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Rome - Season 2
Rome - Season 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome home Ceaser, 20 Mar. 2016
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Brilliantly written and brilliantly acted. A tour de force ground breaker. Forget Game of Thrones, this is the must see HBO drama.

Thick As A Brick 2
Thick As A Brick 2
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £14.45

7 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear Mr. Anderson, 10 April 2012
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This review is from: Thick As A Brick 2 (Audio CD)
I have been a lover of the music of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull for near 40 years and I have never ever been disappointed with a new Jethro Tull album or Ian Anderson solo work....until now.

The "concept" of the album was inspired; a view of modern Britain through the thoughts of the various incarnation of the hero of the first TAAB, Gerald Bostock. The lyrics of the various songs are interesting. Musically however it is dull and uninspired. It lacks the musicality of Mr. Anderson's previous works. Ian's failing voice is no excuse for lack of sparkle. The one thing Ian has always had the power to do in the past is whip up a decent tune, not here brothers and sisters. To be honest I had great difficulty distinguishing one track from another, except that the arrangements changed.

I am sorry I have to make this review negative, I was looking forward to TAAB2 and I am very disappointed.
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Avatar [DVD]
Avatar [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sam Worthington
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £3.77

64 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Cinema was invented for, 28 Dec. 2009
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I have seen "Avatar" twice in the space of a week. This is an outstanding cinematic experience. Don't let the cynical critics persuade you otherwise. OK so the plot is "Dances with Smurfs" but it doesn't make it less affecting. I must admit to a little choke and a tear in the eye at certain emotionally charged points. The truth about the special effects is that they are invisible. What I mean by the that is you don't actually notice them. The world you see before your eyes is utterly believable and you become immersed in it. You don't think; "wow that's a good special effect shot", you think "wow that's a good shot".

See this movie and be amazed.
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The Best Of Acoustic Jethro Tull
The Best Of Acoustic Jethro Tull
Price: £5.78

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jethro Tull without the dodgy rocky bits, 19 Aug. 2007
This for me is a distillation of all the best bits of Jethro Tull. My own taste is for the the acoustic,the simple flute and guitar tracks on all the Tull albums have been my favourites.

So if you are a like minded fan of this side of Jethro Tull this album is a must as it puts all your favourites into one package (hurrah).

As a general observation all the songs on this album demonstrate Ian Anderson's skill as a song writer. Very few song writers have his elloquance. Listern particulary to "Broadford Bazaar" or "Jack a Lynn". The former a three verse song that encapsulates the varying fortuners of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and the latter is a tremendous love song without being sentimental.

Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 [DVD]
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 [DVD]
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Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £19.49

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Science Fiction for adults, 22 Mar. 2005
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The new series of Battle Star Galactica is absolutely first rate. Forget the maudlin new age nonsense of Star Trek. This is gritty drama that just happens to be set in space. Fans of Babylon 5 will love this as it has darkness at its heart, but the more modern CGI effects make the old B5 stuff look like a poor cartoon.
All the episodes are character driven and every character is believeable ( although the alcoholic second in command Colonel Tighe is a bit of a cliche ).
Any one who loves intelligent sci-fi should own this series. To go further with this review would spoil the surprises for the audience. Watch and enjoy.

Christmas Album
Christmas Album

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Tull, 16 Dec. 2004
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I bought this album in 2003 when it was first released. I have played it continually through out the year and have enjoyed it what ever the season. It is full of fun and brilliant muscianship. Even if you aren't a dyed in the wool fan of Jethro Tull, I strongly recommend the Jethro Tull Christmas Album to any one who wants relief from the general pap that finds itself in the record stores come Christmas time. For the ideal antidote to "Mistletoe and wine" listen to "Last Man at the Party".

Shoot From The Hip
Shoot From The Hip
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Price: £3.97

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A poor show after Read My Lips, 30 Nov. 2003
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I found this to be a very disappointing Album from Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Where "Read my Lips" had been full of bright sparky ideas, "Shoot from the Hip" is turgid and lack luster. Might I even dare to say tuneless. What has gone wrong?
Sophie, get a grip. You can do better than this!!

The Secret Language of Birds
The Secret Language of Birds
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Price: £28.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Musicians Album, 2 Feb. 2003
After too many years of Ian Anderson trying to keep up with the metaphorical Jones's by producing some truely ghastly electronic albums, here we have a return to what I suspect is Ian's heartland, the acoustic sound of woodwind and guitars. All the songs on the album are gems. Some are fun (Postcard day), some are profound and thought provoking (Sanctury)all are well crafted and demonstrate that Ian Anderson is above all a musician. If you're a forty-something life long 'Tull fan (like me) you'll love it. Even if you've never heard of Jethro Tull or Ian Anderson you'll be hooked by the sheer professioanl musicianship of the piece.

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