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by John Milner

A retrospective collection of beautiful songs from John Milner reflecting his changes in style during his long musical career. A collector's dream.
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Western World
2:55 $0.99
2. Crush
3:45 $0.99
3. No Time for Falling
3:39 $0.99
4. Explain Your Own Reasons
3:12 $0.99
5. T.R.D
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6. Marianne
4:42 $0.99
7. Who Do You Love?
4:02 $0.99
8. Strontium Sauna
4:00 $0.99
9. The Traveller's Song
4:20 $0.99
10. Streetwalker
5:32 $0.99
11. Women in Cars
3:52 $0.99
12. Walking in the Rain
3:46 $0.99
13. Dawning of Another Age
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14. Changes
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15. One Dollar Touch
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16. See Me Burning
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Album Notes
5-star review taken from

Exciting new album from John Milner, February 18, 2006
Reviewer: A music fan from Hull
This album covers a lengthy period of time and perfectly traces John Milner's rise as a musician and songwriter. The ability to add something very special to each song brings them alive and makes them personal. A guitar hero one minute a New Romantic the next with a Celtic flavour running throughout many tracks. The fact the songs can take different treatments is a testament to Johns talent as a tunesmith. A truly outstanding listen with each track being able to stand alone as a potentially classic song.



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Henry Bailey-Scott

Why or how can a collection of songs such as this not be on the front-line? I bought this album with the usual doubts about whether there'd be more than one good track on it. How many times have you bought an album, and the only track that's any good is the one you'd heard? Well, I can safely say that this is not the case with this album - all the tracks are great in different ways, even the packaging is unusual, and well thought out. Very difficult to pick out a favourite track, as this seems to change on a daily basis! But I keep coming back to "Explain your own Reasons for laughter" - this is a "padded-cell" special - you can almost feel the ECT electrodes! Scary!

Paul Hardy

The ultimate 'thinking man's' rock'n'roll album!
This album charts John Milner's career in various bands from the 70's on - the standard of songwriting is great throughout, the musical backdrop changing to reflect the styles of the period. My favourites are the tracks from 'This Virgin Deep' - 'Who Do You Love' and 'Western World. And the enigmatic 'Explain your own reasons' which explores the subjective nature of insanity, is a real classic. All the tracks are interesting in their own way - The ultimate 'thinking man's' rock'n'roll album!

Paulo Ertia

What a collection of songs this is! This album (it seems to me)takes material from a considerable period. But everything is together, it doesn't matter the year, it is the songs that shine!

My favorites:

Western World
See Me Burning

When can we expect more?


Blane Woodstock

This dude rocks, but in a 'thinking' way
Wow! This is a real history. I've not come across this guy before - but every track on this album evokes a mood, regardless of the era it was written. Explain Your Own Reasons - Wow, everyone might think themselves crazy at some time or another, but if you start to go down the route of institutionalization, who knows where you might end up?
There but for the Grace of God! Anyway, John Milner writes very cool, very now songs (although I suspect some of these are at least 20 years old). It just goes to show that life experience counts! A great album - more please!


Truly amazing diversity from one man
This album covers many genres yet retains a common link throughout. A diverse range of songs that have melody and hook lines that drag you into the heart of the song.
One minute you encounter a guitar hero the next a synth laden new romantic, regardless the quality of the songs shines through.
If you demand songs that require a little mental input from the listener this album is for you.