Out of 2020 – Into 2021

I’ve ummed and ahhed over doing this sort of post, but (now the end of January is in sight) I’ve finally decided that I might as well follow up my ‘favourite things‘ post with a bit of a round-up – and some kind of look forward. One thing that I did manage was to get […]

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#MindTheBand: round-up

  Thanks mostly to the phenomenon that is #TimsTwitterListeningParty, 2020 has definitely transitioned from being my year of gigs to a year of albums – and this recent challenge week definitely helped me to up my game again. Not only were two of my most anticipated albums (Queen + Adam Lambert and The Jaded Hearts […]

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#MindTheBand: Day-by-Day

  As I’m back working from home I thought there wasn’t a lot of point in doing a diary (unless something massive comes up I’m unlikely to be going out this week), so instead I’m putting together some daily lists of favourites and linking to whatever posts I manage to publish. Potentially less rambling than […]

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#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

The Vitals Release date: 5 October 1973 UK chart peak: #1 Running time: 76:20 Singles: Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting (#7), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (#6), Bennie and the Jets (#37), Candle in the Wind (#11) Widely considered to be Elton John’s greatest work, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was recorded at the Château d’Hérouville (where his […]

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#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround, Part One

The Vitals Release date: 27 November 1970 UK chart peak: — Running time: 40:25 Singles: Lola (#2), Apeman (#5) After some well-documented struggles across the Pond, Lola Versus Powerman did some work in repairing that relationship, charting at number 35 and appearing as a comeback album of sorts. The record also did well in Australia, peaking […]

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