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2 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars RUBBISH!!!!, 22 July 2012
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TOTAL RUBBISH & WASTE OF MONEY, SPRAYED EVERY MM OF MY HOUSE , BEDDING, CARPETS, FURNITURE, CURTAINS ETC...ETC..., I'M DEMANDING A FULL REFUND, AS A DISABLED MAN ON LOW INCOME I CAN'T AFFORD TO WASTE MONEY LIKE THIS!
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MTV Presents Unplugged: Florence + The Machine
MTV Presents Unplugged: Florence + The Machine
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cosmic disapearance, 14 April 2012
Why was Cosmic Love omitted on the DVD set???????? it exists on the CD & exists on YouTube . It's the only track missing from the CD. I'm bitterly disapointed as i idolise Florence & seen her twice 'live' recently, it's also my favourite track. She is her usual magnificent flawless pure class on this set, but ... i'm lost in Cosmic confusion!!


Once
Once
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once is all you need!, 12 May 2009
This review is from: Once (Audio CD)
Being a long time Metal fan, i researched NIGHTWISH on 'the net'& discovered a very special & unique experience!, which totally surprised & blew me away!.
A band from Finland playing bombastic,symphonic Metal Rock combined with a classical /operatic seprano Tarja Turunen, a lady with an incredibly talented trained voice,whom has the skill & character to sing & perform within the amazing arrangement & songwriting ability of Toumas Holopainen, the Keyboardist & band leader. All the band member's in fact are superb individual musician's in their own field, Empuu Vuorinen (guitar),Marco Hietala(Bass/Vocals) & Jukka Nevalainen (drums).
ONCE is the peak moment in their nine year period with Tarja( who was dismissed from the band after a final concert in Finland touring with this album worldwide for 18 months, albeit for non musical reasons).
A powerful dynamic mixture of Metal,fused with Tarja's voice & orhestral addition.The standard release contains 11 tracks,i recommend buying the platinum edition release,which has two extra songs & a video promo of 'NEMO', one of their finest tracks.Opening track-Dark Chest Of Wonders,
Planet Hell, Romanticide & Wish I Had An Angel rock like hell!& The Siren with it's mystic flavour & Dead Gardens,grabs hold of your attention with variation & melodic sequences plus the beautifully sang ballad solo by Tarja 'Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan' in her native Finnish.
Best tracks for me are-Dark Chest Of Wonders, Plnet Hell & Nemo. But there is one very special 10 minute epic track i've left till last! 'Ghost Love Score', to put this piece of music into words is difficult!,simply unbelievable!! is all i can comment!, one of the most astonishing musical experiences of my 52 years!,i NEVER tire of hearing it!.
But the album ,if it moves you like myself, then you MUST! buy the DVD 'End Of An Era'in which nearly all of this album is performed beyond all your possible expectations!,a gig that completely blows you away, UNBELIEVABLE!!!!, Tarja's last with the band, god bless her, they were never the same again.


Live & Electric at the Union C
Live & Electric at the Union C

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JULIANNE REGAN- she stands alone, 6 July 2007
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YOU HAD TO BE THERE TO BELIEVE IT!.A BEAUTIFUL SPECIAL EVENING IN A PERFECT SETTING.
JUST SIMPLY MAGICAL!.THE RETURN OF A GREAT & UNIQUE BAND & THAT ONE & ONLY TRULY WONDERFUL & MESMERISING VOICE OF JULIANNE REGAN.
NEW & OLD CLASSIC SONGS RUBBED SHOULDERS PERFECTLY,LIKE OLD FRIENDS SUBMERGING & REJOICING IN CELEBRATORY RETURN TOGETHER.
'THE EVES' ARE BACK!,THANK HEAVEN'S FOR REAL MUSIC!.


Sixty Minutes With
Sixty Minutes With

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GOLDEN MUSIC FROM A CLASSIC BAND, 24 May 2007
This review is from: Sixty Minutes With (Audio CD)
EXCELLENT COMPILATION FROM A SUPREMELY TALENTED & UNDERATED TRUE ENGLISH ROCK/FOLK/POP BAND(SOME CLASS AS GOTH,BUT I WOULD'NT PUT THEM IN THAT CATERGORY). VERY TALENTED SONGWRITER'S & A FEMALE VOCALIST IN JULIANNE REGAN WHOM OWNS ONE OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE VOICES EVER HEARD.THEY PRODUCED SHEER MAGICAL MEMORIES & ALSO A RARE GIFT OF NOT WRITING A BAD SONG!.

IT WOULD BE HEAVENLY JUSTICE IF THIS BAND WERE PUT BACK ON THE MAP WHERE THEY BELONG & A RECORD COMPANY OR LABEL GAVE THEM THAT CHANCE.THEIR MUSIC IS TIMELESS,BEAUTIFUL & WONDERFUL,SHEER ROMANTICISM AT IT'S PINNACLE.

THEREFORE IT IS POINTLESS INDIVIDUALLY RATING EACH SONG,THEIR ALL SUPERB!.

IF YOUR CURIOUS ABOUT THEM OR DESIRE A GOOD TASTER OF THEIR WORK,LOOK NO FURTHER,BUY!!.


All About Eve
All About Eve
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic enchanting journey!-beautiful music by beautiful people., 23 Nov. 2006
This review is from: All About Eve (Audio CD)
THE 'EVES released one of the finest ever debut albums & greatest too .Rich & beautifully sang & played. Deep romantic laced songs of heartbreak ,regret,past memories & sadness,inbetween upbeat, joyous songs.Their magic between them created some of the most wonderful memorable moments in any type of music catergory.Julianne Regan owns a voice of an angel,Tim Bricheno a talented guitarist & co-writer , alongside other fine musicians-Andy Cousin(bass/writer) & Mark Price(drums).

Songs so superbly crafted & recorded like Opener-FLOWERS IN OUR HAIR,lively catchy riff & rhythym,about those late 60's hippy days,punchy & great vocals from Julianne. GYPSY DANCE follows with a chorus,you find repeating to yourself long after the album's closed.IN THE CLOUDS,one of their earliest singles,is instantly likeable with another lovely flowing & memorable chorus .MARTHA'S HARBOUR surely needs no introducton,their most commercially successful song, so beautiful,yet so simplictic & woderfully sang & played.EVERY ANGEL,another single,catchy ,fast tempo & more straight forward. SHELTER FROM THE RAIN, an expressive,emotional & atmospheric song ,that builds with another great chorus & vocal.WILD HEARTED WOMEN,a rockier track ,APPLE TREE MAN,a melodic enchanting ballad,WHAT KIND OF FOOL,my personal favourite, a faboulously romantic masterpiece,Julianne melts your heart,with her voice & expression,leaves a tear in your eye,magical(if you ever see the video to the song it is a visual treat & makes you want to reach out & console her)another single release flop!,astonishing ,should have made no.1!,such an alltime memorable classic. IN THE MEADOW,rocky & heavy ,brilliant guitar riff & playing by Tim. LADY MOONLIGHT closes,a fine song. 14 tracks of pure gold dust!, BUY!!.


Scarlet And Other Stories
Scarlet And Other Stories
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL HEAVEN!, 15 Nov. 2006
Very rare doe's a band of wonderful skill & craft unite to write & magically produce an album of such romantic nostalgic beauty & perfection in music, of any category, beyond your highest expectations. ALL ABOUT EVE have succeeded, with their sheer class of musicianship & a vocalist (JULIANNE REGAN) who's voice, melts your heartstrings, so beautiful, pure & romantic, words sang with deep & rich emotions & the whole aura of it all, takes your mind back in time, to heavenly moments & fantasy, of memories & times never forgotten, we wished we could turn back the clock, to revisit.

This their second album, shows the full splendour of fulfilment, that began with the self titled first release, which is almost as good!.

Thirteen tracks, every song with a quality of their own. Road To Your Soul-a mixture of serene beauty, but powerful expression ,like most of the album contains.-Scarlet-haunting & beautifully sang,- December(my favourite song, not only on this album ,but of all their work)- is everything wonderful they do, put together in one 7 minute track, beauty ,powerful guitar break, in between lush acoustic lines & such enchanting lyrics & vocal. -More Than The Blues, is a contrast & separates the tracks perfectly, with it's punchy ,make you get up & dance feel ,then more superb class with acoustic song-Pieces of our Heart, magical, filled with passion & love, like most of their songs are.- The Empty Dancehall ,full of long lost memories, close your eyes & your there, cheek to cheek, feet to feet, as the lyric explains & sets the vivid scene.-The Pearl Fisherman closes & more musical class, with a sad, but fabulously sang & wonderfully constructed song.

ALL ABOUT EVE, deserved so much more success, for the music & art they gave to us, if in my 50 years, I was asked which album i could take to St. Peter's gate, when my time's up, there's my conclusion


BBC Radio One Live In Concert
BBC Radio One Live In Concert
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PURE BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC HEAVEN, 5 Nov. 2006
A RARE & CLASSIC FOLK/ROCK WONDER,A BAND THAT DESERVED SO MUCH MORE, WITH THEIR CAPTIVATING AURA & BEAUTIFUL RICH , CRAFTED SONGS THAT TORE AT THE CENTRE OF THE HEART & EMOTIONS. WORDS CLASSICALLY SCULPTURED & SANG WITH ONE OF THE FINEST EVER FEMALE VOCALISTS (JULIANNE REGAN)SURELY WHOM'S LARYNX HAS BEEN GRACED FROM GOD. ADD THE WRITING & QUALITY MUSICIANSHIP FROM-BRICHENO & COUSIN & THE DREAM IS COMPLETE. THIS ALBUM A "LIVE" SET FROM THEIR PEAK DAYS & WORKS FROM THE FIRST TWO & THEIR BEST ALBUMS,ENCAPTULATES EVERYTHING & VERY MUCH 'ALL ABOUT EVE'.MY MEMORIES & LOVE OF THEM WILL STAY WITH ME ALWAYS.


Reach
Reach
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Legends Return!, 31 Aug. 2006
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Survivor are a classic rock/pop band ,that are simply the best at what they do.After 18 years ,they return with a new release ,in which we all hold our breath in anticipation of the end product!.Firstly ,if your expecting a similar release to 'Too Hot To Sleep'or similar past glories ,your going to be confused


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