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Man On The Rocks
Man On The Rocks
Price: 9.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Legendary Mike Oldfield, 3 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Man On The Rocks (Audio CD)
Ok so recieved this album today from Amazon. Like a lot of people reviewing here I am a die hard fan (privledged and proud of it too) and can honestly say ive never been able to escape this mans music because it just gets into your inner being, is the only way I can describe it. I love all the tracks on this album and they are all unique in there own way. As Mike himself said the album is deeply personal and you can definately feel that in the songs. Luke Spiller of the Struts is such a superb vocalist and brings the emotion of the songs to a powerful reality.

It really needs to be played loud, and if you dont like it just listen again as Oldfields music has a funny habit of growing on you.

Yes perhaps this is best described as solid pop rock, If you read anything about Mikes life you will realise that fame came at a cost for him and it still costs him I believe, hence the deeply personal nature of the songs on the album.

I have and always will have the greatest respect for Mike Oldfield and his music (got every album). I do hope that he will keep making music as long as he is happy to do so and with that amazing lady Caroline Monk behind him why wouldnt he.

Mr Spiller please get involved again.:o)

All that remains is to say BUY THIS ALBUM cause its great heres more stars than the five above ***************

Radio Control Slope Soaring
Radio Control Slope Soaring
by Dave Hughes
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Slope Soaring Bible, 8 Dec 2013
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Have been flying model Sailplanes for over 20 years now and it was through reading this book that I taught myself to fly my first radio controlled glider which was a precedent hi fly. Not the best way to learn model gliding but after a roller coaster few minutes I eventually got the hang of things, and the model was very forgiving. The hardest part of flying a model aircraft is learning to fly towards yourself and realising in your head that left is right and right is left. I always loved how the author described how to keep the model level when flying towards yourself and it worked for me, he said when the model is flying towards you always(visually)prop up the low wing with your TX stick. This method helped me no end and eventually flying towards myself became second nature. All in all this is a great book and as the other reviewer stated the equipment has moved on but all the information is still very relevant. Great to have this book once again as I gave my original copy away to a friend.

Bush 320GB Freesat HD Digital TV Recorder with BBCi Player
Bush 320GB Freesat HD Digital TV Recorder with BBCi Player

23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good little recorder, 25 Jun 2012
Have had this unit a few months now and hasnt given any trouble, apart from the niggly remote control issue (which lots of people seem to have). I suffered this problem for long enough and eventually got fed up. If youre not afraid of a screwdriver and have a dremel tool (and not afraid to do away with the guarantee,if still under it) with a dental type small grinder bit the problem is easily solved. Unplug everything first and then proceed to remove the top cover (Black screws to back and sides). Then remove the 2 screws that will allow you to unclip the front fascia. Unscrew all 5 silver screws holding the oblong circuit board and remove from front cover. remove the 3 silver push buttons. You will see (on the oblong circuit board)a 3 leaded component that is bent over and has like a little black star on its front (this is the ir reciever unit). Mine was bent at an odd shape, so firstly i gently bent it up from the circuit board until parallel. Now the real problem with this unit is that there is too much solid black plastic for the litle reciever to see the remotes signal from anything other that a completley front on position. You will be able to see the aperture in the solid plastic that the little IR reciever is supposed to recieve the remotes signal through (its simply too narrow). This simply needs widened. I removed approx 6mm (only from the inner black plastic) either side of the existing opening using aforementioned dremel and dental bit. Reassemble the whole unit and voila problem solved. mine now recieves remote signal from a good 30 degrees off square either way.

Music Of The Spheres
Music Of The Spheres
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth waiting for, 27 Mar 2008
This review is from: Music Of The Spheres (Audio CD)
This is a lovely album from Mr Oldfield. Yes it does have references to his earlier works but still commands its own orginality. I would love the chance to see this work performed live one day. Mike Oldfield has produced a lot of music in his varied career, and I hope this wont be a closing chapter as I feel that he has still so much to offer the music world.

Changeling: The Autobiography of Mike Oldfield
Changeling: The Autobiography of Mike Oldfield
by Mike Oldfield
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.54

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read, 20 May 2007
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A fascinating insight into the life of Mike Oldfield. I loved reading this book and indeed enjoy his music. There is no doubt that he had a difficult childhood and adolesence, at which time he was at his most musically motivated. The book comes across as very frank and honest and Oldfield never over sells himself. Spiritually speaking I do wonder if he has found the truth yet? Sadly alot of Oldfields latter works have gone largely unappreciated. But he has stood the test of time. In a recent interview Mike stated that his next work will be classical in format and that it was the only thing that he hadnt really tried. I do hope that there will be a few more works before an inevitable retirement (well deserved). Once again I loved reading this book and even if your not an Oldfield fan I would recommend it. Commendable is the fact that money from the sale of this book will go to charity.

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