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Samsung WEP210 Bluetooth Headset
Samsung WEP210 Bluetooth Headset

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere near as good as the WEP-200, 3 Nov 2008
Having previously used the WEP-200, I was really looking forward to a new bluetooth earpiece. The ease of use, the dedicated carry/charge case, the clear sound and bomb proof connectivity......no! A really bad fit in your ear, a fiddly charger that connects to the phone charger - badly - and flimsy build quality. I'm actually on my 3rd because the first 2 simply snapped off at the ear piece. I really would not recommend this headset.


American Pie
American Pie
Price: 4.89

34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Sanity!, 22 April 2004
This review is from: American Pie (Audio CD)
I've been sharing my life with this album for about thirty years and stillfind it surprising. Apart from the two well known tracks ('American Pie' -which is atypical of Mcleans work ((but still absolutely superb in itsalbum entirety)) and 'Vincent' - which is beautiful and haunting andcompletely unforgetable), this album is very well balanced and endlesslylistenable.
There is no over the top production or post-production; itis pure country/folk all the way. 'Empty Chairs' is a compellinglythoughtful view on loss; 'Everybody loves me' is so tongue in cheek it'salmost comedy; 'Winterwood' is a love song of warming proportions;'Crossroads' simply addresses what most of us have felt at one or moretimes in our lives, wih or without a partner.
'The Grave' is aparticularly poignant song relating, I would guess, to Vietnam, althoughit could be any one of our madnesses.
All the tracks on this album are well written and delivered and actuallyprove that sometimes less is more.
To all of you who discovered'American Pie' by Madonna, my commiserations - now go and get the albumand start to understand.


Rocket fuel
Rocket fuel
Price: 7.94

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unknown and under-rated, 18 May 2002
This review is from: Rocket fuel (Audio CD)
I first heard this album in a car on the way back from playing a gig in Manchester and was totally blown away by it. At the time I had not really heard much of Ten Years After or Alvin Lee ( apart,ofcourse, from the demented live rendition of 'Goin' Home' at Woodstock)but was very much impressed by the inventive, colourful and fast guitar solo work. Being a fan of guitarists such as Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Joe Satriani and Donal Rhoeser (Blue Oyster Cult), this album fitted very nicely into my collection.
'Rocket Fuel' has a much more rock defined sound than the earlier offerings by Ten Years After - this is probably because Alvin got to pick his own line up for the backing band Ten Years Later - as can be heard right from the start in the title track. Tracks 2, 5 & 7 (Gonna Turn You On, Ain't Nothing Shakin'& Baby Don't You Cry) are typical Alvin good time boogie numbers - upbeat and light with a sense of humour - whereas track 4 (Somebody Callin' Me) is definately a little more moody, leading as it does into The Somebody Waltz which is a nice stage for not only a more intricate playing style from Mr Lee, but also show cases the bass of Mick Hawksworth and the drumming of Tom Compton.Track 6 is 'Alvin's Blue Thing' and that really says it all.Track 3, however, is a much darker proposition with an almost schizophrenic twist between verses, choruses and instrumental bridges. The clincher on the album is the darkest of all though. The Devil's Screaming (track 8) could easily have been recorded in one of Dante's hells and has an apocolyptic feel all the way through leading to an end which is pure occult.
Although Alvin Lee doesn't have the best voice in the recording business, it suits all the material on 'Rocket Fuel' and the album as a package is a must for anyone who appreciates good guitar based combos and solos. Alvin Lee must be one of the most unknown and under-rated axemen of the past 30 years.


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