Category Archives: Singer/Songwriter

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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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 Reviews: Jonathan Edwards – Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy (1972)


After the unexpected success of his self titled debut album and the two hits it spawned Jonathan Edwards left the city and took himself off to a remote farm in western Massachusetts to write the material for his second album. … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Frankie Miller – Standing On The Edge (1982)


Frankie Miller’s eighth solo album “Standing On The Edge” was his first away from the Chrysalis label and was also at that point his rockiest and most polished effort. The bar room backing or stripped back blues and soul of … Continue reading

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