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Bon Jovi -Dvd Collector's Box [2011] [NTSC]
Bon Jovi -Dvd Collector's Box [2011] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Bon Jovi
Price: £5.99

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Two Disc Set, 2 Oct. 2011
This is a very decent double DVD set documenting the career and music of Jovi. One disc takes the story up to the end of the nineties but for me the better of the two is the second disc which concentrates on the post-2000 period and the whole BJ rejuvenation of the second millennium. Plenty of music on this, plus great footage and interviews. And for the price of a single disc I'd say this is a steal.


11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Cheap for a decent matress, 2 Oct. 2011
This is dead cheap, but unlike other bargain styles is actually comfy, appears to be well made and I'm sure will last a few years. So if like me you're hard up right now and need something cheap and cheerful, go no further than is

Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory
Price: £5.00

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Classic, 4 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Hunky Dory (Audio CD)
I bought Ziggy Stardust when it was released, took it round to my mate's to play and he'd already bought a copy, so I took mine back & swapped it for Hunky Dory. Did I get the better of that deal? This is the last of the great hippy albums, before everything went glam rock. It's thoughtful, introspective, brilliantly lyricised, truly romantic and beautiful in spades.
For me this is the best album ever, quite an accolade when you look at the contenders. It's populated by sensitively textured characters - spectral Bewlay brothers, scratchy\clawing Robert Zimmermans, cement fixed Andy Warhols and Clara puts her head between her paws (and more). Twice as good as Ziggy, Three times better than Diamond Dogs, Alladin Sane or Man Who Sold the World (or the oft overlooked Pin-ups)and ten times better than Heroes or Let's Dance or Young Americans. I know Bowie's chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature but this is an intimate facet rarely seen, before the fame kicked in, and is truly a flawless collection of fine vintage songs. Drink them in and enjoy
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Good As I Been To You
Good As I Been To You
Price: £3.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Late Bloomer, 4 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Good As I Been To You (Audio CD)
One good thing about writing reviews is the fact that I am often compelled to pick up things I have ignored for a long time. When this album was released, I snatched it up, listened to it a few times, and proceeded to forget about it for some reason. Being less of a Dylan addict at the time, the fact that this album consisted basically of folk music accompanied by impeccable acoustic guitar did not strike me as very significant, and I was slightly disappointed that these songs were all covers. I was not used to this kind of Dylan music, and for that reason I believe this CD failed to captivate me at the time. Listening to it again now, I am amazed by this album's greatness. Acoustic guitar, harmonica, and Dylan's uniquely raspy vocal musings-that's really all Dylan ever needed, and Good As I Been To You is proof that what was true in the 1960s was just as true in the 1990s and will be true until Dylan's greatness is snatched away from this earth.

These songs are all mesmerizing, but Hard Times deserves special attention, as Dylan pours his heart and soul into the song. Arthur McBride is another incredible story-telling saga. Tomorrow Night particularly shows off Dylan's harmonica-playing, and the song's familiarity provides an opening for those seeking to appreciate this impressive album and proves once again that Dylan can in fact sing a love song with great feeling. Don't think that these tracks are all slow and somber anthems, though; a quick listen at Step It Up and Go will show you that Dylan can infuse tons of energy into folk music. Good As I Been To You is Dylan at his most natural, and one can only sit back and revel in the story-telling prowess of one of music's most influential and legendary performers.

Looking back on this album, I can't help but consider it the product of an exceedingly important phase in Dylan's evolution as an artist and musician, one in which he looked back to his roots and drew sustenance for the incredible comeback he would make in coming years. With the mixed success of albums such as Under the Red Sky, clearly it can be said that Dylan was floundering musically at the time this particular album was recorded. While some questioned his decision to record an album of covered folk and blues songs at this particular time, Dylan knew what he was doing, and what he was doing was reinventing himself yet again in preparation for hours and hours of incredible new music with which to delight fans and critics alike in coming years. I think many Dylan fans will now agree that this album keeps getting better as the years go by, but at the same time I can see where those unfamiliar with Dylan's musical progression might not warm up to it so easily for the simple fact that it will probably differ greatly from their expectations.

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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No Mattress, 26 May 2011
I bought this for my son. The concept is good but the picture shows a matress and nowhere does it say this isn't provided. Trouble is it isn't a regular bed size so a normal single doesn't fit too well...

Serpent Power
Serpent Power
Price: £9.59

5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good But Not Great!, 26 May 2011
This review is from: Serpent Power (Audio CD)
The Serpent Power's sole album is worth hearing and buying- at a reasonable price- but it isn't a classic. Completists for this era and style of music will want to pick it up but there are dozens (if not hundreds) of albums to hear first.
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The Naked Ride Home
The Naked Ride Home
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The Comeback Kid, 20 May 2011
This review is from: The Naked Ride Home (Audio CD)
Jackson Browne redeemed himself with this album. Strong melodies delivered with real soul by skilled players and intelligent lyrics On this albu he has found the perfect balance. I find every aspect of it very compelling. The tracks he has written alone tend to be in his normal pop/folk laid back style whilst those the band have contributed too have a hint of funk about the them.

In particular, Kevin McCormick's bass is the star of the show, absolutely delicious. A number of guests do backing vocals which always add value to the music in a classy, subtle way. I hesitate to name standout tracks as there is not a weak one here but I am compelled to give special mention to the title track as well as "Walking Town" and "My Stunning Mystery Companion".

The Colour Of Spring
The Colour Of Spring
Price: £24.21

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Lovely, 20 May 2011
This review is from: The Colour Of Spring (Audio CD)
The Colour Of Spring must have seemed completely alien to the Smash Hits reading teens of the time but it still sold respectably in the UK and wowed the music press. It's not dissimilar in it's themes and ambitions to XTC's Skylarking, which came out around the same time - ironically a record also adored by the critics and ignored by the public.
This is Talk Talk's most consistent long player and is always criminally overlooked when the list of great and good albums of the 1980's is compiled. Much like Talk Talk themselves.
Patience and repeated listening rewards in spades.

The Document (DVD+CD) [DVD AUDIO]
The Document (DVD+CD) [DVD AUDIO]

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good, 30 Nov. 2009
Actaully this is good product. I hadn't got either of the contents before - so for me it's a good buy - you get a DVD documetary about Prince in the 1980s [with loads of his music and videos]plus a biography with a lot of Prince interviews on it.

The Lowdown
The Lowdown
Price: £10.46

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Interview and Biog Package, 19 Jun. 2009
This review is from: The Lowdown (Audio CD)
This is another really neat interview and biography package from this LOwdown series - ive already bought a buch of these titles - as the other reviewer points out there isn't any Disturbed music on it, but surely most fans have got all that anyway. Really interesting stuff on here though and packaged beautifully

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