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Way to Blue: An introduction to Nick Drake ~ Nick Drake
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars an intro to Nick Drake, 15 Feb 2003
If, like me, you want to get into the music of Nick Drake without buying his back catalogue, then Way To Blue is a good way to go. It doesn’t claim to be a ‘Best Of’, so perhaps it doesn’t include all his best songs, but it does have any that you’re likely to know such as ‘River Man’. Drake’s voice is both haunting and touching throughout and his musicianship is flawless.
As previous reviews have touched upon, it’s clear how much modern bands such as Belle & Sebastian are indebted to his wonderful talent.
Sony D-EJ755 Silver CD Walkman by Sony
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars music to your ears, 15 Feb 2003
This is my first CD Walkman and I feel I made a very good purchase. It’s got an attractive appearance and is very easy to use. The remote control buttons are the same as on the actual player, so no confusion as to what you’re pressing. Since I’ve had it, it’s taken a few extremely heavy knocks and hasn’t skipped at all. The sound quality is excellent and, although I haven’t got anything to compare it to, I wouldn’t expect anything better for the price.
The only thing I have against it is that you can hear quite a lot of disturbance in the earphones when the volume is low or there are quiet parts to a track. Despite this though, I highly… Read more
Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson
Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson
I came to this book after reading the excellent 'Notes From A Big Country’, after which it took me a little while to get used to the style of ‘…Small Island’ as it isn’t another book of his newspaper articles. In fact, the first few chapters I found quite boring and found myself scanning over rather than reading them. However, once Bryson got going, I really got into it and found it a hard book to put down.
It’s an observational, informative, hilarious book and you can really feel his affection for our country as well as his understandable frustration and disillusionment at some aspects of it, such as incongruous modern architecture. It will make you… Read more