The latest installment in SFE’s Cilla Black reissue campaign focus on her career with EMI, offering two of her first albums and two of her final albums for the label. The four albums offered here highlight Black’s stylistic versatility as she takes on R&B, Pop, Jazz, and Disco, to mostly good effect.
Brian Wilson offers up a surprisingly mature song about a boy being secure in the fact that his summer romance is over. It’s a perfect finale as we head into Labor Day weekend and the start of a brand-new season.
Bobby Bare/Skeeter Davis/Liz Anderson/Norma Jean: Tunes For Two/The Game Of Triangles/Your Husband, My Wife (Morello)
This two-disc set compiles two albums of duets and one album of trio recordings pairing Bobby Bare with Skeeter Davis, Norma Jean, and Liz Anderson, and contains some fine performances from the first decade of Bare’s long, storied career.
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.
Taken from the UMe release, My Generation: Super Deluxe Edition.
John Barry was a masterful composer, and though this collection of his early years might only scratch the surface of his compositions during the early 1960s, it still shows the depth of the man’s talents.
It’s the first day of summer–and you say you need some sweet Sixties sounds for your beach party? Well, this recent selection of reissue singles from Sundazed Records will serve you well!
This reissue of William S. Burroughs’ debut audio recording from 1965 is a rare treat, offering up the sound of a brilliant author reading from his greatest work.
Conventional wisdom has it that the Beach Boys’ tenth album, Beach Boys’ Party!, was a toss-off. But this double-disc reissue of the album sheds new light into the making of a peculiar, somewhat misunderstood record, and offers a peek into the production talents of Brian Wilson.
A haunting, disturbing, difficult, yet important work of modern minimalism and composition.