For my 892nd review I am proud to present the album The Essential Great White by 80’s rock band Great White which was released September 27, 2011 on the Deadline Record label, a sub-label of Cleopatra Records which includes the band’s signature hits Once Bitten Twice Shy, Rock Me and Save Your Love plus covers of Led Zeppelin, Journey, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith and more such as Unchained, Immigrant Song, Saturday Night Special, Anyway You Want It and so much more plus a song for the Christmas holidays (Blue Christmas). This compilation was well performed, recorded and produced. You can find this great compilation at Amazon, Itunes and everywhere CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Frequency Unknown is the 13th studio album released under the name Queensrÿche released on Cleopatra Records’ sub-label, Deadline Music, on April 23, 2013, by lead vocalist Geoff Tate’s temporary version of the band, before a settlement determined that only the other band members were entitled to use the name Queensrÿche. The album includes ten original songs such as Give It To You, Cold, Weight Of The World and more as well as bonus tracks which are re-recordings of four of Queensrÿche’s greatest hits I Don’t Believe In Love, Empire, Silent Lucidity ( my favorite Queensryche song even though I prefer the original than the re-recording) and more. This album was well recorded, produced, written and performed as is available in Vinyl, CD and digital download format.
For my 890th review, I am proud to present Where The Rain Falls by Kimia Penton, a singer, songwriter, and violinist based in Dallas, Texas whose music is a fusion of pop, jazz, and world music with poignant lyrics and heartfelt vocals. This album will be released September 14, 2018, on the Kimia Q Productions Records label even though the digital copy was released a year ago. This six-song EP contains such great tracks as Show Me Love, Stepping Stones, Alive Again and much more. This album had great thumping bass lines and beautiful piano parts as well as great vocals and was well written, recorded, performed and produced. This release will be available for purchase from Amazon, Bandcamp, Itunes and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
The Great Pendulum Swing is the September 12, 2016 release from the All-American rock band Banana Blonde, a three-piece rock band consisting of Zach Sheffield on Vocals & Guitar, Chris Sims on drums, and Chris Harrington on bass. After reviewing their album Too Much Weird not long ago, I wanted to hear their earlier work to see the growth of their music. This album has great guitar riffs, powerful drum beats and fantastic vocals as seen in such tracks as I Don’t Care, Word of Mouth, Can’t Feel Myself Think and much more. I was very impressed with how well this album was written, performed, produced and recorded. Please take a listen to this album on Spotify and then you will want to purchase this release from Amazon, Itunes and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
After releasing two critically acclaimed records in their own country Will Exist Forever in 1991 and Chromatic Freedom in 2010, the Brazilian band Dialeto, led by guitarist Nelson Coelho, made their international debut June 25, 2013, on MoonJune Records with the album The Lost Tribes. Guitarist and composer Coelho is accompanied by fretless bassist Jorge Pescara and drummer Miguel Angel. This great progressive instrumental rock album with a jazz feel features such tracks as Dorian Grey, the title track The Last Tribe, Tarde Demais, Whereisit and much more. This album was well written, recorded, produced and performed. This album is available from Amazon, Moonjune Records, and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 887th review, I present the second review for guitarist Mark Wingfield. This album is titled The Stonehouse which also features Touch Guitarist Markus Reuter, bassist Yaron Stavi and drummer Asaf Sirkis‘ debut as a group along with Mark Wingfield. This great jazz album released February 17, 2017, on the Moonjune Records label was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs and completely improvised, with no music written down or rehearsed as heard in such tracks as Rush, Silver, Tarasque and more. I was very impressed on how well this album was written, recorded, performed and produced. This is one jazz album you will definitely want to add to your library. It is available for purchase through Amazon and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 886th review, I present the album Monty by Emiliano Deferrari released June 1, 2018, on the Rattsburg Records label. This album is Art-Rock and Avant-garde songwriting in Italian with some English chorus as seen in such tracks as Ecco, Vuoto, White Life, the title track Monty and much more. This album was well recorded, produced and written and is available from Amazon, Itunes, Rattsburg Records and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 885th review, I am proud to present the solo album by Andrew Colyer called About Time which was released December 30, 2014, on the Inner Nova Music records label. This is the fourth review I have done for Andrew. The previous three reviews were for the work with his band Circuline. I was impressed with the great piano work on this album and how relaxing this was with such tracks as Sunday Afternoon, By The Fire and much more as well how it was written, recorded and produced. This is the perfect album to listen to when you have a stressing day and need to relax. Take a listen to this album and you will want to purchase your copy from Amazon, CD Baby and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Borrowed Tyme Band is the self-titled album by Indiana bluegrass band Borrowed Tyme Band. This band consists of Roger Brown on mandolin and vocals, Rick Wilson on bass, Josh Woods on banjo and harmonizing vocals, and Tim Crouch on fiddle. This album was recorded by the Bonfire Recording Company which is owned by Pinecastle Records and is their home studio in Greenville, South Carolina. Their first single is their arrangement of Little Bessie, one of the most popular death ballads in bluegrass and old-time music. It’s been famously recorded by a who’s who of artists, including The Country Gentlemen, The Stanley Brothers, The Blue Sky Boys, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Crowe, Roscoe Holcomb, and many others. This album also features such foot-tapping songs as My Time Will Come Someday and No Mother Or Dad, plus slower waltzing songs such as the title track Borrowed Time, Gold Watch And Chain and so much more. This album was well written, recorded, and performed and is also available for purchase since July 6, 2018, from Amazon, Itunes, Pinecastle Records and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Legendary UK psychedelic anarchists The Pink Fairies return with this fantastic album Resident Reptiles led by founding Fairy Paul Rudolph along with former Hawkwind bassist Alan Davey and original Motörhead drummer Lucas Fox, who not only created a killer rhythm section for the album but also added a bit of sizzling biker-rock to the mix which such tracks as the title song Resident Reptiles, Old Enuff To Know Better, Lone Wolf and much more. This album has great driving guitar riffs and powerful drum beats as well as being well written, recorded, produced and performed. This great album will be released on August 24, 2018, on the Purple Pyramid Records label and distributed by Cleopatra Records and can be purchased from Amazon, Itunes, and other outlets that CD’s, vinyl and digital downloads are sold.