#464 Brian Eno – Ambient 4: On Land

My Eno entry point was Talking Heads Remain In Light album which I bought on vinyl after hearing Once In A Lifetime on the radio. It was one of the first records in my collection and it’s still one of my top five favourite albums. After that I tracked down My Life In The Bush … Continue reading #464 Brian Eno – Ambient 4: On Land

#680 The Ink Spots – The Best Of

It was one of my ex-girlfriends that first got me into The Ink Spots, about 20 years ago. She had this Best Of album on vinyl but took it with her when she left (most inconsiderate) so I was delighted to find it in a Record Fair a couple of years ago for the fine … Continue reading #680 The Ink Spots – The Best Of

#712 Elton John – Captain Fantastic and the Dirt Brown Cowboy

This is classic Elton. Mid-Seventies, full of bravado and bombast yet graced with enough humility and empathy to genuinely move the listener. It’s a concept album of sorts, an autobiographical storytelling in song of the rags to riches rise of John and Taupin as songsmiths extraordinaire. By 1975 he had released nine studio albums, a … Continue reading #712 Elton John – Captain Fantastic and the Dirt Brown Cowboy

#970 Dolly Parton – Greatest Hits

Oh this is a breath of fresh air right now! Gotta love a bit of Dolly. Not my usual listening fare of course (prog rock, Krautrock, weirdy electronic noise), but you can’t fault her as a consummate performer and professional. Not to mention philanthropist. One of the true musical legends we have left. This compilation … Continue reading #970 Dolly Parton – Greatest Hits

#1559 John Williams – Spanish Guitar Favourites

John Williams recorded this album when he was 17 years old. 17!! For some reason, I always thought he was British, possibly because I associate him with one of his contemporaries, the Englishman Julian Bream. Williams trained in the UK and his first professional performance was at the Wigmore Hall in London. He is, however, … Continue reading #1559 John Williams – Spanish Guitar Favourites