Martin Gayford

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (93 of 123)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 44,118 - Total Helpful Votes: 93 of 123
The Complete Album Collection ~ Bob Dylan
38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
This box has some of the greatest albums ever made, and lots of others that are still incredibly influential. It's a fascinating journey through Bob Dylan's official albums, although personally I prefer the sense of exploration and discovery found in searching out albums yourself. This is convenient though, and cheap plus most of the albums are remastered. However, there are some reasons to be cautious:

1: At least one disc - Hard Rain - has skips on one track. This is the second deluxe box this year from Sony that comes with this fault. Will they replace the faulty disc (s) for you?

UPDATE: the answer is yes, Sony / Legacy in New York will replace Hard Rain if your… Read more
Unearthed ~ Nic Jones
Unearthed ~ Nic Jones
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
My favourite of the 'recent' - and official - Nic Jones collections features stunning recordings and a variety of styles. Standout tracks include The Jukebox As She Turned, which sounds like a Folk-Rock classic, the hilarious Yarmouth Town, the dramatic Master Kilby and the heartbreaking Ten Thousand Miles. It's an emotional roller coaster!
Ballads And Songs [German Import] ~ Nic Jones
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
My favourite early Nic Jones album, sounds almost contemporary now and a very powerful collection of songs. This CD is not sanctioned by the artist, so buying it is basically ripping Nic off. Do yourself a favour and find an original vinyl copy - you won't regret it. I found an almost mint copy for 60 - might seem a lot for 1 album, but if there is a folk album you want a decent vinyl copy of it's this. The playing is superb, and the voice and arrangements mesmerising. The CD is a rip off though.