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Review of Cutting Edge 1 & 2/Cutting Edge 3 & 4 - Delirious? by ravingreviewer

Advantages: Low key music with a good message.
Disadvantages: Not for everyone.

...band who called themselves The Cutting Edge band, who formed themselves to provide a worship group for a regular Christian youth event in and around their home town of Littlehampton. It was formed by ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
very helpfull review by ILUNG300
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13.04.2016 17:14
"18 of the most important tracks in... country blues"
Review of Complete 1931 Recordings in Chronological Order - Skip James by 2mennycds

Advantages: Innovative, unique, haunting
Disadvantages: Falsetto singing and variable sound quality - less accessible

A big part of my fascination for acoustic steel-strung guitar is the range of sounds that a purely acoustic instrument can produce, and the techniques used to achieve them. There’s no denying that 1920s and 1930s America was a true golden era of the i ... Read review

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13.04.2016 07:47
"He would give her 94 dollars, she would give me 93.."
Review of Hard Time Blues - Scrapper Blackwell by 2mennycds

Advantages: Accessible simply arranged vintage blues, innovative for its time
Disadvantages: Genre not to all tastes

The recordings on this CD mark something of a milestone in blues guitar and in rock and pop guitar, too. In the 1920s and 1930s, blues guitar was very much chord-based. Chords – groups of three or four notes – were either strummed or their component notes ... Read review

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Thoroughly reviewed. by IzzyS
excellent by stacey2911
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11.04.2016 05:36
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A Tony-Award-Winning Broadway Show Captured On Record
Review of Evening with Diana Ross (Remastered/Live Recording) - Diana Ross by IanPhillips1979

Advantages: Definitely the definitive live Diana Ross album
Disadvantages: Some of her own hits she performs lack the soul of the original recordings

...Diana’s definitive live album. An Evening With Diana Ross is one of her most stunning shows, and the audience and critics simply devoured it. Diana was also the recipient of a Tony Award for it. Highlights of the conce ... Read review

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Fab review by justarube
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07.04.2016 10:33
Doomed love, love cheats and leaving home...
Review of Sleepless - Kate Rusby by 2mennycds

Advantages: Gorgeous singing and instrumentation, moving songs
Disadvantages: (Slight disadvantage only) Two or three whimsies

This is the second of Kate Rusby’s albums released under her own name. As I’ve mentioned in my reviews of her “Hourglass” album and her “Live from Leeds” DVD, she is a contemporary folk singer from Yorkshire whose evocative singing and natural voice have ... Read review

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very well reviewed by danielclark691
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07.04.2016 05:49
THE SUPREMES DEBUT AT THE COPACABANA!
Review of Supremes at the Copa (Live Recording) - Supremes (The) by IanPhillips1979

Advantages: This live album demonstates their versatility
Disadvantages: Their own hits are performed at breakneck speed which spoils them.

Background Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson were delighted to learn in the spring of 1965 that their next venture would be to play at New York City’s prestigious Copacabana, aka The Copa. This was a major achievement and turning point for ... Read review

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2menny pinched my line there! R. by RICHADA
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06.04.2016 11:48
A Small Collection of Motown's Definitive Classics
Review of 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection (Motown 1960s, Vol. 1) - Various Artists by IanPhillips1979

Advantages: All tracks are milestones in popular music history!
Disadvantages: Only twelve recordings featured.

Introduction Who would have guessed that when Berry Gordy Jr set up a small record company called Motown with an $800 loan, it would become one of the world's leading record labels. Bridging the gap between black and white culture, Motown was the pion ... Read review

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Excellent review by justarube
BAck with that E for this great review by 2mennycds
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05.04.2016 09:20
Psychedelic groovy rock from Iceland
Review of Voyage - Vintage Caravan (The) by dangaroo

Advantages: The band have an aura and. make an awful lot of noise for a three-piece
Disadvantages: Not so keen on the vocals, lyrics not amazing

Background A couple of days ago you might remember my review of Dead Lord, a Swedish hard rock band playing in the vain of Thin Lizzy. They recently supported The Vintage Caravan.. now while I fell immediately for Dead Lord, I'd been toying with th ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
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05.04.2016 08:06
A modern tribute to the old "bluesmen"
Review of Booker's Guitar - Eric Bibb by 2mennycds

Advantages: Pleasant voice, adept guitar, thought provoking songs
Disadvantages: Blues - not to all tastes

This album has an intriguing story behind it that is outlined in the sleeve notes. After a concert in the UK, a fan approached Eric Bibb as he was signing CDs. He offered to show Eric the guitar that had once belonged to the legendary 1930s bluesman Book ... Read review

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Excellent! by CelticSoulSister
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05.04.2016 06:24
~ ~ Mulit-Award Winning ~ No Mere Mortal Can Resist...... ~ ~
Review of Thriller - Michael Jackson by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Groundbreaking, some really good tracks and no bummers
Disadvantages: -

Thriller Michael Jackson’s first solo album ’Off the Wall’ was a huge success and as he matured Michael was striving more and more to gain an individual identity, blessed with a healthy sense of humour and retaining the child like sense of wonder and j ... Read review

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great review by GeorgieH1994
Excellently done! by Secre

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03.04.2016 07:12
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So Good they called it BAD! Michael Jackson's 3rd Album
Review of Bad - Michael Jackson by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Exceptional, important and groundbreaking
Disadvantages: None

Michael Jackson – Bad 1987 There is no doubt that Michael Jackson revolutionised the popular music scene in the 1980’s. Love him, loathe him or one of the few indifferent to his music, he broke down barriers and changed the perception of popular musi ... Read review

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Never really got on with Jackson... by Secre
Superb review, sadly wasted on me as I'm not a Jackson fan. R. by RICHADA

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02.04.2016 06:51
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Evocative songs well sung and accompanied
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
Fab review by Nar2

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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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Good review. by IzzyS
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28.03.2016 20:25
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