Nick Hawkins

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Remixes And Rarities ~ Paul Young
Remixes And Rarities ~ Paul Young
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Three record labels have in the past been responsible for reissuing Paul Young's back catalogue, and in truth I've been left rather frustrated by their efforts. (Sony managed to omit the extended version of 'Sex' on their 25th anniversary 2CD deluxe edition of 'No Parlez', although it had actually appeared on the original non-deluxe CD release! Also, a few of the album tracks were edits of the original LP version, which was somewhat annoying for the majority of fans who'd bought and knew the album so well from its representation on vinyl. Young's follow-up, 'The Secret Of Association', was licensed out to Edsel Records and they didn't do much better. They forgot to include the 12-inch… Read more
Human Racing ~ Nik Kershaw
Human Racing ~ Nik Kershaw
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
...there's a man who has a point of view." I loved that song (Dark Glasses, b-side to I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me). It appears on the second disc of this worthy re-release of Kershaw's debut album. I must say the remastering is superb and much better than recent efforts by Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet. They've used the original mix tapes for this release as according to Kershaw when the album was mastered originally on CD, it was from the vinyl master. It's what happened in those days, since CDs were in their infancy and no one realised how big they were going to get. So this is the first time you can actually hear it remastered from the original mix tapes, as they came out of the… Read more
And Still Ricky Villa: My Autobiography by Ricky Villa
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Ricky Villa rarely gave interviews during his five season spell at Spurs, probably due to the fact that whenever the press men came knocking he took the opportunity to hide behind his team-mate and interpreter Ossie Ardiles.

In this superb book, Villa tells what it was like to be one of English football's first foreign imports, in the days when it could be a lonely existence thousands of miles away from home without the Internet, satellite TV, mobile phones or a Sat Nav to help you settle in a foreign country. Villa recalls how he and Ardiles would spend hours driving around London lost with Villa hopelessly trying to map read! In the end, the Argentinians took to either the bus… Read more

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