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Steely Dan

Steely Dan: Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! (UMe)

When Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker died in 2017, his partner Donald Fagen decided to keep the name alive. Northeast Corridor is a collection of live performances from the post-Becker band, and it shows how well Steely Dan’s new lineup superbly carries on.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald: Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (Verve/UMe)

A long-thought lost live recording of Ella Fitzgerald in Berlin offers up an enjoyable–if not slightly standard–performance by the legendary jazz vocalist.

that dog Old LP

Albums Of Note 2019: that dog.: Old LP (UMe)

Old LP, the long-awaited that dog. reunion album, finally saw release after a few years of delay, and it’s a fantastic return from a great band.

Song Of The Day: that dog., “If You Just Didn’t Do It”

Taken from the UMe release, Old LP.

Love Unlimited Orchestra: The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979) (Mercury/UMe)

Barry White’s orchestral project Love Unlimited Orchestra initially offered up an interesting hybrid of classical, R&B, and early shades of disco. As witnessed by a new box set that compiles his releases for 20th Century Fox, it started off as a high-end, sophisticated concept, yet wound up morphing into something embarrassingly cringe-inducing.

Song Of The Day: Glen Campbell, “All I Needed Was The Rain”

Taken from the UMe release, Sings For The King,

Song Of The Day: Tears For Fears, “I Love You But I’m Lost”

Taken from the UMe release, Rule The World: The Greatest Hits.

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’: Mystery Road (Island Records/UMe)

When it came to their music, Georgia-based rockers Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ always defied expectations; they were a red-hot Southern Rock band who could quickly turn into a damn fine roots-rock group. Their third album, Mystery Road, is arguably their best, and this deluxe edition shows why. It’s a blend of all sorts of styles, and has been expanded with a handful of demos to show that the album was no fluke.

Song Of The Day: The Who, “My Generation”

Taken from the UMe release, My Generation: Super Deluxe Edition.

Song Of The Day: The Human League, “You Remind Me Of Gold”

Taken from the forthcoming UMe release, The Human League: A Very British Synthesizer Group.