Tuesday, February 22, 2011
TOMORROW ON OUTQ: HENDRIX, MARLEY, MICHAEL AND SPECTOR
For those of you who are new to No Expiration, you can hear me (almost) every Wednesday morning at 9 am ET on the SiriusXM Channel OutQ on the show The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick. Every week I talk about music. Surprise!
The last few weeks, I've been pretty Grammy focused. Tomorrow, I'm talking about older music. I mean, hey, if you still have those Amazon or iTunes or Barnes & Noble gift cards, you wanna use them, right? (And if you have a Borders gift card, you really want use that one sooner rather than later!). Here's some ideas on what to use them on.
Last year, Sony Legacy released a new Jimi Hendrix box set, West Coast Seattle Boy. 4 CDs and a DVD, but it's mainly for the aficionados, I wrote a review of it here. It's mostly hard-to-find stuff (disc 1 is all music from his days as a sideman) and alternate versions.
Bob Marley & The Wailers' Live Forever on Universal, is a recording of the man's final concert, recorded in September of 1980, just months before he died. It's pretty powerful stuff, although the sound quality starts to crap out towards the end.
Sony has also just re-released George Michael's 1987 album, Faith. Because of many reasons, people have forgotten that in 1987, he was really big - he was a peer of Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson. This reissue reminds you why. Disc 1 features the album, Disc 2 is B-sides and dance remixes and Disc 3 is a DVD with an interview from the era, a doc on his Faith tour and his music videos from the album. If you're a George Michael fan, you should definitely pick this up.
Finally, it seems that Sony has acquired the Phil Spector catalog, and they are releasing single CD compilations from some of his artist. Tomorrow I'll have best of albums by The Ronettes and The Crystals.