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The Prisoner - File #3 [original soundtrack]
The Prisoner - File #3 [original soundtrack]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Music makes a quiet mind, 28 April 2009
The best of all the Prisoner soundtracks - though incomplete as you won't The Beatles here of course. Nevertheless, the tunes from the sound libraries are surprisingly effective - very trippy and otherworldly, perhaps better than some serious psych tunes. It can almost be appreciated as an album rather than as an accompaniment.The tracks go from bluesy to raga rock to whimsical. If you like sixties sounds, you're bound to find something to enjoy here.


Live a Little, Love a Little (Dutch import)
Live a Little, Love a Little (Dutch import)
Dvd ~ Elvis Presley
Offered by brrsales
Price: £9.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arghh! It's the 60s!, 27 April 2009
After too many lacklustre wimpy films, it seems Elvis suddenly realised that the sixties were swinging - and had nearly swung altogether as this film's from late in the decade. Nevertheless this is Elvis's attempt at Psych and kookiness, and is a brilliant failure. The songs are great, the plot...welll there isn't one really. Elvis is a David Bailey style photographer, trying to hold down two jobs at once, cue lots of comic dashing about. But he looks super cool and this time's he's in on the joke too. The film is one of Elvis's least known, but is certainly the most fun. A Little Less Conversation is the best known track but keep watching for The Edge of Reality and Almost in Love too - this was where Elvis started to get his groove back.
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The Man Who Sold The World
The Man Who Sold The World
Price: £7.37

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh by jingo!, 26 April 2009
An unusual departure for Bowie into heavy rock, but nevertheless a powerful album. Worth buying for the epic Width of a Circle alone, but there's also the sweet and sad After All, the spooky title track, Bowie's killer impression of Marc Bolan on Black Country Rock, and a reworking of his earlier pretty Ching A Ling on the not-so-pretty apocalyptic Saviour Machine, to savour too. Oh, and of course the guitar wizard Mick Ronson works his magic again.It's often shamefully underrated, but much more interesting than later lauded works like Young Americans.Plus, Bowie's lyrics are darkly poetic.


The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (30th Anniversary 2CD Edition)
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (30th Anniversary 2CD Edition)
Offered by themusicmerchant
Price: £79.98

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ziggy Played Guitar!, 26 April 2009
The energy of Ziggy never fades...I've been listening for seventeen years and counting and each play still attacks like the first time. The delights are many:Ronno's wailing solo on Moonage Daydream; the swelling chorus of Starman; the proto-punk of Hang Onto Yourself; Bowie imploring 'Gimme you hands!'on Rock and Roll Suicide, and that joyous cry, 'Ahh Wham Bam Thank you Mam!'that brings Suffagette City to a breathless climax.And there's Bowie on the back cover, even looking cool whilst staring from an old phone box. There's not many that could turn that homely British image into an icon of otherwoldly, sexually deviant space rock!


Turtle Moves, The: Discworld's Story So Far
Turtle Moves, The: Discworld's Story So Far
by Lawrence Watt-Evans
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The turtle moves - but not very far., 26 April 2009
It's hard to see the purpose of this book. There's too little info for Discworld devotees, and too much plot spoiling for new readers. The same points are reiterated ad nauseum and the whole thing smacks of a weekend's hack work. Buy a proper Discworld novel instead.


Odessey & Oracle-Pocket Version
Odessey & Oracle-Pocket Version
Price: £7.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dead Never Sounded so Beautiful, 26 April 2009
A gorgeous, quietly joyous album. Hung up on a Dream and Beechwood Park are soaring, aching songs of shimmering delicacy. Colin Blunstone's vocals are almost celestial, whilst The Butcher's Song jolts in its rawness but is remarkable for its compassion - and Chris White sounds not unlike John Lennon.Time of the Season, a number three hit in America, brings the album to a sultry, balmy close. You can taste summer all the way through and smell the coming sad-sweet autumn too. The Zombies should have go on and on.But if they had to bow out, this was the way to do it.


Aladdin Sane: 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition
Aladdin Sane: 30th Anniversary 2CD Edition

11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock 'n' Roll Panto, 26 April 2009
It's lascivious, unhealthy and murky - and a great Rock 'n' Roll record. It matches the Stones for guts and dirty blues and yet is shimmeringly beautiful on Lady Grinning Soul. Mick Ronson's guitar is golden and Mike Garson's piano echoes long and hard, even after the final track. And the best song - the howling Cracked Actor.It thrills every time. Let the Jean Genie out of the lamp and play the thing!The Dame can take a bow.


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