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RYAN ADAMS  "1989"  cd,  2015:

soft rocker Ryan's fifteenth studio set...
I own a couple of others, good artist....
this one is a song for song cover of Taylor Swift's "1989"...
tracks are done in the Ryan Adams style and at least
half the album is unrecognisable against the Taylor tracks...
it takes balls to cover a major artist's songs let alone an entire album,
and in this case an album that  is still riding high in the charts!...
a pretty good album IMO...

from the album, Ryan's cover of "shake it off" which is one of the tracks that sounds nothing like the original,
and good to see Taylor is such a good sport by lipsyncing  to Ryan's vocals in the video:



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RAG 'N' BONE MAN  "HUMAN"  CD, 2017:

heard the lead off single "human" at the end of 2016, loved it...
actually thought it was a black dude, because he had 'soul' ,gospel' and 'feel' in his vocals...
watched the video....big white guy from the outskirts of London...WTF!...
bought the album as it was released, has the same atmospheric qualities of that single...
the vocals are strong, confident, yet vunerble and haunting all at the same time time...
a good solid album that takes time to grow on you and not an instant like, like the title track...
album, top10 just about everywhere as was "human", the single, except for the US where
the album peaked at #117 and the single at #74....stupid Americans!

from the album, a superb live version of the title track:



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SUZANNE VEGA  "retrospective"  cd,  2003:

own several of her singles from back in the day but never got round to her albums for some reason...
21 tracks on this compilation....
almost all are brilliant IMO....
love her almost off beat vocals...
no, not sure if off beat is the correct word but "aural orgasm" is....
superb writer, superb storyteller, sublime artist...
brilliant stuff...
not sure which track to pick as y favourite but I'll go with this one, this time round:



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