Review : Edwyn Collins - Home Again
MusicomhIt almost seems insensitive to be offering judgment on Edwyn Collins. This is a man who, two years ago, was on the verge of death, let alone worrying about the next musical direction he was going to take. If things had gone even more pear-shaped than they already were - and a brain haemorrhage followed by MRSA was quite enough to deal with, thank you very much - then this would have been his final legacy....full text
StylusmagazineThe Italian Golden Europa Best Newcomer Award was one of many prizes and palms bestowed upon Edwyn Collins for his 1995 global smash “A Girl Like You.” Sure, it’s an easy joke (at the time, Collins was approaching 20 years in the music industry), but the honor does serve as a viable example of just how untasted much of Collins’ canon is....full text
BBCFor many people the name Edwyn Collins is synonymous with one song – the 1995 guitar buzzing “Girl Like You”. But the ex-Orange Juice frontman has produced a considerable amount of solo material that sadly failed to receive the attention it deserves.
Album number six, Home Again, is the first release since 2002’s Doctor Syntax. But, more incredibly, it is a collection that he may well not have lived to see at all; Collins suffered a crippling brain hemorrhage in 2005 and has been recovering ever since. Here is an album that should go some way to persuade skeptics there is more to him than the one hit....full text
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