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NEW MUSIC SINGLE REVIEW - BO JOHNSON (Featuring Emma Persson) - "FIELDS OF GOLD"

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MUSIC ARTISTS? WANT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE(S) REVIEWED TRACK BY TRACK PLUS FREE PROMOTION ON NEW MUSIC EAR AND SHARED TO TWITTER, LINKEDIN, INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK? IF YOU LIKE THIS REVIEW, PLEASE CONTACT ME :)
BO JOHNSON

(Featuring Emma Persson)
"FIELDS OF GOLD" 

By Andrew Goodwin for NEW MUSIC EAR www.newmusicear.com.

SUMMARY - Bo hails from Sweden and has been around the music business for some time.  After learning a variety of instruments he founded his own label, BJ Music in 2003.  He got into the art of DJing and also developed his own composition and production techniques.  After a shocking injury and being told by doctors he would never walk again, he battled back and took titles in bodybuilding! A remarkable man, looking after his son and daughter and halting his dreams he bounced back and has since claimed much chart success. "I don't want to dream my life, I want to live my dreams" is his motto and he is doing just that!


"FIELDS OF GOLD" …

NEW MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW - ALEXIS - "THE DEBUT ALBUM"

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MUSIC ARTISTS? WANT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE(S) REVIEWED TRACK BY TRACK PLUS FREE PROMOTION ON NEW MUSIC EAR AND SHARED TO TWITTER, LINKEDIN, INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK? IF YOU LIKE THIS REVIEW, PLEASE CONTACT ME :)
ALEXIS

"THE DEBUT ALBUM"


By Andrew Goodwin for NEW MUSIC EAR www.newmusicear.com.

ALBUM SUMMARY - Alexis has appeared in several West End musicals but this album wouldn't be what you would expect from such a star.  It is in fact a great Pop Rock album coming with catchy choruses, ballads, emotive and anthemic vocals with lots of guitars thrown in for good measure! All the songs were written by the man himself and it has been created by the help of crowdfunding by fans.  Included here are nods to Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Goo Goo Dolls and Fall Out Boy.  After reviewing his debut single, "Sweet Angel" and loving it I was hoping for more of the same rocky fare and I wasn't disappointed.  Awesome debut by a genuine guy who loves music and loves making …

NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLIST - "ADAM ANT" PART 2

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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!
ADAM ANT

PLAYLIST PART 2


I must admit I wasn't very fussed on this album but when compiling tracks for this playlist I found that it was a great Pop Rock album.  I eventually found more than the famous "Apollo 9" "rockers in space" track and the anthemic "Vive Le Rock".  Both had to be on the list but I found more.  The big and bouncy Doors' like "Miss Thing", the chug-a-chug 60s style of "Razor Keen" and the Billy Idol style of "Rip Down".  Also here are the mysterious, atmospheric "Scorpio Rising" and the quirky Rock of "Hell's Eight Acres".  Completing the tracks is the almost Acoustic jam of "No Zap".



1990's "comeback" album "Manners & Physique" came as a shock to Antfans with…

NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLIST - "ADAM ANT" PART 1

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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!
ADAM ANT

 PLAYLIST PART 1

From the original 1979 Adam And The Ants' debut album, "Dirk Wears White Sox", arguably the most innovative Punk Pop album, comes quite a few tracks.  Nine of the album's 12 tracks are on the playlist.  The Punk ballad "Digital Tenderness", the dark "Nine Plan Failed" and the rip roaring darkly comical religious rocker "Day I Met God", one of my favourite Ant tracks are all here.  The unusual emotive love song "Tabletalk" and a kind of humorous homage to "Cleopatra" all couldn't be ignored.  Also included is the Ants' take on Kennedy's assassination in "Catholic Day" and the weird and wonderful aliens story "Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)".  The manic "Animals And Men&q…

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - ELECTRONIC DANCE POP ARTIST ALEX MARIE BRINKLEY

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Alexandra Marie Brinkley was born in Fort Worth, Texas in USA.  Alex says she wants people to relate to her music and not be alone with their problems.  The first song she wrote called " Fly" was about her being bullied at school, she went on to perform for other people and though only young she listens compassionately to her friends and other people and writes from her point of view of their troubles.


Her influences include Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato.  She is apparently a down to earth personality and very humble of her talent. When I first heard about Alex I instantly thought of Vanessa Carlton's style who is also an influence of hers along with singer pianist Sara Bareilles.  Alex has a single on iTunes called "Tell Me" and has recently released an E.P. entitled "Love Everything" which features the lovely Acoustic number "Hello Heartbreak".


Alex has since released her debut single, "Broken" to rave reviews and an E.P. …

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…

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - ROCK BAND "FIREBUG"

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FireBug are an exciting American Indie Rock band originally from Chicago.  Their sound is unique, a little Pat Benatar, a little Garbage, a little Psychedelic, with some Goth and Blues overtones as well!  This is the kind of band I love where you just can't categorise them into one genre.


I originally reviewed this band a few years ago just after I heard the 2009 single "Dreaming Of America", The song epitomises the FireBug sound.  You first think there is a Razorlight influence, then it begins to rock out 70s style and Juliette gives her best Pat Benatar before a Metal Rock ending! Since then the lineup has changed for live tours but the two mainstays are vocalist Juliette Tworsey (also on rhythm guitar and mandolin) and Jules Shapiro (lead and slide guitars and organ).


The band have played such venues as Howlin' Wolf, House Of Blues and One Eyed Jacks.  They have toured the UK a few times and played at Knebworth Sonisphere Festival in 2010 with other major …