Philip I. Reeves

Helpful votes received on reviews: 62% (18 of 29)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,011,738 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 29
Clockwork Angels Tour (Blu) [Blu-ray] [2013] [US I&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Rush
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Appalling Audio Mix, 2 Jan 2014
I own a high-quality two-channel set-up.

A Cambridge Audio Blu-ray player into an Arcam Black Box 500 external DAC.
Then Arcam delta amps, bi-amped into Spendor SP2s.

Well-produced disks sound stunning - e.g. Porcupine Tree.
This disk is so bad I can't listen to it any more.

The drums are almost inaudible in sections - e.g. Subdivisions.
You simply can't treat a great drummer like that.

The terrific baselines in Where's My Thing ? are totally lost. This track sounds abominable.

Rush have often suffered from poor production in my view, but this disk in intolerable.

Playing, lighting, etc. are, of course,… Read more
The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain by Neil Faulkner
12 of 21 people found the following review helpful
This books presents an almost wholly one-sided and pejorative view of both the Roman Empire and Roman Britain. There is much in it that is interesting, particularly the author's theory for why the Empire stagnated and ultimately collapsed. However, it is all presented in such a consistently negative way that it's hard to take it seriously.
His drawing parallels between Roman Imperialism and modern western military interventions is laughable and his central thesis of a peasant revolution at the end of Roman Britain is pure fantasy for which he provides no convincing evidence.