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 1:00:52  minutes |  658 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Warner Classics

Warner Classics is proud to present the Annie Moses Band, a wonderfully innovative and exciting American group, which has been defying genre boundaries for some time now. All members of the same family – the group is named after their great-grandmother – they are not only Julliard-trained instrumentalists, but they are skilled arrangers and singer-songwriters to boot. Their sound and aesthetic is both eclectic and appealing, with influences ranging from American country, folk and bluegrass combined with a pop/jazz/rock twist, all rooted in classical training. Family and faith are incredibly important to the group, both of which helping to keep them grounded. Their first Warner Classics release, American Rhapsody, has all the folk and country elements they are known for – with tracks such as Shenandoah and Fare Thee Well – but with a strong classical seam running through it, with familiar melodies from Dvorak’s American String Quartet and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue woven into the album’s tapestry.

Tracklist:
1. In the New World 04:01
2. Summertime 05:00
3. Cherokee 02:38
4. Deep in the Fescue Meadow 03:30
5. Psalm of Life 05:46
6. Fare Thee Well (10,000 miles) 03:08
7. Choctaw Cowboy 02:15
8. Shenandoah 06:03
9. West, Pioneer! 04:43
10. Hoe-down 03:24
11. Where You’ve always Been 04:30
12. The Grass on the Prairie 03:41
13. Hard Times 04:33
14. Rhapsody in Bluegrass 07:32

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May 15

Annie Moses Band – The Art of the Love Song (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:01:55 minutes |  707 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Warner Classics

The Art of the Love Song is a lush, romantic album that follows their first Warner Classics release, American Rhapsody. It was recorded live in July 2015 at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House. The Art of the Love Song was conceived as a special braodcast for PBS and it will be one of the featured programs during PBS’s March 2016 pledge drive, reaching an audience of several million. The release includes songs made famous by Barbra Streisand, The Beatles, Art Garfunkle, Joe Cocker and Perry Como.

Tracklist:
1. Streisand & Williams: Evergreen 03:16
2. Gugliemi: La Vie En Rose / Honeysuckle Rose 04:07
3. Lennon & McCartney: And I Love Her 02:29
4. MacColl: The First Time 05:09
5. Noble: Nat King Cole Medley 05:38
6. Williams: Old Fashioned Love Song 02:40
7. Fogelburg: Longer 03:18
8. Ahbez: Nature Boy 03:26
9. Warren & Dubin: I Only Have Eyes For You 05:19
10. Green & Jackson: Let’s Stay Together 03:23
11. Wolaver: Steady Hands 03:20
12. Duncan: Love Song 02:59
13. McLean: And I Love You So 04:44
14. Lennon: Grow Old With Me 04:13
15. Preston & Fisher: You Are So Beautiful 03:34
16. Young: When I Fall In Love 04:14

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May 15

レーベル Sony Music Labels Inc.
配信開始日 2016.11.30
収録曲数 全4曲
販売データ ハイレゾ|FLAC|96.0kHz/24bit

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今作は、ゲーム「AKIBA’S BEAT」テーマソング!大人気曲「コネクト」の2017ver.もC/W曲に収録!

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「again」:ゲーム「AKIBA’S BEAT」テーマソング

収録曲

1 – again – 04:16
2 – Collage – 04:00
3 – コネクト -2017- – 04:30
4 – again -Instrumental- – 04:15

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May 15

The Beach Boys – Smiley Smile (1967) [Analogue Productions 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo & Mono 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 27:40/27:48 minutes | Scans included | 2,23 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | MONO | 27:48 mins | Full Scans included | 468 MB
Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio | Genre: Rock

After the much-discussed, uncompleted Smile project – which was supposed to take the innovations of Pet Sounds to even grander heights – collapsed, the Beach Boys released Smiley Smile in its place. (To clarify much confusion: Smiley Smile is an entirely different piece of work than Smile would have been, although some material that ended up on Smiley Smile would have most likely been used on Smile. Also, much of Smiley Smile was in fact recorded after the Smile sessions had ceased.) For fans expecting something along the lines of Sgt. Pepper (and there were many of them), Smiley Smile was a major disappointment, replacing psychedelic experimentation with spare, eccentric miniatures. Heard now, outside of such unrealistic expectations, it’s a rather nifty, if rather slight, effort that’s plenty weird – in fact, often downright goofy – despite Brian Wilson’s retreat from both avant pop and active leadership of the group. “Wind Chimes,” “Wonderful,” “Vegetables,” and much of the rest is low-key psychedelic quirkiness, with abundant fine harmonies and unusual arrangements. The standouts, nonetheless, were two recent hit singles in which Brian Wilson’s ambitions were still intact: the inscrutable mini-opera “Heroes and Villains,” and the number one hit “Good Vibrations,” one of the few occasions where the group managed to be recklessly experimental and massively commercial at the same time.

Tracklist:
01. Heroes and Villains
02. Vegetables
03. Fall Breaks and Back to Winter
04. She’s Goin’ Bald
05. Little Pad
06. Good Vibrations
07. With Me Tonight
08. Wind Chimes
09. Gettin’ Hungry
10. Wonderful
11. Whistle In

Mastered fo this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

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May 15

The Beach Boys – Holland (1973) [Analogue Productions 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:01 minutes | Scans included | 2,19 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 982 MB
Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio | Genre: Rock

The surprisingly weak result of a concerted effort by both band and label to push the Beach Boys back into the Top 40 (they succeeded, barely), Holland continued the muddy sound of Carl and the Passions – So Tough. The highlights here – Carl’s “The Trader,” Brian’s “Sail on, Sailor” and “Funky Pretty” – are marginally better than their immediate predecessors, though “Leavin’ This Town” (from recent addition Blondie Chaplin) is rather tiresome. Also, Al Jardine and Mike Love’s three-part “California Saga” shows the effects of their environmentalist spirituality left to bake in the sun a few minutes too long (though the conclusion, “California,” is a solid return to the harmony-laden sun-and-surf ’60s). “Only with You” is yet another tender ballad given an excellent reading by Carl.

Tracklist:
01. Sail On, Sailor
02. Steamboat
03. California Saga: Big Sur
04. California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles
05. California Saga: California
06. The Trader
07. Leaving This Town
08. Only with You
09. Funky Pretty
10. Mt. Vernon and Fairway – Theme
11. I’m the Pied Piper – Instrumental
12. Better Get Back in Bed
13. Magic Transistor Radio
14. I’m the Pied Piper
15. Radio King Dom
16. We Got Love

Mastered fo this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

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May 15

The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up (1971) [Analogue Productions 2016] {2.0 & 4.0}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 33:43 minutes | Scans included | 2,41 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 648 MB
Genre: Rock

The Beach Boys’ post-1966 catalog is littered with LPs that barely scraped the charts upon release but matured into solid fan favorites despite – and occasionally, because of – their many and varied eccentricities. Surf’s Up could well be the definitive example, beginning with the cloying “Don’t Go Near the Water” and ending a bare half-hour later with the baroque majesty of the title track (originally written in 1966). The album is a virtual laundry list of each uncommon intricacy that made the Beach Boys’ forgotten decade such a bittersweet thrill – the fluffy yet endearing pop (od)ditties of Brian Wilson, quasi-mystical white-boy soul from brother Carl, and the downright laughable songwriting on tracks charting Mike Love’s devotion to Buddhism and Al Jardine’s social/environmental concerns. Those songs are enjoyable enough, but the last three tracks are what make Surf’s Up such a masterpiece. The first, “A Day in the Life of a Tree,” is simultaneously one of Brian’s most deeply touching and bizarre compositions; he is the narrator and object of the song (though not the vocalist; co-writer Jack Rieley lends a hand), lamenting his long life amid the pollution and grime of a city park while the somber tones of a pipe organ build atmosphere. The second, “‘Til I Die,” isn’t the love song the title suggests; it’s a haunting, fatalistic piece of pop surrealism that appeared to signal Brian’s retirement from active life. The album closer, “Surf’s Up,” is a masterpiece of baroque psychedelia, probably the most compelling track from the SMiLE period. Carl gives a soulful performance despite the surreal wordplay, and Brian’s coda is one of the most stirring moments in his catalog. Wrapped up in a mess of contradictions, Surf’s Up defined the Beach Boys’ tumultuous career better than any other album.

Tracklist:
01. Don’t Go Near the Water
02. Long Promised Road
03. Take a Load off Your Feet
04. Disney Girls (1957)
05. Student Demonstration Time
06. Feel Flows
07. Lookin’ at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
08. Day in the Life of a Tree
09. ‘Til I Die
10. Surf’s Up

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