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Trains, Boats & Planes
Trains, Boats & Planes
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cork's finest, 20 Dec. 2012
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All of their best tracks are here. A perhaps under-appreciated Irish band with a nice guitar-driven sound, catchy tunes and a good dollop of humour and personality. Recommended.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Quintessentially eccentric, 20 Dec. 2012
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I believe Tom Verlaine played most or all of the instruments and did most or all of the production himself. Not yout typical pop/rock offering. Many lyrics quite off the wall in an endearing way. Recommended to fans of something a bit different.


The Very Best of Sister Sledge 1973-1993
The Very Best of Sister Sledge 1973-1993
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories, 20 Dec. 2012
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All the hits are here and takes one tight back to the 70s. Some good riffs and killer bass lines but tbh.....there are quite a few weak tracks on the album


Fisherman's Blues
Fisherman's Blues
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past, 20 Dec. 2012
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At the time this album was originally released, I didn't like it very much. The first album was more rock-folk whereas this one is more folk-folk-rock light. With the benefit of maturity and hindsight, it now sounds very different to my ears. The Waterboys' first album was quite a smash and I imagine they were under some presure to produce a follow-up album. Instead of repeating the formula, they retreated to a small village about 10 miles west of Galway; Spiddal, the gateway to Connemara - a place where the Irish language and folk traditions are still very much alive and well. As a result, it appears Messrs Scott and Co. came under the influence of matters Irish, Celtic and mystical. Eventually the album was finished many months behind schedule and no doubt sounded very different to most people's expectations of what a Waterboys' album 'ought to' sound like. I now, many years after I first heard the album as a teenager in Ireland, finally get 'it'! The album is infused with the mists and flavours of ancient irish folk culture, beliefs and traditions - a place where faeries are still very much in existence - a mystical, magical and highly spiritual place. The final (or is it the penultimate track?) The Stolen Child, is an interpretation of a classic Yeats's poem which I now find, in my more advanced years, to be beautifully realised and genuinely moving...back in 1984 I though of it as pretentious, ponderous nonsense, recorded by a bunch of English 'plastic Paddys' suffering from an over consumption of Whiskey....my how time can mellow one! Highly recommended album!


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