Tag Archives: Colin Blunstone

Album review: MIKE BATT – The Penultimate Collection

MIKE BATT - The Penultimate Collection

Dramatico [Release date digital 08.05.20; physical 26.06.20] Mike Batt’s long and varied career is celebrated on this double album, which highlights his work as performer, composer and arranger. This collection features Mike Batt’s original solo material, along with his own … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot – KEATS

Keats (1984)

EMI [1984] Released in 1984 the eponymous album by Keats might be considered as an Alan Parsons Project off-shoot.  It was produced by Parsons and includes the core band members that feature on most of the Project albums, Ian Bairnson, … Continue reading

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Album review: TOM TOOMEY – Turquoise

TOM TOOMEY – Turquoise

Pete Feenstra chatted to Tom Toomey in his Feature show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 25 February 2018, including tracks from ‘Turquoise’. Giant Records [Release date 06.01.18] Tom Toomey is best known as the guitarist with The … Continue reading

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Gig review: COLIN BLUNSTONE – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 24 November 2017

COLIN BLUNSTONE – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 24 November 2017

In an era when the term ‘The Voice’ generates much derision among rock fans, Colin Blunstone is here to remind us of the staple, old school values that have continued to provide a bedrock for the quality end of the … Continue reading

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Gig review: COLIN BLUNSTONE – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, 19 April 2016

Colin Blunstone - The Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, 19 April 2016

The first part of a two-part radio feature was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 3 April.  The second part is also available via Mixcloud It must be an age thing, but increasingly I am being … Continue reading

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News: COLIN BLUNSTONE UK Tour Dates April 2016 and Interview

Colin Blunstone

On Sunday 3 April (Part 1) and Sunday 10 April (Part 2) at 18:00 GMT Colin Blunstone chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! about his career, with tracks from The Zombies and his solo albums. This interview edit discusses recent … Continue reading

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Album review: 4th LABYRINTH – Quattro Stagioni

4th Labyrinth - Quattro Stagioni

  4th Labyrinth Music [Release date 04.09.15] Described as classic progressive rock & pop band, 4th Labyrinth is much more than that. They are a band that reaches well beyond the 4 seasons concept of the album title. And while … Continue reading

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Album review: LOVE – Love Songs

LOVE - Love Songs

Salvo [Release date 27.10.14] ‘Love Songs’ compiles the first three Love albums (minus ‘Emotions’ and ‘Glazing’ from ‘Love’ and the elongated ‘Revelation’ from ‘De Capo’) and replaces the latter with a thrilling Arthur Lee and Jimi Hendrix wah-wah led collaboration … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT – The Complete Albums Collection

The Alan Parsons Project - The Complete Albums Collection

The Alan Parsons Live Project, news, interview, radio feature (February 2015) Sony Legacy [Release date 31.03.14] Alan Parsons almost redefined the idea of the concept album in 1976.  Parsons was famously the assistant engineer at Abbey Road and got his … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE ZOMBIES, THE YARDBIRDS, THE ANIMALS and Friends – The Waterside, Aylesbury, 23 January 2014

Colin Blunstone - The Zombies

Something about the billing of this tour as a ‘celebration of 50 years of Rhythm and Blues with the artists that shaped a musical revolution’ gave off a slight whiff of cabaret. It was a feeling the gig seemed to … Continue reading

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Album review: KINVER – The Stone House

Eye-Pea [Release date 19.03.13] The doomed romanticism and fragility of Nick Drake has a lot to answer for in term of contemporary folk music. His biographer Trevor Dann pointed to a foreboding and fatalism at the heart of his work … Continue reading

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