Archive for November 7th, 2011

Neal Morse reunites with Spock's Beard on Testimony 2: Live in Los Angeles DVD

Spock’s Beard’s neo-prog debut arrived at just the right time, as old-line legends in the genre like Yes and Genesis cratered out in the 1990s.

Half Notes: Rob Garcia 4 – The Drop And The Ocean (2011)

When I listen to Rob Garcia’s new album The Drop And The Ocean, the same adjectives come to me as they did for his prior album, Perennial, which are “seductive,” “lyrical,” “well-conceived,” “well-designed,” and Garcia’s drumming being “sensitive” and “delicate.” What I’d probably could add to that is Garcia’s drumming is at times (like on “River”) like Elvin Jones withRead More

The Cars – Candy-O (1979; 2011 reissue)

In 1978, the Cars came racing out of seemingly nowhere, peddling a self-titled debut album that not only teemed with insanely great songs, but brought a refreshing change of scenery to the radio dial

Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (2011)

Julian Lennon’s Everything Changes, more than anything he’s ever done, confronts his father, and his father’s legacy — both musically and personally.

New Music Monday: Something Else! takes a sneak peek at the week's new releases

Here’s a run down — with a few of our thoughts — on some notable music projects, both new and reissue, slated for release for the week of Nov. 7, 2011.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" (1975)

And the change was made uptown and the Big Man joined the band I have heard Bruce play this story of the E Street band many, many times.