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Nashville Skyline
Nashville Skyline
Price: 4.99

2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 14 Oct 2004
This review is from: Nashville Skyline (Audio CD)
There's no doubt that Bob Dylan is one of the most influential singer/ songwriters of the last 50 years and wrote some of the most compelling music of the 60's and 70's. However, not every album he wrote was a classic and this is a very good example.
The album sounds unlike any other Dylan album with a strong country feel and featuring Dylan singing in a deep, resonant voice which sounds surprisingly good. The accompaniment is also predictably good.
In short, when the album is good it is very good (I Threw It All Away, Lay lady Lay, Girl From The North Country) but there are too many throwaway numbers (Peggy Dee, One More Night, Country Pie) and at a mere 27 minutes (you heard me right!) the album is a little disappointing.
Ultimately if you are a Dylan fan then you will already own this album and love it, if you are more impartial then this is only recommended to those who already own everything else he did pre-1975 and want to fill the gaps.
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The Band
The Band
Offered by Helgy
Price: 6.60

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Amongst Classics, 26 Mar 2004
This review is from: The Band (Audio CD)
There's nothing much I can add to the reviews already given. It is quite simply a work of art. Each song is completely individual, beatifully written, arranged and performed. Just buy it.
Is the new 24 bit recording worth it? The sound quality is better but the additional tracks are only of academic interest. I think I prefer my original copy.

Songs From The Wood
Songs From The Wood
Price: 4.99

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, 23 Mar 2004
This review is from: Songs From The Wood (Audio CD)
This album really grew on me after repeated listens and is a fascinating mix of folk and rock sounds which is uniquely Jethro Tull. However as an objective non Tull fan, this does not come close to matching the quality of albums such as Aqualung and does not deserve 5 stars.
The re-release offers great sound quality and two new songs which are for completists only.

A Live One
A Live One
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 16.87

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A mild disappointment, 23 Mar 2004
This review is from: A Live One (Audio CD)
As with So Damn Happy, Loudon's latest live release this album is a series of unconnected live performances. The performances are uniformly excellent but the album as a whole lacks the live feel that made Career Moves so special. It also gives rather a false sense of Loudon's early career featuring mainly ballads and omitting Loudon's uptempo numbers.

Career Moves
Career Moves

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest live album ever?, 23 Mar 2004
This review is from: Career Moves (Audio CD)
This album marked my introduction to Loudon Wainwright and what an introduction. I first came across the album by accident in a
bargain bucket in Our Price and was just bowled over by the album; time has not diminished that opinion. It is akin to having front row seats at a dream Loudon concert with a heady mix of beautiful and poignant songs and self-deprecating humorous numbers, all held together with some wonderful audience interaction.
Just fantastic.

Spirit Of Eden
Spirit Of Eden
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 13.69

9 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy listening?, 23 Mar 2004
This review is from: Spirit Of Eden (Audio CD)
Talk Talk were one of the few 80's bands that emerged from the decade with any sort of credibility. Most people will identify the band with the string of melodic hit singles that adorned the period and time has only improved their status.
This album however marked a complete shift in direction for the band with a move away from the driving melodic sound that was so successful to a minmalist dossonant sound where every note has a purpose. This album is certainly not for everyone, it's hard going and personally I found that repeated listens left me cold. The sound is arcane and enigmatic but ultimately fails to deliver.
I would only recommend this album to those that enjoy dissonant minmalist soundscapes. If you want an introduction to Talk Talk try their first two albums.
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Main Course
Main Course
Offered by swankers3
Price: 12.86

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, 22 Mar 2004
This review is from: Main Course (Audio CD)
I can't really add much to the comments already given here. Like many people I have grown up on the greatest hits albums of the Bee Gees and had no idea that the band had written quality albums full of beautiful songs. How wrong I was.
This album is a revelation. Most people will know the likes of Nights on Broadway and Jive Talking but as on all classic albums the hit singles are surpassed by the quality elsewhere. My favourites are actually Country Lanes, All This Making Love and Wind of Change but I defy anyone to hear this album and not be amazed at the quality in depth of the song writing and musicianship displayed here. Buy it!

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