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Five Day Week..
Five Day Week..

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All in a day's work, 7 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Five Day Week.. (Audio CD)
The cover shows that we are dealing with REAL psychedelic music.

John Du Cann of the Attack (and later Andromeda) was approached by a minor label that offered £ 25 per person for a psychedelic album - real money for musicians back then.

He sat down and wrote 10 songs, and recruited a bass player and a drummer.

According to the sleeve notes, the original album was recorded in 4 hours (!) one evening in a studio that functioned as a kindergarten in daytime. On portable equipment.

40 years later, it remains VERY listenable!

The sound is surprisingly good, and the performances great.

The original album was a concept album about 'straw people' in boring jobs longing for the weekend or an evening party.

'Feel like having a party' takes a wry look at trying to arrange a party at short notice, and 'Sunday Morning?' has a great hungover feel to it.

'Postmen' and the title track are also great.

This version has 9 nice bonus tracks by The Attacks.

Tom Lehrer: That Was The Year That Was, TW3 Songs & other songs of the year
Tom Lehrer: That Was The Year That Was, TW3 Songs & other songs of the year
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £8.11

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great satire never dates, 24 Sept. 2005
A math professor with a piano commenting on the happenings of 1965? Must be dated and dull? Far from it! And sadly, some subjects never date... 'Send the Marines' is a chillingly accurate description of the Iraq situation. And 'Pollution' is still among us.
Lehrer's spoken intros are hilarious, too!
Sample lyric:
The protestants hate the catholics
and the catholics hate the protestants
and the hindus hate the moslems
and everybody hates the jews
but when it's National Brotherhood Week.....
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Circle Game
Circle Game
Price: £35.84

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated album and artist, 24 Sept. 2005
This review is from: Circle Game (Audio CD)
I was in a for a 2-hour drive, and put this album straight from the mailbox into my CD-player, and there it stayed for the entire drive! This is classic mid-sixties folk rock, with Rush covering songs of then rising stars like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Jackson Browne. The album cover tells you what to expect, sure-footed sad songs with guitar and the occasional horn. I had no knowlegde of this great voice! He interpretes these songs with force and gust.
If you like Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell et alia, send for this one straight away.

A Wind from Bukhara
A Wind from Bukhara
by M.J. Engh
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A mighty wind, 9 Mar. 2005
This review is from: A Wind from Bukhara (Paperback)
Young general Arslan of Turkmenistan gains world power! Russia and China put their armies at his disposal. USA surrenders. Sounds like Bin Laden's dream? Not quite, for this young warrior prince has a very special agenda - to save the Earth from the burden of Mankind. He literally forces the world back to the days of watermills and horsepower.
As his capital he chooses - Kraftsville, Illinois. And lives not in any palace, but the house of school principal (and man of principles) Franklin Bond, from whose viewpoint most of the story is told. Also part of the household (and the second voice)is the young boy Hunt Morgan, who both fears and adores Arslan.
This novel is both a political novel and a psychological drama, where Arslan and his moves and moods are filtered by Mr. Bond and Mr. Hunt.

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
by Ross Macdonald
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another bullseye for Lew Archer, 24 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Sleeping Beauty (Paperback)
Basically, all the Lew Archer novels share the same plot of old crimes with long deadly shadows and dysfunctional families - but the author delivers fresh goods every time. This time Archer by accident meets a vulnerable young woman who runs off into the night with a box of sleeping pills. He spends the rest of the novel looking for her, meeting the oil-rich Lennox family and some of the people sharing their dark secrets.

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