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Look Wot I Dun: Don Powell of Slade
Look Wot I Dun: Don Powell of Slade
Price: CDN$ 13.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!, March 11 2014
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I had read Noddy Holder's book and enjoyed it very much and since I got into Slade a couple of years ago I have been looking for more info on the band. This book is great for that. Don Powell (Slade's Drummer) had a major car accident that left him with short term amnesia. He could remember his past but had to keep diaries to get from day to day after the accident. A lot of the book came from that. There are lots of interviews with principle individuals from throughout the bands career. There are some really great stories in it as well.
If you are a fan download it! I think you will be glad you did!

Sensation: The Story Of Tommy (Blu-ray)
Sensation: The Story Of Tommy (Blu-ray)
DVD ~ The Who
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Price: CDN$ 16.31
31 used & new from CDN$ 13.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Documentary on a Rock Masterpeice, March 11 2014
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With a running time of 80minutes this Doc gives you a pretty good overveiw of the gestation of this record. New interviews with some clips from John and Keith. Not a pile of new info but enough to keep you watching. If you don't know the history behind Tommy I would think you would love this (assuming you are a music diehard). The majority of the documentary is interviews with Pete which make sense since he wrote almost the whole record. I have no idea how many times I have heard this album but listening to them talking about the story is amazing. This album addresses so many issues but you never feel preached at.
This is a great companion piece to the 5.1 Blu ray that just came out or you can take the dive and buy the deluxe box set but if you are a serious rock fan this is a must.

Let It Bleed (Blu-ray Audio)
Let It Bleed (Blu-ray Audio)
DVD ~ The Rolling Stones
Price: CDN$ 20.99
22 used & new from CDN$ 17.83

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album never sounded better (Blu Ray Pure Audio release), March 11 2014
Ahh "Let It Bleed" in 192/24 DTS-HD Master Audio it really can't sound any better then this. I have listened to this well over a 100 times in my life and thru all the formats nothing sounds as clear and full as this Blu ray. The record it's self, in my opinion, is their first Masterpeice and there is not a bad track on it. With songs like "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "Monkey Man" and "Gimme Shelter" this album definatly stands as one of Rock's classic records. This with "Sticky Fingers" and "Exile On Main Street" make up the Stones triple punch. The three records were done in a row and stand as the highest peak in the Stones career.
If you are a fan of the record and have a Blu ray player hooked up to a home entertainment system it is worth the $20. I promise you it will be like hearing it the first time.
So when are "Sticky Fingers" and "Some Girls" coming?

Keys To Ascension
Keys To Ascension
Offered by Rarewaves-CA
Price: CDN$ 22.09
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent live CD's and DVD, March 10 2014
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This review is from: Keys To Ascension (Audio CD)
This was to be a rebirth for Yes once John Brewer took over managing the band. The idea was to get the old fan back by putting out a live album that is more or less based around Yessongs from the early 70's. The really amazing thing about this set is how great Yes still sounded 30 years plus into their career. This is the best sounding live Yes CD you will find and with it being a four CD set you get most of their best tracks here. The DVD is great with a long running time. It is NTSC not PAL as listed and comes with a bonus show from the late 70's ( really bad picture and sound but still cool you do not have to buy it). I have been a Yes fan since first discovering them in the early 80's. I have seen at least eight different line ups and this is their best. Of course there is an argument for Bruford being on drums instead of Alan White but White has been their drummer since 1973 so I will leave it at that.
So for the price and the quality of the performance it's a great intro to Yes. However there is a downside and that are the new studio tracks. Thankfully except for three tracks they are all on one CD that you can listen to once then spend time with those great classics. Just an FYI, if you want to know the line up is Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman and Alan White.

Peel Sessions
Peel Sessions
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 50.95
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great but short, March 9 2014
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This review is from: Peel Sessions (Audio CD)
Syd Barrett live in the studio! I guess we should be thankful there are any tapes. Syd actually sounds good considering he was entering probably the darkest period of his carrier. This was recorded just before he vanished from Public life. Within months he would play the Corn Exchange walk off after a few songs never to be seen on stage again.
If you are a big Berrett fan this is a no brainer just remember you are paying for about 15 minutes so judge according. I put it on my wish list and finally someone listed it at a fair price.

Queen (Deluxe Edition)
Queen (Deluxe Edition)
Price: CDN$ 24.67
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Start (2011 Remastered Deluxe Edition), March 9 2014
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This review is from: Queen (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)
Queen recorded this album iduring any off hours they could get in the studio. Lots of 2 am's or 6 pm's. However the CD does have a nice flow to it. The first three Queen records are by far the heaviest. Queen put out. (As far as dud albums go Queen only put out two in my opinion and this is not one of them).. Any group would be proud to have this as their first record. "Keep Yourself Alive", "Liar" and "Seven Seas of rhye..." are all off this record.
The deluxe CD set comes with a bonus disc that is made up of demo's and one unreleased track "Mad The Swine". This might not be their best but a good place to start if you want to follow the evolution of Queen!

30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Deluxe Edition] [Blu-ray]
30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Deluxe Edition] [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Bob Dylan
Price: CDN$ 23.78
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Tribute Concert!, March 3 2014
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This is almost the complete show from twenty years ago. I have a burn of the actual broadcast that I video taped off pay TV and there are some songs missing but the highlights are here. Neil Young does a version of All Along The Watchtower that is second only to Hendrix's version. Actually just about everybody steps up their game for this show (not that Neil is not normally amazing).
The concert was shot in HD so it looks great. The sound is only stereo but it is a great mix. The backing group is the stuff of legend. You have Jim Keltner on drums, Don Was and Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, Booker T on keyboards and G.E. Smith with Steve Cropper on guitar. The Blu ray also has a 40 minute documentary of rehearsal footage and interviews. At the end of the doc they list the performers that have passed away since. There are 14 of them. What's really sad is as the old Gaurd dies off we have no one to replace them but at least we will have concerts like this to keep them alive.

Tommy (Blu-ray Audio)
Tommy (Blu-ray Audio)
DVD ~ The Who
Price: CDN$ 21.99
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 5.1 Blu Ray Reveiw, March 3 2014
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The first of The Who's Masterpeices this was the album that gave The Who their push into superstardom. Partly based on Pete Townshend's life and part based on the fictional "deaf, dumb and blind boy" Tommy. Where in my opinion I rank this album fourth in the Who's catologe it is still an excellent record it does feel to me like there is a little filler. This is not the same 5.1 mix that Pete Townshend did for the 5.1 DVD- A and SACD but a new mix by their longtime sound man Bob Pridden. It's a nice mix. It makes good use of all five speakers however I find it lacking a bit on the bottom end. Still good but I like a thick bass sound. The 5.1 comes via a DTS-HD master nice and full sounding however the stereo is only PCM 96/24 and there is no selection for Dolby TrueHD or PCM in 5.1. I have to be honest why have they done two 5.1 mixes for this album yet Quadrophina only eight of the songs done in 5.1 I just don't get.
I am really hoping the next who 5.1 is Who's Next. Now that would make a great box set!!

Stones In Exile (SD Blu-ray)
Stones In Exile (SD Blu-ray)
DVD ~ The Rolling Stones
Price: CDN$ 16.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Documentary in Standard Definition, Feb. 28 2014
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This documentary came out a couple of years ago. Great film on the making of one of the Stone's classics "Exile On Main Street". This film interviews every principle player on this record and walks you thru recording in the South of France as well as in the studio. While watching this I was amazed the record even got made. Between heat, the heat, drugs and well drugs I am amazed anything got put to tape let alone one of their legendary records.
As for the Blu Ray. This was shot in standard definition not in HD hence the SD Blu ray in the upper right hand corner of the cover. It looks like a very good unconverted DVD. If you already own the DVD you don't really need this. If you don't have the DVD and have a Blu ray player you will probably want this version.

White Light / White Heat (Blu-ray Audio)
White Light / White Heat (Blu-ray Audio)
DVD ~ The Velvet Underground
Price: CDN$ 20.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blu Ray Audio Version, Feb. 28 2014
This is the second release the Velvet Underground have in this format (the other being "With Nico" or "peel slowly and see"). This formate gives a noticeable improvement in audio over ANY other format. However it can only be as good as it's source and in this case the source is not that great. Don't get me wrong all four VU records are excellent but this one was recorded the poorest of them all. The group was not getting much support from the record company. In fact their producer said "I don't have to listen to this. Call me when the reel (tape) needs changed" so they basically produced the record themselves. Outside of Reed and Cale who had at least seen records being made while at budget label Pickwick no one really knew what they were doing. The audio here is good but not Awsome. Then again do you really want a VU record that sounds like Dire Straits (no disrespect to Dire Straits)? I am assuming that both releases from VU are because these two records have had the deluxe remastered box sets come out and hopefully all four will be out over the next couple of years ( there are actually a couple of VU records that came out after these but with none of the original members. I have never heard them).
This is the best sounding version of this record I have heard to date and probably ever will. Just a note this one is 96/24 not the 192/24 the first one was at. With the lossless nature of DTS HD and Dolby TrueHD it has not effected the sound. It's still 100% uncompressed. Keep them coming!!

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