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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Rod Stewart is 7th.... Reply with quote

...rather surprisingly I thought....(but what do I know Smile )..in the global album chart with his album Merry Christmas,Baby...

Adele is 1st for the second year running with 21(not surprisingly I would have thought) outselling her nearest rival,Taylor Swift's Red, by some three million copies. ...that's a fair few.

There is some good news for the music industry in the same article.....

Overall music revenues were up 0.3% to $16.5bn (10.9bn) - the first year of industry growth since 1999.

Paul Williams, the head of business analysis at Music Week, said the rise was "very significant".

"After many, many years of decline the graph is finally heading northwards again," he said.

"It underlines the efforts the music industry has been putting in and the results it's now getting in reinventing itself in the digital era."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21585821
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That new record of his, that R2 is playing to death, is sheer torture.

I can't think of anyone, who went from being so good (first three or four solo albums, esp EPTAS, and A Nod's As Good As A Wink, with the Faces), so being so well..naff. I've never typed that word before, but it's the most suitable I can think of, without swearing.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree completely. Every Picture Tells A Story is a classic album from 1971. Not a bad track on it, though five of the eight songs are covers. Good covers.
By contrast, since the late 80s he's been indescribably naff, more like a Spitting Image parody of himself, doing appalling cover versions of what were once great songs. He should have retired gracefully 25 years ago.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
That new record of his, that R2 is playing to death, is sheer torture.

I can't think of anyone, who went from being so good (first three or four solo albums, esp EPTAS, and A Nod's As Good As A Wink, with the Faces), so being so well..naff. I've never typed that word before, but it's the most suitable I can think of, without swearing.


Can't argue with that!
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nod



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
I agree completely. Every Picture Tells A Story is a classic album from 1971. Not a bad track on it, though five of the eight songs are covers. Good covers.
By contrast, since the late 80s he's been indescribably naff, more like a Spitting Image parody of himself, doing appalling cover versions of what were once great songs. He should have retired gracefully 25 years ago.


Sadly he's not the only one churning out old classics, sadly it must be a good earner
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