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R. Hughes "Grumpy Old Git" (Deepest Wiltshire)
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £4.65

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Same old, same old, 7 Nov. 2014
I agree that this compilation is rather tired. I probably have a dozen rock compilations with very similar material. I even have an identically named compilation from 2002 which contains most of the same bands and several of the same tracks. I will probably still buy it eventually as I am a sucker for such things but it won't be until it is languishing in the bargain box. A great opportunity missed.


Castles in Wales - a Handbook
Castles in Wales - a Handbook
by Gerald Morgan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value for Money, 1 Oct. 2014
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I've just returned from a holiday in North Wales and found the guide invaluable. It slips in your pocket but is packed with useful information, often telling you the best place to park. 77 castles are covered in detail and you get a black and white photo, details about access to the site, a potted history of the castle and then a description of the buildings. The book is sorted by traditional county, which is really useful if you are on a touring holiday and need to know what is available locally. At the beginning of the guide is an introduction to the castles of Wales and at the end is an extensive list of minor castles, including their OS grid reference for which no description has been given. Having looked at several similar books on offer in shops during my holiday, it seemed to me that this one represented the best value for money. If you want more information CADW produce individual guides for those sites important enough to warrant an entry fee.


5 Classic Albums
5 Classic Albums

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 28 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: 5 Classic Albums (Audio CD)
Does what it says on the side of the can. Five great albums in replica LP cardboard sleeves in a cardboard slipcase. They all have bonus tracks, which is nice. And all at a vary reasonable price.


COMICS MARVEL TALES ANGEL HELL SCIENCE FICTION BIPLANE NET POSTER 30X40 CM 12X16 IN PRINT BB8074B
COMICS MARVEL TALES ANGEL HELL SCIENCE FICTION BIPLANE NET POSTER 30X40 CM 12X16 IN PRINT BB8074B
Offered by Fine Art Print UK
Price: £7.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality poster, 28 Aug. 2014
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The poster has vivid colours and is printed on nice thick paper. Looks great on the wall.


TeckNet® C016 USB HD 720P Webcam, 5 MegaPixel, 5G Lens, USB Microphone & 6 LED
TeckNet® C016 USB HD 720P Webcam, 5 MegaPixel, 5G Lens, USB Microphone & 6 LED
Offered by Hippidion.Store
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Needs good light source, 8 Aug. 2014
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Simple to use. Needs good light source. Great value.


Telescopic 5m Fibreglass Pole for Windsocks/Flags/Whip
Telescopic 5m Fibreglass Pole for Windsocks/Flags/Whip
Offered by Redwood Tackle
Price: £12.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not man enough for job, 8 Aug. 2014
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Shaft split after couple of days. Eye at end a day later. Not that windy. Had to resort to running repairs with gaffer tape. Would not buy again.


Wonderous Stories - The Best Of
Wonderous Stories - The Best Of
Price: £5.00

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice introduction, 25 Mar. 2014
This inexpensive compilation is not to be confused with the identically named compilation that came out in 2011. The listing is almost the same as well and presented in the same order but reduced from 25 to 20 tracks. As both the CDs in this offering are near the physical maximum capacity the explanation is that the tracks here are in their entirety and have not been shortened. While there is nothing new for existing Yes fans, it is a good into for newcomers to prog or for those who would like a snapshot of what made the band great. All the tracks are classics with no fillers. Thoroughly recommended.
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Beast - The Complete Series [DVD]
Beast - The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alexander Armstrong
Price: £16.37

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My life is complete, 9 Mar. 2014
I have been looking for Beast for years and couldn't believe it had never been issued. A brilliant series full of wit


Good Morning Vietnam: A Soundtrack To The 60s
Good Morning Vietnam: A Soundtrack To The 60s
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £6.50

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great 60's compilation, 26 Sept. 2013
There seems to be some confusion over the track listing of this compilation. Clearly, at some point the record company decided to change some of the tracks. This review is for what I think is the original version, the first track being I Got You by James Brown.

I'm not sure that any of the tracks were used in the film but this is a great psychedelic period 60's compilation. There are no fillers on the CD, with an informative booklet with full track listings and highest chart position. Of particular note is the final track, Lets go To San Francisco by The Flowerpot Men. It initially came out as a two sided single with the second side rarely played. On compilations it is only the first part that ever gets included, so it is nice to see that they have included the full version, weighing in at over 6 minutes. Excerpt From a Teenage Opera, while not popular elsewhere in these reviews, is another great track of the period. A definite five stars.


Rick Wakeman - Six Wives of Henry VIII - Live Hampton Court Palace 02.05.09
Rick Wakeman - Six Wives of Henry VIII - Live Hampton Court Palace 02.05.09
Offered by ugetit.rocks
Price: £29.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Performance and Recording, 13 Jun. 2013
Track listing

CD 1

Tudorture "1485"
Catherine of Aragon
Katheryn Howard
Jane Seymour
Defender of the Faith

CD 2

Katherine Parr
Anne of Cleves
Anne Boleyn
Tudorock

CD 3

Exclusive photos from the night

Brian Blessed narrates between tracks so after a couple of listenings you may want to edit him out, if your CD player can que specific tracks. I find a little Brian can go a long way! The CDs were pressed on the night on site so it is inevitable that the balance wasn't perfect at all times. For all that it is a really great recording and more complete than the more polished single CD version that was issue a little later. For those familiar with the original 1970s CD, the addition of the new pieces Tudorture, Defender of the Faith and Tudorock sit well within the overall piece. Also several of the wives get a sizeable extension so two CDs for the music really are required.

The photo CD is a bit of a disappointment as the few photos are clearly taken much earlier in the day and are not of the performance itself. There is no track listing or sleeve notes but the cardboard casing is sturdily made with some nice photos on the cover. Some of Rick's live recordings have been of a rather poor standard in the past. However, this is a well recorded, well produced, on-demand recording of a fantastic evening and despite any comments I have made I am happy to give it a five.


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