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Two men, a guitar and not too much harping on...

Advantages: Virtuoso playing, "different" but accessible, some stunning "highs"
Disadvantages: None

Having gently teased a fellow-Ciaoer about her inclusion of recipes recently, I think it only fair to turn the tables on myself a little. Now I’m no masterchef, but I can cook a mean beans on toast. The toast is painstakingly cooked to an all-over and eve ...

2mennycds 14.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Wheel of Fortune (Live Recording) - John Renbourn

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A night at the (Sydney) opera (House) - and Royal Albert Hall

Advantages: Great collection of earlyish Ralph, thought provoking, warm
Disadvantages: May be difficult to source

I owned this on vinyl longer ago than I care to remember and was delighted when it was released on CD. It is one of my favourite Ralph albums, and even contains one or two items not available on his studio recordings. And, to me, this is Ralph at his best ...

2mennycds 02.01.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Ralph, Albert & Sydney (Live Recording) - Ralph McTell

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Alistair Moock -- Fortune Street

Advantages: For folkies everywhere
Disadvantages: Not for rockers

Fortune Street is Bostonian Alistair Moock's fifth album and he presents nine original songs and one cover. The album was recorded in just five days and Moock says that "it was the most fun I've had making an album". The eponymous title track opens this a ...

dblue 24.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Fortune Street - Alastair Moock

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Pleasant and delightful

Advantages: Great songs, unparalleled singing and playing
Disadvantages: None

Anthems in Eden is rightly considered one of the must-have records for lovers of traditional British music. Shirley Collins has the perfect voice for all the material presented here, and she is backed superbly by David Munrow and the Early Music Consort ...

wiseowl96 10.04.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Anthems in Eden/Amaranth - Shirley Collins

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A piece of old England

Advantages: Opportunity to hear something different.
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Very sad to hear of the passing of Tim Hart in December. Hart was a fine musician who tuned in with all generations through his music. He was a master of traditional folk music in both its acoustic and re-vamped electric form. whilst also being unique ...

RPB1968 01.02.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Heydays - Tim Hart

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