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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, original version 1749 (1997)

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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, original version 1749 (1997)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Original Version 1749 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 59:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | # 453 451-2 | Recorded: 1996

Here is another fine performance of the Fireworks Music in its original scoring for nine horns, nine trumpets, 21 oboes, 21 bassoons, three snare drums and three timpani. It makes a grand noise, but just as interesting is the music that conductor Trevor Pinnock has assembled from other Handel works, something the composer himself did, to provide a rich and enjoyable selection of orchestral music that we would ordinarily never hear in this form. Pinnock has had a tendency in the past to sound somewhat stiff in Handel's music, but here he lets his hair down and everyone concerned seems to be having a very good time.

Keith Emerson - Inferno (1980)

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Keith Emerson - Inferno (1980)

Keith Emerson - Inferno (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | Cinevox Record, CD MDF 306 | ~ 239 or 118 Mb | Covers Included
Progressive Rock, Modern Classical, Soundtrack

Rocker Keith Emerson composed and performed a number of soundtracks for European and Asian films in the early '80s, yet few of those films ever reached American audiences, and most of the soundtracks made brief appearances in the import sections of record stores. The music Emerson composed for this suspense/horror film features him almost exclusively on piano, backed by an orchestra conducted by Godfrey Salmon, building upon his main title theme…

Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)

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Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)

Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia, 486936 2 | ~ 397 or 172 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 64 Mb
Folk Rock

After spending much of the '90s touring and simply not writing songs, Bob Dylan returned in 1997 with Time Out of Mind, his first collection of new material in seven years. Where Under the Red Sky, his last collection of original compositions, had a casual, tossed-off feel, Time Out of Mind is carefully considered, from the densely detailed songs to the dark, atmospheric production…

Artie "Blues Boy" White - Home Tonight (1997)

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Artie "Blues Boy" White - Home Tonight (1997)

Artie Blues Boy White - Home Tonight (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 285 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Blues, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Waldoxy Records (WCD 2816)

Artie White serves up another serving of first rate soul-blues on the this 1997 Waldoxy release, Home Tonight. Material or production wise, this is a typical Malaco/Waldoxy set, with a tight band of guitarists, Big Mike Griffin and Williams Andrew Thomas, bassist David Hood, keyboard whiz Clayton Ivey and drummer and co-producer Paul H. Lee. Add the Muscle Shoals Horns on the uptempo soulful opening number, when Artie tells his woman not to worry because "Your Man Is Home Tonight." It's followed by two straight-forward slow blues, "Somebody's Fool," and a terrific new Travis Haddix authored song, "Man of the House," where Artie tells his woman he's in a bad mood this morning and he just doesn't give a damn, with Big Mike taking a nice stinging solo…

John Bongiovi - John Bongiovi (1997)

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John Bongiovi - John Bongiovi (1997)

John Bongiovi - John Bongiovi (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2000 | Delta Music, 21 490 | ~ 536 or 168 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 47 Mb
Hard Rock, AOR

John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. - American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder, occasional rhythm guitarist, and lead singer of rock band Bon Jovi. Son of John Bongiovi, Sr. and nephew of Tony Bongiovi…

Pražák Quartet - Leoš Janáček: String Quartet 1 & 2, Violin Sonata (1997)

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Pražák Quartet - Leoš Janáček: String Quartet 1 & 2, Violin Sonata (1997)

Pražák Quartet - Leoš Janáček: String Quartet 1 & 2, Violin Sonata (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 60:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD 250 108 | Recorded: 1997

From the heart of Central Europe in the first quarter of the twentieth century comes this penetrating, challenging, occasionally disturbing, and ever rewarding music for small ensembles. The Prague-born Prazak Quartet is of course equal to the challenge. Leos Janacek’s music for string quartet show what the genre can be. Easily mistaken for a weak, limpid subset of classical music, music for quartet a la Janacek is as sinewy and energetic as it gets.

B.B. King - Deuces Wild (1997)

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B.B. King - Deuces Wild (1997)

B.B. King - Deuces Wild (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
MCA Records, MCAD-11711 | ~ 409 or 145 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 73 Mb
Blues / R & B

In theory, a B.B. King album featuring 13 duets with a variety of different artists could be spectacular, but Deuces Wild feels like it was conceived with the bottom line in mind. Instead of choosing artists who would complement B.B., the producers assembled a lineup that would appeal to a broad audience, from old blues fans and rockers to contemporary country, urban R&B, and hip-hop fans…

The Misunderstood - The Legendary Gold Star Album & Golden Glass (1997)

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The Misunderstood - The Legendary Gold Star Album & Golden Glass (1997)

The Misunderstood - The Legendary Gold Star Album & Golden Glass (1997)
CD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, no log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 MB
1:07:38 | Scans Included | Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock | Label: Cherry Red

This double disc CD brings together two versions of The Misunderstood – the classic 60’s psychedelic band (their immortal tracks being found on the CD ‘Before The Dream Faded’ which was nicely reviewed by the Seth Man). Disc 1 entitled ‘The Legendary Gold Star Album’ presents the bluesy songs the band recorded in California in 1966 under the production of the late great John Peel who discovered the band while he was over in the USA. The collection is well presented and is reminiscent of the tracks presented after the classic six psychedelic songs on ‘Before The Dream Faded’, but they have a slightly clearer sound here as they’re taken from an acetate and the quality partialy 'restored'.

October Tide - Rain Without End (1997) [Reissue 2008]

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October Tide - Rain Without End (1997) [Reissue 2008]

October Tide - Rain Without End (1997) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Melodic Doom/Death Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vic Records (VIC003)

Side project from Katatonia main men Jonas Renske and Fredrik Norrman, October Tide celebrated the melodic, ambient doom side of Katatonia's sound. Featuring brand-new artwork and remixing/engineering by Dan Swanö, this edition of Rain Without End recalls the intense, brooding melancholy of mid-1990s European metal. A dark release, even by today’s standards, October Tide’s debut is a testament to the inventiveness of two of metal’s understated visionaries.

Gary Primich - Company Man (1997)

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Gary Primich - Company Man (1997)

Gary Primich - Company Man (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 319 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 125 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues | Black Top Records #CD BT-1136

Gary Primich's recording career has been indeed a work in progress, with his earliest efforts showing much promise with a workmanlike aura to them, with each new release heading into some mighty cool terrain, taking – as always – the path less traveled. And Company Man is certainly the most adventurous of his releases to date, taking his fine songwriting craft and huge harp tone in a multitude of directions. Needless to say, the highlights abound throughout, but most notable in passing are a pair of Smiley Lewis numbers, "Jail Bird" and "Hook, Line, and Sinker," with the former getting the jug-band romp of its life, the Big Walter-borrows-Little Walter's-band instrumental "Varmint," or the jazzy-as-hell "Ain't You Trouble." Or that eerie minor-key voodoo piece, "What's It Gonna Be," or the lowdown "Dry County Blues," which is probably the dirtiest sounding vocal Primich has ever laid down, pure gravel all the way.

The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (25th Anniversary Edition) (1997/2022)

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The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (25th Anniversary Edition) (1997/2022)

The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (25th Anniversary Edition) (1997/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 417 MB
3:01:21 | Techno, Big Beat, Electronic | Label: Virgin Records

The Chemical Brothers release a 25th anniversary reissue of their visionary breakthrough second album. Dig Your Own Hole was recorded and road tested in the underground. On its release on 7th April 1997, the duo’s second album immediately redrew the boundaries of the mainstream. What had been created as a relentless, rapturous soundtrack to basements and backrooms entered the UK album charts at No 1 on the back of two No 1 singles (Setting Sun and Block Rockin’ Beats), and the US Billboard charts at No 14. The first British electronic record to crack the US rock charts, it would go on to sell half a million copies in the States in six months. Dig Your Own Hole always was, and always will be, a total trip.

Nat "King" Cole - The Best Of Nat "King" Cole (1997) {Ten Best Series}

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Nat "King" Cole - The Best Of Nat "King" Cole (1997) {Ten Best Series}

Nat "King" Cole - The Best Of Nat "King" Cole (1997) {Ten Best Series}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 177 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 83 Mb
Full Scans | 00:29:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets #72438-19704-2-3
Vocal Jazz / Traditional Pop

The Best of Nat King Cole is part of EMI-Capitol Special Markets' Ten Best Series, where they selected ten hits from a popular artist on their roster. For the budget-minded, it's a nice collection of Nat King Cole's best-known hits, like "Unforgettable," "Ramblin' Rose," "Mona Lisa," "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" and "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons." It certainly won't please either jazz purists or Cole collectors, but the budget-conscious looking for an affordable (albeit skimpy) sampler of well-known Cole should turn here.

Hallucinogen - 2 Studio Albums (1995-1997)

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Hallucinogen - 2 Studio Albums (1995-1997)

Hallucinogen - 2 Studio Albums (1995-1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 876 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 314 MB | Covers - 83 MB
Genre: Goa Trance, Psychedelic Trance | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Twisted Records

Hallucinogen is the stage name of Simon Posford (Shpongle, Younger Brother, Celtic Cross), an English electronic musician, specializing in Psychedelic trance music. With 1995's 'Twisted', he had established himself as a very talented man with the ability to layer different sounds and beats into very potent patterns of elegant, intense electronic music. While 'Twisted' earned him a position as the creator of one of the most influential trance albums of all time, 'The Lone Deranger' can only be described as the album that cemented this well-earned status.

England - Garden Shed (1977/1997)

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England - Garden Shed (1977/1997)

England - Garden Shed (1977/1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Si-Wan Records, SRMC 1042 | ~ 274 or 113 Mb | Artwork -> 18 Mb
Progressive Rock

ENGLAND sound like a cross between YES and GENESIS with a dash of GENTLE GIANT.They present melodic and uplifting music that is at times too light for my tastes…

George Shearing - Favorite Things (1997)

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George Shearing - Favorite Things (1997)

George Shearing - Favorite Things (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 174 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (5160785)

George Shearing's solo piano CD Favorite Things doesn't hide his early background in the study of classical music, but at times it celebrates it. The only truly arranged piece on the album, "My Favorite Things," incorporates a portion of a Scarlatti sonata, while "Not You Again" hints at Tchaikovsky. "Taking a Chance on Love" was inspired by Brahms' E major Intermezzo, while Artie Shaw's "Moonray" has the character of a Baroque fugue. Many of the other tracks have an impressionistic flavor, especially the dreamy take of Dave Brubeck's "Summer Song" and the haunting treatment of Matt Dennis' "Angel Eyes." The pianist adds a warm, friendly vocal to the finale, "It Amazes Me." George Shearing was clearly enjoying himself during the two days of studio sessions which produced this CD; fans of solo jazz piano are invited to do the same.