Part four in our examination of the albums that made 2016 notable.
Part three of our examination of the albums that made 2016 notable.
We continue our look at many of the records that made 2016 notable. (Just don’t call it a best of list!)
All week long, we take a look at many of the records that made 2016 notable. (Just don’t call it a best of list!)
Some thoughts on the passing of a legendary voice.
Many wishes to you, faithful readers! We’re taking the week off, but will return on December 26th with our Records of Note feature. Merry Christmas!
This year’s archival copyright release from The Beach Boys is a collection of two live performances. As live performances go, it’s a perfunctory show, yet these two shows represent something greater: a band at a crossroads, shortly before things worsened for their career.
Matt Bianco’s 1984 debut album was a definitive release for the sophisti-pop genre; this reissue compiles the band’s album and contemporary singles and remixes, and only enhances the album’s rightful legacy.
One of the most notorious bootlegs in rock and roll history has also been erroneously credited. This new release-taken from a larger box set encompassing all known recordings from Dylan’s infamous 1966 tour–offers the actual Royal Albert Hall performance, and it serves as a document of the frustrating nature of that infamous and legendary tour.
This obscure, highly sought after album of proto-Worldbeat sounds gets its first official reissue in 43 years, and is an album of highly infectious and danceable songs that blend Senegalese music with American jazz.