Adele K

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (47 of 52)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 927,044 - Total Helpful Votes: 47 of 52
Senna [DVD] [2010] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ayrton Senna
Senna [DVD] [2010] DVD ~ Ayrton Senna
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Firstly, I'm writing this review to make sure its rating goes up to 5! I know why it's lower than it should be but I won't let that get me down - this film is stunning and, PLEASE, buy the English version or go to see it at the movies as it's still in some cinemas as of August 8th 2011.
I have already seen this film twice and I'm thinking about going to see it a third time.
I will try not to waffle but it's difficult. Basically, as a child, I was fascinated with Ayrton Senna da Silva. If I watched a GP - which wasn't much but every now and then just to see Ayrton, my mum's friend's husband would say I should root for Mansell. But I always loved Senna. He was charismatic, intense,… Read more
Octavarium [U.S. Version] ~ Dream Theater
Octavarium [U.S. Version] ~ Dream Theater
I'm writing this review to appeal to anyone who isn't familiar with Dream Theater, or is but thought they all sounded a bit, "Too highly trained Magic Thighs" (as Douglas Adams once wrote). I play and compose for the guitar and I first discovered how good John Petrucci was via his guitar tuition DVD with those 200mph chromatic 4-note patterns. He was amazing. My fingers had to go into rehab to recover from trying to copy him! He's such a creative man, too, and I finally wanted to own something of Dream Theater for extra inspiration.
However, although I do admire Dream Theater for their really obvious quality and knowledge, I just couldn't get into their music. It's technically… Read more
Beethoven - Symphony No 9 - Barenboim ~ Daniel Barenboim
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
"The Ninth" has been recorded many times, unsurprising as it's probably the most influential symphony ever composed by anyone. It's been played faster, slower, louder, softer, aggressively, restrained, rhythmically, melodically, in so many ways but, to my ears, never as enthralling as Herbert von Karajan's 1977 recording with the Berlin Philharmonic.

However, in 1999, I saw and heard Sir Simon Rattle's version with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Royal Festival Hall. I understood why he was announced as the principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic because, while he probably wasn't quite Karajan's standard, he was close, and so I didn't expect anyone to… Read more