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Remember Me This Way (24bt) (Mlps)
Remember Me This Way (24bt) (Mlps)
Price: 45.10

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Big Mistake, 22 Jun 2011
It's true this was released at the peak of Gary's popularity and the Glitter/Glam sound. However without the benefit of visuals it just does not work and really shows Gary's vocal short-comings. The hit single of the same name marked a drastic change in sound and brokwe is string of number 1 & number 2 hit singles. I can vividly remember buying this record at the time and being throughly disappointed. However, if you can find a copy of the Remember Me This Way film, buy it and cherish it. Now that is a classic!!!
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Silver Star (24bt) (Mlps)
Silver Star (24bt) (Mlps)

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to Glam, 22 Jun 2011
Actually this is Gary's fifth album if you count the live Remember Me This Way record from 1974. Gary had had supposedly retired in 1976 after the disastrous reception to 1975's GG album. Silver Star arrived in 1977 and Gary was back to his more familiar Glam sound and best producer Mike Leander. The album contains a few minor hits in You Belong To Me, It Takes All Night Long and the song made famous by Shakin Stevens, A Little Boogie Woogie. The rest of the tracks are all pretty impressive and makes for one of Gary's best albums, with a couple of nice covers and mid-tempo classics. I would definitely recommend this. However I would hope that eventually all Gary's albums will receive a domestic release in the near future, as his music should have nothing to do with his personal life.


Gary Glitter
Gary Glitter

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Correct album title is GG!, 22 Jun 2011
This review is from: Gary Glitter (Audio CD)
The correct title for Gary's fourth album is GG, which was released in 1975. At the time it was a complete change in sound for him and to be honest it didn't do him any favours. The album was recorded in the USA with different producers from the familiar Glitter sound and most of the tracks were covers of american songs, probably some desperate attempt to launch Gary in the States again. Anyway the album is ok but I definitely wouldn't recommend to a casual fan or anybody who wants to hear a classic full blown Glitter/Glam album.
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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End - Extreme Edition (Uncut) [2007] [DVD]
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End - Extreme Edition (Uncut) [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Erica Leerhsen
Price: 3.47

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Dreadful, 17 Mar 2008
Bad acting. Bad Script and generally a complete waste of time. What on earth was Henry Rollins thinking when he signed up for this? Nowhere near as good as the first installment. Surely there are people who can write decent scripts and actors that can act somewhere!


Flood [2007] [DVD]
Flood [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Carlyle
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: 4.15

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Floody Awful, 28 Feb 2008
This review is from: Flood [2007] [DVD] (DVD)
This has to be the worst scripted movie ever or one of the worst. What on earth was Robert Carlyle thinking of when he signed up for this?? Anyway if you're thinking of watching this because of the decent cast. Think again! This is really predictable and why is Robert Carlyle speaking with a fake cockney accent?


Solid Ground
Solid Ground
Price: 9.91

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where are Chinn & Chapman when you need them?, 27 Jan 2008
This review is from: Solid Ground (Audio CD)
Now that 7Ts have turned their attention to Smokie and released all of their albums, you can now read (thanks to the great liner notes) how Smokie blew it by firing Chinn & Chapman who had written most of their hits. The question is why did they do it, as Chinn & Chapman only ever contributed a maximum of maybe three songs per album and the rest were group compositions. This album is incredibly mediocre and apart from the magnificent cover of 'Take Good Care Of My Baby' should be avoided at all costs unless you are a Smokie obsessive like myself.


Slik
Slik
Price: 10.99

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Midge Ure Debut, 27 Jan 2008
This review is from: Slik (Audio CD)
I love the 7Ts label, they have more nerve than any other record label. Who would have thought that former Bay City Rollers rivals Slik would have their only LP remastered and released with bonus tracks. I actually bought this LP in 1976, it came in a lavish gatefold cover with suitably impressive pics of the band. Of course Slik are only remembered for their number 1 hit 'Forever And Ever', but the follow up 'Requiem' was far better and sounds amazing. Their flop single 'The Kid's A Punk' is another recommended listen. I love this album and so should you.


Breakout
Breakout

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Do You Remember?, 27 Jan 2008
This review is from: Breakout (Audio CD)
How on earth did 7Ts have the courage to release this on CD?? Don't get me wrong, if you're a fan of 70s Disposable British Pop then this is a great addition for you. I always wanted to buy this when it was released but unfortunately I could never find it. Here it is on CD, remastered and with bonus tracks. 'Have I The Right' still brings back memories of these one hit wonders and they would probably have done better if this had been 1974 instead of 1977.


Keeps Us Off The Streets
Keeps Us Off The Streets
Price: 10.99

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Glam, 27 Jan 2008
I bought this LP when it was first released in 1976 and although that was when Glam had more or less run its course, this was a truly great album. I always liked Hello as their singles were fantastically produced and they always looked good. This album was released after their final UK hit 'New York Groove' had been and gone. The follow up 'Star Studded Sham' was way better and should have been a massive hit. Anyway this album is a fine collection of covers and originals and includes all their UK A & B sides. If you want to experience British Glam Rock at its best then this is a good example.


The Montreaux Album
The Montreaux Album
Price: 8.10

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Last Hurrah, 4 Jan 2008
This review is from: The Montreaux Album (Audio CD)
This was Smokie's last album under the direction of Mike Chapman and it is probably their least satisfying, although it does contain three hits and is now boosted by Chris Norman's duet with Suzi Quatro, who at the time, was enjoying Smokie influenced hits from Chinn & Chapman. The original was released in a lavish gatefold cover with glossy pics of Smokie in snowbound landscapes. So not the Top of my list but if you want a collection of their hit period, this album is the last in line.


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