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The Martian [DVD] [2015]
The Martian [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Matt Damon
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mars reachable!, 17 Nov. 2015
This review is from: The Martian [DVD] [2015] (DVD)
Great science fiction but interestingly enough, more science than fiction! Yes, this will happen by say , 2030? I don't know why but ...cool!

Damon is terrific, trying to keep his head and body and his ship together about 250 million miles away. He goes on record, talking to/recording himself, sometimes he even skypes (?) his wife and kid. an after thought here. main female support is the woman who feels she abandoned him years ago thinking he was gone after an explosion on the red planet.

movie is maybe 5 minutes too long which is great for toady, when most are 15-20 minutes too long.

see this! but don't ask why he does not tool around looking for that water he heard about!


Elvis Unplugged - Versions You've Never Heard!
Elvis Unplugged - Versions You've Never Heard!
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing CD!, 20 Aug. 2015
some "karoke" versions - or the track w most of Elvis' voice removed AND some amazing movie tunes with his voice all the way upfront and - can U believe it - longer fadeouts! Girls Girls Girls for example is quite different, as is She's Not You, where his voice is so "present", his humming on the piano solo sounds actually loud!

I wish there were 3 volumes of this kind of stuff. a most agreeable and fascinating release > FIVE STARS!


Little Richard Meets Takanaka Masayo
Little Richard Meets Takanaka Masayo
Price: £38.12

3.0 out of 5 stars 1992 rerecordings, not bad..., 20 Aug. 2015
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yet another set of remakes but with a twist...Takanaka shares the spotlight...and we get some great instrumentalists involved, esp. Mr. Travis Wammack. (heard on past LRs like Greenwood Mississippi, LOvesick Blues, and several on the Lifetime Friend album).

All songs run too long but at least we find Kansas City, not exactly the Leiber & Stoller OR the 1959 Richard hit version, but something unexpected. Another gripe: what sounds like a mechanical beat...yikes!.


Lifetime Friend
Lifetime Friend

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Richard fans, you need this great album!, 20 Aug. 2015
This review is from: Lifetime Friend (Audio CD)
recorded 1985-86, in the US and UK, his new "message music", and very impressive indeed. His voice skyrockets on tasteful "Contemporary Christian" tracks, sounding nothing like prior Gospel / Gospel Rock entries. this is all '80s, although the producer has tossed in a decent amount of pounding piano and ripping sax.

the album yield two UK chartmakers, "OPerator", and "Somebody's Comin'" and both deserved to go Top 40 worldwide. we also find an excellent rap-rocker if you will, "Find My Way Back Home"..what a lost chance for a smash! (well, it was not very well mixed, but, ok...).

note we have a different version of his 1986 hit, "Great Gosh A Mighty", to open up the proceedings. Richard full throttle. Richard wanted to demonstrate a new tune for the players..it wound up on the album. Richard is fully engaged here...no imitations ogf his imitators that we got too often in the previous decade.


Welcome Aboard! - The Expanded Girls! Girls! Girls! album (The Bootleg Series - 2 CD - Special Edition)
Welcome Aboard! - The Expanded Girls! Girls! Girls! album (The Bootleg Series - 2 CD - Special Edition)

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Elvis sings! sings! sings!, 30 Jan. 2015
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he turns oysters into pearls...shrimp into swordfish....Elvis' vocal range and control on these sessions is astonishing. too bad the engineers disagreed and gave him the flattest mix possible, so as NOT to bring out these qualities.

having said that - and you can add Media PLayer "cave" echo to quell your discontent - buy this set. you will hear Elvis on extended versions, stereo, mono versions, movie versions, acetate....and if he disliked the material there isn't one second where that comes through.

it's a good soundtrack to a good movie > yes, should be great all the way around...it was 1962 and Elvis was 27 globally more popular than ever. okay, there is no hint of Hawaii in these grooves, a-wella....................

very cool booklet. fans, esp, go for it!


Call My Name: Struggling In The 70s
Call My Name: Struggling In The 70s

5.0 out of 5 stars UNCOLLECTED SUPER RICHARD, FROM THE '70s!, 29 Dec. 2014
seems strange that this first draft Hall of Famer , for so many decades had first class material, never even reissued. well..here they are...on CD!

"struggling" refers to post Reprise singles, released 1973 to 1978. interesting that most of these "one offs" are far better than a lot of the material released on Reprise!

highlights: MISSISSIPPI, a rough cut vocal version (originally an unrel. instru. for REprise); HOT NUTS, also cut in 1973, an adaption of L'il Johnson's GET 'EM FROM THE PEANUT MAN, PART 2 from 1936; STEAL MISS LIZA (STEAL LIZA JANE), 1975, a storming rock and roll marching beat, actually a remake of a lesser take from 1971.

don't get *too* excited over the "prev. unrel" CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WANNA LEAVE, self-cover. it is just a 1976 track with a 1978 overdub.

too many gems to appreciate - now out in the sun!

a great, thoughtful, presentation...finally!


King of Rock & Roll
King of Rock & Roll
Price: £20.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Richard wails while band fails...but pearly moments!, 25 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: King of Rock & Roll (Audio CD)
his 2nd album for Reprise and a huge disappointment for his batch of fans who expected something as "roots" and gritty as the first one, The 'Rill' Thing. Here we have, what sounds like a small group of salaried staff musicians, playing nothing exceptional for *the* exceptional singer.

At first glance, the pulse quickens, as it appears Richard is to wipe the floor with his commercial "rivals", on top 40 numbers by Three Dog Night, Creedence, and Motown stars. As strong as his voice is on most of these, (indeed, on the title tune, Brown Sugar, a new very hip tune, the single release Green Power, as good as any similarly themed number by any contemporary, and Born on the Bayou he sings the tune for the ages) the accompaniment is so slight that even Grandma will bounce up off the coach, looking to boost the bass. Plus....zero acoustic piano, just some noodling on electric.

Enjoy the 4-5 VOCALS that will rock you.


The Twistin' Fools
The Twistin' Fools
Price: £4.90

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 854 stars...Hallmark has made an old record collector very happy, 11 April 2014
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This review is from: The Twistin' Fools (Audio CD)
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO TWIST? rec. 27 Dec. 1961 (Red Prysock, Eddie Silvers [ts].....)

MISS TWISTER rec. 21 Nov. 1961 (Henry Moore [ts]; Mickey Baker [g]........)

UP AND AWAY rec. 21 Nov. 1961 (same as #2)

BROADWAY rec. 2 May 1960 (Gene Redd [tp]; Henry Moore [ts]. Charles "Hungry" Williams [dm].........)

WE'LL NEVER MEET AGAIN 17 March 1955 (Henry Booth [co-voc.]; Alexander Nelson [bs]; Emmanuel Kennebrew [p]; Edison Gore [dm].....)

I FEEL THAT A-WAY 14 Aug. 1953 (Charles Sutton [voc.]; Henry Booth [voc.]; Sonny Woods [bass voc]; Roberty Darby [ts]; Clarence mack [el b]; Clarence Kenner [g]; Sonny Thompson [p] ).

THE TWIST 11 Nov. 1958 Ray Felder [ts]; Henry Moore [ts]; Navarron Hastings [el b]; Cal Green [g]; George De Hart [dm].....)

I GOT A MIND TO LEAVE YOU (I GOT A MIND TO GO BACK HOME) date and players not found

DO YOU REMEMBER 18 July 1961 (Mark Patterson [tp]; Jimmy Johnson [p]; Philip Paul [dm].............)

YOU AIN'T NOTHING BUT FINE 18 Dec. 1961 (J.C. Davis [ts]; Joe Swift [b]; Joe Hardwick [dm].............)

LEAVE THAT FAT 29 May 1959 (John Faire [g]; George De Hart [dm]..........)

UNTIL I DIE 14 Jan. 1954 (Charles Sutton [voc]; Henry Booth [voc.]; Sonny Woods [bass voc.]; Robert Boswell [dm].....)

A typically well balanced, enjoyable mix of known and unknown, including TWO Don Covay compositions, one of which became a big hit for Connie Francis as "Mr. Twister". What can say? Save the dinner rolls for the main course!

And, oh yeah, buy three copies.


5 Classics Albums [Audio CD] James Brown
5 Classics Albums [Audio CD] James Brown
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars too much, 30 Mar. 2014
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at first glance, it's ok, the Federal singles and...but look again: many instrumental tracks factor in, which this dedicated JB fan (from 1966) has never heard.

look again (again): Ed Sullivan appearances plus Soul Train stuff from the '70s. on the latter, enjoy the Fred Wesley led JBs backing up a fired up superstar, going deep on oldies and newies, never once letting the temperature drop - but put the kids to bed (he means business).


Paramount Years
Paramount Years

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars many rare items from 1963-4 and c. 1978, 30 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Paramount Years (Audio CD)
think U got all he ABC Paramount albums by Fats? think again...do U have the limited edition THE BEST OF FATS DOMINO from 1966? no, no repeats, no bizarre filler. a solid album, in fact as good as the first ABC Fats album! and as entertaining as *any* Imperial album by the Fat Man. ever hear THAT CERTAIN SOMEONE or SALLY WAS A GOOD OLD GIRL?

fats *rounds* it out with the full SLEEPING ON THE JOB ALBUM and a few add-ons just to keep you in the REPLAY loop! buy this now, or sooner!


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