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A Life of Philip K. Dick: The Man Who Remembered t&hellip by Anthony Peake
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but flawed, 23 Dec 2013
An interesting book about a fascinating subject. Fans of PKD and/or Peake need not hesitate. It is easy, however, to be irritated with this author - with all the information easily available, why can't he even be bothered to get famous people's names right? Anybody heard of bandleader Glen Miller? Or rock singer Neal Young? Maybe they are relatives of famous psychologist Karl Jung, from Peake's first book? Dick's classic novel Now Wait for Last Year is here constantly (banally) referred to as Now Wait for Next Year, even in the notes section and index.

Peake is equally casual with dates - a major problem when the writing time of any Dick novel is cited as evidence of the author's… Read more
Crann Ull ~ Clannad
Crann Ull ~ Clannad
4.0 out of 5 stars A quiet moment, 8 Nov 2013
With a playing time of 32 minutes and being the quitest of any Clannad album, it is easy to overlook Crann Ull, their fourth studio album. Which would be a shame, as this is truly refined and beautiful music with an intimate, almost magic atmosphere all of its own. There is a new emotional depth to Maire's voice, and brother Ciaran's acoustic bass sings of long, warm summer evenings in the countryside... With its subtle introduction of electric keyboards, Crann Ull marked the first step in a direction that would soon define a whole new Clannad sound.
Clannad 2 & Dulaman ~ Clannad
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Clannad, 6 Nov 2013
The two albums Clannad recorded for the Gael Linn label are arguably the finest of the six they made pre-"Magical Ring". This is a basically traditional repertoire in almost entirely acoustical (but by no means unimaginative arrangements), here beautifully packaged and remastered and still eminently enjoyable.