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Album review: SPIRIT – Sunrise And Salvation, The Mercury Era Anthology (Remasters, 8 CD Boxset)

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Cherry Red [release date: 08.10.21] Accidentally or on purpose, Spirit managed to avoid true success, giving the firm impression that if their career ever got anywhere near the glittering shop window of fame, they put the pedal to the metal, … Continue reading

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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: VARIOUS ARTISTS – Separate Paths Together (An Anthology Of British Male Singer/Songwriters 1965-75, 3 CD set)

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Grapefruit [Release date 30.07.21] Hard to see how an anthology could get any more specific. And interesting that it’s a companion piece to 2017′s female version. Well, interesting that the female version came first. In those ten years that spanned … Continue reading

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Album review: BRITISH BLUES INVASION TO RUSSIA FESTIVAL – On-line Invasion Anthology

BRITISH BLUES INVASION TO RUSSIA FESTIVAL – On-line Invasion Anthology

Pete Feenstra chatted to Boris Litvintsev in July 2021 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio featuring several tracks from the new compilation. Hot Draft Productions [Release date 26.05.21] “It’s 9 o’clock in Moscow, 7pm in London….” Boris Litvintsev’s time check … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS ARTISTS – Beyond The Pale Horizon, The British Progressive Sounds of 1972 (3 CD Boxset)

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Cherry Red [Release date 28.05.21] Respected music critics have often expressed the opinion that Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry never wrote a better set of lyrics than he did for ‘Virginia Plain’, the band’s first hit single. Medium.com’s Phil Adams described … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Riding The Rock Machine

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Grapefruit/Cherry Red [Release date 23.03.21] Riding The Rock Machine is a supremely enjoyable, 60 track slice of cultural history. The UK’s pop and rock legacy should be considered a National Treasure, to be protected and promoted. Grapefruit/ Cherry Red are … Continue reading

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Album review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Nothing Comes Easy

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Cherry Red Records (5CD Boxset) [Release date 26.02.21] Arguably, it’s only when your roots run as deep and as wide as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s that you achieve the kind of longevity that sees you still running hard today, 48 years, 15 … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Oh! You Pretty Things Glam Queens And Street Urchins

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Cherry Red [Release date 26.02.21] Oh! You Pretty Things is a 3 disc, 66 track Glam (and more) boxfest, which disappointingly, despite its title, doesn’t feature the late David Bowie song. And ironically, nothing from Hermans Hermits, who turned it … Continue reading

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Album review: MOB RULES – Timekeeper – 20th Anniversary Box Set

        Steamhammer/ SPV (Release date 13.10.14) German power metallers Mob Rules have been treading the boards for the last 20 years and in celebration of that they released this limited edition box set. The box set is … Continue reading

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