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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – A Fire In The Sky

Deep Purple - A Fire In The Sky

Parlophone [Release date 15.09.17] British classic rock legends are still going strong, and basking on the back of the rather wonderful ‘iNfinite’ album, released earlier this year. And while compilations may be so common they’re on a street corner with … Continue reading

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Album review: SONJA KRISTINA – Anthology

SONJA KRISTINA - Anthology

David Randall chatted to Sonja Kristina in May 2015 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio for a two-part career overview.  Part 2 is available here Curved Air Records [Release date 06.10.17] 2-CD In a review several years ago I referred … Continue reading

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Album review: JANIS IAN – The Essential 2.0

JANIS IAN - The Essential 2.0

Sony Legacy [Release date 22.09.17] This 2 CD collection neatly brings together, for the first time, some of Ian’s best (?) works spanning her whole career from 1967 to date on the Columbia, Verve And Rude Girl labels. All too … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS JAGGER – All The Best

CHRIS JAGGER - All The Best

BMG [Release date 01.09.17] “OK class, hands up who’s familiar with the works of Chris Jagger?” “Michael Eavis put your hand down, and take 100 lines:  ‘I will put more rock acts on at Glasto”’. Yes, Chris Jagger ‘ Mick’s … Continue reading

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Album review: STANLEY CLARKE, NORMAN CONNORS, HARVEY MASON (Jazz Funk compilations)

STANLEY CLARKE - The Definitive Collection

Cherry Red Records/imprints The mid to late 1970s was a golden age for disco/jazz-funk.   Bands like Earth, Wind & Fire were ascendant in the charts whilst our more home-grown Level 42 picked up the baton for the burgeoning Brit Funk … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BURNT OUT WRECK, CHESS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

BURNT OUT WRECK Swallow

BURNT OUT WRECK Swallow Cherry Red Records [Release date 24.03.17] Gary Moat was the drummer with Scottish rockers Heavy Pettin’ and for his new band, Burnt Out Wreck, he leaves his drum kit behind to head for the mic stand. … Continue reading

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Album review: ROD STEWART – Sir Rod Stewart and some of his early faces

ROD STEWART - Sir Rod Stewart and some of his early faces

The Store For Music [Release date 21.10.16] 2-CD When ‘Sir’ precedes Rod’s name, and the album artwork features a Spitting Image/ Newzoid caricature of the man, it’s natural to have some doubts about the depths that have been plumbed to … Continue reading

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News: Win AC/DC Book and Black Sabbath ‘Ultimate Collection’ (Competitions)

AC/DC - "In Full Flight"

“In Full Flight” is a limited edition 128 page photographic account of AC/DC during the years 1978-1982.  Covering the final months with Bon Scott and earliest times with Brian Johnson, the book also features relevant quotes from contemporary magazines, memorabilia, … Continue reading

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Album review: BILL WYMAN/RHYTHM KINGS – The Best Of

The Best Of Bill Wyman and Bill Wyman

Edsel Records [Release date 29.07.16] Ask almost anyone to name three things about Bill Wyman, and the chances are you’ll get three of 1) Rolling Stone, 2) Mandy Smith, 3) (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star, and 4) Rhythm … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KORGIS – Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime (The Complete Rialto Recordings 1979-1982)

THE KORGIS - Everybody

In March 2013 David Randall chatted to The Korgis’ Andy Davis and in this exclusive edit he discusses their major hit and the later album ‘This World’s For Everyone’ released in 1992 and subsequently reissued by Angel Air Records. (4:19) … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS – A Box Of Everything

THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS - A Box Of Everything

Red River [Release date 16.06.16] Who?  And where the hell is Slambovia?  Not another Eastern European bloc state looking to dig its snout into the EU feeding trough? No, it’s a state of mind of a New York indie outfit … Continue reading

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Album review: TONY BANKS – Reissues

Tony Banks - A Curious Feeling

Esoteric Recordings [Release date 26.02.16] CD/DVD (5.1 mix) It is a pity that Tony Banks came across as somewhat bad tempered and grumpy in the most recent Genesis TV documentary.  Has he got a chip on the proverbial shoulder?  Well, … Continue reading

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Album review: STEELEYE SPAN – The Essential Steeleye Span: Catch Up

STEELEYE SPAN - The Essential Steeleye Span: Catch Up

Park Records [Release date  11.12.15] Steeleye Span released their 1996 record ‘Time’, their first album with Park Records, an association that has been maintained for nearly twenty years. Since signing with the label the band have released eight studio albums … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL COX – Man Out Of Time

PAUL COX – Man Out Of Time

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Paul Cox (5 July 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Note [Release date 10.09.15] We may live in an age of instant downloads where music consumers immediately want to listen to their … Continue reading

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Album review: BAD COMPANY – Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy – The Very Best Of

BAD COMPANY - Rock

Rhino [Release date 02.10.15] Do we really need another Bad Company anthology?  They were a great band that paved the way for so-called arena rock in the 1980s but haven’t we got all we need on our iPods and memory … Continue reading

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Album review: BELLOWHEAD – Pandemonium: The Essential Bellowhead

BELLOWHEAD - Pandemonium: The Essential Bellowhead

Navigator Records [Release date 16.10.15] Sadly Bellowhard have announced they are calling it a day after 11 years, however they are going out in style with an extensive farewell tour that carries on into 2016 and this, their first best … Continue reading

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Album review: LUCIFER’S FRIEND – Awakening (featuring John Lawton)

LUCIFER

This is an extract from a John Lawton Special, broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in November 2012. (6:13) More information Lucifers Records [Release date 13.04.15] 2-CD When I interviewed John Lawton in 2012 I was fascinated with his … Continue reading

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Album review: THEA GILMORE – Ghosts & Graffiti

THEA GILMORE - Ghosts & Graffiti

Full Fill [Release date 11.05.15] We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – Thea Gilmore is one of the finest contemporary singer songwriter gracing these fair isles.  In another era she would have packed theatres the length and … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS THOMPSON Jukebox – The Ultimate Collection 1975-2015

CHRIS THOMPSON  Jukebox - The Ultimate Collection 1975-2015

Interview edit: Chris Thompson with David Randall, 16 February 2015 (14:35) This edit features un-broadcast material from an hour-long feature aired on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 22 February.  The full  feature is now available via Mixcloud Cherry … Continue reading

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Album review: SUZI QUATRO – The Girl From Detroit City (Box set)

SUZI QUATRO - The Girl From Detroit City (Box set)

Cherry Red Records [Release date 27.10.14] It would be all too easy to dismiss the girl from Detroit City as a Mickie Most, Chinn/ Chapman puppet, but this beautifully packaged 4-CD, 82 track career retrospective attempts to but the record … Continue reading

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