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Fleetwood Mac – “1-2-3” - Fleetwood Mac - Mr. Wonderful - The Pious Bird of Good Omen – 3-CD Box

Fleetwood Mac – “1-2-3” – 01. Fleetwood Mac (1968) – 02. Mr. Wonderful (1968) – 03. The Pious Bird Of Good Omen (1969) (3-CD Box)
Columbia | 1968-1969 | Blues | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 01. 233+13Mb 02. 248Mb+25Mb 03. 215Mb+12Mb

The Blues has always been popular in England. Performers like Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Howlin' Wolf and even Freddie King and Bo Diddley were stars in England before making it big in their own country. When John Mayall formed the Bluesbreakers it was out of respect and admiration to those performers; and he's stayed with the blues, cultivating a number of fine young blues musicians including guitarists Eric Clapton and Peter Green. After Clapton left Mayall, moving on to form Cream, Peter Green replaced him. Now Green has formed his own group, Fleetwood Mac (along with another former Bluesbreaker, bassist John McVie).
Whereas Clapton expanded onto new horizons with Cream, Green has chosen to remain dedicated to the blues, and on this, their first recorded effort, Fleetwood Mac have established themselves as another tight English blues band—joining Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Ten Years After and Savoy Brown as chief practitioners of blues in England.
Green, like Mayall, has studied the records and performances of Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Slim, Junior Wells and Elmore James carefully. The piano riffs on "Hellbound on My Trail" are lifted directly from Slim's classic "If You See Kay," but it's done well, if perhaps a little too self-consciously. Fleetwood Mac (the name is a combination of the names of members of the group), know what they're doing, they dig the music they're playing and that's great—but the drawback here is that they don't put enough of themselves into it instead of what they've heard from the original artists.
Green is a more than competent guitar player, and the Mac's treatment of "Shake Your Moneymaker" is just as powerful as the first Butterfield version (on the Paul Butterfield Blues Band album). The harp work is proficient in most places but rather weak on "Got to Move," the old Sonny Boy Williamson song. Green's composition "Long Grey Mare" is one of the best cuts on the album, anchored by McVie's strong bass line. The record has a strange, prematurely vintage (if there can be such a thing) sound to it, like an old classic recording made in the late Forties or early Fifties.
Like most modern white bluesmen, Fleetwood Mac try very hard to live the kind of music they play—not picking cotton in the Delta, but maintaining the hard-life blues tradition, gigging at small clubs in Northern England and in scruffy halls in the East End. Their music retains an unaffected rough quality. They play well, and if it sounds a little scratchy at times it's because that's the way they happen to feel at that particular moment. The licks they've copied from other performers are natural enough—it's more of a tribute than an imitation.
The English continue to prove how well into the blues they really are, and know how to lay it down and shove it back across the Atlantic. Fleetwood Mac are representative of how far the blues has penetrated—far enough for a group of London East-Enders to have cut a record potent enough to make the South Side of Chicago take notice.

The Omen Collection (1976-2006)  Video

Posted by banonse at Dec. 27, 2009
The Omen Collection (1976-2006)

The Omen Collection (1976-2006)
English | x264 @ 8735kbps | DTS 5.1 1510kbps | 4 x 8,6 GB | 436 mins
Genre: Horror | Thriller

Movie fans have become accustomed to the physical representation of terror resembling a hulking, merciless, unrelenting beast of a man, a Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees type that stalks his victims with heavy footsteps, a menacing demeanor, a large bladed weapon, and some sort of supernatural invulnerability. The four films presented in The Omen Collection portray a villain just as dastardly, invulnerable, and horrific as any masked madman, but instills these terrifying attributes not in a beastly killing machine, a wise-cracking villain, or even a criminal mastermind, but inside the body of a boy, a teenager, a man. Young, adorable, carefree Damien Thorn, with nothing more than a stare, a smile, an innocent countenance, grows into one of cinema's more enduring powerhouses of evil over the course of three films, a character both at once charming and repulsive, the very definition of innocence, yet with a future of Biblical importance, a destiny that nothing – or nobody – can alter. He is pure evil, the antichrist, the final representation of terror, an abomination so tremendous that even the greatest of the horror icons shiver in his presence. 20th Century Fox's The Omen Collection contains four films bundled together, three representing the original Omen trilogy (1976-1981) along with the 2006 remake of the original classic. Not included here, but available in a previously released DVD boxed set, is 1991's made-for-television film Omen IV: The Awakening.

The Greater Good (2011)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 8, 2017
The Greater Good (2011)

The Greater Good (2011)
WEBRip 400p | MP4 | 720x400 | AVC@1100 Kbps | English AAC@128 Kbps | 2 channels | 1h 24mn | 746 MiB
WEBRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x1080 | AVC@12.5 Mbps | English EAC3@224 Kbps | 2 channels | 1h 24mn | 7.64 GiB
Genre: Documentary | Drama

The film looks behind the fear, hype and politics that polarize people into emotionally charged pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine camps with no room for middle ground. Verite stories of individuals and their families, whose lives have been forever changed by vaccine choices, interwoven with interviews from leading experts in the field, will re-frame the vaccine debate and offer, for the first time, the opportunity to have a rational, scientific and factual discussion on how to create a more effective vaccine program in America today.

Das Lange Utopia - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Dec. 5, 2016
Das Lange Utopia - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

Das Lange Utopia - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
German | 2016 | 448 Pages | ISBN: 3442547768 | EPUB | 446.01 KB

2045–2059: Während sich die Menschheit auf der Datumerde weiterentwickelt, ihrem von Katastrophen heimgesuchten und in die Jahre gekommenen Heimatplaneten, schreitet auch die Besiedelung der unendlich vielen Welten der Langen Erde voran. Lobsang, der als künstliche Intelligenz über Jahrzehnte die Lange Erde erforscht hat, lebt nach einem Zusammenbruch als Mensch getarnt auf einer exotischen, weit entfernten Erde. Dort glaubt er, ein »normales« Leben führen zu können. Doch irgendetwas stimmt mit dieser Kopie der Erde nicht. Gemeinsam mit dem zu Hilfe gerufenen Joshua entdeckt Lobsang, dass sich ein unbekannter Planet in einer der Welten der Langen Erde verfangen hat. Mit wenig erfreulichen Aussichten für deren Bewohner …

The Forgotten Warrior: Warriors- Omen of the Stars, No. 5  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alt_f4 at Oct. 20, 2016
The Forgotten Warrior: Warriors- Omen of the Stars, No. 5

The Forgotten Warrior: Warriors- Omen of the Stars, No. 5 by Warriors Manga: SkyClan and the Stranger Series
English | Nov. 22, 2011 | ISBN: 0061555223, 006155524X | 259 Pages | EPUB | 2 MB

The end of the stars draws near. Three must become four to battle the darkness that lasts forever. . . .

Warriors: Omen of the Stars #3: Night Whispers  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alt_f4 at Oct. 20, 2016
Warriors: Omen of the Stars #3: Night Whispers

Warriors: Omen of the Stars #3: Night Whispers by Erin Hunter
English | Nov. 23, 2010 | ISBN: 0061555150, 0061555169 | 244 Pages | EPUB | 5 MB

After the sharp-eyed Jay and the roaring Lion, peace will come on Dove's gentle wing.

The Last Hope (Warriors: Omen of the Stars No. 6)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alt_f4 at Oct. 20, 2016
The Last Hope (Warriors: Omen of the Stars No. 6)

The Last Hope (Warriors: Omen of the Stars No. 6) by Warriors Manga: SkyClan and the Stranger Series
English | Apr. 3, 2012 | ISBN: 0061555274, 0061555282 | 265 Pages | EPUB | 3 MB

The end of the stars draws near. Three must become four to battle the darkness that lasts forever. . . .

All'anima della musica! - Terry Pratchett (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Oct. 11, 2016
All'anima della musica! - Terry Pratchett (Repost)

All'anima della musica! - Terry Pratchett
Italian | 2013 | 367 Pages | ISBN: 8867152963 | EPUB | 236.65 KB

Gli altri bambini hanno gli xilofoni. A Susan basta chiedere al nonno di tirarsi su la maglietta. Avere sedici anni non è mai facile… soprattutto se c'è un Morte in famiglia. Dopotutto non è una passeggiata crescere normalmente quando hai un nonno che cavalca un cavallo bianco e impugna una gigantesca falce. Specialmente se decide di prendersi una meritata pausa per andare alla ricerca del senso della vita e scoprire 'perché le cose vanno come vanno', e tu devi rilevare gli affari di famiglia sperando che la gente non continui a scambiarti per la Fatina dei Denti. E soprattutto se ti trovi faccia a faccia con una musica che crea dipendenza che ha stregato l'intero Mondo Disco…

Terry Pratchett - Il piccolo popolo decolla  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Sept. 14, 2016
Terry Pratchett - Il piccolo popolo decolla

Terry Pratchett - Il piccolo popolo decolla
Italian | TEA | 1995 | ISBN: 8877822643 | 176 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Sono alti non più di dieci centimetri; si muovono e si parlano a grande velocità; credono che gli uomini siano degli esseri lenti, goffi e stupidi; tra di loro ci sono sapienti, sacerdoti e guerrieri; hanno una lunga tradizione di storie fantastiche e leggi misteriose. Sono gli Gnomi di Città, o, più esattamente, i Niomi dell'Emporio. Un tempo pacifici abitatori notturni del grande Magazzino F.lli Arnold, poi scacciati e perseguitati, gli gnomi vogliono ora tornare a casa, nel luogo dove, nella notte dei tempi, i loro antenati mossero i primi passi. Ma per far ciò ci vuole un piano, e uno di loro - guarda caso - un piano ce l'ha. E il piano comincia con una cosa che si chiama 'Concorde', una cosa che, come recita l'Enciclopedia scientifica del Giovane Niomo, "va al doppio della velocità di un proiettile e ti danno del salmone affumicato da mangiare"… La trionfante, irresistibile conclusione della trilogia degli Gnomi di Città.

Terry Pratchett - Il piccolo popolo all'aria aperta  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Sept. 14, 2016
Terry Pratchett - Il piccolo popolo all'aria aperta

Terry Pratchett - Il piccolo popolo all'aria aperta
Italian | Salani | 1992 | ISBN: 8884517532 | 160 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

In principio F.lli Arnold (dal 1905) creò l’Emporio. O almeno così credevano le migliaia di piccoli niomi che per generazioni erano vissute nei condotti, negli interstizi e nei sottopalchetti dell’Emporio. Per loro, l’Esterno semplicemente non esisteva; il Giorno e la Notte erano antiche leggende. In compenso, c’erano i Saldi di Gennaio, la Collezione Primavera, le Grandi Occasioni d’Estate e le Strenne di Natale. Cosa chiedere di più a un universo ben organizzato? Ma la fine del mondo era in agguato: l’Emporio doveva essere demolito. I niomi, dopo una rocambolesca fuga a bordo di un camion raggiungono l’Esterno e si rifugiano in una cava abbandonata. Fine della storia? Niente affatto! All’improvviso accadono strane cose: le pozzanghere diventano dure, dal cielo cadono pezzetti di ghiaccio. È l’Inverno. Ed è freddo. E come se non bastasse, la cava sta per essere riaperta e gli umani stanno per sfrattarli…