CANNED HEAT - Songs From The Road (2015)
- has sold more records than any other blues band in music history
- is the only blues band to ever have three Number One records: On The Road Again, Going Up The Country, Let's Work Together
- has played more festivals, worldwide, than any other band of any kind in history
Canned Heat manager Skip Taylor describes the set recorded at Harmonie, Bonn, Germany, as “a capsule of where the band was at on that particular night.”
The lineup features frontman Dale Spalding, bassist Larry ‘The Mole’ Taylor, drummer Adolfo ‘Fito’ De La Parra and guitarist John Paulus, who’s covering for Harvey ‘The Snake’ Mandel as he recovers from a health setback.
BILLY GIBBONS AND THE BFG'S - Perfectamundo (2015)
Billy Gibbons‘ Perfectamundo contains just about everything you could hope for in the first-ever solo album from ZZ Top‘s frontman. Instead of treading on his main band’s well-established (and, judging from 2012’s La Futura, still quite fertile) territory, the album casts Gibbons’ formidable guitar, vocal and songwriting skills against a bracingly fresh Afro-Cuban backdrop. The backing band featured on Perfectamundo, the BFG’s, is about twice as big as Gibbons’ usual trio. But even with all of the additional Latin percussion, piano and B3 organ, the overall sound is lighter, looser and more spacious than ZZ Top’s dense, fuzzy ruckus — a result of the genres explored here. It’s a re-illuminating delight to hear his inventive, tasteful guitar solos in this new setting, and it happens quite a bit throughout the album’s 11 songs. After establishing the record’s general sensibility with a pair of Cubanized covers of familiar songs (Slim Harpo’s “Got Love If You Want It” and Roy Head’s “Treat Her Right”), Gibbons starts to experiment in even more distinctive and creative ways with original material such as the slow-burning “You’re What’s Happenin’, Baby” and the percussion-heavy “Sal Y Pimiento.”
TASTE - I'll Remember (2015)
Formed in Cork in 1966 by Rory Gallagher (fresh from his apprenticeship in the Fontana Showband), Taste went through two years of dues-paying, as well as a line-up change, before they were repositioned as a rock/blues “power trio” to rival, if not supercede, the likes of Cream. This four-CD boxset aims to piece together the whys and wherefores, with emphasis placed on the band’s two studio albums: 1969’s debut Taste and 1970’s On the Boards. The former is a stone-cold rock/blues classic, featuring guitar masterclasses in the likes of Blister on the Moon and Born on the Wrong Side of Time. On the Boards includes What’s Going On, which became a mainstay in Gallagher’s solo career. Extras include demos, live sessions, in-depth sleevenotes and rare photographs. It all adds up to a very fine package.
Tasty 2015 compilation features the Irish blues-rockers' two studio albums "Taste" (1969) and "On The Boards" (1970) + alternate versions, demos, live recordings, single cuts & rarities over 57 tracks.
NEIL YOUNG & BLUENOTE CAFE' - Bluenote Cafe' (2015)
The latest in Neil Young’s Archives series of live recordings, Bluenote Cafe dates from 1988, when its parent album This Note’s for You marked his return to Reprise following an unhappy period at Geffen. It also drew to a close Young’s Eighties era as a prolific musical quick-change artist, each album indulging a different style – in this case, big-band blues, with the songs liberally punctuated with strident stabs of brass, and Neil himself essaying a choice selection of guitar solos which (thankfully) stretch the usual limits of blues modes. Because otherwise, things can get a bit bogged down and stodgy: the opener “Big Room” is like porridge sliding slowly down a bowl, while “Ten Men Workin’” undeservedly celebrates the size of his band. But the anti - corporate - sponsorship protest “This Note’s for You”hits its mark; and a piercing “Crime in the City” presages the following year’s return to form with Freedom.
KAI STRAUSS - Electric Blues (2014) & I Go By Feel (2015)
Kai Strauss is a well known name among European blues lovers and paid his dues recording and touring internationally with “Memo Gonzalez & The Bluescasters” for more than 15 years. His long overdue solo debut album“Electric Blues” represents a no nonsense collection of classic blues tunes and originals played by an international all star line up having a great time at what they’re doing best. Strauss is a passionate live performer and countless gigs from small clubs to big festivals helped him to shape his authentic and intense guitar playing deeply rooted in the classic styles of the 1950s and ‘60s. “Being the singer and bandleader I can put together a repertoire of originals and covers by some of my all time favourites like Buddy Guy, Jimmy Rogers or B.B. King. It’s more personal and a lot of fun.”
Just like Strauss' award-winning debut CD "Electric Blues" (Blues In Germany Award for Best Album in 2014), "I Go By Feel" could easily be called an international blues summit. On this fully packed, 60-minute plus studio effort his collaborations with Delmark recording artist Mike Wheeler and ex-Luther Allison drummer Tommie Harris add a new, more contemporary Chicago Blues influence to the guitarist’s repertoire, while Tony Vega's (Houston) raunchy slide, Sax Gordon's (Boston) muscular saxophone and The Netherlands’ blues harmonica export No.1, Big Pete van der Pluijm, contribute a huge amount of variety to Strauss’ straight-ahead, natural blues formula.
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Madness of the West (1998)
01. Hell & High Water
02. Mystery Woman
03. From The Madness Of The West
04. I Got A Right To Be Wrong
06. Famous Last Words
07. Keep On Keepin' On
08. So Long
09. Brothers Of The Road
11. Straight From The Heart
12. The Heat Is On
13. Maybe We Can Go Back To Yesterday
14. The Judgment
15. Two Rights
16. Never Knew How Much (I Needed You)
17. Things You Used To Do
Collects some of the best from the legendary rock group Allman Brothers Band, focusing on their latter-day work for the Arista label. The songs include "Hell & High Water," "Angeline," and "Brothers of the Road," among others.
GRAPEFRUIT - Around Grapefruit (1968) & Deep Water (1969)
Grapefruit were a London-based British band of the late 1960s. Their brand of music was a typical late 1960s blend of rock, which they often fused with psychedelic effects such as phasers and vocoders, or classical arrangements. Grapefruit were one of the better Beatlesque late-'60s British pop-rock bands. In 1968 they seemed on the way to stardom, with a couple of small hit British singles and, more importantly, some help from the Beatles themselves. Led by George Alexander, brother of the Easybeats' George Young, the group were at the outset cheerful harmony pop/rockers with similarities to the Easybeats, Bee Gees, and some Paul McCartney-penned tunes from the Beatles' own psych-pop era. Not quite as incessantly chipper as the Easybeats, not as melodramatic as the Bee Gees, and certainly not as inventive as the Beatles, they were nonetheless similarly skilled at blending melodic pop with sophisticated arrangements that employed baroque/psychedelic touches of strings, orchestration, and several varieties of keyboards. A disappointing second album, however, helped sink them out of sight, and the Beatles couldn't be of help as they were preoccupied with their own imminent dissolution.
Grapefruit's recording career spanned only two years, from late 1967 to the end of 1969. They released two albums (Around Grapefruit (1968) and Deep Water (1969)) and several singles, none of which made a significant impact on the charts. Their best-known track is probably the Melcher produced "Dear Delilah", which was released in early 1968, and peaked at No. 21 in the UK Singles Chart, while their single "Deep Water" did crack the German Top 20, peaking at No.19.
ROBIN TROWER - Living Out Of Time (2003)
Guitarist extraordinaire Robin Trower has reassembled the core of his late-'80s band, once again joining forces with Dave Bronze (bass), Davey Pattison (vocals), and Pete Thompson (drums). On 2004's Living Out of Time, they equal (if not best) their work on 1987's Passion and 1988's Take What You Need with 11 sides that reconfirm Trower's breathtaking instrumental capacity, as well as his knack for writing heavy rockers that don't come off as trite or excessive. Selections such as the soulful "Please Tell Me" and the straight-ahead title track, "Living Out of Time," reiterate the decades of comparison between Trower and Jimi Hendrix, especially in the case of the former track, which oozes with the same primordial urgency that drove Trower's earliest solo affairs. The bluesy and languid "I Want to Take You With Me," the introspective "One Less Victory," and the power balladry of "Another Time, Another Place" allow his expressions to contrast directly with the ballsy and exceedingly heavier driving riffs on "You Still Come Back" and the pulsating opener, "What's Your Name." Pattison is in good voice throughout, yet lacks the aggression that informed his earlier collaborations with Trower. In fact, there are several spots -- primarily "The Past Untied" -- where Pattison seems somewhat uncertain as to the tack he should take with the song. Conversely, "You Still Came Back" and the slightly sinister "Ain't Gonna Wait" sound custom-built for him. Granted, Trower may never regain the power and majesty of 1973's Twice Removed from Yesterday or the following year'sBridge of Sighs; however, this is a solid outing, more so than much of the fodder that his contemporaries (Jimmy Page, anyone?) have lent their names to for years. Enthusiasts are encouraged to give the platter a spin, as Trower Power is definitely the rule, rather than the exception, on Living Out of Time. - allmusic.com
TRACKS: 01. What's Your Name 02. Step Into The Sun 03. Another Time Another Place 04. Sweet Angel 05. Please Tell Me 06. One Less Victory 07. Ain't Gonna Wait 08. Living Out Of Time 09. The Past Untied 10. You Still Came Back 11. I Want To Take You With Me
TED NUGENT - Double Live Gonzo! (1978) & Live At Hammersmith '79 (1997)
Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American musician, singer, songwriter, hunter, and political activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes before embarking on a solo career. His hits, mostly coming in the 1970s, such as "Stranglehold", "Cat Scratch Fever", "Wango Tango", and "Great White Buffalo", as well as his 1960s Amboy Dukes hit "Journey to the Center of the Mind" remain popular today.
As exciting as they were, Ted Nugent's first three albums lacked the sonic punch in the gut of his outrageous live performances, something readily proved by 1978's classic Double Live Gonzo! Both Nugent and his band are in top form, yielding a fierce performance of their numerous mid-'70s classics. Mega-hit "Cat Scratch Fever" makes an obligatory appearance, but it's the songs from Nugent's self-titled debut which truly stand out. "Just What the Doctor Ordered" is damn near perfect, and the band really clicks on extended jams through "Motor City Madhouse" and the fantastic "Stranglehold." A consummate showman, Nugent also unleashes a number of hilarious, motormouth stage raps on "Baby Please Don't Go" and "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" before offering the definitive version of his early classic "Great White Buffalo." In the year of the live album (1978), this one's about as good as they come.
Live a Hammersmith '79 is a live album by Ted Nugent, consisting of a performance originally broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour, recorded during the second set of a sold-out night at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1979 and not released until 1997.
JOE COCKER - The Life Of A Man: The Ultimate Hits 1968-2013 (2015)
John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE (1944 - 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and definitive versions of popular songs. Cocker's cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" reached number one in the UK in 1968. He performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969, and at the Party at the Palace concert for the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002. His version also became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. His 1974 cover of "You Are So Beautiful", reached number five in the US. Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one "Up Where We Belong", a duet with Jennifer Warnes. In 1993 Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown, and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list.
This 36 track, 2CD collection offers a career retrospective of one of the most unique vocalists of the rock era. From his 60' debut, With a Little Help From My Friends, via, 'Up Where We Belong' to his live medley of 'Fire It Up,' 'I Come in Peace' (both from his final album) this Ultimate Hits collection is the most comprehensive Joe Cocker collection ever released. It also contains 'You Are So Beautiful,' and an in-concert 'With a Little Help from My Friends,' never available in the U.S. before.
THE MOVE - California Man (1974)
The Move were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s from Birmingham, England. Despite scoring nine Top 20 UK singles in just five years, they were among the most popular British bands not to find any real success in the United States. Although bassist-vocalist Chris "Ace" Kefford was the original leader, for most of their career, the Move was led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Roy Wood. He wrote all the group's UK singles and, from 1968, also sang lead vocals on many songs, although Carl Wayne was the main lead singer up to 1970. Initially, the band had 4 main vocalists (Wayne, Wood, Trevor Burton and Kefford) who split the lead vocals on a number of their earlier songs. The Move evolved from several mid-1960s Birmingham based groups, including Carl Wayne & the Vikings, the Nightriders and the Mayfair Set. Their name referred to the move various members of these bands made to form the group. Besides Wood, The Move's original five-piece roster in 1965 was drummer Bev Bevan, bassist Kefford, vocalist Carl Wayne and guitarist Trevor Burton. The final line-up of 1972 was the trio of Wood, Bevan and Jeff Lynne; together, they rode the group's transition into the Electric Light Orchestra. From 2007 to 2014, Burton and Bevan have been performing as 'The Move featuring Bev Bevan and Trevor Burton'.
1999 reissue of 1974 compilation album for the Harvest label by British rock group that featured pre-E.L.O. members Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Roy Wood.
TRACKS: 01. California Man 02. Ella James 03. No Time 04. Tonight 05. Down On The Bay 06. The Minister 07. Do Ya 08. The Words Of Aaron 09. Until Your Moma's Gone 10. Chinatown 11. Message From The Country
SIREN [Kevin Coyne] - The Club Rondo (1995) & Marjory Razorblade (1973)
Kevin Coyne (1944 - 2004) was a musician, singer, composer, film-maker, and a writer of lyrics, stories and poems. The former "anti-star" was born in Derby, UK, and died in his adopted home of Nuremberg, Germany, on 2 December 2004. Coyne is notable for his unorthodox style of blues-influenced guitar composition, the intense quality of his vocal delivery, and his bold treatment of injustice to the mentally ill in his lyrics.
Before beginning his career as a solo artist, Kevin Coyne was the centerpiece of Siren. The group recorded two albums in the late '60s and early '70s for Dandelion, the British underground-oriented indie run by DJ John Peel. The paths that Coyne would follow on his many solo albums are much in evidence in Siren's work, which spotlight his pained, scraggly, and soulful vocals, as well as his funny, sometimes bitter lyrics. Guitarist Dave Clague (who was once in the Bonzo Dog Band) and pianist Nick Cudworth helped Coyne pen much of Siren's material, and provided much of the low-key bluesy, folksy arrangements. Siren's slim discography was doubled and then some in the mid-'90s, when DJC came up with three albums of mostly unreleased material. Yet 20 more unreleased tracks from 1969-70. While this isn't the best or most accessible of DJC's archival Siren releases (that honor would go to Lets Do It), it's the most solid clue to Coyne's future directions. Most of the tracks are live-in-the-studio improvisations, which can be both a good and a bad thing for Coyne. As rock singer/songwriters go, he's one of the best (and few, actually) extemporizers around, building narrative poems off the top of his head. (His description of a typically British "Holiday" is a lot more akin to a David Lynch film than a Connie Francis movie.) At the same time, these obviously could have done with a bit of polish. The stream-of-consciousness invectives are as prone to ramble awkwardly as often as they hit home. It's interesting, idiosyncratic stuff, though, Coyne sounding like a mental ward orderly who's starting to identify with his charges to an unhealthy extent. The three Siren CDs on DJC, incidentally, are available separately and as a three-album set, The Siren Years.1
Marjory Razorblade is a double-LP by artist Kevin Coyne and was one of the earliest releases on Virgin Records, which had launched four months earlier in 1973. The double album includes the track Marlene, which was issued as a single, and Eastbourne Ladies, which was featured among the selection of tracks played by John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten at the height of the Sex Pistols notoriety on the Capital Radio show A Punk & His Music, broadcast in London in summer 1977. The gatefold album sleeve was designed by prominent graphic artist Barney Bubbles utilising photographs of Coyne by Phil Franks; Bubbles also designed the distinctive logo carrying the album title and credit, though was content not to receive a credit. In 1998 Virgin's financial director Ken Berry recalled that on his first day at the company's west London offices he was presented with artist royalty statements scrawled on the back of Bubbles' invoice for the Marjory Razorblade design. Reviewing the album for the BBC in 2010, Mike Diver described the album as "a synthesis of individual ability into one effective, enchanting end product ".
THE WHO - Live in Hyde Park (2015)
On June 26, 2015, enduring Brit rockers The Who set up in London's Hyde Park for a massive homecoming performance that attracted 65,000 fans. It was the anniversary of the band's half century run and the "culmination to The Who's 50th anniversary celebrations." The much anticipated concert included all the hits, including "My Generation," "Pinball Wizard," "I Can't Explain," "You Better You Bet," "Who Are You," "Won't Get Fooled Again," "I Can See For Miles, "Baba O'Riley," "Pictures Of Lily," "Join Together," and "The Kids Are Alright."
Billed as the group’s “fourth and possibly final” appearance at the venue, the Live at Hyde Park gig capped the U.K. gigs booked on a tour that singer Daltrey described by saying, “This is the beginning of the long goodbye.” As previously reported, there are no further plans for the Who to tour on this scale, and Townshend has recently sested that he might be ready to completely close the book on further performances under the band’s name.
V.A. - Cries From The Midnight Circus - Ladbroke Grove 1967-78 (2007)
An excellent compilation of Ladbroke Grove's finest, providing a reminder, as if we needed one, of what a melting pot of raw talent this area was at the time. An excellent compilation and equally excellent sleeve notes run us through with a reminder of this very special time and equally special place. Now, sadly but inevitably, the world has moved on and, but for the likes of this double pack, (and maybe a documentary, before it's too late, please?), an important facet of our musical heritage has been whisped away by time and what is believed to be, progress. Can almost smell the nostalgia as each of these fabulous tracks play. The compilers at Sanctuary deserve real praise for assembling this collection. The tracks all work together to present a really cohesive slice of the UK counterculture of the late 60's/early 70's. There is a real sense of freedom and experimentation with no little measure of fine musicianship. Many excellent compliations such as Legends of a Mind , Strangely Strange etc are actually limited by being tied to specific labels whereas this compilation succeeds by crossing record label boundaries to achieve an incredible feel for the time and place. Impossible to cite stand out tracks - there are so many gems.
CLARE TORRY - Heaven In The Sky (2006)
Clare Torry will forever be known mostly as the guest session vocalist on Pink Floyd's "Great Gig in the Sky" on the Dark Side of the Moon album. However, in addition to singing on many other U.K. sessions from the end of the 1960s through the mid-'90s, she also recorded some obscure solo singles and wrote some of her own material. Heaven in the Sky collects 18 recordings from 1967-1984 on which she's the featured singer. From the otherwise thorough liner notes it's not entirely clear what has been previously released, but it does reach way back to the late '60s and early '70s for a few rare solo singles, including a 1970 45 she did under the name Alice Pepper. Because it's taken from numerous sources (including commercials, television themes, and soundtracks) reaching across almost two decades, it's unavoidably patchy. But it does sound as if, had things worked out a little differently, Torry might have had a career as a respectable singer/songwriter in her own right. She has a strong, soulful voice and exhibited some promise as a soul-pop composer, and certainly sounds like a greater talent than, say, her friend Kiki Dee. The highlights do tend to be the earlier tracks, such as the previously unissued 1969 outtake "Midnight Train," which is fine blue-eyed soul, and the melodramatic ballad (from the same year) "Love for Living," which Robin Gibb helped produce. And for those who liked her contribution to "Great Gig in the Sky," "Theme from Film 'OCE'" (from a 1977 film soundtrack) has more of the same kind of beautiful wordless high vocalizing, though she infers in the liner notes that she was reluctant to record in a style so explicitly reminiscent of that famous Pink Floyd guest spot. Much of the other material falls down not so much on the singing, which is usually good, as the material, which is often ordinary or even drab mainstream pop. Still, the better parts are impressive, and make one hope that some of the other rare/unreleased recordings referred to in the liner notes are eventually issued on CD.
TRACKS: 01. Intro: British Caledonian 02. Midnight Train 03. Music Attracts Me 04. Love For Living 05. Carry On Singing My Song 06. Theme From Film "OCE" 07. Heaven In The Sky 08. Love For Sale 09. I Always Seem To Wind Up Lovin 10. Love Is Like A Butterfly 11. Warming And True 12. I Know What I Like Best 13. Knock Knock Who's There 14. Can't You Hear My Heartbeat 15. My Boyfriend's Back 16. One Way Street 17. Well Done 18. It's All Over
ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW - The Low Rider: The Very Best of Andy Fairweather Low (2008)
The seven million people who bought Eric Clapton's Unpled album and the countless more who saw the MTV Unpled TV show experienced the work of Andy Fairweather Low, who served as Clapton's backup guitarist/vocalist. But probably few in that giant audience knew that Fairweather Low had once been a teen idol and had an extensive recorded catalog in groups and as a solo star. Born in Cardiff, Wales, Fairweather Low formed Amen Corner in the mid-'60s, for which he served as lead singer. The group scored six U.K. hits from 1967 to 1969, the biggest of which was the number one "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice." Its success put Fairweather Low's attractive face on the bedroom walls of teenage girls all over Britain. Amen Corner broke up at the end of the '60s and evolved into the more progressive Fair Weather, which scored a hit with "Natural Sinner" in 1970, but broke up in 1971. Fairweather Low retired for several years, but returned as a solo artist in 1974 and made a series of albums through 1980, reaching the U.K. Top Ten with the singles "Reggae Tune" and "Wide Eyed and Legless." Gradually, however, he began to work as a sideman to more prominent British musicians, notably ex-Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters, and with the ARMS benefit group in 1987. He toured Japan with George Harrison and Eric Clapton in 1991 and has since been part of Clapton's backup band. Fairweather Low began touring with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings and, in 2006, hit the road again with Waters for the Dark Side of the Moon Tour.
TRACKS: 01. Bend Me Shape Me 02. Reggae Tune 03. Spider Jiving 04. Wide Eyed And Legless 05. Champagne Melody 06. La Booga Rooga 07. Hello Susie 08. Natural Sinner 09. Gin House Blues 10. (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice 11. Hymn 4 My Soul 12. I Don't Need 13. Ashes And Diamonds 14. When You're Smiling
ERIC CLAPTON - Slowhand At 70 (2015) [with mp4 DVDrip]
2015 was a year of landmark events for Eric Clapton. He turned 70 in March and then in May he performed his 200th concert at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall fifty years after his first performance there with The Yardbirds. Clapton’s 7 night run at the venue was acclaimed by the critics and adored by the fans. The setlist blended vintage blues tracks and Eric Clapton classics from across his astonishing career. Clapton has become synonymous with the Royal Albert Hall and this concert is the perfect combination of artist and venue creating a truly magical night for Eric Clapton fans everywhere. Over the years, Eric Clapton has become synonymous with the Royal Albert Hall and this concert is the perfect combination of artist and venue creating a truly magical night for fans everywhere. Available in three formats (DVD/2CD, Blu-ray/2CD and Deluxe Set), Eric Clapton: Slowhand At 70 – Live At The Royal Albert Hall chronicles Clapton’s seven-night stand at the popular venue and highlights moments from his storied career.
LESLIE WEST- Soundcheck (2015)
Soundcheck is the sixteenth solo album by legendary rock guitarist Leslie West. It follows 2011’s critically acclaimed Unusual Suspects, which featured contributions from such accomplished guitarists and close friends as Billy Gibbons, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather and Joe Bonamassa, and 2013’s Still Climbing, which included blistering duets with the late, great Johnny Winter, Jonny Lang and Mark Tremonti.
For this new release, Leslie lays down some of his most inspired musical magic to date with the assistance of true rock royalty: the renown British guitarists Peter Frampton and Brian May, ex-Jeff Beck keyboard virtuoso Max Middleton, vocalist extraordinaire Bonnie Bramlett and the late great Cream bassist and longtime friend of Leslie’s, Jack Bruce. Back in 1972, Leslie made musical history with Jack when they joined forces to form the super group West, Bruce and Laing. Soundcheck is co-produced and engineered by West’s collaborator Mike “Metal” Goldberg, who he shared, “helped me get my sound down on ‘Tape’ as they used to say, and did an amazing job as he always does.”
AMY WINEHOUSE - Amy, The Original Soundtrack (2015)
Amy: The Original Soundtrack, is a original motion picture soundtrack to the 2015 film of the same name. It was released by Island Records on 30 October 2015. The soundtrack features music by composer Antonio Pinto that was used in the documentary as well as tracks by singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, the subject of the film. The twenty-three track album features alternative versions of Winehouse's well-known tracks "Tears Dry On Their Own", "Back To Black" and "Love Is A Losing Game"; recordings of "Stronger Than Me", "What Is It About Men", "We're Still Friends" and "Rehab" from rare live sessions; demos tracks "Some Unholy War" and "Like Smoke"; a cover of The Zutons' "Valerie" performed by Winehouse and Mark Ronson; and a version of "Body and Soul" performed by Winehouse and Tony Bennett. It is the second posthumous compilation album of Winehouse's music.
In death, Amy Winehouse’s music has generally been treated with a respect and restraint that, as director Asif Kapadia’s brilliant, gut-wrenching documentary about the singer made plain, was too often missing from her own life. Granted, there was 2011’s posthumously-released ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’, but that hastily-assembled collection of covers, outtakes and polished-up demos looks like being her last studio release of any real substance - if her record label are to be believed, what few recordings had been made for Winehouse’s third album were ultimately destroyed to safeguard her legacy against future cash-ins.
ADELE - 25 (2015)
25 is the third studio album recorded by British singer and songwriter Adele. Following the release and international success of Adele's second studio album 21 (2011), she had considered quitting the music industry and go out on a positive note. However, Adele decided to take a hiatus instead and raise her son. During her sabbatical, she suffered with writer's block and rescheduled the album's studio sessions fearing she had lost her ability to write songs. In 2013, Adele had a breakthrough and the material that eventually became 25 manifested, with writing and recording continuing through to 2015. According to the singer, the album's title is a reflection of her when she was 25 and the frame of mind she was in during that age. The third full-length studio release for the British singer-songwriter features songs co-written with such artists as Brian Burton, Samuel Dixon, Paul Epworth, Tobias Jesso Jr., Greg Kurstin, Bruno Mars, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, and Ryan Tedder.
The lead single, "Hello", was a critical and commercial success, topping the charts in 28 countries including the United Kingdom and the United States, where "Hello" became the first single to sell one million downloads in a release week.
6 email requests...wtf
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND - Revelator Live EP (2011) & Live Everybody's Talkin' (2012)
The Tedeschi Trucks Band — formerly known as the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band — is a blues rock group based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Formed in 2010, the band is led by husband-and-wife musicians Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, and primarily features members from their solo groups. Their debut album, Revelator (2011), won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.
This is the promo CD for TDB's Everybody's Talkin' CD. 3 of the 4 songs are the same as on Everybody's Talkin', so only the 1st track - "Don't Let Me Slide" - is unique.
TRACKS: 01. Don't Let Me Slide 02. Midnight in Harlem (Swamp Raga intro with Little Martha) 03. Learn How to Love 04. Bound for Glory
Everybody's Talkin', a double disc, is a live offering from that supporting tour. Produced by Trucks, it includes live versions of some album tracks and six beautifully chosen covers; all its tunes are given extended, imaginatively arranged treatments. It's an unusual live record because its balance of sonic precision and stage-born kinetics is perfect - this band transitions seamlessly between R&B, blues, rock, gospel, and jazz.
DISC 1: 01. Everybody's Talkin' 02. Midnight in Harlem 03. Learn How to Love 04. Bound for Glory 05. Rollin' and Tumblin' 06. Nobody's Free 07. Darling Be Home Soon
DISC 2: 01. That Did It 02. Uptight 03. Love Has Something Else to Say (With Kissing My Love) 04. Wade in the Water
MARVIN, WELCH & FARRAR - Marvin, Welch & Farrar (1971) + Second Opinion (1972) 
Marvin, Welch & Farrar (aka MWF) were a 1970s British and Australian popular music group formed by Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch, both members of The Shadows – as a change of direction manoeuvre during 1970 to 1973 – and John Farrar (ex-The Strangers). The distinction was that while The Shadows were famous for their instrumental work, Marvin Welch & Farrar were a trio, vocal harmony group. They have been favourably compared to USA folk close harmony group Crosby Stills Nash and Young (aka CSNY) and The Hollies. Their second album, Second Opinion (1971), produced by Peter Vince, in a private poll during the 1970s by EMI record's Abbey Road's sound engineers, was voted as one of the best ever sounding albums recorded at these studios.
Stage appearances by Marvin, Welch and Farrar, and latterly by Marvin and Farrar, resulted in demands for 'old' Shadows numbers e.g. "FBI", "Apache" etc. So in 1973, Marvin and Welch bowed to the inevitable and announced that the Shadows would come together once or twice a year for recording purposes only. Marvin and Farrar would still be working together, and would join with Welch and Bennett as the Shadows. The first LP by the new line-up was released in November 1973 as Rockin' with Curly Leads. Almost all the tracks recorded by Marvin, Welch & Farrar were written by its core members, with occasional contributions from co-writers.
V.A. - The Bridge School Concerts [25th Anniversary Edition] (2011)
Some of the biggest names in music are included on The Bridge School Benefit Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition, performing rare, acoustic versions of songs, never heard anywhere else, to benefit The Bridge School, a non-profit, innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology. This once-in-a-lifetime collection is sure to become a treasured artifact for generations to come. Artists featured on the three-DVD set include Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Who, Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and much more. Neil Young organizes the event each year with his wife Pegi Young. A documentary DVD includes "The Bridge School Story," which gives a special look into this wonderful school and the truly phenomenal services they provide children with advanced physical and communication challenges. Another documentary on the DVD, "Backstage At The Bridge School Benefit Concert," offers a bird's-eye view of the event itself, along with special features that include heartfelt interviews with the students and the artists themselves. The two- CD set features exclusive performances from Sheryl Crow, Thom Yorke, Norah Jones, No Doubt, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Sonic Youth, and more. Bridge School co-founder Pegi Young and Executive Director Dr. Vicki Casella explain: "The success of The Bridge School has been ensured over these many years through the extraordinary generosity of performers, artists and musicians. The funds raised by this benefit have allowed us to have a positive impact on children, families and professionals throughout the world."
GOLDEN EARRING - 50 Years Anniversary Album (2015)
Golden Earring earned a unique place in Dutch music history. The band scored international single hits with the classics Radar Love and Twilight Zone. During the sixties, seventies and eighties the band toured ten times in North America. After a debut single and album in 1965 the band continued to release new material in every decade that followed, with the Dutch number one album Tits ‘n Ass from 2012 as its most recent achievement. The classic line-up of the band came together in 1970 and is still going strong today. Golden Earring continues to perform monthly, performing electric and acoustic shows. No other band in Holland comes near these statistics.
No time for nostalgia, always focused on the future. It is the secret of the bands’ ongoing success. By now the concerts draw various generations of Golden Earring fans. The concerts and the albums are a testament of Golden Earring’s status as Holland’s major rock band. And Barry Hay, George Kooymans, Rinus Gerritsen and Cesar Zuiderwijk don’t seem to have the intention to say goodbye anytime soon.
V.A. - The Art Of McCartney (2014)
The Art of McCartney is a celebration of the music of Sir Paul McCartney performed by some of the world's greatest artists with Paul’s band, including: Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, The Cure, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Brian Wilson, Alice Cooper, Dr. John, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Barry Gibb, Jamie Cullum, KISS, Chrissie Hynde and MANY more. All aspects of Paul’s catalogue have been explored from The Beatles to his early solo work, to Wings and his later solo career.
Over the past 50 years, there have been literally thousands of recordings made of songs written by Paul McCartney. The latest to enter the fray are the 36 contained on the double CD The Art of McCartney. According to producer, Ralph Sall, the project has been in the works for more than 11 years. Once Sall received permission from McCartney to do the project, Sall began recording songs with McCartney's backing band, which includes guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, keyboardist Paul "Wix" Wickens and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr., lining up vocalists to match the song choices. Not surprisingly, no one really turned down Sall's invitation to participate. And that's where it gets interesting. The best selections on The Art of McCartney tend to be the ones that stray farthest from the original versions — especially contributions from Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Harry Connick, The Cure, Perry Farrell and Toots Hibbert, who all make Paul's songs their own. Bob Dylan rarely participates in projects like this — his choice and performance on "Things We Said Today" illustrates the enduring respect he's had for McCartney, which goes back to 1964 when he first heard the Beatles and immediately noticed the sophistication of the chord structures and harmonies. Willie's heartfelt reading breathes new life into "Yesterday," while Toots takes McCartney to Jamaica on the song he gave to Badfinger, "Come and Get It," composed around the same time as Macca's more overtly reggae/ska Beatles song, "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." The song choices on The Art of McCartney lean more heavily on his rockers from the Beatles and Wings than his pop confections, and hearing Daltrey tear into "Helter Skelter" or Def Leppard's Joe Elliot tackle "Hi Hi Hi" reminds us that Paul was always more than just the cute one. And despite the minor gripes, it's worth the price of admission to hear the likes of Dylan, Willie, and Brian Wilson interpreting songs by one of the most celebrated songwriters of the past 50 years.
PINK FLOYD - A Journey Through Time And Space
This mysterious double-CD bootleg bears no label name or year of release, although it's very handsomely designed and packaged. A double-CD bootleg is of interest almost exclusively to feverish fans almost by definition, but those interested in early Pink Floyd will be pleased by the availability of this material. Disc one, titled "Outer Zabriskie," contains a whopping 77 minutes of outtakes from their work on the Zabriskie Point soundtrack, all in excellent, official release, standard fidelity. While these sessions from late 1969 were of rather peripheral importance to the group's career, it is still nicely ambient stuff, varying from jazz tinkles and space instrumentals to blues and fairly normal hard rock, with some real surprises along the way. "The Violent Sequence," a solo piano piece, is basically an early working version of the tune that was developed into the Dark Side of the Moon standard "Us and Them." One of the versions of "Fingals Cave," apparently intended as the background music to a sex scene, contains some riotously blue, simulated-sex spoken vocals, presumably by the band; at one point someone dryly notes, tongue full-in-cheek, "f*cking long three minutes, and I do mean f*cking!" The "fast version" of "Crumbling Land" is the closest that Floyd came to sounding like the Grateful Dead. The second disc, titled "Spontaneous Underground," is a spottier collection of odds and ends from 1966-1974, but does have some notable finds. Foremost is a jittery, almost punky 15-minute studio version of "Interstellar Overdrive" from October 1966, used for the soundtrack of the obscure art film San Francisco. The rest is largely live material of such erratic fidelity that it's not too notable, although the 1970 "Theme From More" is an excellent performance, sabotaged by poor sound. The program concludes with an alternate studio version of Dark Side of the Moon's "Brain Damage," done for a 1974 BBC documentary on the NASA space program.
WALTER TROUT - Battle Scars (2015)
New Jersey-born blues-rocker Walter Trout spent decades as an ace sideman, playing guitar behind the likes of John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, and Joe Tex. In 1981, he was also tapped to replace the late Bob Hite in Canned Heat, remaining with the venerable group through the middle of the decade. While filling in one night for an ailing John Mayall, Trout (also a Bluesbreaker for some five years) was spotted by a Danish concert promoter who agreed to finance a solo tour. Assembling his own backing band, he released his debut LP in 1990, Life in the Jungle, trailed a year later by Prisoner of a Dream. Albums including 1992's Live (No More Fish Jokes), 1994's Tellin' Stories, and 1997's Positively Beale Street followed. Trout continued a steady release schedule, issuing Livin' Every Day in 1999, a live album the following year (recorded at the Tampa Bay Blues Fest), the 2001 studio album Go the Distance, 2003's Relentless -- which Trout and his band the Radicals recorded in front of a live audience -- and 2005's Deep Trout, a compilation of early and unreleased recordings. On the 2006 release Full Circle, Trout realized his dream of creating an album with some of his most admired musicians, including John Mayall, Coco Montoya, and Joe Bonamassa, among others. The 2009 compilation Unspoiled by Progress found Trout handpicking live tracks recorded on the road throughout his career. The following year he was back in the studio and released Common Ground. On 2012's Blues for the Modern Daze, he wrote 15 tracks based on his country-blues roots. His 23rd album, Luther's Blues, a tribute to one of his main influences, the late Luther Allison, was originally released in Europe in 2010, and finally issued in the United States in 2013.
Joyful, energized guitar-and-vocal performances frame the dozen original songs that narrate his hard-won, life-or-death strle waiting for, and ultimately receiving, a life-saving liver transplant. With bristling energy and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s new album, Battle Scars, chronicles his horrific battle with liver failure. But the album also captures the international guitar hero playing and singing at the peak of his abilities, infusing even his darkest numbers with creative joy that sweeps like a beacon. Trout is now moving triumphantly forward in his 50th year as a guitarist. Walter is back again! The Deluxe CD features an extended booklet and a download code for 2 bonus tracks (Things Ain't What They Used To Be and Hell To Pay... added!!!).
EVA CASSIDY - Songbird (1998) & Nightbird (2015)
Eva Marie Cassidy (1963 - 1996) was an American vocalist and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz, blues, folk, gospel, country, rock and pop classics. In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by the 1996 live solo album titled Live at Blues Alley. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C., when she died of melanoma in 1996. Two years later, Cassidy's music was brought to the attention of British audiences when her versions of "Fields of Gold" and "Over the Rainbow" were played by Mike Harding and Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of "Over the Rainbow", taken at Blues Alley in Washington by her friend Bryan McCulley, was shown on BBC Two's Top of the Pops 2. Shortly afterwards, the compilation album Songbird climbed to the top of the UK Albums Charts, almost three years after its initial release. The chart success in the United Kingdom and Ireland led to increased recognition worldwide; her posthumously released recordings, including three UK number 1 records, have sold more than ten million copies.
Songbird is a compilation album of songs by the late American singer Eva Cassidy, released in 1998, two years after her death in 1996. Five tracks ( "Wade in the Water", "Wayfaring Stranger", "Songbird", "Time is a Healer" and "I Know You by Heart" ) are from Cassidy's album, Eva by Heart. Four tracks ( "Fields Of Gold", "Autumn Leaves", "People Get Ready" and "Oh Had I a Golden Thread" ) are from her album, Live at Blues Alley. The remaining track, "Over the Rainbow", is from the album The Other Side. The compilation album was certified Gold by the CRIA (50,000 units) in 2003. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2001 and Platinum in 2008 for shipments in excess of one million copies.
TRACKS: 01. Fields Of Gold 02. Wade In The Water 03. Autumn Leaves 04. Wayfaring Stranger 05. Song Bird 06. Time Is A Healer 07. I Know You By Heart 08. People Get Ready 09. Oh, Had I A Golden Thread 10. Over The Rainbow
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Blues Alley concert, Blix Street Records will release Nightbird, a 32 track double CD album, in November 2015. Nightbird comprises the complete Blues Alley concert recordings, including 8 previously unreleased songs, from the night of the 3rd January 1996. The European version of the CD package will also include a DVD comprising 12 video performances from the Blues Alley concert. Nightbird will also be released as a 4LP vinyl package worldwide.
DISC 1: 01. Blue Skies 02. Ain't Doin Too Bad 03. Ain't No Sunshine 04. Fields Of Gold 05. Baby I Love You 06. Honeysuckle Rose 07. Route 66 08. Bridge Over Troubled Water 09. Band Introduction 10. Chain Of Fools 11. Fever 12. Autumn Leaves 13. Fine and Mellow 14. Cheek To Cheek 15. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) 16. Late In The Evening 17. Next Time You See Me 18. Waly Waly
DISC 2: 01. Take Me To The River 02. Nightbird 03. People Get Ready 04. The Letter 05. Son Of A Preacher Man 06. Stormy Monday 07. Tall Trees In Georgia 08. Something's Got A Hold On Me 09. Time After Time 10. Over The Rainbow 11. Welcome To The Club 12. Caravan 13. You've Changed 14. Wonderful World 15. Oh, Had I A Golden Thread
MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL - Gone To Texas (2013) & Keep Coming Back (2015)
“Gone to Texas” is an old expression meaning you’ve left behind troubles, debts, and a former life. That is precisely what Mike Zito has done over the course of the last ten years. He grew up and cut his musical teeth in St. Louis. In time, he got lost in a world of addiction and found himself in a downward spiral. Zito later found himself directionless in Florida, and finally, he wound up in Texas. Two things saved him there; the woman who is now his loving wife, and a desire to change, to do better for himself. In 2011 Zito founded Royal Southern Brotherhood with friends Devon Allman, and Cyril Neville, and they issued their debut album in May, 2012 to critical acclaim. As a solo artist, Zito has previously issued several quality albums. This is Zito’s best solo work to date. His technique, songwriting, and musicianship improves vastly from each album to the next, and Gone To Texas is the culmination of a lifetime of learning and growth.
TRACKS: 01. Gone To Texas 02. Rainbow Bridge (With Sonny Landreth) 03. I Never Knew A Hurricane 04. Don't Think Cause You're Pretty 05. Death Row 06. Don't Break A Leg 07. Take It Easy 08. The Road Never Ends (With Delbert McClinton) 09. Subtraction Blues 10. Hell On Me 11. Voices In Dallas 12. Wings Of Freedom 13. Let Your Light Shine On Me
Between his recently-concluded stint in the roots-rock supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood and his own blossoming solo career, the blues-rockin’ guitarist, singer and songwriter Mike Zito keeps coming back to give us more of his quality honest, rough-hewn, foot-stomping music. Now it’s time for another helping of that. With a voice akin to John Hiatt but with more soul, Zito is also similar to Hiatt in that his songwriting is often at its best when he’s in confessional mode. That was one of the charms of his last album Gone To Texas and he’s doing it again for Keep Coming Back, his second with his backup band, The Wheel. That deeply personal tone is set from the start with the title song, debuted in the stream above. It’s a no-nonsense lesson about perserverance drawn from Zito’s own experience of his salvation from addiction. “It’s an old school recovery phrase,” he explains. “Like when you’re just getting sober and you show up at a meeting they tell you to keep coming back. Everyone can relate, life sucks sometimes, but it’s bound to get better soon, nothing lasts forever, this too shall pass.”
TRACKS: 01. Keep Coming Back 02. Chin Up 03. Get Busy Living 04. Early In The Morning 05. I Was Drunk 06. Lonely Heart 06. Lonely Heart 07. Girl From Liberty 08. Get Out Of Denver 09. Nothin' But The Truth 10. Cross The Border 11. What's On Your Mind 12. Bootleg
LOGGINS & MESSINA - Loggins & Messina (1972) & On Stage (1974)
Loggins and Messina is an American rock-pop duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina who achieved their success in the early to mid-1970s. Among their well-known songs are "Danny's Song", "House at Pooh Corner", and "Your Mama Don't Dance". After selling more than 16 million records and becoming one of the leading musical duos of the 1970s, Loggins and Messina broke up in 1976. Although Messina would find only limited popularity following the breakup, Loggins went on to be a 1980's hitmaker. In both 2005 and 2009, Loggins and Messina have rejoined for United States tours.
"Loggins and Messina" is the second album by singer/songwriters Loggins and Messina, released in 1972. Following on the success of their first album, this album built on the strengths of their debut outing. It also became the true introduction of the team, Loggins and Messina, not as singles playing together, but rather as a team that played as one. It featured two songs that charted, with "Your Mama Don't Dance" reaching its peak at #4, their highest charting single. The album itself charted at #16. The album version of "Thinking of You" is a different recording than the hit single. Kenny Loggins played harmonica on more than one song: "Whiskey", "Long Tail Cat", "Thinking of You" and the Jim Messina-penned instrumental "Just Before the News", making it the duo's only album to have harmonica on more than one song.
Having assembled a strong backup band, L&M were at their best in concert, and this two-CD set catches all of their diverse talents, from the tight, intricate rockers devised by Messina, to the sensitive ballad skills of Loggins and the band's ability to stretch out on the sidelong "Vahevala." This is the COLUMBIA/Legacy 1998 Remastered expanded version of the 1974 release.
BRYAN FERRY - Live In Lyon [Nuits de Fourviere] (2013)
From his earliest recordings with Roxy Music at the beginning of the 1970s, Bryan Ferry has taken his place as one of the most iconic and innovative musicians and songwriters to emerge in popular music. Ferry's Olympia tour travelled the world in 2011, including this spectacular performance filmed on July 25 at the ancient Roman amphitheater in Lyon, France as part of the Nuits de Fourviere Festival. The show features tracks from across Ferry's 40 year career including classic Roxy Music songs, solo hits and his renowned interpretations of other writer's material all delivered with the style and panache that is uniquely Bryan Ferry. The Live in Lyon is accompanied by a superb 40 page booklet as well.
It’s now been over forty years since the release of the first two Roxy Music albums. Unlike almost all other art-rock records, these two would still be perceived as startlingly unique even if released today. The combination of singer/songwriter Bryan Ferry and non-musician extraordinaire Eno’s otherworldly contributions created a sound like no other. Persona-wise, the 6’2” Ferry projected a so-cool image as a retro-ized strangeoid with a smashingly singular vocal delivery including quivering, foppy elements mixed with a rich baritone. Eno delivered his synth and treatments presenting impossibly fey flamboyance just built for the stage or camera. Eno parted ways prior to the Stranded LP and Ferry fully took over direction and control of the band. Roxy conquered Europe immediately, but it took the single “Love Is The Drug” from 1975’s Siren for the U.S. to jump on board. A couple of breakups and reformations later, they released Avalon in 1982. This established Ferry’s future solo approach and won acclaim as causing the most births since the end of WWII due to its lush, yearning romanticism. Bryan Ferry released solo records almost from the get-go. A total of fourteen have been issued since 1973. As with Roxy towards the end, he traded the outrageous fashion glam panache for a smoking jacket, tuxedo, immaculately tailored Esquire look. Always appearing taller on stage, he retained his awkwardly un-hip moves while somehow making them become impossibly hep. A totally debonair crooner fronting driving rock backup - originality plus.
TRACKS: 01. I Put A Spell On You 02. Slave To Love 03. Don't Stop The Dance 04. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues 05. If There Is Something 06. Make You Feel My Love 07. You Can Dance 08. Alphaville 09. Reason Or Rhyme 10. Oh Yeah 11. Like A Hurricane 12. Bitter-Sweet 13. What Goes On 14. Sign Of The Times 15. Love Is The Drug 16. All Along The Watchtower 17. Let's Stick Together 18. Hold On I'm Coming 19. Jealous Guy
JEFF LYNNE'S ELO - Alone In The Universe (2015)
Lynne is among the most storied names in music history having created the hit group ELO, and serving as a founding member of the Grammy Award winning supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. He has produced and collaborated with The Beatles, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty and Joe Walsh. In 2015, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is an active philanthropist for organizations such as St. Jude Research Hospital, MUSICARES and H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Ease Abuse Related Trauma). In September 2014, for the first time in 30 years, Jeff Lynne's ELO headlined BBC Radio 2's "Festival In A Day" in London's famous Hyde Park to a sold-out crowd of 50,000 fans in attendance and nearly a million people tuned in to watch. Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, ELO delivers the new album, 'Jeff Lynne s ELO Alone In The Universe , which will be the first new ELO music in a decade. As with ELO's previous chart-topping albums, Jeff Lynne continues to serve as ELO's producer, songwriter, arranger, lead singer and guitarist. Jeff Lynne was the creative genius behind ELO which sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K. and received countless awards and accolades. At the time of ELO's formation, Lynne had said the goal was to create modern rock and pop songs. A goal that remains true some 30 years later with the creation of this new material. "Music is such a powerful force in our lives. A good song can make people feel much less alone in this universe. And trying to create one of those songs somehow makes me feel less alone too. My whole life from being that kid with a dream in Birmingham right until today proves how much music can do," said Lynne. The lead single from this album is the beautiful song, "When I Was A Boy".
TRACKS: 01. When I Was a Boy 02. Love & Rain 03. Dirty To The Bone 04. When The Night Comes 05. The Sun Will Shine On You 06. Ain't It A Drag 07. All My Life 08. I'm Leaving You 09. One Step At A Time 10. Alone In The Universe 11. Fault Line (Bonus Track) 12. Blue (Bonus Track)
V.A. - Muddy Waters 100 (2015)
This album is defined by the seminal and incalculable influence that Muddy's music has had on all popular forms of American music, an influence that would revolutionize music around the world. Country blues were Muddy’s roots and remained at his core, but through the force of his artistry he transformed them. With electricity, volume, the weaving of bass and guitar lines with piano, harmonica and drums, he created the ensemble sound and subsequently the template for future Rock and Pop groups. His music’s raw power and energy, plus his attitude and magnetism - Muddy was the prototype for the iconic Rock‘n Roll star - are still the major ingredients that inspire the popular music we listen to today.
Muddy Waters 100 is an official and authorized tribute to Muddy Waters featuring John Primer, Billy Branch, Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton, Bob Margolin, Keb’ Mo’, Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, with Vincent Bucher, Leanne Faine, Tim Gant, Khari Parker, James Teague, Steve Gibons, Keith Henderson and the Living History Band: Matthew Skoller, Billy Flynn, Johnny Iguana, Felton Crews, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith.
01. Got My Mojo Working (Featuring Shemekia Copeland)
02. Still A Fool (Featuring Derek Trucks)
03. I Be's Troubled (Featuring Bob Margolin)
04. I'm Ready (Featuring Johnny Winter)
05. Mannish Boy (Featuring John Primer)
06. Rosalie (Featuring Steve Gibons)
07. Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You (Featuring Leanne Faine)
08. Good News (Featuring James Cotton)
09. Trouble No More (Featuring Billy Branch)
10. She Moves Me (Featuring Matthew Skoller)
11. Can't Get No Grindin' (Featuring Billy Branch)
12. Forty Days And Forty Nights (Featuring Gary Clark Jr)
13. Last Time I Fool Around With You (Featuring Keb' Mo')
14. I Feel So Good (Featuring James Cotton)
15. Feel Like Going Home (Featuring John Primer)
QUEEN - A Night At The Odeon (2015)
Onstage at this legendary venue the four members of Queen are bringing to a close a ground-breaking show, transmitted live on BBC TV, and bringing to a climax the most eventful and exciting year in their careers so far – one that has taken them from the UK to America to Japan, sealing their transition from ambitious upstarts into one of the biggest and most important bands of the era - and beyond.
"This concert was very special because it was the first time we ever played a whole show completely live on TV … the Christmas Show," says Brian May. "The quality, after great rescue work and transfer into the digital domain, is amazing. And the energy we had comes across very forcefully." Featuring 15 tracks from their first four visionary albums, plus covers of four classic rock'n'roll staples delivered with characteristic panache, A Night At The Odeon - Hammersmith 1975 captures a band in full flight and radiating megawatts of self-confidence.
MARK FARNER - Mark Farner (1977) + One Kind Of Wonderful (1991) 
Mark Fredrick Farner is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, and later as a contemporary Christian musician. Farner began his career in music by playing in Terry Knight and The Pack (1965–1966), The Bossmen (1966), The Pack (aka The Fabulous Pack) (1967–1968), before forming Grand Funk Railroad with Don Brewer (drums) and Mel Schacher (bass guitar) in 1968. Craig Frost (keyboards) joined the band in 1973. Farner has Cherokee ancestry from his maternal side. Farner was the guitarist and lead singer for Grand Funk Railroad as well as the songwriter for most of their material. His best-known composition is the 1970 epic "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)". He also wrote the 1975 hit "Bad Time", the last of the band's four singles to make the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After Grand Funk initially disbanded in 1976, Farner released his first self-titled solo album in 1977, and his second, No Frills, in 1978 (both Atlantic Records). In 1981, Farner and Don Brewer launched a new Grand Funk line-up with bassist Dennis Bellinger and recorded two albums, Grand Funk Lives and What's Funk?. Farner went solo again with 1988's Just Another Injustice on Frontline Records. His third Frontline release was 1991's Some Kind of Wonderful, which featured a revamped version of the Grand Funk classic of the same name. Farner enjoyed success with the John Beland composition "Isn't it Amazing", which earned him a Dove Award nomination and reached No. 2 on the Contemporary Christian music charts.
V.A. - Harvest Festival (1999)
Harvest Festival is a genuinely comprehensive and thorough look at the one British major label venture into psychedelia and progressive rock that actually worked, commercially and artistically; it's a panoramic journey though a major part of British rock as it developed over a period of just under a decade. Over the five CDs and 119 songs, more than two dozen acts are featured, ranging from purely English phenomena like Michael Chapman, Quatermass, and Pete Brown to mega-arena acts like Pink Floyd, and the set comes complete with a built-in 120-page book that would be worth 35 dollars by itself. Beginning with the Edgar Broughton Band's Jimi Hendrix meets the Crazy World of Arthur Brown track "Evil," the programming goes a long way to explaining why Harvest worked while other attempts at forming psychedelic and progressive labels in England failed -- in contrast to the slick, commercial psychedelic ventures at rival Deram Records, Harvest always gave its artists the freedom to be louder (or softer) than the norm, and to be bold in their expressions. Moreover, the diversity of form was astonishing, from the acoustic instrumental chamber music rock of the Third Ear Band, to the lively acoustic psychedelia of Syd Barrett and Kevin Ayers, to the high-energy attack of Deep Purple, Quatermass, and Bakerloo -- it all sounds amazingly strong, well crafted, and exciting. Harvest had room for jugband music, traditional acoustic folk, progressive folk-rock, spoken word, and, full-circle commercially from Harvest's late-'60s origins, psychedelic Beatles-influenced commercial rock by way of ELO. Harvest also grew to embrace sounds that would have been inconceivable for EMI to have signed when they started, including Be-Bop Deluxe (versions 1 and 2), Bill Nelson's Red Noise, the reggae outfit Matumbi, the Shirts with Annie Golden, and the punk band Wire. It's all fascinating stuff, told in great detail in the accompanying book, but ultimately, a set like this stands or falls on the music. The archivists have dug deeply enough to find material that makes Barrett's output look tame and conventional, specifically Tea & Symphony, whose "Maybe My Mind (With Egg)" is a truly dissonant and strange journey into thought processes bent by the prism of drugs and meditation. Not everything on this set will be to everyone's liking, but anyone inclined to enjoy Pink Floyd or Syd Barrett's solo stuff will be entranced by most of the content. The sound has been treated first-class, with new state-of-the-art 1999 remasterings. The other measure of success of this box is that there's a huge amount of material here that leaves the listener wanting more from a lot of the acts featured.
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THE KALEIDOSCOPE - Pulsating Dreams (2007)
The Kaleidoscope were probably the best,most unknown group that came out of the 60's era. Possibly the most famous member of the group was David Lindley,who went on to play with Jackson Brown (among others),who played various stringed instruments. Saul Feldthouse played several Middle Eastern instruments and sang,with "Fenrus Epp", who played violin, bass, organ, and keyboards, among other instruments,and the great (and virtually unknown) Chris Darrow on guitar,bass,vocals etc. John Vidican rounded out the original group on drums. Various other musicians played on different tracks,and as time went on, the core group changed personnel. The Kaleidoscope played a weird (even for the 60's era) brand of music that very few listeners ever got to hear. I remember, in the days of vinyl,seeing their album "A Beacon From Mars",and thinking I might take a chance on buying it. It was one of the best albums I ever purchased. I then went on to buy the group's albums as they became available. I would play them for my fellow rabid music friends,but the response was a polite "forget it". Their music was a (admittedly) strange hybrid of rock,blues,folk,and Middle Eastern,with a touch of psychedelica mixed in for good measure. But their music was a seamless blend of these genres,which sounded (and still does) astounding and exciting. At this late date it's hard to imagine this music being heard in the 60's-it might as well have been from outer space. Their songs were full of slightly skewed lyrics-definitely not the usual stuff from that era. This set collects the group's first four albums, along with other music that hasn't been heard for years.
THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND - The Penthouse Tapes (1976) & Rock Drill (1978)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band formed in 1972 when veteran vocalist Alex Harvey (February 5, 1935, Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland; died February 4, 1982, Zeebre, Belgium) teamed with strling Glasgow group Tear Gas. Zal Cleminson (born May 4, 1949; guitar), Hugh McKenna (born November 28, 1949; keyboards), Chris Glen (born November 6, 1950, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland; bass), and Ted McKenna (born March 10, 1950, Glasgow, Scotland; drums) gave the singer the uncultured power his uncompromising rasp required and were the perfect foil to the sense of drama he created. Armed with a musical and cultural heritage, Harvey embarked on a unique direction combining elements of heavy rock, R&B, and the British music hall. He created the slum-kid Vambo, celebrated pulp fiction with "Sergeant Fury," and extolled a passion for B-movie lore in "Don’t Worry About the Lights Mother, They’re Burning Big Louie Tonight." Framed, SAHB’s 1972 debut album, was accompanied by a period of frenetic live activity, while Next... reflected a consequent confidence that was especially apparent on the title track, a harrowing, atmospheric rendition of a Jacques Brel composition.
The Penthouse Tapes is the sixth album by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and is the first one to consist almost entirely of cover songs. It was originally released in 1976.
Rock Drill is the last studio album by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, which was released in the UK in 1978. The album includes Tommy Eyre on keyboards; the band's original keyboardist Hugh McKenna was absent due to an internal dispute - however three songs from the album are co-credited to him. McKenna has since recorded his regrets at the confrontation, given what lay ahead in the next five years.
MATT TAYLOR - Straight As A Die (1973) & Old New Intuitive (1975
Matt Taylor is an Australian blues musician. From September 1970 to October 1971, Taylor was the front-man for the blues band Chain, which had a hit single ("Black and Blue") and album ("Toward the Blues") during this period. He then quit the music industry and went to live on a commune led by Fred and Mary Robinson at Beechworth. In 1973 he returned to the music scene as a solo artist, releasing three albums over the next three years, and scoring a major hit with the single "I Remember When I Was Young". He was one of the first artists to record for Mushroom Records, and was managed by Michael Gudinski. He moved to Balingup, Western Australia, in 1975, to re-join the Robinsons in a new commune, but was eventually expelled after serious disagreements emerged. He then formed a new band, Western Flyer, with a more country-flavoured sound. Western Flyer produced two albums and had some success between 1977 and 1979. Since 1976, Taylor has lived in Perth, Western Australia. He has continued to tour and record with various line-ups of Chain, as well as releasing two solo albums and touring as a solo artist. Taylor has played with a wide range of Australian artists, including: Phil Manning, Dave Hole, Lucky Oceans, Broderick Smith, Lobby Loyde and Greg Lawrie. He has supported major American blues artists like B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins. Albert Collins said of him: “You play the blues, but it’s like no other blues I’ve ever heard in my life”. In May 2010 Taylor was inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame.
1975 was a bummer of year for Matt however. His second album Music, released earlier in the year didn't sell well and the negative response prompted Matt to drop out and travel to to Balingup, Western Australia, in 1975, to re-join the space freak, cum guru, cum whatever - Fred Robinson on a new commune. Midway through 75, Matt returned to civilisation and produced his third album 'Old, New & Intuitive' which also failed to achieve much sales response.
JOE LOUIS WALKER - Everybody Wants A Piece (2015)
With a career that goes back to the 1960s, Joe Louis Walker is one of trailblazers of the blues. The award-winning guitar slinger, vocalist and songwriter has played and recorded with everyone from Lightning Hopkins (who once threw him off the stage) to B.B. King to James Cotton. Walker has released 24 more albums and two DVDs and toured worldwide. He’s won four Blues Music Awards, including the 2010 Album Of The Year Award for Between A Rock And A Hard Place, and has been nominated for 47 more. Raining fire with his guitar and spitting brimstone with his vocals, Everybody Want A Piece begins a brand new chapter in Joe Louis Walker’s already legendary career. An album that is a powerhouse of blues that rocks, rolls and thrills as the eleven tracks have real attitude but never strays from quality blues that you simply have to sit back, listen and enjoy you will be smiling by the end of the album. Joe Louis Walker sums it nicely yes Everyone Wants A Piece of this album you want not just a snippet but the whole album in your collection to listen to anytime! Anywhere!
GOV'T MULE - Stoned Side Of The Mule - Vol 1 & 2 (2015)
Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic, and daring as Gov’t Mule. But in curveball mode, and for the first time in its 20-year career, Gov’t Mule has delved into its vaults for Stoned Side Of The Mule (Vol 1 & 2). After last December’s Dark Side of the Mule, January’s Sco-Mule, and Dub Side of the Mule (released April 6th) the fourth and last release in this series will be called Stoned Side Of The Mule. It will be a limited-run, vinyl-only release of highlights from its fabled Halloween 2009 performance at the Tower Theater outside of Philadelphia. The show featured a long and varied set of impassioned, expertly executed Rolling Stones covers as only the Mule can deliver, with special guests Jackie Greene (Phil Lesh & Friends, Black Crowes, Trigger Hippy) and saxophonist Steve Elson (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Radiohead, David Bowie). On this release we have 13 tracks taken from the vast back catalogue of the Rolling Stones. The Mule cover such great tracks like Under My Thumb, Paint In Black, Wild Horses, Play With Fire, and Brown Sugar with ease, adding their own magic, yet staying faithful to the original. No more so than on the heart wrenching ‘Angie’, it is as near as damn it note perfect with chilling vocals from Mule leader Warren Haynes. This will give you goose bumps. Elsewhere “Ventilator Blues.” is just sublime, the interplay between the harmonica and saxophone is stunning, and playing off this is a great guitar riff that fits perfectly. A rousing version of the classic Brown Sugar brings the house down on what was surely a momentous night of great music played by a great band.
TRACKS: 01. Under My Thumb 02. Monkey Man 03. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 04. Paint It Black 05. Angie 06. Ventilator Blues 07. Shattered 08. Wild Horses 09. Bitch 10. Slave 11. Play With Fire 12. Can't You Hear Me Knocking 13. Brown Sugar
JAN AKKERMAN - Talent for Sale (1968) [Remastered, 2012]
Jan Akkerman, who's well-known for his role in Focus, is probably the best Dutch guitar player ever. At a certain point in his musical career he was even voted to be the best guitar player of the world! Esoteric Recordings are now proud to announce the release of Talent For Sale, the debut album of Akkerman, which was originally recorded back in 1968. It's the first time ever that this album has been released in the United Kingdom as well. Talent For Sale was recorded after Akkerman had left The Hunters, his first real band. The album contains guitar work which was very representitive of his playing while a member of Brainbox. Still sounding very raw and raunchy Akkerman tackles a few good instrumental cover versions while adding the Akkerman touch, most notable of which are Green Onions and the traditional Hineimatov. Some Bluesy tracks are also featured here which demonstrate Akkerman`s lightning speed guitar abilities which became evident on the earlier "Russian Spy And I" with The Hunters.
TRACKS: 01. Bags Groove 02. Revival Of The Cat 03. Moonbeam 04. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 05. On The Green Light 06. What'd I Say 07. Slim Jenkin's Place 08. Heineimatov 09. Green Onions 10. Ode To Billy Joe 11. Comin' Home Baby
MICK ABRAHAMS - Revived! (2015)
Over the years Mick Abrahams has recorded a number of solo albums, steeped in the delta blues DNA that had mystically been passed down to him by Robert Johnson. Released just a few weeks after his 72nd birthday, Abrahams is joined on the impressive 17-track blues recording by a host of musicians, including: Rolling Stones legend Bill Wyman, Martin Barre, Paul Jones, Mark Feltham (from Nine Below Zero), Beverley Skeete, Josh Philips, Bernie Marsden (guitarist from Whitesnake), Jim Rodford (drummer from The Kinks) and Graham Walker. Combining, in his own word, "some lovely old songs which I’ve just taken with no rhyme or reason other than the fact that I like them and have always wanted to play them” together with music industry insider knowledge of how songs should come together these days, Revived! is, quite possibly, Abrahams best solo work to date. It’s something of a miracle that Mick Abrahams is recording again, after a 2009 stroke took him out of action. In fact, the founding Jethro Tull/Blodwyn Pig guitarist/vocalist wasn’t well enough to make a recovery until 2014. Revived!, with a funny album cover mocking Frankenstein, shows Abrahams hasn’t lost his sense of humor.
TRACKS: 01. Summer Day 02. What About Us 03. Elz. & Abys Jam 04. On The Road Again 05. Nadine 06. Remember 07. I Can Tell 08. I'm A Hog For You 09. Bright Lights, Big City 10. Dragonfly 11. Boney Moronie 12. Goodnight Irene 13. Poison Ivy 14. Red River Rock 15. North By North West 16. Hungry For Love 17. Summer Day With Hammond
PAUL JONES - Starting All Over Again (2009) & Suddenly I Like It (2015)
Starting All Over Again is the first solo album in over thirty years from Paul Jones - actor, radio presenter, and one of Britain’s most loved vocalists with Manfred Mann and lately The Blues Band and The Manfreds. It features notable guests such as Eric Clapton, Michael Rickfors, and Percy Sledge and is a stunning contemporary album infusing blues, rock, pop, and acoustic roots styles that will please old and new fans alike.
TRACKS: 01. Lover To Cry 02. If You Love Me (Like You Say) 03. Chose Or Cop Out 04. Sundown 05. Starting All Over Again 06. I'm Gone 07. Philosopher's Stone 08. Still True 09. Need To Know 10. Gratefully Blue 11. When He Comes 12. Alvino's Entourage 13. Big Blue Diamonds
Paul Jones, the legendary Manfred Mann frontman has only released two solo albums in the past 30 years and here's the second - 'Suddenly I Like It'. Paul's produced and backed by the same team as 2009's 'Starting All Over Again'. Carla Olson is again the producer. She's one of the few active women producers. Among her other full length productions are albums by Jake Andrews (Paul's lead guitar player), Joe Louis Walker, Phil Upchurch, Barry Goldberg, Chubby Tavares and Mare Winningham. Carla has also produced singles or individual tracks by Taj Mahal, Billy Joe Royal, Sugar Blue, Peter Noone, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Otis Rush and Brenton Wood. Paul's hits with Manfred Mann include 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy', 'Sha La La', 'Pretty Flamingo', 'Come Tomorrow', '5-4-3-2-1' (The Ready Steady Go TV Theme), 'Oh No Not My Baby', 'If You Gotta Go - Go Now' and 'The One In The Middle'. Paul has had a BBC2 radio blues program for decades and he tours the world both with The Manfreds and The Blues Band. Jake Andrews - Texas guitar ace on lead guitar Tony Marsico - bass guitars (Cruzados, Matthew Sweet, Roger Daltrey) Mike Thompson - keyboards (the Eagles, Don Henley, Rod Stewart) Alvino Bennett - drums (Brenda Russell, Chubby Tavares, Patrice Rushen)
TRACKS: 01. Are You Lonely For Me Baby 02. Lonely Nights 03. Sit Back Down 04. Beggar For The Blues 05. Brother Where Are You 06. Mountain Boogie 07. Suddenly I Like It 08. Dont Go To Strangers 09. Remember Me 10. Soul To Soul 11. Trouble In Mind 12. Straighten Up And Fly Rigfht 13. Im On My Way To A Better Place 14. Above And Beyond
BADFINGER - BBC in Concert 1972-73 (1997) & The Very Best of Badfinger (2000)
Badfinger were a British rock band that, in their most prolific lineup, consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans and Joey Molland. The band evolved from an earlier group called The Iveys that was formed in 1961 by Ham, Ron Griffiths and David "Dai" Jenkins in Swansea, Wales. They were the first group signed by the Beatles' Apple label in 1968 as The Iveys. In 1969, Griffiths left and was replaced by Molland, and the band renamed themselves Badfinger. In 1970, the band engaged American businessman Stan Polley to manage their commercial affairs. Over the next five years the band recorded several albums for Apple and toured extensively, before they became embroiled in the chaos of Apple Records' dissolution. Badfinger had four consecutive worldwide hits from 1970 to 1972: "Come and Get It" (written and produced by Paul McCartney), "No Matter What", "Day After Day" (produced by George Harrison) and "Baby Blue". In 2013, "Baby Blue" made a resurgence onto the "Hot Rock Songs" Billboard 100 chart at number 14, due to its featuring at the end of the series finale of the hit TV show Breaking Bad. Their song "Without You" has been covered many times, including a Billboard number one hit for Harry Nilsson.
Peter William Ham (27 April 1947 - 24 April 1975) was a Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, primarily recognized for having been the lead singer/composer of the 1970s rock group Badfinger's hit songs, "No Matter What", "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue." He also co-wrote the ballad "Without You", a worldwide Number One hit for Harry Nilsson and it has become a standard song as covered by hundreds of artists consistently throughout the years since. Ham was granted two Ivor Novello Awards related to the song in 1973. Ham committed suicide in 1975 as a result of band-related issues such as label and manager problems, as well as lack of funds.
CHRIS WHITLEY- Long Way Around [An Anthology 1991-2001] (2002)
Christopher Becker Whitley (1960 - 2005) was an American blues/rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. During his 25-year career he released more than a dozen albums, had two songs in the top 50 of the Billboard mainstream rock charts and received two Independent Music Awards. Whitley's sound was drawn from the traditions of blues, jazz and rock and he recorded songs by artists from many genres. He died in 2005 of lung cancer at the age of 45. Chris Whitley was a Texas-based singer/songwriter who initially began his career as a bluesy roots rocker, but as his career progressed, he moved deeper into rock & roll and alternative rock. Though Whitley's albums usually received positive reviews, they rarely sold, and his tendency to rework his sound prevented him from developing a sizable cult following among singer/songwriter fans. Whitley's song "Breaking Your Fall" from the album Hotel Vast Horizon (2003) won in The 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards for Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song. In 2004 he won The 4th Annual Independent Music Award for Blues/R&B Song for his composition "Her Furious Angels" from the album War Crime Blues. Whitley was an inaugural member of The Independent Music Awards' judging panel to support independent artists and collaborated with Jeff Lang on an album called Dislocation Blues in 2005.
TRACKS: 01. Home Is Where You Get Across (Demo) 02. Make The Dirt Stick 03. Big Sky Country 04. Weightless (Daniel Lanois Single Remix) 05. Bordertown 06. Bliss To Breakdown (Demo) 07. Aerial (Edit) 08. WPL (Wild Pagan Love) 09. Narcotic Prayer 10. A Pint Of Lotion (Demo) 11. Guns & Dolls 12. Can't Get Off 13. Cool Wooden Crosses 14. The Wild Country 15. Accordingly 16. Say Goodbye
COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH - The Collected Country Joe & The Fish 1965-1970 (1987) & Live! Fillmore West 1969 (1994)
Country Joe and the Fish was an American psychedelic rock band formed in Berkeley, California, in 1965. The band was among the influential groups centered in the San Francisco music scene during the mid to late-1960s. Much of the band's music was penned by founding members Country Joe McDonald and Barry "The Fish" Melton, and consisted of issues of importance to the counterculture such as anti-war protests, free love, and recreational drug use, with lyrical content daringly to the point. Through a combination of psychedelia and electronic music, Country Joe and the Fish's sound was marked by innovative guitar melodies, and distorted organ-driven instrumentals which were significant to the development of acid rock.
The Collected Country Joe & The Fish 1965-1970 (1987):
This is, so far, the best commercially available album that chronicles "the band from Berkeley."Though no live tracks are included, several cuts from every studio album performed by Country Joe and the Fish is included here. The band Country Joe and the Fish started out as a "jug band" from Berkeley,CA.The leader of this band is a musician and social activist named Joe McDonald. Anyway, as the 60s era progressed, CJ&F became a band of protest and psychedelia.These are just some of the highlights of this CD. There are other tracks included which contains references to hard luck (Sad and Lonely Times,Janis) and substance abuse (Flying High, track 4) which exhibit the common qualities of the sound of the 1960s. Though it would be nice if some live tracks or some outakes were included in this CD, this CD is a good place to start.
Live! Fillmore West 1969 (1994)
This is one of the farewell performances of Country Joe and the Fish (and coincidentally is the same show that featured the American debut of Led Zeppelin), and as a result go out with a real bang!. The highlight of this album is undoubtedly the 38 min "Donovan's Reef Jam" featuring special guests Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, and Steve Miller. Though this is enough for any Deadhead, the rest of the album is superb. Recorded live on January 9, 10 and 11, 1969 during what was billed as a farewell performances by Country Joe And The Fish.
V.A. - Ike Turner: That Kat Sure Could Play! (2010)
A whopping 118 tracks across four discs, the sub-title to this wonderful set alludes to the astonishing run of 45s on which Turner appeared as a session musician, in addition to records released under his own name. Workaholic Ike practically lived in the studios of Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi, leaving his fingerprints on some vital R&B. Wet-blanket types may sneer and draw your attention to a lack of light and shade (Jackie Brenston’s Rocket 88 and My Real Gone Rocket are essentially the same track with a few lyrical changes), but they’d be missing the point. Laid out in a chronological fashion, this music provides an aural diary to the development of a major talent, before his unsavoury domestic behaviour tainted his name for good in the eyes of many. Turner’s piano dominates the earlier cuts credited to such greats as BB King, Howlin’ Wolf or Johnny Ace, while the fluidity of his guitar playing gets a workout on the selections by Billy Gayles, Eugene Fox and Clayton Love. It’s hard to fault the man’s musical brilliance, whatever his shortcomings as a human being.
V.A. - Ike Turner: Jack Rabbit Blues (2011) & Trouble Up The Road (2012)
Jack Rabbit Blues (2011):
This is a great continuation of Secret Records' look at Ike Turner's Singles work in the late 1950's/1960. The label's first release ("That Kat Sure Could Play: The Singles 1951-1957") was a 4 CD set that is loaded with great music from that period. This cool little set focuses on the years 1958-1960. The Amazon page may lead you to believe that you're getting 2 CD's-you're not. The 2 discs refers to the vinyl record and the CD just to make it very clear. First off, you get a 10" vinyl Single, in a cool vintage style album cover. The record's 'A' side features "Box Top", with Turner, Carlson Oliver, and (a young Tina Turner under the name) Little Ann on backing vocals. The 'B' side is "Chalpyso Love Cry" (sic) a then popular dance combining the cha-cha and calypso styles, which has Ike Turner's Orchestra-featuring Fred sample on vocals. It's great to see Ike Turner's work get the kind of appreciation that it deserves. Ike's importance to Rhythm & Blues and early Rock & Roll should be known and celebrated far more than it is. Thanks to the folks at Secret records, all of his great recordings from the 1950's - 60's are being fully compiled. These collections follow up the excellent four CD set that Secret put out a while back ("That Kat Sure Can Play") and takes Ike's story from where that one left off (1958.) So with this, you get great tracks released under Ike's own name, his Kings of Rhythm, Ike Turner Orchestra, etc; Ike under his aliases, like Icky Renrut; Ike playing on and/ or producing fantastic records by greats like Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Betty Everett, and others; and then, ending up with early tracks by Ike & Tina Turner, including their breakthrough hit A Fool In Love. There's a ton of terrific tracks here, many quite rare, and this would be well worth picking up on the CD's merits alone. But on top of the CD, you also get a limited edition 10", which is a reproduction of Ike's extremely rare 78 on Tune Town records, cut to 45 RPM, and including a great full color record sleeve. The 10" tracks: Box Top and Calypso Love Cry, officially credited to Ike Turner, Carlson Oliver, & Little Ann, and Ike Turner Orchestra Featuring Fred Sample, respectively, and both feature Ike & friends at their playful best. All in all, a terrific package, which also includes a 10" booklet with full discographal info on all the tracks.
Trouble Up The Road (2012)
The legendary songwriter, guitarist, pianist, singer and producer is featured in the company of ex-wife Tina Turner, as well as lesser-known folk such as Jimmy & Jean, Eloise Carter and Mickey & Sylvia . . . together with better-known artistes such as Jackie Brenston, Albert King and Billy Gales. There is hardly a ‘duffer’ on offer here as Turner’s distinctive guitar work shines and at times he plays some great piano – the package comes with a 12-page booklet with detailed essay from Fred Rothwell, giving extensive background to the tracks; and also a detailed discography with musicians and session details. It’s fascinating to hear the raw talent of the once-Annie Mae Bullock – who became the great Tina Turner in tandem with Ike’s musical prowess and also the host of other talented performers featured . . . this comes from a golden era for pure R&B, soul and blues and comes highly recommended!
V.A. - Ike Turner Studio Productions (2012)
Although this CD is credited to Ike Turner, it might be more appropriately classified as a various-artists compilation, since Turner is the credited artist on just one of the 27 tracks. As the title indicates, it's devoted to recordings he produced between 1963 and 1965, an era in which his industriousness was something to behold given he was also recording many discs with his then-wife Tina, as well as extensively touring. Tina herself is the singer on a couple of these tracks, and the Ikettes are heard as a backup band on a few others. But for the most part, this material is performed by artists who never made a name for themselves, like Jimmy Thomas, Stacy Johnson, Bobby John, and Vernon Guy, though ex-R&B star Jackie Brenston (of "Rocket 88" fame) does a couple numbers. Only five of the cuts were released at the time, some others only showing up on archival compilations decades later, and over half the stuff making its first appearance ever on this disc. Though Ike Turner was undoubtedly a major figure in rock and soul music, this is ephemera when stacked against his primary accomplishments, and of most interest to rabid Ike collectors/enthusiasts. The sound is consistently gutsy and sometimes rawer than almost anything else in the bluesy R&B/rock groove at the time, and the singers usually perform with the kind of passion heard in artists hungry for a break. True to the location of some of the recordings, some of the selections have a more pronounced New Orleans feel than others. But the songs are for the most part just OK, and sometimes not too worked out, as you might expect from takes that often didn't even make it into the marketplace. There's some good playing from the Kings of Rhythm, but unless this is one of your favorite all-time kinds of music, the songs do start to roll by without making much in the way of separate impact. And the two Tina Turner tracks might have been throwaway outtakes, but she sings everyone else under the table on covers of Maxine Brown's hit "All in My Mind" and Eddie Boyd's blues classic "Five Long Years." It's more a listenable document to fill in the some of the background of Turner's resumé than a testament to his finer achievements, with some of the moodier Turner compositions that came out on 1963 singles (Vernon Guy's "You've Got Me [Just Where You Want Me]" and Stacy Johnson's "Remove My Doubts") also standing out in this crowd. - allmusic.com
THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS - Hot Burritos! Anthology 1969-1972 (2000)
The Flying Burrito Brothers were an American country rock band, best known for their influential 1969 debut album, The Gilded Palace of Sin. Although the group is perhaps best known for its connection to band founders Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman, the group underwent many personnel changes and has existed in various incarnations to the present day. When Gram Parsons led the Flying Burrito Brothers, his emotive, haunting songs and the band's classic C&W-based virtuosity set the standard for California country rock. After he left, followed by cofounder Chris Hillman, the band quickly devolved into an uninspired follower of the style it had started. Eventually, ex-Burritos went on to greater commercial success in the Eagles, Firefall, and the Desert Rose Band. Parsons had joined Chris Hillman in the Byrds for Sweetheart of the Rodeo before the two started the Burritos in L.A. As the lineup gelled (four different drummers played on the band's first album), they recruited ex-Byrd Michael Clarke as drummer. The first album, The Gilded Palace of Sin (#164, 1969) only sold about 40,000 copies. The band developed a rabid local following, however, including members of the Rolling Stones (recording in L.A. at the time), who arranged for the group to play at Altamont. Parsons, who began spending most of his time with Keith Richards, had already lost interest in the Burritos by the recording of the second album. In 1970 Parsons left the band for a solo career [see entry] and was replaced by Rick Roberts, who'd recorded with the Byrds. When Bernie Leadon left to join the nascent Eagles [see entry] and Hillman and Al Perkins were recruited by Stephen Stills for Manassas, Roberts became de facto leader. After Manassas, Hillman joined the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band for two LPs, released a couple of solo albums, and started his own group, the Desert Rose Band, which scored several C&W hits.
NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE - The Best Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage (1976)
For most of the early '70s, the New Riders of the Purple Sage were the successful offshoots of the Grateful Dead. Although they never remotely approached the success or longevity of the Dead, they attracted a considerable audience through their association with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart, whose fans couldn't be satisfied with only the Dead's releases -- the New Riders never reached much beyond that audience, but the Deadheads loved them as substitutes (along with Garcia's periodic solo projects) for the real article. Their initial sound was a kind of country-acid rock, somewhat twangier than the Dead's usual work and without the Dead's successful forays into experimental jams, but they later acquitted themselves as straight country-rockers.
Essentially, the New Riders of the Purple Sage (their name derives from an old country outfit, Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage, who in turn took the name from an old Western novel) were initially formed as a vehicle for Garcia, Lesh, and Hart to indulge their tastes for country music beyond the albums Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. Their original lineup at early performances consisted of Garcia on pedal steel, Lesh on bass, John Dawson (born 1945) on rhythm guitars and vocals, sometime Dead contributor-member David Nelson on lead guitars, mandolin, and vocals, and Mickey Hart on drums. the New Riders quickly evolved into more of a free-standing unit, with Dave Torbert succeeding Lesh, and ex-Jefferson Airplane member Spencer Dryden on the drums, succeeding Hart. They also developed an identity of their own through Dawson's songwriting, which had an appealing command of melody and beat.
TRACKS: 01. I Don't Know You 02. Glendale Train 03. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) 04. Louisiana Lady 05. Kick In The Head 06. Panama Red 07. Last Lonely Eagle 08. You Angel You 09. I Don't Need No Doctor 10. Henry
V.A. - Halloween N u g g e t s: Monster Sixties A Go-Go (2014)
A hip batch of Halloween nets - rare singles, mostly from the 60s - and mostly recorded during that wonderful moment when monster movies and rock and roll had a really happy collision! That era yielded plenty of hits, but this set digs way way deeper than those - to come up with a stunning 99 tracks in all, many of which we've never heard before – and that's saying a lot, given how much we really love Halloween music! If you thought you've heard it all, there's plenty to dig here - way more than familiar tracks like "Monster Mash" - with gems that include "Creature From Outer Space" by Sonny Day, "Nightmare" by The Abstracts, "Witch Girl" by The Mystrys, "Zoola Zooky" by Johnny Anderson, "Vampira" by Bobby Bare, "Ghost Guitars" by Baron Daemon & The Vampires, "The Guillotine" by The Executioners, "Voodoo Doll" by Glenda & Glen, "Grim Reaper" by The Twelfth Night, "Graveyard Creep" by James Dubon, "Scream" by Ralph Nieson & The Chancellors, "Old Boris" by Bela La Goldenstein - and lots lots more!
Three full discs of whacked out Halloween music to scare even the most twisted fans. Obscure surf, garage, novelty, and more populate this graveyard of tunes. If you know more than a few of these acts then you must be related to them.
DISC 1: 01. The Mystrys - Witch Girl 02. Teddy Durant - The Beast Of Sunset Strip 03. The Ebb Tides - Seance 04. Bela La Goldensetin - Why Do I Love You 05. The Phantom Five - Graveyard 06. Murray Schafe And The Aristocrats - Tombstone #9 07. Jackie Morningstar - Rockin' In The Graveyard 08. Halloween Convention Of Spooks - Theater Trailer 09. Round Robin - I'm The Wolfman 10. Griz Green - Jam At The Mortuary 11. The Grim Reapers - Two Souls 12. The Connoissurs - Count Macabre 13. The Madmen - Haunted 14. The Vettes - Devil's Driver Theme 15. Terry Gale - The Voodoo 16. Glenda & Glen - Voodoo Doll 17. Baron Daemon & The Vampires - Ghost Guitars 18. Jim Burgett - Jekyll And Hyde 19. Atom Age Vampire - Trailer 20. Mann Drake - Vampire's Ball 21. Bobby Bare - Vampira 22. Johnny Anderson - Zoola Zooky 23. Frankenstein And Dracula - Trailer 24. Peter & The Wolves - Mr. Frankenstein 25. Frankie Stein And His Ghouls - Dr. Spook Twist 26. The Wolfman - Trailer 27. Gary Warren - Werewolf 28. The Frantics - Werewolf 29. Chance Halliday - Bury Me Deep 30. The Weirdos - E.S.P. Theme For Shock Theater 31. Kenny & The Fiends - The Raven 32. The Executioners - The Guillotine
DISC 2: 01. The Invasion - The Invasion Is Coming 02. Plan 9 From Outer Space - Trailer 03. Boots Walker - They're Here 04. The Quests - Shadows In The Night 05. Positively 13 O'Clock - Psychotic Reaction 06. The Spellbinders - Castin' My Spell 07. Chance Halliday - Deep Sleep 08. Vic Plati Quintet - The Chiller 09. Teddy Durant - The Night Stalker 10. The Graveyard Five - Marble Orchard 11. Glenn And Christy With The Adventures - Wombat Twist 12. Billy Ghoulston - Graveyard Stomp 13. The Blob - Trailer 14. Johnny Fraser And The Regalaires - It 15. Mr. Baseman & The Symbols - Do The Zombie 16. The Shandells - Go Go Gorilla 17. Ronnie Self - Go Go Cannibal 18. Robot Monster - Trailer 19. The Shades - Strolling After Dark 20. Jericho Jones - Black Magic 21. The Mummy - Trailer 22. Lee Ross - The Mummy's Bracelet 23. The Contrails - The Mummy Walk (Walking Death) 24. The Werewolf - Trailer 25. Carl Bonafede And The Gemtones - The Werewolf 26. Johnny Eager - Howl 27. I Was A Teenage Frankenstein - Trailer 28. The Keytones - I Was A Teenage Monster 29. Lord Luther & The Kingsmen - (I Was A) Teenage Creature 30. The Astro Zombies - Trailer 31. Sonny Day And The Tony Ray Combo - Creature From Outer Space 32. The Sabres - Spider Walk 33. The Abstracts - Nightmare
DISC 3: 01. Ralph Nielsen & The Chancellors - Scream 02. Night Of The Blood Beast - Trailer 03. Billy & The Dukes - Roland 04. Al Saxon - Evil Eye 05. The Kiriae Crucible - The Salem Witch Trial 06. The 7th Court - One Eyed Witch 07. Dave Gardner - Mad Witch 08. Ervinna And The Stylers - Witch Queen Of New Orleans 09. Betty Lavett - Witchcraft In The Air 10. The Circus - Burn Witch Burn 11. Miss L. L. Louise Lewis - Monster's Bride 12. Glenn Ryle - Wolf Gal 13. Gary Warren - Midnight Rain 14. Creature From The Black Lagoon - Trailer 15. Evans Carroll & The Tempos - The Monster 16. Billy Taylor & The Tear Drops - Wombie Zombie 17. Jan Davis - Watusi Zombie 18. Terry Teene - Here Comes The Hearse 19. Frankie Stein And His Ghouls - Knives And Lovers 20. The Blue Knights - Madness 21. The Elites - Jack the Ripper 22. Larry And The Blue Notes - Night Of The Phantom 23. The Upperclassmen - Cha Cha With The Zombies 24. Bela La Goldstein - Old Boris 25. Chris Kevin - Haunted House 26. The House On The Haunted Hill - Trailer 27. Kenny & The Fiends - The House On The Haunted Hill - Trailer 28. Skip Manning - Devil Blues 29. The Devotions - Devil's Gotten Into My Baby 30. The Twelfth Night - Grim Reaper 31. James Duhon - Graveyard Creep 32. Godzilla King Of The Monsters - Trailer 33. Los Holys - Campo De Vampiros 34. Richard Rome - Ghost A' Go-Go
THE RIDES - Can't Get Enough (2013) [Repost By Request]
Two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills and five-time Grammy nominated guitarist, songwriter and singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd may be separated by a musical generation, but they are bonded by a mutual love of the blues. When they joined forces with famed Chicago rock/blues keyboardist Barry Goldberg and formed The Rides, their extraordinary collective histories proved to be unparalleled - blazing a 21st Century trail for the historical American art form. Launching an exciting new chapter in each of their storied careers, the trio's new band is further powered by the explosive rhythm section of bassist Kevin McCormick and Shepherd's longtime drummer Chris Layton (also a veteran of the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble). Their 429 Records debut, Can't Get Enough features the new single Don't Want Lies and showcases a hard hitting mix of Stills-Goldberg-Shepherd penned blues/rock originals as well as some classic blues tunes. Also included are brilliant interpretations of Muddy Waters, Honey Bee, Elmore James and blistering twists on Stills' favorite Neil Young anthem & Rockin' In The Free World as well as the Iggy Pop & The Stooges early 70s classic Search and Destroy.
A supergroup of sorts, the Rides is a blues-rock group consisting of Stephen Stills, formerly of Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young), and Manassas; Barry Goldberg, formerly a member of Electric Flag; and guitar wiz Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The trio's first album, Can't Get Enough, was released in the summer of 2013 and was modeled on the 1968 album Super Session, which both Stills and Goldberg played on along with the late guitarist Mike Bloomfield.
BARRY GOLDBERG - Barry Goldberg (1974) & Stoned Again (2002)
Barry Joseph Goldberg is a blues and rock keyboardist, songwriter and record producer. Barry Goldberg was a regular fixture in the white blues firmament of the mid-'60s that seemed to stretch from Chicago to New York. A keyboardist (organ seemed to be his specialty), Barry was an in-demand session man -- he appears with Michael Bloomfield on a Mitch Ryder album, for instance -- along with Al Kooper and his blues-playing contemporary from the original Butterfield band, Mark Naftalin. Goldberg was a member of Charlie Musselwhite's first band, contributing great piano and organ lines to the Stand Back! album (his work on "Cristo Redentor" is moody and introspective, with a strong jazz-inflected feel, while still retaining strong blues roots) and a handful of others throughout the decade.
Produced by Bob Dylan (who also sings and plays percussion) and Jerry Wexler and spotlighting Barry Goldberg the songwriter (his keyboard playing usually stole the show), this 1972 LP won widespread praise but the version released has been haunting Barry for decades. The missing Muscle Shoals vocals have now finally been replaced; unreleased songs join Shady Hotel ; It s Not the Spotlight ; I ve Got to Use My Imagination (Barry wrote the Gladys Knight smash), and more. A long-awaited CD debut and restoration!
TRACKS: 01. Minstrel Show 02. It's Not The Spotlight 03. Life's Fantasy 04. Dusty Country 05. She Was Such A Lady 06. I've Got To Use My Imagination 07. Soothe Me 08. Orange County Bus 09. Shady Hotel 10. Stormy Weather Cowboy 11. Big City Woman 12. Silver Moon 13. Untitled
A truly brilliant and original concept for a tribute album, Stoned Again can be classified as many things: a Barry Goldberg solo record (his first in 20 years), a Rolling Stones tribute, as well as a sort of modern-day Super Session album. Goldberg, a veteran keyboardist and songwriter who was one of the founding members of the Electric Flag, has also played on hundreds of sessions for artists ranging from Bob Dylan to the Flying Burrito Brothers. Aside from showing off his imposing keyboard skills, Stoned Again is a vital example of his ability as a tasteful and inventive arranger. A good illustration of this is the smoky barroom funk of "Jumpin' Jack Flash," which renders the actual tune almost unrecognizable, but nevertheless completely enthralling. Ditto for "Heart of Stone," which receives an extraordinarily jazzy, Booker T. & the MG's-soaked overhaul. Aside from Goldberg and his superb band -- which includes veterans Greg Sutton, Don Heffington, and Denny Freeman -- there are several astounding guest performances. Ex-Rolling Stones lead guitarist Mick Taylor shines on two songs, most notably a slithering version of "Ventilator Blues." This track also features another Stones sideman, Ernie Watts, who also appears on several other cuts delivering his usual tasty sax runs. Producer Carla Olson also steps out of the booth, performing guitar on a few cuts, including an exceptionally soulful reading of "As Tears Go By." But in the end, Stoned Again -- despite all of the guest appearances and the Stones-based material -- is really a resplendent example of Barry Goldberg's incredible, underrated musicianship, and for that reason alone is well worth a listen.
TRACKS: 01. Stoned 02. Tumbling Dice 03. Jumping Jack Flash 04. Ventilator Blues 05. Heart Of Stone 06. Parachute Woman 07. Let It Bleed 08. Think I'm Going Mad 09. Good Times, Bad Times 10. Melody 11. As Tears Go By 12. Some Girls 13. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
MAGIC SAM - Magic Blues Genius (1996) & The Magic Sam Legacy (1997)
No blues guitarist better represented the adventurous modern sound of Chicago's West side more proudly than Sam Maghett. He died tragically young (at age 32 of a heart attack), just as he was on the brink of climbing the ladder to legitimate stardom, but Magic Sam left behind a thick legacy of bone-cutting blues that remains eminently influential around his old stomping grounds to this day. Maghett (one of his childhood pals was towering guitarist Morris Holt, who received his Magic Slim handle from Sam) was born in the Mississippi Delta. Sam's tremolo-rich staccato fingerpicking was an entirely fresh phenomenon when he premiered it on Eli Toscano's Cobra label in 1957. Prior to his Cobra date, the guitarist had been gigging as Good Rocking Sam, but Toscano wanted to change his nickname to something old-timey like Sad Sam or Singing Sam. No dice, said the newly christened Magic Sam (apparently Mack Thompson's brainstorm).
Sam's reputation was growing exponentially. He wowed an overflow throng at the 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival, and Stax was reportedly primed to sign him when his Delmark commitment was over. However, heart problems were fast taking their toll on Sam's health. On the first morning of December of 1969, he complained of heartburn, collapsed, and died. Even now, more than a quarter-century after his passing, Magic Sam remains the king of Westside blues. That's unlikely to change as long as the subgenre is alive and kicking.
LONE STAR - Lone Star (1976) & Firing On All Six (1977)
Lone Star was a Welsh rock band formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1975. An embryonic line-up consisted of former Iona members, Kenny Driscoll and Tony Smith, former Quest bassist Ray Jones, and drummer Jim Mathews. The band took on the Lone Star moniker in early 1975 with the addition of new rhythm section, Pete Hurley on bass and Dixie Lee on drums, and noted guitarist Paul "Tonka" Chapman (a cousin of famed Welsh rocker Dave Edmunds), whose credits included the bands Universe, Skid Row (where he had replaced Gary Moore), Kimla Taz, and most notably, UFO, in a short-lived 1974 dual guitar configuration alongside Michael Schenker. Canadian keyboardist Rick Worsnop completed the line-up.
Digitally remastered edition of their first two albums on a single CD. a much requested re-release with updated sleeve notes.
Lone Star (1976): 01. She Said She Said 02. Lonely Soldier 03. Flying In The Reel 04. Spaceships 05. A New Day 06. A Million Stars 07. Illusions
Firing On All Six (1977): 08 .The Bells Of Berlin 09. The Ballad Of Crafty Jack 10. Time Lays Down 11. Hypnotic Mover 12. Lovely Lubina 13. Seasons In Your Eyes 14. Rivers Overflowing 15. All Of Us To All Of You
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