Golfdigest 1998

Arabesque - Arabesque I-V (1978-1981) Japanese Remastered 1995-1998 [5CD]

Arabesque - Arabesque I-V (1978-1981) Japanese Remastered 1995-1998 [5CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.42 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 673 Mb | Complete Scans Included
Disco, Dance Pop | Label: Victor | # VICP-2118, VICP-60247-60250 | 03:00:31

The all-girl trio Arabesque was created by two Frankfurt-based German producers at the height of the disco era in 1977. After one album and a few singles that had found surprising success in Japan, the producers changed the lineup, keeping Michaela Rose and replacing the two other girls with Jasmin Vetter and Sandra Lauer. Vetter, a former gymnast, also became the trio's choreographer and Lauer, soon to be billed simply as Sandra, assumed the position of a lead vocalist. The first single of the updated Arabesque, "Hello, Mr. Monkey" went to number one in Japan. The Far East remained the band's biggest market, with numerous albums and compilations released over the years. However, Arabesque's success in their homeland was very modest, with only one single, "Marigot Bay," entering the German charts at number eight in 1981. In 1984, they disbanded and Sandra embarked on a successful solo career with the songs written by her future husband Michael Cretu (of Enigma fame.) Jasmin Vetter and Michaela Rose formed a new duet, Rouge, but after a few obscure singles it ceased to exist.

John Carpenter - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 20, 2017
John Carpenter - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (2017)

John Carpenter - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (2017)
Soundtracks | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:42:28 | 98 MB
Label: Sacred Bones Records

John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter's illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

Rod Stewart: Japanese CD Collection (1976 - 1998)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 20, 2017
Rod Stewart: Japanese CD Collection (1976 - 1998)

Rod Stewart: Japanese CD Collection (1976 - 1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | Warner Bros. | Japan | ~ 2690 or 914 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 79 Mb
Classic Rock / Soft Rock

Sir Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and his tally of 62 UK hit singles includes 31 that reached the top ten, six of which gained the #1 position…
Paul Daniel and English Northern Philharmonia - Rule Britannia And Other Music From Last Night Of The Proms (1998)

Paul Daniel and English Northern Philharmonia - Rule Britannia And Other Music From Last Night Of The Proms (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 249 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 127 mb
Classical, Romantic, Modern | Label: Naxos - 8.553981

Great Britain’s famous Proms concerts usually end with a program that is British to the core, featuring many favorites that English audiences expect in the same way that Viennese audiences expect their Radetzky March on New Year’s. Let’s make this clear, then, from the start. This is not an actual Proms performance but a studio recording of music that is usually heard at that event. It is English to the core; about four tracks in, you’ll feel like you should be saluting as the Queen passes by.

The Farm - Best Of The Farm (1998) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 19, 2017
The Farm - Best Of The Farm (1998) 2CDs

The Farm - Best Of The Farm (1998) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 746 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 273 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Alternative Dance-Rock, Madchester, BritPop | Label: Castle | # ESSCD 595 | 01:58:44

The Farm were never one of the great Madchester bands, writing only one truly memorable single ("All Together Now") and turning out a bunch of pleasant, nondescript baggy. The Best of the Farm collects all of the singles and highlights from the group's three albums. There aren't any hidden treasures here, but anyone nostalgic for the pleasures of loping beats, baggy clothes, neo-psychedelia and buckets of Ecstasy should be pleased with this collection.

Larry McCray - Born To Play The Blues (1998)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 19, 2017
Larry McCray - Born To Play The Blues (1998)

Larry McCray - Born To Play The Blues (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 362.68 Mb | 01:00:50 | Scans included
Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Country: USA | Label: House Of Blues (51416 14042)

After a brief detour with the Bluegills' duet album Meet Me at the Lake, Larry McCray returned to form with the storming Born to Play the Blues. Since his 1991 debut Ambition, McCray has been hailed as one of the great contemporary bluesmen of the '90s, and this record reminds us why. It isn't that he offers any innovations or surprises – it's that he is a pure, no-nonsense bluesman, delivering solid guitar lines and soulful vocals. McCray also gets credit for not sticking with tried-and-true material, choosing to write his own songs and try out several tunes from Dave Steen and taking a stab at a Warren Hayes cover. Throughout it all, he plays and sings with passion and heart, confirming his position as one of the finest contemporary bluesmen around.

John Carpenter - Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 18, 2017
John Carpenter - Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) (2017)

John Carpenter - Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) (2017)
MP3 VBR V0 (~242 kbps) | 00:42:35 | 74 Mb
Electronic, Ambient, Rock, Soundtrack | Label: Sacred Bones Records

John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter’s illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

Phil Keaggy - Getting Closer (1985) [Reissue 1998]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 18, 2017
Phil Keaggy - Getting Closer (1985) [Reissue 1998]

Phil Keaggy - Getting Closer (1985) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 392 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 145 Mb | Scans | 87 Mb | Time: 52:24
Canis Major | 0004-2
Soft Rock, Contemporary Christian, Guitar Virtuoso

Phil Keaggy's Getting Closer, released after his first Private Collection installment, is a disunified piece of work; it is musically adventurous in places and reminiscent of great guitarists (notably Pat Metheny). "Sounds" showcases Keaggy's guitar work and includes a reference to Glass Harp's "Can You See Me." Other highlights include "Passport" and the quirky title track. "Where Has Our Love Gone" critiques the American consciousness as uncompassionate and slips a pro-life jab in there as well. "Riverton" features some interesting off-center guitar work, but is backed up by a very dated drum machine which to contemporary ears is abrasive at best. Also recorded here is the original version of "I Will Be There" (later recorded for his Crimson & Blue album); this version is less anthemic and more emotive, and unlike the newer version is in 7/4 time. Frankly, the great moments on this record – which comprise 90 percent of it – are absolutely amazing and make it definitely worth the cost of admission.

Laura Fygi - Dream Your Dream (1998)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 18, 2017
Laura Fygi - Dream Your Dream (1998)

Laura Fygi - Dream Your Dream (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 346.12 Mb | 51:06 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: Netherlands | Label: Mercury ‎– PHCR 1608

Laura Fygi (born 27 August 1955 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch jazz singer. Fygi's was raised in Uruguay. Her father was a Dutch businessman and her mother an Egyptian belly dancer. During the 1980s, she was a member of Centerfold, a Dutch disco band which was popular in the Netherlands, Europe, and Japan. In the early 1990s, she began a solo career and recorded her debut album with Toots Thielemans. During her career, she has worked with Johnny Griffin, Michel Legrand, and Clark Terry and considers Julie London one of her influences. She has sung in English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Leni Stern - Recollection (1998) {LSR}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 17, 2017
Leni Stern - Recollection (1998) {LSR}

Leni Stern - Recollection (1998) {LSR}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 446MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 183MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Vocal Jazz

Leni Stern looks back on 13 years of a brilliant recorded legacy with Recollection, her tenth release as a leader and second for her own label. As well as featuring vintage material like an intimate duet with Bill Frisell from 1985's Clairvoyant, a track with David Sanborn from 1989's Closer To The Light and her boldest playing in the company of Dennis Chambers, Wayne Krantz and Lincoln Goines from 1991's Ten Songs, Recollection also includes new material that showcases her new more revealing vocal- oriented direction.