Monday, September 26, 2022

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree announces "Radio Songs" out January 23, 2023

Very exciting news that famed Blur drummer Dave Rowntree is set to release his full-length debut album in early 2023. Check out the official media release and video links to hear advance music from the forthcoming album...Robert Kinsler 


Photo credit: Paul Postle


DAVE ROWNTREE
ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM RADIO SONGS

LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE "DEVIL’S ISLAND"

BLUR Drummer's Debut Album 
Out January 23 via Cooking Vinyl
DAVE ROWNTREE "Devil's Island"
Link: https://lnk.to/DevilsIsland_Video

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 (London, UK) -- BLUR drummer DAVE ROWNTREE is excited to announce details of his debut album, RADIO SONGS which will be released on January 20, 2023 via Cooking Vinyl. Its announcement coincides with the release of a new single, "Devil's Island," his second from the debut record, and its opener too. The album was produced by Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Wild Beasts, Ghostpoet).


Dave Rowntree on "Devil’s Island"
"I grew up in the UK in the 1970s and while there were definitely good points about the decade, I also remember how toxic it could be. The country was deeply divided, and racism and misogyny were the norm. The economy was a basket case, and at one point we had to be bailed out by the IMF [International Monetary Fund]. However, listening to some people, you'd think it was a golden age to which we should yearn to return. This song is a note to self, to remind me how far we've come in forty years."

DAVE ROWNTREE - RADIO SONGS

TRACKLISTING


1. Devil’s Island
2. Downtown
3. London Bridge
4. 1000 Miles
5. HK
6. Tape Measure 
7. Machines Like Me
8. Black Sheep
9. Volcano
10. Who’s Asking
 

Listen to the previously released first single "London Bridge" HERE.

Pre-order Radio Songs HERE.

DAVE ROWNTREE "London Bridge"
Link: https://youtu.be/fwlXJ1mC3x0

New Music: Dr. John, Rhett Miller, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford with Bobby Whitlock, Nikki Lane

A remarkable finale, an unearthed lost treasure and several new studio releases make for great listens.


Artist: 
Dr. John
Title: Things Happen That Way (Rounder Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Dr. John, Leon Russell, Willie Nelson
Tell me more: At once a genre-defying artist and the very sonic definition of New Orleans' timeless sound, Malcolm "Mac" Rebenack, Jr.  better known as Dr. John — had long spoke about wanting to record a county and western album to pay homage to the songwriters and music makers whose songs had touched him. Rebennack was in the midst of realizing that dream when a heart attack tragically ended his life on June 6, 2019. The Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer who had masterfully fused soul, R&B, funk, rock and blues since the 1950s was only 77.  The good news is that the resulting posthumous masterwork Things Happen That Way (released via Rounder Records on Sept. 23) showcase those final recordings and fully celebrate Dr. John's groundbreaking six-decade-long recording career. The range of material stretches from a wistful take showcasing his distinctive vocals and piano playing on Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away," an urgent reading of Hank Williams' 1951 classic "Ramblin' Man" and a playful take on the Traveling Wilburys' "End of the Line" (the latter bolstered by Aaron Neville's vocals) to his own co-writes with famed guitarist Shane Theriot ("Holy Water," "Sleeping Dogs Best Left Alone," "Give Myself a Good Talkin' To"). Willie Nelson joins Dr. John on a R&B-flavored take of the traditional "Gimme That Old Time Religion." The album's closing title track (written by Jack Henderson Clement) is poignant, elevated by Dr. John's rich baritone and sparse piano work. Currently available on audio CD and digitally, Things Happen That Way will be released on vinyl on Oct. 14. Information: Rounder.com.


Artist: 
Rhett Miller
Title: The Misfit (ATO Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Old 97's, Wilco, John Lennon, Tom Petty
Tell me more: A notable departure from his work with Dallas, Texas' alt-country favorites Old 97's and previous solo work, singer-songwriter Rhett Miller's ninth solo album The Misfit is a rich hybrid of psychedelic pop, indie folk rock and cosmic dream-pop bound by probing songcraft. The confessional "Follow You Home," evocative psychedelic rocker "Heart Attack Days," rootsy ballad "Already There," shimmering "Just When It Gets Good," luxurious "Fascination," reflective "The White Tops" and ardent piano-anchored "Let Me Go There With You" are among the great cuts that find Miller at the top of his game. Information: RhettMiller.com.


Artists: 
Doug "Cosmo" Clifford with Bobby Whitlock
Title: California Gold (Cliffsong Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, Bobby Whitlock, Derek and the Dominos, Deep Purple's "Burn"
Tell me more: Who knew that following the breakup of Creedence Clearwater Revival and Derek & The Dominos, a principal member from each of those illustrious troupes would join forces to write and record a killer full-length album that was never released  until September 2022. CCR drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and Derek & the Dominos singer-keyboardist Bobby Whitlock were joined by bassists Donald "Duck" Dunn and Tom Miller, as well as guitarists David Vega and Mike O'Neill on the previously-unissued California Gold. Recorded at the infamous Cosmos Factory and other area Bay Area studios, the 12-track disc will definitely appeal to fans of classic '70s blues rock outfits such as Humble Pie,  Grand Funk Railroad and the Doobie Brothers. The terrific track listing includes the aptly-titled "Good Times," bluesy "Get Down Fever," soul music mining "It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn," hard-edged "Do Or Die" and soaring "I'm Happy Just Being Alive." My favorite original on the album is the driving "Purple Mountain," an enticing six-minute rocker bolstered by sublime lead guitar work, deft drumming from Clifford along with Whitlock's signature lead vocals and keyboard playing. Information: DougCosmoClifford.com.


Artist: 
Nikki Lane
Title: Denim & Diamonds (New West Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Loretta Lynn, Kasey Chambers, Nikki Lane
Tell me more: In the wake of the arrival of the global pandemic a parade of talented artists have issued probing and powerful albums that reflect a singular moment in time when the world was seemingly stopped in its tracks. Add Nikki Lane's name to that list of musical greats issuing a standout album over the past year or so. Denim & Diamonds is a wonderful leap forward for the Nashville-based songstress, with a blend of roots rock, Americana and alt-country showcased across the 10-track disc. The album was completed at a unique point just after the last days of Lane's extended tour in support of her 2017 album Highway Queen and after the beginning of the lockdown forcing everyone indoor. Lane enlisted famed Queens of the Stone Age leader Joshua Homme to help bring her vision to life. The melodic "First High" with its undeniable chorus, haunting alt-country ballad "Faded," rousing roots rocker "Born Tough" and defiant "Try Harder" are among the early standouts on the wonderful album. The tender "Live/Love," lusty "Black Widow" and haunting closer "Chimayo" continue the album's firm reach in its last half. Information: NikkiLane.com.



Robert Kinsler


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 'Live at the Fillmore' coming November 25

A truly exciting Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers release is coming in November...Robert Kinsler


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: 'Live at the Fillmore 1997' is coming November 25; the collection revisits the troupe's 20-show residency at the famed San Francisco venue




The long-awaited Live at the Fillmore (1997)Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ first live album in 13 years—is due November 25 on Warner RecordsThe album will be available in various formats, see below for details and click HERE to pre-order. To celebrate, the track “Listen To Her Heart” is premiering now alongside a video directed by Peter Sluszka; watch HERE.
Before starting the 20-show run at the Fillmore, Tom Petty outlined his plans in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle
“We’re musicians and we want to play. We’ve made so many records in the past five years, I think the best thing for us to do is just go out and play and it will lead us to our next place, wherever that may be.”
The shows at the Fillmore ended up being some of the most joyful, honest, inspirational and prolific experiences of the band’s career, creating a unique bond between the group and their fans. This album features more covers than originals, paying tribute to the artists and songs that shaped Petty’s love of music as he was growing up—before he became a legendary songwriter and performer in his own right. Highlights include Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” J.J. Cale’s “Crazy Mama,” The Rolling Stones’ “Time is On My Side” and more from The Kinks, Everly Brothers, Bill Withers, The Byrds, Chuck Berry and Booker T. & the M.G.’s. The collection also features special performances with The Byrds’ front man Roger McGuinn and blues legend John Lee Hooker. Other standouts include extended versions of original tracks “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “It’s Good To Be King.”
“Playing the Fillmore in 1997 for a month was one of my favorite experiences as a musician in my whole life. The band was on fire and we changed the set list every night. The room and the crowd was spiritual... AND... we got to play with some amazing guests. I will always remember those nights with joy and inspiration.”—Mike Campbell
The Fillmore was a laboratory for the band. The captivating sold out performances were such a hit, the Heartbreakers were even nicknamed the “Fillmore House Band.” At the final show, Petty noted as he took the stage:
“We all feel this might be the highpoint of our time together as a group… It’s going to be hard to get us off this stage tonight.”
The record will be offered in a 3 LP version simulating one of the concerts and a comprehensive box set featuring 58 songs and 14 humorous spoken word tracks that highlight Petty’s connection with his band and his fans from the stage. The shows were taped during the last six nights of the band’s historic residency. The compilation was meticulously curated by producers Ryan Ulyate and Mike Campbell and executive producers Benmont TenchAdria PettyAnnakim Petty and Dana Petty.

Tom Petty Radio (channel 31) on SiriusXM premiered the album announcement and new song earlier today, along with exclusive interviews with Heartbreakers Mike CampbellBenmont TenchSteve Ferrone, and Scott Thurston.
Live at the Fillmore (1997) will be released in various formats:
2 CD:
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers famously played 20 nights at the legendary Fillmore venue in San Francisco in 1997. 6 of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features some of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versionspaying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by. The 2 CD set includes 33 tracks, 18 of which are covers2 hours of music. The tri-fold board package includes a 16-page booklet with previously unseen photographs. 
3 LP:
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers famously played 20 nights at the legendary Fillmore venue in San Francisco in 1997. 6 of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features some of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versionspaying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by. The 3 LP set includes 33 tracks, 18 of which are covers2 hours of music. The tri-fold sleeve includes a 4-page insert.
4 CD: 
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers famously played 20 nights at the legendary Fillmore venue in San Francisco in 1997. 6 of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features many of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versionspaying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by. The 4 CD deluxe edition includes 58 tracks, 35 of which are covers – over 4 hours of music. The 4 CDs are packaged in a box with a 32-page booklet (with previously unseen photographs), 3 custom guitar picks, a replica All Access laminate, and an embroidered patch (“The Fillmore House Band” —a term that was bestowed on The Heartbreakers during the shows at the Fillmore).
6 LP:
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers famously played 20 nights at the legendary Fillmore venue in San Francisco in 1997. 6 of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features many of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versionspaying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by. The 6 LP deluxe edition includes 58 tracks, 35 of which are coversover 4 hours of music. The 6 LPs are packaged in a box with a 24 page (12” x 12”) booklet (with previously unseen photographs), 3 custom guitar picks, a replica All Access laminate, facsimiles of 3 set lists, a reprint of the 8-page Fan Newsletter published in 1997, and an embroidered patch (“The Fillmore House Band” —a term that was bestowed on The Heartbreakers during the shows at the Fillmore).
6 LP Uber Deluxe: Available exclusively on the Tom Petty webstore
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers famously played 20 nights at the legendary Fillmore venue in San Francisco in 1997. 6 of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features many of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versionspaying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by. The 6 LP Uber deluxe edition includes 58 tracks, 35 of which are covers—over 4 hours of music. The Uber deluxe edition is housed in an authentic hand-made custom-sized cymbal road case designed and manufactured by Made Worn in Los Angeles. The packaging also includes a replica “All Access” laminate, a reprint of the 8-page Fan Newsletter published in 1997, an embroidered patch, exclusive 7 additional replica set lists, an exclusive foil lithograph (12” x 12”), exclusive vinyl record player slip-mat, custom guitar picks in a tin, and a replica embroidered “Fillmore House Band” baseball hata term that was bestowed on The Heartbreakers during the shows at the Fillmore.
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE (1997)
COMPACT DISC FORMATS
2 CD FORMAT
1. Pre-show (spoken interlude)
2. Jammin’ Me
3. Listen To Her Heart
4. Around and Around
5. Good Evening (spoken interlude)
6. Lucille
7. Call Me The Breeze
8. Cabin Down Below
9. The Internet, whatever that is (spoken interlude)
10. Time is On My Side
11. You Don’t Know How It Feels
12. I’d Like To Love You Baby
13. Ain’t No Sunshine
14. Homecoming Queen Intro (spoken interlude)
15. The Date I Had with That Ugly Old Homecoming Queen
16. Bye Bye Johnny
17. Did Someone Say Heartbreakers Beach Party? (spoken interlude)
18. Heartbreakers Beach Party
19. Angel Dream
20. The Wild One, Forever
21. American Girl
22. Let’s Hear It For Howie and Scott (spoken interlude)
23. You Really Got Me
24. Runnin’ Down A Dream

Photo credit: Martyn Atkins

CD 2
1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
2. It’s All Over Now
3. Mr. Roger McGuinn (spoken interlude)
4. It Won’t Be Wrong
5. You Ain’t Going Nowhere
6. Eight Miles High
7. Honey Bee
8. John Lee Hooker, Ladies And Gentlemen (spoken interlude)
9. Boogie Chillen
10. Sorry, I’ve Just Broken My Amplifier (spoken interlude)
11. Knockin’ On Heaven's Door
12. You Wreck me
13. Shakin’ All Over
14. Free Fallin’
15. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
16. Louie Louie
17. Gloria
18. Alright For Now
19. Goodnight (spoken interlude)
4 CD FORMAT
CD 1
1. Pre-show (spoken interlude)
2. Around And Around
3. Jammin’ Me
4. Runnin’ Down A Dream
5. Good Evening (spoken interlude)
6. Lucille
7. Call Me The Breeze
8. Cabin Down Below
9. The Internet, Whatever That Is (spoken interlude)
10. Time is On My Side
11. Listen To Her Heart
12. Waitin’ In School
13. Let’s Hear It For Mike (spoken interlude)
14. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
15. Homecoming Queen Intro (spoken interlude)
16. The Date I Had with That Ugly Old Homecoming Queen
17. I Won’t Back Down
18. You Are My Sunshine
19. Ain’t No Sunshine
20. It’s Good To Be King
CD 2
1. Rip It Up
2. You Don’t Know How It Feels
3. I’d Like To Love You Baby
4. Diddy Wah Diddy
5. We Got A Long Way To Go (spoken interlude)
6. Guitar Boogie Shuffle
7. I Want You Back Again
8. On The Street Intro (spoken interlude)
9. On The Street
10. California
11. Let’s Hear It For Scott and Howie (spoken interlude)
12. Little Maggie
13. Walls
14. Hip Hugger
15. Friend Of The Devil
16. Did Someone Say Heartbreakers Beach Party? (spoken interlude)
17. Heartbreakers Beach Party
18. Angel Dream
19. The Wild One, Forever
20. Even The Losers
21. American Girl
22. You Really Got Me
23. Goldfinger
CD 3
1. Mr. Roger McGuinn (spoken interlude)
2. It Won’t Be Wrong
3. You Ain’t Going Nowhere
4. Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man
5. Eight Miles High
6. Crazy Mama
7. Everyone Loves Benmont (spoken interlude)
8. Green Onions
9. High Heel Sneakers
10. John Lee Hooker, Ladies And Gentlemen (spoken interlude)
11. Find My Baby (Locked Up In Love Again)
12. Serves You Right To Suffer
13. Boogie Chillen
14. I Got A Woman
CD 4
1. Sorry, I’ve Just Broken My Amplifier (spoken interlude)
2. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
3. Honey Bee
4. County Farm
5. You Wreck Me
6. Shakin’ All Over
7. Free Fallin’
8. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
9. Bye Bye Johnny
10. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
11. It’s All Over Now
12. Louie Louie
13. Gloria
14. Alright For Now
15. Goodnight (spoken interlude)
Produced by Ryan Ulyate & Mike Campbell
VINYL FORMATS
3 LP FORMAT
Side 1
1. Pre-show (spoken interlude)
2. Jammin’ Me
3. Listen To Her Heart
4. Around And Around
5. Good Evening (spoken interlude)
6. Lucille
7. Call Me The Breeze
8. Cabin Down Below
9. The Internet, Whatever That Is (spoken interlude)
10. Time is On My Side
Side 2
1. You Don’t Know How It Feels
2. I'd Like To Love You Baby
3. Ain’t No Sunshine
4. Homecoming Queen Intro (spoken interlude)
5. The Date I Had with That Ugly Old Homecoming Queen
6. Bye Bye Johnny
Side 3
1. Did Someone Say Heartbreakers Beach Party? (spoken interlude)
2. Heartbreakers Beach Party
3. Angel Dream
4. The Wild One, Forever
5. American Girl
6. Let’s Hear It For Howie and Scott (spoken interlude)
7. You Really Got Me
8. Runnin’ Down A Dream
Side 4
1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
2. It’s All Over Now
3. Mr. Roger McGuinn (spoken interlude)
4. It Won’t Be Wrong
5. You Ain’t Going Nowhere
6. Eight Miles High
7. Honey Bee
Side 5
1. John Lee Hooker, Ladies And Gentlemen (spoken interlude)
2. Boogie Chillen
3. Sorry, I’ve Just Broken My Amplifier (spoken interlude)
4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
5. You Wreck me
6. Shakin' All Over
7. Free Fallin’
Side 6
1. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
2. Louie Louie
3. Gloria
4. Alright For Now
5. Goodnight (spoken interlude)
6 LP FORMAT
Side 1
1. Pre-show (spoken interlude)
2. Around And Around
3. Jammin’ Me
4. Runnin’ Down A Dream
5. Good Evening (spoken interlude)
6. Lucille
7. Call Me The Breeze
Side 2
1. Cabin Down Below
2. The Internet, Whatever That Is (spoken interlude)
3. Time is On My Side
4. Listen To Her Heart
5. Waitin’ In School
6. Let’s Hear It For Mike (spoken interlude)
7. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
8. Homecoming Queen Intro (spoken interlude)
9. The Date I Had with That Ugly Old Homecoming Queen
Side 3
1. I Won’t Back Down
2. You Are My Sunshine
3. Ain’t No Sunshine
4. It's Good To Be King
Side 4
1. Rip It Up
2. You Don’t Know How It Feels
3. I’d Like To Love You Baby
4. Diddy Wah Diddy
5. We Got A Long Way To Go (spoken interlude)
6. Guitar Boogie Shuffle
7. I Want You Back Again
Side 5
1. On The Street Intro (spoken interlude)
2. On The Street
3. California
4. Let’s Hear It For Scott and Howie (spoken interlude)
5. Little Maggie
6. Walls
7. Hip Hugger
8. Friend Of The Devil
Side 6
1. Did Someone Say Heartbreakers Beach Party? (spoken interlude)
2. Heartbreakers Beach Party
3. Angel Dream
4. The Wild One, Forever
5. Even The Losers
6. American Girl
7. You Really Got Me
8. Goldfinger
Side 7
1. Mr. Roger McGuinn (spoken interlude)
2. It Won’t Be Wrong
3. You Ain’t Going Nowhere
4. Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man
5. Eight Miles High
6. Crazy Mama
7. Everyone Loves Benmont (spoken interlude)
8. Green Onions
Side 8
1. High Heel Sneakers
2. John Lee Hooker, Ladies And Gentlemen (spoken interlude)
3. Find My Baby (Locked Up In Love Again)
4. Serves You Right To Suffer
5. Boogie Chillen
6. I Got A Woman
Side 9
1. Sorry, I’ve Just Broken My Amplifier (spoken interlude)
2. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
3. Honey Bee
4. County Farm
Side 10
1. You Wreck Me
2. Shakin’ All Over
3. Free Fallin’
4. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
Side 11
1. Bye Bye Johnny
2. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
3. It’s All Over Now
4. Louie Louie
Side 12
1. Gloria
2. Alright For Now
3. Goodnight (spoken interlude)
Produced by Ryan Ulyate & Mike Campbell
For information and album pre-order visit: www.tompetty.com
For official Tom Petty merchandise visit: https://store.tompetty.com

New Music: The Smithereens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lions & Ghosts

Three unearthed treasures make for fantastic listens, including the latest titles from The Smithereens, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Lions & Ghosts.


Artist:
The Smithereens
Title: The Lost Album (Sunset Blvd. Records)
You might like if you enjoy: The Beatles, The Who, Buddy Holly
Tell me more: When Pat DiNizio passed away in December 2017, it appeared that the Smithereens' aptly-titled 2011 would serve as the final statement from the original lineup of the top-tier band. Fast forward to 2022 and the release of the truly miraculous The Lost Album (set for release on Sept. 23 via Sunset Blvd. Records). Recorded in the fall of 1993 when the New Jersey-spawned quartet was between record labels, the full-length set of songs is a bona fide masterwork featuring a dozen melodic rockers courtesy of the aforementioned DiNizio on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, lead guitarist Jim Babjak, bassist Mike Mesaros and drummer Dennis Diken. The parade of great originals includes the tender "Dear Abby," melodic rocker "A World Apart" (bolstered by an especially tuneful guitar solo), heavy "Stop Bringing Me Down," fiery garage rocker "Monkey Man," Beatlesque "Face the World With Pride" and confessional closer "All Through The Night." My favorite track on the album is the wistful and haunting "Don't Look Down," with DiNizio's signature baritone probing self-doubt with the stylish candor that fueled many of the Smithereens' most beloved classics. Information: OfficialSmithereens.com.





Artist: 
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Title: At The Royal Albert Hall (Craft Recordings)
You might like if you enjoy: John Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Tell me more: The long-awaited release of Creedence Clearwater Revival's legendary April 14, 1970 performance at London's Royal Albert Hall is an absolute joy. Grammy-winning producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell mixed and restored the original multitrack tapes; the result is a recording that spectacularly captures the legendary quartet (singer-lead guitarist John Fogerty, rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, bassist Stu Cook) at the height of their powers. The fast-moving 12-song set on At The Royal Albert Hall finds the El Cerrito, California-spawned outfit tearing through a mix of timeless hits and lesser known nuggets with bona fide zeal. While casual rock fans will love the powerful takes on "Born on the Bayou," "Green River," Travelin' Band," Bad Moon Rising" and "Proud Mary," aficionados will be equally thrilled by the Lew Herman-penned blues-rock juggernaut "The Night Time Is the Right Time," rollicking take on Little Richard's "Good Golly Miss Molly" and the ferocious Southern-fried closer "Keep on Chooglin'," the latter bolstered by John Fogerty's impressive work on both blues harmonica and lead guitar. In addition to the concert recording being available on audio CD and vinyl, Netflix subscribers can view the full concert that anchors the excellent Jeff Bridges-narrated documentary "Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall." Information: CraftRecordings.com.




Artist: 
Lions & Ghosts
Title: Velvet Kiss, Lick of The Lime (Sparkle Plenty/Deko Entertainment)
You might like if you enjoy: Simple Minds, Altered State, The Replacements, The Church
Tell me more: Signed to EMI for two albums that were issued in the late 1980s, Los Angeles-based Lions & Ghosts' wonderful 1987 debut Velvet Kiss, Lick of The Lime has been reissued digitally with bonus tracks and even a new single (the shimmering "Gurl I Luv You"). Thirty five years after it was originally released, Velvet Kiss, Lick of The Lime delights and will leave listeners wondering why the quartet didn't garner more attention. The enthralling opener "Passion," bouncy "Man In A Car," driving '80s-styled rocker "Mary Goes Round," and harpsichord-anchored chamber pop gem "Stay" are early standouts on the reissue. The jazzy detour "Girl On A Swing," propulsive "Love & Kisses From The Gutter," yearning "Wilton House" and funky "Contradiction" keep up the disc's power in its last half. Lions & Ghosts featured the talents of singer-songwriter Rick Parker, guitarist Michael Lockwood, bassist Todd Hoffman and drummer Micheal Murphy. Information: DekoEntertainment.com.

Robert Kinsler