Happy Friday!! It is when there are new releases that I want and this has a few. Some I will buy and some I will stream, but it is new music and that is what I look forward to on Fridays…well that and the work week ending. Let me know what you are looking forward to hearing this weekend and let me know if I am missing anything. Mine are marked in Blue. Have a great listening weekend!!
- Whitesnake – Flesh and Blood – (Frontiers Records): The first album with Joel Hoekstra on lead guitar and around 8 years since the last album of new material. That is quite a break. Now, I haven’t listened to anything yet as I want to listen to it all for the first time at once. I hope it is heavy, loud and simply fantastic.
- Sammy Hager & the Circle – Space Between – (BMG): Sammy and Micheal Anthony seemed to be joined at the happy and Michael is part of every project Sammy does (except the Tequila business). This one throws Vic Johnson on guitar and Jason Bonham on drums. Another one I haven’t listened to anything yet. I will take it all in at one time.
- Parachute – Parachute – (Parachute/Thirty Tigers): I like my pop rock as well and Parachute fills that void nicely. It has been a few years since the last one and I am eager for new business. Sometimes you just need nice, upbeat pop music and Parachute usually delivers in spades.
- Howard Jones – Transform – (Howard Jones): Howard Jones has a new album!! Yes, I am in. I can’t wait to hear what he has to offer as I haven’t bought a Howard Jones album since the 80’s so this should be interesting to hear. Can’t wait. I wonder if his synth pop can only get better!!
- Newsboys – United – (Newboys, Inc): I am a huge Michael Tait fan. I love his Nat King Cole style vocals. This one could be good because it looks like Tait could be sharing vocals with former lead singer Peter Furler and if that is the case, totally cool…if you like Christian Pop music.
- Black Label Society – Sonic Brew (20th Anniversary Blend) – (Entertainment One)
- Steven Curtis Chapman – A Great Adventure (Live) – (Spring House Productions)
- Dionne Warwick – She’s Back – (Kind Music Group)
- Ciara – Beauty Marks – (Beauty Marks Entertainment)