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Bad - 25th Anniversary Deluxe [3 CD/1 DVD]
Bad - 25th Anniversary Deluxe [3 CD/1 DVD]
Price: £18.25

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was there ! ( the best concert i've ever seen ! ), 20 Sept. 2012
I was there all those years ago. To see Michael Jackson in concert, was a dream come true, and now to own that concert, brings back the happiest time of my life.
Thia isn't a biased opinion, but in my opinion, the BAD concerts were the best i'd ever seen.
The quality of the audio is faultless and the visual's are excellent. The new / demo songs on CD 2, are a great mix of catchy grooves & dreamy ballads. You also get the remastered album & an audio cd of the concert. ( two booklets, sticker & poster ) It's very well packaged in a faux leather like box.
It's well worth the money...i would have paid ten times more ! Just a very special memory, to keep for the rest of my life.


Faux Leather Media Storage Tower (DVDs, CDs & Video Games) - Brown
Faux Leather Media Storage Tower (DVDs, CDs & Video Games) - Brown

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice product, good value, but cannot store DVD's upright !!, 14 Aug. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
As another reviewer states, you can't store DVD's / Blu Ray's upright. ( i'm sure most people, wouldn't store their collections vertically ? )
Nice finished product, and good value for the money, but i'm not sure if i would have ordered if i'd known about the storage issue, regarding DVD's / Blu Ray's.


EI8HT
EI8HT
Price: £13.42

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 years late, but better late than never !, 11 Aug. 2012
This review is from: EI8HT (Audio CD)
This is the first Nik Kershaw album i have ever purchased, and i have to say, it's fantastic ! Just a wonderful catchy pop album, with no filler tracks. One of the best of the year, so far. ( when the 30 second samples sound good, you know you're onto a winner ! )


How I Killed Margaret Thatcher
How I Killed Margaret Thatcher
by Anthony Cartwright
Edition: Paperback

5 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for 3rd novel......??, 3 Aug. 2012
.....a " eye catching " title ?? ( i can't help but think, did the story come first, or the title ! ? )
This is Anthony Cartwright's third publication, and like the previous two, it's about a boy ( and his family ) growing up in Dudley, West Midlands. ( or the Black Country, as Mr. Cartwright, likes to state / convey )
I really do hope, that Mr. Cartwright considers a change of direction, for his 4th novel, because i fear, he may be at risk of becoming stale.
Re-publication, April 13th, 2013....desperation by publishers ( and author ? ) to try to ( cash in ) on Margaret Thatcher's death ? I thought the title was desperate in the first place....now it's even more so, given recent events.
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Patience
Patience
Offered by Rikdev Media
Price: £2.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Faultless !, 22 July 2012
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This review is from: Patience (Audio CD)
I bought this album on day of release ( back in 2004 ) and it is without doubt George Michael's finest release to date.
Just the right mixture of ballads and uptempo numbers, lyrically as good as ever, and the best production i've heard in a long time. Easily, in my top 10 alnums of all time. ( it's as fresh today, as it was 8 years ago )
Looking forward to George's new single release next month, " White Light "...can we have a new album release soon, please !!


Bose ® AE2 Audio Headphones - Black
Bose ® AE2 Audio Headphones - Black

9 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars My first experience of a Bose product......., 14 July 2012
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.....and i should probably say, my last experience !
First of all, ( i'll leave the most important detail...sound....till last ) the first impression after opening the box ( and this is impossible, without cutting the packing with a pair of scissors or a knife, so regards returning the product, you're stuck !...a ploy by Bose ? ) is how plasticky & cheapish they look, also a little smaller than expected.
Other reviewers have commented on the comfort, i.e. " you don't notice you're wearing them ", but i don't find that at all. You're always aware of them, i wouldn't describe them as too uncomfortable, but the ear cups for me need to fit better around the ears ( i do not have large ears )they feel a little too tight & adjusting the headband doesn't make much difference to the comfort.
Now most importantly the sound. ( which is the reason we buy any headphone for ) For years i had looked at the Bose make, mainly noise cancelling one's ( i suffer from M.E. and i'm very noise sensitive, but was reluctant to part with near £300, without being able to try them out...i'm housebound, so not possible ) and heard / read rave reviews about the unique sound that these headphones produce.
I couldn't wait to plug them into my amp ! Well, my first impression was very disappointing. Very " tinny " harsh sound. People have commented on the lack of bass, but for me, there's just far too much treble ! I've always listened to my music with a flat EQ...never felt the need to alter anything, in any way, but it wasn't too long before i was going into my amp settings and increasing bass, and decreasing treble e.t.c.
I tried out an artist with good varied acoustics, instrumental detail and vocal tone...Katie Melua...and i was enjoying the listening experirence. ( i did alter the EQ, to what i forget ) Many people have remarked, " i could hear things i'd never heard before ", which i do agree with. The problem for me, is that the instrument sound seperation is too seperate, to the point that it can become annoying ! ( some of this may be due to my noise sensitivity ) An example of this is the song " Thriller " by Michael Jackson. I've listened to this song, hundreds, possibly thousands of times, in the last 30 years. When i listen through the Bose headphones, there's a repetitive percussion part, that is now so enhanced, that it feels like you're listening to a different song after 30 years, it doesn't leave me with a " new " listening experience...but an annoying one.
I also use a Sony Hi MD, which is the best sounding portable audio device, i've ever owned, but with these Bose headphones the sound is " tinny " yet again. From my experience so far, i'd have to say it depends on what you're listening to, but a good pair of headphones should be able to deal with anything thrown at it ( without fiddling around with EQ, for each CD you play ! ) and these unfortunately can't. If you crank up your amp a little, the sound becomes a little distorted. ( i did read, that Bose indicate, that these headphones are suitable more so, for ipod / ipad use ) If this is the case, then i wish i had purchased a different make. ( these were to replace some Sennheiser's, which i found sounded balanced & great. ) as with all my previous headphone's, the wire connection ( no longer connects, i.e. only one ear cup working ) One good thing about the Bose is that you can detach the audio cable and buy a replacement if need be, but at this present moment in time, that's the most positive thing i could say.
I do hope that my first listening experience with Bose, will improve overtime, but i'm not convinced, i'm just glad i didn't decide to spend near £300 on noise cancelling one's, i would have been more aggrieved then, if i had the same listening experience. These AE2's lack warmth, depth, & power in the sound, and are overpriced at £119.( for what they are )

UPDATE : I tried out my Sennheiser HD595 headphones ( and looked back to what i paid for them : £89.95. ) These Bose AE2's just don't compare, in any shape or form !!
Unfortunately, i can't return them, because as i stated above, you can't remove the headphones from the packaging, without cutting through it.
I've now ordered some new Sennheiser's 380 Pro for £97.00. I'm sure these will be far more impressive and better value, than the Bose. I wouldn't consider buying any Bose product again.
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Sony UWABR100 USB Network Adapter Bringing Wireless Internet Access to Your Wi-Fi Ready TV
Sony UWABR100 USB Network Adapter Bringing Wireless Internet Access to Your Wi-Fi Ready TV

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very mixed views, most of it negative. ( but improving ), 8 July 2012
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Inspite of the many negative reviews, i decided to purchase this wireless network adapter.
I've always owned Sony equipment and never been let down with any of their products, until now !
Set up was quite straight forward. ( connected to my Sony Blu ray player ) When i have watched bbc iplayer & you tube, via pc, i have always found it a frustrating experience, constantly freezing e.t.c.
Tried out You Tube first, which worked very well, but tried bbc iplayer and was freezing within 20 seconds, and continuing to. A half hour programme, shouldn't take 2hrs to watch ! ( i'm actually trying out bbc iplayer as i type, can't believe it hasn't frozen ! Playing for 20 + minutes now. Perhaps there's hope ! ? )
Gracenote, worked fine initially, showing cd info e.t.c. but now doesn't work. ( but strangely enough, one particular cd displays info, even if i take out the adapter ! )
I haven't tried everything out, but i can see that a lot of features aren't accessible ( without paying ) or worth it. Very mixed feelings about this product. If you spend £50+ on anything, you expect it to work ! ( due to the fact that it still hasn't frozen, i'll say the jury's still out....but frustrated that Gracenote won't no longer work. )

EDIT : After weeks, Gracenote is working properly again and bbc iplayer appears to be working better. ( although, programmes like Eastenders, still continually freeze ! )


The Afterglow
The Afterglow
by Anthony Cartwright
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Written in " Black Country " dialect....a major flaw !, 29 Jun. 2012
This review is from: The Afterglow (Paperback)
This book is set in the " Black Country " ( West Midlands ) It's wriiten in a " Black Country " dialect form. ( or should i say the author's interpretation & spelling of it. )
I was born & raised ( and still live in the area ) in the " Black Country ", but found that i had to read quotation passages over & over again, because i found it difficult to understand / grasp what was being said. It was like trying to decipher a secret code. ( and i speak the dialect ! ) What made the read even more frustrating, was the none use of quotation marks.
I do appreciate the author was trying to convey the feel of the area, but at the same time i felt the dialect style was a little " gimmicky "
Having to constantly read passages over & over again, just left me with a feeling of, why didn't i just a buy a puzzle instead ! ?....because i was left with same feeling of frustration !....and that's not what i should feel, from reading a book.


Heartland
Heartland
by Anthony Cartwright
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Written in " Black Country " dialect....a major flaw !, 29 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Heartland (Paperback)
This book, was one of the most difficult & frustrating reads, i've ever experienced.
It's written in " Black Country " dialect. ( or i should say the author's interpretation & spelling of it. )
I'm a born & bred " Black Countrian " and i had to keep reading passages over & over again ! Very frustrating ! ( let's face it, how many books are written in dialect ? ) It seems to me that the author has written in this style for " gimmicky " effect, besides trying to convey the feel of the Black Country ( West Midlands )
The non use of quotations, adds to a " frustrating " read.


A Million Lights
A Million Lights
Offered by Bridge Media UK
Price: £3.54

10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't sing, auto tuning Queen, that's not particuarly good at miming....., 26 Jun. 2012
This review is from: A Million Lights (Audio CD)
....she must be grateful that she's pretty, because she has no talent whatsoever ! ( regards dancing...she's just a " wannabe Janet Jackson " )


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