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Don't Cry Out Loud
Don't Cry Out Loud
Price: £9.86

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blistering perfomance and mediocre recording!, 28 Dec 2007
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This review is from: Don't Cry Out Loud (Audio CD)
This is terrific value and a terrific performance. But the whole thing is let down by an indifferent and unsympathetic recording. I saw her live just a few weeks back and she has the most extraordinary vocal power and dynamic range. But you wouldn't know it from this over-compressed and over-equalised recording. Such a pity. I suppose its unreasonable to expect a true audiophile recording, but surely this fine performer deserves something better? The unaccredited (what's the point of that omission?) band are absolutely top notch. Perhaps I'm being a little over-critical here, maybe. On the other hand, at the low asking price, this double CD offers a reasonable introduction to her live. There is no substitute for being in her audience though. Catch her while you can.


RetroSpective - The Best Of Suzanne Vega
RetroSpective - The Best Of Suzanne Vega
Price: £11.81

5.0 out of 5 stars 6 stars, if I could, 9 Nov 2007
First, I agree with all the other reviews here. Secondly - the free Live CD is worth the price on its own. Simply wonderful. And so is she. And ...


99.9 F°
99.9 F°
Price: £6.42

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but .., 9 Nov 2007
This review is from: 99.9 F° (Audio CD)
Not her strongest combination. But some of tracks rank alongside her very finest. Experimental in structure and a very brave mould-breaking project. If this were her only release, then I would have given it 5. It's only a 4 'cos of the comparison against some of her other releases.


Nine Objects Of Desire
Nine Objects Of Desire
Price: £6.47

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific, 9 Nov 2007
This review is from: Nine Objects Of Desire (Audio CD)
One of her two finest. AND I agree with all the other reviews here too.


Beauty & Crime
Beauty & Crime

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 9 Nov 2007
This review is from: Beauty & Crime (Audio CD)
I have all her official and unofficial ones too. And yes, this is one of her strongest.


Introducing Jaco Pastorius
Introducing Jaco Pastorius
Price: £4.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Yawn. Look elsewhere for examples of his brilliance, 22 Oct 2007
The man was a brilliant performer. But not necessarily a fine writer nor indeed a stern critic of his own work. Had this CD not had the great man's name on it I seriously doubt if anyone would have given it a second glance.


The Scrubbers Session
The Scrubbers Session
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £4.99

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beyond horrible, 20 Oct 2007
This review is from: The Scrubbers Session (Audio CD)
No wonder it went unreleased for so long. Here we have individually great musicians coming together to sound like a cover band covering a cover band who are trying to sound unlike Humble Pie and like them at the same time.


I Wanna Get Funky
I Wanna Get Funky
Offered by Japan-Select
Price: £24.35

3.0 out of 5 stars He's done much better elsewhere, 5 Oct 2007
This review is from: I Wanna Get Funky (Audio CD)
Against the output of mere mortals, this is pretty damn good. However when judged against his legacy work, it sounds to me as merely workmanlike, playing by numbers and AK in too much of a comfort zone.


Simply Better: Winning and Keeping Customers by Delivering What Matters Most
Simply Better: Winning and Keeping Customers by Delivering What Matters Most
by Patrick Barwise
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding., 5 Oct 2007
Refreshingly free of psycho-babble and related nonsense and without the unrealistic, over-blown and excessive 'can do' ethos that dilutes so many other books in this arena. Yes, it swims against the tide and yes, implementing the suggestions is no easy task, but I'm certainly going to try; and that's rare for me. Don't be put off by the cover that makes it look like a GCSE-level publication. There is real wisdom in these pages.


At The Kabuki Theatre
At The Kabuki Theatre
Price: £6.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Like an under-rehearsed QMS covers band, 2 Oct 2007
This review is from: At The Kabuki Theatre (Audio CD)
If like me you were looking for more of the Happy Trails quality, then this isn't it. Not worth the new price but for completists, perhaps a cheap used set will be sufficient? Over indulgent and sloppy playing. The ocassional burst of real fire makes it all the more poignant. Do I hear scraping at the bottom of the corporate barrel? Yup, sure do. As I write this I'm listening to the Cipollina / Gravenites band CD "Monkey Medicine" Far, far better.


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