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Secrets
Secrets
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Price: £18.95

5.0 out of 5 stars THEIR BEST EVER ALBUM!, 24 Jun. 2010
This review is from: Secrets (Audio CD)
I wholeheartedly agree with the other reviewers comments. This is without doubt their best album ever. It beats "Dare" by a country mile in my opinion. It at once manages to retain the best bits of the Human League trademark sound while at the same time presenting listeners with something that is completely fresh and new. I absolutely loved it on first hearing and I still do.

Not only does it have great songs with incisive lyrics (together with really catchy hooks) but it also has some truly gorgeous instrumentals as well. It is at once both great to dance to AND listen to. Why this album (and the single taken from it "All I Ever Wanted") was not the biggest hit of their career beggars belief. I can only put it down to real bad promotion by the record company it was released on and zero radio airplay which was a real shame. If Phil and the girls own the masters to this criminally underrated classic they should rerelease it through another record company as soon as possible. Preferably one who can give it the promotion it deserves this time around. Anybody else agree?

For anyone who is either a longstanding Human League fan (who doesn't know about this lost gem) or is just a fan of electro-pop music in general should definitely try to get this album if they can. I can guarantee you won't regret it. Enjoy.


The Model
The Model
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Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good But Could Still Be Better!, 2 Jan. 2010
This review is from: The Model (Audio CD)
I own this compilation on cassette and while there are some excellent 'New Romantic' hits on it I feel some of the song choices are very questionable.

For instance, much as I like Blondie they were a 'New Wave' group and NOT 'New Romantics' (as was Hazel O'Connor) and no one could possibly classify Kate bush as a 'New Romantic' either could they? Also, I have NEVER been a fan of either Classix Nouveaux or Japan as I feel both groups were overrated, tuneless, talentless rubbish whose records were a complete waste of vinyl. I really loathe David Sylvian's awful warbling tones.

Instead I would have personally selected Depeche Mode with "Just Can't Get Enough",Yazoo's "Situation", The Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams", A Flock Of Seagulls "A Photograph Of You", and Landcape with "Einstein A Go Go". All of these tracks were excellent synth pop and would have fitted the concept of this album much better.

I would recommend that people buy the CD version of this album (rather than the cassette like I did) so that you can easily skip the tracks you don't like. Which is what I now plan to do myself.


Minder 2009 Series 1 [2008] [DVD]
Minder 2009 Series 1 [2008] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Shane Richie
Offered by Door2DoorEntertainment
Price: £5.50

18 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This remake of a classic series is a HUGE mistake!, 20 Feb. 2009
I'm sorry but this new remake of the classic series "Minder" is a HUGE mistake. Whoever thought of casting the lame Shane Richie in the place of the great George Cole needs their head examining. George Cole created a truly iconic character in 'wheeler dealer' Arthur Daley so to try to replace him in this new version with the cheesy Shane Richie is frankly ludicrous.The only good thing about this new version is it features the VERY sexy Jenna Russell in a regular supporting role.

Nobody could possibly match George Cole's inspired and hilarious portrayal. However, if Channel Five were SO insistant on going ahead with this ill advised remake then I think a 'real' experienced actor like former "Quadrophenia" star Phil Daniels or ex "Brush Strokes" actor Karl Howman would have been a MUCH better choice for it instead as I'm convinced either of them would have really made something of the role. As it is this series ended up being the abysmal flop it always deserved to be and was axed after one series due to low ratings.

So do yourselves a favour. Avoid this purile rubbish and buy the original series on DVD instead.


Gold
Gold
Price: £7.27

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT COMPILATION!, 4 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Gold (Audio CD)
This is an excellent compilation as unlike "Level Best"(1989) and "The Very Best Of..."(1998) this double CD includes almost all of the bands hit singles AND also unlike those earlier releases each song (for the most part) are the original full length album versions instead of the much shorter radio edits.

They are also presented in chronological order so you can chart the musical progression of this brilliant 80's band and since they have been newly remastered using the latest digital technology the CDs have excellent sound quality too.

What's more the booklet also has some informative liner notes on their career with some really nice pics. My only grumble is that I would much prefer those photos to be in full colour rather than black and white but at this bargain price who's complaining?

A definite MUST buy for any fan!


Casualty - Series 1 [DVD] [1986]
Casualty - Series 1 [DVD] [1986]
Dvd ~ Bernard Gallagher
Offered by ajdiscs
Price: £59.99

2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy Nurses!, 26 April 2008
The best thing about this series is seeing very attractive actresses such as Brenda Fricker,Cathy Shipton,and Belinda Davison in sexy nurses uniforms. I can't wait till the gorgeous Maureen Beattie joins as Staff Nurse Sandra Nicholl. She's a real stunner.


Lennon [BOX SET]
Lennon [BOX SET]

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent But Still Not Definitive., 21 April 2008
This review is from: Lennon [BOX SET] (Audio CD)
I have had this box set in my collection since it first came out in October 1990 and although at 73 tracks it is very comprehensive there are still some noticable errors and omissions.

For a start the compiler Mark Lewisohn should have included the otherwise unavailable single remix of "Love" (that was released in 1982 to promote "The John Lennon Collection")and not the original 1970 "John Lennon:Plastic Ono Band" album version instead.

Since that album has never been deleted the original version of the song has been readily available all these years since it's release while the single mix was deleted a couple of months later. So they SHOULD have remedied that oversight with this box set.

Unfortunately,subsequent compilations have also made the same error.

Similarly,the song "Move over Ms L" (which was the B-side to "Stand By Me" in 1974) is only available on the CD version of "The John Lennon Collection" so it most certainly deserved to be included here as well.

I also think several more tracks could have been included from Lennon's underrated 1972 album "Sometime In New York City" which would have given the listener a more balanced overview of his solo career.

Finally, I think the fast and funky "What You Got" from "Walls And Bridges" should definitely have been featured here. Not only is it a really catchy track anyway but it also clearly demonstrates the mental turmoil that Lennon was going through at that time due to his separation from Yoko.

So all in all, this is an excellent introduction to Lennon's solo output and a very good compilation but it is certainly NOT definitive.


Incredible Hulk - Series 2 - Complete [DVD]
Incredible Hulk - Series 2 - Complete [DVD]
Price: £9.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars reviews for wrong programme, 26 Jan. 2008
Why are the above reviews for the cult american series "MONK" instead of "THE INCREDIBLE HULK" (series 2)? The two series have absolutely no connection to each other. I'm completely baffled by this. Amazon.co.uk SHOULD correct this oversight immediately.
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Born And Bred - Series 1-4 Box Set [DVD]
Born And Bred - Series 1-4 Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Bolam

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars perfect family drama, 9 Aug. 2007
This was a great series which unfortunately suffered from terrible scheduling on the part of the BBC when it was first shown. They kept pitting it directly against "HEARTBEAT" on ITV, a programme that had been running for more than a decade at that point and has shown no sign of losing it's popularity at that time or since.

"HEARTBEAT" fans are very loyal and since "BORN AND BRED" is a similar type of programme they would no doubt have been the same target audience that the BBC was hoping would watch "BORN AND BRED" so the decision to pit them against each other was sheer lunacy. "BORN AND BRED" never really got a chance to become popular through absolutely no fault of it's own. This show should have been a huge hit for the BBC if they had only put it in a better time slot.

Despite this, it was a great show with great characters and I think it's a terrible shame that it never got a fifth series. Like many fans of the show I was bitterly disappointed at it's cancellation.

John Henshaw was a real find as Wilf Bradshaw as his character displayed excellent comic timing and the gorgeous Jenna Russell is extremely sexy as Deborah Gilder. She is such a real beauty I would love to see her play the young Elizabeth Taylor as I think she'd be perfect for the role.

I would highly recommend for any fans of the show to buy the entire four series on DVD either seperately or as a complete box set so that they can watch this delightful series whenever they like.
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The Commander: Part 1 - Vols. 1-3 [DVD] [2003]
The Commander: Part 1 - Vols. 1-3 [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Nicholas Jones
Offered by ** Good4Books UK ** !!! SALE !!!
Price: £16.95

4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amanda Burton is so sexy!, 28 Jun. 2007
Amanda Burton does a great job as Commander Claire Blake in Lynda La Plante's latest drama "The Commander". The plots are riveting with plenty of unexpected twists, the pace never slackens and Amanda Burton looks gorgeous in a policewoman's uniform.


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