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Ten of Songs
Ten of Songs
Offered by rootsrecords
Price: £6.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 Jan. 2015
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Great album from Robin Williamson. One of his last sublime works.


The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (Canons)
The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (Canons)
by Stanley Booth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars overpraised, 15 Jan. 2013
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I must admit to being surprised at the degree of praise being lavished on this book including that it is the greatest book ever written on rock and roll and the best book ever written on the 1960s!!! Truly a large dose of hyperbole I'm afraid. As someone who for my sins has read a good many books on rock and roll and the 1960s this wouldn't be anywhere near the top of my list. I'm not surprised that Keith Richards liked it as Booth panders to Richards own self-charicature as rock and roll's outlaw rebel drug taker etc....etc. Actually my favourite sections of the book were those that dealt with Brian Jones including a very personal interview with his parents. Otherwise I found it fairly standard fare with way too much about Stanley Booth's own life.


Little Hells
Little Hells
Offered by Hausmusik
Price: £11.48

4.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 15 Jan. 2013
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There are a lot of very good female singer/songwriters about in America these days in this genre( whatever it's called these days Dream- Folk perhaps) and Marissa Nadler is one of them. This is a mostly guitar and keyboards album with interesting and melodic songs. It was available for 5 pounds when I bought it, and is certainly worth getting at that price but not as an expensive import in my view.


Borderland & Modern Art
Borderland & Modern Art
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £9.26

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars quality package, 15 Jan. 2013
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Tom Russell is a top quality singer/songwriter and this 2 cd package is very much worth acquiring. "Borderland" was released in 2001 and is in my view the better of the two. It features Russell's long-serving and excellent guitarist Andrew Hardin as well as Ian Mclagan on keyboards and Eliza Gilkyson on harmony vocals. The songs are uniformly strong and well served by Russell's baritone vocals. I am not such a fan of "Modern Art" which is at times a little pretentious and Russell's left-wing leanings and positions are just a little too much on display. Nonetheless it's a good album and includes contributions from other well-known "Americana" artists like Nanci Griffith Mark Hallman and Gurf Morlix
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Fillmore East - June 1971
Fillmore East - June 1971
Price: £10.54

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the much missed Frank Zappa, 17 Sept. 2012
This is a review based on my Rykodisc FZ approved remaster from around 1992, so I can't comment on the quality of the new remaster. What really matters of course is the album and this is virtually quintessential FZ. Wilst I wouldn't put this even near my top ten of Zappa's albums, it does of course have it's breathtakingly good moments like the superb version of "Happy Together". I always much enjoyed the contributions of Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, and there is Frank's usual employment of them as brilliant harmony singers and satirists, some of which is still genuinely funny, and other parts are somewhat schoolboyish as was frank's wont. In short not FZ's best (although that is an almost impossibly high standard to reach) but nonetheless part of his magnificent canon, so definitely recommmended by me


American Music/Trouble Bound
American Music/Trouble Bound
Price: £9.95

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent rock'n'roll/rockabilly, 17 Sept. 2012
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The Blasters were Dave Alvin's original band along with his brother Phil. Personally I prefer Dave Alvin's solo/later work, but this double cd is still a high quality offering. The first album was released in 1980 and consists of short punchy rock and roll songs sung by Phil Alvin. The second album is a live "reunion" type gig recorded at "The House of Blues" in 2002. This includes a lot of Dave Alvin material which he has released on his own "live" albums such as"Long White Cadillac" and "So Long Baby Goodbye".The lead vocal role is again taken by Phil Alvin, but the overall style is much more Dave Alvin's with the songs stretching out for much longer. Well worth buying at this price.


Boys From White Hart Lane, The
Boys From White Hart Lane, The
by Martin Cloake
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars interesting insights, 17 Sept. 2012
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the football/Spurs world of the early 1980s is a long way off now both in time and feeling, and it wasn't remotely possible to keep yourself up to date with events and the club as you can now via the internet, so this book was a pleasant and informative read with some good glossy photos in the middle. The format is simple: 10 interviews with some of the club's leading protagonists. I particularly enjoyed the comments of Ricky Villa, Garry Brooke, George mazzon and Peter Shreeve. Well worth buying for an insight into Spurs and 1980's English football.


Your Love & Other Lies / Poison Love
Your Love & Other Lies / Poison Love
Price: £10.53

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 4 July 2012
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One of the most interesting and value for money releases over recent months have been the double cd offers coming from Shout Factory/ Floating World records. Typically they're available for this kind of price 7-85. I've been buying them all, as they feature-so far- 3 of the best roots/country American artists of the past 30 years, Tom Russell, Dave Alvin and Buddy Miller. This set features "Your love and other Lies" from 1995, and "Poison Love" from 1997. The cast list of musicians is impeccable, and includes Tammy Rogers on fiddle and mandolin, Gurf Morlix on guitar and bass, Lucinda Williams on vocals, Don Heffington on drums, Al Perkins on lap steel and steel guitar, Jim Lauderdale on vocals, Sam Bush on fiddle, Donald Lindley on drums, and of course Julie Miller on vocals. The songs, the singing and the playing is uniformly top-class. Highly recommended


Where It Hits You
Where It Hits You
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 4 July 2012
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Jim white is an unusual figure on the "current" music scene, and as such usually attracts pretty "hard-core" fans. I've got three more of his cd's, and they always include at least 2 stand-out songs, but they also generally include a couple of tracks which are forgettable, often revolving around his obsession with southern u.s christianity and different types of abuse. To put him in some perspective, you could include aspects of Johnny Dowd, Joe Henry and Richard Buckner -quality names for sure- On this record, which is perhaps his most accessible, White is backed by a host of excellent musicians including members of Ollabelle and John Keane. Recommended


The Fontana Years
The Fontana Years
Price: £7.32

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good overview, 4 July 2012
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I am not an "expert" on the House of Love, but have always liked their early output since I first heard it in the early 1990s. I'd say that they are one of the most underrated bands of the time, due once again to internal frictions and egos, but for a few years they prouced some truly excellent "psychedelic" style music based around Guy Chadwick's vocals and songwriting, and Terry Bickers liquid lead guitar. On this double cd you get 33 of their songs for 4-99. Great value and well worth buying


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