Saturday, 25 August 2007

HMV's new logo - oooo... swanky!

You might have noticed, you might not have - but HMV have had a rebrand.... it's nothing major... or is it?

Having dropped the capital letters, which could be argued are quite aggressive - but of course when allied to bubblegum pink, they are like a biker in a pair of hot pants.

But having been in business since 1921 you would think it was about time to ditch Nipper the dog and inject some viagra into the logo, and think, with the new design, they have achieved this. The lower case letters, the near stencil like image of Nipper listening to the gramophone and the trademark pink. A excellent, but subtle evolution.

Of course it's arguable whether, when it comes down to it, the branding really matters - but this shuffle has brought with it some great offers available at their website

Take for instance, the following titles:

1. Bourne Identity / Bourne Supremacy: 2 DVD - Now only £10.99 with free delivery!

2. Or 70% off selected boxsets
3. 2 CDs for £10 including Kasabian, Editors, Foo Fighters and Lilly Allen

4. A selection of paramount DVDs from only £3.99 including War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible 3 and Godfather Part 1, 2 and 3!

Remember you can check prices on all of these items right here at, as whilst HMV might look good with it's new logo, it still has to pay the designers....

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Finding a CD you thought you had forgotten about....

Don't you just love it when you are having a clear out, or perhaps sorting out your DVD collection and you stumble upon something that you'd forgotten about, something so specially that you question how it ever got lost.

Albums like Kruder and Dorfmiesters the K&D sessions, and, from today, I rediscovered 'Dub Side of the Moon' by Easy Star All-Stars. Originally released on 28 April 2003, 'Dub Side of the Moon' is a Reggae Tribute to Pink Ffloyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' with fantastic covers that would have Mark Ronson wishing he had got there first.

The track listing mimic that of Ffloyd's album but with a dub reggae sound system thrown in for good measure.

Hailed as one of smartest covers albums ever produced, this is well worth getting on, providing you can track down a copy!

The tracklisting includes:

  • 1. Speak To Me / Breathe (In the Air)-Feat. Sluggy Ranks
  • Listen 2. On The Run
  • Listen 3. Time-Feat. Corey Harris & Ranking Joe
  • Listen 4. Great Gig In the Sky-Feat. Kirsty Rock
  • Listen 5. Money-Feat. Gary 'Nesta' Pine & Dollarman
  • Listen 6. Us & Them-Feat. Frankie Paul
  • Listen 7. Any Colour You Like
  • Listen 8. Brain Damage-Feat. Dr Israel
  • Listen 9. Eclipse-Feat. The Meditations
  • Listen 10. Time Version

Bonus Tracks

  • Listen 11. Great Dub In The Sky
  • Listen 12. Step It Pon the Rastaman Scene-Feat. Ranking Joe
  • Listen 13. Any Dub You Like

Click here to compare prices for this title.

Friday, 17 August 2007

The CD turns 25

In Germany on August 17, 1982 the first ever CD rolled off the presses at the Philips factory near Hannover, not even the Philips staff could foresee how these small discs would revolutionise entertainment.

Stephanie van den Berg offers an indepth review on Yahoo News, however whilst some are sceptical whether the CD will make it past it's 30th Birthday, with the surge in digital music downloads, Paul Solleveld of the Dutch organisation for the entertainment industry NVPI think there will always be a place for the CD....

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Max Power at the movies - The Transformers Movie

Max Power magazine is what was brought to mind as I sat through Transformers at the cinema last night. Having been charged £6.80 for a pleasure I had hoped that the cartoon adaptation would be worth waiting for, but not the cheesy line/ plot ensemble that as far as I am concerned wasted my evening.

Have you ever bitten a metal spoon? Horrible feeling isn’t it? Well with the continuous metal on metal transformer fight sequences you will probably, like me, need a lay down to recover.

A heard a review from BBC Radio 1’s James King that Transformers was about cars and breast, and it was exactly that….

The following statements sum it up for me.
1. Needy Boy
2. Glamour Model
3. Fast Cars

I am sure you will agree…. Max Power all over….

The movie can be praised for it’s special effects, but it’s just a shame that more attention wasn’t paid to the weaker areas of the film, particularly if tickets are going to hover around £7 a go. But of course, with it being the summer holidays, will kids be happy with anything?

One question remains as I reflect on the cheesy one-liners from main goodformer Optimus Prime… shame on you, but was the cartoon always this bad? Or am I viewing them in rose tinted spectacles?

cDVDs Advice: Wait for the DVD.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Mid Week Hot DVD Price Comparisons

Is your pay cheque burning a hole in your pocket? or just got some money to spend....? well you needn't feel guilty, and with these offers you might actually be saving yourself a fair few pounds!

All prices quoted are inclusive of Postage and Packaging within the UK.

Offers of the Week

Almost Famous - £14.99 Now 2.99!!!

The Holiday - Was £17.99 Now £5.99!

Borat - Was £13.99 Now £7.89!

Departed (2 DVD) - Was £23.99 Now £5.99!

Little Miss Sunshine- Was £20.00 Now £4.99!

Happy Feet - Was £14.99 Now £4.49!

Shrek 1 & 2 Box Set - Was £33.99 Now £6.99!

Homicide: Season 1 & 2 - Was £22.99 Now £10.98!

Poltergeist Legacy: Complete Season 1 - Was £34.99 Now £18.97!

Lone Gunmen: Season 1 - Was £39.99 Now £15.99!

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Absolute Garbage: Greatest Hits/Limited Edition
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DeadWood: Complete Season 3 - Was £49.99 Now £35.93!

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Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Site Updates:

New DVD and CD Inspire sections for August are now live on for your reading pleasure.

More updates to be announced shortly, so keep those eyes peeled.

Monday, 6 August 2007

Albums we are feeling... - LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver

The new album from Grammy Nominated Band LCD Soundsystem features the awesome "North American Scum" & "All My Friends".

Described as an blend of dance with punk with disco with nu-rave, LCD Soundsystem is something special indeed.

On December 8, 2005 the group received nominations for two Grammy awards in the Electronica category for their self-titled album and in the Dance category for "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" and time will only tell how far this new album will go.

Click here for Audio Samples from their official website, or alternatively click here to compare prices of their 'Sound of Silver' album.

1. Get Innocuous!
2. Time To Get Away
3. North American Scum
4. Someone Great
5. All My Friends
6. Us V Them
7. Watch The Tapes
8. Sound Of Silver
9. New York
10. I Love You But

If you like this, you might also like to get your hands on their previous self titled album which was released on 24th January 2005 and features the top 40 track "Daft Punk is playing at my house". It is available from just £5.19 including postage and packaging, click here to compare prices on this title.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Paul sings Nessun Dorma

Paul's official websites have been announced.

Official Website:-

Paul Potts CD is now available, check out for more details