K. G. R. Carpenter

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (134 of 173)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 17,701 - Total Helpful Votes: 134 of 173
Legend 30th Anniversary Remaster ~ Bob Marley
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This new Blu Ray 5.1 surround mix is a revelation, I will not dwell on what has been said about the songs previously, but the sound and feel in this enhanced quality brings to tracks like Is This Love and the extended version of Exodus is just incredible, the playing and clarity just bring summer in to the room.

If only the whole care and warmth generated throughout this compilation could have been applied to all of the releases Universal have made in this format, as opposed to the mainly half hearted Stereo mixes released (including this album and Kaya not so long ago, which frankly could be viewed as a cynical rip off) the cynics could have been won over, this album is a… Read more
Surf ~ Roddy Frame
Surf ~ Roddy Frame
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I came to this album very late, I had kind of given up on Roddy Frame after the last Aztec Camera album , my loss.

I always felt Frame, Paddy Mcaloon, Damon Gough (Prefab Sprout & Badly Drawn Boy respectively) were arguably the best old style songwriters we threw up and might be a dream super group.....but I digress

This album astounded me totally, the songs are equal to Frame's best, a late night fest perhaps because of the stark guitar only accompaniment, but if you loved High Land High Rain, this is a mature relative, the melodies are incredible, Roddy Frame is an amazing guitarist and his playing is a pleasure to the ear.

I only wonder what a few of the… Read more
The Yes Album ~ Yes
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 22 April 2014
Of all of Yes's albums this one has arguably has the best songs on it, I approached with caution after purchasing the recent Close To The Edge re-issue which was sonically a real let down, this album is totally the opposite, the Blu-ray contains one of the best sounding 5.1 mixes I have ever heard, the instruments burst from the mix, Chis Squire's Bass and Tony Kaye's Hammond are a sound to behold, Wilson has a really good quality recording to play with, Bruford's drumming is a revelation, the sound of the toms just blows you away, Howe's intricate overdubs reveal guitar lines that were not apparent previously in the mix, of course the vocals are peerless as you would expect.

You… Read more

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