LOU REED: A Family in Peril – Lou Reed’s Sister Sets the Record Straight About His Childhood

  Merrill Reed Weiner writes: In the coming weeks, my brother, Lou Reed, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer, an honor celebrating his incredible impact upon the world of music. Since his passing from liver disease in 2013, there have been many accolades, articles, and ruminations […]

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Archive Live: Volume One – The 70’s (6CD Box) by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

We are told ….. Limited edition 6CD Box Set featuring four FM broadcasts from 1976 to 1979 New series of archival live performances from the grandfather of the New Jersey Sound. Box One (The 70’s) features incendiary performances from : The Savoy, San Francisco ’76 The Roxy, Los Angeles ’77 Palladium, New York ’79 Convention […]

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DONNA LEWIS: Brand New Day – a Ben Scholz interview

Ben Scholz writes ….. Pop culture’s love-hate relationship with its artists presents an interesting conundrum. Music created for mass-consumption must be easily digestible, yet the public is quick to retaliate against content that lacks substance. Gifted musicians are often pigeonholed into a certain style or sound that may not reflect their true range. This myopic […]

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Essential Listening: Robert Plant – lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar (CD)

‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’ is Robert Plant’s first record since 2010’s ‘Band of Joy’, which followed 2007’s six-time Grammy Award–winning collaboration with Alison Krauss, ‘Raising Sand’. Produced by Robert Plant, the album is his label debut and features 11 new recordings, 9 of which are original songs written by Robert Plant with his band, The […]

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PAT METHENY: Live In Chicago ’87 (CD)

  PAT METHENY GROUP VIC THEATER, CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 29TH 1987   In 1986 Pat Metheny released Song X, an uncompromising free jazz collaboration with Ornette Coleman. Thereafter he signed with Geffen Records and recorded the considerably more accessible Still Life (Talking), which won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance. This superb set was […]

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HERBIE HANCOCK: (4CD Book Set)

A 4CD, 34-track career retrospective set that examines the totality of Hancock’s work on the Columbia label, presented in a hardback book format case. CD1 and CD2 draw on the late 70s/early 80s work done with V.S.O.P, CD3 focuses more heavily on Hancock’s electric work and the final disc is represents the music of Hancock […]

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Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham talk about making their first duet album

Randall Roberts writes: Longtime devotees of the rock band Fleetwood Mac might be forgiven for letting out a gleeful yelp when registering the news that singer-keyboardist Christine McVie shared with The Times in December while sitting next to her band mate — guitarist, singer and producer Lindsey Buckingham. “I’ve been sending Lindsey demos in their […]

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STEVE KHAN: Eyewitness / Modern Times / Casa Loco (2CD) by Steve Khan

From 1981, 1982 and 1983 come three more jazz fusion albums from Khan, accompanied by the same line up on all recordings ‘Modern Times’ was recorded live in Tokyo Steve continues to record and occasionally gig BGO is extremely grateful to Steve for his input in facilitating this recording Digitally remastered and slipcased Extensive new […]

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Muddy Waters blues band featuring BB King – Live at Ebbets Field

Classic live radio broadcast from 30th May 1973 Includes the entire broadcast Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality Background liners Muddy Waters had only recently completed his Australasia tour that had started in late April and finished in Perth on 11th May 1973. He arrived just two days later in Vancouver before performing five dates […]

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RAY DAVIES: Return To Waterloo (DVD )

They tell us…… MOJO ‘Video Of The Month’ – 9/10 UNCUT Full page review – 9/10 Ray Davies of the Kinks, well-respected as one of rock’s best storytellers, makes his filmmaking debut as director, writer and composer of ‘Return To Waterloo’. This hour long feature is a unique approach to the synthesis of music, video […]

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BARB JUNGR: ‘I’m an obsessive kind of person’ – interview by Robert Chalmers

How singer-songwriter coped with the death of her ex-husband and two sisters in the space of two years to became ‘our greatest living interpreter of Bob Dylan’ Barb Jungr’s home town does not enjoy the most enviable of reputations. When it features in the national news, Stockport is almost invariably the subject of ridicule or […]

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SON VOLT: Notes Of Blue

they tell us……. Seminal band Son Volt has announced the February 17 release of their new album, Notes Of Blue (Thirty Tigers). Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt.country movement of the 1990’s. A movement that was the […]

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MILES DAVIS: Seven Steps to Heaven SACD

This is the classic Miles session when he was still being fairly tonal and straightforward. He picked up Herbie Hancock from Blue Note and Victor Feldman from Ava Records and unlike his Someday My Prince Will Come album of the same period, this one comes with an excellent essay in the note booklet by Leonard […]

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SOFT MACHINE: Burden Of Proof CD (FIRST 2000 as DIGIPAK)

THE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM SOFT MACHINE LEGACY FEATURING JOHN ETHERIDGE, JOHN MARSHALL, THEO TRAVIS & ROY BABBINGTON FEATURES IN “PROG” & “JAZZWISE” This wonderful new studio album was recorded in Italy in the closing months of 2012 and features JOHN ETHERIDGE (Electric Guitar), THEO TRAVIS (Tenor Sax, Flute, Fender Rhodes), ROY BABBINGTON (Bass Guitar) and JOHN MARSHALL (Drums and […]

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