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The Essential Collection
The Essential Collection
Price: £9.00

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Over 40 years of wonderful songs...., 10 Jun. 2016
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I am amazed by how many people don't seem to be aware of the songwriting genius that is Gilbert O'Sullivan so I would highly recommend this 43 song compilation ( all chosen ) by Gilbert himself , as a great place to start and I guarantee that it will not take too many songs into the collection before people are 'hooked' in......I grew up with his songs starting in the 70's and his music is almost the soundtrack to the life of my family, put simply he takes you on a roller coaster of every emotion with his essential lyrics and 'catchy' pop songs.
At almost 70 years of age, he and his wonderful band are still fantastic to see in concert....if you like good music played live by superb musicians then you have to go and see him....all the songs are here right up to his most recent song 'No Way' which featured heavily on national radio...An essential purchase !


Live In Colombia
Live In Colombia
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a Great Concert ....., 1 Jun. 2016
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This review is from: Live In Colombia (Audio CD)
This is essentially the greatest hits of APP played live his fantastic band and The Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellin.....21 tracks in total played amazingly by all on the stage....standout tracks are the complete 'Turn Of A Friendly Card' suite , La Sagrada Familia. Silence and I , Prime Time and Games People Play....like many other's I can only hope and wish that The Live Project would play more UK shows.....Such Iconic songs that still sound fantastic....


Bosch - Season 2
Bosch - Season 2
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bosch, doing what he does best......, 11 Mar. 2016
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This review is from: Bosch - Season 2 (Amazon Video)
Episode 1 Trunk Music is a great start to season 2 of Bosch.....the stories are very loosely based on Michael Connelly's excellent books about LAPD Detective Harry Bosch but the actor's bring the character's to life superbly...Titus Welliver IS Bosch and Jamie Hector is also excellent as his partner Jerry Edgar.
The first programme in the new series start's with a murder at Mulholland View and Harry ,on his return to the squad from suspension and Jery pick up the investigation.....I think that we are in for a roller coaster of an investigation over the remaining 9 episodes.....
It's great to have him back....


Blackstar
Blackstar
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting finale...., 13 Jan. 2016
This review is from: Blackstar (Audio CD)
Although I bought this cd shortly before DB sadly passed away, I decided to leave my thought's for a few days.....in that time, many words and tributes have been written and spoken, much of which I cannot add to.
What I will say is that this collection of songs is a fitting finale from DB....the soundscapes provided are best described as deep and meaningful....the lyrics of the wonderful 'Lazarus' now take on a new meaning and are so poignant....'Look Up Here , I'm in heaven, I've got scars that can't be seen'.....
Thankyou David for such wonderful memories from a fan of 44 years


Citizen Steely Dan: 1972-1980
Citizen Steely Dan: 1972-1980
Price: £31.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrill Yourself.....at a great price..., 10 Jan. 2016
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All long term Dan fan's like myself will already have all the recordings made by Walter and Donald on vinyl,cd, remaster etc.....so why buy this box-set ?......well it's nice to add it to your collection even though it is a set which is not laden with outtakes, demo's and remixes.....in short it doesn't need them...what you have here is all the albums up to Gaucho with a couple of extra tracks on 4 discs and an interesting booklet which contains both praise and critical comment of the duo and their music....
You can also now get the set at a very good price, not only do you get the 'hard copy' but all 66 tracks come ready for you to download direct into your Amazon music library.....in short, superb value from an iconic band


Alive In America
Alive In America
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dan comes Alive !!..., 10 Jan. 2016
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This review is from: Alive In America (Audio CD)
For those looking for a quality Steely Dan live recording then look no further than this collection recorded over 20 years ago....Walter and Donald have their critics but nobody is arguing the fact that they don't know a good tune and that they know how to assemble good musicians to help spread their music to their legion of fans. Like the current live line up, the Steely Dan Citizen Orchestra of 93/94 just oozes quality and class and they bring all the tracks on this collection to life.....just turn up the volume and enjoy their playing on classic Dan tracks like 'Bodhisattva' , 'Peg' , 'Thirld World Man' ,'Reeling in the Years' and 'Aja'......just one slight criticism.....there could have been a second disk containing the rest of the set list !!


I Robot: 30th Anniversary Edition (Remastered/Expanded)
I Robot: 30th Anniversary Edition (Remastered/Expanded)
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5.0 out of 5 stars ..Some Other Time..., 9 April 2014
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The old saying goes that they don't make records like this any more and in my view they don't....This is an outstanding album from the Project.....full of great tracks both vocally and instrumentally....It's just fall short of the classic 'A Turn Of A Friendly Card' but it runs it very close to being the best album APP ever made......highly recommended and at such a great price


Going for the One
Going for the One
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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic..., 7 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Going for the One (Audio CD)
I never tire of hearing this brilliant album and for me Yes were at their peak when it was recorded.....Rick Wakeman had rejoined after the period with Patrick Moraz and this recording put them back at the top of the prog pile......'Awaken' is simply one of the greatest track's ever recorded and I for one enjoy it every time I hear it......the keyboard solo is just wonderful.....


Pyramid (Remastered/Expanded)
Pyramid (Remastered/Expanded)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good..., 7 Mar. 2014
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...but just misses out on the full Five stars for me.....there are some wonderful tracks but a couple of the Instrumentel tracks disappoint....however APP rarely let the listener down and there's still much to enjoy and admire about this album....


The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Remastered/Expanded)
The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Remastered/Expanded)
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5.0 out of 5 stars APP's Best ?...., 7 Mar. 2014
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....fans of APP will all have their favourite album from his back catalogue and arguably ( for some) this is his best....The complete 'Turn Of A Friendly Card Suite' which was side 2 on the original album is superb and is up there with his best ever work.....nice to hear some extra tracks recorded around the time of the making of the original album.....


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