A Woman's a Helluva Thing (2001)

VA - Brain In A Box - The Science Fiction Collection (Remastered) (2000)

VA - Brain In A Box - The Science Fiction Collection (Remastered) (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 721 MB
5:07:48 | Psychedelic, Soundtrack, Alternative, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, Indie, Jazz, Modern Classical, Novelty, Rockabilly, Blues, Funk
Label: Rhino

It doesn't take much rhetorical muscle to argue that science fiction was one of the dominant genre artforms of the 20th century, from the Lumiere brothers to Spielberg, from Wells and Conan Doyle to Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke. This nearly exhaustive, lavishly packaged collection documents the genre's musical legacy across virtually every major genre on its five discs and 113 tracks. Each volume is divided by sub-genre–Movie Themes, TV Themes, Pop, Incidental/Lounge, Novelty–with each containing both the obvious contenders and some delightful surprises. The film disc alone contains a wealth of rarities, including music from Them!, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Andromeda Strain, Fantastic Voyage, and other notables. The packaging is brilliant kitsch: a 6.5-inch square, metal-lidded cube emblazoned on three sides with suitably tacky 3-D images of–you guessed it!–a floating brain. But the profusely illustrated, hard-bound, 200-page book (designed to emulate the Big Little Books of the 1940s and '50s) that's included gives the subject its serious due, with an introduction by Ray Bradbury and contributions from an array of other notables, including Forrest J. Ackerman, Billy Mumy, Joe Dante, Dr. Demento, and Matt Groening. Perhaps the best half-cubic-foot of sci-fi brain food every assembled. –Jerry McCulley
Aaron Parks - Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aaron Parks - Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 70:51 minutes | 1,35 GB
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Ropeadope Records, Official Digital Download

The band’s new recording, Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man, communicates with a clarity and simplicity that belies its ultimate depth. “I want to cast a spell,” explains Parks, “to lull you into a trance where you think you know where you’re going, and then take you somewhere unexpected, almost without realizing how you got there.”

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at March 1, 2022
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
WEBRip | 1h 43mn | 720x390 | MP4 AVC@1100Kbps | AAC@256Kbps 2CH | 0.99 GiB
WEBRip 1080p | 1h 43mn | 1920x1040 | MP4 AVC@2500Kbps | AAC@224Kbps 2CH | 1.98 GiB
WEB-DL 1080p | 1h 43mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@12.6Mbps | AC3@640Kbps 6CH | 9.65 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Drama | Subs: English

A physics professor approaching middle age decides to change his life with unexpected results. A rising young prosecuting attorney's plans are thrown into disarray as the result of a single careless act while distracted.

Lionel Hampton - Mai 1956 (1956) [Reissue 2001] (Re-up)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 30, 2022
Lionel Hampton - Mai 1956 (1956) [Reissue 2001] (Re-up)

Lionel Hampton - Mai 1956 (1956) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 414 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 880-2)

During one of his many tours of Europe, Lionel Hampton assembled a group of all-stars for this 1956 studio session, adding a number of top European players to his regular group. The vibraphonist has the lion's share of solos, dominating the 11-plus-minute interpretation of "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" and showing off a bit with his unique style of playing piano on several selections, including a romp through "Regina's Drag" (which is the same as "12th Street Rag"). "New Saint-Louis Blues" is just an updated version of W.C. Handy's signature tune, with a vocal by Hampton and sassy muted trumpet by Ed Mullens. This date might have been a bit more memorable with more solo features for the vibraphonist's sidemen, but it is hard to overpower one of the greatest jazz showmen of all time.

The Human League - Albums Collection 1980-2001 (13CD)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 25, 2022
The Human League - Albums Collection 1980-2001 (13CD)

The Human League - Albums Collection 1980-2011 (13CD)
EAC | FLAC (Cue&Log) ~ 4.39 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.6 Gb | Scans ~ 800 Mb | Time: 11:43:09
Electronic, New Wave, Synthpop, Electropop, New Romantic, Dance-Rock

The Human League are an English electronic New Wave band formed in Sheffield in 1977. The band had an early hit with "Being Boiled", but achieved stardom after a key change in line-up in 1980, releasing multiple international hits from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s. Dare (1981), the band's most popular album, yielded the single "Don't You Want Me", a No. 1 hit in the UK, US, and many other territories. Other international hits include: "Love Action", "Open Your Heart", "Mirror Man", "Fascination", "The Lebanon", "Human" (a US No. 1) and "Tell Me When".
Cat Stevens - Cat Stevens aka On The Road To Find Out (In Search Of The Centre Of The Universe) (2001) 4CD Box Set

Cat Stevens - Cat Stevens (2001) 4CD Box Set
aka On The Road To Find Out (In Search Of The Centre Of The Universe)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.61 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 645 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Label: A&M, Universal | # 314 585 285-2 | Time: 04:41:20
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock

Completists will be happy to own many of the rarities on this four-disc set, including Stevens's first demo session, an unreleased 1970 duet with Elton John, a cover of Fats Domino's "Blue Monday," and several choice live cuts from the late '70s. And it's nice to have an overview of the artist's entire career–from late '60s pop-star wannabe to '70s folk-rock superstar–in one place. But the difference between early Cat Stevens (despite composing hits for others) and post-Tea for the Tillerman Stevens is substantial. The two follow-up LPs were part of a trilogy of brilliance–both musically and lyrically–and any Stevens collection must start there. Nevertheless, surprises and some gems are to be found throughout all four discs–even his most recent recording (as Yusuf Islam) isn't bad. This box set also offers a choice opportunity to reassess a deserving career. (All royalties go to New York City relief victims and orphans and homeless families in underdeveloped countries.)

Alannah Myles - Myles & More: The Very Best Of (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 24, 2022
Alannah Myles - Myles & More: The Very Best Of (2001)

Alannah Myles - Myles & More: The Very Best Of (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 523 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Label: Ark 21/Universal | # 013 515-2 | Time: 01:15:23
Rock, Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary

A superb introduction to the amazing Alannah Myles catalog on this CD of hits and rarities. That's why it's called " MYLES & MORE ". Alannah has a tremendous gifted voice that can belt out anything from a blues song to full-tilt heavy rock, as well as sing an awesome ballad . This CD has of course the enormous hit " BLACK VELVET " that resonates as a classic today, and won many awards & achieved world-wide hit status. Plus her other hits like " LOVER OF MINE ", " STILL GOT THIS THING ", " SONG INSTEAD OF A KISS ", and great album tracks.

Luther Allison - Bad News Is Coming (1972) Remastered 2001  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 28, 2022
Luther Allison - Bad News Is Coming (1972) Remastered 2001

Luther Allison - Bad News Is Coming (1972) Remastered 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Motown | # 440 013 407-2 | 00:56:11

The very thing that made Luther Allison noteworthy became an albatross around his neck. Years after his initial run of records in the '70s, he was known for the same thing he was at the time – he was the only blues artist on Gordy, or any Motown affiliated label. This was true and novel, but many focused on the novelty, not the truth, ignoring Allison's status as a terrific torchbearer of raw Chicago blues. Some of material illustrates some contemporary influence – dig that funky groove and organ on "Raggedy and Dirty," or the rock-oriented slow burn of Mel London's "Cut You A-Loose" – but as his original title track illustrates, he can also deliver a torturous, impassioned slow grind. Still, this isn't an album about originality, it's a record how tradition can remain alive in a contemporary setting. Apart from the slightly cleaner production and the extended running time, this could have been released 15 years earlier, since its heart is in classic Chicago blues, particularly Chess. He draws on Willie Dixon via Howlin' Wolf for the first two tracks, dipping into Elmore James and B.B. King's catalogs later on in the record.
Hans Zimmer And Lisa Gerrard - Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture (2001)

Hans Zimmer And Lisa Gerrard - Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture (2001)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 301 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World Fusion | Label: Universal | # 013-192-2 | 00:55:36

On February 27, 2001, nearly a year after the first soundtrack's release, Universal/Decca released Gladiator: More Music From the Motion Picture. This CD contained an additional 18 cuts from the film (including remixes of earlier scores, such as "Now We Are Free"). Many tracks also use dialogue from the movie, such as Maximus Decimus Meridius' quote "Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife… and I will have my vengeance."

Rammstein - Mutter (2001) [2CD Limited Tour Edition]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 14, 2022
Rammstein - Mutter (2001) [2CD Limited Tour Edition]

Rammstein - Mutter (2001) [2CD Limited Tour Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 499 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 248 MB
Genre: Industrial Metal, Alternative Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal/Motor Music (589 367-2)

With the first Rammstein album you hear, it's hard not to be slightly amazed by the sheer chutzpah of it all. The German lyrics, the prog rock tendencies, the classic metal guitars, and the ridiculous basso profundo vocals - you either fall for it, spurn it, or are utterly bemused by the extremeness of it all. Unless you're a fanatic, it wears a little thin the second time around. And for most listeners, Mutter, the group's third album and sequel to their inexplicable commercial breakthrough Sehnsucht, will be the second time around since it's their first release since becoming a high profile act. Thing is, if you've heard that record, you've pretty much heard Mutter, since all the trademarks are in place, without much noticeable variation…