Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2003
CS ISBN 0754083713 $84.95 Ten cassettes
LIME STREET BLUES captures the heady freedom that Liverpudlians rejoiced in during the '60s. The Beatles provide background music for this study of three families intertwined over a twenty-year period by rock and roll and fast-paced social changes. Maggie Ollerenshaw is flawless as the performer of the numerous characters who comprise this panoramic look at music in all its facets--composing, practicing, organizing, and performing. After the various sets of parents cavort, conspire, divorce, and abandon their mates, their various children grow up, marry, have children of their own, cavort, conspire, divorce, and move through the fabric of one another's lives in a tapestry of frenzied fame, and all its trappings. Death, forgiveness, and redemption ensue as the joyful music of the time burns into acid and hard rock. M.D.H.
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