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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album of 2010..., 13 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Musketeer (Audio CD)
See above. After only a few plays I can honestly say, this is one of the great British pop albums of the last 10 years.
It has wit, charm, great melodies and much more besides. If you like Squeeze, Stephen Duffy/Lilac Time & Xtc etc. I'd advise you to keep an ear out for this lot. They will continue to make great records for some time, if this is start is anything to go by. Bravo!

'Round Midnight - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
'Round Midnight - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best jazz soundtrack ever, 9 April 2010
As stated above...I'm inclined to rate this far far higher than the other reviewer on here. I agree that it's dissapointing that there isn't a 2cd edition, but the music on this cd itself is some of the finest jazz for those both discovering it anew and for veteran listeners. It's a remarkable production, featuring many of the greatest performers at the peak of there powers. Most notably: Herbie Hancock, with piano playing that is achingly beautiful & pure perfection: Dexter Gordon: who was experimenting with jazz versions of 80's pop songs around this time; which seems to enhance some of the tracks that he plays his sax on & Chet Baker who was making something of a comeback & is sublime on Fair Weather - perhaps the best version of the song ever recorded. I could go on and on about this cd for ever but I can recomend no finer mix of jazz stylings vocal; instrumental; new songs; old songs on one cd.

The Greatest Living Englishman
The Greatest Living Englishman
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest..., 20 Dec. 2009
One summer's day many years ago, i took a trip to Tunbridge Wells (though not on early day closing Wednesday!).

After a brief investigation of the racks of an independent record shop - which of course, no longer exists, I stumbled upon this album.

I was quite familiar with the making of the album - which is fondly documented in Giles Smith's excellent book 'Lost in Music' and was taken aback as to just how fantastic it actually is (not least as it was produced by Andy Partridge in his shed!).

Martin is a brilliant songwriter and it's a shame that he is not far better known. In some alternate world the title track and 'The Boy From The Home Counties' in particular, are sung by children and whistled by milkmen - the latter track in my humble opinion being one of the best folk songs of the era/area.

This record is heartily recommended to XTC fans and fans of other great rural English songwriters. Cheers Martin it was a special discovery.
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