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Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation of JJ Cale
Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation of JJ Cale
Offered by Crawley Music
Price: £9.51

3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cobblers!, 1 Aug 2014
A real bore. Dreary, half-hearted interpretations of some of JJ's music, not even the best at that. John Mayer, Don White? And Willie Nelson? Please! Even Tom Petty sounds bored on his three. Best is Mark Knofpler's 'Someday' - now he might have put together a decent tribute album. Go back to the originals, leave this tripe alone.
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Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Price: £8.00

3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What an anonymous bunch of twerps!, 21 May 2014
This review is from: Ghost Stories (Audio CD)
What an anonymous bunch of twerps! What a miserable excuse for music - it's enough to break your heart. She's well out of it. :-)
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New Tricks: Complete BBC Series 10 [DVD]
New Tricks: Complete BBC Series 10 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alun Armstrong
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Miscast, 12 April 2014
Sorry but Nicholas Lyndhurst in this doesn't work for me. Monosyllabic, po-faced, unsmiling, dreary, in no way an adequate replacement for Brian. Really just around to chip in with the odd superior smart remark. Fortunately the series carries on with some good story lines and Tamsin is always watchable.
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Waking the Dead - Series 7 [DVD]
Waking the Dead - Series 7 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Trevor Eve
Price: £11.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Daft, 9 Mar 2014
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Loved the series up to now, but it's beginning to creak at the seams. At least three daft episodes in this batch, particularly SKINS with the ageing 'white power' skinheads, and WOUNDS featuring a bunch of middle-aged businessmen on a 'self-empowerment' weekend. Both stretching credibility too far and actually boring.
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Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mine's a Beck's!, 27 Feb 2014
This review is from: Morning Phase (Audio CD)
Somehow always kept clear of Beck, but this was available for an early listen. Love it and it's been on repeat play. As said elsewhere there are echoes of other stuff and it has a late 60's feel. Followed it up with 'Sea Change' - what have I been missing!


The Wire: Complete HBO Season 5 [DVD]
The Wire: Complete HBO Season 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dominic West
Price: £13.64

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Omar for me!, 25 Feb 2014
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On to episode 10 of series 5, having watched all of this great piece of TV in recent weeks. For me Omar dominated the screen on every appearance. How Marlo Stanfield and his two psycho colleagues got that high in the drug world without themselves being rubbed out is beyond me. Am I the only one who could hardly decipher a word that Snoop said? The homeless-men murders affair drifts on far too long and becomes unbelievable. Second only to The Sopranos.
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Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles
Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles
Offered by Super CD seller
Price: £9.05

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yup, sheer class, 12 Feb 2014
Great to have her back. Certainly a bit different this one, but love the (sometimes unusual) arrangements and musicianship. A treat.


Spooks Series 9 [DVD]
Spooks Series 9 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Firth
Price: £10.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Whinger North, 20 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Spooks Series 9 [DVD] (DVD)
On to series 9 now having been through the whole series in recent weeks on dvd. Thank goodness the guy jumped off the roof! Lucas North has proved to be a weak, whingeing, cringing pain in the bum. Would a man who went through all he experienced really end up this way? Frankly I think it stretched Richard Armitage's range too far. Enough of his whining, now on to the end!


Meet Me At The Edge Of The World
Meet Me At The Edge Of The World
Price: £17.56

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wake me up when it's over, 3 Sep 2013
From the first corny-rhyming-plinky-plonky of the title track the vibes aren't good for this. Timeless and vivid songs? I don't think so.
Weirdly, a lot of this doesn't even sound much like them. It takes until track 5 to finally get a bit of vintage OTR on 'Gonna let my soul catch my body'.
Things are lifted again briefly by the fine 'Don't let the bastards get you down', but so much of this just plonks along at the same tempo - it's unbelievably dreary. Even worse, some old bloke joins in for a duet on the desperately dire 'All over Ohio'. There's a mercifully short rubbish-instrumental filler, 'Cuyahoga' and 'Baby if this is nowhere' makes a late attempt to rescue the mess and show what might have been. I tried I really did. And we get 19 tracks of this, on a double which would have fitted on one cd. It needed a producer? Joe Henry must have given up and left early. If this had been a first release it wouldn't even have seen the light of day. Sometimes it can be said that within a so-so double album lurks one good one, not the case here. More like Nina and Frederik for the 2010's.
Maybe it's the songs - but the delights of Karen's voice as we have grown to know it are cleverly disguised in this shambles. OTR say that a number of these have been piled up on the sidelines for years - you can see why. Maybe I'm wrong but don't they get the farmhouse in Ohio and another album financed by contributions from fans? I chipped in for the last one but fortunately not for this soporific and shamefully misguided effort. A vanity project indeed.
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The Wild Feathers
The Wild Feathers
Price: £10.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got it right, 21 Aug 2013
This review is from: The Wild Feathers (Audio CD)
One of the finest first albums for many a year. Four vocalists, a fine range of material - you can tell they've worked hard to polish this first release. Their influences are well documented, but they've delivered an original, sparkling album, already on my Best of 2013 list.


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