Mr. Christopher J. Welch

"hippymusicman"
Me
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (387 of 470)
Location: Essex, Uk
In My Own Words:
Music and film 'nut' with a soft spot for the Beatles, Crowded House, Squeeze, Blur etc. Currently playing my plastic guitar along to Beatles Rockband on Wii and gently slipping into the abyss of middle age.

Interests
Cinema at least once a week - thrillers, Sci fi, Horror and big book worm. Also graphic artist and model maker.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 32,736 - Total Helpful Votes: 387 of 470
Happy Ending <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Happy-Ending-Glenn-Tilbrook/dp/artist-redirect/B00JRPX3DK">Glenn Tilbrook</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Happy Ending Glenn Tilbrook MP3 Download
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost A Happy Ending, 23 Jun 2014
Whilst waiting for Chris Difford to polish off his batch of lyrics for the new Squeeze album (apparently the soundtrack to an upcoming ITV bio on DJ and raconteur Danny Baker) Glenn Tilbrook took the opportunity to put together his 4th solo album - Happy Endings. It's a fairly low key collection with Tilbrook playing most of the instruments, including Ipad keyboards, and a polished 'made at home' vibe. Whilst it's no 'Eastside Story' this album boasts at least 3 really great songs - 'Ray', 'Persephone' and 'Everybody Sometimes' - earworm melodies, supreme musicianship and some of Tilbrook's finest vocals for a decade - he certainly sounds refreshed and reinvigorated. What the rest of the… Read more
Sticky Wickets ~ The Duckworth Lewis Method
Sticky Wickets ~ The Duckworth Lewis Method
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Duckworth (Thomas Walsh) and Lewis (Neil Hannon) return for a second album of rib tickling/pathos driven cricket themed pop/rock. As before you need to have no real knowledge of the gentlemen's game to enjoy the music - but if the mood strikes you may even learn a thing or two from these 12 tracks.
Those who enjoy the layered beat group harmonies of Walsh's band Pugwash and the clever wordplay and inventive arrangements of Hannon's divine day job will find much to love on Sticky Wickets. 'Third Man', 'Out In The Middle' and 'It's Just Not Cricket' are cut from the same cloth as prime ELO (the vocal inflections and harmonies on Third Man are especially Lynne like) whilst 'The Umpire' is… Read more
Mind If We Make Love To You ~ Wondermints
Forever to be known as Brian Wilson's backing band of choice the Wondermints have often struggled to get across their own self penned and played material. Mind If We Make Love To You sees the band ditching most of the power pop Fountains of Wayne comparisons in favour of harmony drenched trippy songs that faithfully update the late 60's early 70's sound of their former boss's group.
Thankfully this is no mere pastiche project - these tracks are every bit the equal of the Beach Boys at their very best.
Highlights are many - On The Run, the soaring Shine, Another Way and the Beatlesque Something I Knew. It's all very polished and beautifully produced and, of course, the harmonies… Read more

Wish List

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