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The Wicked Lady
The Wicked Lady
Price: £13.46

4.0 out of 5 stars The Not So Wicked Lady, 7 Aug 2014
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This review is from: The Wicked Lady (Audio CD)
I fully support the comments made by previous reviewers. This album has been a long time in the waiting to come out in CD format but after such a long time (31 years) it has finally been re-released. The album being split into the orchestral and Tony Bank keyboard demos still works although when it was originally released on vinyl this formed two separate sides whereas on CD this is not the case.

I never originally liked the orchestral stuff, as an ardent admirer of Tony Bank's work within Genesis I was always interested to hear what he would produce as a solo artist. His first album "A Curious Feeling" felt very much like a lost Genesis album, so the first time I heard this album I was quite surprised/shocked and didn't necessarily like it. However with subsequent listening realised how clever his music was with his keyboards emulating classical instruments.

Listening now after 30 years the keyboards do sound a bit dated whereas the classical pieces retain their flow. But on the whole this is a good album which few Genesis fans will have heard and like much of his solo work most probably never will. And that is the real shame.

For a modern CD release it is also a shame that Tony couldn't find a little bit more music to have packed into it as bonus tracks to attract the selling price which for such an old album is a little on the steep side.


Back To Front - Live In London (2 CD+2 DVD  Deluxe Edition) [2014] [NTSC]
Back To Front - Live In London (2 CD+2 DVD Deluxe Edition) [2014] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Peter Gabriel
Price: £34.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Still Rocking at 60, 19 July 2014
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The O2 comes to life in your living room with this lavish production of the London leg of the Back To Front Tour. The DVD and CD sound quality is excellent and the packaging of the product is well worth the extra money. The colour booklet is lavishly produced with some superb shots of the show.

I also liked the free download offer of the lossless version of the concert.


550mAh AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries 4 Pack
550mAh AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries 4 Pack
Offered by WG International
Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 19 July 2014
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Brilliant product at the right price. Has certainly made our Panasonic cordless phones work. On average the charge seems to last about 7 days which is excellent. we were told by a major electrical retailer that we would have to spend £40 on special batteries when our phone batteries died, but these work just as well for a fraction of the money.


A Passion Play (An Extended Performance)
A Passion Play (An Extended Performance)
Price: £20.10

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In essence if you didn't like A Passion Play when it first came out then ..., 19 July 2014
Having initially read a number of the reviews I realised that they were reviewing the album (from 1973) and not the contents of this product. In essence if you didn't like A Passion Play when it first came out then it is unlikely you are going to like this version, "simples "!

So after 40 years Jethro Tull have revisited one of their most controversial albums and given it the digitally remastered treatment. So this was either going to be a triumph or another attempt by an ageing rock band to squeeze another few quid out of their loyal fans.

For me it is the former. The sound quality is crisp and sharp and the new stereo remix by Steve Wilson provides the right balance (unlike the Genesis remaster that just sounded loud). The presentation is excellent, the boxed set has the feel of quality and the 80 page booklet is witty, well written and provides some very nice previously unseen photographs. It is also great to have both the Original Album plus the aborted but now completed Chateau D'Herouville Sessions all in one place. The Great Lost Tull album now re-united with its big brother!!

I love the enhanced DVD containing the full video of The Hare The Who Lost His Spectacles (previously released on another version of the Passion Play CD).

Brilliant and certainly worth the money.


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [DVD] [2013]
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Martin Freeman
Price: £10.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Film, 12 May 2014
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Short and simple, this film is so much better than the first installment of the Hobbit and I cannot wait until the extended version is available to buy.


Gaugemaster GM128 OO/HO Spring Tree Assortment (10)
Gaugemaster GM128 OO/HO Spring Tree Assortment (10)
Offered by Gaugemaster
Price: £9.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Good Value for Money, 12 May 2014
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I bought these Gaugemaster Trees to replace old Hornby ones that I had bought when I was first building my layout. I have also recently bought a number of different trees that are now sold by both Hornby and Bachmann and whilst they are of superior quality, the Gaugemaster trees are much cheaper and provide better value for money.

They are generally well made and do look quite effective on my layout and compliment the existing more expensive trees.

My only issues with them were that when they arrived, a number of the trees were bent due to the way in which they were packaged and possibly further damaged during shipment. I have tried to bend them back back alas they still bend over giving the effect of a strong wind! The other issue was that they do not have a base so you will need to drill holes in your baseboard tyo attach them. I would have preferred it that this had been made clear in the description.

On the whole though, I would buy these again.


Seventh Heaven
Seventh Heaven
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £9.90

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album - One of his best, 25 Sep 2013
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Unlike many of the other reviewers, I have been aware of Anthony Phillips for a number of years and believe him to be one of the best kept secrets in British Music. Seventh Heaven is a remarkable album fusing different styles of classical music from Opera to 12 string guitar. This is by far one of his best albums since The Geese & The Ghost.

Several reviewers have commented that the pieces are slightly too short but I would disagree as each piece when listened to as part of the album as a whole, rather than as individual pieces flows naturally from one to the next. From start to finish this just such a beautiful album.

Whilst this is not an album for the die hard prog rock fan (his music rarely is), it is an album of delightful and absorbing instrumental music. Don't be afraid, dip your toes in the water and be taken on a journey of discovery.


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Offered by PowerPlanet Europe
Price: £13.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 3 April 2013
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This is a compatible battery for my Sony Camcorder and I bought it because it was far cheaper than a Sony branded product. It works fine and I have no issues with it whatsoever.


WD My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive - Black
WD My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive - Black
Offered by Value_Deal
Price: £105.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dies exactly what it says, 3 April 2013
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Small, lightweight storage devise ideal for backing up your PC and storing films, music and photographs. Simple to use, just plug and it it works. I have been using mine for a couple of months now and have not experienced any of the problems reported by some buyers. This is my second and I would recommend it to anybody requiring a small storage device.


Rumours [35th Anniversary 3CD Deluxe Edition]
Rumours [35th Anniversary 3CD Deluxe Edition]
Price: £11.57

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 Years and Counting, 3 April 2013
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It is hard to believe when you listen to this album that it was released 35 years ago as it is still fresh today. This new release comes with an extra track on the main album along with a second live album plus a third album of studio outtakes. To call them outtakes is a misrepresentation of the quality of the music and adds to the experience rather than detracts.

It is a shame but the band have never really produced an album as good as this in the 35 years since its release. This is a fitting tribute to an inspirational album.


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