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Review of Penguin Eggs - Nic Jones by 2mennycds

Advantages: Assured and pleasant vocals, moving lyrics, great instrumentation
Disadvantages: Emphasis on vocals, less accessible than some folk albums

I may have first come across Nic Jones through a guitar magazine which contained a transcription of his amazing “Canadee-I-O” which I heard when buying this album, which features it. Equally I may have first encountered his name through Kate Rusby’s “Dro ... Read review

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Another thoroughly eggcellent review. by Secre
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02.04.2016 06:26
The King of Song in a jazzy punkish Danish way. Marching Church
Review of This World Is Not Enough - Marching Church by cr01

Advantages: Striking at the very least
Disadvantages: Not accessible

It may be because I endured a little vocal training in singing choral Latin and a touch of light opera as a kid (those crazy wacky things that went on in a Welsh Council Estate School Choir in the 1970/80’s dear reader), but today I have a particular rebe ... Read review

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It takes me longer than a nine minute song to climb a hill. by Dentolux
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01.04.2016 16:13
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Meet Diana Ross, Florence Ballard & Mary Wilson
Review of Meet the Supremes - Supremes (The) by IanPhillips1979

Advantages: Some of the tracks are classic early Motown
Disadvantages: Some of the tracks are far from stellar

Background The Supremes formed in early 1959 and were originally called The Primettes. At first they were a quartet, comprising of a fourteen-year-old Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Betty McGlown. In 1960 Betty McGlown departed to be re ... Read review

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Catching up still! by Secre
E review by jo-1976
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29.03.2016 13:57
A beautiful and calming album.
Review of Mary Black - Mary Black by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: Lovely selection of Irish and traditional folk songs.
Disadvantages: None.

...singers in previous reviews, and Mary Black is another one I love. Mary is an Irish Folk singer. She has a long standing career in the musical business and comes from very much a musical family with her mother being a ... Read review

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She has a lovely voice by justarube
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28.03.2016 20:25
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With this album? Yes I am.
Review of Are You Satisfied - Slaves by dangaroo

Advantages: Fantastic lyrics and upbeat, energetic sound, originality
Disadvantages: None

Slaves Living outside of the UK, I have a slightly different exposure to up and coming British music. I don't get to see what's on the small club circuit and I'm less influenced by regular radio stations and charts and more influenced by Youtube. R ... Read review

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very well covered by danielclark691
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28.03.2016 09:19
Dragons, lovers doomed and drowned, and Old Man Time
Review of Hourglass - Kate Rusby by 2mennycds

Advantages: Lovely vocals and instrumentation, varied songs, accessible
Disadvantages: None for me

I first came across Kate Rusby in an interview in a guitar magazine that a friend passed to me. I was quite intrigued and noticed a few months later that she was scheduled to perform a gig just a few miles from my home. I booked a ticket and decided to s ... Read review

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I love this album by benhaycock123
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28.03.2016 07:00
Brotherhood of musical traditions
Review of Brotherhood of Stars - Carlos Núñez by 2mennycds

Advantages: Relaxing, absorbing, varied genres
Disadvantages: Some tracks may not appeal, foreign vocals,

Full marks to my son for buying me this for a Christmas present a couple of years ago. His musical tastes are rather highbrow, but he managed to come up with this CD that he thought I would like even though it was by an artist that I’d never even heard o ... Read review

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Good review by justarube
Excellent review. by snow_drops
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25.03.2016 07:58
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Track No. 8, "Overture to the Sun" is composed by Terry Tucker
Review of Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (Music from the Soundtrack) (Original Soundtrack) - Soundtrack by terrytucker

Advantages: Wendy/Walter Carlos' treatments of Purcell, Beethoven, and her own compositions are inspired
Disadvantages: Two tracks on the soundtrack CD are not Wendy Carlos; they need to be properly credited

The Potless review, "A Clockwork Orange - The Way Wendy Wanted It" is a good review and well written. However, there is one glaring mis-credit - track #8, is titled Orange Minuet and is attributed to Wendy Carlos. In fact, track #8 of the original film so ... Read review

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Not a review of the soundtrack is it! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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22.03.2016 19:57
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The Ragtime Reverend
Review of From Blues to Gospel - Rev. Gary Davis by 2mennycds

Advantages: Brilliant guitar, raw energy
Disadvantages: Vocals gruff and a little rough

I first encountered Rev Gary Davis’ name in guitar tuition books in the early 1980s. I bought a vinyl album containing some of his 1960s recordings (some of which feature on this CD) and, although I didn’t like all of them, others blew me away. I have a ... Read review

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Interesting as always by hiker
Gotta hear this - I often find Stefan and the Rev's name used synonymously. E - as always. by mikemelmak
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17.03.2016 08:59
A sublime and lovely Gospel album
Review of Best of Homecoming, Vol. 2 - Various Artists by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: A wide and varied selection of gospel songs.
Disadvantages: None.

The Gaither Vocal Band have been around since the 1980's and are created by Bill and Gloria Gaither. The Gaithers sing mostly Southern Gospel songs and a lot of traditional and modern gospel hymns and well known songs. The Vocal Band consists of many pe ... Read review

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Good review by justarube
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16.03.2016 13:08
Hey diddle diddle...
Review of Over the Moon - Catriona MacDonald by 2mennycds

Advantages: Relaxing, heart-warming, absorbing
Disadvantages: Slightly niche genre

I was quite chuffed when I came up with this title – until I remembered that Catriona Macdonald had been on exactly the same lines with the album title “Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle – need I say more?” she asks in the notes. I encountered i ... Read review

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Great stuff by hiker
e :o) by euphie
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14.03.2016 07:48
Happy blues?
Review of Last Sessions - Mississippi John Hurt by 2mennycds

Advantages: Gentle singing, nimble guitar playing, charming, delightful
Disadvantages: Not his best performance or material

The American “folk” revival of the late 1950s/early 1960s included a resurgence of interest in some of the black acoustic blues players who had recorded in the 1920s and 1930s. Some of the greats were tracked down, and their music inspired a whole new ge ... Read review

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So sorry that I am out of Es and playing catch up from a week away :( by catsholiday
E as always by SirJoseph
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11.03.2016 07:33
What a night...!!!:)
Review of Jersey Boys [Original Broadway Cast Recording] - Jersey Boys by Arnko83

Advantages: Sound,music,singers
Disadvantages: No one!

...and....THAT'S IT!!! My Choice is...THE FABOULOUS JERSEY BOYS!!! I want to say y ... Read review

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helpful x by justarube
helpful! by duffatron
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09.03.2016 12:47
69 minutes of delights
Review of Fingerpicking Guitar Delights - Various Artists by 2mennycds

Advantages: Varied, long playing time, top quality playing
Disadvantages: None other than the obvious - just guitar!

This is a fine album of instrumental acoustic guitar music that, despite its niche recording label, deserves to be much more widely known and appreciated than by a relative handful of guitar players at whom the release was aimed. It was released in 1992 ... Read review

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Excellent! by CelticSoulSister
I have more of your fine reviews to catch up on that I thought! R. by RICHADA
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08.03.2016 08:08
A beautiful and relaxing album.
Review of Cara Dillon - Cara Dillon by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: The songs are mellow, relaxing, and Cara has a beautiful voice.
Disadvantages: None.

Cara Dillon was born in 1975 in Dungiven, Northern Island. She is known for being a folk singer, along with singing Irish, Pop, and rock songs. I personally love folk music and have a varied collection of folk music in my collection. Cara Dillion is on ... Read review

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Yes - E! by mikemelmak
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05.03.2016 19:49
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