Category Archives: Pop

Album Reviews: Paul Kossoff – Back Street Crawler (1973)


Free disbanded for the first time in 1971 due to growing friction between members of the band. Three spin off bands were created, Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit by Paul Kossoff and Simon Kirke. Toby by Andy Fraser and Peace … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Rod Stewart – The Early Solo Years 1970-1978


An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down (1970) Great rock anorak and author of the magnificent ‘Great Rock Discography’ Martin C Strong wrote in his biography of Rod Stewart that his was the biggest and possibly most tragic sell … Continue reading

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Album Review: Frankie Miller – Once In A Blue Moon (1973)


Frankie Miller may not have recorded his debut album ‘Once In A Blue Moon’ until late 1972 but by then he already had a huge reputation in live music circles and was seen by many as a superstar in waiting.  Millers Mother … 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: 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 – Black Rose: A Rock Legend (1979)


Brian Robertson’s time in Thin Lizzy was never without incident and following his relegation to special guest/session player for the “Bad Reputation” album, on which he contributed to just two songs, he was reinstated as a full member in time for … Continue reading

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Martin Leedham’s All Time Album Chart (A work in progress)


https://rateyourmusic.com/list/MartinLeedham/martin_leedhams_all_time_album_chart__a_work_in_progress__updated_19th_january_2014__now_including_reviews__/ UPDATE 20TH JULY 2014 As my ratings and reviews seem to have been included on some other sites (including Wikipedia) thought I would update the current chart. Remember it’s a work in progress so there are quite a lot … Continue reading

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Album Review: Chantal Kreviazuk – Colour Moving and Still (1999)


By the time Chantal Kreviazuk went into the Phase One Recording Studio in Toronto to record her second album she had married Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida and much of the angst and power of her debut album had … Continue reading

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Album Review: Heather Nova – South (2001)


Heather Nova’s fourth full length studio album “South” is another collection of superbly written, sung and arranged songs from an artist that surely deserves a wider audience. Maybe that was the record companies way of thinking too as this set … Continue reading

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Album Review: Genesis – A Trick of the Tail (1976)


When Peter Gabriel departed Genesis in 1975, thus ending for many ‘the classic years of Genesis’, the remaining members auditioned as many as 400 replacements before opting for already incumbent drummer Phil Collins as the groups new vocalist. Collins vocal … Continue reading

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