Choice Classic Rock

September2018

New Uriah Heep, Ann Wilson, Yes and More!

Ann Wilson - Immortal
Ann Wilson – Immortal

I have just added 12 tracks into high rotation from the following newly released classic rock albums:

Billy Gibbons – The Big Bad Blues … The ZZ Top guitar player returns to his roots with an album of blues-based songs – featuring 7 new songs and 4 classic blues covers. Listen for the tracks – Hollywood 151 and Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’. Read the review here.

Steve Forbert – The Magic Tree … The singer/songwriter’s latest album was supposed to be an album of acoustic demos that would accompany the release of his autobiography Big City Cat: My Life In Folk-Rock, but instead, he hired some musicians and overdubbed new tracks onto the demos, resulting in a delightfully cohesive addition to his catalogue. Listen for the song Diamond SkyRead the review here.

Slash – Living The Dream … This album teams the Guns n’ Roses guitar player with vocalist Myles Kennedy and the band The Conspirators. Many of the tracks sound like something straight from a GNR session. Listen for the track My AntidoteRead the review here.

Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers … The singer-songwriter who once helmed the band Fairport Convention returns with an album of sarcasm, satire and sentiment. Listen for the tracks The Storm Won’t Come and You Can’t Reach MeRead the review here.

Uriah Heep – Living The Dream … Next year, Uriah Heep will celebrate 50 years as a band. This is their 25th studio album and it features hard rock with some Prog-Rock twists. Listen for the songs Dreams Of Yesteryear and Rocks In the RoadRead the review here.

Paul Weller – True Meanings … The latest album from The Modfather features a surprisingly tender collection of songs from someone who is often thought of as brusque. The album features guest musicians such as Rod Argent (of The Zombies), Noel Gallagher (of Oasis) as well as English folk musicians Martin Carthy and Danny Thompson. Listen for the album’s opening track The Soul SearcherRead the review here.

Ann Wilson – Immortal … The vocalist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart returns with another album of covers – celebrating the Immortal status of artists who have inspired her career. The album is produced by legendary Heart producer Mike Flicker. Listen for the song Baker Street – originally done by Gerry RaffertyRead the review here.

Yes – Live At the Apollo … Featuring Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman – the album finds this incarnation of the band celebrating 50 years of existence with a tight, polished performance that was captured in early 2017 at Manchester, England’s Apollo Theatre. Listen for live versions of the Yes classics I’ve Seen All Good People and Make It Easy-Owner Of A Lonely HeartRead the review here.

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New Joan Jett, Steve Perry and More!

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation Soundtrack
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation Soundtrack

I have just added four new songs into high rotation. They are all pre-release singles from impending new albums from classic rock artists: new Joan Jett, Steve Perry, Billy Gibbons and Tom Petty.

Tune in to Choice Classic Rock radio right now and listen for:

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Fresh Start. This song was newly recorded for the impending documentary about this groundbreaking all-girl band. The film is called Bad Reputation and it premieres September 28th. Click here for more information about the film and it’s soundtrack.

Billy Gibbons – Standing Around Crying. The second single from the ZZ Top guitar player’s impending solo release called The Big Bad Blues. The album is due for release on September 21st.

Steve Perry – No More Cryin’. The second single from the ex-Journey vocalist’s impending album Traces, which is scheduled for release on October 5th.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – You and Me (Clubhouse Version). The second single from the late icon’s soon-to-be-released box set called American Treasure – due for release on September 28th.

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Ten Newly Released Classic Rock Tracks Added

Paul Carrack - These Days
Paul Carrack – These Days

I have just added 10 tracks into high rotation from the following newly released classic rock albums:

Paul McCartney – Egypt Station … The ex-Beatle returns with his first album since 2013’s New – and it is well worth the wait. The album is simple and honest with great songs. In addition to the 3 songs that were released prior to this record’s release and already added to our playlist – listen for the songs – Dominoes, Caesar Rock, Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link, Who Cares and People Want Peace. Dig it! Read the review here.

Paul Carrack – These Days … This album features all original material, much of it co-written with Chris Difford of the band Squeeze. Featuring lots of horns – it is a very fine album. Listen for the tracks In The Cold Light of Day and You Make Me Feel. Read the review here.

Alice Cooper – A Paranormal Evening At the Olympia In Paris … This live album from Alice features a hot band and a great selection of songs from his catalogue. Listen for a live version of No More Mister Nice GuyRead the review here.

Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning … This is the first album from this Canadian band since 2013 – and is described in the review as “an entrancing piece of musical artistry”. Listen for the song The Things We Do To Each OtherRead the review here.

Paul Simon – In The Blue Light … As he looks forward to his retirement from touring, Simon has released an album of previously released songs – but has reworked them, refreshing them. Listen for the song LoveRead the review here.

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New Crack The Sky, The Magpie Salute and More!

Crack The Sky - Living In Reverse
Crack The Sky – Living In Reverse

I have just added 6 new tracks into high rotation from the following newly released classic rock albums:

Crack The Sky – Living In Reverse … This West Virginia band’s 2oth album is as solid as it can be. Listen for the tracks Talk Talk and Living In ReverseRead the review here.

Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul – Live Soulfire! … The album was recorded in Europe and North America last year during the legendary E-Street Band guitar player’s first solo tour in nearly two decades. Listen for the song Angel EyesRead the review here.

The Magpie Salute – High Water I … This is former Black Crowes member Rich Robinson‘s band – and this album is excellent from start to finish. Listen for the tracks For The Wind and Walk On WaterRead the review here.

Neil & Liam Finn – LightsleeperNeil Finn is a household name in rock/pop music for his time spent in the bands Split Enz and Crowded House. Here, he teams up with his son Liam for some breezy folk-pop that feature great songwriting and the same tight vocals he is known for. Listen for the song Anger Plays A PartRead the review here.

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