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Brad Mehldau - Elegiac Cycle (1999) {Warner Bros.}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 27, 2014
Brad Mehldau - Elegiac Cycle (1999) {Warner Bros.}

Brad Mehldau - Elegiac Cycle (1999) {Warner Bros.}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 220 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 136 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 95 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Warner Bros. / WEA | 9362-47357-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Brad Mehldau's first solo piano album is not only his best record to date, it is one of the most searching, most inventive solo piano albums since Keith Jarrett's best solo concerts of the 1970s, and it throws virtually the whole Maybeck series into a cocked hat, too. For one thing, it is a truly unified cycle of mostly improvised reminiscences, starting from a Chopin prelude-like base on "Bard," peaking dynamically with "Trailer Park Ghost," and cycling right back to the "Bard" theme seamlessly, inevitably, at the close.

American Beauty (1999)  Video

Posted by isabeau at Jan. 23, 2008
American Beauty (1999)

American Beauty (1999)
958 MB | DVDRIP | AVI | XviD 1.1.0 Beta 2 | 720 x 576 | 25 fps | MP3 44100Hz 112 kb/s tot , Joint Stereo | Audio: English | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

From its first gliding aerial shot of a generic suburban street, American Beauty moves with a mesmerizing confidence and acuity epitomized by Kevin Spacey's calm narration. Spacey is Lester Burnham, a harried Everyman whose midlife awakening is the spine of the story, and his very first lines hook us with their teasing fatalism–like Sunset Boulevard's Joe Gillis, Burnham tells us his story from beyond the grave.

It's an audacious start for a film that justifies that audacity. Weaving social satire, domestic tragedy, and whodunit into a single package, Alan Ball's first theatrical script dares to blur generic lines and keep us off balance, winking seamlessly from dark, scabrous comedy to deeply moving drama. The Burnham family joins the cinematic short list of great dysfunctional American families, as Lester is pitted against his manic, materialistic realtor wife, Carolyn (Annette Bening, making the most of a mostly unsympathetic role) and his sullen, contemptuous teenaged daughter, Jane (Thora Birch, utterly convincing in her edgy balance of self-absorption and wistful longing). Into their lives come two catalytic outsiders. A young cheerleader (Mena Suvari) jolts Lester into a sexual epiphany that blooms into a second adolescence. And an eerily calm young neighbor (Wes Bentley) transforms both Lester and Jane with his canny influence.

Credit another big-screen newcomer, English theatrical director Sam Mendes, with expertly juggling these potentially disjunctive elements into a superb ensemble piece that achieves a stylized pace without lapsing into transparent self-indulgence. Mendes has shrewdly insured his success with a solid crew of stage veterans, yet he's also made an inspired discovery in Bentley, whose Ricky Fitts becomes a fulcrum for both plot and theme. Cinematographer Conrad Hall's sumptuous visual design further elevates the film, infusing the beige interiors of the Burnhams' lives with vivid bursts of deep crimson, the color of roses–and of blood.
Sam Sutherland
Chilingirian Quartet - Edvard Grieg: String Quartets (1999) Reissue 2007

Chilingirian Quartet - Edvard Grieg: String Quartets (1999) Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55299 | Time: 01:04:26

Franz Liszt, writing about Grieg's String Quartet No 1, declared: 'It is long time since I have encountered a new composition, especially a string quartet, which has intrigued me as greatly as this distinctive and admirable work by Grieg'. Grieg himself said that his quartet '… aims at breadth; to soar, and above all at a vigorous sound for the instruments for which it is written.' In 1891, Edvard Grieg started his second quartet, but sadly lacked inspiration and time to finish the last two movements. Levon Chilingirian of the Chilingirian Quartet has studied the original manuscripts of the first two movements (which have many clarifying instructions added by Julius Röntgen in preparation for their printing by C F Peters in 1908) and prepared the third and fourth movements especially for this recording. This is therefore a first recording of the completed String Quartet No 2.
Itzhak Perlman & John Williams/Boston Pops Orchestra - Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age (1999) {Sony Classical}

Itzhak Perlman & John Williams/Boston Pops Orchestra - Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age (1999) {Sony Classical}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 124 mb
Genre: classical, soundtrack

Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age is a 1999 collaborative album between Itzhak Perlman and the Buston Pops Orchestra, conducted by John Williams. This was released by Sony Classical.

Bangles - Best Of The Bangles (1999)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 21, 2018
Bangles - Best Of The Bangles (1999)

Bangles - Best Of The Bangles (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 463 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans Included (PNG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Power Pop, New Wave | Columbia #494469 2

Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, The Bangles are an American band, who had several hit singles through out the 1980s. The bands hits included "Walk Like An Egyptian", "Hazy Shade Of Winter", and the 1989 No.1 single "Eternal Flame". The band officially broke-up in 1989 but almost ten years later, in 1998, started drifting back together . In 1999, they officially re-formed to record a song for the soundtrack of "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me". The reunion continued with a tour in 2000 and in 2003 they released, "Doll Revolution", their first album since 1988's "Everything". Their classic line-up consisted of Michael Steele on bass and vocals, founding members Susanna Hoffs on vocals and rhythm guitar, Debbi Peterson on drums and vocals, and Vicki Peterson on lead guitar and vocals. In 2005, The Bangles announced the departure of Michael Steele who left due to artistic disputes over touring and recording.

Message in a Bottle (1999)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at June 20, 2018
Message in a Bottle (1999)

Message in a Bottle (1999)
BRRip | 2h 10mn | 720x306 | AVI XviD@1599Kbps 24.00fps | MP3@192Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 1.65 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 2h 10mn | 1920x816 | MKV AVC@8058Kbps 24.00fps | DTS@1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 8.75 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Drama, Romance | Subtitles: None

A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early.
Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm (1976) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm (1976) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 46:30 Min | 349,16 Mb
Label: Columbia Records (USA) | Cat.# CK 65864 | Released: 1999 (1976)

Johnnie Taylor's biggest hit album also proved his undoing. Stax had collapsed, and he ended up on Columbia's roster. The disco boom was beginning, and Taylor had the perfect single. "Disco Lady" was vocally quite similar to his earlier material, but its lyrics embraced the hedonism and dance-your-troubles-away ethic of the era. It was not only a number one hit, but the song of the year for 1976, and Taylor was shoved into territory he wasn't comfortable in. The rest of the album was standard soul, but this was overlooked in the rush. Taylor eventually left the label after subsequent attempts to pigeonhole him as a dance singer bombed.
Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me/Gotta Get Release (Europe CD5) (1999) {Arcade/CNR Music}

Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me/Gotta Get Release (Europe CD5) (1999) {Arcade/CNR Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 205 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 64 mb
Genre: house, dance, club

"Release Me/Gotta Get Release" is a 1999 single by legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck. This is a house rendition of his 1967 hit song "Release Me" mixed in with "Gotta Get Release", which may or may not be a refreshing relief for Mr. Dorsey. The song is featured here in five different remixes. This was released by Aercade/CNR Music.
Czech PO, Sir Charles Mackerras - Josef Suk: Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999) [Re-Up]

Josef Suk - Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 466 443-2 | Time: 01:05:33

The steady increase in recordings of his music has now established Suk as one of the great musical poets of the early 20th century. Too much is made of his affinities with his teacher and father-in-law, Dvorák; for his own part, Dvorák never imposed his personality on his pupils and Suk's mature music owes him little more than a respect for craft and an extraordinarily well developed ear for orchestral colour. His affinities in the five-movement A Summer's Tale, completed in 1909 – a magnificent successor to his profound Asrael Symphony – reflect Debussy and parallel the music of his friend Sibelius and Holst, but underpinning the musical language is a profound originality energising both form and timbre.
Mackerras's recording joins a select band: Šejna's vintage performance on Supraphon and Pešek's inspired rendition with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; his is an equal to them both and the Czech Philharmonic's playing is both aspiring and inspiring. While their reading is suffused with a feeling for the work's myriad orchestral colours, they recognise that Suk's music is much more than atmosphere. In particular they excel in their handling of the drama and overwhelming emotional urgency of this remarkable, big-boned symphonic poem.

Three Kings (1999)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at June 20, 2018
Three Kings (1999)

Three Kings (1999)
BRRip | 1h 54mn | 720x300 | AVI XviD@1598Kbps 23.98fps | MP3@192Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 1.45 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 54mn | 1920x800 | MKV AVC@8399Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 7.94 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy | Subtitles: English (BDRip)

A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base.