An expanded reissue of GTR’s self-titled 1986 debut finds Steve Hackett and Steve Howe making the surprising choice to take on a Yes classic.
One Track Mind
Let’s look past the easy Fab Four comparisons with Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky,” released Oct. 3, 1977 as part of ‘Out of the Blue.’
Released on Oct. 3, 1983 as part of their self-titled album, this represents one of the last rickety bridges between Genesis’ two eras.
Savatage’s classic ‘Hall of the Mountain King,’ released on Sept. 28, 1987, was an eye-opening experience for first-time producer Paul O’Neill.
Aside from being a great song, the story of how the Wicked Fools’ “Beverly” dropped in my lap is simply unbelievable.
When John Lennon returned in 1980 with some of the most contented sounds of his career, it gave greater weight to an earlier tune like this.
Supertramp’s elfin, silvery “Sister Moonshine,” released as part of ‘Crisis? What Crisis?’ on September 14, 1975, was a dry run for future platinum success.
The Electric Light Orchestra never rocked harder than they did on “Do Ya,” released this week in 1976 as part of ‘A New World Record.’
Danny Seraphine joins us to discuss how a shocking loss sparked “Take Me to Chicago,” released on Sept. 12, 1977 as part of ‘Chicago XI.’
Pat Metheny aimed to construct a performance that could only spring from the fertile mind of his mentor Eberhard Weber. And, he succeeded.