On the strength of other Smiffys products I ordered this Open Wound Scar horror make-up effect. My advice is -do not bother! The actual product is just a thin long strip about 24 cms long, and with no protruding bones etc. bears no relationship to the realistic scar illustrated here and on the packet. Surprisingly poor product and a real disappointment.
A fine programme of well-loved and familiar -and some probably less familiar to non-Anglicans- hymns sung by what is now arguably currently the very finest of the English cathedral/collegiate-type choirs. Under the direction of James O'Donnell, the choir has steadily released many acclaimed discs, and the choir has enjoyed public exposure in recent years, due to both the television documentary series regarding the daily life and work of the Abbey -as also the Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Abbey. The boy trebles have a bright and full sound -though never fierce- which naturally thrill in the descants which embellish many of the hymns on the disc, and the… Read more
I have deliberately played this new recording by Steven Isserlis of the -almost ubiquitous- Dvorak B minor Cello concerto several times before commenting. It is certainly good to have such a fresh and individual interpretion of this truly magnificent and famous concerto, with the usual high production values from "Hyperion" -and with booklet notes on the music by Isserlis himself. His first entry is incisive, bold and dramatic -which sets the tone generally for much of his interpretation of the concerto throughout. It goes without saying that his technique is well up to the demands of all the music. However,whether this new recording goes quite up to the very 'top of the… Read more