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Chrome Dreams II

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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Deer Hunting with Jesus by Joe Bageant

Have you ever wondered why struggling voters firmly attach themselves to the party and candidate who represents the big end of town, actively voting against their interests? (The answer, says Joe Bae…

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The Black Tattoo

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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Zugzwang

Zugzwang is the first novel from Irish writer Ronan Bennett since 2004’s Havoc in its Third Year. I remember meeting him in London for the launch of his 1998 book Catastrophist; he is a really nice p…

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Dwight Sings Buck

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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Eternal Light

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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Tokyo Year Zero

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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Handel Arias

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

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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The Butcher’s Boy

This reissue of Thomas Perry’s instant classic debut is long overdue. This pacy thriller about a top hit man whose troubles with his employers make too much noise and attract the attention of the aut…

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