Elvis Today was never one of Elvis’s biggest selling albums. At best, it could only be called a mediocre hit, one which only managed to reach #48 in the UK album chart, and did even worse in the States. continue reading »
As explained back in June, the recent Roger WatersAmused to Death reissue actually comes in two very similar vinyl pressings; one issued by Sony and the other by the US audiophile label Analogue Productions. But how can you tell the difference and which one have you got? continue reading »
Steve Howe formed short-lived rock band GTR with guitarist Steve Hackett in 1985, after his departure from ASIA.
With vocalist Max Bacon, bassist Phil Spalding and drummer Jonathan Mover they recorded the self-titled, Geoff Downes produced album, which was issued in 1986. There was never a follow-up, but the band did tour and this newly remastered double-disc deluxe edition from Esoteric Recordings features 14 tracks performed live in Los Angeles in 1986 on the second CD. continue reading »
Paul Young / Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years (4CD)
Really proud of this Paul Youngset that I compiled for Sony Music. This is a four CD journey through Young’s CBS career, via hits, rare mixes, unheard alternate versions and a few previously unreleased songs. Great value too.
The Isley Brothers / RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters
Massive 23-disc Isley Brothers box. 22 albums most with bonus tracks – 84 rare and previously unreleased. continue reading »
If you were underwhelmed by Pressure Off, the first song Duran Duran put out from their forthcoming Paper Gods album, perhaps you’ll enjoy the title track which perhaps isn’t quite as eager to please. This is DD firmly in ‘album track’ territory, as the song – which features “Mr Hudson” (who?) – goes on for seven minutes and is apparently structurally ‘free’ to do what it wants. continue reading »
A few of you have requested more information around the Julian Cope reissues that are out this week – in particular exactly which tracks/variants on are the bonus discs of the two-CD reissues of World Shut Your Mouth and Fried. continue reading »
This September,as he kicks off the second leg of his Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour,Steven Wilson will issue Transience, a limited edition ‘three-sided’ double vinyl set via KScope Music. continue reading »