Cracker 1997

Beth Waters - Don't Look Back (EP) (1997) **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 22, 2018
Beth Waters - Don't Look Back (EP) (1997) **[RE-UP]**

Beth Waters - Don't Look Back (EP) (1997)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 38 mb
Genre: indie pop

Pop artist Beth Waters recorded this EP before she was in her 20's and yet made music which sounds like it was created by someone twice or three times her age. For those into the works of Carole King, Norah Jones, and Carly Simon.

Barbra Streisand - Higher Ground (1997/2015) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at March 21, 2018
Barbra Streisand - Higher Ground (1997/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Barbra Streisand - Higher Ground (1997/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 56:44 minutes | 586 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As Barbra Streisand's first studio album of mainstream pop material in nine years, Higher Ground is something of an oddity. Instead of devoting herself to Broadway standards or a set of radio-oriented pop tunes, Streisand has crafted a record that she intended as a tribute to the power of music as prayer. It's an ambitious project, but for the most part it works, achieving a surprising grace. Higher Ground comprises both traditional religious songs and new material (even "Tell Him," an overblown duet with Celine Dion, vaguely touches on that theme), with grandiose arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at March 21, 2018
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997)

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997)
PC Game | Developer: Oddworld Inhabitants | 367.6 MB
Languages: English
Version GOG: 1.0 (19071)
Genre: Action - Adventure - Platformer

Axe - Nemesis (1983) {1997, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 21, 2018
Axe - Nemesis (1983) {1997, Reissue}

Axe - Nemesis (1983) {1997, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 376 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 46 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Axepertise Entertainment Ltd.

An electrifying stew of hard rock, biker rock, Southern rock, and keyboard rock (we're talking 1983 after all), Nemesis may easily be Axe's defining statement: The band wants nothing more than airwave domination and to come into your town to help you party down. Ripped opener "Heat in the Street" bears a similar title to "Rock 'N' Roll Party in the Streets," Axe's biggest-ever hit from their previous offering, Offering (the CD reissue erroneously christens the song "Heat in the Night" but all that matters is Nemesis made it to disc), yet despite the obvious leitmotif, nothing can touch this red-hot, hard luck, fugitive tale which takes every right turn while crashing and burning in a league with the immortal Motörhead; Axe is always geared for the radio, though, throwing in keys and vocoder for a walloping slab of two-ton American rock.

LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997  Music

Posted by Designol at March 19, 2018
LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997

LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: Sequel/Atlantic | # RSA CD 914 | 00:42:04

This is an album that should not have worked. LaVern Baker (a fine R&B singer) was joined by all-stars from mainstream jazz (including trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist Vic Dickenson, tenor-saxophonist Paul Quinichette and pianist Nat Pierce) for twelve songs associated with the great '20s blues singer Bessie Smith. Despite the potentially conflicting styles, this project is quite successful and often exciting. The arrangements by Phil Moore, Nat Pierce, and Ernie Wilkins do not attempt to re-create the original recordings; Baker sings in her own style (rather than trying to emulate Bessie Smith), and the hot solos work well with her vocals.

Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 19, 2018
Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}

Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 355 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 144 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997 Concord Jazz | CCD-4743-2
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

Although best-known for his work in mainstream swing settings, guitarist Howard Alden has long been interested in later periods of jazz. On this superior outing, he doubles on seven-string acoustic and electric guitars (which allow him to add basslines). Lew Tabackin is on four of the ten numbers (three on tenor, one on flute) and pianist Renee Rosnes appears on six songs (including a duet with Alden on "Warm Valley"), while bassist Michael Moore and drummer Bill Goodwin are on seven. Alden takes "My Funny Valentine" and "After All" as unaccompanied solos but it is his meetings with Tabackin, particularly on exciting versions of two complex Herbie Nichols songs ("House Party Starting" and "The Gig") that are most notable. Recommended.

Pete Johnson - 1944-1946 (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 19, 2018
Pete Johnson - 1944-1946 (1997)

Pete Johnson - 1944-1946 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 145 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Boogie-Woogie | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 933)

The third "complete" Pete Johnson CD put out by the European Classics label features the great boogie-woogie pianist in three different settings. There are eight formerly rare piano solos from 1944 that cover a variety of moods, five selections with a hot Kansas City octet which includes trumpeter Hot Lips Page, tenorman Budd Johnson and two vocals from the young Etta Jones, and eight intriguing numbers in which Johnson is gradually joined by an additional musician on each track. "Page Mr. Trumpet" is an exciting outing for Hot Lips, and the other top players include clarinetist Albert Nicholas, trombonist J.C. Higginbotham and tenorman Ben Webster. A particularly exciting release.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 19, 2018
Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 73:17 | 192 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

While one might reasonably prefer this, that or the other recording of Bach's "Goldberg" Variations, one should still take the time to listen to this 1997 recording of the work played on the harpsichord by Masaaki Suzuki on BIS. For one thing, Suzuki is the conductor of BIS' series of Bach Cantata recordings and it is interesting to hear what he can do on his own without other musicians as intermediaries.

Peter Cetera - You're The Inspiration: A Collection (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 17, 2018
Peter Cetera - You're The Inspiration: A Collection (1997)

Peter Cetera - You're The Inspiration: A Collection (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: River North Records | # 51416 1250 2 | 00:45:24

You're the Inspiration: A Collection is the second album released by Peter Cetera for River North Records and the sixth album released as a solo artist. While labeled as a 'collection', the album is not really a compilation of 'Greatest Hits' but rather a collection of previously recorded duets, a few new songs and a few re-recordings of old Chicago hits.

Tommy Emmanuel - Midnight Drive (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 17, 2018
Tommy Emmanuel - Midnight Drive (1997)

Tommy Emmanuel - Midnight Drive (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony/Higher Octave Music | # HOMECD 7096 | Time: 00:40:55
Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Instrumental Pop/Rock

Though he has shown a mastery and affinity for both electric and acoustic axes, Tommy Emmanuel's Higher Octave debut, Midnight Drive, finds him focusing almost exclusively on warm yet frequently aggressive acoustic melodies, complemented here and there by the raw, plugged-in energy of Robben Ford and Larry Carlton. The overall mix is the kind that smooth jazz lovers find easy to swallow, but offers more bite and adventure than most like-minded releases in the genre. Smooth jazz radio may find an easy mark with a laid-back take of Sting's "Fields of Gold," but Emmanuel's other tracks dig deeper, showing off a stylistic chameleon drawing from the many phases of his career. His soft pop side comes out on power ballads "No More Goodbyes" and "Stay Close to Me," the latter reminding us why guest saxman Warren Hill's biggest hit to date was called "The Passion Theme." Emmanuel's more aggressive blues-rock side (honed no doubt by a few years in the progressive mid-'80s ensemble Dragon) emerges with Carlton's help on "Can't Get Enough." The striking contrast between the pastoral, folksy roads of "Drivetime" and the disc's best track, "Villa de Martin" best reflects the gamut of Emmanuel's approaches.