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Alone Aboard The Ark
Alone Aboard The Ark
Price: 10.06

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another gorgeous album from TLS, 1 April 2013
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This review is from: Alone Aboard The Ark (Audio CD)
Fast becoming a national treasure to those in the know, The Leisure Society deliver once more. If you haven't yet discovered the band and are partial to beautiful, bittersweet songsmithery then do you ears a favour and buy this immediately. Yes they are that good and you will not be sorry :-)


Invicta
Invicta
Price: 15.19

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very beautiful album, 14 Nov 2012
This review is from: Invicta (Audio CD)
This is an album that is very had to categorise as it moves between engaging and catchy songs 'Execution Mob', intricate progressive rock that borders on the classical 'Heaven's Gate' and pieces that seem to suggest a modern updating of the traditions of English Choral music (of the church variety) such as 'The Whispering' and 'One and the Many'.

It is a remarkable and unique thing and very beautiful. I would strongly urge anyone to give this album a try.


HP-P1 Headphone amplifier and DAC for iPhone/iPod
HP-P1 Headphone amplifier and DAC for iPhone/iPod
Offered by Audioclear
Price: 369.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good unit, 11 Oct 2012
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If you are ripping your files in high quality lossless formats and using expensive earphones then this unit is certainly worth considering. In my opinion audio quality from my iPod into Shure SE535s is considerably better than plugging the phones straight into the ipod.

For lower bitrate files or mediocre phones it is not going to be worth it - but if you are interested in the best quality audio you can get from an Ipod then this is very good indeed.


Skulk
Skulk
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 9.57

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and atmospheric, 24 April 2012
This review is from: Skulk (Audio CD)
This album is far more stripped back than some of Jim's other work, and those who are seeking beats or raps will search in vain. However, don't be put off because this is a splendidly atmospheric album that shows off Jim's considerable talents in a different light.

Personal favourites for me are The Captain's Apprentice and Horkstow Grange but the whole album is full of slow burning delights.


LOW CULTURE
LOW CULTURE
Price: 12.97

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic set, 16 July 2008
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This review is from: LOW CULTURE (Audio CD)
For those who loved Jim's first album 'Sweet England' but had a slightly harder time with the second, eponymous, release, have no fear. The man is back on form in a big way.
This is a tremendous album that has innovation ('Leaving Australia') and sensitive interpretation of traditional material in equal measure. Jim clearly has such a good feel for the folk material that he can bend it into almost any shape successfully. Well almost. I personally would skip the track where Jim attempts to introduce rap into an incest and murder ballad ('Lucy Wan'). But this is the only slight misstep on what is otherwise a tremendous collection.
For anyone with even a passing interest in folk music, and hearing it in an updated context rather than in a museum, this album is heartily recommended.
Nice One!


The Fugitive [HD DVD]
The Fugitive [HD DVD]
Dvd ~ Harrison Ford
Offered by simply-well-priced
Price: 3.50

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good movie - poor transfer, 5 Mar 2008
This review is from: The Fugitive [HD DVD] (HD DVD)
The movie is an engaging thriller and well worth watching but the HD-DVD transfer is very disappointing and doesn't really look any better than a standard dvd. Shame...


Robert Newman - History Of Oil [DVD]
Robert Newman - History Of Oil [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Newman
Price: 5.50

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a winner, 15 Nov 2007
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erudite, witty and informative - oh yes and very funny!

Newman's thesis on the centrality of oil, and control of the supply, to much of the last century's armed conflict is compelling and should be required viewing for all those who know Bush, Bliar(sic) and Brown are fibbers but would like to hear an alternative version that is entertaining as well as enlightening.


Mark Thomas - Serious Organised Criminal [DVD]
Mark Thomas - Serious Organised Criminal [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mark Thomas
Price: 6.25

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny, 15 Nov 2007
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Mark Thomas returns with his own unique brand on agit-comedy. As always he delivers the goods and makes you laugh and think. What a pity his channel 4 shows aren't available on DVD too (hint hint)


A Dream of the Land
A Dream of the Land
by John T. Hansell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent landscape photography, 12 Oct 2007
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This review is from: A Dream of the Land (Paperback)
John Hansell was a remarkable landscape photographer, with much of his work focusing on the Norfolk coastline.

This book presents a collection of some of his best work - particularly some stunning black and white images. The pictures are very well presented and printed and the book represents an excellent introduction to his work and great value for money. Highly recommended.


Face Dances
Face Dances
Offered by Bee-Entertained
Price: 4.49

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars an underrated treasure, 5 Aug 2006
This review is from: Face Dances (Audio CD)
As some of the reviews clearly show, this album is not well regarded by Who fans in general. And you can see why. It lacks the visceral bombast of the classic 'Who's Next' or the expansive imagination of 'Tommy' or 'Quadraphenia'.

But I have always really enjoyed it. I think it fits far better if considered alongside the two Pete Townshend solo albums that he released before and after it. It is far more of a piece with 'Empty Glass' and 'All the best cowboys have chinese eyes' than with The Who's golden era.

If you like the introspective and sometimes painfully confessional songwriting of those two albums, then you may find that on Face Dances Townshend reveals his bruised soul (shorn of grand allegories) as on no other record.

A quiet classic.


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