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Skulk
Skulk
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Price: £20.00

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and atmospheric, 24 April 2012
This review is from: Skulk (Audio CD)
This album is far more stripped back than some of Jim's other work, and those who are seeking beats or raps will search in vain. However, don't be put off because this is a splendidly atmospheric album that shows off Jim's considerable talents in a different light.

Personal favourites for me are The Captain's Apprentice and Horkstow Grange but the whole album is full of slow burning delights.


LOW CULTURE
LOW CULTURE
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £9.43

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic set, 16 July 2008
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This review is from: LOW CULTURE (Audio CD)
For those who loved Jim's first album 'Sweet England' but had a slightly harder time with the second, eponymous, release, have no fear. The man is back on form in a big way.
This is a tremendous album that has innovation ('Leaving Australia') and sensitive interpretation of traditional material in equal measure. Jim clearly has such a good feel for the folk material that he can bend it into almost any shape successfully. Well almost. I personally would skip the track where Jim attempts to introduce rap into an incest and murder ballad ('Lucy Wan'). But this is the only slight misstep on what is otherwise a tremendous collection.
For anyone with even a passing interest in folk music, and hearing it in an updated context rather than in a museum, this album is heartily recommended.
Nice One!


The Fugitive [HD DVD]
The Fugitive [HD DVD]
Dvd ~ Harrison Ford
Offered by Hospiscare Charity Shop
Price: £3.46

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good movie - poor transfer, 5 Mar. 2008
This review is from: The Fugitive [HD DVD] (HD DVD)
The movie is an engaging thriller and well worth watching but the HD-DVD transfer is very disappointing and doesn't really look any better than a standard dvd. Shame...


Robert Newman - History Of Oil [DVD]
Robert Newman - History Of Oil [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Newman
Price: £7.84

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a winner, 15 Nov. 2007
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erudite, witty and informative - oh yes and very funny!

Newman's thesis on the centrality of oil, and control of the supply, to much of the last century's armed conflict is compelling and should be required viewing for all those who know Bush, Bliar(sic) and Brown are fibbers but would like to hear an alternative version that is entertaining as well as enlightening.


Mark Thomas - Serious Organised Criminal [DVD]
Mark Thomas - Serious Organised Criminal [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mark Thomas
Price: £5.99

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny, 15 Nov. 2007
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Mark Thomas returns with his own unique brand on agit-comedy. As always he delivers the goods and makes you laugh and think. What a pity his channel 4 shows aren't available on DVD too (hint hint)


A Dream of the Land
A Dream of the Land
by John T. Hansell
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent landscape photography, 12 Oct. 2007
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This review is from: A Dream of the Land (Paperback)
John Hansell was a remarkable landscape photographer, with much of his work focusing on the Norfolk coastline.

This book presents a collection of some of his best work - particularly some stunning black and white images. The pictures are very well presented and printed and the book represents an excellent introduction to his work and great value for money. Highly recommended.


Face Dances
Face Dances
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars an underrated treasure, 5 Aug. 2006
This review is from: Face Dances (Audio CD)
As some of the reviews clearly show, this album is not well regarded by Who fans in general. And you can see why. It lacks the visceral bombast of the classic 'Who's Next' or the expansive imagination of 'Tommy' or 'Quadraphenia'.

But I have always really enjoyed it. I think it fits far better if considered alongside the two Pete Townshend solo albums that he released before and after it. It is far more of a piece with 'Empty Glass' and 'All the best cowboys have chinese eyes' than with The Who's golden era.

If you like the introspective and sometimes painfully confessional songwriting of those two albums, then you may find that on Face Dances Townshend reveals his bruised soul (shorn of grand allegories) as on no other record.

A quiet classic.


Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Footloose in NYC [DVD] [NTSC]
Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Footloose in NYC [DVD] [NTSC]
Offered by inandout-distribution
Price: £23.72

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars mediocre picture but great music, 27 Sept. 2002
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Filmed at the bottom line in New York this catches Bill Bruford's dynamic Earthworks group in a typically powerful performance.
From tight arrangements through to blistering post-bop improvisation the group cover a wide spectrum. Patrick Clahar's powerful Trane-influenced sax blending with Steve Hamilton's effortlessly sophisticated piano playing and all underpinned by Bruford's authoritative drumming.
The visuals aren't that great but the music is top draw. As an added incentive you get an engaging interview with Bruford who, as ever, manages to express the true believer's love of jazz whilst turning his caustic dry humour on almost everything else.


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