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Odessey and Oracle (The CBS Years 1967-1969)
Odessey and Oracle (The CBS Years 1967-1969)
Price: £9.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Zombies' sixties swansong, 21 Mar. 2015
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I used to have this on vinyl but lost it along the way. Must have lend it to someone and never got it back. Oh, well.
This reissue was a nice opportunity to get the album back in my collection. And it is nice to get the RIP album thrown in as well.
Odessey And Oracle is still an impressive album. I'm not into comparing mono and stereo mixes so I think I'll listen to both versions just to get an impression. Sometimes a mono album has a bit more 'punch'.
It's nice to have it back.


Slim Chance
Slim Chance
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Price: £32.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice one, but......., 23 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Slim Chance (Audio CD)
This is a 'Two On One' compilation of Ronnie's second and third albums 'Slim Chance' and 'One For The Road'. Due to lack of space one track of each album ('Snake' and 'Single Saddle') has been ommitted. This compilation album has become relatively expensive to obtain.
My advise to Ronnie Lane collectors is to check out a more recent and reasonably priced compilation called 'Oh La La: An Island Harvest'. Right now (February 23, 2015) you can get a copy of that double CD collection for a measely 9,99 English Pounds! Apart from the two albums you will also get a number of outtakes, rehearsals, singles A- & B-sides and a nice set of previously unreleased BBC recordings!


Lucky Seven
Lucky Seven
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Price: £45.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a compilation Part Two!!!!!, 23 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Lucky Seven (Audio CD)
LUCKY SEVEN compiles an EP than was originally released as part of the PLONK boxset, and adds 4 bonus tracks recorded in 1977. The British NMC label has been delving into Ronnie Lane's recorded archives to assemble a series of posthumous albums, and this one is a miscellany. The main portion of it is the last seven tracks (tracks ten through 16), which are drawn from sessions recorded in July 1977 intended for an album that emerged eventually as Lane's final solo album, See Me (1980). Lane was accompanied by his friend Eric Clapton on the sessions, and the two eventually aborted the recordings and went on tour instead. The four tracks before those (Tracks six through nine) are performances by a late Lane ensemble from May 1981 called Ronnie Lane's Big Dipper and include re-recordings of songs from Lane's Faces days, "Debris" and "Stone." The first five tracks are demos, live versions, and alternate takes of Small Faces ("All or Nothing"), Faces ("Ooh La La"), and Lane solo ("The Poacher," "How Come," "Anymore for Anymore") songs. So, while some of Lane's better compositions are featured, this is really a collection of outtakes and rehearsals (no great lost Clapton guitar solos), making it an album for Lane completists.Personnel includes: Ronnie Lane, Eric Clapton, Charlie Hart, John Porter.


Tin & Tambourine
Tin & Tambourine

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not an ordinary compilation!!!!!!, 23 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Tin & Tambourine (Audio CD)
This is indeed a compilation album, but a very special one! Most of the tracks sound familiar, but different as well. Ronnie Lane's brother Stan compiled this album consisting of alternative and live versions of well known Ronnie Lane (and Slim Chance) tracks. The oldest track is a wonderful home demo of 'Richmond', recorded in 1971, when Ronnie was still riding high with The Faces. The seventies close with the demo of 'Winning With Women' which he recorded in February 1980.
There is no explanation in the CD's booklet about the origins of 'Rat's Tails', 'Only You' and 'Three Cool Cats'. The first two songs could be recorded in 1977 because a version of 'Rat's Tails' was released under the title 'Catmelody' on the 'Rough Mix' album Ronnie recorded with Pete Townsend'. Also recorded for this album, but only added later on a reissue version of 'Rough Mix' was 'Only You'. A more polished version of 'Only You' was released on Ronnie's 'See Me' album, which was to some degree a reshuffled version of his unreleased 'Self Tapper' album. It is possible that 'Three Cool Cats' also stems from this cancelled album, but I would like to point out that is is speculation from my side. The 'Tin & Tambourine' compilation is a very nice companion to the 'Luky Seven' compilation, released in 2002. Here's a quick rundown of all of the songs:
Tracklist .
1 Give Me A Penny (Alternative Version 1974)
2 Tin & Tambourine (Alternative Version 1974)
3 You Never Can Tell (Alternative Version 1974)
4 A Little Piece Of Nothing (Alternative Version 1974)
5 Winning With Women (Early Demo From The Cancelled 'Self Tapper' Album February 1980)
6 Rat's Tails (Early Version Of Catmelody)
7 Only You
8 Three Cool Cats
9 Richmond (Home Demo Recorded 1971)
10 You're So Rude (Live At Victoria Palace 1975)
11 From The Late To The Early (Live At Victoria Palace 1975)
12 How Come? (Live At Victoria Palace 1975)
Exclusive To This Edition
13 Joyride (Steppin' & Reelin') (Excerpt From One Weeks Rehearsals And Recordings For The Album 'One For The Road')
14 Nobody's Listening (Excerpt From One Weeks Rehearsals And Recordings For The Album 'One For The Road')
15 One For The Road (Excerpt From One Weeks Rehearsals And Recordings For The Album 'One For The Road')
16 Innocence Lost (Excerpt From One Weeks Rehearsals And Recordings For The Album 'One For The Road')


Telstar [DVD]
Telstar [DVD]
Dvd ~ Con O'Neill
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Price: £3.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Great film!!!, 30 Dec. 2014
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I had recorded this film onto my hard disc recorder last year because I was a bit curious about Mr. Meek's life. The film was so good that after watching it I just watched it again the next day with my two sons who, like me, hardly could not believe what happened. Yes, this is such a movie where, if you don't know anything about the characters in it, you just can't believe that it really happened. Another great film in that categorie is Tim Burton's film about Hollywood's worst director Ed Wood. So, when I saw that I could snatch this DVD up for just € 3,50 I jumped at the chance.


Repeat When Necessary
Repeat When Necessary
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Price: £14.71

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4.0 out of 5 stars One of Dave's best!, 10 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Repeat When Necessary (Audio CD)
Wonderful record. Not one mediocre track. It's a shame that the album is only 35 minutes long. Give it the deluxe treatment. Add some singles, live tracks and (BBC) radio sessions.


Rockpile
Rockpile
Price: £9.85

4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful first album by Dave Edmunds, 3 Nov. 2014
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Wonderful first album by Dave Edmunds. Recorded mostly by himself between 1969 and 1972 in his primitive studio. An eclectic mix of country, blues and a lot of good old rock 'n roll.
My release also has 6 bonus tracks being two non album singles, b-sides and the mono mix of his breakthrough (not counting the Love Sculpture hit) single 'I Hear You Knocking'.
I was 7 years old when that song was a hit in The Netherlands in 1971 but I can clearly remember the song being played on the radio.
Great memories.


T-Shirt - Johnny Cash - Mean As Hell, Black, X-Large
T-Shirt - Johnny Cash - Mean As Hell, Black, X-Large

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit - Thanks!, 10 Oct. 2014
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The T-Shirt arrived a few days ago. I was a bit worried about about the size. I have had various interpretations of XL the last few years: A bit to small, perfect fit and slightly or way to big. But this one is perfect!


Beatles, The - Mens Beatles Faces T-Shirt, Medium, Black
Beatles, The - Mens Beatles Faces T-Shirt, Medium, Black

5.0 out of 5 stars For my son, 10 Oct. 2014
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I ordered this T-Shirt for my oldest son. We've been to shows by The Bootleg Beatles and the first time we took our sons to the theatre they had some T-Shirts and other merchandise. The last two years they had nothing of that kind so I promised my two sons that I would get them each a real Beatles T-Shirt instead of a Bootleg Beatles T-Shirt. The first T-Shirt was easy, because I could buy it in my local reord store. Unfortunately they went bust before they could restock. It took me a year and another Bootleg Beatles concert to finally order my other son the promised T-Shirt. He put it on immediately after arrival and it fitted as expected!


Lost & Found
Lost & Found
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Price: £19.95

2.0 out of 5 stars MCA/London compilation, 19 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Lost & Found (Audio CD)
This is a bit of an odd collection from The Kinks' MCA/London era from 1986-1989. They recorded two studio albums and one live album during that period. Not the most interesting part of their career, I'm afraid. The studio albums were OK but the live album was a real let down, with The Kinks (read: Ray Davies) trying to rehash the succes of 1980's One For The Road album, naming the album The Road. He planned The Road to be a a double album but London/MCA wouldn't have it. The title track of The Road is the most interesting one of the whole album and I bought this CD compilation for the sole reason to get my hands on a CD version of that song.
After listening to the compilation I noticed that Now & Then is a markedly different mix from the version that was released on UK Jive.
So there you have it: A collection of songs interesting for Kinks Kompletists only because of one song with a different mix.....


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