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Music - Classic Rock

Tip: Many older releases have had their sound quality improved from a more recent remastering. However that isn't necessarily so in all cases as some albums have simply become more dynamically compressed or tape hiss has been removed by removing the high frequencies, etc.


  • The Beatles – Revolver  1965

  • The Beatles – Rubber Soul  1965

  • The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  1967

  • The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour  1967

  • The Beatles – The White Album  1968

  • The Beatles – Abbey Road  1969

  • The Beatles – Let It Be  1970

Stereo and Mono digital releases were remastered in 2009 and these are the recommended versions - Individual CD's - Stereo CD box set - Mono CD box set - The Beatles USB 44.1/24 FLAC Files

For vinyl lovers - The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set (2012) & The Beatles Mono Vinyl Box Set (2014)


  • Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced  1967

  • Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love  1967

  • Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland  1968

  • Jimi Hendrix – Band Of Gypsys  1970

Remastered versions of the first 3 albums were released on CD (w/DVD) in March 2010.

For vinyl lovers - Are You Experienced (2010) & Axis Bold As Love (2010) & Electric Ladyland (2010)


  • Cream – Fresh Cream  1966

  • Cream – Disraeli Gears  1967

  • Cream – Wheels of Fire  1968

192/24 Download: Fresh Cream & Disraeli Gears & Wheels of Fire

SACD: Fresh Cream & Disraeli Gears

Vinyl: Wheels of Fire

For vinyl lovers - a new 4-disc Cream box set includes: Fresh Cream, Wheels of Fire (studio), Wheels of Fire (Live), and Goodbye (release date 8/7/2009)


  • The Doors – The Doors  1967

  • The Doors – Strange Days  1967

96/24 Download: The Doors & Strange Days

For vinyl lovers there is a new remastered Doors box set which was released in 2008. Technical remastering info. Individual remastered LP's also available (release date 9/15/2009).

Remastered "Perception" box set with 6CD/6DVD (including DVD-A tracks) was released in 2008.


  • Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow  1967

Vinyl: Surrealistic Pillow


  • Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale  1967


  • The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed  1967

  • The Moody Blues – In Search Of The Lost Chord  1968

  • The Moody Blues – Every Good Boy Deserves Favour  1971

96/24 Download: Days of Future Passed

Hybrid Multichannel SACD: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

Vinyl: Days of Future Passed & In Search Of The Lost Chord


  • The Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico  1967

SACD: Velvet Underground & Nico

Vinyl: Velvet Underground & Nico & Velvet Underground & Nico


  • Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf  1968

192/24 Download: Steppenwolf

Hybrid SACD: Steppenwolf

Vinyl: Steppenwolf


  • The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet 1968  - (2002 remaster)

  • The Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed 1969 - (2002 remaster)

  • The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers 1971 - (Note: A newer remastering isn't always better. You might prefer the 1994 remaster by renowned mastering engineer Bob Ludwig—as opposed to the 2009 remaster which has much more dynamic compression)

176.4/24 Download: Beggars Banquet & Let it Bleed

SACD: Sticky Fingers


  • Traffic – Traffic  1968

  • Traffic – Mr. Fantasy  1968

  • Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die  1970

  • Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys  1971

  • Stevie Winwood – Back in the High Life  1986

96/24 Download: Traffic

192/24 Download: John Barleycorn Must Die

SACD: John Barleycorn Must Die

CD: Back in the High Life

Vinyl: Traffic & Mr. Fantasy & The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys


  • Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida  1968 - (2006 Japanese remaster)

  • Iron Butterfly – Ball  1969

  • Iron Butterfly – Metamorphosis  1970

Vinyl: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida


  • Jeff Beck – Truth  1968

  • Jeff Beck – Beck-Ola  1969

For vinyl lovers - new releases of both Truth & Truth (Mono) & Beck-Ola (2009)


  • Steve Miller Band – Sailor  1968

  • Steve Miller Band – Children of the Future  1968

  • Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle  1976

Vinyl: Fly Like An Eagle


  • Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You  1967

  • Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul  1968

192/24 Download: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You & Lady Soul


  • Otis Redding – The Dock of the Bay  1968

192/24 Download: The Dock Of The Bay


  • Led Zeppelin I  1969

  • Led Zeppelin II  1969

  • Led Zeppelin III  1970

  • Led Zeppelin IV  1971

  • Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy  1973

  • Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti  1975

96/24 Download: Led Zeppelin I Deluxe & Led Zeppelin II Deluxe & Led Zeppelin III Deluxe

Vinyl: Led Zeppelin I & Deluxe & Led Zeppelin II Deluxe & Led Zeppelin III Deluxe & Led Zeppelin IV Deluxe


  • Pink Floyd – Ummagumma  1969

  • Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother  1970

  • Pink Floyd – Meddle  1971

  • Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon  1973

  • Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here  1975

  • Pink Floyd – The Wall  1979

Hybrid Multichannel SACD: Dark Side of the Moon & Wish You Were Here

Vinyl: Dark Side of the Moon & Wish You Were Here & The Wall

  • Allman Brothers – Allman Brothers  1969

  • Allman Brothers – At Fillmore East  1971

  • Allman Brothers – Eat A Peach  1972

Blu-Ray Audio: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (3-Disc Edition) (2014)

192/24 Download: Allman Brothers

48/24 Download: Eat A Peach

Vinyl: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (4-LP Edition) (2014)

  • Crosby Stills and Nash – Crosby Stills and Nash  1969

  • Crosby Stills and Nash – Dιjΰ Vu  1970

  • Crosby Stills and Nash – 4 Way Street (Live)  1971

  • Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills  1970

96/24 Download: Crosby Stills and Nash

CD: Dιjΰ Vu & 4 Way Street (Live)

Vinyl: Crosby Stills and Nash & Stephen Stills


  • Spirit – Clear Spirit  1969

  • Spirit – Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus  1970

Vinyl: Clear Spirit & Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

  • Woodstock concert (various recordings available)  1969

For vinyl lovers, the Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music 5LP set & book was released on August 18, 2009

The movie - Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director's Cut - has been released on both Blu-ray and DVD.


  • Blood Sweat and Tears – Blood Sweat and Tears  1969

DSD Download: Blood Sweat and Tears

Vinyl: Blood Sweat and Tears & 45 RPM


  • Spooky Tooth – Spooky Two  1969


  • Jethro Tull – Stand Up  1969

CD: Stand Up (remastered)


  • Buffalo Springfield – Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield  1969


  • King Crimson – In The Court of the Crimson King  1969

DVD Audio & CD: In The Court of the Crimson King

Vinyl: In The Court of the Crimson King


  • Sly and the Family Stone – Stand!  1969

Vinyl: Stand!

  • Cold Blood – Cold Blood  1969

CD: Cold Blood

Japanese CD: Cold Blood BOM-24086


  • Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority  1969

192/24 Download: Chicago Transit Authority


  • Santana – Santana  1969

  • Santana – Abraxas  1970

96/24 Download: Santana & Abraxas

DSD Download: Abraxas

Vinyl: Santana & Santana 45 RPM & Abraxas & Abraxas 45 RPM


  • Blind Faith – Blind Faith  1969

  • Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton  1970

  • Derek and the Dominoes – Layla  1970

192/24 Download: Blind Faith & Eric Clapton

96/24 Download: Layla


  • Grand Funk Railroad – Grand Funk  1970


  • Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over Troubled Water  1970

Vinyl: Bridge Over Troubled Water


  • The James Gang – Rides Again  1970

CD: Rides Again (remastered)


  • Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath  1970

96/24 Download: Black Sabbath


  • Mandrill – Mandrill  1970

CD: Mandrill


  • James Taylor – James Taylor  1968

  • James Taylor – Sweet Baby James  1970

  • James Taylor – Mudslide Slim  1971

192/24 Download: Sweet Baby James & Mudslide Slim

CD: James Taylor remastered

Vinyl: Mudslide Slim


  • The Who – Live at Leeds  1970

  • The Who – Who’s Next  1971

SACD: Who's Next

Vinyl: Who's Next

Here is a site that compares the sound of different masterings and pressings of The Who albums.


  • Edgar Winter – Entrance  1970

  • Edgar Winter – Edgar Winter’s White Trash  1971


  • John Lennon – Imagine  1971

Blu-ray Audio: Imagine


  • Yes – Fragile  1971

  • Yes – Close to the Edge  1972

MFSL Gold CD: Fragile

Blu-ray Audio: Close to the Edge

96/24 Download: Fragile

192/24 Download: Close to the Edge

Vinyl: Fragile & Close to the Edge & MFSL Close to the Edge


  • Deep Purple – Machine Head

96/24 Download: Machine Head


  • Marvin Gaye – What's Going On  1971

  • Marvin Gaye – Let's Get It On  1973

192/24 Download: What's Going On & Let's Get It On


  • Fleetwood Mac – Bare Trees  1972

  • Fleetwood Mac – Penguin  1973


  • Stevie Wonder – Talking Book  1972

  • Stevie Wonder – Innervisions  1973

  • Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life  1976

192/24 Download: Talking Book & Songs in the Key of Life

96/24 Download: Innervisions

Blu-Ray Audio: Songs in the Key of Life

SACD: Talking Book & Innervisions & Songs in the Key of Life

Vinyl: Talking Book & Songs in the Key of Life


  • Hall & Oates – Abandoned Luncheonette  1973

Vinyl: Abandoned Luncheonette


  • Montrose – Montrose  1973

Vinyl: Montrose


  • Supertramp – Crime Of The Century  1974

SACD: Crime Of The Century


  • Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark  1974

  • Joni Mitchell – Miles of Aisles  1974

192/24 Download: Court and Spark & Miles of Aisles


  • Robin Trower – Bridge of Sighs  1974

Vinyl: Bridge Of Sighs


  • Gino Vanelli – Powerful People  1974

  • Gino Vanelli – Storm at Sunup  1975

CD: Powerful People & Storm at Sunup


  • Ambrosia – Ambrosia  1975

  • Ambrosia – Somewhere I've Never Travelled  1976

CD: Ambrosia & Somewhere I've Never Travelled


  • Orleans – Waking and Dreaming  1976

CD: Waking and Dreaming


  • Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive  1976

48/24 Download: Frampton Comes Alive


  • Boston – Boston  1976

DSD Download: Boston

Vinyl: Boston


  • Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees  1976

Vinyl: Silk Degrees


  • Steely Dan – Aja  1977

  • Daniel Fagen – The Nightfly  1982

44.1/24 Download: The Nightfly

Vinyl: Aja & The Nightfly


  • The Doobie Brothers – Minute by Minute  1978

Vinyl: Minute by Minute


  • Phil Collins – Face Value  1981

192/24 Download: Face Value


  • Dire Straits – Love Over Gold  1982

  • Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms  1985

Hybrid Multichannel SACD: Brothers in Arms

Vinyl: Love Over Gold & Brothers in Arms


  • Michael Jackson – Off the Wall  1979

  • Michael Jackson – Thriller  1983

  • Michael Jackson – Bad  1987

  • Michael Jackson – Vol.1-Greatest Hits History  2001

48/24 Download: Bad

96/24 Download: Bad & Thriller

176.4/24 Download: Thriller

DSD Download: Thriller


  • Police – Synchronicity  1983

SACD: Synchronicity


  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood  1983

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn't Stand the Weather  1984

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Step  1989

176.4/24 Download: Texas Flood & Couldn't Stand The Weather

SACD: Couldn't Stand The Weather & In Step

Vinyl: Texas Flood & Couldn't Stand The Weather

For SRV completists here is an extensive discography.


  • Peter Gabriel – So  1986

Immersion Box Set 2LP & 4CD & 2DVD & Book: So


  • Sting – Ten Summoner's Tales  1993

CD: Ten Summoner's Tales


  • Seal – Seal  1994

  • Seal – Best 1991-2004

48/24 Download: Best 1991 - 2004

CD: Seal


  • U2 – War  1983

  • U2 – The Joshua Tree  1987

  • U2 – Achtung Baby  1991

  • U2 – U218 Singles  2006

   

44.1/24 Download: Achtung Baby

Vinyl: War & Joshua Tree & Achtung Baby & U218 Singles


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