Page 482 of our reviews

Marry Me

Reviewed by Declan Murphy

Annie Clark is clearly a very talented woman. Having been the resident guitarist for Sufjan Stevens and the Polyphonic Spree she has now embarked on a solo career under the guise of St Vincent and pr…

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Eternal Light

Reviewed by Catherine Koerner

Elin Manahan Thomas has a distinctive, bright and expressive voice very much suited to the program of pieces she has chosen for her debut disc. The disc begins with a 1000-year-old piece by Hildegard…

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The Black Tattoo

Reviewed by Paul Bowman

I used to work with the author of The Black Tattoo, Sam Enthoven, in a London bookshop. He used to regale me with tales of the obscure zombie films and Hong Kong martial arts stars that he was obsess…

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The Onion Field

Reviewed by Paul Landymore

Whilst November 1963 was a terrible month, with global and long lasting repercussions, it wasn’t the only one that year. Six months earlier in March, a smaller, but no less fatal event took place tha…

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Handel Arias

Reviewed by Catherine Koerner

Danielle de Niese, the 26-year-old Melbourne-born soprano, makes her recording debut following the acclaim for her performance as Cleopatra in the 2005 Glyndebourne production of Handel’s Giulio Cesa…

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So Many Nights

Reviewed by James Power

Australia’s favourite festival party band return from the studios of Miami with another album sure to get a spin at your summer bashes. Although their third album includes a few more slower numbers (…

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Gounot: Messe Solenelle de Saint Cecille

Reviewed by Phil Richards

There is lots of humour in this ‘solemn’ work, so I wouldn’t say it was for sensitive souls. It is played with such gusto that we can overlook Gounod’s approach to this classic form of choral writing…

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Folk Songs

Reviewed by Richard Mohr

The fourth recording from the Norwegian early music vocal group, who have a rabid following among quite a few Readings customers. For this, their first of Norwegian folk songs, they collaborate with …

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Australian Classics

Reviewed by Jo Case

This lovingly assembled book selects 50 classic Australian works (both prose and poems), from Rolf Boldrewood’s Robbery Under Arms (1889) to Peter Carey’s Booker prize-winning True History of the Kel

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Gut, Wind and Wire

Reviewed by Phil Richards

The Baltimore Consort, America’s most popular early music ensemble, mixes instruments from different families. Over the years they have covered various musical styles, including music of Ireland, Sco…

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