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Rhythm Nation
Rhythm Nation
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Price: £5.71

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic JJ - pity about the track listing, 28 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Rhythm Nation (Audio CD)
I have the vinyl of this, rather than the CD - pretty good vintage Janet Jackson, still close in style to her CONTROL album, and still very much under the influence of Jam & Lewis. However, the track listing above is obviously for some other album. The correct CD track list should be:

1 Interlude: Pledge 0:47
2 Rhythm Nation 5:31
3 Interlude: T.V. 0:22
4 State Of The World 4:48
5 Interlude: Race 0:05
6 The Knowledge 3:54
7 Interlude: Let's Dance 0:03
8 Miss You Much 4:12
9 Interlude: Come Back Interlude 0:21
10 Love Will Never Do (Without You) 5:50
11 Livin' In A World (They Didn't Make) 4:41
12 Alright 6:26
13 Interlude: Hey Baby 0:10
14 Escapade 4:44
15 Interlude: No Acid 0:05
16 Black Cat 4:50
17 Lonely 4:59
18 Come Back To Me 5:33
19 Someday Is Tonight 6:00
20 Interlude: Livin'... In Complete Darkness 1:07

Maybe this will prod the Amazon editors to clean up the track listing ...


Miller, Glenn A Memorial 1944-1969 2LP RCA Victor GM1 EX/EX 1970s double LP, US records in UK sleeve
Miller, Glenn A Memorial 1944-1969 2LP RCA Victor GM1 EX/EX 1970s double LP, US records in UK sleeve

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How smooth can it get?, 10 Feb. 2015
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This is the version of Glenn Miller's greatest hits that I grew up with in the 1970s. I had bought a couple of other compilations, but always found myself wanting to hear this one again. I hoped to find a CD version, but never did (ironically, I found one AFTER I had bought this vinyl). In the end, I went for the vinyl version and used Spin Doctor on my Mac to digitise it to a CD version.

My particular favourites are the vocal numbers, especially those with Tex Beneke as lead singer. I always loved that America smooth crooning style, which enjoyed a revival in the 1970s with The Manhattan Transfer ... but this is the original and best. If you're looking for jazz, look elsewhere. This is period pop music at its best.


Umrao Jaan [DVD]
Umrao Jaan [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rekha
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Price: £7.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Not Bollywood - World Cinema, 10 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Umrao Jaan [DVD] (DVD)
There just isn't - in my mind - a better Indian film than this. The story is a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions, telling of how Umrao is snatched from her parents and sold as a courtesan and how her search for love is thwarted at every turn. It has music, but the story doesn't stop as the songs and dance are part of Umrao's role as an entertainer to her wealthy clients. And it has great acting, as Rekha won the Indian Oscar (National Film Award) for her portrayal of a tragic heroine of Indian literature ...

It's something far better than the typical Bollywood crowd-pleaser, but it's much more accessible than, say, Satyajit Ray's arthouse offerings. I recommend this film to every one of my movie fan friends ... and you will too.


Breaking Bad - Season 4 [DVD]
Breaking Bad - Season 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bryan Cranston
Price: £6.09

4.0 out of 5 stars It's very good ..., 10 Feb. 2015
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While BREAKING BAD is certainly good, it's not - as some would have you believe - the greatest show on television. I could name a few I thought were better. Sopranos, perhaps?

Its chief flaw is that there isn't a single character to root for. They're all just terrible human beings. And I struggle to believe some of the behaviour the screenwriters asked the actors to portray. Too often while watching this series I found myself thinking, "He's not going to that, is he? Oh, he is."

BREAKING BAD is good, better than 90% of tv series. I'll leave others to argue about which series is actually the greatest ... we all have our own ideas about that.


In the Jungle Groove
In the Jungle Groove
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not so much a compilation, more a collection of rare grooves ..., 13 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: In the Jungle Groove (Audio CD)
There's a tendency by some reviewers here to say that this is a compilation album, and it is. kind of ... but that might lead you to think that if you have most of Brown's '69-'71 catalogue you'd have no need for IN THE JUNGLE GROOVE. But you'd be wrong. Ore than half the tracks here were released as singles only, or not released at all. Only four tracks appear on earlier albums. Here's a discography of the JUNGLE GROOVE tunes ...

It's a New Day - single release 1970, album "It's a New Day, Let a Man Come In"
Funky Drummer - single release 1969
Give It Up or Turnit a Loose - single release 1969, album "Ain't It Funky"
I Got to Move - previously unreleased
Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat reprise) - single release 1969
Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothin' - single release 1972, album "There It Is"
Get Up, Get into It, Get Involved - single release 1970
Soul Power (re-edit) - single release 1971, album "Soul Classics"
Hot Pants - single release 1971

As to whether it's any good or not ... well, let me say I have the album both on vinyl and on CD and wouldn't part with either. Absolutely essential!


Superman Vs Muhammad Ali Deluxe HC
Superman Vs Muhammad Ali Deluxe HC
by Dennis O'Neil
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nicely reproduced and it showcases Adams' gorgeous artwork very well, 7 Aug. 2014
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I had a copy of the original tabloid back in the day ... but to replace that would cost me around £50. So, because my missus wanted to read this (she's a big Ali fan), I settled on this hardback edition. Very nicely reproduced and it showcases Adams' gorgeous artwork very well ... bargain.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good router, but for one small niggle, 7 Aug. 2014
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I'm very happy with this router. It drops out less often than my old LinkSys. And it's fast because I can put my N devices on one band and my G devices on the other.

The only drawback is that it will not connect to the AirPort Express devices I use to stream music wirelessly around the house. Which is very very irritating. Not a deal-breaker, but it loses one star for that minor gripe.


Hed Kandi Summer Mix 2003
Hed Kandi Summer Mix 2003
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Price: £34.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant mix from Hed Candy's Mark Doyle, 22 July 2014
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Brilliant mix from Hed Candy's Mark Doyle ... even now, 11 years later, this still sounds fresh and vibrant. Only thing missing is a track listing, so here it is:

DAYTIME MIX
1. Bonnie Bailey - Rise - 4:05
2. Late Night Alumni - Seemingly Sleepy - 3:39
3. Craig Jensen - Club Lonely (Rulers Of The Deep Remix) - 4:55
4. Fac 15 Feat. Cathi Ogden - Blue Skies - 4:57
5. Jask Feat. Jocie - Surrender Your Love (Jask's Original Mix) - 4:50
6. Light 4 Lines Feat. Susanna Montero - Solamente (Jask's Thaisoul Latin Vision Mix) - 4:42
7. K&M Feat. Joy - Pink Is The Colour - 4:46
8. Mambana - Libre (Axwell Vocal Mix) - 4:46

NIGHTTIME MIX
9. Peyton - A Higher Place - 4:25
10. Mitchell & Dewbury - Rapping With The Gods (Eric Kupper DubSax Club Mix) - 5:03
11. StoneBridge - Put Em High - 4:47
12. Prospect Park Feat. Linda Clifford - Spinnin' - 4:47
13. Casa Jazz - La La Li (Problem Kid Vox) - 5:04
14. Therese - Monkey - 3:54
15. Fuel (2) - Do 4 Love (Andy Morris Mix) - 5:09
16. Big Bang Theory Feat. Derek Conyer - Do U Got Funk? - 5:13

"Higher Place" is one of the happiest dance tunes of all time. Never fails to put a big smile on my face ...


Jungle Jim [DVD] [1936] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Jungle Jim [DVD] [1936] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Price: £15.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 July 2014
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Great item, securely packaged and speedily delivered. Very satisfied.


Criterion Collection: God Created Woman [DVD] [1956] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Criterion Collection: God Created Woman [DVD] [1956] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 July 2014
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Great item, securely packaged and speedily delivered. Very satisfied.


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