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Devil Rides Out (Blu-ray + DVD) [1968]
Devil Rides Out (Blu-ray + DVD) [1968]
Dvd ~ Christopher Lee
Price: £14.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars PIN SHARP, 19 Oct. 2015
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Slightly tame version of Wheatley's novel which seems rather dated even for a film made in 1968. Blu-ray picture quality is pin-sharp! The special effects have been cleaned up, although I quite liked the (presumably unintentional!) other-wordly feel of the originals. Something clearly wrong with the sound on the documentary narrated by Oliver Reed which is included as an extra- Ollie is mumbling away in the background, almost completely inaudible.


Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy [Deluxe Edition]
Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy [Deluxe Edition]
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £19.98

5.0 out of 5 stars END OF AN ERA, 15 Oct. 2015
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Disc one is a brilliantly re-mastered version of the album (like all the early Elton John stuff, it sounds best if you play it loud). Disc two is a live performance of the album. "Captain Fantastic" can be quite shouty and raucous in places, the live version more so. I find the songs from this album really stick in my head, even some of the tracks I'm not so keen on! The final track, "Curtains" is my favourite, intensely moving and wonderfully uplifting at the same time. If Elton John had never made another record, this would have been a good note to go out on. Personally, I don't think he ever did anything as good again.


Elton John Deluxe Edition
Elton John Deluxe Edition
Offered by Great Price Media EU
Price: £11.16

5.0 out of 5 stars WORTH PAYING FOR, 5 Oct. 2015
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Disc 1 is a superbly re-mastered version of the original album while disc 2 contains demo versions of the album tracks plus a few BBC sessions dating from around the time the album was released. While demo versions can sometimes compare favourably with album tracks, this is not the case here as the demos on disc 2 are not really up to that standard. The BBC sessions however are great and well worth having. This has never been my favourite Elton John album as it has a tendency to over-produced slushy sentimentality but I think the more stripped-down and rockier content of the second disc helps to redress the balance. On my copy, disc 1 has been labelled as disc 2 and vice versa. How stupid is that?


Kair Metal Hose Clip - 100mm / 4 inch - Ducting Clip for Flexible Hose SYS-100 - DUCVKC264
Kair Metal Hose Clip - 100mm / 4 inch - Ducting Clip for Flexible Hose SYS-100 - DUCVKC264
Offered by i-sells
Price: £3.58

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5.0 out of 5 stars QUALITY, 14 Sept. 2015
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GOOD QUALITY ITEM


Salter 484WHDR Mechanical Bathroom Scale with Magnifying Lens
Salter 484WHDR Mechanical Bathroom Scale with Magnifying Lens
Price: £5.87

3.0 out of 5 stars OK FOR THE PRICE, 11 Sept. 2015
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These neat little scales seem to work fairly well and don't need to be zero-ed every time you use them. However, the reading can vary quite a bit depending on how you distribute your weight when standing on the scales. I can read the dial OK even though my eyesight is not great!


Accidental Time Machine
Accidental Time Machine
by Joe Haldeman
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £5.66

4.0 out of 5 stars WHY SET THIS IN THE FUTURE?, 4 Sept. 2015
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I would suggest that, to be successful, a time travel novel should take the present day as its starting point (so that the author can compare and contrast the present with the future or the past as the case may be). This book is set in the year 2050 so it is about someone in the fairly distant future travelling into the even more distant future. I would have enjoyed the book a lot more if the main character was a contemporary figure I could identify with.


In Session
In Session
Price: £5.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars WORTH SIX STARS, 17 Aug. 2015
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This review is from: In Session (Audio CD)
BBC recordings are often very poor owing to cheapskate practices such as re-using old tapes. Sound quality of this CD however is what you might expect from an organisation of the BBC's stature. Simple songs like Spencer the Rover and May You Never obviously work well in a live setting but some of John Martyn's more ambitious works are better done in a fully-equipped recording studio. For this reason, Devil Get My Woman (better known as I'd Rather Be The Devil) sounds a bit one dimensional- that is, until John starts using his voice as a musical instrument! Mind blowing stuff! Small Hours is another complex arrangement which has been superbly re-created here for a BBC broadcast. This is vintage John Martyn. If you like his music (or even if you don't!) you need to hear this CD.


Bigelow, "Constant Comment" Tea, 20 Tea Bags, 1.18 oz (33 g)
Bigelow, "Constant Comment" Tea, 20 Tea Bags, 1.18 oz (33 g)
Offered by UniStore
Price: £7.83

5.0 out of 5 stars "...all the way from China", 17 Aug. 2015
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Great flavour of oranges and spice.


Myths & Legends of the Second World War
Myths & Legends of the Second World War
by James Hayward
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars STUFF WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WW2, 10 Aug. 2015
At first sight you might think this one of those books that a publisher commissions from a hack writer who knows next to nothing about the subject. Far from it! This author knows the Second World War inside out. I thought I did too, but I learned a lot from this book. Most of us could benefit from reading it.


Flashman and Madison's War
Flashman and Madison's War
by Robert Brightwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars RECOMMENDED, 3 Aug. 2015
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Despite the, at times, incongruously modern language, Brightwell has a real talent for creating a sense of time and place. I absolutely believed what I was reading! Some knowledge of the "War of 1812" is useful for understanding modern Anglo-American relationships and I strongly recommend this book.


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