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Mr. G. T. Mitchell "grahams_xwing" (Northampton, UK)

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SimCity Societies (PC DVD)
SimCity Societies (PC DVD)
Offered by CDandVinyl
Price: £2.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Devoid of life...., 14 Feb. 2008
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
If you want to recreate the only redeeming feature of this game, which is it's 'sandbox' nature, get Simcity 4 and play it on the sandbox setting or on Easy, where money is no object. Oh and close your eyes, turn the sound off and click randomly.... in fact, just don't bother. A complete hash of what was a once great series of games, I can only pray that EA (*shudders*) give Maxis creative control back for any future Sim releases. People are reviewing this positivly based on the achievements that you can earn, but I would counter this by arguing.... what is the point in building a city to get certain achievements if once you have done so you never set eyes on it again?

Songs For The Road
Songs For The Road

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More of the same? Maybe, just maybe... a little better, 26 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Songs For The Road (Audio CD)
Songs For The Road is, quite simply, a beautiful piece of music. In its short 9 tracks it takes you through the emotional wringer, but without leaving you feeling crushed or defeated. Cleverly, David Ford balances the heart wrenching missives of tracks like 'Go To Hell' and 'And So You Fell....', with the rather more upbeat tones of tracks like 'Nobody'.
This album is clearly a step on from Ford's debut (I Sincerely Apologise...), with, for the most part, previously raw guitar tracks filled out to great affect. For example, the opening 30 seconds of the album features a full string ensemble, which in turn is cut through with Ford's trademark acoustic guitar.
The album also benefits from a little influence from the US, from gorgeous lap slide cameos, to a song dedicated to the perceived insanity of organized religion. St Peter, a song written about the views of a drunk Baptist minister is later followed by Requiem, the spiritual successor to the last album's 'State Of The Union', delivering the message that despite all the warnings, we appear to be accepting the fate that awaits us, and sliding towards mutual destruction of love, life and culture. Songs about meeting unattainable women on subways these aren't. And yet Ford can do romance too. Both the self depreciating story of a man trying to kid himself that he is happy alone ('Nobody') and the great cover of the Smiths 'There Is A Light...' prove it beyond doubt.

In short, this album will move you in the most subtle of ways. No crass love songs, no bitter break up songs. Just great music from an amazing talent.

Frequently, reviews of Ford feature comparisons to various artists currently `in vogue' with the buying public. If this leads to more people listening to him I doubt he'd have a problem with it, but for me, Ford is beyond comparison. If you don't believe me, listen to the album and consider this... Both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen consider themselves fans.

I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused
I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused
Offered by rbmbooks
Price: £14.26

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Assuming the best of Mr Ford, 19 Aug. 2005
Now, i'm aware that this isn't out yet, and that theoretically it cannot be reviewed, but it seriously needs a "bigging up". Without doubt, this album is going to amazing, especialy if any of the rough demo's and bootlegs of comfirmed tracks are anything to go by. The talent of this guy cannot be underestimated. State Of The Nation is sure to be an oustanding track, with the self made video gaining a worldwide reputation - yes he really does play every instrument himself! Don't Tell Me and Cheer Up (You Miserable F**k), are also prize winning, Dav's solo work refelcts the musical and lyrical genius that he expressed in the Easyworld days. What ever else is put on the album, it can only compliment known tracks and reward the hard work this guy has put in to make this project possible... Go Dav.

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