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Articles by Martin Chilton

Best Mick Fleetwood Performances: 10 Career-Defining Songs
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Best Mick Fleetwood Performances: 10 Career-Defining Songs

With a unique feel and love of experimentation, the best Mick Fleetwood performances have powered Fleetwood Mac’s globe-straddling success.

Lorca: Behind Tim Buckley’s Radical, Poetic Leap Into The Unknown
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Lorca: Behind Tim Buckley’s Radical, Poetic Leap Into The Unknown

An attempt to ‘delve into areas that were virtually uncharted’, ‘Lorca’ was a crucial album in Tim Buckley’s uncompromising development.

One Of These Nights: How Eagles Took It To The Limit
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One Of These Nights: How Eagles Took It To The Limit

Described by Glenn Frey as ‘a quantum leap’, the ‘One Of These Nights’ album took Eagles one step closer to ‘Hotel California’.

Warren Zevon’s Self-Titled Album: A “Surrealistic” Autobiography
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Warren Zevon’s Self-Titled Album: A “Surrealistic” Autobiography

Recorded with the cream of 70s musicians, the songs on Warren Zevon’s self-titled album unfold like a well-developed story.

Sefronia: More Proof That Tim Buckley Was “A Natural Born Musician”
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Sefronia: More Proof That Tim Buckley Was “A Natural Born Musician”

Featuring memorable covers and what Tim Buckley felt was one of his best songs, the ‘Sefronia’ album found him singing as well as ever.

My Ride’s Here: How Warren Zevon Became A ‘Travel Agent For Death’
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My Ride’s Here: How Warren Zevon Became A ‘Travel Agent For Death’

Recorded while Warren Zevon was suffering from cancer, ‘My Ride’s Here’ was a typically dark-humoured meditation on life and death.

Stand By Me: Why Ben E King’s Powerful Ballad Still Endures
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Stand By Me: Why Ben E King’s Powerful Ballad Still Endures

Described by Ben E King as ‘a love song, a friendship song’, Stand By Me has stood the test of time as one of the greatest R&B ballads.

Desperado: How Eagles Reinvented Themselves As Rock’n’Roll Outlaws
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Desperado: How Eagles Reinvented Themselves As Rock’n’Roll Outlaws

Inspired by stories about Wild West outlaws, Eagles recorded ‘Desperado’, a ‘brilliant move’ that gave the band ‘an identity’.

Learning To Flinch: How Warren Zevon Faced-Off Against His Past
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Learning To Flinch: How Warren Zevon Faced-Off Against His Past

Recorded while on tour in 1992, ‘Learning To Flinch’ found Warren Zevon performing acoustic versions of his classic songs.

On The Border: How Eagles Redrew Their Own Boundaries
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On The Border: How Eagles Redrew Their Own Boundaries

Establishing Eagles as ‘a raw and funky presence’ in the country-rock scene, ‘On The Border’ paved the way for the group’s late 70s classics.

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