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Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 "Organ"; Bacchanale from "Samson et Dalila"; Prélude from "Le Déluge"; Danse macabre (DG The Originals)
Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 "Organ"; Bacchanale from "Samson et Dalila"; Prélude from "Le Déluge"; Danse macabre (DG The Originals)
Price: £9.13

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen to this Again - Astonishing, 8 Feb. 2015
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There are some pieces that are a standard landmark in appreciating music on any level - and this is one of them. But once heard and put into the canon, you then rarely go back, you 'know it'. And then I heard this recording and understood just what a difference an individual performance can make to your understanding. This is truly great. It used the organ at Chartres Cathedral, and when it kicks in at the start of the third movement it lifts you off the floor. But even though if this as a blockbuster, beating you over the head, this performance (and recording) does more - it adds light and space and lets you experience the complexity, intricacy and beauty as well as the majesty. So much so that the big thrill isn't just a at the very start of the movement, or the great sweep of all that music, it's halfway through when the organ just thrusts into the music briefly. Not just thrilling, but deeply moving - an essence here which isn't just an adrenalin rush, but majestically beautiful, profound. A great beast with a heart, and a light that shines very brightly.


Lacoste - Sherbrooke Hi Mens - Brown - 10 UK
Lacoste - Sherbrooke Hi Mens - Brown - 10 UK

5.0 out of 5 stars Up to Expectations, 8 Jan. 2015
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Excellent quality throughout - leather, detailing, finish and fit. Just what I had hoped from a quality brand. Exactly as you see in the picture.


Virtual Piano
Virtual Piano
Price: £0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars It was a really good app, which allowed for me to practise songs, 12 Dec. 2014
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It was a really good app, which allowed for me to practise songs, and to work out chord patterns easily. It is quite difficult to create chords too well, as the keys are rather thin. I would recommend it for keen musicians, who are away from a piano, as it works at aiding creativity. Overall, it is easy to control and easy to use.


QuickBooks Pro 2014 + Enhanced Payroll 2014 Bundle - 1 Year Subscription - 1 User (PC)
QuickBooks Pro 2014 + Enhanced Payroll 2014 Bundle - 1 Year Subscription - 1 User (PC)

3.0 out of 5 stars It was a pretty average programme, 12 Dec. 2014
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It was a pretty average programme, which was hard to set up, and difficult to understand. It almost met my expectations, as it was easier to just carry on the way we originally started, rather than using this programme.


Steve Reich: Phases - A Nonesuch Retrospective
Steve Reich: Phases - A Nonesuch Retrospective
Price: £14.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Key works of one of the most important artists of our age - what a bargain!, 21 Aug. 2014
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Simply one of the most important artists working in any field in the 20th century - and one of the most admired and influential composers of the modern age. A great collection of key works, and an absolute absolute bargain given the extent of the material it contains.


William Blake in the Desolate Market
William Blake in the Desolate Market
by G. E. Bentley Jr.
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £35.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets you closer to the man and his circle, 21 Aug. 2014
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Although much of this material can be found elsewhere, it provides genuine, new insights into Blake based on how he actually made a living, and details every piece of work. It has helped me sharpen further my understanding of key works and their importance,and the real value to him of the different patrons, supporters, and members of his circle. Gets you nearer the people - the small group of collecting enthusiasts, and throws just a little sidelight on John Linnell, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and others and their generosity as men. Despite being a Blake scholar and enthusiast for many years, this really has helped me get a more rounded picture of his life and the real man.


The Complaint,and the Consolation; or, Night Thoughts
The Complaint,and the Consolation; or, Night Thoughts
by Edward Young
Edition: CD-ROM

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get as close as you want, and in as much detail, 21 Aug. 2014
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Don't be disappointed when you find out it's basically a pdf document. The quality of the images is absolutely fantastic - and you have two full copies to look at, as well as solid introductory text. I hooked my laptop by HDMI cable to my big HD tele and zoomed in on every tiny detail page by page - stunning. A quality product.


Cable Mountain 10m Gold Plated 3.5mm Jack to 2x Phono Plugs Cable
Cable Mountain 10m Gold Plated 3.5mm Jack to 2x Phono Plugs Cable
Price: £7.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality and value for money, 6 Feb. 2014
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Using this to connect laptop and 'lossless' portable player to high-end amp and floor standing speakers - and works brilliantly. Solid piece of kit. well built, and excellent sound - and 10m! great value.


The Valley of Amazement
The Valley of Amazement
by Amy Tan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.14

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had enjoyed it more!, 17 Jan. 2014
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The Joy Luck Club is one of those amazing, life enhancing books that stay with you for ever, and as such I feel it has become an impossible act to follow for the author. This latest novel felt forced and obvious, the characters so stereotypical and the plot so grim without any redemption that I gave up reading it quarter way through and sent it to Oxfam. This could be just me, and perhaps if I had kept on it may have redeemed itself, I am willing to be proved wrong, but there are so many excellent books out there and so little time that I needed more to lure me in.


Pantene Pro-V Expert Collection AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment 125 ml
Pantene Pro-V Expert Collection AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment 125 ml
Price: £6.66

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who would have thought it!, 14 Jan. 2014
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As a cynical old so and so I was expecting this to be a pointless exercise, but knock me down with a feather it does actually seem to work. After a month my hair does look thicker, and because the liquid is cooling and stimulating to apply my scalp feels healthier too. With a more thicker appearance though does come a tendency towards frizziness which needs combating, but overall a success and to be recommended.


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