Authority 2004

Robert Lamm - Too Many Voices (2004) [Digipak]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 21, 2017
Robert Lamm - Too Many Voices (2004) [Digipak]

Robert Lamm - Too Many Voices (2004) [Digipak]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 456 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 158 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:06:23
Blue Infinity | 6 34479 05156 2
Soft Rock, Jazz-Pop, Funk

Romance, Heartbreak, Love, Life. Great singing by a familiar and contemporary voice…this is a brilliant collage of music performed by Robert Lamm. Every song displays strong lead vocals, superb harmonies, and amazing delivery. "Too Many Voices" is actually a far stronger album than its shorter, previous incarnation, "In My Head". The six new songs add more organic textures (Schitzoid in particular rocks!) to balance out the beefed up, contemporary electronic production. The new running order, in particular, makes this album a better listen than the old version. The songs, of course, are all up to Robert’s high standards, and the guest spots from Phoebe Snow, Carl Wilson, et al are great-added treats.

Crash (2004)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at May 11, 2017
Crash (2004)

Crash (2004)
BRRip 720p | 1h 55mn | 1280x542 | MP4 AVC@1500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 1.39 GiB
BRRip 1080p | 1h 55mn | 1920x812 | MP4 AVC@2500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 2.19 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | Subtitles: None

Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city.

Crash (2004)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Jan. 15, 2017
Crash (2004)

Crash (2004)
BDRip 1080p | 1h 55mn | 1920x812 | MKV AVC@11.8Mbps 23.98fps | DTS@755Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 10.25 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | Subtitles: English

Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city.

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)  Video

Posted by wcruiser at Dec. 18, 2016
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
720p BDRip | MKV | 1280x720 | x264 @ 2364 Kbps | English, Japanese DTS (6 ch) @ 1509 Kbps | 1h 30mn | 3.41 GB
1080p BDRip | MKV | 1920x1080 | x264 @ 11.6 Mbps | English, Japanese DTS (6 ch) @ 1509 Kbps | 1h 30mn | 9.22 GB
Sub: English
Genre: Animation | Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the “Union” while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be seen from Tokyo. In the summer of 1996, three middle-school students make a promise that they’ll cross the border with a self-constructed plane and unravel the tower’s secret, but their project was abandoned after the girl, Sayuri Sawatari, became mysteriously ill and transferred to Tokyo. Years later on the brink of another war Hiroki Fujisawa finds out that Sayuri had been in coma since then, and he asks Takuya Shirakawa to help him finding a way to wake her up.
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.
PBS Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004) [Repost]

PBS Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004)
DVDRip | 640 x 352 | .AVI/DivX 5 @ 1568 Kbps | 4x~55mn | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 2.73 GB
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Arts, History

From a small Italian community in 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artisitc revolution in Western history- the European Renaissance. But the forces of change the Medici helped unleash would one day topple their ordered world.
Authority and the Female Body in the Writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kemp [Repost]

Authority and the Female Body in the Writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe by Liz Herbert McAvoy
English | 6 July 2004 | ISBN: 1843840081 | 286 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

The writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe show an awareness of traditional and contemporary attitudes towards women, in particular medieval attitudes towards the female body.

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (James Levine) [2004]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Dec. 15, 2015
Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (James Levine) [2004]

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (James Levine) [2004]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (DTS, 5 ch), (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.81 Gb +7.26 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: DG | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | +3% Recovery | 292 min

This Meistersinger, Otto Schenk’s Metropolitan Opera production that premiered in 1993, is an old friend. I’ve seen it four times over the past decade and hope that the Met’s powers-that-be choose to keep it around for a lot longer. It’s a visual feast—warmly lit like an old master painting, the sets and costumes sumptuously detailed… If you are building a Wagner video collection, this one’s a must. Andrew Quint, FANFARE
Giordano - Fedora (Roberto Abbado, Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo) (2004/1997)

Giordano - Fedora (Roberto Abbado, Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo) (2004/1997)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.0 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Mirella Freni returns as a glamorous Russian princess involved with a dashing aristocratic spy (Plácido Domingo) in this production of Giordano’s Fedora from 1997 conducted by Roberto Abbado. The audience and critics were unanimous in their praise for her dramatic authority, power, warmth and brilliance of her voice and the partnership of Freni and Domingo was described as “operatic royalty.”

Gary Moore - Power Of The Blues (2004) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at June 4, 2015
Gary Moore - Power Of The Blues (2004) REPOST

Gary Moore - Power Of The Blues (2004)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Sanctuary, SANCD267 | rel: 2004 | 315Mb

After a brief return to his hard rock roots in 2002's Scars, guitarist Gary Moore comes back to the blues where his heart seems to be. But really, Moore's forte is his knack of combining the meaty licks and rugged tone from his gutsy rock to energize the electric blues music he has embraced since 1990's Still Got the Blues. To that end, Scars' drummer Darrin Mooney returns and Bob Daisley, veteran of such thundering outfits as Ozzy Osbourne's band, Uriah Heep and Rainbow, joins on bass.