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Fisual S-Flex Mini 4m 3.5mm Jack Extension Cable
Fisual S-Flex Mini 4m 3.5mm Jack Extension Cable
Offered by AudioVisual Online
Price: £9.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality leads, 10 Sept. 2013
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Just what I needed, replacing an extension lead of lower quality - no loss of quality with this one. A bit expensive but worth it. Hope that it lasts a long time to come.

Azure D'or
Azure D'or
Price: £9.62

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Renaissance on a smaller scale - and it works., 15 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Azure D'or (Audio CD)
Many 1970s prog rock bands turned to shorter songs and away from epics of previous years in the second half of that decade. Some weren't very successful (stand up, Love Beach by ELP), but this is one of the better ones. No orchestra, no songs longer than 6 minutes, but it works. Stand-out track for me is the instrumental The Discovery, which also sounds the most like "classic" Renaissance, with Jekyll and Hyde the next best in my opinion, and the rest are all pretty good. The line-up is the normal mid-1970s Renaissance (minus the orchestra!), and David Hentschel is the producer, who carried out the same duties for Genesis at this time and has done a good job. Overall this album is no Turn of the Cards, but for me it's not that far behind...

In the Land of the Rising Sun - Live
In the Land of the Rising Sun - Live
Price: £9.98

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Album, 14 Feb. 2012
Not quite as good as Live at Carnegie Hall, but that had the orchestra on it, so perhaps it's an unfair comparison! Good renditions (although the album could have done without Moonlight Shadow). Includes versions of the best tracks from 2001's Tuscany album, which fit well with the older stuff.

Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour - Live With the Octavarium Orchestra [3CD Set]
Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour - Live With the Octavarium Orchestra [3CD Set]
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Price: £9.08

3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but a bit disappointing - little different to the original versions of the songs, 30 Dec. 2011
I was expecting a bit more of a variation from the original versions of the songs. The orchestra doesn't feature on the first disc at all, while elsewhere the arrangements sound similar to the versions on the original albums, except for a few, such as The Spirit Carries On, which has never been one of my favourite DT tracks anyway. Having said that, there are some superb songs on here, such as Sacrificed Sons and Octovarium, but why include them on this album when they're little different to the originals (which also included an orchestra)? Not a bad album, but I just can't help feeling that neither the orchestra or the live format add much here; Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett and others have shown how to incorprorate an orchestra within rock music and there are countless examples of live recordings adding something extra to original versions of songs DT have missed an opportunity here. The original versions are fine, so don't really need to be re-recorded live as they are.

In the Eye of the Storm
In the Eye of the Storm
Price: £7.31

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A safe bet for most Supertramp fans, 30 Dec. 2011
This review is from: In the Eye of the Storm (Audio CD)
Before hearing this album I didn't know quite what to expect, having heard only a couple of Hodgson's solo tracks. However, if like me you're a fan of Supertramp you'll probably find plenty to like about this album, especially the first track. Not surprisingly, it's similar to Supertramp, but slightly different, a bit more pop in places, and a bit deeper in others. Not spectacular, but a good, solid album. The first track alone justifies its purchase, and the others are pretty good - for my money there isn't really a duff track on the album. The only thing that I don't like about it is the bad mid-1980s production.

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