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Day Of Wrath
Day Of Wrath
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: 0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another masterpiece from the great Dane, 30 April 2014
This review is from: Day Of Wrath (DVD)
Carl T Dreyer is, along with Ozu, Welles and Renoir, THE supreme film-maker of the 20th century. This film demonstrates his stripped-down, rather austere style and yet again features a group of people undergoing severe spiritual/moral/existential upheavals; although this movie features more "action" than later films like Gertrud and Ordet.

As ever, the lighting and composition are exquisite, the camera movements subtle. Along with The Passion of Joan of Arc, one of his more accessible films if you want to know what the fuss is all about.


On Air - Live At The BBC Vol 2
On Air - Live At The BBC Vol 2
Price: 37.49

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb on vinyl, worth the extra expense, 16 Nov 2013
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I try and buy music on the old black stuff whenever I can. This 3-LP set is obviously priced at a premium compared to the CD but it's worth the extra money. The triple gatefold packaging is superb (although the lack on inner bags is a bit of a niggle), beautifully printed with informative notes from Kevin Howlett and an interesting intro from Macca; plus, of course notes on each individual track. The great advantage of the LP format is of course the fact that you don't get eyestrain reading the sleevenotes!

The records themselves are beautifully pressed, and devoid of surface noise. Sound quality, given the age and origin of much of this material, is very good indeed.

As for the music, well I think it's better than that on Volume 1. Granted, I won't be listening to the interviews on the third LP (interesting as they are) THAT much but as a whole I think this collection is of more musical interest than the first.


Zeit! 77-79
Zeit! 77-79
Price: 10.79

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, peerless music, 12 May 2013
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This review is from: Zeit! 77-79 (Audio CD)
I have all of these albums on vinyl, but wanted to buy the Mew remaster of "Stage", which adds three bonus tracks, removes the fades between songs, and restores the correct running order.

However, I then saw this set, which at just over 12 quid, was an absolute steal. If you don't possess any of these albums, then you're missing out on what for me is Bowie's peak.

"Stage" is hardly essential, but "Low" is Bowie's towering achievement, and one of the best albums made by anyone at any time,anywhere; "Lodger" is his most (Unfairly) underrated records; and "Heroes" contains both his his most affecting ballad (the title track) and some of his most avant-garde instrumentals.

The masters themselves sound fine, and if you don't already have these albums this great-value box is the best way to get them.


I Can Animate (PC/Mac)
I Can Animate (PC/Mac)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit juvenile?, 19 Dec 2012
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This review is from: I Can Animate (PC/Mac) (CD-ROM)
I bought this for a fairly tech-savvy and confident 13 year old who's really interested in becoming an animator. Perhaps he was just being a bit "too cool for school" but he hated the packaging (said it was too babyish) but thought it was pretty decent software - although he said he had a bit of trouble getting it to recognise certain cameras.


The Wall [VINYL]
The Wall [VINYL]
Offered by themediamerchants
Price: 28.73

4.0 out of 5 stars Sounding brilliant! Superb pressing, 18 Dec 2012
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I'm not a big fan of "The Wall", but there's one thing to be said for it - it's always sounded brilliant. The recording (1978 - 79) was very close to state-of-the-art for the time and the album still sounds wonderful.

One of the few pieces on "The Wall" that I really enjoy listening to - "Another Brick in the Wall Part 1" - is a real spine-tingler here. Overall the pressing is quiet, the discs are nice and flat and the sound is punchy and dynamic.

Comes packaged in reproduction sleeves and inners, with a download code and a new poster. Recommended.


Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 (Family Pack)
Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 (Family Pack)
Offered by Limestone
Price: 170.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still bloated but this is the best Mac version yet, 18 Dec 2012
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All Mac users know that Office for Mac can be a nightmare - buggy, bloated, over-featured and slow. Which is why so many of us use OpenOffice or Apple's own products. But sometimes you have to use MS Office. So, if you're forced to use it, as I am, then it's good to know that the latest version is the best.

It's still enormous, still full of crap that nobody will ever need, but there is a tad more refinement to this '11 version. Cross-platform (ie OSX - Windows) compatibility seems excellent.

If you've gotta buy it you can at least buy a bit more confidence these days.


Kingston Technology 16 GB USB 2.0 DataTraveler SE9H Flash Drive with Metal Casing
Kingston Technology 16 GB USB 2.0 DataTraveler SE9H Flash Drive with Metal Casing
Price: 5.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Super-compact storage, 18 Dec 2012
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This snazzy brushed aluminium USB drive is not only decently quick to read and write, it's absolutely tiny. Good value too.


Now We Are Ten
Now We Are Ten
Price: 5.74

3.0 out of 5 stars Odds and sods collection..., 18 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Now We Are Ten (Audio CD)
...without any real unifying theme. In a way, the scattergun approach actually works rather well. Some of the music - much of it sourced from TV - is delightfully obscure, but often rather beautiful. Some of the stuff is just throwaway crap.

Personally, I reckon Trunk's more recent "Refined Lard" compilation is much better.


Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess of Led Zeppelin
Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess of Led Zeppelin
by Barney Hoskyns
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars At last Zep get the biography they deserve., 17 Dec 2012
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Barney Hoskyns' decision to make his book an "oral history" was a brilliant one. What we get is the story as told by the band themselves, their associates and those who worked with them; and the result is a gripping page turner. There was never - and never will be again - a band like Zeppelin. In their pomp they were so big, so powerful, that they were virtually above the law. Page, Bonzo, Cole and Grant don't come out of it very well. But beyond the appalling behaviour, the wealth, the abuse of power and drugs, was a band of staggering ambition and vision, immense talent and unbridled creativity, who made perhaps the best rock music of all time.

And this is why Hoskyns' book works so well - like Ian MacDonald's magisterial "Revolution in the Head", this is a book that sends you back to the music.

One very small niggle - the quality of many of the pictures is rather poor. Other than that, a must-read for Zep heads, rock fans, '70s scholars and anyone interested in the story of popular music.


Psychedelic Pill
Psychedelic Pill
Offered by MediaMine
Price: 31.81

5.0 out of 5 stars A return to form, 17 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Psychedelic Pill (Vinyl)
Blistering, but mellow. This is, IMO, Young's best studio album for a very long time and "Walk Like A Giant" and "Ramada Inn" are up there with his very best. It's a massive relief to hear this after the mediocre "Americana" album of a few months back. "Driftin' Back" may be a tad too long but I'm one of those people who could listen to NY playing electric guitar forever.

It also sounds terrific on vinyl (it proudly proclaims itself as an AAA recording) and the pressing is great. I only wish the lyric booklet wasn't so tiny!

Warmly recommended.


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