Free – Free (1969) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Free – Free (1969) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 47:30 minutes | Scans included | 1,96 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 958 MB
Genre: Rock

Free’s second album was recorded with the band itself in considerable turmoil as principle songwriters Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser demanded strict discipline from their bandmates, and guitarist Paul Kossoff, in particular, equally demanded the spontaneity and freedom that had characterized the group’s debut. It was an awkward period that saw both Kossoff and drummer Simon Kirke come close to quitting, and only the intervention of label chief Chris Blackwell seems to have prevented it. Few of these tensions are evident on the finished album — tribute, again, to Blackwell’s powers of diplomacy. He replaced original producer Guy Stevens early into the sessions and, having reminded both warring parties where the band’s strengths lie, proceeded to coax out an album that stands alongside its predecessor as a benchmark of British blues at the turn of the 1960s.

01. I’ll Be Creepin’
02. Songs Of Yesterday
03. Lying In The Sunshine
04. Trouble On Double Time
05. Mouthful Of Grass
06. Woman
07. Free Me
08. Broad Daylight
09. Mourning Sad Morning
10. Broad Daylight <Single Version – Mono Mix>
11. The Worm <Single Version – Mono Mix>
12. I’ll Be Creepin’ <Single Version – Mono Mix>
13. Sugar For Mr Morrison <Single Version – Mono Mix>

DSD flat transferred from U.S. original analogue master tapes.
Edited in DSD by Manabu Matsumura at Universal Music Studios, Tokyo, in 2014.



FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz