Raymond McCullough - The Great China Bike Ride British Product Audio Samples Available

The Great China Bike Ride by Raymond McCullough

Cross Rhythms Rating: 2/10
Tags: Roots/Acoustic, CD, Celtic, EP, Independent
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A mini album centred on Irish singer/songwriter's 444km charity cycle ride in China for Mencap.

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Reviewed by Matthew Cordle

"Friends said that just because I'd been cycling in China there was no need to make a song about it. Of course, that is exactly what I did do!" states the CD inlay. I'm afraid Raymond should have listened to those loyal friends, or this should have been a "friends and family only" CD! I am a big fan of Celtic music of many sorts, but I find it hard to recommend buying this to anyone. Raymond travels around Ireland playing traditional Irish gigs so it must work in a live context, but I really struggled to listen all the way through the CD twice. The music is okay and sounds like a pub band recorded live but the vocal tuning is often questionable and grates on the ears - it was hard to get past this! As to the "full 11 verse mix" of the main "Ballad Of Beijing" track, I'm sure it is full of meaning for anyone involved but my hand just couldn't stop hitting the skip button.

Style: Roots/Acoustic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 10014
Product Format: CD
Content Type: EP
Cat. Code: Independent

A mini album centred on Irish singer/songwriter's 444km charity cycle ride in China for Mencap.

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For more information about Raymond McCullough, check the Raymond McCullough Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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