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What's Where in the World
What's Where in the World
by DK
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.19

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a fantastic book, 17 Dec 2013
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I 'very brought this for my 12 yr old daughter for Christmas, I can't believe there are no reviews of it, it's fascinating look at the world 200 large beautiful quality pages making up a social, technological, industrial atlas includes such quirky and fascinating maps like where the world's gold is, a picture of the globe's internet connections, predators, conurbation, pollution, malnutrition, wilderness, fossil fuels, revolutions, where the world's statues are, battlegrounds, shipwrecks. Beautifully presented, any moderately intelligent 12 yr old up will have their imagination fired by this book.


Genesis Revisited II
Genesis Revisited II
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Price: £23.71

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars With respect and love, 6 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Genesis Revisited II (Audio CD)
Remember the first time you heard 'And Then There Were Three'. It was like seeing your favourite football team after that creative midfielder you always loved had been transferred. Still your team, but the magic had gone somehow.

Steve Hackett was always the member of Genesis you'd most like to spend the afternoon in a pub with (Banks too unfriendly, Rutherford too posh, Gabriel too odd and Phil too - well, um, too Phil). So it's almost impossible to be objective about this album, containing as it does music that we know every beat, note and chord of and has been part of our lives for getting on for forty years. As others have said the vocal choices don't always work, but a special mention to Francis Dunnery who does a great job on 'Dancing with the Moonlit Knight' and the closing section of 'Supper's Ready'. (If you want to know what it means to Dunnery look up his Wikaepedia page). And whisper it quietly but this really is up there with the best versions of Supper's Ready. Other highlights for me are the much underrated 'Can Utility and the Coastliners', 'Shadow of the Hierophant' and 'The Musical Box'. And at last, after thirty seven years, Steve's fantastic guitar part on 'Ripples' emerges from where it was buried under Tony Banks' Liberace impression all those years ago.

If some of the recordings on here are a little too close to the originals for some, then check out Genesis Revisited I which is a lot more experimental but still contains fantastic versions of 'Firth of Fifth' and 'Watcher of the Skies'.But in the end it's Steve's music and he can do what he likes with it. As long as it's done with respect and love, which this undoubtedly is, then that's all we can ask for and we should be on our knees thanking God (Steve) for keeping this wonderful music alive. Can't wait for the tour now - I first saw Steve at the Birmingham Odeon in 1978 and watched open mouthed as the band tore into 'Please Don't Touch', a real hair on back of neck moment. Think I might cry during Firth of Fifth guitar solo.


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