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The Very Best Of Cat Stevens ~ Yusuf/Cat Stevens
The Very Best Of Cat Stevens ~ Yusuf/Cat Stevens
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff!, 26 July 2014
This is a very decent collection of Cat's songwriting abilities, spanning 60's-80's Almost all of his best known, or hit material is here, and the sound quality is very good, cut at quite a high level, so very immediate. There's also a booklet giving some helpful background to some of the price he had to pay for fame, and an update on where his life/career is now.
Sadly, although his album 'Foreigner' is give a short paragraph, none of the tracks on it appear in this collection. I think 'Later' from that album much better than some of the weaker tracks on here. In fact, I still enjoy the album as a whole, particularly 'Foreigner Suite', but that's probably just me...

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7 Classic Albums Volume 2 ~ Stan Getz
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Getz, 26 July 2014
This is another great bargain from Real Gone Jazz. Okay, the packaging & supporting information as usual leave much to be desired: you get recording dates (that for the Dizzy Gillespie album is out by two years!), personnel, track titles and their running times, and that's it. Oh, and the 4-cd jewel case may be prone to arriving with spindle damage.

However, with music & price this good, it's easy to say 'so what'! What we have here is another great selection of Getz albums, the majority highly recommended in 'All your Music' and 'Penguin Jazz Guide'. Getz' ground-breaking 'Focus' is here (where he improvises over an orchestral score; forty years ahead of Garbarek's own… Read more
The Very Best Of ~ Graham Parker & The Rumour
The Very Best Of ~ Graham Parker & The Rumour
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Parker, 22 July 2014
As a long-time Parker fan I'm delighted to celebrate this truly excellent 'very best of', a compilation which lives up to its name. There's some really lovely stuff here, with all Parker's classics culled from 4 albums.This representative collection includes the driving excitement of 'Heat Treatment' & 'Hey Lord, don't ask me Questions', the depth of 'Howling Wind' and 'You Can't be too Strong',to the langorous beauty of 'Watch the Moon come Down', and the rich, velvety texture of 'Black Honey'. A double album with 35 tracks, and a very decent booklet which gives helpful background, and even running times, is a superb bargain at such a modest price.

This is a great introduction… Read more

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