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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As If they were never away..., 15 Jun 2013
This review is from: 13 (Audio CD)
What can I say that has not been said on these reviews? Sabbath are a group I have always admired for their "symphonic" rock coupled with a "down-to-earth" philosophy. And this album is no different; it is a symphony of 21st century thought.. The musicianship, the lyrics and the atmosphere created are pure Sabbath. And Bill Ward would be proud of the new drummer. Excellent. It is as if Bill himself was sat there. Black Sabbath; an attitude, not a "band".


Ten
Ten
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic box set, 24 Mar 2011
This review is from: Ten (Audio CD)
This edition of "ten" is worth buying if only for the MTV unplugged DVD ,a live set I have been looking forward to seeing for years now, and it does not disappoint. The sheer energy and superb musicianship of the band is proof, if any were needed, that PJ are a fantastic live band. The selection of songs readily lend themselves to the acoustic guitar, and Eddie's vocals are in tip-top form. The passion and energy of this band, even in the early days, marks them out from the rest. So, while the CDs themselves are of interest only as remixes and unreleased material, the DVD is an absolute gem (its only fault being that it makes you want more (i watched it three times in row). More "unplugged" sets please, PJ!
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Collapse Into Now: Special Edition Digipack
Collapse Into Now: Special Edition Digipack
Offered by produXa UK
Price: £7.74

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Collection of Singles?, 21 Mar 2011
I consider REM to be the best AOR/indie band in history. So, I am saddened to have to write a brutally honest review of their new album "Collapse into Now", but it must be done. It is an OK album, but not one of their best. "Discoverer" and "All the best" begin the musical journey with high tempo and guitar ridden sound, giving the impression one will be treated to a further high octane sound a la "Accelerate". Not so. In fact, the first two tracks do not fit in with the rest of the album (only in the fact that the last track includes a brief rendition of the chorus of the first track). After the toe-tapping beat of the first two tracks, we are plunged into the sound of "Around the Sun" but with a more positive outlook on life (referring to heroes, self-belief and honour). REM seem to be trying to reflect the current state-of-mind of nations in a cedit-crunch and war-zone. But there is something missing in this album. Sure, the music is instantly recognisable as REM, but the atmosphere, the attitude is gone. There is nothing unique or original here. The album hangs together as merely a collection of singles, with no particular song being memorable. It is, no doubt, an enjoyable listen, but it is not up to REM's usual standards and, except for "oh, My Heart" and "It Happened Today" is, unfortunately, a forgettable moment in the bands history. There is nothing on this album that you will not hear on their previous releases. Sorry, folks.
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Posters: The Simpsons Poster - Couch (36 x 24 inches)
Posters: The Simpsons Poster - Couch (36 x 24 inches)

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Simpsons Poster, 20 Oct 2010
Simpsons fans will appreciate this poster for its depiction of the family as seen in the opening credits of the series. A great addition to a living room or bedroom when framed.


The Counterfeiters [2007] [DVD]
The Counterfeiters [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ August Diehl
Price: £5.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem of Story-telling..., 22 Sep 2010
The counterfeiters in this film not only forge bank notes, they forge their personalities and morality. The title of this film refers not only to the activities of the protaganists, but to their personalities and relationships with fellow internees and their nazi gaurds. This is a truly captivating film, made more realistic for a non-german speaking audience because of its German language (Unlike others, I do not mind subtitles if it enhances the reality of the plot, as in "Downfall") I highly recommend this film. The acting is faultless, the atmosphere engrossing, the direction clear and intent, and it is a true story. Wonderful cinema.


The Tale of Sinuhe (Oxford World's Classics)
The Tale of Sinuhe (Oxford World's Classics)
by R. B. Parkinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful poetry..., 16 Sep 2010
"...I was a follower who followed His Lord..." Aren't we all? This is a wonderful, atmospheric poem from the Middle Age of the Pharoahs. It is not a classic in terms of language or its beauty, but it is unparrelled in its honesty and reflection of the lives and beliefs of the pharoahs. Mysticism, religion and hope are central in this tome, and though the reader may smile and doubt the story told, he/she will feel the strength of belief in the writing of this earliest of our poetic offerings. You do not have to be an egyptologist to enjoy this poetry. Just open your mind to the fact that our ancestors acted and thought exactly as we do, but with different beliefs. This is an essential read.


Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (Gollancz)
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (Gollancz)
by Les Martin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.11

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Psycho-Sci-fi. A Rarity in today's Literature..., 16 Sep 2010
I must agree with previous reviewers. This is not a "book of the film". I was introduced to Dick after seeing the film "Bladerunner" in the 80's and, like the adaption of his short story "We can remember it for you, wholesale" (which is miles from the film "Total Recall"), you should be wary of expecting the same story, meaning and atmosphere you saw in the film. Dick was writer who addressed the psychological aspects of the future, not the CGI effects, not the action, but the honest everyday lives of ordinary people, which to the reader are futuristic, but to the characters are normal, mundane life. To appreciate Dick the reader must be to some extent an existentialist. Many call his books "boring", but they fail to realise Dick's understanding that the future is human. Check out "The Man in the High Tower" and "Flow my Tears, the Policeman said". Wonderful Sci-Fi. Dick is an unrecognised genious of literature.
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Great Expectations
Great Expectations

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music..., 8 Sep 2010
This review is from: Great Expectations (Audio CD)
If only Gaslight concentrated more on the instrumental element of their sound... This is the best CD they ever released.


Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About It
Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About It
by Simon Singh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to the subject..., 8 Sep 2010
Despite a few historical flaws and unsupported arguments, this book serves as a competent introduction to the central question in cosmology and religion; How, when and why was the universe created? Being an historical overview of the people and events which led to the so-called "Big Bang Theory", this book does not address the many problems inherent in such a theory to any great degree. An informed reader, however, will pick up on the inconsistencies and no doubt pursue the matter further in his/her own time. I, for one, do not believe the Big Bang theory because of the facts it chooses to ignore. I believe an alternative scientific explanation is awaiting discovery. But this book is a fine introduction to the subject.


LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 (Xbox 360)
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 (Xbox 360)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £19.99

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only for Potter fans..., 8 Sep 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
My son and I enjoy the Lego games immensely. But not being Potter fans this game baffled us. Not an easy game to play if you have never read the books or seen the movies. For example, your spells and upgrades are in mock latin and I for one have no idea what they are. Further, the game relies on your knowledge of the characters. And without this knowledge of character and plot the puzzles are damn near impossible to solve. (I think even Potter fans will have difficulty understanding the logic of some puzzles). I suppose its a great game for Potter fans, but if like me you managed to avoid the Hype of the films and books, you should avoid this game. Its baffling.
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