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Songbook No. 1
Songbook No. 1
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 14.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic and refreshing, 9 July 2013
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This review is from: Songbook No. 1 (Audio CD)
This is a relelase that's hard to classify; it's full of eclectic, largely acoustic songs with superb string and in some cases wind arrangements. The vocals and layered vocal harmonies are extermely well done: Shades of the Beatles and even hints of Syd Barrett in places. No percussion, which is quite strange but the music is done in such a way that it works.

The 5.1 surround mix is absolutely stunning. Hi resolution, fully descrete and superbly mixed. It's a real showcase for what surround can do for music when it's well mixed and produced.

Silverline 581692 External Circlips Pack 64-Piece
Silverline 581692 External Circlips Pack 64-Piece
Price: 1.73

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value set, 1 Jan 2013
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I was a little annoyed that there's no details on the sizes. I needed some circlips to fix a door handle and had to take a risk buying these without confirming the sizes. They were fine!

If anyone has the same problem here's the sizes:

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English Electric, Part 1
English Electric, Part 1
Price: 10.65

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of 2012., 5 Nov 2012
Big Big Train have been around since 1990 playing their own brand of very English Progressive Rock. The current line-up, consisting of Nick D'Virgilio, Dave Gregory, David Longdon, Andy Poole and Gregory Spawton are producing the best material of this lengthy career and, in my opinion, the some of the best music in the Prog scene as a whole. I would even go as far as to say that this album and the last one (The Underfall Yard) are two of the best Progressive Rock albums released in the last few decades! all great albums "English Electric Part 1" takes a few listens to fully appreciate, but every track on the album has that rare combination of instant appeal and depth to draw you in and repay multiple listens; Each replay is a delight of discovery as the true majesty of the music and the storytelling in the lyrics unfolds before your ears.

Big Big Train are masters of their art; they have incredible song-writing ability, musicianship, attention to detail and depth, astonishing production (well done Mr Rob Aubrey) ...and the lyrics and vocal delivery are just sublime.

The choice of subject matter and instrumentation makes the listening experience a walk back in time through the English countryside. Pastoral vistas unfold, we hear of suffering in the harshest of working conditions contrasted with the simple pleasures of the countryside, eccentric artists hoodwinking the best in the business, tales of pioneering exploits pushing the boundaries of human endeavour. It's gripping stuff; the kind of song writing that delivers spine chills by the bucket load and compels the listener to learn more about the subjects.

To give the uninitiated some idea of what BBT sound like; it would be easy and somewhat valid to draw parallels with early Genesis, but that would, in all honesty, be under-selling Big Big Train. They have captured that quintessential English Prog sound, made it their own whilst, at the same time, injecting a fresh vibrancy to it so that it's relevant in the 21st century. No mean achievement!

2012 has been a great year for music and BBT have been up against some stiff competition but in my book there's only one contender for album of the year and this is it. I look forward to playing this album a lot more and am already anticipating the follow-up "English Electric Part 2" in 2013.

The Mirror of Love
The Mirror of Love
Price: 1.98

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning performance and orchestral arrangement, 14 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Mirror of Love (MP3 Download)
What a beautiful piece this is and it's an absolute joy to hear it performed live by RJG on solo piano and with backing from a full symphony orchestra. Moving stuff!

Adobe Lightroom 3 - The Missing FAQ - Real Answers to Real Questions asked by Lightroom Users
Adobe Lightroom 3 - The Missing FAQ - Real Answers to Real Questions asked by Lightroom Users
by Victoria Bampton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 25.71

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for anyone who wants to master Lightroom, 12 Aug 2010
If you own Lightroom and want to use it seriously then you really, really need this book.

Lightroom isn't the easiest of products to learn, but when you understand it you can make your photography workflow and cataloguing sing. Then you'll not only be getting better results, you'll be getting them much, much quicker. This book is the key to unlocking that level of understanding.

It's an absolute goldmine (500 plus pages) of everything you need to know presented in a no-nonsense, easy to understand style by an author who's clearly an expert user and who knows the product inside out.

It's not a user guide or step-by-step instruction manual, though it does contain a lot of hints, tips and instructions on how to do things. Rather, it's a massive collection of FAQ style information that's been clearly and logically organised for use as a reference. Buy it. Read it through once or twice then keep it (or the e-book) as a reference and you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.

3000 Days
3000 Days
Price: 13.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Thief for both new and existing fans, 13 Feb 2010
This review is from: 3000 Days (Audio CD)
Forget your usual compilations and best of albums - THIS is the way to do it! For those that don't know Bruce and the other Thieves outgrew Cyclops and moved to KScope when "Tightly Unwound" was released in 2008. Besides new album releases the KScope deal includes a commitment to re-mix/re-issue of the previous six albums. 3000 days is a pre-emptive two disc "best of" which not only perfectly showcases The Thief but also gives a big taste of what's to come with the re-mix/re-release of the back catalogue. And this is the real key to how essential this album is. We've all bought "re-masters" which are nothing more than the original with the loudness boosted by compression. Well let me tell you; this is a million miles from those rip-offs. Bruce and Steve have painstakingly re-constructed the tracks pouring over ten years of studio experience plus their love and intimate knowledge of the construction of the songs into the re-mix. The results sound just amazing - a spacious mix that's clean and fresh with beautiful detail but, amazingly, losing none of the character of the original songs.

Is this a great way for new comers to find out all about this wonderful band? Yes - it's a 2CD 20 track tour of the back catalogue!
If I already own the rest of the catalogue do I need to buy this? Yes - absolutely! This is how The Thief is meant to sound!

Wonderous Stories
Wonderous Stories

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly Wonderous cover, 17 Nov 2009
This review is from: Wonderous Stories (MP3 Download)
Magenta wear their inspiration on their sleeves and this cover goes right to the heart of that inspiration. It's a lovingly crafted and executed tribute to one of the best bands of the '70 from one of the best bands of today. If you've ever liked Yes I urge you to download this cover, go and see Magenta live and then work your way through their excellent back catalogue. They're a largely undiscovered gem.

Porcupine  Tree - Arriving Somewhere [2DVD] [2011]
Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere [2DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Porcupine Tree
Price: 12.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible DVD from the best band you never heard of, 3 Nov 2008
Porcupine Tree. Where to start?

For me it's a wind-back just over 18 months when a very good friend recommended a couple of their albums to me. I took them on an MP3 player on holiday and came back completely hooked. Fast forward to now and I have bought just about everything Steven Wilson (the creative power behind Tree) has ever made, have seen them live a couple of times and am witnessing the rise that this band so thoroughly deserve.

If you like excellent, heavy but meaningful rock, top notch song writing and musicians who can really play live with power, passion and subtlety do not hesitate to buy this. The mix of songs, the video quality, performance and sound (in 5.1) are all quite stunning.

Buy it, but only if you are prepared to get hooked!

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