Monthly Archives: March 2011

This bit of the Music Tree is pretty Eyrie

This week we are listening to Soft Rock, represented by the Eagles’ 1976 album Hotel California. The Eagles were highly successful in the 70s, easily distinguished by their unusually large and powerful build. They share features common to birds of … Continue reading

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Dum Dum Diddle Yawn – Fran’s Review

There are a few pop gems on ABBA’s 1976 album Arrival, but apart from the hit singles there is not much else for a Dancing Queen to boogie on down to. Money Money Money creates a marvelously ominous atmosphere with … Continue reading

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A Bold, Buoyant Album – Dave’s Review

ABBA are not only one of my favourite bands of the seventies but, in my opinion, the greatest pop band ever. Their songs are catchy, appeal to everyone and don’t wear over time. As shown in their later work, they … Continue reading

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Piano Pop of the 1970’s

I was going to write a list of my Top Five 70’s Pop songs. But as I was compiling this incredibly difficult list, I spotted a trend. I saw something that I doubt I would see in similar lists of … Continue reading

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Pop has landed

Hmm… what shall we listen to this week? How about one of the best-selling acts of all time? A band whose work was adapted into a hit musical and the highest-grossing UK film ever? Eurovision Song Contest champions? A group … Continue reading

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R&B that goes On&On – Fran’s Review

For the past fortnight we have been listening to Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder. There are plenty of nice thingsĀ  about this album, but the main impression I am left with after listening to it for … Continue reading

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Songs That Last A Lifetime – Dave’s Review

For the last two week’s, we have been listening to Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The Key Of Life. At 85:21 minutes, I have managed only one complete listen in one sitting. Although in my defence, that was the fullĀ 103:23 minutes … Continue reading

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