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ALBUM REVIEW: Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul

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Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is rhythm and blues and soul music performed by white artists and let’s be totally honest, there are not many better at doing that than Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall.Simply Red are back with their first album in four years, and their twelfth in total spanni ...
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ALBUM REVIEWS: James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind

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James Blunt is like Marmite, you either love him or hate him. But given that he has sold over twenty million albums worldwide, there has to be a great number of closeted lovers.With his sixth and latest studio album, Once Upon A Mind now available, he has delivered what is undoubtedly his most perso ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Van Morrison – The Healing Game

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 Review by Kevin CooperAfter 2017’s release of what can only be described as Van Morrison’s self-indulgent Authorised Bang Collection, those throwaway compositions later being known as Morrison’s ‘revenge songs’ it is always a tense moment whenever a rather exuberant ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Ball – Coming home to you

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Review by Kevin CooperTo his legion of fans of both a certain age and generation, Michael Ball OBE has become one of the nation’s most endearing and cherished performers who recently released his first solo album in over four years, the aptly entitled Coming Home To You.This eager ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics

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Review by Kevin CooperNeneh Cherry is arguably one of the more diverse artists making music today and for over three decades she has offered her own unique twist on pop.Since her debut album, Raw Like Sushi which was released in 1989, there have only been five solo albums, the latest being Br ...
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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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