Moby Reprise Little Idiot, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin Let’s recap: Moby – not the most technically brilliant musician/producer – almost gives up music after a run of so-so techno albums. Then flukes paydirt by capturing if not the turn of millennium zeitgeist than at least the advertising dollar. Then he gets […]
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Way Down In The Rust Bucket Reprise This version and era of Crazy Horse is well-represented by official live albums – but Neil Young fans have loved passing around a bootleg of this particular show, now available officially as part of the never-ending story that is Neil Young’s Archives.
B.B. King & Eric Clapton Riding With The King (Deluxe Edition) Reprise Records You know those reviews that accompany retro/reissue/archival releases, all breathless with excitement…lost classic this, forget all about it that, underrated at the time…finally revealed as a true classic… Yeah…this is not one of those…
Neil Young Hitchhiker Reprise There he was, 41 years ago, the “lonely visitor”, campaigning a few more songs…he took breaks for weed, booze and blow, apart from that there was just him, Neil Young, and his best producer, David Briggs. Hitchhiker was recorded over one night in 1976 and then – like quite a few […]
Eric Clapton Forever Man Reprise There are – of course – far too many Eric Clapton compilations on the market, more than he probably knows (or cares) about. But this one is particularly vile, a 3CD set to showcase his Reprise Records years, a 30 year holding pattern up to and including 2013’s dismal, fusty […]
Donald Fagen Sunken Condos Reprise Airtight – seems a good word for the music that Donald Fagen creates as one half of the creative-pairing that is Steely Dan and across four solo albums, Sunken Condos the most recent of those; arguably the most Dan-like too, in sound and feel. Not that the others weren’t – […]