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VA - Rushmore (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1999)

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VA - Rushmore (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1999)

VA - Rushmore (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 289 MB
49:19 | Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Soft Rock, Experimental | Label: London Records

The Rushmore soundtrack manages to pleasantly skirt the line between sentiment and sentimentality with a nuanced, eminently listenable combo of score and song. The songs mostly blend raw, adolescent urges and insecurity with an awkward grace. Though composed primarily of popular music from the 1960s, none of the selections is a hit of the expected Big Chill variety. In fact, compiler Randall Poster proves himself a '60s pop connoisseur, including little-known gems such as Cat Stevens's buoyant, hummable "Here Comes My Baby" (covered by Yo La Tengo on Fakebook) and the Who 's revved-up, intentionally silly proto-opera "A Quick One While He's Away." The bossa nova folk-pop of Unit 4+2's "Concrete & Clay" is lovingly contrasted by the Creation's blistering, feedback-enhanced hit-that-never-was "Making Time." Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh's incidental music is nothing short of delightful, but the Rugrats composer clearly comes by whimsy easily. The intriguing thing about Mothersbaugh's score–seven snippets from which are sprinkled throughout the disc–is that it complements the archival tunes while combining Beethoven-lite flourishes and jazzy instrumentation with percolating mod keyboards. Like the film itself, this soundtrack is an inspired, left-field effort, and it's difficult to plot out its many charms. –Mike McGonigal

Gordon Lightfoot - Songbook (Remastered) (1999)

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Gordon Lightfoot - Songbook (Remastered) (1999)

Gordon Lightfoot - Songbook (Remastered) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 700 MB
5:03:29 | Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Country Rock | Label: Rhino

An institution north of the Canadian border, Gordon Lightfoot is practically the living embodiment of what many think of as the national character. Stoic, weathered, and hard-working, Lightfoot practices a husky brand of folk music that's as timeless as the Canadian landscape that seems to loom above his most memorable melodies. This overdue four-disc retrospective stretches all the way back to 1962, when the Ontario-born performer tried to make it in Nashville, up to 1998; 16 previously unreleased tracks and another 17 previously available only on vinyl add meat to its frame. Yes, the familiar tunes are here–"For Lovin' Me" (a hit for both Peter, Paul & Mary and Ian & Sylvia), "Early Morning Rain," "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," "Carefree Highway," and the oft-parodied but truly evocative "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." But Songbook, like the artist it commemorates, isn't defined by radio staples. It's about the splendid expanse that is the decades-long career of a true musical workhorse. –Steven Stolder

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Volumes 1-3 (1999-2001) 4CDs

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Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Volumes 1-3 (1999-2001) 4CDs

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America (1999-2001) 4CDs
Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Volumes 1-3

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.57 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 709 Mb | Scans included
Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933-935 | Time: 04:24:04
Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Big Band

In the summer of 1956, the famed Harlem congressman Adam Clayton Powell arranged for Dizzy Gillespie to embark on a worldwide goodwill-ambassador tour sponsored by the State Department. Gillespie and an all-star big band featuring trumpeter Quincy Jones, the late trombonist Melba Liston, alto saxophonist Phil Woods, and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson performed in Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil to frenzied, beret-wearing fans. Recordings were made but they weren't commercially available and were played only for a select group of musicians before Gillespie's death in 1993. Now the sides have been released, showcasing Dizzy at his bebopping best.

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Get Wild! (1999)

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Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Get Wild! (1999)

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Get Wild! (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 370 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Full Scans | 00:52:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4868

After disbanding his group to take time off to clean up his life, Lil' Ed re-formed the Blues Imperials for this 1999 entry, his first for Alligator since What You See Is What You Get. The good news is that the time off had totally reinvigorated Ed's playing, singing, and songwriting, as he ultimately turned in a great batch of originals infused with blistering raw energy. The only non-originals out of the 14 tracks assembled here are nice takes on "Too Late" and "Pet Cream Man," both tunes written by Ed's uncle and principal inspiration, the late J.B. Hutto. Call this a comeback album if you must, but if great, raw Chicago blues is your thing, consider this one great album, period.

Philippe Allain-Dupré - Jacques-Martin Hotteterre "Le Romain": Music for Flute Vol. 2 (1999)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Philippe Allain-Dupré - Jacques-Martin Hotteterre "Le Romain": Music for Flute Vol. 2 (1999)

Philippe Allain-Dupré, Laurence Pottier, Jean-François Bougès, Philippe Pierlot, Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard - Jacques-Martin Hotteterre "Le Romain": Music for Flute Vol. 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 363 Mb | Total time: 71:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553708 | Recorded: 1995

Two suites for recorder and basso continuo appear on this volume, a welcome representation of that instrument in the oeuvre of Hotteterre. Performance pitch is A=392, which reflects practice in the France of Hotteterre's day, but more importantly puts the flute down into that wonderfully soft and relaxed timbre which made it such a sensation in the first decades of the 18th century. There are bits and pieces of Hotteterre floating about in the recorded repertoire, but none surpass these performances, and once again.

Blues 'N' Trouble - Down To The Shuffle (1999)

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Blues 'N' Trouble - Down To The Shuffle (1999)

Blues 'N' Trouble - Down To The Shuffle (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 377 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 163 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Harmonica Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Tramp Records #TRCD 9909

Led by top UK Blues singer and harmonica player Tim Elliott, award winning British Blues band "Blues 'N' Trouble" have forged an international reputation over almost 30 years as a hard driving, good time Blues and Boogie outfit. This five-piece blues band, all members of which were born in Scotland, was formed in the early 80s by Tim Elliott (harmonica/vocals) and John Bruce (guitar). After numerous personnel changes during their formative and semi-professional years, by the middle of the decade they settled into a hard driving and highly regarded band. In the mid-80s, Blues ‘N’ Trouble toured as support band to some visitors from the USA, including Robert Cray, B.B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Pinetop Perkins and Junior Wells.

Teddy Edwards & Houston Person - Close Encounters (1999)

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Teddy Edwards & Houston Person - Close Encounters (1999)

Teddy Edwards & Houston Person - Close Encounters (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
HighNote Records, HCD 7002 | ~ 294 or 113 Mb | Artwork -> 6.36 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop

A follow-up to their previous excellent CD Horn To Horn has the two veteran tenor saxophonists with the same drummer, Kenny Washington, joined by pianist Stan Hope and bassist Ray Drummond. They swing and stroll through another seven standards, Edwards with his lithe, breezy, matter-of-fact tone, Person displaying the bluesy, street smart literate, fluid approach that always holds him in good stead…

Adriano Celentano - Io non so parlar d'amore (1999)

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Adriano Celentano - Io non so parlar d'amore (1999)

Adriano Celentano - Io non so parlar d'amore (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Clan Celentano, CLN 20452 | ~ 381 or 130 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 9 Mb
Pop / Pop Rock

One of Italy's best-loved artists, Adriano Celentano has been equally successful in film and music. Whether singing Elvis Presley-inspired rock, as he did as a member of the Rock Boys in 1957, or romantic balladry, Celentano found a dedicated market for his music…

Silvio Varviso, Orchestra e Coro Rossini di Napoli - Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1999)

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Silvio Varviso, Orchestra e Coro Rossini di Napoli - Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1999)

Silvio Varviso, Orchestra e Coro Rossini di Napoli - Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 730 Mb | Total time: 144:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 452 591-2 | Recorded: 1964

The Overture gives the clue: this is the Barber of the nudge and the wink, of the Neapolitan siesta rubato and the rumbustious business. Silvio Varviso, who works his willing orchestra hard enough, tends to operate by exaggerated contrasts of tempo rather than by pointing within the phrasing itself: the cast, similarly, work the comic value of the words rather than the wit of their underlay or inflection.

Snooky Pryor - Can't Stop Blowin' (1999)

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Snooky Pryor - Can't Stop Blowin' (1999)

Snooky Pryor - Can't Stop Blowin' (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 351 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Electro-Fi Records (3359)

""I'm old, but I'm hell," quipped Snooky Pryor as he laid down another white-hot track for Can't Stop Blowin'. While the 77-year-old harmonica maestro is advanced in years, he can still deliver his incendiary interpretations of the devil's music with fervid force. Pryor's extensive experience, his impeccable blues credentials and his pioneering contributions to the harmonica bring a profusion of riches to this recording.
All but one of the musicians backing Pryor on these sessions had had the privilege of playing with him before. The inclusion of Texas-guitar ace Mel Brown was a rare treat as his delectable licks added a smooth but pungent zest to the musical milieu. Snooky and Mel hadn't seen each other in years, yet their music dovetailed seamlessly, their chemistry as potent as if they'd just come off a long stretch on the road together.

VA - Fetenhits - The Rare Maxi Classics (Limited Edition) (1999)

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VA - Fetenhits - The Rare Maxi Classics (Limited Edition) (1999)

VA - Fetenhits - The Rare Maxi Classics (Limited Edition) (1999)
FLAC (tracks) - 1.03 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 364 MB
2:38:17 | Italo-Disco, Electro, Synth-pop | Label: Polystar

Review: This compilation is like a class reunion: you can remember the most formative figures of your year right away, but there were also people who stayed more in the background, but whose presence you also enjoyed at the time. And so there are also a few pearls here that will put a smile on your face when you listen to them and inevitably lead to an "Oh yes!". Or who immediately thinks of names like 16Bit, Animotion, Cameo, The Greg Kihn Band or Moti Special when it comes to the typical 80s? And the fact that the whole thing is presented in maxi format is an additional plus.
However, I also expect really rare maxies from a sampler that calls itself "Rare Maxi Classics". In my opinion, some titles have no place in this track listing, hence only four stars.
CONCLUSION: The DCD is like a surprise egg: the whole thing tastes great, it's fun to be surprised and the toy is also good. Have fun listening!

Leon Botstein, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6, Miserae (1999)

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Leon Botstein, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6, Miserae (1999)

Leon Botstein, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6, Miserae (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 67:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telarc | # CD-80528 | Recorded: 1999

Botstein clearly feels great conviction for this music and this comes across both in performance and in the booklet text, part of which he contributed. These are eloquent performances directed by a man who clearly sees Hartmann as a natural partner to Shostakovich.

Crystal Ball - In the Beginning (1999) [Japanese Ed.]

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Crystal Ball - In the Beginning (1999) [Japanese Ed.]

Crystal Ball - In the Beginning (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Pie Music, TOCP-65291 | ~ 349 or 106 Mb | Artwork -> 59 Mb
Hard 'N' Heavy

There is a certain charm to an album like this from a historical standpoint, particularly for anybody who still wanted a more flashy and fun style of metal/rock that cut against the "Alternative" ideal of dumbed down songwriting and morose or mundane lyrics about how much the world sucks, because this is about as clear of a rejection of the decade it was born from that one could find. It embodies the same sort of fantastical escapism that would occupy the early days of lighter, fantasy-oriented bands like Freedom Call and Edguy while also being a bit more retro in character, perhaps most closely dovetailing with the somewhat later reformation and restyled incarnation of Domain…

The Rolling Stones - From The Vault: No Security - San Jose '99 (2018) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

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The Rolling Stones - From The Vault: No Security - San Jose '99 (2018) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

The Rolling Stones - From The Vault: No Security - San Jose '99 (2018)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080i, 29,970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 1536 kbps / DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 2942 kbps
Rock | 01:58:07 | ~ 32.96 Gb

The Rolling Stones’ No Security tour ran from January to June 1999 through North America and Europe. It followed on from the colossal Bridges To Babylon tour and took its name from the “No Security” live album recorded on that 1997/98 tour. In reaction to the huge stadiums played on Bridges To Babylon the conscious decision was made to book smaller venues for the initial North American leg of the No Security tour…

Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic (1974) {1999, Remastered}

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Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic (1974) {1999, Remastered}

Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic (1974) {1999, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 240 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
Full Scans | 00:33:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Jazz Rock, Classic Rock | MCA #MCD-11917 | Germany

Pretzel Logic is the third studio album by American rock band Steely Dan, released on February 20, 1974, by ABC Records. It was written by principal band members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, and recorded at The Village Recorder in West Los Angeles with producer Gary Katz. It was the final album to feature the full quintet lineup of Becker, Fagen, Denny Dias, Jim Hodder, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (who left to join The Doobie Brothers) and also featured significant contributions from many prominent Los Angeles-based studio musicians and the last to be made and released while Steely Dan was still an active touring band. The album was a commercial and critical success. Its hit single "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" helped restore Steely Dan's radio presence after the disappointing performance of their 1973 album Countdown to Ecstasy. Pretzel Logic was reissued on CD in 1987 and remastered in 1999 to retrospective critical acclaim.