REVIEWS & PROMO'S
"The Fetch is in a word sublime. It does not get much classier than this."
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"Albums like this one are few and far between, and it's true when you
have class, talent and soul like Linda Hoyle has, it will always manifest
itself in albums as great as this one."
TV news writer, journalist, and bassist
From Affinity to the Fetch
My Conversation With Linda Hoyle and Mo Foster
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Reaney's Pick: Christine Newland, Oliver Whitehead and Linda Hoyle
By James Reaney - The London Free Press
Thursday, August 6, 2015 9:36:05 EDT AM
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The Progressive Aspect
Roger Trenwith reviews "The Fetch"
Roger Trenwith interview with Linda
"There are many good artists out there but few who can be classed as truly outstanding. Linda Hoyle is a cut above most singers and the fact that this is only her first album since 'Pieces of Me' is nothing short of a travesty. 'The Fetch' was a long time in the making but it is here...and boy was it well worth the wait! Linda is an artist in the true sense of the word. Lyrically, she is a clever wordsmith and vocally, her voice is still strong and easily recognisable. The songs on this album are thoughtful, well written and beautifully executed, fusing folk with blues and progressive rock. The musicians here are well worth a mention - this album drips in quality and this is down to the likes of Mo Foster, Gary Husband, Ray Russell et al. Truly an inspirational album and quite possibly the best thing i have heard this year."
"Songs [that] deeply penetrate your soul, songs that you actually have to undergo in solitude, alone and preferably then with headphones so that you can not be disturbed . . . this disc can only be created by talented musicians, and each of them has here on a glorious way contributed . . . this record gets stuck in our own imaginary Top 20. . . . ”
'– the album’s opening line “For what was scattered is now gathered” hints at the plentiful harvest – one to give it all an autobiographical bent, a hymnal finale of “Acknowledgements” listing those whose music’s been shaping Lynda’s own vision, while nostalgic songs like the seductively groovy, sitar-caressed “Maida Vale” and the folky, dewy-eyed “Brighton Pier” set map markers for her journey.....' Read full review