Mr. R. C. Neil

"spirit of vambo"
Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,514
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (304 of 330)
Location: Prestwick Ayrshie


Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,514 - Total Helpful Votes: 304 of 330
Fisherman's Box: The Complete Fisherman's Blues Se&hellip ~ The Waterboys
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
At last the long awaited box set has arrived. I have to declare it was well worth the wait. The whole package looks and sounds great.
The booklet starts with an essay by Decemberist, Colin Meloy paying homage to his favourite album. Then we have a track by track breakdown by Mike Scott himself. The three 12x12 prints are of fine quality and the 180g vinyl is great to have as my old copy is almost worn out.
The we have six cd's of amazing music. All the tracks help to build a picture of the conflict inside Mike's head as he tried to get his musical vision committed to tape.On evidence present here we could have had a folk/roots "Sandanista" all those years ago. At least three… Read more
Classic Album Selection: Six Albums 1977-1984 ~ The Boomtown Rats
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trapped In A Box., 22 Oct 2013
This release contains all six of The Boomtown Rats albums remastered and expanded cd versions.In new gatefold card sleeves and packaged in a stylish box.
When you listen to this set you will realise what a fine band they were. The musicianship is tight and fantastic and the quality of Bob Geldof's songwriting is stunning. From straight forward r'n'b , new wave, pop, dance, reggae, funk and even jazz these boys gave everything a shot. This box stands as testament to the fact The Boomtown Rats were a great band and even after the hits had dried up the could make evocative thought provoking music.
Snap it up at this price as it is a true bargain.
21st Century Hits: Best Of 2000 - 2012 ~ Dwight Yoakam
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dwight stuff., 19 Oct 2013
Fourteen tracks of sheer brilliance from a true country great. This compilation lifts tracks from "Population Me"to "Dwight Sings Buck" and each one sounds like a stone cold classic. The double disc version includes five promo videos and a 24/96 high resolution version of the album. Put away the breakables, roll back the rug and enjoy.