Shadows in Stereo

Iron Butterfly, UFO, Humble Pie, Kansas + Others: Lost Hard Rock / Prog Recordings

Iron Butterfly, UFO, Humble Pie, Kansas + Others: Lost Hard Rock / Prog Recordings

The list is by no means exhaustive or definitive: Most people have their own personal choices for what they consider to be great lost recordings.

Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull + UFO: Shadows in Stereo

Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull + UFO: Shadows in Stereo

Classic rock is a dinosaur still walking the Earth, but there’s still enough life left in it to consider a few points in the twilight of an era.

Foghat – Boogie Motel (1979): Shadows in Stereo

Foghat – Boogie Motel (1979): Shadows in Stereo

The short story is that Foghat had two platinum-selling albums back in the ’70s, of which ‘Boogie Motel’ was not one of them.

Diverse Discs and Finicky Formats from the Beatles, Police, U2 and Others: Shadows in Stereo

Diverse Discs and Finicky Formats from the Beatles, Police, U2 and Others: Shadows in Stereo

Competing formats and differing licensing agreements have caused songs by the Beatles, Police, Black Sabbath and others to get lost in the shuffle.

Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick (1977); We’re All Alright! (2017): Shadows in Stereo

Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick (1977); We’re All Alright! (2017): Shadows in Stereo

Cheap Trick’s ‘We’re All Alright!’ does what so few late-career albums are able to do: tap into what made a band great in the first place.

Modern Art and the Art of the EP, from R.E.M., Let’s Active, Bangles + others: Shadows in Stereo

Modern Art and the Art of the EP, from R.E.M., Let’s Active, Bangles + others: Shadows in Stereo

An EP release has an interesting aesthetic all its own, as shown by key releases from R.E.M., Let’s Active, the Dream Syndicate, the Bangles and others.

Bruce Springsteen Finds Darkness on the River: Shadows in Stereo

Bruce Springsteen Finds Darkness on the River: Shadows in Stereo

Bruce Springsteen has always been dogged by rumors of versions of albums that differed markedly from what became the commercial release.

Forgotten Contenders, including Andy Fraser’s Sharks, Heavy Metal Kids + others: Shadows in Stereo

Forgotten Contenders, including Andy Fraser’s Sharks, Heavy Metal Kids + others: Shadows in Stereo

There are many acts with that didn’t deserve the public’s indifference – including Andy Fraser’s Sharks, Cry of Love and others.

Alice Cooper – The Eyes of Alice Cooper (2003): Shadows in Stereo

Alice Cooper – The Eyes of Alice Cooper (2003): Shadows in Stereo

By accident or design, ‘The Eyes of Alice Cooper’ is as close as it comes to the classics from Alice Cooper’s glory days.

Free – Heartbreaker (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Free – Heartbreaker (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Free’s critically underrated ‘Heartbreaker’ was a direct foreshadowing of the success to come for Paul Rodgers and Bad Company.

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