Martin Cilia has a new album – a tribute to the mighty Shadows! It came out three weeks ago, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! I love it! Obviously the Shads were a huge influence on Martin, but he still has his own style and sound, and that’s what you get on this CD – his interpretations of four Shadows classics, three Beatles covers in the Shadows style (Cry For a Shadow, This Boy (Ringo’s Theme), and a more adventurous version of Eleanor Rigby), Bombora by the Atlantics (which was itself highly influenced by the Shadows – I always thought of it as a combination of The Savage and Man of Mystery), and the rest Martin’s great originals! Check it out, you won’t go wrong!
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