Song of Joy is the second studio album by Captain & Tennille, released in 1976. Three out of the four singles released from the album were top-ten singles: "Muskrat Love", "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" and "Shop Around". The title track was co-written and originally performed by their A&M Records label mate Billy Preston.
Produced by the great Jay Graydon, with contributions by David Foster, it has become sort of an obscure “West Coast” classic. It embodies a mixture of typical 80’s synthesizer-pop and classic Rawls soul and jazz ballads, which seem to come from two different production camps, most likely in an effort to maintain Rawls current with pop music developments of the time and at the same time remain true to his fan base.
The "difficult second album" is one of the perennial rock & roll clichés, but few second albums ever were as difficult as Use Your Illusion. Not really conceived as a double album but impossible to separate as individual works, Use Your Illusion is a shining example of a suddenly successful band getting it all wrong and letting its ambitions run wild…
An antipodean cosmic space music odyssey from 1966 to now! Featuring Russell Morris, Tame Impala, Cybotron, Sons of the Vegetal Mother and more. After two years of extensive crate-digging and foraging, UK psychedelic DJ duo the Amorphous Androgynous return with the latest installment in their award winning series 'A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind) - The Wizards Of Oz'. As the title suggests, 'The Wizards Of Oz' is devoted exclusively to the rich heritage of cosmic space music from Australia and New Zealand. In keeping with previous volumes of this acclaimed series, it traces the lineage from the sixties to the present day, re-appraising the meaning of the term 'psychedelic' along the way, The tracks are expertly woven and mashed together to form a trip as enjoyable as it is both enlightening and educational.
Lindsey Webster has established herself as one of the leading contemporary female singers with her previous two great albums. She now joins the Shanachie label and is about to break into the bigger audience her beautiful voice and material deserves. Thankfully unlike other independent artists stepping up, she has retained artistic control and her own sound. ‘Back to Your Heart’ is a lovely mid tempo groover with a tough backbeat. The guitar backed ‘Where do you want to go’ is a really nice down tempo number. ‘One at a time’ is another quality chilled out song. ‘On our Way’ has more of a groove, a good sax solo and Lindsey’s voice soars towards the end when the song leads to a crescendo. The strutting ‘Somehow’ and ‘Next to Me’ are real foot tappers, and ‘Ain’t It Funny’ is a more up tempo song. ‘Living A Lie’ is good Soul ballad. Really good album throughout.