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Lynne Taylor Donovan: Song Reviews/History

DEAR SANTA

Lynne's Christmas release, "Dear Santa", was featured across Canada on the
Canadian Country Spotlight Christmas Special.
Written by Tony Koenen and produced by George Blondheim, "Dear Santa" features elements of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra including renowned composer/arranger George Blondheim on Yamaha grande piano.

"730 CKDM Hit Picks of the Week" December 28.
American Honey - Lady Antebellum (Capitol/EMI) ... Dear Santa - Lynne Taylor Donovan* (Pacific).......
Bruce Leperre- PD- CKDM Radio - Manitoba - Canada

"Lynne once again comes up with a wonderful recording and message for this time of year. A perfect Christmas song that stands out from the rest both in performance and storyline. Most appealing."
Tom Robinson - Kingstown Radio, UK

"It is on our Christmas show - excellent original material"
Erwin Schapendonk, Centraal FM, Holland

"Nice one - tremendous effort"
Gerry Ford, Country Music & Dance magazine UK

"This is fantastic"
Alan Potter, Tempo FM Radio, UK

"My favourite new Christmas song"
Phil Walsh, CMRK Radio Wales, UK

"....better than the same old."
Marie Crichton, BBC Radio Shropshire, UK

"Very nice song and performance"
Etienne Berthels, Radio Terre Franche, Belgium

"Your song, Dear Santa, finished the year at number 16 in the UK TOP 40. An outstanding achievement for an original Christmas song. It has already been in the Hotdisc Most Popular Tracks Chart as voted for by the most influential DJs in Europe. Only the elite tracks deemed good enough by the DJs get into this chart on merit so this is a great achievement....Most enjoyable track."
Best Wishes
Stuart Cameron, Radio Borders, UK
"DEAR SANTA" Media Comments (Dec 21, 2014)

SOONER OR LATER REVIEWS

LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN - "Sooner or Later"
DJ, Radio Station and Country Rating Airplay Comments

001 Nicole Trudel, Country Gold Jukebox Radio, Toronto, Canada 6 Yes (Good song)
002 Rolf Hierath, Radio Rheinwelle, Dresden, Germany 10 Yes (Stunning track)
003 Marion Lacroix, Radio Avesta, Sweden 8 Yes (This is a very good song - she has a lovely voice)
004 Dan Reddington, Big City Radio, UK 6
005 Jacques Dufour, Radio Lyon 1, France 6 Yes
006 Etienne Berthels, RTF Radio, Belgium 8 Yes
(Great performance, nice voice. Good style)
007 Linda Hoig, KHBW Radio, USA 8 Yes (Very good track)
008 Gerd Stassen, Radio EMS Vechte Welle, Germany 8 Yes
009 Ricky Lee, Warminster Radio, UK 8 Yes
010 Dieter Trenkler, CMR Radio, Germany 4
011 Petur Rouch, Faroya Radio, Faroe Islands 10 Yes (Excellent)
012 Stuart Cameron, East Coast Radio, UK 9 Yes
(after all the songs she has released she STILL sounds as good as ever. Great talent!
To see her performing in the UK in the near future would be brilliant!)

013 David Callister, Manx Radio, Isle of Man 6
014 Keith Greentree, BBC Radio Norfolk, UK 6
(Nice song, not quite country enough for my show)
015 Robert MacMillan, Nevis Radio, UK 9 Yes (Playing this)
016 Alan Foulkes, Radio Broadgreen, UK 4
017 Bryan Chalker, UK Country Radio, UK 6 Yes
018 Gilles Martin, Radio Aria, France 6
019 Sheila Manson, BBC Radio Shetland, UK 2 (Didn’t like it)
020 Rory Heath, Country Barnyard Radio, UK 10 Yes (Great song)
021 Trudy Burke, WYN FM, Australia 10 Yes (Top marks)
022 Patrick Molis, IDFM Radio, France 7
023 Graham McLeod, Black Diamond FM, UK 8 Yes
(Very good arrangement and vocal)
024 Ray James, Somervalley FM, UK 6
025 Maurice Hope, Rock n Reel Magazine, UK 5 N/A
(Lynne Taylor Donovan makes a good fist at presenting a ballad worth the listener’s time and money.
Shame there is a ton of like-minded songs out there.)

026 Chris Smith, Uckfield FM, UK 6
027 Phil Walsh, Secklow Sounds Radio, UK 4
028 Peter Hills, Radio Waves, France 6
029 Graham Lees, Creative FM Radio, UK 8 Yes (very good)
030 Lee Williams, CMR Nashville, UK 7 Yes
031 Rene Hoffman, Country Radio, Switzerland 8 Yes
(Creates a great atmosphere with this)
032 George Inglis, TD1 Radio,UK 6
033 Peter Englefield, Hem Country Radio, UK 8 Yes (Superb singer)
034 Bob Birch, BBC Radio 1, UK 6 Yes
035 Max Achatz, Country Jukebox magazine, Germany 6 N/A
036 Kevin Williams, CMR Nashville Radio, UK 8 Yes (This crosses over well.)
037 Eddie Ford, Main FM, Australia 6
038 David Miller, Country Overdrive Radio, New Zealand 6 Yes
039 Stewart Fenwick, Celtic Music Radio, UK 5 (Pleasant ballad)
040 Wilfried Wieczorek, OMCRN Radio, Germany 5
041 Joe Bartolo, One Radio, Malta 8 Yes (Likeable lady with a very good vocal.)
042 Rory Heath, Country Barnyard Radio, UK 10 Yes (Great song)
043 Lorraine Pfitzner, OZMR Radio, USA 8 Yes
044 Lucien Knapen, Radio Ariane, France 9 Yes
045 Kurt Gabriel, ECMA Radio, Austria 10 Yes (Excellent done song, excellent voice)
046 Bjarne Hesselbjerggaard, Syndicated Shows, Denmark 9 yes
(Many good songs from this singer over the years - and this is another)

047 Doc Schulze, Radio Eurohertz, Berlin, Germany 9 Yes (Love this)
048 John Andersen, Radio Dandelion, Denmark 6
049 Andrew Wallace, Fraser Coast FM, Australia 8 yes (Very Good song)
050 John Morris, Trust AM, UK 10 Yes (Most enjoyable)
DJ/Presenter COMMENTS (Oct 21, 2017)

I DON't WANNA MENTION ANY NAMES REVIEWS

Simply an AWESOME review.
DJ/Presenter Comments
LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN "I Don't Wanna Mention Any Names"

DJ, Radio Station and Country Rating Airplay Comments
001 Graham Lees, Creative FM, UK 10 Yes Excellent
002 Bob Birch, BB Radio, UK 8 Yes Very good as always from LTD
003 Craig Parry, Dapper FM, UK 6
004 Max Achatz, Country Circle Magazine, Germany 4 N/A Struggling to find the country sound
005 Marion Lacroix, Radio Arc-en-Ciel, France 6 Yes Good if a bit too bluesy
006 Bauke Van Der Vliet, Smelne FM, Netherlands 7
007 Hans Mair, Radio Osttirol, Austria 6
008 Lee Williams, CMR Nashville Radio, UK 7 Yes
009 Graham McLeod, Black Diamond Radio, UK 8 Yes
010 Gerd Stassen, Radio EMS Vechte Welle, Germany 8 Yes Very good track
011 Joe Bartolo, One Radio, Malta 8 Yes
012 Trudy Burke, WYN FM, Australia 8 Yes Terrific vocals
013 Dieter Trenkler, CMR Radio, Germany 6 Yes
014 Rene Hoffman, Country Radio, Switzerland 10 Yes Love it
015 David Miller, Puketupa Radio, New Zealand 8 Yes
016 Dave Watkins, Country Mile Radio, UK 6 Nice enough, just not my style of music
017 Phil Walsh, Secklow Sounds Radio, UK 6
018 Marie Crichton, BBC Radio Shropshire, UK 6 Ok, not keen on song though
019 Petur Rouch, Faroya Radio, Faroe Islands 7
020 Kurt Gabriel, ECMA Radio, Austria 10 Yes Excellent bluesy song, great voice
021 Gery Ford, 2 Sea FM, Australia 6 Yes
022 Bart Van Der Pol, RTV Radio, Netherlands 6
023 Eddie Ford, Main FM, Australia 6
024 Lorraine Pfitzner, OZCMR Radio, Australia 8 Yes Fine singer
025 John Morris, Trust AM, UK 10 Yes Top rated song and singer

026 Lucien Knapen, Radio Ariane, Belgium 8 Yes
027 Ray James, Somervalley FM, UK 10 Yes
028 Bob Ward, Branch FM, UK 6 Yes Well sung
029 Etienne Berthels, RTF Radio, Belgium 6 Yes Good song
030 Adrian Clark, Country Music Routes Internet Blog, Europe 6 N/A Sexy, jazzy smoky and soulful
031 Pete Anderl, RMA Radio, Austria 6 Country? No, but good arrangement
032 David Callister, Manx Radio, Isle of Man 8 Yes
033 Keith Greentree, BBC Radio Norfolk, UK 5 Great for listening to
034 Lim Chrisrie, North Highland Radio, UK 6
035 Stuart Cameron, East Coast FM, UK 7 Yes A late night smoochy blues-jazz number from the lovely Lynne.
It would be so good to see her performing in the UK in the future. That would be brilliant!
036 Ray Williams, Radio Marlija, Malta 8 Yes Enjoyed this
037 Peter Englefield, Phoenix FM, UK 6
038 Noel Parry, Radio Southland, New Zealand 8 Yes Playlisted
039 Alan Foulkes, Radio Broadgreen, UK 4 Yes Bit slow for me
040 Richard Kirk, Radio West Midlands, UK 6
041 Gilles Martin, Radio Aria, France 5
042 Robert MacMillan, Nevis Radio, UK 5
DJ/Presenter COMMENTS (May 24, 2017)

AM I DREAMING REVIEWS

LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN : Am I Dreaming

Après le succès rencontré en Europe avec "The Strong One", LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN propose aujourd'hui "Am I Dreaming" où elle dévoile ses rêves les plus romantiques avec brio et enthousiasme. Entre songe et réalité, une chanson positive. La jolie Canadienne de Vancouver possède un talent naturel de conteuse dotée d'une pointe d'humour contagieuse. En l'écoutant, on a l'impression d'être assis à ses côtés en pleine conversation. Charme et douceur au programme.

(GOOGLE TRANSLATION)
LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN: Am I Dreaming

After the success in Europe with "The Strong One", LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN now offers "Am I Dreaming" where she reveals her most romantic dreams with gusto and enthusiasm. Between dream and reality, a positive song. Vancouver has a nice Canadian natural talent as a storyteller with a touch of humor contagious. Listening to her, it seems we sitting next to her in conversation. Charm and sweetness in the program.
This review is in German.
DJ, Radio Station and Country Rating Airplay Comments

001 Rene Hofmann, Country Radio, Switzerland 8 Yes Very good track

002 Gerd Stassen, EVW Radio, Germany 7

003 John Staff, Mid Downs Radio, UK 6

004 Tommy Truesdale, West Beat FM, UK 8 Yes Superb follow to Strong One

005 Ricky Lee, CMR Nashville Radio, UK 8 Yes Great vocals

006 Maurice Hope, Rock n Reel magazine, UK 6 Pop country that fades into the background all too soon, needs a little more depth and imagination to gain my complete attention.

007 Tom Robinson, Kingstown Radio, UK 7 Yes Another laid-back performance from Lynne - fine vocal and pleasant listening

008 Kurt Gabriel, ECMA Radio, Austria 10 Yes Excellent voice, excellent song

009 Stewart Fenwick, Celtic Music Radio, UK 6 Yes Quite pleasant

010 Marten Van Der Laan, Radio Compagnie, France 6 Yes

011 Graham Lees, Radio Fish, UK 9 Yes Terrific Canadian act

012 Arno Bierings, Eagle Radio, Holland 8 Yes Superb record

013 Sandy Watt, Waves Radio, UK 8 Yes She just gets better and better

014 Ray James. Somervalley FM, UK 6

015 Jeremy Rees, BRFM Radio, UK 9 Yes Most enjoyable

016 Wilfried Wieczorek, OMCRN Radio, Germany 8 Yes

017 Etienne Berthels, RTF Radio, Belgium 8 Yes Very great performance. Very talented artist

018 Rory Heath, Country Barnyard Radio, USA 10 Yes Great song

019 Joe Bartolo, One Radio, Malta 10 Yes Excellent

020 Erik Topholm, Country Kanalen, Denmark 6

021 Peter Englefield, Belter Radio, UK 8 Yes

022 Lucien Knapen, Radio Ariane, Belgium 9 Yes Outstanding single

023 Phil Walsh, Seckler Sounds Radio, UK 6 Yes

024 Urbain Van Geerteruy, Radio Beiiard, Belgium 10 Yes

025 Gerry Ford, 2 Sea FM, Australia 8 Yes She never makes a bad record



026 Patrick Molis, IDFM Radio, France 7 Yes

027 David Miller, Puketuku Radio, New Zealand 6 Yes

028 Trudy Burke, WYN FM, Australia 10 Yes Faultless production

029 Peter Rouch, Faroya Radio, Faroe Islands 9 Yes

030 John Morris, Trust AM, UK 10 Yes Top marks from me

031 Sean Green, Shine FM, Ireland 8 Yes Good song

032 Keith Greentree, BBC Radio Norfolk, UK 6 Yes She really has found a perfect fit with this new song style

033 Gilles Martin, Radio Aria, France 6 Yes very impressive

034 Bryan Chalker, UK Country Music Radio, UK 8 Yes Beautiful rendition

035 Alan Foulkes, Radio Broadgreen, UK 4 Ok

036 Richard Kirk, Radio West Midlands, UK 7 Yes Very nice

037 Jacques Dufour, Radio Lyon 1, France 6 Yes Ce Bon

038 David Callister, Manx Radio, Isle of Man 8 Yes Loved it!

039 Paul Hazell, Uckfield FM, UK 7 Yes I really liked this, it has character

040 Stuart Cameron, East Coast FM, UK 9 Yes This grows on me, very catchy song, and well delivered

041 Marie Crichton, BBC Radio Shropshire, UK 4 Sorry not for me

042 Dieter Trenkler, Radio Welle Niederheim, Germany 10 Yes Best song on Hotdisc this month

043 Eddie Ford, Phoenix FM, Australia 4

044 Bauke Van Der Vliet, Smelme FM, Netherlands 10 Yes Great country song

045 Graham McLeod, Black Diamond FM, UK 8 Yes

046 Hans Mair, Radio Osttirol, Austria 8 Yes

047 Adrian Clark, Country Routes News magazine, UK 8 N/A Spacious, richly country and slick on this sweet number

048 Andrew Wallace, Fraser Coast FM, Australia 7 Yes Good song

049 Robert MacMillan, Nevis Radio, UK 4 too traditional for me

050 Craig Parry, Dapper FM, UK 6 yes A little dreamy in a good way, nice vocal.
"AM I DREAMING" - DJ/Presenter Comments (Oct 14, 2016)

STRONG ONE REVIEWS

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