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Elton John - The Big Picture (1997) [Rocket 536 266-2, Germany]

Elton John - The Big Picture (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rocket 536 266-2 | ~ 342 or 126 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 172 Mb
Pop Rock, Classic Rock

The Big Picture finds Elton John in strong form, turning in a by-now-predictable collection of ballads and pop songs designed to appeal to the adult contemporary audience. The difference is inspiration. With Made in England, John and his collaborator Bernie Taupin showed signs of life, and they continue that winning streak here…
Tiamat - A Deeper Kind of Slumber (1997) [Century Media 77180-2, Germany]

Tiamat - A Deeper Kind of Slumber (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Century Media 77180-2 | ~ 415 or 145 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Psychedelic Rock, Goth Rock, Prog Rock

A Deeper Kind of Slumber moves Tiamat even farther away from traditional heavy metal, with synthesizers dominating the arrangements and Johan Edlund doing completely away with metal growling in favor of an unearthly croon. Although it's not very metallic, the music is quite heavy in its own way, creating a numb, sleepy ambience that feels both introverted and resignedly pessimistic; perhaps this is due to Edlund's conceiving the album at home with little outside input, and his relationship difficulties at the time…

VA - The Hard Rock Collection (2CD) (1997)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 7, 2018
VA - The Hard Rock Collection (2CD) (1997)

VA - The Hard Rock Collection (2CD) (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | no scans | 841 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 294 mb
Genre: hard rock, heavy metal

The Hard Rock Collection is a 2CD compilation of hard rock and heavy metal music. No label listed and I do not believe it is actually affiliated with the Hard Rock Cafe, despite the logo on the front and some of the artists chosen for this. This was originally released with a completely different cover by the Pulse label in the UK and possibly due to how cheesy the cover was, they decided to do a second cover with a slight mock up of the Hard Rock Cafe logo. Nonetheless, original songs by the original artists.

Roomful Of Blues - Under One Roof (1997) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 3, 2018
Roomful Of Blues - Under One Roof (1997) (Repost)

Roomful Of Blues - Under One Roof (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 443.75 Mb | 01:00:27 | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Country: US | Label: Bullseye Blues - BB 9569

At its best, Roomful of Blues is a throwback to the heated jump blues bands of the early '50s, which blended hard-driving swing with the extroverted emotions of early R&B. However, this particular release is different than expected. Listeners who hope to hear extended solos and riotous ensembles are sure to be disappointed with Under One Roof, for much of the time Roomful of Blues sounds like an anonymous backup group put together specifically to accompany singer Sugar Ray Norcia. Norcia is a versatile and talented singer, and his repertoire ranges from a Basie blues to tunes that are closer to rock, soul and even country. If one comes to this CD without false expectations, the music is enjoyable on its own level, but from a jazz standpoint, the release is rather routine and not very significant.

Anastasia (1997)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at May 31, 2018
Anastasia (1997)

Anastasia (1997)
BluRay Remux | MKV | 1920x1080 | English / English | H264 @ 21937 kbps | DTS | 1 h 34 min | 17.8 GiB
Subtitles: Bulgarian, Hungarian, Estonian, Chinese, Ukrainian, Romanian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Indonesian, Slovenian, Malay, Greek, Latvian, English, Russian, Korean, Thai, Croatian
Genre: Animation, Family

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Sukia - Gary Super Macho (UK CD5) (1997) {Mo' Wax} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 6, 2018
Sukia - Gary Super Macho (UK CD5) (1997) {Mo' Wax} **[RE-UP]**

Sukia - Gary Super Macho (UK CD5) (1997) {Mo' Wax}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 107 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 45 mb
Genre: alternative

Gary Super Macho is a 1997 CD5 released in the UK by Sukia. It features three different remixes (including one by the Dust Brothers) of the hit along with a single edit of the song. This was released by Mo' Wax.
A. R. Rahman - Vande Mataram (1997) {Sony-BMG 488709 2 feat. Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan}

A. R. Rahman - Vande Mataram (1997) {Sony-BMG 488709 2 feat. Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997 Sony BMG Music (India) | 488709
Indian Music / Patriotic / Indian Raga / World Music

"Vande Mataram" became a Sanskit rallying cry for freedom in the early 1900s, as Indians protested against the partitioning of Bengal and its use as the title for the first international release by Ar Rahman, one of India's most popular contemporary recordings artists, is appropriate. Vande Mataram was released to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of India's independence from colonial Britain and it also was designed to introduce the western world, particularly the United States, the wonders of modern Indian music and culture.
Hans Zender - Zimmermann: Cello Concerto, Antiphonen, Impromptu, Photoptosis (1997)

Hans Zender - Zimmermann: Cello Concerto, Antiphonen, Impromptu, Photoptosis (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:02:12 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999 482-2

The name of Bernd Alois Zimmermann is probably not a very familiar one to the experimental classical music listener. As this top-notch disc shows, Zimmermann's music was (and still is) strikingly original. It begins with his Cello Concerto in the form of a pas de trois, from the mid 1960s, a five-movement work that exploits to the fullest the solo cello as well as the unusual accompanying orchestra, which includes alto saxophone, contrabass tuba, electric guitar, prepared piano, glass harp, and even cimbalom.
Mary Ellen Miller, Karl Taube, "An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya"

Mary Ellen Miller, Karl Taube, "An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya"
Publisher: Thames&Hudson | 1997 | ISBN: 0500279284 | English | PDF | 216 pages | 21 Mb

The myths and beliefs of the great pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and fascinated outsiders ever since the Spanish Conquest. Yet, until now, no single-volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to this labyrinthine symbolic world. …

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 27, 2016
Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997)

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 421 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46773-2 | Time: 01:04:39

The album won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, while "The Roots of Coincidence", an uncharacteristically aggressive song with hard rock-inspired sections, won Best Rock Instrumental Performance. This album marks the final appearance of longtime drummer Paul Wertico, who would leave in 2001 before the recording of Speaking of Now to work on other projects.