PHILIP GOODHAND-TAIT & THE STORMSVILLE SHAKERS 1965 & 1966/Ricky-Tick...40 Years On (SJPCD256)
album compiles all of the band's grand studio recordings and a trio of
exuberant live numbers, 14 tracks in all, and twins it with the now
reformed band's 2005 studio album, 'Ricky-Tick.
collection is the first comprehensive look at a great lost UK club band
PHILLIP GOODHAND-TAIT Radio Songs (SJPCD374)
Times might change since then but in 2010 the veteran is still able to turn back the clock: this collection is augmented with Phillip Goodhand-Tait's praying before Ricky Nelson altar - now with a full band - and reminiscing about the past in "Radio, Play That Song Again" that is a fitting bottom-line to this moving concert.
DME Music Site (November 2011)
There are lots of songs from the solo years - Leon, One More Rodeo, Oceans Away - including a handful, not least the lovely The Lady Lives In England, from 'Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks'...a 2010 live run through of Ricky Nelson songs with a Stormsville Shakers sound is a pleasing bonus.
This release comes from a recording for Radio Bremen in Germany in 1977 and simply features Goodhand-Tait running through a selection of his songs on a very fine sounding Steinway piano. Good songs and a simple delivery make for an entertaining listen.
Classic Rock Society (January/February 2012)
At his best, Phillip is a witty and imaginative songwriter. 'The Lady
Lives In England' and 'Inter-City Flight', for example, are stories
encapsulated in a few minutes of words and music.