Chaucer: His Life, His Works, His World

BBC Life Complete Series (2009)  Video

Posted by mr2006 at Dec. 26, 2009
BBC Life Complete Series (2009)

BBC Life Complete Series (2009)
1080p | English | 66.2 GB | 58 min @ Ep | 1920x1080 | x264 - 14500kbps | DTS - 1509kbps
Genre: Documentary
The World's Greatest Jazz Collection (The Encyclopedia Of Jazz) — BIG BANDS: Box Set 100CDs (2008)

The World's Greatest Jazz Collection (The Encyclopedia Of Jazz) — BIG BANDS: Box Set 100CDs (2008)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 15,21 Gb
Label: Membran | Release Year: 2008

Awesome 100 CD set containing a plethora of classic Big Band sounds from the era when Benny Goodman's 'Let's Dance' became the motto of an entire country…in fact, the whole world! The Big Band Box takes you from the formation of the original Big Band of Fletcher Henderson to the 17-piece line-up of Stan Kenton's Progressive Jazz. This 100-CD set is a fantastic tour through almost all the big bands / directors of note from the 1930s to 1950.

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at Sept. 5, 2014
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
DVD9 | ISO | PAL, 16:9 (720x576) VBR | 01:59:09 | 8.03 Gb
Audio: AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps (each): English, German, Italian, Spanish
Subs: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
Genre: Black Comedy, Erotic Drama, Satire

This is probably Peter Greenaway's most famous (or infamous) film, which first shocked audiences at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival and then on both sides of the Atlantic. A gang leader (Michael Gambon), accompanied by his wife (Helen Mirren) and his associates, entertains himself every night in a fancy French restaurant that he has recently bought. Having tired of her sadistic, boorish husband, the wife finds herself a lover (Alan Howard) and makes love to him in the restaurant's coziest places with the silent permission of the cook (Richard Bohringer). Though less cerebral than Greenaway's other films, featuring deadly passions reminiscent of Jacobean revenge tragedies of the early 17th century, the picture still offers the director's usual ironic and paradoxical comments on the relations between eating and sex, love and death.
Jerry Lee Lewis - At Sun Records: The Collected Works - "What the Hell Else Do You Need?" (2015) [18CD Box Set] {Bear Family}

Jerry Lee Lewis - At Sun Records: The Collected Works - "What the Hell Else Do You Need?" (2015) [18CD Box Set] {Bear Family}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 4.55 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.80 Gb | Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Bear Family Records | BCD 17254 RL
Rock & Roll / Country / Rhythm & Blues / Rockabilly / Honky Tonk

Sam Phillips didn't record anybody else the way he recorded Jerry Lee Lewis. With other artists, he pushed and prodded, taking his time to discover the qualities that made them uniquely human, but with Jerry Lee, he just turned the tape on and let the Killer rip. There was no need to sculpt because Lewis arrived at Sun Studios fully formed, ready to lean back and play anything that crossed his mind. Over the course of seven years, that's more or less how things were run at Sun: Lewis would sit at the piano and play, singing songs that were brought to him and songs that crossed his mind, and Sam never stopped rolling the tape.
VA - World's Greatest Jazz Collection - The Encyclopedia of Jazz [Box Set 500CDs] (2008)

VA - World's Greatest Jazz Collection - The Encyclopedia of Jazz [Box Set 500CDs] (2008)
MP3 CBR 256 kbps | 500 Cds. | 60 GB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Membran
Count Basie - The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra (1993) {10CD Box Set Mosaic MD10-149}

Count Basie - The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra (1993) {10CD Box Set Mosaic MD10-149}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.45 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.32 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 55 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957-62, 1993 Mosaic Records | MD10-149
Jazz / Big Band / Swing

Some of Count Basie's finest recordings were cut for the Roulette label during 1957-1962, and all of his studio performances are included on this massive Mosaic ten-CD boxed set. Among the classic former LPs that are reissued here are The Atomic Mr. Basie, Basie Plays Hefti, Chairman of the Board, Everyday I Have the Blues, and Kansas City Suite. With such soloists as trumpeters Thad Jones and Joe Newman, the tenors of Frank Foster and Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Frank Wess on alto and flute, vocals by Joe Williams, and the timeless arrangements of Neal Hefti, Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, and Frank Wess among others, this essential (but unfortunately limited-edition) set features the second Count Basie Orchestra at its very best.

Pet Pals: New Leash on Life (2009)  Games

Posted by CindyPham at June 22, 2009
Pet Pals: New Leash on Life (2009)

Pet Pals: New Leash on Life (2009) | PC Game | 1.3 GB

Pet Pals: New Leash on Life includes over 30 exciting new cases that were created by real veterinarians and lets aspiring vets (and all animal lovers) diagnose and treat over 15 different breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, iguanas, etc.

Great Masters: Tchaikovsky-His Life and Music [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Jan. 31, 2016
Great Masters: Tchaikovsky-His Life and Music [repost]

Great Masters: Tchaikovsky-His Life and Music
8xDVDRip | AVI/XviD, ~761 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 06:06:11 | English: MP3, 160 kb/s (2 ch) | + PDF Book | 2.36 GB
Genre: Biographies, Cultures, Music

The life of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) exhibits as close a link as you will find anywhere between an artist's inner world and the outward products of that artist's creative activity. As a man, Tchaikovsky was defined by and indivisible from his music, which became an outlet for all the shifting moods of his turbulent soul. As Professor Robert Greenberg says, "If Tchaikovsky felt it, it found a way into his music."

Jules Massenet - Stefan Irmer - Complete Solo Piano Works (2012)  Music

Posted by luckburz at March 30, 2014
Jules Massenet - Stefan Irmer - Complete Solo Piano Works (2012)

Jules Massenet - Stefan Irmer - Complete Solo Piano Works
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 249 MB | Full Artwork: 87 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene"# 618 1729-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

"…Stefan Irmer has clearly studied and truly learned this music. So often on a disc of rarely performed music one gets the feeling that the pianist is sight-reading the notes in order to make a recording of previously unrecorded music. Not so here. Irmer performs with wonderful clarity, variety of tone, panache, and commitment. He truly sells the music.
Natural recorded sound, capturing very well the 1901 Steinway used for the recording, rounds out a delightful disc." ~Fanfare

Le milieu du monde / The Middle of the World (1974)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at May 1, 2014
Le milieu du monde / The Middle of the World (1974)

Le milieu du monde / The Middle of the World (1974)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1850 kbps avg | 1Hr 51Mins | 25 fps | 704x576 | 1.62 GB
Audio: French | AC3 2 Ch 224 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Romance, Drama | Director: Alain Tanner

Paul is married, a successful engineer, and a conservative candidate in an upcoming local election. He falls in love with Adriana, a café waitress from Italy. Paul's party is very critical of foreign labour and wants to keep Switzerland to the Swiss. Where Paul falls deeper and deeper into the relationship and is ready to leave his wife, Adriana feels the social pressure growing and has to make her own decision.