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Chicco KeyFit & KeyFit 30 Child Restraint Base - Anthracite
Chicco KeyFit & KeyFit 30 Child Restraint Base - Anthracite

5.0 out of 5 stars Second-hand seat for sale, 27 Jan. 2013
I purchased this fantastic car-seat-base just four years ago (when £10 billion pounds was really worth something as opposed to the mere pocket money it is these days). It served me terribly well and really changed the way I view infant car-seat-bases. Sadly, my children have now out-grown their car-seat-base and are really in need of a new seating arrangemnow well used and has seen several days use ent in the back of my Skoda Estelle. As a result, I now have a second-hand Chicco KeyFit & KeyFit30 Infant Car Seat Base - Anthracite for sale. I have knocked £20 off the normal asking price since it is no longer in pristine condition - I hope this seems reasonable. If you are interested in purchasing this from me, please come visit me on Bethnal Green housing estate. I work in the Dog and Drake pub on a Wednesday and Thursday evening. Please bring cash on collection.

Fur And Gold
Fur And Gold
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £6.22

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant CD. Brilliant live., 7 May 2007
This review is from: Fur And Gold (Audio CD)
I saw the end half of Bat for Lashes performing live last night and they were stunning. A female four-piece headed by the beautiful Natasha Khan with her intimate, original and mesmerizing vocals. The band played a series of strange instruments (one of

Natasha banged against the floor to create an echoey drum-like sound.

The gig was advertised very much as a solo artist with accompniments however they were much more of a complete band, they had a wonderful rythm between them with lovely harmonies and the stunning use of of merely clapping. Although I couldn't make it until the second half, it was clear to see they had completely captivated the audience very quickly. On the quieter numbers, the crowd wasn't making a sound at all until it came to the end where the room would errupt in cheers and emphatic clapping. When they fnished my friend said "Quick, let's go get a CD" but, listening to the roars and chants for an encore, I simply said "No, they're getting back on that stage." It may have taken several minutes, but we forced them back on and by the end people at the front were in tears.

I spoke to Natasha briefly after the gig and got her to sign my CD which, out of interest, has not left my player all day. This is a stunning and influential album with echoes of Bjork and Kate Bush, some of the tracks even reminding me of Arcade Fire. Special appraisals have to be noted for the hauntingly perfect, harmonious track 'Sarah' and also to the spectacular, beat-clapped 'Prescilla' and 'The Wizard'.

Certainly a wonderful break-through worthy of making an entry into any best of 2006 list. Euphonic and echoey, this album and this band are best described simply as: beautiful.

Crane Wife
Crane Wife
Price: £8.48

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Crane Wife, Sons and Daughters..., 2 May 2007
This review is from: Crane Wife (Audio CD)
With certainly the best opening and ending to any album this year, The Crane Wife stands as a beautiful masterpiece of meliflous euphony. Twenty seconds into the album I realised that this was going to be an immense work of wondor. The album opens, slightly bizzarely with 'The Crane Wife 3' (1 and 2 being found later in the album) which is the perfect example of accoustic singer-songwriter brilliance. A song that should be remembered like we remember Don Mclean's 'American Pie'. However, it's simplistic, accoustic guitar approach soon evolves, by track two, the 12 minute long 'Island' we hear progressively more sounds; drums, accordians, upright-basses and more guitars: electric and accoustic, as well as the melodic sounds of the other singers, namely Jenny Connly.

The album then moves into wondorously catchy songs like 'O Valencia' and the mysterious and intriguing 'Perfect Crime #2'. Something also has to be said for the lyrical brilliance of 'Summersong', an almost-accordian-led tune that echoes sounds from The Small Faces and even The Beatles.

The album then finishes the story by tantilising the listener with 'Crane Wife 1+2' bringing the album full circle. Then, just when you thought it was all over and you get ready to play it all again, The Decemberists encore with the harmonious and epic 'Sons and Daughters', the perfect festival anthem that begs to played loudly with hoardes of people singing along (it went down well around the campfire too).

Overall this is one of those rare albums that simply works. No track doesn't belong, no sound misplaced or lyric left hanging. I'd never heard of this fantastic band, but got this album off the back of a few reviews and it was the greatest gamble I ever made. So I beg you, even if you've never heard of them, take a risk, purchase this epic, harmonious album.

If I can do it, so can you...

Make Another World
Make Another World
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.29

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In competition for the worst first line I could use..., 8 April 2007
This review is from: Make Another World (Audio CD)
Idlewilds first two albums, '100 Broken Windows' and 'Hope Is Important' were original, post-modern Scottish punk-rock, with glaring riffs and shouting lyrics. Yet both had an undercurrent of alternative, mellow music; with a lead singer who certainly had something to say that was worth hearing. There next two studio albums, 'The Remote Part' and 'Warnings/Promises' were masterpieces of Indie-Rock, bringing out the subtleties of their early work and leaving a lot of their punk roots behind them. This fantastic progression created beautiful songs with lyrics you couldn't refuse to feel for. Then last year, when the band were taking a year out, the lead singer, the brilliantly named Roddy Woomble, released a wonderful solo album with colaborations from some of the worlds leading folk singer-songwriters. His ability to adapt to new styles with his meaningful lyrics has proved triumphant in 'Make Another World', Idlewilds fifth studio album.

The album opens with a rocky, stadium-suited guitar and the blaze of screaming lyrics. The first three, catchy and memorable tracks suffice to show Idlewild can still get you nodding your head in no time; but by the fourth, title-track, the album shifts and we hear some of the beautiful sounds and lyrics that made the later albums so memorable, but with this punky echo in between. Then straight away, you're plunged back to head-banging, arms-waving rock music that screams with the sound of a live band. On first listen, the album doesn't appear to have any of the thumping classics glaring out from the crowd, that were familiar on previous albums. But this record merely takes a few listens, soon your ears are graced with wondorous sounds and like all good albums, it gets better and you find new things the more you listen to it.

Although, the band appears to have slightly reverted to their old rocking, punky sound, there is certainly something to be heard in this epic album. Special attention has to be paid to the brilliant, eclectic sounds of 'A Ghost In The Arcade' that just can't be listened to quietly and the beautiful title-track, 'Make Another World'. And, as in the past, Idlewild hasn't lost their excellence of ending albums: Unlike so many other bands, Idlewild have never petered their albums out, always ending with something to say; and 'Make Another World' is no different.

Idlewild have successfuly done as before and kept listeners guessing, with another new spin on their Scottish, punk-rock-folk-indie sound, creating an album that certainly doesn't fail to entertain, pleasing old fans and drawing in new listeners alike.

Little Miss Sunshine [DVD] [2006]
Little Miss Sunshine [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Abigail Breslin
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.73

10 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly disapointing..., 25 Mar. 2007
After rave reviews and awards given, I was expecting this to be a hillarious and outstanding film...

It wasn't.

A film of cliches (someone dies on the roadtrip and is wrapped in a blanket; they're 5 minutes late for the entry and might not make it, not to mention all the cliched characters), and poor messages, this was such a disapointment. The only character who came close to entertainment was Alan Arkin's, however a foul mouthed, heroin snorting grandad was definitely in the wrong movie...

On the positive side, the cinamatography was superb with excellent panning shots and single-camera-multiple-view scenes, and the acting was at least, of average quality.

Overall, a cliche film that had possible scope for potential ruined by it's humourless and dull script. But please, don't let me put you off, I'm happy to be proved wrong...
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The Trials Of Van Occupanther
The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Price: £7.24

36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Born in 1891...?, 25 Mar. 2007
Midlake's second studio album (after nearly a year and a half of recording and re-recording) is a lush, heavily melodic record, laden with multi-part harmonies and evocative lyrical imagery set in woodlands, boats and log cabins; telling oblique but moving tales of pioneering, travel and isolation. With flutes, accoustics and inspiring use of analog synthesizers, this album has been compared, quite rightly to vintage 1970's folk-pop and rock such as Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell.

For me, despite the American tales, Midlake sound as though someone has given a pair of guitars, synths and a drumkit to a Victorian orchestra and said "Here you go, make a band".

The wonderful use of imagery, really takes the listener away, particularly on the opening three tracks. 'Bandits' has a beautiful message to deliver with it's enlightning questions, and the album opener, 'Roscoe' is a melliflous euphony of archaic sounds. Particular praise must go for the wonderfully mysterious 'Young Bride', the transporting and harmonious 'In This Camp' and 'Branches', and the iconic 'It Covers The Hillside'.

I bought this album on the back of briefly hearing one track on the Radio, and instantly realised I had to own it. I was not disapointed and for weeks, the CD never made it back from the player to the case...

Even if you've never heard anything by Midlake, or have only discovered this album now by accident, I strongly suggest you buy it. This, an unheard album of last year, is a wondorous acheivement and a melodic massage to anyones weary ears...
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Wide Awake
Wide Awake
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: £3.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prolifically 90's...., 25 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Wide Awake (Audio CD)
This is a great debut single. The song, Wide Awake, sums up the entire 90's era of rock: every riff, every vocal reminds you of every 90's band you ever loved. This combines The Verve, Oasis, Blur... but mainly The Stone Roses to make a stunning single. I'll wait with high hopes for the album...

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