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Fender: The Sound Heard 'round the World
Fender: The Sound Heard 'round the World
by Tom Wheeler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.93

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Easy book, 6 Nov 2012
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Age: 12-16, level: easy read. Opens flat. Comments: 1) Nice looking gift for someone who won't read it.. 2) Of 300 pages, only one half page about the Jazz Bass.


Where The Oceans End
Where The Oceans End
Price: £13.67

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 29 Feb 2012
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This review is from: Where The Oceans End (Audio CD)
Well I'll echoe the other reviewer in everything he says.
Now at least they've got TWO reviews :-)
I love their sound - and the vocals are fantastic.
Very emotional, yet very laid back album.
I didn't know they were so DARK and WISTFUL!
I'll give 5 stars for a perfect album!


My Bass and Other Animals
My Bass and Other Animals
by Guy Pratt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring!, 15 Jan 2012
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This is a monster-boring read - it's a kind of a "Who's who" doing drugs and drinking excessively in the music biz. I was so bored that I couldn't finish it!! But still - a fun read, if you think reading about the binges of the rich and famous, but not much more than that. I promise to try to stay awake for the remaining 30+ pages.
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Warwick Corvette Standard Fretless 5 String Active MEC/JJ Bass Guitar
Warwick Corvette Standard Fretless 5 String Active MEC/JJ Bass Guitar

5.0 out of 5 stars BIG FAT sound!, 27 Oct 2011
Very nice, fast neck, no markings, dots, or lines. It's well balanced for a heavy neck like that. Pups not too noisy, very very dynamic and sensitive to your playing style. It's not exactly versatile soundwise, but if you love a very strong low middle growl, this bass won't disappoint.
You'll recognise it between a million other basses, it's got SPUNK! If I had to choose one of my fretless basses over the others, both my Sandberg California, my Stingray4 and my Rock City Custom Jazz Bass, would be in deep trouble against the Corvette.
Initially the Corvette may seem too weird or strange, but given a chance it will grow on you!


Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453
Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453
by Roger Crowley
Edition: Paperback

26 of 112 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars When non-historians dabble in history!, 23 May 2009
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This book forms part of the body of Occidentalism, so very popular with the politically correct naive non-historians, writing "history". It's nothing new, and such books always were put out by various authors, promoting their strange self-hatred still extant in western culture. It would perhaps have been more honest if Crowley had converted to Islam (maybe he did?) since this is not a scholarly work, but a pro-turkish work. Enjoy, if you admire jihad - if you don't, consult some of the scholarly works written by historians.
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Orthodox Study Bible-OE-With Some NKJV: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World
Orthodox Study Bible-OE-With Some NKJV: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World
by Thomas Nelson Publishers
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.99

38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Orthodox?, 22 Dec 2008
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I am an Orthodox Theologian, and as such I find it somewhat strange to find that in an "Orthodox" Bible, the editors have chosen to use the NKJV version of the NT. The NKJV is based on the "Textus Receptus" (TR) mss tradition, which is not what the Orthodox Church is using. The TR is often (mistakenly) viewed as the most authentic text, but the Great Church of Constantinople published in 1912 the Greek version of the NT which is used in the Greek Orthodox Church today. It was drawn up directly from 128 (I think) mss, most of them dating from the 8th-12th cent. This text is the official text used in the Greek Orthodox Church today. Regarding the LXX version used here, I haven't been able to find out what mss were used for the translation. To the reviewer who were upset that the editors expressed theological opinions in their comments - please understand that a critical apparatus is distinctly a different thing from a commentary! I must admit that I find the commentary section rather feeble, and not very clarifying as to what the Holy Fathers say. Personally I prefer to go straight to the huge body of commentaries from the Tradition of the Fathers of the Church. This edition is very reminiscent of Protestant study Bibles that I've seen. It even has the same typographical setup. The editors spent 15 years preparing this edition - and they still didn't include 4th Maccabees, which is so important for understanding the Church's experience of martyrdom! In the Greek Bible, 4th Maccabees is included in the appendix. So "Orthodox Study Bible"? I'm not impressed. This book presents itself more like a missionary tool made to prevent unhappy american protestants from converting to the Latin Roman Church! This edition reminds me very much of certain mid 19th century Russian publications, made to battle the Uniate church, and if you like those versions, you'll probably like this one too. Those Russian editions btw used the same basis for the NT as this one. And the editorial design is almost identical. As an Orthodox Christian adult, if you are an English speaker, you might as well get any other NKJV at a much lower price. Two stars for trying.
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Psychedelices
Psychedelices

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alizee has grown up :o), 28 Jan 2008
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This album shows a musical maturity in Alizee, and that her voice is outstanding. She is just so much better than most of her musical peers. She has personality and that comes through here. Ok - yes the lyrics are kind of fluffy and my favorite "Taxi Driver" is jarred by completely nonsensical lyrics for this dark, subtle almost Depeche Modeish track. But I do not buy Alizee to ponder deep lyrics. It's a CD with a lot of spunk! And there is a dark side to her vocal that I really like. The comparison with Brit is outright ridiculous - Alizee is no Hollywood product and she is not vulgar. This album has several tracks that you will find yourself humming after a couple of days. Looking forward to her next album. In the meanwhile - get this gem from a very unique little personality of dance pop world. Enjoy!


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