Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (1956) [MFSL 2014] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (1956) [MFSL 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:35 minutes | Scans included | 1,79 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 462 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2106
Genre: Jazz

After the ballad-heavy In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle returned to up-tempo, swing material with Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!, arguably the vocalist’s greatest swing set. Like Sinatra’s previous Capitol albums, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! consists of reinterpreted pop standards, ranging from the ten-year-old “You Make Me Feel So Young” to the 20-year-old “Pennies From Heaven” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Sinatra is supremely confident throughout the album, singing with authority and joy. That joy is replicated in Riddle’s arrangements, which manage to rethink these standards in fresh yet reverent ways. Working with a core rhythm section and a full string orchestra, Riddle writes scores that are surprisingly subtle. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” with its breathtaking middle section, is a perfect example of how Sinatra works with the band. Both swing hard, stretching out the rhythms and melodies but never losing sight of the original song. Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! never loses momentum. The great songs keep coming and the performances are all stellar, resulting in one of Sinatra’s true classics.

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Frank Sinatra – Where Are You? (1957) [MFSL 2013] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Frank Sinatra – Where Are You? (1957) [MFSL 2013]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:57 minutes | Scans included | 1,68 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 424 MB
MONO | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2109
Genre: Jazz

Following the hard-driving A Swingin’ Affair, Frank Sinatra released another all-ballads record, Where Are You? The album was the first he recorded at Capitol without Nelson Riddle, as well as the first he recorded in stereo. Where Riddle’s down beat albums are stately and sullen, Jenkins favors lush, melancholy arrangements played by large, string-dominated orchestras. Jenkins’ arrangements suggested classical textures, although the tempos alluded to Billie Holiday’s ballad style. Where Are You? primarily consists of torch songs, including “The Night We Called It a Day,” “I Cover the Waterfront,” and “Lonely Town.” Throughout the record, Sinatra blends with Jenkins’ sumptuous strings, making his voice sound rich, relaxed and regretful. It doesn’t have the stark despair of In the Wee Small Hours, but its luxurious sadness makes Where Are You? a majestic experience of its own.

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Frank Sinatra – Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! (1961) [MFSL 2013] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Frank Sinatra – Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! (1961) [MFSL 2013]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 22:26 minutes | Scans included | 1,07 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 577 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2110
Genre: Jazz

Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! And More is a fast, driving album, the speediest and hardest swing collection Frank Sinatra ever recorded. The majority of the album is a re-recording of six of the eight songs from his first LP, Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra, as rearranged by Nelson Riddle. Sinatra performed the songs twice as fast as was expected; consequently, it’s one of his jazziest swing sets, with the musicians spitting out energetic, forceful solos and providing tough, gutsy support. Not only do the uptempo numbers speed by, the ballads are sprightly. It doesn’t have the brassy verve of A Swingin’ Affair, but Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! does have a confident, swaggering flavor of its own that makes it nearly as enjoyable.

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Frank Sinatra – Point Of No Return (1962) [MFSL 2013] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Frank Sinatra – Point Of No Return (1962) [MFSL 2013]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:21 minutes | Scans included | 1,58 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 806 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2112
Genre: Jazz

At the time he recorded his final Capitol album, Point of No Return, Frank Sinatra was no longer interested in giving his record label first-rate material, preferring to save that for his new label, Reprise. However, someone persuaded the singer to make the album a special occasion by reuniting with Axel Stordahl, the arranger/conductor who helped Sinatra rise to stardom in the ’40s; he also arranged the vocalist’s first Capitol session, so his presence gave a nice sense of closure to the Capitol era. Even though the Voice gave a more heartfelt, dedicated performance than expected, the project was rushed along, necessitating the use of a ghost-arranger, Heine Beau, for several tracks. Point of No Return remains a touching farewell, consisting of moving renditions of standards like “September Song,” “There Will Never Be Another You,” “I’ll Remember April,” and “These Foolish Things,” with only three charts being replications of their previous work (“I’ll Be Seeing You,” “September Song,” “These Foolish Things”). Sinatra would never sing these standards with such detailed, ornate orchestrations, and, as such, the album has a feeling of an elegy.

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Frank Sinatra – No One Cares (1959) [MFSL 2013] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Frank Sinatra – No One Cares (1959) [MFSL 2013]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:59 minutes | Scans included | 1,53 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 777 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2111
Genre: Jazz

Frank Sinatra’s second set of torch songs recorded with Gordon Jenkins, No One Cares was nearly as good as its predecessor, Where Are You? Expanding the melancholy tone of the duo’s previous collaboration, No One Cares consists of nothing but brooding, lonely songs. Jenkins gives the songs a subtley tragic treatment, and Sinatra responds with a wrenching performance. It lacks the grandiose melancholy of Only the Lonely, nor is it as lsuh as Where Are You?, but in its slow, bluesly tempos and heartbreaking little flourishes, it is every bit moving.

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Frank Sinatra – A Swingin’ Affair! (1957) [MFSL 2014] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Frank Sinatra – A Swingin’ Affair! (1957) [MFSL 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:23 minutes | Scans included | 1.82 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 474 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2107
Genre: Jazz

In some ways, A Swingin’ Affair! is “Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!, Pt. 2,” following the same formula of Sinatra’s hit album of the previous year. Beneath the surface, there are enough variations on A Swingin’ Affair! to make it a distinctive, and equally enjoyable listen. The most noticeable difference between the two records is their basic approach. Where Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! swung hard but managed to stay rather light, A Swingin’ Affair! is a forceful, brassy album — it exudes a self-assured, confident aura. It is a hard, jazzy album. However, the attack is more brash.

Tracklist:
01. Night And Day
02. I Wish I Were In Love Again
03. I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’
04. I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
05. Nice Work If You Can Get It
06. Stars Fell On Alabama
07. No One Ever Tells You
08. I Won’t Dance
09. The Lonesome Road
10. At Long Last Love
11. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
12. I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
13. From This Moment On
14. If I Had You
15. Oh! Look At Me Now

Mastered for this SACD by Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

SACD-R

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FLAC 24-88.2

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Florent Pagny – Baryton (2004) [2.0 & 5.1] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Florent Pagny – Baryton (2004) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:43 minutes | Scans included | 2,46 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 803 MB
Mercury France | Pop/Rock?, Classical? Opera? Ballade? All of them? None of them? Listen and decide

Despite an unpredictable and often controversial career that included detours into opera, the chanson tradition, and feature films as well as myriad personal obstacles, Florent Pagny remained one of the biggest-selling recording artists in contemporary French pop for more than a quarter century…

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Florent Pagny – Ailleurs Land (2003) [2.0 & 5.1] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Florent Pagny – Ailleurs Land (2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:53 minutes | Scans included | 3,28 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 940 MB
Genre: Chanson

Despite an unpredictable and often controversial career that included detours into opera, the chanson tradition, and feature films as well as myriad personal obstacles, Florent Pagny remained one of the biggest-selling recording artists in contemporary French pop for more than a quarter century. This album recorded with Pascal Obispo, Daran, Calogero and other French pop stars.

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Five For Fighting – America Town (2000) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1} {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Five For Fighting – America Town (2000) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD 2.0 & DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:59 minutes | Scans included | 3,83 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 43:31 mins | Scans | 987 MB
Genre: Rock

Here’s the matching folio to the second album from LA native John Ondrasik, who named his band after a hockey penalty, and whose voice the All Music Guide likens to Eddie Vedder singing a lullaby. Contains all 12 lyrically-rich tunes, including the mega-hit “Superman (It’s Not Easy)”.

A clean and bright effort that delivers some heavy themes, America Town is a very American-sounding album: drifting from song to song is like driving through the Midwest from town to town, each town offering its own stories, not all of which are happy. Singer/songwriter John Ondrasik tackles topics like suicide on “Easy Tonight” and the desire to belong (“Superman”, which became an anthem for post-9/11 Americans one year after the album’s release) but still manages to see the silver lining in the areas of family (“Easy Tonight”) and idolatry (“Michael Jordan”). The songs are sung in a fragile growl, a little like Eddie Vedder singing a lullaby, and backed with some very straightforward acoustic guitar and piano-led rock. The focus is clearly on the lyrics, which are well written and effectively sung.

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Ewen Carruthers – One Red Shoe (2009) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Ewen Carruthers – One Red Shoe
SACD ISO (Stereo): 1,87 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 840 MB | Full Artwork: 264 MB
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4048.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009 | 3% Recovery Info
Genre: Acoustic, Folk | Style: Singer/Songwriter

Tracklist:

1 Mr. Anderson
2 Hey Katrina
3 Lonely Little White Cloud
4 Long Distance
5 Chinese Girl
6 That Train
7 One Red Shoe
8 Information Getting Lost
9 A Springtime Story
10 The Railroad And The Plow
11 Lovebirds
12 Just Passing Through

Ewen Carruthers – vocals & guitar
Ian Melrose – guitar, whistle, shakuhachi, electric guitar
Martin Huch – dobro, sitar guitar
Lutz Möller – piano
Johanna Single – concert harp
Annika Lückebergfeld – mandolin
Beo Brockhausen – hulusi (Chinese free reed wind instrument)
Johanna Gödecke – concert flute
Udo Weihrauch – banjo
Lea Morris – backing vocals
Margaret Fiellin – backing vocals
Thomas Biller – upright bass
Grischka Zepf – electric bass
Hans-Jörg Maucksch – fretless bass

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