Chain Letter 2009

Annie Lennox - The Annie Lennox Collection (2009) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 16, 2018
Annie Lennox - The Annie Lennox Collection (2009) [Re-Up]

Annie Lennox - The Annie Lennox Collection (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 96 mb
Adult Contemporary Pop, Pop/Rock, Soul | Label: Arista | # 88697 36927 2 RE1 | 01:02:10

October of 2008 already saw a Best of Annie Lennox hit the streets in Europe, and in early 2009 those of us Stateside get the Annie Lennox Collection, which boasts enough hit singles to keep the punters happy, as well as a few keen B-sides to make the late-coming collectors to Lennox's work pick this up as well. While ubiquitous hits such as "Walking on Broken Glass" and "Sing" are included here, it's great that the set's compilers thought to add non-full-length selections such as "Love Song for a Vampire" to this mix. Her stellar covers such as the reading of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and the Freeman-Hughes standard "No More "I Love You's" are in the mix as well, making this a very well-rounded collection.

Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 16, 2018
Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King (2009)

Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Label: Bama Rags Records | # 5051865487425 | Time: 01:03:17
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock, Jam Bands

Tragedy has a way of putting everything into perspective, a truism that's brought into sharp relief by the Dave Matthews Band. LeRoi Moore, the group's saxophonist, died in 2008, something that shook the DMB to their core and they've responded as any working band does: by carrying on, playing gigs – including one on the day of his passing – and finishing the album they were recording at the time of his death, turning Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King into a tribute to their fallen comrade. By saluting his spirit, DMB wind up returning to their roots, jettisoning any of the well-manicured crossover pop of Stand Up and reviving the loose-limbed jams that were their '90s specialty, a sound they've largely abandoned – at least on record – since 1998's Before These Crowded Streets. During that long, long decade between Before and Big Whiskey, DMB remained one of America's biggest bands even though much of those ten years found Matthews working through various existential crises – things got too big so he pulled away from the band, turned out a dark solo record, then came back – and his namesake band drifted along with him. Here, everything snaps back into focus: what was glossy is now clean and unvarnished; there is no avoidance of their rangy, loping rhythms or predilection for elastic solos; and these signatures – shunned on record, not on-stage – are embraced warmly, given muscle, and married to the dark undercurrents that have flowed throughout Matthews' new-millennium writing.

Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go...The Best Of Chris Rea (2009)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 16, 2018
Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go...The Best Of Chris Rea (2009)

Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go…The Best Of Chris Rea (2009)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 369 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 34 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blues | Rhino Records / Jazzee Blue #2564 686628

Best known for his string of late-'80s MOR blues-pop hit singles, Middlesbrough's biggest musical export Chris Rea has spent the best part of the noughties reinventing himself as a Tom Waits-esque troubadour with a series of ambitious and often gargantuan-sized albums focusing on the vintage slide guitar blues sounds that influenced his hugely successful 30-year career. More up to date than 1994's The Best Of and more extensive than 2005's Heartbeats, Still So Far to Go is the husky-voiced guitarist's first hits collection to place as much emphasis on his later more revered and prolific output as his more familiar and commercial airplay staples…
Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 (2009) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 (2009) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.8 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 720 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. | # 8122 79853 8 | Time: 05:07:19
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Folk-Rock, Soul, Blues

Warner Bros. goes deep into the vaults to reveal the secret studio history of this very public performer with a boxed set of unreleased recordings chosen from sessions spanning 1971-1998. Encompassing more than 25 years, this collection's 63 songs, outtakes, and ephemera provide extraordinary insight into the studio work of one of rock's legendary figures and paints a picture of what might have been. Many of these performances are more stripped-down and intimate than their released counterparts, so the set becomes an illustration and a showcase of Rod's creative process.

Taking Chances (2009)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at May 14, 2018
Taking Chances (2009)

Taking Chances (2009)
BluRay Remux | MKV | 1920x1080 | English | H264 @ 18338 kbps | DTS | 1 h 39 min | 13.9 GiB
Subtitles: French
Genre: Comedy, Romance

When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous town siren …
Siouxsie And The Banshees - A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982) Expanded Remastered 2009

Siouxsie & The Banshees - A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982) Expanded Remastered 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb | 00:56:34
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Goth Rock, New Wave | Label: Polydor | # 531 489-6

2009 digitally remastered and expanded digipak edition of the classic Banshees album from 1982 featuring four bonus tracks including the epic 12" versions of 'Fireworks' and 'Slowdive' plus the previously unreleased demo versions of 'Painted Bird' and 'Cascade'. Siouxsie & The Banshees began life as a Punk outfit (with Sid Vicious on drums, no less!) before mutating into Post-Punkers on their way to becoming one of the most influential Goth Rock band on the scene. To this day, over 10 years after their disintegration, the band's fanatical fan base continues to grow.

Three Steps To The Ocean - Until Today Becomes Yesterday (2009)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 14, 2018
Three Steps To The Ocean - Until Today Becomes Yesterday (2009)

Three Steps To The Ocean - Until Today Becomes Yesterday (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Forgotten Empire Records (FR-011)

Three Steps To The Ocean is an instrumental project born in 2006 in Milan, Italy. The band combines massive riffs, sonic progressive textures and desolate soundscapes in a unique context.
Air Supply - The One That You Love (1981) Japanese Remastered 2009

Air Supply - The One That You Love (1981) Japanese Remastered 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Soft Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Arista | # BVCP 40044 | Time: 00:40:10

The One That You Love is the sixth album by Australian soft rock band Air Supply, released in 1981. The album became their most famous and successful in their career. It reached No. 10 in the US Billboard 200 album chart and contained three top 5 hits: "The One That You Love" (#1), "Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)" (#5) and "Sweet Dreams" (#5). The album was released after their major success with their previous album, Lost in Love, and multiplied the band's popularity through the first period of the 1980s.

Camouflage - Spice Crackers (1995) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2009  Music

Posted by Designol at May 14, 2018
Camouflage - Spice Crackers (1995) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2009

Camouflage - Spice Crackers (1995) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 842 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 334 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic, Dance-Rock | Label: Bureau B | # BB 032 | 02:25:40

By the time of Spice Crackers' 1995 release, Camouflage found themselves dealing not only with changing times on the part of their key inspirations – Depeche Mode having long since grappled with rock motifs on albums like Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion – but with the shift from electronic pop being pop, to being a quieter concern amid the aboveground explosion of techno in Europe throughout that decade. Spice Crackers feels like a reaction to both changes in many ways, a chance for Camouflage to find their own identity as well as see how to roll with the times – and what's striking is how they predated some future developments elsewhere as a result. (It says something that the bass-heavy introduction "X-Ray" might have appeared on Depeche's Ultra, for instance, even though that album was two years away from release at that point.) There's a self-referentiality to the field that's almost amusing in its apparent po-facedness – calling one song "Kraft" and the one immediately after it "Electronic Music" is almost too much – but the exquisite instrumental "Ronda's Trigger," arguably the album's best song, celebrates things more effectively, a classic electronic dance number in the best way, propulsive and serene at the same time.
NajPonk - Just For My Friends: Jazz At Greville Lodge Volume One (2009)

NajPonk - Just For My Friends: Jazz At Greville Lodge Volume One (2009)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 232 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Piano Jazz, Hard Bop | Cube-Metier #MJCD 2946

Najponk's music comes directly from the roots of jazz, i.e. the blues and a swinging rhythm. His playing is a distinctive rendition of classic jazz withou any needless avant-garde experiments. It is rich in inventiveness, virtuosity and enthusiasm. With his poetic musical expression, along with fine keystrokes and perfect jazz timing, he belongs among the "storytellers", which is the higest achievement in the world of music. His own compositions greatly reflect the development of the jazz tradition within its original rules. Najponk (Jan Knop) playing the piano since she was nine years old and about since then is quite obsessed with jazz. In 1990 he founded his trio and quartet later Najponk Q. He won first place in the international jazz piano competition in Ostrava in 1995 and was invited to the project of the Czech Radio Tribute to Thelonious Monk.