quarta-feira, 25 de julho de 2018

The Rolling Stones - San Jose 1999

The Rolling Stones -  From The Vault - No Security - San Jose 1999 - Live - 2018

After a frenetic schedule back in 2015, Eagle Rock’s Rolling Stones ‘From The Vault’ series has slowed down in recent years, with only one release – 2017’s  Sticky Fingers at Fonda Theatre – in the last two and a half years. But the series continues in July, with No Security. San Jose ’99 which is available in the usual variety of formats.

The No Security tour of 1999 was in support of the No Security live album (issued in 1998) which itself used performances from the Bridges To Babylon tour. The ‘Stones were certainly keeping busy during this period, because the Bridges To Babylon tour ended in Sep 1998, only four months or so before they started the No Security tour!

Two shows in San Jose in April ’99 ended the US leg of the No Security tour before the band moved to Europe for nine concerts in June. The band made a point of playing arenas (not stadiums) on the No Security tour, playing to much smaller crowds than they had in ’98. While still not exactly intimate, the idea was to lose some of the special effects and let the music do the talking.

1. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
2. Bitch
3. You Got Me Rocking
4. Respectable
5. Honky Tonk Woman
6. I Got the Blues
7. Saint of Me
8. Some Girls
9. Paint It Black
10. You Got the Silver
11. Before They Make Me Run
12. Out of Control
13. Route 66
14. Get Off of My Cloud
15. Midnight Rambler
16. Tumbling Dice
17. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
18. Start Me Up
19. Brown Sugar
20. Sympathy for the Devil


sábado, 21 de julho de 2018

Patrick Campbell Lyons - You're A Cloud, I'm A Comet

Patrick Campbell Lyons - You're A Cloud, I'm A Comet - 2017

from getreadytorock
1967: one notably exotic, if delicate, bloom amidst the flower power trademarking the nascent psych-pop scene of London’s Summer of Love was the enigmatic Nirvana. The loose-limbed, multinational collective’s debut was the launch release for the Island label and the following year’s phasing-drenched summer charter, “Rainbow Chaser”, as well as others from the band’s sumptuous if brief repertoire of symphonic pop have become staples in TV and movie synchronisation.

At the helm, ex-pats Greek Alex Spyropoulos and Irishman Campbell Lyons; post-the band’s 1971 demise amidst sky-high costs and an A&R swerve at Island, the duo went their separate ways, the former back to writing in Athens, the latter to production and solo work and much travelling.

This 50th anniversary of that summer and that debut are marked by reissues of the band’s catalogue and this brand new gem from a reinvigorated Campbell Lyons, now residing in Athens himself and clearly taken again by the ‘muse’.

Recorded in Greece, this comet of a record brims with vitality counterpointed by pools of still self-reflection in a 11-song set ranging from quirky ditties (“Only Heavens Knows”) to slow-build ballads (“A River And a Day”, “Now”) via the jaunty likes of “Honeyman” and melancholic (“I  Want you back”), much of which resonates tonally and thematically with his former band’s material.  “Different Day” stands out, tackling gender reassignment with strident celebration, and catchy closer “The World Is A Beautiful Place” is likely to be 2017’s number one ‘earworm’.

Alex is on board amidst a complementary 20-strong Anglo-Greek line-up of Hammond, piano, synths, horns, acoustic guitar and much chorusing, providing some well-rounded heft to the gentler material and Campbell Lyons’ keening vocal.

His solo career, much like his life, has been restlessly erratic, but the Greek sun and overall vibe have worked wonders for Patrick Campbell Lyons in this late-blooming return to form.

01. A Cloud And A Comet
02. We Climbed A Hill
03. Only Heaven Knows
04. I Found A House
05. A River And A Day
06. Honeyman
07. I Want You Back
08. Now
09. Different Day
10. The Silent Touch
11. The World Is A Beautiful Place


sábado, 14 de julho de 2018

Donny Hathaway - Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway - Donny Hathaway - 1971

Donny Hathaway is the eponymous second studio album by American soul artist Donny Hathaway, released on April 2, 1971 on Atco.

The majority of songs featured on the collection were covers of pop, gospel and soul songs that were released around the same time. The most prominent of the covers were Hathaway's rendition of Leon Russell's "A Song for You" and a gospel-inflected cover of Gladys Knight & the Pips' "Giving Up", written by Van McCoy. This was the second of three solo studio albums that Hathaway released during his lifetime before his suicide in 1979. Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler took over most of the production duties, with Hathaway producing one track, the self-penned "Take a Love Song".

Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, organist, and pianist. Hathaway signed with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto", in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine "marked him as a major new force in soul music."[1] His enduring songs include "The Ghetto", "This Christmas", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "Little Ghetto Boy", "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", signature versions of "A Song for You" and "For All We Know", and "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of many collaborations with Roberta Flack. "Where Is the Love" won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1973. At the height of his career, Hathaway was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.[2] On January 13, 1979, Hathaway's body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide. 

01. Giving Up
02. A Song for You
03. Little Girl
04. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
05. Magnificent Sanctuary Band
06. She Is My Lady
07. I Believe in Music
08. Take a Love Song
09. Put Your Hand in the Hand" (Gene MacLellan) (3:49)
Bonus Tracks:
10. Be There
11. This Christmas


quinta-feira, 12 de julho de 2018

Tommy Emmanuel - Accomplice One


Tommy Emmanuel - Accomplice One - 2018 

From americansongwriter.com
If we know anything about Australian master finger-picking guitarist Tommy Emmanuel it is that, among other things, he loves collaborations and has an affinity for Nashville. His recent 2017 live release was recorded at the Ryman, the city’s most storied venue, and his partnership with mandolin maestro David Grisman the same year was another in a long lineage of pairings with other musicians throughout his nearly 40-year solo career.

So it’s little surprise that Accomplice One emphasizes both those aspects of his professional persona. Each of its 16 tracks features a different collaborating artist with the majority recorded in, or just outside of Nashville. But while there are plenty of instances of acoustic fret shredding on this hour long romp — strap in as Emmanuel goes toe to toe with J.D. Simo’s Telecaster and banjo man Charlie Cushman on a hot wired “Wheelin’ & Dealin’”— there are just as many that display his subtlety and taste.

The opening cover of Doc Watson’s “Deep River Blues” is a sheer back porch delight as Jason Isbell trades vocals with Emmanuel. Isbell’s wife Amanda Shires lends her voice and fiddle to a surprisingly lovely and poignant re-arrangement of Madonna’s “Borderline” (as a waltz) that will make you hear the original dance song in an entirely different light. Rodney Crowell also steps in to sing his own folk/country composition “Looking Forward to the Past.”  

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01. Deep River Blues (feat. Jason Isbell)
02. Song And Dance Man (feat. Ricky Skaggs)
03. Saturday Night Shuffle (feat. Jorma Kaukonen & Pat Bergeson)
04. Wheelin' & Dealin' (feat. J.d. Simo & Charlie Cushman)
05. C-Jam Blues (feat. David Grisman & Bryan Sutton)
06. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay [feat. J.d. Simo]
07. Borderline (feat. Amanda Shires)
08. You Don't Want To Get You One Of Those (feat. Mark Knopfler)
09. Keepin' It Reel (feat. Clive Carroll)
10. Looking Forward To The Past (feat. Rodney Crowell)
11. Purple Haze (feat. Jerry Douglas)
12. Rachel's Lullaby (feat. Jake Shimabukuro)
13. Djangology (feat. Frank Vignola & Vinny Raaniolo)
14. Watson Blues (feat. David Grisman & Bryan Sutton)
15. Tittle Tattle (feat. Jack Pearson)
16. The Duke's Message (feat. Suzy Bogguss)


terça-feira, 3 de julho de 2018

Paul Rodgers - Free Spirit

Paul Rodgers - Free Spirit - 2018

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the 16 songs on Free Spirit sample Free’s six studio albums released between 1968 and 1973. Kicking things off with “Little Bit of Love,” Rodgers’s voice remains strong. The song is an upbeat rocker with “peace and love” lyrics that transport listeners back to Free’s late-’60s/early-’70s heyday. “The Hunter” and “Walk in My Shadow” are from the band’s debut album, Tons of Sobs, and “Woman” is culled from the self-titled second album.

01. Little Bit of Love
02. Ride on a Pony
03. Women
04. Be My Friend
05. My Brother Jake
06. Love You So
07. Travelin' In Style
08. Magic Ship
09. Mr Big
10. The Stealer
11. Fire & Water
12. The Hunter
13. All Right Now
14. Wishing Well
15. Walk in my Shadow
16. Catch A Train