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Light is in the Horizon
October 16, 2022, 2:36 pm
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Made up of songs left behind, but not forgotten, from her previous two long players, the new album, ‘Light is in the Horizon’ by Eddi Reader is a delight.

Twelve songs filled with charm and love – they always are to be fair – played by a whole host of well-kent musicians: Phil Cunningham, Boo Hewerdine, Katie Walters, Alan Kelly, Alison Freegard, Stephen Douglas, John Douglas and many more.

Out now and available via Reveal Records – ‘Hope and light is in the horizon always…’

2022 Eddi Reader Reveal Records

April 2, 2019, 1:13 pm
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…was recorded during the 2017 ‘All Night’ North American acoustic tour and sees John, Paul and Frank performing a selection of songs from their back catalogue – some for the first time in many years.

2018 Trashcan Sinatras / Bobame Recordings BOBAME 010

Boys Keep Swinging
June 12, 2016, 5:53 pm
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‘Wild Pendulum’ is the sixth album from the Trashcan Sinatras – and it’s a triumph.

Coming seven years after previous album, ‘In The Music’, Wild Pendulum was released with some help from the band’s loyal fan base, who donated in various ways through their Pledgemusic campaign. You could’ve bought a CD, a T-Shirt, a vinyl, a bedtime story, a guitar lesson or even a guitar itself, if you were feeling flush. It’s been a great campaign for the band and those who pledged have been rewarded with a wonderful album.

There’s a different feel to the songs this time with strings and things driving the music along while the guitar riffs get locked up in the back seat. However, don’t let that put you off, they do get unbuckled for a few lovely solos, particularly on track 7, The Neighbours Place – a track which shuffles along at a pace similar to In The Music’s ‘Oranges and Apples’. There’s also another nice little touch on track 3, Ain’t That Something – about half way through, there’s a wee tip-of-the-guitar to ‘The Genius I Was’ from third album ‘A Happy Pocket’ – at least that’s what I hear.

Simon Dine, who many years ago signed the band to Go! Discs, makes a return – adding some rickety Disney-esque flourishes, and, according to the sleeve notes, some ‘sonic scenery’. The whole thing was then brought together by Mike Mogis. If you’re a fan of the work of Conor Oberst, you’ll recognise Mike as a member of Conor’s Bright Eyes project. Mike has produced and performed on a number of releases on Nebraska’s Saddle Creek label and also sprinkled his magic on two albums by Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit.

The magic continues on Wild Pendulum…

wp_coverwp_cd partwp_cd_packSome pledgers became executive producers for the day and got their names printed on the liner notes…

wp_execswp_redriverwp_spineThe artwork and design on the sleeve is wonderful. Designed by ‘How It Is Nowadays’ who are based in Brooklyn, New York.

wp_mikemogis2016 Trashcan Sinatras / Pledgemusic / Red River Entertainment

June 30, 2015, 7:05 pm
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…Music Archive Collection was set up to bring back to life some long lost, out of print classic albums. Albums by artists such as ABBA, Big Country, The Style Council, The Jam and eh – one of Paul’s favourites – Wet Wet Wet.

Back in 2004, ‘A Happy Pocket’ by the Trashcan Sinatras was also given the nod to be re-released – it is a classic after all.

Most of these releases were interactive CD’s. Pop them into your Mac or PC and some additional material was available for you to peruse while listening to the audio. Don’t know what’s wrong with my copy but it disnae work.

It’s a very clever idea and may have been a godsend if you’d been searching for what was once, one of the elusive Trashcan albums. Not so, if you were the band. I can’t imagine they would’ve seen any of the proceeds from the sale of this edition.

AHP_umac_01John gets all the credit (or Stephen perhaps)…

AHP_umac_02AHP_umac_08AHP_umac_03AHP_umac_04AHP_umac_06AHP_umac_07AHP_umac_052004 Polygram Records/Universal Music Company 80100947

Ich habe alles gesehen…
February 11, 2013, 12:08 pm
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…is, according to Google Translate, German for ‘I’ve Seen Everything’.

It’s the European release of fifth single, ‘I’ve Seen Everything’, and it’s all very different to the regular releases. This one is in a jewel case, the CD is grey in colour and the anchor on the spine has the colours reversed – magic!


1993 Go! Discs Ltd GODCD 100 857-173-2

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