Philip Dukes / James Gilchrist / Anna Tilbrook Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel – Songs and Chamber Works – AllMusic Review by James Manheim

This Vaughan Williams recital makes an unusually satisfying impression, and it may not be immediately clear why. There’s quite a bit of unfamiliar material, some of it in unusual versions for which there was no pressing need. But the whole thing hangs together, creates a mood of intimacy, and draws you into the composer’s world. […]

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Jimi Hendrix Both Sides of the Sky – AllMusic Review by Sean Westergaard

Both Sides of the Sky is another collection of high-quality studio recordings, dating from 1968-1970. It might surprise some that, 45-plus years after his death, there’s still good material that hasn’t been previously released, but Hendrix was recording nearly all the time at this point, whether they were demos done in his apartment, late-night jamming […]

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STEPHEN STILLS: Las Vegas 21st July 1995 (CD)

Fascinating insight into a Stills live performance in the mid 90’s.  Stunning versions of classics “Love The One You’re With”, “Long Time Gone”, “For What It’s Worth” and an explosive eight minute “Dark Star”. Joined by Joe Vitale on drams, Gerald Johnson on bass and Mike Finnegan on keyboards. Broadcast by WHCN-FM from The Joint […]

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New York Dolls – Butterflyin’ (Limited Pink Vinyl LP)

Rare live recording re-mastered specifically for vinyl and audio restored during classic Dolls period featuring the line-up that recorded the two seminal albums. Radio broadcast recorded at My Fathers Place, NY, 14th April 1974. Liner notes by Dolls biographer Nina Antonia. Presented in coloured vinyl as a limited edition pressing of 700 with an insert. […]

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Are Headphone amps worth the expense?

“I have a Mac tube amp and grado phones. Would I benefit from a headphone amp? How are they hooked up? Thanks for any thoughts.” 21 enthusiasts express their opinions MORE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. […]

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Greenwich Folk Scene

The Even Dozen Jug Band – The Even Dozen Jug Band (CD1) Take Your Fingers Off It Come On In Mandolin King Rag Overseas Stomp Evolution Mama The Even Dozens I Don’t Love Nobody Rag Mama France Blues On The Road Again Original Colossal Drag Rag All Worn Out Lonely One In This Town Sadie […]

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Anchor (CD) by Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy With The Gift Band

We are told: As two of the UK’s finest exponents of traditional song, Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy’s rich, distinctive and authentic voices have engaged new audiences and admirers across two generations. Between them, they have three prestigious Mercury Prize nominations, an MBE each for services to English music and have both been presented with […]

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The best stereo amplifiers of the 21st century

What Hi-Fi? tell us: We take a short-ish stroll down memory lane and revisit the best pound-for-pound stereo amplifiers we’ve tested since the turn of the century. Continues HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley […]

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