Archive for November, 2018

Chicago, “Love Was New” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Love Was New” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

There are two available versions of Chicago’s “Love Was New,” one featuring Robert Lamm singing and another with Donnie Dacus. Which one was better?

David Dominique – ‘Mask’ (2018)

David Dominique – ‘Mask’ (2018)

David Dominique shows a creative zeal for using traditional jazz as a springboard into the abyss, much as Mingus, Kirk and Lacy did.

‘A Life in Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute’ (2018)

‘A Life in Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute’ (2018)

‘A Life in Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute’ was conceived, produced, recorded and mixed by Squire’s friend and hand-picked replacement Billy Sherwood.

Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer: The Singers and the Songs

Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer: The Singers and the Songs

A look inside Tom Petty’s ‘An American Treasure,’ Bob Dylan’s ‘More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14’ and ‘Joe Strummer 001.’

Yes, “Be the One” from ‘Keys to Ascension’ (1996): YESterdays

Yes, “Be the One” from ‘Keys to Ascension’ (1996): YESterdays

“Be the One” was a strong start to what should have been the opening song for a new Yes studio album.

Dustin Carlson, “Hands That Feed” from ‘Air Ceremony’ (2018): Video Premiere

Dustin Carlson, “Hands That Feed” from ‘Air Ceremony’ (2018): Video Premiere

Here is the video premiere of “Hands That Feed,” by guitarist Dustin Carlson and his Air Ceremony band.

Tracy Chapman Smartly Updated Her Approach on ‘Our Bright Future’

Tracy Chapman Smartly Updated Her Approach on ‘Our Bright Future’

Tracy Chapman stayed true to her narrative vision on ‘Our Bright Future,’ issued 10 years ago today. She just added a few intriguing musical wrinkles.

Chicago, ‘Ain’t It Time’ from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, ‘Ain’t It Time’ from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Donnie Dacus clearly felt his moment had arrived after moving from largely uncredited work with Stephen Stills to the spotlight as Chicago’s new guitarist.

Lucas Lee Dives Deeper Into ‘Lowered Expectations’: ‘One Way of Maintaining Sanity’

Lucas Lee Dives Deeper Into ‘Lowered Expectations’: ‘One Way of Maintaining Sanity’

Lucas Lee discusses working with Marco Minnemann, his personal creative arc and stand-out album tracks from ‘Lowered Expectations.’

Ross Hammond – ‘Riding Dragons in Winter’ (2018)

Ross Hammond – ‘Riding Dragons in Winter’ (2018)

Yes, Ross Hammond’s ‘Riding Dragons in Winter’ is relatively simple but when life gets too noisy and complicated, it’s time to return to elemental things.

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