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However far you have to travel to get it - get it!

Advantages: Moving lyrics, wide scope of subject of songs
Disadvantages: None

++++++ Please note: Perhaps understandably, Ciao no longer pay anything at all for music reviews. Any that I post are therefore purely for my own enjoyment – and hopefully some readers’ benefit. This is a re-vamp of my second ever Ciao review. I didn’t ...

2mennycds 29.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Somewhere Down The Road - Ralph McTell

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Hunt this album doon!

Advantages: Fine tunes, varied sounds and tempos
Disadvantages: Won't appeal to all tastes

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2mennycds 15.11.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Hunter's Moon - Calum Stewart

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THIS is "The Voice" - it can break your heart and mend it again

Advantages: Moving songs gorgeously delivered
Disadvantages: None - unless you cannot hear

I’ve delayed writing this review until now. How do you begin to describe in words the emotion and intensity of an artist’s singing? Lyrics can be quoted and analysed and to a certain extent even tunes can be described, at least in terms of tempo, genre a ...

2mennycds 24.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Like an Old Fashioned Waltz - Sandy Denny

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No creaks on this fine live album!

Advantages: Exuberant, superb playing, fine songs and great tunes
Disadvantages: More "feel" of a live album could have been included when edited

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2mennycds 29.10.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Walnut Creek (Live Recording) - Dave Swarbrick

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a journey for the mind, body and soul

Advantages: a fantastic collection of interwovenstyles
Disadvantages: a time and a place type of music

...Loreena McKennitt is not a household name for many, though she has been creating a very unique brand of music for many years, her first album, Elemental was released in 1985. The cover of 1997's release, Book of Secrets, does suggest something of what you ...

steerpyke 18.07.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Book of Secrets - Loreena McKennitt

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