Tag Archives: Universal

Album review: RAINBOW – The Polydor Years

Rainbow - Vinyl

Universal (9LP box set) [Release date 24.11.14] With the rejuvenation of both vinyl and classic rock, Universal have collated all 8 of the classic Rainbow albums in original packaging. Extravagant? Yes, resoundingly. But it’s lovely too. While a couple have … Continue reading

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DVD review: STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four’s Final Fling

STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four’s Final Fling

Abbey Road/ Universal [Release date 01.09.14] On the 12th April 2014 in Dublin the last chords of the Frantic Four’s second and final reunion tour rang out and with it closed another chapter in the long history of Status Quo, … Continue reading

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Album review: ELECTRIC BOYS – Starflight United

Universal [Out now] The good news is that “Starflight United” is the newly released 5th album form Sweden’s funk rock friendly Electric Boys. The bad news is that it is currently only being released in Sweden and Finland (fear not … Continue reading

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Gig review: ALEX HART – The Heights, St George’s Hotel, London, 2 April 2014

Alex Hart Showcase - BBC Club, London, 2 April 2014

Alex Hart is the kind of artist who might just make you re-appraise the view that A&R reps are an extinct breed in this post youtube age. She’s a breathe of fresh air who radiates presence with thoughtful songs, effortless … Continue reading

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Album reviews: THERAPY? – Troublegum/Infernal Love re-issues

Troublegum (3CD)  **** Infernal Love (2CD)  *** [Released 31st March 2014] Two Deluxe Editions from Universal, celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘Troublegum’. The Irish indie/alternative/punk metal band formed in the late 80s and after a couple of indie releases, signed to … Continue reading

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Interview with DANIEL CAVANAGH (Anathema/Leafblade) – 25 July 2013

Anathema are currently going through the most productive and commercially successful period of their long and fruitful career and that fact alone is enough to get guitarist and founding member Danny Cavanagh in high spirits. Smiling and accommodating, the forty … Continue reading

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DVD Review: ANATHEMA – Universal

KScope [Release date 23.09.13] Success is a strange thing: the more you chase it, the more it eludes you and then, just as you are about to give up trying, lady luck gives you the most impassioned of embraces and … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK – Wonderful Life

        Universal (Released 15th April 2013) Black’s ‘Wonderful Life’ was originally released back in 1987 (this reissue is the CD version that had fifteen songs, the vinyl version only featured ten songs) and of course the title … Continue reading

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Album review: DIO – Dream Evil

Universal  (2CD)         Fourth album from legendary classic metal band fronted by Ronnie James Dio, originally released in 1987, and what a classic it is. Featuring the studio debut of guitarist Craig Goldy, the album sadly gets … Continue reading

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News: DIO – Deluxe Edition Album – Dream Evil

Universal are pleased to announce the release of a deluxe edition of Dio’s ‘Dream Evil’ album on March 4th 2013. When Ronnie James Dio finally succumbed to stomach cancer in May 2010, the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal … Continue reading

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RAINBOW – Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll (Re-issue)

Polydor/Universal Another double CD re-issue of the band’s classic 1978 album, with the bonus CD adding rough mixes of songs on the original album, some live versions and a couple of rehearsal takes.Interesting sleeve notes that include interviews (archive ones … Continue reading

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ERIC CLAPTON ‘Slowhand’ deluxe re-issue

POLYDOR RECORDS & UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP INTERNATIONAL MARK THE 35th ANNIVERSARY OF ERIC CLAPTON’S “SLOWHAND” WITH MULTI-FORMAT RELEASE FOR 26th NOVEMBER 2012 Eric Clapton has been in the spotlight for close on fifty years and the portrait of his artistry … Continue reading

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