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The 5th Wave
The 5th Wave
Dvd
Price: £3.45

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time, 29 May 2016
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Awful. Keep away from it


Live 1977 & 1979
Live 1977 & 1979
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Price: £11.59

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Company !!, 6 May 2016
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Bad Company was a solid and highly acclaimed UK heavy rock outfit formed in 1973 by Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke (both ex- Free), Boz Burrell (ex- King Crimson) and Mick Ralph (ex-Mott The Hoople). Bad Company were akin to a blues-based supergroup, with much of their style derived from the traditions established by Free, not least because of Rodgers’ distinctive vocals.

'Live 1977 & 1979', their only live album out there from the 70s, shows how good this band was: an exemplary live act, with strong vocals placed beside tough melody lines and hard riffing. Disc 1, recorded during a gig in Houston in May 23, 1977 as part of the tour promoting their superb Burnin’ Sky album, is a gem. It starts with a smoking version of Burnin’ Sky that will keep you playing air guitar for a couple of hours.
Disc 2 was recorded at the Empire Pool, Wembley, in March 9, 1979. This was a gig taken from the tour that promoted their Desolation Angel album, which was one of their weakest album that anticipated the fall of the band. However (and here is the catch!) the best song of that album were played that night, along with a collection of their best songs from their first 3 albums and really good version of ‘Hey Joe’.
Great price, unbelievable sound and mix, and on top a fantastic performance from a band that truly deserves more recognition.
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Audio-Technica AT-LP120USBC Direct Drive Professional Turntable
Audio-Technica AT-LP120USBC Direct Drive Professional Turntable

5.0 out of 5 stars spin it !, 29 Jan. 2016
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Fabulous turntable, very happy with the service and extremely pleased with the Seller who was always interested to solve problems fast.


Movie Hommage "MACHETE DON´T TEXT" WEISS Grindhouse Inspired Designer T-Shirt Wizuals Größe S schwarz
Movie Hommage "MACHETE DON´T TEXT" WEISS Grindhouse Inspired Designer T-Shirt Wizuals Größe S schwarz
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5.0 out of 5 stars Machete don't review purchases, 29 Jan. 2016
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good quality tshirt and fast delivery


Live In 1967
Live In 1967
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eric who?, 8 Aug. 2015
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For those that dig into bootlegs, this is an A- audience recording of some fabulous gigs back in the 60s. However the quality of playing is such that you don't care about the dodgy sound. Everyone is on fire, and the leading force is a 20 year-old Peter Green that is so in command of the songs that you forget he was filling the shoes of Eric Clapton. There is virtuosity all over and from all the musicians. It can be said that even John singing is good. I particularly loved The Stumble, Stormy Monday and Have you ever loved a woman, but the rest are not fillers. Go and buy this treasure. If you don't then the boogie man will come after you.


A Woman's Heart Trilogy
A Woman's Heart Trilogy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous collection, 11 Mar. 2015
This review is from: A Woman's Heart Trilogy (Audio CD)
There are many gems in this trilogy but Sinead Lohan's version of To Ramona is worth the price alone.


The Endless River
The Endless River
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Endless River is the perfect soundtrack for Blade Runner, 27 Dec. 2014
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The Endless River is the perfect soundtrack for Blade Runner. Once you can add images to this album it is easy to re consider if at first you did not like the music or where not sure about it. Well, at least this worked for me. Now I love it!
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Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992
Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992
Price: £9.24

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring the Beacon.., 19 Aug. 2014
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Fantastic. A freakin' great concert where all the brothers are playing their hearts out.


When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change
When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change
by Mohamed A. El-Erian
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.99

30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars badly written, poorly edited.., 17 Dec. 2008
No doubt Mohamed El-Erian have learned the slang of the City and Wall Street. He punishes the reader with a dense, and many times unfocused, book written perhaps too early and with the intention to explain the dynamics that are changing the global economy. He was the first to get a book out so good for him, but it is not the best and definitely you can summarise his message in less than 20 pages. The other 280 pages are full of the same annoying words used by Investment bankers trying to look smart. Overall, the book is a collection of his contributions to Financial Times, WSJ as well as conferences, and Mohamed has been adding comments here and there to make this look like a book. Again and again we read about the "secular" destination and every chapter gets introduced as he did in the preface.

Mohamed is extremelly inteligent and and one of the true intense minds in the market, but his book is awful. I hope he and his editor make an effort in the second edition as they will need to update it with the more juicy events that happened after he wrote this "finished-in-a-rush" book in January 2008. In any case, he won the award of "book of the year" by FT and Goldman Sachs so I guess it is no longer necesary to have writing skills but just telling people how to distinguish "noise" from true signals. Analysts and associates will enjoy this book, but serious professionals will put it down after few pages.


Eric Clapton: The Autobiography
Eric Clapton: The Autobiography
by Eric Clapton
Edition: Hardcover

18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and unfocused..., 9 Mar. 2008
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It is an honest book, no doubt about it. But I can't help to think that Clapton's brain must look like a gruyere cheese, which explains all the holes in the story, and why page after page we are remainded about how much he used to drink or snort..

I felt dissapointed about the stories, as he seems to have completely forgotten the details of remarkable events in his career, e.g. the Rainbow Concert; the 1974 tour; the encores with Santana, Joe Cocker and Keith Moon in the 75 Tour; his role in the Stones' TOTA 75; the Last Waltz concert with The Band (76); playing with Freddie King; the success of Slowhand; the 1979-1980 tours in Japan; touring with Roger Waters; etc, etc.

My sad reading of this lack of info is that he vaguely remembers events and faces as he spent most of the 70s, 80s and early 90s completely drunk or stoned. So it seems to me that the comments he makes from that time are merely "stolen" from other books or simply by commenting on snapshots that appear on the cover of his albums.

Other readers have mentioned the lack of comments about his technique and his music and I adhere to those.

But I don't want to be harsh as I adore this guy, his music and his gentleman's stance. He has a gift that have made happy several hundred million people around the world, something that not too many can put on their cv. In any case, the two stars are for his book, not for his contribution to music, which clearly exceeds any limited scope a rating can provide.


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