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Cock Robin - Songs From A Bell Tower (2011) 2CD Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 7, 2017
Cock Robin - Songs From A Bell Tower (2011) 2CD Edition

Cock Robin - Songs From A Bell Tower (2011) 2CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 804 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 290 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 166 Mb
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, New Wave | Label: Blackbird Records | # BR 2011-07 | Time: 02:01:03

It does not take very long to realize that this is a nicely put together record. The singing is intense in somewhat of a Springsteen/David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand) manner, but unique from them. The surrounding instrumentation weaves in and out in a folk rock manner at times and works as a full throttle rock band at others. The Singer-Songwriter category does not quite do justice to the songs. I would say rock fans will like this more than people wanting straight folk, but it has a good general appeal to both the crowds seeking lighter thoughtful material and those that want a good rock beat. The music is rather universal and what is truly interesting is that the California duo behind this band has historically done so much better in Europe than in the US. While I often can understand why some great European born music may not translate as well in the US (and vice versa), I have never understood why several great US bands (Wipers, 16 Horsepower) do so much better in Europe. Add this band to that list, as US listeners need to join in. I believe this album of eleven original songs comes with a bonus CD containing a full live set. (David Hintz)
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.

Eric Bell - Exile (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 28, 2016
Eric Bell - Exile (2016)

Eric Bell - Exile (2016)
Classic Rock, Blues Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:41:01 | 101 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Edge/Cargo Records | Release Year: 2016

Thin Lizzy founder member, Eric Bell has just finished recording his first studio album in more than six years. Exile, the first collection of new material since 2009's Lonely Nights in London, was recorded at Edge Recording Studios, a converted barn in Cheshire. Basic, homely and unpretentious, what the studio lacks in corporate frills, it more than makes up for in pedigree. Lyrically, the new album covers a lot of ground; some songs reflect the difficult times in Eric's life, others explore universal themes of love, fatherhood and loss. Some were penned many years ago, lying dormant as if waiting to be brought to life, some were written very recently. There's even a cover of a rock ' roll standard. Eric's final days with Thin Lizzy are well-documented.

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

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

The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by free4magazines at July 30, 2015
The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret
Language: English | AZW3 / EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0393062066 | 2008 | 256 pages | 0.4 MB / 0.2 MB / 0.3 MB

A gripping intrigue at the heart of one of the world’s most important inventions.