mon 21/09/2020

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James Rebanks: English Pastoral, An Inheritance review - a m...

Coming from a family of farmers, with periods of time working on a farm in the past ten years, I found James Rebanks’ English Pastoral:...

Album: Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

Sufjan Stevens is an artist of remarkable ambition. His 80-minute long new album, with 15 beautiful and poetic songs, belongs to a long line of...

Reissue CDs Weekly: John Coltrane - Giant Steps

Giant Steps doesn’t suffer from a lack of availability. A couple of weeks ago, two editions of...

Blu-ray: This Gun for Hire

The 1942 thriller This Gun for Hire, which opened five months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, was closely adapted...

Bill & Ted Face the Music review - modestly delightful

Beavis and Butthead’s vicious grunge-era gormlessness remains interred, Wayne and Garth (and their...

Fidelio, Garsington Opera review - heart of darkness, light-...

It may be only six and a half months since many of us saw a production of...

Picnic at the Castle review - entertaining mixed bill

Of all the outdoor spaces being utilised to keep live performance going in this maddest of years, Warwick Castle is surely among the most striking...

Hendrix and the Spook review - a search for clarity in murky...

September 18th is the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death, an appropriate moment to release Hendrix and the Spook, a...

Album: This Dream of You – Diana Krall

“Produced by Tommy LiPuma.” That phrase has appeared on just about every Diana Krall album since the summer of 1995, when the Cleveland-born mogul...

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