Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band The Beatles. It was released on 8 May 1970 on Capitol Records almost a month after the group’s break-up. Even though Abbey Road was the last album recorded it took a while for this album to be edited and ready for release. Billy Preston even performed in this album and his contribution with his piano solo in the song Get Back. A movie was made of this album showing the rehearsal and the work on this album and later their last live performance on the rooftop of Apple Studio. This album released three major singles Get Back, Let it Be, and Long and Winding Road. Other notable tracks on this album are Two Of Us, I’ve Got A Feeling, Across The Universe and much more. I like how this album was written, performed, recorded and produced (by Phil Spector). I am glad to own this one as well as a version on white vinyl. I recommend this one to anyone’s Beatles library.
C’est La Vie is my 489th music review by the late country artist Billy Jo Spears released August 18th 2017 on Goldenlane Records and distributed by Cleopatra Records. This release is the lost album by Billy Jo and was remastered and recorded in the early 80’s but never released… until now!. This fourteen track album has such great songs as Apart At The Dreams, When I Dream, Things, Everytime Two Fools Collide and much more. I appreciate how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. This is a great addition to one’s country library.
For my 488th review, I am proud to review In Search Of Higher Ground, a April 14, 2015 album by Toronto born guitarist, Grammy Award winning recording engineer and songwriter Neil Citron released on Declassified Records. I enjoyed this album from start to finish. This thirteen track album has such great songs as C-12, Feelin’ Too Good (To Sing The Blues Over You), Feet Don’t Stop, Ballad #1 and much more. This album has a great mixture of Rock and Blues and was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I would recommend this album to anyone’s rock or blues library. This album is available at Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes, and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 487th review I am proud to announce Things Change by country legend Bobby Bare released on May 26, 2017 on the BFD Records label. Bobby’s voice is still as strong as it was in the 1960’s when he released hits as Shame On Me, 500 Miles Away From Home and Detroit City. This great album features such great songs as the title track Things Change, and other great songs as The End, The Trouble With Angels, You Got The Light and so many others. He also brought back his classic hit Detroit City with country superstar Chris Stapleton. I am very impressed with how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. I am glad I had the opportunity to review this album. If you are either a fan of Bobby Bare or country music you will definitely want to add this album to your library.
For my 486th review I am proud to announce the self titled debut album Lewis Brice EP by country newcomer Lewis Brice, brother of country superstar Lee Brice which was released July 14, 2017 on the Pump House Music label. Lewis has that great southern rock-country sound that I love so much. This album starts with the great song Best Ex Ever and continues with such great tracks as Messin’ With My Mind, Rob You Blind, and one about my birth state Alabama. Lewis co wrote all the tracks on this album and I am impressed on how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend this album to one’s country music library. This album is available on Amazon, Itunes, and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Flavored Jam is a three song EP released by Neil Citron, a Toronto born guitarist, Grammy Award winning recording engineer and songwriter originally released in 2006 and was re-released September 4, 2015. The first track No Way To Heaven has great acoustic and electric guitar performances and had a mellow sound to it. The second track A Simple Life has you rocking with great guitar riffs and powerful vocals. The third track Lonely With and Without You is a mellow blues song with great guitar performance and this track is longer that the other two, reminding me of some of blues songs my all time favorite Stevie Ray Vaughn did on some of his albums. This is one album I would put in my pickup to listen to when I am out running errands. I am impressed on how well this album was written, recorded and produced. I highly recommend this album to one’s music library and can be purchased at Amazon and other places where CDs and digital downloads are sold.
The Rift — Dark Side of the Moon is the soundtrack to an upcoming sci-fi/horror flick which features two interesting covers of songs from the classic Pink Floyd album that inspired the film’s name. The two Pink Floyd covers are Us And Them performed by the late Asia frontman John Wetton and Brain Damage performed XTC’s Colin Moulding and The Doors’ Robby Krieger. Among the other great tracks on this album are 1799 by Echolust, Dynamics Of Delirium by former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock Of Seagulls and much more. I enjoyed listening to this soundtrack from start to finish and was impressed on how well this album was written, recorded and produced. This album will be available September 1, 2017 on Cleopatra Records and can be purchased on Amazon and other places where CD’s and digital copies are sold.
For my 483rd review I am proud to present Declassified, a May 2001 album by the rock band Project 814 released on the Cellar Records label. This album has great vocals, heavy guitar riffs and some awesome bass work. Among the great tracks on this album are The Speed Of My Life, X, 5 And 1 (Distant The Heart), Running Out Of Time and much more. I am impressed how well this album was written, recorded and performed. You can purchase this album on Amazon, CD Baby and other places where CD’s and digital tracks are sold.
Redemption is the 2005 release by the rock band Disguise The Limit released on the Cellar Records label. This album has great vocals and impressive instrumentation. From the first track The Janitor’s Song (My Spirit Will Live On) to last track Brothers In Arms, I enjoyed this album very much. This album also included such great tracks as Last To See Me Fall, You And I, and many more. I am very impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. I give this album a high recommendation to one’s music library. You can find this album CD Baby, Amazon and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 481st review I decided to review the album Casting Shadows by the rock/jazz band Bangtower released September 28, 2010 on Declassified Records. This is an amazing rock/jazz fusion album featuring Percy Jones (Brand X) pulling off some impossible bass work and there was also some great guitar riffs by Grammy winning producer/guitarist Neil Citron. I enjoyed this album from start to finish with such great tracks as Hair Of The Dog, Let Em Drown, Ballad of Wealth, BBA and much more. I was impressed on how well this album is written, recorded and produced. I recommend this album to one’s music library. You can find this album on Amazon, Bandcamp, Itunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.