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E.P. Onymous
E.P. Onymous
Price: £7.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Copshawholme Fair, 9 Nov. 2007
This review is from: E.P. Onymous (Audio CD)
The title of this revies says it all: "Copshawholme Fair" is an amazing track! Starting off like a normal Bellowhead track it imediatly becomes powerful and Boden's voice, as ever, pours out fantastically.

The first two tracks on the EP, "Rambling Sailor" and "Jack Robertson" are brilliant, "Rambling Sailor" itself is very exciting.

In all this is a good EP, and it matches "Burlesque" for talent and flair.

As You Were
As You Were
Price: £8.99

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second CD rocks, 30 Sept. 2007
This review is from: As You Were (Audio CD)
This is a really great CD, apart from all the fantastic tracks, there's the whole concert atmosphere crammed onto two CDs.

The first CD is probably not as good as the second, although it does have two very good tracks (Longdog and Be Lucky) on it.

The second CD has a lot more fantastic tracks - Galway Farmer (teamed with The Blind Fiddler), Are We Alright, Cousin Jack and Country Life. Also, three or four minuites after the song on track elleven has finnished, there are some of the outakes from various concerts, which are quite funny!

The tracks are taken from a lot of different concerts, but they're all good and the sound on all of them is great.

All in all, this is a fantastic CD, well worth buying.

Offered by Pure Records
Price: £9.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best!, 30 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Hourglass (Audio CD)
This had to be one of the all time best Kate Rusby albums. It has fantastic songs and a lot of them are either fast and memorable, or slower but at the same time catchy. All the tracks on this CD are actually very well done, but the best ones have to be:

Sir Eglamore - it's a song about a dragon. Who couldn't love that? It had a really good sort of repeating line as well, that keeps the tune going and adds to the overall flavour of the track.

Radio Sweethearts - A sweet old tune about an old couple waltzing to a radio. You would think that it would be slow and set to a waltz it self, but it goes at a medium pace and has a veyr nice little melody to it!

I Am Stretched On Your Grave - Based on an old poem, this is by far the best song on the album. It's sung incredibly well, and has a deathly drum beat set to it from the second verse. There's no messing around, it's straight to the point and it leaves you singing all day. Fantastic!

There are meany otehr high quality tracks on this album, and it really is one that you should have no doubt about adding to your collection!

Burlesque [Deluxe Edition]
Burlesque [Deluxe Edition]
Price: £11.92

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely voice, 30 Sept. 2007
This is a good album, but I must say that I only really like the first four tracks. The rest are a bit slow, and havn't really got the same feel to them as the first four, which are lively and sound really good. "Rigs of Time", the first track, is wounderful, as are "London Town" and "Jordon". This is the first Bellowhead album I've bought, and although good, I wouldn't say that their other one is on the top of my list of things to buy.

Jon Boden has one of the most powerful voices I've ever heard, it's memorable and catchy and really brightens up the songs.

This album is getting four stars purely for the first four tracks and Boden's voice alone. It would be good if the other tracks were of such a standard though.

Price: £9.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witness, 28 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Witness (Audio CD)
This is an absoloutly magical album, as all Show of Hands ones are. The songs are fantastic, very lively and energetic, which is great as there have been quite a few slow tracks in the past. Highlight tracks include:

Witness - the title track. Fantastic introduction!
Roots - very well known, if you havn't heard it find the vidio to watch, you won't regret it!
Undertow - Great
Innocent's Song, Gwithian - really great violin playing and a very memorable song
The Bet - I think this is linked to Galway Farmer
Ink Devil - At first I didn't like this track, but it really grows on you!

All in all, this is a brilliant album, well worth it!

Underneath The Stars
Underneath The Stars
Offered by trec002
Price: £9.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very typical Kate Rusby - but still excellent!, 8 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Underneath The Stars (Audio CD)
This is a fantastic CD by a fantastic artist. It's very like Kate Rusby's other work, but if you like that then you will love this CD.

I personally prefer it to some of her older CD's, as it has a lot of fast and memerobal tracks in it that you'll find yourself singing all day! Great tracks on this CD - "The Good Man", "Let me be", "The Blind Harper", "Young James". All the songs are uniquely Kate Rusby though, and it's a great addition to any collection!

The White Darkness
The White Darkness
by Geraldine McCaughrean
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.37

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The White Darkness, 8 Aug. 2007
This review is from: The White Darkness (Paperback)
This is a very good book by Geraldine McCaughrean, set in the Antarctic. It follows a girl called Sym as a quick family get-away to Paris suddenly spirals out of control: Sym's Uncle Victor has decided to take her to Antarctica! For Sym it's a dream come true, but as the story unfolds it gradually turns into a nightmare.

Sym and her uncle Victor are origionally part of a group thats exploring Antarctica. But on arriving at Antarctica, Victor tells Sym of his real plans for the trip: to reach a theriotical landmark in the dead heart of antarctica.

This is a fantastic novel, it's very well written and is a real page turner!

Pippa Funnell 3: The Golden Stirrup Challenge (PC CD)
Pippa Funnell 3: The Golden Stirrup Challenge (PC CD)
Price: £1.99

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best so far, 6 May 2007
This is by far the best Pippa Funnell game so far. It continues the story from the first game, with you playing as a young girl at a new riding school run by the heroin from the first game, Jade. The plot is quite simillar, but different enough to be fun and engaging, and can be quite challenging at times.

Here's what it's all about: You are a girl who has remarkable abbilities at horse riding, and has been sent to a horse riding school to improve further and then become a champion. Throughout the game you play at varous different places, and compete in three different criteria - dressage, show jumping and cross country.

The game has improved it's graphics emensly, and the way in which you do dressage has changed. It is really fun, and I would strongly recommend it. The only bad thing is that sometimes it is not clear what to do, and can become quite frustrating. Also, loading the game at the beginning is very tiresome, it actually takes me about five tries to get it running, following each I have to re-boot the computer.

But once it is running, this is a marvoulous game.
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Homemade Cookies: Tasty Old-fashioned Recipes
Homemade Cookies: Tasty Old-fashioned Recipes
by Jacqueline Bellefontaine
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 2 Jan. 2007
This book is definetly worth five stars. It is full of wounderfull recipies, and most of them have brilliant pictures to go with them. The book itself is layed out in an easy to read way, and all the techniques used in the book are fully and clearly explaned at the front, so even the most novice of bakers can make wounderful cookies. Also, the book has a very loved sence to it, as it lookes old and has one of those ribbon book mark things.

I would definetly recomend this book to anyone, even thoses who have never baked before. There are so many recipies, you won't know what to make first. (I recommend the sour cream and raisin cookies.)

Out of the Ashes
Out of the Ashes
by Michael Morpurgo
Edition: Paperback

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Michael Morpurgo Book, 15 Aug. 2006
This review is from: Out of the Ashes (Paperback)
This is by far the best Michael Morpurgo book ever. It's incredibly sad in a couple of places, but it has it's happy moments to. It's all written in a diary format by a girl who's father is a farmer during foot and mouth. Enevitably her farm gets it, and this is when it get's really sad.

I read this in one day because it was so good. There are some very sad bits though, so be for warned.

In all a good book.

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