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ALBUM REVIEW: Van Morrison – The Authorised Bang Collection

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Review by Kevin CooperIn 1965 Van Morrison was persuaded by Bert Berns to join his new record label, Bang Records, which saw him release Brown Eyed Girl. Shortly after that success, Berns passed away leaving Morrison in contractual disputes with his wife, Ilene Berns. Honouring his contract t ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Albert Hammond – In Symphony

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Review by Kevin CooperAlbert Hammond is a prolific song writer who has had commercial success having written for the likes of Celine Dion, One Moment In Time for Whitney Houston, The Air That I Breathe for The Hollies and To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before for Julio Iglesias, to name just a ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Roy Orbison – Black & White Night DVD & CD

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Review by: Kevin CooperRoy Orbison was an American singer songwriter, best known for his distinctive and impassioned voice, complex song structures and dark emotional ballads. So it is no surprise then that there have been twenty two compilations of his music released since his death in 1988. ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW – 50 YEARS OF BLONDE ON BLONDE

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Old Crow Medicine Show have to be credited for tackling one of the most influential albums of all time, Bob Dylan’s Blond On Blonde, and doing it live no less.Marking the 50th anniversary of the greatest achievement of Dylan’s early career, OCMS performed the album in order at The CMA Theatre in ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: SCOUTING FOR GIRLS – SCOUTING FOR GIRLS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Scouting For Girls are an indie band, comprising Roy Stride, Greg Churchouse and Pete Ellard, and are celebrating a decade since the release of their self titled album which originally topped the UK album chart in September 2007 for two weeks. The celebration comes in the form of a deluxe version of ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: BILLY BRAGG & JOE HENRY – SHINE A LIGHT

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In this current political climate where the news is filled with Brexit, the American Elections and the failing Health Service, to name but a few, you would assume that Billy Braggs latest offering on Cooking Vinyl would be his usual politically based muses, but not so.Having once toured the UK by Br ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: THE BEAT FEAT RANKING ROGER – BOUNCE

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Bounce is the first album from The Beat in over thirty years and is being released on independent label, DMF Records. Written by a combination of Ranking Roger, Mick Lister and Ranking Junior, this album has been produced by Lister (Bad Company, Amy Winehouse, The Feeling) and mixed by Tim Hamill an ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: SARI SCHORR – A FORCE OF NATURE

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Quoted by Blues Matters as being “a gift to all of us from the Blues Gods”, Sari Schorr finally gets to release her debut album, A Force Of Nature, on 2nd September.Initially gaining prominence throughout the blues world after several years of touring America, Australia and Europe with blues leg ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: DEXYS – LET THE RECORD SHOW: DEXYS DO IRISH AND COUNTRY SOUL

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The follow up to Dexys 2012 comeback album, One Day I’m Going To Soar, is an album that Kevin Rowland has wanted to make since the mid-1980’s and it has finally arrived.Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul, (available now), had been intended to be a soundtrack of an entire album ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: HATTIE BRIGGS – YOUNG RUNAWAY

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Young Runaway is Hattie Briggs’ follow up album to last year’s excellent Red & Gold and is self-released on her own label, Wise Dog Records.With her first EP, My Shepherds Hut garnering significant attention as well as a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination, Briggs made a life changing decision ...
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