Steve Hoffman

VA - Back To The Big Easy (1999) {DCC Steve Hoffman} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 24, 2018
VA - Back To The Big Easy (1999) {DCC Steve Hoffman} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Back To The Big Easy (1999) {DCC Steve Hoffman}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 325 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 119 mb
Genre: blues, cajun, zydeco

Back To The Big Easy is a 1999 CD released by Dunhill Compact Classics. Subtitled Music From New Orleans, this compilation was mastered by Steve Hoffman.
Jimmy D. Lane with Double Trouble - It's Time (2004) APO CD Release 2013, Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman

Jimmy D. Lane with Double Trouble - It's Time (2004) CD Release 2013
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: APO Records | # APO 2020 | Time: 00:53:57

You might call Jimmy D. Lane a natural born bluesman. His father was the legendary Jimmy Rogers, who Jimmy D. shared the stage with for many years before recording on his own. Lane can play it '50s-style, as he did with his father and on Eomot RaSun's album, but he can also turn it up and rock out with any of the finest guitar slingers. For It's Time, Lane tackles a program of original tunes (except for one), with the aid of Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan's rhythm section. These guys bring decades of experience to their blues rhythms, and know exactly how to support a player like Lane. Keyboard duties are split between Celia Ann Price on B3 and piano, and Mike Finnigan on the B3. In addition, the album was produced and engineered by the one and only Eddie Kramer, who adds crisp, clear production values and some very subtle studio tricks (check out the panning in the slide solo on "Stuck in the Middle"). As a writer, Lane sticks close to standard subject matter "What Makes People" is certainly a close cousin of Willie Dixon's "The Same Thing," but the variety of tempos and grooves and great playing all around keep the album exciting.
Arthur Lyman - The Exotic Sound Of The Arthur Lyman Group (1991) {DCC Steve Hoffman} **[RE-UP]**

Arthur Lyman - The Exotic Sound Of The Arthur Lyman Group (1991) {DCC Steve Hoffman}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 419 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 177 mb
Genre: pop, tropical, lounge, exotica

The Exotic Sound Of The Arthur Lyman Group is a 1991 CD by Arthur Lyman. Released by DCC, it combines two of his albums on the Hi-Fi label, Taboo and Yellow Bird and was remastered by Steve Hoffman.
Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Repost]

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974)
Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics/Asylum Records | # GZS 1025 | Time: 00:37:03
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk-Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album – a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise – moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).
VA - Vintage Music Volumes 1-10 (1986) {MCA/Steve Hoffman} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Vintage Music Volumes 1-10 (1986) {MCA/Steve Hoffman}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 244mb, 230mb, 286mb, 303mb, 342mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 132mb, 123mb, 132mb, 138mb, 148mb
Genre: rock'n'roll, R&B, doo-wop, soul, blues, rock, classic rock

Vintage Music is a compilation series released by MCA Records in 1986. There were 10 volumes when released on vinyl and cassette but the compact disc versions put together two at a time, so there was a total of five CD's in the series: 1 & 2, 3 & 4, and so on. This series was remastered by Steve Hoffman from the best available master recordings, with a few songs taken from versions that had not been heard before. Notable is the version of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" used here.

VA - Movie Greats (1986) {MCA/Steve Hoffman} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Oct. 18, 2017
VA - Movie Greats (1986) {MCA/Steve Hoffman} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Movie Greats (1986) {MCA/Steve Hoffman}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 230 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 112 mb
Genre: soundtrack, incidental, easy listening, synth pop

Movie Greats is a 1986 compilation CD of songs from soundtracks albums. Released in 1986, it is highlighted by being compiled by Steve Hoffman and remastered by Greg Fulginiti or as Hoffman said, "I gave Greg my mastered tape. So he remastered my mastering."
Judy Garland - America's Treasure (1986) {mastered by Steve Hoffman}

Judy Garland - America's Treasure (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 271 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 124 mb
Genre: vocal jazz, pop

America's Treasure is the 1986 compilation album by Judy Garland. Released by Del Rack, this was remastered by Steve Hoffman and is the first ever digital release in the compact disc era of Garland's music.
Arthur Lyman Group - The Exotic Sound Of Arthur Lyman Group (1991) {DCC Steve Hoffman}

Arthur Lyman Group - The Exotic Sound Of Arthur Lyman Group (1991) {DCC Steve Hoffman}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 419 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 177 mb
Genre: pop, tropical, lounge, exotica

The Exotic Sound Of Arthur Lyman Group is a 1991 CD by The Arthur Lyman Group. Released by DCC, it combines two of his albums on the Hi-Fi label, Taboo and Yellow Bird and was remastered by Steve Hoffman.
Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000 [Re-Up]

Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Blues | Label: DCC Compact Classics | # DCC DZS-194 | Time: 00:42:20

After two late-'60s albums on Columbia, Johnny Winter hit his stride in 1970 working with Rick Derringer and the McCoys, now recruited as his sidemen and collaborators (and proving with just about every note here how far they'd gotten past "Hang on Sloopy"). In place of the bluesy focus on his first two albums, Winter extended himself into more of a rock-oriented mode here, in both his singing and his selection of material. This was hard rock with a blues edge, and had a certain commercial smoothness lacking in his earlier work. Derringer's presence on guitar and as a songwriter saw to it that Winter's blues virtuosity was balanced by perfectly placed guitar hooks, and the two guitarists complemented each other perfectly throughout as well.
10cc - Two Classic Albums: '10cc' & 'Sheet Music' (1990) 2LP in 1CD [Remastered By Steve Hoffman]

10cc - Two Classic Albums: '10cc' & 'Sheet Music' (1990) 2LP in 1CD [Remastered By Steve Hoffman]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 483 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classic Rock, Art Rock, Soft Rock | Label: DCC Compact Classics | # DZS-053 | Time: 01:16:51

10cc's first two albums, recorded under the sponsorship of entrepreneur and one-time pop star Jonathan King, are combined on one disc for this CD reissue. 1973's 10cc shows that from the start, the group had an uncommon command of recording studio technique; the performances are polished, the harmonies superb, and the production flawless and often witty (all the more remarkable from a new band producing themselves, albeit one comprised of music-biz vets). However, the group was still getting up to speed in terms of their songwriting at this point, and while the craft is fine, there isn't a lot of inspiration on hand. Except for the sardonic "Rubber Bullets" and sarcastically sprightly "The Dean and I," the '50s-inspired parodies on side one don't wear well, and most of side two is clever but not terribly distinguished. 1974's Sheet Music was where 10cc truly hit their stride; the album is full of effective barbed humor buffered by the superbly polished production, which leans toward pretension without quite falling into the pool.