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The Tenor Guitar Chord Bible: Standard and Irish Tuning - 2,880 Chords (Fretted Friends Series)
The Tenor Guitar Chord Bible: Standard and Irish Tuning - 2,880 Chords (Fretted Friends Series)
by Tobe A. Richards
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but could be better, 3 Sep 2011
This is a useful book but poorly laid out. Instead of grouping all of the chords in standard tuning followed by all of the chords in irish tuning it alternates them. As no-one would ever need to play in two different tunings at the same time this seems very odd. It makes finding chord progressions more difficult than it should. It has just about every chord you could ever need ... but there will be paper shuffling in order to find the one you want.
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Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God
Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God
by James Finley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.60

9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting subject; poorly written, 30 April 2009
The book initially looks like a good survey of the ways of meditation in the Christian tradition but is actually very light on content and heavy on waffle. The author doesn't seem to be able to get through a sentence without using the word "interiorly" and this begins to grate after a few pages. He's mainly summarising earlier teachers such as Guigo (a Carthusian) and then adding dollops of his own padding to make the book about 3 times longer than the content supports. This really is not a benefit; it makes things much less clear. Lots of his own input seems to come from non-Christian traditions but isn't openly identified as such. This just leads to confusion.


The Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada
The Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada
by F. Max Müller
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.00

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor translation, many better ones, 7 Feb 2009
This is a very old translation and has been superseded by many more accurate and beautiful ones.
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The Royle Family - Christmas Special - The New Sofa [DVD]
The Royle Family - Christmas Special - The New Sofa [DVD]
Dvd ~ Caroline Aherne
Price: £9.29

13 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lazy rubbish, 29 Dec 2008
Absolutely terrible "special" for a programme that has become tired and lazy after years of being funny. The loss of three good characters has really hurt the show and the writing is stuck in a rut. It needs to be put out of its misery.
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Aone 10 Dual Layer Double Layer Silk Screen DVD+R DL 8.5GB 240 Mins Blanks in Cakebox
Aone 10 Dual Layer Double Layer Silk Screen DVD+R DL 8.5GB 240 Mins Blanks in Cakebox

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish, 26 Nov 2008
Nine out of ten discs in this pack were faulty. I tried on 3 different DVD burners that are functioning with other brands. Aone's quality control is obviously very dodgy and I certainly couldn't recommend them. Okay, they may appear cheap, but if you are only getting one usable disc out of every 10 pack they are actually pretty expensive. Frustrating.
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an echo of hooves
an echo of hooves
Price: £11.02

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive return to traditional ballads, 10 Oct 2003
This review is from: an echo of hooves (Audio CD)
In recent years June Tabor has split her output between traditional songs and the very best of contemporary songwriting. Her latest album is a return to what made her name - the traditional ballads. As her voice has deepened over the years it suits the material even better than before. There is less vocal ornamentation than in her early outings; she now lets the lyrical strength come through in a powerful direct manner. There is a deceptive simplicity to the telling, but the texts have rarely been more deeply felt and clearly communicated. One can see this especially on the re-cut "Lord Maxwell's Last Goodnight" where the dark tones of Ms Tabor's matured voice is a beautiful partner for this darkest of stories. The accompaniments from Huw Warren, Mark Emerson and Tim Harries, as in all the recent recordings, are exemplary. Guest appearances by Martin Simpson and Kathryn Tickell add colour and variety to the mix. This is a powerful album - about as far from 'easy listening' as one could imagine - but for those who like intensity and a good tale well told there are few to beat it.


Sony D-NE511 Silver ATRAC/MP3 CD Walkman (discontinued by manufacturer)
Sony D-NE511 Silver ATRAC/MP3 CD Walkman (discontinued by manufacturer)

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ATRAC3plus and MP3 good but..., 13 Aug 2003
While it is great to be able to store 30 CDs worth of music on a single disc, the software leaves something to be desired. The sound is acceptable, given the amount of compression (for anything other than orchestral music). The Simple Burner software is a bit of a pain: the discs have to be burnt at a single go, so prepare to sit there for ages feeding new disks into your computer. If the application closes for any reason, you will lose the whole disk image, and have to start again, so ensure that you don't have memory-heavy applications open at the same time as you are creating your ATRAC compilations. Another weak point is that there is no setting to 'normalize' the tracks from different sources - so the tracks on your compilations will vary widely in volume. This is most obvious when you use the shuffle setting - a great feature, when one has over 400 tracks on a single disk.
The software works... it's just more of a pain than it needs to be. I'd give this cheap but useful player five stars if they could get that aspect sorted out. It is wonderful to be able to have so much music at one's fingertips on a long journey.


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