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Sony XDRS55DABB Light & Compact DAB Portable Radio
Sony XDRS55DABB Light & Compact DAB Portable Radio

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DAB?, 14 Jan. 2009
Having just purchased this radio, I don't have a problem with the radio -and have always been pleased with Sony products, however I have been very disappointed with DAB. Far from the huge selection of DAB stations -I get less than on FM and not the ones I want! I get a couple of Asian stations and Bird Song and BBC stations and a couple of music stations, about 8? The list on the internet gave dozens of stations for my postcode - but they are no where to be seen or rather heard! I live in Surrey - not far from London - and you would think I lived in a place miles from civilisation.. Early days - but I can't see how things can improve except having an external aerial fitted. Crazy for a portable radio! Check DAB in your area before you buy...and not in the internet..

You Had It Coming
You Had It Coming
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius, 28 July 2008
This review is from: You Had It Coming (Audio CD)
Forget heavy metal and led zepplin - Jeff has more balls in his little finger than all all the 'great' guitar players except than perhaps Jimi himself. Pure testosterone. The perfect driving music - no speed limit.

Jeff can change from thumping rock distortion to beautiful haunting bends and swoops - in pitch perfect highs and lows. Not to go through the tracks one by one - but this is Jeff hitting a high he has hinted at all his career. Never one to copy old riffs and cliches - he has been a unique talent ever since he picked up a 6 string. It's a change to see an artist not go down the commercial route just for the money.. No Frog Songs or Wonderful Tonights - just great guitar.

Ideal - Series 1 [DVD]
Ideal - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Johnny Vegas
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How It All Began - Five Stars (really), 22 Jun. 2008
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This review is from: Ideal - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Iv'e given only four stars for this first series as it gets even better each episode upto the last in series 4. I missed a couple when they were first aired so this was ideal - no pun intended, to catch up and remind how it all started. Excellent brave comedy that may not appeal to the masses, e.g. Little Britain - and all credit to the BBC, who else would make a series about a small time drug dealer with weird and wonderful punters, friends and neighbours? If you think Cartoon Head is a bit odd, later series it gets even weirder and totally surreal. Wonderful. If you havn't seen it (not everyone has BBC3) buy it - if you have - buy them all. Excellent.

100 Huge Hits of Reggae
100 Huge Hits of Reggae
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Gems and More..., 17 Jun. 2008
This review is from: 100 Huge Hits of Reggae (Audio CD)
All the favourite gems that I loved from the late 60's are here. I can't think of anything missing from the days of Ben Shermans, braces, tonic trousers, Crombies and Doc Martens. A few I havn't heard for nearly 40 years! With so many tracks there has to be a few that are not going to be to your taste.

Some of the cover versions are a bit naff, although I found a few good, new to me, tracks that more than make up for them. So 'Tighten Up' all you old (original) skinheads and lovers of original Jamacian reggae buy this one, and any new to old fashioned reggae, even Amy Winehouse recorded Money Man. You will not be let down by this fine collection.
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5 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHE IS A WONDER?, 11 Mar. 2005
This review is from: Revival (Audio CD)
Without listing the tracks, but this if you like real songs.

Hell Among The Yearlings
Hell Among The Yearlings

9 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, 11 Mar. 2005
It's hard to fault Gillian - if you like real music. She is in the business of singing her heart out of the bluegrass tradition.
By listing the songs will only be a listing of how good they are.

B. B. King Live In Cook County Jail
B. B. King Live In Cook County Jail
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Price: £5.65

17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE B B King CD to Have, 7 Jan. 2005
BB plays an unlikely concert to prisoners at Cook County Jail. A captive audience in no doubt and B B sounds a little nervous at first - probably thinking of what might happen if they don't like him. Recorded some time ago - I guess early 70's and he is probably at his best. After the normal set of his favouties and introductions - he launches into into the best he has ever sounded on live record. He cooks at the county jail and his guitar gains a power normally heard from his namesake Freddie King. The highest point has to be 'The Thrill Has Gone' - not stricly a 12 bar blues but it has to be one of modern music's must hear tracks, much better than the studio version. He adds a 'chucka chucka' beat building up to a explosive finish. If you buy only one BB King CD - this is the one. I've had LP's, tapes and now my last CD is scratched - so here I am again buying it again.
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Time (The Revelator)
Time (The Revelator)
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Price: £12.98

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Find!, 6 Jan. 2005
This review is from: Time (The Revelator) (Audio CD)
For someone who winces at most country flavour music - Gillian Welsh is a revelation..Although strictly she is more folk/bluegrass. I saw her recently on a TV documentary and she is in a class of her own. Her guitar player, backing singer and co writer has to be one of the best guitar players around. Heaven only knows what would happen if he ever had an electric - move over Eric Clapton. Gillian has a voice as pure as the country mountians she sings about. A stripped down sound without bass or drums and thankfully they kept this for their records and resisted the temptation to add anything to their sound.
This is the first artist I have been knocked out by for a long time and makes the also wonderful Dido, Norah Jones, Joni etc seem slightly paler in comparison. This is the only record since I was a boy I played again as it ended. This CD could quite easily come with a money back guarantee as they would have none returned. If you like beautiful songs, excellent voices and a modern twist on the folk/bluegrass theme this is for you.

Your Every Country
Your Every Country
Price: £22.56

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GP Goes Country, 22 April 2004
This review is from: Your Every Country (Audio CD)
Graham Parker has been one of rock's great secrets and has produced avolume of work with his band the Rumour and as a solo artist that equalsmany a household rock legend. Graham sings from the heart and this is notexcept with a melting pot of Country with London Pub Rock and Dylansequegrowl. His advert in the Melody Maker, an English music newspaper askedfor a band to sound like The Rolling Stones backing Bob Dylan and he foundthe Rumour - here he seems to get more of his original wish. He opens with'Anything for a Laugh' - a strong strum along song that is one of thestrongest of the CD and produces Van the Man type imagiry with 'Greyhoundsacross the State' - an Britsh facination with American songs and folklore.The next 'The Rest is History' is a great love song without every becomingtoo sweet.
'Cruel Lips' Is a Country ballard as bitter as any brokenheart and another highlight of the CD. 'Almost Thanksgiving Day'reminds meof Van the Man when he embraced the USA and sung of Tupelo Honey and thisis GP's America trip with embracing a holiday feast that could'nt befurther from his Deepcut, Surrey where he came from - but an excellentsong none the less. The steel guitars are ever present and thankfully arenot over powering into C & W zone. 'Nation of Shopkeepers' Is GP lookingback to Napoelon's quote that that English were a nation of Shopkeepersand comes up with other things the English are noted for - perhaps he ishomesick for beekeepers, Innkeepers, lockkeepers - you get the idea! stilla good song with song backing. 'Queen of Compromise' Is a echoy Rock aBilly stomper, 'Things I never said' will touch any of us that regret allthe things we should have said after an affair and never said. TorandoAlley is followed by Fairground another rocker to do more with Americanvision of carnies and blue jeans - has GP left the UK for ever behind? Toprove he has not forgotten us - he ends with 'Crawling from the Wreckage'a Dave Edmunds Pub Rocker - with a rockin' back beat -- The overall soundis of Country and hints of Dylan at his best. Well Dylan and ElvisCostello did Country albums Why not GP. IF you have any doubts aboutbuying this CD - don't hesitate is probably his best!

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