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The High Llamas - Gideon Gaye (1993, Repress 1995)  

Posted by luckburz at Oct. 30, 2013
The High Llamas - Gideon Gaye (1993, Repress 1995)

The High Llamas - Gideon Gaye
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 340 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Alpaca Parl # 480671 2 | Country/Year: Europe 1995, 1993
Genre: Rock, Pop | Style: Chamber Pop, Indie Pop

Sean O'Hagan has obviously done his Brian Wilson homework, listening to all the albums the Beach Boys recorded between Pet Sounds and Surf's Up. Cheeky references to cuts like "Let's Get Away for a While" and "Surf's Up" pop up from time to time on this lush set, which takes its cues from both Wilson's most melodic and most eccentric qualities (though the ten-minute flute solo on "Track Goes By" does this to excess). It's an impressive outing that sounds like little else in the alternative rock world of the mid-'90s…
The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965) Reissue 2007, Card Sleeve

The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965) Reissue 2007, Card Sleeve
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Garage Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Big Beat Records | # CDHP 022 | Time: 00:29:16

The Sonics that Wailers bassist Buck Ormsby took into a small studio and unleashed on the world show a live band at the peak of its power, ready to mow down the competition without even blinking twice. Their debut long-player (originally issued on the Etiquette imprint) is reprised here with new liner notes by Norton prexy Miriam Linna in the original mono. The flame-throwing hits of "The Witch," "Psycho," "Boss Hoss," and "Strychnine" are aboard, along with versions of "Do You Love Me," "Dirty Robber," "Have Love Will Travel," and "Walkin' the Dog" that are no less potent. This long-play vinyl reissue also boasts the addition of four bonus tracks: "Keep a Knockin'" (the original B-side of "The Witch") and three selections from an Etiquette Christmas album, "Don't Believe in Christmas," "The Village Idiot," and "Santa Claus." Another important chunk of Seattle rock & roll history.
The Last of the Prince Bishops: William Van Mildert and the High Church Movement of the Early Nineteenth Century [Repost]

E. A. Varley - The Last of the Prince Bishops: William Van Mildert and the High Church Movement of the Early Nineteenth Century
Published: 1992-08-28 | ISBN: 0521390931, 0521892317 | PDF | 280 pages | 5 MB
Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget [Repost]

David Wessel - Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
Published: 2012-07-31 | ISBN: 0770436145 | EPUB + MOBI | 208 pages | 4 MB

BBC - Western Front Part 6: Breaking the Front  

Posted by vman at June 19, 2013
BBC - Western Front Part 6: Breaking the Front

BBC - Western Front Part 6: Breaking the Front
DVDrip | 720 x 480 | XviD MPEG-4 1823 Kbps | 01:06 mn | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | 350 MB
Genre: Documentary

For most British people, the First World War was the Western Front, the trench line stretching from the Swiss Frontier to the North Sea. It was there that the majority of nearly nine million British and Dominion soldiers who enlisted during the war served, and where most of the 947,000 who were killed met their deaths.
This detailed series covers everything from how the front was created and the experiences of the British Army in France, how the First World War was fought in trenches, forts and bunkers to the battle of Verdun and the last hundred days of the war. Professor Richard Holmes, the military historian, skilfully clarifies the complexities of the Western Front, highlighting the political, military and human dilemmas of this the most bitter and bloody of wars.
Breaking the Front
In 1917 America joined the war against Germany, And Germany moved to finish the war quickly to their advantage. This programme examines Kaiserlacht (the Imperial Battle), the massive offensive launched by the German Army on 21st March 1918. It looks at how close Germany came to winning the war at this point, and the Allied counter-offensive that eventually led to victory and the German surrender.

BBC - Western Front Part 2: Feeding the Front  

Posted by vman at June 14, 2013
BBC - Western Front Part 2: Feeding the Front

BBC - Western Front Part 2: Feeding the Front
DVDrip | 720 x 480 | XviD MPEG-4 1823 Kbps | 01:06 mn | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | 350 MB
Genre: Documentary

For most British people, the First World War was the Western Front, the trench line stretching from the Swiss Frontier to the North Sea. It was there that the majority of nearly nine million British and Dominion soldiers who enlisted during the war served, and where most of the 947,000 who were killed met their deaths.
This detailed series covers everything from how the front was created and the experiences of the British Army in France, how the First World War was fought in trenches, forts and bunkers to the battle of Verdun and the last hundred days of the war. Professor Richard Holmes, the military historian, skilfully clarifies the complexities of the Western Front, highlighting the political, military and human dilemmas of this the most bitter and bloody of wars.
Part 2: Feeding the Front
On April 22nd, the troops holding the Front were confronted with the first use of poison gas as a weapon of war. By the middle of 1915 over half of the 25,000 troops had been killed or badly wounded. Lord Kitchener's recruiting drive 'Your country needs you' prompted millions of young men to enlist. Veteran Robbie Burns, now 104, and Dick Trafford, now 102 recall the moment that they joined up. Dick also recalls the Battle of Loos where the British lost 8,000 men in an hour and Holmes relates the story of Rudyard Kipling's only son John who was among the reserves at Loos.
History Channel - Battlefield Detectives - The Jewish Revolt Against Rome The Siege Of Masada

History Channel - Battlefield Detectives - The Jewish Revolt Against Rome The Siege Of Masada
DVDRip | History Channel | 2008 | English | 45 min | DivX 1077 kbps | 544x416 (4:3) | 25 fps | MP3 98 kbps avg | 360 MB
Genre: Documentary

Masada, siege of (ad 73), one of the final acts of the Jewish revolt against Rome which began in ad 66. Masada, a high outcrop of rock by the Dead Sea, had been fortified in the mid-2nd century bc and again by Herod the Great in the 30s bc. It was seized early in the revolt by the Sicarii sect of alleged assassins led by Eleazar ben Yair. In ad 73, with Jerusalem captured and the rest of the province subdued, the Roman governor, Flavius Silva, laid siege with Legion X Fretensis. The account by the turncoat Jewish leader and historian Josephus claims to have been derived from the two women survivors, but is regarded as heavily embroidered (though confirmed in outline by archaeological excavation in the 1950s and 1960s). Over several months Silva constructed a siege wall, with towers and eight camps, right round the plateau, and then an assault ramp up which he rolled a massive siege tower equipped with a battering ram and artillery. The final assault, on the day after the defences had been breached and fired, revealed that the 960 defenders had taken their own lives.
Arab Human Development Report 2005: Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World

Arab Human Development Report 2005: Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World
Stanford Economics and Finance | ISBN: 0804755302 | 2006-05-08 | PDF | 260 pages | 3.25 Mb

In the first Arab Human Development Report (AHDR), gender inequality was identified as one of the main obstacles to development in the Arab Region, along with the deficits of knowledge and freedom that were addressed in the consequent AHDRs. Written by an independent group of Arab scholars, policy makers, and practitioners, the current volume focuses on the history and contemporary dynamics of Arab women's economic, political, and social empowerment in the region. It details the processes in which gender impacts Arab development while suggesting means of overcoming some of the challenges and building more equitable societies.
This is the fourth installment in the series that was created to provide the Arab region with a needed neutral forum for initiating dialogues and structuring debates to build a reform agenda from within. These reports build on the wealth of Arab knowledge and insight, and present a vision of self-determined change based on a commitment to internal social reform and frank self-assessment. Forging an Arab renaissance is one of the key objectives of the Arab Human Development Series, and to chart the signposts along these routes, the series is a beacon. The reports in this series have proven to be an invaluable resource to scholars and policy makers around the world, and have been well received by the general public and specialized groups.
The Three Sounds - Here We Come (1960) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5091}

The Three Sounds - Here We Come (1960) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5091}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 297 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 234 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1960, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5091
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. The Three Sounds pull away from the curb in a sweet sports car – a great cover image that really sets the tone for the entire record! The album's the epitome of early 60s class and cool that the group had to offer – as they effortlessly mix soulful groovers with mellower, more introspective pieces – all delivered by the godlike hands of Gene Harris on acoustic piano – already a giant in jazz, even at the start of his long career. The rhythm is great, too – sublime bass from Andy Simpkins, whose round, warm tone we always love – and just the right sort of work on drums from Bill Dowdy, who always keeps things on track. Titles include "Now's The Time", "Summertime", "Poinciana", "Here We Come", and "Sonnymoon For Two". Great cover too – with one of the all-time best "car jazz" images!
Channel 4 - The Michelangelo Code Secrets of the Sistine Chapel (2005)

Channel 4 - The Michelangelo Code Secrets of the Sistine Chapel (2005)
DVB | 688 x 384 | .AVI/XviD @ 1915 Kbps | 2x~50mn | English MP3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.45 GB
Genre: Documentary, Arts, History

Arguably the world's most famous work of art, millions of people visit it every year. Until now however nobody has been able to explain exactly what the Sistine Chapel's ceiling is actually trying to tell us. Though important and timely the film (airing as it does to celebrate the 500th birthday of the work) it is also the product of the detective work and obsessive scholarship by art critic Waldemar Januszczak which spans the last 30 years.