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Written in the Stars
Written in the Stars
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars COME ON BOYS SHAKE HANDS CALL IT WISHBONE ASH TWO AND GET PLAYING, 14 Jan. 2017
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This is not Wishbone Ash album that band was brilliant but it's heyday has long gone. I would include the Laurie Wisefield era in that. This album by Martin Turner is just the right mix of nostalgia and new contemporary sounds. The band are far more than competent with solo's not straying into the widdly widdly but remaining in the very melodic side. The vocals are sound if you doubt Martins abilities listen to Everyone Needs a Friend from Wishbone Four. Andy Powell continues to put out great recordings under the WA name but in my eyes these are AP solo albums. Until the two sides of the dispute about the use of the WA name come to realise what the fans want is Turner, Turner, Powell, Wisefield and Upton on the same stage we will not get another WA album. SO COME ON BOYS SHAKE HANDS CALL IT WISHBONE ASH TWO AND GET PLAYING


Loud Hailer
Loud Hailer
Offered by msales-8
Price: £8.56

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A message for Jeff Originals can never be typecast., 15 Aug. 2016
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This review is from: Loud Hailer (Audio CD)
I bought this on it's release and have consistently purchased Jeff's Albums over the years. This is not one of his best but has moments of the kind you would expect. The problem for Jeff is he released his best work with "Blow By Blow" in 1975 and the two follow ups "Wired" and "There And Back". It appears, reading interviews recently, that Jeff does not want to be typecast as a Guitar Hero. So for about the last four or five Albums he has been searching for something that to be honest is right under his nose. Now don't get me wrong it's up to Jeff what he does and that's fine but I have one thing to say to him. Jeff Blow By Blow is YOU full stop. Other artists work all their lives to create a sound that they can finally say "That's me." Please if you are reading this put Blow By Blow on the CD player turn out the lights and listen. You are an Original and so can never be typecast. Please go back to what you do best and lead the way in instrumental guitar based recordings.


Hotwire
Hotwire
Price: £5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE THAN A CLASSIC, 7 May 2014
This review is from: Hotwire (MP3 Download)
Between 1972 and 1974 Trapeze released two slabs of vinyl that defined "Funk Rock". Mel Galley in fact defined Funk Rock guitar playing. The first of the two albums is probably the better know "You Are The Music We Are Just The Band" with Glenn Hughes on vocals. This is the follow up to that album after Glenn left to join Deep Purple which kinda did the band a favor in that they became more well known as a result. Both albums are littered with Funk Rock guitar riffs to die for which Mel puts out with the energy of a Funky Funk Monster. Forget Nile Rogers Mel blasts him away with force and simply more ideas.
If you like Chic then we have some great female backing singers and a sax player. If your into the Wishbone Ash two guitar thing then this has it covered. If you like classic rock then this is a great album. If you are a guitar player you cannot afford to ignore this album in all its genre defining glory.

RIP MEL


Emotion & Commotion
Emotion & Commotion
Price: £12.74

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars JEFF "MARVIN" BECK, 10 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Emotion & Commotion (Audio CD)
Yes I am a Beck fan no this album is not one of his best. The problem lies in perfection or the pursuit of it. The music is produced to the highest standards by Trevor Horn and his stable. Jeff uses his technique to the full as usual but it's all to perfect and the choice of songs must have been sugested by Hank Marvin. What I would like to hear from Jeff is something new, something written by himself and with more balls. Not loud for louds sake you understand but with more emotion than this appears to have. Less attention to detail I suppose although that can sound like a contradiction. Listen to Blow By Blow Blow By Blowjust as well thought out with an Orchestra etc but it's full of grit even in the ballards.
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Troubled Man
Troubled Man

5.0 out of 5 stars CHRIS REA WITH ATTITUDE, 14 July 2010
This review is from: Troubled Man (MP3 Download)
KOSIBA has a few things to get off his chest it seems and in doing so he has created a great Album. His voice is a mixture of Chris Rea and Lee Marvin if you can remember him. The songs have messages about Goverment, big Brother, Freedom etc and are all very catchy with some great guitar playing by his unamed guitarist ??

BUY IT if your into protest Rock

BUY IT if you like catchy Rock Tunes.


Looks Like Rain
Looks Like Rain

5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BLUES ROCK WITH A TWIST, 22 Jun. 2010
This review is from: Looks Like Rain (MP3 Download)
Steve Andrews has what all the great Blues Rock singers have a great voice. Mix that with some tastful guitar and catchy songs and you have a brilliant album. Looks Like Rain starts with a big guitar riff and keeps on going sometimes into areas you would not expect. The fairy dust on the top is Andrews delivers some witty and intelligent lyrics ... not for him the "woke up this mornin'" path no, which is a refreshing change. AND AS IF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH who the hell is his guitar player ????? NICE !!!!

BUY IT if you like Blues / Rock

BUY IT if your looking for something different in this Genre.


No Matter How Far I Go
No Matter How Far I Go

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE NEW KING OF RAP, 18 May 2010
This guy ROCKS !!! his music is a completly new direction for Rap his lyrics are full of emotion and most of all his beats GROOVE. If you like Rap buy it if you like POP buy it and strangley if you like guitars BUY IT cos it has some cool guitar stuff on it as well.

LONG LIVE THE NEW KING OF RAP AMAC !!!


Still Payin' My Dues to the Blues
Still Payin' My Dues to the Blues
Price: £14.63

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BORING BORING BORING, 13 Jan. 2010
how John pays his dues well ask the guys at classic rock magazine. To compare Lawton to the greats such as Glenn Hughes, Coverdale and Rogers is laughable. This guy is just plain boring has no talent of his own just those he gathers around him to make him look good. Avoid at all costs.


Symphonic Live [DVD] [2009]
Symphonic Live [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Yes
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £9.88

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Through the Gates and beyond, 4 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Symphonic Live [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
This is the first time since "Time And A Word" the band have worked with an Orchestra. OK so if your a YES fan this ones a no brainer just buy it. If your new to the band then you should know that YES compose long pieces of music sometimes more than 20 minutes long. This DVD brings to a head the concept of long rock based tracks. If ever any proof where needed of this then listen to "Gates Of Delerium". This track from the relayer album is fantastic in it's original form. Now on this DVD with Orchestra it is taken to it's logical final state. The whole concert is sublime and includes most of the best of YES music from 1970 to the present day. So they look odd but if you can find a group of musos with more colective talent let me know and good luck in your search.


Argus
Argus
Price: £5.92

18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars remastered not remixed, 24 Feb. 2007
This review is from: Argus (Audio CD)
this is a remastered cd not a remixed cd. The difference is huge. Remastered refers to the process of taking the original stereo master tape and digitising it. Next the digital file is put through various software gadgets to enhance the sound. Usually this means taking all the noise and hiss out or as some call it the warmth. The levels of individual instruments is not changed so what you end up with is a clearer version of the original. Does anybody think that when the band mixed this they wanted all that hiss? Remix refers to the process of taking the multi track masters and completley reworking the songs. In most cases this is not done as they are usually missing. Hope this clears up the debate about this remaster. As far as the album goes yes its great buy it. The band helped to spawn bands like Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden with their take on dual guitar setups. Of course the Ash are the best still.
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