THIS WEEK'S CD NEW RELEASES.
In the same vein as 'Don't Look Back In Anger', it's Noel on vocal with a tune tipped to be a stadium favourite later this month. Smooth and mellow with a great singalong chorus, it's classic Oasis.
THESE days The Corrs sound about as Irish as I do. Since their early Guinness-soaked songs, the family Corr seem to be moving further away from their Celtic roots sound with every release.
'Breathless' is catchy, radio-friendly and a surefire hit - but more than a little reminiscent of a Belinda Carlisle single - who, as far as I know, doesn't hold an Irish passport.
'RIDING with the King' by Eric Clapton and B. B. King is an outstanding collaboration between two guitar legends.
There's nothing of Clapton's melodic efforts like 'My Father's Eyes' or 'Tears in Heaven' but rather stripped down roots music in the company of one of the masters in the field - as anyone who saw BB at the NIA in Birmingham last year will testify.
'Marry You' is a power track but listen up for 'Three O'Clock Blues', which displays a classic blues rawness.
DAVID Holmes has come along way since his dodgy debut 'This Film's Crap, Let's Slash The Seats'. The former Belfast acid rocker has turned his back on techno and scored Hollywood movies.
'Bow Down To The Exit Sign' is the result of his previous experiences, and is a fine fusion of punk rock, funk, gospel and blues.
ALWAYS shocking and controversial, The Sex Pistols story is being re-told once more in Julian Temple's film 'The Filth and the Fury'.
Naturally a soundtrack album follows containing many Pistols classics. One for the 70s nostalgia fan but may struggle to find wider appeal.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)|
|Date:||Jul 2, 2000|
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