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Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,916 - Total Helpful Votes: 184 of 194
Blue Oyster Cult Live 1976 ~ Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult Live 1976 ~ Blue Oyster Cult
This is Blue Oyster Cult live in Maryland in 1976 so what can possibly go wrong? After all On Your Feet or On Your Knees from the year before was awesome & the set list has classics such as Harvester Of Eyes, ME262, Cities On Flame + the additions of Astronomy and The Reaper, two of their greatest tracks - unfortunately that's as exciting as it gets as two things sink this CD dead in the water - firstly terrible sound quality not even to the standard of many bootlegs & secondly the inclusion of very lengthy drum and bass guitar solos from the Bouchard brothers - the boys can play but these always kill the momentum of BOC's songs stone dead.
This disc is only for BOC nuts who want to… Read more
Five Leaves Left ~ Nick Drake
Five Leaves Left ~ Nick Drake
Just a remarkable album that exudes sadness, beauty, calmness, perceptiveness & most of all soul - to write & perform such a work of art in your late teens barely seems possible.
Drake's emotive vocals & wistful, thoughtful lyrics complement his own beautiful acoustic guitar work and the additional sumptuous string instruments that were employed for this particular release.
The whole album is very strong with no let up in the sublime quality - River Man, Saturday Sun, Way To Blue, Fruit Tree & Day Is Done in particular provide intense reflections.

Ideal for late night contemplation & whilst the overall feel is one of sadness, lament and unattainable goals -… Read more
Silver Comic Mylar Storage Bags 2MM X 50 per pack by BCW
2mm thick Mylar bags provide excellent long term storage protection especially when they are used in conjunction with clean, acid free, buffered backing boards - personally I use mildly adhesive sticky tabs to seal the bags as this allows them to be re-opened without damaging the (relatively) expensive mylar material.
With the exception of having comics sealed in CGC or PGX holders this is about the best protection you can provide against the dreaded paper aging process - books valued at £20 & higher should probably be considered for this product.
Mylar does enhance the appearance of the comic if it still has reasonable cover colours & brightness.
The thicker 4mm bags are… Read more