2011 (repost)

Dire Straits ‎– Stratospheric Sounds: Live In Basel Switzerland 1992 (2011) [REPOST]

Dire Straits: Stratospheric Sounds - Live in Basel, Switzerland 1992 (2011)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 3 997 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 320 Kbps, AC-3 6ch. at 384 Kbps
Genre: Rock | Label: Show Time | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 4 Apr 2011 | Runtime: 123 min. | 4.24 GB (DVD5)
Recorded live at St. Jacob Stadium, Basel, Switzerland, on June 28th 1992 during the ‘On Every Street Tour 1992’

ZZ Top - Live In Germany 1980 (2011) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 10, 2018
ZZ Top - Live In Germany 1980 (2011) Repost

ZZ Top - Live In Germany 1980 (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Eagle Rock, EAGCD482 | ~ 404 or 137 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 49 Mb
Southern Rock / Blues Rock

Interestingly, while always priding themselves on being a kick-ass live band, ZZ Top never got around to issuing a full-length live album during their 1970s/1980s peak. But as they say, it's better late than never, and 2011 finally saw the arrival of an archival live ZZ Top recording, Live in Germany 1980. Featuring half of the audio portion of their 2009 Double Down Live DVD, Live in Germany 1980 does a fantastic job of displaying all of the group's pre-Eliminator classics in a concert setting…
Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt: Piano Sonata In B Minor, Fantasy And Fugue (2011) (Repost)

Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt: Piano Sonata In B Minor, Fantasy And Fugue (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 202.31 Mb | 79:11 | Cover+booklet.pdf
Classical | Label: Hyperion - 67760

It's curious that Marc-André Hamelin, the Quebec pianist perhaps most identified with pure virtuosity, hasn't recorded a great deal of the music of Liszt, the quintessential composer-virtuoso. This collection of Liszt pieces delivers satisfying results, although they don't involve the sheer keyboard-pounding fireworks you might expect. Indeed, Hamelin deploys his gifts more in the maintenance of total control over the music – not an easy thing with the Piano Sonata in B minor, it must be said – than in sheer power.

Lisa Batiashvili - Echoes of Time (2011) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 13, 2018
Lisa Batiashvili - Echoes of Time (2011) (Repost)

Lisa Batiashvili - Echoes of Time (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:19 | 354 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 477 9299 GH

As a debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon, Lisa Batiashvili's Echoes of Time works reasonably well because it demonstrates a seriousness of purpose that any rising violinist would wish to convey and provides a showcase for her virtuosity. Dmitry Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 sets a keynote of gravitas and introduces us to the theme of the album, which is that the works presented here were influenced in one way or another by the culture and politics of the Soviet Union.

Niccolò Machiavelli – Il Principe (2011) [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by edi1967 at April 11, 2018
Niccolò Machiavelli – Il Principe (2011) [Repost]

Niccolò Machiavelli – Il Principe (2011)
Italian | Scrivere | 2011 | EPUB/True PDF | Pages 80 | ASIN: B0069CXAL4 | 5 MB

Per raggiungere il fine di conservare e potenziare lo Stato, viene popolarmente e speculativamente attribuita a Machiavelli la massima "il fine giustifica i mezzi" secondo la quale qualsiasi azione del Principe sarebbe giustificata, anche se in contrasto con le leggi della morale. Questa attribuzione, è perlomeno dubbia dato che non trova riscontro nel Principe e nemmeno in altre opere dell'autore e dato che, in merito a questa questione, vi sono elementi contraddittori all'interno dell'opera.Tale aforisma potrebbe, forzandone l'interpretazione, essere dedotto in questo passaggio:« … e nelle azioni di tutti li uomini, e massime de’ principi, dove non è iudizio da reclamare, si guarda al fine.

David Gogo - Soul-Bender (2011) [Repost, New Rip]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 5, 2018
David Gogo - Soul-Bender (2011) [Repost, New Rip]

David Gogo - Soul-Bender (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: DixieFrog | # DFGCD 8711 | 00:40:23

"I can't fit into my skinny black jeans anymore," laments veteran blues rocker David Gogo on the appropriately titled, hard-driving, Stones-inflected, and likely autobiographical "Getting Old." Only in his early forties at the time of its 2011 release, he's obviously not letting fears of his advancing years slow or dull his attack, as his sixth release in a decade shows. Gogo isn't a particularly distinctive guitarist, but as this disc's title implies (Soul-Bender is also the name of the Fulltone guitar pedal he uses); he infuses plenty of soul with his bluesy rock & roll. To that end, a crackling version of Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel," played as a high-energy swamp rocker with female backing vocals and horns, seems like a Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes cover instead of a hit for the King of Pop. Gogo is in tough voice throughout, charging into the rugged "Slow It Down" and a slinky slide guitar-driven burner "Do You Know How It Feels?" with raw nerves exposed. As usual, he uncorks some terrific covers (in addition to Jackson's); stampeding his blues guitar leads on the Robin Trower/Procol Harum nugget "Whisky Train" and the Doors' underappreciated "The Changeling" with chops and imagination.
Paolo Fresu, A Filetta Corsican Voices, Daniele Di Bonaventura: Mistico Mediterraneo (2011) [Repost]

Paolo Fresu, A Filetta Corsican Voices, Daniele Di Bonaventura: Mistico Mediterraneo (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 108 Mb | 00:56:29
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, World Music | Label: ECM | # ECM 2203, 274 5621

This is a fascinating collaboration between lyrical Italian jazz improvisers Paolo Fresu and Daniele di Bonaventura and the transfixing voices of A Filetta from Corsica. A Filetta, prize-winning vocal ensemble, internationally renowned as the standard-bearers of Corsican polyphony, make their ECM debut here. The appealing combination of sound-colours and idioms adds up to `Sketches of Corsica'. As the improvisers approach this regional music of universal appeal, Fresu's pensive, romantic trumpet inevitably brings Milesian associations to mind, and the ingenious bandoneon of di Bonaventura implies `chamber music' and `folk music' in every breath of the bellows.
Colin Wilson, Damon Wilson - Il grande libro dei misteri irrisolti. Una straordinaria antologia (2011) [Repost]

Colin Wilson, Damon Wilson - Il grande libro dei misteri irrisolti. Una straordinaria antologia, una storia affascinante che spazia sui più grandi misteri dell'umanità (2011)
Italian | Newton | 2011 | EPUB/PDF | Pages 883 | ASIN: B0062ZNIDI | 6.6 MB

OItre sessanta misteri che hanno coinvolto e ancora oggi appassionano l'umanità. Strane creature, fenomeni paranormali, delitti irrisolti, pratiche magiche… Un'indagine sull'ignoto nella quale Colin e Damon Wilson analizzano ipotesi e soluzioni. Molti sono i quesiti ancora in sospeso: che fine ha fatto la mitica isola di Atlantide? È il volto di Cristo quello impresso sulla Sacra sindone? Chi fu realmente William Shakespeare?

Derek Sherinian - Oceana (2011) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 25, 2018
Derek Sherinian - Oceana (2011) (Repost)

Derek Sherinian - Oceana (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 60 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Music Theories Recordings (MTR 7348 2)

Session and backup band keyboardist Derek Sherinian seems to understand that, when it comes to jazz-rock fusion music, the electric guitar is king, at least from the evidence of his solo album Oceana. Sherinian, who has backed such stars as Buddy Miles, Alice Cooper, and Kiss and been a member of groups including Dream Theater and, most recently, Black Country Communion, usually contents himself with co-writing the instrumental tunes on the album with drummer Simon Phillips, then joining Phillips and bassist Jimmy Johnson in providing musical support to one of a number of guest star guitarists…

Mario Del Pero - Libertà e impero. Gli Stati Uniti e il mondo 1776-2011 (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at March 23, 2018
Mario Del Pero - Libertà e impero. Gli Stati Uniti e il mondo 1776-2011 (Repost)

Mario Del Pero - Libertà e impero. Gli Stati Uniti e il mondo 1776-2011
Italian | 2014 | 593 pages | ASIN: B00KCNH1RA | EPUB | 1,8 MB

"La storia della libertà statunitense e dell'impero edificato, e costantemente ridefinito, per proteggere questa libertà è una storia complessa e per nulla univoca, entro la quale sono coesistiti processi diversi e apparentemente non complementari: espansione democratica e rimozione violenta delle popolazioni native; imperialismo conquistatore e utopie modernizzatrici; sostegno all'autodeterminazione e razzismo; impegno per la preservazione della pace in Europa e interventi destabilizzanti in varie parti del mondo, America Latina su tutte." Mario Del Pero racconta questa storia attraverso tre grandi fasi: la costruzione di un impero continentale mossa dall'ambizione di realizzare un unico Stato dalla costa atlantica a quella pacifica; l'affermazione, a cavallo tra Otto e Novecento, di un impero tra gli imperi; infine l'irresistibile ascesa dell'impero globale..