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5.0 out of 5 stars THE QUEEN OF ROCKABILLY IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER, 28 April 2014
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Firstly, may I suggest that you get the Deluxe edition. It may be more expensive but is really worth it for the several, brilliant, extra tracks.You may regret it if you don't have them. Imelda has made a brilliant album here and I'd say that it is her best yet. I think that having a baby and her excursions with people like Mike Sanchez and Jeff Beck have sharpened her skills. From the title track on it is pretty much all uptempo. I love 'Wild Woman' which will be very wild at her live gigs.' Little Pixie ' is a ballad that is a little slower and reminds me of the vocals of Helen Shapiro for some reason. It all picks up again and she keeps on rockin'. ' I wanna Dance' is great followed by the brilliant 'Right Or Wrong'.'Zombie Girl' is something that wouldn't be amiss on an old 'Cramps' album. I am not too sure about 'Amber Eyes' but I am sure it will grow on me. The final track is a cover ( believe it or not) of the song that Blondie made famous, 'Dreaming', only this version is done to a ukelele accompaniment and it's fun. I know that Wanda Jackson was always marketed as 'The Queen of rockabilly' and I also realise that Imelda just doesn't stick purely to rockabilly, but when she does it she is the Queen without doubt. This album is a gem.

Eamonn
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Initial post: 28 Apr 2014 12:40:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Apr 2014 13:07:59 BDT
Joe Bloggs says:
I'm not sure how her excursions with Mike Sanchez and Jeff Beck sharpened her skills. Her own band are as talented, and her husband/guitarist Darrel Higham (an artist in his own right, with many album releases of his own, not to mention appearances as a guest guitarist on other artist's albums) is a truly phenomenal guitarist - the equal of Beck any day. In fact I'd take him over Beck any day of the week without thinking twice about it.

The song 'Ghost of Love' is also a cover - written and recorded firstly by Darrel Higham.

Posted on 28 Apr 2014 20:19:34 BDT
Slyboots says:
Just got the pre-ordered CD through the post - signed by herself and with the accompanying 7" vinyl single to follow. It's a while since I bought one of those. Not had a chance to play it yet, but thought I'd have a quick look to see if anyone had posted a comment yet. Thanks Eamonn, can't wait to get home and start rocking!

Si

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2014 17:30:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Apr 2014 17:43:33 BDT
Tim A-T says:
Spot on Joe - the band are a tight and talented outfit in their own right. I'm pretty sure Imelda's work with Mike Sanchez has little or no bearing on this album (the album released in 2013 of Mike Sanchez and Imelda was recorded some years ago).

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2014 18:21:51 BDT
Slyboots says:
But however good an artist is, they can still develop further by working with others. It`s always been the way. Look at Dylan`s list of recording partners.

Posted on 1 May 2014 14:39:52 BDT
Alan says:
Very disappointed that the 3 "bonus" tracks featured on the mp3 release are not included on the regular cd. What possible reason can there be? Perhaps a "special edition with bonus tracks" will be released once the fans have bought the present version!
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