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Garden Trading Rise and Fall Grand Paris Pendant Light
Garden Trading Rise and Fall Grand Paris Pendant Light
Price: £85.55

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Real problem with this, 21 Feb. 2014
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It looks OK, nicely diffused, but the light is heavier than the counterbalance weight. This means you have to press a little button on the side of the weight every time you want to adjust the height. When the light is down (ie the wieght is up), you have to climb up a step ladder (I kid you not) in order to reach the button.
So it does rise and fall, but if you were hoping to be able to do this in a spontaneous kind of way eg to make your meal more intimate, and then raise the light to clear up after, you will be disappointed. It is adjustable, but in such a way you would not want to do it too often.
I am thinking of sending it back but I doubt if we have all the packaging, and life is too short.
I assumed that these lights worked with the weight balanced so you could raise or lower it by just moving the light, not so!


Under the Radar: A Novel
Under the Radar: A Novel
by James Hamilton-Paterson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice bit of retro fun, 21 Feb. 2014
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Suitable for your total aviation dad, who remembers all those hot jets etc, James H-P wrote Empire of the Clouds, a cracking history of Britain's cold war jet development, and the spin off from all that research is this very entertaining romp round the RAF in the 1950s. I enjoyed it a lot, but Sebastian Faulks it ain't. Nice reminder that the world was not entirely perfect before the 1960s.


Taranta Container
Taranta Container
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £12.30

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Folk in ain't - funky maybe, 21 May 2012
This review is from: Taranta Container (Audio CD)
Absolutely fantastic album, pounding dance rythms generated with dulcimers and things of that sort. I think these guys are Italian but it sounds like a really good night in a club in a Marrakesh. To be played loud,a great surprise, can't remember why I bought it, probably on World on 3, but I'm glad I did. Oh yes, it was the title -- how can you resist?
Tarante is something to do with Tarantella, which is the dance you do after being bitten by a Tarantula, anyway they have a container of these things here and they are tapping all 8 feet.
Would be something else live....


The Open Road
The Open Road
Price: £10.47

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than ever, 2 April 2011
This review is from: The Open Road (Audio CD)
5 stars seems a little high, but 'I like it' is not enough...it's worth at least four and a half.
I think, surprisingly, this is the best album yet, with good tracks one after the other. It's a bit rough round the edges, but it's got plenty of energy. I think it actually sounds better than the live performance I saw in London last year. It's got a bit of an edge to it, well expressed in the track 'Go Down Swingin' -- this old rocker not fade away!


Stand Back: Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's South Side Band
Stand Back: Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's South Side Band
Price: £8.42

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not so good with hindsight, 12 Jan. 2010
I was amazed and delighted by Delta Hardware, which a friend found for me in a second hand rack, but was disappointed with this in my first foray into Charlie Musselwhite's back catalogue. This was probably great stuff when it came out, but it has now been overtaken. Too many samey instrumentals for me, and not enough growling from town to town as the sun goes down.


The Sound of Vatersay
The Sound of Vatersay

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top of the Crofts, 16 Sept. 2008
This review is from: The Sound of Vatersay (Audio CD)
Stunning high energy mixture of folk, bagpipes, accordion and powerful singing which tugs at your heartstrings and sets your feet tapping. Do NOT play while driving, or speed limits will be broken. Entirely Scottish, if not indeed Outer-Hebridean in flavour, with several instrumental tracks and one sung in Gaelic, it will nonetheless appeal to all tastes and is a laugh too, with a wonderful good-time feel to it. Reminded me of Newfie folk music for some reason. Tremendous drive and energy.


The Man in Black: The Definitive Collection
The Man in Black: The Definitive Collection
Price: £4.88

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one to get, 29 Dec. 2007
This lovely album perfectly covers the early years of Johnny Cash. Despite being a compilation it hangs together artistically, and best of all, does it in a single CD. The best music for the family in the car.
You can take your pick of the American Recordings of his final years, but this is the album which shows you where he came from, his humour and greatness.
These are all the tracks you have to have.


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