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South Pacific [DVD] [1958]
South Pacific [DVD] [1958]
Dvd ~ Rossano Brazzi
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £4.84

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not SO bad......, 25 Aug 2009
This review is from: South Pacific [DVD] [1958] (DVD)
I never got into musicals until my wife made me (AND i mean MADE me) watch 'The King and I' and I was a little hooked on R & H. My missus went to London to see this as a film release donkeys years ago and asked me to get a DVD of it. Well..., I've watched it and.... sugarknobs..... this is a great musical movie.
Yes we all remember the Morecambe and Wise mickey take but watching this movie shows that if it hadn't been so good their cameo of it would have failed miserably.A great film, brilliant songs and yes, Mitzi Gaynor was a bit of a looker for the time. Well rated and watchable escapism. 10/10.

British Buses in Colour
British Buses in Colour
by Gavin Booth
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, brillaint buses..., 17 Aug 2009
I have yet to read a book by Gavin Booth that wasn't any good. This is another good bus book for enthusiasts. I have no critism or comment, if you like British Buses (pre 1990's) this is an A1 book. Recommended.

The Very Best of Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
The Very Best of Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
Price: £5.36

6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh really........, 17 Aug 2009
I have read the reviews and listened to this bro' who was a semi professional musician belonged to two or three bands that sounded better than this.
Jeez... I remember hearing better than this album at the Scout Hut on a Wednesday night. Funny how people confuse their memories with good music, Dave Clark 5 did a better 'Do You Love Me', what else can you say. This is an OK album if you want 1960's mediocraty's almost on a par with Woolworths 'Embassy' label. (3/6 aginst 6/5d) I can't say I dislike it but come ain't classic.
Isn't Brian Poole a butcher or something nowadays......who cares...I'll listen to it but it's not essential '60's, try the 'Big 3' or early 'Searchers'. Only 6/10
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The Very Best Of
The Very Best Of
Price: £4.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Ok but...., 14 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Very Best Of (Audio CD)
It's OK but ...where is 'Almost There'?

Come on, lets face it Andy Williams albums played at the right time were the best 'snogging' records going. In the 1960's I carried the 'Almost there' album under my arm whenever I was to meet a girlfriend...he was SMOOOOTH.
Seriously, he does have a good voice which is relaxing to listen to and if you are able to forget his TV shows with 'Big bird' et all you should be able to listen to this CD with the woman in your life and relax because Andy's music was made for that.
The only exception to my comments is was when I saw the film ' Days of Wine and Roses' with Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick, a harrowing film about alcholism, his song on the soundtrack was almost tear jerking...had I not been a man.... Though I still can't hear the song without remembering the film. Great song or great film...whatever, both....
This album is a worth while many good songs sung in Andy Williams own style.
Snog on....11/10

Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Price: £4.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh yeah........, 14 Aug 2009
This review is from: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
Oh yeah....How can anyone NOT hear this album and not be ' All fired up'? Back in the 80's my one of my daughters learned to play guitar and sing rock music and join a band becuase of Pat Benatar..who could blame her.
I bought this album because I have always been hooked on US rock from the 80's especially liking the girls Benatar and Branigan. Both get played regularly on the CD player in the car but Branigan is best for the evenings Benatar is hot rock for the road. She's great, the songs pulse with drum beat and her strong voice takes a compulsive lead. Yeah, OK..i'm 60 something but great rock singers are great rock singers...she sounds as good to me now as she did then...
This is a great album, if you're into 80's rock buy it .........

Laura Branigan - The Platinum Collection [International Release]
Laura Branigan - The Platinum Collection [International Release]
Price: £5.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Great voice..., 14 Aug 2009
I bought 'Self Control' as a 45 rpm in the eighties and rated her music ever since. I always thought that female stateside rock in the 80's had the edge over the UK and in the case of Laura Branigan and Pat Benatar we had nothing to touch them.
But why is it that the best always leave us before they should...Dusty Springfield and Laura Branigan would be selling albums by the millions if they were still with us.
This album is the best and the most memorable of Laura Branigan's songs and as such should become part of any serious collector of 80's rock music library.
R.I.P. Laura, gone but never forgotten...sing on...

Hush Puppies Men's Piccadilly Boot
Hush Puppies Men's Piccadilly Boot

2.0 out of 5 stars Grrrrrrrrrrrrr, 14 Aug 2009
Grrrrrrrrr, What a waste. From the description I should have loved these boots..they were HORRIBLE. Leather they might have been but the finish was a wondeful impression of man made. (Plastic.) One boot was comfortable the other was not and ...oh yeah...who said pointed toe shoes were back again...uh ho Hush Puppy...made in India ....not me. Worn once and taken to the local favoured charity shop. (Suffolk Horse Charity..all support welcome) just hope some mug bought 'em. A case of fashion in favour of comfort. Never where is the nearest Primark......

British Trolleybuses in Colour
British Trolleybuses in Colour
by Kevin McCormack
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Under the wires....., 14 Aug 2009
I HAD to buy this with a picture of trolleybuses from my old home town of Reading on the cover. In fact there were three pictures of Readings quite extensive trolleybus network within this well put together and well produced book. Ian Allan has published this kind of book so well for so long, it's what is expected.
For anyone who has used trolleybuses as a means of transport to school or work in the past (Where does Kevin McCormack find the wonderful pictures?)looking at these pages brings back memories of being late for either because when one of the damned things stopped for passengers....all the following trolleys did too. Try telling that to your foreman for being late...
Nice book, well produced. Recommended.

British Lorries of the 1950s
British Lorries of the 1950s
by Malcolm Bobbitt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was good......, 13 Aug 2009
This was a good buy, great pictures and informative captions.I found the illustrations very evocative and a reminder of the days when I would stand and cover my ears as a 2-stoke Commer diesel would go under the railway bridge on the way to school. They were noisy enough to be frightening..
I love the books published by Veloce, they are easy to read, well printed and informative. They are a series of books that are great additions to the libraries of either the nostalgic enthusiast or transport historian.

Ghost Train [DVD] [1941]
Ghost Train [DVD] [1941]
Dvd ~ Arthur Askey
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wot ho playmates......., 13 Aug 2009
This review is from: Ghost Train [DVD] [1941] (DVD)
Like most, I saw this film as a kid...'where do ee come from, where do ee goo......' Dunno, but I first taped this off TV years ago and my kids grew up watching it as well, so well in fact that the quoted lines above get quoted (on a regular basis) by most members of the household, just mis-lay or lose something and you can guess what gets said...
Since I bought the DVD off Amazon even my Grand -daughter aged 11 is quoting the gormless Cornish railway porter.
Arthur Askey was big when I was a kid, he was even in the comics and I think this was his best and funniest film, made funnier by a good supporting cast. (Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison aka Mrs Tuesday and Raymond Huntley). During the 40's and 50's (and later) all cast members could be found in other good British made films. Sometimes I think that we tend to overlook how good British films of the 1940's and 50's were......this is good ol' English it and enjoy.......

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