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Isle of Noises: Conversations with great British songwriters
Isle of Noises: Conversations with great British songwriters
by Daniel Rachel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Major sin of omission..., 7 Feb. 2014
British songwriters and they miss out Richard Thompson? Zero credibility. Astonishing oversight, especially when you consider some of the dross actually included!


The Beatles - All These Years - Extended Special Edition: Volume One: Tune In
The Beatles - All These Years - Extended Special Edition: Volume One: Tune In
Price: £29.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next volumes!!, 4 Feb. 2014
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Fantastic book. Minute detail but never gets at all boring. Well-paced and endlessly fascinating. For diehard Beatles fans an absolute must!


American Folk Songbook
American Folk Songbook
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice album, 28 July 2013
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I used to like Suzy back in her "country" heyday but this is great! Puts the screeching harridans of so-called "new country" in the shade. A very nice album... really enjoyable.


LED Lenser P7 Professional Torch (Black) - Test It Pack
LED Lenser P7 Professional Torch (Black) - Test It Pack
Offered by TechStar72
Price: £30.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Literally brilliant!, 3 Feb. 2013
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Vey fast, efficient delivery. Product itself was discovered after several disappointments with other torches. Very high-quality manufacture, with a superb light/range. This is our second since we were so pleased with the first.


The Royal Factor
The Royal Factor
Price: £2.32

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very amusing, 13 Dec. 2012
This review is from: The Royal Factor (Kindle Edition)
Very amusing slant on the Royals in the modern Britain... Less vitriolic than "The Thick of It" but very funny! Fantastically cheap too!!


The Wicker Man - Director's Cut [DVD]
The Wicker Man - Director's Cut [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nicolas Cage
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.62

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dictionary Definition of "Execrable", 6 April 2007
Why I am being forced to give this ghastly travesty of a film even one star is quite beyond me. Why anyone would want to remake quite such an idiosyncratic story/film as The Wicker Man is also beyond me. But this? Bute should hang his wretched head in very significant shame. Dreadfully poorly made, scripted and shot, this is an object lesson in how to make a candidate for the worst film ever. Nicholas Cage has done nothing to enhance what I consider an increasingly ailing film career by running around pursued by bees for no apparent reason and generally empathising with his part by screaming all the time. And the tragedy? The real tragedy? Check through the reviews of this movie.... notice how most hover inexorably around the shimmering one-star marking... then check out the fantasists who actually describe this as "excellent"!!! Incredible, and explains some of the dumb voting on those "Best Film" polls! Tasteless nonsense. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS JUNK. Wait for a re-run at a movie house showing a "Worst Movie of All Time" festival... The 1973 original? Get the best DVD you can. Fascinating movie. Idiosyncratic is good. Idiotic ain't!


Performance [DVD] [2004]
Performance [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ James Fox
Price: £5.99

41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't think I'll let you stay in the film business..., 17 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Performance [DVD] [2004] (DVD)
Stunned to realise that, after many, many years, Performance has finally come out on DVD - and not just any old version: the real, "proper", correct, undubbed version... I used to see this film regularly years ago.... early 70's... The Paris Pullman, The Electric Cinema and The Essential in London... Happy days. Then it disappeared, other than in the criminally dubbed version available previously on VHS. In about 1997 Alex Cox was going to show Performance as part of a series he was running on - I think - BBC2. A friend of mine and I called the Beeb and warned them that that the version they were likely to be about to show was the tarnished version. Give Alex C his due, they took it seriously and did some excellent work to try as far as possible to link an original soundtrack with the visuals. However, even here they missed a couple of the crass overdubs, but a very creditable 9 out of 10 for trying. This version? It has gone straight to 11 out of 10. Loads more could have been done as regards "extras".... interviews with Jagger, Fox, Johnny Shannon (if he's still around), Marianne Faithfull who was not in the movie but who has occasionally spoken about the film since then... Still, the slim extras at least include Sandy (Producer) Lieberson telling the story of the showing of the original cut to Warner Bros execs and their wives and concubines... hilarious! Now that is one showing I'd have loved to have attended!

And, by the way, this is Cammell's film, not Roeg's. Roeg has, over the years, sought from time to time to distance himself from Performance. His photography is very, very good, but the whole philosophy, style, presentation, characterisation is strictly Cammell. The greatest British film since Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger rode the range.
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