Hot Tuna – Live At New Orleans House Berkeley, CA – 9/69 [Limited Edition, Original Recording Remastered] (CD)

As part of the new “Absolutely Live Series” with Relayer, the early roots of Hot Tuna leads us to this amazing new release Live At New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA 9/69. Consisting of superior outtakes and previously unreleased gems during the recording of the first Hot Tuna album, this newly remastered disc is a definitive […]

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NOEL GALLAGHER: He admits rift with Liam was ‘Achilles heel’ of Oasis on Desert Island Discs

Jess Denham writes: Noel Gallagher has admitted that forming Oasis with his “irritant” singer brother Liam led to the Britpop band’s downfall. The 48-year-old guitarist spoke to Radio 4’s Kirsty Young about the famous family feud while taking part in Desert Island Discs on Sunday morning.“You gain some kind of strength from being in a […]

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Essential Listening: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The New York Shuffle – My Father’s Place, Roslyn 1977 (CD)

After gaining local popularity in Gainesville, Florida with his band Mudcrutch, Tom Petty hooked up with The Heartbreakers (Mike Campbell, guitar; Benmont Tench, keyboards; Stan Lynch, drums; Ron Blair, bass), went to L.A., signed to Leon Russell s Shelter Records, and cut Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the debut album released in 1976. Although Petty, […]

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NAXOS: Klaus Heymann: A 20th-Anniversary Chat with the Founder of Naxos

  Stereophile write:  By 1986, when his Pacific Music had become the biggest international classical distributor in Southeast Asia, Heymann envisioned a budget-priced CD label that would offer his Southeast Asian customers classical CDs at the same price as LPs. Naming the new label Naxos, after the Greek island long associated with art and culture, […]

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LINDA HOYLE: We interview her – part #2 of 2

Tony Andrews is the interviewer Q: How, When and Where did you realise you had an amazing Voice and the talent to use it to great effect. A: I honestly don’t think of myself that way. When I was in my early teens, people who knew me would ask me to sing, rather than try […]

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Slipstream (2LP) by Bonnie Raitt

  Bonnie Raitt’s latest album ‘Slipstream’ is daring, bluesy, and steeped with the inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals that could only be hers. The vinyl version is 180 gram and is a Limited Edition  ‘Slipstream’ marks her first new album in seven years and bares all the hallmarks of a classic Bonnie Raitt record. While most of ‘Slipstream’ […]

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There are no hard feelings on our part if they are returned

We wouldn’t need laws if everyone did the right thing. Unfortunately, people justify all kinds of behavior that’s socially unacceptable: greed, selfishness, every-man-for-himself, self-aggrandizing at the expense of others. We make laws and rules to even the playing field—then those same people spend their days figuring out how to work around them. An endless circular battle that benefits […]

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Elgar Rediscovered

Andrew Achenbach writes: Here’s another fascinating haul of historic Elgar recordings from Somm expertly compiled and restored by Lani Spahr. The 77-minute programme is launched in delectable fashion with the first-ever appearance of the composer conducting his own Op 58 Elegy with the strings of Adrian Boult’s magnificent BBC Symphony Orchestra. The April 1933 Abbey […]

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RICKIE LEE JONES: The interview

  Martin Chilton, Digital Culture Editor of The Telegraph writes ….. Asked what made her wish to record a whole album of cover songs, Rickie Lee Jones quips: “Money”. Joking aside, her selection of the 10 songs to interpret on her fine new album The Devil You Know is innovative and interesting. Tracks by the […]

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Pressed to the Edge: How vinyl hype is destroying the record

FACTMAG.COM: We have a problem. The music industry has been celebrating a surge of interest in one of its most beloved artifacts: the vinyl record. Major labels are returning to their old business model and are quickly saturating clothes stores, online shops, electronics outlets and international vinyl-themed holidays with reissues of old classics. It’s easy […]

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Why is the greatest choral music frequently the most difficult to sing?

‘The composers who break new choral ground are often those who are not so familiar with the medium’ Everyone in our business can identify the composers who ‘write well for voices’ – those who understand the singers’ need for breath, for movement between registers, and for periods of rest. Conventional wisdom maintains that the human […]

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