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Led Zeppelin II [Deluxe CD Edition]
Led Zeppelin II [Deluxe CD Edition]
Price: 12.89

0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Are these Compact Discs ????, 7 Jun 2014
Amazon lists these as 'audio cd's' but does anyone know if they are compact discs which will play on a computer or not ???. A lot of my Warner 'cd's' I've bought in the last 10 years turn out to have 'copy protection' on them so won't play on a non audio player.

Price: 12.75

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last a Great New Prog Album!!!, 31 May 2013
This review is from: Dimensionaut (Audio CD)
Saw them live in Newcastle this month, they were good!!

Bought this album, very very impressed!!

Yes the vocals sound like Phil, good eh!!, but don't expect Genesis, the album breaks new ground, very contemporary, very immersive, strong melodies, strong dynamics, but boy it rocks!! as well.!!

Actually my favourite track is 'Remote View' which has a strong "Dear Prudence" feel to it, and could be a hit single for my money.!!

This band have a great future ahead of them if they can build on this excellent release!!

The Next Day
The Next Day
Price: 11.19

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it is good!!!, 17 Mar 2013
This review is from: The Next Day (Audio CD)
Despite the single being so good I had a bit of trepidation before buying the album, Needn't of worried it's excellent!!

Soundscapes are similar to Scary Monsters and Heroes with a lot of detail in the mix.

Forget about all the post 1980 albums this is the real deal and yes the extra tracks are worth it.!!

Mad Men Season 5 [Blu-ray]
Mad Men Season 5 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Jon Hamm
Price: 28.78

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest TV Series Ever!!!, 9 Dec 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Season 5 is great!!, a bit more experimental this time with more broken narrative, fades and other departures, and boy are the writers Beatles fans; Hare Krishna, Tibetan Book of the Dead, and 'Tomorrow Never Knows' are all in there!

I suppose we like MM so much because it addresses what 'baby boomers' wanted and how they went about getting it, and how so much of our current lives is distorted by their fantasies.

Thanks again Mr Weiner, only 2 more season to go!!

Classic Rock Presents: Rick Wakeman s Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Classic Rock Presents: Rick Wakeman s Journey to the Centre of the Earth

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is very well done!!!, 21 Nov 2012
Wow!! I wasn't expecting this to be so well done!!!

The orchestrations are clear as a bell, and you can now hear all the complexity of the original parts. Wakeman & the band play the 70's arrangements with a 70's sound and feel, the Moog patches are the same but clearer now. This is totally respectful of the original but better and far more coherent as a piece overall. Yes Ashley Holt sings 'The Forest' but Prog fans are now treated to some great female vocals as well.

Special mention must go to the new ballad 'Echoes' which gives Lloyd Webber a run for his money, and is IMHO the best thing Rick has written in many years.

I hope Rick does Arthur next in a similar way, and the journey continues......
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Brain Salad Surgery
Brain Salad Surgery
Price: 6.98

5.0 out of 5 stars The Commercial Peak Of Prog!!!, 12 Sep 2012
This review is from: Brain Salad Surgery (Audio CD)
As they say themselves, on BSS every idea they tried worked!!

It's hard to imagine now but in 73 everyone did Prog, not just the usual suspects, even;

1) Led Zep - The Song Remains The Same - title track
2) Black Sabbath - Spiral Architect
3) Elton John - Funeral For A Friend

but of course ELP did it best!!

En Vivo! [DVD] [2012]
En Vivo! [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Iron Maiden
Price: 17.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden Vs UK PLC, 5 Aug 2012
This review is from: En Vivo! [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
I am a big fan and last saw the band live at Twickenham 2008, but I must make a comment on the documentary here on the disc.

We all know the UK economy is in deep trouble and we're being led by incompetent politicians, greedy bankers and inept business leaders!!, well they should all take a leaf from Maiden !! You will learn more in an hour about business watching this doc than spending a year at Harvard Business School!!!

The Iron's recipe for success is simple; SPECIALISATION: Decide what you're best at and be the best there is at it. GLOBALISATION: Do it worldwide especially in expanding markets like the BRIC countries!!, EMPOWER your staff and ENGAGE with your customers!!!

Iron Maiden = UK PLC at its best!!

Good Morning To The Night
Good Morning To The Night
Price: 4.10

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable !!!, 30 July 2012
As a very dedicated Elton fan for exactly 40 years this year I must say this set is above all an enjoyable listen and doesn't contain any aggressive beats or synth sounds some may have been expecting. It's not all samples there's some added instrumentation but it's all contemporaneous to the age of the tracks i.e. Mellotron, electric piano, trumpet etc. Nothing quite as marvelous here as the 'Are You Ready For Love' remix but 'Sad' and 'Good Morning To The Night' come pretty close!!, the former using the very underrated rhythm guitar riff in Crazy Water. The rest can be quite experimental, but in 'Foreign Fields' there's a great 'resurrection' of 'High Flying Bird/Cage The Songbird' two of Elton's most underrated ballads. 'Phoenix' is a relatively straight 'dance version' of Grey Seal. Three tracks completely miss; 'Black Icy Stare' based on Caribou samples, 'Sixty' on Sixty Years On, and 'Karmatron' on Madman. Perhaps no suprise is the very frequent use of Funeral FAF samples Elton's first synth instrumental!!!

Live in Concert
Live in Concert
Offered by pokerbooks
Price: 7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric Stuff!!, 16 Jun 2012
This review is from: Live in Concert (Audio CD)
Refugee (the album) easily makes the top ten of Prog's best albums. To have this live artifact after so long is akin to discovering ancient treasure!!. I've never met Patrick but had the pleasure of talking to both Lee and Brian once, mighty characters they were!!. OK so its off a soundboard cassette and the noise reduction is heavy in places, but with 20 minutes of music not on the studio album it's a must!!. Patrick's playing is unique and jazzy, he was the only Progster to use to pitch wheel, Lee and Brian provide the backbone and soul.

Buy while you can!!

The Dark Side Of The Moon [2011 - Original Recording Remastered] [Experience Edition]
The Dark Side Of The Moon [2011 - Original Recording Remastered] [Experience Edition]
Price: 9.16

14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why?, 28 Sep 2011
To the point,

Disc 1 - Adds little to the 94 remaster, bass is clearer, but treble and mids a little too forward!!. The 94 sounds better on a good system in my opinion.

Disc 2 - The original tapes have been broadcasted by the BBC many times and have been bootlegged as well so are well known. The original tapes have the lovely 70's dryness and separation about them you don't hear on live albums anymore. On this official version delays and reverbs have been added which give a more ambient and concert hall feel but to my ears detract from the overall musicality. There are specific reasons why we treasure certain 70's live recordings and it's not because you're hearing the sound as it was from 40 rows back in the audience.!!!
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