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Bangles - Best Of The Bangles (1999)

Posted By: popsakov
Bangles - Best Of The Bangles (1999)

Bangles - Best Of The Bangles (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 463 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans Included (PNG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Power Pop, New Wave | Columbia #494469 2

Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, The Bangles are an American band, who had several hit singles through out the 1980s. The bands hits included "Walk Like An Egyptian", "Hazy Shade Of Winter", and the 1989 No.1 single "Eternal Flame". The band officially broke-up in 1989 but almost ten years later, in 1998, started drifting back together . In 1999, they officially re-formed to record a song for the soundtrack of "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me". The reunion continued with a tour in 2000 and in 2003 they released, "Doll Revolution", their first album since 1988's "Everything". Their classic line-up consisted of Michael Steele on bass and vocals, founding members Susanna Hoffs on vocals and rhythm guitar, Debbi Peterson on drums and vocals, and Vicki Peterson on lead guitar and vocals. In 2005, The Bangles announced the departure of Michael Steele who left due to artistic disputes over touring and recording.

Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm (1976) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm (1976) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm (1976) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 46:30 Min | 349,16 Mb
Label: Columbia Records (USA) | Cat.# CK 65864 | Released: 1999 (1976)

Johnnie Taylor's biggest hit album also proved his undoing. Stax had collapsed, and he ended up on Columbia's roster. The disco boom was beginning, and Taylor had the perfect single. "Disco Lady" was vocally quite similar to his earlier material, but its lyrics embraced the hedonism and dance-your-troubles-away ethic of the era. It was not only a number one hit, but the song of the year for 1976, and Taylor was shoved into territory he wasn't comfortable in. The rest of the album was standard soul, but this was overlooked in the rush. Taylor eventually left the label after subsequent attempts to pigeonhole him as a dance singer bombed.

VA - Roots 'N' Culture: 21 Mighty Reggae Cuts (1993) Reissue 1997

Posted By: Designol
VA - Roots 'N' Culture: 21 Mighty Reggae Cuts (1993) Reissue 1997

VA - Roots 'N' Culture: 21 Mighty Reggae Cuts (1993) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 93 Mb
Reggae, Roots Reggae | Label: Nascente | # NSCD016 | Time: 01:15:45

This set, with its powerful melodies, brilliant playing (note the superb horns) and all round attitude, is a sparkling reminder of how reggae sounded when it first influenced the world music scene in the Seventies. But it afso bears testimony to the sophisticated consciousness, wisdom and Afrocentric worldview that were the trademarks of the Rasta rebel soul at that time. This music had weight. That 'Roots' and 'Culture' became pilloried cliches at the beginning of the 80s says something about the rot that had set in at the heart of reggae - and just as much about, how times had changed. The idea of Roots - kind of personified by Alex Haley's mid-Seventies book and TV series of the same period - typified the search for an African identity, after centuries of physical and then economic slavery, amongst Jamaican youth.

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)

Posted By: Designol
Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Cool, Swing, Piano Jazz | Label: Red Baron | # AK 52760 | Time: 01:09:23

Although not initially released until 1992, 25 years after composer Billy Strayhorn's death, this is his definitive CD. Strayhorn is heard singing "Lush Life" while backed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1964 (his voice is not strong but his phrasing is quite sincere), jamming on piano with flügelhornist Clark Terry and Bob Wilbur (on clarinet and soprano) in a quintet, backing singer Ozzie Bailey, and taking a pair of piano solos ("Love Came" and "Baby Clementine"). These are very valuable and intriguing recordings, shedding some new light on a nearly invisible genius.

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 627 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 297 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Label: Chess/Universal | # 329 393-2, MCD 09393 | Time: 02:09:28
Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul-Blues

This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork", and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others. It seems as if everyone recorded for Chess at one time or another, also explaining the inclusion of tracks by John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James. If electric blues guitar's your thing, then look no further than this fine two-disc compilation.

Bobby Previte - Music Of The Moscow Circus (1991) {Gramavision R2 79466}

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Bobby Previte - Music Of The Moscow Circus (1991) {Gramavision R2 79466}

Bobby Previte - Music Of The Moscow Circus (1991) {Gramavision R2 79466}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 292 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 128 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 Gramavision | R2 79466
Jazz / Modern Postbebop / Jazz Rock / Soul Jazz / Experimental / Modern Creative

In 1991 Bobby Previte was given a most unusual assignment: to create a new score of music for the Moscow Circus. Previte, an innovative composer who learned from Gil Evans the joy of combining together acoustic and electronic instruments, was up to the challenging task. The result is a generally fascinating soundtrack, music that stands up by itself but makes one very curious to see how it fits into the circus routines.

John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75581] Repost

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John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990) [2013, Universal Music Japan UICY-75581] Repost

John Hiatt - Stolen Moments (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-75581 | ~ 348 or 128 Mb | Scans(png) -> 174 Mb
Rock & Roll, Classic Rock

John Hiatt's highest-charting album yet is a step down from the dizzy heights of Bring the Family and Slow Turning, as he abandons his more acid commentaries and turns in a self-deprecating set full of promises of reformation and celebrations of marriage and family life. But the observations remain acute, and Hiatt's singing (so much camouflaged in his early days) is becoming his secret weapon.

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1946 (1997)

Posted By: gribovar
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1946 (1997)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1946 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 165 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 949)

There have been few jazz musicians as consistently controversial as Stan Kenton. Dismissed by purists of various genres while loved by many others, Kenton ranks up there with Chet Baker and Sun Ra as jazz's top cult figure. He led a succession of highly original bands that often emphasized emotion, power, and advanced harmonies over swing, and this upset listeners who felt that all big bands should aim to sound like Count Basie. Kenton always had a different vision.

Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me/Gotta Get Release (Europe CD5) (1999) {Arcade/CNR Music}

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Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me/Gotta Get Release (Europe CD5) (1999) {Arcade/CNR Music}

Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me/Gotta Get Release (Europe CD5) (1999) {Arcade/CNR Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 205 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 64 mb
Genre: house, dance, club

"Release Me/Gotta Get Release" is a 1999 single by legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck. This is a house rendition of his 1967 hit song "Release Me" mixed in with "Gotta Get Release", which may or may not be a refreshing relief for Mr. Dorsey. The song is featured here in five different remixes. This was released by Aercade/CNR Music.

Czech PO, Sir Charles Mackerras - Josef Suk: Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999) [Re-Up]

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Czech PO, Sir Charles Mackerras - Josef Suk: Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999) [Re-Up]

Josef Suk - Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 466 443-2 | Time: 01:05:33

The steady increase in recordings of his music has now established Suk as one of the great musical poets of the early 20th century. Too much is made of his affinities with his teacher and father-in-law, Dvorák; for his own part, Dvorák never imposed his personality on his pupils and Suk's mature music owes him little more than a respect for craft and an extraordinarily well developed ear for orchestral colour. His affinities in the five-movement A Summer's Tale, completed in 1909 – a magnificent successor to his profound Asrael Symphony – reflect Debussy and parallel the music of his friend Sibelius and Holst, but underpinning the musical language is a profound originality energising both form and timbre.
Mackerras's recording joins a select band: Šejna's vintage performance on Supraphon and Pešek's inspired rendition with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; his is an equal to them both and the Czech Philharmonic's playing is both aspiring and inspiring. While their reading is suffused with a feeling for the work's myriad orchestral colours, they recognise that Suk's music is much more than atmosphere. In particular they excel in their handling of the drama and overwhelming emotional urgency of this remarkable, big-boned symphonic poem.

Texas - White On Blonde (1997) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Texas - White On Blonde (1997) [Re-Up]

Texas - White On Blonde (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | Label: Mercury | # 534 315-2 | 00:47:10

Unexpectedly, Texas became a popular sensation prior to the release of White on Blonde when Chris Evans made the soulful single "Say What You Want" the de facto theme song on his morning program on Radio 1. On the strength of his support, Texas was catapulted to previously unthinkable success, and the majority of the fans who thought the number one single was fine shouldn't have been disappointed with the full-length album. A combination of roots-rock and soul, White on Blonde occasionally has more style than substance, but Sharleen Spiteri's gorgeous vocals and the band's professionalism make the record a charming, ingratiating listen.

Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying & Single Collection 5 (2000)

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Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying & Single Collection 5 (2000)

Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying & Single Collection 5 (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CD-Maximum, CDM 0700-471 | RU | ~ 543 or 182 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 67 Mb
Heavy Metal

No Prayer for the Dying is the eighth studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It marks their first line-up change since 1982; guitarist Adrian Smith left the band during the pre-production phase, unhappy with the musical direction it was taking, and only having contributed to one song, "Hooks in You"…

Gilberto Gil - Parabolic (1991)

Posted By: Domestos
Gilberto Gil - Parabolic (1991)

Gilberto Gil - Parabolic (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 306.55 Mb | 47:37 | Cover
Jazz, Latin, Funk, Soul | Country: Brazil | Label: WEA - 9031-76292-2

In the early '90s, in the middle of his mandate as councilman for Salvador, Gil was again concerned with the Afro roots of Brazilian people, and this album strongly reflects that. "Madalena" brings social criticism through Afro soca grooves. "Parabolicamará" builds a discourse about communications over a beautiful ponto de macumba melody with enriched harmonies. "Um Sonho" is a doleful toada about the lack of understanding of the popular soul by politicians and technocrats.

Bing Crosby - The Legendary Bing Crosby (1999)

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Bing Crosby - The Legendary Bing Crosby (1999)

Bing Crosby - The Legendary Bing Crosby (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 190.60 Mb | 46:13 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Country: USA | Label: Metrodome - METRO 253

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of all time, having sold over one billion analog records and tapes, as well as digital compact discs and downloads around the world. The first multimedia star, from 1931 to 1954 Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses. His early career coincided with technical recording innovations such as the microphone. This allowed him to develop a laid-back, intimate singing style that influenced many of the popular male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine said that he was the person who had done the most for American soldiers' morale during World War II. In 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, Music Digest estimated that his recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.

Valensia - K.O.S.M.O.S (1996) [2018, Universal Music Japan UICY-78637]

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Valensia - K.O.S.M.O.S (1996) [2018, Universal Music Japan UICY-78637]

Valensia - K.O.S.M.O.S (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan UICY-78637 | ~ 311 or 121 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 121 Mb
Classic Rock, Symphonic Rock, Prog Rock

Valensia's second album "Valensia II" (also known as "K.O.S.M.O.S.") was the first Dutch surround sound CD ever made. It was, again, a success in Japan, but his Dutch record company didn't want to promote it…