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Hellbound Train ~ Savoy Brown
Hellbound Train ~ Savoy Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues Power, 26 July 2013
What a serendipitous find!

Certainly cured my need for a blues fix. I'm as high as a kite on it right now. How did this band's music ever pass me by? I'm dumfounded. Amazed at my own stupidity. Why wasn't I told? (Questions need to be asked in Parliament to get to the bottom of this. Anyone know a bribable MP?)

What a tremendous record: a masterful synthesis of all sorts of things I've been playing since I was a kid. Just imagine - indulge me here - a fusion of the Groundhogs, Robin Trower, early Jethro Tull, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Winter, Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, Ten Years After, Cream, and even a touch of the atmospheric collaborations of Paul Kossoff… Read more
Where There's A Will There's A Way: The ABC-Dunhil&hellip ~ Bobby Whitlock
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wonder of Whitlock, 26 Jun 2013
Calling. Calling. This is Vitalina calling all fans of Derek and the Dominos.

Buy this beautiful record. Actually, two records in one: Bobby Whitlock and Raw Velvet, both from the early 70s. God only knows why they've taken so long to get them out on CD. Astonishing: 21 songs - from a gifted artist/session man - locked away in a vault somewhere for 40 years! It's ridiculous. Someone's been playing silly buggers.

A few basic things, though. First, the albums were fine recordings right from the start. Second, the re-mastering process has subtly tweaked them sonically. (Very simply, the music coming through my speakers sounds just great.) Third, the songs range from good… Read more
Dispatches From the Sofa: The Collected Wisdom of &hellip by Frank Skinner
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Boy Done Good, 25 Sep 2011
Wit and wisdom, and a fine sense of the absurd, all rolled into one. Frank's a comic A.C. Grayling.

Terrific - on so many levels. (Jeremy Clarkson eat your heart out.)

Mr Skinner for Prime Minister!

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