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CD Album added by RogerFoster: Chanté Moore - A Love Supreme - MCA - Europe - 1994
Random 78 RPM

Pat Boone - I'll Be Home / Tutti Frutti - London - UK - HL-D.8253 - 1956
CD Album added by Alenko: Andy And The Bey Sisters - 'Round Midnight - Prestige - USA - 2007
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Minder (1979 - 2009)
Cassette Album added by dr.zoze: Σταύρος Ξαρχάκος - Χωρίς Λόγια 1 / Χωρίς Λόγια 2 - EMI - Greece - 14C-262 70141 - 1974
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Oasis - D'you Know What I Mean / Stay Young - Creation - UK - CRESCD 256 - 1997
Magazine added by ZowieWowie: Record Mirror - Jan 1978 - UK
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The Moody Blues - A Question Of Balance - Threshold - UK - 1970
Magazine added by ZowieWowie: Disc - Jan 1974 - UK
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The Beatles - The Beatles [The White Album] - Apple - UK - 1968
Cassette Album added by dr.zoze: Γιώργος Σταυριανός - Έρημη Πόλη - CBS - Greece - 1982
Random 12" Single

ABBA - Lay All Your Love On Me / On And On And On - Epic - UK - EPC A 13 1456 - 1981
78 RPM added by Whassup: Uncle Charlie - The Farm Yard / Laughing Ginger Brown - His Master's Voice - UK - A.S. 3 - 1923
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T. Rex - Dandy In The Underworld - T.REX - UK - 1977
Magazine added by ZowieWowie: Disc - Aug 1973 - UK
Random Vinyl Album

Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen - CBS - UK - 1968
78 RPM added by Whassup: Uncle Peter's Party - Nursery Rhymes Part 1 / Nursery Rhymes Part 2 - His Master's Voice - UK - A.S. 1 - 1923
Random Vinyl Album

Wings - Venus And Mars - Capitol - USA - 1975
Comment added to Book by nboldock: I've entered the title as its written in the official publication details inside front - the actual cover is printed slightly differently.
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Nationwide (1969 - 1983)
Comment added to Cassette Album by dr.zoze: http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/333ein631&rc=170403#170403
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Ragtime (1973 - 1975)
Book added by nboldock: Enid Blyton - Mr Icy-Cold And Other Stories - Award Publications - Hardcover - UK - 0861635884 - 1993
Random Vinyl Album

Talking Heads - Little Creatures - EMI - UK - 1985
Comment added to Vinyl Album by dr.zoze: http://www.45worlds.com/tape/media/3ein631
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The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle - CBS - UK - 1968
Cassette Album added by dr.zoze: Σταμάτης Σπανουδάκης - "Τα Χρώματα Της Ίριδος", "Προμηθέας Σε Δεύτερο Πρόσωπο" - Seagull - Greece - 1978
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Madness - Madness Presents The Rise & Fall - Stiff - UK - 1982
Magazine added by ZowieWowie: Melody Maker - May 1981 - UK
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The Beatles - Anthology 1 - Apple - International - 1995
Comment added to Book by nboldock: James Martin isn't the "author" as such but the book is credited as "WITH James Martin" (and he's also got the byline on the introduction) so it's near enough I guess, and is better than Various Authors or [none].
Random TV Series

The World At War (1973)
Book added by nboldock: James Martin - The Saturday Kitchen Cookbook - BBC Books - Hardcover - UK - 9781846072239 - 2007
Random Vinyl Album

The Beach Boys - Best Of The Beach Boys - Capitol - USA - 1966
Cassette Album added by dr.zoze: Stamatis Spanoudakis - Maran Atha - Seagull - Greece - 1977
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The Beatles - Yellow Submarine Songtrack - Apple - UK - 1999
Book added by nboldock: Klaus Baumgart - Laura's Star And The New Teacher - Little Tiger Press - Hardcover - UK - 1845060369 - 2004
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The Damned - Damned Damned Damned - Edsel - UK - 2000
Book added by nboldock: Various Authors - Action Dogs: Terror In Space - Usborne - Paperback - UK - 9781409520344 - 2012
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Paul McCartney - All My Trials / C Moon - Parlophone - UK - CDR 6278 - 1990
Magazine added by ZowieWowie: Disc - Sep 1973 - UK
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The Simpsons (1989 - Now)
Review added to CD Album by GEMSMFAN:
Various Artists - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997)

A 1968 fantasy for the whole family from MGM about an inventor who takes salvaged parts and creates a flying car.

This film could've easily come from Disney, as the Sherman Brothers, who wrote for many of Walt's films were used, as well as actor, Dick Van Dyke.

A great film musical along with a great soundtrack presented here. Sort of like Disney meets Rodgers & Hammerstein.

It is mentioned in the liner notes of this disc that the original LP track order was used where the music wasn't presented in the order sequence in which it appeared in the film, to allow it to fit on one record.
Review added to CD Album by sheepdip1234:
Various Artists - 201 Fifties Hits (2013)

Finally got around to listen to this set and was pleased to find that all the tracks so far are the original mono recordings (and some off 78s). A high quality transfer has been done from the original masters I'm guessing.
A few unknown tracks but well worth the money. I believe I paid around $16.00 for this set (new) which included shipping from the UK to Canada (via Amazon).
Review added to Vinyl Album by sladesounds:
Various Artists - Rock Revival

An album made of what appears to be re-recordings and live tracks but with no notes on the sleeve or label to confirm when and where recorded.
I can confirm A1 and all of the B side are live. A3 & A4 sound close to the originals but have been stereo enhanced. A6 definitely sounds a re-recording.
Overall a record worth skipping - you're better off looking for the original 45s.
Review added to Cinema by George Slv:
Sheena (1984)
Rated 8/10

Actually a well-made film, with great location photography. You need to give credit where it's due, not show off your obnoxious scorn at every turn.
But it has faults, especially the hammy lousy non-acting of the male stars.
Tanya Roberts is great, and John Guillerman knew when to create sexy scenes (nudity, yes). Sexiness that's not blocked by American dorks, or spoiled by incessant European lesbianism, and done in a natural way.
This movie comes off better than 1959's Tarzan's Greatest Adventure, also filmed on location but being low on story.
One thing however, is that with the nudity it would have to be restricted, and you lose the logical target audience of young people. Kind of a quandary. You need two editions for both purposes, and I believe in providing cut editions as alternatives.
Review added to Classical Item by Magic Marmalade:
Various Artists - Masterworks Of The Baroque (1965)

This is proper Audiophile stuff!

(as perhaps, the idea behind Deutsche Grammophon's: "Archive Production" series would suggest).

...And my initial impression of the quality of the vinyl and the pressing was entirely justified in the playing; In fact, this may be too good.

I say this because in spite of having been very meticulous in cleaning this disc prior to playing; And my disc is in immaculate condition - even if the sleeve is a little grunge-y; every five minutes or so of playing would produce a little gathering of fine dust particle matter type stuff around the stylus, that usually wouldn't bother other records, or how they sound... but here, cause a light flutter in the upper end of the register...a bit of, um....fusty-ness (?), if you know what I mean.

I played it through twice and it was the same both times, and once I'd cleared the dusty-fluff, it was great, but would soon pick up even more.

I don't know exactly why this should be, as I found myself remonstrating with my player:

"But there is no frickin' dust!!!!"

...I can only conclude that something about it is capturing ambient dust particles for some reason (I played other records to make sure it wasn't my stylus... and it's just this disc - very odd ), and this disc is very sensitive, and perhaps over-engineered in some way.

It may be that you just need substantially better kit than mine, or just restrict yourself to playing it in a clean room with a team of lab technicians in white overalls to monitor it and keep it forensically clean while playing!

But this aside, the recording is, of course impeccable, and the music is great meditative, very intricate stuff with some fantastic choral work, that I think would actually be a treat to have on in the background at Christmas, once you're a little fuzzy with the Egg-Nogg and fairy-lights, and have a nice little warm glow going (Maybe you wouldn't notice the high end dust flutter then...

... but then, you would have to stand up and flip the record over, and that would just seem like hard work :)
Review added to Cinema by George Slv:
Against All Odds (1984)
Rated 9/10

Taylor Hackford did a good job on this one. Well staged and photographed, including Caribbean island locations. Rachel Ward is a pleasure to watch. A refilming of the 1940s film Out Of The Past, this one adds extra plot elements when Brogan gets back to US, involving a crime caper.
The love story with Rachel and Jeff Bridges in the Caribbean is what makes the movie.
Review added to DVD by laviolet:
The Big Beat: Fats Domino And The Birth Of Rock N' Roll - Shanachie (2016)
Rated 10/10

Fats Domino's contributions to the birth of rock and roll have been long underrated. A reclusive personality, Domino seldom gave interviews and preferred to let his music speak for itself. Fortunately, we now have Joe Lauro's documentary and Rick Coleman's biography to document the life and career of this seminal artist. We get most of the usual biographical trappings: Fats' early life and influences, television and movie clips, interviews with friends and collaborators, but no face-to-face interview with Domino himself. That gap is mostly filled by audio excerpts from interviews with Coleman done for the book, although the lack of captions and Domino's thick Creole accent often make him difficult to understand. The musical highlights come from a recently discovered 44-minute film of Domino's performance at the 1962 Festival de Jazz d'Antibes, which include solos from Dave Bartholomew and most of the band. The disc includes the 87-minute director's cut, the edited version broadcast on US PBS, and clips from the French film as extras. Not only highly recommended, but essential. By the way, this disc was released the same day as the premiere broadcast on Domino's 88th birthday.

(YouTube Video)
Review added to Vinyl Album by Lee Wrecker:
Leed Stones - The Flamin Groupie

The cover shot of the Stones in drag is great. The tracklist looks great too but this 1971 Stones show is a fairly messy affair in terms of the Stones performance and the recording is average at best. On the album the Rolling Stones are recorded live at Leeds University on 13th March 1971 but this one is for die-hard fans only and much better live versions of most of these songs are officially available on "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out".
Personally, I'm quite a fond of the Stones and particularly in this era but I sold this album with no qualms whatsoever.

Lee Wrecker - The Troothsayer.
Review added to Cinema by zabadak:
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Rated 9/10

Bloody brilliant! :happy:

A re-telling of Shakespeare's The Tempest (apparently, I don't know my Shaky!) with all the stops pulled out, from the groundbreaking electronic score to the sumptuous background mattes!

Yes, the acting is a bit wooden (I keep expecting Commander Adams to say "Don't call me Shirley"!) but that adds to its charm, for me (as do Anne Francis' legs, but that's another story!).

Robbie The Robot was the inspiration for "Robot" in Lost In Space and the actual Robbie appeared in at least one LIS storyline!
Review added to Classical Item by Magic Marmalade:
Fritz Reiner And Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto In D, Op.35 (1957)

Simply Stunning.

This is one of those occasions when you witness someone so talented at something it is both a in incredible experience to have, and yet they make you feel bad about yourself by virtue of the great gulf in ability that must exist between them and yourself...

..."Oh, what a waste of occupied volume I am!"

Jascha Heifetz frequently appears in top tens of greatest violinists ever, where others may come and go, depending on who's compiling... but along with David Oistrakh, Fritz Kreisler and the like, there's a consensus around Heifetz that he is/was the genuine article... and this absolutely jaw dropping performance shows why.

You know when someone has such a mastery of an instrument that at times it's difficult to tell what instrument they are playing? Well there is a moment here where you'd be hard pressed to say that it was not someone whistling in the highest register, and purest tone, rather than a violin.

Musical clutz that I am, I don't really know my eggs from my onions in most things the way others do in classical circles, but then I don't need to know art to see there's something special, and totally out of the ordinary in Van Gogh's Sunflowers.

This is a performance that you should look for if you want to hear what a violin is capable of.

I was drawn to this because I felt I should have an RCA Red Seal in my collection somewhere, to see what the vinyl was up to, and they are justly regarded very highly, and the recording is superb too... very clear, and immediate.

This is available as a "Living Stereo" too (If you've got the bucks for those issues - although this particular title won't break the bank), and it has to be said, the stereo would be preferable, but only for the sake of the supporting orchestra... who, while this gives the power of their contribution, doesn't give the dimensionality (Is that a word?), and breadth, which would enrich the whole thing..

... but that's a minor thing really, as Heifetz Violin is front and centre, clear as a bell, and driving the whole affair.

The orchestration - but for an occasional sweep, and passage, is just there for colouring really, and I could well believe they were as in awe of this performance when they were playing behind him as I was listening to it.

(Cue Andy McDowell's legendary line :) from Four Weddings And A Funeral: "Is it raining?.... I hadn't noticed" - In that you will only be dimly aware of the orchestra anyway).
Review added to Cinema by zabadak:
The Legacy (1978)
Rated 4/10

Really rather dated (not least Sam Elliott's proto Donald Sutherland bouffant hairdo!). :sad:

The ending confused the wotsits out of me - why did (I won't spoil it) happen!

One of the guests at Mountolive's home was played by Roger Daltrey! Roger Daltrey! Again - why!

I know British film-making was in the doldrums in the mid-70s but this could have been done much better, I'm sure.

Meh!
Review added to TV Series by sladesounds:
The Missing (2014 - Now) (2014)
Rated 8/10

Season 1 tells over 8 episodes the story of a young english boy that goes missing whilst the family holiday in France.
I personally thought that it mirrored many of the issues I had read regarding the real life case of Madeline McCann - english parents dealing with a foreign police force that works differently, the language difficulties, police officers with their own personal agendas and the dealings with journalists to name just a few.
It is a compelling slow burning drama that kept me engaged and wanting to see the next episode.
A great British drama that is worth a watch.
Review added to Vinyl Album by Lee Wrecker:
King Crimson - Beat (1982)

Fripp teams up with abstract guitar playing Wunderkid of the time Adrian Belew but the results are indifferent. I bought this album on release and let it hang around my house for a few years hoping it would grow on me. It didn't. As I recall the album it was overly produced in that early 80's style the overall sound was flat and smooth. Despite the layers and layers of interesting playing the sum total of all this guitar wizardry was that Fripp and Belew seemed to cancel each other out. This is an album by a King Crimson line up that looks good on paper but failed to produce much of interest in reality. Overall, a disappointing album and the end result is either an opportunity lost or just a totally ill conceived project. A bit of a shame given the talent on offer.

File this along with most of Tom Verlaine's 80's solo work under great artists in the doldrums.

Lee Wrecker - The Troothsayer
Review added to Cinema by zabadak:
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Rated 9/10

I'm probably in the minority but I absolutely love this film! :happy:

OK, it's the mawkish Williams we get here but the whole idea is just superb. The acting is what you'd expect from such a cast and the special effects are just sumptuous!

There is enough to keep fans of romantic dramas happy plus the supernatural element is maintained at a "plausible" level, which is refreshing.
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