Category: Reviews

Delius by Eric Fenby

I’m not a filmmaker but occasionally I’ll read a book that I can picture so well I’m tempted to rush out, buy a camera and enrol in film school. I’d actually started thinking about how to turn this story into a viable screenplay when I found out that David Mitchell had just used the entire […]

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Glyn Johns – Sound Man

I know from experience that if I’ve produced or mixed an album, no matter how happy I am with it or how much I love the songs or the artist , once it’s finished I can never just LISTEN to it for pleasure. Every note and instrument part reminds me which microphone I used, where […]

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Elvis Costello – Unfaithful music & disappearing ink

“Sometimes thinking up schemes is better than actually carrying them out”. So says Elvis Costello, born Declan Macmanus. It’s the sort of sentence that can only be satisfying as a philosophy if you have in fact carried out the vast majority of your schemes. There’s an element of absolution to any autobiography. With some memoirs […]

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