Siriam

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 727
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Location: London United Kingdom
 

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The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac ~ Fleetwood Mac
Sadly this double collection while great value for money reaffirms that the Nicks/Buckingham reincarnation of Fleetwood Mac really hit its peak with their first two albums and has lived on that reputation for all subsequent releases over the decades.

While much of those two albums is included it also underlines that a lot of subsequent material (about half of this set) is rehashes and filler and rarely hits the same standard (the main tracks form Tusk being the exception). An opportunity to include a lot of singles only released mixes and rare tracks over the years is overlooked and the three live tracks are unexceptional to my ears.

If you are not owners of those… Read more
Napoleon (Abel Gance, 1927) 2x DVDs <b>DVD</b> ~ Abel Gance
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The simple problem is that the DVD on sale is not the Abel Gance 1927 film as advertised but a more recent two DVD box set dubbed in German (from French) and with no English subtitles of what looks like a TV series on Napoleon's life with modern actors including Depardieu and Malkovitch in minor parts.

The seller was very quick iN both response and refund when I contacted him about the error.
Bowie Heard Them Here First ~ Various Artists
Bowie Heard Them Here First ~ Various Artists
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Relying very heavily inevitably on Bowie's Pin Ups LP, which was a full LP of covers of songs he loved, the CD reflects nearly all the songs written by others that Bowie has covered and recorded across his whole career. What it shows is how eclectic he has been in recording songs by others, including Jacques Brel and Johnny Mathis alongside Iggy Pop and Devo.

Sadly like so much of his recent output across the last three decades, the more recent stuff is pretty forgettable and unmemorable and much of the originals for Pin Ups and earlier originals are probably already owned by many interested in that era. Still it is good to al least have included the original version of "It… Read more