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Millenium – Hourglass [2000; Japanese edition inc. bonus track]

September 20th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

■ Genre: Hard Rock
■ Audio Format: FLAC level 8, v1.2.1 / mp3 VBR V0, LAME v3.98.2
■ Included: nfo, log, sfv, m3u, Booklet, CD, Tray card, Obi
■ Playing Time: 00:50:36
■ Size: 384,47 MB/107,70 MB
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  1. September 20th, 2009 at 18:45 | #1

    Ralph Santolla? Who would have thought?
    The guy has toured with Death and was -until recently- member of Deicide 😯
    Too extreme for my taste I must say, I prefer NWoSDM the way it was played in the late 90s/early 00s.
    The Swedes certainly knew better: The harsh vocals were counterbalanced by Iron Maiden-esque guitars;
    lose the singer and you got yourself a traditional Heavy Metal band 😉
    You know, old-school Death Metal fans still reject this particular scene for being too *soft* but that’s an entirely different story.

    What we wave here is a fine example of how Melodic Hard Rock SHOULD be.
    What’s more, mighty Jørn Lande (IMHO, the most *complete* singer of the last two decades) joins in, replacing Todd Plant.
    Smart move, Jørn’s presence alone makes any album worth listening/buying etc.
    If you thing he’s merely a singer, you’re wrong. The man is an ALCHEMIST (meaning his voice can turn coal into gold!)
    “Hourglass” is no exception.
    Too bad the CD has gone out of print and it’s only available on eBay auctions and the like [I paid $21.50 for this near mint used copy]
    If you find one, grab it at once – you won’t have many chances…

    Best among equals:
    #5 “Superstar” [for some reason a part of it reminds me of “Three pretenders” by Kansas – Steve Morse era]
    #10 “Chasing time”: the way Jørn’s voice climaxes while Santolla has just started his guitar solo is SOUL TEARING.
    Don’t believe me? Fine. Press play, then skip forward at approx. 02:30 (right after “There’s no way out inside this Babylon”)

    Last minute note:
    I slightly altered the tracklisting. The bonus track, “Jane” a Jefferson Starship cover, is *hidden*.
    Joint with “Chasing time” to be precise, it starts at 05:45 [a 30 second gap intervenes].
    Why they did that, I have no idea.
    In fact at first, I thought I’d been ripped off since there’s absolutely no indication of an extra track. Go figure…

    Jørn Lande at Wikipedia
    Ralph Santolla at Wikipedia
    “Hourglass” at RateYourMusic
    “Hourglass” at Discogs

    Record Label: Nippon Crown/Now & Then
    Catalogue Number: CRCL-4545
    UPC: 4988007170925
    Rights Society: JASRAC [Japan]
    Mastering SID Code: IFPI L275
    Matrix/Runout: CRCL-4545 2
    Mould SID Code: IFPI 4566

    01. The power to love [4:28]
    02. Wheels are turning [4:10]
    03. Hourglass [6:42]
    04. No more miracles [3:49]
    05. Superstar [3:10]
    06. Rocket ride [3:23]
    07. I will follow [5:36]
    08. I still believe [5:09]
    09. Masquerade [4:13]
    10. Chasing time / Jane [Bonus track] [9:56]
    FLAC CD-rip nfo
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Anonfiles.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Filecloud.io]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Filefactory.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Firedrive.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Hulkfile.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Fileserve.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Mega.co.nz]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Megaupload.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Netkups.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Uptobox.com] [24/11/2014]

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    CRC32: dff41765
    MD5: 2acb8e49aab591bd0dbc3c0489d462f6
    SHA-1: 22d61646b6fe53f4a0859593f4fa11a75d9df32c

    mp3 CD-rip nfo
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Ezfile.ch] [09/12/2012]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Filefactory.com]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Hulkfile.com]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Fileserve.com]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Mega.co.nz]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Megaupload.com]
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    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Solidfiles.com] [09/12/2012]

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    CRC32: 46a500d1
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  2. Keithanon
    September 21st, 2009 at 17:30 | #2

    Thank you.
    I, too, think Mr. Lande is a superb vocalist.
    Hope to enjoy this one.

  3. Anonymous
    December 28th, 2009 at 09:05 | #3

    Awesome! I have been searching for this for a very long time.
    One of the best albums ever. It’s as good as Whitesnake’s “1987”.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  4. Anonymous
    November 20th, 2010 at 19:40 | #4

    Thanks a lot.

  5. Anonymous
    March 22nd, 2011 at 17:45 | #5

    Thanks a lot, this album is hard to find.
    Greetings from Buenos Aires 🙂

  6. Megadeto
    April 14th, 2013 at 19:10 | #6

    Thank you very much for sharing this album, especially in FLAC.
    Greetings from Argentina!

  7. Thomas Urgan
    September 26th, 2014 at 13:55 | #7


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