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30 Rock - Complete Season 1-7 Box Set [DVD]
30 Rock - Complete Season 1-7 Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tina Fey
Offered by joe4books
Price: £24.89

3.0 out of 5 stars English Subtitles, 28 Feb. 2016
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Just a quick note to say that there are no English subtitles for the first three series, only for the last four.


100 Hits - Classical
100 Hits - Classical
Price: £8.82

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You should always stick to your core business., 22 April 2015
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This review is from: 100 Hits - Classical (Audio CD)
The100 Hits collection is a personal favourite of mine as far as pop music is concerned. They give you great value for money with original recordings and good thematic track-listing. But classical music is a tricky business, especially when you're not familiar with it, as it seems to be the case with the makers of this compilation.

In classical music, most pieces are as long as self-indulgent concept prog-rock albums and, although most pieces have long fallen in public domain, you actually have to pay either for an orchestra/chamber music ensemble/singers to play them or for the licensing of an existing recording. And if you opt for the second option, you quickly realize that the worse a recording is, the cheaper it will be, which means that in this 5-CD compilation, the playing/singing is mostly atrocious. There are wrong notes a-plenty and when the right notes are there, there is no soul at all in the playing.

In classical music, you can rarely go very cheap and still deliver quality (the Naxos label being mostly an exception to the rule).

Moreover, the need to get 100 tracks on 5 CDs mean that most pieces are faded out or butchered with strange edits that make no sense. And the 5th CD, which is full of bland movie soundtracks is utterly pointless.

All in all, you'd better get your classical music thrills elsewhere and stick to the 100-Hits series for pop and rock music.


The Best of Never Mind the Buzzcocks [DVD]
The Best of Never Mind the Buzzcocks [DVD]
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £3.53

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing summary of 3 good series of NMTB, 5 Dec. 2009
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At first, I was delighted to see that, at long last, a DVD of Never Mind The Buzzcocks was going to come out. But I must say that the actual product don't quite match my (admittedly high) expectations. No efforts in compiling the best bits of the three Simon Amstell-led series have been made for this DVD, and we only get the three compilation shows the BBC aired at the end of each season.

As for unseen footage, there is roughly 45 minutes of it. Some of it makes for pleasant viewing - mostly thanks to the (compulsory) commentary from Amstell and Phil Jupitus - but Buzzcocks have always been a show that works best when viewed in full so I think it'd have worked better if some complete shows had been included (the ones with Anthony Costa, Lee Ryan or Midge Ure for instance). I was also hoping that the never-aired Russell Brand episode would be included here. It is not.

These days, you don't want to buy a fully priced DVD and only get 45 minutes of new material for your hard-earned money. It's especially disappointing since there was obviouly plenty of material to choose from.


Justin Timberlake - Live From London (with bonus audio CD) [DVD]
Justin Timberlake - Live From London (with bonus audio CD) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Justin Timberlake
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.16

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why so short ?, 14 Dec. 2003
We're here confronted to a bizarre marketing decision. We know that the whole London concert has been filmed as it was broadcast live on television. We know that it sounded and looked well enough and that it'd have made a nice piece of souvenir for fans. We know the concert was roughly 80-minute long. Still there are only 45 minutes included here. A missed opportunity I'd say.


Immortal Memory
Immortal Memory
Price: £9.93

11 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An unwelcome confirmation, 1 Dec. 2003
This review is from: Immortal Memory (Audio CD)
I must say I'm quite disappointed.
When she was making derivative soundtracks for Hollywood movies I thought : 'Well those tracks are designed to blend with pictures. Of course they don't carry the emotional power of a proper album track. Moreover they were recorded under the strict scrutiny of well-known movie composers who probably made them more movie-like'. When she made Whalerider (the first soundtrack that, as far as I know, she wrote and recorded on her own), this latter argument was blown away.
Now, with Immortal memory, the first two are also proved incorrect. Even on her new proper album she only makes somewhat 'bland' music. At no point during this album I felt something different from polite attentiveness. It's just gentle, innocuous and soothing. I far preferred 'The mirror pool' or the Dead Can Dance stuff, in which there was a real tension, something fierce that seemed to come from deep inside her, or maybe from high above her (depending on your beliefs). Nothing is left from that it seems. It's just another competent new-age album. Sad.


Justin Timberlake: Justified [DVD]
Justin Timberlake: Justified [DVD]
Dvd ~ Justin Timberlake
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £0.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the cover, 7 Oct. 2003
If you want to keep a trace of the videos this is the DVD you need. The extras are quite nice too. You have two 10-minute-long excerpts from the 'Making the video' shows and a bit from the 'MTV Launch' show which describes the making and the promotion of the album. It's nice too to have the MTV VMA performance included. The only letdowns are the fact that the Kylie bit at the Brits (with the infamous groping) is not included or that we don't get a performance of the live version of Cry Me A River he used on his 2003 tour, which gave a different feel of the song. But all in all it's difficult to feel cheated by that DVD. It gives what is written on the cover. No more, no less.
The total running time is 66 minutes.


Tribute To Justin Timberlake
Tribute To Justin Timberlake
Price: £12.39

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A weird record, 3 Oct. 2003
The purpose of that record is anyone's guess. Who is it made for? On it you can hear some band, called 'The United Boys' if memory serves me right, trying to do note-perfect renditions of Justin Timberlake and Nsync's tunes. They do it competently enough and must have quite a good programmer because the synths sound quite similar. I'm not so sure about the voices though.
It's really a weird object. From a tribute I'd expect some kind of re-interpretation of the songs, an attempt by the artists to set their print on the music. Here, there is nothing of the sort. It's a school-like exercise in imitation. A good point though is that they did quite a great job of chosing the songs to cover. Almost all the best ones are present.
I wouldn't recommend it to most Justin obsessive fans though. They probably wouldn't see a point to it. But if you're so inclined it can become quite fascinating to imagine them in their studio trying to consciously imitate someone else's songs. It must be a weird job. I'm not sure it makes the record worth buying though.


There, There
There, There
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £1.75

5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of old, a bit of new, 5 Jun. 2003
This review is from: There, There (Audio CD)
'There there' has often been presented like the long-awaited return of guitars in Radiohead's music. It's true it is somehow reminiscent of Paranoid Android and of all the OK computer-era but we've all already heard that song anyway. When listening to the the B-sides though you see that Kid A-like electronic experimentations are far from being forgotten. There are plaintive violins, electronica bleeps, ethereal voices, complex bass rhythms and so on... Radiohead seems to try putting more 'challenging' tracks as B-sides (a very good idea in my opinion). It doesn't always work, but on 'There there' it certainly did.


There, There
There, There
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Price: £1.75

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of old, a bit of new, 5 Jun. 2003
This review is from: There, There (Audio CD)
'There there' has often been presented like the long-awaited return of guitars in Radiohead's music. It's true it is somehow reminiscent of Paranoid Android and of all the OK computer-era but we've all already heard that song anyway. When listening to the the B-sides though you see that Kid A-like electronic experimentations are far from being forgotten. There are plaintive violins, electronica bleeps, ethereal voices, complex bass rhythms and so on... Radiohead seems to try putting more 'challenging' tracks as B-sides (a very good idea in my opinion). It doesn't always work, but on 'There there' it certainly did.


Dead Can Dance - Toward The Within [DVD]
Dead Can Dance - Toward The Within [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dead Can Dance
Price: £11.64

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing concert. Only good DVD, 2 Jun. 2003
This DVD contains a concert taken from their 'Into the labyrinth' tour, the same as the one on the 'Toward the within' live CD (except for one song that you can only find on this DVD). It's a great way to get into the Dead can dance live experience. Watching Lisa's singing is quite impressive and adds to the solemn nature of their music. I just wish that more efforts had been made to improve (if possible) the technical quality of the pictures. As it is, it looks like (and probably is) a simple transfer of the videotape which had been available for years. So it often looks a bit blurry, with saturated colors. Still, it's the only widely available live footage of Dead Can Dance, which makes it difficult not to like it.


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