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Don McLean - American Pie (1971) [MFSL, Remastered Reissue 1998]

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Don McLean - American Pie (1971) [MFSL, Remastered Reissue 1998]

Don McLean - American Pie (1971) [Remastered Reissue 1998]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDCD 728 | Time: 00:36:39
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk, Soft Rock, AM Pop

American Pie is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Don McLean, released by United Artists Records on 24 October 1971. The folk/rock album reached number one on the Billboard 200, containing the chart-topping singles "American Pie" and "Vincent." Recorded in May and June 1971 at The Record Plant in New York City, the LP is dedicated to Buddy Holly, and was reissued in 1980 minus the track "Sister Fatima". The album was released to much acclaim, later being included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The Beatles - The Collection (1982) [MFSL, 14 LP Box Set]

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The Beatles - The Collection (1982) [MFSL, 14 LP Box Set]

The Beatles - The Collection (1982)
14LP | Vinyl Rip | 16/44.1 | Flac (Image + .Cue) > ~ 3.37 Gb
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, BC-1 | Artwork > ~ 455 Mb
Beat, Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Remastered

The Beatles: The Collection was a vinyl box set of UK released Beatles LPs, remastered at half speed from the original stereo master recordings. Each album was pressed on virgin vinyl by the Victor Company of Japan (JVC) ensuring the best sound quality possible…

Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch (1974) [MFSL Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

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Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch (1974) [MFSL Remastered 2017] Audio CD Layer

Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch (1974) [MFSL Remastered 2017]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 189 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2159 | Time: 00:37:27
Roots Rock, Blues, Country Rock, Folk

Ry Cooder's exceptional Paradise and Lunch takes a popular precept – music as the common denominator across all languages and styles – to extremes few artists have envisioned let alone fulfilled. Considered by many diehards to be the California native's finest hour, the 1974 set unfurls with rarified levels of joyousness, ingenuity, and sophistication. A prime contender for any Desert Island list and an album that repeatedly restores your faith in the inimitable effects experienced upon listening to special performances, Paradise and Lunch is an eternal "musicians' musician" record – an adventurous, ambitious, soulful leap down roads well-traveled and paths less known. Such eclecticism, virtuosity, and ebullience resonate with unmatched verve on our hybrid SACD. Mastered from the original master tapes and strictly limited to 2000 numbered copies, this audiophile reissue boasts dead-quiet surfaces, superb transient response, front-to-back soundstaging, and an organic immediacy that heightens the enjoyment, character, and craft of the arrangements.

Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates (1981) [Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2040] Re-up

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Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates (1981) [Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2040] Re-up

Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | MFSL, UDSACD 2040 | ~ 217 or 104 Mb | Scans Included
Folk Rock / Pop Rock / Rhythm & Blues

After the critical (and commercial) success of her debut two years earlier, Rickie Lee Jones had a lot riding on her sophomore album, Pirates. From the opening track, "We Belong Together," Jones served notice that she was willing to challenge herself and experiment with more unusual, complex song structures…

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus (1971) [MFSL, UDCD 598] Repost

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus (1971) [MFSL, UDCD 598] Repost

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1994 | MFSL, UDCD 598 | ~ 260 or 92 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 74 Mb
Progressive Rock

Emerson, Lake & Palmer's 1970 eponymous LP was only a rehearsal. It hit hard because of the novelty of the act (allegedly the first supergroup in rock history), but felt more like a collection of individual efforts and ideas than a collective work. All doubts were dissipated by the release of Tarkus in 1971…

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

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Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL, Mastered by Rob LoVerde 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2135

Dean Martin finally got access to conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle for an album project, and the result was an easy swinging collection with appealing horn charts and a series of comfortable readings of recent and vintage standards. Especially notable were the two songs borrowed from My Fair Lady, "On the Street Where You Live" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," which Martin and Riddle re-imagined as straight-forward love songs; "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" (which Martin would try again in a more contemporary arrangement four years later for one of his biggest hits); and a solo version of "Just in Time," which the singer had recently done with Judy Holliday in the film version of the musical Bells Are Ringing. This Time I'm Swingin'! was a good, confident set by an artist who had figured out how to make competent albums without expending a lot of effort, which was a key to his charm.

Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (1968) MFSL Remastered 2016 [Re-Up]

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Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (1968) MFSL Remastered 2016 [Re-Up]

Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2147 | 00:51:13

Miles in the Sky reflects the intriguing curiosities and rainbow possibilities suggested by the album cover. Miles Davis’ fifth and final album with his classic second quintet is kaleidoscopic in sound, forward-looking in structure, and contextually grounded in approach. As the legendary leader’s first venture into what would become fusion, it’s historical for containing the premier appearances of electric piano, bass, and guitar on a Davis effort. Laden with rich textures and style-bridging elements, Mobile Fidelity’s SACD brings the aural magic into focus. Mastered from the original master tapes, this collectable audiophile version of Miles in the Sky joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity.

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

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Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:36
Post-Bop, Fusion | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/Columbia | # UDSACD 2148

Since it's billed as "Directions in Music by Miles Davis," it should come as little surprise that Filles de Kilimanjaro is the beginning of a new phase for Miles, the place that he begins to dive headfirst into jazz-rock fusion. It also happens to be the swan song for his second classic quintet, arguably the finest collective of musicians he ever worked with, and what makes this album so fascinating is that it's possible to hear the breaking point – though his quintet all followed him into fusion (three of his supporting players were on In a Silent Way), it's possible to hear them all break with the conventional notions of what constituted even adventurous jazz, turning into something new. According to Miles, the change in "direction" was as much inspired by a desire to return to something earthy and bluesy as it was to find new musical territory, and Filles de Kilimanjaro bears him out.

James Taylor - JT (1977) [MFSL Remastered 2011]

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James Taylor - JT (1977) [MFSL Remastered 2011]

James Taylor - JT (1977) [MFSL Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:58
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2070

On his last couple of Warner Bros albums, Gorilla and In the Pocket, James Taylor seemed to be converting himself from the shrinking violet, too-sensitive-to-live "rainy day man" of his early records into a mainstream, easy listening crooner with a sunny outlook. JT, his debut album for Columbia, was something of a defense of this conversion. Returning to the autobiographical, Taylor declared his love for Carly Simon ("There We Are"), but expressed some surprise at his domestic bliss. "Isn't it amazing a man like me can feel this way?" he sang in the opening song, "Your Smiling Face" (a Top 40 hit). At the same time, domesticity could have its temporary depressions ("Another Grey Morning"). The key track was "Secret O' Life," which Taylor revealed as "enjoying the passage of time." Working with his long-time backup band of Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, and Russell Kunkel, and with Peter Asher back in the producer's chair, Taylor also enjoyed mixing his patented acoustic guitar-based folk sound with elements of rock, blues, and country.

Loggins & Messina - Full Sail (1973) {1998 MFSL} **[RE-UP]**

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Loggins & Messina - Full Sail (1973) {1998 MFSL} **[RE-UP]**

Loggins & Messina - Full Sail (1973) {1998 MFSL}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 271 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 120 mb
Genre: rock, country, folk rock, pop

Full Sail is the 1973 album American duo Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, who were known as Loggins & Messina. This edition was remastered and released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) in 1998, featuring a brief liner note from Loggins himself.

Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, '63 Volume 2 (1963) [MFSL, UDCD 686]

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Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, '63 Volume 2 (1963) [MFSL, UDCD 686]

Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, '63 Volume 2 (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 686 | ~ 292 or 121 Mb | Scans(png) -> 121 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop

The second volume of Thelonious Monk's appearance at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival is drawn from two separate concerts on back to back days, with the pianist joined by longtime tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist John Ore and drummer Frank Dunlop…

Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2017, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid SACD, Audio CD Layer]

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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
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2193 | Time: 00:52:38
Baroque Pop, Ballad, Easy Listening

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.

Chicago - Chicago II (1970) MFSL Remastered 2015, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

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Chicago - Chicago II (1970) MFSL Remastered 2015, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

Chicago - Chicago II (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 407 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included | 01:08:17
Jazz-Rock, Soft Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2133

The Chicago Transit Authority recorded this double-barreled follow-up to their eponymously titled 1969 debut effort. The contents of Chicago II (1970) underscore the solid foundation of complex jazz changes with heavy electric rock & roll that the band so brazenly forged on the first set. The septet also continued its ability to blend the seemingly divergent musical styles into some of the best and most effective pop music of the era. One thing that had changed was the band's name, which was shortened to simply Chicago to avoid any potential litigious situations from the city of Chicago's transportation department – which claimed the name as proprietary property. Musically, James Pankow (trombone) was about to further cross-pollinate the band's sound with the multifaceted six-song "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon." The classically inspired suite also garnered the band two of its most beloved hits – the upbeat pop opener "Make Me Smile" as well as the achingly poignant "Color My World" – both of which remained at the center of the group's live sets.

Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968) [MFSL, UDCD 732]

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Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968) [MFSL, UDCD 732]

Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 732 | ~ 171 or 70 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Folk-Rock / Classic Rock

Simon & Garfunkel quietly slipped Bookends, their fourth album, into the bins with a whisper in March 1968. They are equal collaborators with producer/engineer Roy Halee in a multivalently layered song cycle observing the confusion of those seeking an elusive American Dream, wistfully reflecting on innocence lost forever to the cold winds of change…

Procol Harum - Home (1970) [MFSL, MFCD 793]

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Procol Harum - Home (1970) [MFSL, MFCD 793]

Procol Harum - Home (1970) [MFSL, MFCD 793]
Rock/Art-Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 Tracks
Scans| MFSL | MFCD 793 | ~232 + 111 Mb | 3% Recovery

The fourth album by Procol Harum was released as the band was in the midst of a significant shift. With the departure of organist Matthew Fisher, guitarist Robin Trower stepped more to the fore. The two-keyboard approach was still being utilized, with singer Gary Brooker's piano being joined on some selections by the organ playing of multi-instrumentalist Chris Copping. However, the stately grandeur that had been previously applied with grace and subtlety gave way to a band that rocked much harder…