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Bits N' Bobs
Bits N' Bobs
Price: £8.05

1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor quality recordings..., 29 Jun. 2016
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The sound quality is shocking... sounds like poor quality downloads... they could have at least cleaned them up a little..


Emergency
Emergency
Price: £14.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2016 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition by BBR., 6 May 2016
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This 2CD 2016 Deluxe Edition comes in a double fold open card digi-pak (with CD trays) and comes with a full colour booklet featuring linear notes by NYC based writer Christian John Wikane and a track by track analysis helped along by Mr Kool himself Ronald 'Khalis' Bell. Remastered from the original masters by Nick Robbins CD One features the original album plus the 7" single versions. CD Two is where it gets very interesting, here you get all the 12" versions plus remixes, extended versions and even a megamix... First off: CD Two Track 1: Fresh (12" Remix) appeared only on European imports and is a great addition to this CD. There seems to be a little confusion over what some of the versions were originally labelled as, for instance: CD Two Track 9: Fresh (12" Dance Remix) is the US Dance Mix by Mark Berry - which was originally labelled as 'US Dance Remix' on the b-side of the UK 12" vinyl of Cherish. I am very glad this version is included here as the pre-order mislabelled track listing had me worried it had been left off. Talking of Cherish, CD Two Track 4: Cherish (12" Remix) is the 'Saxophone Edition' as I knew it from the UK double pack 7" of Cherish purchased in '84. There is also another Cherish (Saxophone Edition) on CD Two Track 8, this version is largely instrumental and includes a sax verse and sung chorus - no main vocal, not sure where this comes from as it was not on any of the UK vinyl or previous CD releases that I bought at the time. Just to mention, the album versions of Fresh and Cherish were the versions used for the original UK 12" releases, the singles were edited versions of these. CD Two Track 2: Misled (12" Remix) is the 'Dance Mix' as titled on the UK 12" vinyl. Great to see all these versions included and also pleased to see the 'Throwdown Mix' a hits medley, the mini mix of Fresh/Misled and the many Emergency remixes. All in all a very comprehensive collection and now after going through the mislabelled tracks, I cannot find anything missing (from a UK release point of view). The remastering sounds great, the packaging is stunning, the booklet informative. What more could you ask, a great example of how to put together a 2CD deluxe edition. Well done BBR. Check out the other Kool & The Gang re-issues as well.
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Most Wanted
Most Wanted

5.0 out of 5 stars ... designs for this CD so yours may not look like this. No worry there though as the tracks ..., 16 April 2016
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There were many different sleeve designs for this CD so yours may not look like this. No worry there though as the tracks are the same. This album was the follow up to 'Jack To The Sound' which spawned house classics 'Acid Thunder', 'Hip House', 'I Can Dance', 'Can You Still Dance' and 'Yo Yo Get Funky'. 'Most Wanted' continues this trend and Fast Eddy shows he's got plenty more to offer. You'll know most the tracks as they have been sampled in hundreds of dance records that were to follow. Good quality house music by one of the true house greats. Here's the track listing:

Git On Up
Work Your Body
Just Buggin'
I Can't Get That From You
Most Wanted
Let's Do This
That's Bad
Get You Some More


Something Special
Something Special
Price: £14.08

5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite albums, used to play this endlessly as a ..., 15 April 2016
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One of my favourite albums, used to play this endlessly as a kid, so I am thrilled 'Something Special' got a remaster and expanded edition. The first thing I noticed is that the opening track 'Steppin' Out' is not the same album version as the original LP. So the original album version (4.45) is not on this CD. The bonus material included here though, more than make up for it. Great to get the 12" promo versions of 'Steppin' Out' and (even if it is in mono) 'Get Down On It'. Also includes 'Take My Heart' 12" Remix, 'Stop' an unreleased instrumental plus a couple of single versions. A great upbeat album with not one duff track. The remastering brings this album back to life, the original CD was a little low noise. The warm production, the crisp sound of the brass and JT's so familiar vocal is once again pounding out my speakers - and it sounds brilliant. Check out their other reissues too.


Adventures In Clubland: Expanded Edition (Jewel Case)
Adventures In Clubland: Expanded Edition (Jewel Case)
Price: £9.04

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great album, re-issue could have been better., 27 Jan. 2016
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A fantastic album from Modern Romance but very sadly this re-issue from Cherry Pop is a missed opportunity. Great to have the album remastered, the songs sound fantastic and better than you've ever heard them before. The original album failed to chart in the UK and unfortunately Cherry Pop don't seem to have done much to save this re-issue from the obvious reason of why it was a flop. That simple reason is because hit singles 'Everybody Salsa' and 'Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey' are only included as part of an 11 minute 'Clubland Mix' and the single versions that hit the charts are not featured. This Cherry Pop re-issue makes the very same mistake, once again 'Everybody Salsa' and 'Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey' which I would have thought were obvious bonus tracks are not featured. Instead you get 'Best Years Of Our Lives' and 'Best Years Of Our Lives' (Midnight Mix), a travesty as these are not even from this album and were on the follow up album 'Trick Of The Night', great tracks but an appalling and lazy inclusion lacking any real depth into this project and probably an indication 'Trick Of The Night' will not be getting the remaster treatment. There are also many 12" versions and dub versions which would have made this CD re-issue a lot more interesting... However, I am glad to see 'Moose On The loose' (Disco Mix) previously unreleased on CD and the first two singles 'Modern Romance' and 'Tonight' making it even more bizarre of why the single versions of 'Everybody Salsa' and 'Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey' are not included. Don't get me wrong, I really like the original album and love the Clubland Mix but you would have thought Cherry Pop would have done more than just use 'Best Years Of Our Lives' to fill this out with (lose 1 star for each of them). Includes great booklet with David Jaymes and Geoff Deane interview and pictures, a great insight into this very much underrated 80's band. Overall a great original album and well worth buying, it's just... it could have been so much better.


Bee Gees: Stayin Alive [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Bee Gees: Stayin Alive [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by roundMediaUK
Price: £5.87

5.0 out of 5 stars UK & Europe, this plays on my Region 2 player., 5 Dec. 2015
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This DVD plays on my UK Region 2 player, this like most music DVD's must be a Region 0... It does not say Region 1 on the case or disc. Great insight into the classic Bee Gees song. Robin is the only Gibb interviewed alongside many celebrity and music industry insiders giving their account of not just the song but the whole disco scene that surrounded Stayin' Alive. Well worth a watch at the cost....


The Enfield Haunting [DVD] [2015]
The Enfield Haunting [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Timothy Spall
Price: £6.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Missed opportunity, 25 Nov. 2015
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A missed opportunity of a great story. The first episode really draws you in as the hauntings get progressively worse then unfortunately the story concentrates on the back story of the main character (Timothy Spall). The hauntings seem to play second fiddle to the main characters story and it all becomes very dull and boring. I was also disappointed that some of the real life events were missing from the series, for example the girl being levitated by the poltergeist, this is a very famous element to the Enfield Hauntings and pictures appeared in the newspapers at the time and in every article about it since and yet it is missing from the whole series. Unbelievable. In it's place we get made up rubbish like the guy being thrown across the room (the makers admitted they put that bit in), this was obviously added to fit with the story of the characters which completely takes over from the reason why you want to buy this DVD in the first place.... THE HAUNTINGS.... Totally baffled by the missed opportunity to tell this great story of a real life paranormal event.
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Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Price: £29.55

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Collection, 9 April 2015
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Simply put... This is the best Imagination CD on the market. 3 CD's featuring all their greatest hits, extended versions and remixes never before seen on CD. A stunning collection.


RPGT® 100/200/300/400/500 LED String Fairy Lights with 8 Light Effects, Ideal for Indoor/Outdoor Christmas Trees, Xmas,Garden Party,Wedding Events, etc (White, 200 LED)
RPGT® 100/200/300/400/500 LED String Fairy Lights with 8 Light Effects, Ideal for Indoor/Outdoor Christmas Trees, Xmas,Garden Party,Wedding Events, etc (White, 200 LED)
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Price: £12.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend., 9 April 2015
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Stunning lights, clear. bright and sparkling. Great price to.


Hard Crystal Clear Case for iPod Classic 80/120GB/160GB
Hard Crystal Clear Case for iPod Classic 80/120GB/160GB

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap rubbish., 9 April 2015
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Bought 2 of these and within a few days after only very light use the plastic is so scuffed and scratched you can't see the display. Not worth it, buy a more expensive one.


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