I Am Changed by Chere Pepper

I Am Changed is the fifth review I have written for Chere’ Pepper,  a prolific songwriter, and a Grammy Considered Nashville Recording Artist. This album was released in 1999 and showcases her great voice and songwriting talents.  This eleven track album features such great songs as Never Felt Love, Different World, the title track I Am Changed, Solid Ground and so much more.  I was impressed on well this album was written, performed, and recorded.  You can hear her great voice on Facebook Live when she gives her mini-concerts.  You can purchase this album on her website https://cherepepper.com.

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Decadence by Gong Expresso

Gong Expresso featuring Gong alumni Francois Causse, Benoit Moerlen and Hansford Rowe with guitarist Julien Sandiford’s unveil their new album, Decadence, on 20 February 2018 on the Gong Express Records label.  This mixture of rock with a little bit of jazz impressed me with it’s relaxing sound with such tracks as title song Decadence, Talisman, Eastern Platinum,  Frevo and much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  This is a great album to listen to chill at the end of a busy day.  You can purchase this album from www.gongexpresso.com, Amazon, and everywhere else that CD’s Vinyl and digital dowloads are sold.

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Re: Psychle by Tautologic

For my 671st review, I am proud to present Re: Psychle which is  Tautologic‘s second full-length CD of original music from the Chicago-based prog/art/jam band released January 18, 2018, on the Turtle Down Music Records label.  This album features such great tracks as Loud Shoes, The Admiral, On Your Left, Osaka Garden and so much more.  This ten track album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  This release is available for purchase from Amazon, http://turtledown.com/ and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Tears For Fears Rule The World by Tears For Fears

For my 670th music review, I am proud to present British synth-pop gods Tears For Fears who has released a greatest hits collection, Tears For Fears Rule The World, which also includes their first new recordings in 13 years.  This November 10, 2017, release on the Mercury Records label features such classics as Shout, Sowing The Seeds Of Love, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Head Over Heels and so much more as well as two new songs Stay and I Love You But I Am Lost.  Tears For Fears still has that great sound that they had when they released their debut album Songs from the Big Chair in 1985.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  If you were to add one Tears For Features album to your record library, then this is the one.

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Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago

For my 669th review, I want to review an album from of my favorite bands of all time.  Chicago Transit Authority is the self-titled debut album by the Chicago-based rock band Chicago Transit Authority, later known as Chicago.  This great debut album was released April 28, 1969, on the Columbia Records label.  At this time it was unusual for a band to release a double album for their debut release, but Chicago Transit Authority was an exception to the rule.  This album spawned three great singles Questions 67 and 68, Beginnings, and Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is.  In addition these singles, I loved the tracks Listen and I’m A Man.  I was so impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  From there I started to collect every Chicago vinyl album I could get my hands on.  I highly recommend this album to anyone’s record collection.

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Greatest Hits Volume 1 & 2 by The Eagles

For my 666th and 667th reviews, I am reviewing a great find.  Greatest Hits Volume One and Two by The Eagles.  Both of these volumes on vinyl is in a special two-LP set in one box.  This special set was released July 21, 2017, by the Elektra Catalog Group.  The tracks on this set is the same as it was when these two compilations were released separately.  Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) which was originally released on February 17, 1976, has such great tracks as Take It Easy,  Desperado, Take It To The Limit and much more.  Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 , originally released November 13, 1982, covers the years 1975 to 1980 with such tracks as Hotel California, Heartache Tonight, Life In The Fast Lane, The Long Run, New Kid In Town, I Can’t Tell You Why and so much more. Both albums were well written, performed, recorded and produced.  This collection is a great bargain for anyone that is a major Eagles fan.

Enjoy The Ride by Chere’ Pepper

Enjoy The Ride is a 2003 release by Chere’ Pepper, a great country/Christian artist.  This album is labeled Contemporary Christian but features a lot of different styles such as Country, Blues, Island and more as found in such tracks as the title track Enjoy The Ride, Somebody, Smile, Carry Me, Dear World and so much more.  This album was well written, recorded and performed.  You can listen to this great artist on Facebook Live and purchase this album on her website https://store.cherepepper.com.

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Greatest Hits by Queen

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the British rock band Queen released 26 October 1981 on the Elektra Records label.  This is the first of two greatest hits albums released during their career.  Greatest Hits contains such great tracks as Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure (with David Bowie), We Are The Champions and much more. With Brian May’s driving guitar riffs and Freddy Mercury’s powerful vocals, this made this album as great as it is. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced by Queen.  I am still looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of volume two of their greatest hits.

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Toto IV by Toto

Toto IV is the fourth studio album by American rock band Toto released April 8, 1982, by Columbia Records. Toto IV received six Grammy Awards in 1983 including Album of the Year, Producer of the Year for the band, and Record of the Year for the song Rosanna.  In addition to Rosanna, this album spawned such singles as Make Believe, Africa, I Won’t Hold You Back, and Waiting For Your Love.  After the success of their self-titled debut, Toto struggled to sustain success on their next two albums, Hydra and Turn Back. The band was under heavy pressure from Columbia Records to deliver a hit album with their next release or be at risk of being dropped from the label.  This also the final album with the original line up.  I felt after this album, the band was not the same.  I was impressed by how well this album was written, recorded, performed and produced.  I highly recommend this album to your record library.

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The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table by Rick Wakeman

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is the third solo album from the English keyboardist and former Yes band member Rick Wakeman, released on 27 March 1975 on the A&M Records label.  This is his third rock concept album which Wakeman based it on the legend of King Arthur and various figures and events associated with him including Guinevere, Lancelot, and Merlin. This is one of those albums that it is hard to pick out a favorite track, the whole album is great from start to finish just like his earlier albums.  I enjoyed how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  If you are a big Yes fan like I am and a fan of Rick Wakeman, you will definitely want to add this album to your record library.

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