2004 Nov

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert & Choir - Handel: Belshazzar (2004)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert & Choir - Handel: Belshazzar (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 793 Mb | Total time: 57:18+52:43+61:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 037-2 | Recorded: 1990

Belshazzar (HWV 61) is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel. The libretto was by Charles Jennens, and Handel abridged it considerably. Jennens' libretto was based on the Biblical account of the fall of Babylon at the hands of Cyrus the Great and the subsequent freeing of the Jewish nation, as found in the Book of Daniel.
Handel composed Belshazzar in the late Summer of 1744 concurrently with Hercules, during a time that Winton Dean calls "the peak of Handel's creative life".The work premiered the following Lenten season on 27 March 1745 at the King's Theatre, London.The work fell into neglect after Handel's death, with revivals of the work occurring in the United Kingdom in 1847, 1848 and 1873.With the revival of interest in Baroque music and historically informed musical performance since the 1960s, Belsahzzar receives performances in concert form today and is also sometimes fully staged as an opera.

Innocence (2004)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 20, 2017
Innocence (2004)

Innocence (2004)
DVDRip | MKV | 1024x436 | x264 @ 2139 Kbps | 120 min | 2,09 Gb
Audio: French AC3 5.1 @ 256 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama, Mystery

In a creaky, dark mansion, in the middle of an idyllic green forest encircled by a gigantic stone wall, a group of very young girls gather around a coffin. Loosely adapted from an 1888 avant-garde novella, Innocence is set in a strange, dreamlike boarding school for girls. In this twisted fairy tale, everyone is dressed in white and the only adults are two severe teachers and a few old servants lurking in the shadows. No one is allowed to leave, or so it seems. The girls’ education consists solely of ballet and biology – they are being trained only to be pretty and to breed. They are also taught that “obedience is the only path to happiness.”…

Give Me Your Hand (2004) Dame la mano  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 20, 2017
Give Me Your Hand (2004) Dame la mano

Give Me Your Hand (2004)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x432 | x264 @ 1800 Kbps | 114 min | 1,64 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs (embedded): English, Dutch
Genre: Documentary

In New York and the nearby Latin Quays in New Jersey, many Cuban exiles live. Every week they look forward to Sunday, the day they can enjoy themselves on the worn dance floor of La Esquina Habanera Dance Room. The daily diner changes on sunday in a sizzling dance cafe. Dancing is a necessity for Cubans, such as sleeping, walking, eating, exercising and breathing. Dancing is more than a night out, it's the main body's oxygen in this movie. Through music and dance they forget their daily concerns.

Vasen - Keyed Up (2004) {NorthSide NSD6080}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 19, 2017
Vasen - Keyed Up (2004) {NorthSide NSD6080}

Väsen - Keyed Up (2004) {NorthSide NSD6080}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 394 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 68 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 NorthSide / Väsen and East Side | NSD6080
Folk / Nordic Folk / Sweden / Acoustic

Credit Väsen with the urge to keep their music fresh. This time around they entered the studio without much preparation, only brief rehearsals to familiarize themselves with the tunes – all originals for this outing. The arrangements they'd worked out were rudimentary at best. Instead, they chose to rely on spontaneity and an empathy built from years of playing to create an intricate sound. Recording live with just one or two takes for each tune, the group made a gamble that paid off in full. A single listen to a piece like "Glada Polsken" is evidence that they're all musicians of great technique and inspiration, able to weave lines around each other as if it had all been carefully worked out to the last note. And there's a palpable joy for them in walking this knife edge.
Guitar Shorty - My Way Or The Highway (1991) [Reissue 2004] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Guitar Shorty - My Way Or The Highway (1991) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:30 minutes | Scans included | 4,25 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,32 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound

Here we have a team; Shorty with his prodigious talents was the perfect centerpiece, Otis Grand with his guitar playing and production and band leading skills is simply beyond 'world class'. Add a superb band and a really good studio and you're in business. The album won a Handy Award. Further JSP collaborations with Otis Grand followed, resulting in stone classic albums with Phillip Walker, Joe Louis Walker and Joe Houston.

The Lindsays - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets (2004) [DVD9] Repost  Music

Posted by juanchito at Oct. 18, 2017
The Lindsays - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets (2004) [DVD9] Repost

Joseph Haydn: String Quartets - The Lindsays (2004)
2xDVD9 | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Letterboxed | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch), English (DTS, 5 ch)
Classical, Chamber Music | 04:26:12 | 13.6 GB
The Police - Every Breath You Take {2004) {2006, Reissue, Deluxe Edition}

The Police - Every Breath You Take {2004) {2006, Reissue, Deluxe Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 918 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 319 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 30 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, New Wave, Post Punk, Reggae Rock | Universal Music #9820175

Deluxe three disc (two CDs + DVD) edition of this best-selling release from the Pop trio contains their Every Breath You Take single disc compilation plus a CD taped live in Atlanta, Georgia and the Every Breath You Take DVD, which contains video clips and other bonus features. Perhaps the ultimate collection for old and new fans alike, this three disc package shows the band at the height of their audio and video powers and contains hits like 'Roxanne', 'Can't Stand Losing You', 'Message in a Bottle', 'Don't Stand So Close to Me' and many more.

VA - Keepintime Remixes (2004) {Mochilla}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Oct. 17, 2017
VA - Keepintime Remixes (2004) {Mochilla}

VA - Keepintime Remixes (2004) {Mochilla}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 375 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 131 mb
Genre: hip-hop, turntablism, electronic, sample-based

Keepintime Remixes is a 2004 CD that was found within the DVD of the concert video Keepintime: A Live Recording released by Mochilla. It features exclusive tracks by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, King Britt, Nobody, J-Rocc, Daedelus and many others.

Mahalia Jackson ‎- The Essential Mahalia Jackson (2004)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 17, 2017
Mahalia Jackson ‎- The Essential Mahalia Jackson (2004)

Mahalia Jackson ‎- The Essential Mahalia Jackson (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 715 Mb | Digital booklet - 23 Mb | 02:27:41
Gospel, Female Vocal | Label: Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings

Mahalia Jackson rewrote the rules for singing gospel in the late '40s by bringing blues phrasing and other secular elements into sacred song, and with her powerful alto, she sang with an immediacy and conviction that are still startling when they break out of the speakers some 30 years after her death. This two-disc set collects tracks from Jackson's long stay at Columbia Records, as well as a few tracks from her previous label, Apollo Records, where she recorded from 1947 until signing with Columbia in 1954.

VA - Beginner's Guide To Gospel (2004)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 17, 2017
VA - Beginner's Guide To Gospel (2004)

VA - Beginner's Guide To Gospel (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 02:42:24 | 815 Mb
Gospel | Label: Nascente

Nascente's Beginner's Guide series has offered excellent primers on a wealth of neglected genres – salsa, tango, Indian filmi music, Arabian music, and many more – so it shouldn't come as a surprise that their three-disc volume of gospel music is a success as well. What may be surprising, though, is that its primary achievement isn't to resurrect a brace of hoary old chestnuts (many of which have already been reissued) but to shine a light on gospel's relatively recent past, which has suffered more than the classic gospel of the '40s, '50s, and '60s.