P305 Teletext 305 Oct27 21:12:54       ———————————————————————————————  DVD: JAMIE CULLUM — LIVE AT BLENHEIM You cynics, leave Jamie Cullum alone. He's just a young fella who likes books and booze. And he's a decent musician - energetic and enthusiastic. Yes, his oeuvre is hardly cutting edge, but as he freely admits on this light-hearted concert documentary, his sound isn't "pure jazz". He approaches this sound from "a pop perspective" and does a decent job, turning out tracks from his last album, as well as modern covers aplenty. 3/5 ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Daniel Selwood Get KYLIE & other tickets Ticketmaster 0870 4000771 or p646 Events Comps Planet TV Guide
P305 Teletext 305 Oct27 21:11:19       ———————————————————————————————  ALBUM: OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN - DEFINITIVE Put the disc in the stereo and skip straight to track 21. If Not For You is a glittering sliver of pop. With its slide-guitar riff and airy vocal, the Bob Dylan-penned tune is a blonde head and a narrow pair of shoulders above the rest of this album, which concerns itself too much with Olivia's weaker 1980s work. Her earlier country-touched stuff is better, though she remains charming — if curiously sexless — throughout. 2/5 ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Win widescreen TV/DVD 147 ITV1/307 C4 FRANK PILKINGTON'S LOVESTARS ON YOUR MOBILE - p108 Events Comps Planet TV Guide
P305 Teletext 305 Oct27 21:11:24       ———————————————————————————————  ALB: WILLIE NELSON - IT ALWAYS WILL BE The 71-year-old past master of country has been in tremendous form over the last few years. With help from his children and a few stars, including Norah Jones and Tom Waits, the Red Headed Stranger has again produced fine work of tenderness and humour. His singular voice is as grizzled as ever and sounds especially effective duetting with his daughter Paula on the standout track Be That As It May. 4/5 ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Scorsese DVD reviews 144 ITV1/304 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Events Comps Planet TV Guide
P305 Teletext 305 Oct27 21:11:49       ———————————————————————————————  ALBUM: TUNDE - TUNDE During his time with The Lighthouse Family, newly solo singer Tunde Baiyewu dwelt in the murky underworld of lush, semi-acoustic mediocrity. These days, he's slowly edging into the light of decent pop, armed with tracks such as Letting Me Down Gently, the prettiest and best tune he's ever sung. Then there's album opener Passing The Hours which earns Tunde kudos by being an unlikely collaboration with country- rock maestro Grant Lee Phillips. 2/5 ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Main Events guide 146 ITV1/306 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Events Comps Planet TV Guide
P305 Teletext 305 Oct27 21:11:54       ———————————————————————————————  ALBUM: VARIOUS - BEST JUKEBOX IN WORLD The pub with this jukebox would be great - at least until closing time, when a mass brawl would kick off. You see, this is a collection of boozy fighting music. From The Clash and The Knack, to Blur and Small Faces, it's all white boys wielding guitars like cudgels. Even sensitive (meaning weedy) acts like Wings and The Thrills simmer with repressed aggression. A dose of calming soul-funk grooves is badly needed. 3/5 ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Win Diana Krall tickets 147 ITV1/307 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Events Comps Planet TV Guide
P305 Teletext 305 Oct27 21:12:19       ———————————————————————————————  ALBUM: VARIOUS - BEAUTIFUL If this album were a person, it would have a face like the stink of marsh gas and the personality of dry toast. It's an ugly, tedious collection with bad breath, scabby lips and a horrid liking for Brian McFadden, Natasha Bedingfield, Backstreet Boys, Craig David and The 411. The Frankenstein who made this monster should know that slow and uninspiring songs are not "beautiful" even if they do harp on about "lurve". 0/5 ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Office DVD review 144 ITV1/304 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Events Comps Planet TV Guide
P305 Teletext 305 Oct27 21:12:24       ———————————————————————————————  SINGLE: GEORGE MICHAEL - ROUND HERE I was too kind to George's last single, Flawless, and some of you may have been disappointed after forking out good money. I'm sorry. Don't let my rare error of jud'ment stop you buying this sweet tale of his parents' courtship and his own boyhood. "I remember it all like yesterday," whispers Mr Michael in that pseudo- croon of his. Round Here is nice, not great but it's better than its predecessor. Honestly. 3/5 ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Win Producers CDs/DVDs 147 ITV1/307 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Events Comps Planet TV Guide
P305 Teletext 305 Oct27 21:12:49       ———————————————————————————————  WRITE TO TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT Total Entertainment wants your views, so please write in. Do you agree with our critic? Are you a fan of George Michael? Do you like Willie Nelson? What about (unde and the Lighthouse Family? Do you like Jamie Cullum? Let us know your views. A £10 voucher goes to the star letter. Write to: Total Ent Letters, Teletext, Building 10, 566 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5TS or te@teletext.co.uk. Include your name and full address. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Win Let's Go Girls CDs 147 ITV1/307 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Events Comps Planet TV Guide