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Ynico Eco Scrap Cable Stripper
Ynico Eco Scrap Cable Stripper

5.0 out of 5 stars Its very easy to use and and I now use it regullary ..., 8 May 2015
This was a surprise, this little tool very simple to use, and I managed to strip so much cable to re-cycle in minites. Its very easy to use and and I now use it regullary when doing electrical wiring jobs. Not only wil it strip lengths and lengths of cable, it will allow you to strip small amounts to. The screw settings are set at such a precise level you never go to close to the copper cable and damage it or break it. This was a great purchase and i would recommend this to an electrician, either as a basic cable stripper, or someone who wishes to re-cycle lots of off cuts of cable


McBusted
McBusted
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could be the guarantee for the future for both bands, 3 Dec. 2014
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Waiting for McFly's sixth album was like waiting for dino rod to clear a blockage it just seemed to take ages. The group were not quite by no means, they have toured every year, three members got married, and quite a few reality TV appearances. While all this went on McFly reunited with two of the member of Busted James Bourne and Matt Willis on stage for the tour so we all thought McBusted were born. The feedback was positive and so the merger became more permanent and then an album, of McBusted (the McFly 6th album put on hold for who knows how long)
So here we have the joint venture, and it more Mcfly + Busted = Green Day. Catchy short songs with a punk rock feel, this is a million miles from shine a light but closer to say Corrupted from Radioactive.
Air Guitar kicks of the album, then you go straight into I hate your guts, yep they keep coming "get over it" as well as gone. Songs like whatever happened to your band answers all the questions regarding the delays in recording a new album. with two extra writers and singers on board the album is very vocally varied, and is really good for a first effort.
This may guarantee McFly or Mcbusted at least another ten years or more in the music business,
For value make sure you purchase the deluxe version.


McBusted - Live at the 02 & TourPlay [Blu-ray] [2014]
McBusted - Live at the 02 & TourPlay [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Tom Fletcher
Price: £14.42

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real surprising double disc set, 24 Nov. 2014
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Like many I was un-sure the whole merger of the two bands, and I like many have been waiting some four years for the promised sixth McFly album. However something happened in the four years to change things the band have not been silent that's for sure, they have toured ever year and have established themselves as an excellent live act.
It was at the tenth anniversary concert as stated in the documentary Tour Play (disc two here) that McBusted were born, and suddenly things changed, the sixth album on hold a knew McBusted album, has been rerecorded, Air guitar being the first taster.
This two disc set has the London O2 concert in full which having seen live is just fun fun fun. However I have to say i enjoyed the Tour-Play documentary better.
McFly always deliver in front of the camera and never fail to entertain an audience. and with James Bourne and Matt Willis on board they appear to be just as good. As you always get with the four McFly boys, James and Matt appear to be very genuine people.
Also included in the Tour-play Documentary which did received a limited cinema release are clips from other concerts performed by the band Hyde Park being one.
I think my only criticism is the balance of songs more in favor of Busted should be altered to Favor McFly due to the ratio of music the bands have released (5 Mcfly 2 Busted). However putting that grip to one side it is pure entertainment. McBusted appear to e more pop/punk and if anything it has re-vitalized McFly and probably guaranteed them at least another ten years or more in the business, but then I think it may be because the friendship between each member is so strong they may just go on for ever.


One Step Beyond... - 35th Anniversary Edition [CD+DVD]
One Step Beyond... - 35th Anniversary Edition [CD+DVD]
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Price: £10.34

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless album, and a sonic improvement on the 30th Anniversary sound, 14 Oct. 2014
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Back in 1979 as a very young teenager, i bought this album and my love for it has never gone. I think its true to say that Madness have never beaten this fantastic gem in pop history.
I always felt the hits got better, My girl the third single is just a classic, that most teenage boys could relate too. At the time the group were worried that Night boat to Cairo being the forth single from the album would be to much, so instead they issued the EP work rest and play (where are these tracks as extras).
This the forth time this has been issued on CD, twice on Virgin, then the 30th Anniversary 2 disc set(none of the extra tracks are included here). The 30th Anniversary set was probably one of the worst re-masters of this album, I am please to say this is a vast improvement.
Apart for the young guns documentary on the DVD which gets shown quite regularly on BBC4 there is nothing really new,or rare, everyone has the video's on Divine Madness.
so apart from an improvement in sound there is not much here that is really special. If however you have never re bought this on CD this is the version to buy.


The Sensual World
The Sensual World
Price: £5.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original Album not Remastered -Do not make the mistake, 13 Sept. 2014
This review is from: The Sensual World (Audio CD)
It was always going to be hard to follow the hounds of love, after selling so well and then the Whole story compilation.The Sensual World, brings everything back down to earth, and Kate Bush recorded her most personal album to date. Although some fans found it not as good as her older albums, everyone appeared to be unanimous, with This Woman's work, a beautiful song which has become a firm favorite.
However this album contains some great tracks the title track is still beautiful, as is the the Fog. Heads were dancing is a great insight of having a dance with Hitler, well only Kate could write something like that. Rocket tail is fun, and Deeper Understanding, about a boy in love with his computer for me is still better here than on the directors cut.
This is a reissue and Amazon have labelled in wrong do not fall into the trap of this being a re-master it is not, it is the same audio as the original. Having bought the Directors Box set it clearly states only the Red Shoes is re-mastered, and checking the Directors cut version with the original CD there is no difference at all in volume or quality no matter what anyone says, so don't fall in the trap buying this thinking it has been re-mastered, Apparently one of the reasons is Kate is a lover of the Analogue sound, and therefore does not feel it necessary.
However expanded editions, perhaps with a little cleaning up work would be a step in the right direction. There are so many B sides and rare tracks which are hard to find, unless you shell out for This Woman's work box set, but that still has some rare tracks missing. I can only hope with all the interest with the recent dawn to Dusk tour Kate's back catalog gets the love it deserves
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X
X
Price: £11.22

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a great listen, 5 July 2014
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It has been a while since I have bought an album that I have enjoyed from beginning to end. The first single Sing gave an incite as to the more up beat sound of this album compared to +. I have listened to this album quite a few times and its one of those that you know you are going to love.
There are tracks which are more acoustic like I'm a mess,, but when tracks like Don't where Ed Sheeran raps are brilliant (he' says he is not a rapper), and I am not a fan of rap at all but with the songs on this album it works. As the album goes through the tracks you expect a dud track, it does not seem to Happen, infact by the time you get to Photograph and Bloodstream, the album is just cooking.
Another highlight for me was Runaway, but there is still time for some Acoustic numbers, My dad does it and Artfire to name two. This is better than the first well it would have been easy to play safe and deliver more of the same, but like say Adele follow up 21, Sheeran has created a great full sound, quite soulful at times, but this is such a rewarding listen. He has now secured his future as an artist that will be around for a long time.


Xscape
Xscape
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Price: £7.95

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars What this album really needs is Michael Jackson, 12 May 2014
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I have listened to this album a few times now and hoped it may grow on me, I read the mixed reviews how many think its great, but then it appears that if Mr Jackson had sung a shopping list they would still think its amazing. Jackson, was a perfectionist and that's why we waited so long for each great album, lets face it there is very little filler on many of his classic albums. This album without his careful eye on the quality control, mean we get such bizarre songs as "a place with no name" which is the same as a horse with no name.
The first single "Love never felt so good" stalled outside the top 40. This album is no way as good as anything he did when he was a live, and I am sorry its time to let him RIP, and stop putting out sub standard stuff in his name.
Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad and Dangerous are all fantastic albums, that he carefully crafted and embraced musical sound of the time and also influenced other artists. This like Michael before is a very mediocre collection of songs which neither grow on you or invite you to want to listen again, think of the many singles that could be lifted off his past albums, off this it hard to find one track that is outstanding and grabs you like any of his past classics.
The main question here, is this a money grabbing exercise, like many I find it hard to work out where all these track are coming from, when Michael Jackson was not the worlds most prolific artists.


Man On The Rocks
Man On The Rocks
Price: £12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but not his best work, 3 Mar. 2014
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Like anyone who buys Mike Oldfield they are going to be a fan and know a lot about his music and probably like me have all the albums. Yes there are great albums beside Tubular bells,think of Ommadawn, Five Miles out and Crisis to name a few, and then the mediocre ones like Islands, and Heaven's open.
Man on the Rocks for me falls more into the Mediocre pile, starting with the very poppy and excellent Sailing, you get a very distinctive Guitar solo and and great vocal from Luke Spiller and is the strongest track of the album, and made the Radio 2 A Playlist.
The album seems to go on in a similar vain with Moonshine but gets a bit of a lift with the title track "Man on the Rocks" and to be honest this sounds like a very 80's,sound, infact you could be mistaken that you were back in the 80's, nothing wrong with that its just for me how I describe the general sound of this album.
This is not a bad album, but it is by no means a classic album hence the four star rating.I just can't say this is as good as Criss, Five Miles out or Tubukar bells, and saying it is, well that's a bit mad. If your looking for the classy sound of say Music for Spheres or the instrumental sound of Tr3 Lunas two of his more recent efforts which I have to say I prefer you will not find it here, if you love Islands Heaven's open or Earth Moving, this fits into that style. I have to say I was very much looking forward to this album, but have to be honest Mike Oldfield works better on his own as opposed to a cast of 1000's .
I love some of Mike Oldfield vocal tracks moonlight shadow, Five miles out, Tricks of the light all great, but sometimes like the lyrics from the latter 80's albums, the words are just not brilliant and that's apparent here.
The deluxe version gives you the album in instrumental form and it gives a different feel to the album, I would say for the better .I'm am glad I have purchased this but I am a little disappointed


Fantastic
Fantastic
Price: £5.23

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars great album with rubbish instrumentals in-between the tracks, 16 Feb. 2014
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I bought this album when it was out many years ago on LP and loved it, I always felt Wham were a lot more than just a boy band for starters George Michael did everything, from write, play and produce.
So why only 3 stars, well I am all for adding demo's, lost tracks, b sides to a CD or on a bonus disc, however what I don't like is the feel of the original album ruined, by placing instrumental tracks in-between the original track listing, so you get three surplice instrumental in-between tracks which ruin the flow of the album, yes you can programme your CD to skip them, but you should not have too, they should have been placed at the end of the original album. Anyway rant over, apart from that it was a great album.
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Marnie [Blu-ray] [1964] [Region Free]
Marnie [Blu-ray] [1964] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Diane Baker
Price: £7.14

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst blu-ray's I have ever seen, 31 Dec. 2013
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Please note this is about the Blu-ray transfer not the film. Marnie for me was one of the last real classic Hitchcock films, and although not a massive hit at the time, the film has become well respected among, film buffs and Hitchcock loves alike.
Marnie was released on DVD with a awful pan and scan version, so I was looking forward to seeing and hearing the film in all its glory.
To say i was disappointed, is an understatement, the film starts by looking like a second generation video, very grainy, and in places almost out of focus. Before you might say but this is an old film, both Psycho and Vertigo look fantastic, which are both older 1958, 1960 respectively.
I have no idea what has gone wrong with the transfer here but I am surprised they were even allowed to issue the film like this, no I am not exaggerating it is bad, so much so I would rather not have the film in its present state.
The problem appears to be that, Vertigo, The trouble with Harry, Rear Window, The Man who knew to much and Rope have all be painstakingly re-mastered frame by frame By James C Katz and Robert Harris returning the film to its original look, On Marnie it appears that no work has been done, and by the look of the film it is in need of some restoration work...urgently.
The sound is mono and there is a making of documentary, the same as the original DVD.
This is such a shame, for such a great film.
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