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One song launched Badfinger, and its unlikely reunion: ‘We were sort of talked into it’

One song launched Badfinger, and its unlikely reunion: ‘We were sort of talked into it’

Released on January 12, 1970, “Come and Get It” became Badfinger’s first Top 10 U.S. hit. By the end of the decade, it had brought them together again.

Andy Jackson – Signal to Noise (2014)

Andy Jackson – Signal to Noise (2014)

Andy Jackson’s lengthy association with Pink Floyd opens ‘Signal to Noise’ up to easy comparison. But there’s more to his flinty, individual vision.

Nick Cave, “Avalanche” from Black Sails on Starz (2015): One Track Mind

Nick Cave, “Avalanche” from Black Sails on Starz (2015): One Track Mind

Stripped down to its girders, Nick Cave’s new interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s “Avalanche” takes on an epic, swirling sadness.

Neal Morse Band, “The Grand Experiment” (2015): One Track Mind

Neal Morse Band, “The Grand Experiment” (2015): One Track Mind

Adroitly named, the title song from ‘The Grand Experiment’ finds Neal Morse trying on a new musical persona – in more ways than one.

Lead Belly, “Princess Elizabeth” from Lead Belly: Smithsonian-Folkways Collection (2015)

Lead Belly, “Princess Elizabeth” from Lead Belly: Smithsonian-Folkways Collection (2015)

A previously unheard song finds Lead Belly singing about an event both literally and figuratively a world away from his life in the piney woods.

Levon Helm, “Even a Fool Would Let Go” from Levon Helm (1982): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, “Even a Fool Would Let Go” from Levon Helm (1982): Across the Great Divide

A journeyman country tune makes the case all over again for Levon Helm’s tender, heart-openingly emotional side.

Butch Walker + Bob Mould, “Father’s Day” from Afraid of Ghosts (2015): One Track Mind

Butch Walker + Bob Mould, “Father’s Day” from Afraid of Ghosts (2015): One Track Mind

Bob Mould’s scorching turn might have obscured a lesser singer. But Butch Walker’s resonant voice carries “Father’s Day.”

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975): On Second Thought

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975): On Second Thought

Still in the shadow of ‘Dark Side,’ Pink Floyd started sessions on January 6, 1975 for ‘Wish You Were Here.’ It’s been perpetually underrated ever since.

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out: ‘I was liberated’

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out: ‘I was liberated’

Remembering George Martin — both with and without the Beatles — on the occasion of the great producer’s 89th birthday.

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Robben Ford discusses Joni Mitchell’s jazz period in the 1970s. He performed on some of her most closely dissected, if not always best loved, albums.