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Kieron Tyler

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Kieron Tyler contributes to MOJO. His writing has also appeared in Q, The Guardian, The Independent, Billboard and Music Week. He consults for major and independent labels on catalogue reissues. He is also the editor of theartsdesk's Reissue CDs Weekly. kieron.tyler@theartsdesk.com

Articles by Kieron Tyler

Reissue CDs Weekly: Dion

 Dion: Recorded Live at the Bitter End August 1971By 1971, when he was playing the Bitter End in New York’s Greenwich Village, Dion DiMucci had already experienced the equivalent of two separate...

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

If A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence induces reflections on the nature of existence, the resultant mood could initially be very glum indeed. Swedish director Roy Andersson’s...

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The Falling

The pupils at a girl’s school are afflicted by fainting. It’s spreading. A teacher is affected too. The epidemic began after Lydia and Abbie's friendship has irrevocably ended. Lydia became the first...

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theartsdesk Q&A Special: The Falling

The Falling, released in cinemas this week, charts the events surrounding an epidemic of fainting among pupils of a girls' school in the late 1960s. The trigger appears to be the end of the...

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DVD: Still Life

Although understated, Still Life asks some profound questions. What happens to those who are alone after they die? How should they be treated? Do their memories matter? Once life ends, is it OK to...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Bert Jansch

 Bert Jansch: Bert JanschNorth Villas is a short street parallel to Camden Road, the main artery linking Camden Town to Holloway in north London. It’s off Camden Square, where Amy Winehouse...

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CD: Stealing Sheep - Not Real

The Liverpool-based female trio Stealing Sheap’s second album Not Real frustrates. By turns immediate and deliberate, its Meccano-kit pop isn’t bolted together as a harmonious whole. Instead of...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: David Kauffman and Eric Caboor

 David Kauffman and Eric Caboor: Songs From Suicide BridgeThe tale of David Kauffman and Eric Caboor is not unusual. Two singer-songwriters form a duo, play some live shows to zero interest,...

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DVD: The Blob

Retrospectively, two things help The Blob stand apart from the glut of late-Fifties aliens-invade-small-town-America science fiction films. It gave Steve McQueen his first starring role and its theme...

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Lost River

Ryan Gosling throws a lot at his first film as director but Lost River is a sign he has found a single discipline which can accommodate many of his scattershot tendencies. He does not, though, find a...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Fotheringay

 Fotheringay: Nothing More – The Collected FotheringayComing to the sole Fotheringay album cold undermines received opinion it was a side issue in Sandy Denny’s career: a stepping-stone between...

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Just in From Scandinavia: Nordic Music Round-Up 13

Very often, the greatest impact comes without shouting. Subtlety can have a power lingering longer than the two-minute thrill of a yell. So it is with Bridges, the eighth album by Eivør. In the past...

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DVD: Rude Boy

Rude Boy is a rotten film. Nonetheless it exerts an inexorable draw as it includes live footage of The Clash which is amongst the best of any rock group on stage. The performance of “Safe European...

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Something Must Break

Sometimes, nothing can prevent love blossoming. Sebastian’s second encounter with Andreas is punctuated by the latter vomiting after too much booze. It doesn’t put the brakes on the former’s growing...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: The Specials

 The Specials: Specials, More Specials; The Special AKA: In the StudioAfter hearing the three albums credited to The Specials during their formative period with 2 Tone Records it becomes hard to...

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Blind

How would a sighted adult react to becoming blind? What would their anxieties be? How would they construct their new world? Could they construct one? All these questions are central to the Norwegian...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Dion

Confident and previously unheard early Seventies concert from 'The ‘Wa...

CD: Olivia Chaney - The Longest River

The young English singer's long-awaited album delivers treasures

The Return of Peter Perrett

One of the late Seventies' most talented but elusive returns

The Fall, Brixton Electric

A powerful sub-lingual assault on the senses

Ahnen, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Sadler's Well...

Family lore and deep-seated fears explored with surprising humour, and a te...

John Wood and Paul Harrison, Carroll/Fletcher

The Laurel and Hardy of the art world venture from comedy to failed utopian...

Fitzwilliam Quartet, Hay Chamber Music Festival

New chamber festival is a refreshing antidote to second-hand books

Tales From the Tour Bus: Rock 'n' Roll on the Road...

A tale of bands in vans that, for the most part, stuck to familiar routes

Classical CDs Weekly: Arnold, Brahms, Bruch, Hartmann

British symphonies, German violin concertos and a dark 20th-century opera

CD: Blur - The Magic Whip

Their eighth album - and first in over a decade - could be one of their bes...