The arrogant Tansen is one of the Nine Gems of Emperor Akbar's 16th century court. When an unknown genius, Baiju Bawra threatens his position, Tansen challenges him to a musical duel. Baiju is a simple village lad, who leaves his beloved Gauri behind when he goes to Delhi to prove his genius. Their rivalry is further fuelled as Baiju knows that Tansen's guards killed Baiju's father. Will Baiju prove his worth and return to Gauri?
The music vault has been cracked open... Laced Records, in partnership with Gearbox Software, proudly presents Borderlands 3 (Original Soundtrack) on vinyl. The music is a richly atmospheric fusion of ambient, blues, dubstep, electronica, and more, created by a seasoned composition team including Jesper Kyd (Assassin’s Creed, Hitman), Michael McCann (Deus Ex: Human Revolution, XCOM: Enemy Unknown), Finishing Move Inc (Crackdown 3, Halo Wars 2), Raison Varner (Borderlands series), Julian Peterson, and Mike Jones (Penn & Teller Musical Director). Every track has been remastered specifically for this release by Joe Caithness. Sleeve artwork is by Gearbox’s Borderlands 3 art team Every track has been remastered specifically for this release and will be pressed onto 2 audiophiles’ heavyweight 180g deluxe vinyl LPs, with discs coloured Solid White & Solid Red.' Features: 17 Selected Tracks from the Development Team and Composers 2xLP Pressed on 180g White & Red Vinyl Housed in Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve
An exciting story of a man caught in a world of little people filled with giant adventuresRichard Harris stars as Jonathan Swift's immortal Lemuel Gulliver, whose irrepressibly adventurous spirit leads him to write off his career prospects as a doctor in favour of a sea voyage into the unknown – but he can’t have foreseen what he’d encounter when a shipwreck leads him to be washed ashore on the island of Lilliput, whose inhabitants are many times smaller than he is, and where even one of his sneezes can trigger a terrifying typhoon. But he’s also dependent on their goodwill, and they increasingly come to rely on him, especially when war is declared with the nearby Blefuscudians over matters of egg etiquette. While other adaptations have either been entirely animated or laden with special effects, this semi-musical version (with songs by Michel Legrand and Don Black) takes a leaf out of Disney’s Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks in blending live action with charming cartoon characters.
The first two Syberia games made a strong impression on the fans of adventure games everywhere. After over a decade Benoît Sokal comes back, and Syberia 3 (PC) comes back with him. That's right. The cult classic from early aughts is revived with the long-awaited sequel. The next chapter of Kate Walker's story takes her on a journey with a nomadic tribe. Are you ready to dust your snowshoes and venture into the unknown?Surprising revivalKate Walker finds herself as stunned as everyone else at the beginning of the game. Lost adrift after the events of Syberia 2, she winds up washed ashore and rescued by the Youkol tribe.Syberia III (PC) is as much the next chapter in Walker's story as it is a new journey, new adventure, both for her and the players. Whether you are the series' veteran or new to the party, the story will be gripping and take you to creative locales brought to life in the imagination of its creator.Benoît Sokal at the helmSyberia III wouldn't be a proper continuation if the mastermind behind the previous two entries, Benoît Sokal, wasn't the creator of this one too. Although gone are his masterful watercolor paintings that used to serve as the backgrounds, the distinctive art direction remains at strength and can be seen everywhere from character designs to architecture and locales.Sokal is also the game's writer, making sure it is a worthy successor to the originals. Are you ready to find out what else life has in store for Kate?More bizarre creatures and steampunk localesHow can you beat a mammoth? Answer is: you can't, but that doesn't mean you can't try. One of the creatures central to Syberia 3 are enormous snow ostriches kept by the Youkol tribes. But weird wildlife is not the only thing awaiting Kate. Syberia III has no shortage of automatons and people, who can be weirder than any creature you could meet.Original soundtrack by Inon ZurAlongside the cult franchise and its famed creator, another name known to many is behind the music. Inon Zur, the talent behind the soundtracks for dozens of games is the one to score Kate Walker's new adventure. Among his creations are the OSTs for Dragon Age: Origins, Icewind Dale II, and Syberia II, to name just a few.Inon Zur's music and Benoit Sokal's visuals mesh to create atmosphere that will keep you playing for hours.Puzzles and enigmasTrue to the genre, Syberia III is a sweeping personal story and puzzles to overcome on your way. Gather tools and seemingly inconsequential items, scout your surroundings. Syberia III marks the return of classic adventure games like the original Syberias or the Myst series. Help Kate Walker fix complicated devices, open locks, use the environment to her advantage.Syberia III is not for the impatient.Syberia 3is sequel to cult classic adventure games, finally brought to us after over a decade of waiting. Kate Walker's story continues from where it left us after Syberia II. New creatures, new lands, new puzzles to solve. Are you ready to travel to the far reaches of Europe with Walker?Syberia 3 featuresBenoît Sokal returns - the creator of both original Syberias as writer and designer, bringing back the features player fell in love with over a decade agoInon Zur's music - one of the most prominent game score composers gives musical flair to the visual splendourClassic puzzles - help Kate Walker overcome obstacle thrown at her by the environment and disrepair of locations she visitsSubtle player aid - the closer you are to solving a given puzzle, the more complex the background music becomesSnow ostriches - huge, rideable, useful. Gotta love snow ostriches
For over 15 years The Old Grey Whistle Test graced British television screens and would go on to become one of the most incredibly influential music programmes. From its premiere in 1971, through to its finale in 1988, the BBC show hosted countless performances from a number of seminal artists. A remarkable appearance would often help propel an artist from being a mere unknown to a household name. UMC and the BBC have teamed up and created a set of lovingly curated branded compilations which celebrate the show and all the incredible music it featured. Each 2LP collection is made up of carefully selected original studio recordings of the many interesting and eclectic tracks that were performed on the show. Jetboys and Ladytrons is an interesting and eclectic mix of all the many musical styles that The Old Grey Whistle Test showcased. From rock, to prog, reggae to soul, it features a number of hugely influential artists including Lou Reed, Bill Withers, John Lennon, Roxy Music, New York Dolls, Grace Jones and many more... Track Listing: Disc: 1 Roxy Music - Ladytron (Side A) New York Dolls - Jet Boy (Side A) Lou Reed - I Love You, Suzanne (Side A) Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette (Side A) Big Audio Dynamite - Medicine Show (Side A) John Lennon - Stand By Me (Side B) Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine (Side B) Sister Sledge - Love Don't Go Through No Changes On Me (Side B) Kool & The Gang - Rhyme-Tyme People (Side B) Isaac Hayes - Good Love 6-9-9-6-9 (Side B) Billy Preston - The Bus (Side B) Disc: 2 Gentle Giant - The Advent Of Panurge (Side C) Tangerine Dream - Movements Of A Visionary (Side C) Edgar Froese - Epsilon In Malaysian Pale (Side C) Brand X - Dance Of The Illegal Aliens (Side C) Mott The Hoople - All The Way From Memphis (Side D) The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein (Side D) Ian Hunter - Once Bitten Twice Shy (Side D) Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me (Side D) Kevin Ayers - Shouting In A Bucket Blues (Side D) Captain Beefheart - Upon The My O My (Side D)
The Guitar in America offers a history of the instrument from America's late Victorian period to the Jazz Age. The narrative traces America's BMG (banjo, mandolin, and guitar) community, a late 19th-century musical and commercial movement dedicated to introducing these instruments into America's elite musical establishments. Using surviving BMG magazines, the author details an almost unknown history of the guitar during the movement's heyday, tracing the guitar's transformation from a refined parlor instrument to a mainstay in jazz and popular music. In the process, he not only introduces musicians (including numerous women guitarists) who led the movement, but also examines new techniques and instruments. Chapters consider the BMG movement's impact on jazz and popular music, the use of the guitar to promote attitudes toward women and minorities, and the challenges foreign guitarists such as Miguel Llobet and Andres Segovia presented to America's musicians. This volume opens a new chapter on the guitar in America, considering its cultivated past and documenting how banjoists and mandolinists aligned their instruments to it in an effort to raise social and cultural standing. At the same time, the audiobook considers the BMG community within America's larger musical scene, examining its efforts as manifestations of this country's uneasy coupling of musical art and commerce. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021128/bk_acx0_021128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2001, a woman’s skeleton was found in the woods overlooking Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital. Despite an audit of the hospital’s patient records, a forensic reconstruction of the woman’s face, missing-person appeals, and DNA tests that revealed not only where she had lived but how she ate, the woman was never identified. Assigned the name Madame Victoria, her remains were placed in a box in an evidence room and eventually forgotten. But not by Catherine Leroux, who constructs in her form-bending Madame Victoria 12 different histories for the unknown woman. Like musical variations repeating a theme, each Victoria meets her end only after Leroux resurrects her, replacing the anonymous circumstances of her death with a vivid reimagining of her possible lives. And in doing so, Madame Victoria becomes much more than the story of one unknown and unnamed woman: it becomes a celebration of the lives and legacies of unknown women everywhere. By turns elegiac, playful, poignant, and tragic, Madame Victoria is an unforgettable book about the complexities of individual lives and the familiar ways in which they overlap. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacky Finn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051274/bk_adbl_051274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.