Page 502 of our reviews

Chrome Dreams II

Reviewed by Phil Richards

Back in 1977 Neil Young had planned to release an album titled Chrom Dreams but at the last minute scrapped the recording. Most of the content of the album turned up on subsequent recordings, such as…

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Overnighter

Reviewed by Paul Barr

Murray, already a legend for his pioneering brand of outback rock with the Warumpi Band and a series of extremely good solo albums, has hit an all-time artistic high with this collection of songs. Th…

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Tokyo Year Zero

Reviewed by Paul Landymore

David Peace stamped his mark on the world with the excellent Red Riding Quartet; four novels set in Yorkshire that spanned the decade from 1974 to 1983, stopping off along the way in 1977 and 1980. T…

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Dwight Sings Buck

Reviewed by Lou Fulco

Only one man could make a record in tribute to the work of Buck Owens. In doing so Dwight Yoakam found the clearest way he could to express his love and acknowledge their friendship. After the death …

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Fire in the Blood

Reviewed by Maloti Ray

Guest review

Fire in the Blood is a worthy introduction to the writings of Irène Némirovsky, whose life came to an untimely end in an Auschwitz infirmary in 1942. Its plot is characteristic of her …

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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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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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