Tag: 1978

Johnny Cash: Koncert V Praze (Sony)

This long-obscure European-only release gets its first proper standalone American release. Though it’s a pretty standard Johnny Cash greatest hits setlist, it is an enjoyable document of a master country singer in his prime and in his element.

Johnny Cash: Koncert V Praze (Sony)

This long-obscure European-only release gets its first proper standalone American release. Though it’s a pretty standard Johnny Cash greatest hits setlist, it is an enjoyable document of a master country singer in his prime and in his element.

Karen Young: Hot Shot (Big Break Records)

Karen Young was a Philadelphia singer who scored a massive hit in 1978, yet only released one album in her short career. Expanded and remastered, it’s another fine document from the last days of disco.

Karen Young: Hot Shot (Big Break Records)

Karen Young was a Philadelphia singer who scored a massive hit in 1978, yet only released one album in her short career. Expanded and remastered, it’s another fine document from the last days of disco.

3AM Eternal: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, “When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy” (1978)

This is a haunting little demo version of a weird song, which is only made weirder in this stripped-down form.

3AM Eternal: Earth, Wind & Fire “September” (1978)

Of course we would feature this song today.

3AM Eternal: Buck Owens “Take It Easy” (1978)

You won’t be seeing The Eagles very much on The Recoup, but this track, recorded for Hee Haw, was a rather enjoyable take on one of that band’s songs.

3AM Eternal: The Beach Boys “Sweet Sunday Kind Of Love” (1978)

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.

3AM Eternal: Mike Love “Sumahama” (1978)

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.

Errol Morris: Gates Of Heaven/Vernon, Florida/The Thin Blue Line (Criterion)

Documentarian Errol Morris’ first three films have been reissued by Criterion, and all three show the portrait of a young man growing into one of the country’s most important documentarians.