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DRESSED IN VOICES
DRESSED IN VOICES
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melancholy Never Sounded This Good!, 31 July 2014
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Stunning. Simply stunning.

This grows and grows on you. The first time you hear it you think it's OK. But from there on it just lodges itself in your mind and burrows deep. The dark concept is brilliantly suited to the melancholic feel of much of the music, resulting in Mostly Autumn's most tuneful album for a long time. Some excellent vocal performances, strong melodies, great keyboards and perfectly judged, almost restrained guitar, this is one of those albums that feels like you are starting something special the more you begin to listen to it over and over again.


Heaven & Earth
Heaven & Earth
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye 'Sound Chaser', Hello Melody...., 31 July 2014
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It's a grower.

How often have I said that over the years about albums that didn't grab me when I first listened to them but which I now adore? Hell, some of my favourite ever albums left me totally old for the first few listens. Not that I expect 'heaven and Earth' to become an all-time favourite but the more I listen to it the more I'm hearing in it and the more the tunes are lodging themselves in my brain.

As others have observed this isn't 'Close to the Edge 2'. Nor is is '90125 Pt 2'. I guess what it is is the sort of music that the members of yes want to write in their late 60's. It's mostly much more direct than many of their older songs, more instantly tuneful, more traditionally structured, but is it therefore by definition worse? I don't think so. Taken at face value as a collection of songs what I hear are mostly well-crafted pieces with strong melodies played with impeccable precision by musicians who know what they want. It's certainly easy on the ear, (there's no 'Sound Chaser' here, thank God!), and whilst it may not end up in my top 10 best Yes albums of all time it's enjoyable listening, comfortable listening, un-challenging listening maybe, but sometimes you know that's exactly what I want.

I am simply pleased to have new music from this band and I'll give it time and space. Is it 'classic' Yes? No of course it isn't. Is it still Yes though? Just listen the arrangements, the lyrical nonsense, and that voice.... Of course it's Yes. And it wouldn't be any better with a certain Mr Anderson....

Actually, you know what 'Heaven and Earth' most reminds me of? It sounds like a Jon Anderson solo album! And there's nothing wrong with that.....


Carol of the Bells
Carol of the Bells

5.0 out of 5 stars Proper Christmas, 18 Dec 2013
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A master class in how to produce the perfect Christmas single.... Play it straight with a little humour in the video. Perfect!


Dimensionaut
Dimensionaut
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5.0 out of 5 stars A New Prog Band for Our Times, 30 Jun 2013
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Simon Collins is the son of Phil Collins and has clearly inherited some of his father's talent. This is his first album as part of a band and it's a cracker. Mixing layered instrumentals with catchy vocal lines and some very strong hooks this is an album that please at first listen but gains depth with each play. I'd say Mr Collins junior has found his niche and I for one hope he explores it for some time to come. This is quality stuff.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classy, 30 Jun 2013
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Soft, lush, romantic. Great dinner party music, (and that's not an insult).
Brought this to play whilst guests are having dinner - it's perfect.


3pc Round Heat Insulated Food Storage Hot Pot Casserole Set 1200ml 1600ml 2500ml
3pc Round Heat Insulated Food Storage Hot Pot Casserole Set 1200ml 1600ml 2500ml
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Price: £16.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Very Effective, 30 Jun 2013
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At first glance these feel a little lightweight but any misgivings will disappear as soon as you start to use them. They work brilliantly, keeping food piping hot for ages. An absolute godsend for dinners as it allows the vegetables to be cooked before you sit down and they will stay hot and fresh whilst you relax....


"Retro Sweets In A Comic Box" Traditional Sweetshop In A Box: Fun Christmas Gifts, Secret Santa Present Ideas For Men & Women, Mum, Dad, Boys & Girls. Ideal Stocking Fillers & Xmas Presents For Him & Her.
"Retro Sweets In A Comic Box" Traditional Sweetshop In A Box: Fun Christmas Gifts, Secret Santa Present Ideas For Men & Women, Mum, Dad, Boys & Girls. Ideal Stocking Fillers & Xmas Presents For Him & Her.
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Price: £22.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Hit the Spot, 1 April 2013
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Bought this product for my nephew who is a student at Oxford. He loved it - apparently retro sweets are very 'in' and ideal for sharing. Result - one popular nephew!
Highly recommended nostalgia blast


Thick As A Brick 2
Thick As A Brick 2
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy Sequel, 9 April 2012
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I've listened to TAAB2 several times now and I have to say it's exceeded my expectations by several magnitudes. It's not TAAB1 revisited, although there's enough sly references to it, musically, to give a genuine sense of it being a sequel, but what comes across most of all is how, in 40 years, Ian Anderson has matured as a lyricist. He was always bitingly satirical, scornful even, of the contradictions of society, but TAAB2 is a surprisingly tender, gently-yet-acutely observed, quietly optimistic piece. I find it's stirring an emotional response at several points as he draws you into the central concept. It's a deeply mature piece of work that Anderson could never have produced 40 years ago - it needs those 40 years to be able to reflect back on what genuinely might-have-been. The fragility of the path we tread and the radically different lives we might have lived is explored in some truly lovely poetry set to music that is classic Tull, regardless of the musicians playing it, (there's been some controversy over the fact that Martin Barre is not featured on this album). Although labelled as an Ian Anderson solo album this is in every sense a Jethro Tull record and, to be honest, one of the very best. Frankly I can't wait for the UK live shows this month as I think the complete performance of TAAB2 is going to hold up VERY well against the equally complete TAAB1.
Highly recommended and it just goes to show the concept album is anything but dead...


Yes: Union - Live [DVD] [2011] [NTSC]
Yes: Union - Live [DVD] [2011] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Yes
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Self Indulgent, 18 Feb 2012
As a long time hard core Yes fan I was really excited to discover that there was to be an official release of the Union tour. Unfortunately this is a real disappointment.
I saw the tour at Wembley Arena in London and it was pretty good. This is apparently the last night of the tour and it seems as if the band have a) got lazy, as the set-list is considerably shorter than it was at Wembley and b) got so far up their own ****s that they can't see the wood for the trees. If you like extended soloing then this is the gig for you! Gone is the subtlety that we love Yes for. Gone is Steve Howe's delicate guitar work. Here everything is stamped all over my Trevor Rabin's screeching guitar. On album he is reasonably restrained. The three albums he recorded with yes are actually pretty decent. But live he just doesn't know when to stop and oh God you'll wish he did before the end.
Such a shame - I was so looking forward to this ad having listened to it and watched it once I really have no desire to do so ever again.
A wasted opportunity.


PASS THE CLOCK
PASS THE CLOCK
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 19 Aug 2011
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Simply stunning. For anyone who ever liked Pink Floyd in their prime this is a must-have album. Not that this is any pale imitation of the Floyd, as in many ways it exceeds the latter, but the guitar work is easily the rival of Mr. Gilmour's and the extended solos are impossible to resist. Melodic, intelligent, musically interesting and varied - there's nothing not to like about this offering.

If you like prog you will love this. Period.


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