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Night Watch
Night Watch
Offered by uniqueplace-uk
Price: £9.16

15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, 18 Jan. 2001
This review is from: Night Watch (Audio CD)
As a fan of the Wetton/Bruford era of KC above all others (before the dreadful Adrian Belew came into the picture) this disc was a particular treat: the band are in full deafening, frightening glory. I only wish I was old enough to have caught this line-up in the flesh (I was seven when this concert was recorded). History has shown that this line-up was deeply unstable personality wise, but this very instability was its musical strength, as all of the angst was channelled into the music - and how. Larks Tongues in Aspic II is rawer than it's recorded version (which is saying something in itself) and 20th C. Schitzoid Man is positively ferocious. Give your ears a treat, you won't regret it.

How to Go to the Movies (Stonewall Inn Editions)
How to Go to the Movies (Stonewall Inn Editions)
by Quentin Crisp
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite writer bar none., 8 Dec. 2000
This book, like all of Crisp's works, is a joy to read. It features not only some sections lifted from his `How to Have a Lifestyle' book (essential reading for anyone who considers themselves intelligent) but a collection of his film reviews from `Christopher Street' magazine. Crisp shows himself to be not merely a brilliant satirist and social commentator (which we all knew he was already) but a fine student of the film medium. Highly recommended.

Offered by plusnoise
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 6 Dec. 2000
This review is from: Red (Audio CD)
There's no other way to describe this disc other than stunning. In particular Bill Bruford's drumming and percussion (and he is surely the ONLY drummer who should ever be allowed a solo spot in concert) and the way that the rhythm combine with the dark oppressiveness of Fripp's guitar and mellotron work. This is an example of that rarest of beast - an experimental work that can go straight for the intellect response AND make you want to dance and sing along to the melodies. An album to be played very loud and very regularly.

Yes: Greatest Video Hits [VHS]
Yes: Greatest Video Hits [VHS]
Offered by hessleoldbooks
Price: £5.19

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good - as far as it goes, 29 Nov. 2000
This is a good video, and all Yes fans should own it, but ... it can hardly be said to be representative, taking as it does nothing prior to 1977, and generously sampling from the Rabin era. This is fine, I like this stuff, but if you're expecting a broad sweep of the Yes canon you'd be better off purchasing the wonderful `YesYears' video.

Yes: Yes Years - A Retrospective [VHS]
Yes: Yes Years - A Retrospective [VHS]
Offered by londonstorehouse
Price: £12.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In a word, fantastic!, 28 Nov. 2000
This is a video that should have pride of place in the video collection of every serious Yes fan. featuring, as it does, interviews with all of the band members from the 1991 `Union' tour and several mouth watering pieces of archive live and studio footage. What else can I say? If you don't own it, why not???

Fight Club [VHS] [1999]
Fight Club [VHS] [1999]
Offered by qualityfilmsfromuk
Price: £6.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Insight into Millenial Masculinity, 11 Nov. 2000
This review is from: Fight Club [VHS] [1999] (VHS Tape)
This film should be seen by all (to borrow a phrase from The Observer) who live in, or near a male body. This is a fascinating sociological study of the plight of manhood in an increasingly feminised world - though it should not necessarily be read as anti-feminist backlash. A bunch of `emasculated' (in some cases literally) men are here shown, in a world where masculine traits are no longer required: fighting therefore becomes their only `manly' outlet.
Stylishly filmed and visually arresting - but feel free to ignore the last half hour, where all the credibility of the story is completely jettisoned.

Yes: Keys To Ascension [VHS]
Yes: Keys To Ascension [VHS]

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A wasted opportunity, 31 Oct. 2000
This was an opportunity to see one of the most beloved line-ups of Yes in the flesh (though I still prefer the Rabin/Kaye line-up myself). The packaging makes a great deal of the fact that Yes were appearing unencumbered by smoke machines nor laser shows. It's a pity no-one thought to tell the director this. The whole thing looks like it was filmed by a third year Media Studies student: more special effects than a Hollywood Blockbuster and more annoying intrusive camera work than than the average sci-fi tv show. The constant films of streams and volcanos were doubtless there to add to the mood (which is done successfully in Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii, and disatrously badly on Led Zeppelin's Song Remains the Same). I would just like to be able to watch the band personally, but this video makes that a very difficult task. It compares very poorly with the ABWH video for production values and especially with the 9012-live Yes video (incidentally, isn't it time someone re-released that one?). I think I'll stick to watching my somewhat rough-and-ready `Yessongs' video to see this line-up in future

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