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Brazilian jazz pianist Eumir Deodato’s career was in full force by 1980; a respected jazz musician and producer responsible for the international success of Kool & The Gang. The pair of albums featured on this twofer would prove to be some of his last regularly-released solo albums before a lengthly retirement, but they’re high quality records that definitely show Deodato’s superb arrangement and compositional skills.
Swedish actress Ann Margret was a triple threat: a talented singer and actress who exuded natural sexuality. This compilation pairs two of her mid-sixties soundtrack albums, and are delightful listens.
Everett True has some thoughts on the realities about the first wave of British punk, courtesy of the latest Cherry Red box set, Action Time Vision.
Polish jazz-pop vocalist Basia’s third album was a rewarding maturation of the sounds that had brought her international success four years previous, and this expanded edition highlights just how fantastic this album was, even as it served to be her final major solo release.
Unlike former bandmate Peter Hook’s autobiographies, New Order frontman Bernard Sumner’s autobiography is terse, vague, and not particularly revelatory or insightful; it feels like a half-hearted retort to Hook’s book, a year before Substance appeared, creating for a dull read from someone capable of writing a much, much better book.
Peter Hook’s long-awaited final entry into his trilogy about his career is a hefty tome that is at times funny, angry, sad, and frustrating, but Substance is, ultimately, a love letter to the band that, for better or worse, made him the man he is.
This twofer collects country musician Gary Stewart’s 1979 and 1980 offerings, one being a rather standard country record and the other a rewarding collaboration with a legendary country producer and Southern Rock backup band.