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Call Me/Livin' For You/Explores Your Mind/Al Green Is Love
Call Me/Livin' For You/Explores Your Mind/Al Green Is Love
Offered by tunesonline
Price: £19.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential, 23 Nov. 2013
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Only had two of the four albums on vinyl (Explores and Al Green Is Love). If I already had them all it is still a worthwhile purchase and excellent value. Al Green at the pinnacle of his career (but his recent stuff is also worth buying).


What REALLY happens on a gap year
What REALLY happens on a gap year

1.0 out of 5 stars Awful writing - a waste of time, 23 Nov. 2013
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Firstly - I am very sceptical of the other reviews (the 5 star ones) - the reviewers have reviewed nothing else. I smell a rat!

Not sure if this was a free download. If it was, then it wasn't worth it as it wasted my time. Surely I didn't pay for it! The idea was great but it has been thrown together. I think there's a reason why there is no printed version : no publisher would risk the work needed into turning it into something that would sell.
Done a check - it was a free download that's now cluttering up my kindle bookshelf.


Modern Soul Connoisseurs
Modern Soul Connoisseurs

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic budget modern soul compilation - now rare?, 23 Nov. 2013
I was a bit gob-smacked when I saw the price of this CD : £20 for a budget label CD that when originally released was about £5. After 11 years, it is still a 'go-to' compilation. Note that the track listings section is somewhat confusing - look at the scan of the back cover for the artists. The first two tracks have been included on so many collections even in the same running order - still great songs (also check out Lisa Stansfield's version of Too Much Lovemakin'). The next four were just certainties to get the floor full in a modern room then you have the sublime Laurence Payton of the 4 Tops showing that Levi didn't have exclusivity on great lead vocals. Everyone is a winner (with the possible exception of Dead by Carolyn Sullivan which I think compiler Richard Searling included to make you sit up. Richard is of course probably the most revered soul dj in the UK over the past 40 years, and rightly so, and he completes the CD with the creme-de-la creme : the sheer brilliance of Dee Dee Warwick's I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do. Review by Gordon - soulfulhorwich.org.uk, Nov 2013. Should be in you collection but hunt around for it at its RRP.


One Hit Wonders - Bob and Earl, Billy Paul, Mungo Jerry
One Hit Wonders - Bob and Earl, Billy Paul, Mungo Jerry
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Most misleading title ever?, 4 April 2013
I've not bought it (and with another reviewer suggesting a plethora of re-recordings) would have no reason to do so. What is ridiculous is the suggestion that these are one-hit wonders. For those who don't know here is just a selection of facts about some of the artists:
The Tremeloes - 13 hit singles plus 9 with Brian Poole = 22 hit singles including two number ones.
Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - 14 hit singles, spending 141 weeks on the UK singles chart.
Billy Paul - magnificent career, and for such a great jazz singer, still had 7 UK hit singles.
George McCrae who I thought had a relative short time as a success (first album spawned 3 hit singles) had another 5 chart hits.
Mungo Jerry - as stated elsewhere, two number ones!
Marmalade, Love Affair (typically covering Robert Knight songs), Swinging Blue Jeans, Fortunes, Merseys (originally Merseybeats), Freddie & The Dreamers all had considerable multi-hit careers.


Bosch ART 23 Easytrim Accu Cordless 14.4 V Grass Trimmer
Bosch ART 23 Easytrim Accu Cordless 14.4 V Grass Trimmer

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Has some disappointing design aspects, 16 Sept. 2011
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I bought this strimmer based on the many reviews that rated it highly.
It replaced a 20 year old flymo cabled strimmmer.
Although it benefits from being cordless, the design makes it far less accurate for edging than the flymo (where you had to rotate the head depending whether you wanted flat or edging). Also I'm surprised the way you can instantly switch it on got through safety approvals as it is so easy to switch on accidentally whilst carrying it.


CPO 2 m FireWire 800 Cable 9 - 4 Pin - Black and Blue
CPO 2 m FireWire 800 Cable 9 - 4 Pin - Black and Blue
Offered by The LACH Group
Price: £5.25

5.0 out of 5 stars It works and it is low priced, 16 Sept. 2011
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Not a lot to say - it does the job and costs a lot less than other options. Whether it is still working in 1, 2, 3 years - who knows? Also quick delivery so everything is fine at the moment. I hope it was not made by slave labour.


The Complete Duets
The Complete Duets
Price: £5.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for your collection - priceless, 10 Dec. 2010
This review is from: The Complete Duets (Audio CD)
Bought this when it came out and thought it was brilliant then but now I see that Amazon are offering the double CD for [...] there is no excuse for anyone. The original vinyl LPs that form the backbone of this collection have been amongst the most played of my life. They are all together here along with previously unreleased stuff. Over 40 years on, they still sound fresh in their original form, and provide remixers with with perfect material. Now to get the new Tammi 2CD which includes her pre-Motown recordings and even more discoveries from the vaults.


Backpacks, Boots and Baguettes: A Walk in the Pyrenees
Backpacks, Boots and Baguettes: A Walk in the Pyrenees
by Simon Calder
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read - buy it to enjoy not as a walking guide, 26 Oct. 2010
I bought this book whilst planning my complete walk of the GR10 this Summer. I don't think it is intended as a guide book - it is just a good read. You do get a flavour of the ups and downs of walking in the Pyrenees and I can associate many of the anecdotes with my own experiences.
The reviewer who described it as disappointing needs to re-align is perspective. For a guide you need to get the late Paul Lucia's Cicerone guide and the French Randonnée guide. Steve Cracknell's "If You Only Could Walk Long Enough" is also an excellent read and a little more serious.

Buy this book for what it is and you will not be disappointed.


Panasonic RPHV107 Stereo Earphones with Volume Control
Panasonic RPHV107 Stereo Earphones with Volume Control

2.0 out of 5 stars OK for the price but fall below expected Panasonic standard, 27 May 2010
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I bought these to replace existing Panasonic earphones which failed after many years of good service. Main use is for running or walking in the hills. They do the job but certainly inferior quality to previous model. But for the price of a little more than a pint of bitter, I suppose you get what you pay for.


Freeloader Solar Charger Silver
Freeloader Solar Charger Silver

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says - works on solar energy, 6 Jan. 2010
I was a bit sceptical with so many mixed reviews. I bought it for when I shall be in the wilds of the Pyrenees for a long trek. To test it I took it on holiday to Greece last summer. Tested it out every day. Ran it for my mp3 player to drain it and the charge lasted twice the time specified in the manual so very happy. It is a solar charger so it needs sun. My real test is on my multi-day trek but so far, it does what it says.
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