A Winter's Night

Sting - If On A Winter's Night... (2009)  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 31, 2009
Sting - If On A Winter's Night... (2009)

Sting - If On A Winter's Night… (2009)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 127 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 11 Mb
© 2009 CherryTree / Deutsche Grammophon | 06025 270 1743 GH
Pop / Rock / Christmas / Folk

It's no secret that Sting is a serious man, so it's only logical that his holiday album – his first new music since the Police reunion, not that it really matters – is a serious endeavor, thank you. No niceties for him, no comforts of carols; he favors formal over familiar, writing madrigals, not ditties. It is music made by someone who lives in a castle, which isn't necessarily such a bad thing: the austerity is genuine, not affected, and the cerebral nature of the album is fascinating, albeit mildly so, as this is as sleepy as it is thoughtful. And it's that thoughtfulness that does distinguish If on a Winter's Night…; no other Christmas album exists in the head like this. It's a holiday album for people who have never wanted to hear a holiday album, let alone own one.
Inner Life - I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) (1979) [1996]

Inner Life - I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) (1979) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 280 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Disco, Funk, Soul, Dance | Label: Unidisc | Catalog Number: SPLK-7030

This isn't an album that houses the joyous hop of "Moment of My Life," and it doesn't contain the towering triumph of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" either, but Inner Life's I'm Caught Up (In a One Night Love Affair) is an immensely enjoyable full-length – one of the Prelude label's finer moments despite its low profile.

Hexheart - Midnight on a Moonless Night (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at June 10, 2017
Hexheart - Midnight on a Moonless Night (2017)

Hexheart - Midnight on a Moonless Night (2017)
Electronic, Darkwave, EBM | 46:59 mins | MP3, 320 kbps | 109 MB
Label: Metropolis Records

Needing an alternate outlet to explore his musical ideas and styles that did not fit into God Module, Jasyn Bangert created Hexheart.
Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 55+97 min | 32,4 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 192 kHz / 10478 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 55+97 min | 6,4 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | LSO Live

Continuing his award-winning cycle of works by Felix Mendelssohn, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the LSO, his Monteverdi Choir and three talented young actors from the Guildhall in a landmark performance of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', which was performed as part of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To mark the celebrations, Gardiner produced a special version of the work featuring some cuts to the original movements that, in his words, "remove all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focus on the world of the fairies and the human lovers". Mendelssohn, who adored Shakespeare’s writings, composed his concert overture based on 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in 1827 aged 17, after having read a German translation of the play. The overture was immediately acclaimed as a masterpiece and quickly became a popular favourite throughout Europe. Years later in 1843 he was asked by the King of Prussia to provide a score for an entire production: 14 short works based on themes and moods from the original overture, with a broadly romantic sound although classical in style and structure.
André Rieu / Andre Rieu. Live in Maastricht 4. A midsummer night's dream (2010)

André Rieu / Andre Rieu. Live in Maastricht 4. A midsummer night's dream (2010)
DVD Video | Video_ts | PAL 16:9 | 720x576 | 2hr 14mn | 7.44 Gb
Dutch: Dolby AC3, 2 ch \ Dolby AC3, 5 ch
Subtitles: English, French, Dutch, German
Genre: Show | Music | Classical

After a successful South African tour in 2010, the Vrijthof concerts were all about Africa that year.
André invited the South African soloists from the tour to take part in this summer’s Vrijthof concerts: the fantastic young soprano Kimmy Skota from Cape Town, the Bloemfontein Children’s Choir and the children from the Hout Bay Music Project provided a real South African atmosphere.
This fabulous summer evening concert also featured the sopranos Mirusia Louwerse and Carmen Monarcha, the Platinum Tenors and the Berlin Comedian Harmonists.
The evening has an upbeat end with a guest appearance from DJ Ötzi.
This is a truly fantastic concert that you really can’t miss!
Chet Baker - On A Misty Night (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24174-2 rel 1996}

Chet Baker - On A Misty Night (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24174-2 rel 1996}
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© 1965, 1996 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24174-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Flugelhorn

Chet Baker was quite busy during three days in August 1965, recording five LPs worth of material with tenor saxophonist George Coleman (formerly with Miles Davis), pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Herman Wright and drummer Roy Brooks. Baker, sticking to flugelhorn, is heard in fine form on this CD reissue, which (along with Stairway to the Stars and Lonely Star) brings back all of the music in full; each CD also contains all of the liner notes from the five original albums. For this particular reissue, the quintet performs six likable originals by Richard Carpenter, Jimmy Mundy's "Sleeping Susan," three Tadd Dameron tunes, and a Sonny Stitt blues.
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Balanchine - A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2017 [HDTV 1080i]

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Balanchine - A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2017 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 19.2 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 01:16:00 | 16.7 GB
Claisscal, Ballet | Opera De Paris | HDTV->MKV

A new bright production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Le Songe d'une nuit d'été).
LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017) [Official Digital Download]

LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:03 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Continuing his award-winning cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the London Symphony Orchestra, his singers and actors through a novel performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: this version—performed as part of the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death—makes some cuts to the original movements, in Gardiner's words, ‘removing all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focusing on the world of the fairies and the human lovers.’

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 2, 2017
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 0mn | 2,54 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | Director: Michael Hoffman

It all begins when Hermia and Lysander flee deep into the forest to escape Hermia's father, Egeus, who wishes Hermia to marry Demetrius. Demetrius himself bicycles into the woods to follow his true love Hermia. Demetrius is soon followed by yet another desperate lover: Helena, who adores Demetrius but finds her affections dreadfully unrequited. Crashing and flailing, and falling into mud puddles, the foursome find themselves near the secret home of the fairies, where water nymphs and satyrs party into the night at the fairy bars and cafes. Chaos ensues when the trickster Puck (Stanley Tucci) administers a secret love potion-causing the lovers to mix-and-match with outrageous results. Meanwhile, a band of actors come to the same woods to put on a play-a play that is interrupted when its star actor Bottom becomes a strange pawn in the love battles between Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Titania his Queen.

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at March 21, 2017
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) [Criterion Collection]

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
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Audio: Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Romance | Director: Ingmar Bergman

After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.