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Timeless Flight
Timeless Flight
Price: £28.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good, 29 Nov 2013
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i have been a moody blues fan for over 25 years i started in 1981 with the voice. this 4 disc cd although expensive should have been better i give it four stars because it is almost a complete gretaest hits. first of all they left off the first album which should have started off with the song go now. then in the 80's (and this is why i gave it four stars)they made mtv stardom with three rather popular songs all three very good. Of the three songs two were cut short for what? i do not know. their biggest radio hits and they are cut short. your wildest dreams cuts in at 3:49 instead of 4:50. and the other side of life (a very beautiful song) cuts in at 4:56 instead of 6:60.(that's like including the 3 minute edited version of nights in white satin instead of the 5:38 version) the third song i know you're out there somewhere gets the full version. what this means is beyond me i would have cut out the live songs as live songs should remain on live albums. Isnt life strange is in its entirety at 8:11 minutes a bit too long, but nonethless still in its original version (not included on the album) and the story in your eyes gets the album version of 2:57 instead of the original version at 3:33. i say this because the moody blues werent a band that made strings of hits one after the other. they made some here and there. and i believe that the most famous and more well known songs should have been included in their full or original versions and not edited versions for radio frindly audiences. over all the 4 disc set is good i bought it right away. because i wanted a greatest hits that included have you heard with the other side of life.


GRRR!
GRRR!
Price: £10.50

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars pathetic, 22 Nov 2012
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i am reviewing the 3 cd greatest hits and not the very very expensive deluxe stuff that followed. First of all i gave this a 3 star vote only because of the price it's not a bad price for three cd's. however it is worth a 2 star vote. this is supposed to be a 50th anniversary celebration not a fifth anniversary which is what this Grr seems to be. The Stones are the only group to claim 50 years and what the people get is this mess. The packaging is terrible just as mentioned in other reviews it can be ripped easily, therefore much care should be taken in handling it. then the cd's slide into a sleeve which inturn can easily scratch them and finally the booklet is a disgrace to the band 12 pages of nothing instead of costing £11.99 they should of jacked the price a bit and better the quality of the cd packaging. now with that out of the way let's talk about the songs. this was my biggest dissapointment it's true i bought this cd only for the two new songs doom and gloom and one more shot. refering always to 50 years of music and thier golden anniversary the three discs were a big huge dissapointment i expect this out of ten year anniversary not 50. anyway disc one is circa 58 minutes long. what happened to the other 20 minutes that can fill up a cd therefore at least 5 to 6 more songs could have been added to disc one. tracks such as (mother's little helper, play with fire) on disc 2 the biggest dissapointment is a total of circa 69 minutes leaving 11 minutes which at least two songs could have been added and i would not know why a song like Let it Bleed and Lady Jane were left off. then on disc 3 we have a missing 14 minutes in which another 3 or 4 songs could have been added on this cd the songs shattered, rock and a hard place and even rain fall down were left off. All in all a total of about 48 minutes give or take a few minutes were left off giving to a pathetic compilation and a worthless over all buy. like i said i bought it for the two new tracks other wise go onto [...] and buy the 4 pack greatest hits in digipak. this covers alot more than Grrr does and it wasnt even made for the 50 anniversary. those cd's were released about three or four years ago right after a bigger bang. so there you have it. if you are a fan enough to buy this compilation for the two new songs (which are good) then go and buy it just like i did. if not you can purchase the 80 track version at $100 bucks if you are that kind of fan and still some songs are left out. if you are new to the stones buy this cd it's the cheapest one out there.
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La Futura
La Futura
Price: £7.04

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best album since recycler, 30 Oct 2012
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this album is great. I am not only saying this as an avid fan of the band but as a lover of zz top style blues. all ten songs are blues oriented songs especially over you and it's too easy manana which are ballad blues songs. if you like billy gibbons playing the blues then this is the cd for you. other songs that stand out are chartreuse and consumption which go back to the eliminator days. i bought the deluxe version that contains two bonus tracks one of which is called drive by lover the only song sung by dusty very catchy tune and his voice is perfect. other songs to listen to are heartache in blue and i dont wanna lose you. and have a little mercy. there is a song that resembles thank you from the deguello days but i cant remember off hand which one. all in all i recomend this cd to everyone zz top fan or not. every group has its ups and downs rythmeen - xxx - and mescalero were all flops. antenna had about four good songs on it. therefore this cd is way above them and worth the buy. however if you are a die hard zz top fan such as i am and you dont mind spending the extra money then get the deluxe cd with the two bonus tracks they are good as well. i bought the japanese version of mescalero and the bonus track was sanctify that song turned out to be the best song on the album so you may feel the same way about this album.


Hit Collection
Hit Collection
Price: £5.52

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best choice, 1 Feb 2012
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I would like to begin by saying that i am not a big toto fan so when i went searching for a greatest hits cd, i wanted a one cd compilation instead of a two cd compilation. I chose this cd for three reasons. 1) it is a one cd compilation as much of toto's songs on double cd's are boring and not famous 2) it has all the major hits they ever made and 3) it has the long version of rosanna 5:30 and africa 4:54. which about makes this cd a complete collection. i have the essential greatest hits but got bored with it and kept finding myself jumping from one song to the next without even listening to an entire song meaning they are boring and the rosanna and africa songs are the edit versions and not the long version. so there you have it i got rid of the double cd and got this one.


Acctim 13253 Smartlite Travel LCD Alarm, Black
Acctim 13253 Smartlite Travel LCD Alarm, Black
Price: £12.74

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the all night light, 10 Oct 2011
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i bought this clock because of my frequent traveling. I always wanted a travel clock thats exactly like the clock on your night table (neon red/green light) that stay on all night. well this clock does not have the neon light but it has what they call a smartlite that is supposed to stay on all night or at least 8 hours. which is supposed to emanate bright light. it does not . first of all the all night light is dim and i cannot see the time during the night, i do not know if i have to wait for the clock to warm up before the light becomes bright (don't know)in order to get the bright light you must hold your finger down on the snooze button to read the time. what i was expecting was the same bright light to stay on all night exactly like the light is when you press the snooze button i gave it 3 stars just for that because the size and the function of the clock is fine but the light effect is not.


Aqualung (Special Edition)
Aqualung (Special Edition)
Price: £7.99

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great album lousy recording, 16 July 2009
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this is one of the best albums in rock and roll. any jethro tull fan or non fan knows this so i will skip the part of reviewing the cd. however i must tell you not to spend your money on this cd because the cd that came out in the 80's is ten times better. first of all the quality is poor so poor that i regret buying it. i was misled by the fact that it said remasterd this cd is not remastered and the bonus tracks suck. in order to listen to this cd i have to turn the volume up so high that when i insert another cd it blasts the speaker right out of its sockets. do not waste any money on this cd and just keep the one you have with its original 11 tracks and wait until one day they get it right.
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Rising
Rising
Price: £10.10

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars don't buy this cd, 25 May 2009
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i was very disappointed with this cd. great white made great music back in the 80's and early 90's but when they got back together for the back to the rhythm album i thought that maybe they should have stayed in retirement. disappointed as well with back to the rhythm i went out and bouth rising. hoping that that blues rock sound of thiers would return but no this album is worse than back to thew rhythm and the songs sound like ballad folk music that not even simon and garfunkel would sing. do not buy this album even if you are a great white fan. i being a big fan of great white would buy everything they ever made but i had to draw the line somewhere.


The Razor's Edge
The Razor's Edge
Price: £8.05

5.0 out of 5 stars one of the top three albums they ever made, 27 Feb 2009
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this album ranks as a must have for every ac/dc fan and semi fan. what i mean by semi fan is those people who buy occasional albums instead of every album ever made by the group. this is indeed one of the top two. now one of the top three because of black ice. this album is even better than FTATR album.


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