Over just three verses and one hook-driven chorus, Yes’ “Awaken” demonstrates prog rock in its direct and most accessible form.
The driving “Nightmare” shows once again that the Embrooks are, if anything, consistent. But why remake “Helen”?
There are many acts with some degree of musical merit that didn’t deserve the public’s indifference. Our list includes Andy Fraser’s Sharks, Heavy Metal Kids, Cry of Love and others.
“Free” isn’t as well remembered as some of Chicago’s bigger classic hits of the era, but I have a great time every time I hear it.
‘Dead Man Dancing’ is Ethan Keller up close and personal, warts and all. And you know what? He’s still sounding good.
Despite the fact that “Parallels” is a solo contribution from the late Chris Squire, there is no doubt this is a Yes song.
Bob Seger’s ‘The Distance’ has a musical power which exceeds the lyrical heft of the far-more-popular ‘Night Moves,’ as heard on stand-out cuts like “Boomtown Blues.”
For the first time ever, we have all of the Spencer Davis Group’s underrated post-Steve Winwood recordings in one place.
With ‘Flight 602,” Chicago’s Robert Lamm describes the boredom of waiting to go onstage, but this engaging song is anything but boring.
‘Rich Man’ is a consolidation of Bramhall’s strengths as a straight-up rocker, Texas bluesman and modern soul crooner, self-produced in the psychedelic soul style of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.