I have added 10 classic rock tracks into high rotation from newly released albums. Tune in now and listen for songs from the following albums:
Chicago – VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do) … This 4 CD/ 1 DVD box set captures some of the band’s live performances between 1969 and 2014. The first 2 discs captures their headlining performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 28, 1970. Listen for the song 25 or 6 to 4. Read the review here.
Various Artists – Johnny Cash: Forever Words … This is an interesting project where various country and rock artists put music to some of Johnny Cash‘s poetry. Listen for the track Them Double Blues by John Mellencamp. Read the review here.
The Who – Live At the Fillmore East 1968 … This double CD live set captures The Who‘s Fillmore East performance of 50 years ago when the band was at the height of their musicianship – pushing the boundaries of violence on stage (They do end up smashing their instruments). Listen for a powerful working of Shakin’ All Over. Read the review here.
RSO – Radio Free America … RSO is ex-Bon Jovi guitar player Richie Sambora and Australian guitar player Orianthi. The album gets better the more I listen to it, with the songs covering a diverse range of styles, including Rock, Pop, R&B, Blues, and even a bit of Country. Produced by legendary producer Bob Rock – the sound is exquisite. Listen for the songs Good Times and Take Me. Read the review here.
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco – You’re Driving Me Crazy … This is Van Morrision‘s third album in just seven months and finds him exploring his jazz roots teamed up with jazz organist, composer, and bandleader Joey DeFrancesco. Listen for the track Everyday I Have the Blues. Read the review here.
Foreigner – With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus … This is an interesting combination of an orchestra, chorus and Foreigner but works more often than it doesn’t. Listen for the songs Double Vision, Feels Like the First Time and Urgent. Read the review here.
Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings – Studio Time … This album from the ex-Rolling Stone bass player gathers up fifteen outtakes from eight different sessions, including two songs from as far back as March 1987 (before the actual formation of the Rhythm Kings). These previously overlooked and unheard gems have been newly mixed for this album by Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor. Listen for the song Going Up the Country (which was made famous by Canned Heat). Read the review here.
Choice Classic Rock – classic rock like you’ve never heard it before!