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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Re-Up

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Re-Up

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) APO Remastered 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:22
Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 413 SA

Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote the book on Southern rock with their first album, so it only made sense that they followed it for their second album, aptly titled Second Helping. Sticking with producer Al Kooper (who, after all, discovered them), the group turned out a record that replicated all the strengths of the original, but was a little tighter and a little more professional. It also revealed that the band, under the direction of songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, was developing a truly original voice. Of course, the band had already developed their own musical voice, but it was enhanced considerably by Van Zant's writing, which was at turns plainly poetic, surprisingly clever, and always revealing. Though Second Helping isn't as hard a rock record as Pronounced, it's the songs that make the record.

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

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Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Analogue Productions | # CIPJ 35 SA | 00:39:32

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of the greatest achievements in orchestration by any composer in jazz history. Charles Mingus consciously designed the six-part ballet as his magnum opus, and – implied in his famous inclusion of liner notes by his psychologist – it's as much an examination of his own tortured psyche as it is a conceptual piece about love and struggle. It veers between so many emotions that it defies easy encapsulation; for that matter, it can be difficult just to assimilate in the first place. Yet the work soon reveals itself as a masterpiece of rich, multi-layered texture and swirling tonal colors, manipulated with a painter's attention to detail. There are a few stylistic reference points – Ellington, the contemporary avant-garde, several flamenco guitar breaks – but the totality is quite unlike what came before it. Mingus relies heavily on the timbral contrasts between expressively vocal-like muted brass, a rumbling mass of low voices (including tuba and baritone sax), and achingly lyrical upper woodwinds, highlighted by altoist Charlie Mariano.

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

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Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Label: Analogue Productions, Universal, Island | # CAPP 9135 SA/B0015571-06
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Acoustic | Time: 00:36:47

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes to vinyl and PCM. Tea For The Tillerman is one of Cat Stevens' finest albums and a gem in the crown of early 1970s singer/songwriter. Stevens manages to have his cake and eat it too, simultaneously achieving pop accessibility and artistic relevance. The feel is decidedly gentle and spare. Apart from the occasional string section, Stevens is accompanied only by a three-piece band as he sings his introspective lyrics with appreciable favor.

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer

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Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) APO Remastered 2013
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:15
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 50029 SA

Steppenwolf have become synonymous with their huge Harley ridin'-hit, "Born to be Wild", although in reality, their success was far broader, with sales totaling more than 25 million units worldwide. Now their eponymous debut album originally released in 1968 is back and on Hybrid SACD, stunning audiophiles everywhere — courtesy of Analogue Productions! Their history is littered with a succession of band members, substance abuse issues and several break-ups and reformations, but Steppenwolf endures.

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

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The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964) Remastered 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:16
Surf Rock, Sunshine Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 063 SA, B0021063-06

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, most from the original master tapes or best sources available. The best pre-1965 Beach Boys album featured their brilliant number one single "I Get Around," as well as other standout cuts in the beautifully sad "Wendy," "Little Honda" (one of their best hot rod tunes, covered by the Hondells for a hit), and their remake of the late-'50s doo wop classic "Hushabye." The nostalgic "All Summer Long," another great production, seemed (whether intentionally or not) like a sort of farewell to the frivolous California beach culture that had supplied the lyrical grist for most of their music up to this point, with a longing, regretful chorus that was totally at odds with the bouncy arrangement.

Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

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Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (1956) [Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7035 SA | 00:46:10

A perpetual favorite among Jackie McLean’s earlier recordings, Lights Out finds the hard-swinging young alto saxophonist in 1956 still very much under the wing of Charlie Parker, who had died less than a year earlier. Yet McLean was beginning to find ways out of the seductive artistic security of Bird imitations. For one thing, he was experimenting with tonal variations. For another, he was working with Charles Mingus, and Mingus’s genius as a leader included forcing musicians to look deeply into their most cherished stylistic practices. The McLean of Lights Out is the hot young bebopper with a slightly acid edge to his sound and a solid blues foundation under everything he played. McLean and trumpeter Donald Byrd occasionally engage in the "pecking" technique of mutual improvisation they developed as members of the George Wallington Quintet. Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series. Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging.

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

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Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Label: Analogue Productions, Prestige | # CPRJ 7109 SA | Time: 00:46:21
Bop, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz

Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging. There are a multitude of reasons why Bags' Groove remains a cornerstone of the post-bop genre. Of course there will always be the lure of the urban myth surrounding the Christmas Eve 1954 session – featuring Thelonious Monk – which is documented on the two takes of the title track. There are obviously more tangible elements, such as Davis' practically telepathic runs with Sonny Rollins (tenor sax). Or Horace Silver's (piano) uncanny ability to provide a stream of chord progressions that supply a second inconspicuous lead without ever overpowering. Indeed, Davis' choice of former Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and concurrent Modern Jazz Quartet members Milt Jackson (vibes), Kenny Clarke (drums), and Percy Heath (bass) is obviously well-informed.

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping Crickets" (1957) + Buddy Holly (1958) APO Remastered 2017, 2 LP in 1 SACD

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Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping Crickets" (1957) + Buddy Holly (1958) APO Remastered 2017, 2 LP in 1 SACD

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping Crickets" (1957) + Buddy Holly (1958)
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, Hybrid Mono SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 152 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:06
Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Early Pop/Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 107-109 SA

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All time No. 420, plus Buddy in his solo album debut! Two albums on one Hybrid Mono SACD! Country, rockabillly and R&B fused into epochal rock 'n' roll. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog master tapes!

Jimmy D. Lane - Legacy (1998)

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Jimmy D. Lane - Legacy (1998)

Jimmy D. Lane - Legacy (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Analogue Productions Originals | # APO 2005 | 01:00:01

When your father was the late Chicago blues and Chess Records icon Jimmy Rogers (not to be confused with pioneering country singer Jimmie Rodgers), some would argue that you have a hell of a lot to live up to. But the question "How does Jimmy D. Lane compare to Jimmy Rogers?" is both unrealistic and unfair – it would be like expecting Ravi Coltrane to accomplish what John Coltrane accomplished, or expecting Hank Williams, Jr. to be another Hank Williams, Sr. Besides, Lane is a fine Chicago bluesman in his own right. With Rogers making a guest appearance on "One Room Country Shack" and Muddy Waters' "Another Mule Kicking in Your Stall," listeners get to hear father and son playing alongside one another. Rogers, who died on December 19, 1997, had only two months to live when this historically important album was made. But Legacy is not only noteworthy because it contains the last recording of Rogers; it's also noteworthy because of the rich singing and expressive guitar playing that Lane brings to Memphis Slim's "Four O'Clock in the Morning" and Howlin' Wolf's "Big House," as well as heartfelt originals like "In This Bed," "Clue Me," and "Pride." Lane is someone who really understands the blues, and that fact is impossible to miss on this excellent date.

Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (1961) [Remastered 2011]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Artwork included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Blue Note | # CBNJ 84098 SA | 00:50:45

Blue & Sentimental is an album by American saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. The album features a sparse quartet of Quebec (occasionally doubling on piano), guitarist Grant Green, and a rhythm section of Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The album features some rare rhythm guitar accompaniment by Green, who was more typically a soloist. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 5 stars and calling it "a superbly sensuous blend of lusty blues swagger and achingly romantic ballads… a quiet, sorely underrated masterpiece".

Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Remastered 2011]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:56
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Blue Note | # CBNJ 84086 SA

Grantstand is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4 stars and stated "if you're looking for Green the soul-jazz groovemaster, Grantstand is an excellent place to find him".

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014] Re-Up

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Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014] Re-Up

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956)
The Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7074 SA | 00:44:01

These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel. Some people call these "mini LP" jackets. This unusual meeting of four tenor saxophone players from different "schools" was part of the Prestige Friday afternoon jam session series but far from a typical outing. The giant forebears of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker inform the backgrounds of the performers on this LP — Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and John Coltrane — and other influences such as Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, and the Sonnys (Stitt and Rollins) show up, too, depending on which of the four protagonists you’re talking about.

Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016] Re-Up

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Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016] Re-Up

Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [Remastered 2016]
Re-Mastered by Cowboy Junkies and Peter Moore from Original Session Tapes
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:09
Alternative Country, Country Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 072 SA

Who says you can't make a great record in one day – or night, as the case may be? The Trinity Session was recorded in one night using one microphone, a DAT recorder, and the wonderful acoustics of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. Interestingly, it's the album that broke the Cowboy Junkies in the United States for their version of "Sweet Jane," which included the lost verse. It's far from the best cut here, though. There are other covers, such as Margo Timmins' a cappella read of the traditional "Mining for Gold," a heroin-slow version of Hank Williams' classic "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Dreaming My Dreams With You" (canonized by Waylon Jennings), and a radical take of the Patsy Cline classic "Walkin' After Midnight" that closes the disc. Those few who had heard the band's previous album, Whites Off Earth Now!!, were aware that, along with Low, the Cowboy Junkies were the only band at the time capable of playing slower than Neil Young and Crazy Horse – and without the ear-threatening volume.

The Oscar Peterson Trio - We Get Requests (1964) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Re-Up

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The Oscar Peterson Trio - We Get Requests (1964) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Re-Up

The Oscar Peterson Trio - We Get Requests (1964) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:20
Bop, Swing, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Verve | # CVRJ 8606 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. This 1964 studio session features the Peterson trio with bassist Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen, a group that had been together for five years by then and performed like a well-oiled machine. The repertoire is mostly pop songs of the day, including bossa nova tunes and film themes, and the treatments are fairly brief, with emphasis placed squarely on the melodies. Even in their lightest moments, though, the group demonstrates some of the qualities that made it among the most influential piano trios in jazz, a group that could generate tremendous rhythmic energy and a sense of developing musical detail. For all his legendary force, Peterson possesses a subtle rhythmic sense, and here he infuses even "People" with an undercurrent of swing. This is undemanding, tuneful music best suited for casual listening, but it still sparkles with the trio's customary élan.

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010] Audio CD Layer

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Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010] Audio CD Layer

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (1963) [Remastered 2010]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:07
Hard Bop, Jazz-Blues, Guitar Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Blue Note | # CBNJ 84123 SA

Midnight Blue is a 1963 album by Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Major Holley on double bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on conga, and is one of Burrell's best-known works for Blue Note. Jazz Improv Magazine lists the album among its top five recommended recordings for Burrell, indicating that "if you need to know 'the Blue Note sound', here it is". In 2005, NPR included the album in its "Basic Jazz Library", describing it as "one of the great jazzy blues records".