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The Purple Album
The Purple Album
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why compression? Why so expensive?, 1 Jun. 2015
This review is from: The Purple Album (Audio CD)
When everyone who really loves good-sounding rock music moans when they compress the sound, why oh why do the producers or whoever do this?!!!!!!!

Why is this so expensive? Most new albums are around £9.99...maybe £11.99 with a bonus disc.
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Hypnotic Eye
Hypnotic Eye
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Price: £8.95

4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars at this stage is great!, 18 May 2015
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This review is from: Hypnotic Eye (Audio CD)
All that stuff about back to his rockin' roots etc. I don't get it. This is just a typical Petty CD with lots of nice little nugget songs. Simple as that!


Inside Man [DVD]
Inside Man [DVD]
Dvd ~ Denzel Washington
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So much over-use of F-word ruins it. Misguided director., 25 April 2015
This review is from: Inside Man [DVD] (DVD)
Oh dear. When great films were great without saying 'what the f***' every few seconds. Film-makers are so totally misguided believing foul language somehow makes it all so much more 'modern' and believable. Just like TV shows now that are relatively shallow but full of what they call 'strong' language. It's not 'strong' - it's foul, and used so often is SO wearing, SO annoying and makes it all SO much less believable because they are trying to make us believe just about EVERYone speaks like that. They don't, so they fail.

Possibly a good film ruined by trying to be so so-called 'modern'.

Rubbish, sadly.


Phobia
Phobia
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty on this long album to enjoy., 18 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Phobia (Audio CD)
Good album. I mostly got into The Kinks from the Christmas Eve show on TV in 1977. I just saw that again on youtube! So, it was the 80s and 90s I followed them closely, always looking forward to their next album. This is almost a double album. There are 3-4 naff tracks, ham-fisted efforts, but take those off and you still have a great album. I really miss them as a band, though I have seen Ray a few times in recent years. His 2 solo albums are very good indeed. They appeared on Jools with this album so I'm very surprised this didn't chart, like all their albums since the 60's. Mad people out there!


Live At Koko
Live At Koko
Price: £14.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Better to watch the DVD, 16 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Live At Koko (Audio CD)
I have to say when these triple sets arrive I never play the CD, just the DVD. The sound quality of this is a bit 'mushy' esp on the vocals, so I wouldn't want to just listen to it - I need to see it too! However the performance is very good, as always. I really don't see what's wrong with the first two tracks - they are excellent. I always rather hear songs by THIS line-up (mostly) rather than the older songs. It's the same with Magnum, who always feature songs from their last few CDs for half the set. Anyway, this is fine!


The Grand Experiment
The Grand Experiment
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4.0 out of 5 stars Complicated stuff ...and good!, 16 Mar. 2015
This review is from: The Grand Experiment (Audio CD)
Having now played it twice (too busy to hear it more - new Scorpions and Uriah Heep DVD also arrived for my birthday, and still playing Thunder a lot!!) both me and my wife are really enjoying this. Great musicianship of course, and just great fun to listen to.


The Killer Instinct
The Killer Instinct
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sounds good to me., 27 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: The Killer Instinct (Audio CD)
Saw them over a year ago supporting the first cd. Singer annoyed me near the end being VERY rude to the man in charge of ventilation saying it was too cold, shut the door or something. Shame - it spoilt the evening...AND it was hot...keep the doors open! Anyway, this is a good album. Never 5 stars of course as it's not as good as some other cds, but very consistent. Sounds better than Thin Lizzy due to production. I note Scott Gorham only co-writes on 3 of the songs. This is not surprising as he's been doing this a long time, and can't KEEP coming up with new stuff. Bit like Andy Powell in Wishbone Ash. So, Gorham is a guitarist in a great band. That'll do fine! Buy this, the new Thunder album, and any recent Magnum CD.....their only writer, Tony Clarkin, CAN keep writing great new songs into his late 60's!!


Wonder Days
Wonder Days
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Price: £8.74

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to hear another QUALITY rock album, 18 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Wonder Days (Audio CD)
What is it with these old bands...they keep bringing out great new albums late in their careers. Ok, so Thunder are a lot younger than Magnum and Uriah Heep who had their less good years in the past but now keep producing great new albums, especially Magnum, who feature songs from their last 5 albums to make up half the live set...and the fans love them! Thunder split years ago and came back with 4 great albums. That was surprising as the two albums prior to their split (Thrill of it All and Giving the Game away) were very dull, slow, quiet, apart from one or two tracks. How did Luke Morley write not so good stuff, and then come back with several great albums? Amazing. And, like Magnum's Tony Clarkin, he is the only songwriter in the band. Oh, and they share the same drummer! So, enough musings. This new album, on first listen right now, is fantastic. 'Ballsy' rock is, I think, the correct term. Great structure, power and production. I'm on track 10 and all great so far...one track to go! Why not 5 stars? CoZ that SHOULD be reserved for out and out classics....which this MAY be, but not yet. Tracks 9 and 10 fade out - SO ANNOYING - DON'T BE LAZY - JUST END THEM!!!!! Last track....it rocks but it's very unoriginal.


On Christmas Day (Ltd 10 Inch) [VINYL]
On Christmas Day (Ltd 10 Inch) [VINYL]

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, poignant song, 5 Dec. 2014
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Great song, originally on their last album, Rock Art, before they split many years ago. Well, took a break for a few years before reforming. That was a good album, though much better were to come over the last 10 years - 6 great albums in a row (Breath of Life, the first since reforming , not very memorable). So, they were asked to re-do this song. Love it . And they played it this week on their current tour.

This band should be massive. If you ever did support them, you should still be doing so!!


Rock Or Bust
Rock Or Bust
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Price: £4.40

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album...but Magnum are even better in their 60s !, 5 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Rock Or Bust (Audio CD)
So yet another act in their 60s coming up with a great ROCK album. I am amazed how they still do it. This year and last year we have had great albums by Sabbath, Purple, Magnum (as always!!), Uriah Heep, I.Q. Ian Anderson, Judas Priest, Wishbone Ash, and Tom Petty...all survived their less good late 30s/40's period to come storming back in their 50s and 60s...Somehow.....and when they have gone, that will be it. Probably. So, is this 5 stars? NO because it is not as good as their best albums. But it is good. It SOUNDS great, and they ALL sound great...what a voice at 67 years old....! It rocks. Ok the last 2 tracks are slower, and I wish the last track was a fast one, but I think I will like this. Short? Yes. Classic tracks? Possibly some. Black Ice has 3-4 classics. but several I don't need...making it a longer CD but this is solid and short!.

And what a great cover - like Sabbath's '13' but even more effective.

And all for £9.....CDs cost £12 20 years ago - what's going on?! What's crazy though is if you download this CD at 99p a track it will cost you £11...what's the point of that!

Enjoy.


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