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Instrumental 3
Instrumental 3
Price: £12.43

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taize does it again, 18 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Instrumental 3 (Audio CD)
Another really useful quality resource for small groups wishing to pray and worship through singing Taize songs and chants together. A good selection with a high proportion of th enewer songs to be written by the Taize Community.


Lamenta
Lamenta
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £29.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, stilling, reflective, 29 Sept. 2009
This review is from: Lamenta (Audio CD)
Haunting. Musically first rate and, by presenting different versions of similar material in one place, very enriching. Quite a find. All the more so for being so different the music I usually listen too. Underlines the value of trying something different once in a while. And you can use it as an aid to prayer too.


Human Spirit
Human Spirit
Price: £13.51

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first album was good but this is better, 14 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Human Spirit (Audio CD)
I love it. The first two reviews say almost everything there is to say. Gary Fletcher's well-crafted and emotional somgs, bolstered by the various guest artists and musicians, are very very good and in places so very honest that they assume brilliance. If you talk to him after Blues Band gigs you discover that he is also incredibly modest. If he were better known this would sell by the shed load. Instead most people will probably never hear it. A great pity. If in doubt, risk the outlay. You won't be disappointed.


Making Whoopee - 1979/1982
Making Whoopee - 1979/1982
Offered by rootsrecords
Price: £9.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good memories and enjoyable stuff, 14 Nov. 2007
It's NOT blues and was never intended to be - actually more pop, rock or even country - but it is a valuable compilation of Dave Kelly solo and Dave Kelly Band tracks from various vinyls, some of which I still have. It's from a period when I saw him play many times as a student and it reminds me of some electricfying live performances at the time. There is some great musicianship here from a band whose line-up was a little flexible at times. Best of all is Dave Kelly's authentic vocals, irrespective of the style of any one song. If you're wanting "Blues Band minus Paul Jones" forget it; but if you're interested in a performer's range, and hearing a band really enjoy themselves, then it's well worth a listen.


Thank You Brother Ray
Thank You Brother Ray
Offered by 5records
Price: £19.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It grew on me!, 1 May 2006
This review is from: Thank You Brother Ray (Audio CD)
This CD is a Ray Charles tribute. About half the CD is new material and the rest is carefully selected re-releases, but all of it songs associated with Ray Charles. I've owned it for many months, having acquired one of the initial release copies directly from the group's own website. I've bought virtually everything the group has issued and, compared to some of their recordings, this one actually took a while to grab me, but it is is well worth persisting with. It is exceptionally good value at £7.99 - I paid £15! Highspots for me are the slower songs, all with classy vocal performances - 'Busted', 'Hard Times' and 'Georgia on My Mind'. The best upbeat number is 'Let the Good Times Roll', complete with additional keyboards from Jools Holland.


Ariadne's Thread: Through the Labyrinth to Palestine and Israel
Ariadne's Thread: Through the Labyrinth to Palestine and Israel
by Eleanor Aitken
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A passionate and personal account, 27 Nov. 2003
If you have met the author you cannot help but be impressed with her conviction and commitment. This is reflected in a powerful book. You won't find the kind of "objectiveity" which lets the average Westerner off the hook! However, although the style occasionally seems idiosyncratic one is drawn closer to the awful reality of suffering in a situation which - if it has changed at all since this book was published - has sadly got worse rather than better. You may not agree with everything that the author says, but read this book with an open mind. It will change you. You will not see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the same light again. You will inevitably take it more seriously than before and (you never know) you may even want to do something about it.


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