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The Lost Decca Tapes [VINYL]
The Lost Decca Tapes [VINYL]
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £16.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Typical bootlegger mentality, 28 July 2016
Although this is not a bootleg, due to the recordings now being in the public domain, nevertheless it has all the trademark errors ans inconsistencies of a typical bootleg product. Drums by Ringo Starr? Please, everybody knows Pete Best played on the Decca audition, it's even alluded to in a couple of tracks on Side 2! Available for the first time? A blatant lie, I first bought these recordings in 1978, and they have been readily available ever since, in one form or another. There were 15 tracks recorded at the Decca sessions, 10 are on here, the other 5 were released on the Beatles Anthology in 1995. The photo on the sleeve here is from 1963- the Decca session was January 1962!
These are recordings for Beatles enthusiasts, not for the casual listener. However, every Beatles enthusiast has had these recordings for nearly 40 years, so this is a pointless release whichever way you look at it.


Cheese and Tartan
Cheese and Tartan
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend this album, 17 July 2016
This review is from: Cheese and Tartan (MP3 Download)
Highly recommend this album. Catchy tunes, memorable hook lines and nice production. It's a one man effort, but there's plenty of variety to keep the listener interested. Personal favorites are Nightmare, Trial Affair and Another Bad Habit


A Bit of a Doo
A Bit of a Doo
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars How do they doo it?, 22 Jun. 2016
This review is from: A Bit of a Doo (MP3 Download)
Amazing band from Leigh-on-sea, playing a stunning set of folk tunes, with four vocal tracks, one from each of the four singers in the band. The playing is tight, polished and breathtakingly executed- quite how they manage the many tempo and time changes I do not know. Most of the tracks are up-tempo, with some slower tunes providing the chance to catch your breath, like the haunting "Crazy Man Michael". Highly recommended


Learn to Swim
Learn to Swim
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A real gem, 16 Jun. 2016
This review is from: Learn to Swim (MP3 Download)
A fantastic collection of tunes, reminds me in turn of The Beatles, ELO, David Bowie, The Shadows, Status Quo, Dire Straits, Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, Bryan Ferry and Chuck Berry. This album originally came out in 1983 in cassette form, but this is a brand new version, vastly superior recordings, sounding crisp and clear. I have it on in the car all the time. Highly recommended.


Hasbro Operation Board Game
Hasbro Operation Board Game
Offered by Mytoyfactory
Price: £17.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 11 April 2015
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This review is from: Hasbro Operation Board Game (Toy)
Rubbish. Don't waste your money.


Live At The BBC
Live At The BBC
Price: £8.17

5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful singing, charming songs, 11 April 2015
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This review is from: Live At The BBC (Audio CD)
If you're a fan of sixties music, beautiful singing, charming songs, and priceless historical recordings, then this cd is for you. The sound quality is great and it's so nice that they've included the chat and introductions by Brian Matthew, whose part in the history of British rock and pop doesn't get the full credit it deserves


Barndancing
Barndancing
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great album featuring traditional barn dance songs played in a ..., 8 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Barndancing (MP3 Download)
This is a great album featuring traditional barn dance songs played in a lively toe-tapping way. I bought this album after seeing the band play at a wedding, as I was impressed with the way they injected their enthusiasm and expertise into the music. Highly recommended


A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Day's Night
Price: £8.99

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, Amazon, 6 Feb. 2014
This review is from: A Hard Day's Night (Audio CD)
I mean, this is not some obscure band- it's the Beatles, for goodness' sake. The whole point of buying this album would be that it has a different track list to the UK version. But Amazon has listed the wrong track list. I told them this months ago and yet here it is. Shoddy


The Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years: The Complete Hollies, April 1963-October 1968
The Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years: The Complete Hollies, April 1963-October 1968
Price: £14.68

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 31 July 2011
Along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, the Hollies went through a short period - 3-4 years - of amazing and unparalleled change and progression, beautifully illustrated here. From the clumsy and raw covers of the first couple of albums, through the development of a highly distinctive Hollies sound, to the exquisite sounds of Butterfly - surely their greatest achievement - in 1967, all the tracks are here in chronological order. This set is amazing, incredible value for money, neatly packaged, and a must for any fan of the Hollies and of 60s music in general.


The Beatles In Mono
The Beatles In Mono

18 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not True!, 28 July 2009
This review is from: The Beatles In Mono (Audio CD)
Excuse me..."as an added bonus, five tracks, never previously released in mono, are included in the package. These are "Only A Northern Song", "All Together Now", "Hey Bulldog" and "It's All Too Much"
Well, where do these people get their facts from? The Yellow Submarine album WAS released in mono. I have it. Dr Ebbetts has it. Millions of people have it. The truth is that, on the STEREO version, Only A Northern Song was in mono only, and was not remixed for stereo until the remixed Yellow Submarine Songtrack, many years later.
It's as bad a Paul McCartney proclaiming to the world that he has never played Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band live until the Live 8 concert with U2. He played it on every concert in the early 90s and it was released on the Tripping The Live Fantastic album, for goodness sake!
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