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CD Review: The Doobie Brothers – Double Live

August 26, 2019 2:58 pm

Doobie Brothers – Double live CD with DVD or Blu-Ray Features their second and third LP’s track by track live at the Beacon Theatre in N.Y. Harmonies are tighter than ever and an incredible energy. The band has said most of these songs have not been done live in a... View

CD Review: Mike Love – 12 Sides of Summer

August 26, 2019 2:54 pm

Mike Love… 12 Sides of Summer Mike Love solo CD with new arrangements of “Surfin’” and” Surfin Safari” plus: “It’s OK” (featured on 15 Big ones originally) with the group Hanson. Some familiar classics from the sixties are featured too.

CD Review: Bad Company – The Sawn Song Years

August 26, 2019 2:51 pm

Bad Company – The Swan Song Years Bad Company was the first band signed to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label. This collection features 6 cd’s from the first LP in 1974 to 1982.All tracks have been remastered too. It’s great to hear Rough Diamonds again.

Chuck Berry - Chuck

CD Review: Chuck Berry – “Chuck”

June 22, 2019 11:41 pm

The last work from Chuck Berry. It’s pure chuck boogie woogie. It’s been 38 years since “Rock it”! ” “Big Boys” is the first release and “Lady B Goode” .. A sequel of sorts. His daughter and son are on the record too.

Tom Jones - Soundstage

CD Review: Tom Jones – “Soundstage”

June 22, 2019 11:40 pm

Featured on PBS. I have been saying for years you have to catch his live show; now here it is. The backing band is incredible and the new renditions of “Delilah” and “It’s not unusual” sound current next to his latest works.  Allison Krause is featured too.

The Beach Boys 1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow

CD Review: The Beach Boys 1967 – “Sunshine Tomorrow”

June 22, 2019 11:39 pm

From the Capitol vaults a mix of live and unreleased tracks from 1967. The live shows are from Hawaii, Boston, and Washington DC. The unreleased tracks are from the “Smiley Smile” sessions. It includes a new stereo mix of “Wild Honey“. A must for Beach Boy fans.

Pure McCartney

CD Review: Pure McCartney

June 22, 2019 11:38 pm

4 CD set put together by his team with the idea: “If you were on a long drive, what would you like to hear and in what order?” Many hits (of course), but many odd choices fill up this compilation. It is also available on single and double discs …... View

Crystal Blue Band

CD Review: The Crystal Blue Band

June 22, 2019 11:37 pm

The original Pittsburgh Shondells are still around; now officially The Crystal Blue Band. They recreate all of the Tommy James stuff (some of the tunes they co-wrote.) The CD is called “Legacy...” I didn’t know what to expect and it turns out it is a very entertaining CD. Still rocking after... View

The Monkees - Good Times

CD Review: The Monkees – “Good Times”

June 22, 2019 11:13 pm

Celebrating 50 years they hit the road and with a new CD. All members contribute songs including a found track with the late Davey Jones. The first single is “She Makes Me Laugh…” It was written by members of Weezer. Mike Nesmith contributes some original tunes as well. It’s not... View

Led Zeppelin

CD Review: The Led Zeppelin Re-issue Campaign

June 22, 2019 11:12 pm

From the first Zeppelin LP to their final release; Jimmy Page went through the vaults. The results: No matter which phase of Led-Zep you are/were into, you are in for a new listening experience. The previous releases have a ‘muddy’ sound. This may be the first time ever you will... View