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Lynne Taylor Donovan: Song Reviews/History

Jamshere Magazine Reviews Lynne's UK/EU promo EP along with
songs from the "Talk to me" CD.
New review of "Soft Place".
- Appetizer Radio (Jul 7, 2014)
- TOP 40 Charts (Thursday, Aug 17)
SUGAR LAKE

10 Excellent; 9 Very Good Indeed; 8 Very Good; 7 Impressive; 6 Good; 5 Average; 4 Fair; 3 Below Average; 2 Disappointing; 1 Poor.

Ref / Reviewer details / Comments / Points / Airplay
1 Arno Bierings. Eagle Radio, Holland 7 Yes
2 Stuart Cameron, CMR Nashville Radio, UK Great to have her back. I like this song very much. Nice play on words with the title and very catchy pop country 8 Yes
3 John Staff, Mid Downs Radio, UK 5
4 Graham Lees, Creative FM, UK 5
5 Gordon Davies, Radio Harron, UK Impressive music if a little more pop than country 7 Yes
6 Helen MacPherson, Moray Firth Radio, UK 6 Yes
7 Keith Greentree, BBC Radio Norfolk, UK 5 Yes
8 Barry Dixon, Now Dig This magazine, UK Should do well for Lynne 6 (magazine)
9 Phil Walsh, CRMK Radio, UK 5 Yes
10 Ros Ray, Forest FM, UK Like her voice - good song 8 Yes
11 Veronica Capaldi, WHCR Radio, UK 8 Yes
12 Derrick Mulford, Live DJ, UK 5 Maybe
13 David Callister, Manx Radio, Isle of Man 6 Yes
14 Paul Hazell, Radio Uckfield, UK Good country rock 7 Yes
15 Friedrich Hog, Radio Free FM, Germany Really enjoyed it 9 Yes
16 Paul West, Hope FM Radio, UK 6 Yes
17 Ian Bakie, Irish Country Radio, UK 4
18 Brian Sharman, Wycombe Radio, UK Not the most obvious of country songs but I have spinned it 4 Yes
19 Robert MacMillan, Nevis Radio, UK 5
20 Phil Chandler, Live DJ, UK 6 Yes
21 Phil Roberts, KCR Radio, UK 5 Yes
22 Ian Ashcroft, Live DJ, UK Good voice 5
23 Herbert Fischer, Kanalen FM, Denmark Not very traditional 4
24 Lee Williams, CMR Nashville Radio, UK 8 Yes
25 Al Field, Shoalhaven Radio, Australia Captivating 7 Yes

26 Gerry Warren, 974 Radio, Australia Brilliant gutsy performance 9 Yes
27 Mike Penard, ISA Radio, France Very good 8 Yes
28 Ricky Lee, Warminster Radio, UK 7 Yes
29 Michael Schroeter, Radio Herford, Germany 6 Yes
30 John Craven, BCMI Radio, UK 5 Yes
31 Al Watts, Collingwood Radio, Australia Quite the Canadian songbird, I really liked this and am certain a great many others will also 9 Yes
32 Erwin Schapendonk, Centraal FM, Holland This is pop music for us 4
33 Hans Mair, Radio Osttirol, Austria 7 Yes
34 Stewart Fenwick, Celtic Music Radio, UK Too pop 5
35 Alan Priestley, Live DJ, UK Bit loud – will suit younger end of line dancers 8 Yes
36 Richard Harte, Strabane Radio, Ireland 5
37 Jackie Blair, Country Music & Dance magazine, UK 8 (magazine)
38 Rein Wortelboer, Peelgrass Radio, Holland 4
39 June Williams, KHBW Radio, USA Excellent single brilliant production nice twist on her earlier songs. 10 Yes
40 Gerd Stassen, EVW Radio, Germany 7 Yes
41 Max Achatz, Country Circle magazine, Germany 6 (magazine)
42 Mick Smith, MSR Radio, UK 6
43 Marion Lacroix, Radio Arc-en-Ciel, France 7 Yes
44 Alex Pijnen, Zuidwest Radio, Holland Right out of the top drawer with this effort 10 Yes
45 Tommy Rosney, Highland Radio, Ireland 4
46 Ray Williams, South End Radio, Malta This one grew on me 7 Yes
47 Martin Van Der Laan, Radio Compagne, Holland 6 Yes
48 Gilles Martin, Radio Aria, France 8 Yes
49 Dann Hansen, Radio Roskilde, Denmark Not country to me 4 Yes
50 Olov Lindgren, Radio Avesta, Sweden More pop than country 5

51 Peter Hills, Radio Waves, France 7 Yes
52 Eddie Ford, Phoenix FM, Australia 5 Maybe
53 Bernie Birch, 7 Waves Radio, UK Ok track 6 Yes
54 Ray Grundy, Metro Radio, UK First in a while from this Canadian Country / Rocker. Still rocking hard with this. A welcome release 8 Yes
55 Ted Munslow, Live DJ, UK My clubbies love it 5
56 Kurt Gabriel, ECMA Radio, Austria Excellent done song 10 Yes
57 Joe Fish, BBC Radio Lancashire, UK 4
58 Erik Topholm, Country Kanalen Radio, Denmark 5
59 Jacques Dufour, Radio Lyon 1, France Good work 6 Yes
60 John Harrold, BCR FM, Ireland 6 Yes
61 John Bjoersvik, Radio Sotra, Norway Punchy and gutsy vocal 8 Yes
62 Parko Parkinson, QBN FM Radio, Australia 6 Yes
63 Etienne Berthels, Radio Terre Franche, Belgium Very expressive singer. Good style 7 Yes
64 Brette Dominique, Triangle FM, France 6 Yes
65 Ray James, Somervalley FM, UK 6 Yes
66 Maurice Needham, Live DJ, UK I loved this one spinning it at my clubs 10 Yes
67 Dieter Trenkler, Radio Welle Niederrhein, Germany 4
68 Adrian Clark, Country Music International, UK Shows promise nobody uses ‘Na– nahs’anymore so very refreshing- takes me back some 6 (magazine)
69 Lorraine Pfitzner, Radio 2You FM, Australia 7 Yes
70 Rolf Hierath, Radio Rhein Welle, Germany 5 Maybe
71 Tom Robinson, Kingstown Radio, UK Lynne is certainly back and on track for a massive hit with this strong new release. Enjoying it immensely, Lynne has been bringing us some excellent material over the years and this will rate as one of her best songs 9 Yes
72 Bob Ward, Branch FM, UK Catchy 6
73 Alan Staniland, Radio Warrington, UK Earthy country song, sung with feeling 8 Yes
74 Pietro Scazzola, Radio Gold, Italy 7 Yes
75 Per Rodal, Radio Midt-Norge, Norway 6 Yes

76 John Morris, Trust AM Radio, UK 8 Yes
77 Brian Ahern, Pure FM Radio, UK Good 6 Yes
78 Maurice Hope, RocknReel magazine, UK Cranked up modern day country containing lots of lead guitar and a bustling, rhythmic beat. Ideal to dance to and party on over a fun weekend. 7 (magazine)
79 Sean Green, Shine FM, Ireland Nice good all round song 7 Yes
80 Bjarne Hesselbjerggaard, Radio Sindal, Denmark 6 Yes
81 Bob Birch, Venture Radio, UK 7 Yes
82 Richard Kirk, Linedancer magazine, UK 7 (magazine)
83 John Murray, Castle FM, UK 6 Yes
84 Steve Snelling, Radio Hafren, UK Good if a bit rocky 6
85 Tommy Truesdale, West Sound Radio, UK 5
86 Colin Thorpe, Erewash Radio, UK Good musically and a power-packed vocal 7 Yes
87 Allan Watkiss, UK Country Radio, UK 6 Yes
88 Barry Gower, Coast FM, Australia 6 Yes
89 Bart Van Der Pol, VLOK Radio, Holland 6 Yes
90 Brian Lewis, Hobart FM, Tasmania Very repetitive in places 4 Maybe
91 Abel Stel, Radio Nashville, Holland 6 Yes
92 Kjell Horlin, MCWC Radio, Sweden Like her more country songs better 4
93 Soren Andersson, Radio Avesta, Sweden Pure Pop but I like it 5
94 Myriam Perdaens, Cool FM, Belgium 7 Yes
95 Ray Pannach, Coast FM, Australia 6 Yes
96 David Miller, Pukepatu Radio, New Zealand 8 Yes
97 Graham McLeod, Black Diamond FM, UK Terrific song well sung 10 Yes
98 Nigel Rennie, BFBS Radio, Falklands 8 Yes
99 Marie Crichton, BBC Radio Shropshire, UK Not heard from her for ages. I like her voice but song a bit cranked up for country 5
100 Petur Rouch, Faroya Radio, Faroe Islands 6 Yes
"Sugar Lake" comments - DJ's/Presenters -UK to Europe to USA to Australia
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)

CHART HISTORY 2003-2017

THE SONGS - CHART HISTORY
New Album "Talk To Me" limited edition released Europe, Japan - Sept. 1, 2003
"Talk To Me" hits TOP 10 on ECMA chart (Oct. 2003)
Second single "Soft Place" hits EMS Euro TOP 5 (Oct.2003)(released Canada April 2004)
"Talk To Me" finishes 2003 in Euro TOP 10.
"Talk To Me" hits German 'American-Tie Gbr' chart top 20 - (March/April 2004)
"Talk To Me" stays TOP 20 ECMA chart - Number 1 in Italy - (Nov. 2003-Sept.2004)
"Turn To Stone" charts TOP 20 ECMA Chart (Feb.15,2005)
"Lies" charts in Europe July 2005
"Lies" goes top 20 in Japan.
"Talk To Me" CD released to country radio North America, Australia (Jan. 2004)
"Make It On My Own" hits number 5 on U.S. Christian chart (Jan. 2004)
"Talk To Me" hits Canadian country TOP 40 (Jan. 2004)
"Soft Place", hits Canadian country TOP 50 - (Sept. 2004)
"Turn To Stone" charts Canadian country Top 40 (March 2005)
"Lies" charts Canada late August 2005..jumps 30 spots on Canadian country charts (September-October 2005)
Australian Digital Top 10 (Sept 2008)
"Make It On My Own" added to Swiss radio nationally (January 2009).
"Dear Santa" released to country radio in Europe, U.K., and Australia/New Zealand.
"Dear Santa" finishes 2009 at #16 in the UK/EU TOP 40 and #12 on the indie chart.
Major release of "Dear Santa" to all country radio North America. (November 18,2010).
"Sugar Lake" released worldwide. Official release date of July 1,2012.
"Sugar Lake" goes TOP 20 in the UK in it's second week of release..stays in the
TOP 20 for 11 weeks.
"Sugar Lake" second release to Canadian AC,AAA,HOT AC radio August 9 2012.
"Turn To Stone" remastered radio mix released across Canada June 2013.
"Sugar Lake" released across USA and to College radio in Canada and the USA July-November 2014.
"The Strong One" released to the UK/Euro radio April 2, 2016. The song enters the UK/Euro charts on April 9 at #10.
"The Strong One" goes NUMBER ONE in the United Kingdom and Europe on May 8,2016
"The Strong One" - 3 weeks at NUMBER ONE, 8 weeks TOP 5, 10 weeks TOP 10 on UK/European charts as of June 12, 2016.
"The Strong One" - hits Top 20 on the World Traditional Country Chart - June 14,2016
"Am I Dreaming" emters UK/EU charts at number 8 - September 14, 2016
"Am I Dreaming" hits NUMBER 2 on the UK/European Charts - September 25, 2016
THE SONGS - CHART HISTORY
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