Ian Evans

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (27 of 32)
Location: Invermoriston, Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 742,536 - Total Helpful Votes: 27 of 32
Hank ~ Hank Marvin
Hank ~ Hank Marvin
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I've followed Hank and The Shadows for 54 years since their first hit with Apache. Hank's sound and style has developed and expanded over the years and his solo albums equally have become more varied in style and content.

However, I felt that this album is a step too far for me. The Stratocaster sound that I expect to hear from Hank is not here in abundance; the acoustic jazz influence is strong in much of the playing and arrangements. I found this irritating in several tracks and for the first time with a Marvin CD I was reaching for the 'skip' button.

The enjoyment of music is both for the musician and the listener, but I feel that Hank has been a little over… Read more
X-Force Extreme Adventures: The Science of Mountai&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ X Force Extreme Adventures
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a disappointing film and no more than a personal account of a small team's climbing 'holiday' to Malaku - the 5th highest mountain in the world. There were a few attempts to explain the psycological and physiological issues of climbing at high altitude, but overall the film degraded into a record of personal ambition and reflection.

As with so many climbing films, there is so much complaint about the conditions and difficulties encountered on such a venture that one starts to wonder why these people do it in the first place! Yes, the summit was reached by three members of the team, but for the viewer the film offered little in the way of explanation of the route or the… Read more
The Guitar Man ~ Hank Marvin
The Guitar Man ~ Hank Marvin
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
I have been a Hank Marvin fan man and boy so I was always going to buy this album even before I had heard a note from it. Its qualities are not immediately obvious and you need to listen to it several times to appreciate it fully. As always, Hank's playing is exquisite, and he offers some quite original and very different treatments of many well-known songs. However, for me the magic that was such a vital ingredient of his previous offerings such as 'Guitar Player', 'Marvin at the Movies', 'Hank Plays Cliff' and 'Hank Plays Holly' just isn't there and there are several numbers which are very laboured or simply make me reach for the 'skip' button. Nice to hear you again Hank, and I hope… Read more