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Black Sabbath - The Ultimate Collection (CD)

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Black Sabbath - The Ultimate Collection (CD)
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116

BLACK SABBATH CD THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

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really this collection is definitive and brilliant. The sound quality is excellent. The number of tracks are from the early Black Sabbath albums and many of them are timeless.
For any Black Sabbath fan, this is a must have collection.
Highly recommended and really pure gold!

Dave S
p m burg, natal.

Great American Music Ensemble - It's All In the Game (CD)

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Great American Music Ensemble - It's All In the Game (CD)
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315

Masterpiece

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This album was recorded in 2001 but only released in 2015. We must really appreciate the fact that it was released otherwise we would have missed out on hearing these standards played by a crack band. The recording is flawless and anyone who loves jazz will find a lot of aural treasures on this work. No need to consider if you want to buy it - it truly is a fantastic album. 10/10

Lang Lang - New York Rhapsody (CD)

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Lang Lang - New York Rhapsody (CD)
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122

A good performance ruined by sound engineers

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This recording includes some surprising sensitive playing by Lang Lang- who on occasions can sound quite mechanical.

However the entire disk is spoiled by poor sound editing. The piano sounds dark and distant and the vocal parts lacks transparency.

The above is most likely not audible on a portable system but for some serious listening it soon becomes apparent that the local pressing of this disk is compromised. Avoid if you are unable to audition the disk in advance

Hugh Masekela - Hope (Vinyl)

Hugh Masekela - Hope (Vinyl)
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1,128

collectors item

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Very good album to own,our heritage...

69 Eyes - Back In Blood (CD)

69 Eyes - Back In Blood (CD)
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266

awesome cd

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Really I great cd .stunning melodies some very fresh sounding licks .the mix and sound on this cd very cool and dark . Truly a awesome band definitely a cd to check out.will definitely be ordering some more of there work . Rock on guys

Tarryn Lamb - Mal Oor Jou (CD)

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Tarryn Lamb - Mal Oor Jou (CD)
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90

Slow

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Why does it take so long to dispatch a cd?

Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere (CD)

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Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere (CD)
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300

WOBBLER IS DEFINITELY "ARRIVING SOMEWHERE"

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Firstly, apologies to Steven Wilson / Porcupine Tree for the borrowed words in the title of this review, especially since Wobbler sounds nothing like Steven Wilson's music, of which I am a huge fan. Wobbler has been around for quite a while, but this, their latest album, is my first experience of their music. This album is brilliant, in that you can clearly hear the influences of several bands from the heyday of Prog Rock, yet the music is highly original. The writing and musicianship is top-notch, so why only 4 stars? Very likely just my personal preferences when it comes to vocals, because if this had been an instrumental album, I would have scored it 5, without blinking. I don't much like the vocals on the first few tracks - they sound a bit forced and jarring to me. The good news, however, is that even if you agree with me about the vocals in the first few tracks, the vocals get a lot better, deeper into the album and stay good through to the end. I am sure this is why the whole of the modern Prog Rock community rates this album so highly, with most reviewers scoring it a 5 out of 5. If I could display a score of 4.5 out of 5, I would, so don't hesitate to buy this album, it is excellent!

BTS - Love Yourself: Her (CD)

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BTS - Love Yourself: Her (CD)
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396

Perfect!

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BTS never disappoints! I was a bit worried that the album did not have the KOMCO sticker but I did some research and not all of the albums have it, especially if it's not a first press.

Cheap Trick - Live From Toyko 1978 (Region 1 DVD)

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Cheap Trick - Live From Toyko 1978 (Region 1 DVD)
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214

For fans of the band

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Video quality is poor, sound is okay. Nevertheless nice to see the band in their heyday.

Dear Hunter - Act I II & III (CD)

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Dear Hunter - Act I II & III (CD)
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350

EXCELLENT VALUE

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The Dear Hunter (in my opinion) is one of the best modern progressive rock artists around.This 3-CD set comprises the first 3 albums of a 5-album concept / rock opera. This is truly excellent quality music and for value, if that was deciding factor, I would give this 3-CD set 5 stars. However, I must judge these albums against the rest of the modern prog acts that I am familiar with and even against the other "Acts" albums, being Acts IV and V. There is a very clear and even progression in the quality of the writing, in the performances and even in the recording, over Acts I to V. In other words, in terms of these 3 criteria, Act I is the weakest and Act V is the strongest. But I would rate Acts I and 2, as a 3 out of 5, so hopefully this puts my scores in context. Even if you are not particularly fond of prog rock, but just enjoy rock generally, perhaps with strong traces of alternative rock therein, do yourself a favour and try this 3-CD set.

Flooze - Die Bliengmasjien (CD)

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Flooze - Die Bliengmasjien (CD)
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84

Fantasties

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As jy van die Flooze hou en jy soek na iets bietjie anders as die norm, dan is die album die een vir jou.

Eks mal oor die album, puik.

Judas Priest - Firepower (CD)

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Judas Priest - Firepower (CD)
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360

awesome cd

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One off my all time favorites judas priest .the drumming on this cd is totally amazing lead work is also bring a awesome new flavour to there sound just a brilliant cd all round great job judas u guys make me proud to be a fan

Joshua Bell - Romance of the Violin (CD)

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Joshua Bell - Romance of the Violin (CD)
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142

Very nice- ideal for late night listening

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Recording Quality: Excellent sound for 16 bit recording. Would love to hear this CD in a SACD format.
Sonically: Easy on the ear.
Artistically: Great sensitivity- some cuts are played at somewhat slower pace than what one expects but overall still very nice. This could be a desert island CD.

Chesnokov - Teach Me Thy Statutes (Super-Audio CD)

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Chesnokov - Teach Me Thy Statutes (Super-Audio CD)
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389

A hidden gem.

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Recording quality: Excellent - also includes HDCD layer. A very spacious recording. RR label expertise is obvious.
Sonically: Tonally slightly on the low side with no sharp voices. Easy on the ear.
Artistically: Very well done with great sensitivity for such a large choir.

Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods (CD)

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Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods (CD)
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235

Thank you!!

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Got my album today!!...Raru rocks!!.??????

Kurupt - The Streetz Iz a Mutha (Vinyl)

Kurupt - The Streetz Iz a Mutha (Vinyl)
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331

Disappointed

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After waiting for over a month for this LP (almost 3 weeks later than the initially dispatch date) I was ecstatic to finally receive the parcel. On the same day of receipt I tore off the packaging and placed the LP on my turntable only to hear that the whole thing was censored. The cover has a Parental Advisory sticker on however the swear words are cut out which ruins the flow of the music. If you know Kurupt, you know he's as explicit as they come and the censoring messes up the whole listening experience.

There was no indication on the website that this was the clean version of this album, if I had known this I would not have purchased the LP.

The album itself deserves four stars but the late arrival coupled with the fact that it is the clean version makes me give my whole experience one measly star.

I will be submitting a return, this makes me skeptical of making another purchase on this site because I cannot be certain I'm getting exactly what I am ordering.

G. Mahler / Budapest Festival Orch. / Fischer,Ivan - Symphony No.9 (Super-Audio CD)

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G. Mahler / Budapest Festival Orch. / Fischer,Ivan - Symphony No.9 (Super-Audio CD)
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Very nice and delicate

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Recording Quality: Perfect
Sonically: A recording that just gradually draws you in.
Artistically: Very delicately preformed - close to perfect. Love it

Gudmundsen-Holmgreen / Ars Nova Copenhagen - Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (Super-Audio CD)

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Gudmundsen-Holmgreen / Ars Nova Copenhagen - Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (Super-Audio CD)
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344

Technically very correct but not a easy listen

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Recording Quality: Very good- somewhat distant recording.
Sonically: I found the overall tonal balance a bit high.
Artistically: Technically very correct but it fails to move me.

Liszt / Tiempo - Dance of the Dead / Petrarch Sonnets (Super-Audio CD)

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Liszt / Tiempo - Dance of the Dead / Petrarch Sonnets (Super-Audio CD)
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401

A hidden gem.

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Recording quality: Very good- piano in front with slightly distant sounding orchestra. A bit irksome at soft volume but very nice at realistic sound level as it places the piano on the center stage.
Sonically: For a live recording it exceptional- not a cough can be heard. I get the impression that some slight improvisations can be heard.
Artistically: Stunning and worth every cent.

Patti Labelle - Live One Night Only (Region 1 DVD)

Patti Labelle - Live One Night Only (Region 1 DVD)
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334

want

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I want to order this dvd

Sting - Soul Cages (CD)

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Sting - Soul Cages (CD)
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241

Very nice

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Recording quality = excellent
Sonically = Phenomenal artistry by a then very youthful Sting. Very enjoyable disk.

Muddy Waters - Definitive Collection (CD)

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Muddy Waters - Definitive Collection (CD)
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241

Vintage Recordings

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These are recordings with a distinct vintage sonic signature. Artistically nice but not hifi quality.

Panic! At the Disco - Pray For the Wicked (CD)

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Panic! At the Disco - Pray For the Wicked (CD)
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140

AMAZING!!!!

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This album was worth ever cent! The best album produced by Panic! At The Disco to date. You will not regret purchasing this item. With compositions of fun, bumpy, enriching and just down right amazing.

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers (CD)

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Lupe Fiasco - Lasers (CD)
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73

Fans Would Likely Avoid

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Fans of Lupe Fiasco, and those whom are clue'd up as to what this album represents, particularly in light of all the controversy surrounding Atlantic Records, would most likely avoid this album.

It's okay, but completely out of character in relation to that Lupe Fiasco is all about.

Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth (CD)

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Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth (CD)
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140

Phenomenal

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For all the controversy surrounding Atlantic Records and the artist himself, this final album between the two parties stands out a diamond excavated from what was otherwise an environment steeped in rubbish.

Congratulations to Lupe for an album which is truly phenomenal.
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