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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Price: £109.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comparison with the remastered Beatles box, 15 Jun. 2017
This is really a luxurious issue but what it ultimately counts is the music and how Sgt.Peeper sounds now.
Here is a comparison with the remastered Beatles box, using very good equipment.
CD ONE NEW STEREO MIX
An overall improvement sound quality of about 20%.Better drum and bass sound on all songs.Music got more <body> as voices got centered.This makes the songs sound better and beefy but you'll miss the change of Lennon's voice from the right to the left channel on the second verse of A Day in the Life.
The songs most benefited from this new mix are Sgt Pepper [both versions],Being for the benefit of Mr Kite,Within you without you,Lovely Rita,Good morning good morning [but I regret the fact that the brass have been taken a little back in the mix and are not as sharp as they should],A day in the life.
Still,the <old> Pepper retains some of its unique qualities and I suspect we will often go back to listen again before returning to the new mix.
CD TWO SGT PEPPER SESSIONS
Everything here has been on legal or illegal cds for years now.Of course the sound and the mixing are better.Buried in the lot are Strawberry Fields forever and Penny Lane superb stereo mixes.
CD THREE SGT PEPPER SESSIONS
Same as CD TWO.
CD FOUR MONO ALBUM MIX AND BONUS TRACKS
Indeed this new remastering sounds a little better than the one in the Beatles white box,but nothing spectacular.
BLUE RAY and DVD
The 5.1 mix that everyone was waiting for is excellent but not as spectacular as I expected.Giles did not dare take a bolder step [as he did with the LOVE set].I expected the various guitars and sound snippets changing channels and coming from front to back etc.But maybe this would be sacrilege.Best 5.1 mixes are Sgt.Pepper [both versions],Being for the benefit of Mr Kite,Within you without you.
The bonus tracks have been around on various incarnations for quite some time.

Personally I would prefer to have the new discs without the expensive package [book,photos,poster,cardboard etc],which would lower the price significantly for the music lover.But even as it is, this package is worth its money.


The Measure Of A Man [DVD]
The Measure Of A Man [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vincent Lindon
Price: £12.80

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars no film making really, 7 May 2017
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This review is from: The Measure Of A Man [DVD] (DVD)
One of the most boring and uninteresting films I have ever watched.Any explanation about the why will fall short.Avoid at all costs.
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Yngwie Malmsteen - World On Fire [Japan LTD SHM-CD]
Yngwie Malmsteen - World On Fire [Japan LTD SHM-CD]
Price: £40.42

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yngwie's best album yet!, 17 Feb. 2017
I don't understand why so many reviewers knock this superb album down.
It's about what Yngwie uses to do best,it's why he became famous,it's about why people started to buy his albums : GUITAR PLAYING.
If Yngwie was just a singer/composer would he have become what he is today?No.So this is guitarist Yngwie at his best;he made an album with 8 instrumentals and 3 vocal numbers.And my God he PLAYS!
The production might not be the best,it never has been with his albums,but at least the guitars do not pierce your ears when you turn the volume up.He also sings very well.The compositions in the same vain as always,never uninteresting.
The only drawback on this cd is its high price because it has been issued only in Japan.
You can get it cheaper in Amazon marketplace,but do get it!


Escape From Warsaw [DVD]
Escape From Warsaw [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeanette Hain
Price: £3.00

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 11 Nov. 2016
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Beware!This is a repackaging of the film RUN BOY RUN [original german title LAUF JUNGE LAUF].The title has been changed and of course the jacket photo is completely irrelevant and misleading.
Despite the other good reviews, this film is poorly made.Direction and script suffer very much,and most of the actors,especially the germans who the director presents as malicious devils who would do anything to catch a young jewish boy all over the polish countyside,over re act.The photography tries to save something from the lot but with no result.
In the hands of an experienced director with a few more funds this could be equal to EUROPA EUROPA because the story is there and it is real.


Holocaust: A Jewish Survivor Testimony: The Truth of What Happened in Germany of World War 2
Holocaust: A Jewish Survivor Testimony: The Truth of What Happened in Germany of World War 2
by Dan Myers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I would have given 0 stars if I could!, 28 April 2016
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No holocaust book I have read has less details about what happened to the author than this one.We only get to know her name and place of birth.Everything else,except generally used names like Auschwitz,is obscure and unnamed.Regina Weinkrantz [supposing that this is a real name] does not even reveal her tattoo number.This book is possibly a fraud.
I should have sent it back and I was disappointed to see that it has been printed by Amazon themselves.


Er ist wieder da
Er ist wieder da
Dvd ~ Lars Rudolph
Offered by RAPIDisc
Price: £13.10

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ingenious!, 20 April 2016
This review is from: Er ist wieder da (DVD)
Entertainment guaranteed for all who have a knowledge of Hitler and his era.At times very very funny,at other times very very serious.Not to be missed!
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Surfing In San Jose
Surfing In San Jose
Price: £10.88

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Frustrated by the bad sound, 30 Nov. 2015
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I was so disappointed by the sound on this cd that I will never play it again.Joe's guitar sound is no good and the general quality of the recording is worse than average.I should have known as this is not a SONY music issue [someone owned that old 88 tape and tried to make some money].Just for Satriani collectors who want to own everything by him.


The Beatles 1
The Beatles 1
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £6.80

3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed by the 5.1 mix, 24 Nov. 2015
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The 3 stars are for the non-existent 5.1 mix on the dvd.
I was expecting something even better than the LOVE 5.1 disc.Alas,what comes out of the rear speakers is barely audible and what's even worse,it is not different from what you get from the front speakers.In fact the only song which has a 5.1 feel [the drums come from behind] is LADY MADONNA.When you change to 2channel stereo there's a lack of ambience/atmosphere which shows that they have indeed worked for a 5.1 mix,however unsuccessfully!
I couldn't believe Giles Martin did this kind of thing.My first reaction was that the fanfare about the 5.1 mix was a company hoax to sell more.
I got so angry that I decided to send back this cd/dvd.However I cooled a bit when I heard the crystal clear stereo mix.And of course the Beatles videos are very good to have all on one disc.
So,Beatles fans,if you go mostly for the 5.1 mix [just as I did], forget it,for your own sake.


The Art of Malice
The Art of Malice
Price: £15.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Guitarist with guts! Plays every style without hesitation! ..., 7 Mar. 2015
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Guitarist with guts!Plays every style without hesitation!IEverything about guitars!


The Complete Studio Recordings
The Complete Studio Recordings
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £64.57

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too expensive for Sastriani fans, 14 Jun. 2014
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CAUTION: the 3 stars are only for the sound on this remaster.The master's music is beyond rating with stars.

If you have already owned all these discs as a true Satriani fan and only want an improvement of sound than please think it over.
My evaluation of these remasters using equipment just short of hi end.

NOT OF THIS EARTH there is an 80% improvement in sound.
SURFING WITH THE ALIEN compared to the 1999 remaster there is a 20% improvement.Compared to the remaster which included a live dvd of Joe [2 disc package] it is worse [less dynamic and detailed,only the bass is a bit better].
FLYING IN A BLUE DREAM there is a 20% improvement.
THE EXTREMIST there is a 20% improvement.
TIME MACHINE there is a 30% improvement.
JOE SATRIANI there is a 5-10% improvement.

From here on there is an ugly surprise.
ALL the rest of the albums sound worse than the original discs!You read well.They are audibly inferior in sound,dynamics and clarity.

Personally, I think they shouldn't have bothered remastering the discs past TIME MACHINE,except if they are deaf,which I honestly doubt.
Of course there's always the extra disc which is wonderful.


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