Highlights from leg 7 of the 2015-2016 America’s Cup World Series, in which four-time Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie continues his attempt to guide a British team to one of the most prestigious trophies in sport. Ainslie masterminded a spectacular comeback for the Oracle Team USA in the 2013 America’s Cup. He subsequently set up Ben Ainslie Racing in Portsmouth, where his team will be vying for a repeat of 2015’s victory at the start of this preliminary series. The British team went into this seventh of nine legs in second place overall, with the top two finishers due to go head to head next year for the right to face the reigning champions in Bermuda.
Highlights from the opening leg of the America's Cup World Series, in which four-time Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie began his attempt to guide a British team to one of the most prestigious trophies in sport. Ainslie masterminded a spectacular comeback for the American-backed Team Oracle in the 2013 America's Cup. He has since set up Ben Ainslie Racing in Portsmouth, which hosted this first preliminary event in the battle to face the reigning champions in Bermuda in 2017. Ben Ainslie Racing was one of five teams in action, with others coming from Sweden, France, Japan and New Zealand, watched by an estimated half a million spectators. Introduced by Shirley Robertson, commentary Tucker Thompson and Ken Read.
2013 two CD collection from the Welsh vocalist. Bonnie Tyler's multi-platinum mid-'80s link with Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman that saw the Welsh songstress etch her name into Rock history. Those distinctive husky tones graced classic after classic, from the bombastic transatlantic chart-topper 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' to 'Holding Out for a Hero', a US #2 from the soundtrack of hit movie Footloose.Add duets with Todd Rundgren and Shakin' Stevens, the feel-good 'A Rockin' Good Way', plus top album tracks and you've a package sure to please fans both in the Principality and the wider Rock 'n' Roll world.
Omnivore's 2013 double-disc set Buck Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) provides an interesting spin on Buck Owens: through a collection of mono singles, live tracks, alternate takes, early 45s, and other rarities, it tells an alternate history of Buck's prime years. If there's a hit on this 50-track collection, it's almost always in a version that's slightly different than what usually shows up on a standard greatest-hits. "Second Fiddle," "Love's Gonna Live Here," "I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)," "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail," and "Before You Go" are all in mono, there's an early version of "Ain't It Amazing Gracie," and "Act Naturally" is live, so they're familiar enough to not feel jarring and they do provide the core of a collection that winds up wandering into some pretty interesting territory.