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Captain America: Civil War  [Blu-ray] [2016]
Captain America: Civil War [Blu-ray] [2016]
Dvd ~ Chris Evans
Offered by musicMagpie
Price: £23.66

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring it on Marvel!, 10 May 2016
Best MCU film to date...hands down! Downey Jr giving his best performance as the billionaire- playboy-philanthropist, action scenes are stunning and (thankfully) less of the shoehorned, borderline cheesy quips that peppered much of phase 2 films; CACW feels far more mature than previous Marvel outings, which (in my opinion) took a lot of impact out of scenes that would've worked without them. Yes...the addition of Spider-man gave us moments of levity but it was written well and a natural character portrayal of a kid thrown into the mix. Dr Strange out soon, phase 3 is gonna be mind blowing!! And AT LAST...I finally see my childhood hero come to the big screen.....Black Panther - for me the best character (and arc) in the film....my most anticipated Marvel film to come...MARVELous!!!

The Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times 7" Single - Mounted Poster
The Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times 7" Single - Mounted Poster

5.0 out of 5 stars Hendrix mentioned that I'd never need to hear surf music ..., 9 Sept. 2014
Hendrix mentioned that I'd never need to hear surf music again... (Are you Experienced?) ...until I heard 'I just wasn't made for these times' ...a real gem of a tune with that Tannerin that forever sends shivers down my spine.Thanks Brian for providing me with an 'exception to the rule'.

3 Feet High and Rising
3 Feet High and Rising

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Those were the days'..., 1 May 2014
This review is from: 3 Feet High and Rising (Audio CD)
I was 16 back in '89 when 'Three feet high and rising' took to the airwaves; at the time there was a real sense of change and experimentation in music, the rediscovery of the 60's was a template for most of the decent music being produced , the reinvention of indie with the likes of Spacemen 3, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, and across the pond, it was no different in Hip Hop - away with 2Dimensional rap and the emergence of conscious acts with Public Enemy and beatnic sounds from De La Soul and the 'native tongues' concept delivered by Posdunous, Trugoy , Mase & other acts like the Jungle Brothers, A Tribe called Quest, Monie Love and Latifah...."Black medallions, no gold." It was a breath of fresh air then and still is now, there is not a duff track to be seen here, but stand outs for me are "Can u keep a secret?", "Transmitting live from Mars", "Say No Go", "Plug Tunin'", "Buddy", "Me, myself and I", and "This is a recording 4 Living In a Fulltime Era" (L.I.F.E)- classic records such as 'Three feet...', 'People's instinctive travels...', 'Low End Theory' and 'Fear of a Black Planet' took me into the next decade and it was a special time for my generation. I am not ashamed to say this but they don't make music like this like they used to.....

Live In Vancouver 1970
Live In Vancouver 1970
Price: £7.36

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'must have' for Door's enthusiasts..., 11 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Live In Vancouver 1970 (Audio CD)
The Door's live sets are always worth seeking out - I think this is their best (Live in Detroit, recorded a month or so earlier - a comfortable second..). With the addition of blues-guitarist Albert King accompanying the band on songs like 'Money', 'Little Red Rooster' and the brilliant 'Who do you love?', with his distinct way of bending those strings is felt throughout these recordings; these blues numbers don't feel ''bleached''- something that the 60's british invasion bands wanted to re-capture and re-juvenate. The band themselves, soon to record 'L.A Woman' at the end of '70 into '71, also a 'blues' endeavour - a great album (and I'm sure many folks favourite) but personally, their final album with Jim doesn't quite reach the sonic-depth or diversity compared to their earlier works, specifically their debut and 'Strange Days' now regarded as quintessential 'Doors' classics.
Also on 'Live in Vancouver' is another stretched-out version of 'Light my Fire' (on disc 2) and in my opinion the best of all versions- by far, a piece of 'bliss' for anyone who loves The Door's jazz- melodies; Jim, Ray and Robbie give nods to songs 'Summertime' and of course the blueprint of 'Light my Fire' - John Coltrane's 'My Favourite things'- these all make up for the slow-burning intro's and below-par sound quality, so 5 stars it is!!. Anyway, no more self-indulgent reviewing, buy it - if you 'dig' this, also look for Jimi Hendrix, '2 days-Live at Fillmore East'.

Da Capo
Da Capo
Price: £5.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LA SUN, 16 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Da Capo (Audio CD)
The review from the 4th December is absolutely right, from beginning to end - get with it folks! Da Capo is a the underrated masterpiece and a snapshot of the mid-60's LA scene, recorded late '66 and out early '67, harshly overshadowed by their widely acclaimed 'Forever changes' which came out in '68 but who cares! It holds it's own and remains removed from the now-commercial appeal of it's follow-up. It is also a little known fact that Arthurlee introduced Jac Holzman (electra records) to The Doors who were struggling to get a record deal and admittedly were in awe of the already established Love, unfortunatley Lee's reluctance to venture beyond the sunset strip became The Door's golden chalice. Despite Lee's provincial attitudes, this album embarks on a jazzier feel, moving away from the 'Grass roots' r&b feel of the first album and encapsulates the 'golden age' of experimental music with contemporaries Zappa/Beefheart and the aforementioned Doors. Da Capo is full of vibrant, melodic, floating sounds all crammed into a sesame seed bun! with nuggets 'Stephanie knows who' - a cracking tune with an infectious waltzy-vaudeville-sque melody, a sound re-visited on Door's tracks such as 'Alabama song'(Whiskey bar)','Strange Days' & 'People are strange'.'7 & 7 is' has to be Love's signature tune - an unforgiving tour-de-force that sounds like nothing else at that time and feels just as bold and punchy to this day, a classic. A relativley short album that RIGHTfully ends with 'Revelation' that may've not been the band's favourite to record but manages to engage right up until the 20 min. mark. It is a must for anyone who digs the scene...

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