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Live At Hull
Live At Hull
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Price: 16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sheer power, 28 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Live At Hull (Audio CD)
If you have the De Luxe version of Live At Leeds, then the sheer whack of this album will come as no surprise. It is as good as that release, with a few caveats - part of the pleasure of the later CD releases of LAL was the chatter in between the tracks with Pete and Keith exchanging comments and jokes, and Pete engaging with the audience; it would be interesting to know if Pete did that in Leeds as he knew it was being recorded, because here there is nothing like that, just the music. The music is just fantastic though, with the Who at their absolute peak - the live version of Tommy here is just breathtaking. This is probably for the completist - it doesn't add much to 'Leeds', but it is extremely good!

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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For completists only...?, 28 Feb 2013
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I have to say I am dissappointed with the sound quality here - most tracks seem to be sourced from a vinyl record (you can hear crackles and pops occasionally) and the tracks vary quite a bit in clarity. Having said that, this is quite listenable for fans who want this material for historical interest. The real interest for me was in the final tracks where Dylan is singing early takes of I Shall Be Free and other self penned songs - you can hear how he has suddenly cracked it and where the final version of Freewheelin' stated to form.

Love Me Do [50th Anniversary Limited Edition 7" Single] [VINYL]
Love Me Do [50th Anniversary Limited Edition 7" Single] [VINYL]
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Price: 12.99

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Botched, 28 Oct 2012
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I was expecting a real facsimile, but this is a replica with new wording (Made in the EU indeed....), and why so expensive? A nice package with BOTH versions with the red and black labels and a booklet would have good - don't these people have ANY imagination?
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TP-Link TL-WA730RE 150Mbps Wireless N Range Extender
TP-Link TL-WA730RE 150Mbps Wireless N Range Extender
Price: 13.32

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful solution, 21 April 2011
I'm not much of a techie, so was slightly nervous about this buy given the reviews. Ignore the instructions about just holding it near your wireless router and pressing the button - for secure networks it doesn't work, but using the set up disc worked first time. Whole house now wi-fi'd up! I have crap Segam Sky router, so very pleased. Loses a star for instructions being a bit misleading.

Folksinger's Choice
Folksinger's Choice
Price: 9.37

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unexpected Pleasure, 14 Nov 2010
This review is from: Folksinger's Choice (Audio CD)
Others here have said it all, but wanted to add that I was completely and unexpectedly bowled over by this. I hadn't heard the bootleg version, and hadn't read a review, so just bought this out of curiosity and boy was I surprised! Being a complete radio show with interview segments, it is a wonderful time capsule of Dylan at the cusp of fame. Most wonderfully it isn't just of historical interest, but is a genuinely fascinating and enjoyable listen musically, and the interview segments add superb context. This beats a lot of the Bootleg series for me, and is a bargain price to boot.

Sony RDRHXD970 - 250GB Hard Drive DVD Recorder With Freeview
Sony RDRHXD970 - 250GB Hard Drive DVD Recorder With Freeview

72 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can a black box change your life?, 25 Sep 2007
I bought this after a bad experience with a Sony 860 (which went back), so I approached this machine with some trepidation. The previous machine had great facilities, but just didn't work very well (poor sound, switched itself on and off etc!). Happily, this is a wonderful piece of kit and brilliant value for the money. Recordings to the HDD drive are superb (especially in HQ), and the EPG and series link work well. Setting programmes to record is so easy and dubbing to DVD is also simple and fast. Reviewing what has been recorded is a breeze; the recording list has thumbnails which play excerpts to remind you what the programme contains, as well as the programme title, time it was recorded, channel (BBC1..) etc.! Being able to start watching a recording before it has finished and the ease and fuss-free operation actually changes the way you watch TV. Also, it is a great DVD player and the upscaling via the HDMI link makes standard DVDs look near 'HD' quality. What's not to like?

I'LL Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon
I'LL Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon
by Crystal Zevon
Edition: Hardcover

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Bad Example, 3 July 2007
If you are not a fan (or, as he preferred, a 'customer') already, then this book is probably not the place to start. For those of us who followed his 'career' and stuck with him through the years, then this extraordinary book tells us just about all we need to know about he dirty life and times of Mr Warren Zevon, who was simply the most consistantly fascinating and talented songwriter of the rock era. Quite why he didn't become the star that, say, Bruce Springteen became is, in part, answered by this book.

He wanted to have the whole truth about his life (including 'the ugly stuff') to be published after his death, and his estranged wife, albeit lifelong friend, Crystal Zevon has done the man proud in meeting his wishes. She set about interviewing over 80 friends, collaborators, managers, lovers and relatives and has assembled the book from those direct quotations to present the story in a linear fashion, but from differing viewpoints. Not much is spared the reader; WZ was a man with a ferociously addictive personality, firstly to alcohol and drugs, and then, after giving up drink, to sex, all of which he consumed in Olympian quantities. As he says himself, 'I got to be Jim Morrison a lot longer than he did'.

His problems with relationships are also examined in forensic detail, most poignantly in comments from his children, who had to put up with a father who often ignored them. Thankfully, most of those rifts were healed by the time he died and the story ends with him cradling his twin grandsons a short time before he passed away.

If you don't know the man's work, then I urge you to discover it; almost uniquely, there are no poor albums in his discography, so dive in with confidence. Then this book will tell you all the rest you need to know.

This is a frequently uncomfortable read, but those of us familiar with his work and the rumours of his lifestyle will not be surprised by that. I doubt there has been any other rock biography quite like this, or any other subject who could have inspired it.

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