Nowhere, New Mexico by Zak Sloan

Nowhere, New Mexico is the September 1, 2016, album by Zak Sloan,  a pop artist from Denver, Colorado released on the Sloan Music Records label.  I loved this album from start to finish and even listened to the commentary on tracks eleven through eighteen.  Zak has a great voice and how he makes every song his own on such tracks as Light My Fuse, Trophy Life, Cheshire Smile, Come Get Me Smile and so much more.  This amazing album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  You will definitely want to add this album to your music library.  You can purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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The Muse by Amiena

The Muse is my second review for award-winning International singer/songwriter Amiena released May 4, 2013, on the Amiena Music Records label. This album showcases her great voice and how she makes a song her own. This nine track album features such great songs as Write This Down, 8281 Miles, Still In Love, Burn and so much more. I was very impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this album to your music library.  You can purchase this album from Amazon, Bandcamp, Itunes and everywhere else CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Man Of The Woods by Justin Timberlake

Man of the Woods is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter and former NSYNC member Justin Timberlake released February 2, 2018, on the RCA Records label.  This 16 track album has spawned three singles so far Filthy (which features his wife Jessica Biel), Supplies, and my favorite track Say Something (featuring Chris Stapleton).  Also on this album is a great duet with Alicia Keys called Morning Light, other tracks such as Flannel, and much more. Chris Stapleton wrote three songs on the album Say Something, Morning Light, and The Hard Stuff.  The rest of the tracks were mainly written by Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Chad Hugo.  This album was well performed, recorded and produced.  Check out this album then purchase it from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s, Vinyl and digital downloads are sold.

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Love Is Stronger Than Smoke And Fire by Sydney Brown

I normally do not write reviews for singles but the song Love Is Stronger Than Smoke And Fire by San Francisco based soloist Sydney Brown is an exception.  This great song produced by the great Narada Michael Walden is one I feel you will be hearing on Top 40 radio soon and can hit the number one spot.  I am impressed by her vocals and her backup instrumentation.  This song was well written, performed and recorded.  All profits on this single will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to directly support the Victims of the Northern and Southern California wildfires. You can purchase this single from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else digital music downloads are sold.

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Rough Diamond by Jeannie Taylore

In 1987, Jeannie Taylore, an actress and singer went into a studio in London for the all-day recording session that became Rough Diamond. This album features her great voice and her jazzy style with such classics as What A Difference A Day Makes, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Dreams (one of my favorites originally done by the Pied Pipers), You Will Never Walk Alone and so much more.  This album that was released on January 12, 2018, on the Dietetic Music Records label was well performed and recorded. You can purchase this album from Itunes, Bandcamp, Amazon and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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All In by Amiena

For my 680th review, I am proud to present All In, the sixth full-length album by award-winning International singer/songwriter Amiena, released August 11, 2017, on the Amiena Music Records label.  I am impressed with her vocal and songwriting style as well as how soothing her voice is as in such tracks as Chance, Ghost, Come With Me, Frozen, Broken and much more. This album was well written (All songs written by Amiena), performed, recorded and produced as well crossing many different genres such as Adult Contemporary, Jazz, Soul/R&B and World Music. I am looking forward to hearing her other five albums.  I highly recommend you go to Spotify and take a listen to this album and then you can purchase this release from Amazon, Itunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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The Best Of Rick Springfield

For my 672nd review, I am proud to present The Best Of Rick Springfield, a March 23, 1999 import album by rock performer and actor Rick Springfield released on the Sony Legacy Records label. This sixteen track compilation with great vocals and guitar riffs contains such great hits as Jesse’s Girl, I’ve Done Everything For You, Don’t Talk To Strangers, Love Somebody, Human Touch and so much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  If you are a fan of Rick Springfield like I am, you will want to add this compilation to your music library.  You can purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else that 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.