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Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Popular Classics)
Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Popular Classics)
by Thomas Hardy
Edition: Paperback

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read if you can stick with it, 24 July 2003
As some may argue is typical of Hardy, 'Far from the madding crowd' starts out as being slightly long-winded - in modern terms it 'takes a long time to get going' - however this fact is saved by the action towards the last third of the novel as well as Hardy's characteristic countryside descriptions throughout. As with many of his other books, Hardy gives the reader an enticing view of country life, along with a handful of intriging and, in the case of Farmer Oak and Bathsheba, endearing, characters. 'Far from the madding crowd' can best be described as a fantastic portrait of the true nature of human emotion as far as romance is concerned. Worth a read.


Pure Garage Platinum: the Very Best of Pure Garage/Mixed Live By Ez
Pure Garage Platinum: the Very Best of Pure Garage/Mixed Live By Ez
Offered by marxwax
Price: £28.74

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good collection, 9 Jun. 2003
A fairly good collection of some of the best of Pure Garage over the years, but in my opinion some of the key tracks that have been on past Pure Garage collections didn't make this lot, namely "Buddy X" and some Craig David tracks. That said, for a garage fan whose into all forms of garage, not just the commercial side (which is what I tend to listen to), this is a good selection, with quality mixing from DJ EZ. Make sure you're a fan of his mixing style before buying this, but as long as you are, Pure Garage Platinum will make for a great party! Stand-out tracks for me personally are the two Shola Ama songs "Imagine" and "Run to me" as well as the ultimate garage classics - DJ Luck & MC Neat's "A Little bit of luck" and the Artful Dodger's "Women Trouble", which take you back to the day when UK garage first started making it in the mainstream. There's also some great garage party tunes - "Flowers" and "Boo!" are a must for any garage fan's collections. Also includes the remix of K-ci and Jojo's "Tell me its real" - one of my favourites.


Performance And Cocktails
Performance And Cocktails
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A quality album, 11 May 2003
When I first got this it never left my CD player, and also after a while it does lose its impact, this is still a good quality album. There’s the fantastic “Bartender and the Thief” and “Just Looking”, as well as many unreleased tracks which are all just as good. You definitely have to be a fan of Kelly Jones’ unique voice before buying this, but as long as you are you will enjoy this pleasant and though-provoking collection from the ‘Phonics.


Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits
Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.47

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Westlife don't disappoint with this release, 11 May 2003
A fantastic collection of Westlife’s hits – a must for any fan of their mature brand of pop. It’s full of their classic ballads like the debut “Swear it again” and “Flying without wings” as well as their more upbeat numbers “Bob Bop Baby” and the amazing “When You’re Looking Like That”. The standout tracks are not just the singles but also the unreleased tracks, notably the absolutely stunning “Written In the Stars” and “Love Takes Two”. This is one of my favourite CDs, surprising for someone who was not a fan of Westlife until much later in their careers – for you it could grow on you like it did on me!


2Pac - Greatest Hits
2Pac - Greatest Hits
Offered by Hot Cakes
Price: £17.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fairly good addition to your rap collection, 11 May 2003
This review is from: 2Pac - Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Good value as it contains 2 CDs, but you may find yourself wishing there was only 1 CD with a smaller number of his really great hits, as opposed to 2 CDs of his quite great hits! Songs such as “How do you want it” and “How long will they mourn me” don’t quite reach the 2Pac perfection that is “Changes” and “Life Goes On”. The highlights in this collection are definitely the slowies, and there is nothing on here that matches the genius of “Changes”.


Can't Take Me Home
Can't Take Me Home
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.49

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great debut effort from the lady they call Pink, 11 May 2003
This review is from: Can't Take Me Home (Audio CD)
This is a collection of slick, smooth R’n’B tunes with a funky pop undertone throughout – very different from the Pink releases we have seen more recently where she has gone from strength to strength with a more diverse sound. But that is not to say that her earlier material, on this album, is of any less merit. Pink’s voice suits the feel of the album perfectly, and singles “There You Go” and “Most Girls” set the tone for the rest of the album. As well as funky little numbers such as “Hiccup” and “Hell Wit Ya”, Pink also successfully carries off some ballads like “Stop Falling”. Overall, this will be a very welcome addition to your R’n’B collection.


(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Price: £4.76

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic release, 11 May 2003
An album that is one that is set to go down in music history – full of timeless gems like “Don’t Look Back in anger” and the fantastic “Wonderwall”. With songs like these featuring on the album, it’s hard for tracks like “Hey Now!” and “Roll with it” to live up to their high standard. However, the poignant “Cast No Shadow” and uplifting “She’s Electric” show that great songs run throughout the album despite a few dodgy tracks. There are points where you can hear Beatles influence, however this album is also proof that Oasis are musicians and songwriters in their own right and is probably the best of all their releases. Worth buying just for “Wonderwall” and “Don’t look back in anger” – if you liked those songs then you’ll love this album as most of the songs follow suit.


A Different Beat
A Different Beat
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £4.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect album, 11 May 2003
This review is from: A Different Beat (Audio CD)
“A Different Beat” saw Boyzone make the transition from purely an Irish boy group to a mature band – that is, this album was the proof that they had the talent and the drive to produce music that appeals to all ages. Whilst fans of Boyzone’s earlier music should definitely own “Said and Done”, “A Different Beat” stands out as one of their best albums, with the powerful title track and the timeless “Words”. There are no fillers on here, and there’s a lot of diversity to keep everyone happy – cute ballads like “Don’t stop looking for love” with Stephen demonstrating his vocal talents, through to the Backstreet Boys style “Strong Enough”. In brief, this is an absolutely beautiful album and is evidence that despite their name, Boyzone are so much more than just a boy band, with this collection of perfectly-crafted tracks.


The Immaculate Collection
The Immaculate Collection
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate pop collection, 11 May 2003
Madonna needs little introduction, and neither does this album, which should be part of any music collection. From her first hit “Holiday” to the haunting “Like A Prayer”, this album is packed-full of Madonna’s best pop music, with all the favourites such as “Material Girl” and “Vogue”. If you love Madonna’s earlier stuff, back when she was pure pop, this is definitely your cup of tea – it is absolute quality pop music from start to finish and great for the summer.


Fanmail
Fanmail
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £3.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A smooth slick collection, 11 May 2003
This review is from: Fanmail (Audio CD)
“Fanmail” demonstrates that TLC have come a long way since their “Crazy Sexy Cool” days, at the same time without losing that sassiness that made them so popular. There’s a fair number of great tracks on here, the best being the singles “Unpretty” and “No Scrubs” and a great little ballad, “I Miss You so much”, my personal favourite. If you’re a TLC or R’n’B fan, you will definitely like this album which has a good number of tracks, all well-produced and with that infamous TLC vibe! Stick it on your CD player now!


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