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Gemini Force I: Black Horizon
Gemini Force I: Black Horizon
by M. G. Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All a bit too familiar., 2 April 2015
I'm another who backed the Kick Starter campaign to get this book published in tribute to the late Gerry Anderson. It seemed a fitting idea to help bring his story to fruition. Unfortunately, the book is not a particularly good read and amounts to a Thunderbirds knock off, from the co-creator of Thunderbirds, with a bit of his Regor The Rescue Dog thrown in. Quite how much is original Anderson and how much is M G Harris is unclear, but the net result feels a bit disjointed and some of the more contemporary references included may make the story date more quickly than it might otherwise have done. Hopefully the next book in the series will create a more unique identity for Gemini Force and allow M G Harris to put more of her stamp on things, but I'm not sure how the rebooted Thunderbirds TV series will colour young readers' attitude to a format that will obviously be very similar.


Play Townshend [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Play Townshend [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £7.44

1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor indeed., 28 Mar. 2015
Very poor indeed...this tutorial sets out some basic ideas and executes them in a manner which is far from convincing in outlining aspects of Pete Townshend's playing style. You would do better to pick up far more details tips for free from YouTube, or, better yet, buy the Lick Library Learn To Play The Who, which will actually get you playing some of Townshend's most famous guitar parts accurately.


Guardians of the Galaxy [DVD] [2014]
Guardians of the Galaxy [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Chris Pratt
Price: £10.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... well tried and tested plotline but superbly executed with fantastic CGI, strong characters and a great sense of ..., 30 Nov. 2014
A well tried and tested plotline, but superbly executed with fantastic CGI, strong characters and a great sense of humour throughout. Add to that an excellent retro soundtrack and you have a sci-fi fantasy film that doesn't take itself at all seriously - in contrast to much of the po-faced Marvel canon of work. Looking forward to the next film in the franchise.


Fender Traditional Strat/Tele Gig Bag, Black
Fender Traditional Strat/Tele Gig Bag, Black
Offered by RST Music
Price: £13.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wouldn't buy another like this and suggest that you shop around for something ..., 18 July 2014
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The padding is far thinner than that of the old gigbags that used to come supplied with mid priced Fender guitars. I wouldn't buy another like this and suggest that you shop around for something that offers greater protection.


Guitar Player: Repair Guide
Guitar Player: Repair Guide
by Dan Erlewine
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference Book, 18 July 2014
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An excellent reference book. It will guide you through best practice with regard to set ups and repairs and for those repairs that are beyond your personal DIY skill level, you will have a good idea of what is required of a professional repairman and so can better judge whether you feel trusting your repair to somebody. The text is very well set out with plenty of photographs to illustrate points. For instruments that are in generally good condition, the fine tuning, set up process to get them playing at their best to suit your personal taste and maintain them is quite straight forward and provided that you have some basic tools and patience you can achieve very good results.


What's Mayfair Got to do With It: Mayfair Recording Studios' journey through the financial meltdown: 1
What's Mayfair Got to do With It: Mayfair Recording Studios' journey through the financial meltdown: 1
by Kate Hudson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.16

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars There must be more to this story than meets the eye., 18 July 2014
I had imagined that this book would focus on Mayfair Studios and was curious as to how it had gone bust, but from the outset much relates to the downfall of a genetic cattle breeding business that was effectively owned by the studio business. Following a fire at the studio which resulted in far greater damage to the business than could initially have been envisaged, the tale is one of a tortuous insurance claim, cashflow struggles nervous bankers and the author repeatedly switching banks to refinance the business to escape what she perceived as poor banking relationships and to keep things afloat. The tone is one of how the author feels that she and her husband were treated terribly by bankers and professionals who were out to skin them at every turn or who were incompetent. Sadly the tale also suggests that the author was proabably rather out of her depth in managing the businesses and the couple's legal and financial woes were most likely exacerbated by her acting as a litigant in person opposing experienced lawyers in David and Golliath type court cases, where she either fell foul of the due processes, or was outflanked by professionals in her naivity. The message seems to be that everyone was being beastly to the author and no professionals are worth their salt. It may be that at times the Hudsons were poorly advised, but one wonders to what extent the author was actually listening to any good advice she may have received. The story is a very sorry mess and it's a real pity that it led to the failure of such an excellent studio business.


Pure Bees Wax Blocks Beeswax - 2 x 1 oz blocks
Pure Bees Wax Blocks Beeswax - 2 x 1 oz blocks
Offered by TheWaxFactory
Price: £1.65

5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain, 9 Jun. 2014
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If you want to drill and screw woodwork then buy some of this to make the job easier and reduce your chances of splitting timber.


Billy Connolly - You Asked for It [DVD]
Billy Connolly - You Asked for It [DVD]
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £4.43

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Introduction, 9 Jun. 2014
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This title was very cheap and is a good reminder of some of Connolly's career highlights. Be warned, th ebonus feature - hi sfirst TV special, is pretty constrained and ropey and gives little clue as to how he would develop once he broke free of one liner gags.


Hot Licks - The Legendary Guitar Of James Burton [DVD]
Hot Licks - The Legendary Guitar Of James Burton [DVD]
Dvd ~ James BURTON
Price: £10.61

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 9 Jun. 2014
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Another old VHS release repackaged on DVD. The picture quality isn't up to current standards but th econtent is still very interesting.


Danny Gatton 2: Strictly Rhythm Guitar [DVD]
Danny Gatton 2: Strictly Rhythm Guitar [DVD]
Dvd ~ Danny Gatton
Price: £14.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Faulty Copies, 9 Jun. 2014
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I received a faulty copy with the clear, protective coat separating from the silver playing surface with what looked like air bubbles between them. A replacement copy was even worse and both had to be returned and the seller made a refund. If you are ordering this title you might want to ask the seller to check to see that it is okay before sending it out to you in case the batch is faulty?


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