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Evans RealFeel 12 inch Practice Pad
Evans RealFeel 12 inch Practice Pad
Price: £32.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good product, 20 May 2014
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Well made practice pad with a very bouncy feel. Great for practising around the house and on your lap. Recommended.


Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best yet from TA, 13 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Kaleidoscope (Audio CD)
I've now had some time with this album. It has all the usual TA ingredients: structured symphonic style epics, soaring melodies, superb singalong moments and top playing from all. This time I note in particular the tasteful synth playing, especially the use of mini moog and Hammond. There are no significant weak moments. I prefer the structure of this album to The Whirlwind. I find TA are best at 20-30 minute pieces with recurring themes and moods.

The influence of Neal Morse is strongest, but I always enjoy Roine Stolt's vocals and Portnoy's busy drums. The latter's familiar fills are there along with some more unusual moments.


Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 [Blu-ray] [1988] [Region Free]
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 [Blu-ray] [1988] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Patrick Stewart
Price: £26.17

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inconsistent picture quality, 7 Jan. 2013
On picture quality alone I would not give 4 stars, but series 2 has some good episodes, especially the outstanding Measure of a Man. The extras are very good, though some are not new. The gag reel is fun.

There is considerable graininess in some scenes, especially scenes on the bridge. One episode, The Royale, barely looks hi def all the way through. Overall picture quality is just too variable.

So I have to agree with those who say this transfer to HD is a little disappointing.


Education, Education, Education: Reforming England's Schools
Education, Education, Education: Reforming England's Schools
Price: £6.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a convincing case for acdemies, 20 Nov. 2012
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Passionate, clearly written case for the academy revolution. It remains to be seen if the most recently converted academies produce better results than maintained schools. Evidence is not yet clear.


Sennheiser HD 429 Ergonomic Closed-Back Stereo Over-Ear Headphones with Kindle Compatibility
Sennheiser HD 429 Ergonomic Closed-Back Stereo Over-Ear Headphones with Kindle Compatibility
Offered by Mobile Phone Island
Price: £45.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, balanced sound. Comfortable. Good isolation., 20 Nov. 2012
If you listen to a range of music, these are good, well-balanced headphones. Not as comfy and light as the Bose AE2s, but they are over twice the price. You get a very long lead, so careful you don't get it tangled up. Good for iPod and home hi fi.


A Tribute To The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
A Tribute To The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A labour of love, 21 Feb. 2009
I'm sure Nick d'Virgilio and his friend loved this album and they must have thought hard before reworking it. They did a great job. There is just enough distance between this version and the original. It is nicely played, well recorded and features some fun arrangements, notably the Dixie band at the end of Counting out Time, use of French accordeon sound (real?) and brass and strings. Nick keeps some of the important Collins fills as they should be, but allows himself freedom elsewhere. Strings often replace keyboard arpeggios very well. I see nothing wrong with playing great music in a slightly different way. It happens all the time in the classical repertoire.
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