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The Rolling Stones Vinyl Box Set: 1964-1969 [VINYL]
The Rolling Stones Vinyl Box Set: 1964-1969 [VINYL]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Stones, 7 Dec. 2010
I've got all of the Stones 60's output on sacd but couldn't resist the lure of vinyl. While you'll need a tidy sum to buy the original albums this is not such a large layout for what you get. Eleven albums and two E.P's on superb quality 180gm vinyl and in a lip-smacking box. The sound really is superb and it's the best way to listen to sixties Stones.

A previous reviewer has claimed that 'Out of Or Heads' is not the British release, but i can positively say that it is, it does have the same cover as the US release 'December's Children' but was released a couple of months after the US 'Out of Our Heads'. It can all get a bit confusing with UK/US releases until you reach 'Their Satanic Majesties Request' when releases became uniform. However that is mere nitpicking, if you love The Rolling Stones sixties output and fancy them on vinyl, this is a more than worthy set. Treat yerself this Christmas

Disintegration [Deluxe Edition]
Disintegration [Deluxe Edition]

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it really 21 years old?, 22 May 2010
So Disintegration comes of age with this 3 cd edition.The original cd claimed to have 2 extra tracks and over 70 minutes of music,brilliant thought I back in '89,but now 32 extra tracks and over 200 minutes of music,even better!
The remaster just seems cleaner when I did a sound comparison(nerd alert)and if you don't know these songs where have you been? It's certainly not the happiest album around,but depressing? Nah not really but it won't cheer you up in a hurry.
CD2 has demo's, rehearsals and some studio rough mixes which barring 6 of the tracks are instrumental,which as a Cure fan are all a joy to hear,the casual listener would probably despair by track 3(which is Smith's demo of Fascination Street,which is a poor song in its finished version never mind the demo).Nice to hear the unreleased Delirious Night with a vocal but you'll know why it wasn't released at the time.Tacked onto the end is Smith's solo cover version of Pirate Ships which was available as a free download many moons ago but seems to sound a lot better
then the old mp3 file.
Disc three is Entreat Plus,which now incorporates all of the titles from the Disintegration album.It's a joy to hear Plainsong live from the Prayer tour and brought back some memories of great Cure gigs past.
One more thing Robert Smith has put up a stream of more Disintegration demos and live era songs not on this re-release so have a listen to those and immerse yourself in one of the finest albums ever made.

Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer : Writings on Bruce Willis, Badass Cinema and Other Important Topics
Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer : Writings on Bruce Willis, Badass Cinema and Other Important Topics
by Vern
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No arthouse cinema in this book....thankfully..., 10 May 2010
Ok,like lots of you out there I like movies,I go to the cinema,I rent them,buy them,you get the jist. I also like reading about them but I don't want to read about 'Satyricon' because,frankly,it is one of the worst films i have ever seen.I'm never fussed about oscar winners or so called classics, often they're really not that good.However when someone tells you that Die Hard is the greatest American action movie they've ever seen,then I'm listening.The person who said that wrote this book.Vern....

So basically Vern reviews the films that most folk go to see i.e the summer blockbusters,he watches films that we've probably seen and wish we hadn't i.e Garfield and films that we've seen and don't really know why(Action Jackson,Stone Cold)The reviews often give away plot and often go off at tangents.One look at the review of Brokeback Mountain shows what I'm trying to say....'It's not about gay cowboys.It's about gay shepherds.They herd sheep...'

Anyway,you won't always agree with Vern and surely that's the point of reviews,but you will have an enjoyable time reading his text and you just might want to dust off your collection of 80's action movies. Now where is my signed photo of Brian Bosworth.......

Fiends With A Face
Fiends With A Face
Offered by Discount CDs
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Leave the light on......, 22 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Fiends With A Face (Audio CD)
So what do we have here? Well I'm a fan of Gallon Drunk,Big Sexy Noise and some Faust so i try to keep my eyes peeled to what James Johnston is up to, however this album almost passed me by but fortunately it appeared as if by magic. As soon as it arrived I was spellbound by the cover, it's very sinister and off putting but then I heard the music, which is even more sinister. Wordless soundscapes is probably the easiest way to describe it but that wouldn't do it justice, it just sounds downright evil and a quick look at google claims that it is an album that's inspired by the golden age of horror movies. It's certainly not one to play constantly but if someone has outstayed their welcome slip it on the old cd player and they'll leave sharpish and probably be frightened all the way home.
If you like your music a bit leftfield, avant garde or whatever you want to call it then this could be for you, if you like x-factors and opportunity knocks 'artists' then you'd probably want to steer well clear 'cos i don't think you'll be buying this in tesco anytime soon. Also a word of warning to Gallon Drunk fans, it sounds nothing,and I repeat, nothing like them.

Tokyo Sonata - O.S.T.
Tokyo Sonata - O.S.T.
Offered by samurai media JPN401
Price: £23.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Mellotron fever....., 1 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Tokyo Sonata - O.S.T. (Audio CD)
Having read Jonny Trunk's review of 'Tokyo Sonata'in a recent edition of record collector I just had to have a copy of this cd. It has taken a while and quite a bit of internet searching to find but lo and behold Amazon had it in stock and even better it was cheaper on marketplace, so therefore I have taken the plunge. At first i felt slighty disappointed but the music sucked me in and is now on heavy rotation. I can't tell you much about it apart from it is played and composed by Kazumasa Hashimoto on a mellotron with the only additional instruments a piano on track 8 and a sax on three of the other tracks. It is a mesmorizing and stunning piece of work and with the use of the mellotron sounds quite charming. It certainly isn't like anything else that I've heard, so because of this I'd like to thank Jonny Trunk for opening my ears,once again, to some truly exceptional music.
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Falling Down A Mountain
Falling Down A Mountain
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £9.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year?, 31 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Falling Down A Mountain (Audio CD)
Tindersticks return with yet another perfect work. This should quieten down all those naysayers about Stuart A.Staples velvet tones, and if not what do they know Tindersticks fans? It's an album that has to be listened to as a whole and not broken up on your i-pod and at around 45 minutes that is very easily and pleasurably done. From the jazz like opening through to the duet 'Peanuts'(which seems a little strange at first but after further listening sounds as it should) to the excellent 'No place so alone', with the line 'He's whisking up my eggs'then to the exquisite 'Factory Girls' which isn't everybody's fault that your sad it's the booze(in this case wine) and then to finish off,the instrumental 'Piano Music'. It's one to play very late and very alone with a wee dram to help you on your way.

Nippon Girls ~ Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-1970
Nippon Girls ~ Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-1970
Price: £11.99

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why you like music in the first place....., 6 Jan. 2010
Bored of your music collection? Need it spicing up? Well you've come to the right place.'Nippon Girls'is why you love music in the first place.Sure,some of it sounds like Sandie Shaw or Lulu but with a massive twist.I think you know what the twist is...yep it's all in Japanese(obvious,really)apart from the odd English word.Some of it seems to sound like really bad eurovision entries but most of it sounds like pop music should sound.Groovy,some say cheesy,organ,check,high pitched young females,check,brass,check...well you get the idea.It's Japanese,it's groovy and it's got to be in your collection.

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