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Fenrir
Fenrir
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Good!, 14 Aug. 2015
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This review is from: Fenrir (Kindle Edition)
A superbly paced story. An original and well written historical fantasy with plot twists and memorable characters. I thought the first book in the series, Wolfangel was good but this is the best book I have read by this author so far ( I have also read wolfsangel and Son of the Morning). On to Lord of Slaughter next!


News of the World (2011 Remastered Version: 2CD)
News of the World (2011 Remastered Version: 2CD)
Price: £17.09

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Queen's Finest, 29 Aug. 2011
Without a doubt one of Queen's finest efforts. From the behemoth anthems at the beginning to the simple subtlety of the final track its full of innovation, changes of style, mood and tempo. Some of their best album tracks are on here, It's Late, Fight from the Inside and Sheer Heart Attack. Then there is also the wonderful Spread Your Wings which for some strange reason was never a hit despite its single release. On this album Queen (mostly) put the multi tracking and vaudeville of the previous two albums to one side for a harder grittier sound. My only criticism....Get Down Make Love. Some times I love it other times I hate it but there is always a track like this on Queen albums. Enjoyed hearing the bonus cd especially Feeling's Feeling's but these bonus cd's are a wee bit of a let down and you get the feeling that there is better stuff being held back. The remastering is superb and the band have never sounded better but is the bonus cd worth the few pounds extra. Leave that up to you!


Queen II (2011 Remaster Deluxe 2CD Edition)
Queen II (2011 Remaster Deluxe 2CD Edition)
Price: £15.75

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mental metal!!, 15 Jun. 2011
This album is perhaps Queen at their most over the top! There are some really strong songs here and the album as a prog rock feel to it but done at breakneck speed! There are songs split into different sections with wild changes of tempo and sonic dynamics, songs that that meld into the next track without feeling forced or contrived. It also has Freddie Mercury at something of a creative peak here writing the last 7 songs on the album and not one of them a dud. The remastering is wonderful bringing out the best in Queens multi-tracked madness. Stand out tracks; Father to Son has the feel of a great The Who type rocker, White Queen a lovely English ballad. Ogre Battle is the mental metal with Roger Taylor screaming torturously in the background, The March of theBlack Queen is probably the wildest track on the album with everything chucked in at some point and Nevermore a beautiful Mercury ballad. The album rocks out with the excellent Seven Sea's of Rhye leaving you thinking 'What the hell was that!'

As for the extra's; they are maybe the best than on any of the other re-releases so far. The two versions of See What a Fool I've Been are pretty good and interesting as is the instrumental of Seven Sea's and the version of Nevermore here is always worth another listen.

One of Queen's best and most consistent albums but you may have to listen to it more than once to get it. But once you do . . . . . . .
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The Cure - Greatest Hits (Deluxe Sound & Vision) PAL
The Cure - Greatest Hits (Deluxe Sound & Vision) PAL
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Price: £19.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deluxe indeed!!!, 15 Jan. 2011
A great collection that reminds us just how great and unique The Cure were. Lovely package including an acoustic CD as well as a DVD with all the videos. Wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully pretty!


Exit Elvis
Exit Elvis
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Price: £4.75

3.0 out of 5 stars good stuff, 22 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Exit Elvis (Audio CD)
Not a bad effort from mr cherone at all. Lyrical and full of good guitar hooks


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