New Jersey “all stars”, Speed The Plough are wonderfully represented here with this retrospective that looks over their now 30-plus years career (courtesy of the fine folks at Bar None Records) in a VERY generous way;  a 17-track “best of” compiled from the band’s first 4 albums, a split LP with six new songs and five live tracks from a 1993 radio appearance, 16-page booklet, plus a download card… A total of 38 songs! It’s a great reminder of what this band has done, can do and still does/will do – listening through, you are instantly warmed by such tracks as “Aeroplane”, “Trains”, “The Roof Is Off…” and “Lock And Key” (to name a few).

Hands down, a worthy investment for this upcoming winter.  Again, music to warm both your spirit and mind.


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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