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Love's In You Love's In Me
Love's In You Love's In Me
Price: £13.58

5.0 out of 5 stars If you like 1970s Moroder, 18 Jan. 2015
The first half (ie, side one of the original album) is pleasant enough. But it's the three tracks of the original side two where the magic happens, and the album is worth buying just for the track 'Love Now, Hurt Later', with it's driving beat and scat-style vocoder. If you like 1970s Moroder, then you'll like this.


Metropolis - Original Score
Metropolis - Original Score
Offered by HURRICANE RECORDS BERLIN_1
Price: £20.64

5.0 out of 5 stars plus some nice extras from other Moroder soundtracks (Electric Dreams, 17 Jan. 2015
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This is an interesting curiousity - around an hour of original music from Moroder's 1984 Metropolis score, plus some nice extras from other Moroder soundtracks (Electric Dreams, American Gigolo) and his Battlestar Galactica disco suite. A few cover versions are thrown in too - I'm pretty certain that's the James Last version of The Seduction from American Gigolo. The whole disc plays for almost 90 minutes and sounds superb. Great value for any Moroder fan, especially those of his Metropolis score. (Do note that there are no vocal tracks on this collection, although there is a great instrumental mix of Freddie Mercury's Love Kills.)


Les Miserables - Original Poland Cast 2010
Les Miserables - Original Poland Cast 2010
Offered by rbmbooks
Price: £291.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a fantastic addition to the many international editions of this amazing ..., 14 July 2014
A superb recording. The musical arrangements are closer to the original 1984 scoring (rather than the the more recent 25th anniversary revisions), and the vocal performances (in Polish, of course) are all extremely strong and heartfelt.

This is a fantastic addition to the many international editions of this amazing musical.


I Feel Love: The Collection
I Feel Love: The Collection
Price: £5.32

17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A nice collection but nothing new, 6 Oct. 2013
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Nicely packaged and remastered, and very good value for 2CDs full to the brim with many of Summer's finest recordings, but there's nothing new here at all. Her cover of Je T'aime can be found on the CD soundtrack of Thank God It's Friday, and the Cowley edit of I Feel love was on CD2 of Summer's recent The Journey compilation.

As for 12" version of Down Deep Inside - it's the single version with the last two minutes repeated. And Our Love and Sunset People, two great Moroder/Summer/Faltermeyer collaborations are taken straight from her classic 1979 Bad Girls album.

It's a very good value compilation for new fans of Donna Summer, but nothing that we haven't heard before....
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From Here To Eternity (Digipak )
From Here To Eternity (Digipak )
Price: £11.69

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Electronic masterpiece, but...., 5 July 2013
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...is it my imagination or does the pitch/speed slightly increase around thirty seconds into the first track. It's especially noticeable when listening on headphones. I have this album on the original vinyl, and four previous CD editions, and none of those have this pitch problem.

I guess most people won't really notice it, so don't let my concern put you off as this album is worth hearing.


At Somerset House
At Somerset House

2 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyers beware, 11 Sept. 2011
This review is from: At Somerset House (Audio CD)
I bought this recording at Somerset House on the night of the concert. At that point, the package consisted of three discs, the idea being that you could download the material for the third disc (containing the songs from the finale) yourself the next day and burn it to the third disc.

Great idea - except these download-only tracks weren't very well mastered and contained awkward gaps between songs. Result: the final disc with its stops and starts was a poor souvenir of what had been a great evening. I tried to raise this with Concert Live but they weren't particularly interested or bothered, One can only contact then via an online form on their website and they seem to excel in misunderstanding messages.

They did send me (finally) a replacement third disc, but this was even more disappointing as, although it played through smoothly, it now omitted the first song from the finale, replacing it simply with a fade in to the second song of the finale.

I did try to complain, but got nowhere. Concert Live told me that I was mistaken and that all the songs were there. Even when I pointed out that they had originally had the "missing" song as one of their downloads.

So, who knows what songs are actually on this 2CD version? There's no track-listing and, given my experiences above, it's possible that the concert is not here in its entirety...


Grandma's House - Series 1 [DVD] [2010]
Grandma's House - Series 1 [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Simon Amstell
Price: £6.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Low on obvious laughs, but high on humour, 18 Aug. 2011
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This series was a gem. Really finely observed characters, amusingly embarassing situations and a fine ear for awkward familial dialogue. To say that Simon Amstell can't act is a bit irrelevant - what he does in front of the camera fits the style of the programme perfectly, and that's all that really matters.


The Hour - Series 1 [DVD]
The Hour - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Romola Garai
Price: £5.58

6 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Odd little series. Works in places., 18 Aug. 2011
This review is from: The Hour - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
I've sort of enjoyed watching this series, but it's odd how it's managed to end up less than a sum of all its parts. The acting is (pretty) good, the setting is on the whole reasonably accurate, but the attempts at suspense and romance seem to be quite poorly written and directed.

I especially find weird the clunking way in which current (1950s) events are shoe-horned into unrelated scenes such as when someone bursts in to a newsroom full of people talking about their private lives and breathlessly announces "My god! The Russians have invaded Hungary!", evoking little interest or reaction before the action lurches on elsewhere.

There are some good characters and situations tucked away under the awkward dialogue, and the setting is naturally intriguing, but this series certainly isn't The Hour's finest hour.
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A Life In Pop [DVD] [2006]
A Life In Pop [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Pet Shop Boys
Price: £9.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD - but get the right edition!, 31 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: A Life In Pop [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
Odd. Some versions of this DVD contain the excellent video for the single "Flamboyant", and some don't.

I've got both editions so can vouch that this difference is real and not imagined! Otherwise the DVDs and packaging look identical.

If anyone knows why Flamboyant was either added (or later removed) from to this release, it would be good to know.
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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (Penguin Classics)
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (Penguin Classics)
by G. K. Chesterton
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Fly at once. The truth about your trouser-stretchers is known!", 12 Dec. 2010
Not just a superb thriller, it's also one of the funniest books I've ever read - some of it is pure Python.

Why this classic book has never been made as a film, or a classy BBC costume drama is beyond me.

Read it - and then, for more Chesterton craziness, read "The Club Of Queer Trades".


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