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A Different Compilation
A Different Compilation
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars it works, 30 Mar. 2014
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Some of these recorded compilations don't work, for example Neds Atomic Dustbin's which has all the vigour of a wet sponge, but this, like Gang Of Four's Return The Gift is pretty lively.

There are so many other tracks that I'd also like to hear recorded versions of also. Good stuff.


Goliton® AUX 3.5mm Cable Connect iPod iPhone MP3 Phone Audio to Mazda Car Player connector adapter cable (2 Meter Long)
Goliton® AUX 3.5mm Cable Connect iPod iPhone MP3 Phone Audio to Mazda Car Player connector adapter cable (2 Meter Long)
Offered by Bestin
Price: £5.95

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Bit Of Kit, 2 Jun. 2013
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I've been looking for something for years to allow me to play my Walkman mp3 player through my Mazda 3 (2006) factory fitted radio/cd player unit.

This is so simple it defies logic but Ihave happily paid for it. I followed the video on youtube that shows you how to fit an Xcarlink unit to your car hifi but why pay £90 when you can get this for under a tenner.

I routed the cable down and pulled it through the ashtray unit. If you take the ashtray out it looks solid behind it but it isn't there is a gap whuch allows you to feed the cable through without even drilling and the lead just stays tucked out of sight when not in use.


Beach
Beach
Offered by Music-Finder
Price: £14.51

2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Boring, 25 April 2013
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This review is from: Beach (Audio CD)
I like downbeat mixes but all The Big Chill compilations are exctly that segued compilations as opposed to mixes and generally they can be not bad and you cn pick them up cheaply but this is just so boring it neggars belief.

That's why you can get them cheap. It's like K-Tel - cheesy overdose for the clubbing generation.


Targus AWE55EU Laptop Cooling Pad Two Fans Laptop Cooler Fits - 15-17 Inches
Targus AWE55EU Laptop Cooling Pad Two Fans Laptop Cooler Fits - 15-17 Inches
Price: £13.86

2.0 out of 5 stars Good - while it worked., 16 April 2013
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Worked well but lasted only 12 months before packing in. Wouldn't recommend it. Try something else xthat may last longer and be better value.


Belkin In Car Tunecast 6 Universal FM Transmitter - Black
Belkin In Car Tunecast 6 Universal FM Transmitter - Black
Offered by BESTBUYIT
Price: £24.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointing, 1 July 2012
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I havered for ages about getting one of these transmitters as generally they are slagged off. So when I saw this one getting great reviewes and a good discount I bit the bullet and went for it - I wish I hadn't bothered.

If you value quality sound then just save yourself the hassle because it really is nothing like cd quality - NOTHING!

Additionally it works by transmitting at the strongest signal for the palce where you are at that time. Fair enough however as soon as you start to drive the strongest signal will no longer be the one you are locked in to and you will leave that behind you and almost immediately you will start to loose the signal strength you had when you set the device andget interference.

So, just save youreself the cash and get a cd player that plays from an external device such as an mp3 player or an mp3 disc compatible cd player. If you have a factory fitted cd player in your car which does neither then I still would not waste your time with this Belkin device or probably ano other "dongle".


Duronic HDS3 Mini 3 Port Gold HDMI Auto Switch PIANO BLACK 3x1 (3 way input 1 output HDMI Switcher)
Duronic HDS3 Mini 3 Port Gold HDMI Auto Switch PIANO BLACK 3x1 (3 way input 1 output HDMI Switcher)
Offered by DURONIC
Price: £49.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Do Not Touch With A Bargepole!, 6 Jan. 2012
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This device knackered my TV. Plugged in everything as per the instructions and switched on and the TV, a Philips, wouldn't settle.

The picture was just static. Ever since my TV has had a split second black flicker. It was perfect beforehand.

So, if you think you are going to save some money by buying this device - THINK AGAIN!
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jan 22, 2012 3:29 PM GMT


A Secret Wish [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]
A Secret Wish [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]
Price: £8.65

5.0 out of 5 stars Confused A Wee Bit - Help Me out, 22 Sept. 2010
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Okay, to start with it's all good stuff! brilliant.

However, everything I read tells me that tracks 1-9 are the original cd version of Secret Wish with tracks 10-15 being lifted from the original analogue (vinyl) album masters.

My cd copy of Secret Wish, that I've had for who knows how many years, actually seems to be from the analogue version not the version that everyone says is the original cd version.

It has the shorter Dr Mabuse (not the 10 minute plus version) and shorter versions of Dream Within A Dream (without the early drum beats) and Jewel.

I'm needing an expert to sort it all out and explain why I have a cd version which consists of a pre-dated version of the album which the liner notes of the anniversary issue says was the original cd.

Thanks.
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 5, 2011 6:28 PM GMT


Can You Hear..-3tr-
Can You Hear..-3tr-
Price: £14.26

1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 10 Jan. 2008
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This review is from: Can You Hear..-3tr- (Audio CD)
Jonny Green's previous work with Glitterbox blows this away completely. It's drum machine lightweight pop which is really disappointing because underneath it all are decent songs.

Apart from that tracks one and two were already available on the Fear Of Flying album and the third track is disposable half hearted dancey instrumental. Poor show and a total lack of effort by the label if not Green himself if they think this was ever going to be a hit.


Gene - In Concert [2007] [DVD]
Gene - In Concert [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gene
Offered by marxwax
Price: £14.49

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If Only..., 8 Jan. 2008
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...the dvd had captured some of Gene's early performances or the rare ;live Tv appearences ushc as the fantastic legendary Say Hello Wave Goodbye with Marc Almond on the White Room.

Still here we are I suppose it's better than nothing but it leaves a "if only..." taste in your mouth if you followed the band from the tight grubby venues to Barrowlands and back.

For me the "if only..." was that damned third studio album, smothered in predictable leaden political statements and described by Rossiter as "the final nail in our coffin". While Gene went on to reover with some fine work they lost so much at that vital stage.

Worth buying this for the collection.


Fear of Gravity
Fear of Gravity
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Turn Down The Bass - Set The Guitars Back To 11, 24 Dec. 2007
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Glitterbox are one of my all time favourite bands so when I saw this album, which is Jonny Green "and friends" I expected more of the same guitar orientated uniquely fragmented indie rock with amazing guitar riffs and at the same time equally humourous and heart breaking lyrics.

Unfortunately on "Fear Of Gravity" Green's lyrics have been backed by what I can only describe as a more "pop" sound which is bass and keyboard orientated. The music is still fairly fragmented and each song can carry many melodies and amazing middle eights in all the wrong places but it has lost the edge which Glitterbox, and She, were able to perfectly compliment Greens at times tortured voice. In fact some of Glitterbox's harmonies can be found used here and there and songs such as Bubbles and fear Of Gravity more than hint at lyrical themes previously used on Glitterbox/She classics such as "I'm Your Monster" and "I Wanna Be Your Friend" along with the odd harmonies from live favourites such as "Rollerskate".

This is a good album, hence the four stars, however I only wish it was a Glitterbox album which would give the songs and melodies an edge and a much fairer crack at the whip.

If you haven't heard Glitterbox material go and order "Tied & Tangled right now.


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