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Deep Purple - In Rock (24kt Gold Reissue)

Date Posted: 
July 28, 2009

Deep Purple was a rock heavyweight back in the 1970’s. They went toe to toe with the progenitors of metal Black Sabbath for supremacy of that genre. Eventually Ozzy and the boys would win that battle but Deep Purple went through many different incarnations over time and they would evolve into something else. I fondly recall reading all of those Circus Magazines asking the question who was best.

Montrose: Montrose

Date Posted: 
July 9, 2005

Now this is rock music! Yeah baby! This is a one of kind album and it still stands up today as one of the rock classics of all time. The self-titled Montrose album came roaring out if the gates in 1973 and 32 years later Audio Fidelity has flattered this rock gem by releasing it on 24KT Gold Disc.

Montrose: Montrose

Date Posted: 
June 29, 2005

Audio Fidelity continues their Gold CD reissues with a classic Montrose debut that introduced Sammy Hagar and Ronnie Montrose along with Montrose members Denny Carmassi on drums and Bill Church on bass, to an early ‘70s audience who appreciated their testosterone-based rock and overt sexual overtones. Montrose, the band, unleashed their big rock sound, at times Zeppelin-like, to favourable reviews moving on to produce an arguably better release with their 2 nd LP, Paper Money.

The Doobie Brothers – Minute by Minute - Audio Fidelity AFZ 025 Gold CD - ***1/2

Date Posted: 
March 1, 2005

The Doobie Brothers produce a tight brand of lite rock that utilizes horns and keyboards along with the most recognizable part of the band—Michael McDonald’s voice. People usually either love ‘em or hate ‘em. I have to admit that I find some of the music to be a little lightweight, but then there are other songs that are classics like “What a Fool Believes.”

The Faces’ A Nod is As Good As a Wink

Date Posted: 
February 16, 2005

The Faces’ A Nod is As Good As a Wink…to a Blind Horse represent The Faces at their finest moment in the history of their all too brief career. While they went on to produce another fine album with Ooh La La, none of the band's output captured the heart of the band as stupendously as A Nod…did. This album contains all the promise of an up and coming band with none of the internal conflicts that inevitably find their way through final albums.

The Searchers: The Collection

Date Posted: 
August 18, 2004

If you're a fan of the 60's British Invasion, or you just like simple, and simply wonderful, harmony-laced pop, good news abounds!  Our esteemed editor Matt Rowe recently reviewed the new Animals' and Herman's Hermits' Retrospectives on SACD (see Archives), I have a great DVD-A of The Very Best of The Marmalade, and The Zombies 'Greatest Hits' (Audio Fidelity #AFZ001) on SACD, as well as this new SACD, again from the fine folks at Audio Fidelity (#AFZ018), entitled The Searchers 'The Collection'.  In SACD Hybrid stereo, the news is nothing but great!  This Searchers’ disc, as well as The Zo

Audio Fidelity Issues New Bob Marley Super Audio CD

Date Posted: 
June 13, 2004

Audio Fidelity's latest Super Audio CD release features 15 classic tracks from Reggae legend Bob Marley. On the disc, Marley performs with the Wailers and the Upsetters during recording sessions in Kingston, Jamaica from 1969 - 1972.

As with previous Audio Fidelity SACD releases, the new disc is a Single Inventory Hybrid Stereo Super Audio CD. It features SACD Stereo and CD Stereo versions of the music on the album and is playable on SACD, CD and SACD compatible DVD Video players. The SACD disc will serve as the SACD and CD edition of the release, no separate CD will be issued.

Marshall Blonstein: Trailblazer

Date Posted: 
May 7, 2004

With his humble beginnings and his prominent forward movement in the music industry during Rock's infancy and teen years on through to the present time, Blonstein continues to provide music lovers with the best he can offer in the best sound that he can provide.

Audio Fidelity Releases Jimmy Reed on Super Audio CD

Date Posted: 
February 6, 2004

Audio Fidelity continues to bring classic albums to market with the release of Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall in the Super Audio CD format. The new edition of this album features all 23 songs from the original release which initially appeared as a 2 album set on Vinyl LP in the 1960's on the VeeJay label and was later reissued as a Stereo CD.

Deep Purple: Live on the BBC

Date Posted: 
January 20, 2004

Every young person that has ever aspired to rock stardom since the 70s knows the riffs of "Smoke on the Water". Its simplistic structure and ease of movement on the fretboard makes it the 'go-to' warmup or the introductory lesson in learning to play the instrument. If you didn't play this on an actual guitar, then you have on air guitar at some point. It is easily Deep Purple's most recognizable tune and is definitely their signature song.