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NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "ABBA"

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A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR.  THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU.  HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!
ABBA

 PLAYLIST

From the debut album released in 1973 by Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid is of course the title track, which is classic ABBA material and the Folk style 60s track "People Need Love", which was in fact their debut single



From the second album in 1974, obviously the Eurovision Song contest winner is on my playlist, the fabulous "Waterloo".  The band were just turning heads at this point and the "classic ABBA" sound wasn't quite dominating the charts.  The only other track I chose from this album is the other single  "Honey Honey", a track which was also recorded by Tina Charles.  It is one of those tracks that you know you have heard but didn't know it was in fact an ABBA written song.  


Worldwide recognition had come with 1975's simple tit…

NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "A-HA"

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A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR.  THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU.  HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!
A-HA

PLAYLIST

From 1985's poppy electronic debut album, "Hunting High And Low" I chose the four singles, the stunning debut "Take On Me", the more rockier "The Sun Always Shines On TV", "Train Of Thought" and the title track.  The only other track I chose is the brilliant "Here I Stand And Face The Rain".



From 1986's more rockier Pop album, "Scoundrel Days" I selected 7 of the 10 album tracks which shows what a good album it is.  The singles are here, the unusual Rock Pop ballad, "Manhattan Skyline", one of my all time faves, "I've Been Losing You" and the quirky Pop track "Cry Wolf".  The title track is included, a superb track along with the "The Swing Of Things" that returns back to the Pop nature…

CLASSIC ALBUM REVIEW - PRINCE - "PURPLE RAIN"

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THESE ALBUM REVIEWS ARE FAVOURITES FROM MY OWN VAST AND VARIED ECLECTIC COLLECTION! I AM A FAN OF THESE ARTISTS SO MY OPINIONS MAY NOT BE ON A PAR WITH YOUR OWN BUT PLEASE ENJOY AND MAYBE THERE ARE SOME ALBUMS YOU MAY LIKE TO SAMPLE FOR YOURSELF OUT OF CURIOSITY :)
PRINCE

"PURPLE RAIN"

It is no surprise to regular readers of my blog that Prince features for the fourth time in an article, also to fans that this album is finally getting a review.  After the success of my "Sign "O" The Times" review on New Music Ear I return to the legend's back catalogue.  Much has been said about this album and I won't bore anyone with the usual things, this is my experience of this iconic set.  I had been hooked a little by Prince's music ince "1999" and "Little Red Corvette" but when "When Doves Cry" came it was inspirational, so unique, so different, I had never heard anything like it before.  Then of course came the film, one…

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - ELECTROPOP ARTIST "JAZZ MINO"

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Based in London, raised in Somerset but originally from Manchester, Jazz Mino is an Electropop busker/singer who regularly can be found busking with her ukulele around Piccadilly Circus!  With her catchy songs, infectious charm and unique dress style she has been enchanting audiences around the capital's music scene.


The music press started taking notice of this talented lady after her debut single "The Dorkiness in You" was released.  She has a growing fan base and won the KISS FM Music Cube Competition in 2014.   Jazz followed up this single with "Blue Eyes". 

Jazz has the music style of Imelda May with a little cute craziness of Miss Li.  A powerful soulful voice matches the quirkiness of her incredibly catchy songs.  The lady has not only captured the British hearts, she has promoted the art of busking as part of the "Sofia Welcomes The Streets Of London" project.  This meant TV time on Bulgarian media!


 Following successful singles su…