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Pop go the 50s

Advantages: Fun if you like the music
Disadvantages: Agonising if you don't

The Blu-ray from Network is about a tenner on amazon at time of writing. Six-Five Special was the first ever pop music show on British TV, starting in 1957. It was the BBC’s rather grudging concession to teenage audiences, which were becoming the key dem ...

hogsflesh 11.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of 6.5 Special (Blu-ray)

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The Beatles on the road

Advantages: Decent if undemanding run-through of the Beatles' touring years
Disadvantages: Not very probing; no extras at all

A review of the single-disk Blu-ray release of this recent documentary. It should set yuou back about £15 in HMV at the moment. This documentary tells the story of the Beatles’ years as a live band, from their pre-recording years in Liverpool and Hamburg ...

hogsflesh 19.12.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years (Blu-ray)

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Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra

Advantages: Full of funny songs, the Orchestra and band are amazing, great atmosphere
Disadvantages: Flow between his stand up were weak; songs were stronger. Second half is better.

...This review is probably going to be hard to write without being bias. Only last year I discovered the talent that is Tim Minchin. I love his work and think he is uniquely brilliant at what he does, so writing anything negative about his DVD will be a chal ...

jojodixon 12.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra - Live at The Royal Albert Hall (DVD)

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So why on earth should I moan?

Advantages: Great picture quality, entertaining film
Disadvantages: It's probably not great if you don't like the Beatles

...This blu-ray is about £15 on amazon at time of writing. When you listen to the charts from 1964, it's obvious the Beatles are a cut or two above everyone else. Quite aside from the music - and it's the vocal performances as much as the actual songs that ...

hogsflesh 08.01.2015 · Read full review
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Review of A Hard Day's Night: 50th Anniversary Restoration (Blu-ray)

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~ Aloha from Hawaii ~

Advantages: Elvis When he was still magic
Disadvantages: None

Elvis Presley Aloha from Hawaii The atmosphere must have been amazing, for it comes across on the filming of the show. The music starts, white jump suited Elvis strolls into view and onto the stage the timing is impeccable, he reaches the microphone jus ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 03.07.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Elvis Presley - Aloha From Hawaii (DVD)

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