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Bass Communion
Bass Communion
Price: CDN$ 105.79
2 used & new from CDN$ 105.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of Steven Wilson's Ambiant recordings, June 27 2014
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Ce commentaire est de: Bass Communion (Audio CD)
Excellent collection of Steven Wilson's Ambiant recordings. Never before released on CD these four albums are very close to Brian Eno's Ambiant work. If you saw Steven Wilson on either of his last two tours this was played as intro music .
This collection is not for everyone. I am sure a lot of people say "I could do that" but that's not the case. There is a structure to these songs. Be it hard to pick up but they are there. If you like people like Eno, Bowie's "Berlin" period records, Vangelis or Tangerine Dream you might want to check these CD's out. I would say start with a single disc to see if you like it but this set is limited to 2000 copies world wide. For what you get it's worth the $60 price tag!

Fun House (Deluxe ed.)
Fun House (Deluxe ed.)
Price: CDN$ 21.90
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stooges Masterpiece Is great. Rhino 2 disc set is the one to get!, June 26 2014
Ce commentaire est de: Fun House (Deluxe ed.) (Audio CD)
In my opinion this is the best Stooges record. Songs like Dirt, down on the street, T.V. EYE and 1970 make this a must have for any serious rock music collector. This is the version to by rhino did an amazing job remastering it. The bonus disc is almost as good with alternate versions of most of the albums tracks. It also one unreleased song. If you like Punk rock get this and see why Iggy is called the Godfather of punk. This not a punk record pursay but all the elements are there. This shows the Sex Pistols were nothing but a cheap rip off band and really didnt offer much that we had not seen/ herd before.
In summation this record is one of the best rock albums ever made and the Rhino remaster is the one to buy!

Back To Front - Live (Blu-ray)
Back To Front - Live (Blu-ray)
DVD ~ Peter Gabriel
Price: CDN$ 16.99
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gabriel Puts On A Great Show and the Blu ray is Excellent!, June 26 2014
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Excellent concert, very well filmed with a buatiful soundtrack. There are a number of tracks that appear on Blu ray for the first time. The concert is in three parts. The first part is with the arenas lights still on. Kind of an acoustic set. Followed buy a regular set with lots of great tracks. Digging In The Dirt, Secret World, etc. the third part is So from bwging to end. There is also a two song encore. It run's about two hours but it goes by fast.
I saw this tour in Toronto and the band made lot of mistakes. Gabriel lets you order his shows on line. I was given it as a gift and it was not a good night for the band. You could tell by thier faces they were having trouble ( yea we were close). However I think Toronto was only thier second show. Thankfully this is not an issue here.
Peter Gabriel is a music God in my world. No one sounds like him and he is alway pushing boundaries. It's great he is finally in the Rock n Roll hall of fame.
Over all a great addition to my Gabriel collection. Hey Pete, if you ever read these, how about a tour where you do the entire third record (melting Face) . Oh and put your albums out on 5.1 blue ray. Your music was made for this format.

Lust for Life
Lust for Life
Price: CDN$ 31.88
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5.0 out of 5 stars Japanese version is the one to get!, June 26 2014
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Ce commentaire est de: Lust for Life (Audio CD)
I concider this Pop's best solo outing. Most songs are co written with David Bowie (he is the co producer as well ) and they make a great writing team. List For Life and The Passenger are both on this CD and they arn't even the best songs. Thing that sucks was the north American version of the CD has never been remastered but the Japanese version has and I can hear instruments I didn't even know were there. I know it's three times the cost of the domestic but if you like good sound it's worth it!

Raw Power Live: In The Hands Of The Fans (Blu-ray)
Raw Power Live: In The Hands Of The Fans (Blu-ray)
DVD ~ Iggy And The Stooges
Price: CDN$ 19.05
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Show By The Stooges, June 23 2014
This was filmed after Ron Ashton passed away so it has James Williamson (who played guitar on Raw Power) on Guitar. It has Scott Ashton on drums and Mike Watt on bass and of course Iggy on vocals. This show was shot by six fans of the band. Most shots look professional but here and there you get bouncing camera shots. The set list relyes heavily on the Raw Power album. Iggy is in great shape and gives the show a lot of energy. Excellent sound. It's great that there is a Blu ray from this tour since we already had the Ron Ashton period covered on the DVD Live In Detroit.
If your a Stooges fan I would think you would be happy with this. People new to the Stooges might enjoy this but I suggest you start with the DVD Live in Detriot.
Over all I love this release.

Iggy Pop - 7" Action Figure
Iggy Pop - 7" Action Figure
Price: CDN$ 26.68
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Figure, June 22 2014
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Ce commentaire est de: Iggy Pop - 7" Action Figure (Toy)
In the last year I have picked up some figures for a display cabnet. I pretty well done (there is space for one more but I am holding off until I find something I really like. But when I saw this I had to get it being the huge Iggy fan that I am. This is one of the best music figures I have seen. I have seen a John Lennon and Ronnie James Dio and their face are not even close. This looks like a six inch Iggy. The body right down to shirtless and in jeans is exactly what Iggy wears on stage. It also comes with a base (not shown in picture). The only down side is he has about a three centimeter microphone that slidee into one of the hands. If you drop it, like I did, it will take you ages to find it.
Over all very happy with the product!

Ronnie Dio And The Prophets: The Early Years
Ronnie Dio And The Prophets: The Early Years
Offered by inandout_canada
Price: CDN$ 43.59
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3.0 out of 5 stars If you are a Ronnie James Dio fan this is a blast., June 18 2014
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This CD is priceless. It feels almost like a late 50's recording. Obviously this is not a CD that was made by Dio the heavy metal god. If you are a completest this is a must. Put this on as friends and they won't believe it's Ronnie. As for the CD itself it's not that bad. Recording quality is better then I thought it would be because of the fact that it's not some classic record remaster. These are the kind of recording that you hear it was found in a garage or someone had them in their attic.
A lot of fun but not for everyone.

Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live at the Isle of Wight [Blu-ray]
Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live at the Isle of Wight [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Jimi Hendrix
Price: CDN$ 20.00
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3.0 out of 5 stars If you have the DVD don't buy this, June 18 2014
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First off the show it's self is good. Not Jimi on his best night but still good. For that I would have given 4 stars but the Blu ray version is, well....sad. First of the screen has bars down the side (which is the norm on Blu ray) but it shrinks the modern interviews to a square in the center of the screen. It has a bright bar of light down the side of the frame at times. It even has a section where little white dots appear and disappear across the screen (checked it on two Blu ray players and it did it on both). To tell you the truth it could pass as a bootleg. I am one of those people who loves music Blu rays be it Audio only or concerts but I wish the had left this one as a DVD release only. Too bad Hendrix deserves better.

American Caesar
American Caesar
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 26.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Iggy's Best!, June 14 2014
Ce commentaire est de: American Caesar (Audio CD)
This is the album that brought me back to Iggy Pop. This CD has well crafted songs played by a band that's heavy and tight. Make no mistake this is his heaviest record outside of his work with the Stooges. It also contains some of his best lyric writing. Songs like Wild America, F$&@in' Alone or Jealousy are some of his best since Lust For Life. This is an Iggy Pop record so it's not for everyone but if you like balls out rock music look no further !

Quadrophenia: Live in London [Blu-ray]
Quadrophenia: Live in London [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ The Who
Price: CDN$ 24.98
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Show, Good Blu ray, June 10 2014
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This show rolled thru town last year and it was amazing and thankfully so is this show. Rogers's voice is lower then when they made the album (the guy is in his 60's) but he still sounds great. Pete's playing better then he has for years. He is full of energy and you can hear it in his playing. The rest of the band is tight.
So why four stars? The Blu ray really needs more bass, at least in the 5.1 mix it does. But over all the sound is good. After seeing this show I was dying for the Blu ray to come out and it doesn't disappoint. If you are a fan of the Who you know how great this album is. Quadrophina is the majority of the show ( after all it's a double album) but you do get a hand full of hits as a bonus. So if you want a show of their hits pick up the Albert Hall show. For us die hards we finally have it!

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