Apple continues its domination of the music industry with the recent release of 12 iconic albums by soul legend Isaac Hayes. His entire Stax Records catalog has been remastered from the original analog tapes and are now available on iTunes for purchase.
The list includes such souls classics as Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses, and the seminal Shaft soundtrack. These albums will be part of the Mastered for iTunes editions.
According to Dave Cooley, the engineer tasked with remastering these albums, the remastered tracks will be as close to the original source material as possible. Cooley said he has taken every measure to maintain the original production team’s intent.
Cooley os confident that fans of Isaac Hayes will appreciate the “renewed resolution” of the instruments and of Hayes’ voice.
Isaac Hayes recorded 12 albums for Stax from 1969 to 1976 and this is the first time any of these have been available in digital form.
Here is a complete list of Issac Hayes’ remastered digital albums that are now available on iTunes:
Hot Buttered Soul, 1969
The Isaac Hayes Movement, 1970
…To Be Continued, 1970
Black Moses, 1971
Shaft (Music From The Soundtrack), 1971
Live At The Sahara Tahoe, 1973
Truck Turner (Original Soundtrack), 1974
Tough Guys (Original Soundtrack), 1974
Chocolate Chip, 1975
Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak), 1976