Raging Through The Silence: The 20th Anniversary Concert is the two CD and one DVD set by classic rock group Uriah Heep released for the first time September 8, 2017, on the Cherry Red Records label. This concert is from a performance at the London Astoria on May 18, 1987, and thirty years later you are able to enjoy the excitement of this performance. This collection consists of such great tracks as Gypsy, The Wizard, Stealin, and my favorite song Easy Livin’. This album was well performed, recorded and produced. This album is available for purchase on Amazon and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
One Night Only – The Greatest Hits is a live double album released by Elton John 13 November 2000 on the Universal/Rocket Record label. The album was recorded on 20 and 21 October 2000 at Madison Square Garden. The title is “one night only” because the recording equipment failed to tape most of the audio from the first night, leaving only the second night to be recorded as an album. There is not a bad song on this collection with such tracks as Philadelphia Freedom, Bennie And The Jets, Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting), Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me and much more. If I was going to compile this album I would have added as opening number Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding which appeared on the DVD of the same name. This album was well performed, recorded and produced. You will want to add this great album to your Elton John record library.
Songs For Sarah is the November 26, 2011, release by singer/songwriter/storyteller Beth Cahill, one-third of the trio The Malvinas. Spreading her wings as a solo artist, she shows her style and great vocal works. On this twelve track album released on the Soona Songs Record label, she stands out with such great songs as Sarah With The Blue Eyes, Black Sheep, Chinese Words, The Pilot and much more. I was impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. You can hear this album on Spotify and purchase this album on Amazon, Itunes, and other locations where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Drum legend and producer extraordinaire Simon Phillips released Protocol 4, a jazz album October 27, 2017, on the Phantom Recordings label. Among the great tracks on this 9 song album are Pentangle, Solitaire, All Things Considered, and much more. In addition to Simon’s great drum beats this album has some great bass tracks. This album was very well written, performed, recorded and produced. After listening to this album, I would love to hear his earlier work. This album is for sale on Amazon and other locations where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 570th music review, I am proud to announce I Could Have Been A Rocket Scientist by alternative rock band Radiophonic released November 1, 2010, on the Soona Songs Record label. Radiophonic consists of Graham Duncan on vocals and guitar, MadBean on vocals and pedals, Daniel Loyd on Bass, Vocals, Banjo and Keyboards, and Michael Galante on Drums. Among the great tracks on this fifteen track album are If I Ruled, Fall Any Further, Ultralight, While You Sleep, A Chill In The Air (which as a great bluegrass sound) and so much more. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I am looking forward to hearing more of their music. This great album can be purchased on Amazon, Itunes, http://www.soonasongs.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
God Bless The Grass is an April 21. 2017 release by The Malvinas a bluegrass trio named after Malvina Reynolds consisting of Beth Cahill (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), Gina Forsyth (vocals, guitar, and fiddle) and Lisa Markley (vocals, guitar, and banjo), with additional instrumentation from Graham Duncan. The trio harmonizes gorgeously and all are excellent players. This is their third album and Soona Songs Record label and a mixture of bluegrass, Americana, and pop. Among the great songs on this thirteen track album is Crow, the title track God Bless The Grass, I Ought To Know, Surrender Love and much more. This album was well performed, recorded and produced and is available to purchase at Soonasongs.com, CD Baby, Amazon and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Breaking Out is the upcoming album by rocker Verity White, an award-winning singer with an exciting and powerful voice and uses guitars, synths, and strings to highlight these emotional memoirs. Among the great tracks on this ten-song album is the title track Breaking Out, I Don’t Care, Slow Fall and much more. I was impressed on how well this album was written, performed and recorded. You will be able to purchase this great album on November 10th at Bandcamp, http://www.veritywhite.com and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Little Blue Car is the third album by local artists Marilyn Duncan released on the Soona Songs Records label. This is her first album in eleven years and is a mixture of bluegrass, Americana, and country with little feel of blues and jazz. Among the great songs on this eleven track album are the title track Little Blue Car, Hold On, 56 Year Collection, On My Own, The River and much more. This album was well written, performed, recorded. and produced. I recommend you check out this album on Spotify and then purchase it at Amazon, Itunes, Soonasongs.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
With Halloween coming up in a few more days, I am proud to present this great album Halloween Garage Blues, a unique collection of haunting blues and spooky garage rock to make this Halloween season very enjoyable. This album was released October 13, 2017, on the Cleopatra Records label. This 21 track collection includes such great songs as Hank The Ripper by Harvey Mandel, Fire by Arthur Brown, Death Letter by Pat Travers, The Coffin Daggers by Kreepy Crawl, Black Cat Bone by Johnny Winters and so much more. I enjoyed this album from start to finish. It was well performed, recorded and produced. If you are a fan of the blues, you will definitely want to add this album to your library. You can purchase this great album at Amazon, The Cleopatra Records store and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Automatic for the People is the eighth studio album by American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on October 5, 1992, by Warner Brothers Records. A 25th-anniversary edition will be released on November 10, 2017, by Craft Recordings and distributed by the Concord Music Group. This was one of my favorite R.E.M. albums which spawned six singles, Drive, Man On The Moon (which was used in the movie of the same name, the song is a tribute to the comedian and performer Andy Kaufman with numerous references to his career including his Elvis impersonation, wrestling and other thing’s in Andy’s life), The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight, Everybody Hurts, Nightswimming, and Find The River. This is one of the albums I am looking forward to owning on vinyl as this album was well written, recorded and produced. This album is available on Amazon, Itunes, and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.