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.
Hailed by some as the third primary figure among great Russian pianists of the twentieth century's second half, Lazar Berman has occasionally lived up to that reputation, but frequently has not. Emil Gilels, the first genius-level Soviet pianist to become well-known in the West, insisted that there was one artist, yet unheard in the West, who was the greater artist. Later, after Sviatoslav Richter's arrival in Europe and America, most felt Gilels had been correct. Still later, however, Gilels maintained that yet another pianist, Lazar Berman, was the finest of the three. After the initial stir created by Berman's 1976 American tour and other appearances in the West, critical opinion held that, while he was an extraordinary if uneven artist, he was not superior to the protean Richter or to the clear-minded Gilels. Still, his art was of an order by no means common.
Two classic easy-listening albums by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra, originally released in 1966 on the Philips label, together on one CD and remastered from the original analogue stereo tapes for Vocalion's trademark crystal-clear sound. French composer/conductor Paul Mauriat is a classically trained musician who decided to pursue a career in popular music. His first major success came in 1962, as a co-writer of the European hit "Chariot." In 1963, the song was given English lyrics, renamed "I Will Follow Him," and became a number one American hit for Little Peggy March. Mauriat is best remembered for his 1968 worldwide smash "Love Is Blue"…
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.