Review of Claire Tchaikowski's album Those Thousand Seas released through Gra Mor Phonic Records.
Looks like that old ribless warbler has finally gone and gotten her wish. When Cher so emotionally pleaded "If I could turn back time, if I could find a way" I doubt that the manifestation she had in mind was this one. Let me take you back.......
In 1998, blow me if President Clinton wasn't in the news denying 'Sexual relations' with one Monica Lewinsky. That year also saw James Cameron's 'Titanic' pick up 11 Oscars and an Israeli transsexual, by the name of Dana International, claim the mighty Eurovision Song Contest title in Birmingham! Musically, producer Mike Hedges was on top of his game having produced another highly acclaimed album from The Manic Street Preachers in the form of 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours'. One Sally Herbert, a musical director, violinist, producer and writer had just completed the string arrangements for the aforementioned Manics album. (She would later work with Radiohead, Elbow, Kylie and Muse among many others). Faithless, featuring one Dido, released Sunday 8pm, Enya released 'Maiden Of Mysteries' and oh yes Madonna, re-creating herself in yet another typically 'of the moment' guise put out the 'Ray Of Light' album containing the song 'Frozen' as well as a few other slickly produced but suitably fashionable cuts.
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