Mr. P. Curtis

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (69 of 92)
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,160,385 - Total Helpful Votes: 69 of 92
Greatest Hits ~ Slade
Greatest Hits ~ Slade
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There are some albums which just sound soooo much better on vinyl than on CD and this is one of them. Other reviewers have noted the energy of the tracks, which is of course true, but I have two copies of a greatest hits album by Slade (neither being this version but the songs are almost exactly the same!) and whereas the CD sounds lacklustre, the vinyl absolutely BLOWS YOU AWAY! So much warmth, immediacy, you are transported back to Britain in the 70s and it's amazing. Think of seeing the Beatles perform Twist and Shout and you kind of get the picture. Buy a turntable and this album on vinyl and you'll see what I mean. It's the very rawness, energy, lack of sophistication of the songs,… Read more
The Very Best Of Slade ~ Slade
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
There are some albums which just sound soooo much better on vinyl than on CD and this is one of them. Other reviewers have noted the energy of the tracks, which is of course true, but I have two copies of a greatest hits album by Slade (neither being this version but the songs are almost exactly the same!) and whereas the CD sounds lacklustre, the vinyl absolutely BLOWS YOU AWAY! So much warmth, immediacy, you are transported back to Britain in the 70s and it's amazing. Think of seeing the Beatles perform Twist and Shout and you kind of get the picture. Buy a turntable and this album on vinyl and you'll see what I mean. It's the very rawness, energy, lack of sophistication of the songs,… Read more
The Rough Guide to Mallorca and Menorca (Rough Gui&hellip by Phil Lee
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality guide book, 15 Jan 2008
I am astounded by the shamelessly negative reviews of this excellent guidebook. Phil Lee's witty, incisive and highly personal style is so refreshing, and his opinions on which places and attractions to see and which to avoid are invaluable and always hit the mark. I first used the 1996 version of this book on my first solo trip to Mallorca (in that summer)and although admittedly I can't comment on other reviewers' remarks about the Palma shop, restaurant and club scene, I can say that for the great outdoors, such as places on the island to visit and magnificent hikes (ALL the hikes in the book are fantastic and easy to follow)it is unbeatable. Definitely the best comprehensive guide book… Read more