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Embassy Records Classic Covers 1957-1962
Embassy Records Classic Covers 1957-1962
Price: £9.16

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dodgy covers, 8 Nov. 2016
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You know what you get with Embassy!
What you don't get from amazon, is the track listing. So here goes
Disc 1 :

All Shook Up - Shorty Mitchell
Jailhouse Rock - Hal Munro
Poor Little Fool - Paul Rich
Fever - Maureen Evans
King Creole - Johnny Worth
Move It - Hall Burton
I Got Stung - Johnny Worth
High Class Baby - Rikki Henderson
One Night - Rikki Henderson
Charlie Brown - The Saville Brothers
A Fool Such As I - Johnny Worth
Mean Streak - Johnny Worth
Fort Worth Jail - Johnny Worth
Dream Lover - Hal Monroe
Living Doll - Johnny Worth
Lonely Boy - Johnny Worth
Only Sixteen - Rikki Henderson
Here Comes Summer - Dick Jordan
(Till ) I kisses You - Paul Rich
Broken Hearted Melody - Maureen Evans

Disc 2 :

Peggy Sue Got Married - Rikki Henderson
The Three bells - Rikki Henderson
Sleep Walk - Bud Aston
Travellin' light - Dick Jordan
Dynamite - Rikke Henderson
Makin' Love - Paul Rich
Reveille Rock - Steve Stannard
Pretty Blue Eyes - Johnny Worth
Starry Eyed - Rikki Henderson
Why - Rikki Henderson
Poor Me - Johnny Worth
A Voice In The Wilderness
Running Bear - Dick Jordan
Stuck On You - Bobby Stevens
Someone Else's Baby - Johnny Worth
Shazam - Bud Aston
Please Don't Tease - Don Duke
Shakin' All Over - Bobby Stevens
Angela Jones - Bobby Stevens
Tell Laura I Love Her - Paul Rich

Disc 3 :

Lorelei - Paul Rich
A Mess Of Blues - Bobby Stevens
Nine Time Out Of Ten - Johnny Worth
Walk Don't Run - Steve Stannard
It's Now Or Never - Rikki Henderson
Man Of Mystery - Steve Stannard
Kommotion - Bud Ashton
Rocking Goose - Steve Stannard
Poetry In Motion - Don Duke
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Rikki Henderson
Theme For A Dream - Don Duke
(Ghost ) Riders In The Sky - Steve Stannard
Ja-Da - Steve Stannard
Gee Whiz It's You - Don Duke
Don't Treat Me Like A Child - Jean Campbell
Runaway- Rikki Henderson
A Girl Like You - Bobby Stevens
Well I Ask You - Paul Rich
Romeo - Jean Campbell
Who Put The Bomp - Bobby Stevens

Disc 4 :

When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart - Don Duke
His Latest Flame - Bobby Stevens
Big Bad John - Bobby Stevens
The Time has Come - Bobby Britton
Take Good Care Of My Bay - Bobby Stevens
The Twist - Paul Rich
Run To Him - Rikki Henderson
The Language Of Love - Bobby Stevens
Rock-A-Hula Baby - Paul Rich
Peppermint Twist - Bobby Stevens
Speak To Me Pretty - Kay Barry
Good Luck Charm - Bobby Stevens
Here Comes That Feeling - Kay Barry
Don't Ever Change - Reed Wayne
Follow That Dream - Bobby Stevens
Once Upon A Dream - MMike Redway
Sheila - Paul Rich
No One Can make My Sunshine Smile - Ray Pilgril & Mike Redway
A Forever Kind Of Love - Mike Redway

Shadowing John Barry
Shadowing John Barry

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 25 Mar. 2016
This review is from: Shadowing John Barry (Audio CD)
What a combination; John Barry's magnificent tunes played by some of the best guitarists in the business supported by other superb musicians and produced by a man who really knows his game! Every track is wonderful, but like other reviewers here I have to single out The Shadows and their 'The Appointment'. 56 years on from their first studio recording, they deliver yet another classic. If this becomes their last ever recording, they bow out with four minutes of sheer brilliance! On top of that you have 13 other tracks with not a single dud amongst them. Strongly recommended.

Warsaw 44 [DVD] [Region 2] (English subtitles)
Warsaw 44 [DVD] [Region 2] (English subtitles)
Dvd ~ JÄlzef PawÄšowski
Offered by DVDMAX-UK
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome and unforgettable, 27 Jan. 2016
Simply one of the most powerful war films ever made anywhere. At times almost unbearable to watch, but stick with it!

The Saboteurs [DVD]
The Saboteurs [DVD]
Dvd ~ Espen Klouman Høiner
Price: £12.99

18 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful!, 27 Jun. 2015
This review is from: The Saboteurs [DVD] (DVD)
Mostly wooden acting combined with sickening political correctness. Yet much could be forgiven had the series been good! Instead we get a very slow moving story where the characters talk and talk and talk - probably intended to build up suspense but ending up just increasing the boredom.

And with the exception of the part of one episode portraying the actual raid, the heavy water operation and the events surrounding it were nothing like this. The series therefore caused considerable controversy in Norway; how far can a filmmaker go in falsifying a true story just for popularity and commercial gain? 'A fictious tale inspired by true events' is just about the best that can be said to describe this series. It is also telling that the leader of the sabotage group who is still alive, has been what you might call politely reserved about this series.
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Millions Like Us [1943] [DVD]
Millions Like Us [1943] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Patricia Roc

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun fact!, 4 Dec. 2013
This absorbing and absolutely wonderful film features the first hearing what later became known as the 'Dambusters Theme', although uncredited at the time. Interesting to note that 1943, when the film was released, was also the year of the actual Dams Raid. As many knows, the theme made a second appearance in the 1955 film 'The Dam Busters' and deservedly became a much loved, stirring piece of music. But music apart, 'Millions Like Us' is just one of those films you can watch over and over again.

Zero Dark Thirty [DVD] [2012]
Zero Dark Thirty [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Jessica Chastain
Price: £3.20

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Was it really like that?, 9 Sept. 2013
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Did they really find Osama bin Laden just because one bright young woman would not give up the search even in the face of constant opposition from overbearing white men? According to this film, that is how it was. Believe it if you will. 'Based on fact' is an expression often used. The 'fact' here seems to be that bin Laden was killed in an American raid, nothing more. The 20 minutes or so portraying the actual raid are OK, though. Three stars for that part of the film, two for the rest which apart from the first ten or so minutes mainly consists of talk, talk, talk.

Battle of the Pacific [DVD]
Battle of the Pacific [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sean McGowan
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: £14.99

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Banzai!, 17 Oct. 2012
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This review is from: Battle of the Pacific [DVD] (DVD)
A true story - in part at least - but unfortunately yet another Japanese propagandistic war film showing noble and gallant Japanese fighting mostly stupid Americans. In this case US Marines, most of them looking like a bunch of overfed and overaged re-enactors. If that appeals, this overlong film might be for you. Otherwise, stay clear.

Fortress [DVD]
Fortress [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bug Hall
Price: £2.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tolerable - but only just, 1 Oct. 2012
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This review is from: Fortress [DVD] (DVD)
All the swearing, drinking and smart-ass airmen here make me believe that the filmmakers have watched too many Vietnam war films. They certainly don't impress by their research into WW2 USAAF bomber operations! For one thing, a crew drinking as hard as this Irish one and flying with hangovers, would not have survived long in combat. However, all things considered it is not too bad a film even if it falls down on details;

The Bf 109s attacking in the initial CGI scenes carry Eastern Front markings, the constantly used 'Roger that' is not a WW2-era phrase, engine overheating is not caused by the oil pressure rising but on the contrary by the oil pressure dropping causing the oil temperature to rise, US aircrew did of course not have to hold their throat mikes every time they spoke, the proudest possession of any aircrew member is his 'wings' but here some do not wear any on their uniform and others (for instance the aircraft Captain) wear strange wings in the wrong place, the CGI bomber at about 38:00 is actually retracting its tail wheel while landing which would have resulted in serious damage to the aircraft (is it a re-cycyled take-off scene?) - the list is almost endless.

I have somewhat generously given it three stars for entertainment value, but not much else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh, those drums..., 27 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Americana (Audio CD)
I was so looking forward to this CD and in many ways it does deliver. There's Neil and his inimitable guitar, songs I thought I knew have got new and interesting arrangements even if some sound a bit samey and it is always a good to see and hear Neil and Crazy Horse together.

But - those drums! Another reviewer calls them 'tribal sounding' and he may well be right. Well up-front in the mix, they seem to be playing the same plodding beat throughout the album. Thump, thump, thump they go, again and again and again. Both distracting and wearisome, they spoil my listening pleasure almost to the point of ruining it. So only three stars this time, I'm afraid.

Tirpitz: The Life and Death of Germany's Last Super Battleship
Tirpitz: The Life and Death of Germany's Last Super Battleship
by Niklas Zetterling
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Scissors and paste job, 22 July 2012
I have been involved in research about the Tirpitz for almost 40 years and have to say that this book is a great disappointment. The 'authors' have apparently amassed a number of other books on the ship, some of them quite old and definitely outdated, and used them as main sources for this new volume. Ignoring, or being unable to use, more recent research, means you'll have some glaring errors. For instance they claim to know where the midget submarine X5 lay the night before the attack on Tirpitz 22 September 1943. How would they know, when nobody ever spoke to the crew after it had earlier left its tow or even saw it until it was sighted under attack by the Tirpitz in Kaafjord on the 22nd?

Unfortunately this is not the first time this team have produced similar works, all of their books published in Scandinavia bear the same scissors and paste profile.

The book may perhaps be acceptable as a starter if you know absolutely nothing about the Tirpitz. Others should avoid, there are far more interesting books published about the battleship and attacks against it.
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