Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995) by Def Leppard

Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995) is the first greatest hits album and the second compilation album by English hard rock band Def Leppard. The album was originally released on 23 October 1995 by Mercury Records.  For you vinyl collectors, I am proud to announce that this great compilation is now on vinyl as of June 15. 2018.  This two-album collection contains such great tracks as Hysteria, Photograph, Pour Some Sugar On Me, Rock Of Ages, Armageddon It, and so much more as well one newly recorded song, When Love & Hate Collide, which was released as a single on 2 October 1995 previously a leftover from the Adrenalize recording sessions.  This album was well performed, recorded, produced, and compiled.  If you have room for only on Def Leppard album in your library then this is the one you need to add.  You can purchase this album on Vinyl, CD and Digital Download from Amazon, Itunes and anywhere music is sold.

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Unbridled & Ablaze by Zialand

For my 822nd review, I am proud to present the third album by Zialand titled Unbridled & Ablaze which was released on June 8, 2018, on the Glittermouth Records label in which she wrote, produced, and performed on. This Norwegian recording artist has such a great voice and this album is described Cinematic Soul Pop with such great tracks as Thunder, Don’t Look Down, Landslide, Fever and so much more. I am looking forward to hearing her first two albums. I was impressed with how well this album was recorded, produced and performed as well as her songwriting style and ability.  I highly recommend you give this album a listen and purchase this where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Burston by Segregates

Burston is the Jan 27, 2017 release by Segregates, inspired by the legendary Motörhead comes to this power trio out of the UK who have shared the stage with longtime Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell is on the Cleopatra Records label.  This is the band’s debut album features breakneck-speed drumming, thunderous bass and sledgehammer guitar riffs as well as growling vocals on such tracks as the title track Burston, Living Nightmare, Turn It Loose, Riding With The Driver and much more.  This album was written, recorded, produced and performed.  If you are into the Motorhead kind of sound, you will want to add this to your library and you can purchase this album from Amazon, Cleopatra Records, Bandcamp and everywhere CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Long Cut by Noah Smith

For my 820th review, I am proud to announce the album Long Cut by country artist Noah Smith.  I was impressed with his vocals and his history of share the stage with some of the industry’s most talented Artist such as Josh Turner, Cassade Pope, Steve Miller Band, David Alan Coe, Aaron Tippin, Reckless Kelly, Crystal Bowersox, Levi Lowery and Andrew Combs.   Listening to this album I was impressed with how well he did the songs off this seven-track album such as Ohio, Devil Child, Keep On and so much more.  This album was well written, recorded, performed and produced and released on March 9. 2018 on the Gargonia Records label.  You can purchase this amazing album on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Runway by Adam Rutledge

 

For my 819th music review, I am proud to announce the upcoming album by Roanoke, Virginia native Adam Rutledge called Runway to be released June 22.  This talented artist has also shared the stage with Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, LOCASH, Eli Young Band, Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Tyler Farr and many more.  I was impressed with the quality of his voice and his songwriting ability.  If I had to choose four songs that I liked the best, it would have to be July, Live The Song, Love Kickin’ In and Rub A Little Dirt On It. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this album to your country library.  Look for it on June 22 from Amazon, Itunes, Google Play and everywhere that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Return by Circuline

Once again I will be taking you through a journey of a band from its birth to present time.  Circuline is a progressive rock band born in 2014 have been making a name for themselves supporting a host of big names including Glass Hammer.  This great band has the sounds of Kansas, Yes, Styx, Pink Floyd and many others.  Its debut album Return released in 2015 features Andrew Colyer on keyboards, Darin Brannon on drums, Bill Shannon on guitars, Paul Ranieri on bass and Billy Spillane & Nataline Brown on vocals as well as guest artists Matt Dorsey on bass, Randy McStine on vocals and Joe Denizon on electric violin.  This eight-song album features such great tracks as the title track Return with its cascading guitar riffs, One Wish with its spectacular multiple melody lines and piano-guitar interplay, Silence Revealed and so much more.  I was very impressed with how well this album was written, recorded, produced and performed.  I am looking forward to taking you through the rest of the journey with their other two albums over the next couple weeks as well as a solo album by Andrew Colyer.  Please check out this album and you can purchase this album from Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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The World Moves On by The Hitman Blues Band

With myself being a major blues fan, I am proud to present to you The World Moves On, a May 14, 2016 release by New York based Hitman Blues Band which features such luminaries as Kevin Bents (Spin Doctors, Boz Scaggs, Phoebe Snow), Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, B.B. King, Joe Cocker), Bobby Forrester (Ruth Brown, Lena Horne), Ray Alexander (George Shearing, Stan Getz, Mel Torme), and Richard Crooks (Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen) .  This great album contains seven new original songs, one cover (done in the Hitman Blues Band style) Hoochie Coochie Man and five reworked original songs.  I was very impressed with the heavy blues guitar riffs and powerful vocals on such tracks as Bad Bad Man, That’s What It’s Like To Be A Man, Two Minute Warning, Hammer Down, Catch-22 Blues and so much more.  This great album was well written, recorded, produced and performed.  I am looking forward to hearing more from this band and hope to collect their complete library.  If you are a blues fan like I am, you will definitely want to have this album in your library.  This release is available from Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and everywhere that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.  And don’t forget signup for their mailing list will get you a free five-song sampler:

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High Sierra by Terrain

For my 816th music review, I am proud to present High Sierra , a folk-rock reflection on time in the wild on a through-hike of America’s premier hiking trail, the John Muir Trail brought you by Terrain, a folk rock band consisting of Michael Martin on guitars, keyboards and vocals, Jeff Gebhardt on bass and vocals, Frank Endert on drums and Jon Sterngold on lead guitar.  The sound on this album reminds me of such bands as The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, America and other great bands.  I was very impressed with the vocals and harmonies as well as great acoustic guitar work on such tracks as Sunrise, Cathedral, In The Wilderness, Reverence and so much more.  This album was well written, recorded, and produced.  I recommend this album to your music library which can be purchased as of April 4, 2018, from Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp, Itunes and everywhere that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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40 Trips Around The Sun by Toto

40 Trips Around the Sun is a greatest hits album by American rock band Toto, released on February 9, 2018, on the Columbia/Legacy Records label. The album was released in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Toto’s self-titled debut album and contains 14 tracks from 1978 to 1993, and three previously unreleased recordings which were Alone, Spanish Sea, and Struck By Lightning. The rest of the album are tracks who made Toto a household name such as Africa, Rosanna, 99, I Won’t Hold You Back, Georgy Porgy, Hold The Line and so much more.  Listening to this classic compilation bring back some great memories.  I was impressed with how well this album was written, compiled, performed, recorded and produced.  If you want to add one album by Toto to your music library, this will be the one you will want to add.  This compilation is available on Vinyl, CD and digital download from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere music is sold.

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Frail Things In Sharp Places by John Ferrara and Seth Moutal

For my 814th review I proud to present John Ferrara, bassist for the globetrotting psych-fusion stalwarts Consider The Source, brings his powerful solo compositions to life with the aid of the virtuoso percussionist Seth Moutal in their debut album Frail Things In Sharp Places to be released on June 13, 2018.  On that, they play everything you hear on the album, and they try not to record it if they can’t do it live.  I loved this album to start to finish with great guitar and bass riffs and fantastic percussion work.  Among the tracks on this eleven song album is Grandma Jeannie which has an Indian sound, One Small I which had a relaxing sort of sound, Song For Ramida, Mouth Say Tounge, and so much more.  The album was well written, recorded, produced and performed.  This album is available for purchase from Bandcamp, Itunes, Amazon and everywhere that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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