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Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program, White
Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program, White
Price: £82.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Generally very effective but it's worth having look at the ..., 1 Jun. 2015
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Generally very effective but it's worth having look at the kneading stage - occasionally the dough clumps without incorporating all the flour and intervention with a spatula will rescue things.


Through the Fire
Through the Fire
Price: £9.56

4.0 out of 5 stars Not as interesting as in their early incarnation of Renaissance ..., 2 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: Through the Fire (Audio CD)
Not as interesting as in their early incarnation of Renaissance or Illusion's first piece Out of the Mist, but listenable.


DVR/DTR Remote Control with Solid Housing
DVR/DTR Remote Control with Solid Housing

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 2 Mar. 2015
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As comprehensive a functional set as the original.


Practical Issues in Database Management
Practical Issues in Database Management
by Fabian Pascal
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Necessary, 12 July 2002
Didactic. Necessary.
Too many people are lost in database design and development without really understanding the principles of the relational database model. They imagine they can, must, make their own variations to: improve performance; incorporate the latest IT fashionable protocol or language; or they know better.
Pascal may seem to write in a harsh style but only to convey harsh lessons. The relational approach is useful because it addresses difficult and relevant problems with data storage and information extraction. An RDMS can (mostly) handle these issues only if the database design conforms to the model - take a design shortcut and you are back with managing data without it's help and forgoing it's advantages.
Read the stuff on-line. You should find it useful enough to want the book.


Lay It Down
Lay It Down
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Price: £9.98

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive, 12 July 2002
This review is from: Lay It Down (Audio CD)
If there were to be only one Cowby Junkies album on your shelf then most fans - and I am a fan - would agree that this should be it. 'Lay it Down', 'Come Calling (His Song)' and 'Bea's Song' would be on most lists of the band's finest tracks.
For a flavour, 'Bea's Song' seems light enough, electric guitar picking away and Margo Timmins' voice is pure and ethereal over that understated guitar. Underneath, there is a rhythym that just doesn't slow, although as you come to undertanding the lyrics, really, you'd want it to. A steel guitar emphasises the low mood without making it maudlin. One line encapsulates the mood of music and the words - 'You can always see it coming - but you can never stop it'.
Better you should find a few samples and listen but if you like intelligent, thoughtful lyrics, soulful music (with a little energy more often than not); and maybe appreciate music in a darker vein for the darker nights then do definititely listen.


Pale Sun Crescent Moon
Pale Sun Crescent Moon
Price: £10.51

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goosepimples, 12 July 2002
This review is from: Pale Sun Crescent Moon (Audio CD)
For anyone who likes this - you will really, really like it. Listen to this music. Forget the site review, forget this review and make up your own mind.
From the opening clash of Michael Timmins guitar chords on 'Crescent Moon', you might expect some pleasant enough rock. Pete Timmins' insistent drumming coming in might give you a hint of something more before the end of the introduction. The harmonica that does still that first passage could tell you that this isn't ordinary. But the voice that carries on the song should take you away somewhere special for the next few minutes. The guitar, the drums and bass, the harmonica are all still there but that soaring, pure, plaintive voice evokes something deep with those
ambiguous lyrics. And it ends. The harmonica wails a little and it's over.
Anyone who only knows the band from 'The Trinity Sessions' may be surprised by this album. The melancholy is still there but it's embedded in a more electric sound and it's much more their own voice. Moving on to the insistent beat of the second track, 'First Recollection', you might expect it to rock all the way; then they hit you with a track that's nearly country but with a slow, rising, then breaking melody; and words that mix romantic sentiment with a bleaker honesty.
If there is a part of you that likes a tinge of blue in music - occasionally nearly black - or a flash of angry red, mixed with just a little that's lighter - at least have a listen to a sample or two. I think you'll be hooked.


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