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Pamela Polland's Lost Master Tapes Found!

Charles Donovan | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charles Donovan

When I wrote about my friend Pamela Polland last year, in a desperate search for her lost 1973 master tapes, I entertained little hope that we would find them. After all, Sony, the tapes' actual owners, had searched in 2006 without success.

Pamela Polland... And Her Missing Album

Charles Donovan | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charles Donovan

Today, if you visit iTunes or any other digital retailer, you can find Pamela's first album, which was simply entitled Pamela Polland. It is very good, but it is not the masterpiece. Furthermore, the earthy photography seems to downplay rather than emphasise her good looks. Get it anyway.

Rebecca Ferguson: X Factor's Best Yet?

Joe Mott | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Joe Mott

It's like going to McDonald's and somehow, without expecting or ordering it, coming out with the finest haute cuisine meal of your life. I only hope we as an audience haven't had our aural taste buds numbed by too many years of fast food music to really appreciate Rebecca's talent.