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Planet Earth design Pendant with Silver Plated Necklace in Gift Box
Planet Earth design Pendant with Silver Plated Necklace in Gift Box
Offered by 1StopShops
Price: £6.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap tacky rubbish. I wouldn't pay 50p for this ..., 5 July 2014
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Cheap tacky rubbish. I wouldn't pay 50p for this never mind £8.99.


Not Your Kind Of People [Deluxe]
Not Your Kind Of People [Deluxe]
Price: £17.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Early days recaptured at last., 5 July 2012
I listened to this album with trepidation having been desperately disappointed with Beautiful Garbage and having feared Garbage were fizzling out with Bleed Like Me. Therefore I was pleasantly surprised to discover that after a seven year break the band seem to have recaptured a lot of the darkness, energy and bleepy over-produced bits that we loved them for in the first place. If you loved their first album and Version 2.0 this new record should tick all the boxes for you again. Stand out tracks are thumping fast-paced opener Automatic Systematic Habit, single Blood For Poppies, Control, I Hate Love - which is very reminiscent of Hammering In My Head and great to listen to on train journeys and Man On A Wire which puts me in mind of b-side Trip My Wire. There's lots going on here including a couple of tracks that have a strangely 80's Joy Division-y vibe, and the extra four songs on the deluxe edition are well worth the extra pennies. All in all a very welcome and satisfying return from a band that I consider to be my generation's Blondie.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leap with joy like a spring lamb., 28 Jun 2012
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This review is from: 100% (Audio CD)
This cd represents a triumph for independent music. Funded via a pledgemusic campaign, Ginger seized the reigns of his career in a sink or swim move and left it up to his audience to decide his fate. He needn't have worried. In a matter of hours enough cash was raised to make a triple album. The most popular tracks from the 30 songs produced are represented here on 100%. No arrogant swaggering. No fake cool posturing. Just a glut of anthems that will have you grinning until your cheeks ache. Especially if you're from Scunthorpe, Bolton or Bognor Regis....His lyrical and melodic mastery are unsurpassed. Ginger is simply one of the finest songwriters the UK has ever produced.


American Libby's (Spiced), Pumpkin Pie Mix: 29oz Tin
American Libby's (Spiced), Pumpkin Pie Mix: 29oz Tin

5.0 out of 5 stars Fab product, 3 Nov 2011
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Great product for making quick and easy pumpkin pie. You only need to add a couple of eggs and a bit of evaporated milk and you're away - job done. Delicious. Hope this becomes available through amazon again as would love to make it again next year.


Liberation Transmission
Liberation Transmission
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Price: £2.20

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lostprophets Lite., 1 July 2006
This review is from: Liberation Transmission (Audio CD)
If you're willing to shell out money for this album you'll get a good value for money stack of melodious singalong anthems for your buck. But it's all a little generic for my liking. I can understand a band needing to mature, but this seems like a step backwards. On reflection I'd rate this as much better than their "Fake Sound Of Progress" debut, but not a patch on the sophistication of second album "Start Something". The lyrics are watered down, and what happened to the guitars? Where are those majestic riffs of yore? Who turned down the raaawwwk? Bob Rock, is this your doing? If so, I'm not impressed. Overall, pretty good, but if you loved "Start Something" you may be a smidge disappointed.


Honesty
Honesty
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweeter and Sweeter, 26 Oct 2005
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This review is from: Honesty (Audio CD)
It's easy to dismiss Alex Parks as "miserable" because of her naturally wistful tone of voice, but it doesn't do Chris Martin from Coldplay any harm.

Two years after winning the BBC's Fame Academy, Alex releases her first "proper" album, mercifully free of cover versions.
Upon first listen, "Honesty" seems rather unremarkable, but before long, each song's personality begins to soak into your consciousness. This album is a textbook "grower". There are some obvious standout tracks:

Opener "Lie" sounds vaguely sinister and 007-ish, with forceful vocals and a sweeping orchestra.
"Out of Touch" is a tenderly sung and beautifully understated lullaby.
"So Emotional" is heartbreaking, with a simple acoustic guitar for accompaniment, and would be quite at home on the first "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" soundtrack alongside the likes of Alison Krauss and Bif Naked.
"Get Out" is mellow and sublime, and stands head and shoulders above the rest of the album, with a triumphant chorus. The lush vocal harmonies in the middle section will give you goosebumps.
"Honesty" is an upbeat and pacy singalong, with a little slide guitar thrown in giving it a vaguely American pop tinge.
"Adore" is rather downbeat, and begins simply enough, building to a soaring finale with distorted guitars as Alex unleashes her vocals, reminiscent of Bjork and Sinead O'Connor.

Throw away your preconceptions, and chill out to this excellent collection of tunes. If this is what Alex produces as a fledgling artist then she's destined for greatness. A true gem.


Suspiria [1976] 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD]
Suspiria [1976] 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jessica Harper
Offered by actionrecords
Price: £20.00

9 of 49 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as scary as the Shake' N' Vac ad..., 26 April 2005
Quite frankly I've never been so bored. American ballet dancer goes to a dance academy abroad and it turns out to be a coven. And that's it. If you're terrified by red and green lighting, music that's eerie and suspenseful when nothing is actually happening onscreen for ages at a time, and people wandering slowly down corridors for the majority of the film - this is the movie for you. If however, you like a good plot, great effects and an engaging storyline - save your money and watch something else. This is shockingly dull.


THE WILDHEARTS STRIKE BACK
THE WILDHEARTS STRIKE BACK
Price: £15.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding., 5 Nov 2004
As live albums go - this one is exceptional. Recorded early in 2004, the band sound better than they ever have before and all those gorgeous vocal melodies you hear on their albums are audible on this live extravaganza. Featured here are hit singles, to rarely played live b-sides. Put that together with Ginger's warm bantering, and enthusiastic crowd participation and the feeling that results is almost like being in love. Excellent work as ever guys - see you on the next tour...!


Press Gang - Complete Series 1 [1989] [DVD]
Press Gang - Complete Series 1 [1989] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Julia Sawalha
Offered by Andthebeatgoeson
Price: £14.00

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold the front page!, 10 Jan 2004
It's about time this was released on dvd! Press Gang was simply an awesome teen drama that mixed serious issues with very intelligent and sophisticated comedy. Writer Steven Moffat went on to pilfer his own work from this series and dumb it down to come up with the less satisfying but mysteriously successful sitcom "Coupling".
Julia Sawalha, best known for her sit-com roles, gave the performance of a lifetime with her portrayal of the tyrant (but loveable!) editor Lynda Day.
Look out for fledgling appearances from various celebs of today such as Lucy Benjamin of Eastenders fame, and Sadie Frost.


Bring It On / My Lover's Prayer (Duet with Robin Gibb) [CD 1]
Bring It On / My Lover's Prayer (Duet with Robin Gibb) [CD 1]
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Price: £12.91

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bring what on?, 3 Jan 2004
This is a catchy song, and Alistair has a good voice. However, there are lots of bands/performers all doing exactly the same style of music right now. This is generic pop, and the lyrics are dull, obvious and lazy.
I would very much like to hear Alistair come up with something a little more sophisticated than this - maybe I'll get that chance when his album comes out.


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