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Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Feb. 24, 2018
Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]

Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections (1981) [2006, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 41:07 Min. | 236,84 Mb
Label: Arista/Sony BMG Music Entertainment Jazz (EU) | Cat.# 82876820822 | Released: 2006-05-29 (1981)

Although a major across-the-board hit always eluded the poet, singer, and activist Gil Scott-Heron, this album does contain one of his best-known songs. "B-Movie," an extended attack on Ronald "Ray-gun," unleashes 12 minutes of vitriol about the then recently elected president. Beginning with the declaration "Mandate, my ass," it's a laundry list of fears about Reagan, fantasizing that his election meant "we're all actors" in some surreal film. Delivered over a taut funk groove, parts of it are still funny.

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 22, 2018
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 416 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock, Art Rock | Label: 4AD | # CAD3220CD | 01:13:04

Bish Bosch is, according to Scott Walker, the final recording in the trilogy that began with 1995’s Tilt and continued in 2006’s The Drift. Its title combines urban slang for the word "bitch" and the last name of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. Like its predecessors, Bish Bosch is not an easy listen initially. It's utterly strange, yet alluring. Musically, Walker is as rangy and cagey as ever. His players have worked with him since Tilt; they know exactly what he wants and how to get it. A string orchestra arranged and conducted by keyboardist Mark Warman, and a full symphony on three cuts are also employed. The lyrics on Bish Bosch are full of obscure historical, philosophical, medical, geographical and cultural allusions. For instance, subatomic science, a dwarf jester in Attila the Hun’s court, St. Simeon, and an early 20th century fad all appear in "SDSS14+3B (Zircon, A Flagpole Sitter)." Elsewhere, Nicolai Ceausescu, Nikita Khrushchev, the Ku Klux Klan, and God himself show up. While Bish Bosch is another exercise in artful pretension, it is the most accessible entry in this trilogy and well worth the effort to get at it. Themes of decay are woven throughout these songs – of empire, of the body, of language and religion – yet they are often complemented and illustrated by wry, pun-like, and even scatological humor.

Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 22, 2018
Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)

Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock, Art Rock | Label: 4AD | # CAD 2603 CD | 01:08:48

There were intermittent soundtrack and score contributions of varying magnitudes, as well as a couple other low-key projects, but The Drift is Scott Walker's proper follow-up to 1995's Tilt, an album that also happened to trail its predecessor by 11 years. If 1984's Climate of Hunter put the MOR in morose, Tilt avoided the road completely and went straight toward the fractured, fraught images inside Walker's nightmares. It was entirely removed from anything that could've been classified as contemporary. The Drift isn't an equally severe leap from Tilt, but it is darker, less arranged, alternately more and less dense, and ultimately more frightening. Maybe it'll make your body temperature drop a few degrees. Working with what Walker has referred to as "blocks of sound," only a few of the album's 68 minutes have any connection to rock music, and many of those minutes are part of a harrowing 9/11 song that also obliquely references "Jailhouse Rock" as Elvis Presley cries out ("I'm the only one left alive!") to his stillborn twin brother. The songs swing from hovering drones to crushing jolts.
Michael Scott - Dalla democrazia ai re. La caduta di Atene e il trionfo di Alessandro Magno

Michael Scott - Dalla democrazia ai re. La caduta di Atene e il trionfo di Alessandro Magno
Italian | 2013 | 318 pages | ISBN: 8858108132 | PDF | 3,3 MB

Atene, 404 a.C. La città-Stato è devastata da una lunga e sanguinosa guerra con la vicina Sparta. Atene, faro della libertà e della democrazia nel mondo antico, è alla ricerca di un perché della sua crisi. La sua storia, la sua cultura leggendaria, il suo modello politico, la religione, la sua stessa identità sono in piena tempesta, ormai sull'orlo del crollo. Intanto la Grecia rimane senza guida: chi prenderà il comando? Chi sarà all'altezza? Città come Sparta e Tebe fanno le loro mosse. Grandi tiranni provano a calcare la scena mondiale. Alessandro Magno cerca di espandere il suo regno e conquista l'intero Impero persiano. Passano quasi 100 anni, neanche un secolo dopo la caduta di Atene, nel 323 a.C., alla morte di Alessandro, e tutta la Grecia e gran parte del mondo noto a quell'epoca si scoprono nelle mani di un monarca assoluto, modello di despoti per millenni a venire. Com'è stato possibile in questo arco di tempo precipitare da una società politica pluralista a un regime chiuso e dispotico?
Larry Vuckovich - Somethin' Special (2011) {Tetrachord Music 686} (with special guest Scott Hamilton)

Larry Vuckovich - Somethin' Special (2011) {Tetrachord Music 686} (with special guest Scott Hamilton)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 469 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 172 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Tetrachord Music | 686
Jazz / Post Bebop / West Coast Jazz / Piano

A veteran pianist deserving of wider recognition, Larry Vuckovich has spent several decades on the American jazz scene since leaving his native Yugoslavia for the U.S. in the early '50s. For the most part the songs on these 2011 sessions focus on bop and hard bop from the late '50s and early '60s, ranging from solo piano to trio, quartet, and quintet, featuring tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton on five selections. Vuckovich's working group includes tenor saxophonist Noel Jewkes, bassist Paul Keller, and drummer Chuck McPherson. Vuckovich's solo treatment of Thelonious Monk's "Pannonica" mixes glistening lines with jaunty bop, while his approach to Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" is lush with a few Tatum-inspired runs added for fun.

Race To The Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, And Scott's Antarctic Quest [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Feb. 14, 2018
Race To The Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, And Scott's Antarctic Quest [Audiobook]

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, David Povall (Narrator),‎ "Race To The Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, And Scott's Antarctic Quest "
ASIN: B079RMKL5X, ISBN: 0792733886 | 2018 | MP3@64 kbps | ~16:20:00 | 464 MB
Scott Walker - Scott 1-4 (1967-1969) 4CDs, Remastered 2000 [Re-Up]

Scott Walker - Scott 1-4 (1967-1969) 4CD [Remastered 2000]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 480 Mb | Scans included
AM Pop, Baroque Pop, Chanson, Pop/Rock | Label: Fontana | Time: 02:34:08

One of the most enigmatic figures in rock history, Scott Walker was known as Scotty Engel when he cut obscure flop records in the late '50s and early '60s in the teen idol vein. He then hooked up with John Maus and Gary Leeds to form the Walker Brothers. They weren't named Walker, they weren't brothers, and they weren't English, but they nevertheless became a part of the British Invasion after moving to the U.K. in 1965. They enjoyed a couple of years of massive success there (and a couple of hits in the U.S.) in a Righteous Brothers vein. As their full-throated lead singer and principal songwriter, Walker was the dominant artistic force in the group, who split in 1967. While remaining virtually unknown in his homeland, Walker launched a hugely successful solo career in Britain with a unique blend of orchestrated, almost MOR arrangements with idiosyncratic and morose lyrics. At the height of psychedelia, Walker openly looked to crooners like Sinatra, Jack Jones, and Tony Bennett for inspiration, and to Jacques Brel for much of his material. None of those balladeers, however, would have sung about the oddball subjects – prostitutes, transvestites, suicidal brooders, plagues, and Joseph Stalin – that populated Walker's songs.

Aurora 7: The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Feb. 12, 2018
Aurora 7: The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter

Aurora 7: The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter By Colin Burgess
English | EPUB | 2016 | 239 Pages | ISBN : 3319204386 | 8.86 MB

TO A NATION enthralled by the heroic exploits of the Mercury astronauts, the launch of Lt. Cmdr. Scott Carpenter on NASA’s second orbital space flight was a renewed cause for pride, jubilation and celebration. Within hours, that excitement had given way to stunned disbelief and anxiety as shaken broadcasters began preparing the American public for the very real possibility that an American astronaut and his spacecraft may have been lost at sea.
The Ranulph Fiennes Collection: Captain Scott; Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know & Mad, Dogs and Englishmen

The Ranulph Fiennes Collection: Captain Scott; Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know & Mad, Dogs and Englishmen by Ranulph Fiennes
English | 24 Jan. 2013 | ASIN: B00B1SWVV6 | 1357 Pages | AZW3 | 3.64 MB

Bon Scott - The Early Years 1967-1972 (1988)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 8, 2018
Bon Scott - The Early Years 1967-1972 (1988)

Bon Scott - The Early Years 1967-1972 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 433 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: See For Miles | # SEE CD 247 | Time: 01:09:25

Bon Scott was so compelling as the howling front-man of AC/DC that it’s nearly impossible to imagine the more tender pop vocals of his earlier years. Compiled here are twenty-two tracks that Scott recorded with his earlier groups, The Valentines and Fraternity, in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Highlights include an Everlys-ish take on Phil Spector’s “To Know Him is to Love Him,” a soulful version of Arthur Alexander’s “Every Day I Have to Cry,” covers of the Small Faces, Soft Machine and Steppenwolf, and songs from the Easybeats’ Vanda & Young. Hints of Scott’s distinctive tone can be heard, but the material, vocals and arrangements are drawn from the pop, rock and soul music of their times, rather than the hard-rock of AC/DC. By the time the Scott joined Fraternity in 1970, his more familiar bluesy phrasings began to emerge, but not yet with the full-blown leer he’d bring to AC/DC. Diehard fans will enjoy hearing Scott’s evolution towards his famous style, as will those interested in late ’60s pop and early ’70s blues-rock.