Once again, I have found myself a victim of time as I count down my Albums Of 2016. I would love to give each one the page they deserve but time has beaten me to it. So I'm Afraid a list it will have to be. I'll try to do it in 4 parts. Sorry for being so shoddy - but I hope the quality will suffice :)
PAUL McCLURE - SONGS FOR ANYONE
Paul McClure continued his musical adventure this year with help from his friends. Produced by Joe Bennett of The Dreaming Spires, Songs For Anyone has much more of a band feel than his previous 'first' solo album - Smiling From The Floor Up - it's packed full of fabulous tunes - and whatever you do - SEE HIM LIVE - He's Brilliant.
Twitter - @PMcCluremusic
JONES - HAPPY BLUE
Trevor Jones must be the most consistent UK Songwriter over the last 20 years. With his partner Marcus Cliffe, they are the duo Miracle Mile. And they have been producing superb music for years. Happy Blue is Trevor Jones' third solo album and contains his most personal recordings to date. Born from sorrow, it shines like a diamond.
Twitter - @hissytrev
THE ENID - DUST
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BIG BIG TRAIN - FOLKLORE
Big Big Train turn their considerable musical talents to the English Folk tradition of story telling with a sumptuously melodic album full of ideas and musical twists and turns. Top quality songwriting and production values coupled with virtuoso performances lift it above the many Prog releases this year.
REG MEUROSS - DECEMBER
Reg Meuross is the epitome of the Troubadour. A man who travels the world and sings his songs to the people. A man of the people. Reg has produced a beautiful understated record in December. Full of gorgeous songs with a minimal production, it's a album of Love.
Twitter - @regmeuross