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Gordon Gillies (Southampton, UK)
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Nexxus Crystal Case for Sony Ericsson C902
Nexxus Crystal Case for Sony Ericsson C902

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1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless waste of money, 27 May 2010
So, we've all been there: got a new phone and want to keep it in pristine condition. So, buy a protective cover. Good idea, as it means that the phone doesn't get scratched. Bad idea if it makes your beautiful looking new phone all frumpy (that's dull, plain, unfashionable). I'm afraid that this cover falls into the latter category. On top of this, the snap fitting snapped (if you see what I mean) when I put in on the phone. It still held in place but the phone just didn't look right. So, good idea, but just not a workable one.


Scratch My Back
Scratch My Back
Price: £17.91

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gabriel: Yet Another Classic, 27 May 2010
This review is from: Scratch My Back (Audio CD)
Not many artists can claim to have had careers such as Gabriel's; from art/folk to progressive rock then on to solo success that always pushes the boundaries and, in particular, promotes world music to the west. At first sight, a covers album by Gabriel would seem to be beneath such a talent, but then that depends on what songs you choose and how well you cover them. Here we have a collection by Gabriel of songs by artists both internationally known and hardly known; of songs that are well known and some that are obscure; of some covers that remain partly faithful to their original to covers which sound almost like different songs from the original. Also, the idea of having a covers album of artist who will then go on to cover your material is a neat concept (hence: Scratch My Back - And I'll Scratch Yours). So, what is so wonderful about these songs then? A strong start with fairly well known Bowie and Simon covers (Heroes, Boy In The Bubble) slows down the pace of the originals and allows Gabriel's majestic vocal to come through on both. Then on to less well know territory, with covers of songs from (the much under-rated) Elbow and Bon Iver. It's difficult to just pick out one or two tracks to show the majesty of this album, as there is not a bad cover on here. But I'll try with three of them. Firstly, My Body Is A Cage (Arcade Fire) is a very powerful track, both instrumentally and vocally. Then the last two tracks offer a beautiful and haunting finish to the album: Neil Young's soundtrack song from the eponymous Philidelphia film (the beautiful) and Radiohead's Street Spirit (the haunting). So, well done to an original and expertly sung and arranged set of covers by a man who surely now must be regarded as a national treasure (which I'm sure he would hate the thought of). Here's one listener who is anxiously waiting on the companion album to be released.


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