Happy Friday!! Another week gone by and only 6 more Fridays until Christmas!! Can you believe it? There are a bunch here for you to decide if you want to add some things to your Christmas List. You have a wide variety so hopefully there is something for everyone. I only have a couple I am really interested and they are in Bold. Let me know what you want to hear or maybe what we may have missed so everyone knows about it that stops by and checks out the list. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful and exciting weekend.
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – An Evening with Silk Sonic – (Aftermath Entertainment / Atlantic): First up for me is Silk Sonic. You get the both Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak in one band and let me tell you it doesn’t get any smoother than that!! I really loved the first single “Leave the Door Open” and it has made me so excited for this release!! This will get my weekend going.
Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version) – (Republic Records): Say what you will about her, but she did shake up radio and music in general. Hell, she is one of the only people out there that actually sells massive amounts of physical product. My kids and I decided we would collect these “Taylor Versions” of her re-recordings as there is an abundance of music from the Vault to come with each release. This is her 2nd re-recording and actually a favorite album of the family so we will be grabbing this one.
I can’t believe we are now in November and thankfully, the new releases keep on coming. This past week we had our Presidential Election and since I don’t do politics on this site, we will skip over that mess to say I am so happy no more political adds for quite awhile. Man, I was so sick of those things. It is so hard to chose a candidate because basically you are choosing the lesser of TWO EVILS!! One thing that is easy to choose is which releases I want to hear and those are marked in Blue. Let me know which ones you want to hear and what I may have missed so everyone can know about it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Jeff Scott Soto – Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) – (Frontiers Records): The man is a machine. He puts out so much music whether it is solo, his band SOTO, his band W.E.T. (new one coming in January) or his other band Sons of Apollo. And the cool things is everything is pure quality and his voice doesn’t falter. I have been collecting everything of his on CD and it is tough to keep up as there are probably 50-60 to try and buy. I’m probably only half way through. But this one will arrive today to add to that list.
Whitesnake – Love Songs (2020 Remix) – (Rhino Records): A new Whitesnake…not really as it is a compilation. However, everything is remixed and at least 1 or 2 haven’t been released so it is a good kind of compilation. This is the 2nd release in the Red, White & Blue Series. We got White several months back, The Rock Album, and this is the Red one (Love Songs). Blue (The Blues) will be out around February/March (not yet announced though).
Welcome to the first Friday of December. Christmas is just around the corner and here are a few ideas to either get yourself for Christmas or get someone else. There is only one I am interested (highlighted in Blue), so I can concentrate on my year end list some more. I hope there is something for you.
The Who – WHO – (Polydor / Universal): After a mere 13 years, the Who is back with a new album. I have to say, I am intrigued to hear what they have to offer even if it is only Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey which it has been for years, I know. We will see…or hear…
These are probably the big releases in the pop world…
Camila Cabello – Romance – (Simco / Epic / Sony)
Liam Payne – LP1 – (Capitol Records): Debut from the former One Direction Star
We are halfway through the year now, can you believe it? I have to say, I haven’t been blown away by the first 6 months of releases, heres hoping to a better second half. In this final week of June there are a handful of releases I am looking forward to and they are highlighted in Blue. Hopefully there is something in the list that will connect with you and if there is, let me know which one. Also, let me know if I missed anything as it helps our readers find new music. Thanks and have a great weekend!!
Oh yeah…I have a public service announcement at the bottom of the list, please give it a read! It will help us all!!
The Alarm – Sigma – (Twenty First Century Recording Co): Mike Peters returned in 2018 with the album Equal and it was fantastic. I can’t wait to hear this new one and as with all albums I am excited about, I haven’t heard a song until I take it all in at once. So glad he is back and in such a prolific way!!
Generation Axe – The Guitars That Destroyed the World (Live in China) – (earMusic): A live album of Guitar Heroes…yes sign me up!! Oh, and a live album on top of that…YES PLEASE!!! You get Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi. Is there anything else that needs to be said…I didn’t think so.
It is already April and I can’t believe how fast time flies. We just got back from New York City for a family vacation and what a great time we had. I love that city!! Now, what do we have new this week you might ask. Well, we have a lot of different things, Metal, Rock, Southern Rock, Pop, Christian and so much more. My choices are highlighted in Blue. Let me know what you want, if anything.
The Dead Daisies – Burn It Down – (Spitfire Music): John Corabi and boys are back with yet another Dead Daisies release. They are pumping out the music and thankfully so. Since Corabi came on board, I have really loved these guys. And coming of Corabi’s recent Live album playing his one Motley Cure album in its entirety, I am ready for some more.
Thirty Seconds to Mars – The New Album – (Interscope): Jared Leto and company are finally returning with some new music. He shares his time between movies and music and although I like his movies, he is one of the few actors that actually has some musical chops and Thirty Seconds to Mars rarely disappoints. Looking forward to this one as I have loved the first song and here it is…
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is Black Friday and everyone will rush out shopping so you might as well pick up some new music. There is not a whole lot out which makes sense as it is the day after a major Holiday. The good thing is it will give me a chance to catch up on some prior releases. The only two I will give a listen to this week are highlighted in Blue.
The Weeknd – Starboy – (The Weeknd XO): His last release actually grew on me and I found it quite interesting. Hopefully he can take it to the next level with this one and become a bonafide star. I like his voice and think he has major potential.