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matt hamilton "Patrick Hamilton" (Essex)

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Deep Purple In Rock - Anniversary Edition
Deep Purple In Rock - Anniversary Edition
Price: £5.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow..., 9 Aug. 2006
I was amazed to find this was released when it was (as a young listener). In terms of hard rock this completely blows away Zeppelin (although i still prefer zeppelin overall), and in my opinion is by far deep purple's best studio album. The intro is one of my favourites of all time on any album - if you like lead guitar, speed king will blow you away (as will much of the album). It seriously embodies the work 'rock' - this is hard rock at its best and you will be headbanging, air guitaring etc very frequently.

Basically, this is an album which doesnt get as much recognition as machine head seems to, yet it is in my opinion their best studio effort. Buy it and made in japan now!

Inside In/Inside Out
Inside In/Inside Out
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Price: £3.96

20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great album at a time of awful music., 31 July 2006
This review is from: Inside In/Inside Out (Audio CD)
Basically, i dont like much modern music. Most i find is commercialised bland rubbish, with loads of studio tweaking and poor musicianship. This album, in my opninion, is one of the best of recent times. Lets go through the standout tracks in my opinion:

1: Seaside. Quite frankly i cant imagine a much better opener. this is emotive and enjoyable, and quite sad if youve already got the blues im sure!

3: Sofa song: This is great to dance to at parties and the lyrics and first guitar solo are very happy (theres no other way to describe it).

5: Ooh la: Just catchy

6: You dont love me: Slightly too indie but the first part of the song especially is catchy nd fun.

7: She moves in her own way: Most peoples tout for the gest song on the album i think, and i would agree, wonderful lyrics, catchy, summery and a good guitar solo too.

8: Matchbox: Quite odd in my opinion but one of my favourite tracks on the album

9: Naive: Overplayed on the radio but still a wonderful song that will ahve you singing along throughout

13: Time Awaits: The only of the latter songs that i really like, this is amazing and the in/out phasing guitar at the end puts me in mind that things are going to be big for this band in the future

Overall, this album is not my usual taste in music. im not really an indie fan (i dont liek babyshambles, libertines, aric monkeys etc) and yet this is my kind of album - it shows that there are great things to come and that the singer has a great maturity especially. Im a massive skynyrd, zeppelin and lizzy fan, and yet this will certainly be played by me alot!!!

buy it now and dont listen to the other people who have had a go at this on here!!!

Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Price: £5.99

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great album, 1 Jun. 2006
This review is from: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Although these guys could never maintain a high level throughout each of their albums like skynyrd did, and as such never made a huge comercial impact, they are truly a great band to listen to - their style of music seems to be both fun in places and dark in others. In terms of southern rock, molly hatchet are certainly heavier than people like alman brothers or skynyrd, and actually i think this makes them really interesting.

as for the cd, i have no quibbles with the casing, leaftlet thing etc, all is of good quality, and the music itself is great.

Highlights for me include Gator Country, Flirtin' with disaster, Bloody Reunion, Boogie no more and the creeper, with 'Gator...' and '...Creeper' being probably my personal favourites.

in summary, if you like bluesy southern rock with a bit of an edge, with obvious rock and even metal influences throughout, with air guitar possibilites, then look no further than this - i have only recently been listening to this band yet they seem to have great talent and their music is rocking. Get this cd!!!

Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Price: £7.64

35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is it people..., 28 May 2006
This review is from: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
This is the compilation which defines the most criminally overlooked rock band in history. One of the greatest songwriters of the late 20th century, backed up by a troop of amazing guitarists, with Gorham, Robertson and Moore blasting out riffs and, more importantly, some of the greatest guitar solos ever throughout each song on this compilation. This band is a monolith of rock music and thankfully this compilation shows this very well.

my only quibble is that perhaps this shouldve been called 'the very best of' or something like that. In that case southbound and massacre couldve been added too, as well as the rest of the black rose album. The packaging is great also, as well as the music, and the story of lizzy is presented inside along with some great photos of the band etc, in fact the whole package is amazing.

For a new listener to thin lizzy, this album is something which is essential and which is enduring - most serious rock collections i believe should have this amongst them. Also, at such a cheap price here this would make an important addition to any collection and i honestly believe that you will enjoy this, trust me and buy it.

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Price: £15.01

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome..., 27 May 2006
This review is from: Rumours (Audio CD)
Quite franky, liking this album goes against most of my musical taste. Its just full of amazing songs which evoke so much emotion. As a classic rock fan, who also loves everything from heavy metal to blues and some dance music, pop etc, i have rarely been impressed by a single album as much as this ever.

the album opens like no other - 'second hand news' is catchy and a great opener, and possible my favourite track on the album, and then the course of the album, containing the classics such as 'dreams', 'never going back again', (buckingham provides some great guitar playing here), 'dont stop' (i defy you not to sing along, and the guitar solo is immense), and you make loving fun, is just great throughout.

Anyway, to conclude, in response to the negative comments of an earlier review - im only 17 and i like Dylan and The Yardbirds too, as well as bands like Lizzy, Free, sabbath and skynyrd, and i only know one song by boston, so not everyone who buys this album is into those bands. Anyway, buy this, youll be singing and actually at a couple of points air guitaring i think for ages!

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