Category Archives: Music Reviews

Album Review: Thunder – Back Street Symphony (1990)


  Guitarist Luke Morley, singer Danny Bowes and drummer Gary ‘Harry’ James emerged from the wreckage of Terraplane in 1989 and after enlisting bassist Mark Luckhurst and keyboard and some time guitarist Ben Matthews emerged as Thunder. Thus creating one of … Continue reading

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Album Review: Steve Winwood – Junction Seven (1997)


After recording the Traffic album “Far From Home” Steve Winwood returned to his solo career with this much maligned 1997 offering “Junction Seven”. Being Winwood’s seventh solo album and the M6 motorway junction for his hometown of Birmingham it is … Continue reading

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Album Review: Genesis – Foxtrot (1972)


Genesis recorded their fourth studio album, “Foxtrot”, at Island Studios, London during August 1972 and in an amazing show of alacrity it was released and on the streets by October of the same year. Their career was starting to move in … Continue reading

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Album Review: Burton Cummings – Dream Of A Child (1978)


After two solo albums Burton Cummings decided the time was right to try his hand at producing his own album. Calling on friendships and contacts made during his ten years as a recording artist, mostly with The Guess Who, he found … Continue reading

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Album Review: Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (1976)


The first two albums of the Scott Gorham/Brian Robertson era Thin Lizzy, “Night Life “(1974) and “Fighting “(1975), hadn’t exactly set the world on fire sales wise and certainly weren’t held in the regard they are now back then. So … Continue reading

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Album Review: Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (1980)


In early 1979 Ozzy Osbourne’s behaviour became too much for the rest of Black Sabbath, and Tony Iommi in particular, to tolerate and it was clear something would have to give. Over a year had been wasted in drug fuelled … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dio – Holy Diver (1983)


The Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath ended in acrimony due partly to disagreements regarding the mixing of the “Live Evil” album. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler accused Dio and drummer Vinnie Appice of sneaking into the studio to increase … Continue reading

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