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Number 270

Claire Hamill - October (Island ILPS 9225) It's been a good while since Claire Hamill featured in our Vinyl Junkie series, her debut LP making an appearance as number 20 in the series. Claire Hamill's follow up album to ONE HOUSE LEFT STANDING had the easier to remember title OCTOBER, which made...

Number 269

Ry Cooder - Into the Purple Valley (Reprise REP44142) These days the Los Angeles-born musician Ry Cooder is known for his catalytic involvement in World Music, his encyclopedic knowledge of the real American songbook and his concentration on making memorable movie soundtracks including The Long...

Number 268

S.E. Rogie - Palm Wine Guitar Music (Cooking Vinyl Cook 010) Although Palm Wine Guitar Music was released in 1988, the songs were recorded between 1960 and 1969 in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Montrovia, Liberia, not only in mono, but 'glorious mono' according to the sleeve notes. Comparing his music...

Number 267

Martin Carthy - Because It's There (Topic 12TS389) Keith Morris's cover shot of Martin Carthy's tenth album BECAUSE IT'S THERE, features a healthy looking thirty-something enjoying the simple outdoor pursuit of rambling, leaning on a stick by an English country stream. Could there be a more...

Number 266

The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion (Elektra EUKS 7257) Like most late Sixties albums, I don't precisely recall when I first heard them, more than likely sometime in the early Seventies, when my attention had shifted from pop 45s to more adult oriented rock...

Number 265

Robbie Robertson - Robert Robertson (Geffen WX133) Robbie Robertson's self-titled solo LP released in 1987 was one of the last LPs I bought before the record plants all closed, the black vinyl record being replaced by the compact disc. The next few years were dominated by the CD and LPs continued...

Number 264

Bert Jansch and John Renbourn - Bert and John (Transatlantic TRA144) For Bert Jansch's fourth album in just two years, the guitar player invited friend and fellow guitar player John Renbourn along for a series of duets, predominantly instrumental with one or two songs, which was eventually released...

Number 263

10cc - Deceptive Bends (Mercury 9102 502) I was always a little unsure about 10cc, the 1970s Beatles-influenced rock pop band, possibly due to the fact that the band came from the same stable of such forgettable artists as The Bay City Rollers, The Piglets and Typically Tropical, headed by the man...

Number 262

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (Tamla Motown STMA 8011) There are some albums that sound just as good forty-odd years after they were first heard and Stevie Wonder's Innervisions is one of them. Prior to thinking anything other than the fact that Stevie Wonder was an already legendary artist on the...

Number 261

Kate Bush - Lionheart (EMI EMA787) In 1978, Kate Bush had already astonished both music critics and the public alike with her debut LP The Kick Inside and most notably the surprise hit single Wuthering Heights and there was a sense of anticipation with the release of her follow up album Lionheart,...

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