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BLUELASER KARAOKE JUKEBOX MACHINE
BLUELASER KARAOKE JUKEBOX MACHINE
Offered by KARAOKE UK LTD
Price: £729.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great, but Expensive, 13 Jun. 2012
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This review is from: BLUELASER KARAOKE JUKEBOX MACHINE
So why did I buy it you ask? Simply because it was a hard disk player and said you could load more tracks onto it. But that's proved to be impossible for me to do. So far I have not been able to add a single song. But that could be my inexperience as opposed to its stubborness! Could be.

Having kicked off with a negative, I can go on to sing its praises (pun intended of course). The machine is solidly built and its multitude of functions all work. I have used this almost daily since purchase and so far so good. I have it linked to a mixer and an amplifier with four big speakers. I can tell you the sound is great.

You can choose to play your karaoke song from the in-built songs or a backing track from your pre-recorded SD card (max 2GB). Then just plug in one or two microphones, select your song and off you go. With hundreds of well known songs to choose from, you can be sure of a good star-search night for all. And while you're taking a break from your big performance, rather than stare at a blank screen the system keeps you and your audience entertained with a big selection of randomly displayed visual effects and colourful footage.

Another big negative is that you would think at this price it comes with a DVD player? No you don't. Or even could record your singing efforts - but you can't. You'll need to connect to another recording device to do that.

As an alternative to this expensive model, you can go for the inexpensive Sunfly Pro-888. That one does everything but does not have a hard disk.

As the old saying goes, you can't have everything.


Shure SRH550DJ DJ Headphones
Shure SRH550DJ DJ Headphones
Offered by One Way Shop
Price: £77.90

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BIG HEADPHONES, BIG SOUND, 6 Jun. 2012
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Ever wondered why they call them HeadPHONES? Why not HeadSPEAKERS instead?

Anyway, these are great Headspeakers. I use the term speakers purposely here because these really sound like a couple of full sized speakers attached to your ears. You want heavy bass? You'll get the heaviest bass with this pair. You want a great sound? You'll get the best with these.

My quick summary is as follows:

My Likes:
- FANTASTIC SOUND
- MASSIVE BASS
- SOLID CONSTRUCTION
- FOLD UP NEATLY INTO POUCH.

Personal Dislikes:
- EARCUPS COMPLETELY SEAL OFF YOUR EARS. EARS HEAT UP AFTER A WHILE (good in cold weather)
- CABLE COULD'VE BEEN A TOUCH THICKER AND LONGER FOR MOBILITY.

If you don't mind these dislikes, you'll love these headphones. And remember, strictly for home, studio, or DJ use. You can't take these to the beach or wear them on the bus!


Shure SM 58 S
Shure SM 58 S
Offered by Mercier Musique
Price: £94.94

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A WINNER MICROPHONE, 24 May 2012
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I had been using the fantastic AKG D5 for about six months before deciding to get an additional microphone as a stand by and an alternative. Though I was extremely happy with the D5, I made up my mind to get this Shure SM-58 as the extra. Everybody talks about the SM-58 and I wanted to check it out.

The SM-58 slowly grew on me and is now used regularly. The AKG D5 still competes and perhaps wins on smoothness and heaviness of sound, but the SM-58 edges forward on clarity and accuracy.

Both are musical, powerful and rugged, but of the two the Shure SM-58 is smaller in size and is more resistant to feedback.

Ultimately, it is a matter of personal preference. I have SM-58 days and D5 days and I use both when singing and recording. But if push comes to shove, and taking everything into consideration including the big price difference, it would be difficult but I would probably pick the D5 as the overall winner. If price was not an issue, then I would declare the Shure SM58 the winner, mainly for its feedback resisting advantage and accuracy.

This particular Shure model comes with an on/off switch but I hardly ever use it (except accidently sometimes.) Unless you feel you really need that switch, you can buy the same microphone without a switch at a lower price.

This is a serious microphone, and you'll love it. Recommended.

SHURE SM58S MICROPHONE Vocal dynamic, cardioid, with switch


AKG D5 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone
AKG D5 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone
Price: £59.43

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'SOUND' MIC, 19 May 2012
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I own both this and the Shure SM-58 and can tell you that though the SM-58 looks and feels better, the AKG D5 is a very serious contender.

The AKG D5 competes and, in my opinion, wins on smoothness and heaviness of sound, as well as on price. But of course price should never take precedence when choosing your ideal microphone.

Both are musical, powerful, and rugged. Of the two, the Shure SM-58 is smaller in size, and much more resistant to feedback.

Ultimately, it is a matter of personal preference. I have SM-58 days and D5 days and I use both when singing and recording. But if push comes to shove, and taking everything into consideration including the big price difference, it would be difficult but I would probably pick the D5 as the overall winner. If price was not an issue, then I would likely declare the Shure SM58 the winner, mainly for its powerful feedback-resisting advantage.

You cannot go wrong with the AKG D5. This is a serious microphone, and you'll love it.

Recommended.


Kissin' Cousins (German import, plays in English)
Kissin' Cousins (German import, plays in English)
Dvd ~ Elvis Presley
Offered by Filmwelt
Price: £16.53

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NO OSCARS FOR THIS ONE, BUT . . . ., 18 May 2012
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. . . . it is worth a viewing - for a few laughs and a couple of good songs, you understand.

This movie is good value for money if you like Elvis, 'cos you get two of him at the same time. How you ask? Ah well, that's technology for you !! But it's 1964 technology, so don't expect to be totally blown over with it.

The first twenty minutes of the movie are very promising. The plot unravels and you can tell you're in for 90 minutes of great fun. And there are some quite funny moments as the US army is bowled over by a wild gang of man-hungry bikini-clad mountain girls when the army tries to invade their mountain - and thats's the storyline!!

Suddenly the plot thins a little more and the Hollywood sets and mediocre acting kick in. But thankfully the direction changes for the better towards the end and finishes on a great note, literally.

Anyway, an all round fun movie. There are a few good songs too, namely Kissin Cousins, the version that is played at the end of the movie, and Smokey Mountain Boy, a great whistle-march song early in the film.

As I said, just a good laugh. Kids and teens still especially like it.


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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT. NO BUTS !, 2 May 2012
I purchased a similar item before that didn't work. This one DOES.

- Record from your mixer or any source onto SD Card or USB flash stick in MP3 format.
- So easy to use. One touch operation on both the deck itself or remote contoller.
- Rock solid build with beautiful mat finish.
- Clear and easy to read screen.
- Boklit writin in coret Eglish !!

Remember though, it can only take XLR cable connectors.

Recommended.


Elvis Presley - Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley [1956] [DVD]
Elvis Presley - Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley [1956] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Elvis Presley
Price: £17.99

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ELVIS OWNS TUPELO !!, 19 April 2012
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Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Living on the breadline, the family moved to Memphis Tennessee when he was just thirteen years old, hoping to leave behind the hard times.

This DVD is music history, pure and simple. The now 21 year old returning home to Tupelo as a star and performing on an outdoor stage in 1956. He performed the now legendary concerts for charity but not much film material of that day was available until this DVD. Most of the footage is in black and white but now we have a snippet in colour. The welcoming street party for Elvis is also in colour. Tupelo was ecstatic to have him back for that day and everybody came out to give him a thunderous welcome.

Historical events like this hardly exist, and to see segments never thought to be available in colour is very special. Colour film in 1956 would not only have been scarcely available, but also prohibitavely expensive. Whoever shot the film must have had a good idea of what he was witnessing, namely, a legend in the actual making.

Though some of the black & white Tupelo footage has been available for years, it is the never before seen film that gives joy. And they have somehow synchronised the available audio of the concert to the entire footage, including the never before seen archive. Elvis performs many of those early hits such as Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, and I Was The One. On the fast rock'n'roll songs, you see Elvis move on stage in the unprecedented style that he was famous for - the style that almost destroyed him back then. Unfortunately, though grateful for what we have, there simply isn't enough filmed footage to satisfy the appetite for early Elvis.

Elvis fans will treasure this release but other music followers will like this DVD too, which comes in a beautiful glossy package together with an accompanying booklet.

I recommend you obtain your copy while still available.


Michael Jackson's This Is It [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free]
Michael Jackson's This Is It [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Michael Jackson
Offered by Shop4World
Price: £2.60

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHOCKINGLY GOOD, 18 April 2012
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Being a ticket holder to the show that never was, I sent for my Blu-ray copy mainly to get a glimpse of what I would've seen and heard at the O2 in London in July 2009 had Michael Jackson not tragically died just three weeks earlier.

Without any doubt whatsoever, this show would have had the best production of all time. The rehearsals in this dvd alone are enough to completely mesmerise. Michael Jackson looking great painstakingly goes through the show song by song like the true professional that he was. Every tiny detail is highlighted and supervised by Michael and all the songs you'd want to hear are rehearsed, including some Jackson 5 hits. The production-in-making videos of Smooth Criminal and Thriller are stunning.

There are moments of exhiliration and frustration for Michael and the people involved as they go through the extensive set list. And there are many many musicians, dancers, technicians, choreographers, designers and directors - all giving their maximum to make the show a success.

Though I felt he was somewhat holding back in his singing and dance routines, Michael Jackson still came across as the overtly talented and hard working artist we all know. This show would've been the best ever staged by anyone. He was setting new standards when he was tragically and prematurely taken away - and the world of music and entertainment is suffering as a result.

This is unmissable. If you're going for the Blu-ray, I can guarantee you're in for a special treat !


Elvis Presley Gladiators 1974 Karate Legacy [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Elvis Presley Gladiators 1974 Karate Legacy [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ELVIS' UNFINISHED KARATE DOCUMENTARY, 10 April 2012
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This film is absolute proof of how Elvis Presley must have felt in 1974. The exhilaration of his triumphant return to live performing after the movie wilderness years of the 1960s had by now worn off and the same unchallenging, bored, and directionless feelings of the past had returned to haunt him. And he had his clueless manager Tom Parker to thank for that.

Parker had failed, or most likely refused, to organise overseas tours for Elvis, an action that would have revived his attitude towards his life and career. Elvis had been recording and touring in the States since his return to live performing in 1969. There were no overseas tours or even a personal overseas vacation, and no new scripted movies. Apart from a couple of documentary films and the Aloha From Hawaii satellite special in January '73, there was nothing new. Just the month on month off city to city concert tours, with month long Vegas shows a couple of times a year. It was all becoming a drag. Added to that, his wife Priscilla packed her bags and their little daughter in the name of divorce a few months earlier.

In the absence of challenging projects, and with his passion for Karate still intact, 39 year old Elvis decided to indulge his own thrills by making a documentary on this object of his passion - a couple of years too late in my opinion. And this DVD contains all that was captured before the project was abandoned for lack of continued interest and incessant nagging from Parker. Parker had no financial interest in the film and therefore no interest at all. Naturally the tours got in the way too.

Though we are extremely lucky to have the little that was filmed, the content does not show the best side of Elvis' karate abilites. We see a somewhat out of shape Elvis in the midst of his bodyguards and skilled martial artists in demonstration and sparring exhibitions. We also see the little boy in Elvis. Suddenly you forget the martial arts. You are now examining Elvis. His custom made outfit. His trademark sunglasses. His arrival to the dojo. His general demeanor. His eyes, his smile. You are studying his overall attitude. What was he going through at the time and what was he feeling. Was he happy? Just looking for signs here and there. And inevitably the big question of just how good was eighth degree black belt Elvis at Karate.

If you are interested in Elvis the man, you will treasure this because of its extreme rarity. The picture quality is quite good and the film is narrated by one of the participants which makes this quite personal and genuine. You also get some picture postcards and a booklet. If you are not a fan, or if you just want to see Elvis in performance, this will not be of any interest. Karate champion Bill 'superfoot' Wallace followers will also like this dvd as he is featured much in demonstrations.

Highly recommended to the serious Elvis fan.


Viva Las Vegas [DVD]
Viva Las Vegas [DVD]
Dvd ~ Elvis Presley
Offered by ROMS Empire
Price: £9.49

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FUN IN LAS VEGAS, 8 April 2012
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Viva Las Vegas is probably one of Elvis' best known songs, covered by many artists, and features in some well known other movies. And this film is one of the reasons.

Your ninety minutes of fun are guaranteed in this 1964 movie. Elvis and luscious co-star Ann Margaret give one of the most believable on screen performances. It is well documented that the pair had a thing going between them during the making of this movie and their relationship translates well onto celluloid!

Though Elvis Presley is probably one of the best looking men ever, this does not come across too well in this movie. Aside from the fact that he is overly and unnecessarily coiffed and made up throughout the film, Ann stunningly glows all over with natural beauty. You cannot help but concentrate on her every move. And even with Elvis trying his best, her dance moves are very natural and sexy whilst Elvis' seem mechanical and at times awkward. But by his own admission, Elvis was not a dancer. Music simply made him shake and move to the music in very natural ways rather than in choreographic styles. Comparing his more natural Viva Las Vegas screen performance and the choreographed C'mon Everybody dance routine with Ann Margaret verifies that.

Oh the plot, I almost forgot. Ummm, Elvis is race car driver Lucky Jackson and falls for Rusty (Ann Margaret) at first sight when her sports car develops 'whistling motor' trouble. So who can blame him when he painstakingly tracks her down and tries his best to charm her into his arms? Now he also has to win the Grand Prix race - racing other cars and another guy for the ultimate trophy, Rusty!

Apart from the movie title song, there are some great rocking songs including C'MON EVERYBODY and a criminally-shortened IF YOU DON'T THINK I NEED YOU. Ann also adds her own tantalising solo singing and dancing. And boy can she tantalise.

A thought just came to my head! No, not that. Really, if Ann could tantalise like that back then, why can't they tantalise like that today?

Anyway, get this highly enjoyable film on dvd or blu-ray. Bear in mind, this is not necessarily Elvis at his movie best, but considering what Hollywood and his clueless manager were shoving at him at the time, this is a fantastic effort. It's funny too.

Recommended.
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