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Singles Collection 1974-1979
Singles Collection 1974-1979
Price: 7.49

4.0 out of 5 stars well overdue, 7 April 2014
I'm probably not the most avid fan and for that reason this review is somewhat subjective. Lynsey De Paul released some great little pop singles in the early 70's, songs that were part of my growing up and therefore songs I am fond of. She changed record companies in 1974 from MAM to Warner Bros, then Jet and then Polydor. The last three labels are represented here including her single hits 'My man and me' and 'No honestly'. The set also includes the only hit she made with Warner Bros - 'Ooh , I do' and her 1977 Euro-vision hit 'Rock Bottom' with Mike Moran. This compilation also has her version of Barry Blue's Dancing on a Saturday night' , a hit from her MAM years, which she co wrote.

I have been trying to track down decent versions of her original hits so I'm made up that after all these years , well forty to be exact, someone somewhere has finally decided to make those songs available once more. I can't really judge the album - it seems dated to me , a bit twee perhaps, but then after 40- years it has every rite to be so !
The review is based on the fact that it is released at all.

What would be welcome is all her UK single releases in one place. Her original version of 'Storm in a teacup' - a huge hit for the Fortunes, 'Won't somebody dance with me' and 'Sugar Me', plus the latter hits as included here. So, come on labels get together and put out something the casual fan my be interested in.


Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus
Price: 0.69

5.0 out of 5 stars At last - The Uk single version, 7 April 2014
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This has been something of a holy grail. Attempting to find the UK single edit of this great instrumental masterpiece, has been nothing short of epic. And here it is. Out of nowhere , with new MP3 artwork , the single edit with the instrumental passages in the right order (Yodel, Flute and whistle) neatly coming in at 3:12. Awesome. Well overdue.


Karma
Karma
Price: 7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Karma, 10 Feb 2014
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Top notch rock with melody, exquisitely played. Hinting at the heavier side of (AOR) rock with tunes and attitude a-plenty this album is a joy to listen to. Sadly underrated do not ignore this album any longer.


100 Elvis Presley's Masterpieces (Remastered Version)
100 Elvis Presley's Masterpieces (Remastered Version)
Price: 2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Remastered - What with - paint thinners ?, 10 Feb 2014
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Tinny, wafer-thin sound that really spoils these classic songs. Even given that some of them were recorded almost 60 years ago by comparison the originals provide a fully rounded, balanced sound, sadly lacking on this album. For 2.99 its arguably a bargain, but only if you listen to it. You may prefer the History triple box set - which is excellent and a full 5.


Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
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Price: 8.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply breathtaking, 11 Jan 2014
I am no Gary Numan fan and have never owned one of his albums before. I was played the 2nd track on the album ('Here in the Black') and loved it. (Though I had to wait for the chorus to work out who it was). Its got a heavy production which seems to suit his disposition, mood and music very well. Great tunes, awesome production, lyrics are yet to be dissected by me , I'm too much into the music. Think Rammstein with a keyboard accent and a singer who doesn't spit. Brilliantly refreshing. Breathtaking.


Hey Song (The Best Of)
Hey Song (The Best Of)
Price: 11.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars All that Glitters ....., 5 Dec 2013
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On the face of it his would seem to be something of a greatest hits package that encapsulates his whole career. It has all the hits and the best of his album tracks too, but , be careful. The sound has been processed or even re-mastered , who can tell , and the result is a thin, tinny sound that does no justice at all to the double drum sound he practically invented. All the tracks are high end , treble boosted, pale comparisons of the stomping sound that he produced. A shame. I sent mine back because of these reasons and got a refund.


Oh Yes We Can Love: The History Of Glam Rock
Oh Yes We Can Love: The History Of Glam Rock
Price: 42.18

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Missed the point., 3 Nov 2013
The compiler of this 5 CD set seems to have some difficulty in identifying what is or is not 'Glam Rock'. Some of the decades' best and most imaginative music stemmed from the 72-74 period including Bowie, Slade, Sweet and even (dare I say his name in public) Gary Glitter. They all helped to shape that wonderful period, none more so than T. Rex perhaps and their tracks are, to say the least, sparse. Mott the Hoople, Alvin Stardust, Alice Cooper, Rubettes, & even The Osmonds all had hits and imagery relevant to that period - the list could go on. (David Essex, Chicory Tip, Hello even Elton got in on the act!.) This collection is a cock-eyed, mis-match that, in my opinion, has missed the point of a glam rock collection. This set does not, in any way, justify the impact and memories that the era produced, A far better collection is 'Dynamite - the best of Glam Rock' - which includes Suzi Quatro, Geordie, Cozy Powell and all !


100 Hits - 70s Chartbusters
100 Hits - 70s Chartbusters
Price: 6.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 100 hits , actually 98, 28 Oct 2013
As usual , this compilation series represents excellent value for money. Lots of great hits from a golden decade - it would keep Tony Blackburn happy for hours. Why only 4 stars then? - track 95 is advertised as Butterscotch singing 'Don't you know' a fairly obscure but no less worthy inclusion but its actually Leo Sayer squeaking his way though 'One man Band', and instead of Dawns' 'Knock three times' Mr Sayer returns Moonlighting.... apt really ! Again entirely worthy on this set, but a mistake nonetheless. A minor blemish in an otherwise glorious trip down memory lane. All original hits by the original artists with one or two extended versions thrown in for good measure (Andrea True Connection runs in at over 6 minutes !) Thoroughly nostalgic, hugely enjoyable and and at 7.5 (new)pence per hit a real bargain !


Discovery Vaults
Discovery Vaults
Price: 7.49

1.0 out of 5 stars Re-recorded rubbish, 20 Oct 2013
This review is from: Discovery Vaults (MP3 Download)
Yet another example of inferior copies or re-recordings by Goodness-knows-who. Utter tosh. Don't bother of you seek the original versions of these songs.


Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Price: 6.99

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real 'pearler', 14 Oct 2013
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Intriguing, vibrant , heavy, textured, layered, rhythmical, rocky, raw, polished, and eminently listenable. Music with attitude. Attitude with style. Style with class. Top notch.


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