Tag Archives: Ritchie Blackmore

Album Review: Blackmore’s Night – Shadow Of The Moon (1997)


The Deep Purple musical family story is full of controversy and events upon which many of their followers have differing opinions. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover arriving whilst Nick Simper and Rod Evans were still on board and the subsequent departure … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Jess Roden – Jess Roden (1974)


Kidderminster born Jess Roden began his recording career with The Alan Bown Set and sang on their single ‘Emergency 999’, a track which made them stars on the Northern Soul scene for a short while. When Roden left after recording the album “The Alan … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Joe Bonamassa – The Ballad of John Henry (2009)


Following the success of his “Sloe Gin” and “Live From Nowhere In Particular” albums Joe Bonamassa returned to the studio with producer Kevin Shirley and came up with another exciting quality mixture of originals and covers in the shape of … 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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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: Trapeze – You Are The Music … We’re Just The Band (1972)


It took a full two years for Trapeze to release this follow up to the critically acclaimed “Medusa”. A long gap, particularly in a time where three albums over two years was a standard record deal. To put this in … Continue reading

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