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Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off the Record with the Beatles, Bowie, Elton & So Much More, Hardcover Book
Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off the Record with the Beatles, Bowie, Elton & So Much More, Hardcover Book
by Ken Scott
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of great tales of recording days gone by...., 10 Feb 2014
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Loved this book. In sharp contrast to Geoff Emerick's, Ken Scott's book doesn't rely upon supposed conversations from 30+ years ago. The tone here is light and very self-effacing, Scott seems like a very nice chap! He's seems to be well-liked by all he's worked with - and what a list! Beatles, Bowie, Elton...........


In Japan
In Japan
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £13.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Live Performances., 10 Feb 2014
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I first heard this release over 20 years ago and finally tracked it down. Not particularly into jazz, I must admit, but this is brilliant, probably due to the wide stereo recording from 1966. Love it!


On Air - Live At The BBC Vol 2
On Air - Live At The BBC Vol 2
Offered by MediaMine
Price: £9.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Always good to have more Beatles!, 10 Feb 2014
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Non - essential of course, but a good companion piece to BBC Vol 1. There's some quite brilliant performances on here, proving what a great live band The Beatles were, when they could hear themselves, that is!


The Quentin Tarantino Collection [DVD]
The Quentin Tarantino Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Harvey Keitel
Price: £11.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential!, 10 Feb 2014
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Brilliant compilation box set of great films at a ridiculous price. Every one a classic, but you know that already!


Fleet Foxes [VINYL]
Fleet Foxes [VINYL]
Price: £22.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Made for vinyl!, 10 Feb 2014
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Finally got around to buying the vinyl release of this brilliant album. Don't know how it took me so long!


The Very Best Of 10 CC
The Very Best Of 10 CC

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Compilation, 10 Feb 2014
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10cc - seem to have been largely forgotten in the mists of time - there's some really good stuff on here that takes me back to my childhood. It's not just nostalgia though, some of the songs I hadn't heard before and have made an impression on me.


The US Albums
The US Albums
Price: £116.63

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still 5 Stars despite criticisms., 10 Feb 2014
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I must confess to owning the Capitol Albums Vol 1 since release, and not listening to them much as I baulked at the reverb soaked duophonic madness!!!! I purchased Vol 2 recently as a panic buy due to it probably going out of print (plus it was dirt-cheap!). So I had 2 choices with this review - purchase the missing albums from Vol 3 that now wasn't going to happen, or plump for the box. Amazon had the box for £106 when I looked, so it was a no-brainer.
What to make of the US Albums box? First off the packaging is lovely - just the same as the Mono box - it is perched next to mine on my bookcase, they look the business (how very shallow of me...).The mini LP's are fabulous - the attention to detail is wonderful.
Regarding the music, there's definitely been some tweaking of the 2009 remasters to match the 'feel' of the original albums, the mono tracks especially are a bit louder, with what I gather a bit of eq applied across the board. I don't miss the duophonic mixes, or the added reverb one bit, but then again, I'm not American and didn't grow-up with these albums. The original track listings of the albums themselves (with the exception of the 11 track Revolver) is entertaining, Rubber Soul takes the Gold in this respect, although it's track listing has more to do with available material rather than being cleverly thought out by Capitol's execs.
If you don't own the Capitol Volumes, or the Mono Box, I can heartily recommend the US Albums Box, if you have these releases, you'll probably be buying this box anyway.... At the end of the day, it's all about the music, which of course, is just FAB!
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Earpads Replacement for headset, Compatible with Sony MDR-7506, MDR-V6, MDR-CD900ST, etc. (Packaged 1 pair (2 pieces)) Type 18
Earpads Replacement for headset, Compatible with Sony MDR-7506, MDR-V6, MDR-CD900ST, etc. (Packaged 1 pair (2 pieces)) Type 18
Offered by KKINTRADE
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 10 Feb 2014
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Breathed new life into my old faithful Sony headphones - nice and comfy now! Easy to fit, nice to wear!


The Capitol Albums Vol. 2
The Capitol Albums Vol. 2
Price: £53.21

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it while you can., 10 Feb 2014
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If you want the original, genuine Capitol releases (for all their reverb-soaked duophonic madness) of The Early Beatles/Beatles VI,Help!, & Rubber Soul get this before it goes out of print. Make sure you find one that has 'SK1' on the tiny sticker on the front, or you may not have the correct unique mono versions of the earlier flawed release.


All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release
All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release
by Jean-Michel Guesdon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.75

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting for the casual fan, but not without flaws., 10 Feb 2014
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If you are a seasoned Beatles fan, this may not be for you. Basically, the authors have drawn upon half a dozen or so sources (Recording The Beatles/Lewisohn's Complete Recording Sessions/McCartney's Barry Miles ghost-written book/Lennon's Playboy interview etc) to relate the story behind the genesis and recording of every Beatles song.
It's a massive book - mainly due to the incredible amount of photographs used to flesh-out the sometimes sparse text, some of which I must confess I haven't seen before. It's not without it's flaws either - There ARE drums on PS I Love You, not just bongos and maracas.
Having said all that - I quite enjoyed reading it and am quite pleased it's considerable bulk provides a certain amount of reference material in my Beatle library.


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