Music review entries

February 23, 2005

KT Tunstall

5 out of 5 stars

She first came to my attention because Olivia mentioned she was supporting her at a charity gig at Bablake school so i made an effort to catch it when she performed on Jools Holland.On first listening I must admit I wasn't overly excited by the album, however on a listenining a few more times the album is really growing on me.The only regret is that I should have got the first edition where Black Horse & the Cherry Tree is a bonus track and is the live recording from Jools Holland where she performed alone with the aid of some electrickery, rather than the later one (which was cheaper when I bought it) where it has been recorded in the studio and is lacking some of the cleverness of the live solo performance.
She is definitely an artist who should become big in the next year.

December 26, 2004

Live In Your Living Room

3 out of 5 stars

This CD is only available locally, in Coventry Virgin and Fopp.It consists of 14 tracks, from some of the best acoustic local artists recorded live on thursday nights down a the Hope and Anchor over a couple of months earlier this year.

Overall it is quite a good selection, all original material to avoid copyright issues. Though in some cases I would have choosen different songs to those featured. Highlights include Kristy, Alan Britten, club O and of course Olivia. As a taster for who is around locally it is well worth listening to, or alternatively you could try going down regularly to the Hope and Anchor on a thursday night (or the Tin Angel on wednesdays/sundays) where over time you are guaranteed to see all the featured artists and many more.

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