For his last proper album, unsung guitar hero Sonny Sharrock fully opened up the spigot of his potential. ‘Ask The Ages’ is nothing short of a masterpiece.
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Michael Hedges did nothing less than bring the acoustic guitar into the New Age realm and completely conquer it within the space of this record.
Reissuing ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Pipes of Peace’ simultaneously poses an intriguing question: Is Paul McCartney inviting us to compare and contrast?
‘Tug of War,’ an album that chronicled Paul McCartney’s journey from fond reminiscing to grief to artistic rebirth, has aged well.
A badly needed reissue reminds us of Suburban Lawns’ focus on new wave excitement and subversion, bolstered by a sense of humor and of the odd.
John McLaughlin and his Mahavishnu Orchestra were busy creating new conventions, and ‘Birds of Fire’ set the bar high even as the band itself soon afterwards disintegrated. The Audio Fidelity version of their finest album makes their innovations a little more manifest.
Originally released on August 14, 1971, the Who’s ‘Who’s Next’ came to life again for me inside the confines of my Unproductivity Mobile Sound Lab.
Now that all of the Led Zeppelin reissues are in hand, here’s one last playlist featuring true finds from this Jimmy Page-curated series.
Bad Company was better than they were given credit for. And Paul Rodgers, these reissues make clear, ranks among the best rock singers of all time.
Here is a review of the 3-CD remastered version of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s classic 1972 release, ‘Trilogy.’ Jakko Jakszyk’s remix does the music justice.