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  1.  Class


    It's unlikely Eagles Fans wouldn't have this album or the DVD version of this re-union concert but if you even only have half a liking for this great band, get this album/DVD. The boys in vintage form with some magnificent versions of all their classic tunes, it's difficult to pick out a favourite tune cos the whole compilation is as I said on the title, class.

  2.  Gets better every listening


    I eagerly awaited this album and I'm not disappointed (I bought it when it was released). Alison's singing continues to be peerless and the musicianship remains at the top drawer from the band with the usual standout virtuoso playing from Jerry Douglas. When I haven't listened to my ipod for a couple of months, it's the first album I select when I reach for the ipod. Hearing the songs live when they played in Dublin also added to my enjoyment of the album as I can picture that wonderful concert. AKUS continues to hit the high notes for me anyhow!

  3.  Great story, wonderfully written


    I bought this book as a result of the author's wonderful account of 20 years with Brian Clough called "Provided You Don't Kiss Me" and having an interest in Ashes Cricket. Hamilton's easy writing style interested me greatly.

    This biography of the brilliant English fast bowler is again wonderfully and sympathetically written and essentially is an account of a supremely talented and unplayable fast bowler, who followed his captains' orders to negate Don Bradman's effectiveness, won England the Ashes in Australia, was lauded by the MCC blazers as a result and then cast aside by that same MCC when the Australians took exception to the "Bodyline" tactics. The ensuing controversy affected Larwood deeply (and injuries also) and sadly he never played for England again.

    This is a human story of talent recognised (batsman acknowledge is frightening pace), his use/abuse by the MCC and his disenchantment with the game he so loved and his latter life fulfillment in, ironically, Sydney. I finished this book very quickly such was its magnet, really enjoyed it and you should also.

  4.  Outstanding book, a must for any football/sports fan.


    Bought this book for my father's birthday a couple of years back and only read it last week on holidays. Being a fan of Clough and the brand of football his Forest teams displayed, the subject matter was always appealing, but Duncan Hamilton gives a wonderful account of many (probably not all, impossible) facets of the inimitable Clough. Clough's complex and unpredictable character resonates from every chapter and Hamilton must've had the time of his life for alot of his 20 years around Clough, except when he was on the end of a Clough verbal volley. A hugely enjoyable, moving, often funny and superbly written book, do yourself a favour and get a copy, I look forward to reading his book on cricketer Harold Larwood recently published.

  5.  Well Worth Having


    This is an excellent addition to a DVD musical collection. A tremendous array of varied talent and styles but they all do justice to JT's various songs. The highlight of the show for me is Alison Krauss version of "Carolina In My Mind" with Jerry Douglas on dobro and backing vocals, truly a jewel in this concert's crown. Even JT rises to his feet to acclaim its brilliance, but overall this is a most enjoyable show.

  6.  Magnificent Show


    This is an absolutely superb hour and half's entertainment with a host of brilliant performers, quality musicians and memorable numbers. A fitting tribute to the 80th Anniversary of the Opry, you can't fail to love this show. Wonderful.

  7.  Wonderful


    Alison Krauss continues her forever upward curve beyond perfection, she has the purest voice I have ever heard and this album, while a bit of a departure from the usual sound with her amazing band Union Station, is nevertheless an essential addition to a collection, regardless of your tastes in music. Sad songs, uplifiting songs, beautifully crafted songs, but every track made all the better by the peerless Krauss. An outstanding album.

  8.  This is a SHOW!!


    Bruce can be an acquired taste but this concert is sensational. I originally bought the Studio album of Bruce and the Sessions band and it's great, but this concert is a triumph and I loved every minute of the 2 hours you get here. A collection of quality musicians all having a whale of a time with the Dublin audience lapping it up, I only wish I had been there on the night. This will be enjoyed time after time, absolutely brilliant!

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     5 Star Rating Not Enough


    Really and truly, I cannot recommend or praise this album highly enough. In 2002 a friend of mine told me to buy this and the album just grabbed me hook, line and sinker. I love it and play it continuously since then and I've been lucky to see them play Live in Europe in 2005. From first track "Let Me Touch You For a While", a song that gives you the unique and quintessential AKUS sound, to the final number "Atlanta" which sees the band just living and loving every note, you can just sit there and listen and admire a band at the top of their form and the top of the tree. I do not have sufficient space for superlatives for this album, just go get it. In a word, perfection.

  10.  Sublime, sumptuous, superb


    Having been introduced to this band via the Live album, "Forget about It" was the 4th or 5th album I bought from this band and it is up there with the others in terms of enjoyment and repeat plays. Apart from the usual magnificent musicianship of the regular AKUS line up, there is some beautiful piano on several of the tracks to add extra depth to some beautifully crafted and brilliantly performed songs. It is so difficult to pick out a highight, but "It Don't Matter Now" has become one of my Top 5 AKUS tracks. A superb album, you won't regret buying this.