2004 November

Brass Construction - Conversations (1983) [2004, Remastered Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at April 27, 2016
Brass Construction - Conversations (1983) [2004, Remastered Reissue]

Brass Construction - Conversations (1983) [2004, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans-300-800dpi (JPEG) | 39:16 Min | 288,29 Mb
Label: EMI Records (EU) / Capitol Records (USA) | Released: 2004, November, 1

Brass Construction continued to avoid the scrap heap, turning out another better-than-expected album. There were two more good singles in "Walkin' the Line" and "We Can Work It Out," and the production, arrangements, instrumental support, and vocals were all more inspired than they had been in the past.

Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004) 2 CD Deluxe Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 14, 2017
Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004) 2 CD Deluxe Edition

Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004) 2 CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 236 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 98 Mb
Dance-Pop, Alternative Dance Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop | Label: Interscope | # 2103175 | 01:32:26

Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is the debut solo album by American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on November 12, 2004, by Interscope Records. Stefani, who had previously released five albums as rock band No Doubt's lead singer, began recording solo material in early 2003. She began working on Love. Angel. Music. Baby. as a side project that would become a full album after No Doubt went on hiatus. Stefani co-wrote every song on the album, collaborating with various songwriters and producers including André 3000, Dallas Austin, Dr. Dre, the Neptunes and Linda Perry.
Green Day - American Idiot: An Undefined Idiot Collection (2004/2005) RESTORED

Green Day - American Idiot: An Undefined Idiot Collection (2004/2005)
Digibook (1st Pressing) FLAC+CUE+LOG | Complete Scanwork | 438 + 333 MB
DVD (from Special Edition): Full DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | LPCM Stereo | 2 GB
EAC | 3x CDS | FLAC+CUE+LOG plus Complete Scanwork | 79 + 89 + 111 MB
Japanese DCD Reissue | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Complete Scanwork | DATA | 685/180/310 MB
Combined MP3 package (includes all extra tracks) | MP3 HQ CBR 320 Kbps | 239 MB

American Idiot - the seventh studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day - achieved success worldwide, charting in 27 countries and peaking at number one in nineteen of them, including the United States and the United Kingdom. Since its release, American Idiot has sold over 14 million copies worldwide. The album won a number of awards, including a Grammy for Best Rock Album, and received acclaim by critics. In 2009, Kerrang! named American Idiot the best album of the decade. Rolling Stone also listed "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "American Idiot" among the 100 best songs of the 2000s…

VA - Buddha-Bar VI By Ravin (2004)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 10, 2017
VA - Buddha-Bar VI By Ravin (2004)

VA - Buddha-Bar VI By Ravin (2004)
Chillout | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
George V, 3AF151812302 | rel: 2004 | 1060Mb

Incredibly, the quality of the Buddha Bar series is holding steady, which is good given that the quality level is about as good as it gets. I have all six Buddha Bar CDs (as well as a growing collection of other "chill out" CDs). On most of the Buddha Bar CD collections, I tend to favor the CD with with the uptempo beats.

Donovan - 7-Tease (1974) Expanded Remastered 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 27, 2016
Donovan - 7-Tease (1974) Expanded Remastered 2004

Donovan - 7-Tease (1974) Expanded Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 112 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Repertoire | # RES 2315 | 00:53:56

7-Tease might be considered the opening of what one could call Donovan's years in the wilderness. His next to last album, Cosmic Wheels, had managed to generate sales but its successor, Essence to Essence, marked the tipping point beyond which, because of the seeming datedness of his image, or whatever reason, he was no longer regarded by the public as being terribly important or relevant, or his records programmed by radio stations or ordered by record retailers in quantities resembling his earlier work. All of this is a pity because a fair hearing of 7-Tease reveals an album steeped in disillusionment, yet built upon beautiful melodies and some of the most diverse and appealing sounds and arrangements of his career, and a harder rocking sound than he was usually known for (courtesy of Nashville-based producer Norbert Putnam, who'd done something similar for Joan Baez).

Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2000) [MFSL UDSACD 2004]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 20, 2016
Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2000) [MFSL UDSACD 2004]

Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2004 | ~ 315 or 148 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

Chicago native and classically trained pianist Patricia Barber's sixth album is a collection of downtempo standards, perfect for a rainy day. Taking on classics like "Autumn Leaves," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "Bye Bye Blackbird," or even "Alfie" is always a risk, but her confident vocals and interpretations eradicate any doubt that she is a master…
Sonny Stitt & Bennie Green - My Main Man (1964) {2004 Universal Japan-Argo MiniLP UCCC-9077}

Sonny Stitt & Bennie Green - My Main Man (1964) {2004 Universal Japan-Argo MiniLP UCCC-9077}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 98 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2004 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCC-9077
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Trombone

Bennie Green was no where near the technician Stitt was. In fact, his trombone vocabulary precedes J. J. Johnson's and the bebop revolution of Bird and Diz. Nevertheless, Sonny and Bennie sounded like soul mates on the two occasions I caught them together at McKee's Show Lounge 63rd and Cottage in Chicago. Their meetings didn't produce the sparks of Stitt and Jug (Gene Ammons) but a spirit of rare camaraderie (Stitt could be an ornery loner).

Tony Bennett - Legends in Concert (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 10, 2016
Tony Bennett - Legends in Concert (2004)

Tony Bennett - Legends in Concert (2004)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 6 000 kb/s, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Jazz, Pop | Label: Inter | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 18 April 2005 | Runtime: 49 min. | 2,63 GB (DVD5)

Tony Bennett's career has enjoyed three distinct phases, each of them very successful. In the early '50s, he scored a series of major hits that made him one of the most popular recording artists of the time. In the early '60s, he mounted a comeback as more of an adult-album seller. And from the mid-'80s on, he achieved renewed popularity with generations of listeners who hadn't been born when he first appeared. This, however, defines Bennett more in terms of marketing than music.
Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004

Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55158 | Time: 00:43:30

Brahms’s two sonatas for clarinet and piano, Op 120, composed in 1894, were followed only by the four Serious Songs and a set of organ chorale preludes (some of which may have been written at earlier times). His farewell to chamber music was also his farewell gift to the clarinet. The two works recorded here were preceded by the Clarinet Trio in A minor (Op 114) and the great Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op 115), and all four masterpieces were inspired by the playing of Richard Mühlfeld, principal clarinettist of the Meiningen Orchestra.
Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)

Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)
Hilary Hahn, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 474 5042 | Time: 01:06:04

Elgar’s Violin Concerto has a certain mystique about it independent of the knee-jerk obeisance it has received in the British press. It probably is the longest and most difficult of all Romantic violin concertos, requiring not just great technical facility but great concentration from the soloist and a real partnership of equals with the orchestra. And like all of Elgar’s large orchestral works, it is extremely episodic in construction and liable to fall apart if not handled with a compelling sense of the long line. In reviewing the score while listening to this excellent performance, I was struck by just how fussy Elgar’s indications often are: the constant accelerandos and ritards, and the minute (and impractical) dynamic indications that ask more questions than they sometimes answer. No version, least of all the composer’s own, even attempts to realize them all: it would be impossible without italicizing and sectionalizing the work to death.