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Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (40 of 41)
Location: London, England
 

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Until Tomorrow Then: The Best of Ed Harcourt ~ Ed Harcourt
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
What does "The Best of " mean in the current music industry?
Isn't that one of those things that people release in the twilight of their careers? One of those feeble last-ditch attempts from the record company to milk a few more bucks out of your pocket before they spectacularly drop the artist?
In some cases, yes, but Ed Harcourt's "Until Tomorrow Then" is what a "best of" should be - a joyful romp through a mighty back catalogue with just a sprinkling of new songs to whet your appetite for what is still to come.
It is a curious paradox that it's almost impossible to do any artist worthy of a "Greatest Hits" collection proper justice within the time constraint of a single… Read more
One Man Band Live (W/Dvd) ~ James Taylor
One Man Band Live (W/Dvd) ~ James Taylor
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
James Taylor is that rarest of creatures -- an unpretentious superstar. The 59-year-old iconic singer and songwriter, originally from North Carolina, presented his so-called "One Man Band" show at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA during July 2007 with such effortless charm that it was as if he were sitting around the fireside at home, talking with a bunch of old friends. But the ease with which he put it all across belied the rigorous attention to detail and sheer craft that went into the making of this delightful show.
Larry Goldings, who accompanies Taylor on piano, organ, synth, harmonium and melodica, is a one-man band. He has developed a following in the jazz world for his… Read more
As I Am ~ Alicia Keys
As I Am ~ Alicia Keys
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Although she is only 27, in many ways Keys comes across as a proud throwback: a soul singer in the era of abbreviated R&B hooks.
She writes and produces her own songs with various collaborators.
She is an accomplished keyboardist and a singer who needs no electronic assistance.
With "As I Am", she returns to a purer, more traditional soul sound, ranging from from the anthemic single "No One" and the title track --which harnesses her romantic piano style to a punchy hip-hop drum programme -- to the sweet, caramel-smooth "Tell You Something" to the powerful, raw-voiced anthems "Go Ahead" and "Superwoman".
The latter -- in which she channels every great diva who has ever… Read more

Wish List

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Rock Swings ~ Paul Anka
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Moonlight Serenade ~ Carly Simon
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Guilty Pleasures ~ Barbra Streisand
Christmas Fantasy ~ Anita Baker
Christmas Fantasy ~ Anita Baker