Flying In The Blue Dream by Joe Satriani

Flying in a Blue Dream is the third studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on October 30, 1989 through Relativity Records. It is one of Satriani’s most popular albums and his second highest-charting release to date.  I have been a fan of Joe Satriani’s music for a long time and impressed with his guitar riffs.  This eighteen track album spawned the singles I Believe, Bad Moon/Day At The Beach, and the title track Flying In The Blue Dream/The Phone Call.  Among the other tracks on this album that are notable are Strange, The Feeling (which has a bluegrass sound), Road To The Shalla-Bal, Ride and so much more. This release was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this album to anyone’s rock library.

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Here We Are by John and Judy Rodman

Here We Are is the 2015 album by country duo John and Judy Rodman released on the Rivermoon Records label. This album is a mixture of classical and contemporary country. I had not heard of this artist till some turned me onto a video by Judy.  After over thirty years of work as solo artists, this is their first album as a duo.  I was impressed by Judy’s voice and how well these two work together.  This seven track album has such great tracks as Somethin’ Like That, Something Bad, There You Are, and You Want It Back.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  I recommend this album to any country music fan.  You can purchase this album at Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and everywhere where CD’s and Digital Downloads are sold.

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2002-2013 by Seether

Seether: 2002-2013 is a two-disc compilation album by the South African rock band Seether, which was released on October 29, 2013 through Wind-up Records. The first disc comprises the band’s well-known songs and singles such as Driven UnderTonight and much more while the second disc comprises of a new single, a cover of Veruca Salt’s song Seether, the song after which the band is named,  plus unreleased demos, B-sides, and soundtrack songs from great films as Freddy Vs Jason, Daredevil and others.  The hit Rise Above This was written after lead singer Shaun Morgan’s brother Eugene’s first suicide attempt and sadly, just before his second attempt, which was fatal, and his brother never got to hear it. He poured his soul into this hit song, which has been an anthem for suicide awareness.  This album also includes the great cover of the George Michael song Careless Whisper and a new single Weak.  This is one of the bands I was turned on to by my wife since normally I am a classic rock lover of 60’s and 70’s but I have learned to get into music by later artists.  I was very impressed on how well this collection was written, performed, recorded and produced.  I recommend this album to anyone’s music collection.

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Pierced Arrow by The Rides

Pierced Arrow is a May 6. 2016 Savoy Records release by The Rides consisting of rock and blues legends Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Barry Goldberg.  To complete this great band they recruited former Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton.  Together this album spawned such great tracks as Kick Out Of It, Virtual Tour, Be My Side, I Got To Use My Imagination, There Was A Place and much more. After listening to this album which I discovered by accident while looking for something else at a local record store, I knew I have to find a copy of their August 2013 album Can’t Get Enough.  I was very impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.   I highly recommend this album to anyone’s rock and blues library.  This album is available on CD and Vinyl.

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Eyes Of The Sun by Otis

For my 493rd review I am proud to announce Eyes Of The Sun, the second album my Kentucky based southern blues band Otis, which will be released on September 15, 2017 on the Purple Pyramid Records label and distributed by Cleopatra Records.  This Eleven track album has great guitar riffs and powerful vocals as found in such songs as Change, Home, Washed My Hands, Chasing The Sun, my favorite track off this album Turned To Stone and much more.  I need to get my hands on their first album since I like their music so much.  I was impressed on how well this album was written, performed, produced and recorded.  This is a must for anyone’s music library.  You can purchase this album at Bandcamp, Cleopatra Records, Itunes and everywhere else CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Look What The Blues Has Done For Me by Arthur Adams

It is time for my 492nd review and working toward that big 500 mark so I am proud to announce the new release by session guitarist and soulful blues singer Arthur Adams called Look What The Blues Had Done For Me which was released on September 1, 2017 on the Cleopatra Blues Record label.  This is Arthur’s first release in 7 years and l loved this double CD collection from start to finish.  The first CD is thirteen new tracks with such great songs as the title track Look What The Blues Had Done For Me, Helpin’ Hand Man, No Refunds, Dump You, Leftover From Yesterday and much more.  Disc Two is called An Introduction To Arthur Adams which has cuts from various albums he has released since 1972.  This album is so good that I had to take this CD with me while I ran errands yesterday and I was impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  If you are a big blues fan like I am, you will want to own this album.  You can purchase this album on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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The Salentino Cuts by UFO

For my 491st review I am proud to present The Salentino Cuts by British rock legends UFO which will be released on CD and Vinyl on September 29th, 2017 from the Cleopatra Records label.  This will be this bands first ever covers album.  This twelve track album covers such great songs as Break On Through (originally recorded by The Doors), Paper In Fire (originally recorded by John Cougar Mellencamp), Mississippi Queen (originally recorded by Mountain), Ain’t No Sunshine (originally recorded by Bill Withers) my favorite The Pusher (originally recorded by Steppenwolf) and so many others such as songs by ZZ Top, The Yardbirds and so much more.  I was very impressed on how well this album was performed, recorded and produced.  I recommend this album to anyone’s rock library.  You will be able to purchase this album at Amazon, Itunes and every where else the CD’s, Vinyl and digital downloads are sold.

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Let It Be by The Beatles

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.

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C’est La Vie by Billy Jo Spears

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.

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In Search Of Higher Ground by Neil Citron

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.

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