M. Clark

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The General Danced at Dawn by George MacDonald Fraser
The General Danced at Dawn by George MacDonald Fraser
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest book !!!, 19 April 2014
I read this years ago and couldn't stop laughing.

Being a Scot, the descriptions of the characters and use of the vernacular was easy to understand - our American/Canadian friends will have to ask for translations at times !!!

Although it's never named, it's clearly obvious which famous Highland regiment (now sadly absorbed into an amalgamation) is involved.

The defence case reference the court martial of the central "villain" of the book is classic military logic.

Well worth a read.
Okie From Muskogee (Aniv) ~ Merle Haggard
Okie From Muskogee (Aniv) ~ Merle Haggard
Two separate CDs of the original classic live albums - "Okie From Muskogee" (1969) and Fightin' Side Of Me" (1970) for the 45th Anniversary of the former title.

Contrary to the product description the latter title HAS been re-issued on CD - first time by Disky (EMI Holland) in 1995 and more recently by BGO (UK) from 2004. The American record industry (not the focused fans and collectors) tend not to recognise albums re-issued outside the USA. I wonder how many Hag fans know that his first Capitol title to be re-released on CD was "Same Train, A Different time" from Japan in 1990 ?

Anyway, both releases are the so called two-fer CDs - two albums on one CD… Read more
Strangers/Swinging + 5 ~ Merle Haggard
Strangers/Swinging + 5 ~ Merle Haggard
OK - this is not the first time either of these early Hag titles has been re-issued on CD either as single CDs or as a paired so called two-fer product.

"Swinging Doors/The Bottle Let Me Down" was re-released on KOCH (US) in 1995 - to date (March 2014) it remains the only stand alone CD version to have been re-issued. It is not so easy to locate nowadays.

"Strangers" was re-released by CAPITOL (US) in 2001 as part of their fine Cornerstone series of digitally remastered CDs - again that is the only stand alone CD version so far re-issued. It is still relatively easy to find online.

As early as 1998 EMI (UK) paired the two albums together for the first time -… Read more

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