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Ratpack: From Vegas to St. Louis ~ The Rat Pack
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Here we have a neatly packaged time capsule the 'Rat Pack' at their best - two live performances from the early 60s when Frank, Sammy and Dino were at the peak of their popularity. The first disc is from The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas on the 6th September, 1963; the second disc is from The Kiel Opera House in St. Louis on the 20th June, 1965.
The first concert is the miss. Basically, there is an official, remastered version of the following night's performance (7th September) available from Capitol ("The Rat Pack Live At The Sands", 2001) that is infinitely preferable - there is better sound, Frank Sinatra performs ""I Have Dreamed", which he doesn't do here, while the jokes and running… Read more
Flat Out, Flat Broke: Formula 1 the Hard Way!: Bk.&hellip by Perry McCarthy
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Dubbed by "The Times" as 'the world's unluckiest racing driver', Perry McCarthy is a racing battler, a maverick who fought tooth and nail to rise through single-seater categories in Britain, overcoming obstacles such as chronic lack of sponsorship, uncompetitive machinery, and the odd wild shunt.
When he finally made the big time, Formula One, in 1992, he was definitely in the worst house on the best street. His team in F1 was Andrea Moda, an infamously inept team that was a financial, technical, engineering, organisational and PR disaster story. Perry endured a paucity of track time, and incidents both insanely comic and deadly dangerous, until the team folded (the team boss… Read more