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For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night
For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky and innuendo led, 5 Nov. 2014
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Caravan at their quirky and innuendo led best. Simply a wonderful CD.


Hymns to the Silence
Hymns to the Silence

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5.0 out of 5 stars Re-issue this album soon please?, 5 Nov. 2014
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This review is from: Hymns to the Silence (Audio CD)
An underated album from Van Morrison's 'spiritual phase' of songwriting it includes fine songs such as Why must i explain? , Village Idiot and a torch song literally entitled Carrying the Torch which is my favourite song on this album. A shame that this double CD is still not readily available and is now expensive to buy -reissue this album soon please.


Lion Rampant
Lion Rampant
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5.0 out of 5 stars More power to his elbow!, 30 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Lion Rampant (Audio CD)
This is a great album and so happy to see Swarb taking part in such an interesting project with Jason Wilson. The blend of Reggae and Scottish traditional and contemporary songs is brilliant. I also liked the interpretations of the old Fairport and Sandy Denny favorite - John the Gun as well as Wilson's take on Richard Thompson's Why Must I plead?
There is also some great instrumentation and excellent backing singers. The last song - Dick Gaughan's Sail on has some fine guitar by Jerry Donahue. I think it is amazing to think that Swarb is not only profoundly deaf and has a new pair of lungs yet he still produces a wonderful resonant sound - more power to his elbow!


The Land of the Mountain and the Flood - Concert Overture Op. 3 (1988 Digital Remaster)
The Land of the Mountain and the Flood - Concert Overture Op. 3 (1988 Digital Remaster)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rest and be thankful, 15 Oct. 2014
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Just bought this for the Land of the mountain and the flood which is so evocative of the Highlands . I can't drive through 'The Rest and be Tthankful' without thinking of this music.


Larsson, Lars-Erik: The Best of Lars-Erik Larsson
Larsson, Lars-Erik: The Best of Lars-Erik Larsson
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pastorale Suite is the highlight, 15 Oct. 2014
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I bought this for the pastorale suite. My father brought a record of this music back with him from a business trip to Sweden in about 1967. Larsson was not really known in England then. I fell in love with the music as a child and I still love it today although it is frequently played on the radio now. The rest of the CD is pleasant music but not particularly absorbing.


Lying Here With You
Lying Here With You

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 12 Sept. 2014
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This is 10CC on the wane - a very average song.


Don't Ask
Don't Ask

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 12 Sept. 2014
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Its Ok but lack the inventiveness and melodic power of the earlier 10CC.


Killing Time
Killing Time
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4.0 out of 5 stars harmonies and vocals are very good and remind me of the Hank Dogs - although ..., 12 Sept. 2014
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This is high quality music although comparisons with Fairport Convention for I'll Keep it with mine are exaggerated - the singers do not match the quality of Sandy Denny. However the guitar work, harmonies and vocals are very good and remind me of the Hank Dogs - although (again) this does not match the quality of their Bareback album. I think Ashley Hutching's son should choose a different name - as we all know fame and fortune hang on a sensible name.
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Acoustic Classics
Acoustic Classics
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worrying decline, 25 July 2014
This review is from: Acoustic Classics (Audio CD)
The acoustic performance of some of Thompson's iconic songs on this album is disappointing. If you compare performances of songs like When the Spell is broken, Walking on a wire and Wall of Death with earlier performances on the live album Celtschmertz: Live UK '98 you can hear the deterioration in the vocals - the mannered, clipped words. The earlier performances are clear, less mannered and well sung . The guitar work is more imaginative - I am afraid I do not see the point in this recording and I hope the great man is not losing his creativity and sharpness - falling into the trap of becoming a pastiche of his earlier genius as many artists do.
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Muswell Hillbillies
Muswell Hillbillies
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4.0 out of 5 stars Muswell Hill meets the mid west, 6 May 2014
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A wonderful and typically quirky Kinks ( Muswell Hill meets the Mid West!) album which is a joy to listen to after all these years - and like all good music does not feel dated. Ray Davis is understandably proud of this album - and I have one thing to say to him - Have a cuppa Tea!


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