Daily Telegraph 1986

‘An endearing piece lasting only 12 minutes, Merseyside Echoes is filled with nostalgia for the idealistic Beatles era of the 1960s, and it has what seems to be rare in much contemporary music – a sweetly diatonic flavour. It contains three rousing, but violent fanfares and two pop songs written by Dickinson…we have a sonic panorama in which echoes are created as the fanfares fade away…The pop songs are jolly or pensive by turn and the whole score, superbly realised by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Barry Wordsworth, pulsates with life.’

Neil Tierney, Daily Telegraph, 8 December 1988

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