Content tagged '20s'
Solo (Album of the Day)
A genre-defining figure in the folk-pop scene of the 1960s and 1970s, Gordon Lightfoot is Canada’s greatest singer-songwriter, and the just-released SOLO is his first album of new music since 2004. “I thought my fans would be interested in hearing what songs sound like when first written,” the performer noted of the 10-track set, which was spurred on when two CDs recently resurfaced of unreleased material penned shortly before he suffered a near-fatal abdominal aortic aneurysm in 2002. After discovering the songs, Lightfoot went into Grant Avenue Studio in downtown Hamilton, ON alone with his guitar to create this beautifully minimal work. Heralded by lead single “Oh So Sweet,” SOLO showcases the Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee at his most pure.
The Mike and Micky Show Live (Album of the Day)
Formed in Los Angeles for their eponymous television series, The Monkees delivered a singular mix of pop, rock, psychedelia, Broadway and country, selling some 16 million albums and 7.5 million singles during their original 1960s run. The band's appeal has continued to endure, and most recently surviving members Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz have toured the country, resulting in their first-ever concert album as a duo, THE MONKEES – THE MIKE & MICKY SHOW LIVE. Out now on CD and vinyl, the collection was recorded live in March 2019 and includes performances of all three of the band’s #1 hits (“Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer” and “Daydream Believer”) along with many of Nesmith’s finest compositions and such Dolenz showcases as “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” With a pair of songs from 2016's GOOD TIMES album, THE MIKE & MICKY SHOW LIVE spans 50 years of musical magic.
The Rock Album (Album of the Day)
Whitesnake brings together some of the hardest-hitting tracks of its multi-platinum career on THE ROCK ALBUM, a new collection that features revisited, remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best rock songs. The first release in the band’s “Red, White and Blues Trilogy” of compilations organized by musical themes, the set spans more than three decades with songs originally released between 1984 and 2011 on six Whitesnake studio albums (plus a track from founder David Coverdale’s 2000 solo album). Among the many highlights are “Love Ain’t No Stranger,” “Still Of The Night” and the #1 smash “Here I Go Again.” THE ROCK ALBUM also features such rarities as an alternate arrangement of “Tell Me How” and the debut of “Always The Same,” a previously unreleased song that was recorded last year.
Cry Baby (Deluxe) (Album of the Day)
With song titles like “Sippy Cup” and “Dollhouse,” you might mistake CRY BABY for a children's release – until you listen to the music. Melanie Martinez has described the semi-autobiographical main character of her 2015 full-length debut as “a child who experiences adult things,” and there are definitely dark undercurrents to these 13 originals that belie their shiny surfaces. A top production team led by One Love surrounds the former The Voice contestant with inventive alternative-pop beats and hooks, but the appeal of the Atlantic collection stems nearly as much from its central concept of growth through adversity. A Top 10 hit that soon reached platinum sales status, CRY BABY is also available in a Deluxe Edition that includes bonus tracks “Play Date,” “Teddy Bear” and “Cake.”
TikTok Christmas (Album of the Day)
The latest technological innovation to send waves through the music industry is TikTok, whose billion-plus young users can create, comment on and share short videos on the app. Many of those videos feature music prominently, driving songs both old and new up the chart, and in that spirit we offer you TIKTOK CHRISTMAS. The new playlist is as diverse as the service's user base, ranging from vintage doo wop (The Drifters' “White Christmas”), country (Kenny Rogers' “Little Drummer Boy”) and classic rock (Pretenders' “2000 Miles”) to more contemporary holiday fare from Sia, CeeLo Green, Lily Allen and others. Many of these 49 songs have been TikTok trendsetters, but here you'll get full versions rather than 15-second snippets. We wish you a merry TIKTOK CHRISTMAS!