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RIP Vaughan Oliver

December 29, 2019

RIP Vaughan Oliver, the masterful deisgn genius behind 23 Envelope, v23, and hundreds of 4AD releases. He passed away this weekend at the age of 62.

Ray Charles, “Lift Every Voice And Sing”

We close out this month’s theme with Ray Charles’ rousing take on the Black National Anthem, and a few thoughts on the past month’s selections.

Elvis Presley’s Great Lost Sides

In honor of The King, we take a listen to a handful of obscure gems from the final decade of his life.

Designate Your Love As Fate: INXS’s Kick at 30

For its 30th Anniversary, writer Ron Hart pontificates on Kick, Australian rock band INXS’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album.

I Realize It Was You That I Forgot: Revisiting Bill Janovitz’s Up Here

The events of September 11, 2001 directly impacted millions of lives in infinitely unique ways. I dealt with it by listening to music, and writing the first review for my very first music website–an album I’d not listened to since…until this week. Some reflections are offered within…

EDITORIAL: Throw a buck in the guitar case, please!

The Recoup has had a sudden growth in traffic and visibility, and suddenly, we need your help more than ever to keep up the momentum! Please consider donating to the cause.

Pink Floyd: The Early Years Examin/ation #1: The Tea Set Recordings

For the next several Thursdays, we will be taking an in-depth trip into the massive, amazing Pink Floyd archival release, The Early Years 1965-1972. Our first stop: the recently unearthed recording session by The Tea Set, the earliest iteration of what would soon become The Pink Floyd.

2016’s Albums Of Note, Part Five

We conclude our 2016 broadcasting day with a look at the final selections of our Albums Of Note for the year. See you in 2017!

2016’s Albums Of Note, Part Four

Part four in our examination of the albums that made 2016 notable.

2016’s Albums Of Note, Part Three

Part three of our examination of the albums that made 2016 notable.