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The Impossible Dream / Tomorrow Belongs To Me ~ Alex Harvey Band
The 1970s. Me in my early twenties, wearing a red velvet jacket and faded, flared denims, sleeping in the YMCA in Amsterdam and listening to the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB). Ultimately, this review about quality song-writing and nobody (and I mean nobody) wrote songs with such swagger and originality as Alex Harvey, alas no longer with us. SAHB were my absolute favourite band throughout my twenties, frankly in a decade when a lot of the music wasn't very good. They produced a series of stunning albums from 1972 until 1979 but in the end, nothing showcases the sheer breadth and originality of their work better than Tomorrow Belongs To Me. The band itself were hugely accomplished… Read more
Tomorrow Belongs to Me ~ Alex Harvey Band
Tomorrow Belongs to Me ~ Alex Harvey Band
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning..., 6 Sep 2014
The 1970s. Me in my early twenties, wearing a red velvet jacket and faded, flared denims, sleeping in the YMCA in Amsterdam and listening to the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB). Ultimately, this review is about quality song-writing and nobody (and I mean nobody) wrote songs with such swagger and originality as Alex Harvey, alas no longer with us. SAHB were my absolute favourite band throughout my twenties, frankly in a decade when a lot of the music wasn't very good. They produced a series of stunning albums from 1972 until 1979 but in the end, nothing showcases the sheer breadth and originality of their work better than Tomorrow Belongs To Me. The band itself were hugely accomplished… Read more
Chapter III Vol 1 ~ Manfred Mann Chapter Three
Chapter III Vol 1 ~ Manfred Mann Chapter Three
My most treasured album of all time. If the house was burning down and I could only save one CD, this is the one that I would take. When I was at senior school, it became the convention, particularly amongst the cooler, older kids, to bring an LP to school, always carried under the arm and with the front cover facing outwards, so that everybody could see your taste in music. Not quite sure why we did it but in 1969 and 1970 everyone was carrying copies of Led Zeppelin I, Liege & Lief, In The Court Of A Crimson King, Five Leaves Left, Fire & Water etc. but the really cool kids, and I mean the really, really cool kids were carrying a copy of Manfred Mann Chapter Three, Volume I. It was the… Read more