Reviews Archive

Review: ‘Purple Rain,’ Deluxe Edition

“Purple Rain” was one of those seminal albums of the 1980s – records you stood in line for, expected something special, and was not disappointed. I can count on one hand the number of times that has happened – with Prince’s “Around the World in a Day” (“Raspberry Beret” saved the album), U2’s “The Joshua …

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Concert Review: Tears for Fears, Hall & Oates

In the 80s, we fought another revolution against the British. Only this time, the Brits were planning a musical invasion of the United States – the second one in 20 years. Bands such as Culture Club, Duran Duran and Frankie Goes to Hollywood took the country by storm, challenging such domestic acts as Bruce Springsteen, …

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Review: ‘Songs, Bond Songs: The Music of 007’

This may come as a shock, but I’ve never been a fan of James Bond films. They always have confusing plots, and I get bored halfway through. But the music is always fantastic. From the opening lines of John Barry’s James Bond theme, you get a sense of the romance, swagger, intrigue and mystery of …

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