Reviews

Goldmine reviews of albums, DVDs, concerts, etc.

The Crow Calls and You WILL Listen

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It steals in softly, slowly, almost unnoticed, like the creaking of an old rocker, or branches against the roof.  A voice as old as darkness, instrumentation that could have been taped any time in the last hundred years.  I heard …

Deborah Bonham – the Blues with Spirit

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Classic Rock magazine glows over her warm and fulsome voice”; Blues Revue describes her as “the Duchess of Blues-Rock”; Firework calls her “amazing woman”; and when Blues Matters caught her duetting with Dan McCafferty, it was “a vocal marriage made …

Here Comes the Ski Patrol!

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Of all the bands that hovered around the UK punk and post-punk scene at the tail end of the seventies, so many of whom trailed away having left barely a mark on the popular consciousness, one of the most invigorating …

Mike Oldfield – Man on the Rocks

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Talking to Goldmine this time last year, Mike Oldfield warned, “The new album is totally different to [his then-current] Tubular Beats.  There’s no software at all and everything is live backing tracks. “I have a coproducer called Steve Lipson, who’s …