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Max Raabe and His Palast Orchester [DVD] [2007]
Max Raabe and His Palast Orchester [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Max Raabe
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £19.82

5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly authentic artist, 9 July 2012
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A fantastic performer who oozes authenticity in his genre. He recreates the high styles of the twenties and thirties in a wonderful range of songs from these periods. He does more with a raised eyebrow or the slightest head turn than is achieved by the over-emotive renderings by singers of our present time. I chose this concert of his performence because it had subtitles which add to the understanding and therefore enjoyment of his artistry.


USB 2.0 Windows 7, XP, Vista Easy Transfer Cable
USB 2.0 Windows 7, XP, Vista Easy Transfer Cable
Offered by Solent Cables Limited
Price: £13.49

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy-peasy!, 8 Jan 2012
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I couldn't have been more pleased to see how well this little device automaticallly transfered my doucments and some software from my old PC to the new. It took away all my fears about how I was going to cope with the technicalities and time consuming transfer of each item individually. The lead and disc did it all for me. I note that the software from Windows 7 (or possible Vista)onwards has the programming built in, so all you need is the lead. I was going from XP to Windows so I used the disc supplied to download the program. Easy-peasy!


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality, 8 Jan 2012
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Having wondered how adjustable the distance between the wall fixing points could be, I was delighted that there was a simple way to adjust this distance although the fitting is not designed to do so. I wanted to use the existing holes in my bathroom wall for this to be the replacement shower fitting. The quality of the materials is excellent although I have retained my original shower head in place of the rather lightweight one supplied.


Canesten Care Intimate Cream Wash 200ml
Canesten Care Intimate Cream Wash 200ml

4.0 out of 5 stars Great product, poor bottle, 4 Nov 2011
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I have used this wash for years and it has proved very gentle with no additives which affect my skin. Sadly the maufacturers decided to redesign their container. It used to stand nozzle side down, so automatically the thick liquid drained ready to be expelled. When re-designed the bottle only stands with the nozzle at the top. After about a quarter of the bottle has been used it becomes slower and slower to obtain the creamy wash. The design makes it hard to balance the bottle "upside down" to make it easier to use and I have to leave it upside down in a mug to ensure the lidquid is ready to be squeezed out. Such an irritation when the previous design looked good and worked so much better. Even more gauling is that when the original design appeared, few other products were presented this way. Now that so many other viscous liquid products come in containers with the nozzle at the bottom, Canestan have changed their innovative design to one with poorer functionality.


Peter Schneider - Wagner: Lohengrin [DVD] [2008]
Peter Schneider - Wagner: Lohengrin [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Peter Schneide
Price: £14.99

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bayreuth splendour, 15 May 2011
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A magnificent production with remarkable stagecraft. The laser effects for the arrival/departure of Lohengrin do not carry over well on DVD because of the interaction of the laser frequency and that of the original recording mechanism, but don't let this detract from a thrilling production. Only if you were privileged to have seen this in the opera house, would you know that the full laser effect is lacking on DVD. The other elements of the staging are terrific with first rate cast: Cheryl Studer looks the part and sings superbly as does Paul Frey; Gabrielle Schnaut exudes evil and malice. A rather static production, with superb groupings and costumes. Full of interest. Highly recommended. Must be the best in an opera house anywhere!


Fresco Board Game
Fresco Board Game
Price: £35.30

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Board game without boardom, 15 May 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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Clever, interesting, thought-provoking game. Not easy to explain the rules for a first-time player. Rules look overwhelming to begin with, but it plays very naturally with everything falling into place. Beautiful board and pieces. I recommend the boardgamegeek website which not only reviews games, but also has videos in which the game rules are explained. Excellent for the more complex games like this one.


Survive Escape from Atlantis Board Game
Survive Escape from Atlantis Board Game
Offered by M and N Media US
Price: £67.03

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Escape from Atlantis rules the waves again!, 15 Jan 2011
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It's wonderful to have the original rules restored to this abused game. Some of the best features of the original were removed eg hidden location of volcano which builds the tension of the final moments; different (hidden) values for the men to be rescued. All are back with a few new ideas with great board and bits. No expense has been spared in its production which is better than the original which has been unavailable for years. This an excellent family game which is fun for adults too. No great brain strain, but a bit to think about and luck as a great leveller (so useful when some players get a bit too serious). Enjoy!


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