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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.
The Doobie Brothers - Takin' It To The Streets (1976) [MFSL, 2010] (Repost)

The Doobie Brothers - Takin' It To The Streets (1976) [MFSL, 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 178 MB
Genre: Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2043)

Takin’ It to the Streets marks a high point in the Doobie Brothers’ career. The mellowed-out 1976 album is heavily influenced by the contributions of former Steely Dan members Jeff Baxter and Michael McDonald. The latter are responsible for an increase in soulful melodies and Latin-fused rhythms, which help make Takin’ It to the Streets among the most enjoyably chill recordings of the era. Sonic charms are everywhere, particularly on the joyful title cut, an example of the band’s conscious embrace of R&B foundations and gospel accents. This is music designed for celebrating, relaxing, and romancing.
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach (1972) [MFSL, 2013] (Repost)

The Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach (1972) [MFSL, 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 422 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 227 MB
Genre: Blues Rock, Southern Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2102)

Tributes to fallen icons don’t come any more poignant or illustrative than Eat a Peach. Released in early 1972, slightly more than three months after guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident, the double album honors the musician via sides he recorded in the studio as well as several live performances that didn’t fit on the mammoth At Fillmore East. The Allman Brothers Band, determined to press on, also contributes a trio of songs completed after their soulmate’s passing. Its execution is near perfect, its concept timeless…

The Doobie Brothers - Stampede (1975) [MFSL, 2013]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 25, 2018
The Doobie Brothers - Stampede (1975) [MFSL, 2013]

The Doobie Brothers - Stampede (1975) [MFSL, 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 243 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 236 MB
Genre: Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2061)

The Doobie Brothers’ illustrious career is marked by a string of hits, two of which, “Sweet Maxine” and “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me),” are included here. But Stampede offers much more. In terms of musical dexterity, the 1975 set stands as the group’s peak studio moment.
With ex-Steely Dan guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter finally a full-time member of the band, the California quintet steps up everything from the arrangements to the songwriting. The group also invited several distinguished guests along for the ride: Vocalist Maria Muldaur, soul legend Curtis Mayfield, slide guitarist Ry Cooder, and jazz hand Victor Feldman among them. The results are as good on record as they appear on paper…
Charles Mingus - Mingus At Carnegie Hall (1974) {1994 MFSL} **[RE-UP]**

Charles Mingus - Mingus At Carnegie Hall (1974) {1994 MFSL}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 326 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 129 mb
Genre: jazz

Mingus At Carnegie Hall is the 1974 album by American bassist and composer Charles Mingus, originally released on Atlantic. This Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab pressing was released in 1994. Mingus is joined by George Adams (tenor sax), Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax), Jon Faddis (trumpet), John Handy (alto & tenor saxes), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor sax & stritch), Charles McPherson (alto sax), Don Pullen (piano) and Dannie Richmond (drums). It was recorded at Carnegie Hall on 19 January, 1974.

Rush - Signals (1982) [MFSL, UDCD 614]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 18, 2017
Rush - Signals (1982) [MFSL, UDCD 614]

Rush - Signals (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1994 | MFSL, UDCD 614 | ~ 277 or 103 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 24 Mb
Progressive Rock

Instead of playing it safe and writing Moving Pictures, Pt. II, Rush replaced their heavy rock of yesteryear with even more modern sounds for 1982's Signals. Synthesizers were now an integral part of the band's sound, and replaced electric guitars as the driving force for almost all the tracks…
Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again - for the First Time (1978) [MFSL, UDCD 592] Repost

Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again - for the First Time (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 592 | ~ 200 or 80 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 5.74 Mb
Big Band, Vocal, Swing

Mel Tormé and Buddy Rich had been friends for decades prior to finally getting around to recording together. Although largely a Tormé vocal record, the Buddy Rich Orchestra, with guest altoist Phil Woods, is in top form, and the drummer/leader has several solos…
Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien (1987) [MFSL, UDCD 751]

Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1999 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 751 | ~ 261 or 91 Mb | Covers(jpg) -> 2.21 Mb
Hard Rock

Surfing with the Alien belongs to its era like Are You Experienced? belongs to its own – perhaps it doesn't transcend its time the way the Jimi Hendrix Experience's 1967 debut does, but Joe Satriani's 1987 breakthrough can be seen as the gold standard for guitar playing of the mid- to late '80s, an album that captures everything that was good about the glory days of shred…

Sonic Youth - Goo (1990) [MFSL, UDCD 665]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 17, 2017
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990) [MFSL, UDCD 665]

Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 665 | ~ 331 or 120 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 4.86 Mb
Alternative Rock

Any doubts as to the continuing relevance of Sonic Youth upon their jump to major-label status were quickly laid to rest by Goo, their follow-up to the monumental Daydream Nation…