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Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidons Children 1)
Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidons Children 1)
by Alastair Reynolds
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Great new series, 23 Mar 2012
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Like lots of his other fans, I wait keenly for another 'Revelation Space' book, so I began this one with some trepidation. No need to worry though, it's a labour of love, and along with Gavin Smith's 'War in Heaven', is the best new hard SF I've read so far this year. If you thought 'Terminal world' was a bit tired, don't be put off. Roll on the next volume!


Greasy Truckers Party
Greasy Truckers Party

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4.0 out of 5 stars I bought this for Man..., 23 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Greasy Truckers Party (Audio CD)
The Man gig captures the band as they move from club to breathtaking, and doesn't disappoint. It fills a nice hole between early and middle period, with Mickey Jones alreadt showing his jamming ability to be on the way to just plain awesome. How he hasn't been revered by more people is puzzling, although Zappa rated him, and that's good enough for me. I have played the Hawkwind set, and am sorry to say it hasn't aged well. I would have liked it at the time, but... well, I won't ever play that bit again, just the Man.


Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder

5.0 out of 5 stars Another beauty, 23 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Rolling Thunder (Audio CD)
Brilliant EP from the band. No filler, just uptempo, middle tempo, and haunting songs. For a singalong, check out "Money for the weekend", and if melancoly is more your thing, the atmospheric title track emotes just as well as anything they've done so far. Just buy it while you can...


Electro-Shock Blues
Electro-Shock Blues
Price: £5.09

4.0 out of 5 stars Essential E, 26 Sep 2011
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A brilliant album, despite being around a devastating slot in Mark's life. It illuminates some of his brilliant autobiography - and vice versa - with songs that are sad, catchy, wonderful and also funny, although not exactly a comedy album! At this price, go get it, you won't be disappointed.


Classic Rock Legends: Bill Nelson [DVD] [2011]
Classic Rock Legends: Bill Nelson [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Bill Nelson

4.0 out of 5 stars Still Bill, 26 Sep 2011
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Despite the curious wardrobe, this is a treat for all long tim Be Bop Deluxe fans, as well as seeing what he's up to at the moment. Great set in a too small venue, showing off the talents of the band, and the other star of the show, Bill's guitar collection. Just get it, you know you want to.


Iconoclast (Limited)
Iconoclast (Limited)
Price: £7.52

4.0 out of 5 stars Symphonic growl, 1 Aug 2011
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If you liked Paradise lost, then you'll enjoy this album, too. The engineering is probably even better, but the tracks don't quite add up to as thorough a job - a couple of lyrics are teenage sounding, though the "Terminator" style world suits the band, and the art is first rate inside and out. A little too much on the growly front, vocals wise, and not enough singing, which, given one of the best voices in rock, is a shame. (How good? My wife thought he was better than Plant at their live cover of "Immigrant song", and she loves Led Zep!) Apart from that, a good, loud, listen. Get the extended version - it's the album the band wanted.
To conclude, if you've got Paradise Lost, you'll enjoy this, if not, get that one first.


The Information
The Information
by James Gleick
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Deep, but rewarding, 18 July 2011
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This latest from James Gleick feels like the results of a lifetime of research, and loving interest. He takes us through a history of passing on information in thought-provoking chapters from alphabets through to things like this message to what could be most of the human race (but won't be, not here!). If you like Gleick, science, communication, or just a damn good meaty read, try this out.


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