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HeroNeo® New Universal Remote Control E-L905 For LG Use LCD LED HDTV 3DTV Function
HeroNeo® New Universal Remote Control E-L905 For LG Use LCD LED HDTV 3DTV Function
Offered by Fly Service
Price: £3.06

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant LG remote control, 25 April 2017
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This has replaced my old remote which had seen better days and I am delighted to state that this replacement does indeed work without the need for setting things up - just put in a couple of AAA batteries and it is ready to use. All of the functions work without any hassle. Keeping in mind that the remote has come all the way from China which took 12 days, the £3.15 price which included postage & package, was pound for pound one of the best purchases I've made in a long time.

If you are having problems with your current LG remote control, buy this with confidence.


Men's PREMIUM Yes I Do Have A Daughter. A Gun, Shovel Alibi tShirt XL Black
Men's PREMIUM Yes I Do Have A Daughter. A Gun, Shovel Alibi tShirt XL Black
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars To Be Worn By Proud Fathers, 24 April 2017
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This is a very eye-catching t-shirt with a beautiful colour print that with care will last for years. As the description suggests, order a size bigger than you would normally wear for a good fit. I will be proud to wear it when the warm summer weather (hopefully) kicks-in. Recommended.


Hurricane Ost
Hurricane Ost
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Price: £14.15

4.0 out of 5 stars "The Hurricane" soundtrack, 13 April 2017
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This review is from: Hurricane Ost (Audio CD)
The standout tracks here are the ones by arguably the best songwriter in popular music in the twentieth century Bob Dylan with "The Hurricane", and the tracks by Etta James with "In The Basement", Ray Charles with "Hard Times (No One Knows)" and "I Don't Know" by Ruth Brown. I also like the ending of the cd with "The Suite" by Christopher Young. Like one-or-two of the previous reviewers I don't much care for rap, but of the ones on this soundtrack I do like "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. Songs by Clark Anderson and Melcky Sedeck in particular are a bit syruppy for my taste and I'm left thinking that maybe instead of these and most of the rap songs, that iconic songs from the period of Rubin's incarceration would have made for a better listen.

Sound production is excellent on this soundtrack and cd's duration is just over an hour in length.


Classic Thin Striped Tie UK - Cufflinks & Handkerchief (Black & Green)
Classic Thin Striped Tie UK - Cufflinks & Handkerchief (Black & Green)
Offered by Randy & Yiyi
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and versatile black and green tie, 20 Nov. 2016
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This is a beautiful black and green tie that has the versatlity to look good on white shirts - as pictured - as well as on black shirts and green shirts. Smart and distinctive, I am pleased with the quality of product even more so knowing that other people have remarked how much they like it. The matching cufflinks are a nice bonus as is the handkerchief.

Delivery came extremely quickly in excellent packaging. I will be buying from this company again in the future.


Christmas Album
Christmas Album
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Price: £4.97

3.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Album, 15 Nov. 2016
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This is a pleasant enough seasonal album that gives a nice ambient background but I feel it is not an album to have a main focussed listen. For me, the disappointment is that the tracks are backed by synthesized drums and keyboards which detracts rather than enhances, giving the album a muzak feel which sometimes overpowers the beautiful sound of Acker's clarinet. As a purist I would have much preferred Acker to have done the recording as a clarinet only album supported by ocassional traditional instruments.

However the audio quality is good and the tracklist on the inner sleeve contains titles, duration, writers and publishers, there are no liner notes.


A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas

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5.0 out of 5 stars Treasured Childhood Christmas Memories, 14 Nov. 2016
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Please note that this review is for the 16 track version of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD.

This beautiful collection of mainly instrumental Christmas themed jazz recordings from Vince Guaraldi has an understated quality that will appeal to both young and old listeners - with the added advantage that it is an easy way to introduce todays children to the delights of Charlie Brown - when you show them the albums cover they are sure to be intrigued by the cartoon picture which may tempt them to watch Peanuts cartoons this Christmas, as well as to listen to beautifully performed easy listening jazz. The whole feel of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is one of nostalgia and of simpler times...

The cd is presented in a gatefold package with the original 1965 sleeve notes on the inside plus there is a 12 page pullout that contains photos of Vince Guaraldi, a 4 page mini biography of Vince, as well as a tracklist that contains songs timings and writers. The stereo recordings are crisp and contain 4 alternative bonus tracks giving this iconic Christmas album a running time of just over 55 minutes.


In the Swinging Christmas Mood
In the Swinging Christmas Mood

5.0 out of 5 stars Swinging Into A Warm Nostalgic Christmas, 14 Nov. 2016
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CD1, running time 43.37
CD2, running time 44.16

CD1 opens with a lively "Sleigh Bells" instrumental with occasional and brief "In The Mood" insertions which work together superbly. Things slow down with the first of two "Yuletide Medley's" excellently performed on this disc. Things then pick up again pace wise with what has become my favourite version of "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" accompanied by the charming vocals of The Moonlight Serenaders. The Serenaders add more warm harmonies to "Silver Bells", there then follows two lively treats of "Frosty The Snowman" and "Jingle Bells." The pace slows again with "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", then after the second medley, the Serenaders return to perform "I'll Be Home For Christmas" which has become my favourite treatment of this classic seasonal song. "Silent Night" an instrumental track is followed by "In The Christmas Mood", a track written by the group which ends the first disc on a great listen.

CD2 opens with "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" beautifully performed again accompanied with The Serenaders followed by "White Christmas." After the first medley follows "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" instrumental and another highlight for me, the upbeat "Winter Wonderland" with the warm vocals of The Serenaders once more. "The Christmas Song" and the second medley follows before the Serenaders perform "(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays." For me, the best three instrumentals on the second disc are next with "Good King Wenceslas" which is a great swinging track, as is "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and the the only instrumental version that I have of "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Finally, the closing track slows everything down with "Auld Lang Syne."

Of the two discs I have a preference for the first but both are welcome additions to my seasonal listening. The audio quality is excellent on both discs and there are liner notes from Mort Goode as well as details of The Glenn Miller Orchestra personnel. I recommend this lovely collection of seasonal swing to those who wish to add high quality and a little difference to their Christmas listening.

Tracklist

CD 1
1. Sleigh Ride
2. Yuletide Medley, No. 1: Oh Holy Night/Joy to the World/Oh Little ...
3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
4. Silver Bells
5. Jingle Bells
6. Frosty the Snowman
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
8. Yuletide Medley, No.2: Oh Christmas Tree/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
9. I'll Be Home for Christmas
10. Silent Night
11. In the Christmas Mood

CD 2
1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
2. White Christmas
3. Yuletide Medley #1: Away in a Manger/Ave Maria/The First Noel
4. The Twelve Days of Christmas
5. Winter Wonderland
6. The Christmas Song
7. Yuletide Medley #2: Hark the Herald, Angels Sing/Angels We Have ...
8. (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
9. Good King Wenceslas
10. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
11. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
12. Auld Lang Syne


Christmas with Ella & Friends
Christmas with Ella & Friends
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Price: £4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas With Ella and Friends, 19 Oct. 2016
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CD 1, Swingin' Around The Christmas Tree - 1 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
CD 2, Chestnuts Roastin' On An Open Fire - 1 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds

This 50 track compilation from Decca is a superb double album and quite possibly the best Christmas collection released in my opinion, packed with the best Christmas songs performed by the best artists and players of the highest quality. Tracks by the likes of Ella, Eartha, Louis, Billie, Dinah, Nat, Bing, The Andrews Sisters and Mel Torme I had on other seasonal collections but not all in one package. I bought this simply because the tracklist is outstanding and for songs that I didn't have such as "(Everyone's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag" sung by the iconic voice of Kay Starr, The Mills Brothers with the thoughtful "You Don't Have To Be A Santa Claus (When Christmas Comes Around)", The Beverley Sisters nostalgic "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", Connie Francis with the lovely "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and the bluesy "I'd Like You For Christmas" by Julie London.

My own favourite seasonal tracks by Louis Armstrong "Zat You Santa Claus?, Christmas Night In Harlem" and "Cool Yule" are here to my delight, as is a track from my favourite jazz singer Billie Holiday with "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", The Andrews Sisters with "Christmas Island" and "Mele Kalikimaka" sung with Bing Crosby, as well as all tracks by Ella Fitzgerald.

Sound production is superb and a 12 page sleeve contains tracks titles, writers, players, year of recordings and publisher details. There are no liner notes but you will be too busy swingin' to these tunes with a glass of your favourite tipple whilst the Christmas dinner is cooking in the oven to care about that...


Christmas With The Andrews Sisters
Christmas With The Andrews Sisters

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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy a nostalgic Christmas with The Andrews Sisters, Bing and Danny, 18 Oct. 2016
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Unfortunately, Amazon have put my review on two differing versions of "Christmas With The Andrews Sisters"; so to clarify, my review is intended only for the "Christmas With The Andrews Sisters" Pickwick Compact Discs (1988) cd, which unfortunately for me, doesn't have the excellent "Christmas Island" on it, but it does have excellent remastering with crisp clear sound lasting 34 minutes 51 seconds. The other album of the same title, does have "Christmas Island" on it making it a 13 track collection, instead of the one here which has only 12 tracks, giving it a running time of 37 minutes 31 seconds.

The missing tracklist on the collection that I own is as follows:

1. Winter Wonderland
2. Sleigh Ride
3. Jingle Bells (with Bing Crosby)
4. Christmas Candles
5. Merry Christmas Polka
6. The Twelve Days Of Christmas (with Bing Crosby)
7. Here Comes Santa Claus (with Bing Crosby)
8. Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling
9. The Christmas Tree Angel
10. (The Toys Gave A Party For) Poppa Santa Claus (with Bing Crosby)
11. A Merry Christmas At Grandmother's (with Danny Kaye)
12. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (with Bing Crosby)

This is a good selection of old style Chistmas songs featuring the close warm vocals of the legendary trio with collaborations with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Some of the songs I hadn't heard of before therefore making this purchase a welcome addition to my Christmas listening. Two pages of anonymous liner notes are informative and give an interesting backdrop to the album.


Christmas Songs
Christmas Songs
Price: £7.78

5.0 out of 5 stars A Classy Christmas Offering, 16 Oct. 2016
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This is a beautifully performed selection of eleven Christmas standards plus Irving Berlin's "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep" which rounds off this understated and classy seasonal jazz album. The Clayton / Hamilton Jazz Orchestra accompanies Diana on seven of the twelve tracks and help to make the entire album an enjoyable and personable listen. I don't have favourite individual tracks here but the whole album has become a favourite - this is a Christmas album where quality is throughout and every track is played.

Just shy of forty-five minutes in duration, the audio quality is superb and the arrangements of all tracks are fresh, sophisticated yet retain the spirit of the originals that we know by others - this is a Christmas album that will be enjoyed and appreciated by those who don't want Christmas to be shouted at them. A six page sleeve contains songs titles, writers, songs duration, players and a page detailing personnel and dedications, as well as photos of the gorgeous Diana Krall.


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