Tag: Album Reviews

Sky: Carillon: The Singles Collection 1979-1987

British classical rock phenomenon Sky offered up a unique take on progressive music, and this two disc collection that compiles their complete singles discography shows what made them such a versatile and interesting band.

Tanya Tucker: Delta Dawn/What’s Your Mama Name/Would You Lay With Me/You Are So Beautiful  (Morello)

Tanya Tucker was just barely in her teens when she first appeared, and her early records coupled with a powerful singing voice belied her young age. This collection compiled all of her recorded material for Columbia Records and is still some of the finest country you will ever hear.

Various Artists: Kubrick’s Music: Selections From The Films of Stanley Kubrick (El Records)

Although this four-disc box set that examines this soundtrack scores of Stanley Kubrick is far from complete and nowhere near definitive, it does offer five hours’ worth of fantastic music that shows just how diverse the legendary director’s ear was when it came to his films.

Prince: Piano And A Microphone 1983 (NPG/Warner Bros.)

The first foray into the legendarily massive Prince archival vaults is an enjoyable session that finds him alone on piano, playing around in the studio with songs old and new.

Vince Guaraldi: The Complete Warner Bros.–Seven Arts Recordings (Omnivore)

Vince Guaraldi will eternally be remembered as the man who soundtracked the life and adventures of Charlie Brown. Yet he was a creative talent in his own right, in this two disc collection compiles the final releases of his lifetime for a record company that stubbornly neglected and unfairly treated the brilliant man they had signed.

Felt: Me & A Monkey On The Moon (Cherry Red)

Felt came to a quiet end in 1989, completing their”ten albums and ten singles in ten years” plan, and they did so with some of their finest music and best produced material of their career. The album also serves as an interesting predecessor and forerunner to the forthcoming Britpop movement.

Felt: Train Above The City (Cherry Red)

Felt’s final album for Creation was a mysterious and puzzling experiment that confounded listeners and didn’t sound anything like Felt.

Felt: The Pictorial Jackson Review (Cherry Red)

After an unsatisfying album experience, it was decided that Felt should quickly turn out a new album, but upon hearing the demos Creation convinced Lawrence to release them virtually as-is resulting in a stark-sounding album that predicted a new style.

Felt: Poem Of The River (Cherry Red)

Felt’s third album for Creation found them being guinea pigs for the label’s newest concept, which resulted in an album finds them heading into an unexpected new musical direction.

Felt: Forever Breathes The Lonely Word (Cherry Red)

We are dedicating this week to the Creation Records era the wonderful band Felt, whose records were reissued last week. We start with what is easily their masterpiece, a 1986 album that should have been starting point, but unfortunately proved to be their apex. It’s a stunning album that’s as fresh now as it was three decades ago.