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Seattle (Remastered)
Seattle (Remastered)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth 5 Stars., 20 Mar. 2015
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Excellent. This was recorded live in 1957! Remember the rubbish live recordings of bands in the 60's and 70's? Well this is nothing like that. More or less like a studio recording in quality and you get the live bonus of little "in-jokes", even mistakes (!) Feels like you're there and not listening thru an old sock! Most of his early hits are covered: You Make Me Feel So Young, The Lady is A Tramp, I Get A Kick Out of You etc. Look out for one of his first ever hits beautifully delivered "Oh! Look At Me Now" and, apparently this was the second live show he had done that day. Lots of references to alcohol in the banter and, I seem to remember the only brief encounter I had with the great Mr S. in an airport many years ago, he had had a few too, but, hey, it was the less politically correct 1950's and this was THE VOICE. Well worth 5 stars.


Somethin Bout You Baby I Like
Somethin Bout You Baby I Like
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Jones in the style he is best known for!, 12 Mar. 2015
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Tom Jones on top form singing some hits and a great many other excellent tracks in the style he is best known for.


Beatlemania Live 1962-1964
Beatlemania Live 1962-1964
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad considering..., 12 Mar. 2015
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Well, you have to be a bit of a Beatles fan, but all in all, not bad considering the standards we're now used to for live recordings.


Tom Jones Sings 24 Great Standards
Tom Jones Sings 24 Great Standards
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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
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad!, 22 Feb. 2015
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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: £49.95

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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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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.


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