Sacd Pop

The Police - SACD Reissue Collection (1978-1985) [Remasters 2003] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC / RE-UP

The Police - SACD Reissue Collection (1978-1985) [Remasters 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 8,67 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | 2.0 Stereo | 347:29 minutes | Scans included | 7,38 GB
Includes 6 albums (5 Studio + 1 Live) | Features 2003 Remasters

The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the vast majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first New Wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.
Dan Nimmer Trio - Kelly Blue (2007) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Dan Nimmer Trio - Kelly Blue (2007) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:53 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,83 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,22 GB

Dan Nimmer is an American jazz pianist and composer. As the title suggests, Nimmer's second release for Venus Records is a tribute to Wynton Kelly, who was a swingy, bluesy and funky genius and a groove master who worked with Miles Davis and others. Jimmy Cobb, the veteran drummer who played with Kelly in the historic "Kind of Blue" session, bridges the two generations and validates Nimmer's efforts with his impeccable groove.
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [Reissue 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [Reissue 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 108:57 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,8 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 2,04 GB

Long considered a jewel in Verve Records' very impressive crown, Fitzgerald's songbook collections of various composers–a series that was started by the success of this set–are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter's erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these Porter sets offer her most realized pop performances. Also, the gold remastering does a fine job of bringing out the nuances in the arrangements, making this a treasure for the serious collector and the casual listener alike. A true American music gem.
Mongo Santamaria - Live At Jazz Alley (1990) {2003, Hybrid SACD} CD-Layer

Mongo Santamaria - Live At Jazz Alley (1990) {2003, Hybrid SACD} CD-Layer
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 430 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 69 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, World Fusion | Concord Picante #SACD-1016-6

This is as close to Latin purist Mongo as we have heard in recent years, an eight-piece salsa band – including several members of the 1997 Tito Puente ensemble, like trumpeter Ray Vega, altoist Bobby Porcelli and tenorman Mitch Frohman – playing a brace of Mongo classics and Latin jazz pieces live before a hushed crowd in Seattle's Jazz Alley. There are no pop covers, one electric instrument (a bass), lots of extended jazz solos (Porcelli and Frohman really burn on the pioneering Afro-Cuban classic "Manteca"), and an unusual (for Mongo) emphasis on the timbales on many tracks, which shoves the rhythms closer to the salsified Puente manner. However, tracks like "Juan Jose," "Home" and "Bonita" do have the smooth Mongo cha-cha and guajira grooves, and elsewhere, Mongo lifts himself out of the background often enough to deliver some stirring polyrhythmic conga salvos.
Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up (1961) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up (1961) [Analogue Productions '2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:39 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,29 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 965 MB

Recorded in 1960, Sunny Side Up features alto master Lou Donaldson paired with a fine cadre of up-and-coming sidemen. In particular, trumpeter Bill Hardman and pianist Duke Pearson contribute a healthy dose of soul to the arrangements, which, combined with rock solid drumming from Al Harewood and tight bass work from Sam Jones and Laymon Jackson, are highlights of this particularly fine album.
Asia - Alpha (1983) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2017, Hybrid SACD, Audio CD Layer]

Asia - Alpha (1983)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2017, Hybrid SACD, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:25
Pop Rock, Prog-Rock, Symphonic Rock, Arena Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 263

Following the success of their highly regarded self-titled debut, the original supergroup made up of four members of different '70s progressive rock bands, including lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton of King Crimson, guitarist Steve Howe of Yes, keyboardist Geoff Downes of Yes and The Buggles, and drummer Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Alpha. The album was certified platinum in the US and silver in Britain by the BPI and eventually sold over two million copies. Released in 1983, one year before the departure of guitarist Steve Howe, this would be the last album with the band's original line-up.Alpha focused more on mainstream pop/rock sounds, and is less characterized by progressive rock elements than its predecessor. The album reached #6 on the Billboard album chart and Top Five in the UK Albums Chart. The lead single, "Don't Cry," was a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and returned the band to #1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2017, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid SACD, Audio CD Layer]

Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (1998)
Mastered by Rod LoVerde, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~135 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:38
Baroque Pop, Ballad, Easy Listening | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2193

Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach first collaborated on "God Give Me Strength," a sweeping ballad that functioned as the centerpiece in Allison Anders' Grace of My Heart. It was a stunning song in the tradition of Bacharach's classic '60s work and it was successful enough that the composers decided to collaborate on a full album, Painted from Memory. Wisely, they chose to work within the stylistic parameters of Bacharach's '60s material, but Painted from Memory never sounds like a stylistic exercise. Instead, it's a return to form for both artists. Bacharach hasn't written such graceful, powerful melodies since his glory days, and Costello hasn't crafted such a fully realized album since King of America. It's a testament to both that even if the album is clearly in Bacharach's territory, it feels like a genuine collaboration.
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) [MFSL Remastered, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid Mono SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer]

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
Mastered by Rod LoVerde, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid Mono SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:33
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2178

It's hard to overestimate the importance of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, the record that firmly established Dylan as an unparalleled songwriter, one of considerable skill, imagination, and vision. At the time, folk had been quite popular on college campuses and bohemian circles, making headway onto the pop charts in diluted form, and while there certainly were a number of gifted songwriters, nobody had transcended the scene as Dylan did with this record. There are a couple (very good) covers, with "Corrina Corrina" and "Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance," but they pale with the originals here. At the time, the social protests received the most attention, and deservedly so, since "Blowin' in the Wind," "Masters of War," and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" weren't just specific in their targets; they were gracefully executed and even melodic. Although they've proven resilient throughout the years, if that's all Freewheelin' had to offer, it wouldn't have had its seismic impact, but this also revealed a songwriter who could turn out whimsy ("Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"), gorgeous love songs ("Girl From the North Country"), and cheerfully absurdist humor ("Bob Dylan's Blues," "Bob Dylan's Dream") with equal skill.
Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (1959) [APO Remaster 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (1959) [Analogue Productions '2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:37 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,22 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 961 MB

Little Girl Blue is an artistic statement by jazz virtuoso Nina Simone that reinvents a wide variety of compositions. Simone's combination of classical training, smoky-alto vocal delivery and the influence of modern jazz make her a novel and inspiring jazz singer and instrumentalist.
Barbara Carroll - I Wished On The Moon (2007) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Barbara Carroll - I Wished On The Moon (2007) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:58 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,95 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,28 GB

Barbara Carroll is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals. Her inventive piano playing and totally unique vocal sound leads her into transforming any composition into her own art with her trade-mark emotional directness and respect for the tune, its lyrics and its many possibilities. According to Stephen Holder of the New York Times, "Ms. Carroll plays with an impeccable technique in which harmonies burst into flower. In recent decades she has embraced singing in a parlando style that is witty, literate, discreetly sexy and at times heartbreakingly honest".