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Fly Yellow Moon [New Version]
Fly Yellow Moon [New Version]
Price: 7.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, 2 Dec 2010
This is my pick of 2010. It's a joyous album that is a pleasure to listen to

It's not going to change the world, but it will get inside your head and make your day that bit chirpier.

Fyfe is a complex and multi-layered talented individual, and it's great to see him doing well on his own, as well as with the guillemots (even if this album only registered popularly after the John Lewis advert)


Fly Yellow Moon
Fly Yellow Moon
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Price: 12.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff, 6 Feb 2010
This review is from: Fly Yellow Moon (Audio CD)
I am disappointed, but not surprised, that this album did not bother the charts. Fyfe is one of the most precious talents of the modern era.
A great little album that very quietly grabs hold of you and makes your life feel better for having listened to it.

some songs are instant, others are growers. None are fillers.


Zappa Plays Zappa Live [DVD]
Zappa Plays Zappa Live [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dweezil Zappa

5.0 out of 5 stars for fans only, 18 Jan 2009
This review is from: Zappa Plays Zappa Live [DVD] (DVD)
this is an incredible show...well recorded and presented. If they tour the UK i'm there. It is not for the curious though, its definitely a fans only affair, as is much of Zappa's work.

The musicianship is superb, the humour intact and the vibe incredible.


The Tennessee Fire
The Tennessee Fire

5.0 out of 5 stars My first MMJ album, 26 July 2008
This review is from: The Tennessee Fire (Audio CD)
loved it from the moment i heard it. the low fi sound quality took me back to the days when i was in various bands myself. Its not a barrier to enjoying the songs, but it has to be said that people expecting a well produced album wont get it. The drums are recorded with one microphone by the sounds of things, although the vocal and guitars fare better sound wise.

MMJ are a great modern rock band, but this shows their roots better than any other of their albums. its not their best album, but its an essential purchase. Its got that bedroom demo feeling, back in a pre- mass-internet time where people actually recorded their demo's on tape.

for fans only.. perhaps... though it did make me a fan.


Dreamland
Dreamland
Price: 6.04

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars plant's best solo album, 24 July 2008
This review is from: Dreamland (Audio CD)
There is a great feel to this album. The tracks slither and glide around your sound system and grow on you over time. In the 5 years's I've had this album it has grown on me like a fine wine.

There are two weak tracks, but don't all albums have those?

The band Plant assembled here (and reprised more or less for Mighty Rearranger) are the best live band I have ever seen... sadly they arent currently touring as Plant is on the road with Alison Krauss.

If they are to record together no more, this album will stand as the zenith of what they achieved - if you like Plant/zep or the general vibe of the 1960's west coast american blues movement you need this album! Its a underrated classic, and tracking back the original artists introduced me to some music I had not heard before - chiefly Tim Buckley and Skip Spence.

Morning Dew is the best thing Plant has ever recorded as a solo artist.
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Altec Lansing MX5021
Altec Lansing MX5021

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great, 19 Jun 2008
bought these from pixmania for 105 .... not cheap for a 2.1 set, but I had been told these were good. delivery was fast enough.

and as for the quality.. im speechless. The subwoofer is huge sure, probably akin to a medium pc tower in height and a little wider - but when it sounds so perfect who cares. I just put mine under a large table out of sight. As for the satellite's, they are amazing speakers on their own, the sound is deep, rich and clear.

With the bass and treble set to about 65% on the table top volume controller the sound is mesmerising.

I am a musician so i'm very critical of speakers, and i can honestly not recommend a better 2.1 speaker set for any pc than these. Spend the money. you won't be disappointed. The only small gripe i have is the weakness of the remote control signal - you really do have to point it right at the receiver to get it to work.


Emtec DVD+R 4.7GB 16X CB (50)
Emtec DVD+R 4.7GB 16X CB (50)
Price: 21.02

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars utterly awful and completely useless, 17 Jan 2008
not only were all, yes ALL, my burn attempts coasters, but the discs themselves were plagued with marks and imperfections - which there is no excuse for. Even burning at lower speeds that the 16x capacity produces error filled burns.

Imation or verbatim i've bought in the past, and will buy from them from now on as these cheaper ones are a waste of time.

I have returned them to amazon as defective.


The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939: Reissued with new introduction
The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939: Reissued with new introduction
by Edward Hallett Carr
Edition: Paperback
Price: 20.69

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars genius, 4 Jun 2007
an IR bible for all students and faculty alike

short, easy to follow and very descriptive of the realpolitik that defines the world today, whether we like it or not.


Starless and Bible Black, 30th Anniversary Edition
Starless and Bible Black, 30th Anniversary Edition
Price: 8.50

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars starless and.....frippertastic, 31 May 2005
This album is essentially split in two. There are the 'songs' of the first half - and the live remastered recordings of musical improvisations from the 1973 tour of europe. The balance is held well, only the title track being a bit repetitive and lame.
Fracture is amazing - how the hell did they play it so perfectly - and it really is recorded live, no overdubs! And the studio tracks are mighty...Lament... one of the best Crimson songs ever!
This album should hit home with fans, but others may find it a but plodding and miss the impact of the improvised pieces - but hey - thats what Crimson is all about! None the less, theres a handful of solid songs on there well placed in any rock fans collection.
personally - i reccomend it highly, the great deceiver boxset makes a great companion if you want to dig further into this period of crimson.


Red, 30th Anniversary Edition
Red, 30th Anniversary Edition
Price: 9.01

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dark genius, 27 May 2005
the last, and best album of the wetton/bruford/fripp crimson era. Mighty in sound and years ahead of its time, this is an album no rock or metal fan should be without - in short a masterpiece. Only criticsm would be the absence of david cross - who was sacked before the album was recorded. The live versions of starless with Cross' violin were amazing, missing sadly on the album... still though 5 stars.


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