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Jon Anderson Song Of Seven

Jon Anderson: Song Of Seven (Esoteric Recordings)

In 1980, former Yes frontman Jon Anderson released Song Of Seven, an impressive, interesting take on more contemporary, traditional sounds.

ABBA Elaine

Song Of The Day: ABBA, “Elaine”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Monday, November 2nd is “Elaine” by ABBA, taken from the Universal release Super Trouper: 40th Anniversary Singles Box.

Mac Davis

Song Of The Day: Mac Davis, “Texas In My Rear View Mirror”

We remember the late singer/songwriter Mac Davis, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 78, by revisiting one of his iconic numbers.

Cilla Black: Especially For You: Revisited/Classics & Collectables (SFE)

The latest edition in the ongoing Cilla Black reissue series is a rather strong release, pairing up a fresh new remix of her better-than-you-might-expect 1980 album Especially For You with a brand new collection of late-career singles and rarities.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN: Uncle Walt’s Band, “She’ll Be There”

We’re pleased to offer you a delightful little number from one of Texas Music’s greatest little combos, Uncle Walt’s Band. This song comes from an excellent expanded reissue of their second album, An American In Texas, released this week via Omnivore Recordings.

The Anemic Boyfriends: “Fake I.D.” c/w “Bad Girls In Love” (HoZac Archival)

This fantastic little seven inch single compiles the two best sides from one of the finest punk bands to come out of Alaska circa 1981.

Song Of The Day: A Certain Ratio, “Houses In Motion”

Taken from the Mute Records release, ACR:BOX.

Song Of The Day: Wenis, “Wait It Out”

Taken from the Green Monkey Records release, Wenis: The Donut House, Seattle 1980.

Joan Armatrading: Live In Germany, 1980

A fine live performance from one of the most versatile vocalists of the 1970s.

The Residents: Commercial Album (New Ralph Too/Cherry Red/MVD Audio)

The Residents’ 1980 album was a fantastic conceptual piece poking fun at pop music that was lighthearted and carefree while never failing to be less than 100% serious in its approach. This expanded reissue offers copious evidence of just how serious they consider it in their legacy.