Andrew Fawcett

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (190 of 203)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,766,406 - Total Helpful Votes: 190 of 203
An Ancient Muse ~ Loreena McKennitt
An Ancient Muse ~ Loreena McKennitt
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
You can't really fail to be moved by her voice, and by the sprituality of her music. But this collection feels very familiar.

Look back 16 or so years to the ground-breaking album 'the Visit'. Songs starting with ominously droning bass instruments, before that crysta-clear voice appears; mystical subjects, delicate harp-led instrumental intervals and, with 'the Lady of Shallot' Ms McKennits new-age/Celtic interpretation of classic English poetry.

And with this new offering we find many of the same elements, even down to 'the English Lady and the Night', with, as the sleeve notes tell us 'lyrics by Sir Walter Scott'. Luscious Middle-eastern rhythms and chord changes… Read more
Portrait Of A Legend ~ Sam Cooke
Portrait Of A Legend ~ Sam Cooke
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where it all began, 26 Sep 2006
Sorry to correct the previous reviewer, but Sam Cooke's 'Wonderful World, was emphaticaly NOT the same song made famous by Louis Armstrong. This was called 'What a Wonderful World, and was a very different proposition from Sam's offering. As for Herman's Hermits......

Soul fans wil know that the best cover version of this tune was the one by Otis Redding. In fact, Otis covered many of Cooke's songs , including 'Shake' and a 'Change is Gonna Come'( the latter arguably topping even Sam's version)

Anyway, factual quibbles apart, this CD documents an important slice of Sam Cooke's output.He was, unquestionably one of the most influential singers ever, and not just in the… Read more
New World Order ~ Curtis Mayfield
New World Order ~ Curtis Mayfield
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I won't waste words. Curtis Mayfield ( who died in 2000) was one of the most important figures in popular (whatever that means) music in the twentieth century. Listen to 'New World Order', recorded when he was almost totally paralysed, and you'll realise why.