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It wasn't always 'all right now' for these bands

Advantages: Tells the story well with help from surviving band members
Disadvantages: Uneven chapter lengths; needs updating

Free and Bad Company Free were one of the bands who grew out of the British blues boom of around 1968, had massive success with the evergreen ‘All Right Now’ in 1970, disbanded a year later, and reformed briefly but fell apart for good in 1973. Tw ...

JOHNV 22.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Free at Last: The Story of Free and Bad Company - Steven Rosen

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Go On.....Tinkle Those Ivories!

Advantages: Some well known pieces - easy to follow
Disadvantages: The cover of the book is a bit childish - even for me....

Piano Time Classics Thought I'd review something different for a change - and make it shorter.....for a change. I can do short. When I was a child I learned to play the guitar and the clarinet, but was absolutely desperate to play the piano. Seei ...

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Review of Piano Time Classics - Pauline Hall

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The Theory of Music from A to B.....

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Review of The AB Guide to Music Theory Vol 1 - Eric Taylor

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Let Taschen Take You to India

Advantages: Visually stunning with plenty of variety
Disadvantages: Very little text - not a book from which to 'learn'

If you’ve ever bought a book and been disappointed that there weren’t enough pictures, then the Taschen ‘Icons’ range is probably just what you want. I have a couple of these books –‘Indian Style’ which I’ll review today and ‘Eccentric Style’ which I’l ...

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Review of Indian Style - Angelika Taschen

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The gallery of a mad tormented genius

Advantages: Excellent selection from van Gogh's work; superb reproduction quality
Disadvantages: None

... Vincent van Gogh The pictures of Vincent van Gogh (1853-90), the Dutch painter who spent the final part of his career and short life in France, must be among the most recognisable of any. The mad tormented genius probably needs little introduction ...

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Review of The Portable Van Gogh - Griet Van Haute, Robert Hughes

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