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    Dr Chan: Nasty Rock’n’Roll Rhythms

    Title: Squier Label: Stolen Body A second album from Dr Chan. Uh-oh. But no, let’s pretend we don’t know and see what happens.  Based upon classic nasty rock’n’roll rhythms this French…

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    Paul Jacobs: Let’s Make Some Noise

    Tite: Easy Label: Stolen Body  All the way from Montreal Quebec, ex-one man band the now band-bedecked Paul Jacobs wrote, performed, recorded and mixed this album. Anyone how has seen his…

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    Paul Rodgers: Free To Roam

    Title: Free Spirit Label: Quarto Valley Records This is a 3LP set, presented in a double fold-out gatefold sleeve, captures Paul Rodgers in a live setting, the Royal Albert Hall in…

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    Phantasmagoria Expansion for Curved Air

    Title: Phantasmagoria Label: Esoteric An expanded two disc edition of the original Phantasmagoria album. Originally released in 1972, the album was the first to feature the line-up of Sonja Kristina (vocals,…

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    Undertones: Seven Inches in a Box

    Title: Singles Label: BMG Formed in Derry in 1974, The Undertones consisted of the O’Neill brothers – John and Damian on guitars, Michael Bradley on bass, Billy Doherty on drums and…

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    Carl Palmer: In The Palmer His Hands

    Title: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live Label: BMG This set features two live shows. On the CD is a show from 25 November 2015, featuring the ELP album, Tarkus alongside Mars,…

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    STONE THE CROWS & MAGGIE BELL

    Title: Best Of Label: Angel Air Scotland-spawned Stone the Crows had everything going from them but luck. They were talented, well known and respected but never received the success they deserved.…

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    Heavy Horses in a Box From Jethro Tull

    Title: Heavy Horses Label: Chrysalis Not only is this year the 50th anniversary of the band but also the 40th anniversary of the album Heavy Horses. Presented as a 3CD/2DVD book-type…

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    Datashock: Lose Yourself in the Beat

    Title: Krauter der Provinz Label: Bureau B A krautrock-style group or artist’s ‘collective’ (now, tell me, what’s more krautrock than your common or garden ‘collective’, eh? A classic musical collection if…

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    The Brackish: Voiced By Guitar

    Title: Firm but Fair Label: Stolen Body This band has been about a bit. Names such as Phantom Limb, This is The Kit, Zun Zun Egui and Port Erin spring to…

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    BoyToy: West Coast Indie Rock

    Title: Night Leaf  Label: Stolen Body Album number two from BoyToy with a quite brilliant pictorial chart on the rear of my promo CD, at least (I hope it’s on the…

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    The Evil Usses: What They’re Not

    Title: Muck Label: Stolen Body So let’s see here, within The Evil Usses we’ve got Leon Boydon on bass with Dan Truen on drums. The intriguing mixture of tenor sax with…

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    Rock Around The Block, Volume 2

    Title: Volume 2 Label: Jasmine  It’s interesting isn’t it that the entire rock’n’roll genre found film so important. There seemed to be plenty of feature films out and about during the…

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    Mickey & Sylvia: Dynamic Duo

    Title: Love is Strange Label: Jasmine This is a 2CD package cramming 56 tracks within from Sylvia Robinson (nee Vanderpool) and Mickey ‘McHouston’ Baker (an unruly child, ex-pool hustler and rock…

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    Crabby Appleton: A Villainous Breed

    Title: Crabby Appleton Label: Man in the Moon The band’s name is an intriguing one because it derives from a kids cartoon show. O’lCrabby was a cartoon villain on the Captain…

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    Ian Lowery: Former Folk Devil

    Title: Ironic Label: Spectacle  Ian Lowery worked as a musician, singer-songwriter and even a producer. He had a full musical career up until he sadly passed away in 2001 with a…

  • Rock Review Vinyl

    A Certain Ratio: The Vinyl Reissues

    Title: The Graveyard and the Ballroom/Force Label: Mute I remember seeing the band around 1985 or 86, about the time that Force hit the streets, at the Liverpool Playhouse theatre, a…

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    DON’T GO NEAR THE ESKIMOS

    Title: 28 Classic U.S. Novelties Label: Jasmine Another crazy selection of crazy tunes of a novelty nature – we’ve been in this territory before, of course. Many will be familiar but…

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