- notably "Caravan Song", my favourite among her superb songbook.
Some of Barbara's material in recent years has shown a willingness to branch out into different spheres, but it is with a strong melody that she is best - for example, on the Beatles' "Long And Winding Road" and her punchy delivery of "With A Little Help From My Friends".
An excellent album from an excellent singer.
'LINCOLN CHOICE' - 11 May, 1982
Barbara Dickson is very hard to define. She was originally a folk singer but she is also a pop singer and the combination, together with her new-found popularity, makes her a very strange bird indeed. Her new album, "All For A Song" (Epic) is a remarkably pleasant album allowing for the rather unusual approach. Her voice is strong and has tremendous charm and some of the songs are very interesting indeed. An unusual album but one that repays careful listening.
ALL FOR A SONG (1982)
'EVENING TELEGRAPH' - May, 1982
Barbara Dickson is one of the most talented female artists to emerge in recent years and 'All For A Song" (Epic, EPC 10030) is a splendid resume of her career to date. Surprisingly only a couple of tracks are her own work. Mike Batt contributes three including 'Caravan Song' which would have been a six week No. 1 if there was any justice in the pop world, while 'Long And Winding Road' and 'With A Little Help From My Friends' are culled from the Lennon/McCartney songbook.
'ABERDEEN PRESS & JOURNAL' - May, 1982
Scots girl Barbara Dickson shows just how good she is at putting across a melody in "All For A Song" (Epic), a great collection of some of her earlier hits