Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes,"The Jukes / Love Is A Sacrifice" (BGO Records)- Soulful New Jersey singer-songwriter Southside Johnny Lyon and his musical cohorts first rose to public prominence during the mid seventies, when Lyon's friendship with Bruce Springsteen and guitarist Steve Van Zandt underpinned the three excellent albums that they recorded for the Epic label,including the acclaimed 1978 set,"Hearts of Stone." The band were inexplicably dropped by Epic soon afterwards however,and subsequent offerings also lacked Van Zandt's creative input and suffered a little as a result, although the brassy charms of "The Jukes" and "Love Is A Sacrifice" are still worth an hour or so of anyone's time.

Tim Hart & Maddy Prior,"Heydays" (Talking Elephant)-Tim Hart and Maddy Prior are best remembered these days as the founding members of Steeleye Span, but this enchanting CD re-issue focsses attention on the three albums that the the English folk scene's answer to Sonny and Cher recorded as a duo more than half a century ago. The two volumes of "Folk Songs of Old England" capture Tim and Maddy at their most spontaneous and unadorned , whilst 1971's "Summer Solstice" finds the two performers working with a four piece band band as they immerse themselves in the traditional delights of timeless ditties such as "False Knight on the Road" and "I Live Not Where I Love."

The Revillos,"Stratoplay" (Cherry Red)- The sad demise of Scotland's finest punk pop exponents The Rezillos in 1978 prompted vocalists Fay Fife and Eugene Reynolds to continue operations with a slightly altered (for contractual reasons) band name but the same blend of new wave energy and kitsch charm which had made their earlier work so appealing. This invigorating 6 CD retrospective brings together the two albums that they captured for posterity during the early eighties, along with assorted non album singles, radio sessions and later live and studio recordings .The finished product is as close to the definitive Revillos anthology as anyone could reasonably expect, and a delightful quirky exercise in musical nostalgia into the bargain.