I remember when he had that song in the charts in the early 70's. He was much maligned as a vocalist by myself and many others at the time. It was only when I heard his album Astairea few years later that I grew to appreciate his talent. Only last year I was chatting to a musician who had worked with him and played in the Brighouse and Grimethorpe colliery brass bands and I asked about him. He was less than complimentary about him as a person but it shouldn't take away some of the wonderful music and his interpretations of old and new songs, some of which he wrote himself.
Astaire and String of Pearls are particular favourites of mine.
Swings and roundabouts with "Remastered" stuff. I think that the remastered Magazine albums sound great, the first remaster of Elvis Costello's "Get Happy" could slice
concrete at a distance it was so bright and the most recent version od "Aqualung" is very nice. Sorry, have I made this into another thread??