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

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

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

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Good Quality 'Home' Recording

Advantages: Intermate performance by John Martyn
Disadvantages: Too much audience 'murmur' in the background

This recording is of a solo set John Martyn did at the Medway Folk Centre in Kent, England. The proprietor of the folk club recorded the show on a reel to reel tape machine. Being this was the source of this recording the quality is acceptable although ...

paulwilliamscouk 08.12.2007 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Battle of Medway (July 17, 1973/Live Recording) - John Martyn

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Pop-folk at its best

Advantages: Quality songwriting and arrangements
Disadvantages: Maybe a little dated in parts

McTell is in fine form in this often overlooked album, his songwriting evoking personal experiences as well as the metaphysical, and looking far beyond the folk world for musical inspiration. The arrangements switch from minimal accompaniment to rock ba ...

wiseowl96 28.03.2007 ∑ Read full review
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Review of You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here - Ralph McTell

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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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