We’ve upgraded our Emitt Rhodes post to include Emitt’s 1967 recordings with The Merry-Go-Round – the excellent compilation, Listen Listen: The Definitive Collection. 29 tracks of essential pop in The Beatles psych 60s mode, with almost all of the tunes written by Rhodes. We’ve also just posted a very rare 45 B-side, “Golden Child Of God” – an alternate version that never made it to the CD age. Those that know the tune from Emitt’s 2nd solo album, Mirror, will hear the differences in harmonies and instrumentation. An obscure B-side to the equally rare 45, “Tame The Lion.” Find these, along with Emitt Rhodes (1970), Mirror (1971), The American Dream (1969/1971), Farewell To Paradise (1973) and Rhodes Rarities, a collection of oddities, live tracks and radio interviews, HERE.
THE ROLLING STONES
For those that thought 8CDs of outtakes from The Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request wasn’t quite enough… here’s another box full. Four more discs, Volume Three, to add to Volume One & Volume Two… so you can wallow in 12CDs of the psych ramblings and mayhem of The Rolling Stones on drugs to your heart’s content. Find it all HERE.
THE PLASTIC ONO BAND
Live Peace In Toronto, 1969 is one of the few John Lennon albums that has yet to be remastered by Yoko Ono for the new millennium. We’ve had the 1995 CD version in the archives for years, but have just added the 2005 Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs reissue… their “Original Master Recording” version. Find it HERE.
With a little clicking, you could have found Iron Butterfly’s early catalog (2009 reissues) buried in a Wormhole (#17), and this Rhino Handmade 2CD live set, Fillmore East 1968, is a worthy addition. Find it, along with Heavy (1968), In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968), Ball (1969), Live (1970) and Metamorphosis (1970), HERE.
PAUL McCARTNEY’S RAM x 6
Our tribute to Paul McCartney’s RAM keeps growing. We’ve now got six versions of the album, including Paul’s original (the Deluxe Edition), Thrillington (Paul’s own muzak version), RAM On L.A. (Various Artists), TOM (Various Artists), Pure McCartney (by Tim Christensen) and now, The RAM Project (by Dave Depper). Find them all, and hear samples from each, HERE.
Last year we put together a Dave Edmunds compilation called Odds & Edmunds. It included a bunch of rare B-sides, Dave’s Everly Brothers covers with Nick Lowe and some of his scattered soundtrack work on Porky’s Revenge and Stardust. At the time, we had to source the Stardust material from an inferior vinyl rip. We’ve upgraded those 1975 tracks with digitally remastered rips for a new version of the 21 track Odds & Edmunds. Find it, along with Get It (1977), Tracks On Wax 4 (1978) and The College Radio Network Presents Dave Edmunds And Rockpile (1978), HERE.
Ole Blue Eyes Is Back! We’ve got two new live recordings to add to our post, Frank Sinatra A Live Collection. The gold CD release of Sinatra ’57 – In Concert (1999) and Live At The Meadowlands (1985/2009). Find these, along with Sinatra At The Sands, Sinatra And Sextet Live In Paris, At Villa Venice Chicago Vol. I & Vol. II, The Summit-In Concert, The Rat Pack Live At The Sands, The Main Event, Live In Australia 1959, Seattle Washington June 9 1957, Live From Las Vegas, Sinatra 80th: Live In Concert, and the Vegas box set (w/ Live At The Sands, November 1961, Live At The Sands, January/February 1966, Live At Caesar’s Palace, March 1982, Live At The Golden Nugget, April 1987). All HERE.