K. Baty

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (58 of 76)
Location: United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 196,140 - Total Helpful Votes: 58 of 76
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree [Audio cd] ~ Various Artists
5.0 out of 5 stars No Christmas Turkey!, 11 Dec 2013
This single-disc compilation is a distilled version of the similarly-titled three-disc version with the same cover design and it's an absolute humdinger! All tracks - as with so many budget compilations - are out of copyright, which means that there's nothing here that's less than 50 years old. That, however, doesn't matter; in fact, it's a selling point. Presenting a cross-section of pre-Beatles musical styles, the tracks cover pop, country, rock'n'roll, doo-wop, jazz and rockabilly. Of particular interest are: The Drifters' 1954 recording of 'White Christmas' with a vocal arrangement swiped by Elvis for his only real Christmas album; Marlene Paul's 'spot the references to Presley hits'… Read more
Young Blood ~ Jerry Lee Lewis
Young Blood ~ Jerry Lee Lewis
4.0 out of 5 stars A 'Lost' Album, 8 Aug 2013
In the plethora of Jerry Lee releases on the market, most are compilations (or even re-compilations, with different covers and re-ordering of tracks ) of original existing albums. They mostly cover the early Sun material but, increasingly, JLL's work from the 1960s to the 1980s is available in many different forms. None of them, to date, include the material on 'Young Blood'. Recorded and released in 1995, it was the Killer's first 'new' album in 14 years, though the mix of classic interpretations of old songs and a sprinkling of new material was a familiar one. It has a consistent overall sound and feel to it, probably due to Andy Paley's production, and this is both its strength and, to a… Read more
Magical Mystery Tour (Box Set) [Blu-ray & DVD] [20&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ The Beatles
3 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tragical History Tour, 11 Oct 2012
At 44 this could almost be considered a bargain beside the many other phenomenally overpriced Beatles and Beatles-related reissues that are perpetually bunged out to soak up the pension payments of the baby boom generation. The only problem is that it's generally pointless and interest-free. However, it does contain some great songs that are wasted in the desperate visual context of this shambolic film. It also contains a 'faithful reproduction' of the original 1967 double-EP with booklet, which is all you really need. I'd suggest that, instead of wasting your money on this bloated rot, you purchase a copy of The Rutles' first album and the 'All You Need Is Cash' DVD where you can have the… Read more

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