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Love And Work [Digipak]
Love And Work [Digipak]
Price: £12.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Luscious, 5 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Love And Work [Digipak] (Audio CD)
A lovely, luscious album, radiating positivity. Unfortunately, Graham has kept the better stuff to later in the album (Any Day, Crying Time again). The introductory tracks aren't great, even if "Daylight" is dedicated to his late friebd Andrew Gold. Get past these and you'll hear a genuine tunesmith at work... and play.


Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock 'n' Roll
Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock 'n' Roll
by Robert Rodriguez
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.79

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - buy!, 10 Jun 2012
An incredibly detailled book by one of the best Beatlologists in existence. I've been a fab fan since 1978 and thought I knew it all about The Beatles, but Robert brings out so much more info than I knew and its brilliantly written too. Worth buying just for the info on "She Said She Said" (again all new to me). I am currently begging Robert to do a book on all the Beatles albums. If you love fact-based jounalism written by a skilled writer and hardbeat fan - get this, I guaantee you'll ove it.


The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour Memories [DVD]
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour Memories [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Lambert
Price: £5.75

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great, 13 April 2009
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Enjoyable, but the lack of actual Beatles music, or footage from the film (doubtless for legal reasons) is disappointing. Would have preferred to see Spinetti speaking to camera at the actual locations rather than in a studio. The residents memories were really good, especially the Policeman who appeared in the film. Worth watching once, maybe twice, but that's about it.

Why couldn't they have tracked down Little Nicola ?
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Mine All Mine [DVD][2004]
Mine All Mine [DVD][2004]
Dvd ~ Griff Rhys Jones

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gotta be Welsh, 16 Feb 2009
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This review is from: Mine All Mine [DVD][2004] (DVD)
I guess you have got to be Welsh to really love this series. Brilliant portrayal of Welsh life by Russell Davies and all the actors involved, especially the Mother ! It had good reviews at the time but there are two reasons why it perhaps never reached a zenith: 1) It was up against another excellent series "Blackpool" broadcsat at exactly the same time 2) because the series was only allotted five nights, Russell had to condense two episdoes (5 and 6) into one and there are some ropey edits. The continuity therefore really fell apart.
On the dvd however, we have the missing episodes in full and the commentary by Russell davies on the first episodes reveal what a funny and likeable man he is.


The Odd Couple [DVD] [1967]
The Odd Couple [DVD] [1967]
Dvd ~ Jack Lemmon

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourire film, 19 July 2007
This review is from: The Odd Couple [DVD] [1967] (DVD)
Brilliantly written, impeccably acted. Proof that comedy doesn't have to be viscious, brash or hateful.


Mr Bad Guy
Mr Bad Guy

2 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars awful, 19 July 2007
This review is from: Mr Bad Guy (Audio CD)
The worst album of all time by anyone anywhere and I say this as Queen's biggest fans.
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Oh Joey Joey
Oh Joey Joey
by Joey Jones
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You gotta love him, 19 July 2007
This review is from: Oh Joey Joey (Hardcover)
Joey Jones will win no pulitzers with this autobiography. Its unlikely any of its chapters will be used on the current English literature Masters course. This, however, is a delicious read, if only for the energy that Jones approaches the writing. Its akin to the "What I did in my holidays" school essay we all wrote on our first days back in school after the Summer hols. Its probably a first draft, but it'll grab you between the proverbials.

Full of fun stories, Jones' love for his trade is evident from the opening chapters. He's also wonderfully self-effacing.


Non Stop!
Non Stop!

4.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking, 25 April 2007
This review is from: Non Stop! (Audio CD)
A superb album that will keep your feet moving throughout. If 'Win This Thing' doesn't get you then 'The Lord is My Light and Salvation' will.

'Ten Years On'a song celebrating marriage is a true gem. I definitely recommend this album to Christians everywhere.


Gone Troppo
Gone Troppo
Price: £12.72

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in places, garbage in others, 6 Mar 2007
This review is from: Gone Troppo (Audio CD)
A nosedive after the excellent 'Somewhere in England'. Nevertheless, 'Gone Troppo' has its moments. The title track is irresitable, the single ('Wake Up My Love') moves along nicely and 'Dream Away' is as smooth as you'd wish, but unfortunately goes on too long. The best track on the album could be George's best ever song, 'Mystical One' a gorgeous glowing tribute to his best mate Eric Clapton.

Aside from this, there are just too many undistinguished and frankly boring tracks, which just go nowhere: "Baby Don't Run Away' 'Circles' 'Greece' and 'That's the Way It Goes'.

'I Really Love You' is a nice doo-wop intrusion and full of fun, but overall this album is full of the sublime, with too much of the ridiculous.
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Thirty Three And 1/3
Thirty Three And 1/3
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Price: £12.56

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars George's best solo album, 23 Feb 2007
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This review is from: Thirty Three And 1/3 (Audio CD)
By the time 33 1/3 was released, George barely had any credability left. Sure, his albums and singles sold respectively, but then they would do, as a former Beatle. However, every album offering since the much praised 'All Things Must Pass' had seen a steady nosedive in quality. By the time of the largely hideous 'Extra Texture' (1975) George had proved his best days were clearly behind him and were never likely to return.

So what a delight '33 1/3' was an is - an extremely listenable, focused, oftentimes sublime album. George is confident and content and produces some of his best ever tracks: "This Song" "Beautful Girl" and "Woman Don't You Cry For Me".

33 1/3 resuscitated George's solo career and proved the benchmark by which future albums would be measured.
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