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My music taste is mostly stuck in the 1970s: Turkish Psychedelia, Italian Soundtracks, US Soul & Funk, Library, Northern Soul, Folk, Krautrock, etc. I mostly only review things that I like and I don't review books.


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EC TECHNOLOGY® New 17W 1-2.4Amps Dual USB LED Disp&hellip by EC TECHNOLOGY
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely fast charger, 10 April 2014
It's got a longer overhang than similar in-car chargers, but this is the FASTEST charger I've used. Connect your device(s) to the charger, start your car engine, plug the charger into the car lighter socket and you're good to go. Scores on the doors after charging two devices simultaneously for 2½ hours whilst driving around Snowdonia:

iPad 2 - Start of journey charge 18%. Finish charge 96%
Galaxy Tab 3 7" - Start of journey charge 22%. Finish charge 100%

Solidly built, for the asking price it's an absolute bargain (I received mine gratis in return for a review) and despite the product info stating that it is not compatible with the Galaxy Tab series, I can… Read more
Come Spy With Us ~ The Secret Agent Songbook ~ Various Artists
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Secret Agent Soundtrack, 4 April 2014
Featuring 25 spy-themed tracks from the cinema and TV of the Sixties when the world was obsessed with the very real threat presented by the Cold War, this is first class compilation from Ace Records. Given that it's not genre themed in a music sense, there are are many different styles of music on offer. From the seductive pop of Dusty Springfield's 'The Look of Love' to the icy cool of John Barry's 'A Man Alone' via a couple of Motown cuts from The Supremes and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and some big orchestral and easy listening tracks (and a healthy dosage of kitsch!), there really is something for everyone. Perfectly sequenced and featuring extensive liner notes with reproduction… Read more
Let The Music Play: Black America Sings Bacharach &hellip ~ Various Artists
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This compilation from Ace is, as stated on the back cover, a celebration of the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David as sung by some of soul's greatest artists. In all honesty few of the versions here are superior to the better known and definitive versions but considering some of these songs are amongst the most popular ever written, there's still much to enjoy and it's interesting to hear the different arrangements, instrumentation and vocals.

Nina Simone's 'The Look of Love' features (unsurprisingly) faultless vocals and has a mid-tempo jazz arrangement and Gloria Gaynor's uptempo take of 'Walk on By' has a brief spoken word intro and is clearly aimed at the dancefloor… Read more