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The Best Of 1990-2000 (2CD)
The Best Of 1990-2000 (2CD)
Price: £6.81

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Hits - but not necessarily their greatest?, 7 Nov. 2002
This is a fine collection of tracks by any standard and is a good showcase of the bands undoubted greatness. It is just a shame that the band suffered a dip in the quality of their output as they went all postmodernistic and tried to re-invent irony. This minor gripe aside this is a must have of an album for anyone who appreciates what good music is all about. The strongest tracks on the album are those taken from Achtung Baby and Everything You Can't Leave Behind, which any U2 fan is of course familiar with. The more interesting part of the album is the B-sides, particular Lady with the Spinning Head, which has been given a remix which keeps the fundamental elements of the song; Edge's guitar and Larry's drumming. Unfortunately the Solar Plexus Club Mix of Mysterious Ways had made it into the list, which tears apart the original track, and leaves nothing but a bland collection of noise around the driving guitar riff.
One bad track however does not make a bad album, and as the band did not remix this track... it can be easily forgiven.
In essence this is a great album and one which must be in everyone's collection.

The Italian Job [VHS] [1969]
The Italian Job [VHS] [1969]
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Price: £4.95

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Self-Preservation Society, 13 May 2002
From the opening sequence of the Lambo Miura wailing up the mountain pass with Matt Monro warbling in the background you know this film is going to be special. There is no point going over the plot as we all know and love it with one of the best cliffhanger endings (no pun intended) of any movie. Caine as Croker and Noel Coward as Mr. Bridger are inspired casting and of course the real stars are the Coopers which give the Carabineri the run around. The stunt work is magnificent and even after all these years the chase is the equal of anything that Hollywood has tried to give us including the famous Bullit chase sequence (hats off to Remy Julien and his team). The only real complaint is that some of the characters are a little twee, but in the end who cares when you have a movie which combines villians, birds, gold and motors in such a glorious way. So lets hear it, "This is the Self Preservation Society...."

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