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1970-1987 (Album Box Set)
1970-1987 (Album Box Set)
Price: £22.90

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a remastered set, 1 Jan 2014
Without a doubt this is a value for money set if you are looking for an inexpensive way to collect all of Ry Cooder's Warner output. However these are the original transfers and are most definitely not remastered.If you want to hear what Ry Cooder sounds like remastered try the anthology "The UFO Has Landed". This was remastered by Bernie Grundman and the difference is astonishing.


Original Album Series [5 Pack]
Original Album Series [5 Pack]
Price: £10.25

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value package, 26 Mar 2013
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Value for money package of Warren Zevon's first five albums but beware as these are not the remastered versions. A great pity as this would have turned a great package into an indispensable one.


CNL PURPLE LEATHER FLIP COVER CASE SKIN FOR SONY ERICSSON XPERIA PLAY
CNL PURPLE LEATHER FLIP COVER CASE SKIN FOR SONY ERICSSON XPERIA PLAY

1.0 out of 5 stars Only lasted a short while, 1 Aug 2012
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Unfortunately these cases are simply not strong enough to hold the Sony phone (which is quite heavy). Despite getting a free replacement from the supplier when the first case broke I gave up on these after the same thing happened to the second one.


Philadelphia International: 40th Anniversary Box Set
Philadelphia International: 40th Anniversary Box Set
Price: £36.66

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quantity but not sound quality, 1 Aug 2012
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Despite the claim on the packaging that all tracks have been remastered to the highest standard, I can assure you that this is most certainly not the case.Back in 1998 Sony released a two disc compilation of PIR tracks entitled "Love Train" and the sound quality of these discs is identical to that set. There was no mentioning of who might have remastered the material on that set and there is none on this 10 disc package either.
Contrast this with the 3 disc set "The Philly Sound" that Sony Legacy released in 1997 where they proclaimed Remastered by Tom Ruff at Sony Studios in New York. And does it show. The Philly Sound cd's are astonishing in their detail and presence, bringing out the best of the awesome material. Unfortunately it was only 3 discs worth, hence my reason for this purchase. Don't get me wrong, this is still a bargain for the sheer amount of material included and the sound quality is not sub-standard by any means but I would gladly have paid twice as much to have everything remastered fully.
Looks like I'll be hanging on to my old 3 disc set for a while to come.


Station To Station
Station To Station

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the true fans...., 2 Oct 2010
This review is from: Station To Station (Audio CD)
The deluxe edition of this set certainly lives up to it's description of "the ultimate fan experience". Forget about all the whinging and moaning elsewhere over the cost and why the 5.1. mix is only available here....if you are a true fan you simply have to have this. The packaging is superb and the contents equally so. Every possible variation of the album is here along with a host of memorabilia, not to mention the Nassau Coliseun album(the album sleeve alone is worth the price of entry). Do yourself a favour...buy the box today. And thanks Amazon for not only being the cheapest around, but also for the spectacular delivery speed.
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Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In
by Ebba Segerberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.14

47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A coming-of-age fable - with vampires, 26 May 2009
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This review is from: Let the Right One In (Paperback)
Let The Right One In, the English translation of the novel Låt Den Rätte Komma In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, is a vampire novel that has as much to do with the rites of passage one young Swedish boy passes through as it does with the existence of the undead and their feeding practices. Oskar, a 12-year-old boy dealing the problems of verbal and physical bullying and the consequent incontinence he suffers from, is desperately in need of a friend. He takes refuge in his imagined alter ego - an unafraid Oskar who kills his tormentors - and takes out his anger by stabbing trees in the woods near his home. Then, one night, Eli appears, a girl of the same age who he soon discovers to be a 200-year-old vampire. Meanwhile, a series of strange killings are taking place in the neighbourhood.

The narrative cuts between the lives of Oskar and his blossoming romance with Eli, his teenage acquaintance Tommy, and a group of alcoholics and unemployed semi-drifters who are the victims of the attacks.
The story is, without doubt, riveting - but only really takes flight in the latter half. The author spends the first hundred pages establishing a background, which can often feel sluggish, as the constant cut between narrative voices results in a plot which takes far longer to establish than it should. There are strange ticks in the writing - such as Lindqvist's tendency to italicise all his narrators' fragmented thoughts in a way that is almost artistic but more often irritating - and the author frequently strays into territory regarding Eli's past that leaves explanation or elaboration lacking and ultimately seems unnecessary.

The drive that the story maintains after the inital background compensates for the failed attempts at stylistic prowess. The constant plot twists, the developments in character relationships, and the new treatment of the ancient vampire fable keep the reader hooked. Ultimately a great thriller, but not nearly as art-house as the consequent film adaptation. There are moments of genuine beauty, particularly in the introduction and perfectly rendered conclusion of the text, and Lindqvist's writing is never garden-variety, of course, it just falls short of the stylistic beauty it aims for.


Live From Across The Pond
Live From Across The Pond
Price: £14.83

3.0 out of 5 stars Not at his best...., 8 Jun 2008
I agree with the previous reviewer about the subdued atmosphere on this CD but also I found the performances to be somewhat below par. Having seen Robert Cray live on a number of occasions I can vouch for his performances usually being far superior to this live album. "Live at the BBC" is far more spirited.


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