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Pass The Chicken & Listen / Stories We Could Tell ~ The Everly Brothers
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A New Direction, 4 Jun 2014
After twelve years with Warner Brothers, starting with "Cathy's Clown in 1960, The Everly Brothers joined RCA. Where they had failed with "Roots" in 1968, "Stories We Could Tell" was a successful attempt by Don and Phil to move on from their iconic brand of close harmony pop to something that was more contemporary. This aspiration was expressed in Don's song "I'm Tired Of Singin' My Song In Las Vegas", a reference to the tedium of the oldies circuit that so many fading stars succumb to.

From the deeply poignant lyrics of the epic "Christmas Eve Can Kill You", the bittersweet grandeur of "Green River" and the jazz shuffle of "Mabel's Room" they succeeded in creating shades of… Read more
Common Ground ~ Dave Alvin
Common Ground ~ Dave Alvin
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too Good To Fail, 3 Jun 2014
As lead singer with The Blasters, blessed with a big voice well suited to the blues and a virtuoso on harmonica, it is surprising that Phil Alvin, unlike brother Dave, has released just two solo albums over the past thirty years. But now, on this first collaboration with Dave since 1985 he brings that fabulous bluesy voice right back onto centre stage as the brothers play tribute to Big Bill Broonzy.

Together with Dave's sublime acoustic, electric and National Steel guitars, this is a reminder of not just how good the Alvin brothers are together but just how good Broonzy's songs are too. Highlights include his best known number, "Key To The Highway" with Phil and Dave taking… Read more
Gone Girl <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gone-Girl-Johnny-Cash/dp/artist-redirect/B00IJFZFU8">Johnny Cash</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Gone Girl Johnny Cash MP3 Download
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Quite simply "Gone Girl" is one of the great lost albums of the seventies and Johnny Cash's finest album of the decade. It received little critical acclaim when it was released in 1978, it failed to hit the country charts and the three singles released from the album failed to reach the country top 20. Not surprisingly it soon went out of print and to this day it has never been released on CD.

This is a tragedy because it finds Cash in a reflective mood wistfully recalling past times with some deeply poignant and nostalgic songs. One of the finest is "The Diplomat" a tale of two lost loves. As the mind and body of a railroad man slip away he imagines that the wife who left him… Read more