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by John
Mon Jan 29, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Reviews Part Three - Motown Unreleased
Replies: 1
Views: 29816

Re: Snapper Reviews Part Three - Motown Unreleased

OK, so a couple of months on and how do I feel about the Motown Unreleased now? I'm reaching the conclusion that there's nobody so critical as a true fan and my feelings have lightened up a bit. It's clicked into place now, and there's a lot more here of merit than I first thought. TRacks that didn;...
by John
Sun Jul 30, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Reviews Part Three - Motown Unreleased
Replies: 1
Views: 29816

Snapper Reviews Part Three - Motown Unreleased

Now looking at Disc 22, the Motown Unreleased, this is the largest collection of new material from the group for a very long time. To be fair, quite a bit of stuff was released by Motown between 1972-1974 and the danger has always been there that the best of it was already out there and that Frankie...
by John
Sun Jul 30, 2023 11:14 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Reviews Part Two - Unreleased
Replies: 0
Views: 23693

Snapper Reviews Part Two - Unreleased

There are two discs in the Ultimate Four Seasons set that are of speciaql interest, and that is the unreleased recordings from two eras - the last Philips recordings up to say 1971 and the unreleased Motown recordings that initially spurred on the desire for this project. Disc 19 is Unreleased 1966-...
by John
Mon Jun 12, 2023 9:21 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Reviews Part One
Replies: 0
Views: 23701

Snapper Reviews Part One

The Four Seasons boxed set is slowly being digested and so far it has yielded some very precious moments. Disc 30 - Back In Action - The Lost Disco Album - Recorded a while before, but consisting of some of the best new music to arrive along with the group's 1980 tour of the UK, this has original an...
by John
Mon Jun 05, 2023 9:00 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons
Replies: 6
Views: 20641

Re: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons

It wasn't deferred again but actually arrived, all 6.3kg of it, a couple of days early. Such is the benefit of pre-ordering perhaps? Anyway, bit by bit we are listening to the set, and at 44 CDs it may take awhile. The vinyl album is a complete reprint of The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette, quite ri...
by John
Fri May 19, 2023 10:13 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons
Replies: 6
Views: 20641

Re: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons

And then it was 2nd June 2023. However, news has it that this date will hold firm as the product is now manufacturered, checked, packed and ready for 2nd June delivery. Some of these things I have been waiting over 50 years to hear, so I can wait till 2nd June. After that I might start to get a bit ...
by John
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:54 am
Forum: Dragonstone
Topic: The Forgotten City of Al-Arin
Replies: 13
Views: 45659

Re: The Forgotten City of Al-Arin

I've just checked out the original link provided and all the material is still there and still accessible.

The finished product is also still available at dragonsfoot.org
by John
Wed Jan 04, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: Dragonstone
Topic: New Adventures on Saturdays
Replies: 2
Views: 13726

Re: New Adventures on Saturdays

Bach had his moment....and the Count had laid on a feast for our band of advernturers. Strahd doesn't get out much, so he's probably happy to string things along and get good entertainment value out of his guests. Immortality tends to last a long time.....
by John
Wed Jan 04, 2023 5:28 pm
Forum: Books, Films and TV
Topic: Wednesday
Replies: 0
Views: 33300

Wednesday

Another great series, Wednesday is of course based on a character from The Addams Family, but no knowledge of that is required. It is a dark, amusing and very stylish set of 10 episodes. Hopefully there will be a series 2. It reminded me very much of the production values of the "new" Sabr...
by John
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Dragonstone
Topic: New Adventures on Saturdays
Replies: 2
Views: 13726

Re: New Adventures on Saturdays

Joined now by Stephen Hall, the adventurers stumbled through some sort of secret way and found themselves in a strange land, held in thrall by a certain Count Von Zarovich. Invited to the castle, they are just about to enter a room where they see three sets of green eyes, at floor level, peering out...
by John
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons
Replies: 6
Views: 20641

Re: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons

And now the release date has been set back to 14th April 2023. :(
by John
Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rule 91
Replies: 0
Views: 33120

Rule 91

The concept might well be lifted from the TV series "NCIS", which Sue has been watching solidly for a while. She has now completed all the 18 seasons that are available to us. With Rule 91 in mind, we joined Swinton Photographic Society last night, a small but friendly group of photographe...
by John
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons
Replies: 6
Views: 20641

Re: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons

Release date is set to be 9th December 2022.
by John
Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Books, Films and TV
Topic: The Bodyguard
Replies: 0
Views: 25170

The Bodyguard

Another BBC series from Jed Mercurio, but after four episodes I'm afraid we've lost interest and simply don't care what happens. Why is this when to all intents and purposes it offers high production values? Frankly, it doesn't. Compared with the slickness of productions from Netflix and Amazon prim...
by John
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Equipment
Topic: NEC September 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 20238

Re: NEC September 2022

Here's a link to my Blog page on ePHOTOzine, where the first two of three TPS blog entries have been posted:

https://www.ephotozine.com/user/johnriley1uk-22471/blog