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Sacred
Sacred
Price: £53.63

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Top Drawer Outing for Steve Overland and co., 13 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Sacred (Audio CD)
Anyone who knows Steve Overland and the many guises he has been presented within over the years knows he is one of the most consistent and most definetly under rated singer song writers and band front men.

This album is very a strong offering of melodic rock music with well written songs, great mix of modern techno sounds and strong conventional rock guitar/chords and harmonies.

The Production is more grittier than the Future Miracles outing and works well. The First Shadowman Album I feel will never be bettered but this gets somewhere close.
Steve Overland also has the Shadowman band which does confuse me but both stand in their own right and shows how much talent this guy has.

Yet another great album from Steve Overland. As we become older and more cynical we come to accept that Overland will never get the recognition he deserves as this material if *'Simon Cowellised' would make some muppets very succesful.

Any FM-Shadowman-(Wildlife), Paul Rodgers or anyone who believes in great music-- You will not be disappointed.

Respect to really one of the best in the game.

*(Ozzy-Shot in the dark - Wildlife - You Were Robbed-SO You know what I mean)


Elo: Zoom - Live [DVD] [2004]
Elo: Zoom - Live [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Electric Light Orchestra
Offered by Digizoneuk
Price: £34.98

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Master Class From Jeff Lynne (Mr ELO), 8 Dec. 2007
I bought this DVD after seeing a Mr Blue sky on You Tube and WOW!.
DOn't know how I missed this...What a find!!.

Forget the ELO II, ELO is Jeff Lynne and this performance confirms any doubters. What a talented guy to not only have written some of the best music often way ahead of it's time, but to able to recreate these songs live.

Have been to many concerts and this is one I wished I had been at. If you like ELO this is top drawer stuff and the backing band are superb.Close your eyes and yes.. it really is that good.

A superb testament to a great live band and one of the best song writers-producers and performers in the business. This is not one of those reunions that fails..it's an understated Masterpiece..

Absolute respect!!.


Thin Lizzy: Live And Dangerous - At The Rainbow [DVD] [NTSC]
Thin Lizzy: Live And Dangerous - At The Rainbow [DVD] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Thin Lizzy
Offered by media-4-u
Price: £17.49

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last - What us Lizzy Fans always knew was 'out there', 28 Oct. 2007
No doubt like so many long standing Lizzy Fans I always knew that these two gems would be released and finally put to shame the endless stream of previously issued DVD's of either poor quality concerts or complete ignoramces trying to give their expert opinion on Lizzy, The Albums and the complex and genious of the Late Great Phil Lynott.

Rainbow '78 and Hitchin '83 are the two that count forget the rest.

The '78 concert is the band at their finest with the classic Gorham and Robertson combo that sparks and kicks and you feel the energy of the band with no gimmicks just down right hardworked well crafteed rock music.

The Hitchin concert is to me what Lizzy were all about - I can remember taping this from BBC 2 in Feb in 83 and played it to death. All the songs from the Thunder and Lightning Album that were played in the live set are better than the studio Album which came out in early March. I was actually disapponited with the studio Album because the Live Sight and Sound versions were and still are better. The sight and sound concert was the start of the Lizzy Farewell concert and captures their energy. Please,Please don't buy the Dublin concert as this is shameful and clearly shows the rails had come off the track at that stage. This is how we want to remember Lizzy.

Does the sight and sound concert reflect a band on their way out-- I think not. Respect to this band and thankyou for releasing this. DOn't buy anything else.

The 'Son' goes down - Phil we now no what you were going through.

LIke all legends (Its better to burn out than to fade away)

Philo- RIP


The Definitive Montreux Collection [DVD] [2007]
The Definitive Montreux Collection [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Gary Moore
Price: £16.99

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Class Act -, 20 Oct. 2007
Gary Moore has been the most consistent performer within the Rock Arena for the last 4 decades. He has powered his way through Hard Rock, Fusion Rock, Blues, produced some of the best rock ballades ever and created a powered blues rock style all of his own.(How many guitarists could out do clapton - BBM Around the next dream - Creme with teeth)

This concert footage is testament to one of the best in game. No gimmicks just blistering guitar work that makes you realise why his career has continued when many others have fell into the sell out road of blandness or burnt out. Theres that much stuff on here that it is inevitable some of ths songs are a bit dubious but when you have produced so many albums as this guy there will always be some rough patches. One thing thats never wanes is the quality of the guiart playing and the raw power that you need to witness live to understand. This DVD gets you some where near it.. Crank it up and absorb.

Keep it Mr Moore.


Slide It In
Slide It In
Price: £4.92

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Whitesnake's Finest., 22 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Slide It In (Audio CD)
This is a superb Rock Album crammed with suprb tracks, harmonised guitars and coverdales husky voice in fine form and powerhouse percussion from the late great power house cozy powell. Whitesnake pre-87 were a different and generally better band with their wown sound and niche and this is their show case for that era.

This is the halfway house between the later heavier stuff and the earlier bluesy feel and it really does work. The superb 'come and get it' album was followed by a dip in the inferior 'Saints and Sinners' but this follow up 'Slide it in' Certainly fitted well.

If you like good rock music this is well,well recommended.


Built To Destroy
Built To Destroy
Price: £13.72

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lacks the Power of Assault Attack and style of first 2 studio Albums, 19 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Built To Destroy (Audio CD)
Not a bad album but poor production (again) and weak vocals from Gary Barden fail to mark this album spark it is more metal pop owing to too much keyboard influence than the previous aggressor Assault Attack which was far better Album.

Bought this album in '83 and saw the tour both of which became very forgetful.I do like Schenker but this is a lazy album by his standards as the band were too much in a rush to bring an album out and tour quickly after Graham Bonnet left the band high dry on the Assault Attack tour and Gary Barden was then brought back into the fold.

Probably Schenkers Weakest Album - Robin Mcauley soon brought the band back on track after this album (and the also poor live album of the tour) .


Diary of a Madman
Diary of a Madman
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.98

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Insulting to the original Band Members (Who Also wrote the Music and Lyrics), 13 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Diary of a Madman (Audio CD)
Agree totally with other 1 star rating. This original album and it's previous Blizzard of Ozz are absolute master class pieces of Rock Music. The fact that the bass-drums have been removed and session musicians brought in by the osbourne corporation is insulting to the band members,Fans and the music industry.

Get the originals.


Twilight's Last Gleaming [Digipak]
Twilight's Last Gleaming [Digipak]
Offered by The Source
Price: £28.72

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A raw Album - Quality Hidden within despite the poor quality, 6 Jun. 2007
If You can get over the poor and to be fair expected poor quality of these tracks there is something which any Lizzy fan will realise is that despite Lynotts obvious physical and social demise at this time the guy's talent still shines through. What saddened me when listening to this (I am a Lizzy Fan and saw Grandslam at Sheffield Polytechnic students union hall in and was Blown away to be honest at the energy of the band) is that this is a set of potentially great songs, OK some fillers which are basically Lynott ad-libbing (Here we go etc) but on the whole very,very good.

This stuff would have made a great Album if like Military Man, Dedication (OK after PL died and his voice from the live recordings used), and Nineteen the following had been given the same spit and polish in the studio :

Harlem

Breakdown

Sisters of Mercy

Can't Get Away

Gay Boys

Crime Rate

White Shade of Pale

One definetly for the enthusiasts only and you'll realise how good this guy really was.


Vigilante
Vigilante
Price: £5.58

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overproduced but the quality shines through, 5 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Vigilante (Audio CD)
No doubt the most successful Album of Magnum and has some greatsongs-namely whole of the first 5 songs, when the walls come down and vigilante with a few forgetfuls.

I still prefer Story tellers Night but this is a good Album and despite not ageing well owing to the over-production suffered by many at the time, the song writing and delivery is to usual high standard.

Wings of Heaven the next album could not build on this success and the band then spiralled downhill never making the impact they deserved as the band could make good albums, had great live shows and wrote their own material usually nearly every other year throughout the 80's which, these days is unthinkable.


Point Of Entry
Point Of Entry
Price: £6.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Under-rated Priest Album, 5 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Point Of Entry (Audio CD)
OK so the priest Fan's refer to this as the lower scale of the Albums and I can see why if you like the earlier stuff which is more raw with searing vocals than Point of Entry. I think this is agood rock Album and has some great tracks which I still think hold their own and should not be overlooked as it is a good offering from a band that realised they needed to move on. Priest certainly came back stronger and heavier with the superb Screaming for vengeance after this which I think is a compromise of what this album did and their earlier stuff.

Good Stuff-Give it a spin


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