Archive for March 22nd, 2014

One Track Mind: Fish, “Blind to the Beautiful” from A Feast of Consequences (2014)

The rare occasion of a single from former Marillion frontman Fish, his first in some six years, provides an opportunity to revisit the recent solo triumph Feast of Consequences. Conveyed with an unvarnished honesty, “Blind to the Beautiful” speaks to one of the most devastating failures of all: The failure of faith.

‘I can’t count on him’: David Crosby says Crosby Stills Nash and Young may, or may not, happen again

‘I can’t count on him’: David Crosby says Crosby Stills Nash and Young may, or may not, happen again

David Crosby isn’t counting on — or counting out — another formation as Crosby Stills Nash and Young. It all depends, as usual, on what happens with the unpredictable Neil Young.

The Initiative – CD Launch (2014)

The Initiative – CD Launch (2014)

Ah, modern day miracles. Thanks to DVDs we can now experience the next best thing to being there. And in this instance that refers to the Initiative’s CD launch party of their self-titled debut disc, which was held Saturday September 21, 2013 at the Estonian House in West Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.

‘Very, very hard to top’: Bruce Springsteen on capturing the E Street Band’s concert energy in the studio

‘Very, very hard to top’: Bruce Springsteen on capturing the E Street Band’s concert energy in the studio

Bruce Springsteen admits that capturing the energy and focus of concert staples like “Ghost of Tom Joad” and “American Skin” on his recent High Hopes album was difficult.

Ivo Perelman, with Matthew Shipp, William Parker – Book of Sound (2014)

note: music in video is from a prior Perelman release, Cama Da Terra When Ivo Perelman convenes with the Matthew Shipp Trio, good stuff happens.

Johnny Cash – Out Among the Stars (2014)

Johnny Cash – Out Among the Stars (2014)

You’d probably assume that 1981’s The Baron, produced by countrypolitan pioneer Billy Sherrill, would do little to suggest where Johnny Cash would end up a little over a decade later with the American Recordings series.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Every Day [I Thank You]” (1980)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Every Day [I Thank You]” (1980)

A definite 80/81 standout track, “Every Day (I Thank You)” features Michael Brecker at his most expressive. There are many interviews out there where Pat runs out of superlatives when talking about Brecker’s work on this song. It’s not hard to see why.

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