Unbroken by Krissy Nicks

Unbroken is the February 2017 album by singer-songwriter Krissy Nicks.  From start to finish I enjoyed the quality of her voice.  This album also has great instrumentation.  My favorite tracks of this eleven track album were Beauty, Dungeon, Aim For The Fences, Don’t Judge and Broken Wing.  This album was well written, performed, and recorded.  This is an album worth checking out.  You can buy this album on Amazon, CD Baby and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads is available.

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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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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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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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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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Rio by Duran Duran

Rio is the second studio album by English new wave/synthpop band Duran Duran released in November 1982 on Capitol Records.  I first spun this album while playing in a nightclub in Okinawa, Japan.  This great album spawned four singles My Own Way, Rio, Save A Prayer and my favorite track Hungry Like A Wolf which had a great video to promote the song. Other notable tracks included New Religion, My Chauffeur and much more.  This album was well recorded, written and produced. I highly recommend this album to anyone’s record library.

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Danish Cookies Is My Name by Vamessa Moses

Award winning Malaysian singer-songwriter Vanessa Moses presents Danish Cookies is My Name, her highly anticipated debut on the independent label Senate Records and is produced label owner and veteran blues/rocker Joey Stuckey.  This EP contains such tracks as Hey U, Under One Sky, Bad Dreams and much more.  She has a great voice and sounds like a lot of female artists you hear on the radio. This album was well written, performed and recorded.  If you get a chance, check it out.

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Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys

Girl On Fire is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Alicia Keys. The album, which was released on November 22, 2012, is Keys’ first release with RCA Records.  I have not listened to much of her music prior to this until I heard someone trying to do the song Girl On Fire on America’s Got Talent.  I did not care for how the song was done, but loved the song and decided to check out the original version and the album.  I am a big fan of the song Girl On Fire on this album, but not the mix.  This album also spawned the singles Brand New Me, New Day, Fire We Make, and Tears Always Win.  I was also impressed with the songs One Thing, That’s When I Knew, Listen To Your Heart and much more.  All the songs on this album were co written by Alicia.  This is the second album I have listened to by this great artist and will check out more in the future.  This release is well performed, recorded and produced by “Babyface” Edmonds.  I highly recommend this album to one’s music library.

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Old School/New School by The WannaBeatles

Old School/New School is The WannaBeatles first record and was a half and half album; four Beatles songs and four originals (written in the style of the Fab Four).  The old school is Beatles classics such as Help, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, She Loves You and Nowhere Man.  The new school is original songs such as All About the Music, February 9, 1964 (which is about The Beatles first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show), Sweet Love and Perfect World.  I am very impressed with the vocals and harmonies as well as the instrumentation.  Listening to this album takes me back to 1964 when I first watched the Beatles play on The Ed Sullivan Show; in fact watching this band play brought me back to the 60’s and listening to the great music of The Beatles as I was growing up. You will also enjoy listening to their original songs and their great sense of humor.  If you ever get a chance, I recommend you going to one of the WannaBeatles concerts and then buying this album since this album is only sold at their shows.

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