It was an indicative situation for Numan's commercial fortunes at the time: A year after the Strange Charm album appeared to little attention outside his dedicated fan base, the Exhibition greatest-hits comp appeared, returning him to the charts with a remix of "Cars." Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth – and also riding a bit of a wave with his participation in the Radio Heart project – Numan took to the road, producing another live album with Ghost.
Love Is Strange: En Vivo con Tino is, simply put, a double CD that documents Jackson Browne's and David Lindley’s short Spanish tour of 2006. But it’s actually far more than that. While the song titles may be familiar to fans of both men, they don’t begin to tell the musical story on display here. Lindley and Browne were accompanied on all dates by the great flamenco percussionist, rock drummer, and producer Tino di Geraldo, and on select concerts by well-known Spanish musicians flutist Carlos Nunéz, vocalists Kiko Veneno and Luz Casal, banduria player Javier Mas, and others.
The last of the Jackie McLean Prestige sessions, this LP has material from two different sets, but fortunately, the music is on a higher level than one might expect of "leftovers." "Strange Blues" is from a marathon quartet set that McLean had with pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Arthur Phipps, and drummer Art Taylor, as is a rendition of "What's New" that is an alternate version to the one included on Makin' the Changes. In addition, "Disciples Love Affair" and "Millie's Pad" match McLean with the tuba of Ray Draper (who contributed both songs), trumpeter Webster Young, pianist John Meyers, bassist Bill Salter, and drummer Larry Ritchie, while the incomplete "Not So Strange Blues" is all McLean on an explosive blues with the rhythm section. A generally strong set chiefly recommended to Jackie McLean completists.
A lot of people will laugh at the idea of a new Moody Blues album, eight years after their last new release and 35 years after the original band started in the business. The fact is, though, that this is about the liveliest and leanest that the group has sounded in more than 20 years…
Strange Days is the second studio album by the American rock band the Doors, released in September 1967. It was a commercial success, initially earning a gold record and reaching No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album also yielded two top 30 hit singles, "People Are Strange", "Love Me Two Times", and eventually a platinum certification.
First released on vinyl on their own Blue Beat label back in 1984, the Blue Beat Party album is the definitive 'Aussie' ska album, with Strange Tenants giving their fans what they wanted - up tempo songs to skank to. Full of classic ska tracks, exhibiting their brilliant song-writing and musicianship, the Blue Beat Party album has become an iconic album in the history of Australian ska. Now in digital form, the world has a chance to share the power ska sound that is Strange Tenants.
Returning to action after a decade-long hiatus, Roxette don’t skip a beat on 2011’s Charm School. Roxette were never in the thick of things, never setting the pace, but they did reflect their times during their 1988-1991 peak…