With this new video, Elton John returns to the contemplative approach that made his early-1970s work so resonant, though “Home Again” finds him sounding older, wiser and (with a sadly nostalgic lyric) deeply aware of the time that has passed.
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Former Wings members Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough and Laurence Juber — a trio of figures who span either end of the 1970s-era Paul McCartney band’s lifespan — offer unique insight into often-overlooked projects.
When I interviewed Bob Wayne a few months back, he teased us with a few details of a new song he was working on at the time about an Alabama gold miner.
Having turned the pop universe on its ear with sun, surf and car anthems, the Beach Boys staged a daring detour in 1966 and began exploring other sonic realms.
Mike Keneally’s “Popes” saunters in like an amiable friend, then proceeds to begin telling ever more complex and entertaining tales — making for an intriguing introduction to the forthcoming You Must Be This Tall.
“Let’s Drive,” released today as part of John Oates’ Good Road to Follow series, is emblematic of the free-form creative tear he’s been on — combining soul and country, and focusing on a brand-new topic.
Last year a sextet led by saxophonist Dan White made a cool record New York Sessions where the covers were just as interesting as the originals, especially their imaginative take on “Man Out Of You” from the Disney animated film Mulan.
Jann Klose’s newly released album Mosaic confirms his rising reputation as an interpretive friend to the legacies of Tim Buckley and his son Jeff.
As a sweeping reissue of King Crimson’s Red looms, we returned to that classic trio-era recording, along with the group’s seminal proto-prog debut, its early 1980s comeback and a pair of deeply intriguing 1990s recordings.
Warren Haynes’ Gov’t Mule has hatched an interesting idea: Issuing a new double-album project with Disc 1 devoted to new songs, while the second disc features those same song interpreted with a series of big-name guests.