Monthly Archives: August 2011

Album Reviews: Jimmy Helms – Songs I Sing (1975)


I first became aware of Jimmy Helms when I heard his contributions to Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover’s solo album ‘The Butterfly Ball’ and Eddie Hardin’s ‘Wizard’s Convention’. On both of those recordings Jimmy Helms’ singing was soulful, deep and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Fleetwood Mac – Say You Will (2003)


I always thought that Christine McVie’s almost straight laced sensible big sister stuff was the perfect foil for Stevie Nicks flighty whimsical fairy stuff so wasn’t exactly sure whether this would actually feel like a Fleetwood Mac album or not … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Fiona – Fiona (1985) / Beyond The Pale (1986) / Heart Like A Gun (1989)


Fiona (1985)   Fiona Flanagan’s debut album is pretty typical 80s female fronted AOR that hasn’t really stood the test of time that well. It can be pretty accurately dated within the first ten seconds. Something that can be said … Continue reading

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Album Review: Fastway – Fastway (1983) / All Fired Up (1984)


Fastway (1983)   I was never a Motorhead fan, and nor am I ever likely to be, so I never really had any great expectations for this album despite all the hype at the time. And those of us that … Continue reading

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Album Review: Duffy – Rockferry (2008)


It is often difficult to judge a performer when they have only made one album. Retrospectively reviewing a debut album after the artist has made a few more is something I for one am far more used to doing. It … Continue reading

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Album Review: Eumir Deodato – First Cuckoo (1975)


This is a bit of a rarity for me ……. and in more ways than one. Firstly it is most unlike me to own only one album by an artist that has made so many, especially when I like it. … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Ane Brun – Duets (2005)


I’m not overly sure why Ane Brun found it neccesary to follow up the highly successful ‘A Temporary Dive’ with an album of duets. What makes it even more surprising is that two of the better songs on it are … Continue reading

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