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Live At The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981 [DVD] [2012] [NTSC]
Live At The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981 [DVD] [2012] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones
Price: £13.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dreams are made of this, 1 Sept. 2012
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A great variety of musicians and the fact that the gig was clearly pre-arranged doesn't diminish the authenticity of the chemistry on stage. Ronnie's concentration clearly shows that there hadn't been much, if any, rehearsal: but not a wrong note struck. Jagger doesn't play a significant part in the DVD and that is as it should be: but his performance is also excellent.

Reviewers who complain that this was not a spontaneous jam session should consider how a fan of the blues, introduced to the genre by the Brian Jones inspired Stones would feel seeing such a performance. I was lucky enough to see the Stones with Brian but a dream come true would be to attend an event such as this: small venues is what the greatest rock and blues band do best and the environment the blues belongs in. An added bonus is the involvement of the 6th original Stone on the piano. Ian Stewart was the glue that held these wayward troubadours together and his playing is, as always, flawless.


Silverline 675160 Hardwood Sledge Hammer, 14 lb
Silverline 675160 Hardwood Sledge Hammer, 14 lb
Price: £20.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Early days, 1 Sept. 2012
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Prompt delivery and very good price. The sledgie does what is asked of it with ease, but the weak link on all sledgies is the shaft: so that remains to be proven. It's predecessor (different brand) suddenly fractured breaking rubble so one needs to re-visit the review after a lot more use.
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Let Them Talk [Special Edition]
Let Them Talk [Special Edition]
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Best in small doses, 28 July 2012
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I am a fan of the blues and must say this album is technically very good, and Hugh Laurie sings very well.

Like another reviewer I do find the US fake accent a little annoying, but understandable.

My main negative is that I lose interest half way through and, much as I have no quibble with any of the tracks, I find it best to be selective. So an album you need to get to know well to enjoy to the max.


Nothing Is Easy: Live At The IOW Festival 1970 [DVD] [2010]
Nothing Is Easy: Live At The IOW Festival 1970 [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Jethro Tull
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia, 22 Jan. 2012
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I bought this because I was there and as a reminder of what went on it is an excellent rockumentary: brought it all back. In those days the starry eyed innocents of 'everything ought to be free' saw those who charged for music to be betrayers of the revolution. There's an echo of that today, although the modern rationalle is more selfish methinks. If you're looking for the music of Tull live there are fuller DVDs available but as a record of the Isle of Wight 1970, truly excellent.


Longridge 5" Pencil Golf Bag - Black/Silver
Longridge 5" Pencil Golf Bag - Black/Silver
Price: £16.63

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just for the short game, 22 Jan. 2012
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I bought this bag for my son to take on par3 courses and to the practice range and it is an excellent choice for that.


Premium Solid Insulated Thermal Blackout Window Tieup Shade 160 cm L- 1 Panel-NAVY
Premium Solid Insulated Thermal Blackout Window Tieup Shade 160 cm L- 1 Panel-NAVY

4.0 out of 5 stars This works, 22 Jan. 2012
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These curtains do exactly what they say and look smart too. One star is lost because opening and closing is a tad awkward, particularly if you're not tall enough to reach the top. Also the tie backs are very high.


Live At The Max [DVD] [2009]
Live At The Max [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Crispin Cioe
Price: £9.43

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than VHS, 16 Nov. 2011
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I bought this as my vhs player broke and therefore wanted this on dvd. The sound and picture quality is so much better and the concerts themselves see the greatest (live) rock band ever in fine form. On a personal note I still think neither Brian nor Bill were ever given the credit they deserved and it is only their continued live performances that maintained their status post Brian. This is a live dvd and it is excellent.


The Scottish Songs of Robert Burns (Personality Songbooks)
The Scottish Songs of Robert Burns (Personality Songbooks)
by Robert Burns
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for accordion practice, 23 April 2011
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I bought this because I wanted something appropriate to practice the bass and chord buttons on my accordion. Also I am a fan of the bard: the man had style, sensitivity, charm and a great way with words and music: oh and a liking for the lassies and a party. Not just for Scots, these songs are classics, uncomplicated and therefore great for the less than accomplished but aspirant accordion learner and fiddler (violinist).


Silverline 217584 Tile and Glass Drill Bit - Set of 3
Silverline 217584 Tile and Glass Drill Bit - Set of 3
Price: £4.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a difference a good tool makes, 23 April 2011
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Bought to fix a walk in shower and so needed to drill through the new tiles. Dead easy with the right drill speed.


Sea Lite Remote Control Sailing Yacht
Sea Lite Remote Control Sailing Yacht

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware first impressions, 23 Jun. 2010
I bought this yacht for my son and it is a lot of fun ..... while it works. There is no sealant between the hull and the deck and so water gets in making it stop working after about half a dozen outings.
Unfortunately I bought it in a shop (not Amazon) and it closed: so no redress. Trying to find details of the manufacturer on the internet is impossible and I asked the retailer named on Amazon, but no reply. My advice: if buying a boat like this ensure it is water tight, and don't buy this one.


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