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Blackstar [VINYL]
Blackstar [VINYL]
Price: £18.97

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have heard many people say how great their vinyl copy sounds yet mine is hampered by ..., 19 Jan. 2016
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This review is from: Blackstar [VINYL] (Vinyl)
An absolutely staggering album but this review is one targeted at Amazon.
My copy arrived on the day of release but sadly the experience is ruined each and every time I begin listening to the opening title track. As soon as Bowie sings the most poignant line on the record..."something happened on the day he died" - a really loud POP appears and spoils the whole damn thing. I have heard many people say how great their vinyl copy sounds yet mine is hampered by this badly placed POP and much surface noise between tracks.
Amazon take note - despite trying to fill a return form in, you will not allow me to select a replacement - just to exchange it for a different item! How I wish I didn't have to rely on Amazon - bring back the record stores!


Rod Stewart & The Faces - Swingin With Rod DVD
Rod Stewart & The Faces - Swingin With Rod DVD
Dvd ~ Rod Stewart & The Faces
Offered by Oakfield35
Price: £9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The best thing about this DVD is the glorious artwork which ..., 26 Sept. 2015
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The best thing about this DVD is the glorious artwork which adorns the front and inner cover, a still from a long lost Top Of The Pops performance. Beware though, this is just a glorified bootleg. Originally recorded in PAL 720x576, now needlessly re-encoded to NTSC 720x480. The Marquee footage even has a "LIVE" logo emblazoned on the screen top left throughout, probably to hide the TV logo who last broadcast it. The Rainbow footage also has a "vintage" logo in the top right corner most likely for the same reasons. A big disappointment and a complete waste of money!


White Christmas
White Christmas
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hey! Hey! It's Christmas!, 17 Dec. 2013
This review is from: White Christmas (MP3 Download)
Only John Rossall could think of adding some 'Rock and Roll' into the perennial 'White Christmas' and turning it into the foot-stomping christmas cracker we have here. If you're a fan of the Glam & Glitter scene of the early 1970's then this will be right up your street. Hey!


White Christmas
White Christmas
Price: £0.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey! Hey! It's Christmas!, 17 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: White Christmas (MP3 Download)
Only John Rossall could think of adding some 'Rock and Roll' into the perennial 'White Christmas' and turning it into the foot-stomping christmas cracker we have here. If you're a fan of the Glam & Glitter scene of the early 1970's then this will be right up your street. Hey!


Completely Cilla [1963-1973] [DVD Included]
Completely Cilla [1963-1973] [DVD Included]
Price: £19.99

49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Killer Cilla Compilation, 24 April 2012
This wonderful CD-DVD collection really shows just what an under-rated singer Our Cilla is. A magnificent set that shows her at her very best. If you're thinking of buying this, do yourself a favour and just BUY IT. Easily the best Cilla collection to date. You can tell it's a real labour of love. Everything Cilla did with George Martin between 1963 and 1973 in chronological order spread over 5 CDs. All her A sides, B sides, Ep's, Album tracks and other rarities. The stand out tracks to me are 'Liverpool Lullaby', 'Where Is Tomorrow', McCartney's 'Junk', Lennon & Ono's 'Oh My Love' and the fabulously camp 'Follow Me'.
The bee in the bonnet however is the amazing DVD featuring approx 20 previously unreleased recordings mainly from her own 'Cilla' TV show. We see Cilla in the 60's when her dresses didn't dare get any shorter and into the 70's with chokers and frocks down to her ankles. Yet, it's that voice that gets you. Don't just remember the 'foghorn' effect she's remembered for in 'Anyone Who Had A Heart', most of this collection shows how versatile her voice was and how beautiful she sounds when she sings softly.
The only thing I can fault this collection on is the ommission of the greatest Cilla performance yet to see a release on DVD. Where is that fabulous duet of 'Life's A Gas' with Marc Bolan?
The booklet says it's a precursor to her 50th anniversary in showbusiness next year, so let's hope for her entire 'Cilla' shows to be released on DVD in a giant boxed set. 'Cilla' Uncut on DVD next please.
But for now this will do very nicely indeed.
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Blondie At The BBC
Blondie At The BBC
Price: £10.74

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blondie At Their Very Best, 5 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Blondie At The BBC (Audio CD)
Alright, it could have been so much better but, I've wanted a product like this in my hand for thirty years and finally I have it. On CD Blondie show what an
amazing live band they are, the energy is not unlike a Ramones concert here. We finally get the full unedited
Glasgow Apollo Concert from 31/12/79 that was broadcast live on Radio 1 and BBC2 on TV featuring Debbie Harry at her all time best. Every track bar one from their new album at the time 'Eat To The Beat'
gets the live treatment here. Debbie screams the house down on 'Victor', a rare full length live version
of 'Eat To The Beat', a live cover of the Four Tops 'Seven Rooms Of Gloom', James Brown's 'I Feel Good' gets covered too. To end we hear 'One Way Or Another'
complete with Debbie swearing like a trouper about the dimensions of the Apollo stage. The concert is a joy to finally hear from start to finish. If only the cameras had filmed the full show.

On DVD we finally get Blondie's first five iconic television appearances for the BBC in all their glory.

Denis (Top Of The Pops 23rd February 1978)
The band's debut appearance on BBC's 'Top Of The Pops' with Debbie in that long red shirt and the band looking so young and full of New York cool.
Debbie commands the stage and even directs the cameraman
as she acts like a seasoned pro in their first major UK TV appearance.

Old Grey Whistle Test (7th March 1978)
Blondie perform 3 tracks from their new album 'Plastic Letters'. 'Fan Mail', '(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear' and 'Detroit 442' with Debbie
jumping around in that big beige jumper and thigh high boots to match. Debbie's sweet chit chat inbetween songs is intact. The highlight of this DVD is
having these three songs finally released on DVD.

Picture This (Top Of The Pops 24th August 1978)
Just prior to their 'Parallel Lines UK Tour 1978' Blondie perform on Top Of the Pops for their second appearance on the show. Debbie wears yellow and has a
Polaroid hanging around her neck.

Christmas Top Of the Pops (25th December 1979)
Blondie perform 2 songs in the studio for the annual christmas edition of Top Of The Pops. 'Sunday Girl' has Debbie looking effortlessley cool in her
shades and 'Dreaming' has Jimmy Destri having fun throwing tinsel over Debbie's head.

Old Grey Whistle Test 31st December 1979
This is the full BBC broadcast of Glasgow Apollo Concert. What a shame the BBC cameras didn't start filming at the start of the concert. But we do see
Blondie at the peak, playing a storming live set that remains one of the greatest Old Grey Whistle Test
New Year Specials ever. Blondie's live rendition of 'Pretty Baby' remains a favourite from this show.

A must have set for any self respecting Blondie fan.
Support it, buy it and we might get a volume 2 if we're lucky!


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