Album: John Phillips, Pussycat, (SPV)

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The "long-lost" album by the former Mama & Papa made with Messrs Jagger and Richards in 1976 (with Phillips' 'Man Who Fell to Earth' songs as a bonus).

It is engaging in parts, sounding sometimes like the Stones in roots mode, sometimes like Ronnie Lane's 'Slim Chance' in LA. The best music is the Stonesy stuff, with guitarist Mick Taylor returned to the fold. In fact, Taylorophiles will think it's worth the price of entry for "Oh Virginia" alone. Approach with caution. Here be drugs.

Pick of the Album: 'She's Just 14': a hymn to Phillips' daughter, starring Jagger

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