Tag: 1978

Spirit: Two Sides Of A Rainbow: Live At The Rainbow 1978 (Esoteric Recordings)

Psych rock band Spirit was in a state of flux during the late 1970s, but Two Sides Of A Rainbow highlights a power trio giving 110% to an excited and ecstatic audience.

Cilla Black: Cilla/In My Life/Sher-oo!/Modern Priscilla (SFE)

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.

Song Of The Day: Foreigner, “Cold As Ice” (Live At The Rainbow ’78)

Taken from the Universal/Eagle Vision release, Live At The Rainbow ’78.

Just A Gigolo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Cherry Red)

While in the middle of his Berlin era, David Bowie accepted a lead role in a truly terrible film that was quickly forgotten about. In spite of the film’s flaws, it did offer an entertaining and enjoyable soundtrack, even if it feels something like a missed opportunity considering the movie’s two illustrious stars. This reissue marks its first appearance on CD and first major reissue in 40 years.

Paul McCartney & Wings: Wings Greatest (Capitol Records)

Though the usefulness of this recently reissued greatest hits package raises certain questions, it doesn’t detract from the fact that this is a perfect, bare-bones collection of Sir Paul McCartney’s absolute greatest hits.

Lakeside: Shot Of Love/Rough Riders/Fantastic Voyage (Robinsongs)

Dayton, Ohio–based funk band Lakeside’s early successes are documented here on this enjoyable two CD set, the first in a series reissuing their storied discography.

Song Of The Day: Rick Dietrick, “Gentle Wilderness”

Taken from the Tompkins Square release, Gentle Wilderness.

Song Of The Day: Bruno Spoerri, “Hymn Of Taurus (Taurus Is Calling You)”

Taken from the WRWTFWW release, Voice of Taurus.

Song Of The Day: The Beach Boys, “Sweet Sunday Kind Of Love”

A rare jewel of a song taken from the last you’d expect to find it, one of brother Carl’s nicest later-era performances.

Song Of The Day: Mike Love, “Sumahama”

This unreleased version of a Mike Love composition would later be re-recorded as a Beach Boys number, but this version is the finer of the two.