Archive for November 5th, 2014

The Band’s Garth Hudson on why The Basement Tapes are still ‘special and treasured’

The Band’s Garth Hudson on why The Basement Tapes are still ‘special and treasured’

He carefully recorded and then stored ‘The Basement Tapes’ for decades. Now, Garth Hudson joins us to talk about this amazing trove of songs.

Alison Moyet, “Horizon Flame [Live]” (2014): One Track Mind

Alison Moyet’s return to a synthpop has been triumphal — a culmination of everything she began as part of Yaz.

Omer Avital – New Song (2014)

Omer Avital’s ‘New Song’ is a finely crafted synthesis of Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban and American soul-jazz that’s world music without being self-consciously so.

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars; At the Speed of Sound (1975-76; 2014 reissues)

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars; At the Speed of Sound (1975-76; 2014 reissues)

Whatever their faults, these two Wings albums remain amiable artifacts from a moment of deep domesticity for Paul McCartney.

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