Archive for April 25th, 2014

‘It just came together now’: Journey sessions provided key song for new Neal Schon album

‘It just came together now’: Journey sessions provided key song for new Neal Schon album

Neal Schon is set to release his second solo project since Journey’s Eclipse, neither of which have had much in common with the melodic rock that made his band famous. That is, except for one song, included on the forthcoming So U.

Neil Young – A Letter Home (2014)

“My friend Jack has this box,” Young says as A Letter Home begins, in an opening message to his mother — but, by then, it’s already clear that A Letter Home is an album like no other, recorded in a situation so old fashioned as to seem otherworldly.

Deep Beatles: The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany 1962 (1977)

Deep Beatles: The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany 1962 (1977)

“The Star Club Tapes”: this very phrase inspires spirited debate among Beatles fans. Are they garbage, or do they serve as an important historical document? Should they be officially released, or has Apple been correct in prohibiting a Beatles-sanctioned Star Club album?

Jaco Pastorius – Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions (2014)

Jaco Pastorius – Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions (2014)

With precious few recordings prior to his staggering, self-titled 1976 debut, Jaco Pastorius’ Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions is a set of demos that, for once, really do matter and matter a lot.

Toto – 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland (2014)

Toto – 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland (2014)

You’re reminded of Toto’s resiliency as they reanimate familiar tunes but also when the band focuses on deep cuts that complete a larger narrative.

The Friday Morning Listen: – Pat Metheny Group – American Garage (1979)

So a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about Neil Young’s new Pono music system.

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