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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:38 am

Yeah, when you subscribe you would expect you'd get it before it is in the high street.
I worked out OK in the digital copy, quite user friendly once I got the hang of it.
I am still getting Maverick through my letterbox tho I have not subscribed in years. Not a bad magazine, though I think CMP's reviews have the edge over maverick's ones.
I look forward to seeing reviews of rodney crowell's new album. i really like it, though it is more mid period Dylan than strictly country. I would think it will get posetive reviews in CMP, though at times Crowell sounds a little too much like Dylan on this album!
Still, refreshing to hear a songwriter writing honest lyrics from the heart rather than songwriting by 9very limited) numbers as in the case of most of the stuff played on chris Country.
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:56 pm

Moshe wrote:Some interesting reviews in the new CMP. Glad to see they have caught up with Sarah Shook's .


After watching The Shires documentary I can only imagine the filth coming out on her mouth when this releases on April 28th
https://sarahshookthedisarmers.bandcamp ... m/sidelong

I think CMP should provide a Spotify playlist or at least direct links to the music as it takes ages to sample all the reviewed albums.
A lot of dirgy Folk/Alt/Americana and second rate country fare.
EG Adrian + Meredith - More Than a Little 5 STARS Chris Smith my fear for this one is that it may be too different too outside the wire for a lot of UK country fans
https://www.amazon.co.uk/More-Little-Ex ... B01M1FQ4MZ
https://open.spotify.com/album/3sNkd6X2dMxH1zgGGa6ovK


Martin Heaton 3 STARS Douglas McPherson: But what he has is authenticity, which makes an hour or more in his company a very enjoyable experience
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Little Big Town - The Breaker (Decca (UMO)/ Liberty Records)
5 STARS Chris Smith - It’s what every classic album manages to achieve. Little Big Town and their production team achieve it so well there is only one score I can give! = This is MOSTLY POP, classic album really?
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-b ... 1197064702

Little Bandit - Breakfast Alone (yk records) 5 STARS Duncan Warwick: I urge you to track this album down = I simply didn't feel it
Jonathan Parker - Back to Earth 5 STARS; CD of the Month Duncan Warwick = This is certainly one of the best featured albums
https://open.spotify.com/album/2AOmbTttYCWEhN03ZU81Bf
UK iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/back- ... 1202212820

A few tracks to download from Sam Outlaw's new one so far
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:28 pm

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You will see that there is a BRANDI CARLILE feature

NPR First Listen: Various Artists, Brandi Carlile's 'Cover Stories'
Adele, Pearl Jam, The Avett Brothers And More Cover Carlile's Greatest Album
http://www.npr.org/2017/04/27/525545932 ... ories?utm_

A couple of OK tracks. I'm sorry Dolly Parton but LeAnn Rimes blows you away with her cut of 'The Story' on the REMNANTS album.
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:20 pm

You will see from the above there is a feature on Sarah Shook in May's Country Music People

Her name came to my attention on The Shires BBC 4 Documentary and then Moshe (aka London's Country Clive) flagged her up on this forum.
Released today:
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers - Sidelong [Explicit] (Bloodshot Records)
12 Tracks/ Time: 37:37 (CMP April 2017; 4.1/2 STARS) Country rockabilly/ Alt-Country Country Rock
Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sidelong-Expli ... B06XD7G4ZX
UK iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sidelong/id1195244114
SPOTIFY - https://open.spotify.com/album/0QsTiookBuBIsLCdSvlTIa

She has shared this on Facebook:
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"We're not yet another band churning out watered down horse sh*t and parading out of Nashville like we're somehow 'country' because of our cowboy hat, whitened teeth, and Levi's sponsorship"

She wrote: I loved how usually within the first few opening measures of a song one could tell if it was Hank Williams or Charley Pride or Melvin Endsley coming through the speakers. Their bands had completely and totally unique sounds – instrumentally, tonally, and general feel. It was a stark contrast to the almost indecipherable garbage coming out of Nashville today.

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This exclusive NoiseTrade release features three songs from Sarah Shook & the Disarmers' newly released debut album 'Sidelong,' including the edgy, steel-guitar-laden Buckaroo mettle "Keep the Home Fires Burnin'," the greasy honky tonk riffs of "Nothin' Feels Right But Doin' Wrong," and the dark-souled garage rave-up of "The Nail." The release also features three stripped down songs from Sarah Shook's 2013 solo album 'Seven.'
http://noisetrade.com/sarahshook/songs- ... g-more?utm

I'm enjoying the MP3s which are 192kbps quality. :wink:
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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:46 pm

Pleased to be always the first to spotlight the hot new cutting edge acts! :D
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:09 pm

Moshe wrote:Pleased to be always the first to spotlight the hot new cutting edge acts! :D


Yes your pretty good with the alerts and I certainly TOOK another LOOK at SHOOK thanks to you. :wink:

There are some stunning artists its nice to keep to yourself and enjoy for a while. Then share/ blog at a later date.

I picked up on on COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS last August when her album came out in America.
Then in January there was a UK push for her with tour dates.
Did you see her 5 STAR review in CMP in January :?:
Courtney Marie Andrews is part of a triumvirate of fabulous singer-songwriters who have emerged to justified international acclaim in the past year or so
UK iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/hones ... 1135413053
She was on Jools Holland last week

Her album gets better and better with each play, I love it! Right up my alley! = Obviously too good for Chris Country Radio DAB in London



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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:45 pm

Douglas McPherson in his enthusiastic review of the new album by Yorkshire siblings The Haley Sisters expresses his appreciation of The Shires earlier tracks but calles their second album, "My universe" "Incredibly bland Nashville pop music". He referred to the Shires, wishing their music was more like The Haley Sisters' sound on their new disc!
I agree. I really liked the Shires debut for bringing a uniquely British approach to Country. Ward Thomas do a similar thing.
But I found The Shires' "My Universe" album impossible to like, even to recall any tunes, it is so bland.A pitty.

Talking of CMP, I am pleased to see them featuring albums and artistes i had previously highlighted in Country Exclusives. Sarah Shook is one & Tim O'Brien's new album gets an enthusiastic write up!
One I missed was the Haley Sisters new album. I will be giving this a proper listen in the next few days.
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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Tue May 02, 2017 8:54 am

I am really enjoying the digital version of CMP. The second month I have purchased it & I am thinking of taking out a digital subscription, even though navigating it is sometimes a little awkward.
Maverick continues to be sent to me, but I find CMP far superior in its journalism and the substance of its articles. Very interesting feature on sarah Shook in the May issue, plus some interesting reviews.
I was surprised, hoever, at Brad Paisley's "Love And war" being Album of the Month. It is a very weak album in my own estimation, but then music is subjective.
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Fri May 05, 2017 8:48 pm

Moshe wrote:Douglas McPherson in his enthusiastic review of the new album by Yorkshire siblings The Haley Sisters expresses his appreciation of The Shires earlier tracks but calles their second album, "My universe" "Incredibly bland Nashville pop music". He referred to the Shires, wishing their music was more like The Haley Sisters' sound on their new disc!
I agree. I really liked the Shires debut for bringing a uniquely British approach to Country. Ward Thomas do a similar thing.
But I found The Shires' "My Universe" album impossible to like, even to recall any tunes, it is so bland.A pitty.


If The Shires were to have done that they would probably have sold 1,600 copies of MY UNIVERSE and not the 116,000 they have shifted.
I doubt Radio 2 would have playlisted their singles.
The Shires audience are probably made up of 50% country fans and 50% general music fans. Not a cowboy hat in sight at their shows which have played to 1000 - 2000 capacity theatres. The tracks from MY UNIVERSE certainly struck a chord with the live audience just as much as first album tracks.

Moshe wrote:I was surprised, hoever, at Brad Paisley's "Love And war" being Album of the Month. It is a very weak album in my own estimation, but then music is subjective.

I don't think much to it either, though he secured his best ever UK chart debut. In America it was No1 Country Album but has opened with 1/2 the sales that his last album did. Can a #1 album be called a sales FLOP?! Another album that will take years if ever to sell GOLD at retail unless he releases lots of videos and get consumption streaming sales (?) units!
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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Sat May 06, 2017 5:46 pm

David Allan's Page in this month's CMP left me scratching my head.
Under the title "Reality Cheque" he ponders why "so few" US Country stars come over to the UK these days & concludes that it is the vast amount they can earn in the states as opposed to the paltry sums we can pay them.
Acts like Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley, & FGL, can earn between £500,000 & £1million per show stateside. Which is why they don't come over here, he concludes. Except that they do!
Miranda was over in March for C2C & is back for a headlining tour this Autumn. Brad seems to be always over here. FGL have been here, too.
Lady A, little big Town and numerous others are all coming over this year. LeAnn Rimes, Maren Morris (coming twice this year!) and many others are heading our way.
In fact, it is hard to find a top country act who is not a frequent visitor. Strait last came over in about 1989 & Garth has not been over since the nineties. But those 2 apart, you just can't keep US Country stars away from our shores these days!
So, while the piece is interesting in highlighting the mouth-watering amount these stars can earn from live performances in the US, the whole premise of the piece- that they don't come over here these days- is wrong!
Has david allan been asleep for the past decade?
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Sun May 07, 2017 11:13 am

Moshe wrote:David Allan's Page in this month's CMP left me scratching my head.
Has david allan been asleep for the past decade?


David Allan's idea of US country stars are WILL BANISTER, WILL BANISTER and WILL BANISTER probably because his best mate is Will's PR man.
I remember he backed The Voice UK's finalist Mike Ward "the next George Strait/ George Jones" for months on end. Where is he now?
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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Sun May 07, 2017 1:56 pm

Mmm. Indeed, from his piece it would sound like Will Banister is the only country star touring the UK this year.
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Sun May 07, 2017 8:15 pm

Moshe wrote:David Allan's Page in this month's CMP left me scratching my head.
....So, while the piece is interesting in highlighting the mouth-watering amount these stars can earn from live performances in the US, the whole premise of the piece- that they don't come over here these days- is wrong!
Has david allan been asleep for the past decade?

I can only think why the Editor has retained the David Allan Page is that it provides CMP readers with some bedtime reading that will soon have them nodding off to sleep.
David Allan is just why out of touch, which fits with the TRADITIONAL tag that CMP strongly embraces
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:22 am

Country Music People again hasn't shown up in my hometown's WHS though they had the other publications (Maverick, Country Music mag)

Regarding the August issue can anyone share what the 5 & 4 Star Album reviews we're or anything else worth checking out :?:

What was the feedback to July's Who Killed Country Music? - Your reply.

Who Killed Country Music Suspects named by editor Duncan Warwick in the July Issue
Alana Morrisette (Jagged Little Pill)
As proof were needed you’ve only got to look at (but please don’t listen to) Sam Hunt’s…but is it a country album? = not in a million years
CMA, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban – The fighter is pure PWL (Peed With Laughing), Shania + Mutt Lange, iHeart Radio, The Dollar $, Stadium, Lady Antebellum

I think for many Country Music did die when Sam Hunt broke FGL's 24-week run at #1 on a week that FGL released that dreadful "Smooth" video.
Then you have people who really like Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Back Road" such as C2C fans, Chris Country, Chairman of the BCMA described it as "superb" and BBC Radio Norfolk's Keith Greentree said "got to agree it's a great song"
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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:23 am

livewire wrote:Country Music People again hasn't shown up in my hometown's WHS though they had the other publications (Maverick, Country Music mag)

Regarding the August issue can anyone share what the 5 & 4 Star Album reviews we're or anything else worth checking out :?:

What was the feedback to July's Who Killed Country Music? - Your reply.

Who Killed Country Music Suspects named by editor Duncan Warwick in the July Issue
Alana Morrisette (Jagged Little Pill)
As proof were needed you’ve only got to look at (but please don’t listen to) Sam Hunt’s…but is it a country album? = not in a million years
CMA, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban – The fighter is pure PWL (Peed With Laughing), Shania + Mutt Lange, iHeart Radio, The Dollar $, Stadium, Lady Antebellum

I think for many Country Music did die when Sam Hunt broke FGL's 24-week run at #1 on a week that FGL released that dreadful "Smooth" video.
Then you have people who really like Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Back Road" such as C2C fans, Chris Country, Chairman of the BCMA described it as "superb" and BBC Radio Norfolk's Keith Greentree said "got to agree it's a great song"

Agree about Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Back road". Awful. How can these guys call it "a great song"?

I don't understand the reference to alana Morrisette's "Jagged little Pill" album in 'Who Killed Country Music?'
I bought Jagged when it came out & still think it was a really good album (her only one), but it was never in the country category nor did it ever prestend to be. So i just don't understand that reference
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