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3.0 out of 5 stars 🔋 Charge, 13 April 2016
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Great light, but 🔋 died after 3 months. Not impressed.


Big Canoe
Big Canoe
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hidden gem, 6 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Big Canoe (Audio CD)
Just brilliant from Tim; still sounds so good and fresh almost 30 years on! Avoided much of the crass 80s production faux-pas' especially sounds like the synthesiser brass section. Some great musicians playing too! Go buy it!


The Godforsaken Voyage
The Godforsaken Voyage
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 1 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: The Godforsaken Voyage (Audio CD)
The 'Godforsaken Voyage' has arrived and what a journey it is. True artists work at their craft and never peak too early; some that come to mind are U2, Crowded House, TMTCH etc. likewise for Phil Odgers aka Swill the Godforsaken Vovage has been brewing as he found his solo feet with the the earlier releases 'The Day After' and 'Elvis lives here'; both great albums brimming full of great tunes and potential for more to come. We got a first glimpse of Swill's brilliance as one of our finest folk-narrative storyy tellers with the EP 'Sunday Morning Coming Down' in 2011 with great production from Mick Glossop on five songs that flowed in such a beautifully atmospheric hue. My appetite was wetted for more to come.

And so 'The Godforsaken Voyage' set sail in early 2013. From the story of the factory riot in Coventry on the title track - a song that sounds so joyous and uplifting, almost hopeful, despite the sad subject matter - to the cover of Tom Waits 'Bottom of the World' this is an album that (if it had not happened earlier) cements, in my opinion Swill's status as a folk legend! ,'Dusty Fields' is a track so evocative I cannot but help think of Henry Fonda in 'The Grapes of Wrath' or the great Woody Guthrie. And the pride in the acclaim 'We are the poor!' highlights that while we may be poor no shame is to be found in this. It is the eternal tales of rich v poor and how those who have oppress those who have not in order to maintain their status and wealth that make 'The Godforsaken' voyage such a real and emotional album; certainly to a working class boy like me born on the Clyde in the heart of the then shipbuilding industry...and then came along Thatcher.....

As I have gotten older I have realised that one of the sad facts of life is that the rich actively seek to keep the poor in check and poorer in order to serve their own end. What with the current Conservative government masking as a coalition with its millionaires cabinet forcing it's bedroom tax on us and threatening to limit the number of visits to the Doctor the like of Phil Odgers et al, and 'The Godforsaken Voyage' with it's tales of the swings and roundabouts of life, are needed more than ever.

So what do my political leanings have to do with a review of 'The Godforsaken Voyage'? My point is if you want to listen to the mundane dross then switch on 'The Voice' or 'BGT'. However if you want to listen to real music and be moved and inspired then go buy, order, download - even all three - a copy of Phil Odgers 'The Godforsaken Voyage'.


World Machine [Deluxe Edition]
World Machine [Deluxe Edition]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just a superb album!!, 19 Oct. 2012
not a bad song in sight. truly brilliant album! for me clearly the best Level 42 album hands down. a triumph


Footsteps 2
Footsteps 2
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not great, 22 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: Footsteps 2 (Audio CD)
like Footsteps 1 Chris adds nothing new to these songs. He is not a master at interpreting others songs and breathing new life into them say for example, like Bryan Ferry working wonders with Dylan classics.

some good songs that are new Chris ones, but the rest should be consigned to b-sides.


An Appointment with Mr Yeats
An Appointment with Mr Yeats
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By Far the Best yet and that is saying something!!, 27 Sept. 2011
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When you combine the poetry of WB Yeats with the music of Mike Scott a beautiful majestic is born. Quite simply this is an incredible body of work. It is the best Waterboys/Mike Scott album, even surpassing 'Fishermans Blues' and 'This Is The Sea'. For me the 'Stolen Child' on fishermans Blues was the highlight of the album and gave me an introduction to Yeats. I thought this was a one-off, but am pleased to see the full album seeing the light of day.

Having studied Yeats I did not agree with his some of his politics or views of Ireland, but there are few who can surpass his elegiac yet uplifting poetry. This is just an amazing album.

Go on and buy it!


Pajama Club
Pajama Club
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7 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars truly awful!, 24 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Pajama Club (Audio CD)
There is not one good song on this and it is easily one of the worst albums i have heard. It is frankly an embarrassing idea that should have stayed in the Finn family archives filed under 'messing around'. Why no-one from Finn's management team told him this was a bad idea is beyond me.

my measure is that is stands nowhere near any other Crowded House, Split Enz, Finn etc work in terms of quality. It is not John or Yoko or Paul & Linda - it is much worse than that. Saw them live and the shows were really poor too, not musically, as no-one would doubt the musically ability, but just because a good tune could not be found anywhere.

My CD is going straight to ebay or even charity shop.
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Sunday Morning Coming Down
Sunday Morning Coming Down

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant!, 18 Aug. 2011
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Phil Odgers aka Swill from The Men They Couldn't Hang. Atmospheric and evocative covers, that Phil makes his own. All great tracks; favourite would be 'The Parting Glass'!! Go on and buy it!


The Sun Came Out (2CD deluxe)
The Sun Came Out (2CD deluxe)
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not very good, 26 Jan. 2011
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this is for charity so buy it for that purpose, but overall fairly disappointing. Just don't think the famous songwriter's carousing with each other works or works for me..too many half-baked tunes going nowhere.

best track is actually the Tim Finn track on disc 2 "Riding the wave".

As a Split Enz, Crowded House, Finn, Tim Finn etc fan it is diappointing to give this a bad review. If this messing about helps Neil Finn's muse to feed Crowded House material, which it clearly does then so be it.

I hear there is a Neil and Sharon CD coming too. Have not heard a note of it, but not looking forward to it at all. bit John and Yoko for me and don't think they produced mch of note.


Footsteps
Footsteps
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointed, 28 April 2009
This review is from: Footsteps (Audio CD)
let me clear I love CDEB and think he is an awesome songwriter, but he really adds nothing new to these arrangements with the exception of the Dylan cover, which is very good, as is his cover of Africa. why not release this as a second cd to a new album or as part of a compilation? I will probably hold onto this cd as it is CdeB, but it could well end up on ebay and I may download the couple of tracks I like.

Judging by Chris' last album, The Storyteller, CdeB, I am sure, has a dearth of his own great material waiting to be released!! C'mon Chris get back to work doing what you do best, which is entertaining us with your own wonderful songs!!


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