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Album review: VANDENBERG – The Complete Atco Recordings 1982-2004 (4 CD Boxset w/bonus tracks)

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Cherry Red [release date 27.08.21] Vandenberg (1982) Heading For A Storm (1983) Alibi (1985) Demos and Live (2004) Emerging unbloodied and unbowed from the golden age of AOR, Vandenberg’s 3 albums (now remastered) embody all that was good and all … Continue reading

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Album review: ORANGE GOBLIN – Healing Through Fire (2CDs w/bonus tracks)

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Cherry Red Records [Release date 20.08.21] This expanded Orange Goblin compilation centres on their 2007 Disaster Album, Healing Through Fire. Only a Heavy Metal band could take The Great Fire Of London and the Great Plague as the theme for its … Continue reading

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Album review: JAGGED EDGE – Fuel For Your Soul / Trouble (Remasters w/bonus tracks)

JAGGED EDGE - Fuel For Your Soul / Trouble (Remasters w/bonus tracks)

Bad Reputation [Release date 30.07.21] A cracking little package: 2 CDs remastered and laden with bonus material, from Eighties’ hard rock band, Jagged Edge, brought to us by French label, Bad Reputation. The band, formed by guitarist Myke Gray in … Continue reading

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Album review: DUFFY – Scruffy Duffy (remaster w/bonus tracks)

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Cherry Red [Release date 25.06.21] An undiscovered gem of an album. That’s a familiar phrase, and one that too often disappoints when exposed to the light. Scruffy Duffy doesn’t let us down. This was Brit band, Duffy’s second album, recorded … Continue reading

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Album review: FRANKIE MILLER – Once In A Blue Moon, High Life and The Rock (remasters with bonus tracks)

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Rock Candy Records [release date 7.05.21] Glasgow singer/songwriter/actor, Frankie Miller always seemed to have more success when other people sang the stuff he had written. And no matter the critical acclaim his own releases enjoyed, reviews always seemed to end … Continue reading

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Album review: FLESH & BLOOD – Blues For Daze (remaster w/ 2 bonus)

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Bad Reputation France [Release date 05.03.21] Something of a Melodic Rock Supergroup, Flesh & Blood was put together in the early nineties by Touch/Drive She Said’s talented songwriter and producer, Mark Mangold. Tyketto’s Danny Vaughn and Al (TSO/Savatage) Pitrelli were … Continue reading

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Album review: WISHBONE ASH – Two Barrels Burning/Raw To The Bone (reissues)

WISHBONE ASH - Two Barrels Burning

Lemon/Cherry Red [Release date 02.02.18] Back in the racks for their first official outing on CD in some years, two eighties “lost classics” from the band who are currently receiving renewed attention largely thanks to the massive limited “vintage years” … Continue reading

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Quick plays: JULIA FORDHAM (1988 reissue), UNDERHILL ROSE

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Cherry Pop [Release date 29.01.16] Julia Fordham is one of those artists who could only really flourish in the 1980s when there were expansive label budgets, solid production values, and exposure on national radio.  Her exquisite blend of self-penned pop … Continue reading

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Album review: TODD RUNDGREN – Runt, Initiation, Hermit Of Mink Hollow (reissues)

Todd Rundgren - Runt & The Alternate Runt

Edsel [Release date 08.09.14] Can the market really stand further reissues of three Todd albums from the 1970s?  Looking back at our GRTR! archive, Edsel reissued the albums as part of their Rundgren reissue campaign in 2011/2.  So what’s new … Continue reading

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Album review: IRON BUTTERFLY – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (reissue)

IRON BUTTERFLY - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (reissue)

Salvo [Release date 27.10.14] In terms of psychedelic rock heavyweights of the late-1960s, they don’t come much heavier than Iron Butterfly.  Sometimes even credited for inventing the heavy metal idiom -  as epitomised by the 17 minute title track.  The … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – The Complete Albums 1979-1988

SAXON - The Complete Albums 1979-1988

Parlophone/Warner Music [Release date 17.03.14] Saxon get the “complete albums” treatment with a 10-disc set, essentially the 2009/2010 remasters in facsimilie sleeves. All of Saxon’s albums have appeared on CD before, some on different labels, including the strange 2-on-1 packages … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBERT PALMER – Reissues (1974-1985)

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Edsel Records [Release date 26.08.13] 2-CD reissues Robert Palmer came to the music buying public’s attention with Vinegar Joe in 1971 and for a time he formed a formidable singing partnership with Elkie Brooks. Palmer’s transformation to a suave, smart–suited, soul … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Slaves And Masters

DEEP PURPLE - Slaves And Masters

Hear No Evil Recordings [Release date 22.07.13] Slaves And Masters might be remembered as the album that split the Purple fans (and some critics) in the early-1990s, launched in an era that spawned albums such as Tyketto’s ‘Don’t Come Easy … Continue reading

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DEACON BLUE – Reissues – CD and DVD

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(Edsel) The first thing to say about these reissues: this is how it should be done.  Reissuing the original albums with just a handful of bonus tracks wouldn’t suit Edsel and they have really come up trumps.  In some cases, … Continue reading

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LEVELLERS – Reissues

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(Edsel Records) The Levellers are one of the most enduring and, it must be said, likeable bands to have been around for the past twenty-five years. Their blend of anarchic punk anthems aligned to touching folk sensitivity has been a … Continue reading

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