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One Size Fits All
One Size Fits All

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stands the test of time. No doubt about that., 4 Jan 2007
This review is from: One Size Fits All (Audio CD)
I remember reading a review about this album when it was released 1976, under the banner of "One size fits some", and it had a fairly poor review, possibly by someone whose musical prowess zenith peaked at "The Birdy Song". I bought it anyway on the strength of a previous purchase ; "Apostrophe". A good move. I was totally taken aback by the tight, precise musicianship of this recording. Every musical detail was catered for. I won't blether on too much , but the bluesy guitar and piano intro on "Pojamma People" is superb, as is the guitar solo in the same track. Of course there is the expected Zappa quirkiness on this album, but I think that this is possibly one of his finest recordings. Buy it and make your own mind up.


Drive the Cold Winter Away
Drive the Cold Winter Away
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Re-establishing their roots., 13 Dec 2006
I bought this album when it first came out 30 years ago. I was bowled over then, and to me now, it is still musically fresh.
Horslips were a band that tried to keep most people happy, and the traditionalsts were, alas, out for blood because someone had plugged a fiddle into an amp. Oh dear.
There are some fine tunes and songs on this album that to my knowledge, have not been covered by anybody else as yet. Contrary to a previous review, one cannot equate Horslips to either The Bothy Band or De Dannan, simply because you cannot compare, say, Carlos Montoya to Joe Satriani. It just won't fit.

Horslips have had some stick for their releases, mainly for subsequent offerings, but you must remember that they were self financed, toured almost constantly and generally called their own shots, regardless of financial limitations.
Good for them says I.
The musicianship on "..Cold Winter Away" is really spot on, and "The Snow That Melts the Soonest" would warm any dour witches tit.
It may not be the best Horslips recording, it may not be the best Celtic style Christmas offering, but, really,.... it ain't half bad mum.


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