Declassified by Project 814

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.

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Redemption by Disguise The Limit

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.

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Casting Shadows by Bangtower

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.

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Brave by Karoline

For my 480th review I am proud to review Brave, an 2015 album by pop artist Karoline.  Karoline is Karoline Rhett and she has such a sweet and powerful voice.  This five track EP has the songs Color Outside The Lines, Ordinary, the title track Brave, I’m The Melody and Tiny Heartbreaks.  I was impressed on how well this album was performed, recorded and produced.  This album is available for purchase at http://www.karolinemusic.com/#shop and itunes.

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Midnight Snack by Funky AF

For my 479th review, I am proud to present Midnight Snack by Funky AF recorded in Venice Beach, California.  This album has great vocals and is versatile in styles.  For example if you took Jethro Tull and Santana and put them together you would come up with the song Crystal BallDanny Weed has a great reggae sound.  The rest of the songs on this EP have a great funky sound along with the sound that made Curtis Mayfield famous.  I am looking forward to hearing more from this great artist.  You can find this album at CD Baby and https:/funkyaf.bandcamp.com

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Unplugged by Hank and Eddie

My 479th review is a great acoustic album called Unplugged by Hank and Eddie. This album is quite good. This 2017 release starts off the some great Spanish flamingo guitar playing on the song Vertigo and goes into some great songs such as Falling Into Pieces, In Your Garden, Say Goodbye, We Are Tommorrow (which also had the Spanish feel) and much more.  I am very impressed on how well this album was written, performed and recorded.  This definitely an album you need to check out.  You can find this album on CD Baby and Iheart.

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Ten Cent Tour by The Empty Pockets

I never heard of Empty Pockets before until my wife saw a posting on facebook that they were giving away this album for the cost of postage, so I said to myself “what is there to lose other than the cost of postage”.  So I ordered a copy of the album Ten Cent Tour and I was surprised with the sound of this album.  It had a great mixture of blues, Americana, and country.  The tracks that impressed me was You Know I Do, Tractor Song, I Hear Your Voice, Travelin’ Song and much more.  I was impressed with the harmonies and the instrumentation of this album.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  This great piece of work was released in June 2015 on the MT Pockets Inc. label and I looking forward to hearing more from this band.  You can get this album on Amazon, Itunes, CD Baby and on their website http://www.theemptypockets.com.

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Right Is Right by 53 Across

For my 477th review I am proud to announce the album Right Is Right by rock/blues band 53 Across from New Mexico consisting of Garrett Hobson and Eduardo Barraza.  I was told the band’s name came about with the original band members were born in 1953.  This album caught my attention on the very first track Right Is Right.  Other tracks that I felt good about are Cookie Blues, His Amp, When The Night Falls and much more.  The track 69 Chevy has a bluegrass sound that really surprised me for a band from New Mexico.  This album has everything, great vocals, fantastic guitar riffs, great performance, recording and much more and it was also well produced.  I recommend this album to your music library. You can purchase this album at CD Baby and Itunes.

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Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights by Bill Nelson

Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights is the remastered reissue of the 1987 ambient double album by Bill Nelson, re-released on July 29. 2017.  This collection also includes twenty one additional tracks.  From the first track West Keep, it grabbed my attention.  It was hard to pick certain tracks as favorites since I liked the whole album.  There are great tracks such as Seventh Seal, Body Of Light, The Piano Room, My Dark Demon, Staircase To No Place and so much more.  This album was well written, recorded, performed and produced.   I believe you will want to add this release to your library.

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Village Of Dreams by Bryan Stephens

Village Of Dreams is my 475th music review and the debut album by rock artist Bryan Stephens and was released July 21, 2017, on the Blue Elan Records label.  This album features great vocals and strong guitar riffs as seen in such great tracks as In June, Revolution, Deprivation, Attrition and much more.  This album also includes a great cover of the Guess Who song No Time.  I was very impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  This is an album I would highly recommend to anyone’s music library.

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