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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and very cheerful! Recommended!, 6 April 2015
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Great value at the miniscule price asked. Looks great: the strap is only plastic so probably won't last (and a new strap will be more expensive than a new watch! )


Rossini:Guillaume Tell [Andrew Foster-Williams; Michael Spyres; Judith Howarth; Camerata Bach Choir Poznan; Virtuosi Brunensis; Antonino Fogliani] [NAXOS: 8660363-66]
Rossini:Guillaume Tell [Andrew Foster-Williams; Michael Spyres; Judith Howarth; Camerata Bach Choir Poznan; Virtuosi Brunensis; Antonino Fogliani] [NAXOS: 8660363-66]
Price: £21.15

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb music - effective performances., 10 Mar. 2015
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Ralph Moores' 3 star review is is a tad unkind I feel. True, Spyres is no Gedda ( but then no one could be!) and Barry Banks, in the recent WNO production, had a sweeter voice, but he is very effective (and I am very fussy about my tenors: see another review re Brian Hymel!). I enjoyed listening to this recording very much, if only because you get the frisson of a live performance, well played and recorded, and, on the whole, well sung and acted. What is, perhaps, surprising, is Rossini's high level of inspiration throughout: unlike certain other operas( especially some German ones!) lasting four hours, there is never a dull moment here: it as very melodious, dramatic, full of variety and imaginatively orchestrated. I purchased this from Amazon for £15.99 including postage and I have found time to listen to it twice so far: and can't wait for the next time. For the cost of one 'full price' CD it is a more than worth-while purchase. So enjoyable!


Héroïque - French Opera Arias
Héroïque - French Opera Arias
Price: £11.33

8 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't like his voice!, 9 Mar. 2015
I am afraid that Bryan Hymel does not do it for me. I find the voice sounds like a baritone with the top notes sung by someone else: they are unpleasant to listen to and just 'stick out' like a sore thumb! I like a tenor whose voice doesn't sound strained on the high notes: Hymel alway does!
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Ulaanbaatar Unanchor Travel Guide - A First Timer's Weekend Guide to Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar Unanchor Travel Guide - A First Timer's Weekend Guide to Ulaanbaatar
Price: £5.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful!, 4 Mar. 2015
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A useful, if brief, guide if you're spending, as I shall be, a few days in this city. It takes the form of a three day walking tour - with plentiful stops for drinks and food!


EMI - ED 29 0355 1: Sir Adrian Boult conducts Elgar Symphony No. 2 in E flat: Sir Adrian Boult {Vinyl LP record}
EMI - ED 29 0355 1: Sir Adrian Boult conducts Elgar Symphony No. 2 in E flat: Sir Adrian Boult {Vinyl LP record}

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb performance and recording that belies its age, 2 Mar. 2015
One still returns to Boult as the most satisfying interpreter of Elgar's symphonies, especially the 2nd, and this 1945 recording has been superbly remastered onto LP, but not CD (yet?).


Norbert Schultze: Schwarzer Peter (The Cologne Collection)
Norbert Schultze: Schwarzer Peter (The Cologne Collection)
Price: £10.47

2.0 out of 5 stars Buy with care!, 17 Feb. 2015
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Beware, this is a children's opera, so for 'completists' only!


Everbuild 902 Bitumen and Flashing Flashband Primer - 1 Litre
Everbuild 902 Bitumen and Flashing Flashband Primer - 1 Litre
Offered by JT Atkinson
Price: £7.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Good buy, 17 Feb. 2015
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It does the job


Uncle's dream; And The Permanent Husband
Uncle's dream; And The Permanent Husband
Price: £0.00

3.0 out of 5 stars A bit heavy!, 17 Feb. 2015
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You need patience to read this, even though it's short!


R39 Reflector Bulb - Pearl - 30w Small Edison Screw E14
R39 Reflector Bulb - Pearl - 30w Small Edison Screw E14
Offered by Bargain Warehouse
Price: £3.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy, 17 Feb. 2015
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Fine


PestBye Battery Operated Cat Repeller - Ultrasonic Cat Scarer
PestBye Battery Operated Cat Repeller - Ultrasonic Cat Scarer
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy!, 17 Feb. 2015
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I use this in my loft to deter squirrels and so far it has done the trick!


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