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Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue
Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue
Price: £7.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Phoning it in!, 27 Jun. 2015
This is one of those 'duets' albums that sound like the artists were not even in the same room when they did their vocals.
Not sure who did what first but there are no real harmonies or truly inspired vocal exchanges to be found.
I've put it on a few times and it always fades into forgettable background sound.
Can't blame the man for trying to resell some of his back catalogue but I also wouldn't blame anyone for giving this collection a miss.


Mickie Most Years & More
Mickie Most Years & More
Price: £99.74

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1.0 out of 5 stars The music is GREAT, but the pointless packaging is NOT!!!, 22 Jun. 2015
I did not fork over almost £100 for this set, but I have all the albums and tracks that are in it including Animalism, which isn't and should have been.
I love The Animals.
I might have even considered buying the albums again just to see if they sound better than the ones I have.
But I couldn't care less about a cheesy t-shirt that supposedly justifies the ridiculous price of the set.
Another reviewer said they didn't mind paying £20-25 for the shirt because, if you subtracted it from the overall price, the discs weren't all that expensive.
First of all, that still puts the CDS at about £20 each, although I doubt the shirt is worth more than a tenner, if that.
Secondly, that's like saying you have to buy a tennis racket that's included in the price of the set, but that's OK because if you subtract the price of the racket, etc.
And third, the price of the set is a JOKE in any case.
And, yes, AnimalIsm should have been the fifth disc and sod the t-shirt.
Love the band and their early music.
This 1 star review is for the mercenary way they were packaged.
Wouldn't you love to see what kind of royalty rate the surviving band members get these days?
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Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live
by Doug Hill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.69

4.0 out of 5 stars "Live from New York, it Saturday Night!!!", 10 Jun. 2015
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Great book if you love SNL.
Full of things you didn't know, no matter how much you thought you knew.
A history of the first 10 of the astounding 40 years the show has been on American television.


Southern Accents In The Sunshine State (2Cd)
Southern Accents In The Sunshine State (2Cd)
Price: £9.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They're an American phenomenon!, 10 Jun. 2015
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I'm giving this set 5 stars.
The quality is pretty damned good for a live radio broadcast and the band were on fire, but it's the playlist that has knocked me out.
It was 1993, TP and The HBs were in front of a 'hometown' crowd in Gainesville, Florida and they pulled out all the stops as far as the content of the show.
Two discs of material - hits, rarities, cool covers and surprises; everything you love about this band in concert.
If you are a fan, buy this.
If you're not but ended up with a copy anyway, you'll wonder why you weren't there that night.
There is a lot of crowd noise, but I promise it doesn't ruin the experience anymore than it would have had you been there.
And you won't get beer spilled on you or get in a fight.
Worth having, really.
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Salted Caramel Indulgence Green Tea * 20 Teabags
Salted Caramel Indulgence Green Tea * 20 Teabags
Offered by MadBuy
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but not great!, 22 May 2015
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For a wonderful taste and real black tea try Bigelow's salted caramel tea bags.
A bit expensive because they're on import, but well worth the money.
These Twinings are just passable.


Bigelow Salted Caramel, 20 Count (Pack of 6) by Bigelow
Bigelow Salted Caramel, 20 Count (Pack of 6) by Bigelow
Offered by Sam Store US
Price: £55.71

5.0 out of 5 stars REAL TEA, GREAT TASTE!!!, 22 May 2015
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I'm not big on flavoured teas.
Have tried other salted caramel tea bags, but these are absolutely YUMMY!!!
The best part is they contain a black tea which provides a healthy dose of caffeine and is perfect for that morning wake up shot.
No fru-fru designer tea here.
Great taste and a nice kick for those who need one.


I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend
I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend
by Martin Short
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Short's book is long on entertainment!!!, 22 May 2015
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I love Martin Short. Always have.
From his days with SCTV and later, SNL, he is a comic genuis.
This book is a welcomed addition to his many years of brilliant comedy.
Funny, but achingly touching, sometimes downright sad.
I devoured the book, wanting more.
Can't recommend it enough!!!


Reflections from Hell : Richard Lewis' Guide On How Not To Live
Reflections from Hell : Richard Lewis' Guide On How Not To Live
by Richard Lewis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.82

5.0 out of 5 stars Different and beautiful!!!, 22 May 2015
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Richard Lewis has been on the cutting edge of comedy since he first appeared on the scene more than 40 years ago.
His new book is a lovely piece of work with Lewis's one liners and observations on life brilliantly illustrated by Carl Nicholas Titolo, another innovative artist.
The presentation is different and beautiful.
Buy this!!!


Ro Sham Bo
Ro Sham Bo

5.0 out of 5 stars Power pop with a pedigree!, 15 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Ro Sham Bo (Audio CD)
What a shame there was only one album recorded by this bunch!
This is power pop with a pedigree and purpose, much like Imperial Drag, Roger Manning and Andy Sturmer's post Jellyfish band effort, but I must say I like The Grays album more.
A lot of what you love (and miss) about Jellyfish is on this CD.
I find it ironic that Jason Faulkner reportedly left that band because he was having a hard time getting his songs on their albums, over the ones written by Roger Manning and Andy Sturmer.
It had to be a political issue because any of these Grays songs would have fit, even enhanced a Jellyfish record.
By the way, Jason Faulkner's solo albums are also worth having in your collection.


Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter
Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter
by Alyn Shipton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.60

4.0 out of 5 stars Everybody should be talking about Harry!, 20 Feb. 2015
Interesting book, especially as there has never been all that much information out there about this great artist.
If you also buy the 5 star boxed set of all his albums (including three discs of demos, outtakes and unreleased material) and listen as you go you'll get a better picture of the ups and downs of the man's career.


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