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Tom Jones Sings 24 Great Standards
Tom Jones Sings 24 Great Standards
Price: £8.70

5.0 out of 5 stars The King of Wales, 27 Feb. 2015
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The King of Wales, as Will.I.Am, often calls him on the BBC's "The Voice", often refers to his encounters with the late Francis A Sinatra in Las Vegas so I was curious to hear Tom singing some of the standards from the Amercan Songbook. I have to say he does a great job using his powerful voice and plenty of the "light and shade" he advises contestants to use when interpreting a song. His versions of "Hello young Lovers" and "That Old Black Magic" are superb as is his treatment of bluesy ballads like "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Let It Be Me". 24 four tracks on this album, no sleeve notes or writing credits but a great collection from the King of Wales!


The Lost Decca Tapes
The Lost Decca Tapes
Offered by Peacock Records
Price: £9.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad!, 22 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: The Lost Decca Tapes (Audio CD)
Not bad! Honestly, I had expected much worse. The versions are not as polished as those released later on Parlophone but the sound is clear. You can see how originally the Beatles were a kind of rock cabaret act. Something for everyone, a little latino, some old ballads, some Chuck Berry.........plus some interviews. No sleeve notes, only song titles.


Carol Singers Mixed Dogs Luxury Christmas Cards Pack
Carol Singers Mixed Dogs Luxury Christmas Cards Pack

4.0 out of 5 stars Great but not for Belgium!, 13 Jan. 2015
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Great but don't buy them in Belgium where they are a "non standard" size which means your postage will far outweigh the cost of the cards! (As I found out! Fortunately the post-office accepted my bank card!)


Autocourse Annual 2014: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual
Autocourse Annual 2014: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual
by Tony Dodgins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £32.47

4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed Perfection, 13 Jan. 2015
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Very complete but spoiled, I suspect, by the need to get it into print before Christmas. Two examples I noticed: they still think that Magnussen will partner Alonso in Mclaren-Honda in 2015 instead of Button, and no news of the final race in the WEC series in Brazil which was a dramatic one not least for Porsche's win and the much publicised accident involving,Mark Webber. Having said this, they obviously made a huge effort to get everything else up to some time in November into this very detailed annual.


Perry Mason Casebook: The Case of the Sulky Girl / Case of the Careless Kitten / Case of the Fiery Fingers
Perry Mason Casebook: The Case of the Sulky Girl / Case of the Careless Kitten / Case of the Fiery Fingers
by Eric Stanley Gardner
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Always liked the TV series but reading the books is even ..., 13 Jan. 2015
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Always liked the TV series but reading the books is even better. It's hard not to imagine the characters as being anyone but Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Talman & Co but the "real" Perry as invented by Erle Stanley Garner, shows Perry as a slightly more sinister guy, ready to do almost anything to win a case, and, what I always suspected, at least in one of the stories, it appears that his young "confidential secretary" Della is also his girlfriend! Shock horror! But seriously, three great reads in this book which was published some years ago and is not so cheap to buy!


Bing Sings The Great American Songbook
Bing Sings The Great American Songbook
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Price: £10.02

5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a groaner but a swinger!, 13 Jan. 2015
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Whilst I know there are many devotees of the more sugary orchestrated Bing, I really like this sparse jazzy treatment of some classic songs from the American songbook. Great work from Buddy Cole & his Trio with Vince Terri on guitar, Don Whitaker on bass and Nick Fatool on drums. Bing's interpretation compares well with best of the jazzier Sinatra and Bennett. Other CD's from Bing in the same style are "Bing With A Swing" "The Jazz Sides" and the wonderful "Bing & Satchmo"
Not just a groaner but a swinger!
(All tracks recorded in the CBS studios for radio shows but they are of a high enough standard to have been released as records from the start).


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Dec. 2014
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Wonderful.


An American Dream (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
An American Dream (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
by Norman Mailer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It., 3 July 2014
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Somehow I missed this one. Loved every second of it. Absolutely could not stop reading this weird wonderful novel of a man on the verge of suicide and an almost accidental murderer.


Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Digital Camera - Black (16.2 MP, 46x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Digital Camera - Black (16.2 MP, 46x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
Price: £201.60

4.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for the zoom and it does its job., 3 July 2014
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I got this for the zoom. I had a Sony with a 12x zoom but that one starts from a narrower base so one cannot assume that the 46x zoom means you have 4 times more telephoto. The Fuji has a wider angle normal shot; That said I can take pretty clear pictures of aircraft flying well up and it's good for long shots of birds and butterflies and other creatures that would probably move before being too closely approached. I have obtained some superb shots of young owls high in a tree over our house with it. That's what I use it for mainly. The zoom makes a noise so it's not too brilliant when using it on video as this is picked up by the mike. Doesn't bother me as I rarely use video anyway. For the rest it's a pretty normal camera for the price range. Delivered rapidly and well packed.


Raymond Chandler 4 Complete Philip Marlowe Novels the Big Sleep/Farewell, My Lovely/the High Window/the Lady in the Lake
Raymond Chandler 4 Complete Philip Marlowe Novels the Big Sleep/Farewell, My Lovely/the High Window/the Lady in the Lake
by Raymond Chandler
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The book itself is nicely bound and contains four full novels, 3 July 2014
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Raymond Chandler needs no introduction by me. The book itself is nicely bound and contains four full novels. Very good value. Took a while to arrive from USA but all is well that ends well.


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