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Multi USB Charge Cable,Chafon 3.3ft/1m Nylon Braided Multiple USB Charger Connector with 8 Pin Lightning / Type C / Micro USB for iPhone & Android Smartphones,iPad Tablets-Aluminum Connector-Lifetime Guarantee (Black)
Multi USB Charge Cable,Chafon 3.3ft/1m Nylon Braided Multiple USB Charger Connector with 8 Pin Lightning / Type C / Micro USB for iPhone & Android Smartphones,iPad Tablets-Aluminum Connector-Lifetime Guarantee (Black)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother, 10 Nov. 2016
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Looks well made, isn't, stopped working within a few weeks of purchase to the point where I had to twist the cable to get the device to charge, that plus the nice looking fabric exterior of the cable started to fray. Cheap rubbish. Avoid.
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Who Are You: The Life of Pete Townshend
Who Are You: The Life of Pete Townshend
by Mark Ian Wilkerson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Superior Cut and Paste Job, 3 Feb. 2011
On the plus side I found this a very easy read - I got through it on a couple of long haul flights over a few days and enjoyed it overall. However this is little more than a cut and paste job, admittedly a superior one. I longed for the author to put forward some kind of opinion of his own - particularly around the music, where he relied on contemporary reviews from often questionable sources. For example, I find Townshend's mid 80s work to be his most personal and in many ways his finest - All the Best Cowboys and White City particularly, however it's simply not given the focus it warrants and the author gives none of his own opinion, despite claiming to be a huge fan. So it's not a bad book, but I didn't feel I knew Townshend any better by the end of it. I really wanted the author to interpret often conflicting views and opinions from Townshend and give a view as to motivation etc, but he never did.

Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan 1957-1973 (Songs of Bob Dylan Vol 1)
Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan 1957-1973 (Songs of Bob Dylan Vol 1)
by Clinton Heylin
Edition: Hardcover

30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Just Ask The Author, 13 May 2009
Echoing the other reviews of this book on here, this is a fantastic piece of work by one of the foremost Dylan experts and despite being chopped into individual songs it still manages to read like a cohesive whole. Even the most serious Dylan fans will find something new here and I for one can't wait for the next volume which will cover his less acclaimed but in many ways more interesting work.

Unfortunately however the author, rather than let the books obvious merits speak for themselves appears to find it necessary to tell us how good he is, frequently, and less forgivably how poor pretty much every other Dylan scholar throughout history has been. This monumental arrogance is pretty tedious at times and can become wearing but it shouldn't detract from what is a significant work. Heylin may be as he so often points out, the best there is when it comes to writing about Dylan but my God you wouldn't want to have him round for dinner.
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Revo iBlik Wi-Fi Internet FM iPod Radio & Alarm Clock
Revo iBlik Wi-Fi Internet FM iPod Radio & Alarm Clock

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice bit of kit, 20 Nov. 2008
Revo are a Scottish company who have led the way in Internet radio over the last few years. This model doesn't have DAB, but if you have wi-fi in the house that's hardly a problem as all the stations you want plus all podcasts (such as BBC listen again) are available to you. You'll need to use the online piece to set some of that stuff up as with 17,000 radio stations to choose from it's tricky to navigate with the device itself sometimes. However integration and set up are completely seamless. Within 10 minutes of getting the product I was listening to BBC 7 in excellent quality.

We need to support pioneering British companies in these difficult times, and if you're looking for the ultimate bedside clock radio with ipod dock, you'll struggle to improve on this. Sound quality is good (not exceptional - this isn't Bose but more than adequate for bedroom usage). Set up as I say, very easy and it looks and feels nice and solid next to the bed. The breadth of stations available on the internet is mind blowing and audio quality is better than DAB - depending on the compression used (although you won't really notice it on speech).

I recommend this product 100%.

Are You Passionate?
Are You Passionate?
Price: £8.27

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Quiet Storm, 8 April 2002
This review is from: Are You Passionate? (Audio CD)
Wow, this album has had some pretty poor reviews, and I have to say I expected the worst. Let's Roll whatever the sentiment, is a pretty ropey old song - hardly Ohio revisited. If the question is 'Are You Passionate' the answer from Neil is certainly less than sure - he sounds reflective, pensive, and a little concerned about the world and family around him, but not necessarily passionate.
Despite all this he plays a blinder here, overcoming the rather maudlin and frankly dull tone of his last studio album (Silver and Gold), he returns to the muted soul of This Notes for You and does so with style and aplomb. From a man of his age we have no right to expect music so engaging and personal - long may he run from the ever awake rust...!

Just Before You Leave [CD 1]
Just Before You Leave [CD 1]
Offered by FastMedia "Ships From USA"
Price: £61.84

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great come back!, 25 Mar. 2002
It's good to have Del Amitri back - and no mistake, they've been away for four years and seem to have been listening to a lot of Curtis Mayfield in the meantime - as their come back single is a great slice of soul with a lovely string arrangement, not disimilar to their last 'Cry to be found' actually. The only disappointment is that normally Del Amitri singles are worth buying for their b-sides, I've yet to hear part two but the two tracks here are well below par, anyone who remembers tracks like 'long way down' and 'a better man' will be especially disappointed!

Neil Young: Zero to Sixty
Neil Young: Zero to Sixty
by Johnny Rogan
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed But Informative, 20 Jan. 2002
Rogan is no doubt a writer of talent and insight as displayed by his books on The Smiths and The Byrds for example, and a fine source of info on the mystery that is Neil Young.
This book covers Youngs career up to the end of the twentieth century and contains an excellent overview of his unique output over some 650 pages. It is let down by some typographic/factual errors - was Live Aid really only viewed by 2 million people for example? Rogan also has a rather dismissive view of Neils 90s output (excepting Sleeps with Angels). Not giving proper credit for the excellent Broken Arrow and hardly even mentioning the criminally underrated Dead Man soundtrack.
More serious is Rogans rather too obvious Catholicism which he allows to colour his opinions somewhat irrationally at a few points in the narrative, dismissing Neils pro-choice views irrationally and unnecessarily. He is also a little too leniant on Neil at times - his 80s support of Reagan is too easily dismissed for example. His habit of apologising for the way Neil has treated CSN over the years is also a little grating. Neil is a flawed gem, a genius and one of the last true originals. Rogan does him justice but doesn't quite get the heart of the matter. All that said - buy this!

Pipes Of Peace
Pipes Of Peace
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £15.92

5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pipes of Pap..., 29 May 2001
This review is from: Pipes Of Peace (Audio CD)
Just as McCartney was building up a head of steam and recovering his critical credentials, he released Pipes of Peace...
Over the previous few years, with Back to The Egg, McCartney II and Tug of War, Paul had proven that he was still relevant, innovative and able to write some of the best pop hooks around. All three are essential additions to anyone with even a passing interest in what the Beatles did next.
Then came Pipes of Peace. Recorded in the main alongside Tug of War it sounds like exactly what it is, a collection of tracks not good enough to appear on that great album. The lyrics are beyond embarrasing (on one track Paul apologises for 'acting like a dustbin lid'), and the tunes are trite and lacking in invention.
There's no denying the catchiness of the title track and Say, Say, Say, but along with the rest of the album they just don't cut it from a man who is probably the finest songwriter of his generation.
It's at times like these that you wish McCartney had found another foil after splitting with Lennon, someone big enough to tell him when he was wasting his time and destroying his credibility which he did in abundance here.

In Reverse
In Reverse
Offered by westworld-
Price: £14.98

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Frustration of Being Matthew Sweet..., 13 Mar. 2001
This review is from: In Reverse (Audio CD)
I'm not sure if I could deal with being Matthew Sweet. Sure I'd like the talent and he's not bad looking either, however I would be constantly aware that I was one of rocks great under achievers. I would also be aware that this was through no fault of my own.
When Matthew came into wider view with his third album Girlfriend I for one thought that stardom beckoned. With In Reverse his seventh studio album he has managed to take both the rock and the pop sides of his persona and come up with a real corker. Every track is memorable, and you will be left in no doubt that you have witnessed an artist at the peak of his powers.
Having said that - despite what people may tell you - Matthew hasn't made a bad record since Girlfriend, some have been very poppy (Blue Sky on Mars for example) and some have been more angular (Altered Beast) but all have been worth listening to.
So if you like great pop/rock music with a hint of the Byrds/Neil Young/Big Star, start here and work backwards - in reverse if you like - you won't be disappointed. And I'm sure that Matthew could do with the support, we need to convince him that he's been right all this time and we, the record buying public have overlooked one of the finest songwriters of his or any other generation...

Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball
Offered by westworld-
Price: £12.98

26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stone Cold Classic, 6 Mar. 2001
This review is from: Wrecking Ball (Audio CD)
Emmylou Harris has always had a voice to melt even the coldest hearts, but seldom has it been treated with such respect and given such a wondrous backing. To call this album country music misses the point entirely, this is ambient heart wrenching music of the soul, which transcends genres and crosses all boundaries. For those of you who thought Harris had a great voice but was a bit too country for you this is the album to change your mind. If you can make it through her version of the title track (originally a Neil Young number) without feeling a lump in the throat shame on you you heartless charlatans!!

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