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Dial W For Watkins

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Two Rocks
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Turn That Chicken Down
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Be My Love
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Blessed With Happiness
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The Whole Night Through
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Cold War
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Heroes and Villains
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Soldier Of Love
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I Will
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I'm Just Crazy About You
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Bring Me The Head Of My So Called Lover
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Heaven
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Only A Rose
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Go West
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 44:54

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Today I read a review in a Belgian newspaper about the new cd by Geraint Watkins. So I checked him out on E-Music and discovered I do like this ons better then his new album. It's great night music and must be great in my car at a long, long drive...

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welsh wizzard

Average-Nights-Jack

Geraint croons his way through this album, which follows on from Bold as Love. This time he also adds subtle guitar as well as his familar piano and accordian. However, this is not quite the same Watkins that you see in Bill Wymans Rhythm KIngs, or when he plays with Van Morrison, Paul McCartney or Nick Lowe and no-where near the rockier person seen fronting the legendary pub rock band - The Balham Alligators. Nevertheless, it's quality music, ideal to relax and chill with a bottle of wine (or two).

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Watkins

BOGUS

I could come up with all kinds of accolades a bunch of nouns and verbs etc. Garraint doesn't really need any of them he just needs to be listened to. This is fantastic stuff.

They Say All Music Guide

Geraint Watkins is a journeyman, starting his career as a session keyboardist, which led to a steady gig with Dave Edmunds, working his way up to a steady gig with Dave’s onetime partner in crime, Nick Lowe. Along the way, he played with a diverse batch of musicians — among them John Martyn, Rory Gallagher, Tracey Ullman, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Van Morrison, and Paul McCartney — but that Lowe connection is key on his 2004 album, Dial “W” for Watkins. It’s his third record, but only his second since relaunching his solo career in 1998 with Watkins Bold As Love, which featured a similar cast of characters as this album. These musicians also played on Lowe’s Dig My Mood and The Convincer, so it should be no surprise to anybody familiar with those two low-key, latter-day masterpieces by Basher that Dial “W” for Watkins has the same comfortable, relaxed feel and offhand charm. If anything, Watkins shows a little more impish humor here than Nick did last time around; even with its lo-fi electronics, “Turn That Chicken Down” is a definite throwback to such Nick instrumentals as “Awesome” and “Shake That Rat.” While the music is undeniably similar in tone to Lowe’s recent work, Watkins is his own man, with a looser feel to his decidedly laid-back music. Dial “W” doesn’t knock you over your head; it croons and charms. It’s slight on the surface — the love songs are sweet and short, there are lots of ragged edges and lots of jokes — but that’s its appeal: it’s warm, friendly, engaging music, perfect for a relaxing evening at home with old friends (provided those friends are also old rock & rollers at heart, too). – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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