Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases Reg Meuross,"Six Retrospective Reissues" (Proper Records)- If you're one of those poor unfortunates who've never come across any of Reg Meuross' work in the past this exemplary batch of CD re-issues should provide an eloquent introduction to the Somerset based singer-songwriter's exquisitely crafted brand of music-making. The six albums were first unleashed on an unsuspecting world between the years of 1996 and 2013 and find Meuross working with luminaries such as Martin Carthy, Show of Hands' Phil Beer and former Free and Who keyboards ace John "Rabbit" Bundrick as he unveils spellbinding gems such as "And Jesus Wept," "Lizzie Loved A Highwayman" and "The Heart of Ann Lee" for your listening pleasure. B.J.Cole and Dave Eastoe,"Daydream Smile" (Cow Pie Records)- Enfield born Brian John Cole is very much a "musician's musician," having contributed to a whole host of seminal rock albums during an illustrious career which now extends over a little more than half a century.The pedal steel guitarist's relatively infrequent solo offerings have tended to be much more cerebral and thought provoking affairs but Cole's latest collaboration with guitarist Dave Eastoe and assorted special guests is a splendid "back to the roots" exercise which explores the virtuoso's early fascination with the delights of Hawaiian music and the work of instrumental duo Santo and Johnny of "Sleep Walk" fame. Racing Cars, "The Albums 1976-1978" (Cherry Red)-This fine Welsh band are best remembered these days for their elegaic hit,"They Shoot Horses Don't They?," which was plucked from their well received debut album in 1976 and soon soared into the higher reaches of the singles charts in both the UK and Australia. Racing Cars were never really able to capitalise on this early flirtation with fame and fortune but they did go on to record three solidly memorable long-players for Chrysalis Records during the late seventies and all three are packaged together here, along with a disc containing BBC recordings of a couple of concerts from their creative heyday in 1977.