Amore: Romantic Italian Love Songs by Luciano Pavarotti

Amore: Romantic Italian Love Songs is an album by Luciano Pavarotti, an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music.  This album was released September 1992 on the Decca Records label.  This is one of my favorite albums I like to put on to relax. This album contains such great songs as Nessun Dorma, O Sole Mio, Vesti La Giubba and much more.  If you are a fan of opera like I am, I highly recommend this album to your music library.

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Don’t Rock The Jukebox by Alan Jackson

Don’t Rock The Jukebox is the second studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on May 14, 1991 on the Arista Records label.  This ten track album produced five cuts that hit the country music charts such as the title track Don’t Rock The Jukebox, Someday, Dallas, Love’s Got A Hold On You and my favorite track Midnight in Montgomery (A tribute to Hank Williams Sr.).  There was another song I liked off this album Just Playin’ Possum which features a cameo by country legend George Jones (The Possum is one of George Jones nicknames).  This album was very well written, performed and recorded. I recommend this album to anyone’s country library.

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Emerger by Carptree

Emerger is a April 7, 2017 release by Carptree is a Swedish progressive symphonic rock duo made featuring Carl Westholm (keyboards, composer, producer) and Nicklas Flinck (vocals, composer, lyrics). This album is recorded on the Reingold Records label.  There are great tracks off this album such as The Fleeting Deep, Between Extremes, Ultimately Lifeless, Forgus and much more.  This album was very well written, performed and recorded.  You will be able to preorder this album at CD Universe, Amazon, Oldies.com, Target.com, and Carptree.com

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The Failure of Words by Yang

The Failure of Words is a third release by French/German progressive rock band Yang who combine intricate guitar parts with driving rock released February 2017 on their own label.  This instrumental rock band has the styling of King Crimson.  This nine track album has such great cuts as Six Four Five, 9/8 Variations, Indecision, Healing and more.  This album was well written, recorded and performed. You can purchase this album on Amazon, CD Baby, and Wayside Music.

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Galveston by Glen Campbell

Galveston is the thirteenth album by American singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, released in March 1969 by Capitol Records.  Of all of his albums this is my favorite.  The title track Galveston and Where Is The Playground Susie was written by the great songwriter Jimmy Webb who wrote some of Glen’s earlier releases.  I also enjoyed other tracks on this album such as Until It’s Time For You To Go (later recorded by Elvis Presley), Got To Have Tenderness and much more. If you only purchase one Glen Campbell album for your library, I highly recommend this one.

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How The West Was Won by Led Zeppelin

How the West Was Won is a triple live album by the English rock group Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 27 May 2003. This album contains many of their greatest hits done live such as The Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Stairway To Heaven, Dazed and Confused, Whole Lotta Love and so much more.  This album was very well recorded at the L.A. Forum on 25 June 1972 and Long Beach Arena on 27 June 1972 and produced by Jimmy Page.  I recommend this album to your Led Zeppelin library.

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Month Of Sundays by Mark Duda

Month of Sundays is an April 14, 2017 release by New York East Village rocker Mark Duda.  This is his solo debut release which is departure from the hard, classic rock that Mark Duda’s other bands such as The Handful and the Mad City Rockers.  This six track album has such great songs and Murder on Delancey, Connection, Standoff Love, and my favorite track Worse For Wear. All tracks are written or co written by Mark Duda and Jimi K. Bones.  This album is very well recorded, performed and produced.  To pre-order Month of Sundays please visit Mark’s Bandcamp page: https://markduda.bandcamp.com. For more information about Month of Sundays or upcoming tour dates, please visit Mark’s website and social media pages via http://www.markdudamusic.com.

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Turn It On Again: The Hits by Genesis

Turn It On Again: The Hits is a greatest hits album by British progressive rock/pop-rock band Genesis. The album was originally released as a single album on 26 October 1999 by Virgin Records in England and by Atlantic Records in the United States. The seven letters of the Genesis logo on the cover are parts of the different album cover logos over the years.  This eighteen track album has such great songs as Turn It On Again, Invisible Touch, Land of Confusion, Misunderstanding and much more including my favorite track Abacab. All songs on this album were written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford except for two tracks which were co written by Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett.  This album was very well performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this album to anyone’s music library.

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Live At Leeds by The Who

Live at Leeds is the first live album by the English rock band The Who. It was the only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon.  It was released on May 1970 on the Decca/MCA Records label.  This great live album is considered by the critics as the best live rock recording of all time.  This six track album contains such cuts as Summertime Blues, Magic Bus, My Generation and more.  It also included 12 facsimiles of various memorabilia. This album was very well performed, recorded and produced.  This is a great addition to anyone’s record library.

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Nobody’s Hero by Second Player Score

I am proud to have as my 328th review, a rock band from Vancouver, Washington Second Player Score.  This band consists of Brian Tashima on guitar and lead vocals, Daniel Downs on bass and backup vocals and Kyle Gilbert on Drums and backing vocals. The album is Nobody’s Hero which was released March 2017 on Fusion Records label.  I am a fan of earlier three piece bands such as Grand Funk Railroad, Cream etc and I feel that they are in the same category.  This eleven track album has powerful vocals and heavy guitar riffs on great songs such as Circles, Demon’s Kiss, Hooked, Never Let Me Down and my favorite track Origin Story. I highly recommend this album to anyone’s rock library. You can buy this album on Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and at www.target.com

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