Jackie Leven - Oh What A Blow That Phantom Dealt MeCooking Vinyl Records
Oh this is a cracker! Things start with the driving blues of 'Vox Humana' and some glorious banjo from Leon Hunt and with excellent production from Jackie and David Wrench. Johnny Dowd adds vocals to 'One Man One Guitar' and a great version of 'I've Been Everywhere' plus he narrates a horror story 'The Skaters' about a man killing a woman by a river. There's a couple of tracks too in homage to Judee Sill and Kevin Coyne. Superb.
Graham Radley, 04/07