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Hearts And Knives
Hearts And Knives
Price: £10.36

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars better than beat boy!, 22 May 2013
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This review is from: Hearts And Knives (Audio CD)
Relief, just heard it. Better than 84's Beat Boy (excluding Love Glove). The record attempts to appreciate their Euro-Synth roots. However it does have a bedroom home studio demo quality to the feel of the production. However, some of the material is strong. I just think they should of given the record to someone like Nick Warren, Sasha or Paul Oakenfold to bring it up to date with all respect we are in 2013 - not 1983. It sounds familiar to Moroder or Rushent's production but isn't as its too basic. The cover is too kitsch and not moody like the original album and Helmut Newton's classic photography for their second album, The Anvil. But nevertheless it's not a bad attempt all in all.

1."Never Enough" - Good
2."Shameless Fashion" - Good
3."She's Electric (Coming Around)" - Good
4."Hidden Sign" - OK
5."On We Go" - Good
6."Dreamer I Know" - OK - Sounds like Marillion or Mister Mister
7."Lost In Static" - Very Good
8."I Am Watching" - Very Good
9."Diaries Of A Madman" - Not so good
10."Breathe Life" - Not so good

I'd give the record 7/10.


eJay Dj Mixstation 4 reloaded (PC)
eJay Dj Mixstation 4 reloaded (PC)

1.0 out of 5 stars how do you import i tunes library into it?, 11 Feb 2013
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how do you import i tunes library into it?

does anybody know?

no instructions on how to do this and when you contact customer services by email they don't get back to you.


The Face - The Best Of Visage
The Face - The Best Of Visage
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars incorrect, 25 Mar 2010
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Visage The Face remix CD - The tracklisting is incorrect as it was on the Best of Visage Damned Don't Cry CD.
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Beat Boy
Beat Boy
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The disappointment, 24 Mar 2010
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Waiting two and half years for an album was unheard of in the early 80's. Nethertheless this happened with Visage's third album Beat Boy. The reasons were there were management problems with the band, a legal dispute about who owned the 'Visage' name by former band members of Ultravox and Steve Strange's commitments to other projects, namely his clubs like The Camden Palace. When Visage did get back together to record, Midge Ure and co had left due to a fall out with Steve Strange over musical and style directions. Now the writing and recording was left to Steve Strange and Rustly Egan who recruited Gary and Steve Barnacle on guitar to produce a harder sound. Visage gave up their Euro Synth style in favour for sax, guitar and drums. The result was not what the public wanted. The only outstanding track on the album was 'Love Glove' which debuted as the first single before the album's long awaited release. It only got to number 60 in the charts and was an indication of how bad the album Beat Boy was to be recieved. The album was released in the autumn of 1984 and quickly entered and fell out of the charts. The single 'Beat Boy' just about made the top 100. This album proved how much of the song writing of the first two albums 'Visage' & 'The Anvil' were down to Midge Ure and Ultravox. Although Steve Strange was responsible for some lyrical content on the first two albums he was not the song writer. Steve Strange was a great fashion icon/leader of his time. His biggest mistake as far as Visage was concerned was Midge Ure and Ultravox leaving the band. Beat Boy proves it. In my opinion the third album should of consisted of these tracks:

1. Pleasure boys
2. She's a machine
3. Questions
4. Motivation
5. Only The Good Die Young
6. I'm still searching
7. Can You Hear Me
8. The Promise
9. Love Glove
10. Yesterday's Shadow

10. Love Glove - Long Version [Bonus Tracks]
11. In the year 2525 [Bonus Tracks]
12. Eve of destruction [Bonus Tracks]
13. All the King's horses [Bonus Tracks]

Why do record companies insist in putting the Der Amboss on nearly every Visage CD, when if they did a little research there are two unreleased tracks i.e. Eve of Destruction and All the King's horses, sitting in some vault?

Also the latest Visage The Face remix CD the tracklisting is incorrect as it was on the Best of Visage Damned Don't Cry CD.


BÍte Noire
BÍte Noire
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Price: £7.48

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vastly underrated album, 3 Nov 2009
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No more to say really than vastly underrated album which really captured the moment of the mid-late 80's greed/glamour/nightlife era. I also like the dark feel that runs through out the album. Released in November 1987 shortly after the Stock Market Crash and Great Hurricane that toppled South East England. This album captures the apocalyptic feel of that autumn in the UK together with PSB's Actually. New Town is is a great track and the whole album an interesting latin inspired departure from the triumphant Boys and Girls from the summer of 1985.


Manafon
Manafon
Price: £11.46

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Sylvian Stripped Bare, 23 Sep 2009
This review is from: Manafon (Audio CD)
Manafon the sister album to 2003's Blemish is David Sylvian continuing in the vein of stripped down songs.
Essentially he is outputting songs that are without the layers of production of say works like Brilliant Trees, Gone to Earth and more recently Nine Horses. Sylvian refuses to make his songs sound like the Pop Songs of what his fan base expect. Instead he is stubborn and stays true to his artistic journey. What he is delivering are the same songs that he has always produced but without the layers of varnish. If you take Blemish's "The Only Daughter" there are pleny of remixes of this song, and one in particular on a well known website that shows video content, where the final produced mix sounds like something from Brilliant Trees. David Sylvian just wants to present us with the stripped down versions for his own artistic reasons. Maybe he has had to strip his life down after his trauma to get it back together again. I think it is very interesting how he is using music as an art form to do this. Essentially Blemish and Manafon are albums about dealing with emotional pain. He has deconstructed himself and slowly he is putting himself back together. A long and slow process, that has taken these two albums, Blemish and Manafon, to undertake. I think we will see a return to the more melodic Sylvian on the next album. I also think it will be even better than works he has done in the past and these two albums represented here will of been worth it.


Sounds Of The Universe
Sounds Of The Universe
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Price: £6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very experimental, 21 April 2009
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I was disappointed with Exciter and I would give that album 3 stars. However, I thought Playing the Angel was alot better because it had some outstanding tracks like "Suffer Well" and "Precious". I have been anticipating "Sounds of the Universe" for sometime now. I had listened to Dave Gahan's "Kingdom" track and was very impressed with his material.
I thought the new Depeche Mode material would be very strong. However it is a very experimental album and I can't honestly say there are any real strong tracks on it. I like "Peace" and "Fragile Tension" but none of the material sends a shiver down me like previous Depeche Mode material for example "In your Room". I would give this album three stars.
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Hurricane
Hurricane
Price: £8.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Takes a few listens but then it rocks, 3 Nov 2008
This review is from: Hurricane (Audio CD)
This album I was very much looking forward to. On the initial play I have to say I was a little disappointed. But hey I gave it another 2 plays and it is a real grower! Believe me you won't be disappointed!
The stand out tracks are #2 The William's Blood and #9 The Devil in my Life.


Duran Duran's Red Carpet Massacre
Duran Duran's Red Carpet Massacre
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Price: £4.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars does grow on you but has some weak songs and cover looks like roxy music's stranded, 1 Dec 2007
I think that Duran Duran could have achieved much more had they thought about their musical direction for their third album. Seven and the Ragged Tiger was a sell out. They should of gone with the musical direction of "Is their something I should know?". The provisional album titles for "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" were "Up my Street" and "The Union at Stake". Note not "Snake". The titles suggested a rockier feel than the layered synths that were included in the third album. The band then broke up in 1985 due to musical differences. Astronaut arrived 21 years later and I thought with the original members back together, here was a band ready to give it another go and learn from their mistakes. However the egos returned and only 4 remain. Enlisting the current trendy producers and here we have the pretentiously titled Red Carpet Massacre. The Last two tracks on this album should of been omitted. They are probably the weakest Duran Duran tracks I have heard - akin to some tracks on Big Thing and Liberty. The title track Red Carpet Massacre is ok and loud but not a stunner. The Valley is great. Nite Runner is catchy. Tempted is quite catchy also. Skin Divers is probably the best one on the album. Tricked Out follows in the path of the traditional Duran Duran instrumental and is not bad. I really like the Beatlesque Shes too much. Zooming In has a great drum intro and the song is ok. All in all I think after the three year wait from Astronaut, this album although package well (very Roxy Music Stranded, Country Life, Manifesto) is slightly weak and dissappoints. I cant see what all the fuss is about the producers. They are good but not outstanding. They are not in the same league as Quincy Jones or Nile Rogers. Just shows you the dumbing down of the music industry as a whole.
I would of prefered to have seen Reportage released with Andy in the band.
The best selling Duran Duran albums were Duran Duran, Rio, Seven and the Ragged Tiger and Astronaut. The common dominator? ALL ORIGINAL 5 BAND MEMBERS TOGETHER = BETTER RECORD SALES
Let's hope the band makes up with Andy and record a great single to fit in with a future release with Reportage by 2010. Love and Forgiveness...


Doctor Who: Robot [1974] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who: Robot [1974] [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £5.60

11 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When Doctor Who was taken seriously by it's producers...., 17 May 2007
When Doctor Who was taken seriously by it's producers....

The Hinchcliffe era started with the next story. But this is a great introduction story to the 4th Doctor.

It played safe and was probably more for the kids than adults.

The extras about the Bearnard Lodge time tunnel sequence is great.

Why the hell are the new producers not doing a title sequence like the one featured in the 4th Dr's incarnation?

The present one under Russell T. Davies looks like Play Station graphics and the new music is awful.


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