philip freeman

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,245
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (60 of 80)
Location: cambridge, canada
In My Own Words:
I was born in a northern England town in 1951, grew up in the sixties which allowed me to witness the impact of the Beatles from (relatively) close quarters. Bought my first record at 13 ('I feel fine')and seem to have been collecting music ever since. Because of technology, I seem to be forever upgrading my collection, and despite what you may hear there are aural differences of improvement as lo… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,245 - Total Helpful Votes: 60 of 80
The U.S. Albums ~ The Beatles
The U.S. Albums ~ The Beatles
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars milking the cow, Jan. 22 2014
Apple and EMI are once again milking their most precious commodity, the Beatles back catalogue. The first 8 US albums were released about 12 years ago in two box sets which I purchased back then. There never was a volume 3 which would have completed the whole set. Now the only way to get the other albums is this new box set. Yes you can buy the individual cds but I feel cheated once again. Apple and EMI have still not released "live at Hollywood bowl" on cd (it was originally released in 1977) plus the 1966 "oldies" album has never been released on cd and that was an official LP which came out in the group heyday! When will the "Let it be" movie be released on blu ray? Imagine all… Read more
The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan
The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan
4.0 out of 5 stars take a spin, Dec 5 2013
I have been reading the works of O'Nan for years and I reckon the odds of readers really enjoying this great little book are 1 in 1
McCartney - 2CD Special Edition ~ Paul McCartney
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars one disc too far, June 17 2011
Sir Paul launched his solo career in the spring of 1970 just as the Beatles were announcing their split. We now know that McCartney was in poor shape and used this album almost in a theraputic way to console his damaged heart and ego in losing his beloved group and the creative love of his life, John Lennon. This album was savaged by almost everyone upon its initial release, but in the end time has indeed been very kind to it, the things most critised at the time (homemade, demo like feel) are now its strong points. This new remastered version sounds great but still falls a little short of the wonderful job done by Steve Hoffmann for the DCC release over ten years back.
Paul… Read more