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BBC Symphony Orchestra, Soloists, Martyn Brabbins - Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony & Other Works (2017)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony; Sound Sleep;
Orpheus With His Lute; Variations for brass band (2017)
Elizabeth Watts (soprano); Mary Bevan (soprano); Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano)
Royal College of Music Brass Band; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68190 | Time: 01:12:25

Ralph Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony, otherwise known as the Symphony No. 2 in G major, was composed between 1911 and 1913, and premiered in 1914. After the score was lost in the mail, reconstructed from the short score and orchestral parts, and revised twice, the symphony was published at last in 1920, though it was ultimately replaced by the definitive version in 1936, with cuts to the about 20 minutes of the original material. This recording by Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra presents the 1920 version, along with three short works, Sound sleep for female voices and small orchestra, Orpheus with his lute for voice and orchestra, and the Variations for brass band. The filler pieces are delightful rarities that Vaughan Williams specialists will find of some interest, though most listeners will prize this recording for the energetic and colorful performance of the symphony, which is one of the composer's most vivid and satisfying works.

A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 15, 2018
A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven

A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven by Joe Shute
English | February 8th, 2018 | ASIN: B079B3KNKB, ISBN: 1472940288 | 288 pages | EPUB | 2.52 MB

For millennia, we have tried to explain ourselves using the raven as a symbol. It occupies a unique place in British history and has left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape.

Necropolis: London and Its Dead  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 2, 2018
Necropolis: London and Its Dead

Necropolis: London and Its Dead by Catharine Arnold
English | October 15, 2008 | ISBN: 1416502483, 1849835543, ASIN: B007DG939I | AZW3 | 320 pages | 1.9 MB

London's Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Jan. 28, 2018
London's Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City

London's Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City by Stephen Alford
English | April 27th, 2017 | ASIN: B01M2AQT86, ISBN: 024100358X, 162040821X | 353 pages | EPUB | 49.58 MB

'Consistently illuminating … Like all the best stories, it is about the timeless tides of power and influence … trade deals can sometimes be sexy, thrilling and epic' Sinclair McKay, Spectator

Stereophonics - Scream Above The Sounds (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 16, 2017
Stereophonics - Scream Above The Sounds (2017)

Stereophonics - Scream Above The Sounds
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 46:31 min | 306 MB
Label: Parlophone – 190295767983 | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Britpop, Indie Rock, Alternative

Their tenth studio album, ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ follows ‘Keep The Village Alive’ which went straight to #1 when it was released in 2015 – their sixth chart-topper after ‘Performance and Cocktails’ (1999), ‘Just Enough Education To Perform’ (2001) ‘You Gotta Go There To Come Back’ (2003), ‘Language. Sex. Violence. Other?’ (2005) and ‘Pull The Pin’ (2007).
Jan Mulder & London Symphony Orchestra with Andrea Bocelli - Christmas (2014) [Re-Up]

Jan Mulder & London Symphony Orchestra with Andrea Bocelli - Christmas (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:34
Classical Crossover, Easy Listening, Holidays | Label: Miller Music | # 628586714489

Jan Mulder is a pianist and composer who has become one of the stable of top-selling music stars in the United Kingdom, Europe, and America. He has composes and arranges on a daily basis for solo albums, frequently recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, which have achieved gold and platinum status. His award-winning inspirational CD series, "Love Divine", is popular in over 20 countries, and features one Christmas album with a guest track by Andrea Bocelli.
Marius Neset with London Sinfonietta - Snowmelt (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Marius Neset with London Sinfonietta - Snowmelt (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 52:08 minutes | 916 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The album „snowmelt“ is Neset's most ambitious, cherished and personal project to date. In these concentrated works, Neset has sought out chaos and dissonance, he has also been drawn to lyricism and tenderness, and then worked at finding a balance between the extremes, using compositional methods which subliminally bring out the continuities between them. Neset says of this work that he aspires to is to “find the point when everything makes sense.” For the listener, the search for that point will bring its own rewards.

Scottie Miller Band - Stay Above Water (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 6, 2017
Scottie Miller Band - Stay Above Water (2017)

Scottie Miller Band - Stay Above Water (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 333.92 Mb | 49:07 | Cover
Blues-Rock, Piano Blues | Country: Minnesota, USA | Label: Scottie Miller Band

Blues-Pianist, singer-songwriter Scottie Miller hit’s a home run with his tenth and most powerful release to date. He is well known for his keyboard and mandolin playing while touring with three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster, (who is featured on track #2 of this CD.) Scottie and Ruthie recently co-wrote a song “I Was Called” which is featured on the upcoming 2017 release by the multi-Grammy award winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).
Stereophonics - Scream Above The Sounds (Deluxe Edition) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stereophonics - Scream Above The Sounds (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:45 minutes | 1.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Their tenth studio album, ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ follows ‘Keep The Village Alive’ which went straight to #1 when it was released in 2015 – their sixth chart-topper after ‘Performance and Cocktails’ (1999), ‘Just Enough Education To Perform’ (2001) ‘You Gotta Go There To Come Back’ (2003), ‘Language. Sex. Violence. Other?’ (2005) and ‘Pull The Pin’ (2007).
Stereophonics - Scream Above The Sounds (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Stereophonics - Scream Above The Sounds (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 446 MB | Cover | 67 minutes | MP3 СBR 320 kbps | 156 MB
Alternative Rock | Label: Parlophone UK

Coming twenty years after they first broke through with their debut ‘Word Gets Around’, Stereophonics are set to release their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ on November 3rd via Parlophone.