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KEITH URBAN "keith urban II"  cd,  1999

the third one of six I have borrowed from a work colleague...
it also happens to be Keith's third album also...
its similar to Taylor's early albums in that its mainly ballads with a three, maybe four
country tunes thrown in, and like Taylor the experts call him country...
over the three albums ive listened to there are less than ten songs I would call 'country',
and this has always been my problem with Urban and his music..
now ive got the BS off my chest its time to move on...
a good solid album of ballads,love songs and the occasional hint of country to break
up the Easy Listening stuff...

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

favourite tune, and another great live performance



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KEITH URBAN  "keith urban"  cd,  1991

Keith's debut set...
peaked at #98 in Australia, did not chart in his homeland of New Zealand...
a few country tinged tunes on here but mostly Easy Listening...
one cover, Arms Of Mary..., love the original and Keith does a pretty cool version also...
ive been trying to pick a 'sounds like' whilst listening to this one and for the most part
ive narrowed the sound down to Air Supply...
that's not a bad thing they were a decent duo back in the day...
all up nothing I don't like, plenty I do like and a couple I love which means
I LIKE THIS ALBUM

favourite track was written by Aussie music legend Paul Kelly,
Paul covered it himself in 1992 on his "comedy" album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2Dc86nSUWU (audio)



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NICK LOWE & HIS COWBOY OUTFIT "the rose of England"  vinyl, 1985:

Nick's sixth studio album of fourteen...
only one I own, plus a 49 track compilation...
typical rockabilly, soft rock sounds of Rockpile and cohort Dave Edmunds solo sounds...
the only single released was "I knew the bride" which only charted in Australia..
the album charted in Australia (#29) and US (#119) but nowhere else...
nine originals, three covers including a cover of my favourite Elvis Costello song
"indoor fireworks", love his version also...
love just about everything on the album but best track for me is the title track:



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PRETENDERS "last of the independents" cd,  1994:

the band's sixth, my fifth and last...
not sure why I actually stopped but looking at the release date
im assuming that it could only be Britpop, as I was all consumed by
those British bands then...
anyway,
more of those lovely soft, slow ballads on here than the alt rock/pseudo punk
songs than previous albums...
love just about every track on here...
when I checked on Wiki I found that my favourite track was actually released as a single
and I had no idea at the time...
and as usual theres a cover...Dylan's "Forever Young" which is pretty good...
I LOVE THIS ALBUM



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