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Connections - The Complete Series [DVD]
Connections - The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Burke
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Better late than never, 7 July 2017
This has been a long time coming. I first bought a fiendishly expensive American edition several years ago, so it's nice to see it finally released in a reasonably-priced UK edition, even if it is too late for my poor bank balance. Burke is a fascinatingly articulate and engaging host, neatly stitching together all of the various threads of history that have led us from Then to Now ("Now" being the late 1970s). Once we actually arrive in the present day, he presents a series of tough choices as to how we might proceed without totally wrecking the planet or ourselves. Sadly, in the 40 years since the series was made, those choices haven't been.
Thoroughly recommended. Now can the BBC PLEASE follow this up with his other series "The Day the Universe Changed", and the rarely-seen "The Real Thing"? Also, I know that his 1970s studio-audience show "The Burke Special" is regarded as wiped, but I also know that at least some clips have survived because they were used in a more recent documentary, and I'd love to see them again in one form or another.


Works Volume 1 (2-CD Set) [2017 - Remaster]
Works Volume 1 (2-CD Set) [2017 - Remaster]
Price: £9.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sporadically excellent but let down by sound quality issues, 15 Jun. 2017
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There are some good tunes here, interspersed with a few not-so-good ones. For me the standouts are Pirates and Keith Emerson's Piano Concerto No. 1. The disappointing thing about the album as a whole, which has always been a problem, is the overall sound quality. Despite the remastering many of the tracks are very muddy and lacking in treble response. The good news is that the peak levels have not been boosted to beggary as they are on so many remasters these days.

I would have liked to hear a complete digital remix from the multitracks, but maybe they weren't available. However, if you can get hold of the Return of the Manticore box set, just compare the remixed version of Pirates with the original. There's a massive improvement in sound quality, and it's a real shame that couldn't have been the case with the remastered Works.


Love Beach
Love Beach
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One of the tracks has the wrong title, 13 Jun. 2017
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This review is from: Love Beach (Audio CD)
In the 2017 remaster, track 12 is mystifyingly identified incorrectly. On the label it says it's an alternative mix of "Honourable Company (A March)", which is the final, instrumental section of "Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman". In fact, what you actually get is an alternative mix of the *previous*, vocal, section, "Letters from the Front". How can a supposedly professional music company get something so basic as the title of a song completely wrong???


Farscape : The Ultimate Complete Collection  [DVD]
Farscape : The Ultimate Complete Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jonathan Hardy

3.0 out of 5 stars Buy the Megabook DVD set instead. It's cheaper., 24 April 2017
3 stars for the price. The Megabook version is WAY better value for money.


Crack in the World (1965) - Region 2 PAL, plays in English without subtitles
Crack in the World (1965) - Region 2 PAL, plays in English without subtitles
Dvd ~ Dana Andrews
Offered by Arco Celeste Dvd
Price: £13.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful, 3 Mar. 2017
Underground mineral exploitation leads to disaster... remind you of anything? A low-budget but well-constructed science fiction disaster movie with a fairly predictable plot but some engaging characters and cheap and cheerful visual effects. Recommended.


Goons
Goons
Offered by Jayvee Trading
Price: £1.86

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars making this CD pretty redundant!, 20 Oct. 2016
This review is from: Goons (Audio CD)
A few points to note: 1: despite being prominently featured in the packaging, Michael Bentine does NOT appear on this release! 2: The two Goon Show episodes are the abridged versions, although admittedly the abridgements are quite skilfully executed by a certain George Martin. The unabridged versions can be found on The Goon Show Compendium Volume 11. It's much more expensive, but if you're a serious Goon fan you should have it already, making this CD pretty redundant!


The Beat Fleet: The Story Behind the 60's Pirate Radio Stations
The Beat Fleet: The Story Behind the 60's Pirate Radio Stations
by Mike Leonard
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed, 14 Nov. 2015
Slim, poorly researched and in many cases hugely inaccurate.


The Goon Show, Compendium 10 (series 9, Part 1): The classic BBC radio comedy series
The Goon Show, Compendium 10 (series 9, Part 1): The classic BBC radio comedy series
by Spike Milligan
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £51.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Note on Volume 11, 11 Oct. 2015
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Just a brief word to anyone who's interested in buying Volume 11 (and if you've come this far you'd have to be a complete Eccles not to): The Amazon preview includes an episode and extras listing, but please note that unless the BBC has finally done a deal with EMI, Compendium 11 will NOT include Dishonoured - Again, The Scarlet Capsule or The Tale of Men's Shirts. Sorry about that.
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DVD EVANGELION: 3.33
DVD EVANGELION: 3.33
Offered by VECOSELL
Price: £11.70

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the English dub??!, 14 July 2015
This review is from: DVD EVANGELION: 3.33 (DVD)
The version listed as DVD EVANGELION: 3.33 is Italian, so presumably does NOT have an English language dub or subtitles.


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [DVD] [2015]
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Martin Freeman
Price: £5.00

2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Coming soon: Peter Jackson's The Dam Busters trilogy, ..., 6 April 2015
Coming soon: Peter Jackson's The Dam Busters trilogy, the epic story of 300 plucky RAF crew and their 89 planes sent on a mission to destroy 36 German dams.


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