Above London

Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood by Jeffrey Knapp
2017 | ISBN: 0190634065 | English | 312 pages | PDF | 21 MB

Just Above My Head (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at April 7, 2017
Just Above My Head (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

Just Above My Head (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by James Baldwin
English | 1994 | ISBN: 0385270747, 0385334567, 9780385270748, 9780385334563, B004GB1TCC | 608 Pages | EPUB | 527.24 KB

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)  Video

Posted by Helladot at Jan. 23, 2017
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 30mn | 1,42 Gb
Score AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps with English intertitles
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery | Director: Alfred Hitchcock

On hearing reports of the seventh murder by "The Avenger", Daisy decides to stay with her parents. She is being courted by Joe, a detective, who gets suspicious when her mother rents a room out to a lodger – to whom Daisy is attracted. While the lodger is out, Joe takes the opportunity to search his room – there he finds a gun, some press clippings of the killings and a map of the murders…
Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)

Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)
Hilary Hahn, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 474 5042 | Time: 01:06:04

Elgar’s Violin Concerto has a certain mystique about it independent of the knee-jerk obeisance it has received in the British press. It probably is the longest and most difficult of all Romantic violin concertos, requiring not just great technical facility but great concentration from the soloist and a real partnership of equals with the orchestra. And like all of Elgar’s large orchestral works, it is extremely episodic in construction and liable to fall apart if not handled with a compelling sense of the long line. In reviewing the score while listening to this excellent performance, I was struck by just how fussy Elgar’s indications often are: the constant accelerandos and ritards, and the minute (and impractical) dynamic indications that ask more questions than they sometimes answer. No version, least of all the composer’s own, even attempts to realize them all: it would be impossible without italicizing and sectionalizing the work to death.

BBC - London: The Modern Babylon (2012)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 25, 2016
BBC - London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

BBC - London: The Modern Babylon (2012)
HDTV | 1920 x 1080 | .MP4/AVC @ 3727 Kbps | 2h 5mn | 3.39 GB
Audio: English AAC 138 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Julien Temple's epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.
Congreso - Terra Incognita (1975) London Records/SLLC-38683 - SP Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Congreso - Terra Incognita
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 756mb & 224mb
Label: London Records/SLLC-38683 | Release: 1975 | This Issue: 2016 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Congreso are another band I was introduced to on Progarchives, and one I took an almost instant liking to. There are inevitable comparisons to their fellow countrymen Los Jaivas: both bands have been around for forty years or so; both play a progressive style of folk music that is highly influenced by their Chilean ethnic roots; both record music that tends to both celebrate life and to make the occasional social statement; and both employ quite a bit of traditional Chilean instrumentation in their music (charango, marimba, tarka, 12-string guitar, tom toms, rondador) as well as more common modern instruments like electric guitar and bass, drums and synthesizers.
But there are differences as well. Congreso tends to focus on more traditional folk arrangements, particularly on their early albums, and many of their songs are either adopted from or inspired by these older tunes. Los Jaivas on the other hand quickly moved toward a heavier use of modern instrumentation and more symphonic prog arrangements in their music. Both styles are highly appealing to prog and folk fans, but the differences give us something to celebrate in each of their sounds.

BBC - Skies Above Britain: Series 1 (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 15, 2016
BBC - Skies Above Britain: Series 1 (2016)

BBC - Skies Above Britain: Series 1 (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2435 Kbps | 5x~58mn | 5.58 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Skies Above Britain explores the complex, hidden world of the skies above us and discovers the human stories of the people who spend their life in flight.

BBC - London: The Modern Babylon (2012)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 9, 2016
BBC - London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

BBC - London: The Modern Babylon (2012)
PDTV | 1024x576 | .MKV/AVC @ 1631 Kbps | 02:05:16 | 1.60 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Julien Temple's epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.

BBC - The Bridges That Built London with Dan Cruickshank (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 6, 2016
BBC - The Bridges That Built London with Dan Cruickshank (2012)

BBC - The Bridges That Built London with Dan Cruickshank (2012)
HDTV 360p | AVI | 640x360 | XviD@2853 Kbps | English MP3@128 Kbps | 2 channels | 59mn 12s | 1.24 GiB
HDTV 720p | MKV | 1280x720 | AVC@2306 Kbps | English AAC@93 Kbps | 2 channels | 59mn 12s | 1017 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Dan Cruickshank explores the mysteries and secrets of the bridges that have made London what it is. He uncovers stories of Bronze-Age relics emerging from the Vauxhall shore, of why London Bridge was falling down, of midnight corpses splashing beneath Waterloo Bridge, and above all, of the sublime ambition of London's bridge builders themselves.

BBC - The Bridges that Built London (2012)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Aug. 30, 2016
BBC - The Bridges that Built London (2012)

BBC - The Bridges that Built London (2012)
HDTV | 1920 x 1080 | .MP4/AVC @ 3263 Kbps | 59mn 7s | 1.40 GB
Audio: English AAC 132 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Dan Cruickshank explores the mysteries and secrets of the bridges that have made London what it is. He uncovers stories of Bronze-Age relics emerging from the Vauxhall shore, of why London Bridge was falling down, of midnight corpses splashing beneath Waterloo Bridge, and above all, of the sublime ambition of London's bridge builders themselves.