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Best Comedy Album in the World...Ever!
Best Comedy Album in the World...Ever!

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nearly an armful..., 31 Dec 2013
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Aulthough i love my music,i like a good laugh (with my kids its just as well).This incredible set of classic comedy has something for everyone.From the legendary tony hancock to the goon show,this is a masterclass in the golden days of comedy.as much as i like some of todays comedy,these guys will always be gods to me.Kenneth williams ,roy hudd,bob newhart,benny hill,bonzos,morcame and wise,pete and dud,and lots and lots of monty python! Its cheap ...its funny..and it has my favorite comedy skit...balham ..gateway to the south ,by peter sellers.


Hold Tight! It's The 60's
Hold Tight! It's The 60's
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £4.48

3.0 out of 5 stars mainly the originals...., 31 Dec 2013
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If a record company have enough of the real stuff on their books,why do they insist on filling it out with obviously bad rerecordings.This is the case here. Most of this set has hits from the pye label 9all original), but tere are some awful recordings from dave dee and gerry and the pacemakers.This does spoil the set for me.So if you dont mind re recordings or dont mind programming this discs to avoid them....its okay.


Woodstock Generation
Woodstock Generation
Offered by msales-8
Price: £9.25

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars re recording alert!, 29 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Woodstock Generation (Audio CD)
some tracks orginal....some tracks live....some tracks those god awful re recordings. buy with caution! You cant replace perfection ...so why do they do it?...cause its cheap....Even some of the beatles singles are coming into the public domain now ,so theres no excuse for this!


Best of Rock Legends
Best of Rock Legends

5.0 out of 5 stars 20 cds for the price of a pint!, 29 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Best of Rock Legends (Audio CD)
This is a boxed collection of some of the budget cds released on the prisim label.Even though i say budget,please dont look away because there is some wonderful stuff here! With each group getting tei own album,theres punk from sex pistols,buzzcocks,stranglers,and a compilation..theres blues from fleetwood mac,yardbirds,and peter green...glam from trex and geordie (feat Brian johnson),jazz rock from chicago,rock from deep purple,wishbone ash,atomic rooster,groundhogs,santana,and prog from yes...phew! theres also two discs of radio sessions from bands from the height of the psychedelic 60s! For the £3 i payed for all this its well worth a punt! warning ...does contain live recordings as well as original recordings ,but none of those horrible re recordings!


Rock Box
Rock Box
Offered by positivenoise
Price: £5.97

4.0 out of 5 stars great set if your taste is varied..., 29 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Rock Box (Audio CD)
Ive read the other reviews for this set ,and in a way i agree with them.I know we all have opinions and i respect that,but i feel some injustice has been done to the atomic rooster set in this box.i think for a mainly solo effort this is a wonderful progressive album,taking in elements of the 70s in a 80s feel.And dont forget it has the god- like Dave gilmour on guitar!dont forget that as good as John ducann was,he was not on all of roosters albums.As for the rest of the box,BJH..wonderful...sham 69..still brilliant...wishbone ash still consistent...little river band..nice...mekon delta...ok in parts...uriah heep...ok..but i still favour the dave byron years...ian gillan always good....asia...good...but am i alone i liking the john payne version of this band...not so overblown...and lastly,the billy currie version of ultravox.Im going out on a limb here and say this is a fine album,but it was never gonna be "vienna" so in all a fine set by wonderful acts,cheap n all!


The Best Disco in Town
The Best Disco in Town
Offered by rbmbooks
Price: £22.96

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars takes me back..., 29 Dec 2013
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This review is from: The Best Disco in Town (Audio CD)
anybody who reads my reviews would see me as a bit of an (aged) rocker. However i do have a passion for 60s and 70s soul and disco music.It does take me back to my late teens /early 20s to when discos were the place to go each weekend to have a drink (successfully),pull a girl (sometimes successfully), and dance(unsuccessfully!) my dancing was like Travolta....fred travolta! anyway i digress...this marvellous collection has a lot of good time music like tavares,brass construction,kc,etc.a great set for saturday night.


Seventies
Seventies
Offered by pandagames
Price: £1.72

1.0 out of 5 stars ok ....even session musisians need love too!, 29 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Seventies (Audio CD)
ok ..short and sweet...its rerecordings by probably someone who played tamborine in the band on their days off....you know.Even at a penny i feel ripped off...please can these bands stick to cabaret or whatever,and not try to recreate their own classic tracks,even my 11 yr old daughter can tell the diffrence!.....its top of the pops lps all over again!


On the Road Music
On the Road Music

5.0 out of 5 stars Big set...lots of surprises!, 29 Dec 2013
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This review is from: On the Road Music (Audio CD)
ok...this is not a set if you want a lot of familiar tracks.This is a set for those who love 70s and 80s music,who want to here something diffrent.Its not totally obscure...there still the inevitable golden earring,blondie and canned heat tracks,but for the more discerning,theres british and american obscurities such as Al stewart,alvin lee,dan seals,dave edmunds,mink deville,the tubes,and....chesney hawkes (ok so no collection of this size is going to be perfect!).With its mixture of rock ,pop ,and country rock,i have found myself listening to this set more than your usual drive albums,i advise you to try!


Welcome To Hell
Welcome To Hell
Price: £10.28

4.0 out of 5 stars some samey ...and some rare!, 29 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Welcome To Hell (Audio CD)
Ok another year,another rock set....paranoid...ace of spades...silver machine...i think you know where im going here.But wait!....some surprises!..Groundhogs!..stray!...warhorse! yes,as you can guess,this is a rather nice mixture of familiar and rare tracks ranging from the late 60s to the eighties nwobhm.its a competent set,but i wish the makers of this collection would realise that most of us have already got (many times) tracks like easy living,wheels of steel,fireball etc.The bands concerned have released other stuff you know! But then i suppose some people would complain if these tracks were not on here...in the words of Viv stanshall...sometimes you just cant win!


Four Decades of Pop
Four Decades of Pop
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: £9.99

2.0 out of 5 stars ok ....it said four discs...., 29 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Four Decades of Pop (Audio CD)
as a seller as well as a buyer,i have always been cautious with my description of things i sell.There has to be no point to sending stuff that is not the same as the amazon description.This has happened to more than one buyer (i take a lot of notice of the comments written when buying),and i would plead to sellers,if you only selling one disc of a set ,please make this plain!this is the case here .IN THIS CASE IT WASNT EVEN THE DISC SHOWN! You are not going to get a very high rating if (even unintentionly) if you seem to be ripping people off.!Its all right to blame amazon all the time,but if you look at the small print,its the sellers responsibility to provide an adequate description,whether something costs £10 or 1p!And please sellers,provide SOME descrption of whats on the product (for your own sakes),you will stand more chanch of a sale if people know what their buying!


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