Mr. S. Haigh

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (29 of 33)
Location: Sydney, Australia


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,458,654 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 33
Beginning Of Survival, The [Us Import] ~ Joni Mitchell
27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what you expect, 1 Sep 2004
If, like me, you were expecting this to be another revamping of Joni's songs a la Travelogue and Both Sides Now, where she puts her slant of maturity and wisdom on songs we all know an love - then think again. This is simply a collection of previous recordings of songs that we've all heard before, brought together in new packaging to make the record companies some more money. Too cynical? When not that long ago we had Hits and Misses, and it looks like we can expect another Best Of in 2 weeks, I think not! That said, if you're a fan, the packaging contains more of Joni's artwork which is always good to see. Joni, isn't it about time you gave us something new!
Colour The Small One ~ Sia
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I bought this album many months ago but only gave it a quick listen, since then it's been sat on my shelf while been usurped on my 'playlist' by more recent releases.
Whilst grabbing my things together for work in my usual Monday morning tardy rush, I popped it in my bag with a couple of staple quality CDs (Damien Rice's O and Seal's IV). Having worked my way through those other CDs, I was left with this one and finally put it in my CD player... why had I waited so long to give this a real listen - what a gem!
The first track (rewrite) brought back memories of Tricky and Matina Topley-Birds outing as Nearly God (Poems). Then all the later tracks seemed to remind me of other… Read more

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