In 1992, as Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s life once again turned tumultuous, his old friend Van Dyke Parks reached out to him and offered a chance to collaborate. Orange Crate Art, released in 1995 to little fanfare, has now been reissued with a bold and delightful expanded edition, and has stood the test of time.
The Recoup Song Of The Day for Wednesday, March 11th is “Aquaself” by Nightmares On Wax, taken from the Warp Records release Smokers Delight: 25th Anniversary Edition.
A gorgeous song for the arrival of Autumn.
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince: The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold (NPG Records/The Prince Estate)
For Fashion Week 1995, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince compiled a cassette that served as a prelude to his forthcoming album The Gold Experience, a release that quickly became a Holy Grail. Part remix album, part sampler, part audio collage, it offers a fascinating–and often quite frustrating–first peek into what The Kid was up to that year.
Taken from the Columbia/Legacy Recordings release, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, May 13, 1995.
This fantastic cover of a Joe Jackson classic gives us a moment to remember Mikey Dees, the late frontman of Fitz of Depression, who passed away this week.
A perennial favorite, and a dedication to the lovelorn today.
Taken from the Sony release, Grand Prix.
Taken from the Fire Records release, Victoria Williams & The Loose Band: Town Hall 1995.
A little song to mark the transition from Summer to Fall.