Thursday, July 9, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Guitarist Anthony Phillips Revisits "The Living Room Concert" Along With New Music Staring Into Nothing
Monday, July 6, 2020
Also included in this set are Trevor's demos that would end up being used to create Yes' best selling album "90125." Trevor's compilation "90124" includes unpolished, sometime acoustic run troughs of Yes classics, "Hold On," "Changes" and "Owner Of A Lonely Heart." This new box set also expands upon Trevor Rabin's only live solo album "Live In L.A.," (originally released in 2003) with a second part "Live In Boston," which was also recorded live in 1989. It features more amazing guitar work from Trevor Rabin in songs like "Cover Up" and "Carry On-Promises," along with a powerful drum solo during "Sludge." While the sound may not be a professional recording of the show, it is a great partner to the "Live In LA" album and showcases the fire and passion that Rabin was performing with during the late-eighties.
Rounding out this new box set are two discs that contain "lost soundtrack" songs, since Trevor Rabin scored over 40 soundtracks during his career. One disc is the complete "Jack Frost Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" for the movie starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston. The only song that was featured from Rabin's on the "Jack Frost" soundtrack was the uplifting instrumental "Frostbite." The other nine songs that Trevor Rabin created for the movie was never released before on CD. The final disc in this set contains nine "lost" soundtrack instrumentals for some amazing movies like "Remember The Titans," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Gettysburg."
Each box set is signed with a numbered certificate, along with two photo books, posters and promotional photo cards. To find out more about this latest release from Trevor Rabin's archives, please visit musicglue.com.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Guitarist/Singer Bill Kirchen Collects His Most Recent Albums For The New Release "The Proper Years"
Bill Kirchen starts things off with the eleven tracks that made up his "Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods" album, featuring Nick Lowe on bass and backing vocals. He mixes the energy of the title song with the emotional ballad of "Skid Row In My Mind," to give us a glimpse to his country influences. All the fun comes pouring out of the rockabilly sound of "Working Man" and the doo-wop flow of his cover of "Devil With The Blue Dress," before heading out to the country backroads for "Hear Of Gold."
Kirchen's follow-up album "Word To The Wise" features his old bandmate, Commander Cody on piano, while Nike Lowe and Paul Carrack join him on the nostalgic harmonies of "Shelly's Winter Love." Then, Bill Kirchen comes roaring back with the pounding rock rhythm of "Man In The Bottom Of The Well," which finds Elvis Costello taking on the lead vocals. The first disc wraps up with the classic country ballad of "Husbands And Wives" featuring Chris O'Connell on vocals, along with the guitar twang of "Arkansas Diamond."
The second disc continues with the songs "Word To The Wise" with Dan Hicks on acoustic guitar and vocals, and "Ain't Got Time For The Blues" featuring the beautiful vocals of Ms. Maria Muldaur. Bill Kirchen's album "Seeds And Stems" includes a more concise band that is ready to rock, as on the up-tempo numbers "Too Much Fun" and "Semi-Truck." He brings back his classic Americana sound on the guitar boogie of "Rockabilly Funeral" and the jazzy vibe of "Swing Fever." Kirchen pays tribute to one of his idols with a heartfelt cover of Bob Dylan's "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry," before finishing the album with the Commander Cody and His Lost Airmen classic "Hot Rod Lincoln" and the fun, honky-tonk delivery of "Talkin' About Chicken."
The three bonus tracks that appear on this release are all covers, including Jimmy Donley's "Think It Over," Butch Hancock's "Oxblood" and once again, a sped up cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." To find out more about Bill Kirchen and his latest release, the 2-CD set "The Proper Years," please visit billkirchen.com.