CD Review: Andrew Lloyd Webber – Unmasked: The Platinum Collection

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music has been with many of us seemingly a lifetime. His own lifetime spans some 70 years now and to tie in with his landmark birthday, the musical maestro has curated a 4 CD greatest hits compilation encompassing many of his compositions and collaborations. Among the musicals featured are Cats, Evita, JesusContinue reading “CD Review: Andrew Lloyd Webber – Unmasked: The Platinum Collection”

CD Review: Phil Everly – There’s Nothing Too Good For My Baby /Mystic Line (Morelio Records)

By 1973, Rock n Roll icons, The Everly Brothers had gone their separate ways and launched  solo careers. While Don  headed for Nashville, Phil, the higher register voice of the duo, embarked on  releasing his solo debut, Star Spangled Springer on RCA. In 1974, Phil headed for London and over the next two years recordedContinue reading “CD Review: Phil Everly – There’s Nothing Too Good For My Baby /Mystic Line (Morelio Records)”

CD Review: The Paper Dolls – Something Here In My Heart – The Complete Recordings 1968-1970

Its 50 years since The Paper Dolls entered the charts with their irresistible hit, Something In My Heart (Keeps A Tellin’ Me No). Predating the Spice Girls by some 30 years, the Northampton based trio, Susie ‘Tiger’ Mathis, Pauline ‘Spyder’ Bennett and Sue ‘Copper’ Marshall were the first British girl band to be known byContinue reading “CD Review: The Paper Dolls – Something Here In My Heart – The Complete Recordings 1968-1970”

CD Review: Martika – Martika’s Kitchen (Reheated Edition)

Martika’s Kitchen was the 1991 second album for Latin pop singer Martika. The album featuring no less than four song writing collaborations with Prince was the follow up album to her 1988 self-titled debut. Martika had already shown a degree of depth and maturity with her debut single, Toy Soldiers in 1989. The Latin PopContinue reading “CD Review: Martika – Martika’s Kitchen (Reheated Edition)”

CD Review: Tears For Fears – Rule The World -The Greatest Hits

Tears for Fears made a spectacular return this autumn not only with a new single, I Love You, but I’m Lost, but also a live concert broadcast by BBC Radio 2 and announcing several live dates for 2018, many of which have already sold out. There’s no better time to be reminded of Roland OrzabelContinue reading “CD Review: Tears For Fears – Rule The World -The Greatest Hits”

CD Review: In A Winter Light by Alexander Armstrong

In A Winter Light is all-round entertainer Alexander Armstrong’s third commercial release. Listeners to Armstrong’s previous releases will be aware of his strong baritone voice which and the treatment he has given to pop classics and musical standards. The album features atmospheric and fresh interpretations of Christmas Classics. Following Armstrong’s traditional instrumental prologue there isContinue reading “CD Review: In A Winter Light by Alexander Armstrong”

CD Review: Cliff Richard – Stronger Thru The Years

Stronger Thru The Years is a new 2CD collection coinciding with Sir Cliff Richard’s 59th year in music. As with many recent Cliff compilations there is much in the way of familiar material. Of the 38 cuts featured, over 30 were hit singles and 10 reached the coveted number one position.Amongst the material are severalContinue reading “CD Review: Cliff Richard – Stronger Thru The Years”

CD Review: Big Country – We’re Not In Kansas (The Live Bootleg Box Set 1993-98)

Formed out of the ashes of Scottish punk band Skids by guitarist Stuart Adamson, Big Country were one of the leading British alternative rock bands of the 1980s scoring many well remembered hits including In a Big Country, Chance and Look Away. By the 1990s, although chart success had waned, the band still had aContinue reading “CD Review: Big Country – We’re Not In Kansas (The Live Bootleg Box Set 1993-98)”

CD Review : Hazel O Connor – Cover Plus Expanded

I remember the first time I saw Hazel O’Connor on television in 1980, it was certainly a clip from the film Breaking Glass and she was there in all her colourful brilliance performing Eighth Day. I say colourful brilliance, following my parents divorce, we had been reduced back to a black and white TV set.Continue reading “CD Review : Hazel O Connor – Cover Plus Expanded”

John Owen Jones New Single With Sophie Evans

Welsh stage star John Owen-Jones is set to release a new single on December 8.  ‘Come What May’ is a duet with fellow Welsh musical theatre star, Sophie Evans. This follows John’s recent performances in Tiger Bay the Musical, and coincides with December solo shows in Llanelli, Cardiff and London.  On the Welsh shows John’sContinue reading “John Owen Jones New Single With Sophie Evans”

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