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Nothing Fails / Nobody Knows Me
Nothing Fails / Nobody Knows Me

5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Fails For This One!, 18 May 2006
With not just one, but two Peter Rauhofer mixes included on this remix EP, it is value for money, alright. Plenty of power-packed dance rhythms all the way through. Two other stand-out tracks here are Mount Sims "Italo Kiss Mix" and Jackie's "In Love In The Club Mix" - well worth a listen. For those not normally Madonna fans, this CD single alone will convert them in no time! Since buying this one on-line, it's now come to my attention that "Deeper And Deeper" is an even better value EP with no less than TWELVE versions on there.


Club Remixes: Dance 2 This
Club Remixes: Dance 2 This
Price: £14.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Future Master Mixers, 8 Jan. 2006
A generous portion of fourteen remixes of well-known tracks on one C.D. including Blondie's "Heart Of Glass", Madonna's "Frozen", Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" and Cher's "Believe" amongst many others. Not quite up to the same standard as Hannah Jones's Remix collection; but still a worthwhile purchase all the same. Possibly master dance remixers of the future in the same league as Almighty eventually signing up to the same label if reputation is gained. A lot of dance music/M.O.R. recording artists start out as session musicians making muzak for supermarkets, adding more substantial production to their contracted fulfilments. I would recommend this for other dance-floor kitsch enthusiasts hoping to play choonz at Noo Yah's Eve pahties and such the like. Could always do with something by the Pet Shop Boys on here, too.


Please
Please
Price: £5.58

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Return Of The Dancefloor Duo, 8 Jan. 2006
This review is from: Please (Audio CD)
Bananarama are back with Stock and Aitken again for another album of dance floor standards. A classy cover of Andrea True Connection's "More More More" would have graced the clubs once again, but by this time the "Rave" phenomenon would have taken over with SAW's influence on the dance charts considerably on the wane since 1987. This album is every bit as good as"WoW" from 1987 and Dallin and Woodward's own composition's stand out. One of the most mellow ones is "Love Me One More Time" the third track on the album and a classic SAW track at that, too. "Your're Never Satisfied" is a classic dance track from this C.D. and "I Could Be Persuaded" a slushy ballad. "Movin' On" is very Abba-esque as is "The Last Thing On My Mind". Plenty of other tracks are reminiscent of songs from "Wow" like "I Can't Help It" and "I Want You Back" and this album puts the sing-along-factor back into dance music again. As I write this, their new album "Drama" has just come into preview with recent single "Move In My Direction", with decent remixes on CD1.


Queen Mary 2: The Birth of a Legend
Queen Mary 2: The Birth of a Legend
by Philip Plisson
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Queen Of Our Maritime, 5 Oct. 2005
I first purchased this book last year, the second of two publications on sale at a renowned bookshop. I have to say that this one is the better of the two. It documents the construction of "The New QE2" bearing in mind its reminiscence of its older sister now nearing forty years in service. Queen Mary 2 is now widely known as QM2 and has a number of new features which puts it a league above other liners. The most unique is a seaborne planetarium, which only more knowledgeable maritime buffs may inform us all as to whether or not it is the first ever aboard a ship. Cunard says it is. Although this book mentions shopping facilities here, it indicates that they are not as extensive as the supposed "shopping malls" which have been documented aboard other vessels. A number of celebrities including Dame Shirley Bassey have since visited ports of call on the new flagship although I would like to see live or recorded TV shows featuring today's stars coming from the QM2. Maybe Alison Moyet could do a classy jazz performance from the ballroom or Bonnie Tyler do a show in the theatre. The very mentioning in Jim Steinman's songs of luxury, ravenous desire and stagey melodramas in prestigious venues where love has it's field day from this unto the next paradise.
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Queen Mary 2: The Greatest Ocean Liner of Our Time
Queen Mary 2: The Greatest Ocean Liner of Our Time
by John Maxtone-Graham
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A General Synopsis Of The Latest Ocean Queen, 13 Jan. 2005
Having purchased a copy of this book at Waterstone's in Bristol, from the minute I took it home to read I was fascinated by the outline as given by the author and the photographer of the occasion. Some interesting shots covering the construction of the new liner and a glorious centrefold of the ship anchored of Vigo in Spain make for compulsive reading. Many people in the United Kingdom and certainly in America have not yet heard about the Queen Mary 2, and should she visit L.A. in the coming months then the quayside should expect to be inundated by thousands of new admirers all curious and expectant enquiring further knowledge of the ship. Some American citizens were G.I. brides emigrating to the States on the original Queen Mary, this could come as a surprise to those who are still connected with ocean travel. The new generation of marine travellers should become well-acquainted with QM2 as she commences her career, and a "QM2 fan club" will no doubt be set up in appreciation of her. Innovations included comprise a planetarium, believed to be the first one ever installed aboard an ocean liner, interactive T.V. the next thing down from cabin to cabin computerisation, an internet room equipped with lap-top terminals, and a spa pool with waterfall.


Eat To The Beat
Eat To The Beat
Price: £6.99

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eat To The Beat - An Urban Rock Classic, 27 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Eat To The Beat (Audio CD)
From the minute I heard the first single from this album - which was called "Dreaming" I knew that this album was going to pack a lot more punch than its predecessor "Parallel Lines". Strongest songs on here include the much underrated "Union City Blue", "Slow Motion" which implies itself as Sixties orientated with Phil Spector suggested melodies and lyrics, the title track which would have made a cracking single, the brilliant new wave disco of Atomic I believe was written about a race horse, and the most harrowing track on the album, "Victor" about a fugitive who leaves Debbie Harry devastated and screaming about her impending desolation. The chorus is of course sung well by Debbie, but the song "Victor" carries the group's own brand of pathos into a new direction. It almost goes hand in hand with "Atomic" and its strident nuclear dreams.


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