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Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige & Riverside
Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige & Riverside
Price: CDN$ 20.50
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5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU WANT ONE COLLECTION, Dec 3 2012
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For the price,this is the best collection of MONK's music available.You've got almost all of the best tunes he wrote,plus a few others composed by others.Wait til you hear his version of TEA FOR TWO,ouh la la!In fact,even when MONK plays other material besides his own,he always transform them so that you might think that he wrote them.From BRILLIANT CORNERS(which he recorded only twice)to ROUND MIDNIGHT and BLUE MONK,you have a solid two cds set really worth buying.No best of collection however is complete.When i started listening to MONK in the vinyl era,i really liked the PRESTIGE trio recordings which i still like a lot.It is available in a 3 cd set(THE COMPLETE PRESTIGE RECORDINGS).A MONK collection should always have a few original albums and at least one live set,but anybody who never heard nothing of MONK should run to AMAZON and buy this collection.

The Very Best Of Thelonious Monk
The Very Best Of Thelonious Monk
Price: CDN$ 12.84
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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD SAMPLER, Nov. 18 2012
For a single cd sampler of MONK's music,this is very good.I would have included STRAIGHT NO CHASER and EPISTROPHY instead of SOPHISTICATED LADY and HONEYSUCKLE ROSE, because he wrote the first two,but nevertheless it shows that THELONIOUS also put his own inimitable style when he played other tunes.You are of course missing a few tracks that you get if you buy the 2 cds THE DEFINITIVE THELONIOUS MONK on PRESTIGE and RIVERSIDE.So if you never heard MONK's music,this is a perfect disc to start.The ROUND MIDNIGHT version may not rivalize with the one MILES DAVIS recorded with his quintet in 1955,but hearing MONK playing his own classic piece is still a treat.As usual,the liner notes are written in little characters, but considering the price,it's only a detail.

Red Sox Memories: The Greatest Moments in Boston Red Sox History
Red Sox Memories: The Greatest Moments in Boston Red Sox History
Price: CDN$ 16.96
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5.0 out of 5 stars SO MANY GREAT PLAYERS, Oct. 31 2012
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Some people have been objecting the fact that almost half of the contents of this dvd are highlights of the two recent world series, but it is very understandable.Why?The RED SOX,even if they had some of the greatest players of the game ,had to wait so long in the modern era to win the biggest prize, that they were almost forced to admit that the BAMBINO CURSE was real.2004 and 2007 forever changed that.I must say however that watching all those fabulous players that the RED SOX had over the years is the real highlight of the dvd for me.It is amazing that so many rookie players of the team made it big so fast.This segment alone makes this dvd worth buying.The YAZ HALL OF FAME speech is the best thing in the bonus features,even if the other short features like the PEDRO MARTINEZ's two innings in the 1999 ALL STAR GAME;the TED WILLIAMS tribute and the DICK RADATZ bit are all fun to watch.The BOSTON RED SOX are a true dynasty and have such a great legacy to share with their fans.Forget the miserable year they just had and enjoy the past.

Il était une fois... les Expos 2 Les années 1985-2004
Il était une fois... les Expos 2 Les années 1985-2004
by Doucet Jacques
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 31.46
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5.0 out of 5 stars UN TRAVAIL REMARQUABLE, Oct. 30 2012
Si comme moi,vous hésitiez à lire le tome 2,parce que bien entendu,on sait comment cela a fini,ne vous faites pas prier.Je doute fort qu'une meilleure synthèse de la saga des EXPOS soit un jour publié.Il va peut-être il y avoir des livres avec pleins de belles photographies,mais l'histoire complète du club est vraiment raconté ici par des auteurs qui avaient vraiment la compétence pour le faire.On a droit à une analyse détaillée de tous les aspects qui font le quotidien d'un club de baseball des ligues majeures.On va retenir les moments forts et essayer d'oublier les tracasseries financières qui ont toujours empêcher les EXPOS de garder leurs meilleurs joueurs quand ils étaient près du but.Messieurs DOUCET et ROBITAILLE ont lancé chacun de leur côté une partie parfaite.Cela mérite d'être dit.Tout amateur de baseball devrait lire ce livre.

Picturing Las Vegas
Picturing Las Vegas
by Linda Chase
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE TITLE IS MISLEADING, Sept. 30 2012
This review is from: Picturing Las Vegas (Hardcover)
If you are looking for a coffee table book about LAS VEGAS,forget this one, because it is so much more than that.However,if you want to know LAS VEGAS from the inside,you have made the right choice.O.K.,the stories about racism in the town of sin will put you on the edge of your seat,but unfortunately they are all true.You'll know among other things why JOSEPHINE BAKER only made one stop in LAS VEGAS.Having growing up in the town,LINDA CHASE was perfectly suited to make us live those stories, often on the dark side of the AMERICAN dream.You will be able after reading this book to share what is the difference between the legends and the real truth.Be prepared for a few surprizes, because this ride down memory lane is worth every dollar you have paid to experiment it.Like i said,this is not the usual coffee table book.If you want only pictures,buy a calendar.As for me,i want to salute madame CHASE's effort, because she sure succeeded in her enterprise of making us discover LAS VEGAS.BRAVO!

Classic Album Covers of the 1970s
Classic Album Covers of the 1970s
by Aubrey Powell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 17.48
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3.0 out of 5 stars YOU CAN LIVE WITHOUT IT, Sept. 25 2012
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You go through this book in less than two hours.As much as i liked CLASSIC ALBUM COVERS of the 1960's,i was disapointed by this one.Shorter in pages and in inches than the previous book,they should have added so many other album covers.In the sixties,album covers were fascinating because it started with the usual classic concepts, but had an evolution in the psychadelic years ,that had the author STORM THORGERSEN share his enthousiasm with us with many visual exemples of the color deluge fest that made the album covers so much fun to see.Can you beleive that the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER soundtrack is not even there?If you are a 70's collector,you may add this to your collection, or search the internet to find your own favorites album covers of the decade.At least,the price is low.Thank GOD!

New York Mets: 50 Greatest Pla
New York Mets: 50 Greatest Pla
Price: CDN$ 24.63
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4.0 out of 5 stars I ENJOYED IT BUT..., Sept. 21 2012
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I had viewed the PHILLIES and REDS dvds prior to this one and had really liked them a lot,so i had great expectations for this one.Don't get me wrong,this is far from a bad dvd,but i can't beleive that they did not included a general overview documentary of the 50 year history of the METS.I have nothing against the 50 players countdown but come on!They only included a little segment in one of the bonus that only lasts a few minutes about the beginning of the franchise.This is not enough.It's almost as though they wanted to erase the years before the first WORLD SERIES win in 1969.If you don't care about that,you will be glad to relive the great moments that they choose to illustrate the team's history.It could have been great,but it is only good.Still worth buying.I'd like to congratulate AMAZON for a quick delivery:one day only.WOW!

The Philadelphia Phillies: An Extraordinary Tradition
The Philadelphia Phillies: An Extraordinary Tradition
by Guest Christopher
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 50.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars PHILLY FANATIC, Aug. 14 2012
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I enjoyed reading that book.The arte facts like tickets of games,contracts signatures,scouting reports etc makes it special.The overview of the history of the team is well done,even if i would have liked more pictures of obscure players,not only the stars.The speeches of the HALL OF FAMERS was fun.The anecdotes that some players have given on their careers with the PHILLIES are often funny and accurate.I like LUZINSKI's when he says that in his time,there were 5 or 6 cars in the parking at VETERANS STADIUM because the players used to travel together instead of individually.They did not forget the owners,the general directors,the coaches and even peanut and beer sellers.Some of them have been with the team for over thirty years.There is a special connection between the players and the fans in this organization.All in all,this book is a worthy addition to your personnal library.

Reds Memories : The Greatest Moments in Cincinnati Reds History
Reds Memories : The Greatest Moments in Cincinnati Reds History
Price: CDN$ 14.22
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BIG RED WHO?, July 28 2012
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Just like the PHILLIES's greatest memories,this documentary on the REDS is a grand slam homer.To tell the truth,i was looking forward to watch this to revive the BIG RED MACHINE of the seventies.I was a kid and a teenager back then,so those memories are still fresh for me.There are all there:ROSE,PEREZ,MORGAN,FOSTER,GERONIMO,GRIFFEY etc.I didn't know much about the early years of the club.The REDS are the first ever baseball franchise.The bonus are well chosen,ending with JOHNNY BENCH's hall of fame speech.If you are an old baseball fan,get this dvd,you won't be disapointed.

Montreal Then and Now (Compact)
Montreal Then and Now (Compact)
by Alan Hustak
Edition: Paperback
22 used & new from CDN$ 3.10

4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT COLLECTION, July 25 2012
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Presque tous les livres de cette collection valent la peine d'etre achetés.Il n'y a qu'un seul problème:l'édition petit format.J'ai commis l'erreur de me procurer cette édition.Il est difficile de lire les caractères car ils sont trop petits.Vous devez quasiment avoir une loupe pour lire les descriptions.Donc,un conseil,prenez l'édition grand format,meme s'il est un peu plus cher.Excellente sélection de photos anciennes et nouvelles des lieux importants de la ville, nous permettant de comparer les époques.Certains lieux par exemple ont été remplacé par d'autres,comme l'orphelinat démoli ou on a construit la PLACE DES ARTS etc.Le concept du THEN AND NOW est une bonne idée.Vous savez pourquoi j'ai enlevé 1 étoile.

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