Jeff Buckley – You And I

Almost twenty years after his death and the albums keep on coming. For someone who released just the one LP when alive, the extraordinary Grace, Jeff Buckley sure has an impressive catalogue. Issued under the strict supervision of Mary Guibert, Jeff’s mother, You and I consists of recordings Buckley made at Steve Addabbo’s Shelter Island… Read More Jeff Buckley – You And I

The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue

R&B for the 80’s 1978’s Some Girls had rejuvenated The Rolling Stones in ways I’m sure not even they themselves would have expected, managing to enliven their fans with the capacity to surprise even a few of their harshest critics. However by 1980, all that had changed. Because Emotional Rescue was – in almost every… Read More The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue

The Doors – Absolutely Live

Classical tragedy and Southern blues, all mixed with a healthy dose of hedonism On the inside of the original gatefold is the following statement: “This album was compiled from live performances recorded in cities throughout the United States between August 1969 and June 1970. Aside from the editing necessary to assemble the music into album… Read More The Doors – Absolutely Live

The Rolling Stones – Black And Blue

With the sudden and unexpected departure of Mick Taylor, The Rolling Stones were immediately thrust into an awkward position. Their previous LP, It’s Only Rock and Roll, had proved to be extremely popular amongst both fans and critics. However with Taylor gone, and considering that Keith Richards was in no shape to take on full… Read More The Rolling Stones – Black And Blue

Peter Green – The End of the Game

Peter Green was one of the most promising and talented guitarists of his generation, someone who in just a few short years had influenced everyone from Carlos Santana to Gary Moore, and even Jimmy Page. Having written such seminal songs as “Albatross”, “Black Magic Woman”, “The Green Manalishi”, along with one of my personal favourites,… Read More Peter Green – The End of the Game

Rich Robinson – Through A Crooked Sun

Like Paper, Chris Robinson’s solo debut, Through A Crooked Sun is a largely mellow, reflective, classic rock affair, carved out of the same stone as those who had played before him. As a co-founding member of seminal rock band The Black Crowes, there can be no doubt that Robinson is one of the most experienced… Read More Rich Robinson – Through A Crooked Sun

Fleetwood Mac – Then Play On

Finally a remastered edition of this underrated classic Along with Eric Clapton, Peter Green was often considered as being at the forefront of the British blues boom in the 1960’s. Although unlike Clapton, whose guitar style ranged from Chicago electric blues, to full on psychedelic hard-rock, Green’s own style and approach was far more pure,… Read More Fleetwood Mac – Then Play On

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Looking Forward

On Looking Forward, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s first collaboration since 1988’s American Dream, anyone expecting another Déjà Vu will be sorely disappointed – because this is not the CSNY of 1970. Angry they still might be, though age has certainly mellowed these old war horses quite considerably, to the extent that reflection is the… Read More Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Looking Forward