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[The Bootleg Series Vol. 8] Tell Tale Signs
[The Bootleg Series Vol. 8] Tell Tale Signs
Price: £328.33

4.0 out of 5 stars Sumptuous Packaging?, 26 Aug. 2016
Music aside, the packaging and booklet are indeed (initially) sumptuous but the pages of the booklet become, unfortunately, much too easily detached; a great shame especially considering the cost and that it's the music that should be being appraised. Has anyone else a similar experience? Consequently only four stars.
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High Hopes CD+DVD [Region 0]
High Hopes CD+DVD [Region 0]
Price: £14.12

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How much is (or was) it?, 15 Jan. 2014
This limited edition was priced at £10.99 on Sunday evening and, with the inclusion of the dvd, seemed great value but by yesterday its price was up to the £ mid-twenties and has continued to fluctuate all of today (Tuesday). My local Sainsbury's were selling it for £11.99 yesterday. However, despite there being further copies on the shelves, their website today says that it's "unavailable". The pricing issue is clearly not restricted to Amazon.

The reissue of "Tracks" has risen from £12 on Sunday to £20.85 today.

Does anybody have any idea what's going on?

By the way the dvd is terrific for a couple of quid and, because I'm the proud owner, I'm happy to give the item five stars.

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Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets
Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets
Price: £14.62

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stingy!, 1 Aug. 2012
I'm perplexed at the needless stinginess of the record company; with each of the discs less than an hour in length there are other songs which deserved inclusion without omitting some of the, in my opinion, less deserving. Everybody has their own favourites but any Bob Seger fan might have expected to see "Wreck This Heart", "Real At The Time", "Feel Like A Number", "Till It Shines", "Long Twin Silver Line", "Take A Chance", "Even Now" and "Somewhere Tonight" in this collection - the pity is that there was room for them, plus maybe a couple more! Now that would have been a real "5 star" double disc.

I know that compact discs no longer cost top dollar but this release could have represented much better value and been an encouragement for newer fans to acquire some of Bob's back catalogue. "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" was named by the Amusement and Music Operators Association (in the USA) as the most played record ever by a male artist and is ranked at #2 on their Top 40 juke box singles of all time; that's some achievement.

This release was an opportunity for the record company, via an advertising campaign, to capitalize on the song's status and to bring Bob's music to the attention of the masses; an opportunity wasted. Only three stars from me for this package.
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Two Sides: The Very Best Of Mike Oldfield
Two Sides: The Very Best Of Mike Oldfield
Price: £6.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Oh!, 1 Aug. 2012
It's got to be five stars for content and value but I can't programme either of the discs. Is the problem the discs, my cd player or is it my "weak in t'head" Derbyshire roots? Is anyone else struggling?

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