K. Eden

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (165 of 188)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 3 Jan 2014
At 384 pages Christopher Young's biography of Sylvian' solo career is as complete as it cam get.
Despite no photos and some woeful errors and poor proof reading (e.g. Andy Summers was Police guitarist NOT drummer. Page 116 has 5 typo errors!) the book is rivetting.
It follows Sylvian's spiritual search and how this was reflected in his music and his move from relative mainstream success to setting up his own label and more or less reinventing himself as a critically acclaimed experimental songwriter.
Recommended to Sylvian fans and anyone interested in one of the most original and fascinating creative artists around
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture (PAL with Subtitle&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Bruno Wollheim
5.0 out of 5 stars SIR DAVID anyone??, 13 Dec 2013
I first saw this film on BBC TV. As a fan of Hockney's work I was entranced from start to finish. It is a fairly intimate diary film showing Hockney's return to his Yorkshire roots and discovering the landscape that he grew up around.
It captures him painting en plain air, sometime battling with the elements. The discovery that he could then paint a mammoth series of canvases that when pieced together fill the whole wall of the Royal academy is also shown.
I re-saw the DVD being played in Salt's Mill in Saltaire, the home of a permanent Hockney collection and was even more impressed. This prompted me to buy the DVD and again at home luxuriating in the skill of the director etc to… Read more
The Road To Red [Limited Edition Box Set] ~ King Crimson
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Road to Red Eyes, 15 Oct 2013
The most thorough and gob-smacking boxset I can imagine any band ever releasing.
Road To Red captures King Crimson live in the USA in 1974. Having released Starless and Bible Black Crimson embarked on a summer of touring.
The Road to Red captures the band in full flight, full throttle and a beast to be reckoned with. This would be their final tour before recording the seminal Red album and disbanding.
Audio ranges from mixing desk tapes to multi track mix downs and all have been mastered exceptionally. Also included are various pieces of ephemera; set lists, photos, adverts as well as a large booklet with extensive notes by KC biographer Sid Smith and excerpts from Robert… Read more