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OMRON HJ-321 Tri-Axis Pedometer
OMRON HJ-321 Tri-Axis Pedometer
Offered by Premier Life Store
Price: 18.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Best value, best functionality for walking, 23 Jun 2014
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Bought this as a replacement for earlier one lost and still very happy with it. Although clip is far better than others with spring clips that easily break it's still not foolproof and does sometimes come loose from clothing if you wear it all day.


The Charisma Years (1970-1973)
The Charisma Years (1970-1973)
Price: 15.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great value memories, 8 Mar 2014
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Fog On The Tyne was one of the first albums I had as a teenager, and quickly spurred me on to check out their back-catalogue (Nicely Out Of Tune) and the seminal Lady Eleanor. This set includes their classic first 3 albums (those 2 and the under-rated Dingly Dell) plus the 1971 Newcastle City Hall concert that was edited down for the mid-price Lindisfarne Live release, and a later album Roll On Ruby. The latter is the weak point with the set - with a weaker line-up and songs after the band's 1973 split. Having said that this is excellent value for the first three albums and the live set, so even if you never play Roll On Ruby again you're quids in.
Relive those happy memories of the early seventies and get a couple of bottles of Newkie Brown in!


Family Historian 5 Deluxe Genealogy Software (PC)
Family Historian 5 Deluxe Genealogy Software (PC)
Offered by my_history
Price: 38.40

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best family history program on the market, 8 Mar 2014
Quite frankly, if you're a UK-based family historian wanting to buy a program to hold all the facts and family information you've collected, then this is the best product on the market.
Pros: It has the capability to do virtually anything you're likely to want it to do, if it can't do it, then someone has probably written a plug-in already which you can download for free. If you need help, there's a very friendly independent user group as well as the manufacturer's help - and the program comes with access to a hugely helpful manual (Getting the most out of Family Historian" which you can view online or print off. It will also import any tree in GEDCOM format (the de facto international standard and easily produced from most other programs) and produce a thorough check of your existing data highlighting anything that is inconsistent or recorded in a non-standard way. You can use it very simply to build your first tree, but it will grow with you as your research becomes more sophisticated. What's more you're storing your tree on your own computer, so you have complete control over what you publish to public sites.
I've been using Family Historian for about ten years now and it gets better with each new version - I can't think of any reason for switching.


Odessey & Oracle-Pocket Version
Odessey & Oracle-Pocket Version
Price: 7.35

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic concept album, 17 Jan 2014
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One of those forgotten classics of the sixties, this was first released in 1968. Prior to buying it I knew of the album from frequent references as a "classic" but was only familiar with the first and last tracks (Care Of Cell 44 and Time Of The Season). It's a good album but very much of its time, reminiscent of contemporaries like the Moody Blues and the Small Faces' Ogden's Nut Gone Flake. Overall I found it well worth owning, but probably an album I'll be dusting off every year or two rather than playing through every couple of months.


The Apple
The Apple
Price: 0.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Top notch, 17 Jan 2014
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This review is from: The Apple (MP3 Download)
Saw her perform this on Jools Holland's show. Reminds me a bit of Grace Jones but excellent anyway. Well worth a listen.


Memphis Industries: Label Sampler
Memphis Industries: Label Sampler
Price: 7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value sampler, 17 Jan 2014
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Well it was free! That said, this is a decent sampler of (mostly) current music, generally on the melodic side of indie. As you'd expect there's some excellent tracks, some mediocre and a couple that (to my ears) were pretty unlistenable. I particularly liked Buffalo by the Phoenix Foundation and The Load by Barbarossa - I'll leave you to find your own favourites. You even get a chart hit in the shape of the Go Team's Ladyflash, though this must be nearly ten years old now and may be a new recording as it doesn't sound quite the way I remember it. Some names are familiar (Polica, Field Music) though most not - exactly what I'd expect from a sampler.
If you find the free CDs that come with the likes of Mojo and Uncut (and the sadly missed The Word) a good thing then this is for you. Or if you remember the good old days of Island (Bumpers, You Can All Join In) and Vertigo (Suck It And See) samplers you'll get the idea. Well done Memphis.


Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable External USB 2.0 DVDRW - Black
Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable External USB 2.0 DVDRW - Black
Offered by Comtronics
Price: 21.50

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, 23 Sep 2013
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I bought this as the DVD drive in my 4 year old Dell desktop seemed to have stopped working, and the advertised price was much the same as buying a replacement internal drive. As I was unsure of my abilities to install an internal drive, this external one seemed the best option. The drive appears a bit plastic and insubstantial - especially the tray, but is nicely styled. To be fair I've had no problems (after a week's use), though I've not given it intensive use. So my overall opinion would be that it is fine for light use, but gives the impression it might not be substantial enough for heavy use (e.g. ripping your entire CD collection).


All Through The City (with Wilko 1974-1977)
All Through The City (with Wilko 1974-1977)
Price: 11.63

5.0 out of 5 stars Wilko rules!, 15 Sep 2013
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Bought this to replace old vinyl copies of Down By The Jetty and Malpractice which I've always thought had a "mushy" sound that has been considerably improved with this remaster. CD2 has the peerless live Stupidity album with Sneakin' Suspicion, which I'd not heard before - not the greatest but a nice footnote to the Wilko era. CD3 is a pile of out-takes and live recordings which certainly include some gems. The DVD I haven't yet watched so cannot comment.
All in all an excellent value collection and heartily recommended. Very sad to read (in Mojo Sep 2013) that Wilko has contracted terminal cancer - his guitar playing was always exciting with bite and attack, making mid-70s Feelgoods peerless in the pre-punk era and beyond. For anyone who loves this, I'd also recommend the "Live at the BBC" set.


Fairport Convention: The Fairport Companion - Loose Chippings From The Fairport Convention Family Tree
Fairport Convention: The Fairport Companion - Loose Chippings From The Fairport Convention Family Tree

3.0 out of 5 stars Odds and ends, 10 Aug 2013
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Much of this double album is obtainable elsewhere, notably on Ashley Hutchings' Guv'Nor sets, but the real obscurities are well worth having if you're a Fairport fan - The Uglys and Marc Ellington tracks for example give a musical backdrop for some acts that up to now have just been names to me. This was available as an MP3 download for GBP 1.19 when I bought it and well worth the price, but I would personally balk at the current price of over GBP 14.00.


It Still Moves
It Still Moves
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 11.97

5.0 out of 5 stars A modern classic, 10 Aug 2013
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A consistently good album. If you've only recently cottoned onto Jim James and the band, then this is for you. You won't be able to resist Mahgeetah.


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