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The Shakespeare Collection [DVD] [1978]
The Shakespeare Collection [DVD] [1978]
Dvd ~ Alan Rickman
Price: £72.38

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible value, 24 Aug. 2012
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I purchased this as I am not familiar with some of the plays. These productions span the years from the late 70's to early 80', and comprise a mammoth effort from the BBC, as I doubt anyone else would do it. The quality of production is somewhat variable, as is the direction-the Jonathan Miller ones being the best. Looking through the cast lists, one sees many familiar faces (some since enobled!): Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Ben Kingsley, Patrick Stewart, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Felicity Kendall, Zoe Wanamaker, and others not associated with Shakespeare, like Roger Daltrey, Prunella Scales, Warren Mitchell and John Cleese-and the sorely missed Angharad Rees.
All in all, the 37 discs are successful, some more than others. The sound quality is not always the best, but the performances are all first rate. The compendium comes with a good explanatory booklet, and is worth every cent.


Cream - Royal Albert Hall - 2,3,5,6 May 2005  [DVD]
Cream - Royal Albert Hall - 2,3,5,6 May 2005 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Cream
Price: £11.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye Cream?, 10 Dec. 2010
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It is difficult to review a group you hold in high regard, 35 years after they broke up. I attended their farewell concert at the Albert Hall in 1969, and can only say their recent performances are welcome, but a little disappointing. They are all now 'mature', and have moved on from those early, more hungry days-especially Clapton, who is now 'over-refined' in his delivery, for the Blues. Jack Bruce still sings with fervour, and Baker can still hit the skins, but all in all, the performances sound just too polished. The choice of tracks is also surprising. There is no "Tales of Brave Ulysees", "Strange Brew" or "I feel free"-did they not perform these in their sets? On the upside, the 2 CD's give good value, with the standout tracks being "Spoonful" and "Crossroads".


Beethoven: Symphony No.6 'Pastoral'
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 'Pastoral'

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Claasic "Pastoral", 10 Dec. 2010
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I still have the classic LP, purchased when I was at Uni in the late 60's. I have always thought this to be one of, if not the best version of this symphony ever recorded. The transfer is excellent, with the benefit of additional overtures, and sections from Egmont featuring the incomparable Birgit Nilsson.

All in all a bargain, and highly recommended
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H W Handbook of Refractory Practice 2ND Edition
H W Handbook of Refractory Practice 2ND Edition
by Harbison Walker
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but goodie, 14 April 2010
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This book is now out of print, but has such a variety of useful information that is not available elsewhere.

Admittedly some of the information is outdated, and newer technologies are not covered, but this is still a great source of basic data.

I suggest ANH ( of which Harbison Walker is now part) might like to consider updating this and re-publishing


Sweet Child
Sweet Child
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Price: £8.58

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia revisted, 12 Mar. 2010
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This review is from: Sweet Child (Audio CD)
I first came upon Pentangle in the late 60's at the Troubador in London while I was studying. I bought the vinyl of this in about '74, and treasured it.

Although it now sounds a little dated ( musically not sonically), it is hard to criticise the beautiful voice of Jacqui McShee, and the guitars of Jansch and Renbourn.

This disc also has mix of chroologies with new versions of some old traditional tracks. I am thinking particularly of "The trees they do grow high" I have always preferred their versions of the more traditional songs, even if modernised. I admit to not being a fan of Jansch's songwriting ability

For me this will always be the 'classic' album.


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