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INSPIRATION INFORMATION
INSPIRATION INFORMATION

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunner!, 21 Feb. 2013
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Mulatu is a jazz pianist and composer, who I had admittedly never heard of before hearing this, who has teamed up with a UK based group of hip hop-ish musicians/remixers to produce this amazing melange of music.

The album has loads of trancey dance beats, deep pulsing bass lines and then, interspersed throughout, jazz piano, ethnic instrumentation, some of the strangest singing I have heard this side of "In The Bush of Ghosts" by Eno and Byrne.

So this album is a full on winner for me, it has a bit of everything going for it without becoming a proverbial dogs dinner.

Superb!


Blueprint
Blueprint
Price: £21.39

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blueprint for success, 21 Feb. 2013
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Rory Gallaghers work sort of exists just under the radar, so to speak. It is always there and loved with a passion by his fans, yet rarely seen mentioned in print these days unless someone is listing of their influences, or favourite guitar players.

This new from the analogue masters reissue series ought to delight the hard core fans as they address and correct some issues, too much reverb, new mixes, new stereo placings that were made during the previous conversion to cd. Donal has got the team to go back to the final Rory mixes and freshly digitise them using the latest equipment in order to produce what could be described as the best sounding cd versions of Rorys small but incredibly potent back catalogue. The new issues also come in a neat cardboard foldover sleeve along with new sleevenotes

Rory plays a blinder on this particular outing. I always felt that having Lou Martin in the band helped fill out the sound during Rorys solos and that Rod de'Ath had a bit of swing in his drumming that loaned the music a lighter feel than the heavier rock three piece of later years.

Anyone who is fan of the guitar gets a real feast of then here, acoustic, slide, electric......all played by a master musician.

Every Rory album has something of interest, even his supposed worst albums have lots to enjoy, so this classic is essential listening.

Superb.


Eye In The Sky
Eye In The Sky
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic surreal exploration of alternate universes, 21 Feb. 2013
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OK, so basically what we have here is a group of folk who are affected by an explosion whilst they are touring a scientific laboratory and all end up inside a series of universes that have been created inside each of the groups heads, thereby existing according to the rules, bigotry, point of view of each of the group in turn. Of course there is no telling if the final universe that they end up in is the real thing.........

Fascinating, thought provoking and potentially a superb, if not somewhat confusing, film.


Circle Of Love
Circle Of Love
Price: £12.14

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Macho City 2011 remaster, 21 Feb. 2013
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Basically the only reason I bought this album was for the epic 16 and a half minute long Macho City, a track that sat on its own on the b side of the vinyl album. Whilst there is nothing inherently wrong with the other 5 songs on the album, fine poppy with a neat line in twangggg guitar, this song is a unique event in Steve Miller terms. Nothing else he ever did sounds like this, nor was as long. Long, not for the sake of it, but long in the sense of a musical movement in classical terms yet sticking well within the lighter end of rock, without losing the listeners interest at all.

Steve basically attacks the bull mentality of the right wing in govt, in business and war, before heading out into the sonic unknown. It is an amazing piece of music and is well worth checking out.

The remastering of this series of Steve Miller albums has been done with great care and attention to detail, not just cranking up the treble and giving it a big dose of compression. These are superb sounding well crafted albums.

Enjoy!


Waka/Jawaka
Waka/Jawaka
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Rats pt 2, not so sure... 2012 remaster, 21 Feb. 2013
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This is amongst Zappa finest essentially instrumental albums. This one features mutated versions of the Grand Wazoo big band . Zappa had a non stop work ethic which led him to record stuff with band lineups that would see the tracks left to one side until the right album came along for the track to "fit into" and this is the case here, four tracks and four lineups. The Hot Rats, Grand Wazoo, Sleep Dirt stuff was mainly recorded during Franks recovery from serious injuries sustained when he was pushed off the stage in London by an irate and jealous fan. Frank was unable to do much of anything except write music while he was at his worst. When he recovered sufficiently he got into the studio and got various groups of folk, depending on availability, to drop in and record his new music.

The vocals of It Might Just be a One Shot Deal often get a firm slating due to the almost monotonal delivery by the apparently tuneless Janet Ferguson, but I like them. They certainly create an impression. The pedal steel work on this track by Sneaky Pete Kleinow is outstanding, light and optimistic, adding a sound that is unique amongst Zappas output. The only other moment of levity that is as heartwarming as this is the track Sleep Dirt where James Birdlegs Youman gets his fingers stuck in his guitar..

Big Band Jazz that is not jazz, nor fusion, in the Zappa style.

The sound is sublime having been mastered by Doug Sax, who did the best sounding 2012 remasters in my opinion.

Absolutely superb!
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EGOCENTRIC ORBIT, and Thirteen Other SciFi Classic Stories
EGOCENTRIC ORBIT, and Thirteen Other SciFi Classic Stories
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars H Beam Piper is the greatest unknown sci fi writer, 21 Feb. 2013
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Why have movie makers not twigged onto the genius that was H Beam Piper. The man had great ideas just flowing out of him and yet obscurity and desolation were all he gained in his lifetime. His manager did him no favours at all.

Anyway what we have here is another fine selction of late 40's and 50's sci fi with the usual stereotypes, folk smoking and other quirks of the era that make reading their versions of the future a great insight into the past when the stories were written.

Outstanding value for money.

A worthwhile purchase.


Against The Grain
Against The Grain
Price: £7.62

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner. 2012 version., 21 Feb. 2013
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Rory Gallaghers work sort of exists just under the radar, so to speak. It is always there and loved with a passion by his fans, yet rarely seen mentioned in print these days unless someone is listing of their influences, or favourite guitar players.

This new from the analogue masters reissue series ought to delight the hard core fans as they address and correct some issues, too much reverb, new mixes, new stereo placings that were made during the previous conversion to cd. Donal has got the team to go back to the final Rory mixes and freshly digitise them using the latest equipment in order to produce what could be described as the best sounding cd versions of Rorys small but incredibly potent back catalogue. The new issues also come in a neat cardboard foldover sleeve along with new sleevenotes

Anyone who is fan of the guitar gets a real feast of then here, acoustic, slide, electric......all played by a master musician.

Superb.


Calling Card
Calling Card
Price: £16.23

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amongst his best. 2012 version, 21 Feb. 2013
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Rory Gallaghers work sort of exists just under the radar, so to speak. It is always there and loved with a passion by his fans, yet rarely seen mentioned in print these days unless someone is listing of their influences, or favourite guitar players.

This new from the analogue masters reissue series ought to delight the hard core fans as they address and correct some issues, too much reverb, new mixes, new stereo placings that were made during the previous conversion to cd. Donal has got the team to go back to the final Rory mixes and freshly digitise them using the latest equipment in order to produce what could be described as the best sounding cd versions of Rorys small but incredibly potent back catalogue. The new issues also come in a neat cardboard foldover sleeve along with new sleevenotes

Rory plays a blinder on this particular outing. I always felt that having Lou Martin in the band helped fill out the sound during Rorys solos and that Rod de'Ath had a bit of swing in his drumming that loaned the music a lighter feel than the heavier rock three piece of later years.

Anyone who is fan of the guitar gets a real feast of then here, acoustic, slide, electric......all played by a master musician.

Superb.


The Fifth Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®
The Fifth Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®
Price: £0.59

5.0 out of 5 stars More more more, 21 Feb. 2013
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At the price these sci fi megapacks cost it would be churlish to compalin about the contents. Loads of stories by loads of writers, some who deserve greater fame/recognition than they got.

Not a great review, but at this price take a chance, I did and I felt it was worth the risk.

So, step into the unknown, all the leading characters in these stories did.


The Third Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®: 26 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales
The Third Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®: 26 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales
Price: £0.49

5.0 out of 5 stars More more more, 21 Feb. 2013
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At the price these sci fi megapacks cost it would be churlish to compalin about the contents. Loads of stories by loads of writers, some who deserve greater fame/recognition than they got.

Not a great review, but at this price take a chance, I did and I felt it was worth the risk.

So, step into the unknown, all the leading characters in these stories did.


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