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Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the northern coast of the Salerno Gulf on the Tyrrhenian Sea, located in the Province of Salerno of southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the 10th–11th centuries, the Duchy of Amalfi existed on the territory of the Amalfi Coast, centered in the town of Amalfi; the Amalfi coast was controlled by the Principality of Salerno, until Amalfi was sacked by the Republic of Pisa in 1137. Like the rest of the region, the Amalfi Coast lies in a Mediterranean climate, featuring warm summers and mild winters, it is located on the steep southern shore of the Sorrentine Peninsula, leaving little room for rural and agricultural territories. The coast comprises 11,231 hectares between the Gulf of Salerno; the only land route to the Amalfi Coast is the 40 kilometres long Strada Statale 163 which runs along the coastline from the town of Vietri sul Mare in the east to Positano in the west.

Thirteen municipalities are located on the Amalfi Coast, many of them centered on tourism. The Amalfi Coast is known for its production of limoncello liqueur as the area is a known cultivator of lemons, known as sfusato amalfitano in Italian, which are grown in terraced gardens along the entire coast between February and October. Amalfi is a known maker of a hand-made thick paper, called bambagina. Other renowned local products are a particular kind of anchovies from Cetara, the colorful handmade ceramics from Vietri. There are ferries along the Amalfi Coast. There are boat excursions from Positano and Amalfi; the nearest airport is the Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport. However, the most used airport to reach the area from abroad is Naples International Airport; the rulers of Amalfi are the central figures in John Webster's Jacobean tragedy The Duchess of Malfi. In the last episode of the popular TV series Entourage, Ari Gold and Mrs. Gold are seen relaxing at the Amalfi Coast when Ari receives a phone call to become the chairman of Time Warner.

The Amalfi Coast is a popular destination among tourists. It was featured in Positano, a short story written by American author John Steinbeck in 1953, it was the setting in "Finding Positano, A Love Story" written by author William James in 2010. The Amalfi Coast serves as a setting for fictional tracks in the Forza Motorsport 3, Forza Motorsport 4 and Gran Turismo 4; the city of Positano featured prominently in scenes of the film Under the Tuscan Sun. In the spy comedy Knight and Day, Tom Cruise's character speaks of living on the Amalfi coast with nothing but a backpack and a motorcycle. In season 5 of the popular TV show Psych, the Amalfi coast is the proposed vacation spot for Juliet O'Hara and love interest Declan Rand. Audrey Hepburn stars in a Galaxy chocolate commercial set on the Amalfi coast. Caught in traffic, she accepts an offer to ride in a male interest's car and switches transport, she is last seen riding up the coast. Federico Fellini filmed some scenes of his movie Roma on the Amalfi Coast, included shots of author Gore Vidal, who lived there at the time.

The Amalfi Coast was used for the 2017 American superhero film Wonder Woman as the Amazon island of Themyscira. In Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why, the character Bryce Walker talks about his family's plans to spend the summer at the Amalfi Coast and invites his girlfriend, Chlöe Rice, to join him; the Dutch artist M. C. Escher produced a number of art works of the Amalfi coast. Sapienza, a fictitious town on the Amalfi Coast, is the location of the World of Tomorrow mission in Hitman. Spike Milligan describes his time in Amalfi during a period of leave in the fourth part of his war memoirs, Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall Cilentan Coast, located on the Gulf of Salerno's southern shore Province of Salerno, Italy at Curlie Amalfi Coast at ENIT – Italian National Tourist Board

My Mind's Eye (Small Faces song)

"My Mind's Eye" was the sixth song released on 11 November 1966 by the successful English rock group Small Faces. It reached number four on the UK Singles Chart. "My Mind's Eye" was intended to be an album track by the band but was released as a single without their knowledge or consent whilst touring in the north of England. Don Arden had been eager for the group to release a song before Christmas and released an unfinished, rough demo copy in his possession; the single was a hit, reaching number 4 on the UK singles chart, but in terms of relations between Arden and Small Faces, it was to signal the end of the band's relationship with both Arden and Decca. Marriott admitted using part of the popular Christmas song "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" as inspiration for the melody to the chorus. There were 2 versions released as a single. One version following at the end of the chorus had the vocal: In My Mind's Eye, the other version omitted this vocal. Small Faces discography The Official Small Faces website "Room For Ravers" – The unofficial Small Faces website The Darlings of Wapping Wharf Laundrette Small Faces Fanzine

The Essentials (Bananarama album)

The Essentials is one of several greatest hits collections by Bananarama. This particular release was only released in the US by Rhino Records' Essentials series. Released within the same year was The Very Best of Bananarama, issued by WEA to mark the group's twentieth anniversary; the compilation only includes all of the group's singles that charted inside the Billboard Hot 100 or the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles except for their 1987 single "I Can't Help It", making it the most comprehensive compilation of the group's most popular hits in the USA. Only one song featured in this collection was recorded after the departure of group member Siobhan Fahey, i.e. 1988 "Love and Honesty" on their Greatest Hits Collection. In addition, "The Wild Life", a rare soundtrack single, which appeared on their second album Bananarama, was included on compact disc for the first time. In addition, the versions of "Really Saying Something" and "Shy Boy" on the compilation are the U. S. 7" mixes, which differ from the ones released in Europe.

"Really Saying Something" "Shy Boy" "Cruel Summer" "The Wild Life" "Venus" "More Than Physical" "A Trick of the Night" "I Heard a Rumour" "Love in the First Degree" "Love and Honesty" "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"