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Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - Series 1-3 + Christmas &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Crawford
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em', certainly from the view of hindsight, with regard to much of what has constituted situation comedy in the last twenty or so years, is yet another marvellous example of a period when comedy writers and producers, truly had a firm handle on how to deliver the goods. The seventies was unquestionably some kind of golden era in comedy terms, before a cynical later attitude set in, and a more politically correct outlook also made its presence known, where seemingly everything, however innocently portrayed, somehow managed to be deemed offensive.

'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em', at its best is one of the most hilariously funny sitcoms ever, and the ingenuity of… Read more
Heaven ~ Rebecca Ferguson
Heaven ~ Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson certainly doesn't fail to impress on this, 'Heaven', her debut album. In fact, for much of the time, the songs subtle hooks, in addition to Rebecca's wonderfully soulful voice, is truly addictive over repeated listens, in a way that's truly hard to believe she could have anything remotely to do with a show like the X-Factor.

The songs are all soul based, and have a strong connection to 60s/70s soul, which was before the over emoting Whitney Houston/Mariah Carey sickly sugar coated approximation of soul became such a high profile, and ultimately such a gross marketing ploy in the 1980s, and beyond. That is pretty much where many of the more typical Cowell… Read more
Lioness: Hidden Treasures ~ Amy Winehouse
Lioness: Hidden Treasures ~ Amy Winehouse
28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
I don't think on hearing 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' in full, one could ever mistake this for anything other than a posthumous release, because in many instances Amy's edgy rawness seems so explicitely smoothed and neutred, which is most unlike Amy's previous releases. To put it another way, had Amy lived, and she had managed to lay down enough tracks for a new album, i am quite sure they would have sounded nothing like this.

There are so many problems, i feel, in terms of the chronology of the songs, the added inappropriate production some of these tracks have been subjected to, in addition to an unnecessarily irritating rap section within one of the songs. Amy's original albums… Read more