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4.0 out of 5 stars CD player for all seasons, 15 Jun 2014
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Highly functional CD/ Radio cassette player with a reasonable quality sound system for a reasonable price . Therefore, If your after a portable product that will play CDs , tapes and is lightweight with a compact design . I would suggest the Sanyo fits the bill and will provide many hours of enjoyment .

The Sanyo SRC is also -ideal for a bedroom , kitchen or office, small flat as a space saver. The remote control only works on CDs and there is no volume control, although it does allow the operator to skip tracks . So if your after a Product that is portable and easy to operate and provides reasonable sound with bass and surround sound -try the SANYO. I mainly bought the item to play my old cassettes. As the days of cassettes are long since passed into the mist of time , I am pleased to find an appliance that stills plays them.


Sladest
Sladest
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slade are fab: Kill em at the hot club tonight, 16 April 2014
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This review is from: Sladest (Audio CD)
I Originally received this album for a Xmas present back in 1973, when Ted Heath was PM and Britain was in the middle of a three day week and Chopper/space hoppers were in vogue. The songs on the album include all of their chart hits from, 'Get down get with it to My friend Stan' showcasing the group at the peak of their commercial popularity.
The CD version includes some B sides which any other band would have gladly recorded as A sides and the earlier recordings from their first two records., which also highlight Lea and Holder's emerging signwriting skills and creative talent.
I recommend this Cd not just for the hits but also for the classic B sides like 'My Town/ Kill 'Em at the Hot Club Tonite,' and the fantastic cover of Ten Years After, 'Hear me calling', superb!
If your after a song which evocatively describes the vagaries of transient fame listen to 'Look at last nite,' and your see the X Factor and Voice in a different light


God Save The Kinks: A Biography
God Save The Kinks: A Biography
by Rob Jovanovic
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.84

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Kinks Kontroversy, 9 Feb 2014
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Very informative with a clear understanding of the groups place in the pantheon of rock culture..... The writing is analytical and gives a precise, objective and realistic account of the bands' artistic talents and its ability to undermine their achievements by poor decisions, infighting, petty jealousies and stubbornness, bad management .
The RCA years and the 1970s touring of the USA after the union ban, White city concert demonstrate how the under-dog nature of the Kinks was built on perseverance and artistic integrity, guts and determination. This is superbly chronicled by Rob's detailed account of the bands legacy and cultural significance. A must read for all Kinks devotes .


Americana: The Kinks, the Road and the Perfect Riff
Americana: The Kinks, the Road and the Perfect Riff
by Ray Davies
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for all Kinks fans, 9 Feb 2014
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Ray writes with humour, sensitivity and a degree of candour in his illuminating autobiography. The book is cleverly written with a non-linear narrative allowing the reader to dip into different stages of Davies' life story. Therefore the writing is not predictable or mundane and remains interesting and informative throughout. In true Davies style the highs are understated and the lows treated with a concise understanding of the situation and its relationship to the bigger outside, comercial picture. This is documented especially during the America unions ban and the Clive Davis Arista years.


How to be a Philosopher: Or How to be Almost Certain That Almost Nothing is Certain
How to be a Philosopher: Or How to be Almost Certain That Almost Nothing is Certain
by Gary Cox
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.26

5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute certainty, 9 Oct 2013
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Highly recommended read for the uninitiated and the enthusiastic beginner . The style of Gary Cox's prose allows the reader to absorb the information quickly and assimilate complex philosophical theory easily . Therefore the reader has a user friendly guide to enhance their knowledge and gain a confident understanding of the subject. This book is ideal for the start of any academic study from AS to the first year of University. A must read guide book for the keen amateur and the would-be academic.

Also, I would suggest if your worried about the verbal erudite jousting/arguments which takes place in a philosophical lesson, this book will prepare you for the intellectual rigour involved and give you the added confidence to express your ideas and views with absolute certainty in an uncertain world. Informative and light-hearted with a sound academic base without pomposity and elitism, Gary Cox has opened up the subject for one and all and must be commended for this achievement.

A valuable philosophical toolkit at a reasonable price and well worth the investment in these days of austerity and fake celebrity worship .


All Through The City (with Wilko 1974-1977)
All Through The City (with Wilko 1974-1977)
Price: 11.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, Magnificiant all the superlatives needed., 2 Aug 2013
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This box set captures the band at their peak , R& B played at its finest , stripped down and primitive with a unique sound that still resonates and encapsulates the true essence of their tight playing. An intimate feel to all the recording and all the classic songs for the connoisseur to saviour. These LPS at their creative peak never grow old or stale and remains fresh/ invigorating to this day. All the outtakes, are all relevant/ vibrant, essential and a pleasure to hear. A must for any one who wants to listen to one of England's greatest rhythm and blues outfits


On The Buses - Series 3 [DVD]
On The Buses - Series 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Reg Varney

4.0 out of 5 stars Back in the day, 2 Aug 2013
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Enjoyable comedy with no pretension . This ITV comedy is a nostalgic bus ride down memory lane with out stopping at the politically correct bus stop


Power In The Darkness
Power In The Darkness
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5.0 out of 5 stars Too good to be true, 2 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Power In The Darkness (Audio CD)
Written with honesty and played with conviction, this album remains Tom's finest hour. Recorded in the late seventies when times were less liberal and tolerant. This record is extremely brave and a cultural/political testament to the times


Time
Time
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Price: 15.51

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4.0 out of 5 stars Rod's back on form, 1 Jun 2013
This review is from: Time (Audio CD)
This is Rod's best album since his mid to late seventies blockbusters. The song writing is autobiographical and heart felt with an almost apologetic point of view, gone is the bombastic over the top 80s anthems , he now delivers a more intimate and sincere sound, which allows his long forgotten talent of poignant storytelling to prevail in full .
Rod deals with relationships past and present without being sentimental or falling into the trap of delving into the soft centred - chocolate box of life .
This is a mature selection of songs moving, reflective, humorous and candid, a fine and a long awaited return to form.


Charlie Is My Darling [DVD] [2012]
Charlie Is My Darling [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ The Rolling Stones
Price: 14.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Yesterday's papers, 16 Dec 2012
A first class, fly on the wall documentary of the early- un -reconstruted Stones tour of Ireland. This period snippet allows the viewer a insight into the dynamics of the band and the early Jagger/Richards partnership. It highlights how Andrew Loog Oldham marketed the band as outlaws and rebels. All the band members are erudite in their comments and able to recognise the transcient nature of popular culture. Charlie remains detached throughout and both he and Jones share a dislike of the showbiz elements of being in a pop band , screamed at by teenage girls, so much so that the music is drowned out.
You also get to see the real Mick Jagger, very aware of the position he holds and the changing times he represents.

This is a must if you are after a cultural representations of 1960s culture and the emergence of a cultural challenge to the establishment of the day.
Apart from Gimme Shelter this is the only other true significant reflection of the true nature of the band. A must for any one interested in the band and the cultural shifts which changed society back in 1965.


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