Music Releases 07-12-19
Capturing Elder's expanding dynamic and ongoing progression, The Gold & Silver Sessions is an experimental LP of ranging psychedelic jams that captures their expressive and nuanced development in a way a "regular" studio release wouldn't. This is still the band who put out 2017's crushing "Reflections of a Floating World," but following their imagination in an entirely new direction.
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Paul Is Live, recorded during the tour in support of Off The Ground, was Paul’s fifth live album and is famous for its title’s double meaning and the rumour-scotching cover art. Ever since the 1969 release of Abbey Road, there had been hoax-fuelled stories of Paul’s untimely death. The new title was a way of saying that this was most definitely not the case. The artwork is a play on the famous Abbey Road cover, with Paul crossing that same street but wearing shoes and using his left hand.
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Selected from 90 hours of recordings, Wings over America is a faithful account of the 1975-76 world tour that captures the band at its peak. It was taped at several of the US shows, but mixed as if it were a single performance. Paul combined old Beatle favourites with highlights from a solo catalogue that was now achieving real stature. Though an expensive triple disc on vinyl (it had been planned as a double, but a rival bootleg version encouraged Paul to expand it) sales were remarkable.
For over 50 years, Earth Wind and Fire provided the soundtrack to the lives of many. With award winning albums and chart-topping hits such as“September”, “Devotion”, “Reasons” and “Keep Your Head to the Sky” EWF have stood the test of time and continue to be a force in music. Philp Bailey, one of the lead singers, also experienced solo success with “Easy Lover” and “Walking on the Chinese Wall.”This new album, Love Will Find A Way, has Philip teamed up with some of today’s hottest, progressive Jazz artists such as Robert Glasper,Christian McBride, Kamasi Washington, Casey Benjamin, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd and more.The single, “Billy Jack”, was written by the legendary Curtis Mayfield and produced by both Robert Glasper and Philip Bailey.
Going back to his groundbreaking solo debut, Uncontrolled Substance, to The Movement, and Manifesto, veteran wordsmith and Wu-Tang founding member Inspectah Deck has never been afraid of stepping outside of the box. He has achieved underground success and critical acclaim from his Czarface albums with 7L and Esoteric, including recent albums with Doom and Ghostface, respectively. Now, the Shaolin MC is back with the banging new solo album, Chamber No. 9 featuring Deck shining on the mic over some classic gritty production. Introduced by the eye-opening lead single, "Game Don't Change," guests on the record include Cappadonna, Streetlife and Hellfire while production comes courtesy of up and comers Danny Caiazzo and Boo Bundy. Chamber No. 9 is certainly another brick in the wall for Deck and the Wu legacy. Get ready to enter a brand new chamber!
After a decade in the wilderness, David Berman has returned to record-making - this time around as Purple Mountains, leaving his iconic Silver Jews brand to history. Fortunately for all the fans, he's retained his iconic songwriting style, with a new batch of tunes conveying an astonishing variety of 21st-century mid-life crises. Featuring full-on technicolor production intervention from Woods' Jarvis Taveniere and Jeremy Earle, Purple Mountains debut stands tall among Berman's classic albums, with knee-slappers and eye-wipers alike - ten new tracks ready to go into suffering jukeboxes across the land.
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Washington, DC's Gauche present A People's History of Gauche, a collective catharsis of anger, frustration, and trauma through creativity. Jason P Barnett, Adrienne CN Berry, Mary Jane Regalado, Pearie Sol, and Daniele Yandel find their agency and joy through creating and performing music together in 36 minutes of groove-filled power punk. Gauche bring us music and movement and struggle and light, and now it is our job to dance!
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