Cracker 1997

Queensrÿche - Hear In The Now Frontier (1997) [Japan 2nd Press] Repost

Queensrÿche - Hear In The Now Frontier (1997) [Japan 2nd Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 444 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 148 Mb | Scans | 53 Mb | Time: 01:01:27
Toshiba-EMI Ltd. | TOCP-50160
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, ¿Alternative/Grunge?

Hear in the Now Frontier is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Queensrÿche, released in 1997. It was partly recorded at Studio Litho in Seattle, the home studio of Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, and was engineered and mixed by Toby Wright, who had recently worked with Alice In Chains.

John Williams - The Five Sacred Trees (1997)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 18, 2017
John Williams - The Five Sacred Trees (1997)

John Williams - The Five Sacred Trees (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:57:22 | 208 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

John Williams composed The Five Sacred Trees for Judith LeClair, the principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic in 1995, to honor the orchestra's 150th anniversary. The first performance was given by LeClair and the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur on April 12 of that year. The orchestra consists of three flutes and piccolo, two oboes and English horn, two clarinets and bass clarinet, two bassoons and contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones and tuba, timpani, harp, piano, celesta, and strings. Performance time is approximately 26 minutes. Inspiration for the work also comes from the writings of British poet and novelist Robert Graves.
Don Friedman Trio - Flashback (1963) {Riverside OJCCD-1903-2 rel 1997}

Don Friedman Trio - Flashback (1963) {Riverside OJCCD-1903-2 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 227 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1997 Riverside / Fantasy | OJCCD-1903-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bebop / Piano Trio

Pianist Don Friedman's debt to Bill Evans was obvious in the early '60s, particularly on standards, but he also had his own creative spirit to offer. This 1997 CD reissue brings out Friedman's third of four Riverside dates, teaming him with the obscure bassist Dick Kniss and drummer Dick Berk. The pianist shows that he was developing an original voice and was familiar with the avant-garde of the period on such originals as "Ohcre" and "Flashback." In contrast, he swings conventionally but with subtle creativity on "Alone Together," "News Blues" and "How Deep Is the Ocean." A fine, well-rounded set from the underrated pianist.

Leo Kottke - Greenhouse (1972) {BGO Records BGOCD50 rel 1997}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 18, 2017
Leo Kottke - Greenhouse (1972) {BGO Records BGOCD50 rel 1997}

Leo Kottke - Greenhouse (1972) {BGO Records BGOCD50 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 1997 Takoma / BGO Records | BGOCD50
Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / New Acoustic

A somewhat less ambitious record than Mudlark, from a recording standpoint, Greenhouse is a true solo record that offers several surprises. Over a third of it is made up of vocal numbers, including two that are absolutely superb. "Tiny Island" may be the best track here, a song by Al Gaylor, inspired by the death of Jimi Hendrix, that offer one of Kottke's best vocal performances of his whole career.
VA - Lives (1997) {The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet, Pointless Orchestra, etc.} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Lives (1997) {Proving Ground Productions/Without Fear}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 357 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: free jazz, improvisational jazz

A compilation taking a look at some of the best music and performances from the "Pointless Night Out" concert series in 1997. New jazz, free jazz, improvisation, you will find all of this here. This was released by Proving Ground Productions/Without Fear.
VA - Hot On The Block (1997) {London Records promo sampler} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Hot On The Block (1997) {London Records promo sampler}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 442 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 162 mb
Genre: electronica, jungle, drum-n-bass, trip hop, hip-hop, rap

Hot On The Block is a 1997 compilation CD. This is a promotional disc released by London to highlight their electronica and hip-hop catalogs on the ffrr, Go Beat, Payday, and Mo' Wax labels.

Olive - Extra Virgin (1997) [Japanese Promo Limited Edition]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 17, 2017
Olive - Extra Virgin (1997) [Japanese Promo Limited Edition]

Olive - Extra Virgin (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 203 Mb
Electronic, Trip-Hop, Downtempo | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCP-6012 | 01:17:26

A year after its initial release, Olive's debut album, Extra Virgin, finally produced a number one British hit with "You're Not Alone," a low-key lite trip-hop number with a graceful melody. It's a strong single, and there are similarly strong moments on Extra Virgin, yet Olive don't stand out from the post-Portishead pack. Like Everything but the Girl, they are essentially a folky, pop-oriented group that uses the stoned rhythms of trip-hop as hip window-dressing. Since that rhythm is appealing on its own terms, it doesn't matter that Olive use it as ornamentation, especially since they use it well. What is a problem is their lack of consistent songwriting. Only a few songs match the singles "You're Not Alone" and "Miracle" in terms of memorable, melodic construction, and the weaker tracks tend to float by on their admittedly entrancing production. And that leaves Extra Virgin an intriguing debut, but not necessarily one that promises great things from Olive.
David Oistrakh - David Oistrakh Edition (1997) (2004  Reissue) (5CD Box Set)

David Oistrakh - David Oistrakh Edition (2004) (5CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1.69 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 901 mb
Classical | Label: Melodiya / MEL CD 10 00745 / Reissue

Anyone listening to this admirable set will gain an accurate impression of David Oistrakh’s overall playing style, his poise, composure, interpretative finesse, velvety tone and highly sophisticated musicianship. Various of the works programmed are - or have been - available in alternative Oistrakh recordings (the Tchaikovsky and Brahms concertos in around six versions apiece), but Melodiya’s selections are, in general, judiciously chosen.

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits: Volume III (1997) {Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 15, 2017
Billy Joel - Greatest Hits: Volume III (1997) {Japan 1st Press}

Billy Joel - Greatest Hits: Volume III (1997) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 516 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 40 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Sony Records #SRCS 8410

The Greatest Hits Volume III album includes hits from 1983 to 1997. Two previously unreleased studio tracks are included, "To Make You Feel My Love" and "Hey Girl", while the third new track, "Light as the Breeze", was originally recorded for a Leonard Cohen tribute album known as Tower of Song in 1995. All three tracks are newly recorded covers (a rare occurrence in his catalogue). Chronologically, Greatest Hits Volume III overlaps slightly with Volume II, as the first two tracks, "Keeping the Faith" and "An Innocent Man", first appeared on his album An Innocent Man.

Jessica Williams - 3 Albums (1997-2003)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 15, 2017
Jessica Williams - 3 Albums (1997-2003)

Jessica Williams - 3 Albums (1997-2003)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 822 Mb | 03:10:22 | Covers
Post-Bop | Country: USA

Jessica Williams (born March 17, 1948) is an American jazz pianist and composer. Williams was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She started on piano when she was four and was performing in her teens. She studied classical music but also performed jazz with Philly Joe Jones in Philadelphia. In 1977, Williams moved to San Francisco, where she played in various house bands for Eddie Harris, Dexter Gordon, Tony Williams, and Stan Getz. She also became the house pianist for Keystone Korner. In 1997, she began her own record label, Red and Blue Recordings. She also owns a publishing company, JJW Music, and an internet mail order business. She appeared at the 2004 and 2006 "Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festivals" at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C..