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Mystery Girl Deluxe
Mystery Girl Deluxe
Price: 12.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Orbison's Finest, 26 May 2014
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This review is from: Mystery Girl Deluxe (Audio CD)
To suggest this album is his finest is a big call, bearing in mind his exemplary body of earlier work. However, this is a genuinely perfect album - no duff tracks, killer tunes, melodic hooks, and that remarkable voice. Top tracks? - 'The Comedians' 'A love so beautiful' 'Windsurfer'...but they're all just brilliant.


Lowepro Lens Trekke 600 AW2 Backpack
Lowepro Lens Trekke 600 AW2 Backpack
Offered by RK Photographic
Price: 145.82

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for big kit..., 26 May 2014
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This bag comfortably takes my Nikon DSLR fitted to a Nikon 600mm f/4 lens with the hood reversed and the lens cover in place. Useful outer pocket for battery charger. Recommended for anyone who regularly uses a DSLR with a long lens and - unlike the original lens carry case - means you can leave the body and lens attached for ease of use.


Manfrotto 393 Heavy Telephoto Lens Support For Monopod
Manfrotto 393 Heavy Telephoto Lens Support For Monopod
Price: 129.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for long, heavy lenses, 26 May 2014
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Like many other reviewers, I'm mystified as to why Manfrotto market this as a monopod head, or why the marketing picture suggests that a lens should be hung from this head; the bottom line is that with the lens mounted on a tripod in the standard manner - I'm using the weighty Nikon 600mm f/4 lens - this kit is superb. It's very well made and is perfect for my job which is photographing wildlife and cricket. Highly recommended.


Super Trouper
Super Trouper
Price: 7.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Abba's mature album, 13 May 2014
This review is from: Super Trouper (Audio CD)
When Abba burst on the scene following their Eurovision win with 'Waterloo', the general consensus was that they were very much in tune with the glam rock scene of that time. In fact, their best music owes much to the wall of sound perfected by Phil Spector more than a decade earlier combined with the multi-layering of voices and instruments which epitomised the best of Brian Wilson's work with the Beach Boys. Yes, Abba occasionally drifted back towards their Scandinavian folk roots, but their greatest songs were simply unabashed, loud, brash, melodic, multi-instrumental, wonderfully-sung pop songs. This album gains five stars for a collection of perfect pop including the title track, the wistful 'Our last summer', the tender waltz of 'Andante Andante', the perennial 'Happy new year' and the hymn-like 'The way old friends do'. The best track, however, - by some distance - is Abba's greatest of all...'The winner takes it all' - a glorious, melancholy, piano-led song of unbearable poignancy; arguably the finest song ever committed to disc.


Making Movies
Making Movies
Price: 6.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Dire Straits' best, 2 Feb 2014
This review is from: Making Movies (Audio CD)
Brothers in Arms sold by the million and was hyped to the hilt, but this is their finest long-player. They roped in pianist Roy Bittan from the E Street Band and he helped deliver the wide screen wonder to Tunnel of Love, Skateaway and Romeo and Juliet so familiar to his boss' work. Springsteen's producer, Jimmy Iovine, was also drafted in and the end result is an album of beauty; melodic and heartfelt, it stands the test of time.


The River (2CD)
The River (2CD)
Price: 8.29

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Desert Island Disc, 8 Oct 2012
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This review is from: The River (2CD) (Audio CD)
I carried this record around under my arm as a 17 year-old; at 18 I bulled boots in a barrack room listening to the cassette on repeat; in 2009 I stood in Madison Square Garden as Springsteen and the gang played the entire album from start to finish. And throughout the last three decades and more, these 20 tracks have been the perfect soundtrack to my life. This album is unquestionably the best starter record for anyone new to Bruce Springsteen, featuring amongst the running order, rock 'n' roll 'Cadillac Ranch' 'Ramrod'; 60's pop 'Hungry Heart' 'Two Hearts'; soul 'Fade Away' 'Drive all Night'; folk rock 'The Ties That Bind'; fraternity rock 'Sherry Darling'; Drifters/Orbison-style ballads 'I Wanna Marry You' 'Independence Day'; country 'Wreck On The Highway' 'The River' and the finest song in the Springsteen canon 'The Price You Pay'. By the time he released this record Springsteen had already delivered 'Born to Run' and Darkness On The Edge Of Town' during the preceding few years, and would follow this with 'Nebraska' and 'Born In The USA' - arguably the finest nap hand of consecutive albums by a single artist in the history of rock and roll. These 20 songs are filled with monster hooks, finely-crafted lyrics and melodies, and subjects including love, death, economic hardship, party-fun, despair and happiness. In 1985, at Roundhay Park on the BITUSA tour, I watched Springsteen introduce the title track to this album by saying that '...everybody needs some place to go on the nights they can't go home...' - this album has been my 'go to' album for over thirty years - buy it!!!


All At Once
All At Once
Price: 7.22

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, 27 April 2012
This review is from: All At Once (Audio CD)
Someobody else used 'Wow!' as their title for a review of this album - apologies, but it's the most appropriate word for this stunning record. This is absolutely brilliant! If you like Bruce Springsteen, The Gaslight Anthem, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses...you have to have this album. I've just bumped into this band by accident - they should be truly massive.


Airborne Toxic Event
Airborne Toxic Event
Price: 8.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, 27 April 2012
This review is from: Airborne Toxic Event (Audio CD)
This is absolutely brilliant! If you like Bruce Springsteen, The Gaslight Anthem, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses...you have to have this album. I've just bumped into this band by accident - they should be truly massive.


Millennium Collection
Millennium Collection
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 7.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A LOST CLASSIC (TRACK), 16 April 2012
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This review is from: Millennium Collection (Audio CD)
Five stars just for one track? Well, yes, The album is pretty good, and everyone will know 'Reunited', but the crowning glory of this CD is 'I Pledge My Love' - I bought this as a 7 inch single in February 1981 and couldn't understand then why it wasn't a worldwide smash, and to this day cannot understand why it's never been hailed as a classic song. It's nothing deep and meaningful, just a beautiful, glorious love song that wipes the floor with much better-known and revered soul classics.
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Wrecking Ball (Deluxe)
Wrecking Ball (Deluxe)
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Price: 9.95

37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MAN MADE FOR THESE TIMES, 3 Mar 2012
This review is from: Wrecking Ball (Deluxe) (Audio CD)
Anyone seeking the thrills of 'Born to Run' or the garage pop/rock of 'Born in the USA' will find a different Springsteen on this new album. But it is a familiar Springsteen if you recall the artist's anger and disappointment that defined 'Darkness...' and the themes behind 'Nebraska' 'Tom Joad...' and 'Magic'. 'We take care of our own' is this album's opener, as ironic as the opener of 1984's 'Born in the USA', although Springsteen has gone to great lengths to ensure we understand that this is an ironic song...We DON'T take care of our own'! I'm a devout follower of this man's music so this is an unashamedly positive review, but there are moments in this new set of 13 songs that stand with his very best work. My favourite? - 'Jack of all trades' a beautiful and haunting waltz, perfectly describing one man's struggles in the current economic climate. For all Springtsteen's big themes, it's his ability to focus on the little man and his individual struggles that makes us feel like the guy's talking to us...personally. There no bombast in this track - when the horns kick in it sounds like an English village brass band accompanying him! Also, it's great to finally hear 'Land of hope and dreams', 'Wrecking Ball' and 'American Land' in their studio incarnations. This is Bruce's new decade statement on the world in which we live - whether you agree with his views or not, they're worth listening to on this album. Great.
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