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More Brand New Classic Rock Albums!

Robert Plant - Carry Fire
Robert Plant – Carry Fire

The new classic rock releases just keep on coming! I have just added 17 newly-released classic rock tracks into high rotation on the playlist from brand new classic rock albums. Listen for songs from the following newly released projects:

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood … This album was finished just prior to his tragic passing. Listen for the track Song For Adam – which was written by, and features Jackson Browne on vocals. Read the review here.

Jeff Beck – Live At the Hollywood Bowl … This album was recorded live as a celebration of Jeff Beck‘s 50 years of recorded guitar brilliance. Listen for the tracks Beck’s Bolero, Heart Full Of Soul (which was originally recorded with The Yardbirds) and Let Me Love You (which features Buddy Guy on guitar and vocals). Read the review here.

David Gilmour – Live in Pompeii … During his Rattle That Lock tour – Gilmour returned to the legendary site of Pink Floyd’s Live At Pompeii film. The result was captured on this DVD and CD compilation. Listen for the track Comfortably NumbRead the review here.

Robert Plant – Carry Fire … The Led Zeppelin front man’s latest project continues to push forward and not just rest on his laurels as the greatest rock singer of all time. Listen for the song Bluebirds Over the Mountain which features Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders assisting on vocals. Read the review here.

Chris Rea – Road Songs For Lovers … Listen for the track The Road AheadRead the review here.

Leon Russell – On A Distant Shore … This album was recorded prior to his passing away in 2016. Although some of the tracks are hit and miss – it still serves as a fitting legacy for this musician who was so influential in the 1970’s. Listen for the tracks Black And Blue and Love This WayRead the review here.

Rusty Young – Waitin’ For the Sun … This is the first-ever solo album from the mainstay and leader of the country-rock band Poco. Listen for the track Hey ThereRead the review here.

The Who – Tommy: Live At the Royal Albert Hall … This double CD set features the entirety of the rock opera Tommy on the first CD. The second CD captures live versions of some of The Who‘s best known songs. Listen for the tracks I Can See For Miles and Who Are YouRead the review here.

Brian Wilson – Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology … This album captures highlights of the his solo work outside of The Beach Boys as well as two previously unreleased tracks. Listen for the song Run James RunRead the review here.

Also listen for the following newly released tracks:

Pat Benatar – Dancing Through the Wreckage … This track is taken from the soundtrack of the movie Served Like A Girl.

Joe Satriani – Energy … This instrumental track is an early release from the guitar virtuoso’s impending album called What Happens Next.

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Lots Of Brand New Classic Rock!

Ronnie Montrose - 10x10
Ronnie Montrose – 10×10

I have just added 18 newly released classic rock tracks into high rotation on the playlist. Tune in now to hear tracks from the following new albums:

Ronnie Montrose, Ricky Phillips & Eric Singer 10×10 … Before his untimely death in 2012, Ronnie Montrose started on a project of 10 songs with 10 different singers. After his passing, Ricky Phillips completed the project. The album features a host of classic rock luminaries – including Eric Martin (of Mr. Big), Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Sammy Hagar, Tommy Shaw (of Styx) – and many more! Listen for the tracks Heavy Traffic, Love Is An Art and Strong Enough. Read the review here.

Chris Hillman Bidin’ My Time Chris Hillman was a member of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Stephen Stills led band Manassas. On this project – he is joined by David Crosby and Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds), Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, as well as the late departed Tom Petty who produced the album. Listen for the tracks She Don’t Care About Time and Here She Comes AgainRead the review here.

Roadcase Royale First Things First … with Heart taking an extended hiatus, Nancy Wilson has teamed up with Liv Warfield and other members of Prince’s New Power Generation for this interesting project. Listen for a cover the Heart classic These DreamsRead the review here.

Bruce Cockburn Bone On Bone … this Canadian folk singer has recently released his 33rd album. Listen for the track Stab At Matter. Read the review here.

Michael McDonald Wide Open … this new album from the ex-Doobie Brothers frontman features a great supporting cast, including Toto’s Steve Porcaro and jazz legend Branford Marsalis. Listen for the tracks Blessing In Disguise and Free A ManRead the review here.

Van Morrison Roll With the Punches … on this new album Morrison delves deep into the electric blues and R&B – like only he can! Listen for the tracks Ride On Josephine and I Can TellRead the review here.

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins Everybody Knows … This couple, who dated for 2 years way back in the 1960’s, join forces for an album of duets. Listen for their cover of the classic track Reason To Believe, as well as a cover of the Stills’ penned Buffalo Springfield track QuestionsRead the review here.

UFOThe Salentino Cuts … this is UFO‘s first album of covers. I have to admit – they do a great job on all the songs they cover, giving them their own UFO styled twist. Listen for the tracks Mississippi Queen (Mountain), Too Rolling Stoned (Robin Trower) and Heartful Of Soul (The Yardbirds). Read the review here.

Ringo Starr Give More Love … this is the Beatle drummer’s 19th solo album and with assists from the likes of Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton and Dave StewartRingo remains true-to-form! Listen for the title track Give More LoveRead the review here.

David Crosby Sky Trails Crosby has been very active lately – this is his second album in less than a year. Listen for the track Sell Me A DiamondRead the review here.

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New Steve Miller Band, Cat Stevens and Neil Young

Steve Miller Band - Ultimate Hits
Steve Miller Band – Ultimate Hits

I have added 5 new tracks into high rotation from new releases from classic rock artists. Start streaming now and listen for songs from the following albums:

Neil YoungHitchhiker … recorded in one night in 1976 – this album was talked about for decades and has now been officially released. Listen for an acoustic version of the song Powderfinger. Read the review here.

Yusuf (Cat Stevens)The Laughing Apple … the singer/song writer formally known as Cat Stevens has given us a new album, in which he teams up with the Paul Samwell-Smith, who produced the artist’s watershed albums from the 1970s: Mona Bone Jakon, Tea for the Tillerman, Teaser and the Firecat and Catch Bull at Four. Listen for the new track Blackness Of the Night. Read the review here.

Steve Miller BandUltimate Hits … released as both a single disc and a deluxe double disc album, these packages contain a lot of the bands hits as well as some unreleased material. Listen for the following tracks that have never been released: Baby’s Callin’ Me Home – and live versions of the songs Living In the U.S.A. and Space Cowboy. Read the review here.

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New U2, Steve Winwood and Robert Plant

Steve Winwood - Greatest Hits Live
Steve Winwood – Greatest Hits Live

I have just added 5 new brand new classic rock tracks to the playlist from U2, Steve Winwood and Robert Plant. Listen for:

U2You’re The Best Thing About Me … This is the first single released from their upcoming brand new album – Songs Of Experience, which is due for release on December 1st.

Steve WinwoodGreatest Hits Live … This double CD / 4 sided vinyl release features live versions of many of this iconic musician’s catalogue of songs – including tracks from his stints in The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith. Listen for live versions of the tracks Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys, Empty Pages and While You See A Chance. Read the review here.

Robert PlantBones Of Saints … This interesting song is the second single release from the former Led Zeppelin front man’s impending new album Carry Fire.

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New Raspberries, Robert Plant and Savoy Brown

Raspberries - Pop Art Live
Raspberries – Pop Art Live

I have just added 5 brand new classic rock tracks into high rotation in the playlist. Tune in now and keep your ears open for:

RaspberriesPop Art Live … In 2004, the original Raspberries lineup reunited for a one night concert. This new release captures the spirit of these pop rock pioneers. Listen for the live versions of their hits Go All The Way and Overnight Sensation (Hit Record). Read the review here.

Savoy BrownWitchy Feelin’ … the seminal English blues band’s latest release features a 3 piece band – with guitarist Kim Simmonds providing lead vocals. They remain true to their roots with a tasty collection of blues-based rock. Listen for the tracks Livin’ On The Bayou and Why Did You Hoodoo Me. Read the review here.

Also, listen for the new track from Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin) called May Queen. It is the first single released from his upcoming album Carry Fire, which is scheduled for release to the public in October.

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New Tracks From Thorogood and More!

George Thorogood - Party Of One
George Thorogood – Party Of One

I have just added into high rotation in the playlist 7 new tracks from classic rock artists. Most of these are new singles from impending album releases. Tune in now to hear:

Wang Dang Doodle – from the newly released album from George Thorogood called Party Of One. It features Thorogood without the Delaware Destroyers for the first time in his career. Read the review here.

Johnny’s Band – from the latest album from Deep Purple – called Infinite Unlimited.

My Only True Friend – from the forthcoming album from the late Gregg Allman – called Southern Blood.

Half Truth – from the forthcoming album from Michael McDonald (of The Doobie Brothers) – called Wide Open.

Hitchhiker – from Neil Young. This all acoustic solo album of the same name was recorded in 1976 but is just being released this year.

Bring It On Home to Me and Transformation – from the forthcoming album from Van Morrison – called Roll With the Punches. Listen for some very tasty guitar licks from Jeff Beck!

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New Tracks From David Gilmour and the Junior Harrison

David Gilmour - Live In Pompeii
David Gilmour – Live In Pompeii

I have just added 2 brand new classic rock tracks into high rotation in the playlist. Listen for:

All About Waiting – from the forthcoming new album In///Parallel – from George Harrison‘s son – Dhani Harrison.

Rattle That Lock – from the forthcoming new album Live In Pompeii – from David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd).

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New Mick Jagger, Santana, Alice Cooper and More!

The Isley Brothers & Santana - Power Of Peace
The Isley Brothers & Santana – Power Of Peace

I have just added 11 new tracks into high rotation – most of which are brand new 2017 recordings, but a couple were recorded way back in 1972 and were finally released to the world late last year. Tune in now and listen for new songs from:

Mick Jagger – who just released a double-sided single. I have added both the tracks to the playlist. Listen for the songs Gotta Get A Grip and England Lost.

The Isley Brothers & Santana – from their newly released album Power Of Peace – listen for the tracks Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology Song) and Love, Peace, Happiness. Read the review here.

Alice Cooper – from his newly released album Paranormal – which features guest appearances by Billy Gibbons (of ZZ Top), Roger Glover (of Deep Purple) and Larry Mullen Jr. (of U2)  – listen for the track Genuine American Girl. Read the review here.

Gary Wright & Wonderwheel – from the album Ring Of Changes, which was recorded in 1972 but only released late last year – I have added the tracks Lovetaker and I Know. Wonderwheel is a band that featured future Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones and the album also featured a guest appearance by George Harrison – but for some unknown reason, the record company did not see fit to release it until last year. Read the review here.

Status Quo – from their farewell-to-electric-music album The Last Night Of the Electrics – listen for the live track Caroline. Read the review here.

I have also added 3 new songs from the following:

Roadcase Royale – the new band feature Nancy Wilson (of Heart). Listen for the track Not Giving Up.

Ringo Starr – from the Beatle’s forthcoming album Give More Love – listen for the track We’re On the Road Again (which also features Joe Walsh of The Eagles and fellow Beatle Paul McCartney helping out on the song).

Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd) – from his latest release Is This The Life We Really Want? – listen for the track Wait For Her.

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New Alice Cooper and Neil Young

Hawkwind - Into The Woods
Hawkwind – Into The Woods

I have dropped 3 newly-released classic rock tracks into high rotation from Alice Cooper, Neil Young and Hawkwind. Tune in and listen for:

Alice CooperParanoiac Personality … from the soon-to-be-released album called Paranormal, listen for this delightful new track – delivered the way that only Alice can do it.

Neil Young + Promise Of the RealChildren of Destiny … listen for Neil Young‘s latest perspective on the status of things in the world.

HawkwindHave You Seen Them? … a track from the album Into The Woods, which was released this past May. The band sounds a little like The Beatles here. Read the review here.

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New Cheap Trick and Styx Released

Styx - The Mission
Styx – The Mission

I have just added 4 new classic rock tracks into high rotation on the station – from two seminal classic rock bands – Styx and Cheap Trick.

I have added 2 tracks from the brand new Styx album called The Mission. Listen for Overture/Gone Gone Gone and Radio Silence. Read the review here.

I have also added 2 new track from the latest release from the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame honorees – Cheap Trick. The album is called We’re All Alright. Listen for the tracks Lolita and a cover of the song Blackberry Way – originally done by The Move. Read the review here.

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