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Love, genocide, social injustice, parenthood - moving, evocative

Advantages: Wide scope of subject, moving lyrics, great music
Disadvantages: Becoming rare

+++++ Music reviews donít earn the writer a single penny regardless of what rates are awarded. You may want to bear this in mind when rating. On the other hand, itís taken quite a bit of time to write and edit this review! +++++ Note that the title of t ...

2mennycds 26.04.2017 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Sand In My Shoes - Ralph McTell

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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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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 Ė and hopefully some readersí benefit. This is a re-vamp of my second ever Ciao review. I didnít ...

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

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John Martyn's near masterpiece

Advantages: Highly original and relaxing acoustic guitar songs, superbly played
Disadvantages: Inferior bonus tracks might interfere with the mood of the album for some.

John Martyn was a very talented British singer/songwiter/musician, who attracted a strong interest and following during the 1970s (less so in the '80s),.But he enjoyed little commercial recognition, despite his best albums selling steadily over the ...

RippedoffPete 15.08.2008 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Bless The Weather - John Martyn

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Travel on a life-affirming journey

Advantages: Evocative, life-affirming, good selection of topics and material
Disadvantages: You're kidding!

Readers of my other Ralph McTell reviews will know that Ii have been a keen fan of his music for a long time. He is a very accomplished guitar player and can play tricky ragtime instrumentals with aplomb. But he is rightfully best known as a singer-songwr ...

2mennycds 30.11.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Travelling Man (Live Recording) - Ralph McTell

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