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Noah (3D)2014 (Blu-Ray 3D + Blu-Ray)2 Disk Region B UK
Noah (3D)2014 (Blu-Ray 3D + Blu-Ray)2 Disk Region B UK
Dvd ~ Russell Crowe
Offered by Ravi789
Price: £22.50

1.0 out of 5 stars One dimensional Noah - Noah's Beast, 17 Feb. 2015
The funniest film I've seen in ages. Ignoring the story line the script and acting defy belief. Mr Crowe on his own is totally unconvincing but when Mr Ray Winstone & luvvie Mr Hopkins arrive the film becomes laughable. Did someone tell Ray W that his voice for Betting adverts is probably not the best vehicle for a biblical epic. I was waiting for Morgan Freeman to appear to round this nonsense off.


Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced
Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced
Price: £26.99

3 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No regrets Joni ?, 9 Dec. 2014
No disputing the songs or the legacy but surely we deserve better than this re-hash - it's a pointless box-set. Why not release them properly much like the Doors box set a few years ago with 5:1, SACD plus videos? Joni has many faces but this box-set serves little purpose.
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Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994 - 2014
Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994 - 2014
Price: £28.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Box Full Of Treasures, 1 Dec. 2014
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Around this time of year we usually have the box sets of 'classic' records with outtakes, remixes,DVDs, remasters and more duplication - no such risk here with the one of America's great bands of the last 20 years, Wilco. Coming out of the demise of Uncle Tupelo, songwriter Jeff Tweedy has established himself as a supreme songwriter. Many of Wilco's records are classics so it's great to have this box set full treasures coming in under £20.00 - some live recordings, some unreleased songs and some early demos comes with a illustrated booklet with photos and words supplied by the band.
All of Wilco's records stand up well today as does his cohort's band Jay Farrar's Son Volt, SV are seen as following the Uncle Tupelo template whereas Wilco followed a more tradiitional route some would say 'pop' template - an essential purchase as are all Wilco records.
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The Albums Collection Vol. 1 (1973-1984) [CD]
The Albums Collection Vol. 1 (1973-1984) [CD]
Price: £41.67

4 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Price We Pay, 25 Nov. 2014
Ok this provides an improved sound on some of the discs but only true audio anoraks will notice the difference. The big disappointment is the lack of extras, look at the other re-packaged releases from Bruce of say Darkness etc full off great outtakes and bonus songs. There's only question why?.......the answer is $s........................ has Bruce been involved in this box?
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Love Songs
Love Songs
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Price: £9.59

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love & And More Again, 5 Nov. 2014
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This review is from: Love Songs (Audio CD)
To balance the earlier review anyone who's not familiar with the legendary Love this is fine overview of their first 4 records minus the 17 minute jam from Da Capo. It's a pity that there's only a few songs from 'Four Sail' which stands up well with their first 3 records. Of course much of their back catalogue is over shadowed by their opus Forever Changes. Much of their later work failed to match these early records - Love's main man Arthur Lee passed away a few years ago but this package is a fine introduction. The accompanying booklet contains some excellent photos and liner notes.
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Storytone (Deluxe Version)
Storytone (Deluxe Version)
Price: £10.88

18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Neil's cul-de-sac, 3 Nov. 2014
Yes I know he's following his muse and we love him for his persistence and refusal to look back. When reviewing Neil's records we have to be mindful that we're not reviewing his former glories, when you consider some of the truly great songs that Neil has failed to release in the old days when it took 2-3 months to make a record and with the time lapse Neil sometimes had moved on and decided not to release some of those classic songs. These days there's no time to sit on those songs they are just loaded up on his web site, thrashers site and released like this latest mess. Most Neil Young fans will know the background to this new record his divorce and the environment. It's a pity that whilst Neil discovers that at the age of almost 70 that fish stocks have been reduced by 50% in the last 40 years, he's able to preach to us about taking on the big corporations. As ever ole Neil is naive and sitting back on his ranch he's telling us how to live our lives.
Back to the record coming in two formats with a full orchestra or stripped down with just Neil on piano, his first record not playing guitar. Some of the love songs clearly describe the end of his days with Pegi and his new lady Ms Hannah, some of the lyrics here are woeful and I've seen love make a fool of a man but never a great artist writing these simplistic lyrics. His environmental songs are no better.....'damn the dams'.......'take on the corporations'..... What on earth does he mean?
Many fans will love this record, the only saving grace are the stripped down songs which at best allow us to hear Neil's voice as it should be heard and not like Perry Como on the fully orchestrated songs. I'm sure many with love this record but it's another cul de sac and I'm not sure Neil's coming back from this.
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Special Deluxe
Special Deluxe
by Neil Young
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Every Car Tells A Story well almost, 30 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Special Deluxe (Hardcover)
Neil Young has been very busy lately with this book, new record due next week, playing live, promoting Pono, displaying his artworks used for this book, dating Daryl Hannah and being interviewed all over the US. This book is Neil's reflection of his early life up until super stardom using his cars as a catalyst for these stories. It's a better read than the dreadful Waging A Heavy Peace but falls into the same trap as that earlier book it's not very interesting, some of the stories about the cars and songs are fine but there's too many detours for me. Named after one of his cars this is far from Super Deluxe - we need a cheap disposable paper back for this.


Standing In The Breach
Standing In The Breach
Price: £9.45

6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Running On Almost Empty, 6 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Standing In The Breach (Audio CD)
The most damning comment I can make about Jackson Browne's new record is that it's 'ok' and much better than his last effort 'Time The Conqueror'. His career masterpiece 'Late For The Sky' is 40 years old this year and I have to report this record doesn't come close to his 70s output. JB has now reverted to attacking some big political issues and much like Neil Young his lyrics lack any real bite. His languid style that he now settles for makes the songs lasting over 3 minutes sound padded out. It's all listenable but with the bar so high this is yet another disappointment. Maybe he should have written a few songs about his ex (Shape Of A Heart) and Neil Young.

Try to put our world together, standing in the breach.
So many live in poverty while others live like Kings.
Though some may find peace and acceptance in all that living brings.

The case rests.
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Sukierae
Sukierae
Price: £9.31

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't be late for Tweedy & Son, 22 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Sukierae (Audio CD)
Wilco''s Jeff Tweedy accompanies mainly by his son on drums and recorded in the shadow of some personnel traumas that Jeff is currently going through (death of his brother and his wife's illness) - in view of that this is a surprising and inventive record. In the vein of some of the Wilco's experimental records. A double record is always a bad sign but not on this occasion Jeff Tweedy and Son fill both CDs with shifting melodies to great effect. Anyone with Wilco's later records can buy with confidence, it may take 3-4 listens but there's many rewards for the patient listener.


Alias
Alias
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Price: £11.34

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They Can Do Magic, 25 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Alias (Audio CD)
The Magic Numbers have the ability to write clever melodic songs, I realise that's hugely unfashionable but if you like clever lyrics with great arrangements then it's time to rediscover the Magic Numbsrs. This ltd edition lasts 75 minutes and it never over stays it's welcome. Bravely opening with the six minute Wake Up, this opus shows what a great songwriter Romeo Stobart is, lifting influences from The Beach Boys, The Beatles & cult power pop cult figures such as Jellyfish & The Greenberry Woods this record deserves a huge audience but there's just too many good songs here. The closing 4 bonus songs are alt versions of 4 of the songs here, bonus songs usually mean poor live versions serving as filler. Not here the voices of The Magic Numbers sound like CSN they're that good. Like good intelligent pop music? Buy it.


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