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ALAN SIMON – Excalibur V: Move, Cry, Act, Clash!

January 6, 2022

Spirit Of Unicorn Music 2021 Producing aural imagery out of rage, stellar cast of ongoing rock opera deliver a lackluster tapestry. Having always felt more like franchise than a loose framework for songs that don’t fit Alan Simon’s stage-set projects … Continue reading

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STEVE ASHLEY – Family Album Revisited

September 15, 2021

Woodworm 1982 / Talking Elephant 2021 One of the essential English records of rustic delights is given a new shine and expanded to embrace the spirit of unity. Once upon a time concept folk-rock albums were thin on the ground … Continue reading

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MAARTIN ALLCOCK – OX15

August 29, 2021

A New Day 1999 / Talking Elephant 2021 British folk scene mainstay steps out for a night away from the town – with a sophomore offering with Fairporters and Tullians en masse in tow. Maartin Allcock’s passing in 2018 robbed … Continue reading

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IAIN MATTHEWS & THE SALMON SMOKERS – Fake Tan

March 19, 2021

Talking Elephant 2020 Folk rock wanderer finds a fresh wind for his neverending melodic adventures. More often than not, a sigh is in order when artists set to recut their classics in a studio, as opposed to playing old pieces … Continue reading

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Iain Matthews Opens His Archives

February 28, 2019

Despite his 50-year presence at the forefront of folk rock, Iain Matthews still remains a criminally underrated artist. Always associated with FAIRPORT CONVENTION which he sang with at the beginning of their career, sharing the spotlight with , there’s much … Continue reading

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