Audio Fidelity

Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds Of Silence (1966) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 080]

Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds Of Silence (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2010 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 080 | ~ 175 or 70 Mb | Scans(png) -> 52 Mb
Folk Rock

Simon & Garfunkel's second album, Sounds of Silence, was recorded 18 months after their debut long-player, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM – but even though the two albums shared one song (actually, one-and-a-half songs) in common, the sound here seemed a million miles away from the gentle harmonizing and unassuming acoustic accompaniment on the first record…
Deep Purple - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1971) [Audio Fidelity, 24 KT + Gold CD, 2009-2010] (Repost)

Deep Purple - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1971) [Audio Fidelity, 24 KT + Gold CD, 2009-2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 514 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 195 MB | Covers - 72 MB
Genre: Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Fidelity

Deep Purple - Deep Purple in Rock (1970). In 1970 heavy metal was just beginning and it was Deep Purple that combined the heaviness and the speed to form what we now know as heavy metal. "In Rock" is one of those seminal albums. Deep Purple's fourth studio album, and the first with the classic Mk II lineup was their breakthrough album. Heavy guitar riffs from Ritchie Blackmore and heavily fuzzed organ from Jon Lord were now the order of the day. The opening track, the fully restored, un-edited, complete, full-length 5:55 version of "Speed King" shows no mercy as it instantly blasts out of the speakers with a raw, unbridled hard rock sound. Also included is the 10-minute epic and all-time concert favorite, "Child in Time"…
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme (1966) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 075]

Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2010 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 075 | ~ 155 or 68 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Folk Rock

Simon & Garfunkel's first masterpiece, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme was also the first album on which the duo, in tandem with engineer Roy Halee, exerted total control from beginning to end, right down to the mixing, and it is an achievement akin to the Beatles' Revolver or the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests…
Scorpions - 3 Studio Albums (1976-1984) [Audio Fidelity, 2012-2014]

Scorpions - 3 Studio Albums (1976-1984) [Audio Fidelity, 2012-2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 750 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 266 MB | Covers - 101 MB
Genre: Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Fidelity

Scorpions - Virgin Killer (1976). Virgin Killer is the first of four studio releases that really defined the Scorpions and their highly influential urgent metallic sound. It was released in 1976 and was the first album of the band to attract attention outside Europe. The album was a step in the band's shift from psychedelic music to hard rock. For the first time in the band's career the line-up stayed the same with Klaus Meine on vocals, Uli Jon Roth on lead guitar, Rudolf Schenker on rhythm guitar, Francis Buchholz on bass, and Rudy Lenners on drums. The nine tracks were laid down with Dieter Dierks producing…

Bob Marley - Young Mystic (2004) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 021]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 17, 2017
Bob Marley - Young Mystic (2004) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 021]

Bob Marley - Young Mystic (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity, AFZ 021 | ~ 202 or 104 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 24 Mb
Reggae

Recorded under the auspices of revolutionary reggae producer Lee Perry around 1971-72, this compilation includes early versions of many of the songs that were later to make Bob Marley and the Wailers internationally famous…
The Cal Tjader Quintet - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader (2002) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 004}

The Cal Tjader Quintet - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader (2002) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 004}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 311 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz | © 2002 Audio Fidelity #AFZ 004
Mastered for this CD by Steve Hoffman

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader is in typically fine form on this live set from 1968. His quintet at the time featured Armand Perazza on congas and pianist Joe Kloess and his repertoire ranged from Afro-Cuban jazz to occasional straightahead tunes. Six of the eight selections on this date are originals by band members or Gary McFarland. Although Tjader had been playing this style of music for 15 years by this time, he still was quite creative and enthusiastic, and is heard throughout in excellent form.
Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (1985) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 175]

Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 175 | ~ 299 or 119 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 84 Mb
Blues Rock / Classic Rock

Although he is universally considered among the most important figures in rock & roll, Eric Clapton has not had consistent success in translating his stature into record sales, partially because he is, in essence, a great blues guitarist rather than a great pop/rock singer/songwriter..
Neil Norman presents - Sci-Fi In Hi-Fi (2003) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 012}

Neil Norman presents - Sci-Fi In Hi-Fi (2003) {Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 012}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 318 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 25 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soundtracks, Movie Themes | Audio Fidelity #AFZ 012

Whether in its original serial form in the 1940s, in the low-budget films of the 1950s, in the television series of the 1960s, or even in the overgrown re-imaginings for blockbuster movies in the 1970s and beyond, the science-fiction genre on film (and videotape) has always had something cheesy about it, and that is part of its appeal. Even when the technical wizards at director George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic are dreaming up the next Star Wars movie, there is, at heart, a sense of the earliest, silliest versions of the genre still present. In that spirit come Neil Norman's souped-up and synthesized treatments of the various scores for sci-fi films and TV…

Montrose - Montrose (1973) {2005, HDCD, Audio Fidelity AFZ-028}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 28, 2016
Montrose - Montrose (1973) {2005, HDCD, Audio Fidelity AFZ-028}

Montrose - Montrose (1973) {2005, HDCD, Audio Fidelity AFZ-028}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 220 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 78 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 19 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Audio Fidelity #AFZ-028
Mastered for this CD by Steve Hoffman

The '70s gave us a slew of classic hard rock albums – the likes of which may never be equaled – and though it hasn't had the lasting influence of, say, Boston's or Ted Nugent's first albums, Montrose's eponymous debut proved equally influential and important in its day. Released in 1973, the record also introduced a young Sammy Hagar to the world, but the explosive aggression of Ronnie Montrose's biting guitar left no doubt as to why it was his name gracing the cover…

James Taylor - Gorilla (1975) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 151]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 26, 2016
James Taylor - Gorilla (1975) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 151]

James Taylor - Gorilla (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 151 | ~ 242 or 92 Mb | Scans(png) -> 92 Mb
Folk Rock, Acoustic, Soft Rock

Gorilla served notice to anyone expecting James Taylor to continue on in the personal, confessional vein of his first few albums that he did not intend to do so…