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Live In The Shadow Of The Blues (2CD)
Live In The Shadow Of The Blues (2CD)
Offered by hotshotrecordsgermany
Price: 21.35

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ace!, 30 Dec 2006
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Having read the previous negative feedback I felt compelled to add my own comment. David Coverdale is on fine form, although admittedly and hardly surprising his voice is not quite what it was. However, this does not detract from what is a fine live recording and CD. The most notable thing for me about the recording is the sheer quality of the guitar playing from Doug Aldrich which is bluesy with a contemporary edge. All the tracks are great, but the standouts for me are Walking in the Shadow of the Blues, Don't Break My Heart Again, and Burn-Stormbringer. The new stuff is very good too, particularly the outstanding If You Want Me. I've been a fan of Whitesnake since the early '80's and this release does not disappoint. A worthy addition to the Whitesmake legacy.


The Monkey Puzzle
The Monkey Puzzle
Price: 13.26

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting into their stride!, 15 Oct 2006
This review is from: The Monkey Puzzle (Audio CD)
If, like me, you're a little obsessed with Mr Schenker and have been wondering whether to shell out your hard earned cash for this CD, don't worry, having finally taken a chance on it this morning it really is as good as the other reviews suggest. Definately the best post/non-Schenker album, by a long way. A great listen from beginning to end. I've only given it 4* because, now that the band are getting into their stride, I believe that there is an even better album to come! Buy it, you won't regret it.


Joe Perry
Joe Perry
Offered by hifi-media-store
Price: 7.97

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Take a chance and ignore what you've heard about the vocals!, 15 July 2005
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This review is from: Joe Perry (Audio CD)
First and foremost great guitar playing! As for the vocals, they're certainly not in Steven Tyler's league, but nowhere near as bad as other reviews would lead you to believe. In fact, I tend to agree with another of the reviewers that they are well matched to the style of the album. Overall, whilst this is not a classic, it's a very enjoyable CD. Worth buying. Go on, take a chance!


Hangover Music Vol. VI
Hangover Music Vol. VI
Offered by ALL-MY-MUSIC-GERMANY
Price: 7.18

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!, 24 April 2004
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This review is from: Hangover Music Vol. VI (Audio CD)
Surely the best collection of songs Zakk has put together. Where did this lot come from? Awesome guitar playing, both acoustic and electric. Lightand shade. Massive riffs, emotive solos, and a touch of shredding, its gotit all. Instantly likeable. Worthy of many repeat plays. Great productiontoo. A classic album.


Borrowed Time
Borrowed Time
Offered by JAPAN IMPORT
Price: 41.47

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!, 16 Oct 2003
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This review is from: Borrowed Time (Audio CD)
There is no doubt, this is one of the all time classic albums from the NWOBHM era, its as simple as that. In my opinion the earlier reviewers are being a too critical about the playing and production and their 3* rating is harsh.


Big Apple Encounters - Live At The Record Plant NYC 1975
Big Apple Encounters - Live At The Record Plant NYC 1975
Offered by trec002
Price: 19.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Gem!, 21 July 2003
Superb recording of the band in New York in 1975 with Michael Schenker on guitar. The band are on form playing a selection of material largely taken from their first two albums ('Phenomenon' & 'Force It'). Not as polished as the later 'Strangers In The Night' live double but very interesting and desirable nonetheless. Buy it while you can!


St. Anger [Bonus DVD Digipak]
St. Anger [Bonus DVD Digipak]

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing - Listen before you buy!, 10 Jun 2003
I think 3*'s is possibly being a bit generous here. The best advice I can give is listen before you buy! I didn't and regret it. This is the first album in a long while where I have felt like this. After all the years of waiting this album is a great disappointment - principally due to the lack of melodic lines and guitar solos. Too much tuneless grind. The production and particularly the drums are dreadful. Perhaps it will grow on me, but I doubt it. If you're a big fan of the 'Black' album watch out. If you like the earlier stuff maybe this is for you.


Different Seasons
Different Seasons
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer genius!, 20 May 2003
This review is from: Different Seasons (Paperback)
This is in my opinion the best book Stephen King has ever written. All the stories are great - but "The Body" (on which the film "Stand By Me" is based) is superb. The film (which is one of my favorites) was excellent at capturing some of book's magic, but for a truely uplifting experience you must read the book.


Desolation
Desolation
by Stephen King
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cliched & Derivative, 20 May 2003
This review is from: Desolation (Mass Market Paperback)
I have read many of Stephen King's books over the years and the experience has usually been an enjoyable one. King has written many great books - his best in my opinion being "Different Seasons", a collection of novellas which depart from the conventional 'horror' theme. "Desolation" on the other hand falls squarely into that category. Although I am not averse to this format, I found the plot weak and the narrative extremely cliched and derivative. A real disappointment, given King's pedigree.


Live in the Heat of the Night
Live in the Heat of the Night
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: 12.00

3.0 out of 5 stars So disappointing!, 6 Mar 2003
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I've been an fan of Diamond Head since I first saw them at the Reading Festival in 1982. They were a last minute substitute to headline the Friday night. I was gobsmacked by their presence and the sheer quality of their music and have been hooked ever since. The BBC's Friday Rock Show Sessions live recording of that night (issued on cd by Raw Fruit Records in 1992)is one of my most treasured possessions. However, this recording of the reformed band in 1991 pales into insignificance. It's so disappointing! The actual music and the performance of the band is good but the sound quality is very poor. It's like a second rate bootleg. Unfortunately it's unlikely that I will play it very often. I've relegated the cd to the back of the shelf. Diamond Head deserve much better. They are a real underrated gem but this release does not do them justice at all. The quality of the live footage on the bonus video cd is equally disappointing being akin to a home movie. If you are just discovering the band don't give up yet. Search out the recording of the Reading gig. It'll be worth it I assure you.


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