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Doric String Quartet, Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)

Brett Dean - Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)
Doric String Quartet; Allison Bell, soprano; Brett Dean, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10873 | Time: 01:01:50

Brett Dean is not shy about revealing what his music is ‘about’. Whether inspired by certain individuals (as in Epitaphs), or by an ecological or human disaster (as in his String Quartet No. 1, on the now all too topical plight of refugees), Dean’s works are usually – perhaps invariably – driven by extra-musical narratives. Rather than tease out any innate structural puzzles or tensions, his music typically falls into short little dramatic narratives – no movement on this disc lasts as long as eight minutes, many of them rather less than five. The most obviously successful work here is Quartet No. 2, ‘And once I played Ophelia’, effectively a dramatic scena. Its soprano soloist is no mere extra voice (as in Schoenberg’s Second Quartet) but the leading protagonist. Allison Bell’s genuinely affecting performance is backed by the Doric Quartet’s expressionist scampering and sustained harmonies, the strings occasionally coming to the fore in the manner of a Schumann-style song postlude.
Doric String Quartet & Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs, String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)

Doric String Quartet & Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs, String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 61:43 min | 0.97 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Chandos Records (CHAN 10873) | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2015

Australian composer and violist Brett Dean has won many prizes for his orchestral and chamber compositions, including the most renowned of them in 2009, the Grawemeyer Award. Today his works are performed all over the world and highly praised for their aplomb and power of expression as well as their ready accessibility to listeners.

Bell, Book and Candle (1958)  Video

Posted by Helladot at May 26, 2016
Bell, Book and Candle (1958)

Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 102 min | 1,70 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English SDH (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

Gillian Holroyd is just your average, modern-day, witch, living in a New York apartment with her Siamese familiar, Pyewacket. But one day a handsome publisher, Shep Henderson walks into her building and Gillian decides she wants him–especially as it turns out he's marrying Merle Kittridge, an old poison penpal from Gillian's college days. So, Gillian casts a spell over Shep. But her powers are in danger of being exorcised by something stronger than the bell-book-and-candle routine: Love.

Collins Little Book of Scottish History: From Bannockburn to Holyrood  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at April 4, 2016
Collins Little Book of Scottish History: From Bannockburn to Holyrood

Collins Little Book of Scottish History: From Bannockburn to Holyrood by John Abernethy
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0007543972 | 128 pages | EPUB | 9 MB
Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions: Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel (2012) [Repost]

Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions (2012)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697891822 | Time: 01:07:19

Unusually the liner note deserves a mention ahead of the music: the fine pianist Jeremy Denk, half of this regular duo, manages to encapsulate the elusiveness of French romantic music with such insight in a few sharp sentences, his words almost shape the way we listen to this superbly played disc. Saint-Saëns' wistful and emotional Sonata No 1 and Ravel's bluesy, ironic sonata have a whipped, airy quality. Joshua Bell plays with fire and finesse, with Denk a powerful ally. Franck's dark-light violin sonata, mysterious, ardent and far more than the sum of its parts when played as majestically as here, forms the centrepiece of this seriously beguiling disc.

The Case Of Mary Bell: A Portrait of a Child Who Murdered  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Feb. 21, 2016
The Case Of Mary Bell: A Portrait of a Child Who Murdered

Gitta Sereny, "The Case Of Mary Bell: A Portrait of a Child Who Murdered"
English | ISBN: 0712662979, 0413279405 | 1995 | 352 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 2 MB
Syndicate Of Sound - Little Girl: The History of The Syndicate Of Sound (1994)

Syndicate Of Sound - Little Girl: The History of The Syndicate Of Sound (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 372 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 175 Mb
Genre: Garage Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Performance Records | # PERF 399-2 | Time: 01:00:15

"Little Girl" is a rock & roll classic. With its sneering vocals, vague threats, crude chords and rhythms, it's a menacing, swagger masterpiece of garage rock. It's also the only good thing the Syndicate of Sound ever recorded. Little Girl – The History of the Syndicate of Sound compiles nearly everything the group recorded, yet none of it comes close to matching the power of their hit single; it's a mess of weak originals and limp covers. The patience of even the most dedicated garage rock fan will be tested by the disc.

Carey Bell - Last Night (1973)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 11, 2015
Carey Bell - Last Night (1973)

Carey Bell - Last Night (1973)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
One Way, MCAD-22170 | rel: 1995 | 220Mb

Nothing flashy or outrageous here, just a meat-and-potatoes session produced by Al Smith that satisfyingly showcases Bell's charms. Once again, there are hearty tributes to Little Walter ("Last Night") and Muddy Waters ("She's 19 Years Old"), but there's some original stuff too, backed by a combo that boasted a daunting collective experience level: Taylor and Perkins return, along with bassist David Myers and drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.

Carey Bell - Carey Bell's Blues Harp (1969) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 4, 2015
Carey Bell - Carey Bell's Blues Harp (1969) REPOST

Carey Bell - Carey Bell's Blues Harp (1969)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Delmark DE-622 | rel: 1995 | 360Mb

It's a mite ragged around the edges, but Bell's 1969 debut session certainly sports the proper ambience – and no wonder, with guitarists Eddie Taylor and Jimmy Dawkins and pianist Pinetop Perkins on hand to help out. No less than four Little Walter covers and two more from Muddy Waters' songbook dot the set, but many of the best moments occur on the original numbers. Delmark's CD reissue includes three previously unissued items. ~Allmusic
Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (1969) [Audio Fidelity 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (1969) [Audio Fidelity 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:48 minutes | Scans included | 1,26 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 833 MB
Mastered for SACD by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-209