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

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

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.

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".

Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010]

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Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010]

Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, 2010
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Cool Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPJ 8456 SA | 00:42:13

After both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley left Miles Davis' quintet, he was caught in the web of seeking suitable replacements. It was a period of trial and error for him that nonetheless yielded some legendary recordings (Sketches of Spain, for one). One of those is Someday My Prince Will Come. The lineup is Davis, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and alternating drummers Jimmy Cobb and Philly Jo Jones. The saxophonist was Hank Mobley on all but two tracks. John Coltrane returns for the title track and "Teo." The set opens with the title, a lilting waltz that nonetheless gets an original treatment here, despite having been recorded by Dave Brubeck. Kelly is in keen form, playing a bit sprightlier than the tempo would allow, and slips flourishes in the high register inside the melody for an "elfin" feel. Davis waxes light and lyrical with his Harmon mute, playing glissando throughout. Mobley plays a strictly journeyman solo, and then Coltrane blows the pack away with a solo so deep inside the harmony it sounds like it's coming from somewhere else.

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

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

Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (1956) [Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 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.

Jackie McLean - New Soil (1959) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010]

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Jackie McLean - New Soil (1959) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010]

Jackie McLean - New Soil (1959) [Remastered 2010]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included | 00:45:01
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions/Blue Note | # CBNJ 84013 SA

New Soil wasn't the first session Jackie McLean recorded for Blue Note, but it was the first one released, and as the title suggests, the first glimmerings of McLean's desire to push beyond the limits of bop are already apparent. They're subtle, of course, and nowhere near as pronounced as they would be in just a few years' time, but – as with the 1959 material later issued on Jackie's Bag – hints of Ornette Coleman's stream-of-consciousness melodic freedom are beginning to find their way into McLean's improvisations. His playing is just a touch more angular than the ear expects, especially given the very bluesy nature of pieces like McLean's 11-minute vamp "Hip Strut," and pianist Walter Davis, Jr.'s infectious boogie-woogie "Greasy."

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012

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Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7048 SA | Time: 00:45:36

This LP for Prestige helped establish alto sax giant McLean on the jazz scene. He was joined by trumpeter Donald Byrd (who shines with the altoist on Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation”) and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley (also bopping hard on the tune), in a date solidified by McLean’s rhythm section: Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums. McLean also plays ballads, including Waldron’s sublime tune “Abstraction.” Writing in the original notes, Ira Gitler said, ”Jackie McLean is musically coming of age. His playing, out of Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins, has become a personalized, more individual voice in 1956 and he has not lost any of the basic emotion, swinging qualities that help his style live up to the second syllable of his last name so well.” 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

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Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2014
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.

Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016]

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Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016]

Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans included
Deep Soul, Southern Soul | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 095 SA | 00:33:39

Otis Redding's third album presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding's version of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December. Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul is considered by many critics to be Redding's first great album. Recorded in April and July of 1965, it was released September 15th of that same year. The styles of Cooke and Redding couldn't have been more different; Cooke smooth and sure, Redding raw and pleading. But Redding's versions of "Shake" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" show how Cooke's sound and message helped shape Redding's Southern soul sound. Redding's singing reaches a new level of expressiveness with this as well as with covers of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" and the Motown hit "My Girl." This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analogue tapes.

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

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

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.

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1963)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:35
Chicago Blues, Delta Blues | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPB 1483 SA

Folk Singer is the fourth studio album by Muddy Waters, released in April 1964 by Chess Records. The album features Waters on acoustic guitar, backed by Willie Dixon on string bass, Clifton James on drums, and Buddy Guy on acoustic guitar. It is Waters's only all-acoustic album. Numerous reissues of Folk Singer include bonus tracks from two subsequent sessions, in April 1964 and October 1964. Despite not charting in any country, Folk Singer received critical acclaim; most reviewers praised its high-quality sound, especially on remastered versions, as well as the instrumentation. In 2003, the album was ranked number 280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Counting Crows - August and Everything After (1993) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013]

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Counting Crows - August and Everything After (1993) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013]

Counting Crows - August and Everything After (1993) APO Remastered 2013
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 24528 SA | Time: 00:51:47
Alternative Rock, American Trad Rock, Folk Rock

Counting Crows put in the gigging hours during the early days of the band, and it paid off. By the time they signed to Geffen in 1993, they had already built up a significant fanbase. Their debut, August and Everything After, produced by T-Bone Burnett, was released later the same year and became an unexpected multi-platinum hit, partly as a result of the successful single "Mr. Jones".

Humble Pie - Smokin' (1972) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009]

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Humble Pie - Smokin' (1972) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009]

Humble Pie - Smokin' (1972) [Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2009]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:51
Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 4243 SA

After a couple of years of relentless touring, Humble Pie capitalized on their loyal U.S. following to capture the market with this, their fifth studio album. Although lead guitarist Peter Frampton was replaced by Clem Clemson – an excellent player – the band remained essentially the same. Led by singer/guitarist Steve Marriott's soulful wail, the group enjoyed a huge hit from this record, "30 Days in the Hole" – the track which defined the Pie's not-so-subtle appeal. The rest of the record is equally funky and intriguing. Stephen Stills guests on "Road Runner 'G' Jam," playing some nasty Hammond organ fills. In the end, though, the group defined themselves as the undisputed leaders of the boogie movement in the early 1970s, as a band.

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

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

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.

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".