Graham W. Yates

Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (83 of 95)
Location: Herts

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It Must Be Love <a href="">Sanna Pekonen</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
It Must Be Love Sanna Pekonen MP3 Download
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!!!, 16 Feb 2014
An absolutely beautiful and haunting cover of the Labi Siffre original and Madness cover in aid of Specialized - Mad Not Cancer - which aims to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust through a number of events in 2014 including an album of covers of Madness songs - previous years have seen similar efforts with albums of covers by other Two Tone luminaries The Specials and The Beat.
Something for the Weekend? <a href="">Simmertones</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Something for the Weekend? Simmertones MP3 Download
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simmering Over!!, 4 Jun 2013
This is the second full length album from the south west's finest exponents of ska: The Simmertones, and if you don't already own their previous releases, then I recommend you download those while you're here as you really don't know what you've been missing.....but this review is for their latest offering "Something For The Weekend" which really goes well beyond being an offering just for those two days of the week.

The Simmertones specialise in bright, breezy, summery ska - the sort of thing that wouldn't be amiss in Jamaica's very own Orange Street and whether it be surprising covers (their first album offered a brilliant rendition of the Doctor Who theme!!) or self-penned… Read more
Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da ~ Madness
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oui Oui? Oh yes yes..., 31 Oct 2012
It's been described elsewhere as a "clod hopping ska-by-numbers" piece of work, but for what it's worth "Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja The Da" is anything but that, in fact I'd go as far as to say that, odd sprinkling aside, there is not a great deal of ska to be found on the whole album - instead you have the trademark Madness sound that takes in their usual mix of pathos, social commentary and observation and sees some new influences bought in for good measure. "Never Knew Your Name" for instance has a distinctly disco feel which works well, the sublime "How Can I Tell You" is both catchy and crafted with a beautiful lyric whose "message from a parent to a child" theme resonates firmly with this… Read more

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