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Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work)
Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work)
Price: £21.61

2.0 out of 5 stars I buy The Tangent albums because I like prog rock and they do make sure they fit ..., 9 July 2014
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I buy The Tangent albums because I like prog rock and they do make sure they fit every cliche of the genre you can imagine. It's just really....well, it's all so pretentious and comes across as elitist and nothing new. The music is as you'd expect from The Tangent - great keyboards, lousy vocals, clumsy and pretentious lyrics, loads of cliches and underwhelming. All supported by good musicians.

Yes are big Stravinsky fans and years ago they (and others such as Zappa) displayed their affection for him and his influence, but really, this just seems like the Tangent being, well, as I said before, pretentious,

Saying that, you'll always get great keys from Andy Tillison and it's better than the dreadful COMM.


Ghosts
Ghosts
Price: £7.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 9 July 2014
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This review is from: Ghosts (Audio CD)
Brilliant, new slant. What a fantastic band, with moving lyrics and a great sound. Catch them live! I saw them play this at Shetfest.


BIG SKY
BIG SKY
Price: £13.09

4.0 out of 5 stars this is great stuff. A bit of a classic, 9 July 2014
This review is from: BIG SKY (Audio CD)
Oh, this is great stuff. A bit of a classic. Give it a go.


Novels 1970-1982: Mr. Sammler's Planet / Humboldt's Gift / the Dean's December (Library of America)
Novels 1970-1982: Mr. Sammler's Planet / Humboldt's Gift / the Dean's December (Library of America)
by Saul Bellow
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £28.34

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, 9 July 2014
Great novels, but a bit backhanded elitist. Some exceptional writing though, that can't be denied. Artful insights and characters. I love it.


Desolation Rose
Desolation Rose
Price: £12.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some very good moments, but...., 9 July 2014
This review is from: Desolation Rose (Audio CD)
For me this is a very good album, with some very good moments and nice themes and motifs. The lyrics are awful, but this does seem to represent the Flower Kings getting back on track. The first song, Tower One is great and a highlight, but doesn't pose anything new. There seems to be less of the huge amount of filler that we have had in previous albums. I'd recommend this, but it does smell a bit of cliche and doesn't stand up well to some of the newer kids on the prog block.


Sleeping With Fractals
Sleeping With Fractals
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Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly brilliant, 9 July 2014
This review is from: Sleeping With Fractals (Audio CD)
This is fantastic. In a world of modern prog mediocrity this stands out like a beacon. There are some influences you can hear, such as Pink Floyd and Genesis, but the music stands on it's own. Both the level of musical skill and the incredible, insightful and very, very clever lyrics set it apart from anything I have heard in recent years. It's all one guy doing everything as well. Amazing.


The Fall of Lucifer (Chronicles of Brothers)
The Fall of Lucifer (Chronicles of Brothers)
by Wendy Alec
Edition: Paperback

9 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tries to take on Universal mysteries and present them as a Soap Opera. Fails., 12 Aug. 2006
Hyperbole and filled with paradox, with no attempt whatsoever at imagination. The author tries to describe the indescribable, attributing human/ mortal traits to angels and describing heaven in terms of a physical world i.e. - gold, rubies, diamonds in abundance everywhere, which frankly would pale in beauty after a few millennia for even the most fervent of God botherers. One suspects that if there is such a place as Heaven, it would be completely mind blowing. Many Authors have a gift for creating mystical places, a gift this Author is clearly missing.

Fails to explore the paradox of Lucifer, by attributing free will and souls to angels, where they previously have never had these things. The conundrum of Lucifer is that God created this being with no free will, but it turns from God. What should have been explored is why Jehovah would create a being that would turn against him and hate his new creation - man. This intimates a use or purpose for Lucifer the Renegade.

To make the point, why would one of the leaders of the kings of heaven be wearing a monocle?? Attributing mortal deteriation of the body to a non-physical being, designed to be immortal is just silly.

There have been many attempts by Man to describe or understand the nature of God and his Angels, eternity and Mans place, however this book doesn't make a dint in the mystery.

If you're into stuff like this, try the following: The Bible, The Qur'an, The Torah, The Book of Enoch, The Dead Sea Scrolls etc. These titles don't have the Dynasty/ Brookside element that Wendy Alec has introduced to the greatest of mysteries, but you'll get a clearer picture ;-)


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