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Black Woman
Black Woman
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute classic album and well overdue release, with ..., 8 April 2016
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An absolute classic album and well overdue release, with bonus tracks. What a shame that the attention to detail of the mastering and photos did not extend to Michael de Koningh's sleeve notes that have been mangled.
For example: the last line of the first page of notes says "initial works appeared under the alias of Julian &". Page two continues "from this nperiod..." Eh!!
Further on we have: "highlighting the plight of a black", turn over and " was released on Ashandan..." What?!

Oh dear. Anyone else notice this and able to shed any light on the missing words.


DYLON Pre-Dye Machine 600g
DYLON Pre-Dye Machine 600g
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Price: £7.37

1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish and a waste of money and time, 11 Jun. 2015
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Utter rubbish and a waste of money and time.
Followed instructions to the letter and no change in colour of clothes.
Avoid!!


Merlin Atmos - Live Performances 2013
Merlin Atmos - Live Performances 2013
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The line is fine between order and chaos when VdGG play live, 4 Feb. 2015
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VdGG live is always something where fans have their fists in the mouths. Its never a safe experience. Something akin to occasionally watching a potential train crash. The line is fine between order and chaos when VdGG play live. But this is an experience all true fans love and relish. Will they execute this song perfectly or will it get derailed by a bum organ note, bad timing, or Peter Hammill's at times cack-handed guitar playing?
All of this is to be found on this double CD documenting the VdGG tour of 2013 where they performed two lengthy pieces; Hammill's own Flight (from his solo Black Box album) and the epic A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers (from the classic Pawn Hearts of 1971), alongside other new and old classics.
I saw the band in Manchester on this tour and they were on fire! This double CD captures the same fire. There is no indication of which venue each track was recorded but the mix, by organist supremo Hugh Banton, is occasionally strange. Hammill's voice is either too low in the mix or too high, sometimes competing with Guy Evans' prominent snare drum.
But at the same time it does perfectly capture being in the front row of a classic VdGG concert, warts and all.
What Merlin Atmos proves is that here is a band at the top of its game, firing on all cylinders, playing new and old material with enthusiasm, inventiveness and above all total and utter originality.
Hats off!!


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 3 Jan. 2014
At 384 pages Christopher Young's biography of Sylvian' solo career is as complete as it cam get.
Despite no photos and some woeful errors and poor proof reading (e.g. Andy Summers was Police guitarist NOT drummer. Page 116 has 5 typo errors!) the book is rivetting.
It follows Sylvian's spiritual search and how this was reflected in his music and his move from relative mainstream success to setting up his own label and more or less reinventing himself as a critically acclaimed experimental songwriter.
Recommended to Sylvian fans and anyone interested in one of the most original and fascinating creative artists around
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David Hockney: A Bigger Picture (PAL with Subtitles)
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture (PAL with Subtitles)
Dvd ~ David Hockney
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Price: £15.00

5.0 out of 5 stars SIR DAVID anyone??, 13 Dec. 2013
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I first saw this film on BBC TV. As a fan of Hockney's work I was entranced from start to finish. It is a fairly intimate diary film showing Hockney's return to his Yorkshire roots and discovering the landscape that he grew up around.
It captures him painting en plain air, sometime battling with the elements. The discovery that he could then paint a mammoth series of canvases that when pieced together fill the whole wall of the Royal academy is also shown.
I re-saw the DVD being played in Salt's Mill in Saltaire, the home of a permanent Hockney collection and was even more impressed. This prompted me to buy the DVD and again at home luxuriating in the skill of the director etc to get Hockney to open up and relax in front of the camera.
This DVD is a must for any Hockney fan but also for any fan of art and painting in particular. It shows a now elder statesman revelling in the rediscovery of paint and canvas and above all light and shade and changes in seasons.
About time he was knighted!


The Road To Red [Limited Edition Box Set]
The Road To Red [Limited Edition Box Set]
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Road to Red Eyes, 15 Oct. 2013
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The most thorough and gob-smacking boxset I can imagine any band ever releasing.
Road To Red captures King Crimson live in the USA in 1974. Having released Starless and Bible Black Crimson embarked on a summer of touring.
The Road to Red captures the band in full flight, full throttle and a beast to be reckoned with. This would be their final tour before recording the seminal Red album and disbanding.
Audio ranges from mixing desk tapes to multi track mix downs and all have been mastered exceptionally. Also included are various pieces of ephemera; set lists, photos, adverts as well as a large booklet with extensive notes by KC biographer Sid Smith and excerpts from Robert Fripp's diaries of the period covered by the box.
Following on from the Larks Tongues in Aspic boxset released this time last year DGM/Panygeric are to given full marks for their attention to detail and giving us KC fans something to stay up late and get many sleepless red eyes.
Not for the faint-hearted or casual listener. This is aimed squarely at KC nuts.....like me.


Brian Eno: Visual Music
Brian Eno: Visual Music
by Brian Eno
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STUNNING, 4 Oct. 2013
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This is a must for all Eno fans and anyone interested in the world of video art. Having written my degree thesis (many moons ago) on Eno's Video Art this book not only added to my knowledge of Brian's work in this field but went far deeper and further in placing Brian and his video art into context.
A plethora of archive images from Eno's famed notebooks as well as images of every video piece he has made up to the recent 77 Million makes this a joy to read and look at.
The author took 7 years to complete the large and heavy book and is to be commended for his thoroughness and tenacity.
I cannot recommend this any more highly.
Love the top hat Brian!


Blackbird
Blackbird
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I drop, 13 July 2013
This review is from: Blackbird (Audio CD)
Heard this in Fopp as I walked in and loved it from the start. My worry was that it might have been the latest UB40 album but as I listened more I was carried away by the sheer beauty of it.
I admit to having never heard of them so it's a complete joy to discover something new and refreshing.
As other reviewers have said it's soulful, funky, dubby and more. Downtown 70's reggae meets Memphis soul via Bill Withers and a splash of electro techno. Now to buy their earlier albums


Soul Mining: A Musical Life
Soul Mining: A Musical Life
by Daniel Lanois
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Soul Skimming, 23 Aug. 2012
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Whilst I agree with previous reviews in that Lanois is a TRUE original and his honest ant erudite writing reflects his production an writing work I would like to say that I found it a very thin book both physically and in actual content. Maybe there was some editorial pruning but I was seriously upset to not one mention of Jon Hassell! Dan has worked with Jon on more albums than any other artist yet he could not mention him once.
Look through Dan's discography and tell me why Jon and countless others are left out. Oh yes U2, Dylan, Neil Young etc are mentioned; the books got to sell but give me a break!


Lost Tapes Box Set
Lost Tapes Box Set
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A flawed masterpiece, 26 Jun. 2012
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The set is excellent but I'm going to put the spanner in the works.

Out of the 3 CD's at least one CD is made up of live material. Can were 2 beasts; the studio one and the live one. They were different entities in the same body. So mixing live and studio material for a band such as Can doesn't quite do it for me.
I would have preferred The Lost Tapes (a misrepresentation if ever there was one!) to have been totally studio.
Can must have hours of live material worthy of release so why not a double CD of some of the best bits or even make them avaialble as downlaods from their Spoon site.
Anyway, I am not really griping. I am thankful that the stuff was salvaged and much care and attention was made to get it looking and sounding amazing.
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