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November 10, 2019


Let's Be Us Again: The Delines 

The Delines, a retro country soul combo with an after-hours aura from Portland, Oregon, delighted a packed audience at London's Union Chapel with a set mainly drawn from their latest album The Imperial. Our Song Of The Week is Let's Be Us Again, about a couple trying to reignite the flame. What might have been might still be.

Novelist and so...

September 22, 2019

Launched into the stratosphere with arguably (in my humble opinion, indisputably) the greatest opening riff in the history of rock, Layla is Eric Clapton’s masterpiece. A proclamation of unrequited love to Pattie Boyd, the song urgently lays bare the agony of his frustration at falling for the wife of his best friend, George Harrison.

The song was inspired by a book given to the guitarist – The Sto...

August 27, 2019

If the 1960s were the decade of the classic single, the Seventies were the decade of what was quaintly called the album. And for the first half of the Seventies Joni Mitchell released a series of records that arguably were as breathtaking as the output of The Beatles in the last five years of the previous decade.

Blue, For the Roses, Court And Spark, The Hissing Of Summer Lawns and Hejira represent...

August 6, 2019

To some, The Artist Better Known As Prefab Sprout occupies an unthreatened throne. A thousand rave reviews, one Top 10 single. A daring debut devoid of choruses. An acoustic version of the 1980s’ finest 33-and-a-thirder that transforms, and occasionally improves upon, the original. A country-suffused album full of John Ford saloons and landscapes from the same pen that assailed The Boss for witter...

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