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The Very Best Of Dolly Parton ~ Dolly Parton
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seamless quality, 4 Aug 2014
Classic rags to riches artist, this album contains most of Dolly's best work in mainstream country / crossover county pop. (Her bluegrass albums are really something else, and well worth the effort, by the way). Great collaborations with Willie Nelson (on "Everything Is Beautiful", the old Ray Stevens hit), Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris ("To Know Him Is To Love Him", and a veritable starfest with Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker (original country bad girl), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and Pam Tillis ("Romeo"). As her slot at Glastonbury this year proved, she's got quality by the bucket load, and any fan of quality music should enjoy this a lot. too many… Read more
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ~ Neil Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked gem, 4 Aug 2014
The second solo album from what was at the time the young grunge demigod. Great album, stellar versions of "Cinnamon Girl" and "Cowgirl In the Sand", a minor classic in the country-tinged "The Losing End", and some searing violin work from Bobby Notkoff on "Running Dry". Often overlooked in the pantheon of Neil Young's work, preceding as it did "After The Goldrush" and "Harvest", this album is a joy. Highly recommended.
Going Back Home ~ Wilko Johnson
Going Back Home ~ Wilko Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply superb, 2 Jun 2014
Well, what can I say? Wilko Johnson, legendary rock guitarist, and Roger Daltrey, legendary rock vocalist in collaboration. Many of the tracks are covers of Dr Feelgood classics, and in some ways, reworking them is a bit like reworking national anthems. Roger Daltrey's vocals don't quite have the same raw, snarly feel that Lee Brilleaux brought to the party, which made his collaboration with Wilko in the early Feelgood years one of rock's great partnerships, but RD has been around long enought to know how to put his own stamp on a song and he does that to great effect.

Tough to pick a standout track - this is classic rock, peformed by two of rock's greats with the stalwart help… Read more