John Collins

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,763
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (156 of 174)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,763 - Total Helpful Votes: 156 of 174
Dandy Annual 2014 (Annuals 2014)
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson loves it, 7 Jun 2014
A Christmas (2013) present for my 7 year old grandson. 6 months later he's still reading it - when he's not reading the Beano annual.
Of course, neither are a patch on the annuals of 1958, but as a 65 year old I would say that, wouldn't I ?!
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (Repackaged) [&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Sir David Attenborough
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandchildren love it, 7 Jun 2014
Bought as a birthday present for my 8 year old grandson and he's watched several times with his 6 year old sister. A quote from her to her friends, while sitting in a play boat in the local park and to the amazement of other parents, "Come on everybody, let's go to the Galapagos Isles!"
I think that says it all.
Hank ~ Hank Marvin
Hank ~ Hank Marvin
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different but great, 7 Jun 2014
Got this from Morrisons - a pound more but cheaper when postage was included, and no waiting.

In many ways it's a typical Hank offering, being mainly a selection of instrumental covers of songs. What is slightly different is his treatment of the various tracks. The lowest rating reviewers seem to be critical of a jazz influence in the arrangements. This is a fair criticism if your preference is for a simple replay of the originals but with the vocals replaced by Hank's guitar.

With many of these arrangements the song is unrecognisable from its introduction, and the rhythm is often one we wouldn't associate with it. I wouldn't go so far as to call it jazz, but it is… Read more