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posted a comment on Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries. about 1 month ago
The original LP version of Josephine was softer than the "disco" single version, and the CD version from the late 80s had the single version. There is also an 1987 Extended French re-record", an extended remix created for a European non-album single ... See full review
posted a comment on Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries. about 1 month ago
I disagree that Shamrock Diaries is a poor album. It's a more mature Rea with Steel River, Josephine and Shamrock Diaries being stand out tracks. Josephine is a beautiful song with the original LP version being changed a few times over the years with the ... See full review
posted a comment on Jamiroquai - The Return Of The Space Cowboy. 3 months ago
I hate when they reissue albums with extras and get it wrong!
posted a comment on Jamiroquai - Rock Dust Light Star. 3 months ago
This is were I stopped buying their stuff. Dynamite was unsatisfactory and the horrible dark cover where he pretends to live in a ghetto, when he lives in a mansion and collects super cars kids! Essential Jamiroqui is the first 4 albums for me, but even ... See full review
posted a comment on Jamiroquai - A Funk Odyssey. 3 months ago
All crammed into one platter is a waste of time especially for music with huge bass like this. I think I got this LP for free from a friend. The band's catalog needs vinyl reissue program and each single LP cut on a double.
posted a comment on Taste (2) - On The Boards. 4 months ago
This 2016 heavyweight vinyl comes in a textured sleeve but the card is pretty soft, much softer than usual card sleeves!
One of my favourite albums, in fact the debut is great too!
posted a comment on Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot. 4 months ago
Great rock music but the Hagar lyrics and vocals are pure cringe!
posted a comment on Various - Beats & Pieces Volume Three. 4 months ago
Very tasty comp. I have them all. Essential stuff really.
posted a comment on Various - Beats & Pieces Volume One. 4 months ago
Got the CD in 2000 and its a cool collection. Brings back old memories as I was discovering house, groove, soul and hip hop. BBE is one cool label. Vol 2 is great too.
posted a comment on James Ingram / MAW* Feat. India - Lean On Me / To Be In Love. 4 months ago
Lean On Me has one of the best baselines I've ever heard! I can remember buying this in 2001.
posted a comment on Various - Strange Breaks & Mr Thing III. 4 months ago
Just bought this on the strength of I&II and I know I won't be disappointed!
posted a comment on Various - Strange Breaks & Mr Thing II. 4 months ago
I bought this back in 09 and its class! You can listen any time and it always uplift the mood.
posted a comment on Various - Strange Breaks & Mr Thing. 4 months ago
This is worth its weight in gold, and with funky grooves this good you'll be crying out for more!
posted a comment on Kon And Amir* - Off Track Volume One: The Bronx. 4 months ago
It was issued on Vinyl too and I have it. It's unmixed and far better than the CD mixed edition even at the omission of some cuts.
One of my favourite albums ever!
posted a comment on Kon & Amir - Off Track Volume III: Brooklyn. 4 months ago
Volume 1 in this series is the best by a long shot.
posted a comment on Laurent Garnier - Unreasonable Behaviour. 4 months ago
This album got me into DJing in 2001 and I was at it for 17 years!
posted a comment on Louie Vega - Azuli Presents Louie Vega - Choice - A Collection Of Classics. 4 months ago
A Masterpiece! A truly Essential compilation by the Master! Not a duff track on it!
posted a comment on Kenny Dope* - Strange Games And Funky Things III. 4 months ago
Bought this on CD in 2000 and it's a classic! I'd like the LP set now! KD and MAW partner LV are the Masters!
posted a comment on Bagatelle (2) - Cry Away The Night. 4 months ago
Cry Away The Night is the only good track on this Yamaha DX7 click clack date affair.
posted a comment on Bagatelle (2) - Are We Keeping You Up?. 4 months ago
Album number 3 produced by Phil Coulter contains a cover of Springsteen's Jersey Girl.
Some filler too such as Midnight Child and the crass I Need A Woman!
posted a comment on Elton John - Victim Of Love. 5 months ago
This album is a serious misadventure in late 1979 by the piano king! Even the CD remaster apologises for this in the sleeve notes!
It's like no other album he made as each side is a segued disco blast! I almost like the cheeky and bold hammering of ... See full review
posted a comment on Dire Straits - Your Latest Trick. 7 months ago
B1 must be an error? Irish Boy is from Cal soundtrack and that was produced by Mark Knopfler and engineered by Neil Dorfsman!
posted a comment on Dire Straits - So Far Away. 7 months ago
This is a very nice collectors item indeed. Fear And Hatred from the Cal soundtrack is a bit strange to be added here but that's a minor quibble. Great sleeve and artwork.
posted a comment on Dire Straits - So Far Away. 7 months ago
It's a pity that there is no outtakes from BIA sessions. The B side, Walk Of Life was released by early 1986!
posted a comment on Dire Straits - So Far Away. 7 months ago
I read in a review by Smash Hits in 1985 they said it was like Bryan Ferry music with Mark Knopfler singing over it!!!
posted a comment on Dire Straits - Love Over Gold. 8 months ago
Holy sheed! I'd love to get my pays on a white LOG!
posted a comment on Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter: The Best Of Aztec Camera. 8 months ago
It's still not bad for newcomers to the band. I prefer the albums in their own right. I have almost everything by Aztec Camera across all formats.
posted a comment on Aztec Camera - Original Album Series. 8 months ago
I agree, it makes no sense that Love was omitted and it actually stopped me from buying it! I have all the original CDs, Vinyl (except Frestonia, never pressed) and Cassettes, plus the hardbound editions. I would buy this set if Love was on it for the ... See full review
posted a comment on Aztec Camera - Knife / Aztec Camera. 8 months ago
Aztec Camera here is a live EP that was released in 1985! It isn't an album as such.
posted a comment on Kate Bush - The Dreaming. 9 months ago
THE BEST KATE BUSH ALBUM BY FAR! NOTHING COMES AS CLOSE AS THIS FOR AN UNCOMFORTABLE AND UNFORGETTABLE LISTEN! IT'S LIKE A SPIDERS WEB, ONCE YOUR CAUGHT YOU CAN'T ESCAPE!
posted a comment on Aztec Camera - New Live And Rare. 9 months ago
The version of Everybody Is Number One (Boston' 88 Version) is actually the Boston '86 version. This is an error.
posted a comment on Taste (2) - I'll Remember. 9 months ago
A very tasty box set, pardon the pun but why have the studio albums not be reissued as individual CDs? Baffling when interest in Rory is at a high.
posted a comment on Taste (2) Featuring Rory Gallagher - In Concert. 9 months ago
Most likely 1971 as Taste dissolved after that and Rory went solo. This was possibly a radio broadcast and issued on LP in 1977 and pressed a few times after. There is a Taste box set available too with the two studio albums and 2 live albums. There are ... See full review
posted a comment on Johann Sebastian Bach - Michelle Makarski, Keith Jarrett - Six Sonatas For Violin And Piano. 9 months ago
I really bought this to have all over Jarrett's ECM releases but it's surprisingly refreshing and the playing exciting and uplifting.
J.S. Bach is great and the piano and violin Sonatas are very nice indeed.
posted a comment on Rory Gallagher - Blues. 9 months ago
There's eating and drinking in this for fans. The true blues legend ripping it up in various sessions from his career.
posted a comment on Queen + Paul Rodgers - The Cosmos Rocks. 9 months ago
I bought this collectors edition in 2009 in Best Buy in Sierra Vista, Arizona!
posted a comment on Aztec Camera - Stray. 9 months ago
I saw Aztec Camera live in 1990 on the Stray tour and it was an awesome gig. Great LP and well worth investigating.
posted a comment on Level 42 - 5 Classic Albums. 9 months ago
Strangely 'True Colours' in this set has old Polydor CD artwork from the 80s!
posted a comment on Level 42 - Something about you: The Collection. 9 months ago
I could listen to Level 42 all day, every day! Incredible tunes and great musicianship! I've everything they did and I keep buy the compilations just for fun! Although this is a great compilation of the Polydor years 1981 - 1989 it does not have any ... See full review
posted a comment on Queen + Paul Rodgers - Return Of The Champions. 9 months ago
I have this set and it was cheap at the time. Not really into Queen + as it's really Queen -!
posted a comment on Queen - Rock Montreal. 9 months ago
People complain about the high prices of the vinyl, but it's out of print and possible limited at the time in 2007. I got mine back then! The Italian reissue may be less expensive!
posted a comment on Queen - Hungarian Rhapsody (Live In Budapest). 9 months ago
A vinyl box set release would have been good! Maybe some day!
posted a comment on Queen - Live At The Rainbow '74. 9 months ago
I bought this one as it has a March concert also. The version of White Queen is superb.
We need more 70s Queen live releases.
posted a comment on Queen - Bicycle Race. 9 months ago
Ha! Some countries banned the 'nude poster' but here they put it on the cover! Brilliant!
posted a comment on Queen - Jazz. 9 months ago
I've the variant 1): YAX-5550-1U RTB-2 STERLING that I bought in early 1987 used. Great album but Taylor's kit suffers from harsh cymbals and lack of dynamics on some tracks. Bass is also a little dry. The sound seems to be tightened up, maybe because of ... See full review
posted a comment on Queen - Jazz. 9 months ago
The original inner sleeve is hard card with gloss laminate and rounded corners like a lot of EMI back in the late 70s. The recent reissues have paper inner sleeves with square edges.
posted a comment on Queen - Jazz. 9 months ago
I have the 2004 Japan Mini LP replica CD and the poster is attached as it was in the original LP back in 1978. My vinyl copy of Jazz is from the late 70s without a doubt, most likely early pressing, poster and glossy inner sleeve. The bootlegs of these ... See full review
posted a comment on Queen - The Game. 10 months ago
The original 1980 photo is on this version! Most CDs up to then have alternative photo!
posted a comment on Queen - The Game. 10 months ago
This version has the original 1980 photo unlike most CD copies!
posted a comment on Queen - The Game. 10 months ago
The 1994 digital master still has alternative artwork from the original 1980 LP!